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April 23, 2019

Panasonic Delivers FirstNet Ready(tm) TOUGHBOOK Devices for First Responders on FirstNet

Business Wire -- Panasonic, an industry leading manufacturer of mobile computing devices supporting customers' digital transformations with smart answers to tough...

April 23, 2019 10:47 PM

How (and why) Microsoft is looking at freelance experts as its next big target for Office

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - Microsoft launched a collection of tools and templates aimed at freelance workers late last year. Moving forward, Microsoft has...

April 23, 2019 10:30 PM

Addressing Hunger and Digital Literacy to Help the World Work Better for People

Enterprise -- ServiceNow Blog - ServiceNow believes in the power of technology to enhance people's lives and help people reach their full potential. This...

April 23, 2019 10:27 PM

Voiceflow, which allows anyone to make voice apps without coding, raises $3.5 million

Tech -- TechCrunch - The market for voice apps has opened up - Amazon Alexa's platform alone has over 80,000 skills as of earlier this year - and there's...

April 23, 2019 10:21 PM

Amazon can leave packages in your garage now

FastCompany -- Amazon Key now works in 50 U.S. cities and integrates with LiftMaster and Chamberlain garage door openers.

Amazon just launched the in-garage...

April 23, 2019 10:09 PM

Best Buy dives deeper into web healthcare in the home

Web Marketing -- Digital Commerce 360 - Best Buy Co. Inc. continues its push into the market for home-based digital healthcare.

Last week Best Buy announced a...

April 23, 2019 08:52 PM

Samsung's best bet: Cancel the Galaxy Fold for good

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Hats off to Samsung for taking a risk, but now it's time to do the right thing.

April 23, 2019 08:17 PM

Samsung Applies Brakes to Galaxy Fold Launch

Enterprise -- TechNewsWorld - Foldable phones have been dealt a setback by Samsung's announcement that it has postponed indefinitely the release of its...

April 23, 2019 08:16 PM

Smarter beer

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - How IoT and artificial intelligence helps craft brewers achieve perfect suds.

April 23, 2019 08:03 PM

Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android adds single sign-in, can now block Chrome and Safari access to some apps

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Microsoft is making signing in to enterprise web apps easier for users and gives admins tools to make it harder for workers to use...

April 23, 2019 08:03 PM

OnePlus announces the date it will announce the OnePlus 7 Pro

Tech -- BGR - Are you an Android fan who has been anxiously awaiting the unveiling of OnePlus' next-generation OnePlus 7 Pro flagship phone? Have you...

April 23, 2019 07:59 PM

Everyone is using Blink-182 as their password and the band is not cool with it

Tech -- Mashable - The world is awash in '90s nostalgia - and it's even showing up in our passwords.

A new study from the UK's National Cyber Security...

April 23, 2019 04:41 PM

Tesla plans to launch a robotaxi network in 2020

Tech -- TechCrunch - Tesla expects to launch the first robotaxis as part of broader vision for an autonomous ride-sharing network in 2020, CEO Elon...

April 23, 2019 04:41 PM

Now you can use more Samsung phones, tablets as Linux desktop PCs

Tech -- Liliputing - Samsung's Linux on DeX software lets you use a Samsung smartphone or tablet as a Linux desktop computer by connecting an external...

April 23, 2019 04:39 PM

The new new web

Tech -- TechCrunch - Over the last five years, almost everything about web development has changed. Oh, the old tech still works, your WordPress and...

April 23, 2019 04:36 PM

"Anyone relying on LIDAR is doomed," Elon Musk says

Tech -- TechCrunch - Today at Tesla's first Autonomy Day event, Elon Musk took questions from the press but didn't have time for questions about Lidar....

April 23, 2019 04:35 PM

Big Changes Coming To Declutter Your Chrome Extensions

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - If you've been a Chrome user on any platform for any amount of time, you know how quickly those Chrome Extensions can start...

April 23, 2019 04:35 PM

Tesla's full self-driving computer is now in all new cars and a next-gen chip is already 'halfway done'

Tech -- TechCrunch - The Tesla computer, a new custom chip designed to enable full self-driving capabilities, is now in all new Model 3, X and S vehicles,...

April 23, 2019 04:35 PM

Why it's so hard to know who owns Huawei

Tech -- TechCrunch - It's one of the greatest technology "startup" success stories of the personal computer and smartphone eras. Yet, despite selling...

April 23, 2019 04:34 PM

Samsung's Galaxy Wearable app has been having sign-in problems for days

Tech -- The Verge - The Samsung Galaxy Wearable app has been down for the past several days, with hundreds of users reporting log-in and update issues....

April 23, 2019 04:20 PM

SpaceX's Crew Dragon appears to have self-destructed during engine testing

Tech -- BGR - SpaceX has had a really fantastic 2019 thus far, with its crowning achievement being the successful launch, docking, and reentry of its...

April 23, 2019 04:20 PM

Samsung confirms Galaxy Fold delay, shares 'initial findings' on faulty units

Tech -- TechCrunch - Samsung has just confirmed that it will delay the release of the Galaxy Fold. Confirming this morning's report, the company sent...

April 23, 2019 04:19 PM

Samsung reportedly pushes back Galaxy Fold release

Tech -- TechCrunch - Can't say we didn't see this coming. Four days out from the Galaxy Fold's official release date, Samsung is pushing things back...

April 23, 2019 04:13 PM

SiriusXM's new streaming-only 'Essential' plan targets smart speaker owners

Tech -- TechCrunch - Last week, Amazon and Google rolled out free music streaming services to cater to the growing base of smart speaker owners. Now,...

April 23, 2019 04:11 PM

Virtually walk through dream homes with Zillow's new A.I.-powered 3D home tours

Tech -- Digital Trends - Home sellers and real estate agents listing properties on Zillow's home marketplace now can add 3D tours for free to their listings....

April 23, 2019 04:10 PM

April 22, 2019

Blue Origin to revive historic Saturn V test stand

gizmag -- A piece of Space Age history gets a new lease on life as NASA and Blue Origin enter into an agreement that will allow the private space company...

April 22, 2019 03:45 PM

Artificial intelligence can diagnose PTSD by analyzing voices

Life -- EurekAlert - A specially designed computer program can help to diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans by analyzing their...

April 22, 2019 03:22 PM

How to Install and Configure TaskBoard on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

HowtoForge -- TaskBoard is an open source Kanban-inspired app that can be used to keep track of things that need to get done. In this tutorial, we will learn...

April 22, 2019 01:34 AM

Mozilla launches its WebThings smart home platform from incubation

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - In addition to developing Firefox and Thunderbird, the Mozilla Foundation runs a raft of other, lesser-known technology projects....

April 22, 2019 12:28 AM

Beresheet crash caused by manual command, but reflector device may have survived

Tech -- Digital Trends - Details are emerging about what may have gone wrong with spacecraft Beresheet's failed moon landing. A manual command was entered...

April 22, 2019 12:22 AM

Microsoft faces down a new claim that pro-diversity hiring isn't fair to white men

Tech -- The Verge - Microsoft employees have been using an internal message board to criticize the company's pro-diversity efforts, referring to the...

April 22, 2019 12:12 AM

Lilbits 361: Chromebooks with numeric keypads are a thing now

Tech -- Liliputing - Last week Acer unveiled the first Chromebook with a number pad on the right side of the keyboard. A few days later HP joined the...

April 22, 2019 12:11 AM

April 21, 2019

Samsung's Galaxy Fold is a piece of junk, and now everyone knows it

Tech -- BGR - Remember a little over 7 months ago when I told you that you shouldn't get excited about Samsung's first foldable phone? Well, here we...

April 21, 2019 10:41 PM

Rudimentary ultrasound machine made with Arduino Due

EE -- Arduino Blog - Ultrasound images are an important tool for medical diagnosis, and while units used by doctors can be very expensive, getting...

April 21, 2019 10:38 PM

April 19, 2019

These 13 Apps Will Help Side Hustlers Stay on Task and Be Productive

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - Jimmy Chan prefers to go mobile when running his side business.

On weekends, the 36-year-old computer engineer from Montreal...

April 19, 2019 04:43 PM

Automation Anywhere serves up platform to public for free

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Can automation really make all of us better at our jobs? Secretaries, writers, astronomers, Uber drivers, sous-chefs? It may...

April 19, 2019 04:32 PM

Building Modern Distributed Applications with Redis Enterprise on Red Hat OpenShift

Enterprise -- OpenShift - This piece was written by Sheryl Sage, Director of Partner Marketing at Redis Labs. We live in a connected world and expect that...

April 19, 2019 04:28 PM

Our first look at the final designs of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL

Tech -- BGR - As many high-profile Android flagships have still yet to be announced this year -- from Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 to the OnePlus 7 Pro --...

April 19, 2019 04:15 PM

Microsoft delves deeper into IoT with Express Logic acquisition

Tech -- TechCrunch - Microsoft has never been shy about being acquisitive, and today it announced it's buying Express Logic, a San Diego company that...

April 19, 2019 04:09 PM

Next iPhone could feature an ultra-wide lens

Tech -- TechCrunch - A new report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo obtained by 9to5mac details the cameras in the next-generation iPhones. The report...

April 19, 2019 04:08 PM

April 18, 2019

Houston Schools Deploying IoT-Enabled Building Safety Platform to Improve Emergency Responses

Business Wire -- The city of Houston will be the first to implement an Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled platform called ActiveShield that redefines public safety....

April 18, 2019 09:07 PM

The Best Smart In-Wall Dimmer Switches of 2019

Media -- USATODAY - News Top Stories - These dimmers are perfect for Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Home.

April 18, 2019 08:56 PM

Seven Ways to Jump-Start AI

Enterprise -- Information Week - Artificial intelligence can offer competitive advantages, but it's not easy to find the path without understanding how to...

April 18, 2019 08:25 PM

Google Chrome is getting a reader mode on desktop

Tech -- The Verge - The desktop version of Google Chrome's browser is getting a reader mode, which can be used to strip out a page's unnecessary background...

April 18, 2019 08:15 PM

Google & Amazon reach an agreement to bring their streaming apps to each others' platforms

Tech -- TechCrunch - Google and Amazon are burying the hatchet to better serve users of their respective streaming video platforms, the companies announced...

April 18, 2019 08:15 PM

T-Mobile Money goes national: 'Un-carrier' doubles down on banking as next target for disruption

Tech -- GeekWire - T-Mobile is taking its mobile banking service, T-Mobile Money, out of the pilot phase and rolling it out nationally.


April 18, 2019 08:14 PM

NASA Takes Advantage of Innovative 3-D Printing Process for SLS Rocket

Life -- NASA Image of the day - America's powerful new deep space rocket, NASA's Space Launch System, will face harsh conditions and extreme temperatures...

April 18, 2019 06:42 PM

Earth 'skin' temperature test confirms worst fears about global warming

Enterprise -- Silicon Republic - NASA has added even more scientific evidence for signs that climate change is having significant negative effects on our planet....

April 18, 2019 05:15 PM

NASA chooses a special spot for its next crewed moon landing

Tech -- Digital Trends - Following the U.S. government's announcement last month of a desire to see American astronauts set foot on the moon again in...

April 18, 2019 04:09 PM