A Simple Index Investing Guide for Americans

For a large portion of May, we were fortunate to be able to vacation in a nice warm location. Ok, you may have guessed it, it was Florida again. It seems to be the go-to spot for families from the east coast of Canada who get very little Spring weather. Or at least that’s our excuse for our once a year indulgence. During our vacation, we met some really great people that we consider good friends – for the sake of this article and anonymity, we’ll call them Mr. and Mrs. Orlando (original right?)...
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Google’s huge 4K touchscreen whiteboard is now on sale for $5K

 Google’s Jamboard is not a kitchen app for curating PB&J recipes – it’s a 55-inch digital whiteboard, with pen and touch input, companion iOS and Android apps, an Nvidia Jetson TX1 processor on board and 4K resolution. The behemoth is an enterprise-focused collaboration tool, that comes in three fun colors and has a stand that looks ripped from a Herman Miller catalog, and… Read More
Tags: Google, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Enterprise, Tech, Herman Miller, NVIDIA Jetson

Microsoft all but confirms new Surface Pro (and Type Covers)

We know Microsoft is hosting a Surface event in Shanghai tomorrow, and leaks basically confirm it’s a new Surface Pro. Now it seems Microsoft isn’t particularly intent on keeping the device a surprise, given Panos Panay tweeted an image of a bunch of new keyboards last night. You might’ve noticed the Type Covers featured in the tweet are basically identical to the new colors and Alcantara material used on the new Surface Laptop, though it’s worth noting the Surface Pro line was the first to use ...
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RANKED: The 8 best keyboards for your iPhone

Apple makes good hardware. It does not always make good software. Its default keyboard is one example of that. Thankfully, anyone in search of something else has worthy alternatives to choose from. As a recent iOS convert, I’m one of those people. So, for everyone’s benefit, I’ve tried to find the best of the bunch. A couple of notes: I focused on keyboards that are explicitly designed for typing — sorry, Kim — and tried to weed out options with poor user reviews. Here's how the iPhone's virtual...
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'Big and loud' not the intention with flagship D.C. Apple store in the Carnegie Library

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) representatives say their plans for the historic Carnegie Library will respect and improve the building’s historic architecture. "Some of you may say 'Apple! I don’t want to see another glass box. We had enough of that with the Spy Museum,'" Apple development lead Michael Brown said of the International Spy Museum's failed 2014 plan for the Carnegie Library. Brown, along with reps from architect Beyer Blinder Belle, gave a closer glimpse at Apple’s plans during a National…...
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How Google Plans to Kill 'Last Click Attribution'

Google says it wants to rid marketers of their obsession with the last click before consumers buy things. Instead it aims to provide insights about how earlier ad dollars perform in areas like TV, digital video, store visits and search.The tech titan separately said it's capable of showing local store hours, directions and inventory levels immediately after commericals on YouTube. A test last year, Google claimed, motivated nearly a million people to visit Wendy's and place an order for a square...
Tags: Google, Advertising, San Francisco, Wendy, DoubleClick, George Slefo

Impossible Foods CEO Pat Brown says VCs need to ask harder scientific questions

 Impossible Foods has raised over $200 million to make a burger that tastes at least as good as ground beef but which is engineered from plants. The CEO of the five-year-old food startup, Patrick O. Brown, is a famed Stanford geneticist who previously started the nonprofit Public Library of Science. The company’s many backers— among them Bill Gates, Li Ka-Shing, UBS, Khosla Ventures… Read More
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, Science, Stanford, Tech, Venture Capital, Burgers, Food Science, Impossible Foods, Advanced Technology, Pat Brown, Public Library of Science, Biotech Investors, Food Investors, Patrick O Brown

Patent trolls take it on the chin in new Supreme Court ruling

 Sad! Patent trolls, who’ve benefited from a 30-year-old legal standard that made it possible for patent holders to sue companies in almost any U.S. jurisdiction — including a federal district in east Texas that’s notorious for serving as a favorable venue for patent holders — just lost their ability to bring infringement lawsuits in such plaintiff-friendly places. In… Read More
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Resident Evil Getting Rebooted Into a Six-Film Franchise

Martin Moszkowicz, chairman of the board at Constantin Film, confirmed to Variety at the Cannes Film Festival that the "Resident Evil" movie franchise is getting rebooted into a six-film franchise. From the report: The franchise was set to end with this year's "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter," which grossed $312 million worldwide after its January release, including an eye-popping $160 million in China alone. Sony helped sow the seeds of success by securing a release for "Resident Evil: Afterl...
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Ask Slashdot: ISPs That Respect Your Online Privacy?

New submitter Rick Schumann writes: According to this story just posted here on Slashdot, Comcast is playing about as dirty as they can get. This is just about the last straw for me; are there any ISPs in the United States that actually respect your online privacy? Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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Visit a New Digital Archive of 2.2 Million Images from the First Hundred Years of Photography

Interested in photography? You’re in the right place. Over the years, we’ve compiled free classes on digital photography, hundreds of photography lectures, courses on photography appreciation, and documentaries on famous greats like Alfred Stieglitz, Diane Arbus, Edward Weston, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. You can learn the history of photography in “five animated minutes,” see the venerable art of tintype recreated, and visit archives from the Soviet Union, the collection of George Eastman, and...
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Twitter brings on a new lead for its live video business

 There’s another new hire for Twitter was announced today, but this one is tied more closely to its big push into live video as part of its efforts to differentiate itself from other platforms. Twitter COO Anthony Noto said today that the company has hired Todd Swidler as its Global Head of Live Business. Most recently he was at ESC Games as CEO, but prior to that was the global head… Read More
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Apps, Twitter, Tech, Anthony Noto, Periscope, Live Video, Twitter COO, Todd Swidler

Meet Yasuke, Japan’s First Black Samurai Warrior

“His name was Yasuke. His height was 6 shaku 2 sun” — roughly six feet, two inches — “he was black, and his skin was like charcoal.” Those words come from the 16th-century samurai Matsudaira Ietada, and they describe one of his colleagues. Though we don’t know much detail about his life itself, we do know that there once lived a black samurai called Yasuke, a version of the name he had in Africa, probably the then Portuguese Mozambique. Brought to Japan in 1579 by an Italian Jesuit named Aless...
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Maps for Unity: Location Based Games and Mapbox

This morning’s launch of Maps for Unity brings the full stack of location tools to the world’s most popular game development platform and shows that location and maps are the new building blocks for AR and VR games. We think the maps look amazing and are insanely fast. Bringing location and maps to game developers is a big deal. Pokemon Go had maps because Niantic, the game’s creators, started as part of Google and the company is run by John Hankey — the former CEO of Google Maps. The maps...
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Your Handy Field Guide to the Many Factions of the Far Right, From the Proud Boys to Identity Evropa

So many bigots, so little sense. Still, we did what we could. The post Your Handy Field Guide to the Many Factions of the Far Right, From the Proud Boys to Identity Evropa appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Politics, Tech, Culture, Alt Right, Far Right From the Proud Boys

Disrupt SF 2017 is headed back to Pier 48

 We are excited to announce that Disrupt SF 2017 will once again be held at the lovely Pier 48, which is right down the road from AT&T Park — the home of the San Francisco Giants. While the baseball Giants may be playing a game of fall ball down the street, the giants of the startup industry will be filling the halls of the 80,000-square-foot venue for the best startup show in the… Read More
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Hackers Unlock Samsung Galaxy S8 With Fake Iris

From a Motherboard report: Despite Samsung stating that a user's irises are pretty much impossible to copy, a team of hackers has done just that. Using a bare-bones selection of equipment, researchers from the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) show in a video how they managed to bypass the scanner's protections and unlock the device. "We've had iris scanners that could be bypassed using a simple print-out," Linus Neumann, one of the hackers who appears in the video. The process itself was apparently pre...
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How To Make A Successful Mobile App For Your Business

Despite the fact that mobile apps are very useful and indispensable to businesses, over 70 percent of apps fail. In fact, some fail from the beginning. If you are wondering how to make a successful mobile app, here are the best tips to guide you. Find a need The biggest cause of app failure is when the app is not as useful as the developer thinks. So, before you develop any app, you need to look for a need gap and then develop an app that will bridge that gap. Apart from figuring out the deman...
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Microsoft’s new Surface Pro is official, and it’s much better than expected

With the Surface Pro 4 starting to show a bit of age since its release in 2015, the Surface Pro 5 has been a long time coming. Too bad you’re not getting one. Instead, say hello to the new Surface Pro – just ‘Pro.’ Just as rumored, Microsoft is dropping the numbering system from the Surface Pro line, taking a more MacBook-like approach of simply differentiating its devices by release date. But while rumors suggested the new device would be a simple Kaby Lake refresh, we’re actually getting a sur...
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Review: HP Spectre x360 13

HP delivers a super-slim machine with solid specs. The post Review: HP Spectre x360 13 appeared first on WIRED.
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Pittsburgh Is Falling Out of Love With Uber's Self-Driving Cars

A worn-out welcome: The city rolled out the red carpet as a host to Uber's driverless car experiments, but nine months later its mayor and residents have built up a list of grievances with the public-private partnership. From a report: While our experience in one of the autonomous vehicles was thankfully pretty safe, it wasn't long before reports of accidents and wrong-way driving began to surface during the first month of the operation. Nine months later, the relationship continues to sour, acc...
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Apple looking forward to expand iPhone production capacity in India, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Last week, Apple started assembling iPhones in India at its Wistron facility in Bengaluru as per WSJ report. The company now wants to expand its contract manufacturer’s facility in Bengaluru, according to Union minister of Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad. The minister said government officials were in touch with Apple and other mobile phone manufacturers for … Continue reading "Apple looking forward to expand iPhone production capacity in India, says Ravi Shankar Prasad"
Tags: Iphone, Apple, News, India, Blogging, Union, WSJ, Bengaluru, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Wistron, Prodcution

Google is now using deep learning to measure store visits

 Google is announcing a major update to its store visits measurement tool today at its Google Marketing Next conference. Google has used anonymized location and contextual data since 2014 to estimate brick and mortar store visits spurred by online ads. The company is augmenting its existing models with deep learning to bring insights to even more customers. Omnichannel marketing is as big of… Read More
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Ikea’s smart light bulbs will work with Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and Google Assistant

 Ikea’s smart light bulbs will answer to voice commands starting this summer. The company announced in a Swedish-language press release that its smart lighting product line, called Trådfri, will work with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Siri and HomeKit. Read More
Tags: Google, Home, TC, Internet Of Things, Hardware, Siri, Tech, Ikea, Smart Lighting, Trådfri, Amazon Alexa Google, Amazon Alexa Apple Siri

Microsoft is making a Surface USB-C dongle so you can dongle all your dongles

Microsoft’s been on a high streak with its newest Surface products, but one repeated complaint has been their shunning of USB-C – also known as the best connector in the world (fight me). In an interview with The Verge, Surface head honcho Panos Panay gave us both the clearest explanation of the omission, and provided a bit of respite: USB-C is coming to the Surface soon, but you’ll need a dongle for it. According to The Verge, Microsoft plans to release a dongle that will attach to the power po...
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Judah Vs. The Machines

 And now we present to the world: Judah Vs. The Machines, an eight-episode web series that follows comedian Judah Friedlander as he takes on the world’s most sophisticated artificial intelligence systems to see who truly reigns supreme. The series was produced by The Onion, in collaboration with TechCrunch, and is an excellent combination of informative content and hilarity. Read More
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How To Watch All The (Inevitable) Drama Unfold In Tonight's Bachelorette Premiere

Well, folks, it's time to pick up where we left off two months ago. Tonight, 31 eligible bachelors will step out of a limo (or a horse, or a helicopter, if history serves us right) to vie for the love of one bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay, on the thirteenth season of The Bachelorette. We'll see them do all sorts of stupid, scripted things to win her heart. Or, at the very least, land themselves a spot on the next season of Bachelor in Paradise.(There's always a place for a Chad in the Bachelor un...
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All Change at Ford: What Does Jim Hackett’s Appointment as CEO Mean?

Ford CEOs know they serve at the pleasure of the Ford family. Henry Ford II famously sacked Lee Iacocca in 1978, explaining simply, as Iacocca recounted in his autobiography: “Well, sometimes, you just don’t like somebody.” Jac Nasser was ousted by Bill Ford Jr. in the aftermath of the Firestone tread separation fiasco in 2001, a firing made all the more nuanced by the fact that Bill Ford’s mother, Martha, is the granddaughter of Firestone founder Harvey Firestone. Now Mark Fields has been shown...
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Sperm Stored In Space Produces Healthy Baby Mice On Earth

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Reproduction may be possible in space, Japanese researchers have said, after freeze-dried sperm stored on the International Space Station for nine months produced healthy offspring. The scientists said their findings could have significant ramifications for human settlements in space, which they consider "likely." The average daily radiation dose on the ISS is about 100 times stronger than that on Earth, posing a threat of serious reproducti...
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2018 Mercedes S-Class Priced from €88,446

Daimler announced today the official pricing for the new 2018 Mercedes S-Class, and as you would expect the thing is pretty darn expensive. The new S-Class starts off at €88,446.75 Euros for the S 350 d, and that’s before you go through all the optional packages. The most expensive one upon launch, which is July for the European markets, is the AMG S63 with a base price of €160,293. Available engines for the 2018 Mercedes S-Class include the 350 d with 286 hp, 400 d with 340 hp, and 560 petr...
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