Floater Chair

Modern long reclining chair made of single monolithic shell allows the user to gently rock back and forth while relaxing on smooth durable surface. Floater chaise longue designed by Manuel Kretzer and Mathias Bernhard. Also check out: Spiral Lounge Chai
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Silicon Valley's Saudi Arabia Problem

An anonymous reader shares a report: Somewhere in the United States, someone is getting into an Uber en route to a WeWork co-working space. Their dog is with a walker whom they hired through the app Wag. They will eat a lunch delivered by DoorDash, while participating in several chat conversations on Slack. And, for all of it, they have an unlikely benefactor to thank: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Long before the dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi vanished, the kingdom has sought influen...
Tags: Isis, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Wall Street, Softbank, Tech, Bloomberg, West, United States, Silicon Valley, Doordash, Alwaleed Bin Talal, Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman, Public Investment Fund, Silicon Valley Saudi Arabia

Palm Phone with 3.3-inch HD display, water-resistant body, Android 8.1 announced

After rumors, Palm, a California company that purchased the rights to the Palm brand from TCL, today launched the Palm Phone with a 3.3-inch HD screen, aluminum chassis, Gorilla Glass protection on the front and back and a water and dust-resistant body with IP68 ratings. It runs Android 8.1 (Oreo), is powered by Snapdragon 435 with 3GB of RAM, has a 12-megapixel rear camera with flash and an 8-megapixel camera on the front. It comes with an embedded SIM card and an 800mAh battery. The phone...
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Why Apple vs. FBI Matters

The Apple vs. FBI legal battle over the need to unlock a dead terrorist's iPhone has been top of mind for many IT professionals, civil rights advocates, law enforcement supporters, legal pundits, and cyber-security experts. I wasn't planning to write about this topic, given that it has been thoroughly covered elsewhere. However, our clients have been engaging in a pretty lively private debate over Apple's refusal to comply with a court order:  Who is right? Apple or the FBI? And why is the battl...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, US, Fbi, United States, Innovation, Tim Cook, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Donald, State, Scott, Office of Personnel Management, Tim, Pete, Google Facebook

October 2018 Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC Release

It’s just about the one year anniversary of Lightroom’s rebranding to Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC, and today Adobe is releasing the next version of Lightroom Classic (8.0) and Lightroom CC for Mac/Win (2.0), along with updates for Lightroom CC on iOS and Android. whew. Let’s dive in! Lightroom Classic 8.0 Lightroom Classic is still front and center in my workflow (though I do love Lightroom CC on mobile a lot), and I’m glad to see Adobe is maintaining their commitment to keeping it upd...
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Home-security startup Ring is now in Amazon’s constellation, but moving in its own orbit

Home-security startup Ring, which Amazon bought in April, is benefiting from the online-retail giant's preference for decentralized teams and its habit of giving relatively free reign to companies it's acquired.
Tags: Amazon, Business, Technology, News

The Full Photoshop CC Is Coming To the iPad In 2019

The "real version" of Photoshop is coming to the iPad next year, complete with a user interface similar to the desktop application and all the main tools. Ars Technica reports: Photoshop for iPad has a user interface structured similarly to the desktop application. It is immediately familiar to users of the application but tuned for touch screens, with larger targets and adaptations for the tablet as well as gestures to streamline workflows. Both touch and pencil input are supported. The interfa...
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Google Pixel 3 XL Review: The Best Smartphone Camera in Your Pocket

A device is more than the sum of its parts. In the three years since Google first introduced the Pixel series of smartphones, it has consistently proved that plain and simple hardware specs do not matter as much as Google’s OEM partners would have you believe. Bearing testament to this is the fact that despite the Pixel 3 XL smartphone having leaked in the flesh three months ahead of launch, the event itself had so much more to reveal. I’ve spent the last week using the Pixel 3 XL as my princi...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Blogging, Google Pixel, Google Pixel 3 XL Review, Pixel 3 XL Review

Apple Watch Series 4 now available for pre-order in India starting at Rs. 40900

Last month Apple announced that the Apple Watch Series 4 in 40mm and 44mm sizes with new display with an edge-to-edge curved display, digital crown with haptic feedback, 50% louder speakers, S4 chip with a custom 64-bit dual-core processor, new health capabilities, including a new accelerometer and gyroscope, which can detect hard falls.  Now the Apple Watch Series 4 is available for pre-order on Flipkart as well as authorized Apple re-sellers starting from Rs. 40,900 and will ship from Octob...
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Google cloud boss Diane Greene won't attend Saudi investment event, throwing a wrench into Google's plans to tap new revenue in the country (GOOG, GOOGL)

Diane Greene, Google cloud chief, will not attend an investment event in Saudi Arabia.  Greene is the latest US business leader to pull out of the event following the disappearance of a dissident Saudi journalist. Greene's decision not to attend the conference comes following a year whe Google has tried to build closer ties to the Saudi government.  Google is the latest in a still growing number of US businesses to distance themselves from Saudi Arabia following accusations that the governm...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Arianna Huffington, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, US, San Francisco, Trends, Turkey, Davos, Aol, Pentagon, Jeff Bezos, Huffington Post, Sundar Pichai

US Voter Records From 19 States Is Being Sold on a Hacking Forum, Threat Intelligence Firms Say

Catalin Cimpanu, reporting for ZDNet: The voter information for approximately 35 million US citizens is being peddled on a popular hacking forum, two threat intelligence firms have discovered. "To our knowledge this represents the first reference on the criminal underground of actors selling or distributing lists of 2018 voter registration data," said researchers from Anomali Labs and Intel471, the two companies who spotted the forum ad. The two companies said they've reviewed a sample of the da...
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MIT Plans College For AI, Backed by $1 Billion

Every major university is wrestling with how to adapt to the technology wave of artificial intelligence -- how to prepare students not only to harness the powerful tools of A.I., but also to thoughtfully weigh its ethical and social implications. A.I. courses, conferences and joint majors have proliferated in the last few years. But the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is taking a particularly ambitious step, creating a new college backed by a planned investment of $1 billion. Two-thirds of...
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An ex-Googler who was part of a Noble Peace Prize-nominated project wants to reinvent the photography market

Patrick Ip, an ex-Googler who was involved in a Nobel Peace Prize nominated project, has a new startup called Catalog. Ip and his co-founder Jacobo Lumberas hope Catalog can create steady work and full-time jobs for independent photographers around the country.  Ip's project at Google — One Billion Acts of Peace — didn't win the Nobel Peace Prize, but has documented 53 million so-called acts of peace thus far.  When Patrick Ip joined Google in 2014, he was quickly introduced to a man named Me...
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Amazon debuts a retail site for ‘Shark Tank’ products

Inventor Jamie Siminoff was rejected by the sharks on ABC’s “Shark Tank” in 2013 when trying to make a deal for his video doorbell startup. This year, Amazon bought his company, Ring, for a billion dollars. Now, Amazon is looking for another way to tap into breakout products from the popular TV show – by becoming an official retailer partner for “Shark Tank.” The newly announced deal allows Amazon to showcase past and future “Shark Tank” products on its website, and come with a $15,000 Amazon We...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Abc, Tech, E-commerce, Bluesmart, Hatch Baby, Shark Tank, Amazon Web Services AWS, Barbara Corcoran, Amazon Exclusives, Amazon Launchpad, Jamie Siminoff, Stasher, Boxlock, Shark Tank Collection on Amazon Launchpad

I traveled the world for 6 months, and here's the single best app I couldn't live without

As Business Insider's international correspondent, I've spent the past six months traveling through Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Greece, Israel, and Russia, among other places. I use a ton of different apps to make travel as efficient and seamless as possible, but by far the most essential is Google Translate. Google Translate has several features tailor-made for travelers, like its camera function, which translates signs instantly, and "conversation mode," which allows you to speak directly i...
Tags: Google, Japan, Greece, France, Russia, Trends, Spain, New York Times, Athens, Tokyo, Google Translate, Shibuya, Ilias, DON T, Kanji, Google Translate Google Translate

The Magic Leap Con

Reader merbs shares a report about Magic Leap, a US-based startup valued at north of $6 billion and which counts Google, Alibaba, Warner Bros, AT&T, and several top Silicon Valley venture capital firms as its investors. The company, which held its first developer conference this week, announced that it is making its $2,295 AR headset available in more states in the United States. Journalist Brian Merchant attended the conference and shares the other part of the story. From a story: After spendin...
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What you need to know in advertising today

Sears  filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy early Monday morning after a multiyear battle to stay afloat amid steep declines in sales and customer traffic. The company said that it would close 142 stores before the end of the year and that Eddie Lampert would step down as CEO while remaining the company's chairman. The more than 125-year-old company, once the most iconic retailer in America, has seen its sales cut in half since 2014. It has been burning through cash, closing hundreds of stores and s...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Abc, Disney, America, Trends, CMO, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Hulu, Sears, Association of National Advertisers, Kelly Campbell, Eddie Lampert, CMO Today

How to Hide Your App Folder Names in iOS

If you’re the kind of person who uses a little creativity when organizing the apps on your iPhone or iPad—by icon color, for example—it might be time to take your device’s look to the next level. Sure, you can name your folders something descriptive and/or witty, like “yellow” instead of the category of the apps found…Read more...
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Google launches Motorbike Mode navigation in Kenya, first for Africa

Google, said on Monday it would offer Motorbike Mode on Google Maps in Kenya, offering the voice navigation service for bike riders in Africa for the first time. Google, part of the U.S. firm Alphabet Inc, already provides the service in Asian nations, such as India. "For over a million Kenyans, boda bodas are a convenient and affordable way to move and transport goods from one place to another," Google said in a statement.
Tags: Google, News, India, Africa, Kenya, Google Maps, Alphabet Inc

Here's how Google's new $150 Home Hub compares to the Amazon Echo Show (AMZN, GOOGL, GOOG)

A year after Amazon introduced its first smart display, the Echo Show, Google has responded with its own version: the Google Home Hub.  It's good timing, since the 2018 version of the Echo Show ships out to customers on Thursday.  These smart displays are still relatively new, but what they can do goes way beyond the first iterations of virtual voice-assistants, which more than 60 million people already have in their homes. So whether you're one of those people and are considering an upgrade, o...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Trends, Skype, Home Hub, Alexa, Amazon Echo Show, Echo Show Google, Google Home Hub, Google Home Hub Google

Adobe to finally bring the ‘real’ Photoshop to iPads

Adobe revealed at its MAX event that a new Photoshop would be coming for iPads — and not just any old defrocked mobile version. No, the “real” Photoshop will be available for your iPad sometime next year. We first heard rumors that Adobe was going to attempt to bring full-bore Photoshop to Apple’s tablet earlier this year. Scott Belsky, chief product officer of Adobe’s Creative Cloud, told Bloomberg he was hoping to have the product out as soon as possible. While we’ve had “lite” versions of Pho...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Apps, Adobe, Bloomberg, Scott Belsky

Google explains the magic behind the Pixel 3’s Super Res Zoom

Google Pixel 3’s camera has a lot of impressive tricks up its sleeve. One of them is Super Res Zoom, which improves digital zoom for clear pictures, and allows for decent results when working with a single-lens setup like the one on the Pixel 3. The company’s AI team explained in a blog post today that the camera zooms in before taking a picture, rather than shooting a picture first and then cropping it. That helps it improve the image quality later with special algorithms: The Super Res Zoom te...
Tags: Google, Startups, Artificial Intelligence, Pixel, Insider, Google Pixel, Super Res Zoom

Lenovo K9 with 5.7-inch 18:9 display, dual front and rear cameras, Dual 4G VoLTE launched in India for Rs. 8999

Lenovo just launched K9, the company's latest smartphone in the 'K series' at an event in India. It has 5.7-inch HD+ 2.5D curved glass display, is powered by MediaTek Helio P22 12nm SoC and runs Android 8.1 (Oreo). It has a 13-megapixel front camera along with a secondary 5-megapixel camera, offers 9 levels of natural bokeh improvement from f/1.0 to f/1.6, AI features for India, face unlock that can unlock the phone in 0.3-seconds. It also has a 13-megapixel rear camera along with a 5-megapixe...
Tags: News, India, Blogging, Lenovo, MediaTek Helio, Octa Core MediaTek Helio, Lenovo K9, Lenovo K9 price

Adobe is finally building Photoshop for the iPad Pro — but its biggest announcement might be a new app for painters and illustrators (ADBE)

Adobe is launching a suite of iPad apps for graphics pros, including a full version of Photoshop. But one app designed from the ground-up for styluses may be the most interesting new Adobe product. It's called Project Gemini, and it's an iPad Pro app with a focus on different "brushes" that can turn your Pencil into a range of different digital paints and drawing tools.  Adobe announced on Monday that it was finally planning to launch a version of "real Photoshop" for iPads as part of its Cre...
Tags: Apple, Adobe, Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Wacom, Kyle Webster, Photoshop PSD, Business Insider Adobe

Extension Anyone?

There is a little less than 3 weeks left before your 2017 individual tax returns are due. So what if you can’t get your return done in time to file by then? You can file an extension. It can be done electronically or by filing a paper Form 4868 by April 17th. And it does have to be postmarked or electronically filed by April 17th. After that time, the extension won’t help you. As the tax filing deadlines approach, I get calls from clients wanting me to file an extension for them. It’s easy to do...
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After years of wasting time in meetings, 3 former Googlers decided to do things differently at their new startup

Pointless meetings are killers for productivity and can annoy employees in an office. The executives of the startup Beeswax, all former Google execs, say they've learned how to keep meetings streamlined and efficient. Experts agree that keeping meetings short and small are critical to keeping them on track. A pointless, never-ending meeting is a great way to kill productivity in the workplace. The three founders of the ad-tech startup Beeswax seem to get that. The trio, all former Google ad e...
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Patent Filings Reveal New Details About Microsoft's Vision For a Foldable, Dual-Screen Surface Device

A patent application published this week by Microsoft adds more fuel to the fire about the possibility of a new hybrid dual-screen Microsoft Surface device that blurs the lines between phone and tablet. From a report: The patent filing is for a "hinged device" with a "first and second portion" that includes a "flexible display." It would sport a hinge in the middle, similar in appearance to the one on the Surface Book, as well as familiar smartphone components like a bezel and camera. The invent...
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Most Americans Can't Tell the Difference Between a Social Media Bot and A Human, Study Finds

A new study from Pew Research Center found that most Americans can't tell social media bots from real humans, and most are convinced bots are bad. "Only 47 percent of Americans are somewhat confident they can identify social media bots from real humans," reports The Verge. "In contrast, most Americans surveyed in a study about fake news were confident they could identify false stories." From the report: The Pew study is an uncommon look at what the average person thinks about these automated acc...
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Google Search Alternative’s Traffic Boom

Source: Nearly 30 million searches are entered every day in the search box of DuckDuckGo. Unlike Google, this search engine does not collect user data and does not use personalized advertising. This, and probably the steadily growing list of data scandals has been assisting a sustained upward trend for the past few years. In 2015, the milestone of ten million searches in one day was cracked for the first time. Two years later, it was already 20 million and in October 2018 it is almo...
Tags: Google, Radio, Search Engine, Duckduckgo, Statista, General Interest, Duck Duck Go

How does your car's heater work?

When you turn on the heater, what you're getting in most vehicles is heat left over as the antifreeze works to cool the engine. But how does it get into the cabin, and what happens if you want it warmer or cooler? Find out more in my "How It Works" column at the National Post. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
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