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The latest news, reviews, and rumors from the biggest video streaming platforms on the planet. With Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon, and Apple TV+ all competing in the streaming wars for your attention, Digital Trends is here to break down everything you need to know. Whether you're looking for the best shows and movies or just […]
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Combining Chemical Engineering With IT As The Main Topic In The Field Of Engineering And Technology Today

Nowadays, the more knowledge and skills you have acquired, the more career opportunities you are going to have. Aspiring to ... Read more Combining Chemical Engineering With IT As The Main Topic In The Field Of Engineering And Technology Today The post Combining Chemical Engineering With IT As The Main Topic In The Field Of Engineering And Technology Today appeared first on Gadget Advisor.
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Google Scientists Unveil the Biggest, Most Detailed Map of the Fly Brain Yet

An anonymous reader shares a summary from Howard Hughes Medical Institute: In a darkened room in Ashburn, Virginia, rows of scientists sit at computer screens displaying vivid 3-D shapes. With a click of a mouse, they spin each shape to examine it from all sides. The scientists are working inside a concrete building at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus, just off a street called Helix Drive. But their minds are somewhere else entirely -- inside the brain of a fly. Each...
Tags: Google, Tech, Rubin, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, HHMI, Ashburn Virginia, Gerry Rubin

Four Steps to Getting Rid of Your Digital Clutter Today

The following is a guest post with four steps to getting rid of your digital clutter today from regular contributor, Morgan from Morganize with Me . I struggle daily with digital clutter, mostly with the plethora of photos and emails. So, one of my goals this year is to better streamline both of these areas. And I’m guessing that I’m not alone in this. Therefore, I wanted to share some of my tips with you in hopes of helping you too! Set up multiple email addresses and folders One t...
Tags: Crafts, Technology, Guest Bloggers, Morgan, Don, Clutter Control, Morganize, Happy Organizing Morgan

Good Vibrations Calculated to Ease Your Stress

There was no shortage of wearables showcased at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, but only one –– claims Apollo Neuroscience Inc. –– that uses finely tuned vibration frequencies to calm or energize you, or improve your recovery from stress. The young Pittsburgh firm, co-founded by the husband-and-wife team of Kathryn Fantauzzi and Dr. David Rabin, turned to nearby Bally Design to come up with the look and feel of a high-end wearable device on just a fraction of the budget often devoted to such matters by ...
Tags: Apple, Design, Germany, Medical, Ces, Materials, Healthcare, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, Greg, Covestro LLC, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Rabin, Bally, Albany Medical College, Department of Neurological Surgery

Seattle-Area Voters To Vote By Smartphone In 1st For US Elections

A district encompassing Greater Seattle is set to become the first in which every voter can cast a ballot using a smartphone. NPR reports: The King Conservation District, a state environmental agency that encompasses Seattle and more than 30 other cities, is scheduled to detail the plan at a news conference on Wednesday. About 1.2 million eligible voters could take part. The new technology will be used for a board of supervisors election, and ballots will be accepted from Wednesday through elect...
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Nintendo Doesn't Have To Refund Digital Preorders, According To European Court

A European court has sided with Nintendo's ongoing practice to not let users cancel digital preorders. The Verge reports: According to Norwegian gaming site PressFire, the consumer authorities of Norway and Germany sued Nintendo for not letting users cancel digital preorders purchased from the eShop. The case went to court at the end of last year. This week, the court ruled in favor of Nintendo, meaning it can continue the practice for now. PressFire reports that the German consumer authority ha...
Tags: Germany, Tech, Eu, Nintendo, Norway, European Court, Consumer Council, Norwegian Consumer Council

Barry Diller told Expedia employees that it's not hunting for a replacement for its ousted CEO, and some insiders are worried the $16 billion company is heading for a sale (EXPE)

Expedia Chairman Barry Diller told employees last month at an all-hands meeting that the company is not searching for a new CEO. It's not immediately clear if this means that the company has already made a decision as to its leadership structure. The role has been vacant since Mark Okerstrom resigned as CEO last month over a "disagreement" with the board. Okerstrom himself was the replacement for Dara Khosrowshahi, who famously left Expedia in 2017 to lead Uber.  The company is said to be look...
Tags: Apple, Usa, Hollywood, Trends, Fox, IAC, Scott Rudin, EXPE, Expedia, Chelsea Clinton, Board, Peter, Kern, Diller, Barry Diller, Peter Kern

Users to Twitter: Ban Nazis. Twitter: What if you could have emoji reactions to a Direct Message

Twitter, where Donald Trump posted 123 bonkers tweets today and Nazis and psyops bots roam free, is rolling out a pop-up feature that lets users add an emoji reaction to a Direct Message, kind of like a similar feature that exists in iOS iMessage. So fancy! Twitter is testing DM Reactions — Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) October 16, 2019 Reports Chance Miller at 9to5Mac: Twitter first started testing this emoji reaction feature last year, but it’s now rolling...
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Twitter tells facial-recognition app maker to stop scraping photos, Clearview AI used by 600+ US law enforcement agencies

Clearview AI app used by 600+ law enforcement agencies, from local police departments to FBI, DHS Twitter told law enforcement app maker Clearview AI that its scraping of Twitter images for facial recognition databases violated Twitter policies. The company behind the app is sort of mysterious, but has in recent months licensed its powerful face-recognition AI to hundreds of law enforcement agencies. Our Cory Doctorow wrote about Clearview AI recently here. In addition to the rebuke by Twitte...
Tags: Security, Twitter, Post, Technology, News, Privacy, Police, US, Law Enforcement, New York Times, The Times, Ai, Facial Recognition, Cory Doctorow, Facebook YouTube Twitter, ClearView

If you never thought you'd hear a Microsoftie tell you to stop using Internet Explorer, lap it up: 'I beg you, let it retire to great bitbucket in the sky'

We say take off and nuke the entire codebase from orbit. It's the only way to be sure To mark the arrival of the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser, Microsoft software engineer Eric Lawrence, who helped shift Edge to its Google-driven open source foundation, issued a plea to Windows users to let go of Internet Explorer.…
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Microsoft Discloses It Left Over 250 Million Customer Support Records Exposed on Servers

Microsoft inadvertently left hundreds of millions of customer service and support requests exposed on several servers without password protection from Dec. 5 to Dec. 31, 2019, the company’s Security Response Center wrote on a blog post on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Security Response Center

All These Extremely Powerful People May Want to Double Check They Weren’t Hacked by a Saudi Prince

In early 2018, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman took a sweeping tour of the U.S. as part of a strategy to rebrand Saudi Arabia’s ruling monarchy as a modernizing force and pull off his “Vision 2030” plan—hobnobbing with a list of corporate execs and politicians that reads like a who’s who list of the U.S. elite.…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Saudi Arabia, Satya Nadella, Cybersecurity, Larry Page, Hacking, Tim Cook, Sergey Brin, Peter Thiel, Hackers

This ultrasonic gripper could let robots hold things without touching them

If robots are to help out in places like hospitals and phone repair shops, they’re going to need a light touch. And what’s lighter than not touching at all? Researchers have created a gripper that uses ultrasonics to suspend an object in midair, potentially making it suitable for the most delicate tasks. It’s done with an array of tiny speakers that emit sound at very carefully controlled frequencies and volumes. These produce a sort of standing pressure wave that can hold an object up or, if th...
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How to turn your iPhone into a Google security key

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Google recently revealed it was giving iPhone users the same security as their Android brothers, by making your phone the equivalent of a key. No more dealing with SMS codes… just one Google app on your phone. Whereas before you’d have to buy a physical key to get this same level of protection, now all you need is the Google Smart Lock app. Here’s everything y...
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San Francisco's Sysdig used this pitch deck to help investors focus on a giant cloud opportunity, and it wound up raising $70 million (PANW)

San Francisco-based Sysdig offers a service that helps companies keep tabs on and secure applications developed using containers. Containers and the Kubernetes software used to manage them have become increasingly popular. Sysdig's system allows customers to monitor the performance of their containerized applications, maintain the security of the their apps and data, and ensure regulatory compliance. The company just raised $70 million in a Series E funding round using the pitch deck below. Cl...
Tags: Google, India, San Francisco, Trends, Austin, Kubernetes, Palo Alto Networks, Sysdig, Vasudevan, Suresh Vasudevan, Sysdig Vasudevan, Japan Australia Singapore Europe

Two veteran VCs say WeWork's fall has 'recalibrated' Silicon Valley and may lead to a major shake up in the venture world

WeWork's dramatic collapse from the most valuable venture-backed startup to a nearly bankrupt company is affecting how the industry is approaching new investments, a pair of prominent venture capitalists told Business Insider. Investors are much more aware of what can go wrong at startups and more likely to focus on profitability rather than growth at all costs, they said. But the full effects of its meltdown and the struggles of other prominent startups likely won't be felt for several years,...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Softbank, Trends, Silicon Valley, WeWork, Matt Murphy, Menlo Ventures, Emergence Capital, Reuters, Murphy, GrubHub, Santi Subotovsky, AutoTech Ventures, Subotovsky

Google spent ~$150 million on US lobbying over last decade, followed by Facebook at ~$81M, Amazon almost $80M: Federal filings

Federal filings show that Google spent about $150 million (USD) on lobbying in the United States over the past decade. The next-biggest tech spenders on government lobbying in the last 10 years: Facebook spent about $81 million, and Amazon spent nearly $80 million. Reports Tony Romm for The Washington Post: The data — culled from the companies’ required filings to the government, including new reports made public late Tuesday — tell the story of a sector that increasingly has tapped its deep...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Post, Politics, Elections, Technology, News, Congress, Washington Post, US, Tech, Larry Page

Babylon Health is building an integrated, AI-based health app to serve a city of 300K in England

After announcing a $550 million fundraise last August, U.K. AI-based health services startup Babylon Health is putting some of that money to use with its widest-ranging project to date. The company has inked a 10-year deal with the city of Wolverhampton in England to provide an integrated health app covering 300,000 people, the entire population of the city. The financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed, but Babylon confirmed that the NHS is not taking a stake in the startup as part of...
Tags: Google, TC, Apps, Asia, England, US, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, NHS, Wolverhampton, Deepmind, Babylon Health, Babylon, Ali Parsa, Digital First Integrated Care, Royal Wolverhampton NHS

Deepfakes: A threat to democracy or just a bit of fun?

Deepfakes, or computer-generated images of people, can be dangerous for democracy, warn experts.
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Amazon Music Tops 55 Million Users, Still Playing Catch-Up to Spotify and Apple

Amazon is famously reluctant to release specific numbers about its users, so it’s notable that the e-retailing giant announced that it has surpassed 55 million customers worldwide for Amazon Music. The company didn’t reveal how many of those users are on its various pricing tiers, but said subscriptions to Amazon Music Unlimited grew by more […]
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Memphis Meats raised $161 million from SoftBank Group, Norwest and Temasek

Memphis Meats, a developer of technologies to manufacture meat, seafood and poultry from animal cells, has raised $161 million in financing from investors, including Softbank Group, Norwest and Temasek, the investment fund backed by the government of Singapore. The investment brings the company’s total financing to $180 million. Previous investors include individual and institutional investors like Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Threshold Ventures, Cargill, Tyson Foods, Finistere, F...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, Singapore, Tech, Technologies, Bill Gates, Food And Drink, Richard Branson, Cargill, Impossible Foods, Temasek, Tyson Foods, SoftBank Group, Memphis Meats, Industries

Mozilla Wants Young People To Consider 'Ethical Issues' Before Taking Jobs In Tech

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: The Mozilla Foundation, the non-profit arm of the company known for its privacy-friendly web browser Firefox, released a guide today for helping students navigate ethical issues in the tech industry, in particular, during the recruitment process. The guide advises students not to work for companies that build technology that harms vulnerable communities, and to educate themselves "on governance" inside companies before taking a job. It also d...
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Microsoft Discloses Security Breach of Customer Support Database Containing 250 Million Records

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Microsoft disclosed today a security breach that took place last month in December 2019. In a blog post today, the OS maker said that an internal customer support database that was storing anonymized user analytics was accidentally exposed online without proper protections between December 5 and December 31. The database was spotted and reported to Microsoft by Bob Diachenko, a security researcher with Security Discovery. The leaky customer suppo...
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Grindr Founder Joel Simkhai Buys $13 Million Hollywood Hills Mansion

Gay hookup app Grindr recently celebrated its milestone 10-year anniversary, simultaneously commemorating its 4 million daily users from 200 countries around the globe. And although founder Joel Simkhai is no longer with the company that made him wealthy, he’s still got plenty of reasons to celebrate. Simkhai sold his app to a Chinese gaming outfit […]
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Yo Facebook & Instagram, stop showing Stories reruns

If I watch a Story cross-posted from Instagram to Facebook on either of the apps, it should appear as “watched” at the back of the Stories row on the other app. Why waste my time showing me Stories I already saw? It’s been over two years since Instagram Stories launched cross-posting to Stories. Countless hours of each feature’s 500 million daily users have been squandered viewing repeats. Facebook and Messenger already synchronized the watched/unwatched state of Stories. It’s long past ti...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Opinion, Tech, Instagram Stories, Facebook Stories, Time Well Spent, Mental Well-being

Scientists figured out why stress turns your hair gray

It might not come as a shock to learn that stress can turn your hair gray, but a team of Harvard scientists recently discovered the surprising reason why. Scientists have long understood that gray hair is the result of the natural aging process, certain pigment/follicle disorders, and stress. But until now, we’ve never known exactly what role stress plays in causing gray hair. Previous theories have insisted that stress somehow accelerates the aging process or triggers an autoimmune response. Re...
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'Click I agree': UN rapporteur says prince tried to intimidate Bezos with text

Information suggests alleged targeting of Bezos was part of a wider campaign to pick off individuals close to KhashoggiThe message, it seems, could not have been clearer.On 8 November 2018, just one month after the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, received an unsolicited text from Mohammed bin Salman’s WhatsApp account. Continue reading...
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Monty Python's Terry Jones Passes Away At 77

Mogster shares a report from the BBC: Monty Python stars have led the tributes to their co-star Terry Jones, who has died at the age of 77. The Welsh actor and writer played a variety of characters in the iconic comedy group's Flying Circus TV series, and directed several of their films. He died on Tuesday, four years after contracting a rare form of dementia known as FTD. Here are some of Jones' best lines: "Now, you listen here! He's not the Messiah. He's a very naughty boy!" -- as Brian's mot...
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'Click I agree': the UN rapporteur says prince tried to intimidate Bezos with message

Information suggests alleged targeting of Amazon chief was part of a wider campaign to pick off individuals close to KhashoggiThe message, it seems, could not have been clearer.On 8 November 2018, just one month after the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, received an unsolicited text from Mohammed bin Salman’s WhatsApp account. Continue reading...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Saudi Arabia, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Un, Jeff Bezos, King Salman, Bezos, Mohammed bin Salman, Jamal Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi Jeff Bezos

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