Woodstock Wire: NewsTidBits

October 17, 2019

Google's Plan To Make Its Assistant Ubiquitous And Invisible

Media -- PYMNTS.com - The cool weather was slow to show up in some parts of the U.S. this year (although the pumpkin spice-flavored goods showed up right...

October 17, 2019 06:40 PM

October 16, 2019

AMC Theatres launches its own on-demand streaming service

Tech -- TechCrunch - AMC Theatres announced a new service today called AMC Theatres On Demand - a marketplace where members of AMC's Stubs loyalty program...

October 16, 2019 06:51 PM

Bones That May Belong to Amelia Earhart Sent to Lab for Testing

Tech -- ExtremeTech - Amelia Earhart standing in front of the Lockheed Electra in which she disappeared in July 1937. Born in Atchison, Kansas in 1897,...

October 16, 2019 06:46 PM

This smart (and cheap) Honeywell thermostat proves you don't need Nest

Tech -- Mashable - TL;DR: Buy the affordable Honeywell T5+ WiFi smart thermostat for just $81.95 at Amazon. That's the lowest price we've ever seen for...

October 16, 2019 06:11 PM

Seattle Children's opens a 'cure factory' to explore treatments for childhood cancer and other diseases

Tech -- GeekWire - Building Cure is a new 540,000 square-foot pediatric research center located at 1920 Terry Avenue in Seattle.

October 16, 2019 05:22 PM

Google designer believes the Pixel 4's camera design is more iconic than Apple's

Tech -- Digital Trends - Do you like the iPhone 11 Pro's camera design? How about the Google Pixel 4's? The person who helped design the Pixel 4 shares...

October 16, 2019 05:21 PM

How Google's Pixel 4 compares to other popular flagship phones

Tech -- The Verge - Google has announced the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, joining the ranks will all the other 2019 flagship...

October 16, 2019 05:21 PM

Google aims to change the definition of good photography with Pixel 4's software-defined camera

Tech -- TechCrunch - Google's new Pixel 4 camera offers a ton of new tricks to improve its photographic chops, and to emphasize the point, it had Professor...

October 16, 2019 05:15 PM

Uber, Lime and Spin scooters are now legal in SF

Tech -- TechCrunch - Uber, Lime and Spin have officially deployed their electric scooters on the streets of San Francisco as part of the city's permitting...

October 16, 2019 04:32 PM

Annie Leibovitz didn't expect to love the Google Pixel 4's camera

Tech -- Digital Trends - Annie Leibovitz was skeptical of the Google Pixel 4, but ended up liking it much more than she expected, the legendary photographer...

October 16, 2019 04:14 PM

Google's Stadia cloud gaming service will launch on November 19th

Tech -- The Verge - Google's Stadia cloud gaming service is right around the corner, and we know nearly everything we need to know about its launch -...

October 16, 2019 04:00 PM

Apple iPhone 11 Pro camera guide: Take better photos with these tips

Tech -- Digital Trends - The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max have the best cameras Apple has fitted to a smartphone yet. Here's our guide to getting...

October 16, 2019 03:59 PM

Hands-on: Google's Pixelbook Go feels way fancy for a $649 laptop

Media -- The Next Web - Leaks don't always give you the full picture. When the Pixelbook Go leaked extensively last week, I found it somewhat underwhelming,...

October 16, 2019 03:48 PM

NASA engineer says Viking missions discovered life on Mars in the 1970s

Media -- The Next Web - Gilbert Levin, a NASA engineer who worked on the Viking missions, says he's "convinced we found evidence of life of Mars in the...

October 16, 2019 03:46 PM

Google Announces New Products For Smart Home Innovation

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Google has announced new products for its Made by Google event, which include a new phone, earbuds and devices for the Google Nest...

October 16, 2019 03:46 PM

Google announces the dual-camera, notchless, & face-unlocking Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL

Media -- The Next Web - Yes, Google has now officially launched the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. After months of leaks, the search giant has finally confirmed...

October 16, 2019 03:44 PM

Google's new Pixelbook Go is a $649 laptop with 13.3-inch touchscreen

Media -- The Next Web - Google just launched its new laptop called the PixelBook Go with a 13.3-inch touch screen and runs Chrome OS. The Pixelbook Go...

October 16, 2019 03:43 PM

October 15, 2019

Bill Gates Says You Must Offer This Company Perk if You Want to Attract the Best Employees

Girl Power: Female CEOs - Inc.com -- Without it, studies say 1 in 4 workers may be quitting their jobs.

October 15, 2019 06:02 PM

7 Rules to Grow Retirement Investments With Fractional Shares

U.S. News -- Investing in stocks incrementally can be a slow and steady way to build wealth.

October 15, 2019 05:58 PM

7 Health Benefits of Apples

U.S. News -- The "super fruit" is a great source of fiber and may help ward off diabetes and cancer.

October 15, 2019 05:57 PM

Best Apps for Finding Cheap Flights

U.S. News -- Score the best flight deals with a few swipes on your smartphone.

October 15, 2019 05:54 PM

To ease dementia agitation, drugs may not be best option

Media -- Reuters - Health - Symptoms of aggression and agitation in dementia patients may respond better to non-drug therapies such...

October 15, 2019 05:10 PM

Hearing aids may help delay dementia, depression in elders

Media -- Reuters - Health - For older adults, hearing aids may delay some forms of mental and physical decline associated with hearing loss and aging,...

October 15, 2019 05:02 PM

Breast cancer vaccine could be available in 8 years, says Mayo Clinic

Think -- Big Think - Clinical trials of an immunotherapy treatment for breast cancer showed positive signs, and the researchers hope to move to larger...

October 15, 2019 04:07 PM

Not enough sleep throws your circadian rhythm, leading to potential cognitive problems

Think -- Big Think - Two new studies indicate what happens when your natural circadian rhythm is disrupted by not enough sleep. The production of essential...

October 15, 2019 04:06 PM

Is bipolar disorder associated with increased risk of Parkinson's disease?

Life -- Neuroscience News - Study reveals patients with bipolar disorder have a significantly increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease compared...

October 15, 2019 04:00 PM

Dementia spreads via connected brain networks

Life -- Neuroscience News - A new brain mapping study allows for individual predictions of the progression of frontotemporal dementia.

October 15, 2019 04:00 PM

Lakes worldwide are experiencing more severe algal blooms

Life -- Phys.org - The intensity of summer algal blooms has increased over the past three decades, according to a first-ever global survey of dozens...

October 15, 2019 03:58 PM

Shipment tracking for 'fat parcels' in the body

Life -- Phys.org - Without fat, nothing works in the body: Fats serve as energy suppliers and important building blocks, including for the envelopes...

October 15, 2019 03:58 PM

NETGEAR Expands the Orbi Family With New Dual Band Mesh System ­­- Slim and Sleek Design With Powerful WiFi

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Easy-to-set-up mesh system with cybersecurity and parental controls extends WiFi everywhere around your home Easy-to-set-up mesh...

October 15, 2019 03:49 PM

Google Nest Mini is small smart speaker you can hang on the wall

Tech -- Liliputing - Google is holding a hardware launch event tomorrow where the company is expected to unveil the Pixel 4 smartphone and Pixelbook...

October 15, 2019 03:39 PM

Uber Faces Millions In Liabilities If Drivers Become Employees

Media -- PYMNTS.com - A 2017 deposition is giving insight into Uber's legal strategy when fighting back against driver-related lawsuits.

Legal documents...

October 15, 2019 03:12 PM

Marriott Launches Luxury Homesharing As Rewards Perk

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Although Marriott International launched its Homes & Villas homesharing program, the company insists it doesn't have any intention...

October 15, 2019 03:11 PM

Renault Pilots Self-Driving Ride-Hailing Service

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Renault has started a public trial of its on-demand car service on the Paris-Saclay urban campus, according to a press release on...

October 15, 2019 03:10 PM

It's only $4.99. But Costco's rotisserie chicken comes at a huge price

CNN -- At the back of Costco's stores, past the televisions, jewelry, jumbo-sized ketchup jugs and tubs of mixed nuts, is one of the retailer's most prized items: The rotisserie chicken that costs just $4.99.

October 15, 2019 03:08 PM

Uber Faces Third Wave Of Layoffs Since August

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Marking the third round of layoffs since August, Uber has laid off approximately 350 employees across multiple teams in the company...

October 15, 2019 03:06 PM

What's Wrong With The Attack On Gig Economy Pay

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Drivers can't make ends meet.

Given the median income of roughly $25,000 a year and the number of hours required behind the wheel...

October 15, 2019 04:08 AM

How AI could help dementia patients live more independently

Media -- The Next Web - You might already have what's often called a "smart home," with your lights or music connected to voice-controlled technology...

October 15, 2019 04:06 AM

October 14, 2019

Michaels adds UPS Access Point services to more than 1,100 stores

Web Marketing -- Digital Commerce 360 - Arts and crafts retailer Michaels Cos. Inc. (No. 247 n the Internet Retailer 2019 Top 1000) has rolled out UPS Access...

October 14, 2019 05:25 PM

More consumers comparison-shop online for healthcare

Web Marketing -- Digital Commerce 360 - Consumers using various forms of digital healthcare services and devices to monitor their health and wellness and comparison-shop...

October 14, 2019 04:47 PM

Sam's Club rolls out discounted digital health services

Web Marketing -- Digital Commerce 360 - Sam's Club, the member's only warehouse arm of Walmart Inc., is the latest retailer getting into the healthcare business.


October 14, 2019 04:46 PM

Made in the USA

Think -- Big Think - In this awe-inspiring short documentary, Michael Malone, author of The Intel Trinity, traces the history of Silicon Valley technology,...

October 14, 2019 04:21 PM

New IDC Spending Guide Sees Consumer Spending on Technology Reaching $1.69 Trillion in 2019

Think -- IDC - Consumer spending on technology is forecast to reach $1.69 trillion in 2019, an increase of 5.3% over 2018, According to the IDC Worldwide...

October 14, 2019 04:18 PM

U.S. overtaken by Singapore as world's most competitive economy

Think -- Big Think - Singapore topped the World Economic Forum's annual list due, in part, to its strong infrastructure, labor markets and health markers.The...

October 14, 2019 04:14 PM

The Case for the Public Option Over Medicare for All

Think -- HBR.org - It's the best way for the U.S. health care system to control costs and improve quality.

October 14, 2019 04:14 PM

Thinking about digital, time, priorities and what people do all day

Think -- Gartner Blog Network - We are all busy, some of us are truly busy others feel or like to think of themselves as busy. I got to thinking about...

October 14, 2019 04:13 PM

The Benefits of Framing Culture as a Management System

Think -- MIT Sloan Management Review - Corporate culture is undergoing a transformation. As organizations evolve and reinvent themselves in response...

October 14, 2019 04:06 PM