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Google takes another stab at Google Glass, updates the AR headsets for business customers

Google improved the specs on the Glass for business. The search company gave the smart glasses an updated camera and better battery life.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Google, Usa, News, Usa Today


Create Visual Data Stories With These Four Core Techniques

By Naveen Gattu Good stories have a profound impact on those hearing them, and the best of them not only serve to entertain, but also to influence. So, when paired with powerful data insights, the potential for informed inspiration and effective decision-making is endless. Whether it’s for consumers, business owners, or simply the curious–visual data stories make complex data much more accessible. The power of data is never more clear than when its insights are visualized effectively. It was har...
Tags: Google, Business, Usa, India, Sales & Marketing, Right Now, Artur Szczybylo Shutterstock, Naveen Gattu Good, Naveen Gattu COO


Myneral.me wins the TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech

It’s been a long night at VivaTech. The building hosted a very special competition — the TechCrunch Hackathon in Paris. Hundreds of engineers and designers got together to come up with something cool, something neat, something awesome. The only condition was that they only had 36 hours to work on their projects. Some of them were participating in our event for the first time, while others were regulars. Some of them slept on the floor in a corner, while others drank too much Red Bull. We could a...
Tags: Startups, Europe, Usa, UK, New York, Developer, France, San Francisco, Tech, CMO, CSR, Bloomberg, Hack, Paris, Rakuten, Hackathon


Pixel 3a and OnePlus 7 are both cheap new Android phones, but one is way better than the other

Google unveiled the Pixel 3a series last week during it's opening I/O 2019 keynote, a phone that had been fully detailed in rumors in leaks for months. Exactly a week later, OnePlus hosted its own press conference to launch the phones all knew were coming from the company, the OnePlus 7 series. They're all great phones but if you're buying a brand new Android phone on a budget, there's really only one you should buy and there's no contest between them.Google is selling the Pi...
Tags: Google, Usa, UK, News, US, Samsung, Oneplus, Pixel 3a


Here’s how Trump’s trade war with China might increase the price of the iPhone

The stock market has been particularly volatile as of late, which shouldn't come as much of a surprise given Donald Trump's penchant for making threats on Twitter about increasing import tariffs on Chinese-made goods. And while Trump has made similar threats before -- and not followed through with them -- it's no secret that investors have never particularly cared for uncertainty in the market."For 10 months, China has been paying Tariffs to the USA of 25% on 50 Billion Dollars of Hi...
Tags: Apple, Twitter, Usa, Cook, News, China, US, United States, Tim Cook, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Trump, Morgan, J P Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Hey, Google, Alexa and Siri: You finally get what we're saying

Voice assistants in our smart devices are better interpret what you want. Microsoft and Google gave a glimpse into the future, with Apple coming soon.            [Author: Special for USA TODAY]
Tags: Google, Usa, News, Microsoft, Siri, Alexa, Special for USA TODAY


'Apple Watch or it doesn't count': How tech addiction might be ruining your workout

Sure, your Fitbit or Apple Watch motivates you to get moving. Experts say taking your phone with you to the gym may actually be harming your workout.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Apple, Usa, News, Usa Today


Imagine Apple's App Store with no walled garden

The Supreme Court agreed to let an anti-trust consumer lawsuit against Apple go forward. The complaint: Apple's walled garden stifled competition.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Apple, Usa, News, Supreme Court, Usa Today


Just like Amazon, Walmart now offers free next-day delivery

Mega-retailer Walmart on Tuesday announced next-day delivery on more than 200,000 items for orders over $35. The program kicks off first in Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Southern California, then expands to reach 75% of the US population by the end of 2019. Just last month, Amazon announced free, one-day delivery as a new perk for all Prime members. Here's an excerpt from the Walgreens announcement: We started with same-day pickup in our stores in 2011 and began offering two-day free shipping two ...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Business, Usa, Technology, News, Shopping, US, Walmart, E-commerce, Walgreens, Las Vegas, Cnbc, Southern California, Phoenix, Amazon Walmart


Meet the TC Hackathon at Vivatech 2019 judges & hackmaster

In just three short days, some of the best hackers, coders, programmers and creative tech geniuses in the world will arrive in Paris to compete in the TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech 2019 on 17-18 May. After the participants pour their heart, soul and skills into creating something amazing out of nothing, it will all come down to the judges. They’ll determine the best overall project of the hackathon — and select the one team that deserves to win the TechCrunch €5,000 grand prize. You deserve t...
Tags: TC, Europe, Usa, UK, New York, France, San Francisco, Events, Tech, CMO, Bloomberg, Paris, Rakuten, Hackathon, Point Nine Capital, Techcrunch Hackathon


A startup called Fox, Seth Meyers makes OTT jokes: Upfronts download

Welcome to our special pop-up TV upfronts roundup. Each day this week we're bringing you breaking news and some of the best (and worst) of TV’s dog-and-pony show, curated by Jeanine Poggi, senior editor, and delivered directly to your inbox. Get it in your email by signing up here. Fox, the new startup While NBC is doubling down on its comedy efforts, a new, slimmed-down Fox won’t have any live-action comedies on its air this fall. In fact, with its emphasis on live sports, it’s made it very d...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Usa, Nbc, Jimmy Fallon, Advertising, Fox, Comcast, New York Times, Beverly Hills, Nbc Universal, Seth Meyers, Hulu, Msnbc, Pete Davidson


Lenovo foldable laptop prototype due in 2020

Lenovo foldable laptop prototype due in 2020. Don’t expect it to be cheap.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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'Foldable' PC? Lenovo ThinkPad laptop screen bends in half like a book

Lenovo is showing off not a foldable phone but a prototype of what the Chinese company claims as the first “foldable PC,” ThinkPad laptop.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Lenovo


Apple launches Apple TV app with HBO subscription channel to watch Game of Thrones offline

The freshly designed Apple TV app for the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV box is meant to help you more easily find TV shows and movies you want to watch.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Usa, News, Usa Today


Supreme Court says iPhone users can sue Apple for excessive prices on its App Store

The Supreme Court opened the door for iPhone users to sue Apple over excessive prices on its exclusive App Store.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Apple, Usa, News, Supreme Court, App Store, Usa Today


Tarte Adelaine Morin Eye & Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

Tarte Adelaine Morin Eye & Cheek Palette ($39) launched a few short weeks ago and was created in collaboration with youTuber Adelaine Morin. Yes, I’m old and had to Google who she was because I was all: Ok, so, here’s the thing. I’m either not watching enough youTube, I’m too old, I may live under a rock, or Tarte selects youTubers no one ever heard of to do collaborations with. I’ll feel a lot better if someone steps in here and says they don’t know who Adelaine is either. Had the same issue ...
Tags: Google, Usa, Beauty, Swatches, Blush, Highlighter, Ulta, Eyeshadow, Makeup Reviews, Muse Approved, Tarte, Palettes, Cheek Palette Review, Aspyn, Summer Collections 2019, Adelaine


Google I/O: Cheaper Pixels, Android Q, smartphone addiction tools, Nest Hub Max

Google goes beyond search at its annual Google I/O. On the way, are cheaper Pixels, Android Q, with more family friendly tools, Nest Hub            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Here are the grantees of the Google AI Impact Challenge

As part of Google’s AI for Social Good program, we launched the Google AI Impact Challenge, based on our strong belief that emerging technologies will help us address big social, humanitarian and environmental problems. We were blown away by the number of thoughtful proposals we received: 2,602 applications from 119 countries, nearly two thirds of the world’s countries.Forty percent of the applications came from organizations with no previous experience with artificial intelligence, which is sti...
Tags: Google, Usa, UK, Indonesia, France, India, Africa, San Francisco, Uganda, Switzerland, Ai, Google.org, New York University, Pennsylvania State University, KAMPALA Uganda, Quill


New study shows human development is destroying the planet at an unprecedented rate

“We are eroding the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide.” That’s the word from Sir Robert Watson, the chair of a massive multinational research effort to survey the impact of human development on the natural world. In the most comprehensive effort undertaken to date, some 145 expert authors from 50 countries working with another 310 contributing authors spent the last three years compiling and assessing changes in global biodiversit...
Tags: Food, TC, Usa, Germany, Tech, Earth, Nature, United States, Agriculture, Brazil, Argentina, Ecology, Watson, Chair, Eduardo, Robert Watson


Big Tech lobbyists and "open for business" Tories killed Ontario's Right-to-Repair legislation

In February, Liberal Party opposition MPP Michael Coteau introduced Right to Repair legislation after he was charged $400 to fix the cracked screen on his daughter's Samsung phone; that bill is now dead, as are dozens of Right to Repair bills introduced in US state houses, after Conservative MPs, heavily lobbied by US Big Tech firms, killed it before it could proceed to committee. Coteau identified the murderers of his bill, as they weren't shy about it: the cause was led by the Electronics...
Tags: Apple, Security, Post, Copyfight, Usa, News, US, Samsung, Canada, Infosec, Dmca, Tories, Panasonic, Liberal party, 1201, Ontario


Sorry, Facebook and Google, Ellen Pao says startups will fix Silicon Valley's diversity problem

New data suggests that if startups make an early commitment to diversity, they could reverse decades of discrimination in tech.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Google, Usa, News, Silicon Valley, Ellen Pao, Usa Today, Sorry Facebook


Where to find Frankfurt vs. Chelsea on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Frankfurt vs. Chelsea in the Europa League, you’ve come to the right place. Turner and Univision’s coverage of the UEFA club competitions enters another week with their coverage of Frankfurt vs. Chelsea. FOX Sports no longer has the rights, so if you want to watch the game on TV, Univision Deportes Network is the only channel broadcasting the match on television. Match: Frankfurt vs. Chelsea Kickoff: Thursday, 3pm ET Looking to watch Fr...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Usa, England, Nbc, Mexico, US, Sport, Frankfurt, Soccer, Chelsea, Uefa, Europa League, Cnbc, Turner, Univision


Welcome to YouTube Hell: A MIDI pack reseller silences criticism

YouTube is elevating new voices to prominence in music technology as in other fields. But the platform’s esoteric rules are also ripe for abuse – as one YouTube host claims. The story begins with around a product, the Unison MIDI Chord Pack. This US$67 pack is already, on its surface, a bit strange. Understandably, users without musical training may like the idea of drag-and-drop chords and harmony – nothing wrong with that. But the actual product appears to be just a set of folders full of...
Tags: Google, Music, Usa, Instagram, Youtube, Opinion, Censorship, US, Trends, Tech, Eu, Web, IP, Copyright, Analysis, Rants


Securepairs.org will send debullshitifying security researchers to Right to Repair hearings to fight industry FUD

Dozens of Right to Repair bills were introduced across the USA last year, only to be defeated by hardcore lobbying led by Apple and backed by a rogue's gallery of giant manufacturers of every description; one of the most effective anti-repair tactics is to spread FUD about the supposed security risks of independent repairs. Enter Securerepairs.org, a new nonprofit founded by Paul Roberts, whose experts (including "Harvard University’s Bruce Schneier, bug bounty expert Katie Moussouris, and ...
Tags: Apple, Security, Post, Usa, News, Harvard University, Aclu, Infosec, Fud, John Deere, Bruce Schneier, Jon Callas, Right To Repair, Katie Moussouris, Paul Roberts, Louise Matsakis


Beware! Google Chrome address bar can reportedly be used to launch a phishing attack

A researcher has found an exploit in the Google Chrome browser for mobile that could be used to launch phishing attacks.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Google, Usa, News, Usa Today


'Avengers Endgame' fans: Google 'Thanos' and click the gauntlet for a fun surprise

Even Google is really excited for 'Avengers Endgame,' based on the special Easter egg found on Google search after you type 'Thanos.'            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Google, Usa, News, Usa Today


Ageism in the USA: The paradox of prejudice against the elderly

Prejudice is typically perpetrated against 'the other', i.e. a group outside our own. But ageism is prejudice against ourselves — at least, the people we will (hopefully!) become.Different generations needs to cooperate now more than ever to solve global problems. This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by now at amazone --> List Price: $26.99 New From: $13.42 in Stock ...
Tags: Work, Usa, Justice, Aging, Future, Economics, Society, Innovation, Inequality, Ashton Applewhite


Crestview to sell JR Automation for $1.43 bln

Hitachi Ltd said April 23 that it agreed to buy the robotic SI business operated by JR Automation Technologies LLC. Crestview Partners is the seller. The acquisition price for JR Automation is $1.425 billion. JR Automation, of Holland, Michigan, builds production lines and logistics systems using industrial robots. PRESS RELEASE Tokyo, April 24, 2019 — Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) today announced that on April 23, 2019 it entered into a definitive contract for the acquisition of the robot...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Usa, US, Trends, Tech, M&a, Tokyo, North America, Hitachi, Tokyo Japan, Hitachi Ltd, Crestview, Holland Michigan, BofA Merrill Lynch, Bryan Jones


Student sues Apple for $1 billion, claims face-recognition caused for false arrest

Apple is being sued for $1 billion by a college student who blames the company's facial recognition software for his wrongful arrest.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Apple, Usa, News, Usa Today


Google offers free YouTube Music for Google Home speakers

Matches offer from Amazon with a twist--the songs are ad-free, and available not just on Google Home but any speaker that works with Google Assistant.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Google, Amazon, Usa, News, Usa Today, Google Home



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