Apple Watch Pop Up Shop at Galeries Lafayette in Paris Shuts Down

Following the closure of the Apple Watch pop up shop at Selfridges department store in London earlier this month, the shop at Galeries Lafayette in Paris has apparently also shut down, as Apple has removed its entry from the company’s list of retail stores. The closure of the Galeries Lafayette shop this month was rumored […] petition seeking Trump tax returns flies past 100,000 signature goal

 A petition calling for President Donald Trump to immediately release his tax returns has surpassed the 100,000-signature threshold in under a day, garnering a Whitehouse response. It’s not clear that the current administration intends to follow the practice established under Former President Barack Obama, of accepting petitions online, reviewing and responding to… Read More Source: 77

Qualcomm fires back against Apple over lawsuit and FTC action

 Never a dull moment in the smartphone wars. This week, Qualcomm started getting serious regulatory heat when the Federal Trade Commission filed charges against the chipmaker, accusing it of anticompetitive tactics designed to shut competitors out from supplying components to handset companies. Apple was one of the few manufacturers mentioned by name in the complaint, […]

For dramatic VR to succeed, music must become the director

 The use of music — not as a background mood enhancer, but actually as a director of sorts — will be critical as VR and AR content creators struggle with how to direct the viewer’s gaze in 360 environments. Figuring out music’s role will be key to the mainstream adoption of VR dramatic content. But […]

Jack Dorsey apologizes for Twitter glitch forcing some users to follow Trump’s @POTUS

 Twitter chief Jack Dorsey today apologized for what he says were technical problems causing some Twitter users to involuntarily follow the @POTUS account as it was handed over to Donald Trump. As Sarah Perez reported here yesterday, Twitter users were bewildered as to why they were forced to follow the Trump @POTUS account, and many […]

The genomics intelligence revolution

 We’ve entered a new phase in the history of whole-genome sequencing; it has opened the door to understanding our entire world at the molecular level. With this intelligence, we’ll be able to understand, influence and optimize the way we interact with ourselves and our natural world. The promise of genomics is just beginning — we […]

Maker Bre Pettis talks about the way forward for tech in this new century

 On this week’s episode of Technotopia I talked to Bre Pettis, former CEO of Makerbot and the founder of Bre&Co. Pettis has been thinking about new manufacturing chains, the rise of the local maker, what what happens when a country falls into disrepair. Pettis is an optimistic realist. He’s been watching Venezuela with great interest […]

What You Need to Know About the Tech Pay Gap and Job Posts

 We know there are more men than women in tech careers, and we know there’s a wage gap. But a recent report conducted by Comparably found something interesting — as professionals age, the gender gap decreases. While there is a 29 percent difference in salaries between men and women entering the tech field between the […]

Apple Exploring Two-Step Touch ID and Facial Recognition System for iPhone 8

Noted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a research report today in which he outlined further expectations for Apple’s 2017 iPhone, including new biometric identification technology as well as the necessity of a new design to provide better structural support for a flexible OLED display with 3D Touch capability. Apple may switch to a film […]

Qualcomm Calls Apple's Claims 'Baseless' in Response to $1 Billion Lawsuit

Following news yesterday that Apple has filed suit against LTE modem supplier Qualcomm for engaging in anticompetitive licensing practices, the chipmaker hit back on Sunday by calling Apple’s claims “baseless” and accusing it of “encouraging regulatory attacks”. Apple shared a statement with several news sites on Friday announcing the lawsuit, which argued that Qualcomm used […]

4 must-have courses that will launch your white hat hacking career

Setting yourself up as an IT security expert is a fast track to star status on the tech landscape — with a nice paycheck, to boot. Becoming an ethical hacker may still be misunderstood by many, but for those in the know, you’ll be a good guy fighting on the side of the righteous… which […]

Defense and Homeland Security Secretaries confirmed controlling $86.7 billion in tech spending

 As the nation’s capital prepared to celebrate the inauguration of the nation’s 45th President, Senators confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominees for Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Retired Generals James (“Mad Dog”) Mattis and John F. Kelly were approved by votes of 98-1 and 88-11, respectively. Attorney General… Read […]

Crunch Report | Apple Suing Qualcomm for $1 Billion

Apple is suing Qualcomm for $1 billion, the hit app Meitu may be collecting too much data, removes LGBT, climate change and more and Kristen Stewart appeared as a co-author on an AI paper. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Source: 77

A Twitter glitch autofollowed some users to Trump’s @POTUS by mistake

 A number of Twitter users tonight are claiming their accounts have somehow automatically followed the Twitter accounts, @POTUS, @FLOTUS and @VP – now in the hands of the Trump administration – even though they had unfollowed these accounts before the transition, or had the accounts blocked. This appears to be a glitch related to the handoff of […]

Three Ways to Create Stop-motion Videos

Creating stop-motion and time-lapse videos can be a good way for students to tell a story that they have developed. Stop-motion and time-lapse videos can also be helpful when teachers are trying to help students see how a lengthy process like osmosis works. The following free tools make it relatively easy to create stop-motion and […]

Reading Rockets Provides Students With Daily Reading Tips

Reading Rockets Reading Tip of the Day widget does exactly what its name implies, it provides daily reading tips. The widget can be installed in your blog or website. This widget requires the use of javascript! Applications for Education The Reading Tip of the Day widget could be a good addition to your school blog or website. The […]

Two New Google Calendar Features Help You Schedule Meetings

Google Calendar’s web interface got a helpful update this week. It now includes the same “smart scheduling” features for rooms and times that the Google Calendar Android and iOS apps provide. This means that Google Calendar in your web browser will now suggest a meeting room for you based on the rooms that you have […]

Track Trump’s first 100 days in office with this non-partisan website

Before the election, Trump was clear about the goals of his first 100 days in office. Later these goals became immortalized-ish in a PDF titled ‘Donald Trump’s Contract with the American Voter.’ While we’re often not sure exactly where Trump stands on policy due to a bit of early flip-flopping, Twitter rants, and rhetoric we’re […]

Report: Google’s ‘exclusive’ Assistant could be coming to LG phones

Currently, the only way to get Google’s smart Assistant is by owning a Google Pixel or Pixel XL. But that might not be the case for long. According to a report in BusinessKorea, LG is said to be in talks with both Amazon and Google with hopes to include either Alexa or Assistant in future […]

Sundance merges VR with real life through props, AR, and vibrating suits

 You can’t try this at home, even if you wanted to. Today’s premiere of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier exhibit proved there are vivid opportunities for a third kind of virtual reality beyond tethered and mobile: VR installations. Outside the headset, custom art and physical effects set the scene before you enter, deepen […]

Wearables have got some work to do this year

 It’s a wait and see moment for wrist-worn devices. After a few years of betting heavily on the space, this most recent CES didn’t offer much; save for two or three smartwatch announcements, some partnerships and a couple of middling bands, the industry seems to have largely shifted its focus toward the connected home and the […]

Look, a nice round candy-colored mechanical keyboard

 Who likes gadgets? You do! Here’s a nice one. It’s a cute wireless keyboard with round, friendly buttons and a shiny, happy look to it. It has no agenda but to be pretty and useful. Everything is fine. Read More Source: 77

Questionable Rumor Suggests Group FaceTime is Coming in iOS 11

Group FaceTime calls will be a new feature introduced in iOS 11, according to an unverified rumor shared by Israeli site The Verifier. Citing “several people familiar with iOS development,” the site says group FaceTime calls are being worked on by Apple’s iOS 11 team, with some of the work taking place in Israel. Said […]

Recommendations on cyber security for the 45th president… Use more hackers

 2016 was an extraordinary year. A record number of security breaches affected billions of people worldwide, including cyber attacks that dramatically impacted the course of businesses and governments. The Unites States, the world’s most connected nation, and the rest of the world will face a deficit of 1.5 million cyber professionals over the next  five […]

Lobster nets £1M to scale its user-generated content licensing marketplace

 U.K. startup Lobster is gearing up to scale its user-generated content licensing marketplace, as it closes a £1 million Series A. It’s expecting to have closed out the round next week, with 85 per cent of the funding committed at this point and only its decision on the last few investors outstanding. Read More Source: […]

Apple sues Qualcomm for 1 billion, citing shady business practices

Apple is onto its next big legal feud: Qualcomm. The company today filed a $1 billion lawsuit against giant the chipmaker, according to CNBC. The lawsuit claims that Qualcomm withheld payments from Apple for licensing some of its patented technology in exchange for using its wireless modems. The Apple suit comes right after a similar one […]

Why Salesforce is the new BlackBerry

Remember BlackBerry? It was the gold standard of mobile business communication when it launched in 1999, and no one had a functional alternative. That was until Apple launched the iPhone in 2007 and rendered BlackBerry obsolete. Salesforce appears to be on a similar trajectory to BlackBerry. Earlier last year, Salesforce announced that it beat Q1 […]

Trump may have the best words, but these Urban Dictionary submissions are pretty good too

Remember back to the campaign when Donald Trump famously said: “I’m very highly educated. I know words; I have the best words.”? Well, just in case, here it is. He wrapped up that back patting session with this: “But there’s no better word than stupid.” We disagree. Urban Dictionary has some pretty great words too, […]

Apple Sues Qualcomm for $1 Billion in Unpaid Royalty Rebates

Following an FTC complaint alleging Qualcomm engaged in anticompetitive patent licensing practices, Apple has filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm claiming the company has charged unfair royalties for “technologies they have nothing to do with.” According to a statement Apple shared with several news sites, Qualcomm “reinforces its dominance” through exclusionary tactics and high patent licensing […]

This stream of YouTube videos with zero views will put a smile on your face

Having a rough day? Watching an endless stream on YouTube videos might just be the pick-me up you needed. is a website that provides a virtually endless stream of random YouTube videos from around the world. But rather than a simple sequential mashup, the stream looks specifically for videos that exist on the border […]

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