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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Mark Zuckerberg reportedly said Facebook is 'not gonna change' its policies on policing hate speech, in response to a boycott by more than 500 advertisers over the company's hate speech policies. Major brands like Coca-Cola, Ford, Starbucks, and Verizon have joined the boycott. Apple is re-closing 30 more stores in the US as coronavirus cases have spiked across the country. Apple will be re-closing stores in Alabama, Californi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Verizon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Cook, US, Trends, Tesla, Bbc, Mit, House, Tim Cook, Los Angeles Times, Alexa


The best smart plugs for 2020

Smart plugs can make your dumb outlets smart. Here are the best indoor-rated plugs we recommend for your home.
Tags: Trends, Smart Home, Smart Plug, Buying Guides, Amazon Alexa, Wemo Smart Plug, DIY home automation, Apple HomeKit, Tier 4


The case for putting a voice assistant in every device

Voice assistants are useful. So why aren't they everywhere?
Tags: Trends, Features, Smart Home, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Google Home, Smart Assistants


COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery: Three Key Marketing Trends and How to Adapt

A quick spread of COVID-19 has disrupted economies around the world changing the way businesses reach and interact with customers. As lockdowns are slowly lifted across multiple countries, business owners are discovering that things are not quite going back to normal. In fact, there’s probably a new normal being created right now, the new way we are going to operate our businesses and do marketing from now on. COVID Marketing Trends Is your business ready for that new normal? Here are three k...
Tags: Google, China, Sales, Nike, Canada, Voice, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Tom Taylor, Amazon Alexa, Marketing Tips, United States Risk, European Union Guidelines, Voice COVID


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Facebook has banned hundreds of groups and accounts linked to the far-right boogaloo movement. The social media giant said it removed 220 Facebook accounts, 95 Instagram accounts, 28 pages, and 106 groups linked to the boogaloo network it identified from its platform. The Federal Communications Commission has designated the Chinese telecommunications firms Huawei and ZTE as national security threats. The New York Times report...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Tesla, New York Times, Federal Communications Commission, North, Huawei, Detroit, Sap, Alexa


2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road Review: Great for Playing in the Mud!

2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road In Our Opinion: The 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road is the newest member of the automaker's TRD family. While the off-road capability is a given, we were taken back by how comfortable this RAV4 is on dry pavement. It was a pleasant surprise to discover this off-road rig was still pretty good in the city. Although we are not sold on the exterior styling, the interior is sharp and that makes up for it. Exterior Styling 74 Interior Layout 87 ...
Tags: Apple, Autos, Detroit Lions, Toyota, Epa, Detroit, Keith, Southeast Michigan, Amazon Alexa, Carl Anthony, Ryan Millen, Toyota Safety Sense, Test Drives, Midwest Automotive Media Association, Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation, Detroit Working Writers


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Reddit banned r/The_Donald, the largest pro-Trump subreddit, as it cracks down on hate speech and targeting. The subreddit was one of roughly 2,000 communities that were banned across Reddit on Monday, CEO Steve Huffman said. Amazon's live streaming service Twitch suspended President Trump's channel for violating 'hateful conduct' policies and cited his campaign speeches as the reason. Twitch said Trump's words at campaign rall...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, Instagram, Microsoft, Youtube, China, India, US, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Reddit, Wall Street Journal, Alexa


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. The Washington Post reports that as far back as 2015 Facebook started altering its policies to accommodate Donald Trump. The Post's report relies on information from a dozen former and current employees plus previously unreported documents. . The stock plummet wiped $7 billion off CEO Mark Zuckerberg's net worth. .  The coffee shop chain will continue to advertise on YouTube however. . "There is much more to be done, especial...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, Spacex, Washington Post, Youtube, China, Singapore, US, Trends, Unilever, Eu, Bbc, Honda, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter


HelloWoofy Updates Offer Affordable Social Media Management to Small Business

HelloWoofy, a smart social media management platform, just announced a series of new features, including integration with Hootsuite. This means that Hootsuite’s existing 18 million customers can now access HelloWoofy’s intelligent technology on top of the Hootsuite dashboard for $49 a year. Founder Arjun Rai said in a phone interview with Small Business Trends, “A lot of Hootsuite customers were using our product in conjunction with their existing workflows, so we reached out to Ryan Holmes, Ho...
Tags: Instagram, Sales, Emojis, Giphy, Hootsuite, RAI, Amazon Alexa, Small Business News, Google Home, Tiktok, Arjun Rai, Ryan Holmes Hootsuite, Hootsuite HelloWoofy


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Verizon has joined the Facebook ad boycott, making it the biggest advertiser to do so thus far, CNBC reports. The ADL published an open letter on Thursday in which it mentioned it found a Verizon ad next to an anti-Semitic video. Democratic lawmakers introduced a bill that would ban the use of facial recognition technology by federal law enforcement. Democratic Sens. Ed Markey and Jeff Merkeley and Reps. Ayanna Pressley and Pram...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Softbank, Toronto, Trends, Information, Alibaba, Aws, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Cnbc, Sidewalk Labs, Alexa, Trump


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Leaked emails obtained by Business Insider reveal that Tesla knew its Model S battery had a design flaw that could lead to break downs and fires, but it sold the cars anyway. This revelation comes as Tesla is dealing with customer complaints of manufacturing defects in its new Model Y crossover vehicles, including loose seatbelts and back seats. Google is revamping its privacy policies and says it will now auto-delete search a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, US, Trends, Tesla, New York Times, European Commission, Michigan, Department Of Justice, Huawei, Defense Department


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Former Wirecard CEO Markus Braun was arrested in Germany on Tuesday, days after the company reported that $2.2 billion was missing. An arrest warrant was issued by Munich police in name of the former paper billionaire for market manipulation and over false statements of data that portrayed the payments group as financially stronger.  The Trump administration has called Huawei a 'parasite' and warned prime minister Boris Johns...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, UK, Instagram, Microsoft, White House, Germany, Disney, Trends, Munich, Ikea, Boris Johnson, App Store, Huawei, Alexa, Trump


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. President Donald Trump signed a proclamation Monday halting a variety of immigration visas. It temporarily suspends H-1B, H-2B, H-4, J-1, and L-1 visas, affecting the tech industry, students, and au pairs, among others. Amazon, Google, Twitter, and other major tech companies are criticizing Trump's move to halt certain immigration visas. The companies said it will make American firms less competitive and less diverse. Apple on ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, UK, Ipo, Barack Obama, Trends, Intel, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Alexa, Trump, Amazon Alexa, Wirecard, SoftBank Vision Fund, Akshay Naheta


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Brands including The North Face, REI, and Talkspace have halted their paid advertising on Facebook after a boycott campaign led by US civil rights groups. Facebook has come under fire for refusing to moderate posts by President Trump that threatened Black Lives Matters protesters with violence. Business Insider spoke with 11 former Pinterest employees who said that despite the company's upbeat product, it was a toxic and difficu...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Florida, Pinterest, US, Trends, Apple Watch, App Store, Alexa, Jukin Media, Trump, Tulsa, Amazon Alexa, Brad Parscale, Parscale


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. The Justice Department proposed a measure that would roll back protections for internet companies such as Facebook and Twitter. The proposal would weaken Section 230, the law that protects internet companies from being held liable for other people's posts on their platforms as long as they make a good faith effort to remove illegal content. Twitter announced it will let users tweet 140 second voice clips. Voice tweets are inte...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Microsoft, Congress, China, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tim Cook, Nintendo, DEA, Jeff Bezos, Justice Department


The New York Times called the Marshall Stanmore II the best Alexa speaker and now, it’s on sale

We all love home smart speakers like the Amazon Alexa. But as functional as this home assistant can be, it’s got one nearly indisputable flaw. The Alexa speaker itself just isn’t very good. Oh sure, for voice commands or asking questions or trying to order a pizza, the fidelity quality of the Alexa is fine. But once you fire up your favorite music, especially if it’s fueled with heavy bass or demands some serious power, those relatively puny speakers just don’t measure up. When the music yo...
Tags: Amazon, Post, News, New York Times, Shop, Alexa, Marshall, Amazon Alexa, Marshall Voice, Marshall Stanmore II Wireless Smart Speaker, Marshall Stanmore II Wireless Smart


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. The European Commission opened two simultaneous antitrust investigations into Apple on Tuesday. The probes will center on Apple Pay and the App Store's terms and conditions. Amazon announced it is putting AI cameras in some of its warehouses to see if workers are adhering to social distancing. When employees walk past the cameras, a monitor will use green and red circles to indicate whether workers are standing six feet apart...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, California, San Francisco, Trends, European Commission, Boston Dynamics, Alexa, Trump, AT T, Amazon Alexa, Zynn, Business Insider Research


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is reportedly willing to testify before Congress after the company initially resisted making him available to address antitrust concerns. Lawmakers have threatened to subpoena Bezos, forcing him to appear before the House Judiciary Committee. GitHub, the world's largest site for hosting open-source software, is working to replace the terms "master" and "slave" in code. In programming speak, "master" refers...


Free self-hypnosis therapy in your home? Just ask Alexa

Hypnosis refers to a trance state that is characterized by extreme suggestibility, relaxation, and heightened imagination.Hypnotherapy can be used to help you quit smoking, to manage chronic and acute pain, during labor and childbirth, as well as to ease stress and anxiety.Reveri Health, headed by Ariel Poler and Dr. David Spiegel, has launched several self-hypnosis skill programs through Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, one of which is designed to combat the anxiety surrounding the COVID-19 g...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Science, Mental Health, Brain, Therapy, United States, Innovation, Fear, Consciousness, Visualizations, Emotions, Mind, Hypnosis, Stanford University, Alexa


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. . Facebook said there would be no "significant" effect on its business model if it stopped sharing newslinks. US states appear to be backing off using contact tracing apps to monitor the spread of COVID-19, NBC reports. The states that have rolled them out have not had great success in getting significant portions of the population to download them. Germany is launching its own COVID-19 contact tracing app this week, Engadget r...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Spacex, Florida, Nbc, Germany, Softbank, US, Trends, Tesla, House, Credit Suisse, Shanghai, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times


8 tech gifts perfect for new grads setting up a home entertainment system in a dorm or apartment

  Many recent grads are preparing to move into dorms or apartments, and they'll soon be in need of new home entertainment products to fill their living spaces. Thankfully, there are plenty of compact TVs, soundbars, and media devices that are ideal for smaller rooms.  From a 32-inch smart TV to a space-saving smart speaker, we've put together a handy list of compact home entertainment gift ideas and recommendations. As the Class of 2020 prepares to head off to college or the workforce, many r...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Disney, Trends, Netflix, Sony, Nintendo, Roku, Lg, Vizio, Zelda, Dolby Vision, Hdr, Alexa, Dolby Atmos, Tcl


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Former Facebook chief product officer Chris Cox will return after a year-long absence to his previous role at the company, which includes overseeing the main Facebook app, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Cox, one of Mark Zuckerberg's top lieutenants, left in March 2019 over "artistic differences" with the CEO over his plans to make Facebook more privacy-focused. Microsoft President Brad Smith says the company does not sell f...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Sony, Peter Thiel, Ibm, Evan Spiegel, Smith, IVP, Alexa


Best Buy Canada Fitbit Father’s Day Deals: Save up to $50.00 Off Select Fitbit Items & Watches

  Best Buy Canada has an awesome Fitbit Father’s Day Deal available now. Save up to $50.00 Off Select Fitbit Items & watches. Save $20.00 on Fitbit Aria Air Bluetooth Smart Scale, for $49.99 Save $30.00 on Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness Tracker with Heart Rate Monitor, for $169.99 Save $30.00 on Fitbit Charge 4 Special Edition Fitness Tracker with Heart Rate Monitor, for $189.99 Save $50.00 on Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch, for  $199.99 Save $50.00 on Fitbit Ionic Adidas Edition Smartwatch with Heart Rate ...
Tags: Shopping, Best Buy, Canada, Amazon Alexa, Canadian Daily Deals, Best Buy Canada


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Amazon announced it's going to suspend police use of its controversial facial-recognition technology for one year. Amazon Web Services has sold its facial-recognition software, called Rekognition, to police departments across the country, but numerous studies have found bias in the software that disproportionately targets Black people and other people with darker skin.  Grubhub, following failed talks with Uber, is now planni...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, New York, Microsoft, Trends, Paypal, Fbi, Ibm, Max Levchin, Amazon Web Services, Alexa, Ia Ventures, Babylon Health, Amazon Alexa, GrubHub, Warren Michigan


How to use your Alexa device as an intercom

Drop In and announcements let you intercom with your Alexa devices and connect with other people in your home.
Tags: Trends, How-to, Smart Home, Sonos, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Virtual Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Drop In


Just Released Wyze Band Activity Tracker Watch For $29.98 Shipped From Amazon

Just Released Wyze Band Activity Tracker Watch For $29.98 Shipped From Amazon This product was just released today. AMAZON ALEXA BUILT-IN – Get all the benefits of Amazon Alexa right on your wrist. Wyze Band comes with a dual-microphone array that blocks out the noise so Alexa can hear you better. Control your smart devices, […]
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Alexa, Amazon Alexa


15 affordable and useful tech gifts for Dad — all under $100

  Father's Day 2020 is almost here, and not everyone wants or needs to spend an arm and a leg on gifts. Thankfully, there are a ton of affordable tech products that make ideal gifts. From smart speakers and headphones, to streaming sticks and ereaders, there's no shortage of worthy gift options available for less than $100 each. Father's Day is coming up soon. If you haven't already, it's time to start looking for a gift for the special father in your life. Not everyone has a lot of money to...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Trends, Logitech, Espn, Philips, Philips Hue, Amazon Echo, Hdr, Homekit, Alexa, Belkin, Moshi, Roku Streaming Stick, Amazon Alexa


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Microsoft employees are using an internal company message board to share their personal experiences with the ongoing protests against police brutality and systemic racism, and calling for leadership to take action. The messages only add to pressure from employees for Microsoft to take a bolder stand on the protests, which have been ongoing for nearly two weeks since the death of George Floyd. Apple will soon announce a move t...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Elon Musk, Texas, Microsoft, Washington Post, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Intel, Airbnb, Jeff Bezos, BLM, Cnbc


Siri and Google Assistant say they now support Black Lives Matter

Just ask them about the movement to hear an explanation
Tags: Apple, Google, News, Cortana, Trends, Siri, Black Lives Matter, Voice Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant