It has been more than 5 months since Google dropped the first developer preview for Android Nougat. Now, it's officially here. We're periodically adding any new features we find, such as how Night mode is still accessible.
Among its thousands of features, macros are power-user tools that could benefit a lot of people. You hit Record Macro, you do something — a search and replace, let’s say — and then you can play back that macro later. Actually, search and replace is a bad example — Microsoft Word cannot, in fact, record and play back a search/replace.
The company unveiled their flying car in 2014 but it was not commercially available. Now it’s ready and being presented at the Top Marques car show in Monaco. The vehicle is fully functional as both a car and an aircraft, and its hybrid engine makes it environmentally friendly.
In his recent letter to shareholders, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wrote that the company has become skilled at predicting customers' desires. "No customer ever asked Amazon to create the Prime membership program," he wrote.
Google’s YouTube TV is a solid streaming cable option, but is it the best? Google, though, is entering an increasingly crowded market with a wide variety of different channel offerings that can be difficult to parse when all you want to do is watch “The Bachelor” and eat your KFC $20 Fill-Up in your comfy chair. YouTube TV is missing Turner and Viacom properties.
Pictured: The Fitbit Blaze, which looks very similar to Fitbit’s upcoming smartwatch, based on an internal presentation deck seen by Yahoo Finance. Fitbit’s (FIT) first “proper” smartwatch and first-ever pair of bluetooth headphones are due out this fall after a series of production mishaps delayed the project, Yahoo Finance has learned. The fitness tracker company’s smartwatch project has been a troubled one.
Over the last two years, Venice has become one of the priciest neighborhoods in all of Los Angeles, thanks in part to the success of companies headquartered there like Snap. The new season of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” premieres this month, but the Bay Area tech scene depicted on that show is no longer the only game in town for America’s tech elite. Los Angeles has its own tech hub, dubbed Silicon Beach, a four-mile stretch of beachfront that encompasses Venice and Santa Monica and is home to Snapchat’s parent company, Snap (SNAP).
The Chevy Bolt is the first major mass market electric car for the mainstream consumer market. So what's it like to drive an all-electric vehicle versus a regular gas-powered car? I hopped in the Bolt to find out.
If you’re a longtime Pogue’s Basics fan, then you already know that you can jump 10 seconds ahead in playback of a YouTube video by pressing the L key. And jump 10 seconds back with the H key. And pause or unpause the video with the letter K.
Tesla Model S And Model X Update Brings Automatic Braking Back Sun, 30 Apr 2017 03:11:44 -0400 Tesla has reactivated a much-demanded feature on its Model X and Model S cars — automatic braking. Automatic braking is an important safety feature on Tesla cars, one that could make full autonomy on company cars possible.
Read: 53,000 Tesla Cars Recalled For Braking Issue
How To Lose Weight: The Military Diet And 5 Things To Know About The Strict 3-Day RegimenSat, 29 Apr 2017 14:00:02 -0400 Want to lose weight fast and believe you have the discipline of a solider? Try the three-day Military Diet that promises a 10-pound weight loss if it’s followed carefully. But you can’t follow it more than three days and you can’t stray from the regimen, which is why dieters must exhibit a high level of self-restraint in order to survive the 72 hours.
People's Climate March: Best Signs, Including Leonardo DiCaprio, From The Washington D.C. RallySat, 29 Apr 2017 13:30:12 -0400 Early Saturday morning thousands of people met up in Washington, D.C. to rally for the planet at the People's Climate March. The first People's Climate March took place in 2014 in New York City on the eve of the United Nations Climate Summit. People came together Saturday, on President Donald Trump's 100th Day in office, to urge him and other lawmakers to take action on the environment.
ESPN Layoffs: Why Cord-Cutting Is To Blame, Why The Trend Will ContinueSat, 29 Apr 2017 13:30:02 -0400 Earlier this week, the sports media space reeled from the news that ESPN is laying off an estimated 100 employees. This week’s layoffs weren’t the first for ESPN, but still affected a deep bench of on-air and online employees, including personalities like Trent Dilfer and staffers like NBA guru Marc Stein.
Personal Data Protection: Consumers Don't Trust Companies To Guard Their Privacy, Survey IndicatesSat, 29 Apr 2017 11:10:04 -0400 More than two-thirds of adults in the United States and United Kingdom worry consumer electronics makers are failing to take the proper steps to secure their data, aa survey published this week indicates.
Gigya, a customer management platform, surveyed 2,000 adult consumers in the U.S. and 2,000 in the U.K. and found 68 percent of respondents don’t trust brands to handle personal data appropriately.
Nintendo Switch Games: 5 Wii Ports We Want After ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:00:02 -0400 Nintendo Switch games will likely be somewhat slow to arrive in the console’s opening months, but that drought of new content can be supplemented by awesome ports. Following the recent success of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, here are five ports we want to see.
Hackers Leak 'Orange Is The New Black' Season 5 Premiere Online, Threaten Fox, ABC, IFC, Nat GeoSat, 29 Apr 2017 07:52:59 -0400 The season premiere of the hit T.V. series, "Orange is the New Black" was supposed to be launched in June, but a hacking group, which calls itself TheDarkOverlord, has leaked the episode online in a torrent.
TheDarkOverlord says that it had asked Netflix for ransom and since it did not receive a reply, it leaked the series.
Read: Amand Knox’s Orange Is The New Black? Essay Describes Italy Prison Lesbian Incident
People's Climate March 2017: How It's Different Than March For ScienceSat, 29 Apr 2017 07:10:03 -0400 Last weekend science enthusiasts worldwide took to the streets for the March for Science. It coincided with Earth Day and while people showed up for all kinds of science from medicine to space exploration, climate change seemed to be an overarching cause.
Apple, Tesla Write Letter To Persuade California State To Change Proposed Self-Driving RulesSat, 29 Apr 2017 07:04:16 -0400 California is the favorite destination for technology and automotive companies to test out their self-driving technology — around 27 companies are testing their self-driving vehicles in the state. Keeping in mind the scale of the technology in the state, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) proposed some regulations governing the use of the technology on the state roads in March.
The People’s Climate March And 5 Ways To Raise Concern Over Global Warming And Carbon EmissionsSat, 29 Apr 2017 06:00:02 -0400 Following closely on last week’s March for Science, activists are preparing for the People’s Climate March on Saturday, April 29. This event will mark President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, and comes as the Trump administration is debating whether the United States should continue to participate in the 2015 Paris Agreement on limiting global carbon emissions.
Elon Musk Boring Tunnels: Video Shows What Project Could Look LikeFri, 28 Apr 2017 21:07:01 -0400 Elon Musk's Boring Company is coming to life. With a new website and a new video posted Friday, Musk revealed to the world what he envisions for the future of drivers.
The video and site were unveiled just a day after a SpaceX employee gave the public a glimpse of Musk’s first tunnel boring machine.
How To Repost On Instagram Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:53:53 -0400 You've probably seen it on your own Instagram feed, a post that has a little symbol in one of the corners that resembles the "retweet" symbol on Twitter, arrows going in a circle. Usually photos with this symbol feature a caption as well that say something along the lines of "this photo was reposted from X account" or simply says #repost or #regram.
In 'The Circle', What We Give Up When We Share Ourselves Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:12:00 -0400 The film, based on the book by Dave Eggers, presents a dystopian view of where Silicon Valley is taking the world and captures the tech industry's failure to acknowledge the downside of its creations.
Google Spins Up Its First Servers In CubaThu, 27 Apr 2017 17:14:00 -0400 The company can speed up delivery of high-bandwidth content like YouTube videos because the servers will now store data locally. But accessing the Internet in Cuba remains difficult and expensive.
Analyzing Trump's Patterns Of TweetingThu, 27 Apr 2017 05:09:00 -0400 President Trump is ubiquitous on Twitter. And as we get close to 100 days, we've learned about patterns, including what time of day he usually tweets and how often he makes negative statements.
FCC Chief Begins Rollback Of Net Neutrality RegulationsWed, 26 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0400 FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a free market proponent, wants to repeal Obama-era regulations that treat Internet service providers like utilities. "Nothing about the Internet was broken in 2015," he said.
Andrew Dorn Jr. talks about why he invested in PostProcess TechnologiesSat, 29 Apr 2017 11:00:00 +0000 Andy Dorn Jr. has made a major impact on the Buffalo region, having led the founding of Jamestown Savings Bank and Greater Buffalo Savings Bank in the 1990s. Both were later acquired.
So when he sees rising entrepreneurs in the region, he's often motivated to be supportive of a journey he knows well.
That was the context for Dorn's meeting about 18 months ago with the leadership team at PostProcess Technologies, a startup company that develops machines which "clean" parts after they've been through…
New Zealand wins approval to buy $1.4 billion worth of Boeing Poseidon P-8A sub-hunters (Photos)Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:59:57 +0000 The U.S. Department of State has approved the potential sale of four Boeing P-8A maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft to New Zealand.
The sale of could be worth up to $1.46 billion for Boeing if the deal goes ahead, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency said.
Yet another sub-hunter sale is a big boost for Boeing's P-8A program, which is based at the jet-maker's Renton complex. Meanwhile, Boeing commercial airplane sales are lagging and Boeing is cutting jobs at factories in the Puget…
Why new unicorn's CEO just raised $180M when he hasn't touched his last roundFri, 28 Apr 2017 21:51:54 +0000 Rubrik CEO Bipul Sinha, who just raised $180 million at a valuation of $1.3 billion, said he hasn't even touched the $61 million he raised last August.
But he said his three-year-old Palo Alto data backup company and the market it targets is growing so rapidly he wanted to reload so that he can take full advantage of the opportunity.
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"In six quarters of selling we have hit a $100 million run rate and we have gone from 25 employees…
GoPro CEO boasts turnaround on stronger than expected salesFri, 28 Apr 2017 21:45:15 +0000 GoPro CEO Nick Woodman touted a turnaround on Thursday after his beleaguered action-camera company lost money for the sixth consecutive quarter, but saw sales rise more than expected.
The San Mateo-based company’s revenue increased 19 percent during the quarter ending March 31, hitting $218.6 million and surpassing analyst estimates of $207.9 million. But the company also saw losses of $111.15 million, or 78 cents per share, compared to $107.46 million in losses, or 78 cents per share, at the…
Lackluster first day of trading for Carvana on NYSEFri, 28 Apr 2017 21:38:38 +0000 Phoenix-based online used car retailer Carvana (NYSE: CVNA) sputtered on its first day of trading — closing at $11.10, a 26 percent drop from its opening price of $15 a share.
Trading today ranged from $10.70 to $13.94 a share for the company co-founded by Ernie Garcia, who also serves as CEO of the company.
Not everything can be online, said former stockbroker Michael Hayes, who now runs Momentum Specialized Staffing in Phoenix.
"Many times when a new company comes to markt after being privately…
United Therapeutics' Martine Rothblatt saw pay jump last year in midst of executive shakeupFri, 28 Apr 2017 21:37:26 +0000 United Therapeutics Corp. CEO and founder Martine Rothblatt made $15.5 million in 2016, a healthy jump in her compensation in a year that saw an executive management shakeup in which Rothblatt became sole CEO of the Silver Spring drug maker.
Rothblatt's pay last year included her base salary of $1.2 million, a nonequity incentive plan of $1 million and option awards of $12.6 million. That is up 580 percent from the previous year when she was paid $2.3 million, including a $1.1 million base salary…
LinkedIn unveils proposal for new Mountain View HQ (renderings)Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:34:04 +0000 LinkedIn has submitted new plans and renderings to the City of Mountain View for a nearly 29-acre site on the Sunnyvale border that the company intends to make its new corporate headquarters.
The plans are the first set of formal proposals the city has received from LinkedIn since the company acquired the land in a major property swap with Google in 2015.
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Musk teases 'very spry' Tesla semi truck, 4 new Gigafactory locationsFri, 28 Apr 2017 20:47:55 +0000 Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Friday teased the company’s upcoming electric semi truck along with four new global Gigafactory locations.
Musk gave attendees at the 2017 TED Conference in Vancouver a sneak peek at Tesla’s forthcoming semi truck, according to TechCrunch. While he didn’t reveal much, you could see that the windshield extends to the upper facade of the vehicle, while the headlights resemble ones seen on existing Tesla cars.
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Target will shutter MIT-affiliated food lab after rescue falls through (slideshow)Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:00:16 +0000 Target Corp. will shut down its Food + Future lab in Cambridge, Mass., a venture launched last year to explore issues related to how food is produced and marketed.
The Star Tribune reports that last-minute talks with outside investors to save the facility, launched in partnership with MIT Media Lab, had fallen apart over terms. Minneapolis-based Target (NYSE: TGT) said the Food + Future lab would shut down in June.
The lab had been one of the projects championed by Casey Carl, Target's outgoing…
Rare company: Austin one of few U.S. metros with 'inclusive' growth, report saysFri, 28 Apr 2017 19:50:05 +0000 Austin is one of only four U.S. cities that is achieving "inclusive economic growth" across racial and class lines, according to a report from the Brookings Institution.
Brooking's Metro Monitor report, released April 27, tracks how the 100 largest U.S. metro economies are growing, their relative prosperity (measured by productivity and standard of living), and their relative inclusivity (measured by how cities have "narrowed economic disparities.")
All 100 metros added jobs and increased economic…