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An Unexpected Daytrip to Sintra, Portugal

In the past, it has been an understatement to call me a travel over-planner. There is no term really to describe the levels to which I would typically plan the fun out of a trip. It always came from a good place, an excitement for the adventure coupled with the desire to not miss anything. Except over-planning is one of the best ways to ruin a trip, whether or not you’re able to tick everything off of your list. Truly understanding this theory of travel has taken me far longer than it ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Unesco, Portugal, Lisbon, Destinations, Sintra, National Palace, Pena, Sintra Sintra, Douro River, Sintra Portugal, Ferdinand II, Rossio, Queluz, Corinthia Lisbon


NSA Phone Surveillance Program Cost $100 Million, Yielded One Major Investigation

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hill: A National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program that accessed American citizens' domestic phone calls and text messages resulted in only one investigation between 2015 and 2019 despite costing $100 million, a newly declassified study found. The report, which was produced by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board and briefed to Congress on Tuesday, also found that the program only yielded information the FBI did not already have on...
Tags: Congress, Tech, Fbi, The New York Times, Trump, House Judiciary Committee, National Security Agency NSA, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, NSA Phone Surveillance Program Cost


How many times do we have to tell you? A Tesla isn't a self-driving car, say investigators after Apple man's fatal crash

'It's time to stop pretending they have driverless cars. Because they don't' The deadly crash of an Apple engineer's Tesla was down to the victim being overly trusting of the car's Autopilot software while distracted by his phone, America's National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded this week.…
Tags: Apple, America, Tesla, Software, National Transportation Safety Board NTSB


How many times do we have to say this? A Tesla isn't a self-driving car, say investigators after Apple man's fatal crash

'It's time to stop pretending they have driverless cars. Because they don't' The deadly crash of an Apple engineer's Tesla was down to the victim being overly trusting of the car's Autopilot software while distracted by his phone, America's National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded this week.…
Tags: Apple, America, Tesla, Software, National Transportation Safety Board NTSB


This polaroid camera goes modern with an analog slider and a burst mode!

Have you ever used an instant camera? I must say they’re pretty fun, and using one is a totally unique experience on its own. However, they’re quite limited as they can only capture one single moment, not multiple ones. With the advanced instant cameras today, you can print out a single picture several times, but you can’t deny capturing multiple images in quick succession is much more satisfying. You might say we do have our smartphones and their cool burst mode for that, but come on, there’s s...
Tags: Design, Technology, Cameras, Product Design, Instant Camera, Cheolsu Park, Picslot


Scientists Find the First-Ever Animal That Doesn't Need Oxygen To Survive

Scientists from Tel Aviv University in Israel discovered that a salmon parasite called Henneguya salminicola doesn't have a mitochondrial genome -- the first multicellular organism known to have this absence. That means it doesn't breathe; in fact, it lives its life completely free of oxygen dependency. ScienceAlert reports: It's a cnidarian, belonging to the same phylum as corals, jellyfish and anemones. Although the cysts it creates in the fish's flesh are unsightly, the parasites are not harm...
Tags: Israel, Tech, PNAS, Tel Aviv University


The sudden departure of Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block shows how Marc Benioff is preparing a new generation of talent to take the reins at the cloud giant

Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block has stepped down from his role, less than 2 years after he first ascended to the role in the summer of 2018. Analysts say that it was always a strange choice for Salesforce to have a co-CEO: While they respect Block's success at the company, experts say that his lofty title didn't necessarily give him more power over the company than founder and CEO Marc Benioff, known for doing things his own way. Block's departure could clear the deck for a new generation of lea...
Tags: Google, Bt, US, NFL, Trends, David, Gavin Patterson, Salesforce, Taylor, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, Cto, Oliver, Marc Benioff, Business Insider, Block


How To Google Search From Commandline Using Googler

This guide explains how to do Google search from commandline on Linux using Googler command line tool.
Tags: Google, Linux


Rappler editor Maria Ressa: 'They could shut us down tomorrow'

Philippines journalist leading war on fake news may be jailed for 12 years on libel charges“The toughest part is not knowing whether it’s going to be a normal day, or a not normal day,” says Maria Ressa, speaking by phone from her office in Manila. A former CNN bureau chief who spent two decades as an investigative reporter, Ressa is the founder of a news website that has found itself on the frontline of the global disinformation wars.Since the summer of 2016, her reporters at Rappler have been ...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Social Media, World news, Cnn, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Digital Media, Manila, Rodrigo Duterte, Philippines Continue, Rappler, Maria Ressa, Ressa


Google Updates Image Search With Icons for Products, Recipes, & Videos via @MattGSouthern

Google is updating its image search results pages with icons indicating what type of content the images lead to.The post Google Updates Image Search With Icons for Products, Recipes, & Videos via @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo


Amazon Warns Sellers Not to Gouge Users on Face Masks as Prices Skyrocket on Coronavirus Fears

Amazon is warning third-party sellers on its Marketplace platform not to gouge customers on protective face masks as the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak that originated in mainland China continues to spread internationally and becomes increasingly likely to hit the U.S., emails obtained by Wired show.Read more...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Science, Technology, Medicine, China, Disease, Wuhan, Price Gouging, Face Masks, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Amazon Warns Sellers Not


Key Silicon Valley Reservoir To Be Completely Drained Due To Earthquake Risk

schwit1 shares a report from Bakersfield Californian: In a dramatic decision that could significantly impact Silicon Valley's water supply, federal dam regulators have ordered Anderson Reservoir, the largest reservoir in Santa Clara County, to be completely drained starting Oct. 1. The 240-foot earthen dam, built in 1950 and located east of Highway 101 between Morgan Hill and San Jose, poses too great of a risk of collapse during a major earthquake, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, whic...
Tags: Tech, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Bakersfield, Morgan Hill, South County, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Santa Clara County, Anderson Reservoir, Santa Clara Valley Water District, San Jose When, San Jose Norma Camacho


The sudden departure of Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block could show how Marc Benioff is preparing a new generation of talent to take the reins at the cloud giant

Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block has stepped down from his role, less than 2 years after he first ascended to the role in the summer of 2018. Analysts say that it was always a strange choice for Salesforce to have a co-CEO: While they respect Block's success at the company, experts say that his lofty title didn't necessarily give him more power over the company than founder and CEO Marc Benioff, known for doing things his own way. Block's departure could clear the deck for a new generation of lea...
Tags: Google, Bt, US, Trends, David, Gavin Patterson, Salesforce, Taylor, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, Cto, Oliver, Marc Benioff, Business Insider, Block, Tableau


AI chatbot maker Babylon Health attacks clinician in PR stunt after he goes public with safety concerns

UK startup Babylon Health pulled app data on a critical user in order to create a press release in which it publicly attacks the UK doctor who has spent years raising patient safety concerns about the symptom triage chatbot service. In the press release released late Monday Babylon refers to Dr David Watkins — via his Twitter handle — as a “troll” and claims he’s “ targeted members of our staff, partners, clients, regulators and journalists and tweeted defamatory content about us”. It also w...
Tags: Google, Uber, Europe, UK, Saudi Arabia, Berlin, Tech, Eu, NHS, European Commission, National Health Service, Care Quality Commission, Royal Society, Wolverhampton, Demis Hassabis, Ico


Fox Wants to Buy Free-Streaming Service Tubi

Tubi, or not Tubi – that is the question. Fox Corp. – not to be confused with 20th Century Fox, which was sold to Disney and no longer really exists – is hoping to buy Tubi. What’s Tubi, you ask? Why, it’s a free streaming service with a funny name, of course. The streaming service offers free movies and TV shows with ads, and Fox is looking to purchase it for over $500 million. Fox Corp., which deals with television broadcasts, news, and sports broadcasting industries that were not acquired...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Movies, Disney, Walmart, Fox, Viacom, Pluto TV, Tubi, Business and Industry News, NBCUniversal NBCU, Quibi, Fox Corp, Paramount Lionsgate MGM, Tubi Rupert Murdoch, Freedive Vudu


Tesla Autopilot, Distracted Driving To Blame In Deadly 2018 Crash

Slashdot readers TomGreenhaw and gollum123 are sharing the findings from a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation into a fatal Tesla Model X crash that occurred in 2018 near Mountain View, California. The agency says Tesla's Autopilot system and the driver's distraction by a mobile device were two of the probable causes of the crash. The Verge reports: The safety board arrived at those probable causes after a nearly two-year investigation into the crash. NTSB investigators als...
Tags: California, Tech, Tesla, CalTrans, Nhtsa, Ntsb, Huang, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mountain View California, National Transportation Safety Board NTSB, Robert Sumwalt, Walter Huang


Users would tell Facebook their bank balance for $8.44 a month

Study of people across six countries finds German users would charge most for sharing personal dataGerman Facebook users would want the social media platform to pay them about $8 per month for sharing their contact information, while US users would only seek $3.50, according to a study of how people in various countries value their private information.The study by US-based thinktank the Technology Policy Institute (TPI) is the first that attempts to quantify the value of online privacy and data....
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Privacy, Social Networking, US, World news, Argentina, Technology Policy Institute TPI, United States Germany Mexico Brazil Columbia


Facebook users would tell social media platform their bank balance for $8.44 a month

Study of people across six countries finds German users would charge most for sharing personal dataGerman Facebook users would want the social media platform to pay them about $8 per month for sharing their contact information, while US users would only seek $3.50, according to a study of how people in various countries value their private information.The study by US-based thinktank the Technology Policy Institute (TPI) is the first that attempts to quantify the value of online privacy and data....
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Privacy, Social Networking, US, World news, Argentina, Technology Policy Institute TPI, United States Germany Mexico Brazil Columbia


Microsoft Wants To Do Away With Windows 10 Local Accounts

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bleeping Computer: As time goes on, it is becoming increasingly clear that Microsoft is trying to make local accounts a thing of the past and push all new Windows 10 users to a Microsoft account. Since Windows 10 1903, Microsoft quietly changed the Windows Out-of-box Experience (OOBE) or setup experience so that many users are no longer able to create a local account during set up as they could previously. Recently, this change also expanded to internatio...
Tags: Microsoft, Germany, India, Tech


Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra is a lot of phone for a lot of money

Let’s talk about money. More specifically, let’s talk about how much things cost. A few years back, the price of flagship smartphones leapt above the $1,000 threshold, owing largely to the cost of screen technology. It’s a tough calculus, but that’s the price of innovation. The rising cost of smartphones is largely regarded as a major contributing factor to flagging smartphone sales. Phones have gotten better and last longer, and with four-digit prices, users are far less compelled to upgrad...
Tags: Google, Mobile, Hardware, Samsung, Tech, Smartphones, Annie Leibovitz, Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra


PayPal Accounts Are Getting Abused En-masse For Unauthorized Payments (slashdot)

Hackers have found a bug in PayPal's Google Pay integration and are now using it to carry out unauthorized transactions via PayPal accounts. From a report: Since last Friday, users have reported seeing mysterious transactions pop up in their PayPal history as originating from their Google Pay account. Issues have been reported on numerous platforms, such as PayPal's forums, Reddit, Twitter, and Google Pay's Russian and German support forums. Victims reported that hackers abused Google Pay accoun...
Tags: Google, New York, News, US, Paypal, Reddit Twitter, Msmash


Roger Stone Judge Scolds Trump, Allies Over Claims of Jury Bias

(Bloomberg) -- Three of the jurors who convicted Republican operative Roger Stone for lying to Congress and witness tampering testified that political bias played no role in their decision, pushing back against Stone’s contention that he deserves a new trial.U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson did not issue a ruling at the end of a Tuesday hearing on Stone’s request. But the judge said a juror’s social media posts criticizing President Donald Trump did not necessarily mean she was biased agai...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, News, Obama, Congress, Washington, Bloomberg, Cnn, United States, Fox News, Jackson, Republican, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump


Here’s why RE/MAX incorporated augmented reality into its new app

'In the real estate industry, everybody does so many things that are similar to each other. We wanted something that’s fun,' said the app's creato
Tags: Technology, Radio, Ar, Augmented Reality, Brokerage, Select, RE/MAX, Search App, Real Estate Website, Booj, Ido Zucker, Consumer Search


Investors bet millions on Microverse, a Lambda School for the developing world

The student loan crisis in the U.S. has left venture capitalists searching for novel approaches to financing higher education, but can the same systems designed for helping coders in Silicon Valley get jobs at Google help underserved students in developing countries become part of a global work force? Similar to the buzzy San Francisco startup Lambda School, Microverse is a coding school that utilizes ISAs, or Income Share Agreements, as a means of allowing students to learn now and pay later...
Tags: Google, TC, India, US, San Francisco, Tech, Silicon Valley, Isa, U S, Holberton School, Camus, Lambda School, Lambda School Microverse, Lambda School for U S, Mexico Brazil Kenya Nigeria Cameroon, Ariel Camus


VCs bet millions on Microverse, a Lambda School for the developing world

The student loan crisis in the U.S. has left venture capitalists searching for novel approaches to financing higher education, but can the same systems designed for helping coders in Silicon Valley get jobs at Google help underserved students in developing countries become part of a global work force? Similar to the buzzy San Francisco startup Lambda School, Microverse is a coding school that utilizes ISAs, or Income Share Agreements, as a means of allowing students to learn now and pay later...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Education, India, San Francisco, Tech, Silicon Valley, Isa, General Catalyst, U S, Holberton School, Camus, Income Share Agreements, Lambda School


Salesforce grabs Vlocity for $1.33B, a startup with $1B valuation

It’s been a big news day for Salesforce . It announced that Co-CEO Keith Block would be stepping down, and that it had acquired Vlocity for $1.33 billion in an all-cash deal. It’s no coincidence that Salesforce targeted this startup. It’s a firm that builds six industry-specific CRMs on top of Salesforce — communications, media and entertainment, insurance and financial services, health, energy and utilities and government and nonprofits — and Salesforce Ventures was also an investor. This wou...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, SaaS, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Salesforce, CRM, Salesforce Ventures, Exit, Wang, Leary


Checkout.com acquires payment optimization startup ProcessOut

Checkout.com, the quiet London-based payment platform, has acquired its first startup, ProcessOut. Checkout.com surprised everyone last year when it announced a gigantic $230 million Series A round. It turns out the payment processing boom is not over yet. Checkout.com focuses on enterprise clients with customers all around the world. It provides a full-stack payment service, from accepting transactions, processing them and detecting fraud. It helps with reconciliation thanks to an API and a rep...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Europe, London, France, Tech, Paypal, M&a, Payments, ProcessOut, Checkout.com, Glovo Veepee Rakuten


How to enable Picture in Picture mode in Google Chrome on Debian 10

In this article, we will explain how to enable picture-in-picture mode in Google Chrome. It should be noted that you cannot play every video in PiP mode. However, YouTube and daily motion will work in pip mode.
Tags: Google, Linux


SEO 101 Episode 376: Even Enterprise Level Companies Need Basic SEO and More Google My Business News

Summary of SEO 101 Episode 376 This week J ohn and Ross discuss how an enterprise-level company shared SEO deficiencies in a quarterly report to shareholders revealing SEO 101 level issues. Then, after discussing some useful intel on the Coverage Report in Google Search Console, the discussion turns to the latest news on local SEO and Google My Business. NOTE: If you like to receive our show notes straight to your inbox, sign up to our SEO 101 Podcast Show Notes Newsletter available at SE...
Tags: Apple, Google, Seo, Tips, John, Ross, Seo Podcast, Uncategorised, Local Seo, Facebook Group, Google My Business, Mike Blumenthal, Google Posts, SEO 101 podcast, Noah Lam, J ohn


In Extraordinary Move, Judge Brings In Jurors To Blow Up Stone’s Claims Of Misconduct

In a remarkable hearing Tuesday, three members of Roger Stone’s jury were brought in to testify about claims Stone has made about juror misconduct that he said warrants a new trial. Judge Amy Berman Jackson said that she was doing this due to the “unprecedented, unique nature of the situation,” and she explained that she was taking extra precautions to protect them, after President Trump had publicly shown a “spotlight” on the allegations. She questioned specifically the foreperson who Stone has...
Tags: Google, News, Russia, House, House Intelligence Committee, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Democratic Party, Roger Stone, Ginsburg, Stone, Amy Berman Jackson, Mr Stone, Berman Jackson, Robert Bushel, Seth Ginsburg



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