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Speaker Nancy Pelosi cited security concerns from the government shutdown in her request to reschedule the speech or to have the president deliver it in writing.

Source Feed: NYT > Home Page
Categories: united states politics and government, state of the union message (us), shutdowns (institutional), house of representatives, pelosi, nancy, trump, donald j, washington (dc)

The British prime minister promised to reach out to opponents after her E.U. plans were voted down by a crushing margin. But first she has to survive.

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Categories: great britain withdrawal from eu (brexit), may, theresa m, european union, corbyn, jeremy (1949- ), great britain, conservative party (great britain), labour party (great britain), politics and government, international trade and world market, legislatures and parliaments

Motorola has revived the Razr name a few times over the years, but the once mighty brand has failed to regain the heights of its early days as an ultra-slim flip phone. But what better time for for the phone maker’s parent Lenovo to bring back the brand in earnest as the mobile world is […]

Source Feed: Mobile – TechCrunch
Categories: hardware, mobile, lenovo, morotola, razr

A filing in a Massachusetts lawsuit contains dozens of internal Purdue Pharma documents suggesting the family was far more involved than the company has long contended.

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Categories: drugs (pharmaceuticals), drug abuse and traffic, oxycontin (drug), addiction (psychology), opioids and opiates, suits and litigation (civil), purdue pharma, richard sackler, massachusetts

William P. Barr, a once and likely future attorney general, testified at his confirmation hearing at a time of constitutional tumult.

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Categories: barr, william p, attorneys general, justice department, appointments and executive changes, senate committee on the judiciary, united states politics and government, russian interference in 2016 us elections and ties to trump associates, mueller, robert s iii, special prosecutors (independent counsel), federal bureau of investigation, trump, donald j

Verizon Wireless is now offering free access to Apple Music. The music streaming service is available on select Verizon Wireless plans starting on January 17, 2019. Previously, Verizon and Apple offered a free 6-month trial to the streaming service. The partnership comes as Apple is clearly looking for partners to help extend the reach of […]

Source Feed: Gadgets – TechCrunch
Categories: gadgets, apple music, verizon, verizon wireless

In “Breaking and Entering,” Jeremy Smith tells the story of a brilliant, larger-than-life computer scientist who runs her own boutique cybersecurity firm.

Source Feed: NYT > Technology
Categories: books and literature, cyberattacks and hackers, smith, jeremy n, breaking and entering: the extraordinary story of a hacker called alien (book)

What do you get when you put one Internet connected device on top of another? A little more control than you otherwise would in the case of Alias the “teachable ‘parasite'” — an IoT project smart speaker topper made by two designers, Bjørn Karmann and Tore Knudsen. The Raspberry Pi-powered, fungus-inspired blob’s mission is to […]

Source Feed: Gadgets – TechCrunch
Categories: advertising tech, artificial intelligence, europe, gadgets, hardware, privacy, security, alexa, connected devices, github, google, google home, home automation, internet of things, iot, neural network, privacy, smart assistant, smart speaker, speaker

Republican leaders are piling on in their condemnations of Representative Steve King of Iowa, but they remain silent on similar comments by President Trump.

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Categories: united states politics and government, elections, house of representatives, discrimination, king, steven a, trump, donald j, mcconnell, mitch, mccarthy, kevin (1965- ), republican party


In the wake of House Republicans stripping Mr. King of his committee assignments, many are asking how he survived unpunished for so long.

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Categories: king, steven a, iowa, house of representatives, republican party, united states politics and government, discrimination, whites, fringe groups and movements

The outsized defeat of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan in Parliament may signal the end of Britain’s “elective dictatorship” and the start of a more gridlock-prone system.

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Categories: great britain withdrawal from eu (brexit), house of commons (great britain), labour party (great britain), bercow, john, may, theresa m, london (england), legislatures and parliaments, politics and government, democracy (theory and philosophy)


The unusually secretive way the president has handled these meetings has left his own administration guessing what happened and piqued the interest of investigators.

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Categories: trump, donald j, putin, vladimir v, russia, united states international relations, russian interference in 2016 us elections and ties to trump associates, presidential election of 2016, united states politics and government, translation and interpreters, espionage and intelligence services

The case of the blogger behind the popular website 64 Tianwang has drawn intense international scrutiny, in part because he has a kidney disease.

Source Feed: NYT > Technology
Categories: politics and government, huang qi, china, political prisoners, human rights and human rights violations, blogs and blogging (internet), corruption (institutional)

Eleven Senate Republicans defied their leadership and the Trump administration in a clash over removing sanctions on companies controlled by a Kremlin ally.

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Categories: russian interference in 2016 us elections and ties to trump associates, embargoes and sanctions, united states politics and government, united states international relations, presidential election of 2016, en+ group, rusal, senate, treasury department, deripaska, oleg v, mnuchin, steven t, mueller, robert s iii, moscow (russia), rubio, marco, schumer, charles e

The White House doubled its estimate of the shutdown’s drag on growth, and other economists warned a long stalemate could push the economy into a contraction.

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Categories: united states economy, united states politics and government, shutdowns (institutional), government employees, white house council of economic advisers, trump, donald j, hassett, kevin a, house of representatives, senate, democratic party, republican party, labor and jobs

HCI use cases are continuing to increase; read up on the role HCI can plan in edge computing as well as in advanced computing scenarios such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Source Feed: IT Pro - Microsoft Windows Information, Solutions, Tools

The Large Hadron Collider has produced a great deal of incredible science, most famously the Higgs Boson — but physicists at CERN, the international organization behind the LHC, are already looking forward to the next model. And the proposed Future Circular Collider, at 100 kilometers or 62 miles around, would be quite an upgrade.

Source Feed: Gadgets – TechCrunch
Categories: europe, gadgets, government, science, cern, colliders, large hadron collider, lhc, particle colliders, particle physics, physics

The Chinese telecommunications giant said that the alleged actions of the employee, Wang Weijing, had nothing to do with the company.

Source Feed: NYT > Technology
Categories: poland, china, espionage and intelligence services, huawei technologies co ltd, telephones and telecommunications, orange sa, wang weijing

Box announced today that it has hired Lakshmi Hanspal to be the company’s new chief information security officer (CISO). She boasts 20 years of security experience, including holding executive security roles at SAP Ariba and Bank of America. She also spent time in a senior role at PayPal. In a blog post announcing the hire, […]

Source Feed: Enterprise – TechCrunch
Categories: cloud, enterprise, hiring, personnel, tc, aaron levie, box, content management, lakshmi hanspal

Walgreens will begin using Microsoft’s Azure cloud-computing software, moving applications and data to the tech giant’s data centers. For Microsoft, it’s the second major Azure-centered deal with a retail chain this month, following a pact with grocer Kroger Co. last week.

Source Feed: IT Pro - Microsoft Windows Information, Solutions, Tools

With product developers focusing more on IoT applications, the need for ecosystem support and professional tools to help them get their concepts to market is greater than ever.

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Date: Wednesday, March 06, 2019Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Standard TimeDuration: 1 hour Is one of your New Year's resolutions to reduce your cyber risk in 2019? If so, do you know where to start? Join us for this special session webcast, in which we'll d

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While the DoD is in the process of reviewing the $10 billion JEDI cloud contract RFPs (assuming the work continues during the government shutdown), Microsoft continues to build up its federal government security bona fides, regardless. Today the company announced it has achieved the highest level of federal government clearance for the Outlook mobile app, […]

Source Feed: Mobile – TechCrunch
Categories: cloud, enterprise, government, mobile, security, tc, microsoft, outlook, pentagon jedi contract

Ren Zhengfei, C.E.O. of the Chinese tech giant, said he would wait to see if President Trump intervened in the case of his daughter, who is accused of fraud.

Source Feed: NYT > Technology
Categories: industrial espionage, telephones and telecommunications, huawei technologies co ltd, ren zhengfei, china

Mr. Pearlman’s ARP synthesizers were once ubiquitous in pop and electronic music. By the mid-1970s, they commanded 40 percent of the market.

Source Feed: NYT > Technology
Categories: pearlman, alan r (1925-2019), musical instruments, engineering and engineers, arp instruments inc, synthesizers, deaths (obituaries)

Instagram has been earning money from businesses flooding its social network with spam notifications. Instagram hypocritically continues to sell ad space to services that charge clients for fake followers or that automatically follow/unfollow other people to get them to follow the client back. This is despite Instagram reiterating a ban on these businesses in November […]

Source Feed: Mobile – TechCrunch
Categories: apps, ecommerce, mobile, policy, social, tc, facebook, instagram, spam

CM Group, the organization behind email-centric services like Campaign Monitor and Emma, today announced that it has acquired marketing automation firm Sailthru and the email personalization service Liveclicker. The group did not disclose the acquisition price but noted that the acquisition would bring in about $60 million in additional revenue and 540 new customers, including […]

Source Feed: Enterprise – TechCrunch
Categories: enterprise, exit, fundings & exits, startups, campaign monitor, e-commerce, email, marketing, marketing automation, personalization, sailthru

The week following CES is probably as good a time as any to launch a Kickstarter campaign for your strange new smartphone. After all, a company like Doogee is going to have difficulty rising above the din during a CES or MWC, even with an idea as interesting as the rugged, modular S90. The Chinese […]

Source Feed: Mobile – TechCrunch
Categories: hardware, mobile, doogee, kickstarter, smartphones

Amazon is giving its Fire TV Stick an upgrade. The company announced today it will now ship the Fire TV Stick with the new version of the Alexa Voice Remote launched last fall. The remote allows users to control other devices besides their Fire TV, thanks to its support for both Bluetooth and multi-directional infrared. […]

Source Feed: Gadgets – TechCrunch
Categories: gadgets, tc, alexa, amazon, cord cutting, fire tv, streaming, streaming media player, voice, voice assistant

Almost every word in the name of TAG Heuer’s new watch – the Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Tourbillon Nanograph – is important. Carrera connects it to TAG’s long history of chronographs while Calibre suggests a handmade watch made with some technical prowess. Tourbillon means you can expect this thing to cost more than a car […]

Source Feed: Gadgets – TechCrunch
Categories: gadgets, tc, carrera, chronograph, clocks, culture, luxury brands, tag heuer, time, tourbillon, watches

There is a growing demand for stronger security at every point in the IT ecosystem, and today, one of the the more successful enterprise startups to emerge in the last several years is announcing a big round of funding to provide that. Rubrik, which provides enterprise data management and backup services across on-premise, cloud and […]

Source Feed: Enterprise – TechCrunch
Categories: cloud, enterprise, security, tc

Smartsheet, the project management and collaboration tool that went public last April, announced the acquisition of Seattle-based TernPro, Inc., makers of Slope, a collaboration tool designed for sharing creative assets. The companies did not share the acquisition price. Bringing Slope into the fold will enable Smartsheet users to share assets like video and photos natively […]

Source Feed: Enterprise – TechCrunch
Categories: enterprise, fundings & exits, m&a, tc, collaboration, mergers and acquisitions, slope, smartsheet, workflow

Pandora today announced the launch of its own, in-app voice assistant that you can call up at any time by saying “Hey Pandora,” followed by a request to play the music or podcasts you want to hear. The feature will allow you to not only control music playback with commands to play a specific artist, […]

Source Feed: Mobile – TechCrunch
Categories: apps, media, mobile, music, pandora, personalization, streaming, streaming service, voice, voice assistant

Three companies agreed to a pilot program with city. The results showed environmental benefits but left unanswered what tight controls mean for profits.

Source Feed: NYT > Technology
Categories: start-ups, regulation and deregulation of industry, bird rides inc, limebike, portland (ore)

Qualcomm has had a patent lawsuit against Apple dismissed by a court in Mannheim, Germany, as groundless (via Reuters). The chipmaker had argued Intel -powered iPhones infringed a transistor switch patent it holds. But in an initial verbal decision the court disagreed. Qualcomm has said it will appeal. In a statement, Don Rosenberg, Qualcomm’s executive […]

Source Feed: Mobile – TechCrunch
Categories: europe, lawsuit, mobile, apple inc, china, federal trade commission, germany, intel, iphone, lawsuit, patent, qualcomm, smartphones

Her divorce from the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has made this novelist, and her private life, a public fascination.

Source Feed: NYT > Technology
Categories: bezos, jeffrey p, bezos, mackenzie, amazon.com inc, divorce, separations and annulments, writing and writers, books and literature, book trade and publishing, e-commerce

One of Microsoft’s most popular operating systems is one year away from dropping out of its extended support lifecycle. This has consequences for customers who depend upon these systems for handling data and keeping devices secure. However, there are options for everyone when it comes to end of support for Windows 7 and we break those down for you.

Source Feed: IT Pro - Microsoft Windows Information, Solutions, Tools

With today’s challenges of device proliferation, security and compliance – understanding the latest trends will help you take control of your endpoints.

Source Feed: IT Pro - Microsoft Windows Information, Solutions, Tools

There’s nothing special about the egg. Seems like a fine enough egg. But more than 35 million people have liked it, dethroning Kylie Jenner’s birth-announcement post.

Source Feed: NYT > Technology
Categories: eggs, social media, instagram inc, jenner, kylie


In 2017, Apple announced the Qi-compatible AirPower Mat, a device that would charge multiple devices at once simply by placing them on the mat. That product has been seriously delayed due to reported interference and overheating issues, with a whole year going by without hearing much about the availability of the product. In fact, Apple’s […]

Source Feed: Gadgets – TechCrunch
Categories: gadgets, tc, apple

One Man’s Trash from We Are Films on Vimeo. Peter Kokis makes robots. Or more correctly, he turns into robots. This Brooklyn artists takes parts from different things — slicers, juicers and the like — and sticks them together to make some amazing costumes. He then wanders the streets of Brooklyn looking like an escaped […]

Source Feed: Gadgets – TechCrunch
Categories: gadgets, tc, artist, food and drink, gears, robot, vimeo

Schneider has fixed three vulnerabilities in one of its popular electric car charging stations, which security researchers said could have easily allowed an attacker to remotely take over the unit. At its worst, an attacker can force a plugged-in vehicle to stop charging, rendering it useless in a “denial-of-service state,” an attack favored by some […]

Source Feed: Gadgets – TechCrunch
Categories: automotive, gadgets, security, broadband, charging stations, electric car, electric vehicles, energy, inductive charging, internet connectivity, new york, transport

As people increasingly use their mobile phones and other devices to shop, it has become imperative for vendors to improve the shopping experience, making it as simple as possible, given the small footprint. One way to do that is using artificial intelligence. Today, Salesforce announced some AI-enhanced APIs designed to keep us engaged as shoppers. […]

Source Feed: Enterprise – TechCrunch
Categories: artificial intelligence, cloud, developer, enterprise, tc, apis, demandware, ecommerce, salesforce

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Ethereum, the third-largest cryptocurrency by market cap and the most popular platform for decentralized applications (dApps), is getting an upgrade on (roughly) Jan. 16.  The upgrade is called Constantinople and it makes the Ethereum network a bit more efficient, paving the way for bigger changes further ahead. It also brings some important changes for miners on the network.  Here's an overview of what, exactly, is happening, and the steps owners of ether should undertake ahead of the...

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Categories: blockchain, ethereum, cryptocurrency, constantinople, tech

This year is already shaping up to be a big one for Google, with its new (and abundant) updates to the voice-activated Google Assistant creating a Shamu-sized splash at CES 2019. Among these upgrades are a new Interpreter mode that translates languages in real-time, better punctuation and auto-reply features, and even Google Maps integration. (Watch out, Alexa.) It should go without saying that now's a great time to snag a Google Assistant-supported device so you can take advantage of all...

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Categories: google assistant, onkyo, smart speaker, mashable shopping, shopping stackcommerce

Samsung will launch its new lower-priced Galaxy M series in India before the smartphones roll out globally. Asim Warsi, senior vice president of Samsung India’s smartphone business, told Reuters that three devices will be available through its website and Amazon India at the end of January and are intended to help the company double online […]

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Categories: gadgets, tc, galaxy m, india, mobile, samsung, samsung electronics, smartphones

Automakers are rolling out models meant to widen the appeal of electric cars. But making it easier and faster to charge them is a crucial challenge.

Source Feed: NYT > Technology
Categories: automobiles, electric and hybrid vehicles, automobile service and charging stations, north american international auto show, tesla motors inc, general motors, nissan motor co, electrify america llc

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