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Sany says diversifying into smartphones, as machinery demand slips

(22 minutes ago)
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese construction machinery maker Sany Group, which has been impacted by a sustained market slowdown, said it is venturing into smartphones, as part of a plan to diversify away from heavy machinery.

Australia's Prime Minister Doesn't Get Why Kids Should Learn To Code

(22 minutes ago)
New submitter Gob Gob writes: The Prime Minister of Australia has come out and ridiculed an opposition policy aimed at teaching kids to code. In response to the leader of the Labor Party's question about whether he would commit to supporting Labor's push to have coding taught in every primary school in Australia, the Prime Minister said: "He said that he wants primary school kids to be taught coding so they can get the jobs of the future. Does he want to send them all out to work at the age of 11? Is that what he wants to do? Seriously?" Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Lenovo's Windows 10 devices will get unique Cortana features

(40 minutes ago)
Microsoft's chatty Cortana is one of the more well-liked parts of Windows Phone, and Lenovo is making it more versatile on its own PCs with ReachIt. It exploits the voice assistant to find your own photos, documents and email across multiple Lenovo W...

Fingerprint Cards shares at record after Google tie-up

(One hour ago)
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish fingerprint sensor firm Fingerprint Cards said it had cooperated with Google on fingerprint recognition in the new Android software platform, as the U.S. software group looks to boost the use of fingerprint sensors on mobile phones.

Windows takes early lead over Android in Cherry Trail tablet battle

(One hour ago)
More Windows devices with Intel's Atom chips code-named Cherry Trail were announced this week, giving the Microsoft OS an early lead over Android, which is not yet in any tablet based on the new chips.

Website writes up notes for you using Instagram font

(One hour ago)
Kidnappers who send out ransom notes made of magazine cutouts are so old school. Any self-respecting, tech-savvy abductor who finds ordinary fonts boring would use Type To Design's Instagram font generator instead. It's pretty easy to use, too. You j...

EU Commission asks France for more information on taxi law

(2 hours ago)
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Thursday it had asked Paris for more information on a new French law on taxis and chauffeured cars following a complaint from mobile phone taxi-booking service Uber.

Mexican Cabbies Promise to 'Hunt Down' Uber Drivers

(2 hours ago)
Mexico is the site of the latest turf war since the meteoric rise of car service companies, like Uber, Lyft or Cabify.

Billboard Advertising Banned Products In Russia Hides If It Recognizes Cops

(2 hours ago)
m.alessandrini writes: In response to a ban of food imported from the European Union, an Italian grocery in Russia hired an ad agency to create a billboard with a camera and facial recognition software, that's able to change to a different ad when it recognizes the uniform of Russian cops. Gizmodo reports: "With the aid of a camera and facial recognition software, the technology was slightly tweaked to instead recognize the official symbols and logos on the uniforms worn by Russian police. And as they approached the billboard featuring the advertisement for Don Giulio Salumeria’s imported Italian goods, it would automatically change to an ad for a Matryoshka doll shop instead." Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Equinix agrees to buy Telecity Group for 2.35 billion pounds

(3 hours ago)
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. data center company Equinix Inc said on Friday it had agreed to buy British peer Telecity Group in a deal worth 2.35 billion pounds ($3.60 billion), creating the largest data center player in Europe.

Uber revises privacy policy, wants more data from users

(3 hours ago)
Uber Technologies is revising its privacy policy to allow it to access a rider's location when its smartphone app is running in the background, and to send special offers to users' friends and family.

Vivendi to book 4.2 billion euro pre-tax gain on GVT sale

(3 hours ago)
PARIS (Reuters) - French media group Vivendi said on Friday it would book a 4.2 billion euro ($4.6 billion) pre-tax gain from the sale of Brazilian telecommunications company GVT, which would help it pay interim dividends.

Uber's driver app now serves the hearing impaired

(3 hours ago)
More often than not, most features released by Uber are designed for its customers, not drivers. Today, though, the ridesharing firm is making some changes to help a specific group of people behind the wheel: those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Th...

Everything Google announced at Google I/O 2015 in one handy list (Natt Garun/The Next Web)

(3 hours ago)
Natt Garun / The Next Web:Everything Google announced at Google I/O 2015 in one handy list  —  That's a wrap on all things Google.  In case you missed the keynote, here's a recap of all the highlights you may have missed.  —  Android M  —  Kicking off the keynote, Google Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai announced …

Creator of Silk Road website faces sentencing for drug scheme

(4 hours ago)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The accused mastermind behind the underground website Silk Road will be sentenced on Friday for orchestrating a scheme that enabled more than $200 million of anonymous online drug sales using the digital currency bitcoin.

Computex focus shifts from PCs to wearables, IoT

(4 hours ago)
The next big wearable hit could emerge at the Computex trade show in Taipei next week, and any attempt to steal the device off the show floor could be thwarted by Internet of Things security devices expected to be on display.

Ask Slashdot: What Happens If We Perfect Age Reversing?

(5 hours ago)
ourlovecanlastforeve writes: With biologists getting closer and closer to reversing the aging process in human cells, the reality of greatly extended life draws closer. This brings up a very important conundrum: You can't tell people not to reproduce and you can't kill people to preserve resources and space. Even at our current growth rate there's not enough for everyone. Not enough food, not enough space, not enough medical care. If — no, when — age reversal becomes a reality, who gets to live? And if everyone gets to live, how will we provide for them? Read more of this story at Slashdot.

FCC considering extending $1.7B Lifeline telecommunication subsidy program for the poor to cover broadband access (Rebecca R. Ruiz/New York Times)

(5 hours ago)
Rebecca R. Ruiz / New York Times:FCC considering extending $1.7B Lifeline telecommunication subsidy program for the poor to cover broadband access  —  F.C.C. Chief Seeks Broadband Plan to Aid the Poor  —  For 30 years, the federal government has helped millions of low-income Americans pay their phone bills …

Oh no: MIT's Cheetah robot can jump over hurdles while running

(5 hours ago)
MIT's scientists spent years making the Cheetah robot a more efficient runner. Now that's done, its creators probably thought it was time to give it a major upgrade: the metal quadruped can now autonomously jump over hurdles like a trained horse. Yes...

Daum Kakao buys Path assets for Indonesia growth, stock soars

(5 hours ago)
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean messaging app operator Daum Kakao Corp said it has acquired social networking assets from U.S.-based Path Inc, giving it a strong presence in Indonesia and sending its shares surging 10 percent on its push to expand globally.

Google gives developers new AdWords, Analytics, and AdMob tools to monetize their apps with ads (Emil Protalinski/VentureBeat)

(6 hours ago)
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:Google gives developers new AdWords, Analytics, and AdMob tools to monetize their apps with ads  —  Successful CMOs achieve growth by leveraging technology.  Join us for GrowthBeat Summit on June 1-2 in Boston, where we'll discuss how to merge creativity with technology to drive growth.  Space is limited.

Google's Project Jacquard wants to put a trackpad on your pants

(6 hours ago)
The ATAP division of Google is known for some the most innovative ideas to come out of Silicon Valley. It's the home of the Project Ara modular phone and Project Tango. So it's no surprise to find that Project Jacquard has a large single piece of fab...

Apple's latest purchase is an augmented reality company

(7 hours ago)
Out of all the major technology companies, Apple is yet to reveal its plans for augmented or virtual reality. But still, chances are the Cupertino firm's working on a project (or two) behind closed doors, as signaled by multiple patents that have sur...

Netflix, HBO Streaming Video Traffic Increases As BitTorrent Declines (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

(7 hours ago)
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:Netflix, HBO Streaming Video Traffic Increases As BitTorrent Declines  —  A new report released today shows the continued domination Netflix has on North American Internet traffic patterns.  According to broadband networking company Sandvine, which periodically releases its findings on web usage …

FCC Proposes To Extend So-Called "Obamaphone" Program To Broadband

(7 hours ago)
jfruh writes: The FCC's Lifeline program subsidizes phone service for very poor Americans; it gained notoriety under the label "Obamaphone," even though the program started under Reagan and was extended to cell phones under Clinton. Now the FCC is proposing that the program, which is funded by a fee on telecom providers, be extended to broadband, on the logic that high-speed internet is as necessary today as telephone service was a generation ago. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

New query language could turn log files into business insights

(7 hours ago)
IT departments have long relied on log data to help keep systems up and running, but they're not the only ones who can benefit from these vast stores of information. A new analytics language from Longtries could help managers tap log data to gain insights about their business.

Google's Now on Tap makes Android M smartphones so much smarter

(8 hours ago)
In no particular order, Google's invading our living rooms, our extremities, our skies, and — curiously — our Android phones. No, really! By announcing Google Now on Tap during today's I/O keynote, the company's going all-in on the idea that a Google...

This smart fabric from Google can change the music and turn off the lights

(8 hours ago)
Wander around the halls of Google's I/O conference and eventually you'll bump into a large table covered with a blue cloth. But being I/O, this is no ordinary cloth. It's a smart fabric developed by Google's advanced technology group that could one day control your smartphone or the lights in your home.

Google takes another swing at payments with Android Pay

(8 hours ago)
Google is overhauling its approach to mobile payments with Android Pay, which will let people use their smartphone to make payments in brick and mortar stores as well as in apps like Lyft and GrubHub.

Keep your legacy management style out of the cloud, Intuit exec says

(8 hours ago)
If you're moving into the cloud, check your legacy management style at the door.

Exclusive: FCC poised to side with Verizon, AT&T in airwaves spat

(8 hours ago)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. telecoms regulators are leaning toward rejecting a T-Mobile U.S. Inc request that more airwaves be set aside for smaller wireless companies like itself to bid on during a government auction next year, according to people familiar with the matter.

Daum Kakao to acquire Path and Path Talk; services to continue (Dave Morin/Path Blog)

(8 hours ago)
Dave Morin / Path Blog:Daum Kakao to acquire Path and Path Talk; services to continue  —  A New Chapter for Path  —  In 2010 a small team of us set out to build a company focused on quality products that bring you a source of happiness, meaning, and connection.  Five years later, Path continues to follow …

This foldable drone origamis itself and dissolves when done

(8 hours ago)
MIT recently unveiled -- or rather, unfurled -- an unusual drone specimen. The tiny robot weighs a third of a gram and is just 1.7 cm long. It starts its existence as a flat, paper or polystyrene wafer. When activated with a small heat source, the dr...

NVIDIA Shield Android TV review: gaming performance exceeds other set top boxes but media playback disappoints (Ganesh T S/AnandTech)

(9 hours ago)
Ganesh T S / AnandTech:NVIDIA Shield Android TV review: gaming performance exceeds other set top boxes but media playback disappoints  —  The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Review: A Premium 4K Set Top Box  —  The battle for the living room is heating up with forays from multiple vendors.

Google wants more Chromecast multiplayer games and autoplaying apps

(9 hours ago)
Google has sold 17 million Chromecasts thus far, but it obviously wants to sell more and make the media player more valuable to current users at the same time. The company is releasing a bunch of new APIs that will allow developers to create even bet...

GoPro's Next Adventure: Virtual Reality and Drones

(9 hours ago)
stowie writes: Rumors have been swirling for some time that GoPro was developing a drone. Well, now it's official. Speaking at the Code Conference, GoPro CEO Nick Woodman announced the company's plans to come out with a quadcopter in the first half of 2016. Woodman said "the quad is in some ways the ultimate GoPro accessory," adding that the company is testing software that will wirelessly sync up GoPro footage to the cloud. In a deal announced with Google, GoPro is also offering a virtual reality system using 16 cameras and Google software. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Google wants you to buy Big Macs with your face

(9 hours ago)
Google may have been the first big tech company to push NFC payments, but it was Apple Pay that got the public excited about buying things with your smartphone. At a Google I/O session for Android Pay, the search giant announced that it was partnerin...

U.N. report: Encryption is important to human rights - and backdoors undermine it (Andrea Peterson/Washington Post)

(10 hours ago)
Andrea Peterson / Washington Post:U.N. report: Encryption is important to human rights — and backdoors undermine it  —  This is not what encryption looks like.  (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files)  —  A new report from the United Nation's Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights says digital security and privacy …

Exclusive: Equinix nears deal for Telecity - sources

(10 hours ago)
(Reuters) - U.S. data center company Equinix Inc is nearing a deal to acquire British peer Telecity Group Plc, according to people familiar with the matter, in a tie-up that would create the largest data center player in Europe.

Avago, Broadcom deal could put pressure on Qualcomm

(10 hours ago)
(Reuters) - Avago Technologies Ltd's $37 billion deal to buy chipmaker Broadcom Corp creates new competitive challenges for Qualcomm and may force the world's largest mobile chip maker to radically rethink its own strategy.

Sally Beauty says some payment cards 'at risk' in security breach

(10 hours ago)
(Reuters) - Sally Beauty Holdings Inc confirmed that criminals used malware at some of its point-of-sale systems between March 6 and April 17.

iPhones can be Google VR viewers, too

(10 hours ago)
As we walked out of today's Google I/O keynote, we -- and all other keynote attendees -- were handed the second-generation version of Cardboard, Google's low-tech effort at a VR headset. As was announced at the keynote itself, the new Cardboard is de...
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