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Musk: The Tesla Bot is coming

Remember that weird Will Smith movie about robots? Yeah, neither do we. But Elon Musk does. Tesla is developing a 5’8” Tesla Bot, with a prototype expected sometime next year. The news comes during Tesla’s inaugural AI Day, which was streamed on the company’s website Thursday night. The bot is being proposed as a non-automotive robotic use case for the company’s work on neural networks and its Dojo advanced supercomputer. Image Credits: Tesla “Basically, if you think about what we’re doing rig...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Will Smith, Musk, Tesla Bot, Interestingly Musk


Elon Musk Reveals 'Tesla Bot', a Humanoid Robot Utilizing Tesla AI

At Tesla's AI Day event, Elon Musk revealed a humanoid robot called Tesla Bot that utilizes the same artificial intelligence that powers the company's autonomous vehicles. CNET reports: Musk revealed few details about the Slenderman-looking Tesla Bot outside of a few PowerPoint slides but reiterated some of his beliefs about human labor. "They can use all of the same tools that we use in the car," Musk noted, suggesting the robot could be told to "go to the store and get ... the following grocer...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Cnet, Musk, Slenderman, Elon Musk Reveals Tesla Bot


Think Different: Showtime’s ‘Super Pumped’ Casts Hank Azaria as Apple CEO Tim Cook

Just when you thought his resume couldn’t get more interesting, Simpsons legend Hank Azaria becomes the latest actor to join the first season of Showtime’s upcoming anthology series, Super Pumped. Azaria is set to take on the role of Apple CEO Tim Cook, of all people. Yes, you heard that right. Think different, indeed. The Brockmire star joins an impressive cast, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Uber’s former CEO Travis Kalanick, Kyle Chandler as Texas venture capitalist and Uber angel inve...
Tags: Apple, Uber, TV, Texas, Cook, Movies, News, Steve Jobs, New York Times, Tim Cook, Showtime, Silicon Valley, Kalanick, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Coo, Bill Gurley


Apple Pay Promotion Offers Discount at Subway

Apple today sent out emails letting Apple Pay users know about its latest promotion, which offers $2 off any footlong sub from Subway when using ‌Apple Pay‌ and the Subway app to make the purchase. To get the deal, customers will need to use the promo code APPLEPAY when checking out. The $2 discount is available through August 25, and it is applicable in participating U.S. restaurants only. It applies to footlong subs, but PRO and signature wraps are excluded. Tag: Apple Pay promo This arti...
Tags: Apple, Apple Pay promo


Microsoft Teases Windows 11 Update To MS Paint

On Twitter, Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay shared a teaser video for "the beautifully redesigned Paint app," with the promise that Windows Insider Program members would be able to start testing the app for themselves in the near future. PCMag reports: The video is light on details -- which isn't all that surprising given that eight seconds of its 18-second runtime are devoted to the intro and outro -- but it does show off a new user interface with dark mode support that matches othe...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Panos Panay, Microsoft Store, Twitter Microsoft


Google Health loses its first leader, projects set to continue

In late 2018, Google hired Dr. David Feinberg to "organize [the company's] health efforts" into one division. The Google Health leader is...
Tags: Google, Google health, David Feinberg


Indonesian D2C insurance marketplace Lifepal raises $9M Series A

Choosing an insurance policy is one of the most complicated financial decisions a person can make. Jakarta-based Lifepal wants to simplify the process for Indonesians with a marketplace that lets users compare policies from more than 50 providers, get help from licensed agents and file claims. The startup, which says it is the country’s largest direct-to-consumer insurance marketplace, announced today it has raised a $9 million Series A. The round was led by ProBatus Capital, a venture firm back...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Indonesia, Ipo, Southeast Asia, India, US, Insurance, Tech, Jakarta, Gojek, Prudential Financial, Lazada, Cathay Innovation


Outlook4Gmail 5.3.3.0

Outlook4Gmail - sync Google with Outlook
Tags: Google, Software


The Texas National Guard Just Unveiled the Largest 3D Printed Structure in North America

But Russia and China are preparing to 3D print hypersonic components.
Tags: China, Russia, Tech, North America


Daily Crunch: Under pressure from ‘banking partners and payout providers,’ OnlyFans bans explicit content

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for August 19, 2021. Today is a good day, with lots of interesting news, and even a hot, fresh newsletter from the TechCrunch team. More on that in a moment. Before we start, UiPath CEO Daniel Dines is coming to our October SaaS event. It’s going to be, as the kids say, lit. — Alex UiPath CEO Daniel Dines is coming to TC Sessions...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Congress, China, Tech, Chicago, United States, Standard Oil, Gm, Vr, Bird, Graham, Chinese communist party, Databricks, Lucas Matney, Venrock


Your Credit Score Should Be Based On Your Web History, IMF Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: In a new blog post for the International Monetary Fund, four researchers presented their findings from a working paper that examines the current relationship between finance and tech as well as its potential future. Gazing into their crystal ball, the researchers see the possibility of using the data from your browsing, search, and purchase history to create a more accurate mechanism for determining the credit rating of an individual or business....
Tags: Apple, Tech, International Monetary Fund, Gizmodo, Google Facebook


High-Speed Rail Proponents Make Another Push For Pacific Northwest Project

Three of every five voters in Oregon and Washington support a regional, high-speed rail line, according to a poll released by proponents of a proposed high-speed rail system to carry passengers from Eugene, Ore., to Vancouver, B.C. GeekWire reports: The survey, conducted by California-based FM3 and released by rail-advocacy coalition Fast Forward Cascadia, shows that 43% of voters surveyed from the two states strongly support high-speed rail and another 19% somewhat support it. Conversely, a tot...
Tags: Microsoft, California, Washington, Oregon, Tech, Portland, Seattle, Smith, Pacific Northwest, U S Senate, Rachel Smith, Eugene Ore, Cascadia, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Pacific Northwest Project, Vancouver B C GeekWire


Vine's Creator Is Now Working On NFT Blockchain Video Games

Dom Hofmann, one of Vine's founders, has a new project called Supdrive. He calls it an "on-chain fantasy game console" that plays classic-style games with NFTs acting as a sort of virtual cartridge. The Verge reports: In a Discord set up for Supdrive, Hofmann wrote that the games will be NFTs, running on virtual firmware. The fact that games will be released as NFTs means that there will only be so many "editions" or copies available. Hofmann also says that each copy of a given game will be uniq...
Tags: Tech, Pokemon, Dom Hofmann, NFT, Hofmann, Red Green and Blue, Supdrive Hofmann, Supdrive


Google discontinues Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G after Pixel 5a launch

Google has discontinued the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G in the wake of the Pixel 5a 5G, the company confirmed this week.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Pixel, Google Pixel, Google Pixel 5, Google Pixel 4a 5G, Google Pixel 5a 5G, Google pixel discontinued


Google's facing fresh anti-competitive criticism and to no one's surprise it's all about the Play Store

Epic Games and Google have been butting heads for well over a year at this point, and their fight is all about how developers sell apps...
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Flueid awarded patent on title insurance decisioning platform

Flueid Decision is multi-tenant and agnostic, meaning "it's not owned or managed by any one underwriter, title agent, lender, servicer or service provider and is not focused on any one component of the real estate lifecycle." 
Tags: Technology, Radio, Venture Capital, Mortgage, Industry News, ATG, DOMA, Title Insurance, Aquiline Technology Growth, Peter Bowman, Flueid, Flueid Software Corp, Peter Richter, Title365


Using Facebook WiFi to Increase Social Engagement with Customers

Small businesses need to look at Facebook WiFi. You’ll get more activity on your Facebook business page. It’s good for social engagement and digital marketing. All you need to get started is a router and your smartphone. What is Facebook WiFi? It turns your enterprise into a WiFi hot spot if you are offering free WiFi to customers. Prospects check in and businesses share announcements and offers. Small enterprises also get analytics for gender and age. It’s software providing people with free...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Sales, Marketing Strategy, Facebook Page, Technology Trends, Your Customers Facebook WiFi, Facebook Business Page Customers, Setup Facebook, Facebook WiFi


The Deployable Key Mouse may be Apple’s craziest MacBook idea yet

What if your mouse was simply a key taken off of your MacBook keyboard? Apple thinks this might be the future.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Macbook, Computing


Today’s real story: The Facebook monopoly

Daniel Liss Contributor Share on Twitter Daniel Liss is the founder and CEO of Dispo, the digital disposable camera social network. Facebook is a monopoly. Right? Mark Zuckerberg appeared on national TV today to make a “special announcement.” The timing could not be more curious: Today is the day Lina Khan’s FTC refiled its case to dismantle Facebook’s monopoly. To the average person, Facebook’s monopoly seems obvious. “After ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Social, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Column, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Social Networks, Youtube, Opinion


Don’t be scared: Scientists figured out how fear works

A team of scientists in Beijing have discovered novel inferences concerning the learned fear response in humans. Relax, this is a good thing. Learned fear is a condition that scientists don’t know a whole lot about. The human brain is mysterious and the fear response is believed to occur in parts of if that are incredibly difficult to scan with non-invasive measuring devices. Up front: You can’t just slap an EEG helmet on someone’s head and measure their brainwaves to determine how they respond ...
Tags: Startups, Science, China, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, Neural, Next Featured


Amazon Plans To Open Its Own Department Stores

According to The Wall Street Journal, Amazon will soon open its own department stores, with a focus on apparel, electronics and household goods. The Seattle Times reports: The first stores are expected to be located in Ohio and California and will be about 30,000 square feet in size, which would be smaller than the typical department store, the Journal reported. The e-commerce giant, which last year had $386 billion in sales, has been expanding into physical retail in recent years, opening groce...
Tags: Amazon, California, Tech, Ohio, Taylor, Macy, Kohl, Penney, Seattle Times, Bloomberg Intelligence, Saunders, GlobalData, Neil Saunders, Wall Street Journal Amazon, Neiman Marcus J C Penney, Green Street But for Amazon


What is Roku? How Roku's streaming devices work

Roku devices are a versatile option for streaming. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Roku is a brand of digital media streaming devices that offer content from a variety of services and providers through downloadable channels. Roku players connect to your TV or operate as proprietary software within a smart TV using a wired or wireless internet connection. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The rise of streaming platforms has made accessing your favorite shows and...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Nbc, US, Trends, Streaming, Roku, Roku Streaming Stick, ABC CBS FOX, Roku TV, Anthony Wood, Tech Insider, Streaming Devices, Roku Express, Roku Channel Store, Marcio Jose Sanchez


Executive Director

Executive Director WBNashville Thu, 08/19/2021 - 14:50 Walk Bike Nashville seeks an energetic, engaged, and visionary Executive Director. Since 1998 Walk Bike Nashville has offered opportunities for people to learn, grow and feel safe to move through our city by foot, bicycle, and transit -- both those who currently do, and those who’d like to. We want to thrive even if we don’t drive.  We work to right the wrongs that exist in Nashville as it relates to transportation and h...
Tags: Google, Nashville, Eventbrite Nationbuilder Microsoft


Everything New With Translation in iOS 15: System-Wide Support, Live Text Translation and More

Major features like SharePlay, Safari updates, Photos changes, and more have received most of the attention when it comes to iOS 15 coverage, but there are some notable new translation-related features that are being introduced in the update. System-wide translation, Live Text translation, and other new options add useful new functionality to the iPhone. This guide highlights everything that's new with the Translate app and the translation features in ‌iOS 15‌. System-Wide Translation A...
Tags: Apple, Featured, iOS 15, Language Selection Improvements Apple


The Epic v. Google lawsuit finally makes sense

Epic accuses Google of stacking the deck
Tags: Google, Epic


Google says geofence warrants make up one-quarter of all US demands

For the first time, Google has published the number of geofence warrants it’s historically received from U.S. authorities, providing a rare glimpse into how frequently these controversial warrants are issued. The figures, published Thursday, reveal that Google has received thousands of geofence warrants each quarter since 2018, and at times accounted for about one-quarter of all U.S. warrants that Google receives. The data shows that the vast majority of geofence warrants are obtained by local a...
Tags: Google, Android, Security, Florida, New York, Technology, Privacy, Minneapolis, Nbc News, US, Articles, Tech, Spokesperson, Law Enforcement, United States, New York Times


Arianna Simpson of a16z on Yield Guild Games, the firm’s newest bet on crypto + gaming

As one of four general partners at Andreessen Horowitz who are now investing the venture firm’s third crypto fund, a $2.2 billion vehicle, Arianna Simpson is very focused on how to return that capital and much more to the firm’s limited partners. Toward that end, she has been more focused of late on startups that combine crypto with gaming. Last month, for example, her team co-led an investment in Virtually Human Studio, the startup behind a digital horse racing service Zed Run, wherein users bu...
Tags: TC, Southeast Asia, Tech, Philippines, Reddit, Andreessen Horowitz, Coinbase, Simpson, NFT, Celo, Katie Haun, Dapper Labs, Axie Infinity, Arianna Simpson, Gabby Dizon, Axe Infinity


Google Ad’s New Conversion Value Rules: What They Are & How to Use Them via @sejournal, @hoffman8

Google created more control for advertisers with new conversion value rules. Here's what they are, why they're useful, & how to implement them!The post appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, Paid Search


Epic Games Says Google Paid Phone and Game Makers to Avoid $1-Billion App Store Hit

By Paresh Dave(Reuters) - "Fortnite" developer Epic Games on Thursday unsealed details about contracts it alleges Alphabet Inc's Google signed with...
Tags: Google, Alphabet Inc, Google Paid Phone, Paresh Dave Reuters Fortnite


Companies betting on data must value people as much as AI

Asaf Cohen Contributor Share on Twitter Asaf Cohen is co-founder and CEO at Metrolink.ai, a data operations platform. The Pareto principle, also known as the 80-20 rule, asserts that 80% of consequences come from 20% of causes, rendering the remainder way less impactful. Those working with data may have heard a different rendition of the 80-20 rule: A data scientist spends 80% of their time at work cleaning up messy data as op...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Tech, Metrolink, CrowdFlower, Asaf Cohen



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