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The ‘Computer’ Mouse is a mouse that is also a functional computer

[ad_1] The computer mouse is one of the most important accessories ever invented, one that essentially carried in a new wave of electronic interaction when it was first released. But what if we went further, like YouTuber Electronic Grenade, who has done the seemingly impossible: built a mouse that not only can control a computer, but in fact is a fully functional computer on its own, complete with a built-in
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Spider-Man’s Mysterio: Here’s how the villain has evolved in the comics

[ad_1] Mysterio wears a costume much like his comic book counterpart's in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Sony Pictures Entertainment/Screenshot by CNET The teaser trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home on Tuesday gave us our first glimpse of classic villain Mysterio in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But he was around long before Jake Gyllenhaal donned the iconic fishbowl helmet.Mysterio first appeared in 1964. Marvel Comics The first person to take the name was special
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Chrome to take ad blocking worldwide in July

[ad_1] Google plans to go global with Chrome's ad-blocking in July, expanding the practice from North America and Europe, where it's been in place for nearly a year.Beginning July 9, 2019, Chrome will ... stop showing all ads on sites in any country that repeatedly display (disruptive ads)," Ben Galbraith, senior product director of Chrome, wrote in a Jan. 9 post to a company blog.Google first directed Chrome to "filter"
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The Microsoft/Walgreens deal could kick off big changes to health care

[ad_1] Microsoft and Walgreens announced a seven-year strategic partnership today that will see Walgreens move all of its cloud computing assets to the Microsoft Azure platform, as well as roll out 380K Microsoft 365 seats to Walgreens employees. This is a major win for Microsoft in terms of cloud and Windows seats, but the deal is even more interesting when we read between the lines. The health care delivery model
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Roku explains why it allowed Infowars on its platform – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Roku has just made a bad decision with regard to its growing advertising business by associating its brand with the toxic conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones. As Digiday first reported this morning, Roku has chosen to add the Infowars live show hosted by Jones to the Roku platform as a supported channel, much to the disgust of customers now hammering the company on its social media platforms. The company, apparently,
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Investigation finds ads on Instagram for several services selling fake followers or automated notification spam for luring in followers (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

[ad_1] Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Investigation finds ads on Instagram for several services selling fake followers or automated notification spam for luring in followers  —  Instagram has been earning money from businesses flooding its social network with spam notifications.  Instagram hypocritically continues to sell ad space … [ad_2] Source link
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WhatsApp bug is randomly deleting old messages for some Android users- Technology News, Firstpost

[ad_1] tech2 News Staff Jan 15, 2019 09:56 AM IST Have you been finding some of your old WhatsApp messages gone lately? If yes, you are not alone. Reportedly, many Android users have complained of a new bug that is causing their chat history to be deleted automatically. This bug has apparently existed since last month now. According to a tweet shared by WABetaInfo, a Moto G4 Plus user revealed last month
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Yamaha’s Power Tuner App Lets You Tune Your Motorcycle With a Smartphone

[ad_1] YamahaEver since the addition of electronic fuel injection and lightning-fast computers, motorcycles have become faster and more reliable than ever. The downside of this is that the simple days of “tinkering” are gone. Modern bikes are simply too complex for the average rider to tune in their garage, but while the ability to pull parts off your bike and manipulate them with a screwdriver has gone the way of
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Facial recognition and AI could help identify rare genetic disorders

[ad_1] A facial recognition scan could become part of a standard medical checkup in the not-too-distant future. Researchers have shown how algorithms can help identify facial characteristics linked to genetic disorders, potentially speeding up clinical diagnoses. In a study published this month in the journal Nature Medicine, US company FDNA published new tests of their software, DeepGestalt. Just like regular facial recognition software, the company trained their algorithms by analyzing
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Samsung Galaxy S10 rumors and facts: Feb. 20 launch, Snapdragon 855, 5G possibilities and everything we know about specs, features and price

[ad_1] Samsung has announced that it will host its next Unpacked event in San Francisco on Feb. 20. And with that, the countdown to the Galaxy S10 begins in earnest.From now until then, we expect the rumor mill to continue to fire on all cylinders. Last week at CES, the next generation of cellular technology, called 5G, dominated the smartphone conversation. Samsung was quite visible at the show, and unveiled a prototype of its
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Netflix raises U.S. subscription prices by up to 18%

[ad_1] (Reuters) — Netflix is raising monthly fees for its U.S. subscribers by between 13 percent and 18 percent, the video streaming pioneer’s first price increase since 2017 as it spends heavily on original content and international expansion. Prices for its popular standard plan, which allows streaming on two devices at the same time, will be increased to $12.99 per month from $10.99, the company said in a statement. Netflix
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Getaround early investor sues car-sharing startup for $1.79 million – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Getaround is getting around the courthouse. One of the car-sharing startup’s early investors, Geoffrey Shmigelsky, is suing the company, alleging fraud and unfair conduct. “Our client supported Getaround and Mr. Zaid from the very start, only to be swindled out of $1.785 million that went straight into the pockets of Mr. Zaid’s family and friends, as we allege,” Gaw | Poe LLP Partner Samuel Song said in a statement. “Our
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Smartsheet acquires Seattle-based Slope, which helps companies manage the creative project production process, for an undisclosed sum (Taylor Soper/GeekWire)

[ad_1] Taylor Soper / GeekWire: Smartsheet acquires Seattle-based Slope, which helps companies manage the creative project production process, for an undisclosed sum  —  Smartsheet didn't have to go far to make its second acquisition.  —  The Bellevue, Wash.-based publicly-traded work collaboration software company has swooped up Slope … [ad_2] Source link
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Google Pixel 3 Lite XL tipped to offer more RAM capacity than Pixel 3 series- Technology News, Firstpost

[ad_1] tech2 News Staff Jan 15, 2019 10:03 AM IST Leaks about Google’s supposed mid-range Pixel 3 Lite series have been hovering on the internet quite for some time now. While previous reports suggested that the Mountain View company could likely introduce two devices, dubbed as Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL, latest leaks now shed more light on the specifications. The bigger variant of the Pixel 3
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Designer creates nostalgic, tech-inspired AR effects for Instagram

[ad_1] George Kedenburg is a product designer at Instagram whose cute, tech-inspired AR effects have caught on within the community. Kedenburg has created a couple of AR effects inspired by cellphone battery indicators and 1990s desktop aesthetics. Instagram users can follow his effects account and download whichever ones they like. These effects can then be used in their own stories or posts. The image below, for example, is directly inspired
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Amazon’s cheapest Fire TV Stick can now control TV volume and power

[ad_1] Amazon One of Amazon's favorite phrases for its latest products is "all-new," but the 2019 version of its least-expensive Fire TV Stick streamer is more like "all-deja-vu."The $40 (£40) device goes on sale today, and the only difference between it and the previous version is the addition of volume, mute and power buttons on the remote control -- the Sticks themselves are exactly the same. And if the TV-control remote
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The 15-minute Chromebook tune-up | Computerworld

[ad_1] As far as computers go, Chromebooks are almost shockingly low-maintenance. Google's Chrome OS operating system updates itself silently and automatically — as do most of the core apps associated with the platform — and it doesn't get gunked up and slowed down over time, as traditional operating systems tend to do. There's no antivirus software to fret over, either, and little in the way of complicated settings or compatibility
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Google’s Android Enterprise Recommended program now spotlights EMMs such as Microsoft and BlackBerry

[ad_1] Google is expanding its Android Enterprise Recommended program to include Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) service providers. The internet giant announced the Android Enterprise Recommended program last February, serving as an easy way for companies to see at a glance which mobile phones meet Google’s heightened benchmark for hardware specifications, security updates, and general user experience. At launch, supported devices included Google’s own Pixel-branded handsets, as well as others from
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Ahead of IPO, Airbnb achieves profitability for second year in a row – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Airbnb, which is expected to go public this year, announced today a number of milestones. For starters, Airbnb says it was profitable on an EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) basis for the second year in a row in 2018. In Q3 2018, Airbnb said it had its strongest quarter ever, where it saw “substantially more” than $1 billion in revenue. The following quarter, Airbnb found a
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US authorities charge Ukrainian hacker and several others for alleged roles in trading on nonpublic corporate earnings news obtained by hacking an SEC database (Jonathan Stempel/Reuters)

[ad_1] Jonathan Stempel / Reuters: US authorities charge Ukrainian hacker and several others for alleged roles in trading on nonpublic corporate earnings news obtained by hacking an SEC database  —  (Reuters) - U.S. authorities on Tuesday charged several individuals and companies in a scheme to trade on information … [ad_2] Source link
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Pressure mounts on Google, Microsoft, and Amazon’s facial recognition tech

[ad_1] On Tuesday, a group of 90 advocacy groups penned a letter to Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, requesting that the companies pledge not to sell facial recognition technology to the government. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) were among the groups that pressed these companies. The letter marks mounting pressure on some of
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Nike Adapt BB self-lacing shoes can get firmware updates with your phone

[ad_1] Nike Nike's newest self-lacing shoe unveiled Tuesday, the Adapt BB, sounds so much like a fitness tracker. Apart from being able to tie your shoes Back to the Future-style, it can pair up with your phone for firmware updates and adjust itself based on your movements.Nike says the shoe has a custom motor and gear train that is able to sense the tension needed by the foot and adjust
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Nike’s phone-controlled self-lacing trainers – BBC News

[ad_1] Image copyright Nike Image caption The shoe, which has is connected to a smartphone app which will store fit preferences Nike has launched self-lacing trainers, which fit themselves to the shape of the foot and are controlled via a smartphone.It is the latest iteration of the futuristic footwear, first referred to in the film Back to the Future Part II, and made reality by Nike in 2016.The latest version,
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Apple’s biggest challenge isn’t selling iPhones

[ad_1] It doesn’t matter if we buy them less often, we’re all going to continue to buy smartphones; the congregation of loyal iPhone users will continue to grow; and Apple’s biggest challenge isn’t mobile – it’s Mac.Wave bye-bye to Windows 7Apple has a huge opportunity.Over a third of all the Windows PCs on the planet are running a version of the Microsoft OS that is about to die a cold
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U.S. and Canada grew total number of mobile gamers in 2018 by 5%

[ad_1] The U.S. and Canada saw a growth in mobile gaming in 2018. This is according to a new report done in collaboration with industry-tracking firm The NPD Group and mobile research firm Sensor Tower. Both countries have a combined 283.1 million mobile users, and 210.9 million of them play games. That marks a 5 percent increase over 2017. “Mobile gaming revenues have continued to grow in the U.S. and Canada, and
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We could still prevent 1.5 ˚C of warming—but we almost certainly won’t

[ad_1] A new study finds the world could still avoid 1.5 ˚C of warming, achieving the aim of the landmark Paris climate accord. The bad news is we almost certainly won’t. If we immediately began phasing out fossil-fuel infrastructure at the end of its lifetime—retiring all coal plants, cars, planes, and factories—we’d have a 64% chance of holding peak global warming below 1.5 ˚C, according to a paper by researchers
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Amazon upgrades its Fire TV Stick with the new Alexa Voice Remote – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Amazon is giving its Fire TV Stick an upgrade. The company announced today it will now ship the Fire TV Stick with the new version of the Alexa Voice Remote launched last fall. The remote allows users to control other devices besides their Fire TV, thanks to its support for both Bluetooth and multi-directional infrared. However, the upgraded remote won’t impact the Fire TV Stick’s price, which remains $39.99.
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Roku has added Alex Jones' InfoWars as a channel, six months after Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Spotify, and others banned it from their platforms (Kerry Flynn/Digiday)

[ad_1] Kerry Flynn / Digiday: Roku has added Alex Jones' InfoWars as a channel, six months after Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Spotify, and others banned it from their platforms  —  Roku may have given itself a brand safety issue.  The streaming service has added Infowars, the live show hosted by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, as a channel. [ad_2] Source link
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Amazon’s Fire TV stick now comes with a remote that can control your TV

[ad_1] Amazon is now including its upgraded Alexa voice remote with its entry-level $39.99 Fire TV Stick, replacing the old, basic remote that the company previously included. The Alexa voice remote for Fire TVs adds a bunch of new and useful features to the streaming device — specifically, the ability to directly control things like power, volume, and mute on your TV without having to fumble around for another remote,
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Your Netflix bill is going up in the next few months if you pay in dollars

[ad_1] Netflix's Bird Box is one of the service's latest big-budget originals.  Netflix Netflix plans to increase its subscription prices starting this month for all tiers in the US, the company said Tuesday. That means its most popular plan, which currently costs $11 a month, will rise to $13. "We change pricing from time to time as we continue investing in great entertainment and improving the overall Netflix experience for the
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Blue Whale: What is the truth behind an online ‘suicide challenge’?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The "Blue Whale challenge" was reported to be an online "suicide game" aimed at teenagers which set 50 tasks over 50 days. The challenge was alleged to be linked to numerous deaths around the world. But little about the "game" was quite as it seemed.The first tasks were fairly innocuous: "Wake up in the middle of the night" or "Watch a scary film". But day
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The future of voice assistants like Alexa and Siri isn’t just in homes — it’s in cars

[ad_1] As smart speakers take off in the home, it’s important to note that cars are an even bigger market for voice assistants. Some 77 million US adults use voice assistants in their cars at least monthly, compared with 45.7 million using them on smart speakers, according to a new survey from voice tech publication Voicebot.ai. There are a few reasons for this: Way more people own cars than smart
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Apple reportedly replaced 11 million iPhone batteries after slowdown debacle

[ad_1] After Apple admitted to surreptitiously slowing down iPhones based on the performance of their aging batteries, it apologized by offering customers a discounted battery replacement program throughout 2018 — $29 per device, down from $79. Despite partially blaming this program for an unexpected holiday revenue shortfall, Apple didn’t publicly quantify just how many users had taken advantage of the program, but a new report offers a concrete number: 11
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Kano will start releasing Star Wars and other Disney-branded products later this year – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Educational computing kit company Kano announced today that it has signed a two-year licensing deal to create Disney-branded products later this year. Details are still pretty scant on how precisely the deal with Disney’s Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products will take shape, but the first product looks to be a Star Wars-themed kit due out in the second half of the year.  Kano, which is best known for its
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Alphabet's Loon forms advisory board comprising of wireless industry veterans to help it transition to a commercial business (Alastair Westgarth/Loon Blog)

[ad_1] Alastair Westgarth / Loon Blog: Alphabet's Loon forms advisory board comprising of wireless industry veterans to help it transition to a commercial business  —  Meet the industry experts who are helping Loon take off  —  Alastair WestgarthBlockedUnblockFollowFollowing  —  Loon began as a simple idea to bring the internet to those who don't have it. [ad_2] Source link
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WhatsApp for iOS gets ‘Reply Privately’ for group chats and 3D Touch for Status- Technology News, Firstpost

[ad_1] tech2 News Staff Jan 15, 2019 12:15 PM IST Last year in November, the beta version of WhatsApp got a new feature called 'Reply Privately' for group chats. The feature has now been released for iPhone users. It enables a user to privately reply to a particular message sent only to a specific person in a separate chat box. It was earlier reported that the feature is going to come to Android first, but
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New Yorker Creates Amazing Robot Costumes From Household Trash

[ad_1] New York City resident Peter Kokis never fails to turn heads when he walks down the street. Though admittedly he’s usually wearing one of his extraordinary robot costumes at the time. A new documentary short by We Are Films offers a fascinating look at Kokis and his Transformers-inspired creations, all of which he painstakingly assembles using household trash and any other items you might find around the home. “The
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China’s lunar lander successfully sprouts cotton on the Moon

[ad_1] A biology experiment on board China’s recent Moon lander has sprouted tiny cotton plants, marking the first time that humans have grown plants on the lunar surface, Xinhua reports. Though people have grown flowers and other plants in Earth orbit before, such experiments had never been attempted on other planetary bodies besides Earth. The news comes nearly two weeks after China’s Chang’e-4 mission became the first human-made vehicle to
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Spider-Man: Far From Home teaser trailer swings into view, reveals Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio

[ad_1] Spidey's back in action, and going global, in Far From Home. Sony Pictures Entertainment/Screenshot by CNET The first teaser trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home swung onto the internet early Tuesday. The globetrotting adventure stars Tom Holland as Spider-Man in his second turn as the web-slinging Marvel superhero. Jake Gyllenhaal plays Mysterio, with Zendaya taking on the role of Michelle Jones. Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts is back in the
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Driverless car laser ruined camera

[ad_1] Image copyright Jit Ray Chowdhury Image caption The purple dots and lines on this photo of the Stratosphere hotel in Las Vegas show the damage... A man who took a photograph of a driverless car on display at the CES tech fair says his camera was damaged as a result.Jit Ray Chowdhury noticed purple spots on all his photographs after taking a photo of a lidar laser scanning system
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Recode Daily: The bizarre story of the most popular photo on Instagram: An egg

[ad_1] A picture of a brown speckled egg is officially more popular than every other picture ever posted to Instagram. The photo was posted just 10 days ago, but the Instagram account that posted the egg picture, @world_record_egg, inexplicably has 4.5 million followers despite posting just this one — yes one — photo. The account’s owner is still anonymous, but appears to be sitting on a gold mine. It seems
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Bringg raises $25 million to facilitate last-mile deliveries

[ad_1] The delivery logistics market is enormous. A recent study projects it will reach $29.06 billion by 2027, driven by increasing commercial and industrial demand. One company that’s riding the wave pretty skillfully is Bringg, a Tel Aviv and Chicago startup cofounded in 2013 by Lior Sion, previously CTO of Gett and Clarizen, and Raanan Cohen, the former founder and CEO of MobileMax. Buoyed by clients like Panera and the largest global McDonald’s
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The digital hermitage: How “remote work” has changed over 20 years

[ad_1] Enlarge / Not my actual home office, but you get the idea.Manuel Breva Colmeiro / Getty Images Ars Technica's 20th Anniversary View more stories As we look back on the past 20 years of Ars Technica from our "orbiting HQ," one of the things we've gotten to witness firsthand is how the nature of working from home has changed. Today, everyone at Ars works from home—and actually, that's how
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For $5,800 per year, Chief helps women reach the C-suite – TechCrunch

[ad_1] For decades, women in business have lacked the resources necessary to navigate to or sustain executive roles. Finally, venture-funded projects have emerged to fill this gap. The latest is Chief, a private network for New York-based women in senior roles in tech, retail, enterprise, finance, media and more. The company launches today with $3 million in venture capital funding to provide its 200 members access to a Tribeca clubhouse, monthly
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Vivo Z3i Standard Edition with 6.3-inch display, dual rear camera launched at CNY 1,998- Technology News, Firstpost

[ad_1] tech2 News Staff Jan 15, 2019 17:11 PM IST Vivo Z3i was launched in China last October and within a three months gap, the Chinese handset maker has brought a Standard Edition of the mid-range device. The smartphone under the moniker Vivo Z3i Standard Edition has been launched in Vivo’s home country for a price of CNY 1,998 (around Rs 20,990). Vivo Z3i Standard Edition. Image: Vivo China website