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Supreme Court asked to nullify the Google trademark

The case comes two months after court’s “offensive” trademarks ruling. Enlarge (credit: Leon Neal/Getty Images) Is the term "google" too generic and therefore unworthy of its trademark protection? That's the question before the US Suprem.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaAug 20th, 2017

Nest Labs Debuts Smart Doorbell with Facial Recognition Technology

Home device maker Nest Labs is adding Google's facial recognition technology to a camera-equipped doorbell and rolling out a security system in an attempt to end its history of losses. The products announced Wednesday expand upon the internet-connec.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News2 hr. 6 min. ago

Trump proposed an NFL boycott because irony means nothing in 2017

Donald J. Trump, the 45th president of the United States, has explicitly asked football fans to give up on the National Football League "until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country." In other words: He's calling for a boycott. If NFL fans re.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 14 min. ago

After Math: Like looking into the future

It was an exciting week for futuristic technologies. Knightscope debuted its newest roboguard, Nest showed off a face-recognizing outdoor camera, and Google came up with a way to close your garage from anywhere in the neighborhood. Numbers,.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News2 hr. 22 min. ago

Are Companies Overhyping AI?

When it comes to artificial intelligence, "companies have been overselling the concept and otherwise normal people are taking the bait," writes Hackaday: Not to pick on Amazon, but all of the home assistants like Alexa and Google Now tout themselves.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News5 hr. 58 min. ago

How to Change the Time Zone in Your Gmail Account

By default, Google uses the time zone of your current location. All Google services will be using the same time zone including Gmail. The time zone of your account can be changed to your preference. The changing of time zone can be handy if you want.....»»

Category: topSource:  techrecipesRelated News6 hr. 42 min. ago

Book: Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape

“Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” – Margaret Atwood A few weeks ago, after reading the New York Times Sunday Review article The Book That Made Us Feminists, I asked Amy for several re.....»»

Category: financeSource:  feldRelated News15 hr. 22 min. ago

Spain"s Crackdown on Catalonia Includes Internet Censorship

Spain's autonomous Catalonia region wants to hold a referendum on independence next weekend. Spain's Constitutional Court insists that that vote is illegal, and has taken control of Catalonia's police force to try to stop the vote. They're deploying.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News18 hr. 42 min. ago

Twitter tests lightweight mobile app for countries with slow data

It's not just Facebook and Google who are slimming down their mobile apps for the sake of regions where data is slow or spotty. Twitter has confirmed to TechCrunch that it's testing a native Android equivalent to its Lite website.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated News22 hr. 22 min. ago

Justice Department goes nuclear on Google in search warrant fight

Google’s conduct is a “willful and contemptuous disregard of various court orders.” Enlarge / Close-up of cables and LED lights in the data center of T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG. (credit: Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images).....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2017

Don’t wait for the Apple Watch to dole out medical advice anytime soon

 Could the Food and Drug Administration classify the Apple Watch as a medical device? It’s a question many have asked over the past couple of years, but the stakes are now higher for the Watch with its newfound ability to detect atrial fib.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2017

AVADirect BattleBox Ultimate X370 Gaming System Review

Earlier this year we took a look at our first system from AVADirect, which was more of a HTPC aimed towards 1080p gamers. AVADirect asked us if we wanted to take a look at another system and we said we wanted something a little more powerfu.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2017

DesignIntelligence Announces Top Architecture Schools for 2017–2018

Which programs in the United States are best preparing students for a future in the profession? DesignIntelligence emailed architecture and interior design professionals from around the US and asked them to answer this question, using their.....»»

Category: infraSource:  archdailyRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2017

Google is helping you get your Android updates faster than ever

The update button in Android can now help you jump the queue if you're waiting for a new release. It's likely that there are few buttons in Android mashed quite so repeatedly as the Check for update one in the System updates section of Set.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2017

YouTube Plus subscription reference found in app code

A tidbit found within the YouTube v12.37 apk indicates that Google’s video service may be preparing to launch yet another subscription option, this one called ‘Plus.’ The subscription seemingly would be a companion to the existing Y.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2017

Nintendo rolls out two-step authentication for online accounts

Nintendo now supports two-factor verification to its Nintendo Accounts. This adds another layer of security by requiring codes generated from the Google Authenticator app, though it comes years later than most other gaming platforms......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2017

Court Rules That Imported Solar Panels Are Bad For US Manufacturing

The International Trade Commission has ruled that American companies are being hurt by cheap solar panels from overseas, providing an opportunity for President Donald Trump to tax imports from countries like China. The Verge reports: Today's unanimou.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2017

DxOMark gives the iPhone 8 Plus camera a score of 94, the highest ever, 4 points above the Google Pixel and HTC U11; video score of 89 is below Pixel"s 91 (David Cardinal/DxOMark)

David Cardinal / DxOMark: DxOMark gives the iPhone 8 Plus camera a score of 94, the highest ever, 4 points above the Google Pixel and HTC U11; video score of 89 is below Pixel's 91  —  The Apple iPhone 8 Plus has a main camera syste.....»»

Category: topSource:  techmemeRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2017

Weekly Rewind: The best Porsches ever, a new Nest security system, Google"s HTC acquisition

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top tech stories from this week. The post W.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2017

Facebook and Microsoft"s big undersea cable is finally finished

More than 17,000 feet below the ocean's surface, there now lies the "most technologically advanced subsea cable," providing up to 160 terabits (Tbps) of data per second — beating Google's alternative, now poorly named, "Faster." The cable is th.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2017

Google Experiment Tests Top 5 Browsers, Finds Safari Riddled With Security Bugs

An anonymous reader writes from a report via Bleeping Computer: The Project Zero team at Google has created a new tool for testing browser DOM engines and has unleashed it on today's top five browsers, finding most bugs in Apple's Safari. Results sho.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2017