The prices aren't quite as low as Black Friday, perhaps, but if you're looking for deals on smart-home gadgetry, you could really do a lot worse than Memorial Day weekend.Many brands offer special discounts, and a number of retailers will often match those discounts in-store, making it a good time to splurge on those connected lights or security cameras you've been thinking about buying.Among the best deals: the Siri- and Alexa-compatible Honeywell Lyric T5 smart thermostat for just $99 at Best Buy, complete with a free Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker.Most retailers also have Philips Hue smart lights marked down by 15 percent, and you'll also find good deals on Nest thermostats bundled with free Google Home Mini smart speakers.In short, it's a good time to take a look at what's out there.To that end, take a look at the standout deals we found from the top retailers (and if you spot a good one that we missed, let us know in the comments).
But in the meantime, the rules are blocking legitimate candidates from buying Facebook ads — and at least one congressional candidate in Mississippi says it could tip the election toward his opponent.The rules that Facebook implemented in the United States this week require anyone wishing to buy a political ad to verify their identity.To do so, Facebook mails a card to their physical location containing an authorization code.Only after the candidate or advocacy group enters that authorization code on Facebook can they purchase political ads.E. Brian Rose is a Republican candidate for Congress in Mississippi, and is a primary challenger to the incumbent Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS).Up until yesterday, Rose said, Facebook had been a critical part of his campaign strategy.
Google today announced that it is changing the eligibility guidelines of its free G Suite for Education service to include home-school co-ops.Parents and teachers who run home-school co-ops will be able to sign up for it in the coming weeks.G Suite for Educations includes all of Google’s usual online productivity tools and then layers a number of education-specific services like Classroom on top of that.Google Classroom, it’s worth noting, was already available to any G Suite user, but to subscribe to G Suite for Education, you needed to be affiliated with a school or school district.Now, home-school co-ops will be able to verify their status and get access to G Suite for Education, too.“Through technology, home-school co-op teachers can set and change assignments on the fly, students can work together even if geographically separated, and everyone has a common format for collaboration,” writes Darren Jones of the Home School Legal Defense Association, in today’s announcement.
In this post, Cheryl Yeoh shares the difference between being a business owner and being an entrepreneur.Cheryl Yeoh was the Founding CEO of the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC).Cheryl co-founded CityPockets, a digital wallet and secondary marketplace for daily deals; and later Reclip.It, which was acquired by Walmart Labs in 2013.She is a Mentor of the Founder Institute in Singapore, New York, Croatia, Slovenia and the Bay Area.The average career in the US now lasts a little over four years and the same trend will follow suit here in Southeast Asia.My personal definition of entrepreneurship: “an entrepreneur identifies a need or gap in the market and creates a product or service to solve that problem.” Since this problem has to be big enough and affect a lot of people in the world, being an entrepreneur usually involves taking big risks, either from their own pocket or from an investor’s pocket.
During the last quarter has taxiappjätten Uber changed certain of its operations, which has a positive effect on the result.Among other things, the company sold its southeast asian business to the competitor Grab for three billion dollars in the period, as well as the merger with the search engine Yandex in Russia.On paper can Uber thus know how lucky their first win ever – in 2,46 billion dollars, equivalent to 21.5 billion.But really, the result is not quite as positive.the Loss before interest, taxes and other expenses amounted to sek -312 million dollars, which in and of itself, is almost half of what the company showed last year for the same period, according to Bloomberg News.”We have a fantastic start in 2018... given the great opportunity we have, and our goal is to make Uber a true mobilitetsplattform, so we plan to reinvest all the we outperforms now.
A shark angler in Texas recently experienced the “catch of a lifetime” after reeling in a 11-foot tiger shark off the coast of Padre Island National Shore.Bacilio Hernandez of Corpus Christi caught, tagged and released the 11-foot tiger shark last week.The catch marked his biggest to-date.“It was a pretty awesome experience -- and I’ve got quite a few [sharks] under my belt,” Hernandez told Fox News on Wednesday.Hernandez waited roughly an hour before the shark “picked up the bait and took off.” It took him another 45 minutes before he was able to wrangle the shark to shore.It wasn’t until he was thigh-deep in water, though, that he realized the shark was bigger than expected.
Amazon is actively courting law-enforcement agencies to use a cloud-based facial-recognition service that can identify people in real time, the American Civil Liberties Union reported Tuesday, citing the documents obtained from two US departments.Company executives describe deployment by law enforcement agencies as common use case.“Cameras all over the city”Rekognition is already being used by the Orlando Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon, according to documents the ACLU obtained under Freedom of Information requests.Emails and other documents show that Washington County has a database of more than 300,000 mugshots that is indexed by Rekognition.The county obtained a mobile app that allows deputies to query the database by submitting images.
Called Total Tech Support Powered by Geek Squad, the service provides tech support for everything in your home, from appliances to electronics, no matter where you bought it, for $199.99 a year.The support services can be accessed in-store, by phone, 24/7 online, or on Best Buy's Home app.Best Buy is offering a new subscription service for customers called Total Tech Support.Best Buy's Geek Squad support in-store, over the phone, online and through Best Buy's Home app.Exclusive discounts on various services, including in-home services like installation and setup, some repairs of hardware, and most Geek Squad Protection and AppleCare service plans."We all rely on technology more than ever and are constantly looking for that trusted friend to turn to for inspiration, advice and help.
Hey everyone, thanks for taking the time to read another installment of Comment Authority here at Android Authority.Comment Authority is a weekly roundup where we highlight some of the best comments from you, our readers.This week we saw some good discussions in the political realm, with both the hot topics of ZTE’s American woes and the vote to stop the repeal of Net Neutrality.We also saw a lot of comments in our review for the Nokia 7 Plus, and you guys seemed to really like talking about Verizon’s new mystery company called Visible.When it comes to ZTE, Trump’s in a difficult spotZTE has certainly had a rough 2018 so far.
The tagline for The Happytime Murders is “No Sesame.All Street,” and that offers a pretty good indication of what to expect from the upcoming R-rated puppet comedy film directed by celebrated Muppet movie filmmaker Brian Henson.The raunchy movie now has its first trailer, and the preview’s Red Band, “mature audiences” designation is well warranted.(Let’s just say that viewer discretion is strongly advised.)Directed by Henson from a script by Todd Berger (It’s A Disaster), The Happytime Murders is set in a world in which humans and puppets coexist.The neo-noir comedy follows a disgraced former police detective puppet, Phil Phillips (as performed by Bill Barretta), who must team up with his old partner, Detective Edwards (Melissa McCarthy), to bring a serial killer to justice.
Vi har tidigare berättat att Apple valt att istället för att fortsätta utveckla sin serie av Airport-routrar, helt sonika lade ned den.Den Apple-användare som vill ha en ny router ombeds leta efter andra alternativ.Apple lovade dock att sälja slut på sitt lager, samt att som brukligt ge service och support i upp till fem år efter att produkten slutat säljas.Och nu börjar Apples lager av hittills osålda Airport-routrar ta slut, skriver Macrumors.I USA är Airport Extreme listad som slutsåld på Apple Store.I Sverige har Apple helt plockat bort Airport-serien från Apple Store, kvar finns bara alternativ från tredje part.
Now, the promise of the american betaljätten a major investment in Stockholm.According to the operational head Bill We are to the Swedish fintechbolaget become the group's leading center for sales, also called B2B, is in Europe.”Izettle has managed to build its business in several countries at the same time, already from the beginning, which many other players in the payments market has had a difficult time with.Izettle possess a critical knowledge on how to meet up with entrepreneurs needs and help them to future growth,” says Bill We are to Di Digital.Izettle will operate as an integral part of Paypal's choice to the traders, where the acquisition is expected to be completed during the third quarter of this year, but will retain its brand and name.Growth is promised also by Paypal the head of the Bill We are, flying the flag for investment in Izettle and a major investment in Stockholm.
Alphabets läkemedelsföretag Verily, före detta Google Life Science, kan komma att utveckla smarta blöjor rapporterar Ars Technica.Ryktena baseras på ett patent som Verily nyligen fick godkänt i USA.Där beskrivs en slags elektronisk manick med tillhörande sensorer som ska fästas på en blöja.Sensorerna ska sedan känna av om användaren har kissat eller bajsat och då skicka ett meddelande till en mobiltelefon.Tillbehöret ska även ha möjlighet att med ljud signalera att det är dags att byta blöja.Verily har inte velat kommentera om smarta blöjor är något som man faktiskt håller på att utveckla eller om det än så länge bara befinner sig på patent-stadiet.
If you're using cryptocurrencies a lot more often in the future, you may have Jack Dorsey to thank for it.The CEO of both Twitter and Square came to the Consensus blockchain conference in New York on Wednesday to reiterative his enthusiasm for digital coins and discuss Square's recent work to increase their usage."The internet is going to have a native currency so let's not wait for it to happen, let's help it happen," he said on stage."I don't know if it will be bitcoin but I hope it will be."Square let merchants accept bitcoin in 2014 for payment of goods, but abandoned that plan after few consumers used bitcoin for that reason.Changing gears, Square in January launched a bitcoin buying and selling feature in its Cash app.
Tillverkningen kommer att ligga nere i sex dagar för att få bort flaskhalsarna i produktionen.I slutet av maj kommer Tesla att stoppa tillverkningen av Model 3 under sex dagar, uppger källor med insyn i bolaget för nyhetsbyrån Reuters.Det blir det tredje stoppet under 2018, och det handlar åter igen om att komma tillrätta med flaskhalsar i produktionen, vilket Tesla också förvarnat om.Målet är att få till ändringar som kan öka produktionen från den nuvarande takten på runt 3 500 färdiga bilar i veckan till att kunna leverera 6 000 exemplar i veckan i slutet av juni.En annan åtgärd för att öka produktionen är att hela tillverkningsprocessen inom kort ska kunna vara igång dygnet runt.Arbetslagen som jobbar med monteringen av bilen ska redan ha gått över till två- eller treskift, enligt Reuters källor.
The GSM Association (GSMA) has released a new report detailing how mobile IoT technologies will be an integral part of 5G.Mobile IoT technologies are Low-Power, Wide Area (LPWA) and include NB-IoT and LTE-M.These technologies are fundamental to the development of ‘massive IoT’ which the GSMA sees as one of 5G’s three core use cases — alongside critical communications, and enhanced broadband.Alex Sinclair, CTO at GSMA, comments:“While people often associate 5G with super-fast mobile broadband speeds, it will also serve a variety of use cases often with diametrically opposed requirements such as low data rates and long battery life as with the case of Mobile IoT.Licensed NB-IoT and LTE-M networks are already delivering trusted connectivity today to millions of devices around the world, and these networks will continue to be a fundamental component of our 5G future ushering in an era of massive IoT.”
A longtime agency veteran has joined the Fallon leadership team as chief marketing officer.In the new role, Niki Dobratz will oversee business development and growth for Fallon’s Minneapolis headquarters, leading pitches and developing strategies to grow new and existing business and help Fallon evolve and keep pace with changes in the industry.The appointment follows the departure of Fallon chief creative officer Jeff Kling, who resigned earlier this month to move to New York with his family and “take some chances professionally.”“As CMO, Niki will help us transform our new business offering, doubling down on our pioneering approach to creative media,” Fallon CEO Mike Buchner said in a statement.“She is competitive, decisive and passionate about her work.Given her vast experience and institutional knowledge at Fallon, we know her contributions to our leadership team will be equally significant.”
Four years after she joined, she gets almost double the compensation of Apple CEO Tim Cook.She was a cheerleader in high school and played tennis and volleyball.Ahrendts delivering the commencement address at Ball State University in 2010.YouTube, BurberryThe day after her final exams, she moved to New York City, leaving on a one-way ticket.Models walk the runway wearing DKNY Women's Fall 2016 during New York Fashion Week.JP Yim/Getty Images for NYFW: The ShowsShe moved from there to merchandising at bra maker Warnaco.
Unfixed bugs in widely used e-mail programs make it possible for attackers to obtain the plaintext of messages that are encrypted using the PGP and S/MIME standards, researchers said early Monday morning.The attacks assume that an attacker has possession of the encrypted e-mails and can trick either the original sender or one of the recipients to open an invisible snippet of one of the intercepted messages in a new e-mail.The flaws, some of which have existed for more than a decade, are part of a series of vulnerabilities dubbed Efail described by a team of European researchers.The vulnerabilities allow attackers to exfiltrate e-mail plaintexts by embedding the previously obtained cipher text into unviewable parts of an e-mail and combining it with HTML coding.Earlier on Monday, the researchers issued an advisory recommending PGP and S/MIME users disable the encryption in their e-mail clients but had planned to wait until Tuesday to provide technical details of the vulnerabilities.Within hours, the researchers published the paper, which is titled Efail: Breaking S/MIME and OpenPGP Email Encryption using Exfiltration Channels.
As Twitter develops an ever-closer hold on how it manages services around its real-time news and social networking service, a pioneer in Twitter analytics is calling it quits.Favstar, an early leader in developing a way to track and review how your and other people’s Tweets were getting liked and retweeted by others on the network, has announced that it will be shutting down on June 19 — a direct result, its creator Tim Haines notes, of changes that Twitter will be making to its own APIs, specifically around its Account Activity API, which is coming online at the same time that another API, User Streams, is being depreciated.“Favstar can’t continue to operate in this environment of uncertainty.”Favstar’s announcement was made over the weekend, but the issue for it and other developers has actually been brewing for a year.User Streams are what Favstar, and a number of other apps such as Talon, Tweetbot, Tweetings, and Twitterrific (as pointed out in this blog post signed by all four on “Apps of a Feather”), are built on.Introduced as the Twitter Streaming API for developers, the aim was to provide a way for developers to get continuous updates from a number of Twitter accounts — needed for services that either provided alternative Twitter interfaces or a way of parsing the many Tweets on the platform — in a way that did not slow the whole service down.