Month: July 2019

Google has given us a detailed look at the new gesture technology in its upcoming Pixel 4 phone. We try to make sense of this new approach to interaction with your phone. Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet
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A few years ago, Silicon Valley couldn’t stop using a trendy buzzword — the sharing economy. The good old top-down economic model with a clear separation between service providers and clients was falling apart. And huge tech companies disrupted entire industries, from Airbnb to Taskrabbit, Uber, Etsy and Getaround. When you retrospectively look at the
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DeepMind, the Google-owned UK AI research firm, has published a research letter in the journal Nature in which it discusses the performance of a deep learning model for continuously predicting the future likelihood of a patient developing a life-threatening condition called acute kidney injury (AKI).  The company says its model is able to accurately predict
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Lively, a lingerie business founded and led by former Victoria’s Secret executive Michelle Cordeiro Grant, has sold to intimate apparel brand Wacoal for $85 million. The deal includes up to an additional $55 million in performance-based payouts. Lively, headquartered in New York, had raised $15 million in venture capital funding, including a $6.5 million Series
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A group of sex tech startup founders, employees and supporters gathered outside of Facebook’s NY office in Manhattan to protest its advertising policies with respect to what it classifies as sexual content. The protest, and a companion website detailing their position we reported on Tuesday, are the work of ‘Approved, Not Approved,’ a coalition of
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The rise of streaming video platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime has upended traditional power balances in Hollywood and is reorganizing the way we consume films and TV series as consumers. Following her talk at the recent Banff World Media Festival in Canada, I interviewed Laura Martin, the senior analyst covering entertainment and internet stocks
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Vacasa, a provider of vacation rental management services akin to Airbnb, has agreed to agree Wyndham Vacation Rentals from Wyndham Destinations. Portland-based Vacasa will pay Wyndham a total of $162 million, including at least $45 million in cash at closing and upwards of $30 million in Vacasa equity. Vacasa, founded in 2009, has raised $213
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A UK parliamentary committee has published new evidence fleshing out how membership data was passed from UKIP, a pro-Brexit political party, to Leave.EU, a Brexit supporting campaign active in the 2016 EU referendum — via the disgraced and now defunct data company, Cambridge Analytica. In evidence sessions last year, during the DCMS committee’s enquiry into
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It’s the Apple MacBook Air vs. Dell XPS 13 vs. the Acer Swift 7 vs. the Razer Blade Stealth. We pitted them against each other. Only one can be the winner. You can buy these laptops on Amazon here… Apple MacBook Air: https://www.amazon.com/Apple-MacBook-1-8GHz-dual-core-Intel/dp/B07211W6X2/?tag=cnet-youtube-20 Dell XPS 13: https://www.amazon.com/Dell-XPS-13-InfinityEdge-Silver/dp/B078MHSGZN/?tag=cnet-youtube-20 Acer Swift 7: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-i7-7Y75-LPDDR3-Windows-SF713-51-M51W/dp/B01N5K9VXB/?tag=cnet-youtube-20 Razer Blade Stealth: https://www.amazon.com/Razer-Touchscreen-Ultrabook-Computer-Quad-Core/dp/B07FTDZF6P/?tag=cnet-youtube-20
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Tesla has launched a new utility-scale energy storage product called Megapack modeled after the giant battery system it deployed in South Australia as the company seeks to provide an alternative to natural gas “peaker” power plants. Megapack is the third and largest energy storage system offered by Tesla. The company also sells the residential Powerwall
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Before even pitching on stage at Y Combinator, href=”https://mypetrolpump.com/”> MyPetrolPump, the Indian startup with a car refueling business has managed to snag $1.6 million in its seed financing. The business, which is similar to startups in the U.S. like Filld, Yoshi, and Booster Fuels, took ten months to design and receive approvals for its proprietary
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Civil liberties campaign group Liberty has lost its latest challenge to controversial UK surveillance powers that allow state agencies to intercept and retain data in bulk. The challenge fixed on the presence of so-called ‘bulk’ powers in the 2016 Investigatory Powers Act (IPA): A controversial capability that allows intelligence agencies to legally collect and retain
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