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Help for retailers and shoppers in Asia Pacific

Retailers have played a vital role in Asia Pacific’s response to COVID-19, battling through a tough economic environment while serving their customers and communities, providing essential products and services, and supporting jobs. As more of the region’s businesses turn to ecommerce, we’ve been focused on supporting them in every way we can—including helping retailers list their products online for free. We’ve been doing this in India and Indonesia since 2019, and now we’re extending similar su...
Tags: Google, Asia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, India, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Asia Pacific, Vietnam, Google Shopping, Shopify, APAC, Merchant Center, Google in Asia


Apple Suggests Restoring iPhone and Apple Watch to Fix Excess Battery Drain or Missing GPS Data

Shortly after the release of iOS 14 and watchOS 7, many users ran into problems with their iPhone and Apple Watch. Multiple online support threads including our own found GPS data was not being properly recorded during activities. The issue appeared to affect all models of Apple Watches.In the majority of cases, users record a workout on their watch while leaving their ‌iPhone‌ at home, but when they later look at the Activity app it only shows the workout's starting point on the GPS map, a...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Apple Watch, Ios 14, Apple Watch Multiple, Apple Watch Jack Taylor


IKEA Is Saying Goodbye To Non-Rechargeable Batteries

Ikea will remove all non-rechargeable alkaline batteries from its global home furnishings by October 2021, according to statement from the company emailed Wednesday. CNET reports: Aiming to reduce energy consumption and environmental waste with the move, the home furnishing giant cited the results of recent life-cycle assessment studies showing the environmental impact of alkaline batteries is higher compared with rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries, when used in common household devices...
Tags: Tech, Netherlands, Ikea, Cnet, Caroline Reid


Clowns to the left to me, jokers to the right, here I am, stuck in the middle with EU: Google faces antitrust war with America, China

Search, mobile OS domination under fire from both sides of the planet Google is about to face an onslaught of antitrust artillery from both the United States' Department of Justice and China’s State Administration for Market Regulation, all while feeling the squeeze from Europe.…
Tags: Google, Europe, China, Eu, Software, America China, United States Department of Justice, State Administration


Serious Injuries At Amazon Fulfillment Centers Topped 14,000, Despite the Company's Safety Claims

Even as Amazon spends tens of millions on new robotics and technologies to automate its warehouses, workers are still paying the price with more than 14,000 serious injuries -- requiring days off or job restrictions -- reported in fulfillment centers in 2019, according to a report from Reveal. TechCrunch reports: Overall, the company saw 7.7 serious injuries per 100 employees, a number that's 33% higher than it was four years ago and double the most recent industry standard, despite significant ...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Center for Investigative Reporting, Amazon Fulfillment Centers Topped


Indian startups explore alliance and alternative app store to fight Google’s ‘monopoly’

Google, which reaches more internet users than any other firm in India and commands 99% of the nation’s smartphone market, has stumbled upon an odd challenge in the world’s second-largest internet market: Scores of top local entrepreneurs. Dozens of top startups and firms in India are working to form an alliance and toying with the idea of launching an app store to cut their reliance on Google, five people familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The list of entrepreneurs includes high-pr...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, Facebook, Apps, Asia, India, Samsung, Tech, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Play Store, Payments, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Paytm, Reliance Jio


Indian startups explore forming an alliance and alternative app store to fight Google’s ‘monopoly’

Google, which reaches more internet users than any other firm in India and commands 99% of the nation’s smartphone market, has stumbled upon an odd challenge in the world’s second largest internet market: Scores of top local entrepreneurs. Dozens of top startups and firms in India are working to form an alliance and toying with the idea of launching an app store to cut their reliance on Google, five people familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The list of entrepreneurs include high-pro...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, Facebook, Apps, Asia, India, Samsung, Tech, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Play Store, Payments, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Paytm, Reliance Jio


Sonos turns patent war with Google up a notch with fresh lawsuit timed to coincide with Pixel, Nest jamboree

Chromecast this, says smart speaker slinger Sonos has taken its patent infringement case against Google up a notch by filing a second lawsuit on Wednesday to coincide with the web titan's launch of more Nest, Chromecast and Pixel products that Sonos claims infringe its intellectual property.…
Tags: Google, Software, Sonos


Search Engine Optimization – Key Advantages To Consider When Deciding

Are you aware of the fact that search engine optimization can bring your site to the top of search results? So, do you know that optimizing for search engines is absolutely essential? I think you do. Let me give you the scoop. Good day, good SEO friends: Today, I am going to talk about how important search engine optimization can be for your site! I love to talk about how many people who don’t show up in the first few pages of Google search results hate people who do. There are way too many alre...
Tags: Google, Marketing, Blog, Seo, Miami


iOS 14 Favorites Widget: How to Make a Replacement With Shortcuts

In iOS 14, Apple overhauled widgets and introduced an option for adding ‌widgets‌ to the Home Screen, but in the process, a well-loved Favorites widget that existed in iOS 13 was removed. The Favorites widget allowed users to set certain contacts and contact methods as favorites that were easily accessible, so you could, for example, add a favorite option for messaging Eric or calling Dan, with those actions executed with a tap on the widget. Why the Favorites widget was removed is a mystery...
Tags: Apple, Widgets, John, Facetime, Shortcuts, Dan, Eric, FaceTiming, FaceTime Someone Tap Add Action, Favorite Widget Press


Mercedes-Benz's Newest Electric City Bus Uses Solid-State Batteries

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Mercedes-Benz just announced that its new eCitaro and eCitaro G city buses will be available with roof-mounted solid-state battery packs, developed in conjunction with the Canadian power company Hydro Quebec. Although details are still rather limited right now, Mercedes-Benz says that the solid-state pack has a 25-percent higher energy density than even the most advanced lithium-ion chemistry. It also says that the solid-state battery has a ...
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, Mercedes Benz, John B Goodenough


Facebook Launches Cross-Platform Messaging On Instagram and Messenger

Facebook is now allowing select users use Instagram to chat with friends on Facebook Messenger and vise-versa. Instagram's direct messages system is also being expanded with features taken from Messenger. The Verge reports: New Instagram messaging tools include vanishing messages, selfie stickers, custom emoji, chat colors, new ways to block unwanted messages, and the introduction of Messenger's Watch Together feature, which lets you watch videos with friends during a video call. Users will be a...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Cnn, Facebook Messenger, New Instagram, Instagram and Messenger


In quantum entanglement first, scientists link distant large objects

Researchers accomplish quantum entanglement between a mechanical oscillator and a cloud of atoms.The feat promises application in quantum communication and quantum sensors.Quantum entanglement involves linking two objects, making them behave as one at a distance. Scientists entangled two large quantum objects, both at different locations from each other, in a quantum mechanics first. The feat is a step towards practical application of a rather counterintuitive phenomenon and was accomplished by...
Tags: Technology, Computers, University, Physics, Innovation, Albert Einstein, Einstein, Communications, Cosmology, Quantum Mechanics, Niels Bohr Institute, Observatory LIGO, Eugene Polzik, Polzik, University of Copenhagen Entanglement, Christoffer Østfeldt


Developers Try Again To Upstream Motorola 68000 Series Support In LLVM

Hobbyist developers are trying once again to get a Motorola 68000 back-end merged into the upstream LLVM compiler. Phoronix reports: The Motorola 68000 series processors have been around since the 80's thanks to the likes of the early Apple Macintosh computers. Fast forward to 2020, the Motorola 68000 is still a popular target for vintage computer enthusiasts and hobbyists. Community developers have worked on improving the Linux kernel support for M68k hardware like early Apple Powerbooks as rec...
Tags: Motorola, Tech, GCC, LLVM, Apple Macintosh, Upstream Motorola, Apple Powerbooks


Seattle Approves Minimum Wage For Uber and Lyft Drivers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNET: The Seattle City Council unanimously approved a minimum pay standard for Uber and Lyft drivers on Tuesday, the second city in the US to do so. Under the new regulation going in to effect in January, the ride-hailing services will be required to pay their drivers at least $16.39 an hour. The law, passed in a 9-to-0 vote, is modeled after one passed by New York in August 2018 that caps how many ride-hailing cars from services like Uber and Lyft can be...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, New York, US, Tech, Seattle, Cnet, Seattle City Council, Seattle Lyft, Uber Uber, Lyft Drivers, Seattle Approves Minimum Wage For Uber


From Struggles To Expansion: Language School Finds Better Way To Manage Payments

The Cincinnati Spanish School & Academy offers quality, affordable language services, aiming to reach as many people as they can regardless of financial status. With the help of PaySimple, Cincinnati Spanish School streamlined their billing efforts and built a more reliable revenue stream with online registration and billing. Their business now serves over 1,200 adult students and 700 school-aged students per year with online classes as well as classes at four Ohio locations. Backgroun...
Tags: Google, Sales, Ohio, Recurring Billing, Accepting Payments, Customer Spotlight, Megan Meconi, Cincinnati Spanish School Academy, Cincinnati Spanish School, PaySimple Cincinnati Spanish School


Big Tech Finally Figured Out That Phones Aren't the Best Devices for Streaming

Well, well, well! With the arrival of Google’s heavily leaked, highly hyped new streaming dongle, Chromecast with Google TV, it appears yet another Silicon Valley company has figured out that maybe—just maybe—we do not want to stream everything from our phones.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Chromecast, Streaming, Silicon Valley, Thank God, Streaming Wars, Quibi


Realtor.com, Rocket Mortgage announce new partnership

Homebuyers using realtor.com interested in getting pre-approved through a mortgage will see advertising from Rocket Mortgage, which will allow that consumer to connect directly with the latter's online application.
Tags: Technology, Mortgages, Radio, Mortgage, Move, Quicken, Select, Realtor.com, Rocket Mortgage, Jay Farner, Opcity, Ben Rubenstein, Rocket Homes


With the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G, Google finally priced its phones to succeed

Google's Pixels have long been the go-to choice for tech enthusiasts, but were priced all wrong for a general audience. Now the Pixel 5 is priced to succeed.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Trends, Pixel, Google Pixel 5, Google Pixel 4a 5G


Chromecast with Google TV vs. Roku Streaming Stick+ vs. Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Now that the Chromecast with Google TV is here, Google is in a three-way race with Roku and Amazon for the best $50 streaming device. Which one should you buy?
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Home Theater, Roku, Comparison, Buying Guides, Roku Streaming Stick, 50, Streaming Media Players, Streaming Media Devices, Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, TiVo Stream 4K, Chromecast With Google TV, Roku Streaming Stick vs Amazon Fire TV Stick


Google's hardware chief said after launching the Pixel 5 that the world doesn't need 'another thousand-dollar phone'

Google's Pixel 5 Google Google unveiled the $700 Pixel 5 on Wednesday, one of its first 5G smartphones that's launching at a lower price than last year's Pixel 4 did. It's built on the success of the Pixel 4a and 3a, as Google says its goal was to deliver affordability and 5G. But it's also launching as the market for cheaper smartphones is getting more competitive with new low-cost models from Apple and Samsung. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google made a big sta...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, US, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Smartphones, Pixel, Google Google, Soli, Tech Insider, Osterloh, Lisa Eadicicco, Google Pixel 3a, Rick Osterloh Google


Teenage Engineering's 'Magic Radio' Is a Boutique Freakshow

Teenage Engineering has been quietly making some of the most exciting niche gadgets for about 15 years. Now, its latest offering is one of the weirdest concepts it’s ever produced. With the OB-4, the boutique electronics studio wants to make radio exciting again.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Teenage Engineering, OB, Magic Radio


NASA Reveals How Astronauts Will Vote From Space

AmiMoJo writes: Americans exercise their right to vote from all over the world, and for November's election, few ballots will have traveled as far as those cast by NASA astronauts living and working aboard the International Space Station. During earlier days of human spaceflight, astronauts would only visit space for days, or maybe weeks, at a time. Today, astronauts typically stay in space for six-month missions on the space station, increasing the odds of a spacefarer off the planet during an ...
Tags: Texas, Tech, Nasa, International Space Station, Houston, Johnson, Harris County, Johnson Space Center, Kate Rubins, Shannon Walker, Mission Control Center, Rubins, Mike Hopkins Victor Glover


51 last-minute gift ideas for everyone on your list — all under $50

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. You don't have to spend a fortune to give a great gift. Here are our favorites for $50 or less. Hollis Johnson/Crystal Cox/Alyssa Powell/Business Insider You don't have to spend a fortune to give them a gift they'll love. We've rounded up 51 gifts under $50 that fit everyone on your list, from the practical to the nostalgic to the quirky and everything in between.If your budget changes, here are...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Nordstrom, Gift Guide, Japan, Etsy, Disney, Trends, Gifts, Fox, Netflix, Prada, Bellroy, Girls Inc, Gift Guides


'Stand Back and Stand By' Already Selling on Extremist Proud Boys T-Shirts, Thanks to Trump

At the 2020 presidential debates on Tuesday, Donald Trump didn’t just choke on condemning white supremacists—he actually gave what a far-right hate group that has beat up protesters and launched street brawls interpreted as at the very least a tacit endorsement, or even a direct order. The president has since…Read more...
Tags: Elections, Science, Technology, Protest, Social Media, Protests, Donald Trump, Telegram, Trump, 2020 Elections, Proud Boys, Antifa, Right Wing Extremism, Extremist Proud Boys T Shirts


Types of Supply Chain Management Software

Top product quality, creative marketing, responsive customer support are nothing if the supply chain fails. 94% of the Fortune 1000 companies experienced supply chain challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in today’s global business disruption, sufficient supply chain management is the key to business survival. SCM applications help streamline the product’s trip to the customer and foresee and manage future failures.What are Supply Chain Management Systems?Supply chain management software ...
Tags: Sales, Tech, ERP, SCP, SCE, SCM, Customer Segmentation Pricing Customer, Manufacturing Management Manufacturing


It's Google's hardware launch day, and what do we get? A few Pixel phones, Nest kit, and a new Chromecast

One more thing: Hold for Me, a way to delegate avoid musak waiting Google on Wednesday held a virtual event to introduce its latest Pixel smartphones, a retooled Chromecast video streaming receiver, and a Nest-branded cloud-connected mic-speaker combo.…
Tags: Google, Software


It's Google's hardware launch day, and what do we get? A few Pixel phones, Nest kit, and another Chromecast

One more thing: Hold for Me, a way to delegate muzak waiting to your handset Google on Wednesday held a virtual event to introduce its latest Pixel smartphones, a retooled Chromecast video streaming receiver, and a Nest-branded cloud-connected mic-speaker combo.…
Tags: Google, Software


Google unveils latest Pixel 5G phone, new TV service

By Michael Liedtke | The Associated Press Google will try to make a bigger splash in the smartphone market with a cheaper high-end model while it also aims to expand its presence on bigger screens with a new TV service. The products unveiled Wednesday focus on two areas where Google has struggled to make significant inroads. Google also used a half-hour showcase streamed online to introduce a $99 speaker that it says has better acoustics for playing music than the cheaper ones that it has been s...
Tags: Apple, Google, School, California, Sport, Chromecast, Soccer, Idc, Southern California, Roku Amazon, MICHAEL LIEDTKE, International Data Corp, Associated Press Google, Nikola GM



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