Startups can now apply to take part in Google’s first Demo Day event in Asia.

admin/ May 23, 2018/ / 0 comments

Google is bringing its Demo Day event to Asia for the first time this September and now the search giant has opened applications for startups wanting to take part. Google’s Demo Day are akin to a short version of an early-stage startup program. As the name suggests its a Demo Day but without the months-long program leading up to it. The

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Here’s a $4,500 iPhone X with a solar charger on the back

admin/ May 21, 2018/ / 0 comments

                                           A Russian accessory maker named Caviar has started selling a solar-powered version of the iPhone X going for $4,500. Caviar is branding the phone the iPhone X “Tesla” and it initially announced its plans back in November, as spotted by AppleInsider. Since Caviar makes neither iPhones nor Teslas, the iPhone X Tesla’s functions aren’t built directly into the device.

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Wikipedia has added page previews for easier browsing.

admin/ April 23, 2018/ / 0 comments

Wikipedia added a useful new feature earlier this week: page previews. The Wikimedia Foundation says that it’s “one of the largest changes to desktop Wikipedia made in recent years,” and provides readers with a pop-up window that provides a bit of additional context for the article behind the link. Reading through any Wikipedia page can turn into a rabbit hole

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Facebook is building a team to design its own chips.

admin/ April 19, 2018/ / 0 comments

Facebook looks to be in the early stages of developing its own silicon to power its devices and servers, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The company is looking to hire a manager tasked with assembling an “end-to-end SoC / ASIC, firmware, and driver development organization.” So the plan is only coming together, but Facebook’s interest in becoming more

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The future of financial advice is tech and touch

admin/ April 12, 2018/ / 0 comments

Investment planning needs to be multi-dimensional, incorporating financial advisors and technology. There is a lot of conversation around investing digitally, right now. Supporters of the idea suggest that investors should cut out their brokers or financial advisors and take their money online by investing through digital platforms. The argument goes that while an advisor might give your investments a bit

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Google Hiring Thousands of Moderators To Clean Up YouTube

admin/ December 13, 2017/ / 0 comments

Google is hiring thousands of new moderators after facing widespread backlash for allowing child abuse videos and other violent and offensive content to flourish on YouTube. Google, which owns YouTube, announced on Monday that next year it would expand its total workforce to more than 10,000 people responsible for reviewing content that could violate its policies. The news from YouTube’s

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Pittsburgh workforce org to get 100 IT scholarships from Google

admin/ October 26, 2017/ / 0 comments

The initiative includes a $10 million grant to Goodwill Industries, helping the organization bridge the digital divide.   Google CEO Sundar Pichai unveiled a retraining initiative in Pittsburgh aimed at helping bridge the digital divide. Nonprofits seeking to make Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods better will now have a shot at a $50,000 grant from Google to further their projects. Impact Challenge

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Windows 10 update sends some PCs into a BSOD boot loop.

admin/ October 13, 2017/ / 0 comments

You may want to hold off on updating Windows until this is sorted out.   A troublesome Windows update that was rolled out to PCs running the Windows 10 Creators Update yesterday is causing some systems to spit out a blue screen of death (BSOD) error. Worse yet is that these rigs end up caught in an endless reboot, making

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Apple announced the latest iPhone X

admin/ September 15, 2017/ / 0 comments

Apple announced the latest iPhone yesterday. It’s thinner, faster and has a better screen than the previous model. But of course it does. That’s how these things go. But the phone also lacks things I consider part of my daily life. I’m lost. This iPhone is not for me. Without these two features, I’ll stick with the boring and passé

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New battery technology could cut energy bills by up to £40bn by 2050, says Ofgem

admin/ July 24, 2017/ / 0 comments

The new rules will help households generate and store electricity and sell it back to the National Grid.   The first phase of a four-year £246m Government investment into battery technology has been launched in a move that could help bring down household electricity bills. The long-term vision includes creating giant battery facilities around the National Grid to store excess

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