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Android 9 Pie absent from August distribution numbers

Over the past several months, Google has been rather inconsistent about updating the Android distribution numbers. Skipping June entirely, July’s were not reported at the typical start of the month. The company is now reporting the latest figures on the very last day of August.<p>Having only launched …

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For Bordeaux’s Winemakers, Rising Temperatures Bring a Reckoning

France’s famous vintners will need new grapes that can withstand a warmer climate — and produce wine that remains both fine and French.<p>“Everyone was …

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Academics created a periodic table of mind-blowing tech, and it's a handy guide to how the world will change forever

Academics at Imperial Tech Foresight (ITF), an offshoot of Imperial College London, have been working to bring to life nebulous and intangible technological advances in a way you've never seen before.<p>They have created a table of disruptive tech, taking inspiration from the periodic table of …

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Apple rolls out big Siri improvements for iOS 12

Apple unveiled its voice assistant Siri back in 2011, but tech critics say Siri has fallen behind competitors like Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, …

Infographic Guide To Being A Self-Employed Photographer

There’s a good chance that if you’re frequenting SLR Lounge that you are an aspiring, part time, or working photographer. Those belonging to the …

Telegram and Telegram X vanish from the App Store [Update: they're back]

<b>Update II (7:18AM CET, February 2, 2018):</b> <i>Both Telegram and Telegram X are now back on the App Store.</i><p><b>Update I:</b> <i>Telegram founder and CEO Pavel Durov has taken to Twitter to clarify why Telegram and its X sibling have been taken off the App Store.</i><p><i>“We were alerted by Apple that inappropriate content was</i> …

AI could win the next Cold War

It is easy to confuse the current geopolitical situation with that of the 1980s. The United States and Russia each accuse the other of interfering in domestic affairs. Russia has annexed territory over U.S. objections, raising concerns about military conflict.<p>As during the Cold War after World War …

A Complete Guide to eCommerce Conversion Optimization

No matter what type of product you sell, every e-commerce merchant has one key goal: sell more of it.<p>Conversions are the most important metric for …

How Best Buy is holding its own in an Amazon world

Tom Stockham needed to buy a wireless router. He searched the term on Amazon, where he found thousands of search results with ratings but couldn’t …

Walmart is taking a direct shot at Amazon and making checkout lanes obsolete

Here's how it works: shoppers download Walmart's "Scan & Go" app, then scan the barcodes of the items they wish to purchase.<p>Once they are finished shopping, they click a button to pay for their goods and show their digital receipt to a store greeter on their way out the door.<p>Amazon revealed plans …

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Walmart Testing Self-Scanning And Checkout By Smartphone: Yes, Again

If you’d rather not face another long checkout line at Walmart, the mega-retailer may soon have a solution for you: It has resumed tests of an app …

Walmart's online sales soar as it seeks to catch Amazon

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart's recent spending spree to try to catch up to Amazon seems to be paying off.<p>The world's largest retailer said Thursday that …

Amazon’s private label business is booming thanks to device sales, expanded fashion lines

Amazon has been doubling down on its private label business in recent months, though many of its own brands aren’t easily identifiable to consumers as they don’t indicate they’re Amazon-made products. But these private labels have been gaining steam, according to a new report out this week from …

Amazon and Whole Foods could revolutionize grocery delivery. But do shoppers want it?

A giant in the technology industry had a bold idea: reinvent the way people shop, rendering grocery stores a quaint reminder of the past.<p>That company was Webvan, and it attracted $800 million in funding before filing for bankruptcy at the peak of the dot-com bust nearly two decades ago. The lesson …

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From the ashes of Webvan, Amazon builds a grocery business

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The online grocery start-up Webvan may have been the single most expensive flame-out of the dot-com era, blowing through more than $800 million in venture capital and IPO proceeds in just over three years before shutting its doors in 2001.<p>A worker walks past Amazon Fresh …

How Retailers Are Using 'Coffee Shopping' To Bring Customers In The Door

“Coffee-shopping” is a trend in China that’s disrupting the traditional brick and mortar retail experience. When customers are coffee-shopping, they peruse in-stock items on a tablet, rather than on the shelves and racks of a retailer. It’s so named for the social, cafe-like, atmosphere that’s …

Amazon files oh-so-ironic patent to block people from comparing prices in its stores

Amazon has earned plenty of sales from shoppers comparing its prices to those of items on the store shelves in front of them.<p>Now the online retail …

7 potential bidders, a call to Amazon, and an ultimatum: How the Whole Foods deal went down

The day that Amazon and Whole Foods announced their $13.7 billion merger that shook the grocery industry, a giddy John Mackey couldn't hide his enthusiasm.<p>The grocer's CEO regaled a crowd of his employees with a tale of "love at first sight," describing the moment the two companies met on a "blind …

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JCPenney stores get a temporary lifeline

JCPenney tried to close the doors, but shoppers came pouring in.<p>The company said Thursday that it's decided to throw a temporary lifeline to 138 stores that it planned to close in April and May. Instead, they'll shut down on July 31, spokesman Joey Thomas said in an emailed statement.<p>"Since …

Sears to close 43 more stores

Sears is closing another 43 struggling stores.<p>Sears Holdings (SHLD)-- the parent company of Sears and Kmart -- announced on Friday that it will shutter eight of its namesake Sears department stores and 35 Kmart locations, adding to the list of 236 stores Sears has announced plans to shut down in …

In China, Amazon’s ‘store of the future’ is already open – Tech in Asia

Amazon showed off its automated Go grocery store concept at the end of last year, but a few months later postponed any actual shop openings.<p>One …

Mossberg: Samsung Galaxy S8 squeezes more into less

But the new flagship phone has its downsides<p>If you’re a smartphone company and your last major product caused fires and explosions and had to be removed from the market, you’d want to make sure your next big phone model really stands out and is an object of desire. Samsung did exactly that with the …

Microsoft says its attack on Apple's Mac business is working

Overall, Microsoft's business of licensing Windows out to PC manufacturers was up 5% last quarter, Hood says, accounting for both business and consumer PCs.<p>Breaking that down, Hood said that Microsoft's business of licensing Windows for the "non-pro" (as in, consumer) market had its own 5% growth …

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Top 20 promising startups in Barcelona to watch in 2017

Barcelona has experienced a tremendous transformation in recent years. City was always associated with Gaudi, Picasso and other great thinkers, …

The whole 'Mac vs. PC' thing is so over, and 'Android vs. iPhone' is close behind

But I had this one friend whose family owned a Mac, one of those multicolored iMacs that were the company's first big product launch after Steve Jobs returned to the company.<p>I loved video games, and he loved video games, but he especially loved games on his Mac. Well, one game in particular: …

There was a combined $3.1 trillion at Donald Trump's big tech meeting

Donald Trump's Wednesday meeting with the heads of some of the biggest tech companies in the world was surreal, to say the least.<p>Here you had a who's who list of powerful tech luminaries, many of whom opposed Trump over the course of his campaign, sitting down with the man himself. You had the …

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9 Reasons why Business Model Innovation and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® are a perfect match

<b>We think Business Model Innovation, Design Thinking and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) are the perfect match. Why? 9 reasons.</b>• <b>It helps you to image</b> …

Freedom of Press Foundation Asks Canon, Nikon, and Other Camera Manufacturers to Sell Encrypted Cameras | WIRED

Author: Andy Greenberg. Andy Greenberg Security<p>Date of Publication: 12.14.16.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>150 Filmmakers Ask Nikon and Canon …

iPhone Apps Could Be A Revolution In Health — If People Use Them

More than a year and a half ago, Apple unveiled a new breed of iPhone apps that would let people participate in scientific studies anytime, anywhere — at least in theory. Now, a new study indicates that smartphones do have the potential to capture useful data about thousands of people’s health and …

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