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Win a Google Pixel 4XL from T-Mobile

T-Mobile is giving away five Google Pixel 4 XL with Quad HD+. The Pixel 4 has a 5.7-inch screen, while the Pixel 4 XL offers a 6.3-inch screen. Play this week’s... Click to read more...
Tags: Google, Frugality, Google Pixel, Electronics & Technology, One Entry Per Person, Quick Ending, Instant Win Games, Ending in April


Colorado Dad Creates Makeshift Carousel to Entertain Kids While Working From Home

Colorado dad and school principal Nicholas Holtvluwer had to get creative to entertain his three toddlers while he worked from home in Castle Rock on March 25.“I got a lot of work to do … so this should keep the kiddos occupied for a while. They love carrousels!” the Mammoth Heights Elementary school principal said in a Facebook post accompanying this video.The footage shows three children riding the ‘carousel’ — made up of bedding attached to a ceiling fan in order to form the carousel poles.Ho...
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, Colorado, Castle Rock, Storyful, Nicholas Holtvluwer, Mammoth Heights Elementary school, Holtvluwer


Gaps in Amazon's Response as Virus Spreads To More Than 50 Warehouses

Shifting sick-leave policy and communication issues are causing employees to assert themselves after they stayed on the job. From a report: As millions of Americans heed government orders to hunker down, ordering food and medicines and books and puzzle boards for home delivery, many of Amazon's 400,000 warehouse workers have stayed on the job, fulfilling the crushing demands of a country suddenly working and learning from home. Orders for Amazon groceries, for example, have been as much as 50 ti...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Queens, The New York Times


Great Barrier Reef Suffers Its Most Widespread Mass Bleaching Event On Record

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Washington Post: Surveys conducted by scientists at Australia's James Cook University and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority show that a summer of extreme heat has caused the reef, which is a World Heritage Site, to suffer a mass bleaching of unprecedented scale. Corals from the far north to the southern tip of the 1,400 mile-long ecosystem are experiencing severe impacts. It was also one of the reef's worst mass bleaching episodes in terms ...
Tags: Australia, Washington Post, Tech, Great Barrier Reef, El Nino, Pacific, The Washington Post, James Cook University, Torres Strait, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, NOAA Researchers


Foursquare Merges With Factual, Another Location-Data Provider

Foursquare, the 10-year-old location platform based in New York City, has today announced its plan to merge with Factual. From a report: The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The merged company will keep the Foursquare moniker, and Foursquare CEO David Shim will remain at the helm, with Factual's founder and now-former CEO Gil Elbaz joining Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley as a member of the board and executive team. Shim confirmed to TechCrunch that this merger was in the works before t...
Tags: New York City, Tech, Factual, Sxsw, Dennis Crowley, Shim, Gil Elbaz, David Shim


How to use Google Maps’ new Takeout and Delivery shortcuts

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 has today rolled out new shortcuts on its Maps app that make it easier for users to order takeout and food delivery. There’s no better time than now, with this being the only way most of us are going to eat out for the foreseeable future. Here’s how it works. The shortcuts are the little options at the top of the map that you see when you open the app u...
Tags: Google, Startups, Basics, Coronavirus


Agritech startup DeHaat raises $12M to reach more farmers in India

DeHaat, an online platform that offers full-stack agricultural services to farmers, has raised $12 million as it looks to scale its network across India. The Series A financial round for the eight-year-old Patna and Gurgaon-based startup was led by Sequoia Capital India. Dutch entrepreneurial development bank FMO, and existing investors Omnivore and AgFunder, also participated in the round. The startup, which began to seek funding from external investors last year, has raised $16 million to d...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Asia, India, Funding, Tech, Bank, Zomato, Sequoia Capital, Gurgaon, Mohan, Patna, Sequoia India, Sequoia Capital India, Recent Funding, Udaan


Google tests hiding Chrome extension icons by default, developers definitely not amused by the change

Tightening privacy and security may cause pain for add-on makers Google is testing a user-interface change that will hide Chrome extensions by default, which is not going down well with developers.…
Tags: Google, Software


Gmail to Freshdesk - Convert Emails into Support Tickets

Custom support systems like Freshdesk, Zoho Desk, or Zendesk offer an email address - like [email protected] - for quickly creating customer tickets without having to fill any complicated web forms.Any email message sent to your support email address automatically gets converted into a ticket and a unique ticket ID gets assigned to the support request.When a ticket is created from an email address, the email subject becomes the ticket title, the email body becomes the ticket description and th...
Tags: Google, Gmail, Seo, Google Apps Script, Google Script, Freshdesk Zoho Desk


Converting Brand Crisis To Brand Opportunity

Our current situation is one of disruption, fear and uncertainty. However, there is one thing we do know with certainty. This situation will end, and the rebuilding will begin. As marketers, the question for us is simply this: What should we be doing now to weather this crisis while positioning our brands for the other side of it? Most economists do believe that there will be a sharp rebound driven by pent-up demand. Assuming that’s true, will your brand be ready? I challenge my fellow marke...
Tags: Apple, Steve Jobs, White House, Winston Churchill, Branding, Hanlon, Jessica Stillman, Patrick Hanlon, Brand Management, Workshop NOW ONLINE Branding Strategy Insider


Lesson #325: Reset Marketing Campaigns as Market Conditions Change

It is no surprise to anybody that we are living in a different business climate in the wake of the Coronavirus lockdown.  In the last few weeks, many of us have seen customer demand fall, revenues decline, free cash flow dry up and the stock market crash.  Which means, we need to find every penny we can, to keep our businesses afloat.  I am sure many of you have already cut your payroll expenses, based on the record unemployment filings in the last couple weeks.  But, you may not have given you...
Tags: Google, Startups, Don, George Deeb


Bidet startup Tushy scales up to meet demand amid toilet paper shortage

Business at Tushy is booming. While the circumstances that led to the boom are sobering, the bidet company needed to adapt its strategy after seeing an uptick in business amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Other companies in this cohort include video conferencing service Zoom, meal kit service Blue Apron and Facebook, thanks to its social network, video hardware Portal and Oculus Quest VR headset. These companies all have something in common — they offer solutions to problems that, until recently, were...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Facebook, Tech, Customer Experience, North America, Toilets, Toilet Paper, Growth, Bidet, Tushy, Ojalvo, Extra Crunch, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Boeing to re-fly uncrewed demo mission of their human spacecraft after first try met with errors

Boeing has confirmed what many suspected following the partial failure of their original Starliner capsule Orbital Flight Test (OFT) – the company will re-fly the mission, once again seeking to test and demonstrate the Starliner’s launch, flight, Space Station docking and landing capabilities prior to flying a version of the mission with actual astronauts on board. In a statement, Boeing said that it “has chosen” to re-fly the mission, in order to “demonstrate the quality of the Starliner sys...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Tech, Nasa, United States, International Space Station, Dragon, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Boeing, OFT, South Carolina, Spacecraft, Outer Space


A new book details how Google employees mocked Marissa Mayer on an internal meme page when she quit for Yahoo

Marissa Mayer was mocked by her former colleagues at Google on an internal meme page after announcing she was leaving to take the top job at Yahoo. A post circulated on Google's internal website, Memegem, congratulated her on taking a role at a 'non-profit'.  Mayer left Yahoo in 2017 after overseeing a period of slowing growth, internal dissent, and plummeting employee morale. The story is recounted in "Always Day One", the new book by BuzzFeed reporter Alex Kantrowitz, on sale now.   Visit Bu...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Yahoo, Congress, Trends, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Louisiana, Marissa Mayer, Mayer, Alex Kantrowitz, Marissa Meyer, Kantrowitz, Yahoo Googlers, Google Memegem, Sundar -RSB- Pichai


How to Remove SearchMine from Mac (2020)

. {display:none !important;} .ezoic-ad {min-height: 10px !important;} .tagdiv-type iframe {display:none !important;} Nobody wants to have to deal with unwanted software on their devices. As technology has continued to evolve and new features have been added to computers, laptops, and smartphones, viruses and malware have evolved with them. This results in the possibility of getting malware on your computer no matter what kind of device you use. While some people think that ...
Tags: Google Chrome, Business, Technology, Mac, Macbook, MacBook Air, Macbook Pro, Right Now, Pattagarn Temsakul Shutterstock


White House signals support for a new international Moon Treaty

The international community has struggled for decades to formalize rules regarding the collection and use of resources in space and on the Moon. While the U.S. and all spacefaring countries declined to endorse the most famous attempt, the 1979 “Moon Treaty,” the new Moon race has spurred the White House to announce it is open to a new international agreement on the topic. In an executive order issued today, the administration signaled that it will be the policy going forward to “encourage intern...
Tags: Space, Government, White House, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Artemis, Artemis program, Moon Treaty


Google launches coronavirus news hub to keep reliable coverage in one place

There’s no shortage of coverage around coronavirus, but that also means it can get annoying to sift through all the noise. To help people keep updated on coronavirus information from reliable sources, Google is launching a COVID-19 hub on Google News. The hub organizes news from authoritative global and local sources to help readers access the latest guidance regarding the virus; you can even select which regions you want to be updated on in particular. It can also highlight stories by topics su...
Tags: Google, Startups, Coronavirus


This smart toilet offers advanced poop analysis and analprinting

An international team of researchers recently developed a fully automated sensor package that turns any regular toilet into the Tesla Model S of commodes. Designed to monitor your health, the system comes complete with nearly a dozen sensors that can do everything from perform an on-site specimen exam (it checks your poop and urine for things like consistency, color, and glucose and red blood cell count) to time your movements. And it even has built-in cameras and a fingerprint sensor for securi...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Neural


How to zoom in or out on Apple TV to resize images and text

You can zoom out on your Apple TV similar to how you would on a computer. To zoom using your remote, you first have to turn on the Zoom function. Here's how to zoom in or out on your Apple TV. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The zoom function is a basic and much-appreciated feature of computers, smartphones, and tablets and can come in handy when viewing content or pictures.  Luckily, you can activate zoom on Apple TV as well, which works great for streaming content or vi...
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NVIDIA Is Contributing Its AI Smarts To Help Fight COVID-19

NVIDIA is using its background in AI and optimizing supercomputer throughput to the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium group, which plans to support researchers by giving them time with 30 supercomputers offering a combined 400 petaflops of performance. Engadget reports: NVIDIA will add to this by providing expertise in AI, biology and large-scale computing optimizations. The company likened the Consortium's efforts to the Moon race. Ideally, this will speed up work for scientists wh...
Tags: Tech, Nvidia, Engadget, High Performance Computing Consortium


A new breed of tech stocks is thriving as the world works from home. Here are the key things to look for to make your own 'work from home' tech portfolio.

Wall Street analysts are keeping an eyeing on the shares of companies that are getting a lift from the sudden rise of the remote workforce. The so-called "work from home stocks" covers a broad range of tech players.  They include companies that offer tools that make it easier to communicate, like Microsoft and Slack, access networks, like Citrix, and store and process documents, like Docusign.  Other analysts also focus on the companies running the cloud infrastructures and manufacturers, incl...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Wall Street, Trends, Cisco, Intel, Dropbox, San Jose, Dell, Amd, Seattle, Lenovo, Jefferies, Vmware, Marshall


How to send a zip file in Gmail on your PC or Mac computer

You can send a zip file in Gmail if you want to send a large file or folder to someone without using Google Drive. Gmail has a hard 25 MB limit for sending attachments over email, and if you try to send more data than that, Google will automatically upload it to your Drive and share the files as Drive files instead. You have to compress your files or folder beforehand on your computer and then attach them to your email. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Gmail, Google's emai...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Gmail, Mac, Trends, Walmart, Nasa, Google Drive Gmail, Apple Lenovo, Open Gmail


How to change the wallpaper on your Android device in 2 ways

To change the wallpaper on your Android device, you can head to your Gallery and pick any photo you have saved. There are also a number of wallpapers that are preloaded onto your Android device, which you can browse and choose from. You can also buy a wallpaper, which is good if you want one that's animated.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Your phone's wallpaper is one of the best ways to show off your personality, and make your device really your own. However, if you've...
Tags: Google, US, Samsung, Trends, Walmart


Boeing suspends 787 airplane production

Boeing said Monday it will suspend all 787 operations at its South Carolina factory following a stay-at-home order issued by the governor, effectively putting the company’s entire commercial airplane production on hiatus. The closure will start at the end of the second shift April 8. “It is our commitment to focus on the health and safety of our teammates while assessing the spread of the virus across the state, its impact on the reliability of our global supply chain and that ripple effect o...
Tags: Transportation, Washington, Supply Chain, Tech, United States, Aviation, Seattle, Boeing, South Carolina, Puget Sound, Governor, Moses Lake, COVID, Brad Zaback, U S Employees, Boeing South Carolina BSC


How agents are using video to connect with clients during coronavirus

From drive-by architecture tours and informative interviews to humorous looks at their own homes, here are six ways real estate professionals are leveraging video while sheltering in place.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Keller Williams, Instgram, Todd Hetherington, Tiktok, Sue Pinky Benson, Abraham Wlker, Century 21 New Millenium, Gary Langhoff, GermanHernandez, Monica Bullington


Former Apple Engineering Leader Joins Microsoft to Work on HoloLens and Other Hardware

Rubén Caballero, a hardware engineering executive at Apple who worked with suppliers on modem hardware, has taken on a new role at Microsoft, reports Bloomberg. At Microsoft, Caballero is serving as corporate vice president of engineering and based on his Linkedin profile, he will work on mixed reality hardware such as Microsoft's HoloLens. He is listed as part of Microsoft's Mixed Reality and AI Division, and will also work on "special projects." Caballero left Apple in April 2019, just aft...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Linkedin, Bloomberg, Qualcomm, HoloLens, Caballero, Rubén Caballero, Microsoft Caballero, Johny Srouji Caballero


How to change the language of your Hulu programs, or turn on foreign language subtitles

You can change the language on a Hulu movie or show through the Subtitles and Audio menu, which is available in every version of the app. You can't change the language on some Hulu programs, and some shows have specific foreign language versions — take "Westworld" and "Westworld (En Español)," for example. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  As a service, Hulu is made and produced primarily in English. This is great for native English speakers, of course, but not so convenien...
Tags: Apple, South Park, Trends, Walmart, Hulu, Apple Samsung, Apple Lenovo, Walmart Apple Macbook Pro From, Southpark En Español


Tesla Shows How It's Building Ventilators With Car Parts

Tesla has provided a behind-the-scenes look at its ventilator design process, which involves using parts from its vehicles. TechCrunch reports: Like Ford and General Motors, Tesla engineers are building its vent with parts for its vehicles. The reason is simple: car parts are available. Automotive companies obsessively stage parts for final assemble. Without doing so, having a shortage on, say, door handles can shut down a production line. In this thought, Tesla engineers say in this video they ...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Ford, General Motors Tesla


How to save voicemails on your Android using a built-in app or third-party alternative

If you want to save a voicemail on Android, you don't just have to leave it in your inbox and hope you don't delete it — there's a few ways to actually save them. You can use a visual voicemail app to save the messages separately, sometimes without limit, and even utilize handy features, like transcription. Alternatively, you can also save voicemails by sending them to yourself and storing them somewhere externally. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Voicemails are normally ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Samsung, Trends, Walmart, Google Voice, YouMail


The Pixel 4 can now require your eyes to be open for face unlock to work

The Pixel 4‘s face unlock mostly works great, but it might work a little too well. Since launch, the phone‘s biometric security has had a glaring weakness: it works even if your eyes are closed. If someone murdered you and then stole your phone, they could unlock your device by pointing it at your face. You probably don’t care that much if you’re dead though, so in a more likely scenario, your friends and family could unlock your phone while you were sleeping. Those miscreants. Such dire scenari...
Tags: Google, Startups, Insider, Plugged



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