Apple made the AirPods, Pitaka made them better!

The AirPods are pretty great the way they are, but ask any designer and they’ll say that they could be much more. Ask designer Tang Gan of Pitaka and he’ll straight up tell you that the AirPods should A. Wirelessly charge, B. Have a longer battery life, and C. Not be so difficult to find inside a backpack. Combine those three insights and you get yourself the AirPodPal, an attachment that augments the abilities of the AirPods… or as Tang says, “Makes your AirPods easier to carry, charge & find...
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Best weed dispensaries in the US

Recreational cannabis is legal in 10 states, and a number of states like New York and New Jersey are in the process of legalizing. And it’s not just for the locals — cannabis tourism has shifted from something you did once while in Amsterdam to something you can do without leaving the US. For people new to the idea of legal weed, the novelty of being able to stroll into a business and walk out with a bag of marijuana will be cool the first couple of times you do it no matter which shop you go...
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6 Digital Marketing Trends for 2019 and How to Adopt Them

While the way that businesses have used marketing campaigns over the years has changed, the reasons have not. Every business wants to reach its ideal customer just when that customer needs it. With the constant flux of new technologies, the way that companies need to reach these customers has to evolve to make up the difference. Here are 6 digital marketing trends to consider for your 2019 marketing strategy. Digital Marketing Trend #1: Omnichannel Marketing Today’s consumer uses multiple ch...
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'It saved my life': Apple Watch, Fitbit are notifying users of medical emergencies

Apple Watch and FitBit users say that their smartwatches saved their lives. Aetna partnered with Apple, offering free wearables in 2019.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Google mistakenly forgot to tell users that Nest Secure comes with built-in microphone

A microphone built into its Nest security system wasn't supposed to be a secret, Google said after announcing Google Assistant support for the system.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Why can’t we build anything?

Last week, California governor Gavin Newsom announced that he was intending to aggressively scale back plans for the state’s high-speed rail system, which in its most ambitious routing would have connected Sacramento to San Diego. The immediate cause was ballooning costs, which have risen from $33 billion to $77 billion and looked likely to exceed 1.6 Zuckerbergs within a couple of years (the local CA currency, otherwise known as $100 billion). Unlike other megaprojects, Newsom — and California ...
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You Can Redecorate Your Home From The Comfort Of...Your Home

Decorating a home or apartment is a fun project, but it's also daunting. Whether you're starting with a blank canvas or looking for a statement piece to upgrade an area, it can be hard to know where to start. That's where the internet can be your best — and worst — friend. Enter a few words into Google, and you'll open up pages and pages of every kind of bookend, end table, or table runner you can imagine. Now your search has gone from a treasure hunt to a needle-in-a-haystack hunt.To avoid sea...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, Fashion, Music, UK, Hollywood, Etsy, California, India, America, Italy, Portugal, Ikea, Kate Spade, Melbourne

China Has Abandoned a Cybersecurity Truce With the US, Report Says

Cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike says China has largely abandoned a hacking truce negotiated by Barack Obama as President Trump embarked on a trade war with Beijing last year. "A slowdown in Chinese hacking following the cybersecurity agreement Obama's administration secured in 2015 appears to have been reversed, the firm said in a report released Tuesday that reviewed cyber activity by U.S. adversaries in 2018," reports Bloomberg. From the report: The report comes as the Trump administration seek...
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Cheers The Bar Room At Google's Cambridge Office

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Samsung Is Dropping Its Best Galaxy Yet — & The Camera Is Really Good

A decade after the release of the first Galaxy S, Samsung is launching the sleek and Pantone color of the year– inspired next generation of its signature smartphone. Meet the Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+, and S10 5G, announced today at Unpacked in San Francisco. The line consists of models ranging in size and price with better-than-ever displays, cameras, and AI-powered capabilities.The S10e is the most basic and inexpensive of the bunch, with a flat and compact screen (compared to the curved screens...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Fashion, Music, Samsung, San Francisco, Qi, Bixby, Ceramic Black, Say CheeseSamsung, Flamingo Pink

Google Translate Is Actually Wittgenstein In Action

“Google employees have previously acknowledged that Wittgenstein’s theories gave them a breakthrough in making their translation services more effective, but somehow, this key connection between philosophy of language and artificial intelligence has long gone under-celebrated and overlooked.” Here’s an explanation. – Quartz
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Why Daimler moved its big data platform to the cloud

Like virtually every big enterprise company, a few years ago, the German auto giant Daimler decided to invest in its own on-premises data centers. And while those aren’t going away anytime soon, the company today announced that it has successfully moved its on-premises big data platform to Microsoft’s Azure cloud. This new platform, which the company calls eXtollo, is Daimler’s first major service to run outside of its own data centers, though it’ll probably not be the last. As Daimler’s head...
Tags: Cloud, Asia, Europe, Enterprise, Microsoft, Developer, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Tech, Data, Analytics, Encryption, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, Computing, Daimler

6 places to find the best recycled building materials

If construction is in your future — either with a new home build or a remodel — using recycled building materials for the project is definitely the way to go. Not only is using recycled materials good for the environment, but it is often much cheaper. Sometimes, you can even find recycled materials for free! To help you with your upcoming construction or DIY project, here is a list of some of the best places to find recycled items and materials. Pawn shops You can find some pretty amazing b...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Design, United States, Sears Outlet, Goedeker, Habitat for Humanity Restore, Habitat for Humanity Restore Outlets, Poland Wood, Building Materials Reuse Association

Waymo rules and Apple trails in California self-driving car benchmarks

California's DMV releases annual reports of self-driving car disengagements on public roads. In the most recent reports. Waymo had the best performance, GM Cruise came in second, and Apple's self-driving program was in last place. The post appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Apple once gifted Karl Lagerfeld with a custom $25,000 Apple Watch, but the fashion icon might have never set it up (AAPL)

Karl Lagerfeld, the German designer and creative director at fashion houses Chanel and Fendi, died on Tuesday. He was 85. Lagerfeld had famously received a custom 18K yellow gold Apple Watch from Jony Ive, Apple’s chief designer, but he may have never actually set it up to use as a smartwatch. Karl Lagerfeld had an Apple Watch before most people had one. But he may have never actually set it up. Back in 2015, ahead of the public launch of the first-generation Apple Watch, fashion icon Karl La...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Netflix, Paris, Xiaomi, Andy Warhol, Apple Watch, Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, Fendi, Hodinkee, Lagerfeld, Jony Ive Apple, Jony Ive Lagerfeld

A Psion Palmtop Successor Has Arrived and It Runs Android and Linux

dryriver writes: A lot of people probably remember the 1990s palmtop computers made by Psion fondly. The clamshell-design palmtops were pocketable, black and white, but had a working stylus and a fantastic tactile foldout QWERTY keyboard that you could type pretty substantial documents on or even write code with. A different company -- Planet Computers -- has now produced a spiritual successor to the old Psion palmtops called the Gemini PDA that is much like an old Psion but with the latest Andr...
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Software Startup Portfolium Acquired by Salt Lake City’s Instructure

The software of Portfolium, a San Diego startup that hosts online portfolios for students trying to showcase their achievements to potential employers, is set to join the portfolio of Utah educational software company Instructure.Instructure (NYSE: INST) has agreed to acquire privately held Portfolium. No financial terms of the deal, which was announced Tuesday, were disclosed.Founded in 2014 by CEO Adam Markowitz, Portfolium sells academic institutions access to what it calls its ePortfolio ne...
Tags: Deals, Utah, Education, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Trends, Tech, Higher Education, SaaS, Venture Capital, San Diego, M&a, Salt Lake City, Bridge, Merger, Financing

Something magical happens if you google Rihanna and your birthday

Seriously. Do it. Go to, type in “Rihanna (your DOB),” you’ll get… a picture of Rihanna taken on the anniversary of your birth. To Rihanna fans (me), seeing her in a fabulous and perfect outfit IS magic — because it’s on my personal birthaversary, it makes me feel like the outfit was styled just for me, and Riri is on her way to celebrate my birthday party because she’s my best friend.  Here’s mine by the way: I spent at least five minutes thinking about what this outfit says about my...
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Google Takes New Policy Approach Amid Growing Global Threats

In an internal email, the company’s new global policy chief, Karan Bhatia, described the reorganization as a reaction to policy makers who are increasingly empowered to regulate the company’s core businesses, said the person, who asked not to be identified discussing personnel decisions. Bhatia, a former deputy U.S. trade representative under Republican President George W. Bush, joined Google in June from General Electric Co. He is bolstering teams that deal with specific challenges such as ant...
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How to Lock Your iPhone While Your Kid Uses an App

Sometimes, our phones come in handy as tools of distraction for our kids while we wait in the airport or the doctor’s office. I rarely let my son use my phone when he was younger (and still rarely do), but I kept the PBS Kids app and one or two games loaded on it, just in case. Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Screens, Cell Phone, Lifehacks, Mobile Phone, Pbs Kids, Screentime

Global smartphone growth stalled in Q4, up just 1.2% for the full year: Gartner

Gartner’s smartphone marketshare data for the just gone holiday quarter highlights the challenge for device makers going into the world’s biggest mobile trade show which kicks off in Barcelona next week: The analyst’s data shows global smartphone sales stalled in Q4 2018, with growth of just 0.1 per cent over 2017’s holiday quarter, and 408.4 million units shipped. tl;dr: high end handset buyers decided not to bother upgrading their shiny slabs of touch-sensitive glass. Gartner says Apple ...
Tags: Travel, Iphone, Apple, Ios, Android, Gadgets, Mobile, Asia, Europe, China, Samsung, Barcelona, Smartphone, Smartphones, Asia Pacific, Middle East

How to close apps on the Apple Watch, and other troubleshooting tips

Close apps on the Apple Watch by pressing the side button and swiping left on recently opened apps. Resolutions for problematic Apple Watch apps (from freezing to closing unexpectedly) include force quitting and uninstalling and reinstalling the app. There are better ways to conserve Apple Watch battery than closing apps — which may not be saving you battery in the first place.   Whether for the satisfaction of decluttering or for the perceived notion of conserving battery life ( a point th...
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How to Fix Chrome OS 72's Buggy Task Manager 

If you own a Chrome OS laptop or tablet, you may want to hold off on installing the latest Chrome OS update. While the update is notable for bringing Android Pie to a handful of Chrome OS devices, some users who have installed the update—Chrome OS version 72—have reported performance problems. So far, Google’s…Read more...
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Here’s everything announced at Samsung’s Galaxy S10/Galaxy Fold event

Missed today’s Samsung Unpacked event in San Francisco? In all, we have five new phones — one of them a foldable, some new earbuds, a virtual assistant and a watch. Here’s everything you need to know. Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, presented at Unpacked in San Francisco. (Source: Samsung) Samsung’s Galaxy Fold launches April 26, starting at $1,980 The last time we saw Samsung’s foldable onstage, it was, quite literally, shrouded in darkness. The company debuted a prototype of the upcoming device at ...
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Samsung Revamps Flagship Range With 5G, Low-Cost Options

The South Korean technology giant introduced four new phones in its Galaxy S range -- the S10, S10+, S10e, and S10 5G. The S10 and S10+ are direct successors to last year’s S9 and S9+, while the S10e and S10 5G are two new models for the company: a low-end phone aimed at Apple’s iPhone XR, and a high-end version priced above $1,000. It also showed off the Galaxy Fold, a smartphone with a screen that expands to tablet size.
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Remodelista Essentials: 25 Inexpensive, Surprisingly Good-Looking Design Finds from the Hardware Store

Consider this our ode to the humble hardware store, the affordable emporium of just about anything you need (and several things you didn’t know you needed). The wares in a hardware store epitomize beauty in function: these are practical workhorses, often designs that haven’t changed in decades (or even centuries); they’re built to last, sometimes multi-purpose—and many of them are surprisingly good-looking. And there’s something old-fashioned about wandering the aisles of the iconic hardware sto...
Tags: Amazon, Home Depot, Books, New York, Hardware, Walmart, Meredith, Lehman, Garber, Kristina, Lowes, Rod, 10 Favorites, Terra Cotta, Behrens, Hooks & Hardware

Detroit Urban Solutions Seeks to Amplify the Regional Tech Ecosystem

TechTown Detroit, Wayne State University, and NextEnergy have formed a new consortium to advance the Motor City’s tech ecosystem and apply new innovations to tough civic challenges.Called Detroit Urban Solutions, the consortium will focus primarily on mobility, digital health, civic, and smart city technologies. We called Paul Riser Jr., who is stepping down from his position overseeing technology-based entrepreneurship at TechTown to lead Detroit Urban Solutions, to find out more.“The collabor...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Trends, Tech, Software, Innovation, Mobility, Detroit, Smart Cities, Brookings Institution, Digital Health, Civic Technology, Motor City, Wayne State University, National blog main

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 lineup arrives with four new models

In what may well be the most Samsung move in Samsung history, Samsung just introduced four new Samsung S10 models. For the 10th anniversary of the flagship line, Samsung is going all in on this thing. And with more information expected on Samsung’s upcoming foldable, well, that’s a lot of Samsungs, Samsung. Before we dive in to what’s bound to be a lot of words about a lot of phones, here’s the basic breakdown of the line: S10: The flagship. 6.1 inch. Starts at $900. S10+: A little bigge...
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Samsung’s New Galaxy Buds Can Be Wirelessly Charged Using the Galaxy S10

At Samsung’s annual Unpacked event, the company announced a new set of truly wireless headphones, called the Galaxy Buds, aimed to compete with a heap of other truly wireless headphones that have cropped up recently. Granted, these aren’t Samsung’s first dive into truly wireless headphones, as the company released the Gear IconX headphones back in 2016 just a couple months before Apple released their AirPods. Today, however, Samsung looks to improve on its past creation. The Galaxy Buds look l...
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