Razer's New Smart Glasses Promise to Make WFH a Little Less Awful

I know, I know. Another pair of open-ear audio smart glasses? Were the Bose Frames, Echo Frames, and JLab JBuds not enough? Nope. Not according to Razer, which just announced its Razer Anzu Smart Glasses. Read more...
Tags: Glasses, Science, Technology, Equipment, Best Buy, Eyewear, Razer, Anzu, Corrective Lenses, Smartglasses, Ophthalmology, Humancomputer Interaction, Jlab Audio Jlab Jbuds Headphoneheadset, Razer Anzu is 25 Years Old!

At each milestone I've repeated the story about how I started Cyndi's List and first published it on March 4, 1996. At my local society meeting I shared one page full of genealogy bookmarks started the ball rolling. I've told the story time and again when asked, "How did you get started with Cyndi's List?"  For that story, see my blog post from the 20 year anniversary here:  What I don't ever get asked is why I continu...
Tags: Google, Mississippi, Washington, Aol, Netherlands, Genealogy, Midwest, CYNDI, FTM, Cyndi Ingle, Something Google, TPCGS, Alta Vista Hotbot

SpaceX Starlink Factory In Texas Will Speed Up Production of Dishy McFlatface

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: SpaceX says it is building a factory in Austin, Texas, to design systems that will help make satellite dishes, Wi-Fi routers, and other equipment for its Starlink satellite broadband network. The news comes from a job posting for an automation and controls engineer position flagged in a story Tuesday by local news channel KXAN. "To keep up with global demand, SpaceX is breaking ground on a new, state of the art manufacturing facility in Aust...
Tags: Spacex, Texas, US, Tech, Ars Technica, Federal Communications Commission, Austin Texas, Austin TX, KXAN, StarLink, SpaceX Starlink

OLED 10.9-Inch iPad Rumored for Early 2022, 12.9-Inch iPad Pro and 16-Inch MacBook Pro Could Follow

Earlier today, DigiTimes shared a preview of an upcoming report claiming that Apple is working on both iPad and Mac notebook models with OLED displays that could launch starting in 2022. The full report from DigiTimes is now available, and it includes several new alleged details about Apple's plans. According to the report, the first of these devices to adopt an OLED display is likely to be a 10.9-inch ‌iPad‌, presumably an updated version of the iPad Air. The updated ‌iPad‌ is said to be pla...
Tags: Apple, Featured, US, iPad Air,, DigiTimes, MacBook Pro 13, iPad Pro 12.9, MacBook Pro Don, Macbook Pro 16, Macs DigiTimes

eBay To Remove Dr. Seuss Books From Sale Over Offensive Imagery

Online retailer eBay has announced it is working to remove sales of some books from Dr. Seuss over offensive imagery. The Hill reports: A spokesperson for the company told The Wall Street Journal that it is "currently sweeping our marketplace to remove these items." The spokesperson further told the newspaper that it would take time to review seller listings, and the company was monitoring new listings. The move comes after Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced on Tuesday, which was the late author'...
Tags: Ebay, Tech, Associated Press, Wall Street Journal, Hill, Seuss, Dr Seuss Enterprises

Developers Start Receiving $500 Credits for Returning DTK Mac Minis

Apple last week sent out emails to developers who are in possession of a Developer Transition Kit, providing instructions on returning the test machines. Developers have now started mailing in their DTKs, with Apple rewarding the promised $500 USD credit once the DTK has been received. In appreciation of your participation in the Universal App Quick Start program and to help with your continued development of Universal apps, we'd like to provide you with a one-time-use promo code for $500 towar...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Canada, M1, Apple Developer Program, Apple Silicon, Developer Transition Kits, Apple Store Online Developers

Canonical Chooses Google’s Flutter UI SDK to Build Future Ubuntu Apps

Canonical announced today that they choose to use Google’s Flutter UI framework for building future apps for the Ubuntu Linux operating system.
Tags: Google, Linux, Canonical Chooses Google

Nintendo Plans Switch Model With Bigger Samsung OLED Display, 4K Output

According to Bloomberg, Nintendo is planning to unveil a model of its Switch gaming console equipped with a bigger Samsung OLED display and support for 4K. It's expected to arrive before Christmas. From the report: Samsung Display Co. will start mass production of 7-inch, 720p-resolution OLED panels as early as June with an initial monthly target of just under a million units. The displays are slated for shipment to assemblers around July. The gaming community has speculated online about the int...
Tags: Samsung, Tech, Nintendo, Samsung Display Co, Shuntaro Furukawa, Bloomberg Nintendo

Moving Out of a Smart Home

Before selling our home last year, a realtor told us our home would qualify as a smart home because of all the technology installed. “Smart” additions included Lutron Caseta light switches in our basement to turn off lights by voice command or app, an Echobee thermostat for remote temperature control, and an app-based video camera for the driveway so we knew when package deliveries arrived. We also used Google Echo Dots around the house to set alarms, ask silly questions, and broadcast messages ...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Smart Home, Lutron Caseta, Audio Only Podcasts, Echobee

Backed by Blossom, Creandum and Index, grocery delivery and dark store startup Dija launches in London

Dija, the London-based grocery delivery startup, is officially launching today and confirming that it raised £20 million in seed funding in December — a round that we first reported was partially closed the previous month. Backing the company is Blossom Capital, Creandum and Index Ventures, with Dija seemingly able to raise pre-launch. In fact, there are already rumours swirling around London’s venture capital community that the upstart may be out raising again already — a figure up to £100 mill...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, UK, London, France, Berlin, Tech, Italy, Hackney, Instacart, Saban, Grocery Delivery, Deliveroo, Index Ventures Is Back From the Dead

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: It's rare that apps come back from the dead, but it seems like that may be what's happening with, a site that let users create their own radio stations and DJ sets with music they curated before it got shuttered in 2014. Even rarer, it seems like there are two versions involved in the revival: the original site is back up and running (with the involvement of its original founder, Billy Chasen), but there's also Turntab...
Tags: Tech, Billy Chasen

InsurGrid raises pre-seed financing to help modernize legacy insurance agents

Insurance agents spend hours handling paperwork and grabbing client information over the phone. A new seed-stage startup, InsurGrid, has developed a software solution to help ease the process, and make it easier for agents to serve existing clients — and secure new ones. InsurGrid gives agents a personalized platform to collect information from clients, such as date of birth, driver’s license information and policy declaration. This platform helps agents avoid sitting on long calls or managing ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, United States, Beach, Insurtech, Hustle Fund, Engineering Capital, Recent Funding, InsurGrid, Vess Capital, Eden Insurance, Jeremy Eden, Chase Beach, Hippo Lemonade and Root Beach, Gabi Trellis

Netflix Releases ‘The Serpent’ Premiere Date and Trailer (TV News Roundup)

In today’s TV news roundup, Netflix revealed the premiere date and trailer for “The Serpent,” and Apple TV Plus announced the streaming premiere date for “It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown.”  DATES Netflix announced that crime drama “The Serpent” will premiere on April 2. Inspired by real events set in the 1970s, the limited series tells the […]
Tags: Apple, News, Peanuts, Netflix, Charlie Brown, the Serpent, Ghostwriter, Worn Stories

Daily Crunch: Square acquires Tidal

Square buys a majority stake in Jay-Z’s Tidal, WhatsApp improves its desktop app and Hopin raises even more funding. This is your Daily Crunch for March 4, 2021. The big story: Square acquires Tidal Square announced this morning that it has purchased a majority stake in Tidal, the music streaming service founded by Jay-Z. It sounds like an odd fit at first, which Square CEO Jack Dorsey acknowledged in a tweet asking, “Why would a music streaming company and a financial services company join forc...
Tags: Apple, Firefox, Google, TC, UK, Tech, Square, Tidal, Jack Dorsey, Competition And Markets Authority, Jay, Coursera, Aero, Sita, Daily Crunch, Hopin

Honda Launches World's First Level 3 Self-Driving Car

Honda Motor will on Friday launch a new car equipped with the world's first certified level 3 autonomous driving technology. Nikkei Asia reports: Industry experts are cautiously watching to see if the Legend, a luxury sedan that operates without driver supervision under certain conditions but requires the driver to assume control of the vehicle within seconds when alerted, can capture enough demand to suggest a way forward for other manufacturers. Honda unveiled the Legend on Thursday at an onli...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Tech, Honda, Honda Motor, Ministry of Land Infrastructure Transport

iOS 14.5 Won't Actually Let You Change a Default Music Service

It turns out that Apple's iOS 14.5 update won't actually let you change your default music service that you use with Siri. Engadget reports: Beta users had originally noticed that it appeared as if early versions of the update might allow you to change the default service that launches when you ask Siri to play a song. This meant that rather than specifying a third-party music app with each request, Siri would remember your preference and launch with the service you had originally specified. W...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Tech, Siri Engadget

What is a CPU? A guide to the 'brain' of your computer or phone, including how it works

The CPU is essential to your computer's functionality. Narumon Bowonkitwanchai/Getty Images A CPU, or central processing unit, is like the brain of any computer or mobile device. CPUs receive data from every other part of the device, and then decide how and when to launch apps, display images, and more.  Most computers run on Intel or AMD CPU chips, although new Apple products use a custom CPU made by Apple. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. A CPU, or central pro...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Trends, Intel, Pc, Amd, CPU, Macbook Pro, Cpus, Intel Core, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, RYZEN, AMD Ryzen, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference

CoStar withdraws bid for CoreLogic after pushback

CoStar cites rising interest rates' impact on the mortgage refinancing market for changing company's view on the value of CoreLogic.
Tags: Technology, Interest Rates, Radio, Mortgage Rates, Acquisition, CoreLogic, Andy Florance, Select, Andrew Florance, Costar, Mortgage Refinancing

Restoring Factory Defaults in Lutron Caseta Smart Light Switches

When we moved out of our house last year, we chose to leave behind the Lutron Caseta Smart Light Switches installed throughout the basement. These switches allowed us to connect our lighting choices to our Google home device to be … The post Restoring Factory Defaults in Lutron Caseta Smart Light Switches appeared first on The Handyguys.
Tags: Google, Crafts, Lutron, Lutron Caseta, Audio Only Podcasts, Lutron Caseta Smart Light Switches

Hey Google! So, What’s Next for Ad Tech?

On Wednesday, Google reinforced its stance on how ad targeting should work after it withdraws support for third-party cookies next year. The announcement moved markets but left some critical questions unanswered, and it has led to the loss of several billion dollars in shareholder value among ad-tech players. In short, Google is doubling down on...
Tags: Google, General, Advertising, Ad Tech

Advertisers prepare for Apple's changes

Good morning and welcome to Insider Advertising for March 5. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:First, our reporter Ashley Rodriguez is hosting an hour-long chat with execs from Molson Coors, Roku, and UTA Marketing about the future of advertising-supported TV on March 10. Register for the event here. The Wall Street Journal pushes SEO-driven stories.Top boutique PR firms.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to ad...
Tags: Apple, Google, Media, Jay Z, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, Digital Media, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Cnbc, Ad Tech, Ashley Rodriguez, WWD, Advertising Agencies, Trade Desk

Data is the world’s most valuable (and vulnerable) resource

Kara Nortman Contributor Share on Twitter Kara Nortman is a partner at Upfront Ventures. >>>> gd2md-html alert: inline image link in generated source and store images to your server. NOTE: Images in exported zip file from Google Docs may not appear in the same order as they do in your doc. Please check the images! -----> There’s no overstating it: 2020 was a hell of a year. When future generations learn about 2020, the pan...
Tags: Security, Cloud, Column, Cloud Computing, Tech, Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, Information Technology, Google Docs, Fortune, Upfront Ventures, Idc, Austin Texas, Kara Nortman, Clive Humby, EC Column

A new asynchronous video startup, Weet, is helping employees communicate on their own schedule

For founder Najette Fellache, coming to the Bay Area a few years ago from Nantes, France was a way to grow a company she’d founded and which was already beginning to count major U.S. corporations like GE, Tesla, Amazon, and Medtronics as customers. What that six-year-old outfit, Speach, sells is essentially knowledge-sharing between colleagues via videos produced by the employees themselves, often to augment written instructions. The idea is to maximize learning, fast, and investors liked it eno...
Tags: Startups, TC, Video, Microsoft, Tech, Airbus, Bay Area, Stockholm Sweden, Weet, Pinault, Colgate Palmolive, Nantes France, EQT Ventures, Medtronics, Alven, Sequoia Capital Kleiner Perkins

Asynchronous video startup Weet just launched to cement bonds, and know-how, within companies

For founder Najette Fellache, coming to the Bay Area a few years ago from Nantes, France was a way to grow a company she’d founded and which was already was beginning to count major U.S. corporations like GE, Tesla, Amazon, and Medtronics as customers. What that six-year-old outfit, Speach, sells is essentially knowledge sharing between colleagues via videos produced by the employees themselves, often to augment written instructions. The idea is to maximize learning, fast, and investors liked th...
Tags: Startups, TC, Video, Microsoft, Tech, Airbus, Bay Area, Stockholm Sweden, Weet, Pinault, Colgate Palmolive, Nantes France, EQT Ventures, Medtronics, Alven, Sequoia Capital Kleiner Perkins

The best online sales happening now, including Baublebar, The Home Depot, and Dyson

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider We rounded up the best sales and deals happening online today, including savings at Baublebar, The Home Depot, and Dyson. Deals in this story are subject to change throughout the day. The prices listed reflect the deal at the time of publication. For even more deals and savings across the web, check out Business Insider Coupons. The best deals available right now 5-Piece S...
Tags: Reviews, Deals, Microsoft, Sales, Trends, Walmart, Intel, Features, Dyson, Lenovo, Deals Of The Day, Baublebar, The Home Depot, Olema, Hydro Flask, Sunski

Surplussed Barrelware.

As I said in my review of Sasha Sokolov’s Школа для дураков (A School for Fools), Sokolov was bowled over by Aksyonov’s Затоваренная бочкотара (translated by Joel Wilkinson as Surplussed Barrelware) when he was just beginning to write, so I followed up my reading of Bitov’s Жизнь в ветреную погоду (Life in Windy Weather; see this post) by tackling the Aksyonov, which I read years ago with minimal comprehension. As with the Bitov, I’m really glad I returned to it, both because it shed new light ...
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New Zealand tsunami warning: evacuations follow swarm of earthquakes – live

Residents of large parts of the coastal North Island have been told to ‘move immediately’ after a series of strong earthquakes 10.25pm GMT The National Crisis Management Centre has been activated in the bunker of the Beehive building in Wellington. A press conference is expected from National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) shortly. 10.20pm GMT You can see the impact of people heading for higher ground on Google Maps.People are trying to get out of Whakatane which has created a traff...
Tags: Google, Asia Pacific, Earthquakes, New Zealand, Tsunamis, Wellington, North Island, Whakatane, National Emergency Management Agency NEMA, National Crisis Management Centre

Hurry! iPad Air dropped to its lowest price ever at Amazon today

A faster, more powerful iPad that's sleeker and lighter than ever, this is an iPad for a user who wants it all.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Trends, Computing, Tablet Deals, Apple deals, Apple iPad Air 4, Amazon 2021

Programmer Got a Minecraft Server Running On His Canon DSLR

linuxwrangler shares a report from PetaPixel: A programmer who goes by the name Turtius has managed to install and run a Minecraft server on a Canon SL2 DSLR camera. Turtius was working on reverse-engineering Canon's network processor when he decided to try and see if it could be done. [You can view it in action here on YouTube]. It is important to note that the camera is just the server, not the client. The game itself is running on the computer, the "world" that is displayed in-game is simpl...
Tags: Tech, Reddit, Canon, Turtius

Making sense of the $6.5B Okta-Auth0 deal

When Okta announced that it was acquiring Auth0 yesterday for $6.5 billion, the deal raised eyebrows. After all, it’s a substantial amount of money for one identity and access management (IAM) company to pay to buy another, similar entity. But the deal ultimately brings together two companies that come at identity from different sides of the market — and as such could be the beginning of a beautiful identity friendship. The deal ultimately brings together two companies that come at iden...
Tags: Security, TC, Enterprise, Okta, Tech, CIO, SaaS, Gartner, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Todd Mckinnon, Kelly, Michael Kelly, Iam, McKinnon, Auth0

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