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October 24, 2021

Why Is SEO So Important for Retail and Ecommerce Businesses?

Media -- Electronics Maker - With times changing and the majority of businesses going digital, it's important to leverage tech and position your business for growth. One way of doing this is by using SEO to improve the online presence of your business. To find...

October 24, 2021 11:29 PM

October 23, 2021

Acer unwraps four Chromebooks and new Works with Chromebook accessories

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Acer just wrapped up the latest next@acer global press event. This year's theme, Made for Humanity, features a plethora of products to fit the needs of creators to consumers and everyone in between. For those looking for all of the new...

October 23, 2021 11:05 PM

Toyota Mirai wins the race for longest hydrogen fuel cell powered ride

Media -- The Next Web - The 2021 Toyota Mirai has officially set the Guinness World Records title for the longest distance by a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle without refueling. The Mirai achieved an unprecedented 1360 km (845 miles) driven on a single, five-minute...

October 23, 2021 07:39 PM

October 21, 2021

Bolt electric car battery recall might have hurt General Motors, but LG will pay $1.9bn to sooth troubled feelings

Enterprise -- The Register - Two faults, around $2bn to pay

LG Electronics will pay a minimum of $1.9bn to General Motors after defective batteries it supplied for the car maker's Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles caused car fires....

October 21, 2021 07:52 PM

October 18, 2021

Here's how the Lacros browser will improve profile switching on Chromebooks

Tech -- About Chromebooks - As we get ready for Chrome OS 94 and skip version 95 for Chrome OS 96, expect some big changes. The largest could be a switch from the standard Chrome browser to Lacros. Don't be worried though: This change to the Lacros browser will...

October 18, 2021 05:06 PM

Chromebooks are getting prepped for Macbook-like haptic trackpad support

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - From the beginning, Chromebooks have utilized trackpads. Even the earliest Chromebook - the CR-48 - came equipped with a better-than-standard trackpad. With Apple having elevated the trackpad to new levels in their Macbooks, Google...

October 18, 2021 05:38 AM

AmateurLogic Shorts 15: Raspberry Pi Chromebook

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - Mike installs Chromium OS on a Raspberry Pi.

October 18, 2021 05:28 AM

IT leadership: 5 traits of truly digital leaders

Enterprise -- The Enterprisers Project - Every organization can make standalone digital investments, launch many digital...

October 18, 2021 02:26 AM

China's Robotaxis Hit the Road

Aspencore -- EETimes - China continues to lead in the development of robotaxis. This post will explore the status of robotaxis in China. A future column will focus on robotaxi trends in U.S. and other regions.

It is important to examine the general strategy and playbook...

October 18, 2021 02:21 AM

Chromebook myths continue because of articles like this

Tech -- About Chromebooks - Like many of you probably do, I have a Google News alert set up to ping with new articles about Chromebooks and Chrome OS. And over the 3.5 years of writing this site, I'm thrilled to see the sheer volume of alerts continue to rise....

October 18, 2021 01:11 AM

October 17, 2021

Is a Chromebox right for you? How to try Chromium OS on a Raspberry Pi to find out.

Tech -- About Chromebooks - By The Chromium Authors/Google - My screenshot of the desktop, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=91120137Given that I can't still for long, I tend not to use stationary computers such as Chromeboxes. Still,...

October 17, 2021 06:43 PM

BBC micro:bit Reads Morse Code with MakeCode

EE -- Hackaday - We always have mixed feelings about the drag-and-drop programming languages. But we were impressed with [SirDan's] Morse code decoder built with the graphical MakeCode. Granted, it is reading 5 element groups from a button on the BBC micro:bit...

October 17, 2021 04:39 AM

Linux for Apple Silicon is getting closer to being usable for basic computing

Tech -- Liliputing - Apple's Macs with M1 processors deliver some of the best performance-per-watt of any personal computers to date, but there's a down side for some users - the only operating system that's officially supported is MacOS.

Unofficially though?...

October 17, 2021 03:37 AM

October 11, 2021

LifeWorks brings mental health and wellbeing support to millions of Microsoft Teams users

Business Wire -- LifeWorks, a global leader in digital and in-person wellbeing solutions, announced today that its total wellbeing platform is now available in the Teams App Marketplace for seamless integration into Microsoft Teams. This follows an announcement made earlier...

October 11, 2021 09:42 PM

Introducing raspberrypi.com

EE -- Raspberry Pi Blog - I am delighted to announce the launch of raspberrypi.com - a new website dedicated to Raspberry Pi computers and associated technologies. Head on over to find all about our low-cost, high-performance PCs, add-on boards or HATs, microcontrollers,...

October 11, 2021 07:46 PM

Google to turns on 2-factor authentication by default for 150 million users

Infosec -- The Hacker News - Google has announced plans to automatically enroll about 150 million users into its two-factor authentication scheme by the end of the year as part of its ongoing efforts to prevent unauthorized access to accounts and improve security.


October 11, 2021 06:37 PM

Android vs. iOS in the enterprise: IT now has a real choice

Enterprise -- Computerworld - Ever since Apple introduced its mobile device management (MDM) protocol for managing devices in 2010, the iPhone has been the de facto standard in smartphones for businesses across every industry. The company held on to that position for...

October 11, 2021 12:39 AM

October 10, 2021

Ham College 81

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - Ham College episode 81 is now available for download.

Extra Class Exam Questions - Part 19.

E4E Noise suppression and interference: Noise suppression and interference: system noise, electrical appliance noise, line noise, locating noise...

October 10, 2021 04:57 AM

AmateurLogic Shorts 11: Programming Raspberry Pi Pico with Arduino

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - Now you can Program Raspberry Pi Pico with the Arduino IDE. Learn How.

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October 10, 2021 04:57 AM

AmateurLogic Shorts 12: Artemis & SigIDWiki

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - Emile covers Artemis and SigIDWiki. Signal hunter software and useful aids for radio listeners.

October 10, 2021 04:57 AM

AmateurLogic Shorts 13: MFJ Crystal Radio Kit

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - This week's AmateurLogic Short is a W5JDX Classic. Building the MFJ/Vectronics VEC-121K Crystal Radio kit.

October 10, 2021 04:56 AM

AmateurLogic Shorts 14: Crystal Radio Testing

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - Follow up video for the MFJ Crystal Radio kit from AmateurLogic Shorts 13. George talks a little about crystal radios, tests the set and makes some mods.

You can find the kit here:

October 10, 2021 04:48 AM

October 09, 2021

Chrome OS productivity tip: Add a Chromebook site blocker extension

Tech -- About Chromebooks - One of the very things I love about using a Chromebook is also one of the things I hate. Since Chrome OS is browser-centric, it's far too easy to open a tab to some time and waste time when I should be working. After thinking about...

October 09, 2021 05:50 AM

The role of the IoT in the sustainable smart home market

Aspencore -- IoT Times - It really doesn't matter whether the homeowner's objective is economic or environmental, unnecessary energy and water use is wasteful and unacceptable. The good news is that this mindset is paving the way for the ongoing increase in sustainable...

October 09, 2021 04:36 AM

Scientists Built an Artificial Intelligence to Finish Beethoven's Tenth Symphony

Tech -- ExtremeTech - Nobody knows what Beethoven had on his mind when he died, nor the plans he had for his unfinished work. There's been a lot of speculation, but the arrow of time flies in only one direction, and it's tough to pick the brain of a dead guy....

October 09, 2021 04:00 AM

Chromebook Demand Falling as COVID Vaccination Increases

Tech -- ExtremeTech - The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread economic disruption and forced changes to the way many of us work and learn, but it's been a boon for Chromebook sales. A new report from TrendForce suggests the good times are coming to an end...

October 09, 2021 03:59 AM

Honda is doubling down on rockets, robots, and flying cars

Tech -- The Verge - Honda is increasing its research and development spending in three futuristic areas: rockets, robots, and electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL), otherwise known as flying cars.

The automaker will spend $45 billion (5 trillion...

October 09, 2021 03:58 AM

October 06, 2021

WP Engine Launches Atlas Content Modeler

Business Wire -- WP Engine announced the launch of Atlas Content Modeler, a free WordPress plugin to create custom post types and fields for headless WordPress sites.

October 06, 2021 03:58 AM

Celebrate National Techies Day

SupplyChain -- Software AG - The "star" status attained by several prominent technology experts - from Elon Musk to Tim Cook - is attracting more and more young people to careers in technology.

October 06, 2021 03:42 AM

October 04, 2021

Microsoft Teams: Whiteboard is getting this huge makeover

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - New features of Microsoft's Whiteboard are aimed at hybrid work.

October 04, 2021 03:44 AM

1Password gets its own hide my email feature

Tech -- The Verge - 1Password will let you create unique email address for each service.

1Password is launching a new feature to let users create unique email aliases for logins, much like Apple's iCloud Plus Hide My Email function. 1Password...

October 04, 2021 12:44 AM

October 03, 2021

Review: iPad mini 2021 - in spite of the increased price, it's still a great device

Infosec -- The Mac Security Blog - It's more expensive than the previous model, but nothing matches the compact size and power of the new iPad mini.

October 03, 2021 08:32 PM

Think the fax machine is dead? Not in Japan

Media -- The Next Web - With Japan riding the crest of its postwar economic miracle, Sony chairman Akio Morita and Japan's Minister of Transport ShintarĊ Ishihara unleashed a manifesto. The document, published in 1989, contained a prophecy that propelled...

October 03, 2021 08:21 PM

September 28, 2021

Congress to NASA: What comes after the International Space Station?

Life -- Live Science - The specter of NASA's 30-year space shuttle program loomed large as congressional representatives sought details about the agency's plans for orbital spaceflight after the International Space Station.

September 28, 2021 07:20 PM

September 26, 2021

Turns out low-code and no-code is valuable to professional developers, too

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Two in three IT professionals now see low-code as a workaround solution. 'Low-code almost presents a counter-culture to traditional programming.'

September 26, 2021 04:25 AM

Raspberry Pi kit adds voice to IoT and more

Aspencore -- EDN - Knowles' Raspberry Pi development kit brings voice, audio edge processing, and ML listening to a vast number of applications and market segments. The kit, which leverages the company's OpenDSP-based AISonic IA8201 audio edge processor, bundles all...

September 26, 2021 03:43 AM

At Last, AI Joins the Fight Against Covid

Aspencore -- EETimes - Since the beginning of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, I (and perhaps you, also) have been wondering why on Earth we've not been leveraging among the most hyped technologies in recent memory for something other than selling stuff. Those would be Big...

September 26, 2021 03:41 AM

IoT Solutions That Can Help Us Adjust to the New Normal

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - In the modern environment, wearable devices have come to mean wrist-based devices -either smart bands or smart watches- that not only primarily act as a simple health and fitness gadget, but also serve as a companion to the phone by displaying...

September 26, 2021 03:31 AM

AEye's Lidar Technology for Autonomous Vehicles

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - Along with cameras and radar, LiDAR sensors are an important technology for the development of autonomous driving. AEye, situated in Dublin, California, has created a long-range LiDAR system that combines an amplifiable 1550 nm laser...

September 26, 2021 03:24 AM

Chrome extensions will be much safer by 2023 when Google plans to fully snuff out MV2

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - At the beginning of the year, Google finally implemented the controversial Manifest v3 for extensions which was created to solve a problem with privacy and data abuse among many other things. After popular tab suspension tool The Great...

September 26, 2021 02:56 AM

Intel's 14th-gen Meteor Lake chips begin development for Chromebooks

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - We've talked about this before, but there was a time not that long ago when Chromebooks were developed and built on SoCs (system on a chip) that were already on the way out for Windows laptops and Macbooks. Over time, Chromebooks started...

September 26, 2021 02:53 AM

Google preps local recovery option for Chrome OS that requires only a network connection

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Chrome OS offers many unique features that set it apart from most other operating systems. One of the most important of which is security and the fact that the OS itself can be completely restored to its original factory settings in...

September 26, 2021 12:54 AM

September 25, 2021

Why EFF Flew a Plane Over Apple's Headquarters

Infosec -- EFF Deeplinks - For the last month, civil liberties and human rights organizations, researchers, and customers have demanded that Apple cancel its plan to install photo-scanning software onto devices. This software poses an enormous danger to privacy...

September 25, 2021 09:58 PM

New cereal box-sized satellite to explore alien planets

Life -- Phys.org - A new miniature satellite designed and built at CU Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is providing proof that "cute" things can take on big scientific challenges.

September 25, 2021 09:43 PM

10 of the Biggest Annoyances in iOS 15 (and How to Fix Them)

Life -- Lifehacker - iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 are solid updates to the iPhone and iPad. Yes, there's not a whole lot going on this year, and we're still waiting on features like SharePlay and Universal Control, but this is the year of small, stable updates. That...

September 25, 2021 09:40 PM

How to Stop Your Phone From Overheating

Life -- Lifehacker - We've all been there; you're using your iPhone or Android, when suddenly, you notice that it's getting a little warm. A little warm soon transitions to a little hot, then very hot, to a concerning degree. You might think, "Should my phone...

September 25, 2021 09:33 PM

Raspberry Pi development kit opens up voice and AI in the IoT

Media -- eeNews Europe - Raspberry Pi development kit bundles all of the hardware, add-on open software and algorithms to test, prototype, and debug voice and audio functions for the IoTKnowles has developed a Raspberry Pi Development Kit to support voice,...

September 25, 2021 07:58 PM

September 24, 2021

CIOs Believe Automation is Imperative to Solve Productivity Challenges and Accelerate Digital Transformation

Business Wire -- New report from UiPath reveals CIOs have a key role in demonstrating value and becoming champions of intelligent automation

September 24, 2021 09:00 PM

Knowles Launches Raspberry Pi Development Kit to Enable Voice Integration for New IoT Applications and Industries

Business Wire -- Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN), a market leader and global provider of advanced micro-acoustic microphones and speakers, audio processing, and precision device solutions, today announced the availability of the Knowles AISonic(tm) IA8201 Raspberry Pii...

September 24, 2021 08:57 PM

September 21, 2021

FICX Introduces No-Code CX Automation Platform to Automate Any Customer Process Across Channels

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Platform empowers citizen experience designers to digitize and automate customer processes in minutes, without writing code. Platform empowers citizen experience designers to digitize and automate customer processes in minutes, without writing...

September 21, 2021 07:17 PM