Technology

At an event in Tokyo, Google today announced the launch of Work Insights, a new tool that gives businesses more insights into how their employees use the company's G Suite productivity tools and how teams collaborate using those tools. In addition, Google is also launching its investigation tool for helping business [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
It's no surprise that Google used its Cloud Next 2018 event in Tokyo today — one of a number of international Cloud Next events that follow its flagship San Francisco conference — to announce a couple of new initiatives that specifically focus on the Japanese market. These announcements include a couple [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
TaskRabbit officially launched in Canada today. The on-demand network that connects people with “taskers,” or others willing to do their household chores or errands for a fee, is kicking off its Canadian expansion in the greater Toronto area before rolling out in Vancouver in October and Montreal sometime in 2019. This [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Earlier this year we saw the headlines of how the users of popular voice assistants like Alexa and Siri and continue to face issues when their private data is compromised, or even sent to random people. In May it was reported that Amazon's Alexa recorded a private conversation and [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
A new research report has raised concerns about how in-home smart devices such as AI virtual voice assistants, smart appliances, and security and monitoring technologies could be gathering and sharing children's data. It calls for new privacy measures to safeguard kids and make sure age appropriate design code is included with [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
There's an empty space in my heart for a minimalist phone with only the most basic functions. Bad for my heart, but good for a handful of companies putting out devices aiming to fill it. Punkt's latest, the MP02, goes a little ways to making the device I desire, but [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Twitter announced it's giving users more control over their timelines just in time for tweets about Toad. [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: Wired
It's no secret that Evernote, the productivity app that lets people take notes and organize other files from their working and non-work life, has been trying to regain its former footing as one of the most popular apps in the U.S., and that doing so has been an ongoing struggle. Just [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
The MCU wants to take you back to the days of Blockbuster and beepers. [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: Wired
Sunil Dhaliwal has had a solid run in his 20 years so far as a VC. Just two years out of Georgetown, Dhaliwal landed at Battery Ventures, a highly regarded venture firm. Fifteen years later, in 2012, he struck out on his own, creating Amplify Partners. It wasn't so easy [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
How should Facebook balance transparency about its automated systems with security? [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: Wired
Popular travel app Kayak has put augmented reality to clever use with a new feature that lets you measure the size of your carry-on bag using just your smartphone. Its updated iOS app now takes advantage of Apple's ARKit technology to introduce a new Bag Measurement tool that will help [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Like virtually every other major tech company, Microsoft is currently on a mission to bring machine learning to all of its applications. It's no surprise then that it's also bringing ‘AI' to its highly profitable Dynamics 365 CRM products. A year ago, the company introduced its first Dynamics 365 AI [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Charge filed with the EEOC says employers can discriminate by targeting ads at men and excluding women. [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: Wired
From kilowatt-hours to horsepower to acceleration times, see how the E-tron SUV compares to similar offerings from Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, and others. [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: Wired
Most cities felt powerless to extract concessions from Uber and Lyft. Now that scooters are here, they've learned their lesson—and toughened up. [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: Wired
Technology's potential is unbounded, says Fei-Fei Li. But only if you put people at the center. [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: Wired
A WIRED retro item, from the 25th anniversary issue. [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: Wired
A WIRED retro item, from the 25th anniversary issue. [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: Wired
The Wayback Machine reveals that the internet is frail and unsteady, like all human endeavors. And when things fail, they are replaced. [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: Wired

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