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February 25, 2018

10 Productivity Chrome Extensions To Help You Get Things Done

Life -- Productivity Theory - Staying on track to achieve daily productivity goals isn't always easy. Fortunately, there are numerous productivity Chrome...

February 25, 2018 08:18 AM

How to Make a Podcast on Your Phone

Life -- Lifehacker - Podcasting should be stupid easy. The underlying technology isn't much more complicated than blogging. But so far, there's no Blogger...

February 25, 2018 08:18 AM

Use Google Chrome's Task Manager to Figure Out What's Slowing Down Your Browsing

Life -- Lifehacker - Frozen webpages, a precursor to the ever-frustrating dead tab, can be intensely frustrating-all the more so when you can't accurately...

February 25, 2018 07:43 AM

Orion's Powerhouse

Life -- NASA Image of the day - A technician works on the European Service Module that will propel the Orion spacecraft in space and provide air, water...

February 25, 2018 07:18 AM

AI to fight the spread of infectious diseases

Life -- EurekAlert - Public outreach campaigns can prevent the spread of devastating yet treatable diseases such as tuberculosis (TB), malaria and gonorrhea....

February 25, 2018 07:08 AM

Destination: History

Life -- NASA Image of the day - On Feb. 20, 1962, John Glenn made history by becoming the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the place we call home--planet...

February 25, 2018 07:00 AM

Today's Looking Like the Day You Should Buy a New Phone

Life -- Lifehacker - If you're in the market for a new Android handset, you won't find a better deal than the latest Moto X for just $250. With IP68...

February 25, 2018 06:58 AM

How we can build AI to help humans, not hurt us | Margaret Mitchell

Life -- TEDTalks Videos - As a research scientist at Google, Margaret Mitchell helps develop computers that can communicate about what they see and understand....

February 25, 2018 06:57 AM

Google's DeepMind launches new AI project to predict kidney injuries

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - DeepMind is joining forces with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to develop artificial intelligence technology that can...

February 25, 2018 06:35 AM

Endless OS Helps Tear Down Linux Wall

Enterprise -- TechNewsWorld - The Endless OS is a distro with its own adapted desktop environment based on Gnome 3, and with an even simpler and more streamlined...

February 25, 2018 05:22 AM

AR still doesn't have a killer app, but Google's ARCore is here to help

Think -- MIT Technology Review - Its AR developer kit for Android devices is now open to everyone. That will spur more innovation.

February 25, 2018 04:07 AM

February 23, 2018

Uber's New Express Pool: Walk and Wait

Enterprise -- TechNewsWorld - Uber has launched a new service that lowers ride-sharing costs for customers willing to walk to and from designated locations....

February 23, 2018 07:59 PM

Google shows off new Boulder campus, funds K-12 computer science program (Photos)

Enterprise -- Digital Colorado - Google Inc. showed off its new Boulder offices on Wednesday, letting the media tour the pair of 100,000-square-foot buildings...

February 23, 2018 07:57 PM

Worried about shortages, Apple may buy battery minerals directly from miners

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Apple Inc. is talks with mining companies to secure a direct supply of minerals before demand from the booming electric car industry...

February 23, 2018 07:47 PM

Google launches enterprise Android device recommendation program, omits Samsung

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - Google's Android Enterprise Recommended program includes a big chunk of the Android device field, but omits Samsung. Here's a look...

February 23, 2018 07:31 PM

February 22, 2018

Employees worldwide show 'cautious optimism' about artificial intelligence

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - A new study indicates the main concern is a lack of transparency from employers.

February 22, 2018 07:38 PM

Gartner Says Worldwide Sales of Smartphones Recorded First Ever Decline During the Fourth Quarter of 2017

Think -- Gartner - Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled nearly 408 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, a 5.6 percent decline over...

February 22, 2018 07:30 PM

For Tech History Buffs, The Most Interesting Thing About Stephen Colbert's Monologues Is The Wall Behind Him

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - A behemoth from the heroic age of power engineering stirs to life in the New York City subway's Substation 13

February 22, 2018 07:14 PM

February 21, 2018

Qualcomm and Microsoft Collaborate with Leading Retailers to Distribute Always Connected PCs to Consumers

Electronics -- Qualcomm - Top-Tier Retailers in Multiple Countries to Offer a Range of New Windows 10 PCs From Asus, HP and Lenovo all Powered...

February 21, 2018 08:18 PM

Tech companies should stop pretending AI won't destroy jobs

Think -- MIT Technology Review - No matter what anyone tells you, we're not ready for the massive societal upheavals on the way.

February 21, 2018 06:05 PM

Ready for Hyperloop travel between Washington, DC and New York? And next up, Chicagoland!

Think -- Big Think - The construction, if and when it happens, could take 5 or more years. Read More

February 21, 2018 06:04 PM

February 20, 2018

10 tips for preventing Slack burnout

Enterprise -- Computerworld - There's no doubt that Slack is popular, with 9 million weekly active users in more than 100 countries, according to the company....

February 20, 2018 07:15 PM

Tech Heats Up at the Winter Olympics

Enterprise -- Digital Colorado - Not only is Colorado leading the way in tech and innovation, it has the most Team USA athletes at the 2018 Winter Olympics....

February 20, 2018 06:20 PM

6 Mac tips that will make you way more productive

Enterprise -- Computerworld - Apple's entire user interface paradigm can be summed up as "reveal as required". You can use its products productively from the...

February 20, 2018 06:15 PM

February 19, 2018

5G helps make Pyeongchang most high-tech Olympics ever

CNN - Top Stories -- Big companies like Samsung and Intel are showing off self-driving vehicles, virtual-reality viewing stations and super-fast video streaming.

February 19, 2018 06:32 PM

Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster headed for Earth or Venus crash (in a few million years)

FOX News - Sci/Tech -- Elon Musk's space car is headed for a hell of a crash a few million years down the road, a new study suggests.

February 19, 2018 12:58 AM

February 18, 2018

8 Must-have Browser Extensions for 2018

AddictiveTips -- Surfing the web with a plain browser is so 1995. These days it's all about the extensions! Browser add-ons boost the functionality of Chrome,...

February 18, 2018 08:13 AM

Internet Grows to 332.4 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Fourth Quarter of 2017

Business Wire: Networks -- VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global leader in domain names and internet security, today announced that the fourth quarter of 2017 closed...

February 18, 2018 06:11 AM

Fitbit's 100+ Billion Hours of Resting Heart Rate User Data Reveals Resting Heart Rate Decreases After Age 40

Business Wire: Hardware -- Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), the leading global wearables brand, today revealed a resting heart rate analysis on its global users over the last 18 months.i...

February 18, 2018 05:57 AM

Fitbit, Inc. to Acquire Twine Health

Business Wire: Hardware -- Fitbit, Inc. (NYSE: FIT) the leading global wearables brand, today announced that it will acquire Twine Health, an innovative, proven health...

February 18, 2018 05:56 AM

Track Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster in space with this aptly named website

The Verge -- Last week, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk launched his now-famous red Tesla Roadster into space, atop the first Falcon Heavy rocket. Cameras mounted on...

February 18, 2018 04:31 AM

Microsoft expands Cortana for the smart home with IFTTT integrations

The Verge -- Today, Microsoft announced that its digital assistant, Cortana, will now work with IFTTT and a number of new smart home devices, such as the...

February 18, 2018 04:12 AM

New version of the iPhone X with an even bigger screen might cost just $699 this year

BGR -- According to comments made during yesterday's shareholder meeting by Apple CEO Tim Cook, the iPhone X has a customer satisfaction rating of 99%....

February 18, 2018 03:55 AM

Eight Samsung Galaxy tricks you can't do on any other phone

Popular Science -- Make the most of your smartphone.

Samsung packs its Galaxy devices with useful little bonus features. You can try out these eight...

February 18, 2018 03:53 AM

Why Choosing Between Android and iOS Still Matters

Life -- Lifehacker - Fire up an iPhone X alongside a Galaxy Note 8 and you might not think there's all that much to choose between Android and iOS any...

February 18, 2018 03:35 AM

Testing APIs Using Postman

Enterprise -- Architects Zone - Postman is one of the most efficient applications for testing RESTful APIs. Most developers write a simple test and check...

February 18, 2018 02:28 AM

February 16, 2018

Intel's new graphics drivers automatically optimize game settings

The Verge -- Intel is introducing a new feature for its processors with integrated graphics, allowing games to be automatically optimized on systems. The...

February 16, 2018 07:34 PM

AI is helping seismologists detect earthquakes they'd otherwise miss

The Verge -- Oklahoma never used to be known for its earthquakes. Before 2009, the state had roughly two quakes of magnitude three and above each year. (Magnitude...

February 16, 2018 07:25 PM

Don't use Huawei phones, say heads of FBI, CIA, and NSA

The Verge -- The heads of six major US intelligence agencies have warned that American citizens shouldn't use products and services made by Chinese tech giants...

February 16, 2018 07:23 PM

How to block web pop-ups, alerts, and autoplaying video

Popular Science -- Restore the peace and quiet in any web browser.

Pestered by sounds, videos, pop-ups and other distractions you don't want? Here's...

February 16, 2018 07:18 PM

Amazon is worth more than Microsoft: Market value surges past $700B, now 3rd largest U.S. company

GeekWire -- Amazon's market value surged to more than $702 billion on Wednesday, making the Seattle-based company the third-largest U.S. public company by...

February 16, 2018 06:59 PM

Bill Gates warns tech giants that a government crackdown may be in their future

GeekWire -- Bill Gates believes the world's biggest tech companies are "absolutely" behaving in a manner that risks major government intervention. The former...

February 16, 2018 06:57 PM

Verisign Q4 2017 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 332.4 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Fourth Quarter of 2017

Infosec -- Verisign - Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the fourth quarter of 2017 closed with approximately...

February 16, 2018 06:30 PM

Hubble sees Neptune's mysterious shrinking storm

Life -- EurekAlert - Three billion miles away on the farthest known major planet in our solar system, an ominous, dark storm - once big enough to stretch...

February 16, 2018 06:11 PM

It's Me, Not You - Our Dysfunctional Artificial Intelligence Relationship

Think -- Forrester Blogs - We have a tendency to blame technology when things go wrong. I'm the first to admit that after years of working in the technology...

February 16, 2018 06:00 PM

Rethinking Mobility: There's More Than Autonomous Cars

Think -- Forrester Blogs - A first for me. I'd never been to Detroit, and now I have. Last week, I participated in a roundtable on autonomous cars, and...

February 16, 2018 06:00 PM

Integration With Zapier

Enterprise -- Architects Zone - Integration is boring. And also inevitable. But I won't be writing about enterprise integration patterns. Instead, I'll explain...

February 16, 2018 05:22 PM