Woodstock Wire: Tech Tickler

October 16, 2018

Twilio to acquire email API platform SendGrid for $2 billion

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Twilio says adding email to its communications platform -- which includes voice, messaging and video -- will let customers use Twilio...

October 16, 2018 05:10 PM

A weekend with the Pixel 3 XL: The camera proved its worth

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - A Google Pixel 3 XL arrived the day before a vacation and it turns out the camera is as good as every Pixel 2 owner said.

October 16, 2018 05:05 PM

End nears for RSS? Firefox 64 to drop built-in support for RSS, Atom feeds, says Mozilla

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Mozilla to kill off RSS features in Firefox because they're hardly used and would take too much effort to modernize.

October 16, 2018 04:51 PM

IoT company Smartfrog takes controlling interest in Canary

Tech -- TechCrunch - Things have been pretty quiet on the Canary front. In January at CES, the New York-based smart security startup released a stripped-down...

October 16, 2018 04:02 PM

Hear Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen reflect on his life and legacy in rare public interview

Tech -- GeekWire - Paul Allen speaking at Seattle's Town Hall in 2011.

It's hard to overstate the impact Paul Allen has had on technology,...

October 16, 2018 04:01 PM

OnePlus 6T will be more expensive, but easier to get your hands on

Tech -- BGR - When it launches next month, the OnePlus 6T might be slightly more expensive than the OnePlus 6 that hit stores a few months ago. But the...

October 16, 2018 03:59 PM

Strong iPhone XR demand may help Apple set a new iPhone sales record this quarter

Tech -- BGR - Amid reports that Apple's iPhone XS models are selling briskly, the impending launch of the iPhone XR has the potential to take iPhone...

October 16, 2018 03:57 PM

"First Man" is astonishingly accurate--here's how NASA helped

Tech -- Yes, this article has spoilers

Conjuring the dawn of space exploration decades later can be a challenge,...

October 16, 2018 03:53 PM

Plater introduces a Whiskey Lake-U mini PC

Tech -- Liliputing - Chinese electronics manufacturer Plater is showing off several new compact desktop computers at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair this...

October 16, 2018 03:51 PM

Acer Chromebook Spin 13 pricing page is live with costs ranging from $700 to $1,000

Tech -- About Chromebooks - The competent Acer Chromebook Spin 13 looks like a nice option when compared to the Pixelbook and with lower prices for similar...

October 16, 2018 03:43 PM

Tech Will Save Us offers STEM toys you'll actually use

Tech -- TechCrunch - I hate STEM toys. I have three kids and ultimately every "educational" toy they've used - from LittleBits to Nintendo Labo - has...

October 16, 2018 03:41 PM

Google's Pixel 3 was used to film part of Eminem's performance on top of the Empire State Building

Tech -- The Verge - Google's new Pixel 3 phones are almost here, and the company is pulling out all the stops to make sure that everyone knows about...

October 16, 2018 03:40 PM

Adobe is finally bringing full Photoshop to iPad

Tech -- BGR - Adobe didn't waste any time giving attendees of its Adobe MAX conference something to cheer about on Monday, as the software company announced...

October 16, 2018 03:39 PM

October 15, 2018

LastPass by LogMeIn Hosts Webinar to Shed New Light on Global Password Security Practices

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Attendees will learn how their business stacks up based on newly released "2018 Global Password Security Report"

October 15, 2018 09:34 PM

Another gyroscope fails on NASA's Hubble telescope

USATODAY.com Technology News -- Hubble is currently in protective safety mode after another gyroscope shut down, leaving only two in working order.

October 15, 2018 04:23 PM

Can the Wi-Fi chip in your phone help feed the world?

The Gates Notes -- Bill Gates visited Dancing Crow Farm near Seattle that uses data to grow better harvests.

October 15, 2018 05:54 AM

AmateurLogic 122: ALTV's 13th Anniversary

AmateurLogic -- AmateurLogic.TV Episode 122 is now available for download. As one of the first video podcasts period, AmateurLogic.TV celebrates 13 years this...

October 15, 2018 05:43 AM

Egypt's First Smartphone Maker Plans Expansion in Africa

U.S. News -- Egypt's first smartphone maker is looking to enter the broader African market by the end of 2018 or early 2019 as it seeks...

October 15, 2018 04:54 AM

Why the Future of the IoT Depends on Digital Policies

Web Marketing -- CMS Wire - According to estimates from Gartner, there will be approximately 20.4 billion connected devices by 2020. About 8.4 billion of those...

October 15, 2018 04:23 AM

New 700-mph hyperloop pod can go from L.A. to San Francisco in 30 minutes

Think -- Big Think - Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is one of several companies seeking to build the world's first hyperloop.HTT's new passenger...

October 15, 2018 04:02 AM

FDA warns users of cyber vulnerabilities in pacemaker programmers

Infosec -- CyberScoop - The Food and Drug Administration has issued a cybersecurity advisory for two pieces of hardware that link to cardiac devices like...

October 15, 2018 03:58 AM

Southern California as Seen From Apollo 7

Life -- NASA Image of the day - This view of southern California was taken by the Apollo 7 crew during their 18th revolution of the Earth on Oct. 12,...

October 15, 2018 03:02 AM

Your Kid Can Get Cool Stuff in the Mail From a NASA Astronaut

Life -- Lifehacker - As an adult, seeing snail mail with your name on it is kind of a drag (bill, bill, bill, postcard from a realtor named Gary, bill),...

October 15, 2018 03:00 AM

Expedition 57 Crew Returns to Baikonur

Life -- NASA Image of the day - Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos, left, and astronaut Nick Hague of NASA, right. embrace their families after landing...

October 15, 2018 02:58 AM

Deep learning can distinguish recalled-benign mammograms from malignant and negative images

Life -- EurekAlert - An artificial intelligence (AI) approach based on deep learning convolutional neural network (CNN) could identify nuanced mammographic...

October 15, 2018 02:56 AM

How to Get the Pixel 3's Coolest Features on Older Pixel Models

Life -- Lifehacker - Google officially unveiled the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL after weeks of rumors and, unsurprisingly, they're packed with new features...

October 15, 2018 02:54 AM

Evernote vs OneNote: Which Improves Your Productivity Better?

Life -- Lifehack - Note-taking is useful in helping improve your memory and increase your productivity at work. By writing down notes, you have something...

October 15, 2018 02:52 AM

11 Meeting Scheduler Apps to Boost Your Productivity and Efficiency

Life -- Lifehack - Meeting scheduler apps are awesome if you use them right. Use them wrong and you can look like an arrogant elitist.

In this article,...

October 15, 2018 02:50 AM

HP Chromebook x2 Shows Up With 3000×2000 Display

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Google's Pixel Slate isn't even available for order and the comparisons to the only other detachable Chromebook - the HP Chromebook...

October 15, 2018 02:06 AM

Now there's something wrong with NASA's Chandra spacecraft, too

Tech -- BGR - It's been something of a rough week for NASA. First, news broke that the legendary Hubble space telescope has been forced to enter a safe...

October 15, 2018 02:05 AM

How does Google's Pixel 3 stack up to its predecessor?

Enterprise -- CRN - Google's newest Android powerhouse builds on its predecessor's legacy.

October 15, 2018 01:52 AM

October 14, 2018

HP Chromebook X360 14 Now Available, Shipping This Week

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Acer's latest flagships have popped in listings on Acer's site but there's still some debate as to when the Chromebook Spin...

October 14, 2018 09:51 PM

HP Chromebook X360 available direct from HP, shipping in one business day

Tech -- About Chromebooks - For the same price as the HP Chromebook X2, you can now order the new HP Chromebook x360 with a newer Intel processor and...

October 14, 2018 07:17 AM

Raspberry Pi-like price, tiny six-core NanoPi NEO4 could be the perfect pocket server

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - The NanoPi NEO4 is the cheapest board based on a Rockchip 3399, but the catch is there's only 1GB RAM and you may need a separate...

October 14, 2018 07:01 AM

Raising a New Generation of Girls in STEM, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Enterprise -- Rackspace - Each October 11, International Day of the Girl is celebrated all around the world. Established by the United Nations in 2012, the...

October 14, 2018 06:48 AM

Chrome OS grows from underdog to attack dog

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Today, the slate. Tomorrow, the world? Knocking Android out of phones may be the ultimate prize for what has been an OS with little...

October 14, 2018 06:44 AM

Apple's next-gen iPad Pro models may be the thinnest we've ever seen

Tech -- BGR - Apple later this month is expected to introduce two brand new iPad Pro models in 11-inch and 12.9-inch form factors. The official unveiling...

October 14, 2018 01:26 AM

This might be the best thing about the upcoming OnePlus 6T

Tech -- BGR - The OnePlus 6T will be slightly more expensive than its predecessor. OnePlus suggested as much while confirming that the phone will have...

October 14, 2018 01:05 AM

Samsung announces an LTE version of the Chromebook Plus V2 for $599

Tech -- The Verge - Samsung just announced an LTE version of the Chromebook Plus V2, one of the more capable Chromebooks in recent memory. It's a semi-pro-tier...

October 14, 2018 01:05 AM

October 12, 2018

Christie's major collection of the fall auction season is the first to be recorded with blockchain technology

Business Wire -- Christie's announces it will pilot encrypted registration of art transactions on a blockchain this fall as part of a unique collaboration...

October 12, 2018 05:15 PM

UnicornBot Will Enchant Kids Into Learning STEM and Coding

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - This Blockly-based robot unicorn can move around, nod its head, and light up its hornThere are a number of robots designed to...

October 12, 2018 04:38 PM

Paul Allen's giant Stratolaunch plane gets closer to first flight with 80 mph taxi test

Tech -- GeekWire - Mountains loom in the distance as Stratolaunch Systems' twin-fuselage airplane is taken out for testing at California's Mojave Air...

October 12, 2018 04:28 PM

App Store generated 93% more revenue than Google Play in Q3

Tech -- TechCrunch - There's always been a gap between how much money Apple's App Store makes when compared with Google Play. But in the third quarter...

October 12, 2018 04:07 PM

Acer Chromebook 514 sails through FCC, headed for US shores

Tech -- About Chromebooks - Acer introduced a low-cost 14-inch Chromebook back in August but the device was recently certified by the FCC, suggesting...

October 12, 2018 03:58 PM

Google updates its Assistant on smart displays and phones

Tech -- TechCrunch - Earlier this week at its annual hardware event, Google announced a number of new features for its Assistant coming to the new Pixel...

October 12, 2018 03:57 PM

Google Pixel Slate Release Date, Pre-order Option Available

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Google was very clear that the release date of their new Pixel Slate tablet was still very much to be determined. With only...

October 12, 2018 03:53 PM

57 Raspberry Pi commands that everyone should know | @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

EE -- Adafruit Industries - Useful post from Raspberry tips.

Start on a Raspberry Pi is not always easy, because you do not necessarily have the...

October 12, 2018 03:51 PM

12 Tales of Empowerment to Celebrate International Day of the Girl

Justmeans -- From ballerinas in Texas to soccer players in Uganda, HP and Girl Rising unveil the winners of the first ever Creative Challenge.

October 12, 2018 12:57 AM

October 11, 2018

New leak may reveal Apple's completely overhauled iPad Pro design ahead of launch

Tech -- BGR - Apple's biggest launch of the year is behind us now that the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are available in dozens of markets around the...

October 11, 2018 05:55 PM

Astronauts make emergency landing after Russian Soyuz launch experiences failure

Tech -- The Verge - A NASA astronaut and Russian cosmonaut had to make an emergency landing on Earth this morning, after the Russian Soyuz rocket carrying...

October 11, 2018 04:15 PM