Meet the 12 rising stars of autonomous vehicles building the future of self-driving cars and trucks

Meet the inaugural class of autonomous driving's rising stars. Business Insider's transportation team searched for the brightest young minds behind self-driving cars and trucks making significant strides in the fledgling industry despite — or in many cases thanks to — their relative youth. From drifting an autonomous DeLorean and modeling forest fires, to building ocean-exploring robots and winning international coding competitions, no rising star's background was the same. Dozens of nomination...
Tags: Apple, Google, Lyft, Uber, Australia, Stanford, Virginia, India, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Cruise, Ford, Arizona, Oxford, Belarus

You Can Pretend to Murder This Adorable Robotic Balloon Dog

Unless artist Jeff Koons, known for his giant balloon dog sculptures, decides to get litigious, Moose Toys will be introducing some competition for Sony’s Aibo later this year with Squeakee, the world’s first robotic balloon dog that could potentially put clowns and birthday party entertainers out of business.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Toys, Science, Dogs, Pets, Tech, Robots, Sony, Jeff Koons, Consumer Tech, Moose Toys, Squeakee

The 6 levels of autonomous driving, explained as fast as possible

Welcome to Shift Basics, a collection of tips, explainers, guides, and advice to keep you up to speed with mobility tech. Autonomous driving isn’t quite as clear cut as it sounds. Despite many vehicles claiming to have self-driving capabilities, they aren’t all the same. As it happens, the industry (Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE) has settled on separating self-driving cars into five classes or levels — six if you include cars that have no automation at all. [Read: These idiots shot a porn...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Shift, Society of Automotive Engineers SAE

These are the 10 most powerful US staffing firms used by companies like Google and Apple. Here's how to get on their lists.

The US staffing industry is a $90 billion business.  Companies like Google, Volkswagen, and Uber are increasingly turning to staffing firms to provide contract labor.  Here are the 10 largest staffing companies, according to consultancy Staffing Industry Analysts, plus tips on how to land a job with their help. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Finding the right job might start with selecting the right staffing company. In the US, staffing agencies generated $90 billion in r...
Tags: Apple, Google, Australia, Disney, US, Trends, Atlanta, Bloomberg, South Africa, Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, Sia, Michigan, Deloitte, Volkswagen

Charge your Tesla and lower your electric bill with these solar blinds!

Renewable energy is our ticket to the future and the current climate crisis. From electric cars to sustainable tools, designers are changing the world for the better one product at a time. Joining that list are these Solar Blinds from SolarGaps that make your home smarter and your environment better. If you want to charge your Tesla without increasing your bill, this should be your first buy.Solar Blinds help you save on your energy costs and reduces your electric bill by 30% compared to convent...
Tags: Home, Design, Technology, Office, Lifestyle, Renewable Energy, Tesla, Carbon Emissions, Solar Energy, Appliances, Solar Panels, Solar Power, Interiors, Lighting, Solar Panel, Product Design

Apple is opening an online store in India this year, and a physical store in 2021

At its annual shareholder meeting, Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, said the company is planning to sell iPhones in India through its own online store this year. He also added that the first Apple store in the country will open in 2021. According to reports last August, the company was originally planning to inaugurate its physical store this year in Mumbai. While Cook didn’t provide a timeline for the launch of the online store, TechCrunch noted last month that the tech giant could start the service by Q...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Cook, India, Tim Cook, Mumbai

Peloton instructors become Instagram stars, the influencer PR power list, and a TikTok famous cat

Welcome to this week's Influencer Dashboard newsletter! As you likely know, this is Amanda Perelli, and I'll be briefing you on what's new in the business of influencers and creators. First up, my colleague Dan Whateley and I highlighted the top 14 PR pros and publicists for YouTube creators, Instagram influencers, and other digital stars. With the rise of social-media influencers, top public relations firms have developed digital departments and now work with popular creators, particularly hel...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, New York, Instagram, Youtube, Germany, Boston, Massachusetts, Trends, Tesla, Sprint, Benefit Cosmetics, Ken Burns, Honda, Hulu

Facebook brings its 3D photos feature to users with single-camera phones

Facebook first showed off its 3D photos back in 2018, and shared the technical details behind it a month later. But unless you had one of a handful of phones with dual cameras back then (when they weren’t so common), you couldn’t make your own. Today an update brings 3D photos to those of us still rocking a single camera. In case you don’t remember or haven’t seen one lately, the 3D photos work by analyzing a 2D picture and slicing it into a ton of layers that move separately when you tilt the p...
Tags: Google, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Photography, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, 3d Photos

'Electronic Nose' Could Smell Breath To Warn About Higher Risk of Cancer

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: An electronic device that "sniffs" breath may offer a new way to identify people with a condition that can lead to cancer of the oesophagus, researchers have revealed. According to the charity Cancer Research UK, people diagnosed with Barrett's oesophagus -- a precancerous condition in which cells lining the food pipe change and may grow abnormally -- have more than 11 times greater risk of getting a particular type of oesophageal cancer cal...
Tags: UK, Tech, Barrett, Gut Siersema

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt says China could supplant Silicon Valley as the world's tech powerhouse unless the US government steps in

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt urged the United States government to get more invested in the ongoing tech race between China and the US. In an op-ed published Friday morning in the New York Times, Schmidt argued that the US has a tenuous lead over China on a variety of tech fronts, from AI to biotechnology. "The government needs to get back in the game in a serious way," Schmidt said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who helped build the com...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Congress, White House, China, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, United States, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Eric Schmidt, Trump, Dod, SCHMIDT, New York Times Schmidt

Video-conferencing company Zoom lifts the limit on its free version in China because so many people are using it amid the coronavirus outbreak

Video-conferencing software company Zoom announced it would be lifting the 40-minute limit on video calls for its free version inside China as the country continues to grapple with the novel coronavirus, CEO Eric Yuan wrote in a blog post Wednesday. Virtual conferencing technology has become increasingly important for businesses, schools, and health care operations during the outbreak because limiting in-person contact reduces the risks of spreading the disease. While the global economy suffer...
Tags: Google, China, Trends, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Yuan, Zoom, Shandong Province, Eric Yuan

Privacy Error: How to Fix “NET:: ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID” in Chrome

Chrome is one of the fastest, secured and popular browsers of Google. But this browser to displays SSL errors due to various reasons, and one such error displayed by this browser is ‘Your connection is not private, NET:: ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID’ error. Continue Reading
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Privacy, Seo, Web Marketing, Privacy Error, Web Error

The Vivo Apex 2020 Is an Incredible Peek at the Future of Smartphones

Last year, Vivo’s fancy Apex 2019 concept showed us what a phone without ports might look like. But now, Vivo has returned with an even more fantastical concept device featuring a number of potentially major innovations throughout the device. Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Smartphones, Concepts, Vivo, Consumer Tech, Concept Phones, Vivo APEX 2020, The Future Is Coming

How to Use Google's New GIF Search Tools

Google released several new GIF search tools that should make it much easier to find the exact animate image you’re looking for. Users can use the tools—which use search data from the Tenor GIF app—to narrow down their search criteria more accurately and get suggestions based on the mood or context they want—no more…Read more...
Tags: Google, Social Media, Gifs, Lifehacks, Tenor

How to Optimize Your Content Marketing for SEO

Content marketing has been around for ages and it’s no surprise that search engines are now starting to evaluate and rank pages based on the user experience that they provide. So if your site is slow, clunky, or has a high bounce rate, then chances are you won’t show up on the first page. And this is crucial because more than 70% of clicks happen on the first page of the search results. Now, let’s say your site is already optimized for SEO. You’ve done all of your legwork and you’re waitin...
Tags: Google, Advertising, Seo, Content Marketing, Pixabay

Samsung Galaxy A50s Android 10 One UI 2.0 update starts rolling out in India

After rolling out Android 10 update to Galaxy A30 earlier this month, Samsung has started rolling out stable version of One UI 2.0, the next major One UI update based on Android 10 for its Galaxy A50s in India. It was supposed to get the update in April 2020, according to its schedule, but the company has rolled it out early. This brings clean and easy-to-use interface with minimized pop-ups, New, smarter layout for a visually comfortable experience, enhanced Dark Mode, Focus Mode, Intuitive D...
Tags: Google, News, India, Samsung, Blogging, Core, Calculator Samsung Internet Samsung Health, Samsung Galaxy A50s Android 10, Samsung Galaxy A50s Android 10 India

The Story of Physics Animated in 4 Minutes: From Galileo and Newton, to Einstein

No matter how well you remember your physics classes, you most likely don't remember learning any stories in them. Theories and equations, yes, but not stories — yet each of those theories and equations has a story behind it, as does the entire scientific enterprise of physics they constitute. The video above from the BBC's Dara Ó Briain's Science Club provides an overview of the latter story in an animated four minutes, making it ideal for youngsters just starting to learn about physics...
Tags: Google, College, History, Bbc, Physics, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Seoul, Einstein, Neptune, Newton, Facebook Twitter, James Clerk Maxwell, Briain, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles

Sheryl Sandberg said she worries about TikTok because it got huge faster than Facebook did

Facebook COO Sheryl told NBC's Dylan Byers she worries about the threat posed to the company by TikTok. "They're huge, they're growing really quickly, they've gotten to bigger numbers faster than we ever did," she said. Sandberg also said people have reason to worry about their privacy on the app because TikTok is a Chinese company. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook's COO said she worries about the threat posed by TikTok, the short-form video app beloved by teens. D...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Nbc, US, Trends, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Evan Spiegel, Sheryl Sandberg, Coo, Steve Huffman, Byers, Sandberg, DYLAN BYERS, Instagram Of

Amazon Plans To Enter India's Food Delivery Market

Weeks after Uber exited India's food delivery market, conceding defeat to local giants Swiggy and Zomato, a new player is gearing up to challenge the heavily-backed duopoly: Amazon. From a report: The e-commerce giant plans to enter the Indian food delivery market in the coming weeks, a person familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The launch of the service, which would be offered as part of either Amazon's Prime Now or Amazon Fresh platform, could happen as soon as next month, we are told. I...
Tags: Amazon, India, Tech, Zomato, Bangalore

Andreessen Horowitz has backed Run The World, a startup with a timely offering: live online events

Every day, there’s another event-related cancellation owing to concern around the coronavirus. Just today Microsoft announced it will not have a presence at the Game Developers Conference in mid-March “out of an abundance of caution.” Facebook also said today that it is canceling its annual F8 conference scheduled for May over coronavirus-outbreak concerns. The last is a particularly big deal. F8 is by far the largest event that Facebook hosts every year, so it’s little wonder that it plans to h...
Tags: TC, Mobile, Facebook, Video, Instagram, Microsoft, Social Networking, Stanford, China, Events, Tech, Taiwan, World, Chicago, Dubai, Venture Capital

Coronavirus hits tech companies: Google employee tests positive

The Google employee who tested positive for coronavirus was in the company's Zurich office "for a limited time," Google said in a statement.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Google, Usa, News, Usa Today, Zurich

Redmi Note 8 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI Stable Update with January Security Patch]

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 8 smartphone in India running MIUI 10.3 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). Xiaomi doesn’t follow any fixed update frequency for the MIUI Global Stable ROM but on average, the Global Stable ROM is updated once in a month. This post will help our readers in keeping track of MIUI updates for Redmi Note 8 (codename ‘ginkgo’), also check out our Redmi Note 8 content, Redmi Note 8 vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: The best Redmi Note at under 12k? Android 10 based Der...
Tags: India, Blogging, Xiaomi, MIUI, Pie Xiaomi, Update Tracker, Ginkgo Android 10, Redmi Note 8 Android 10, Redmi Note 8 MIUI 11, Redmi Note 8 Pro MIUI Update, PCOINXM, Redmi Note 8 Android Q, Willow Android 10, DerpFest ROM for Redmi Note

Ancient animistic beliefs live on in our intimacy with tech

When Alexa replied to my question about the weather by tacking on 'Have a nice day,' I immediately shot back 'You too,' and then stared into space, slightly embarrassed. I also found myself spontaneously shouting words of encouragement to 'Robbie' my Roomba vacuum as I saw him passing down the hallway. And recently in Berkeley, California, a group of us on the sidewalk gathered around a cute four-wheeled KiwiBot – an autonomous food-delivery robot waiting for the traffic light to change. Some of...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, Asia, Technology, Germany, Africa, Siri, Compassion, Tom Hanks, Robots, Innovation, New Orleans, Cambodia, Emotions, Ibm, Watson

No one wanted to invest in Credit Karma when it launched at the height of the financial crisis. Now some early backers are celebrating their returns after it sold for $7.1 billion.

Credit Karma, a startup that provides users with free credit scores, has been acquired by Intuit for $7.1 billion. We talked to two early investors in Credit Karma on why they bet on the financial services company during the financial crisis, and why it paid off. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Credit Karma is cashing out. The financial services startup that's best known for its free credit score reports just sold to Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, for $7.1 billion in cash ...
Tags: Google, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, New York Times, Harry, Intuit, Capital One, Felicis Ventures, Aaron Patzer, Credit Karma, Lin, PitchBook, Turbotax, Fannie Mae, Nigel Morris

Why were the NBA and Walmart using Clearview AI?

A leaked list of Clearview AI’s clients shows that the controversial company’s facial recognition software has spread way beyond law enforcement, into household names ranging from the NBA to Walmart. Clearview claims to have scraped more than three billion images from websites and social media platforms into a database that police can use to match with photos of suspects. Clearview CEO Hoan Ton-That that the software is “strictly for law enforcement,” but the client list obtained by BuzzFeed sho...
Tags: Startups, Privacy, Tech, Walmart, Artificial Intelligence, Nba, Wells Fargo, Bestbuy, ClearView, Macy 's, Neural, Walmart Kohl, Clearview AI, Walmart Clearview, Bank of This

How to block emails on Gmail and report them to avoid spam and potential phishing

You can block emails on Gmail manually if your spam folder isn't catching all of the junk emails in your inbox. You can also report emails as spam to help Google learn — or, if you're on your desktop, as phishing — if emails seem like a scam to get your money or information. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Perhaps the greatest plague of having an email address is the ridiculous numbers of spam emails that are sent out every day. Your spam folder is supposed to catch them,...
Tags: Google, Trends, Best Buy Samsung, Best Buy Microsoft

Apple iOS devices could get over-the-air OS recovery soon

Based on code found iOS 13.4 beta, Apple may be testing a method of recovery for iOS based devices via the internet. This will reduce the dependance on devices such as the iPhone, iPad and others on the Mac or PC for restoring its firmware. At the moment, when these devices require an OS restore, users will need to connect it to a Mac or PC to download the device's firmware. Other devices like the HomePod or Apple Watch do not even have physical connectors to be able to perform a restore by...
Tags: Apple, News, Blogging, Apple iOS OTA OS recovery

For $350 the Moto 360 Should Be Much Better Than It Is

There’s nothing wrong with the new, rebooted Motorola Moto 360. There’s just nothing special about it either.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Motorola, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Consumer Tech, Motorola Moto, Its Fine, Motorola Moto 360 Review

Bernie Sanders Has an Audacious -- and Hugely Expensive -- Climate Plan

Senator Bernie Sanders, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination in this year's presidential election, has put forth the most audacious climate plan among the contenders. But there are doubts about the political and economic feasibility of his sweeping vision, as well as the wisdom of some of his particular technical proposals. From a report: Notably, the plan restricts tools that could help rapidly cut greenhouse-gas emissions, including nuclear power and technologies that can capture car...
Tags: US, Tech, Bernie Sanders, Sanders

$1.5 billion productivity software startup Asana is moving into helping salespeople do their jobs, ahead of a planned direct listing

On Thursday, the $1.5 billion project management software startup Asana launched new products for operations, sales, and account management teams. Earlier this month, Asana announced that it filed to go public with a direct listing — an alternative to a traditional IPO in which companies like Slack and Spotify have turned. Asana has been focusing on building software for specific teams and industries as it goes after bigger customers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The $1...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Trends, SEC, Louisiana, Swift, Hood, Slack, Asana, Jira, Microsoft Power BI, Chris Lattner, Tableau Microsoft, Alex Hood, Jira Cloud Salesforce, Asana Hood

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