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Google to its North American workers: Stay home

Google parent company Alphabet is recommending that all of its North America employees work from home through April 10 due to coronavirus, according to an email shown to CNN.
Tags: Google, News, Stories, North America, Alphabet


Google Asks All U.S. Staff to Work From Home as COVID-19 Spreads

Google has asked all of its North American employees—well over 100,000, counting all those working under parent company Alphabet, and a similarly massive number of contractors—to work from home due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, Business Insider reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Technology, Medicine, Microsoft, Outbreak, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Google Asks All U S Staff


ILM uses high-tech LEDs and Game Engines to Bring Reality to The Mandalorian

ILM uses high-tech LEDs and Game Engines to Bring Reality to The Mandalorian One firm that makes use of some of the most advanced technologies to create the magic of movies is Industrial Light and Magic. To bring reality to the Mandalorian, they are using advanced gaming engines along with large L...
Tags: Business, Technology, Internet, Sem, Visual Effects, Ilm, Radio_Show, Industrial Light And Magic, Mandalorian, Industrial Light, Advanced Gaming, LED Soundstage, Movie Tech, Advanced Gaming. LED Sets, and Magic


How the coronavirus outbreak will stress-test startups

Eli Cahan Contributor Share on Twitter Eli Cahan is a medical student at NYU on leave to complete a master’s in health policy at Stanford as a Knight-Hennessey Scholar. His research addresses the effectiveness, economics, and ethics of (digital) health innovation. More posts by this contributor Will unreliable research bury your healthcare startup? The coronavirus pandemic continues to spread with no...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Column, New York, California, Mexico, Stanford, China, New York City, US, San Francisco, Italy, Nvidia, OECD, Cnbc


Tesla is searching “central” U.S. for a Cybertruck gigafactory site

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company is “scouting” locations to build a new U.S. factory that will produce its all-electric Cybertruck and Model Y crossover. The “gigafactory,” the unit of measurement representing billions and a term Musk has used for its massive factories in Nevada, New York, China and soon Germany, will be located somewhere in “central” region of the country, according to his tweet. “Scouting locations for Cybertruck Gigafactory. Will be central USA,” Musk tweeted Tuesda...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, New York, California, China, Germany, Berlin, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, United States, Shanghai, Gm, Toyota


Google's North America employees are told to work from home amid coronavirus

The Alphabet-owned tech giant had previously announced updates to Search, Maps and YouTube in the service of educating users about the spread of virus.
Tags: Google, Advertising, North America


Microsoft quietly adds a chief scientific officer to its upper leadership in the wake of AI chief Harry Shum's retirement (MSFT)

Microsoft promoted Eric Horvitz – a longtime technical fellow and Microsoft Research director – to chief scientific officer, a new C-suite role at the company. Peter Lee, head of Microsoft Healthcare, will now oversee all of Microsoft Research and continue running the company's health care business.  The changes come in the wake of the February retirement of Harry Shum, the executive charged with overseeing the artificial intelligence strategy for the entire company. Horvitz will take over som...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Pentagon, Lee, Microsoft Research, Kevin Scott, Peter Lee, Eric Horvitz, Horvitz, Shum, Harry Shum, Microsoft Healthcare, Bing Shum


Huawei Expects 20 Percent Drop In Android Smartphone Sales, Thanks To Lack of Google Apps

According to a report from The Information, Huawei expects to see a 20% drop in sales of its Android smartphones during 2020, thanks largely to U.S. government restrictions on Huawei's access to American technology, including Google software. 9to5Google reports: "Huawei's overseas smartphone sales didn't collapse last year in part because the company could keep selling some of its old models that the Google ban didn't affect," reports The Information. "But this year, Huawei expects its shipments...
Tags: Google, Tech, Huawei, Google Apps, Information Huawei


West Virginia Taps Apple To Teach Teachers To Teach Kids Swift

theodp writes: We fundamentally believe that coding is a language and that just like other languages are required in school, coding should be required in school," Apple CEO Tim Cook declared in 2016 as Apple coincidentally prepared to launch its Swift Playgrounds app to teach kids to code. Cook later touted Swift as the first programming language that wasn't "too geeky" for students. As such, Cook must be delighted that the West Virginia Dept. of Education (WVDE) has turned to Apple to provide W...
Tags: Apple, Cook, West Virginia, Tech, Tim Cook, Swift, Swift Apple, West Virginia Dept of Education WVDE, WVDE Board


Montblanc Would Like You to Pay $1,170 for Its New LTE Smartwatch

When Montblanc launched its Summit 2 smartwatch two years ago, the pricey device was notable for being one of the only Wear OS watches around with the next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip, which offered better performance than past Android watches. But the Summit 2 cost a whopping $995. Now Montblanc is back…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Smartwatches, Lte, Consumer Tech, Montblanc


Elon Musk: Starlink Latency Will Be Good Enough For Competitive Gaming

In a conference yesterday, Elon Musk said SpaceX's Starlink satellite broadband will have latency below 20 milliseconds -- low enough to support competitive online gaming. "Despite that, the SpaceX CEO argued that Starlink won't be a major threat to telcos because the satellite service won't be good enough for high-population areas and will mostly be used by rural customers without access to fast broadband," reports Ars Technica. From the report: Latency of less than 20ms would make Starlink com...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, La, Tech, United States, Musk, StarLink


Google has asked all of its North America employees to work from home to prevent coronavirus spread

Google parent company Alphabet is recommending that all of its North America employees work from home through April 10 due to coronavirus, according to an email shown to CNN.
Tags: Google, Cnn, North America, Alphabet


Google sets up fund to offer paid sick leave to contractors and temp workers who can't work due to COVID-19 symptoms or quarantines (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google has created a fund to enable all its contract and temporary workers globally to take paid sick leave if they have potential COVID-19 symptoms or are in quarantine, the company announced Tuesday. Google relies on roughly 120,000 such workers, who outnumber its 100,000 full-time employees, according to the New York Times. Google said last week that it would continue to pay hourly workers their typical wages despite reduced staffing needs, but questions still remained about how sick pay wo...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Beverly Hills, Dublin, Jeff Bezos, North America, New York Times Google, San Francisco Bay Area Seattle


Are Apple and Google Illegally Crushing Competitors? Experts Opinions Clash Before Congress

A Senate subcommittee on Tuesday took aim at what one witness described as a “dire threat” to the digital marketplace—the processes by which “platform monopolists” such as Google allegedly maintain a stranglehold over the range of apps and services most commonly adopted by consumers; using its own services, in fact,…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Congress, Senate, Antitrust


Are Apple and Google Illegally Crushing Competitors? Expert Opinions Clash in Congress

A Senate subcommittee on Tuesday took aim at what one witness described as a “dire threat” to the digital marketplace—the processes by which “platform monopolists” such as Google allegedly maintain a stranglehold over the range of apps and services most commonly adopted by consumers; using its own services, in fact,…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Congress, Senate, Antitrust


MIT Moves All Classes Online For the Rest of the Semester

In a letter to the MIT community, President L. Rafael Reif says the university is moving all classes online for the rest of the semester to slow the spread of COVID-19. Here's an excerpt: The overall plan is this: 1. All classes are cancelled for the week of Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20. Because the following week is spring break, this will allow faculty and instructors two weeks to organize a full transition to online instruction. 2. Online instruction, which some units are alrea...
Tags: Tech, Mit, Rafael Reif, COVID, FSILG


Tesla Produces Its One Millionth Car

Elon Musk announced on Twitter that Tesla has produced one million electric cars. The Verge reports: Musk made the announcement by sharing a picture of the car, a red Model Y, and congratulated the Tesla team on hitting the milestone. It's a significant moment for an automaker that was only founded in 2003. Tesla released its first consumer car, the Roadster, back in 2008, meaning it's taken a little over twelve years to hit this million-car milestone. However, it could end up hitting the two mi...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Toyota, Musk, Volkswagen Group


Google wants all North America employees to work from home

Google parent company Alphabet is recommending that all of its North America employees work from home through April 10 due to coronavirus, according to an email shown to CNN.
Tags: Google, News, Stories, North America, Alphabet


How to stop apps from tracking your location in Android and iOS

If you don't like the idea of your every movement being tracked by apps on the phone in your pocket, then you may want to turn location tracking off. Here's how.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Mobile Phones, Phones, Location Tracking, Mobile App, Cell Phone Tracking, Smartphone Tracking, Android privacy, Apple privacy, Tier 4


How to download Android 10

Looking to download the latest version of AndroidOS? Here's how to download the Android 10 update on your Android device.
Tags: Android, Mobile, News, Trends, How-to, Android Q, Google I/O 2019, Android Q Beta, Tier 4


What it Google Pay, and how do you use it?

Google Pay allows you to pay for products and services with your smartphone at any retailer that accepts contactless payments. Here's everything you need to know about the service and how to use it.
Tags: Ios, Google, Android, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Google Pay, Tier 4


The best Android 10 tips and tricks

Confused by Android's latest update? Don't worry, here are a bunch of tips and tricks to get you going.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Don, Android 10


The best Motorola One Action cases and covers

Keep the Motorola One Action safe with one of these excellent cases, so you can focus on shooting horizontal video while holding your phone vertically.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Motorola, Trends, Moto, Buying Guides, Accessory of the Week, Motorola One Action


How to use the Find My app on your iPhone

Find My is an Apple app and service that lets you locate and track the whereabouts of iOS, iPadOS, MacOS, WatchOS devices, and AirPods. It replaces and supplements the previous Find My iPhone and Find My Friends apps. Here's how to use it.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mobile, Trends, How-to, How To Use Find My Iphone


The best iPhone X tips and tricks

If you already managed to snag the iPhone X, it may take a while to get used to the design. Check out our helpful iPhone X tips and tricks guide and make sure you're getting the most out of your new smartphone.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Tips And Tricks, iPhone X, iOS 11, Tier 4


The best iPhone accessories for 2020

From wireless charging pads to camera lenses, we've created a carefully curated list of our favorite iPhone accessories.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Best Of, iPhone accessory, Buying Guides, iPhone accessories, Tier 4


The best fast chargers for your iPhone or Android

Battery anxiety is still a reality for many smartphone owners, but the best fast chargers can help you deal.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Trends, Chargers, Best Of, Buying Guides, Accessory of the Week, Mobile Fast Charging, Smartphone Fast Charging, Phone Chargers, Tier 4


The best Siri commands for iOS and MacOS

You may not know all the things you can say to Siri -- after all, Apple never released an official list of commands for its virtual assistant. Thankfully, we've compiled a list of the best Siri commands to help you out.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Siri, How-to, Best Of, Commands, Virtual Assistants, Tier 4


How to disable the Bixby button

While Samsung has made huge improvements to Bixby assistant in the past year, it's still not everyone's cup of tea. Here's how to change or disable the Bixby key.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, How-to, Bixby, Bixby Key, Tier 4


The best iPhone 11 Pro battery cases and covers

Even though your iPhone 11 Pro is brand new, with an extraordinary 11-hour capacity, you never know when you'll need an extra charge. A battery backup protective case combo may be the ticket. We found a few worth considering.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Trends, Buying Guides, Battery Cases, Apple iPhone 11 Pro



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