Woodstock Wire: Tech Tickler

June 21, 2018

Google Assistant's 'Continued Conversation' feature is now live

Tech -- TechCrunch - Google I/O was awash with Assistant news, but Duplex mystery aside, Continued Conversation was easily one of the most compelling...

June 21, 2018 09:30 PM

With smart devices, bigger isn't always better

Electronics -- TI - ConnecTIng Wirelessly - I'm sure you've been guilty of this at some point. You walk onto an airplane and try to jam your luggage into the...

June 21, 2018 07:16 PM

Germany plans to put Airbus and Audi's cool flying taxi concept into the sky

Tech -- Digital Trends - Airbus and Audi unveiled its cool flying taxi concept in 2017. Now there are plans to build a working model and put it in the...

June 21, 2018 06:55 PM

Official near-earth object plan will look into nuking asteroids and other 'planetary defense missions'

Tech -- TechCrunch - Space is a big place, and mostly empty - but there's no shortage of objects which, should they float our direction, could end life...

June 21, 2018 06:51 PM

Google Play now makes it easier to manage your subscriptions

Tech -- TechCrunch - Mobile app subscriptions are a big business, but consumers sometimes hesitate to sign up because pausing and cancelling existing...

June 21, 2018 05:57 PM

Microsoft News launches on Android and iOS as rebranded MSN app

Tech -- The Verge - Microsoft is launching rebranded Microsoft News apps for both iOS and Android today, alongside using its news engine to power news...

June 21, 2018 04:45 PM

June 20, 2018

Lyft's app code reveals unlaunched bike or scooter feature

Tech -- TechCrunch - Lyft hasn't acquired a bike-sharing startup or gotten a scooter permit yet, but it's already preparing its app for them with a...

June 20, 2018 05:23 PM

Verizon will stop selling real-time location data to third-party brokers

Tech -- The Verge - Verizon has pledged to stop selling data that can pinpoint the location of its mobile users to third-party intermediaries, according...

June 20, 2018 05:10 PM

June 19, 2018

TP-Link(r) Expands Mesh Offerings with New 'Deco(r) M9 Plus' Tri-band System with Built-in Smart Home Hub

Business Wire -- TP-Link announced the Deco(r) M9 Plus Tri-band Mesh Wi-Fi 2-Pack System, the newest addition to the brand's lineup of mesh solutions.

June 19, 2018 08:09 PM

Two weeks with the OnePlus 6: Useful buttons, gorgeous design, stellar software, and reasonable price

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - I've tried a couple OnePlus Android phones in the past, but with the high price of flagships and stumbles by some it was time to...

June 19, 2018 07:15 PM

Return-Generating Models: The market Model Beta

datafireball.com -- R_i = alpha_i + beta_i * R_m + e_i where the R_m is the return of the market. You can simply get the monthly return for a given stock and the...

June 19, 2018 06:58 PM

Stamps and Blue Origin toys pay tribute to Sally Ride, 35 years after space milestone

GeekWire -- The first American woman in space, Sally Ride, is the subject of serious and playful memorials today, 35 years after her historic flight and...

June 19, 2018 06:37 PM

Android Messages Rolls Out For The Web, Chromebooks

Chrome Unboxed -- One of my favorite things about Chrome OS is the constant feeling that we're on the edge of great, new technology all the time. Being an OS that...

June 19, 2018 06:35 PM

Can Being Overconfident Make You a Better Leader?

Think -- HBR.org - When Apple CEO Steve Jobs approached AT&T about partnering on a new kind of mobile phone - a touchscreen...

June 19, 2018 05:57 PM

Android users can now message from the web

Tech -- TechCrunch - Messages, Google's more recent focus for its scattered messaging efforts following its decision to "pause" work on Allo, is now...

June 19, 2018 03:59 PM

Android Messages will let you send texts from your computer starting today

Tech -- The Verge - Google is beginning to roll out desktop browser support for Android Messages, allowing people to use their PC for sending messages...

June 19, 2018 03:54 PM

Google will fix Chromecast and Google Home bug that reveals a user's location

Tech -- The Verge - Google plans to release a patch sometime in the next few weeks to fix a bug in its Home smart speaker and Chromecast TV streaming...

June 19, 2018 03:52 PM

Microsoft takes on Google in the classroom with Flipgrid acquisition

Tech -- Digital Trends - Microsoft is looking to solidify its position in classrooms, and has recently acquired Flipgrid, the video discussion platform...

June 19, 2018 03:51 PM

HP's 145,000-core supercomputer is the most powerful ARM system ever built

Tech -- Digital Trends - A new ARM-based supercomputer developed by HP's enterprise branch is set to be used by the National Nuclear Security Administration...

June 19, 2018 03:50 PM

iOS 12 will automatically share your iPhone's location with 911 centers

Tech -- TechCrunch - Apple this morning announced a new feature in iOS 12 which will automatically share your location with first responders when U.S....

June 19, 2018 03:49 PM

June 18, 2018

Microsoft acquires social learning platform Flipgrid

Tech -- TechCrunch - Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, a social education app that utilizes short video clips to create collaborative lesson plans. The...

June 18, 2018 06:25 PM

A strategic partnership with JD.com

Official Google Blog -- The Asia-Pacific region is one of the largest and fastest growing ecommerce marketplaces in the world. People in Southeast Asia alone are expected...

June 18, 2018 05:13 PM

Donuts Announces Acquisition of .Fan Top-Level Domain

PR Newswire: Networks -- Donuts Inc., the global leader in high-quality, new top-level Internet domains, today announced it has re-acquired the .fan top-level domain...

June 18, 2018 05:06 PM

Facebook Acquires Groups.com Domain Name

Domains -- DotWeekly.com - Facebook Inc. has acquired the premium generic domain name Groups.com

Hogan Lovells International LLP was used to help acquire...

June 18, 2018 05:04 PM

AI could wreak economic havoc-we need more of it

Think -- MIT Technology Review - Artificial intelligence is offering an amazing opportunity to increase prosperity, but whether or not we will seize it...

June 18, 2018 04:29 PM

NASA's Opportunity Rover is stuck in a giant dust storm - can she make it?

Tech -- Digital Trends - A massive dust storm that is about the size of our continent has shrouded Mars, and has covered Opportunity for the last seven...

June 18, 2018 02:59 PM

Will Mars Rover Survive Fierce Dust Storm?

My Health News Daily -- NASA's long-lived Opportunity Mars rover is weathering a monster dust storm that has plunged its environs into permanent darkness.

June 18, 2018 03:49 AM

Microsoft Office is getting a new, simpler look

CNN - Top Stories -- The subscription version of Microsoft Office is getting a new look, as the company tries to move more users to the cloud.

June 18, 2018 03:15 AM

Motorcycle maker unveils electric scooters for Taiwan market

DigiTimes -- Own-brand motorcycle maker Kwang Yang Motor has unveiled two electric scooter models, New Many 110 EV and Nice 100 EV, for the Taiwan market,...

June 18, 2018 03:10 AM

Portable Ham Radio Design Fosters Experiments

Hack a Day -- [Charlie Morris] has been busy building a portable ham radio rig and documenting his progress in a series of videos. You can see the first one...

June 18, 2018 02:59 AM

Here's everything AT&T now owns, apart from your soul

BGR -- Earlier this week, a judge decided the fate of the AT&T Time Warner deal, and the result was a big thumbs-up in the general direction of capitalism....

June 18, 2018 12:11 AM

June 17, 2018

New Galaxy S10 leak sheds more light on Samsung's most exciting phone in years

BGR -- We have good news and bad news for Samsung fans on Thursday morning. The bad news is the fact that each new day brings more evidence that the...

June 17, 2018 11:54 PM

Aircraft company brings timeshare model to Centennial Airport

Denver Post -- It was all clear skies Wednesday morning as Exectuive AirShare's Embraer Phenom 300 circled Centennial Airport, giving President and CEO John...

June 17, 2018 11:37 PM

Bang and Whoosh!

Life -- NASA Image of the day - This HiRISE image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captures a new, dated (within about a decade) impact...

June 17, 2018 11:04 PM

Teach Your Kid Machine Learning With These Free Lessons

Life -- Lifehacker - You probably use machine-learning systems every day without even knowing it. The technology gives us spam filters, our Facebook...

June 17, 2018 10:29 PM

How to Turn Off Cortana on a Windows 10 PC

Life -- Lifehacker - If you're using a Windows 10 machine, you might want to consider disabling Cortana-at least on the Lock Screen-if you aren't planning...

June 17, 2018 10:22 PM

Verisign Q1 2018 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 333.8 Million Domain Name Registrations in the First Quarter of 2018

Infosec -- Verisign - Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the first quarter of 2018 closed with approximately...

June 17, 2018 06:38 PM

Record-Setting NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Retires

Military -- NASA - NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who holds the U.S. record for most cumulative time in space, is retiring from the agency, effective Friday.

June 17, 2018 06:45 AM

Why We Use Tech Tools: To Coordinate Tasks

Think -- Forrester Blogs - This is an amazingly accelerated time to be alive. During my nearly fifty years on the planet, we have increased by many orders...

June 17, 2018 06:35 AM

8 free online course sites for growing your tech skills

Enterprise -- CIO - Education doesn't have to be expensive - there are plenty of free courses to brush up on your IT skills that require nothing more than...

June 17, 2018 06:21 AM

June 16, 2018

MIT engineers a smarter, safer power plug designed to augment IoT

Tech -- Digital Trends - A team at the Massachussets Insitute of Technology has engineered a new smart power plug that employs artificial intelligence...

June 16, 2018 04:02 AM

June 15, 2018

The best hiking GPS trackers of 2018

Tech -- Digital Trends - It's easy to get lost in the wilderness, and often hard to find your way back. The easiest solution: simplify things with one...

June 15, 2018 11:14 PM

Gmail for iOS now has smarter notifications

Tech -- The Verge - Google wants to help you cut down on the notification noise by using AI to prioritize Gmail push notifications.

The app now uses...

June 15, 2018 08:23 PM

Feds charged six current and former Fitbit employees for stealing trade secrets from Jawbone

Tech -- The Verge - US federal prosecutors charged six former and current Fitbit employees in an indictment filed yesterday for possession of stolen...

June 15, 2018 08:22 PM

To Regain Consumers' Trust, Marketers Need Transparent Data Practices

Think -- HBR.org - It's a good time to be a consumer. New digital business models have flipped the customer-brand relationship...

June 15, 2018 05:43 PM

Intel's Core i9 for laptops is great, but it's not a true Core i9

Tech -- Digital Trends - Intel's Core i9 processors are some of the quickest on the market, but they harbor a dark secret. There's a bigger gulf between...

June 15, 2018 04:25 PM

Over 1 million OnePlus 6 phones were purchased in less than a month

Tech -- The Verge - OnePlus has sold over 1 million units of its latest smartphone, the OnePlus 6, in just under a month, according to company founder...

June 15, 2018 04:08 PM

Android P vs. iOS 12 notifications: How have Google and Apple changed notifications?

Tech -- Digital Trends - Google and Apple have both made some significant changes to how notifications are handled on their mobile operating systems....

June 15, 2018 04:08 PM

Samsung's speedier Chromebook Plus V2 now comes with a second camera

Tech -- Digital Trends - In addition to giving the Chromebook Plus V2 more speed this year, Samsung is adding a secondary camera and spill-resistant...

June 15, 2018 04:03 PM

App Maker, Google's low-code tool for building business apps, comes out of beta

Tech -- TechCrunch - It's been a year and a half since Google announced App Maker, its online tool for quickly building and deploying business apps...

June 15, 2018 03:59 PM