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Report: String of Massive Blazes at Sea Worrying Shipping Industry

International shipping concerns are worried about a wave of major nautical blazes that have resulted in death and injury among crew as well as damage to ships and cargo running in the hundreds of millions of dollars, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Fires, Shipping, Grande America, Maritime, Mega Ships, Disasters, Technology


Why Early Google and Facebook Employees Are Rallying to Protect Kids from Social Media

Algorithms are driving behaviors that may very well be inadvertently targeting society’s most vulnerable, and the Social Media obsession may be harming children in ways that we are just beginning to understand. Social media is one of those topics that divides people. Some see it as oxygen–they can’t live without it–and others see it as ...
Tags: Psychology, Social Media, Technology, Children, Facebook, Google


just checking the box

Were the two recent crashes of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft a result of inadequate training, or design and safety flaws resulting from a lack of regulator oversight? I don’t know and I cannot speculate. However, I am interested in how training design decisions are made and what role Learning & Development (L&D) professionals play in the relationship between building aircraft and flying them. Is there something to learn here? “The captain of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight did not practise on a n...
Tags: Performance Improvement, Technology


Chinese president visiting Monaco amid European tech worries

MONACO (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is coming to Monaco and France amid mixed feelings in Europe about China’s growing global influence. Xi is paying the first state visit by a Chinese president to the tiny Mediterranean principality of Monaco on Sunday. He will meet with Prince Albert II and discuss economic and environmental […]
Tags: Business, Nation, Technology


Six of the best 4k HDR TVs

Huge screens, dynamic range, lots of pixels, OLED … cut through the telly jargon to find the right one for your homeLet’s face it. Your current TV is showing its age. Its resolution is resolutely HD (so very 00s) and it doesn’t even respond to voice commands, no matter how loud you bawl. Maybe the time has come to upgrade to something cutting edge.Connected smart TVs are now standard fare. With integrated streaming services, you can season binge from Netflix and Amazon Prime Video without the ne...
Tags: Television, Technology, TV streaming, LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Sony


Apple's crown is slipping – will news and TV shows be its next big thing?

Tim Cook has made Apple the most valuable brand in the world – will this be a new success or a sign of the company’s problems?“It’s showtime,” reads the invite for Apple’s next big launch. It sure is. On Monday at the 1,000-seat Steve Jobs Theatre in Apple’s $5bn space-age campus in Cupertino, California, the company’s chief executive, Tim Cook, will unveil his big plans to become a modern media mogul.Details of the plans are sketchy but it appears Apple will be launching a new platform for news...
Tags: Apple, Business, Technology, Film, Culture, Tim Cook


The five: magnetoreceptive animals

Scientists have discovered that humans may be able to pick up on the Earth’s magnetic field. Here are some other species with animal magnetismLast week, researchers from the California Institute of Technology announced that they believe humans have the ability to pick up on the Earth’s magnetic field – a power known as magnetoreception. In an experiment, participants’ brains were described as “freaking out” when the magnetic field was changed unexpectedly. Continue reading...
Tags: Zoology, Biology, Science, Technology


Software for Affinity Networks

I’m been looking around for software to help me manage an increasing number of affinity networks. These are networks that I’ve created around different topics, such as the books I’ve written – like Startup Communities and Venture Deals – as well as topics I’m exploring with small to medium sized groups of people. So far I’ve tried a bunch of stuff and have ended up back at email groups, which is the least common denominator. I’ve tried a few different products for email groups and always end ...
Tags: Technology, Affinity Networks, Networks, Software


Elon Musk Is Still Fighting the SEC in Court Over His Bad Tweets

Tesla CEO Elon Musk really, really wants to keep tweeting without any other adults looking over his shoulder, despite a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission last year ordering him not to send out tweets that could affect Tesla’s stock without getting pre-approval from company officials.Read more...
Tags: Elon Must, Elon Musk, Tesla, Twitter, Social Media, Securities And Exchange Commission, Sec, Technology


Non Sequiturs: 03.24.19

* In the wake of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy's retirement, I predicted that Chief Justice John Roberts, a staunch institutionalist when it comes to the Supreme Court, would serve as a moderating influence at SCOTUS -- and so far that seems to be the case, with Adam Feldman noting a "a mild liberalizing over time" in JGR's jurisprudence. [Empirical SCOTUS] * Speaking of SCOTUS, it's high time for the Court to resolve the messy circuit split on email privacy under the Stored Communications Act, ac...
Tags: Non-Sequiturs, Academic Freedom, Adam Feldman, American Bar Association / ABA, Brian Frye, Brian L. Frye, Christopher J. Ryan Jr, Demand Justice, Education / Schools, Email, Emails, Fastcase, Free Speech, John Roberts, Judicial Nominations, Judicial Nominees


No One Knows How Users Will Pay for Google Stadia Yet, But an Ad-Supported Model May Be Tricky

This week, Google announced its fancy new Stadia game-streaming service to the world—though the question of just how the tech giant is planning on monetizing it remains quite open. It’s not clear whether users will gain access to Stadia’s stable of games by purchasing individual titles, paying a monthly subscription…Read more...
Tags: Stadia, Google, Video Games, Streaming, Video Game Streaming, Advertising, Ad Supported, Subscriptions, Technology


Thousands in Germany protest planned EU internet reforms

BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have marched in cities across Germany to protest planned European Union copyright reforms that they fear will lead to online censorship. The dpa news agency reports the biggest protest Saturday was in Munich, where 40,000 people marched under the motto “save your internet.” Thousands of others took […]
Tags: Business, Nation, Technology


'A family against a billionaire': twist in battle over Zuckerberg's Hawaiian estate

Parcels near Facebook CEO’s property auctioned off amid lengthy fight over Native Hawaiian land rightsAmidst angry shouts of “hewa!” (wrong!) and “illegal sales”, four parcels of land surrounded by the 700-acre estate of the Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, were auctioned Friday on the island of Kauai.In a surprise twist, the bidder backed by Zuckerberg won just three of the parcels, while a rival group prevailed on the fourth. Continue reading...
Tags: Hawaii, Mark Zuckerberg, US news, Technology, Indigenous peoples, Facebook


WATCH: The new tech that’s changing the game

Hear how the automotive industry has evolved and if we can expect the same for the real estate industry from eXp Realty's Scott Petronis, Toronto Real Estate Board & MLS's John DiMichele and INRIX's Kevin Foreman onstage at Inman Connect New York. 
Tags: Agent, Brokerage, Connect Video, Select, Technology, eXp Realty, ICNY, Icny 19, ICNY 2019, Inman Connect New York, Inman Connect New York 2019, INRIX, John Dimichele, Kevin Foreman, Scott Petronis, Toronto Real Estate Board & MLS


US disaster agency exposed private data of 2.3m hurricane and wildfire survivors

Report finds Fema unnecessarily shared personal information, including bank details, with outside contractorThe US disaster relief agency unnecessarily released sensitive identifiable data, including banking information, of 2.3m disaster survivors to an outside contractor, according to a report by theOffice of Inspector General.The survivors, who were affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as the 2017 wildfires in California , had provided their information to the Federal Emerg...
Tags: US news, Privacy, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Hurricanes, US politics, Data protection, Technology


US disaster agency exposed data of 2.3m hurricane and wildfire survivors

Report finds Fema unnecessarily shared personal data, including bank details, with outside contractorThe US disaster relief agency unnecessarily released sensitive identifiable data, including banking information, of 2.3m disaster survivors to an outside contractor, according to a report by theOffice of Inspector General.The survivors, who were affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as the 2017 wildfires in California , had provided their information to the Federal Emergency Ma...
Tags: US news, Privacy, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Hurricanes, US politics, Data protection, Technology


WATCH: What are platforms, and why should you care?

Are broker platforms augmenting or replacing existing MLS platforms? What is the impact to industry participants? Explore why this topic is the new buzzword of the industry and what the future looks like.
Tags: Agent, Brokerage, Connect Video, Data, Select, Technology, Adi Pavlovic, Greg Robertson, ICNY, Icny 19, ICNY 2019, Inman Connect New York, Inman Connect New York 2019, Keller Williams, Midwest Real Estate Data, Rebecca Jensen


Remine lays off two-thirds of sales staff a month after raising $30M

Property data and analytics firm Remine laid off dozens of staff members Friday as part of a "strategic decision to double down" on its technology plans.
Tags: Industry News, Technology, Layoffs, Leo Pareja, Mark Schacknies, Remine


Remine lays off majority of staff a month after raising $30M round

Property data and analytics firm Remine laid off dozens of staff members Friday as part of a "strategic decision to double down" on its technology plans.
Tags: Industry News, Technology, Layoffs, Remine


Digital scrapbooking site Pinterest files for IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Digital scrapbooking site Pinterest on Friday filed for an initial public offering of stock. It follows a similar filing with securities regulators earlier this month by ride-hailing company Lyft in what is shaping up to be a busy season for technology IPOs. Also expected to sell stock to the public in […]
Tags: Business, Nation, Technology


Apple’s big week of tiny product upgrades: Here’s what is worth your money — and not

Apple quietly introduced new AirPods, iPads and iMacs this week. Here's a rundown on what's good — and what's still missing — from each of this week's updates.
Tags: Business, Technology


Don’t skimp on your Wi-Fi router or extender

Patrick Marshall answers your personal technology questions each week.
Tags: Business, Technology


Breakthrough programmable computer made from DNA running chemical software

For more than two decades, researchers have explored using DNA as a chemical computer. Until now though, DNA computers have only been capable of solving whatever mathematical problem they were built to tackle. Now though, researchers have demonstrated a more general-purpose DNA computer that can run a variety of chemical "programs." From Caltech: "Think of them as nano apps," says Damien Woods, professor of computer science at Maynooth University near Dublin, Ireland, and one of two lead auth...
Tags: Post, Biology, Computers, Computing, Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, Technology


Orlando Bloom’s bachelor pad hits the market for $9M

Now that he’s counting down the days until his marriage to Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom has decided to part with his bachelor pad, listing it for $8.9 million.
Tags: Agent, Industry News, News Brief, Technology, Jason Oppenheim, Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, The Oppenheim Group


Facebook messages from the dead, and how to avoid them

My last Facebook Messenger text to my mother-in-law was on Jan. 27.  “How are you feeling?” I asked. Lung cancer devastates quickly. She died a few days later. And like so many who lose loved ones, I posted a tribute to her on my Facebook page as the family gathered for her funeral. Imagine my shock, then, when she wrote back on March 6. “I am feeling very good now. It’s really very silent here. How are you all doing?” the Messenger message said. Then, a few minutes later: “I hope that you are g...
Tags: Business, News, Consumers, SoCal Watchdog, Technology, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories WDN


How to avoid messages from the dead: 6 tips from Facebook

My last Facebook Messenger text to my mother-in-law was on Jan. 27.  “How are you feeling?” I asked. Lung cancer devastates quickly. She died a few days later. And like so many who lose loved ones, I posted a tribute to her on my Facebook page as the family gathered for her funeral. Imagine my shock, then, when she wrote back on March 6. Messages from my deceased mother-in-law. (Screenshot by Teri Sforza/SCNG, The Orange County Register) “I am feeling very good now. It’s really very silent h...
Tags: Business, News, Consumers, SoCal Watchdog, Social-media, Technology, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories Sun


Zillow employee slams ‘illegal commission structure’ in lawsuit

A Zillow Group employee has filed a class-action lawsuit, alleging ongoing labor code violations, including failure to pay overtime wages.
Tags: Select, Technology, Aashish Desai, Class-action Lawsuit, Commission, Minimum Wage, Nicole Correa, Overtime, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Zillow


Meet the property manager with a tech platform and big ambitions

Livly describes itself as a property management "platform," gives renters a way to communicate with their management, pay rent and accept packages.
Tags: Industry News, Rentals, Select, Technology, Chicago, Jacob Rynar, Livly, Property Management, Renters, Renting


Canadian company to build plant that will remove CO2 from atmosphere — convert it to fuel

Negative emissions technologies remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store it or convert it to fuel.In addition to capturing carbon, Carbon Engineering also converts stored carbon into a fuel that can be used by everyday vehicles.The ability to profit from carbon capture and conversion will surely help make these kinds of technologies more cost-effective. None To hit the international goal of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius this century, reducing emissions and using renewable energi...
Tags: Technology, Environment, Innovation, Business, Climate change