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Can predictive analytics be made safe for humans?

Massive-scale predictive analytics is a relatively new phenomenon, one that challenges both decades of law as well as consumer thinking about privacy. As a technology, it may well save thousands of lives in applications like predictive medicine, but if it isn’t used carefully, it may prevent thousands from getting loans, for instance, if an underwriting […]

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Google Maps Can Now Find a Lime Scooter or eBike in 80+ Cities Across the Globe

Originally available in only 13 cities, you can now find a Lime scooter or e-bike in more than 80 cities across the globe using Google Maps. When you need to only travel a short distance, Google will recommend Lime as a quick transit option, how far away the Lime is, plus an estimate in how … Continued

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Sam’s Club to test new Scan & Go system that uses computer vision instead of barcodes

In October, Walmart-owned Sam’s Club opened a test store in Dallas where it planned to trial new technology, including mobile checkout, an Amazon Go-like camera system, in-store navigation, electronic shelf labels and more. This morning, the retailer announced it will now begin testing a revamped Scan & Go service as well, which leverages computer vision […]

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Google to launch a ‘Chromebook App Hub’ for educational apps and lesson ideas

Google today announced an expansion of its educational initiatives with the Chromebook App Hub from Google for Education, due to launch later in 2019. The new resource is designed to offer teachers and other curriculum administrators an easier, more centralized means of finding the appropriate educational tools and apps they can use in the classroom. […]

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OnePlus 7 is All Display in New CAD Renders, Features Pop-Up Selfie Cam

Thanks to @OnLeaks by way of pricebaba, we’re getting what could be our first real good look at the upcoming OnePlus 7, with CAD renders now available for viewing. With these renders, there are three major takeaways: The frontside of the device is all display, with no notch, cutouts, or anything of the sort. Because … Continued

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JetBlue contest asks users to delete their Instagram pics to fly free for a year

In a move that’s both bold and bizarre, JetBlue is introducing a new contest that will give three winners a year of free flights on the carrier. But entrance to the contest comes at a steep price. Users must delete all of their Instagram photos, post a new photo using a JetBlue template, and hope […]

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Office Depot partners with Alibaba to focus on small to medium-sized businesses’ needs

Office Depot, one of the many big box stores feeling the impact from Amazon’s e-commerce dominance, announced on Monday a significant partnership with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba which will see the companies working together to better serve the needs of U.S. small to medium-sized businesses. The deal includes a co-branded e-commerce site on Alibaba.com, and […]

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Trump reportedly tried to order a lawsuit to block the AT&T/Time Warner merger

“I want that deal blocked!” After years of court battles, the AT&T/Time Warner deal is now really, totally a done deal — which is why AT&T is finally starting to reshape the media giant it bought for some $85 billion. And this is happening despite the wishes of the president of the United States — […]

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Tide Foundation gives consumers full control of personal data on blockchain

It seems that on a regular basis, we hear about massive data breaches or companies sharing highly personal information with third parties without a consumer’s permission or knowledge. The Tide Foundation wants to change that by giving consumers complete control over their personal data on the blockchain by allowing them to manage their own encryption […]

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AirAsia launches a $60M fund to help startups get into Southeast Asia

Budget airline AirAsia is getting into the VC game after it unveiled a venture capital fund that aims to invest in startups across the world. The airline today announced Redbeat Capital, a $60 million fund that it says will operate independently and seek deals with startups worldwide in areas such as travel, lifestyle, fintech and […]

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How to block the automatic cleaning of Windows 10’s Thumbnail Cache

Microsoft’s Windows operating system uses a thumbnail cache for thumbnail icons used in Explorer to speed up the display of icons when a user opens a folder with cached items. Microsoft changed […]

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Recode Daily: Elon Musk wants earthlings to buy Teslas online — without a test drive

Plus: A list of US data brokers that are buying and selling your personal information — and how to opt out; Steven Spielberg doesn’t want another Roma to happen at the Oscars; how not to fall for viral scares like Momo. SpaceX launched an unmanned Crew Dragon craft from Florida to the International Space Station on […]

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VeraCrypt 1.24 features massive improvements

VeraCrypt 1.24, the upcoming next version of the popular open source and cross-platform encryption software VeraCrypt, comes with a massive list of security and functionality improvements. The new version of the encryption […]

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