Monthly Archives: March 2018

Microsoft Is ‘Demoting’ Windows for the Cloud, Says CNN

An anonymous reader quotes CNN: Microsoft is giving Windows a demotion, and leaning into the cloud. CEO Satya Nadella told employees on Thursday that Terry Myerson, leader of the Windows and Devices Group, is leaving the company. “Microsoft has been

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Tesla Says Autopilot Was Engaged During Fatal Model X Crash

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Tesla says Autopilot was engaged at the time of a deadly Model X crash that occurred March 23rd in Mountain View, California. The company posted a statement online late Friday, after

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Google Is Shutting Down Its Goo.gl URL Shortening Service

Google is replacing its URL shortener service, goo.gl, with Firebase Dynamic Links (FDL) as of April 13th. These new smart URLs will let you send people to any location within iOS, Android or web apps. Engadget reports: You won’t be

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Two Studies Find ‘Clear Evidence’ That Cellphone Radiation Causes Cancer In Rats

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Quartz: [A] pair of studies by the U.S. National Toxicology Program found “clear evidence” that exposure to radiation caused heart tumors in male rats, and found “some evidence” that it caused tumors in

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AI Predicts Your Lifespan Using Activity Tracking Apps

Russian scientists have crafted an AI-based algorithm that uses the activity tracking from smartphones and smartwatches to estimate your lifespan with far greater precision than past models. Engadget reports: The team used a convolutional neural network to find the “biologically

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Adobe Is Helping Some 60 Companies Track People Across Devices

Neowin reports of Adobe’s recent announcement of its new Marketing Cloud Device Co-op initiative: The announcement of the new solution for tracking customers across devices was made at the Adobe Summit this week in Las Vegas to a digital marketing

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Facebook Employees In An Uproar Over Executive’s Leaked Memo

According to The New York Times, “Facebook employees were in an uproar on Friday over a leaked 2016 memo from a top executive defending the social network’s growth at any cost — even if it caused deaths from a terrorist

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The Gig Economy Keeps Growing, But Worker Benefits Aren’t

An anonymous reader quotes a report from MIT Technology Review: According to a new report out from Brookings, the number of non-employer firms — primarily incorporated freelancers and gig-economy workers — has grown 2.6 percent every year since 1997. By

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Huawei Commits To Bringing Its Products To the US Despite Government Security Concerns

Within the last few months, AT&T and Verizon have reportedly decided not to sell Huawei’s flagship smartphone due to pressure from the U.S. government, with Best Buy opting to stop offering all Huawei products. Despite all of this, though, the

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Airbnb To Share Information With Authorities On Guests In China

Airbnb has notified users in China that, as required by law, their information will soon be automatically logged with the government. Bloomberg reports: This week, it sent an email to hosts declaring it may disclose their information at any time

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