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Fastly, the content delivery network, files for an IPO

Fastly, the content delivery network that’s raised $219 million in financing from investors (according to Crunchbase), is ready for its close up in the public markets. The eight-year-old company is one of several businesses that improve the download time and delivery of different websites to internet browsers and it has just filed for an IPO. Media companies like The New York Times use Fastly to cache their homepages, media and articles on Fastly’s servers so that when somebody wants to brows...
Tags: Exit, Startups, TC, Akamai, AWS, Cloudflare, Computing, Content Delivery Network, E-commerce, Fastly, Imperva, Initial Public Offering, Internet Security, Limelight, Lyft, Media


Lenovo’s Yoga C930 sale drops a $650 discount on its 2TB SSD laptop

Lenovo is offering one of its 2-in-1 laptops at a $650 discount. This Lenovo Yoga C930 laptop comes with a 2TB solid-state drive, a digital pen, a fingerprint reader, and a Dolby Atmos sound bar. The post Lenovo’s Yoga C930 sale drops a $650 discount on its 2TB SSD laptop appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Computing, Deals, Laptops, Lenovo, Lenovo C930


The iPhone’s Screen Time and Siri Shortcuts could land on Macs this year

For its desktop computers, it appears that Apple may continue to draw from the iPhone for inspiration. iOS 12 features, like Screen Time and Siri Shortcuts, are believed to be making their way to MacOS this year at WWDC in June. The post The iPhone’s Screen Time and Siri Shortcuts could land on Macs this year appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Computing, News, iOS, MacOS, Wwdc


Index Ventures, Stripe back bookkeeping service Pilot with $40M

Five years after Dropbox acquired their startup Zulip, Waseem Daher, Jeff Arnold and Jessica McKellar have gained traction for their third business together: Pilot. Pilot helps startups and small businesses manage their back office. Chief executive officer Daher admits it may seem a little boring, but the market opportunity is undeniably huge. To tackle the market, Pilot is today announcing a $40 million Series B led by Index Ventures with participation from Stripe, the online payment proc...
Tags: Startups, Finance, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Mit, Software, Computing, Dropbox, Linux, Stripe, Pilot, Oracle, Startup Company, Index Ventures, Ksplice


Amazon launches ad-supported music service to Echo owners

Amazon today announced the launch of a free, ad-supported music service in the U.S. that will be available to anyone who wants to play free music on their Echo speaker. Until today, Echo owners who wanted to stream music from Amazon could either pay for an annual Prime membership for access to Prime Music, or they could pay $3.99 per month to stream from Amazon Music Unlimited (or $9.99/month to stream on non-Echo devices, as well.) The new service has the same catalog as Prime Music, whic...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Echo, Apps, Spotify, Tech, Bloomberg, Software, Computing, Speaker, Apple Music, Alexa, Subscription Services, Amazon Music, Online Music Stores, Google Home


Google Chrome will get a Reader Mode for distraction-free desktop browsing

If Google's testing of Reader Mode on the Chrome Canary desktop browser is successful, soon all Chrome users will gain access to this feature. Reader Mode strips away irrelevant content on a webpage for distraction-free browsing. The post Google Chrome will get a Reader Mode for distraction-free desktop browsing appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Chrome, Google Chrome, Google, News, Trends, Web, Computing, Browser


The consumer version of BBM is shutting down on May 31

It might be time to move on from BBM. The consumer version of the BlackBerry Messenger will shut down on May 31. Emtek, the Indonesia-based company that partnered with BlackBerry in 2016, just announced the closure. It’s important to note, BBM will still exist and BlackBerry today revealed a plan to open its enterprise-version of BBM to general consumers. Starting today, BBM Enterprise will be available through the Google Play Store and eventually from the Apple App Store. The service will be fr...
Tags: Android, Google Play Store, Mobile, Messenger, Technology, Mac, Indonesia, Imessage, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Sms, Whatsapp, Encryption, Instant Messaging, Computing


How do I stop old USB drives from infecting my new Windows PC?

Jason wants to protect his new high-end laptop from viruses but needs data on old SD cardsI’ve just bought a high-end Windows laptop for video editing while travelling around Europe. What steps can I take to prevent any possible infections from being passed on from previous machines on SD cards and external hard drives? Some of the external hard drives go back to machines from 2004 but I have never plugged any of them into any computers other than my own previous Macs and PCs. I work professiona...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Windows, Malware, Computing, Data and computer security, Windows 10, Viruses, Laptops, Jason, Sophos


Microsoft Surface Studio 2 review: in a class of its own

Stunning all-in-one PC that slides to become drawing tablet is held back by high price and old chips The Surface Studio 2 is Microsoft’s beautiful all-singing, all-dancing, all-in-one desktop computer that is quite unlike anything else on the market. But then it should be with prices starting at more than £3,500.Straight out of the box it’s obvious that the Surface Studio 2 is no ordinary computer. Its gorgeous, pixel-dense 28in screen appears to float, held effortlessly by two chrome articulate...
Tags: Gadgets, Technology, Microsoft, Windows, Computing, Microsoft Surface, Windows 10


Evernote fixes macOS app bug that allowed remote code execution

Evernote has fixed a vulnerability that could have allowed an attacker to run malicious code on a victim’s computer. Dhiraj Mishra, a security researcher based in Dubai, reported the bug to Evernote on March 17.  In a blog post showing his proof-of-concept, Mishra showed TechCrunch that a user only had to click a link masked as a web address, which would open a locally stored app or file unhindered and without warning. Evernote spokesperson Shelby Busen confirmed the bug had been fixed, and s...
Tags: Security, Privacy, Cloud Storage, Evernote, Tech, Malware, Vulnerability, Policy, Software, Computing, Dubai, Social Bookmarking, Web Annotation, Mishra, Dhiraj Mishra, EA s Origin


'Disastrous' lack of diversity in AI industry perpetuates bias, study finds

Report says an overwhelmingly white and male field has reached ‘a moment of reckoning’ over discriminatory systemsLack of diversity in the artificial intelligence field has reached “a moment of reckoning,” according to new findings published by a New York University research center. A “diversity disaster” has contributed to flawed systems that perpetuate gender and racial biases found the survey, published by the AI Now Institute, of more than 150 studies and reports.The AI field, which is overw...
Tags: Amazon, Gender, Technology, Race, Society, US news, Computing, Silicon Valley, New York University, Artificial intelligence (AI, AI Now Institute


Apple’s MacBook laptop is on sale for just $800 for a limited time

If you have your heart set on a MacOS-powered laptop, B&H has a sale on Apple's MacBook that takes the price down to $800. Only select models are on sale right now, but you can score up to a $600 savings if you act quickly. The post Apple’s MacBook laptop is on sale for just $800 for a limited time appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Deals, News, Trends, Macbook, Computing


MacOS update may include external display support for iPads

Apple's upcoming MacOS is rumored to include a new native external display support feature. Code-named "Sidecar" the new feature is expected to allow MacOS computers to send app windows to external displays like iPads. The post MacOS update may include external display support for iPads appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Ipads, Computing, macOS, External Displays


What is a Chromebook and should you buy one?

Chromebooks are an intriguing branch of laptops that are often cheaper and faster than their Windows counterparts, but they are a little more limited. Intrigued? Here's everything you need to know about Chromebooks. The post What is a Chromebook and should you buy one? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Samsung, Trends, Chromebook, Computing


Get ready for a new era of personalized entertainment

Jarno M. Koponen Contributor Jarno M. Koponen is working on intelligent systems and human-centered personalization. He currently is product lead at Yle, one of the leading media houses in the Nordics. More posts by this contributor A new hope: AI for news media AI on your lock screen New machine learning technologies, user interfaces and automated content creation techniques are going to expand the personalization of storytelling b...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Column, Twitter, Spotify, Marketing, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Machine Learning, Personalization, Virtual Reality, Content, Multimedia, Streaming Services, Smart Devices


Lenovo tax sale knocks $456 off the ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop

Whether you’re dreading tax day or you’re looking forward to a refund, Lenovo’s tax season sale might make your day a little brighter. One of the biggest highlights is the awesome ThinkPad X1 Carbon, which can be yours for more than $450 off with a special promo code. The post Lenovo tax sale knocks $456 off the ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Deals, Trends, Computing, Lenovo, Laptops, Thinkpad, Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon


Apple may take Face ID to the next level, scan retinas for increased security

Apple might take Face ID to the next level in an upcoming device update as new patent filings show the company exploring retina scanning, which might bring an additional layer of security to the platform. The post Apple may take Face ID to the next level, scan retinas for increased security appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Security, News, Trends, Computing, Touch ID, Patent, Touch Bar, Face Id


Listen to us talk about ‘undercorns,’ IPOs and what going public is really about

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Kate and Alex were here yesterday to dig into the Uber IPO filing; for today’s episode, we put that aside and discussed everything else that happened this week. Lucky for us, for the second half of our Thursday podcast-a-thon, the excellent Phil Libin joined us. He was the perfect guest for an IPO-heavy week. You may know Libin as a co-founder of Evernote, or part ...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Lyft, Uber, Texas, Pinterest, Ipo, Evernote, Tech, Software, Computing, Venture Capital, Search Engine, Kate


The best iMac accessories

Find the best iMac accessories for your computer! Here are the top peripherals for your iMac, including suggestions for a great keyboard, mouse, speaker system, external hard drive, desk stand, and much more. The post The best iMac accessories appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Computing, best iMac accessory, iMac accessories, iMac gear, iMac peripherals, iMac purchases


The chat feature may soon return to Facebook’s mobile app

Facebook upset millions upon millions of users five years ago when it removed chat from its core mobile app and forced them to download Messenger to communicate privately with friends. Now it looks like it might be able to restore the option inside the Facebook app. That’s according to a discovery from researcher Jane Manchun Wong who discovered an unreleased feature that brings limited chat features back into the core social networking app. Wong’s finding suggests that, at this point, callin...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, Social Media, Tech, Ceo, Software, Computing, Social Network, Operating Systems, Wong, Jane Manchun Wong, Windows Live Messenger, Inq Mobile


PC sales slide 5 percent in 2019 and they’re taking Apple with them

PC sales are down year on year with nearly three million less systems selling during the same period in 2019. While this is bad news for Apple, Asus, and Acer, Lenovo increased its lead to almost a quarter of the entire industry. The post PC sales slide 5 percent in 2019 and they’re taking Apple with them appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Hp, Computing, Dell, Lenovo, Acer Lenovo, PC Sales, Apple Asus


Editing Microsoft Word files in Google Docs finally isn’t a huge pain

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides can now support Microsoft Office documents for editing as well as viewing. It's only got G Suite users for now, but the feature will roll out to other Google users in the near future. The post Editing Microsoft Word files in Google Docs finally isn’t a huge pain appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, News, Microsoft, Office, Trends, Computing, Google Docs, Microsoft Office, Word


Google Docs to add native editing support for Microsoft Office file types

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides can now support Microsoft Office documents for editing as well as viewing. It's only got G Suite users for now, but the feature will roll out to other Google users in the near future. The post Google Docs to add native editing support for Microsoft Office file types appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, News, Microsoft, Office, Trends, Computing, Google Docs, Microsoft Office, Word


I need a laptop that can handle CAD and has a good battery life

I’m an engineering student who wants to run professional design and manufacturing systemsI am an engineering student entering into either mechanical or ocean naval architecture. I need a new laptop able to run programs such as SolidWorks and some games, such as Civilization 5 and Stellaris. In addition, it needs to be portable and have good battery life.I’ve started comparing laptops and think I’ve found a potential candidate: a Lenovo Yoga 730 with an eighth-generation Core i5-8250U, 8GB of RAM...
Tags: Technology, Engineering, Computing, Lenovo, Laptops, SolidWorks


Android phones can now be used as a physical security key to your Google account

Google wants to make your online life a little more secure. The company has released a new feature to its two-factor authentication that allows users to use their phones to log in to their Google account on a computer through Bluetooth. The post Android phones can now be used as a physical security key to your Google account appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Trends, Two-factor Authentication, Computing


How to stop robocalls spamming your phone

No matter what your politics, beliefs, or even your sports team, we can all agree on one thing: robocalls are the scourge of modern times. These unsolicited auto-dialed spam calls bug you dozens of times a week — sometimes more — demanding you “pay the IRS” or pretend to be “Apple technical support.” Even the now-infamous Chinese embassy scam, recently warned about by the FBI, has gained notoriety. These robocallers spoof their phone number to peddle scams and tricks — but the calls are real. So...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Security, Startups, Verizon, Europe, Fcc, Privacy, Samsung, Telemarketing, Smartphones, Fbi, United States, Comcast, Ofcom


Apple to break apart iTunes in MacOS, introduce music, podcasts, and TV apps

With the next release of MacOS, Apple is rumored to distribute iTunes' multitude of tasks and features across separate apps including music, podcasts, and TV. The new applications will likely be based on Apple's Marzipan technology. The post Apple to break apart iTunes in MacOS, introduce music, podcasts, and TV apps appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Itunes, Computing, macOS


The future of MacBook displays? Mini-LED, says a new report

Apple's next iMacs and MacBooks could ditch LCD retina screens in favor of much more vibrant mini LED panels which offer wider-color gamuts, higher contrast ratios, as well as high-dynamic ranges. The post The future of MacBook displays? Mini-LED, says a new report appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Computing, Apple Macbook


Future iMacs and MacBooks might feature vibrant, mini LED displays

Apple's next iMacs and MacBooks could ditch LCD retina screens in favor of much more vibrant mini LED panels which offer wider-color gamuts, higher contrast ratios, as well as high-dynamic ranges. The post Future iMacs and MacBooks might feature vibrant, mini LED displays appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Computing, Apple Macbook


Google confirms new Pixelbook laptop and tablets are indeed coming soon

Despite cuts to the Google hardware teams, a new report now indicates that the company has confirmed that its hardware division will, in fact, release new Pixelbook laptops and tablets soon.  The post Google confirms new Pixelbook laptop and tablets are indeed coming soon appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, News, Trends, Computing, Pixelbook



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