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Showing posts from January, 2018

This is how to use Amazon Alexa to send SMS text messages

Amazon's  Alexa  just gained another useful new trick: It can now send text messages... but only if you have an Android phone.

Six Stock Market Risks You Dare Not Try To Take

Risk is an inherent part of day trading. It’s only with risk that we can reap the many rewards that can come from trading  penny stocks , but the key is learning to minimize and control those risks.

Google announces $1.1B purchase of large part of HTC’s smartphone franchise

Google just announced  the completion of its $1.1 billion deal to buy a large slice of HTC’s hardware business.

Apple will now put medical records on your iPhone. Check out how it works.

Apple  wants to change how you access your medical records. Today the company officially unveiled its plan to make iPhone owners' medical records available at the touch of a button via its Health app.

The Chronicle, a new cybercrime company launched

Alphabet, Google's parent company, has a new cybersecurity business born from its X department known as the "moonshot factory."

Homeowners are now listing their properties for bitcoin

Despite the risky, volatile nature of cryptocurrency, homes and property across the U.S., Australia, Canada, and beyond are for sale for the unpredictable coin. Even after one bitcoin dropped from $14,000 to $11,000 in value in a matter of days, homeowners are still putting up their homes for some of that flashy money.

The world record for the highest basketball shot smashed, watch video

Most of us struggle to get a basketball in the hoop from mere feet away. Yet Australian YouTubers How Ridiculous have made something of an art of shooting from long distances, breaking the world record  back in 2016  for the world's highest basketball shot. Well they've done it again, this time over the Maletsunyane Falls in Lesotho, Africa with an unbelievably epic 201.422 m (660 ft 10 in) shot on Jan. 13 that's become a  new world record. It's the fifth time the group has broken the highest shot record, but who knows if they — or anyone else — will top this feat.

Browsing through Netflix just got a lot easier

A site that makes browsing through Netflix so much easier has been created by someone.  Reddit user CrazedEli, aka Ville Salminen, announced his creation  Flixable  on the r/television subreddit Friday. It's basically a search engine for Netflix and it's worth checking out; it could save you hours of wasted time.

Apple updates it's web design for App Store

Apple has updated the look of its web-based App Store,  9to5Mac first reported . It definitely has the feel of the iOS 11 App Store, which Apple completely redesigned and  launched last September . But, unlike iOS 11, there’s no focus on app discovery.

New Zealand prime minister is pregnant! Good for her job?

"I'll be PM & a mum while Clarke will be 'first man of fishing' & stay at home dad. There will be lots of questions (I can assure you we have a plan all ready to go!) but for now bring on 2018," she added.

Learn these tech and leadership skills to update your résumê

If you've been unhappy at work for a while now, maybe it's time to start looking elsewhere. But are your skills  like   so  2010? 

Wow! This ring allows you to bend musical notes on a keyboard with a wave of your hand

We saw a small mountain of cool stuff at  CES this week , but this one is still on my mind a few days later. It’s a ring you wear while playing a MIDI keyboard. By wavering your hand or sliding your fingers up the keys, you can change the vibrato or intensity of your notes. It’s an effect perhaps best demonstrated on video.

Yes, Verizon to sharpen content strategy with OTT video service

We've just been informed that Verizon is working away on a couple of new services that will see the carrier once again trying to grow its business beyond basic broadband and mobile connectivity, as it gears up to compete with the likes of Amazon and other tech companies, as well as other OTT players like Hulu and Netflix, and stave off the threat of becoming a “dumb pipe.”

How self-driving cars are really adapting to humans

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang was quite positive as he showed off the company’s next-generation chips at one of the  first events of CES 2018 .  The processor, called the Drive Xavier, is made to take on one of the most demanding use cases today self-driving cars. And as you’d expect, it’s leaps and bounds better than the previous generation of chips, ticking off plenty of “oh wow” boxes on the spec sheet: 9 billion transistors in an 8-core CPU, a new 512-core GPU, capable of 30 trillion operations per second while consuming just 30 watts.

The good and bad sides of AI-powered smartphones

  Analyst Gartner put out a  10-strong listicle  this week identifying what it dubbed “high-impact” uses for AI-powered features on smartphones that it suggests will enable device vendors to provide “more value” to customers via the medium of “more advanced” user experiences.

Be the judge! The child care system in UK...Right or wrong?