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What's new with Google Fi in 2019

As we dive into 2019, we’re bringing new updates to Google Fi subscribers. Starting today, we’re upgrading default messaging on eligible phones to RCS, and in the coming weeks, if you’re using a phone designed for Fi, you’ll get faster data coverage in more places around the world.Richer messaging with RCSWith RCS in Messages, you can do and share more when you message friends, family members, groups, and even businesses who are on RCS. You’ll be able to see typing indicators and read receipts, ...
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, Iceland, Wi Fi, Google Fi, RCS


Produce Fresh Vegetables in The Comfort of Your Home!

When we think of growing plants, phrases such as ‘High maintenance’, ‘Unreliable’ and ‘Time consuming’ spring to mind. But this doesn’t always have to be the case… and Aspara proves this!Aspara is a smart indoor garden that encourages the growth and consumption of fresh, healthy vegetables and herbs! Remembering to water the plants is a thing of the past; a scaled-down hydroponics farm system has been neatly integrated into the design, allowing for a reduced amount of wasted water, a faster pl...
Tags: Deals, Garden, Gadgets, Design, Product Design, Hydroponic, Aspara, Julian Bowerman, Julian BowermanClick


Retro Futuristic Home Phone

Beautiful phone concept inspired by the look of classic rotary dial telephones. Dreyfuss retro futuristic phone concept designed by Uji Terkuma features touchscreen interface that looks like iconic telephone dials and buttons. Also check out: Rotary Phone Sheep
Tags: Design, Tech, Dreyfuss, Uji Terkuma


IBM thinks outside of the lab, puts quantum computer in a box

IBM unveiled the world’s “first universal approximate quantum computing system installed outside of a research lab” at CES earlier this week — and with it, the next era of computing. The 20-qubit IBM Q System One represents the first major leap for quantum computers of 2019, but before we get into the technical stuff let’s take a look at this thing. All we can say is: wowzah! When can we get a review unit? The commitment to a fully-functional yet aesthetically pleasing design is intriguing. Espe...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Ibm


Microsoft Acquires New Technologies for Microsoft Dynamics AX

Technology has provided some great advantages and benefits to mankind as there are many software and applications that are offering their services to the people to make their work easy. There are many software and applications that have been designed by various software companies and organizations. And the software and applications are used to carry out various operations based on the type of software. For instance, graphic designing software is used for enhancing the graphics of a photo or a co...
Tags: Technology, Microsoft, Sales, ERP, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Technology Trends, Microsoft Dynamics ERP, Microsoft Acquires New Technologies


12 Marketing Experts Reveal How to Crush Your Competition in 2019

p With the new year in full swing, my wonderful colleagues — the marketing experts here at Convince & Convert — came up with 23 ideas for making your marketing and customer experience AMAZING in 2019. In no particular order, here are our favorite recommendations for making 2019 your best year yet. These are the things that not many companies are doing well, but if you do, you will be sure to crush your competition this year. Let’s go! Jay Baer, Founder, Convince & Convert 1. Leverage artificia...
Tags: Google, Macaulay Culkin, Seo, Linkedin, Tesla, Customers, Jay, Chris Anderson, Digital Marketing, CPM, Jay Baer, Sara Blakely, Bluehost, Lauren Teague, Daniel Lemin, Anthony Helmstetter


CES Report 2019

The annual CES event was held in Las Vegas this week. Ever since 1967, the first week in January has seen the enormous Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  This year was no exception, with over 180,000 attendees from over 150 countries and over 4,500 exhibiting companies meeting in an enormous 2.5 million square foot exhibition, sprawling over the Las Vegas Convention Center and spilling into other nearby hotels and locations too. We’ve been occasionally attending CES since the mid/late 198...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Google, Amazon, Science, Miscellaneous, Samsung, Tech, Current Affairs, Las Vegas, Costco, Vegas, Harley Davidson, Alexa, Consumer Electronics Show, Cellphones & Wireless


Capture the Story From Your Perspective

Whether you’re a YouTube star or a just local celebrity, the Solo headset aims to make documenting and sharing your experiences with the world as easy as wearing a hat. The wearable device simplifies the video capturing process with modern innovations like an easy-to-use gimbal system, plenoptic camera lens, and advanced auto-focusing technology. With a simple touch, users can even drop pins during production to search for moments during post. Completely adjustable and adaptable to each user’s u...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Camera, Cameras, Product Design, Solo, Joshua Han, Joshua HanThis


Why we’re putting 1.6 million solar panels in Tennessee and Alabama

Hundreds of engineers, electricians and construction workers are building two new, energy-efficient Google data center campuses in the Southeastern U.S.—one in Tennessee and another in northern Alabama. And we’re not stopping there—we’re also putting more carbon-free energy on the electric grid that will power our servers in the region. In the coming years, Google will purchase the output of several new solar farms as part of a deal with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), totaling 413 megawat...
Tags: Google, Alabama, Sustainability, Tennessee, TVA, Tennessee Valley, NextEra Energy Resources, Tennessee Valley Authority TVA, Google Cloud, Hollywood Alabama, Data Centers and Infrastructure, Yum Yum Tennessee, Alabama TVA


Get more shut-eye in 2019 with help from Google

After a long day, it should be easy to hit the hay at night. But far too often, just as you’re about to drift off, you decide to check why your phone just buzzed...and you’re back to square one.According to the National Sleep Foundation, most adults should aim to get between seven and nine hours of sleep every night. Many of us, including yours truly, usually don’t get there.If you want a fresh start in the new year, here are some tech tips and healthy habits that will help you catch more zzzzs ...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Youtube, Belgium, Pixel, National Sleep Foundation, Daniele, Google Assistant, Google Wifi, Digital Wellbeing, Google Fit Congrats to Team Colombia, Team Colombia Team Colombia, Dumbbellsndrama Team Italy Team Italy, Matter Shanti Lives Space Valley, StrangeSte Carmensegattini Corih, Beatricelessi Team


The Ultimate Guide to the Best Restaurants in Brussels, Belgium

If you are looking for the best restaurants in Brussels, Belgium, look no farther. We’ve rounded up our top picks from 15 years of dining in Brussels to bring you those with staying power. Don’t read while hungry! The Brussels restaurant scene is always changing. New hot spots appear and disappear seemingly overnight, especially in hip neighbourhoods like St. Gilles and Ixelles. While we love taste testing what’s new and popular, for us, the best restaurants in Brussels are those with staying ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Japan, London, Morocco, Paris, Italy, Belgium, Tokyo, Michelin, Brussels, Tripadvisor, Alison, Waterloo, Best Restaurants


5 Tips for Building a Website, Best Marketing Practices, Are You Living the American Dream?, The Small Business Retirement Crisis and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

18 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—The State of U.S. Small Businesses Overall, American small business owners are approaching 2019 with economic optimism and increased confidence in this lucrative environment, according to a survey from small business financing company  Guidant Financial  and online credit marketplace LendingClub  Corporation. The companies surveyed current and aspiring small business owners about their views on the current state of small busin...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Ge, Time, Toronto, America, Canada, Bank, Montreal, Chamber of Commerce, Samantha, Jake Wood, TOMS, Ottawa, Alignable


Smart Speakers Make Inroads Into American Homes

Source: Statista When Amazon announced the Amazon Echo in 2014, many people laughed at the idea of voluntarily letting the world’s largest online retailer put a “listening device” in your home. And yet, the Echo, and Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa with it, became a major success, pioneering the smart speaker market in the United States and internationally. According to a recent statement, Amazon shipped more than 100 million Echo devices since 2014, making it the leader in the highly contested ...
Tags: Amazon, Home, Technology, Speakers, Radio, United States, Property, Homes, Npr, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Statista, Edison Research, General Interest, Smart Speakers, Statista When Amazon


Mondelez, the US Food Company That Owns Oreo and Cadbury Brands, Sues Zurich in Test For Cyber Hack Insurance

Mondelez, the US food company that owns the Oreo and Cadbury brands, is suing its insurance company, Zurich, for refusing to pay out on a $100m claim for damage caused by the NotPetya cyber attack. From a report: The case will be the first serious legal dispute over how companies can recover the costs of a cyber attack [Editor's note: the article may be paywalled; alternative source], as insurance groups seek to tightly define their liabilities. "It's a pretty big deal. I've never seen an insura...
Tags: UK, US, Tech, Merck, Reckitt Benckiser, Zurich, Cadbury, Mondelez, Robert Stines, US Food Company That Owns Oreo, Cadbury Brands, Maersk the world


Silabur Cave in Sarawak

Have you heard about the Jade Caves of Sarawak? Yes, a cave that looks like it is made from jade, which is called the Silabur Cave in Serian, Sarawak.  This beautiful cave has been around for a very long time, and mostly visited by researchers, but in 2016, the cave became more popular among the locals, mainly due to the beautiful jade texture of the cave walls.  Silabur Cave in Sarawak This beautiful cave is found in the district of Serian, which is about 90 minutes drive from the cit...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Instagram, China, Malaysia, Waze, Google Maps, Sabah, Borneo, Kuching, Sarawak, David Jr, Facebook Page, West Kalimantan, Kalimantan Indonesia


Was 2018 as Good a Year for Electric Vehicles as They Say?

Teslas galore. But at the Tesla factory, not on the streets of most cities. Supporters of battery electric vehicles (EV and/or BEV) are rapturous about the 81% increase in electric vehicles sold in 2018 compared to 2017.  This table shows the breakdown, with a total of 361,307 vehicles sold in the US in 2018, compared to 199,826 sold in 2017. We should add a disclaimer.  We love electric-powered vehicles.  We’d like nothing more than to get a fully loaded Tesla, and, failing that, just about an...
Tags: Travel, Cars, US, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Fiat, Toyota, Volkswagen, Bolt, Electric, Nissan, Volt, Chevrolet Bolt


Carpet Chair

Unusual chair with soft carpet will keep your feet warm during the winter. Clever “Cuddle Stool” designed by Alexandros Kotoulas of Alexquisite. Also check out: Babu Floor Chai
Tags: Design, Tech, Alexandros Kotoulas


WI Watchlist: Northwestern Mutual, Epic, Exact Sciences, Propeller

It’s time to catch up on notable headlines from Wisconsin’s innovation community:—Northwestern Mutual, the Milwaukee-based insurance and wealth management services giant, has hired Souheil Badran as chief innovation officer. Badran was previously president of the Americas region for Alipay, the online payments platform operated by Ant Financial, the Alibaba-owned fintech firm.Badran’s new role was previously held by Alexa von Tobel, the well-known fintech entrepreneur who left Northwestern Mutu...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Internet Of Things, New York, Connected Devices, Americas, Trends, Tech, It, Walgreens, Software, Healthcare, Alibaba, Wisconsin


Online Tech Expands Cloud, Data Services with Neverfail Acquisition

Online Tech, the Ann Arbor, MI-based provider of cloud services, beefed up its capabilities last month when it acquired the infrastructure-as-a-service and data protection businesses of Neverfail, an IT company located in Austin, TX. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.Online Tech CEO Brad Cheedle says his company offers managed services around cloud computing. The company’s service include assessing if a customer is cloud-ready or migrating their data to the cloud, Cheedle says. “Companie...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Entrepreneurship, Cloud Computing, Trends, Tech, It, Software, Austin, Innovation, Data Protection, Detroit, Infrastructure As A Service, Ann Arbor, National blog main, Texas blog main


2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe: Just Call Me “Mercedes”

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA is like a personal assistant on wheels. The MBUX interface can recall the latest football scores and stock prices. An overhaul in the suspension department should make for a smoother ride too.   Mercedes is still making these things, eh? The latest iteration of the CLA “Coupe” is here, and it seems to be just as nice as its predecessor, which is good, considering Merc has been getting grief from some quarters. The only real complaint I have with the 2020 Mercedes-Ben...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Texas, Microsoft, Autos, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, Stuttgart, Alexa, Mercedes Benz CLA, Merc, CLA, Car News, Tony Borroz, CLA Coupe, Mercedes Benz CLA Coupe


Chris Halaschek of Pindrop: As Smart Speakers Rise in Popularity, Synthetic Speech and Voice Synthesis is Something We Need to be Ready For

The huge annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is wrapping up today, and it seems for the second year in a row smart devices with voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant were the talk of the show… pun intended.  With Amazon recently announcing they’ve sold over 100 million Echo devices, and analyst estimates saying Google has sold about half that amount of Google Home devices, it’s easy to see that we’re getting quite used to interacting with smart devices.  But in order of...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Interviews, Sales, Atlanta, Dc, West Coast, Einstein, University Of Maryland, Alexa, Cto, Pindrop, Voice Synthesis, Google Home, Google Duplex, Chris Halaschek


Nefarious AI creates images of delicious food that doesn’t exist

A team of researchers from Tel-Aviv University developed a neural network capable of reading a recipe and generating an image of what the finished, cooked product would look like. As if DeepFakes weren’t bad enough, now we can’t be sure the delicious food we see online is real. The Tel-Aviv team, consisting of researchers Ori Bar El, Ori Licht, and Netanel Yosephian created their AI using a modified version of a generative adversarial network (GAN) called StackGAN V2 and 52K image/recipe combina...
Tags: Startups, Tel Aviv, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Tel Aviv University, Gan, Ori Bar El Ori Licht, Netanel Yosephian


How open source software took over the world

Mike Volpi Contributor Share on Twitter Mike Volpi is a general partner at Index Ventures. Before co-founding the firm's San Francisco office with Danny Rimer, Volpi served as the chief strategy officer at Cisco Systems. It was just 5 years ago that there was an ample dose of skepticism from investors about the viability of open source as a business model. The common thesis was that Redhat was a snowflake and that no other ope...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Column, Microsoft, Yahoo, Cloud Computing, San Francisco, Tech, Author, Mysql, Designer, Software, Open Source Software, Hortonworks, Computing, Ibm


California Lawmaker Wants to Ban Paper Receipts, Require Digital Ones

A California assemblyman has introduced a law barring retailers from printing paper receipts unless a customer requests one. Otherwise they'd be required to provide proof-or-purchase receipts "only in electronic form." : An anonymous reader quotes CNBC: Stores that give out printed receipts without first being asked by the customer could be subject to fines [of $25 per day, up to $300 per year].... Proponents of the bill say the legislation would help reduce waste as well as contaminants in the...
Tags: California, Tech, Cnbc, Green America


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An armed guard reportedly transporting a 'very special load' for Apple was killed in a fatal truck crash

California police said a man was killed Wednesday in a highway crash after a truck driver fell asleep behind the wheel. The box truck involved in the crash was carrying "a very special load" for Apple, according to NBC's Bay Area affiliate. Sources told NBC the two men in the truck were armed security guards transporting products for Apple. Apple is known for being very tight-lipped and keeping its products and company documents under tight wraps. A truck reportedly transporting " highly sens...
Tags: Apple, Nbc, Buzzfeed, California, Washington, Los Angeles, Trends, Poland, California Highway Patrol, West Coast, Cupertino, Huawei, British Airways, Rich, Jony Ive, Apple Apple


Apple supplier Dialog sees sales fall to low end of target range as smartphone market stagnates

Apple supplier Dialog Semiconductor faced a slump on Monday, posting end of year revenues towards the lower end of its earlier predictions as the company grapples with lower appetite for Apple's iPhones in the huge Chinese market.  The UK-based semiconductor firm failed to reach the top end of its projections as its fourth quarter sales came in at $431m, highlighting the knock-on impact Apple's dwindling sales are having on its supply chain. At the end of October, Dialog estimated sales ...
Tags: Apple, UK, News, Credit Suisse, Tim Cook, Silicon Valley, Dialog Semiconductor, Frankfurt Stock Exchange, China Technology, Silego Technology


The CEO of a social media firm valued at $1.8 billion has a plan to survive the mar-tech consolidation thanks to big-name clients like McDonald's and Microsoft

10-year old Sprinklr wants to be one of a handful of marketers' platform of choice for handling social media and messaging. While investors' interest in social media management firms has waned, CEO Ragy Thomas views its software as a service (SaaS) model as well-positioned. Sprinklr is on track to hit between $250 to $300 million in revenue this year and is preparing to go public. Sprinklr has turned the firehose of social media content into big business. Valued at $1.8 billion, the firm has ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Adobe, Microsoft, China, Ipo, Trends, Salesforce, Johnson, Sap, United Airlines, Sprinklr, Thomas, McDonald, Marie Kondo


Why Google engineers worked full-time to combat sex trafficking

When the government seized classified-ads site Backpage, forcing it to shut down in April, it became a lot harder to find and locate potential victims of sex trafficking. While it was symbolically good that the site, whose CEO later pled guilty to charges of sex trafficking, shut down, it created a significant technical challenge for law enforcement and the organizations trying to help prevent sex-trafficking, Google Senior Software Engineer Sam Ainsley told TechCrunch. “Once Backpage was gone, ...
Tags: Health, Google, TC, Developer, Washington, Tech, Diversity, Washington Dc, Ashton Kutcher, Google.org, Thorn, Ainsley, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Backpage, Paul Morigi


Daily Crunch: How the government shutdown is damaging cybersecurity and future IPOs

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. How Trump’s government shutdown is harming cyber and national security The government has been shut down for nearly three weeks, and there’s no end in sight. While most of the core government departments — State, Treasury, Justice and Defense — are still operational, others like Homeland Security, which ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Gadgets, Lyft, Apps, Hardware, Enterprise, Finance, Government, Samsung, Tech, Policy, Venture Capital, Aws, SEC, Fidelity



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