Prepare for medical visits with help from Google and AHRQ

When patients prepare for a medical visit, they're more likely to have a high quality, efficient encounter and better physical and mental health outcomes. Starting today, we’re piloting a new tool that helps people prepare for visits by surfacing common questions they may have about their care--available when people find a local doctor’s office or hospital on Search. Built in collaboration with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human...
Tags: Health, Google, Maps, Search, United States, Healthcare, Brady, U S Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality AHRQ, Dave Greenwood, Jeffrey Brady, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

6 Great Small Business Tips That Will Save You Headaches

If you are just getting started with your small business, knowing what to do and tackle first can be overwhelming. Tips to Reduce Business Headaches But if you follow some of the business management tips below, you will be off to a great start with your company. Set Up An LLC Even if you are a one-person shop and are 100% self-employed, it is wise to set up your company as a separate taxable organization from the start. Many small businesses establish themselves as an LLC. It only costs abo...
Tags: Google, Sales, Irs, Don, Small Business Operations, Facebook Renting

Apple's new iPad strikes the right balance of power and affordability, making it the best value for most people

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider With long battery life, a fairly new Apple processor, and a high-quality screen, Apple's $329 iPad is the best value in its tablet lineup. It lacks some of the more premium features found on the iPad Air, like a nearly borderless design and more colorful screen, but it nails the basics.The biggest drawback is that the iPad only comes with 32GB at the base level, whic...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Samsung, Trends, Netflix, Air, Don, Lisa Eadicicco

Warner Bros. movies are coming to HBO Max

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for December 4. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]'s news: Warner Bros. deals a blow to movie theaters, the hottest adtech companies of 2020, and how Ben Thompson built email newsletter Stratechery. Warner Bros. In a major blow to US theaters, Warner Bros. announces that all o...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Hbo, Media, Advertising, Marketing, US, Trends, Ben Thompson, Stratechery, Roku, Silicon Valley, Warner Bros, Cnbc, Ad Tech, Thompson

VSCO acquires mobile app Trash to expand into AI-powered video editing

VSCO, the popular photo and video editing app, today announced it has acquired AI-powered video editing app Trash, as the company pushes further into the video market. The deal will see Trash’s technology integrated into the VSCO app in the months ahead, with the goal of making it easier for users to creatively edit their videos. Trash, which was co-founded by Hannah Donovan and Genevieve Patterson, cleverly uses artificial intelligence technology to analyze multiple video clips and identify the...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Vsco, Patterson, EBITDA, Instagram Facebook, Donovan, BBG, Flory, Hannah Donovan, Dream Machine, Joel Flory, Snapchat Apple, Verizon Media, Alexia Bonatsos, Bonatsos

Apple Could Be Forced to Include a Charger with Every iPhone Sold in Brazil

Apple will be required to include a power adapter with every iPhone sold in São Paulo, Brazil, the state's consumer protection agency has declared. The public agency Procon-SP contacted Apple in October and asked the company to explain why it was no longer providing charging accessories with its new iPhones. Apple responded by touting the environmental benefits of no longer including a power adapter with iPhones, noting that many users already have spare chargers, plus the move reduces carb...
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5 tips to tailor your Google TV recommendations

Showverload — nounShow-ver-load — shō-vər-lōdDefinition of showverloadThe feeling that overcomes you when you finally sit down to watch television and are faced with too many options. Most of us have experienced the feeling defined above. So we built Google TV to help you easily find what to watch and soothe your showverload with recommendations tailored for you. You can find these personalized recommendations in the For You, Movies and Shows tabs, or when you search with Google Assistant.To pro...
Tags: Google, Google Search, Chromecast, Mark, Google TV, Kalyan Ganapathisubramanian

Gift Guide: Games on every platform to get you through the long, COVID winter

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’re here to help! We’ll be rolling out gift guides from now through the end of December. You can find our other guides right here. It’s a great time to be a gamer — I mean, what else is there to do? And with the prospect of a long winter and lonely holiday season ahead of us, here’s a list of games on all the major platforms that you can really sink your teeth — and a few dozen hours — into. Buying for a gamer and have...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Gadgets, Gaming, Gift Guide, England, New York, Microsoft, Halo, Xbox One, Tech, Sony, Xbox, Nintendo, Mario, Tokyo

Apple Releases Third Betas of iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the third betas of upcoming iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3 updates to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the second betas and a month after the launch of iOS and iPadOS 14.2. iOS and iPadOS 14.3 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper developer profile has been installed. The iOS 14.3 update brings the ProRAW format to the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max. ProRAW is designed for those who prefer to shoot in RAW bu...
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Scientists find the "magic number" that links forces of the universe

A team of physicists carried out experiments to determine the precise value of the fine-structure constant.This pure number describes the strength of the electromagnetic forces between elementary particles. The scientists improved the accuracy of this measurement by 2.5 times. Physicists determined with tremendous accuracy the value of what's been called "a magic number" and considered one of the greatest mysteries in physics by famed scientists like Richard Feynman. The fine-structure constan...
Tags: Technology, Discovery, Physics, Paris, Innovation, Universe, Richard Feynman, Cosmos, Electromagnetism, Saida Guellati Khelifa, Kastler Brossel Laboratory, Quanta Magazine Nobel Prize, Eric Cornell

$99 Speaker Showdown: HomePod Mini vs. Amazon Echo and Google Nest Audio

Apple recently released the HomePod mini, a new $99 version of the original HomePod that's smaller, cuter, and, most importantly, competitively priced. At $99, the ‌HomePod mini‌ can better compete with affordable smart speakers from companies like Google and Amazon. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The ‌HomePod mini‌ has been praised for its high-quality sound at its price point, so we thought we'd compare it to Google's Nest Audio and Amazon's Echo to see how...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Featured, Siri, Pandora, Nest, Amazon Echo, Apple Music, Alexa, Amazon Music, MacRumors YouTube, Alexa Amazon, Buyer's Guide, Amazon Subscribe

AWS expands startup assistance program

Last year, AWS launched the APN Global Startup Program, which is sort of AWS’s answer to an incubator for mid-to-late stage startups deeply involved with AWS technology. This year, the company wants to expand that offering, and today it announced some updates to the program at the Partner keynote today at AWS re:Invent. While startups technically have to pay a $2500 fee if they are accepted to the program, AWS typically refunds that fee, says Doug Yeum, head of the Global Partner Organization...
Tags: Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Aws, Startup Incubators, Apn, Doug Yeum, Yeum, AWS re:Invent 2020, APN Global Startup Program, Global Partner Organization, HashiCorp Logz, APN Global Startup

These Scammy 5G Router Cages Have Michael Faraday Rolling in His Grave

While products that promise to protect you from radiation are far from new, now so-called Faraday router cages that claim to block harmful electromagnetic field radiation (and also 5G signal) are proliferating on Amazon.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Science, Wifi, Routers, 5g, Faraday, Consumer Tech, Michael Faraday, Amazon Read, 5g Conspiracy Theories

Why is my laptop hot? How to troubleshoot and cool down an overheated laptop

There are several ways you can try to cool down an overheated laptop. AleksandarNakic/Getty Images Laptops can feel hot or warm for a variety of reasons.  Diagnosing the problem isn't exactly clear-cut, so you may need to try various troubleshooting techniques.  A hot laptop isn't usually indicative of any problems; the most common issue is a dust-filled fan.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Almost every laptop owner has experienced this: You are working o...
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More Than 500,000 Full Electric Cars Sold So Far This Year In Europe

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Carmakers have sold more than 500,000 battery electric cars in Europe during 2020, a milestone in the automotive industry's move away from fossil fuels. Sales of all plug-in cars, including hybrids, have surpassed 1m during the year in the UK and the largest 17 European markets, according to data collated by Schmidt Automotive Research. During the whole of last year only 354,000 battery electric sales were recorded across the region. In th...
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The first Marine Corps F-35 squadron able to fight from Navy aircraft carriers is officially ready for combat

VMFA-314's first F-35C lands at Marine Air Station Miramar in California, January 21, 2020. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dominic Romero The US Marine Corps' first F-35C squadron has achieved initial operational capability, meaning it is ready to deploy. Unlike the B variants of the fifth-generation stealth fighter the Corps has operated from airstrips and amphibious assault ships, the C variant is specifically built for combat operations aboard Navy aircraft carriers. The development giv...
Tags: Technology, Navy, California, US, Trends, Afghanistan, Taliban, Marine Corps, Lockheed Martin, Ioc, US Marine Corps, Corps, VMFA, Aircraft Carriers, Black Knights, U.S. Navy

7 surprising ways startups can take advantage of a city’s resources

Any city that calls itself a “startup city” should provide a range of resources for startups to utilize. In metropolises around the world, local ecosystems are dedicating their resources to helping new businesses thrive, from small businesses to scale ups.  Figuring out how your local government can help you — as well as where to start — can be daunting. We spoke with Bas Beekman, the Director of StartupAmsterdam, on how companies can tap into their city’s resources, from government grants and f...
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An Introduction to Rap Battles: Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #71 Pretty Much Pop hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt are rejoined by our audio editor and resident rapper Tyler Hislop (rap name: “Sacrifice”) to discuss a form of entertainment close to his heart: Two people staring each other in the face in front of a crowd and taking lengthy turns insulting each other in a loud voice using intricate rhymes, references, jokes and even s...
Tags: Google, Music, England, Comedy, Podcasts, College, Poetry, Eminem, Trump, Tony, Facebook Twitter, Tyler, Alex Larsen, Roxanne Roxanne, Roxanne Shante, Jake Hall

ACLU Sues DHS Over Purchase of Cellphone Location Data Used To Track Immigrants

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing federal authorities over their alleged use of cellphone location data -- particularly in immigration enforcement. From a report: The nonprofit organization today filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to force the agencies to release records about purchasing cellphone location data for immigration enforcement and other purposes. The lawsuit follows mul...
Tags: Senate, Tech, Dhs, Aclu, Ron Wyden, Trump, American Civil Liberties Union, Nathan Freed Wessler, Speech Privacy and Technology Project, Department of Homeland Security U S Customs

iOS Wi-Fi Exploit Could Have Let Hackers Remotely Access Nearby iPhones

Earlier this year, Apple patched an iOS vulnerability that potentially could have allowed hackers to remotely access nearby iPhones and gain control of their entire device. Devised by Ian Beer, a researcher at Project Zero, Google's vulnerability research team, the exploit used a vulnerability in Apple Wireless Direct Link (AWDL), Apple's proprietary mesh networking protocol that enables things like AirDrop and Sidecar to work. Beer revealed the stunning exploit on Tuesday in a 30,000-word ...
Tags: Apple, Exploit, Ian Beer, Project Zero Google

How Google organizes information to find what you’re looking for

When you come to Google and do a search, there might be billions of pages that are potential matches for your query, and millions of new pages being produced every minute. In the early days, we updated our search index once per month. Now, like other search engines Google, is constantly indexing new info to make accessible through Search.But to make all of this information useful, it’s critical that we organize it in a way that helps people quickly find what they’re looking for. With this in min...
Tags: Google, Google Search, Search, West Coast, Nick Fox, How Search Works

‘Cherry’, the New Russo Brothers Movie Starring Tom Holland, Will Hit Theaters in February Before Going to Apple TV+ in March

Cherry, the first Russo Brothers movie since Avengers: Endgame, now has a release date. The pic, which stars Tom Holland as an Army vet who becomes a bank robber, will open in theaters in February 2021 before heading to Apple TV+ in March 2021. In addition to Holland, Cherry stars Ciara Bravo, Jack Reynor, Michael Rispoli, Jeff Wahlberg, Forrest Goodluck, and Michael Gandolfini, and is based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Nico Walker. The Cherry release date has finally been revealed....
Tags: Apple, Movies, Drama, Iraq, Army, Ohio, Academy Awards, Anthony, Cherry, Emily, Joe Russo, Tom Holland, Jessica Goldberg, Release Dates, The Russo Brothers, Appletv

AppleCare Memo Hints at Potential Hardware Announcement Next Tuesday

Following a busy fall season in which Apple hosted three events in as many months, the company may have one more product announcement in store this year. In an internal memo this week, obtained by MacRumors from a reliable source, Apple informed service providers that it has AppleCare-related changes planned for Tuesday, December 8 at approximately 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Specifically, Apple has advised technicians to prepare for new product SKUs, new/updated product descriptions, and new/upd...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Pacific Time, AppleCare, Apple Newsroom, Pacific Time Specifically Apple

Oakland Care and Nest help residents connect for the holidays

Editor's note: This story is guest authored by Aaron White, Business Services Manager at Oakland Care, a leading provider of residential care homes in the United Kingdom.The current pandemic has been devastating in many ways, and as someone who works for a group of care homes, Oakland Care, it’s been particularly heartbreaking to see its effects on our residents. UK Government guidelines required care homes to ensure residents maintain a social distance from their loved ones. Visits from sons, d...
Tags: Google, UK, London, United Kingdom, Max, Winnie, Margaret, Carole, Aaron White, Google Nest, Google in Europe, Volara, Nest Hub Max, Google Nest Hub Max, Oakland Care, Aaron White Business Services

It could take 4 years to recover the 22 million jobs lost in the US during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Moody's warns

Paul Sakuma/AP Images The 22 million US jobs that were lost during the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring won't be regained until early 2024, according to the chief economist at Moody's Analytics, part of ratings giant Moody's. Mark Zandi said the industries that have been hit hardest in the pandemic include, retail, leisure, hospitality and recreational activities. Tens of thousands of small retailers have failed or filed for bankruptcy "while the retail behemoths gobbled up market share," ...
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YouTube introduces new features to address toxic comments

YouTube today announced it’s launching a new feature that will push commenters to reconsider their hateful and offensive remarks before posting. It will also begin testing a filter that allows creators to avoid having to read some of the hurtful comments on their channel that had been automatically held for review. The new features are meant to address long standing issues with the quality of comments on YouTube’s platform — a problem creators have complained about for years. The company said it...
Tags: Google, TC, Instagram, Youtube, Tech, Twitter YouTube, YouTube Studio

Bolt unveils its fourth-generation scooter

Bolt is better known for its ride-hailing service. But the company also operates an electric scooter service in 45 cities across Europe. Designed by the company’s in-house hardware team, the new model focuses on safety. As you can see on the photo, it’s a big scooter that weighs 19kg — that’s more than an average bike. It has a battery with a 40km range and it is primarily made of aluminum. The company says it should last up to 60 months thanks to a modular design. Bolt can replace parts with...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, Tech, Bolt, Scooter

iOS 14.2 Quietly Added FaceTime 1080p Support to iPhone 8 and Later Models

Back in early November, Apple released iOS 14.2 and announced with it a slew of new features for iPhones, but one thing it didn't mention was the apparent addition of support for 1080p FaceTime calls on iPhone 8 and later devices. The little-known fact was discovered by MacMagazine, which found that Apple quietly updated the specs pages for devices like iPhone XR shortly after the release of iOS 14.2. Prior to the release, Apple didn't list FaceTime HD (1080p) video calls on its iPhone XR pa...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Facetime, Wi Fi, iPhone SE, iPhone 8, iPhone X, Iphone Xs, iPhone Xr, MacMagazine

The top technology PR people to know in 2020

Ash Spiegelberg, Brunswick Group. Brunswick Group Tech companies have no shortage of PR needs, whether it's handling crises like antitrust concerns or promoting a new product. Business Insider identified 36 top public relations pros working in the tech industry. They include names from venture capital firms, SaaS companies, startups, established PR firms, and small agencies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tech companies are often in the news for issues ranging from ant...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Advertising, San Francisco, Trends, Public Relations, Silicon Valley, Nordic, Advertising Agencies, Brunswick Group, Daniel Roberts, Ayelet Noff, Sean Czarnecki, Ash Spiegelberg, SlicedBrand

‘Earth at Night in Color’ Exclusive Clip: “Refuge in the Darkness” Shows Brown Bears After Dark

Earth at Night in Color is not your average nature docuseries. The new Apple TV+ show uses special cameras and a unique editing process to capture crystal-clear footage of animals at night. Normally when shows want to do this sort of thing they rely on night vision, but the Earth at Night in Color process has bright, clear footage that would be pitch-black in other circumstances. Below, check out an Earth at Night in Color exclusive clip featuring some brown bears waking up for the evening. ...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Earth, BAFTA, Olivia Colman, Ewan McGregor, Arctic Circle, Tom Hiddleston, Video Clips, Paul Rudd, Charley Boorman, TV Clips, Appletv, Alex Williamson, Earth At Night In Color, Isla Robertson

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