George Orwell’s “1984,” published seventy years ago today, has had an amazing run as a work of political prophecy. It has outlasted in public awareness other contenders from its era, such as Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” (1932), Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” (1953), and Anthony Burgess’s “A Clockwork Orange” (1962), not to mention two once
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One of a parent’s first major decisions is how—or what—to feed their baby. For those who formula feed, the pressure to find a high-quality product that is as nutritious as possible can be daunting. And that may be why some parents are turning to European brands like HiPP, Holle, Lebenswert and Töpfer, which some might
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by Jean-Louis Gassée The only hardware demonstrated at Apple’s Software Developers Conference was the long awaited and spectacular Mac Pro and its companion display. It far exceeded the expectations of a quick fix to replace the failed 2013 Pro, finally removing the Mac jinx…almost. Naming products is a difficult trade, an art perhaps, perilous even.
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Photo: Nintendo You have to play video games with your children. It isn’t optional anymore. It’s your parental responsibility. Your child is growing up in an electronically mediated world, where the line between “virtual” and “real” life is becoming more and more blurred. Like it or not, video games are your kid’s introduction to the
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Any day now, quantum computers will solve a problem too hard for a classical computer to take on. Or at least, that’s what we’ve been hoping. Scientists and companies are racing toward this computing milestone, dubbed quantum supremacy and seemingly just beyond our reach, and if you’ve been following the quantum computing story, you might
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Daniel L. Lu/Wikimedia Commons Apple‘s new “spaceship” campus was notoriously expensive to build: Somewhere in the ballpark of $5 billion went into its construction. The building — in Cupertino, California — uses “base-isolation” technology, which means that the building’s foundation is literally separated from the Earth. In an interview with The New York Times, Jony
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Safe cycling isn’t always a matter of sticking to the side of the road. In fact, when bicyclists try to stay out of cars’ way, they can sometimes create a situation that’s more dangerous for themselves, cars, and pedestrians. Being Too Cautious While Biking On the Road Can Actually Be Dangerous Nervous cyclists who stay
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“It’s like a museum but with no people, and where you have to do all the work.” Developer and internet artist Darius Kazemi (you might know him from his Twitter bots) has a truly nerdy travel habit: he likes to visit libraries near his hotel and browse their archives and special collections. He explains how
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There are two types of companies: hoarders and givers. RAWG is the largest video game database and game discovery service. And we are gladly sharing our 300,000+ games, search, and machine learning recommendations with the world. Learn what RAWG games database API can do! Open API endpoints search for a game by name: https://api.rawg.io/api/games?page_size=5&search=gta%20v get
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Last week’s 75th anniversary of D-Day was a reminder to many of the kids and grandkids of World War II veterans that we still don’t know the details of so many of their stories. Any description about their experiences in the war that were passed down were often vague outlines of what had actually happened—the
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Inside Sales Representative Job description About us — At Impraise, we believe in the power of people. As a market-leading technology company we make performance management meaningful for employees, actionable for managers, and painless for HR. Founded in 2014, Impraise is one of the most successful people-focused companies to come out of Y Combinator. With
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Someone broke into a church in Centerville, Utah, last November and attacked the organist who was practicing there. In March, after a conventional investigation came up empty, a police detective turned to forensic consultants at Parabon NanoLabs. Using the publicly accessible website GEDmatch, the consultants found a likely distant genetic relative of the suspect, whose
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klarx | Senior Ruby Developer, IT Team Lead Backend, Backend Developers, Product Data Manager, Product Owner| Munich, GERMANY | ONSITE www.klarx.de At klarx, we are building the future of the digital construction sector! As the leading online rental platform for construction equipment, we revolutionize the letting of construction machines. Through us, the rental process becomes
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(Reuters) — Microsoft and Oracle on Wednesday said they reached an agreement to make their two cloud computing services work together with high-speed links between their data centers, targeting big business users and uniting against cloud computing leader Amazon.com’s Amazon Web Services. The two companies said the high-speed link between their data centers would start
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Jump to navigation Jump to search Spectrogram (waterfall display) of an Olivia 16/500 signal centered on 7073.25 kHz Olivia MFSK is an amateur radioteletype protocol, using multiple frequency-shift keying (MFSK) and designed to work in difficult (low signal-to-noise ratio plus multipath propagation) conditions on shortwave bands. The signal can be accurately received even if the surrounding
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Back in 2013, I was beginning to get the sense that data breaches were becoming a big thing. The prevalence of them seemed to be really ramping up as was the impact they were having on those of us that found ourselves in them, myself included. Increasingly, I was writing about what I thought was
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Today, we’re happy to announce that Amazon Personalize is available to all AWS customers. Announced in preview at AWS re:Invent 2018, Amazon Personalize is a fully-managed service that allows you to create private, customized personalization recommendations for your applications, with little to no machine learning experience required. Whether it is a timely video recommendation inside
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A large mass of unknown material has been discovered on the largest crater on the Moon and scientists aren’t sure what it is. According to an April 2019 study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, the researchers believe the mass could contain metal from an asteroid that crashed into the celestial satellite, which resulted in
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We have been teased with AMD’s next generation processor products for over a year. The new chiplet design has been heralded as a significant breakthrough in driving performance and scalability, especially as it becomes increasingly difficult to create large silicon with high frequencies on smaller and smaller process nodes. AMD is expected to deploy its
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Slightly over 20 years ago, I co-founded the first anti-spam company, called MAPS. It was ‘spam’ spelled backwards, and also the Mail Abuse Prevention System. My co-founder was Dave Rand, and we were quite sure that the low cost of sending e-mail would cause an explosion of network abuse, where unethical advertisers would cheerfully externalize their
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Last year, Henrik Huseby, owner of a small Norwegian smartphone repair shop, took on Apple in court and won—see Jason Koebler’s full story at Motherboard. In short, after Norwegian customs seized a shipment of 63 refurbished screens for the iPhone 6 and 6s, Apple accused Huseby of importing counterfeit parts and tried to get him
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How do you design good abstractions? By using abstractions that already exist. When I was a boy, I had a cassette tape player. It came with playback controls like these: Soon after cassette players had become widely adopted, VCR manufacturers figured out that they could reuse those symbols to make their machines easier to use.
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Analog WeekJust because ‘there’s an app for that’ doesn’t mean you have to use it. This week we’re going analog, reminding ourselves that we can live—and live _well_ —without smartphones, and seeing what’s worth preserving from the time before we were all plugged in 24/7.   We’ve all stepped on an old, analog scale and insisted
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Illustration: SCIEPRO (Getty Images) Tonight will be the best night of the year to gaze upon Jupiter and its many moons as the Earth, Jupiter and the sun all line up in a row, making the gas planet appear brighter. Jupiter reaches this position—called opposition because it’s opposite of the sun—once every 13 months; it’s
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Photo: Pexels You should install the recent Windows 10 May 2019 update, if you haven’t already. The update has a cool new feature, Recommended Troubleshooting, that makes diagnosing and solving common PC issues much easier. Recommended Troubleshooting automatically recognizes and fixes critical PC issues, and can even recommend small changes users can make to boost their
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SEEKING WORK – Android developer – remote Hello! I have 7 years of experience in the IT industry, 4 in fast-paced startups (Facebook, Hailo, Deliveroo), often in remote teams. Looking to do freelance work and make valuable business relationships. Based (usually) in London. Skills: Android, Android Studio, Kotlin, Java, SQLite, RESTful, RxJava, Dagger 2, CLEAN
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NEWS 10 June 2019 Since 1900, nearly 3 species of seed-bearing plants have disappeared per year ― 500 times faster than they would naturally. Heidi Ledford Search for this author in: Hawaii (pictured) has the highest recorded loss of seed-bearing plant species of anywhere in the world since 1900.Credit: Design Pics/Shutterstock The world’s seed-bearing plants
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Is in-car delivery available to everyone? At this time, Key in-car delivery is available to Prime members in select cities and surrounding areas. Check your eligibility. Does In-Car Delivery work with my car? Key In-Car delivery is available with select makes and models. It is available with model year 2015 and newer Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet,
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Analog WeekJust because ‘there’s an app for that’ doesn’t mean you have to use it. This week we’re going analog, reminding ourselves that we can live—and live _well_ —without smartphones, and seeing what’s worth preserving from the time before we were all plugged in 24/7.   I had my first official typing class in high school,
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It was November 11, 2015, and Mohammad Salameh hadn’t eaten in 34 days. The morning was stretching toward noon, and he was lying on a concrete platform that served as his bed when a team of guards dressed in riot gear appeared at his cell door and ordered him to cuff up. A week earlier,
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Since Google acquired Waze back in 2013, the company has been slowly adding Waze features into Google Maps, including Waze’s traffic reporting functions and real-time speed limits. This relationship is reciprocated, as Google is integrating Assistant into the Waze app for U.S. Android users—a rollout, of course, which means you might not see the feature
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Latent Sciences | San Francisco & Boston | Software Architect | Onsite and Remote Latent Sciences is an AI-first predictive medicines company dedicated to solving neurodegenerative diseases [1]. We’re soon emerging from stealth mode, with exciting big-pharma projects and impactful clinical trial deployments. We’re looking for a SW Architect to lead the development of our
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It’s pretty obvious why you’d want to keep personal information private, like passwords and credit card data. But medical data might not be as obvious: why would hackers care whether I have diabetes? Thanks to a new report, we now know a little more about what happens when healthcare systems’ data is breached. According to
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SmartAsset is a fast-growing financial technology company with the simple mission of helping people make better financial decisions. We are a team that focuses on data-driven decisions and merit-based advancement, as well as collaboration, to meet our mission. Recently named one of Y Combinator’s Top 100 companies of all time, we have raised more than
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3D printing is a new way of manufacturing solid objects based on the principle of discrete-stacking.With the evolution of the trend, 3D printing has become a way to promote smart manufacturing, flexible manufacturing and green manufacturing. It can realize the integrated formation of complex structures that are difficult to process or even cannot be processed
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Screenshot: Cinar (Arthur) Hack Your CityEach Monday we ask you for your best city tips: driving tips, restaurant recs, things to do, and any other advice for visitors and locals. Sometimes the weekly topic is a specific city; other times it’s an aspect of all cities, so everyone can participate.   There are libraries where you
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“GOOGLE & OTHERS are suppressing voices of Conservatives”, tweeted Donald Trump in 2018. “They are controlling what we can & cannot see.” The president’s charges of bias are often dubious. But many people worry about algorithms absorbing human prejudices. Robert Epstein, an academic, has compiled data that show Google suggesting more positive terms when users
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Micro Switches are one of our product ranges here at Herga. They can be used for many different applications and are suitable for a range of industries. What is a Micro Switch?  A Micro Switch is a small, very sensitive switch which requires minimum compression to activate. They are very common in home appliances and
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Revised 2015-10-29: Found a few more (John Baldwin, Rob Malda, itojun). More from the vaults: In 2002, for Unix.se, I asked a number of developers/Unix people for screenshots of their desktops. Sort of like a crude usesthis.com-style thing. Here’s what I received. Dennis Ritchie (creator of C, co-creator of Unix): Dennis Ritchie’s desktop, July 2002
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SEEKING WORK I am data analyst with expertise in Advance Excel, Python, SQL,R,SAS,HTML5, CSS,Bootstrap,Java. Machine Learning is my current love and we are deeply in love. Pro at creating dashboards, visualisation and websites.Currently in Melbourne,Australia Remote: Yes Willing to relocate: Yes(Canada & US only) Website: https://cheesepotato.github.io/ Email: m.ravi2963@gmail.com.com
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Mozilla is the organization that has seemed the most committed to a free and open web. So the very idea that there could be a paid version of Firefox is potentially disturbing. The first inkling that Mozilla was considering adding paid for services to its browser came in October 2018 when it ran a limited
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Project Scarlett is the next Microsoft video game console. Phil Spencer, executive vice president of gaming at the company, announced the hardware during Microsoft’s E3 2019 press briefing. “The console should be optimized for one thing and one thing only,” said Spencer, “gaming.” Spencer explained the console has been developed by the team responsible for
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It’s cold in the Information Age natalian.org/ I can’t help but observe from a chat with a friend, that IT is in a bit of a crises, a “Trough of Disillusionment”. “It doesn’t seem to me that there is huge progress on anything.” #cryptowinter – nevermind the toxic FUD in the (poisoned?) “community” Virtual Reality
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Imagine that you are standing on one side of a river, and you want to reach a village on the other side. You have a group of cheerleaders behind you, egging you on. So you set off, full of determination. But you have forgotten to take the river’s current into account – and no matter
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About Jerry.ai: Think insurance shopping is painful and time-consuming? We thought so too. That is why we built jerry.ai to create the easiest experience for our users. Enabled by disruptive technologies, jerry.ai aims for the one-click user experience in financial product offerings which traditionally requires users to fill out long forms. Based in Silicon Valley,
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Jump to navigation Jump to search United States v. Apple Inc. United States District Court for the Southern District of New York Full case name United States v. Apple Inc., et al.; The State of Texas, et al., v. Penguin Group Inc., et al. Date decided July 10, 2013 Docket nos. 1:12-cv-02826 Citations 952 F.
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Microsoft Czech Republic | Prague, Czech Republic | SW Engineers (3+ years of experience) | Full-time | ONSITE | Relocation & Visa | https://aka.ms/prague.net .NET team is hiring! We’re expanding to Europe – Prague, CZ. Full 2 teams: Base Class Libraries/Networking team and .NET Engineering Services team (incl. manager). If you have relevant experience from
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Skyscanner | full-time senior and lead hires | London, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Budapest, Sofia, Shenzhen | ONSITE, VISA https://www.skyscanner.net/jobs/ We’re one of the biggest travel search products in the world. We have a unique position in the market and are continuing our incredible growth as a tech company. We’ll soon be a top-100 website in
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Sponsored Links Uber’s autonomous flying taxis aren’t ready to take flight yet, but according to a report in the New York Times, it will offer air transit starting July 9th. Uber Copter will be available in New York City first, to Uber Rewards members who’ve obtained Platinum and Diamond status. Unsurprisingly, the rides will have
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Enlarge Getty Images | metamorworks The Federal Communications Commission has preliminarily voted to cap spending on the FCC’s Universal Service programs, which deploy broadband to poor people and to rural and other underserved areas. The party-line vote was criticized by the FCC’s two Democrats, with Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel saying the Republican plan “is fundamentally inconsistent
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State of Industrial Control Systems in Poland and Switzerland WojciechBlockedUnblockFollowFollowing Jun 9 TL;DR New update for Kamerka allows to map Industrial Control Systems of whole country. As in previous version, interactive map is created but this time Google Street View has been added in order to take you for a virtual walk near found ICS
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Over the past decade, smoking has become marginalised and stigmatised. From the smoking ban in 2007 to the introduction of plain packaging a decade later, everything has been done to discourage people from taking up the habit. And there are signs sugar is heading the same way. Sugary drinks are already taxed – and now
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Image: Pexels Last week Instagram added a new feature that allows you to add lyrics to your Instagram stories. The feature allows you to not only add a song to your Story (you’ve been able to do that for a while), but also sing along with those lyrics, similar to what you might do with
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The Worst Waiter in History San Francisco in the late 1960s was a place for lovers, poets, and peace-makers. Positivity and goodwill were as omnipresent as the fog, and people were greeted with open arms and rosy cheeks. Unless, of course, you were on the second story of Sam Wo Restaurant in the heart of
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SEEKING WORK – Remote (US-based; UTC-10) APAC System Architect that can turn customer expectations and regulatory requirements into deliverable software requirements. Looking for projects starting soon with roughly 2-month to 12-month timelines with budgets starting at ~US$15k Services: - Designing sustainable and resilient systems - Estimating time and cost to build - Technical Writing Also
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Location: Lahore,Punjab,Pakistan Remote: Yes Willing to relocate:Yes Technologies: angular JS, angular, es6, react, redux, webpack, html5, css3, sass, scss,python, Django, building restful api’s, git, grunt, mysql, postgres, redis, mongo, firebase, aws, heroku,vagrant,Flask,numpy,scipy Email:abdurleo91@gmail.com Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/abdur-rehman-8281284a profolio:https://talent.hubstaff.com/profiles/abdur-rehman/portfolio blog :https://medium.com/@abdur91 As a experienced full stack web developer having 4 years+ experience in multiple technologies,My main experience lies in
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In 2014, chef Davide Cerretini advertised a special that would forever change his fate: Anyone who left his restaurant a 1-star review on Yelp would get 25% off a pizza. See, his Bay Area-based Italian joint, Botto Bistro, was at a crossroads. Like many small businesses, it was enslaved to the whims of online reviewers,
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Caveat: both logic and reason are extraordinarily rich fields in philosophy, and my talk of them here does little justice to them. There are, for example, many logics beyond the classical logic that I touch on. I twittprovide links to more rigorous treatments at the end. See also this piece which previously tackled the Logic
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Sponsored Links Rivian If electric cars are ultimately batteries on wheels, shouldn’t you have the option of charging one EV with another? You will with Rivian’s truck and SUV. Company chief R.J. Scaringe told The Drive in an interview that “Rivian-to-Rivian” charging will be available. While he didn’t elaborate on how it would work, the
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Hundreds of thousands have joined a mass protest against the Hong Kong government’s controversial extradition bill, in what organisers are hoping may become the largest protest since 500,000 rallied against national security legislation in 2003. Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP. Crowds swelled as protesters left Victoria Park in Causeway Bay before the 3pm start time due to overcrowding. Police
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Enlarge Getty Images | NurPhoto The Trump administration would probably describe its Huawei export ban as a move that improves national security by keeping China’s pet telecom company out of the US market. According to a report from The Financial Times, Google’s recent discussions with the US government actually argue that the Huawei ban is bad
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This plugin enables the movement of rectangular blocks of text, selected using Vim’s visual block mode. It was inspired by running this this issue with a similar plugin vim-schlepp, which was an adaptation of DragVisuals.vim. Movement Model When a block of text moves in a particular direction, there is quite likely to be a pre-existing
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In a previous post I mentioned Impostor Syndrome, which is something that most developers will encounter during their careers, specially when starting up. In this post, I discuss two strategies that I use to try minimize the effects of Impostor Syndrome. All great achievements require time You get stuck with a problem that you cannot
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Be(thesda)together. It makes sense. Bethesda Ahh, E3. The world’s biggest celebration of video games. It’s almost here to regale us with its typically meme-filled conferences from the planet’s leading publishers and developers. Our bodies are, as they say, ready. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) itself takes place between June 11 and 13 this year and will,
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Sponsored Links Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Comcast is facing the consequences of attaching plans to customers’ accounts without their permission. A Washington state judge has ordered the telecom to pay about $9.1 million in penalties, plus restitution, for adding its Service Protection Plan (which only offset the basic cost of a tech visiting your home) to
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Sponsored Links Apple Apple will be big on privacy in iOS 13, and that includes the data collected after you’ve granted permission. Beta testers at 9to5Mac and elsewhere have discovered the upcoming release (and iPadOS) will occasionally pop up detailed panels asking if you want to retain the level of location sharing you have for
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Sponsored Links Tesla The earliest customers who pulled the trigger on Tesla’s entry-level Model 3 may want to enjoy their car’s features to the fullest over the coming days. Those early vehicles shipped with unlocked software that effectively gave owners access to the more expensive Standard Range Plus car. Eventually, the company started shipping Model
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Sponsored Links Justin Sullivan via Getty Images It looks like San Francisco’s call for applications to expand its dockless bicycle program didn’t sit well with Lyft. The company has just filed a lawsuit against the California city, seeking an injunction that would prohibit SF from giving its rivals permission to operate. Lyft claims that giving
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Sponsored Links Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images It’s a grim time for fans of homebrew gadget creation. Maker Media, the company responsible for Maker Faires and Make:, has stopped operations and laid off all its staff. CEO Dale Dougherty explained it to TechCrunch as a matter of financial trouble. It “wasn’t that interesting to its investors,”
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Whenever you watch a video on YouTube, that video is added to your YouTube history by default. While there feature can sometimes be great for finding that cool video you were watching earlier (you can see a list of everything you’ve watched by clicking ‘History’ on YouTube’s homepage), it can be problematic if you watch
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Ford GoBikes sitting in docks in San Francisco, California, in 2018.Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) Ridesharing giant Lyft is fighting to retain total control of the docked and dockless bike share market in San Francisco, the Verge reported  Friday, and has filed a lawsuit that its contract prohibits the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)
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SEEKING WORK | NY | Remote We’re a small, US-based (NY) software development agency with senior consultants mostly from Europe (Europeans not too shabby :), actually they are really good) so that it’s cost-effective for your company. Let’s meet in NY and discuss your project idea. Website: https://devsdata.com/ Email: general@devsdata.com Technologies: • Web: ReactJs |
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Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a newsletter published every Saturday that dives into the week’s noteworthy venture capital deals, funds and trends. Before I dive into this week’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about the proliferation of billion-dollar companies. Before that, I noted the uptick in beverage startup
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SEEKING WORK Location: Lisbon, Portugal Remote: Yes Willing to relocate: For part of the year Technologies: Javascript (Node.js), Go, Python, Haskell, C, Java, and more Resume: I keep an up to date resume at Toptal: https://www.toptal.com/resume/marcos-pereira (you don’t have to hire me through them) Email: marcospereiradev@gmail.com Backend developer working a lot with Node.js, but also
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Location: Delhi,India Remote: Yes Willing to Relocate: Yes Technologies: C++, Python, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Django, Bootstrap, React. Have hands-on experience with Rust, Development on Ethereum Blockchain using solidity and Machine Learning. Resume: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zjVWo_XrD8EfRVJtIfHsJpU7rFU… Email: tejasav1997@gmail.com I am Tejasav Khattar a software developer. I have spent years working on different technologies and I very well understand
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KopenTech | Product Designer | Los Angeles | ONSITE | FULL-TIME KopenTech is a fintech company that creates innovative solutions for the structured products market. Our mission is to deliver technologies that simplify structured product investing and generate meaningful improvements to the daily work lives of our subscribers. We’re product-focused team with deep industry expertise
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Financial troubles have forced Maker Media, the company behind crafting publication MAKE: magazine as well as the science and art festival Maker Faire, to lay off its entire staff of 22 and pause all operations. TechCrunch was tipped off to Maker Media’s unfortunate situation which was then confirmed by the company’s founder and CEO Dale
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We’ve all been there at some point: anxiously trying to find a wall stud while you’re in the process of hanging a picture, shelf or TV mount. Most stud finders are inconsistent at best, and I’ve found the more I learn about how houses are built, the easier it is to find a stud through
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The lighting in a room isn’t just part of the decor; it can affect everything from your sleep schedule to your brain power. So it’s understandable that you want your home, the place you presumably spend a big chunk of your life, to be lit nicely. But there are so many different options to choose
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You know you’re supposed to store your electronics in a dry spot after you’ve removed the batteries, right? You don’t always do that, though, do you? You just haphazardly toss those decorative, battery-operated holiday candles into the storage bin, and you pile those musical toys your kid once loved into an old toy chest without
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Photo: Jam Visual Productions (Getty Images) If you’re curious about the morning routine of this parenting editor, I will tell you that a large portion of it involves scampering around the house, asking: “Has anyone seen a hairbrush?” (I say “a” hairbrush because we have about six of them lying around somewhere.) This has been
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Photo: Claire Lower 3-Ingredient Happy HourThe weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations.   Wine spritzers have a hokey reputation but, like most things dismissed as “girly,” they’re damn delicious. They’re also a great, low-ish proof beverage for when you want to sip on something without ruining yourself for the next day. Make a
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Old, unused email accounts put your security and privacy at risk. With a compromised account, someone can impersonate you, search for personal information, or try the same password on your other accounts. The more unmonitored (and forgotten) accounts you have out there, the more doors into your personal information there are for sketchy people to
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Roth IRAs are popular in part because they’re designed for people who expect to earn more as they move toward retirement. Since you’re taxed when you contribute, and not when you withdraw, the theory is that you’re at a lower tax bracket now than you will be by the time you think about retiring. So,
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About Circle Medical Circle Medical is on a mission to reinvent primary care with a better experience, outcomes and accessibility. We are a fast-growing practice where providers, engineers and designers work together to build a better system. We use technology and artificial intelligence to deliver enhance care and cut down on charting time. We’re hiring
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The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook plans June 18 cryptocurrency debut. Here’s what we know Facebook is finally ready to reveal details about its cryptocurrency, codenamed
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One of the bigger security announcements from Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference this week is Apple’s new requirement that app developers must implement the company’s new single sign-on solution, Sign In with Apple, wherever they already offer another third-party sign-on system. Apple’s decision to require its button in those scenarios is considered risky — especially at
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Just as at every Apple event, every detail of the new Mac Pro was greeted with whoops and cheers – until it came to the price of one accessory. When they realised that they were being asked to pay $999 (£784) for a simple monitor stand, the crowd at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) fell
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Synapse, a San Francisco-based startup that operates a platform enabling banks and fintech companies to easily develop financial services, has closed a $33 million Series B to develop new products and go after international expansion. The investment was led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from existing backers Trinity Ventures and Core Innovation Capital . Synapse
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Cyber-thieves are creating an “invisible internet” to stop police spying on cyber-crime deals being done on the dark net, research suggests. Instead of trading on marketplaces, criminals have turned to “gated” chat forums, invitation-only communities and encrypted apps, say researchers. The change could make it hard for law enforcement agencies to spot and trace attacks,
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Facebook has taken steps to stop its apps being pre-installed on Huawei smartphones, Reuters reports. The ban covers the main Facebook app, as well as apps from its subsidiary companies WhatsApp and Instagram. The action was taken in response to US government action in May to bar US companies from using foreign telecom firms it
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Microsoft has deleted a massive database of 10 million images which was being used to train facial recognition systems, the Financial Times reports. The database was released in 2016 and was built of online images of 100,000 well-known people. The database is believed to have been used to train a system operated by police forces
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China’s WeChat is a site for social interaction, a form of currency, a dating app, a tool for sporting teams and deliverer of news: Twitter, Facebook, Googlemaps, Tinder and Apple Pay all rolled into one. But it is also an ever more powerful weapon of social control for the Chinese government. I’ve just been locked
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FoodShot Global, a prize platform devoted to transforming the world’s food and agriculture industries, has awarded the first round of prizes for its Innovating Soil 3.0 competition.  Trace Genomics, a startup developing an analytics service for soil health to optimize the use of farmland, has received an undisclosed investment from FoodShot’s investment partner, S2G Ventures. Additional
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Etleap [ˈet-lēpˈ] is Hiring a Marketing Manager Who is Etleap? Etleap’s mission is to transform the way businesses drive analytics projects. We started Etleap out of frustration with the exorbitant amounts of engineering work required to set up, maintain, and scale data pipelines for analytics. Our vision is to make it simple for analytics teams
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Ticketmaster’s dominance has led to ridiculous service fees, scalpers galore, and exclusive contracts that exploit venues and artists. The moronic approval of venue operator and artist management giant Live Nation’s merger with Ticketmaster in 2010 produced an anti-competitive juggernaut. It pressures venues to sign ticketing contracts under veiled threat that artists would otherwise be routed
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Media playback is unsupported on your device An animal rights activist came within a few feet of Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, on a stage in Las Vegas. Priya Sawhney evaded event security, as well as some of Mr Bezos’ personal detail, which costs a reported $1.6m (£1.25m) per year. “Jeff, you are the
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Americans plagued by billions of unwanted robocalls to their phones are about to get some relief. The Federal Communications Commission has approved rules to make it easier for carriers to stop automated calls. Phone firms will use algorithms and network scanning to block calls in the way that emails are screened for spam. It won’t
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Lip-syncing jumpstarted TikTok’s rise to the center of teen culture, arguably displacing Instagram . Now the Facebook-owned app is striking back with a new feature that lets you displays lyrics on your video Story synced to a soundtrack you’ve added with the Music sticker. Lyrics could help creators and their fans sing along, and the
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Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Connie Loizos sat down with Scott Kupor, managing director at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz to dig into his new book Secrets of Sand Hill Road, discuss his advice for new
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The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Google to acquire analytics startup Looker for $2.6 billion Google Cloud has been mired in third place in the cloud infrastructure
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Google has revealed more details about its new video gaming platform, Stadia, which was first announced in March. Stadia is a cloud gaming platform – so instead of buying a games console, discs and downloads, players can stream games over the internet. The service will launch in November with a limited edition starter pack for
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The City of Paris has had enough. There are currently 12 (yes, twelve) scooter startups in Paris. As reported by Le Monde, Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo announced in a press conference a series of restrictions to regulate the space. First, there are just too many scooter startups — Bird, Bolt, Bolt by Usain Bolt,
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Despite the seemingly fantastical demonstration of walking and jumping robots, today’s robots are often stupid, brittle and inflexible, only capable of working in carefully-engineered environments, and unable to respond dynamically and sensibly in unexpected circumstances. Deep learning has been spectacularly successful in certain problems (facial recognition, object recognition, etc) but the “smart robots” that we
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Zyper, the London-based marketing platform that connects brands with their ‘superfans’, has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding. The new round, which brings Zyper’s total funding to date to $8.5 million, is led by Talis Capital, with participation from Forerunner Ventures and Y Combinator. Founded by Amber Atherton, Zyper has built a platform that
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People who fly model aircraft are angry that proposed drone rules could damage their much-loved hobby. They argue they should not be classed as drone pilots. The new laws are intended to make airspace safer amid increasing drone use. The British Model Flying Association (BMFA) met the Aviation Minister Baroness Vere this week to discuss
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YouTube has made the weakest, least courageous response to mass backlash regarding its ruling yesterday that right-wing personality Steven Crowder’s racist and homophobic attacks on Vox video producer Carlos Maza didn’t violate its policies. Now YouTube says it’s demonetized Crowder’s channel because his “pattern of egregious actions has harmed the broader community”…but it will restore
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After announcing plans in September 2018 to build a joint venture together, today Russian internet giant Mail.ru,  Megafon and China’s Alibaba announced that the deal has closed. With support also from Russia’s sovereign wealth fund RDIF, the three are forming a new operation called AliExpress Russia JV — which will include business assets and investment
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