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Check out Apple's revamped, newly reopened Westfield UTC store

Earlier in the week, Apple announced that grand reopening of its retail store at the Westfield UTC mall in San Diego will take place on Thursday, …

California

Amazon’s latest Whole Foods price cuts include deeper discounts for Prime members

Amazon today unveiled a preview of its official rewards program for Whole Foods shoppers by slashing prices on turkeys and other items ahead of the holidays, while offering even deeper discounts to customers who are also Amazon Prime members. Amazon’s plan to reward Prime members with additional …

Agriculture

Elon Musk auto-magically extended the battery life of Teslas in Florida to help drivers evacuate

Unlocking the full capabilities of a Tesla battery can cost thousands of dollars in extra fees—unless you’re trying to outrun Hurricane Irma.<p>After a customer trying to flee the storm contacted the automaker to ask for more power, the company began issuing free over-the-air upgrades to drivers in …

Tesla

Google's plan to best Amazon rests on one piece of software

TensorFlow makes it much easier for the company's engineers to translate new approaches to artificial intelligence into practical code, improving services such as search and the accuracy of speech recognition.<p>But just months after TensorFlow was released to Google's army of coders, the company also …

Artificial Intelligence

Whole Foods stock rockets 28% on $13.7 billion Amazon takeover deal

Shares of Whole Foods Market rocketed 28 percent on Friday after Amazon said it plans to acquire the grocery store chain for $42 a share, in a deal …

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 …

eCommerce

3 Steps To Embedding Artificial Intelligence In Enterprise Applications

In the context of contemporary applications, it’s hard to think of an application that doesn’t use a database. From mobile to web to the desktop, every modern application relies on some form of a database. Some apps use flat files while others rely on in-memory or NoSQL databases. Traditional …

Artificial Intelligence

How to back up and protect all your data

No excuses.<p>When you sit down at the computer, you probably don't want to spend your time backing up your files and data. It may not be as entertaining as Netflix or Facebook, but it just might be the most important job you can do on your desktop or laptop machine.<p>Having a comprehensive backup …

Software

An End to Fossil Fuels: India Commits to Sell Only Electric Cars by 2030

Doubling Their Efforts<p>Yesterday was a particularly glum day for climate scientists, with President Donald Trump withdrawing U.S. support for the …

Amazon Web Services users are carelessly leaking tons of sensitive data

Personal credentials, proprietary source code, confidential employee contracts, even human genome sequences – these are just a few examples of sensitive data picked up by a security firm looking into a feature of Amazon’s Web Services.<p>“We were very surprised with both the amount and the sensitivity …

Self-driving cars could create a massive new $7 trillion economy

The race to create self-driving cars is on—but what happens when they’re everywhere and nobody has to drive?<p>That could lead to a “passenger economy” …

Apple's obsession with fitness and fashion is hurting the Apple Watch

I recently began wearing an Apple Watch regularly. Generally I'm not a watch guy — haven't been since I gave up my calculator watch in the late '80s …

Samsung adds the S Pen to the Notebook 9 Pro, making its best Surface Book impression

Samsung’s favorite pen tool, the S Pen — with a 0.7mm tip, Windows Ink support, the capability to detect more than 4,000 levels of pressure and which hasn’t been featured since the Note 7 — has found its next host, a Surface Book competitor: the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro.<p>It’s not exactly similar in …

Intel claims 8th-gen chips will be 30 percent faster than 7th-gen

Intel's upcoming eighth-generation processors could be more interesting than we initially thought. While the company previously said they would represent a modest 15 percent improvement over seventh-gen chips -- a performance gain it's been achieving steadily over the years -- Intel revealed today …

Essential Home is an Amazon Echo competitor that puts privacy first

'An entirely new type of product'<p>Essential Home is the new intelligent assistant with round "auto-display" just announced by Andy Rubin's new venture. It can be activated with a question, a tap, or even a "glance," according to Essential, and it's designed to never intrude upon the home. In that …

Andy Rubin

The secret to mastering your time is to systematically focus on importance and suppress urgency

Oliver Emberton said that. It's profound and so true. Urgency wrecks productivity. Urgent but unimportant tasks are major distractions.<p>Last-minute distractions are not necessarily priorities.<p>Sometimes important tasks stare you right in the face, but you neglect them and respond to urgent but …

Time Management

The first step to being more organized is simpler than you'd think

As in, my apartment is messy, but the <i>whole thing</i> is messy and I can't possibly clean every single item today. It's obviously better not to clean it at all.<p>On a rational level, this makes no sense. Absolutely none. But when we're overwhelmed, our first response is often this kind of paralysis.<p>Which …

Productivity

Most productive people: 6 things they do every day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; …

Woz: Tesla, not Apple, will have the next tech moonshot

Commentary: Apple co-founder says he's betting on Tesla to be at the forefront of the next big thing. He says Elon Musk creates products to please himself.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>When it comes to the next great tech breakthroughs, …

Tim Cook just said something alarming about iPhone 8: 'We're seeing what we believe to be a pause in purchases on iPhone'

iPhone sales in the last quarter were slightly down (50.8 million vs. 51.2 million a year ago). That is the fourth quarter out of the last five in which iPhone sales have declined.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook had an explanation for that on his earnings call last night: "We're seeing what we believe to be a …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's master plan for Windows is getting pushed to its limits

In both cases, it's a big furthering of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's longtime insistence that the key to Windows 10 succeeding is just making sure people like Windows 10. Building a slick new laptop, and a super-fast new version of Windows 10 to power it, might well win over some Mac converts.<p>The …

Satya Nadella

Apple is developing a special AI chip for iPhone

Apple is allegedly planning to take its Artificial Intelligence game to an all-new level an AI-powered iPhone chip.<p>In a race to catch up with the competition at Amazon and Google, Apple has a team of engineers working on a new piece of silicon that’s dedicated to processing artificial intelligence …

Tesla Wants You to Know Its Model 3 Isn't as Good as the Model S

Tesla this week unveiled a new “Compare” page that lines up features of the forthcoming Model 3 sedan, including precise trunk size and battery …

A render of LG’s V30 phone reveals a slide-out secondary display

However, it’s not clear if the final version of the phone will include it<p>LG is reportedly planning to release its premium V30 smartphone in September, and it’s thought that it’ll have an OLED screen instead of an LCD one. According to notable leaker Evan Blass, the original concept for the phone …

Forward Labs' new solar roof is 33% cheaper than Tesla's - and it can be installed in half the time

Tesla gets all the attention lately when it comes to solar roofs, but start-up Forward Labs has been hammering away at their own solar roof …

How AR and computer vision will impact our lives for the better

Technology moves at breakneck speed, and we now have more power in our pockets than we had in our homes in the 1990s. Augmented reality (AR) has been a fascinating concept of science fiction for decades, but many researchers think we’re finally getting close to making AR a reality thanks to …

One of the greatest chess players of all time, Garry Kasparov, talks about artificial intelligence and the interplay between machine learning and humans

<i>Garry Kasparov, one of the greatest chess players of all time, is famous for his pair of faceoffs against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue.</i><p><i>Kasparov won the first match against the computer, 4-2, in 1996, but lost in the rematch, 3½-2½, in 1997.</i><i>He recently published a book, "Deep Thinking," about the</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft Whiteboard is the virtual collaboration tool we’ve been dreaming of

One of the highlights of Microsoft’s freshly announced Surface Pro tablet is new Surface Pen.<p>It looks exactly like the old pen, but Microsoft …

Employers Are Paying Freelancers Big Bucks for These 25 In-Demand Skills

With the right skills and some hustle, freelancing pays like a full time job.<p>Want to join the freelancer revolution? Did you know that there are thousands of freelancer jobs that pay six figures?<p>Over the past ten years, I've both worked as a freelancer and hired countless freelancers, some for …

All the keyboard shortcuts you’ll ever need for Safari on iPad

Safari on the Mac is almost entirely controllable by the keyboard. You can open tabs, navigate forms on the page, and search through pages. And even if there’s no built-in shortcut, the Mac lets you add custom shortcuts to any menu item. The iPad isn’t quite so well-served, but you’d be surprised …

Keyboard Shortcuts