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Waze: Air Dancer

Waze, the Google-owned navigation app, launched Waze Ads last year. This self-service platform for SMBs allows business owners to target drivers who are in the area, and brings together the best of Out-of-home and Mobile, creating meaningful branded experiences within the context of a drive, in order to literally drive more traffic into stores. “Air Dancer” features a tube man that lost his job as a business promoter due to the effectiveness of Waze ads. In the ad we follow t...
Tags: Google, Advertising, Waze


Healthy living gets an upgrade with this classic-looking smartwatch that diagnoses your arrhythmia

Withings’ lastest ScanWatch is a health wearable in a league of its own. Surpassing its predecessors, the smartwatch has been equipped with a built-in ECG to help detect atrial fibrillation and sleep apnea. The ScanWatch monitors the wearer’s heart rate and notifies them if an irregular heartbeat is detected. If an irregular heartbeat is indeed detected, you can take an ECG reading, via the three built-in electrodes placed on the watch’s bezel. The final results are available in the Health Mat...
Tags: Design, Technology, Wearable, Withings, Medical, Watches, Accessories & Fashion, Health Wearable, ScanWatch


World's First Opioid Vending Machine Opens In Vancouver

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: A vending machine for powerful opioids has opened in Canada as part of a project to help fight the Canadian city's overdose crisis. The MySafe project, which resembles a cash machine, gives addicts access to a prescribed amount of medical quality hydromorphone, a drug about twice as powerful as heroin. Don Durban, a social worker from Vancouver, is one of 14 opioid addicts using the MySafe vending machine. After being prescribed opioid-based...
Tags: Tech, Canada, Vancouver, Durban, Don Durban


LG K61, K51S and K41S with FullVision Display, quad rear cameras, military-level durability announced

LG has announced new K series smartphones that includes K61, K51S and K41S. The K61 features a 6.5 FHD+ FullVision Display and the K51S and K41S feature an 6.5-inch 20:9 HD+ FullVision Display. These feature quad-camera array consisting of a high-resolution main camera, wide angle lens, depth sensor and a macro lens, a first in the K series. The 48MP main lens in the top-of-the line K61 is the highest resolution camera ever offered in an LG smartphone while the 32MP camera in the K51S also sur...
Tags: Google, News, Blogging, Lg, LG K41S, LG K51S, LG K61


NZ dollar weakens after Apple slashes sales forecast

The New Zealand dollar fell after technology company Apple warned its revenue will fall short this quarter because the coronavirus crisis is disrupting both production and demand in China.The kiwi was trading at 64.12 US cents at... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Apple, Business, US, New Zealand, Nz


Apple warns sales to fall short of target due to coronavirus impact

Apple Inc warned on Monday it was unlikely to meet its March quarter sales guidance set just three weeks ago as the world's most valuable technology firm became one of the biggest corporate casualties of China's coronavirus epidemic.
Tags: Apple, Money, China, businessNews, Apple Inc


Global Markets: Stocks fall after Apple warns on coronavirus impact

Asian shares fell and Wall Street retreated from record highs on Tuesday after Apple Inc said it will not meet its revenue guidance for the March quarter as the coronavirus outbreak slowed production and weakened demand in China.
Tags: Apple, Money, Wall Street, businessNews, Apple Inc


Nintendo PlayStation Being Auctioned

The world’s only working Nintendo PlayStation is now being auctioned, with bids already in the hundreds of thousands from those eager to have in their possession a part of video game history. Terry Diebold is currently auctioning his Nintendo PlayStation prototype at Heritage Auction after having turned down a $1.2 million offer from a Norwegian […]
Tags: Games, Technology, Money, History, Playstation, Auctions, Nintendo, Anime, Heritage Auction, Terry Diebold


Watch This Jetpack Pilot Zip Around Like a Real-Life Iron Man

Holy hell, that is fast.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Flight, Jetman, Jetman Dubai, Jetpacks, Jetpack


Apple revenue will be hit as coronavirus creates iPhone supply shortages, company warns

Apple warned investors on Monday that the ongoing coronavirus outbreak is hurting its business more than previously expected by limiting how many devices it can make and sell in China.
Tags: Apple, Cnn


New Email-Based Extortion Scheme Targets Website Owners Serving Ads Via Google AdSense

Brian Krebs sheds light upon a new email-based extortion scheme targeting website owners serving banner ads through Google's AdSense program. "In this scam, the fraudsters demand bitcoin in exchange for a promise not to flood the publisher's ads with so much bot and junk traffic that Google's automated anti-fraud systems suspend the user's AdSense account for suspicious traffic," writes Krebs. From his report: Earlier this month, KrebsOnSecurity heard from a reader who maintains several sites th...
Tags: Google, Tech, Brian Krebs, Krebs, KrebsOnSecurity


Coronavirus live updates: China deaths rise by 98 amid Cambodia ship concerns – latest news

UK trying to track passengers who disembarked from MV Westerdam and Apple warns of iPhone shortages as economic impact deepens. Follow the latest news and updates hereApple warns of iPhone shortages amid factory shutdownUK trying to contact passengers who left MV WesterdamVirus causes mild disease in four out of five patients, says WHOWhat is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?Share your experiences 1.24am GMT A flight has left Canada to evacuate its citizens aboard the Diam...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Cambodia, Tokyo, Yokohama Japan, Coronavirus outbreak


Pier 1 Files For Bankruptcy, Warns of Dangers In Handful of Online Vendors Dominating Retail Sales

Pier 1 Imports filed for bankruptcy Monday (Warning: source paywalled; alternative source), "a victim of changing consumer tastes and an unforgiving retail environment," reports The Wall Street Journal. "Unlike many other retailers that have sought bankruptcy in recent years, the publicly traded Pier 1 -- with assets of $426.6 million and listed total debt of $258.3 million -- isn't weighed down with debt from an ill-timed leveraged buyout. Rather the company's struggles can be traced to increas...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Canada, University Of Wisconsin, Wayfair, Nagel, Posen, Oppenheimer Co, The Fort Worth Texas, Brian Nagel, Wayfair TJX, Hart Posen


Apple Signals Coronavirus’s Threat to Global Businesses

Supply is a problem, the company warned, as factories slowly reopen in China, and demand is down, too, with stores there still mostly closed.
Tags: Apple, News, China, Smartphones, Epidemics, Apple Inc, Computers and the Internet, International Trade and World Market, Factories and Manufacturing, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


SXSW Pitch Finalist: Skilllab

Based in Amsterdam, Skilllab is a social business focusing on marginalized job seekers, with co-founders who include Azza El Hayek and Ulrich Scharf. The Forrest Four-Cast: February 17, 2020 Skilllab has a clear mission: to develop technology-based solutions to empower employment services to better integrate refugees into local labor markets.The Amsterdam-based company wants to address the fact that only about 25 percent of refugees participate in the European labor market, while companies su...
Tags: Google, Startups, Entrepreneurship, Employment, Startup, Earth, Amsterdam, Refugees, Mars, Sxsw, Hugh Forrest, SxSW Pitch, Austin Startups, Amsterdam Skilllab, Azza El Hayek, Ulrich Scharf


This “Bracelet of Silence” actively blocks Alexa and Siri from hearing your conversations

The dilemma with phones and smart-speakers are that they undermine the privacy of not just their owners, but everyone around them. Maybe you have a friend who loves talking about their cat, and that’s perfectly fine… until YOU begin getting ads for cat-food on your Instagram.Students at the University of Chicago developed a unique, wrist-worn bracelet that can remotely scramble all sorts of microphones in a working radius of a few feet. Just wear “The Bracelet of Silence” and switch it on when...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Design, Privacy, Safety, Siri, University Of Chicago, Alexa, Product Design, Jammer, Alexa Siri, Huiying Li, Pedro Lopes, Scott Urban, Yuxin Chen, Zhijing Li


HQ Trivia hosts final drunken quiz after investors pull plug: 'My dogs are going to starve!'

The app sensation has drawn millions of players and awarded $6m in prize moneyOnline quiz app HQ Trivia, which at its peak was played by more than 2 million people a day, has hosted its last game – with inebriated hosts awarding a total prize pool of US$5.Described as a “final drunken hurrah”, the app’s last broadcast was watched by 28,000 people after the company told employees last Friday it would shut down due to lack of funding. Continue reading...
Tags: Apps, Games, Technology, Media, US, Social Media, Culture, Digital Media, Quiz and trivia games


Samsung's 'Ultra Thin Glass' On Galaxy Z Flip Is Basically Just Plastic

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: YouTuber JerryRigEverything regularly does destructive durability tests on phones, partly by attacking a device with a set of Mohs picks. These pointy metal tools that are calibrated to the Mohs scale of mineral hardness allow a user to determine the hardness of a surface by doing a scratch test. You start with the softest pick and work your way up the set until you find something that can scratch the surface you're testing. A modern smartph...
Tags: Samsung, Tech, Ars Technica, Corning, Mohs


Facebook asks for a moat of regulations it already meets

It’s suspiciously convenient that Facebook already fulfills most of the regulatory requirements it’s asking governments to lay on the rest of the tech industry. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is in Brussels lobbying the European Union’s regulators as they form new laws to govern artificial intelligence, content moderation and more. But if they follow Facebook’s suggestions, they might reinforce the social network’s power rather than keep it in check by hamstringing companies with fewer resource...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Isis, Advertising Tech, Government, Tech, Eu, European Union, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Al Qaeda


The stars align for AR to go mainstream

“I do think that a significant portion of the population of developed countries, and eventually all countries, will have AR experiences every day, almost like eating three meals a day. It will become that much a part of you.” —Tim Cook, Apple CEO One of the top reasons startups fail is timing. No matter how brilliant the team, idea and technology are, get the timing wrong and the chances of success are slim. With Augmented and Virtual Reality, it feels like the right timing is always two ye...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Trends, Nike, Tim Cook, Google Glass, HoloLens, Benedict Evans, Niantic, Luxotica, Disney Amazon, Remagine Ventures, State of Technology


Apple Says Coronavirus Outbreak in China Will Hurt Revenue

Apple doesn’t expect to meet its revenue guidance for the March quarter due to work slowdowns and lower demand due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus in China. The company said that the iPhone, which generates the bulk of Apple’s revenue, is temporarily constrained due to production ramping up more slowly than anticipated. “Work is starting to resume around the country, but we are experiencing a slower return to normal conditions than we had anticipated,” the company said in a statement M...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, News, China, Uncategorized, Bloomberg, Companies, Beijing, Shanghai, Nintendo, Bloomberg News, Netflix Inc, Cupertino California, Gene Munster, Wedbush Securities, U S Apple


iOS 13 Battery Drain: 15+ Tips to Make Your Battery Last Longer (mac rumors)

With every new operating system update, there are complaints about battery life and rapid battery drain, and iOS 13 is no exception. Since iOS 13 was released, we've seen reports of issues with battery life, which have waxed and waned with various iOS 13 updates. iOS 13 battery life problems caused by bugs can't be helped until Apple provides updates to address the issues, but there are steps you can take to maximize your battery life and cut down on hidden sources that might be causing exces...
Tags: Apple, News, Siri, Notification Center, Don, Catalina, Control Center, Juli Clover, Low Power Mode, Battery Health, Choose Privacy Tap Location Services Review, Low Power Mode Low Power Mode


Coronavirus outbreak updates: China deaths rise by 98 amid Cambodia ship concerns – latest

UK trying to track passengers who disembarked from MV Westerdam and Apple warns of iPhone shortages as economic impact deepens. Follow the latest developments hereApple warns of iPhone shortages amid factory shutdownUK trying to contact passengers who left MV WesterdamVirus causes mild disease in four out of five patients, says WHO 12.22am GMT Those national health commission figures have been released in the last few minutes.98 new fatalities were recorded on Monday, the commission said on ...
Tags: Apple, Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Cambodia, Wuhan, Macao, Hubei, Coronavirus outbreak


Voodoo Games thrives by upending conventional product design

Will Robbins Contributor Share on Twitter Will Robbins is an early-stage investor at Contrary. Voodoo Games is one of the most interesting startups alive today. In mid-2018, it had 150 million MAUs and raised $200 million from Goldman Sachs, yet I’ve never heard anyone mention the company. That might be normal for an obscure enterprise SaaS play, but Voodoo is consumer-facing through and through. Quantitative success aside, V...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Apps, Column, Tech, Goldman Sachs, Voodoo, Will Robbins, Voodoo Games


Coronavirus: Apple warns it won't hit revenue targets

Apple is warning investors that it won't meet its second-quarter financial guidance because the viral outbreak in China has cut production of iPhones.The Cupertino, California-based company said Monday that all of its iPhone manufacturing... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Apple, Business, China, Cupertino California


How to get Fortnite on your Android device

Fortnite: Battle Royale is one of the biggest games in the world right now, and it's finally on Android.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Gaming, Trends, How-to, Battle Royale, Fortnite, Fortnite Guides, Tier 4


Apple won’t meet its quarterly forecasts because of coronavirus outbreak

Most of its products are made in China, where the illness is centered
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, China, Trends, Coronavirus


Apple Warns China Virus Will Cut iPhone Production, Sales

Apple Inc. is warning investors that it won't meet its financial guidance because the viral outbreak in China has cut production of iPhones.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, News, China, Apple Inc, Coronavirus


Digital Trends Live: Halting coronavirus misinformation and more

On today's Digital Trends Live, we discuss the top tech stories, including stopping COVID-19 misinformation.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Jeff Bezos, HQ Trivia, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live, COVID-19


The Countdown To Bitcoin Halving 2020 Begins

Ali Raza from InsideBitcoins discusses the expected Bitcoin Halving in May 2020, and the impact it will have on the market valuation. From the report: The next Bitcoin Halving will take place on May 20th 2020. It will be the third time, that the block reward of the most known blockchain will be halved. As a consequence, miners will earn 50 percent less BTC for every generated block. Experts are expecting, that this development could change the value of bitcoin. In the past, each of these events ...
Tags: Tech, Btc, Ali Raza, InsideBitcoins



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