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Google workers are eavesdropping on your private conversations via its smart speakers

The stuff gathered in Google's recordings is startling: Quarrels that may have resulted in violence, explicit bedroom talks, business calls, and more.   &...

Google workers are eavesdropping on your private conversations via its smart speakers

Source: usatoday.com

OK Google, are you listening? Tech giant's smart speakers eavesdrop on private conversations, investigation finds Google's smart speakers allow contractors for the tech giant employees to listen to excerpts of private conversations, some which could include sensitive information, according to a new investigation from a Belgian public broadcaster....
2019-07-12 22:34

California 'anti-eavesdropping' bill seeks to regulate smart speakers A bill being considered by California lawmakers would allow smart speaker users to opt so Amazon, Facebook, and Apple can't store voice recordings.        ...
2019-05-30 01:17

Google admits partners leaked more than 1,000 private conversations with Google Assistant Google on Wednesday admitted that partners who work to analyze voice snippets collected when people talk to the Google Assistant were leaked to a Belgian press outlet....
2019-07-11 20:34

Bose brings Google Assistant to new and existing smart speakers Bose is bringing Google Assistant to its Home Speaker 500, Soundbar 500, and Soundbar 700 and announced the Home Speaker 300, which is due out this summer.Read More...
2019-05-21 20:00

Bose adds Google Assistant to its smart speakers and soundbars When Bose debuted its smart speakers and voice-controlled soundbars last year, the company promised support for other voice assistants besides Alexa was on the way. Today, it makes good on that promise. Bose says starting tomorrow in the US, an autom...
2019-05-21 22:00

Deal: Grab a two-pack of Google Home Mini smart speakers for less than $60 One of the cheapest smart speakers available on the market, the Google Home Mini is now cheaper than ever. The only “problem” is that you'll have to buy two to benefit from the big discount offered by Walmart.Usually selling for $50, the Google Home ...
2019-05-24 08:51

Google hints its smart speakers will be renamed 'Nest Home' (updated) Google made clear that it would apply the Nest name to all its smart home products, but just how would it rename classic products? You now have a better idea. As of this writing, a visit to the Connected Home Accessories section of the Google Store&#...
2019-06-22 13:34

Bose adds Google Assistant to smart speakers and soundbars already supporting Alexa While Amazon and Google are battling for first place among the world's smart speaker vendors, the two tech giants remain open to hardware competition from the likes of Sonos and Bose as well, aiming to put their voice assistants on as many third-part...
2019-05-22 06:34

Smart attack: tool lets smart speakers detect cardiac arrest (NBC News) Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a new tool that can monitor and detect cardiac arrest. The algorithm lets a smart speaker – like Google Home or Amazon Alexa – or smartphone listen for the gasping sound of agonal ...
2019-06-22 01:34

California wants to stop your smart gadgets from eavesdropping on you As privacy concerns grow regarding the information tech giants collect on users, California lawmakers have introduced a bill that would limit how recordings are collected by manufacturers of smart speakers and digital assistants.Republican Assemblyma...
2019-05-30 04:51

The best smart speakers 2019: which one should you buy? There was a time when many of us weren't sure whether the smart home would really take off, but smart speakers came along and everything changed. In fact, smart speakers dominate the smart home market. According to the latest stats, sm...
2019-07-02 17:34

Facebook will launch even more Portal smart speakers this year In spite of all the privacy and user data abuse scandals that it had to face last year, Facebook still started selling its own smart speakers. Called Portal, the Facebook home devices target similar products from Amazon, Google, and Apple, although F...
2019-06-11 14:51

Petcube's Bites 2 and Play 2 are smart speakers in disguise Unsurprisingly, most smart-home gadgets are fairly human-centric. But what about all the furbags that live with us? Don't they deserve a little slice of the connected dream? Petcube certainly thinks so. The company has two pet-camera products, t...
2019-07-15 17:00

'Smart' hearing aids would identify speakers in crowded room (Reuters Health) - People wearing hearing aids often struggle to differentiate between speakers in a crowded environment, but a small experiment suggests that brain-controlled assistive hearing devices would be able to detect which voice the user is ...
2019-05-24 02:00

Smart speakers can monitor for cardiac arrest, may help save lives Researchers at the University of Washington developed a tool for smart speakers such as Amazon's Alexa and Google's Home that can monitor people for cardiac arrest while they're sleeping -- and call for help if needed....
2019-06-20 01:34

Google Contractors Listen to Virtual-Assistant Conversations Google said contractors are listening to customer audio recorded by the company’s virtual assistant, a disclosure prompted by a media report that adds to privacy concerns associated with the voice-operated devices....
2019-07-12 06:17

Sonos brings Google Assistant to its speakers in the UK Sonos users in the UK will soon have another option to control their speakers, as Google Assistant support is arriving with a software update that's rolling out as of today. You can use the voice assistant to control your setup directly through ...
2019-07-02 19:34

Bose brings Google Assistant to speakers and soundbars Bose has announced that its current range of speakers and soundbars are getting support for Google Assistant, having previously only supported Amazon Alexa. Google's voice assistant will be introduced to the Bose Home Speaker 500, the Bose ...
2019-05-21 21:17

Google admits over 1,000 private Google Home recordings were leaked More than 1,000 private conversations recorded by Google Home devices have been leaked after it was revealed that Google lets human subcontractors listen to and transcribe recordings....
2019-07-12 21:34

Google workers listen to your “OK Google” queries—one of them leaked recordings Enlarge / The Google Home Mini, the original Google Home, and the Google Home Max. (credit: Google) Google today defended its practice of having workers listen to users' Google Assistant queries, following the leak of 1,000 voice recordings to a ...
2019-07-12 01:17

Best waterproof speakers 2019: 10 outdoor adventure speakers for any budget Take it from us, if you're planning on spending a lot of time at the pool or beach this summer, you're going to want a waterproof speaker.While no one ever really intends to get their portable speakers wet, accidents and bad weather can hap...
2019-06-29 05:17

U.S. gig workers get support from private companies, but public policy lags As the gig economy matures and embraces more of the U.S. workforce, workers are taking freelance jobs seriously. It's time our public policy did too.Read More...
2019-06-03 02:17

Best Bluetooth speakers 2019: the best portable speakers for any budget Welcome to the Best Bluetooth Speakers Buying Guide: This is TechRadar's expert round-up of the best portable speakers you can buy in 2019. A portable Bluetooth speaker is a must-have device for the summer. It's a perfect companion for days...
2019-07-16 05:17

Cuba's private-sector workers say Trump's travel curbs will hurt them too Lazaro Hernandez, who has made a good living showing U.S. cruise ship passengers around Havana in his pink 1950s Chevrolet, says the new U.S. ban on cruises to Cuba will wipe out 90% of his business overnight....
2019-06-06 04:00

Google Home deal at Walmart: save $50 on the Google Home smart speaker Right now at Walmart, you can find Black Friday-like prices on its best selling Google Home devices. For a limited time, you can get the Google Home smart speaker on sale for $79. That's a $50 discount and the lowest price we've seen for vo...
2019-06-06 18:51

Google's Smart Compose Is Shitty And Definitely Evil Not satisfied with foisting predictive text and Smart Replies upon an unsuspecting public, Google rolled out a new Smart Compose feature for mobile Gmail two months ago that, like your significant other interrupting you, storms right ahead and puts w...
2019-06-13 22:34

Google Assistant can now control GE’s smart microwaves GE's lineup of connected microwaves can now be controlled by the Google Assistant. Owners can use voice commands to set their microwave and perform basic functions like starting, pausing, stopping or adding time. The microwaves also have a "scan...
2019-05-29 22:51

Google getting out of the tablet game was inevitable (and smart) Yesterday afternoon, Google's hardware division made an unusually forthcoming announcement: The company will no longer build its own tablets. Instead, it will focus all of its efforts on laptops. Given that Google released the Pixel Slate (its f...
2019-06-21 23:34

Focals smart glasses put Google Fit data on your face North's Focals smart glasses can put important data in your eyeline from the gym to the board room. The glasses can sync with Google Fit and Google Slides as a part of recent software updates announced by the company....
2019-05-23 05:51

Deal: Save over $60 on Google's Nest Hub smart display The Google Nest Hub, formerly known as Home Hub, is quite expensive for a smart speaker, that's why the search giant is calling it a smart display. Having a large 7-inch display enables Google Nest Hub users to take advantage of extra functionality t...
2019-06-01 09:51

Amazon Echo vs Google Home: which is the smart speaker for you? If you're in the market for a smart speaker, then you're going to have to weigh up the Amazon Echo vs Google Home question: how do you split two of the best devices out there? Well, hopefully we can help.As you would expect from two of the ...
2019-05-29 19:51

Deal: Google's most expensive smart speaker, the Home Max is on sale for $145 off The Home Max is not only the most expensive Google smart speaker but also the largest in its class, hence the name. Originally launched on the market for $400, Google Home Max can be often bought for $300, but we're not yet convinced that Google has ...
2019-05-28 08:34

Google Assistant just got smart enough to track the New York City subway Google Assistant and Google Pay are making navigating New York City a little easier this month thanks to new subway and bus integrations with the city's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).Starting today, millions of NYC residents and to...
2019-05-23 20:17

Why Apple's Siri isn't as smart as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant Computer scientists have been working on some of their underlying technologies for more than half a century — so why can't Apple make Siri work better? Here's where virtual assistants came from and where they go wrong....
2019-06-05 00:51

Deal: Google Home smart speaker is on sale for just $70 ($60 off) at Walmart One of the best-selling smart speakers in the US, the Google Home is now discounted at Walmart by almost half. Featuring Google Assistant, the smart speaker can be a powerful helper if you know what to ask it. It can even be paired with a Chromecast ...
2019-07-03 11:34

Netflix support for Google Nest Hub and other smart displays coming soon Netflix will soon add support for Google Nest Hub and other smart displays. The information comes directly from Google, and although it's not yet official, we're expecting an announcement pretty soon.Despite the fact that Netflix is available on just...
2019-06-05 23:34

CHEAP: Show your smart house who’s boss with a Google Home Hub for only $79 Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! If there’s one downside to using smart speakers, it’s the lack of a screen. As useful as it is to vocally give commands to something, humans are innately visual c...
2019-07-01 12:17

CHEAP: Pretend you live on a spaceship with this Google Smart Light Starter Kit for $35 Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! The future is pretty cool. We’ve got phones that can take incredible photos, access the entirety of human knowledge, and also be used as flashlights. But that’s n...
2019-06-16 01:17

Apple, Google and Microsoft are fighting to keep your encrypted chats private Just as more tech companies are starting to see the light when it comes to privacy and security, intelligence agencies would still like to be able to spy on encrypted communication, whether it’s text chats or calls. The same goes for the Britis...
2019-05-31 04:00

Lenovo Smart Clock with Google Assistant finally kicks off pre-orders at the low price of $80 Google Assistant is truly everywhere nowadays, from your Android or iOS phone to the search giant's growing family of in-house smart speakers, as well as third-party audio products made by companies as diverse as Bang & Olufsen, Sonos, and Bose. One ...
2019-05-22 09:34

Deal: Lenovo's 8-inch smart display with Google Assistant gets a rare 60% discount Lenovo smartly decided to buy Motorola to have a foothold in the US market, but smartphones aren't the only products the Chinese company is selling in the country. The smart display market only at the beginning, but we already have a couple of major ...
2019-06-23 07:17

Google unveils new $999 smart glasses for businesses, undercutting Microsoft's HoloLens on price Google announced Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 on Monday, a new set of smart glasses that's catered toward businesses and costs $999. Google has focused on business use cases after its first model failed among consumers....
2019-05-21 18:00

Google has more temp, contract workers than actual employees Welcome to 2019, the era of the “shadow workforce.” A wide array of temps, contractors and contingent workers are playing an increasingly large role in offices across the globe. As it turns out, these people who work with (rather than for) Google now...
2019-05-30 23:17

Google workers can listen to what people say to its AI home devices Company admitted that contractors can access recordings made by Assistant, after some of its recordings were leakedGoogle acknowledged its contractors are able to listen to recordings of what people say to the company’s artificial-intelligence system...
2019-07-11 23:51

Google announces Equiano, a private subsea cable from Europe to Africa Running along the West Coast of Africa, Equiano should offer about 20 times more network capacity than the last cable built to serve this region, Google says....
2019-06-28 22:34

Google’s Private Join and Compute gives companies data insights while preserving privacy Google's Private Join and Compute, which is now available in open source, allows companies to glean insights from data sets without sacrificing privacy.Read More...
2019-06-19 18:17

Google and Private Research University Sued for Sharing Medical Data Without Patient Consent In a class-action complaint filed on Wednesday against Google, a private research university and its medical center reveals not only how one of the most powerful companies in the world can obtain your most intimate data, but highlights their ability ...
2019-06-27 22:51

Google open sources Private Join and Compute, a tool for sharing confidential data sets Private Join and Compute is a cryptographic protocol that can be used jointly by two parties to encrypt data before sharing it with each other to discover commonalities....
2019-06-20 12:51

Google kicks off Home and Nest sale, save big on smart home devices Google is making it easier for everyone to adorn their homes with connected devices, including smart speakers, smart displays, thermostats, and light bulbs, by discounting them even if just for a limited time. Starting today and through July 17, Goog...
2019-06-27 23:00

Review: Brilliant’s smart home controllers are the antidote for smart-speaker hell My home is inundated with smart speakers. I’ve got Echo Dots aplenty, Google Minis to spare, and enough third-party voice-assistant devices to reproduce Plugged’s Bluetooth speaker symphony. And that’s not even getting into all the other “smart” gear...
2019-05-24 08:51

Best Smart TV 2019: every smart TV platform ranked, rated and reviewed These days, smart TVs are so common it doesn't feel necessary to add the 'smart' to them. You'd have to hunt high and low to find a new TV that doesn't come with some form of smart capability or features built-in, whether tha...
2019-06-20 08:34

Apple Pulls Watch App After Finding Eavesdropping Glitch Apple has disabled the Walkie-Talkie app on Apple Watches after finding a glitch that could allow a person to listen in on someone else’s iPhone call, the second eavesdropping flaw Apple has addressed in recent months....
2019-07-12 06:17

Apple Disables Its Walkie-Talkie App Over Eavesdropping Vulnerability Apple has disabled the Walkie-Talkie app after the discovery of a vulnerability that could allow someone to eavesdrop on another person through an iPhone....
2019-07-11 14:17

Apple disables Walkie-Talkie feature for flaw that could allow eavesdropping Apple disabled the Walkie-Talkie feature of its Apple Watch after discovering it could be used to eavesdrop on iPhone owners. In a statement, Apple said it wasn’t aware of anyone exploiting the security flaw against an iPhone owner, but disabled the ...
2019-07-12 03:51

Eavesdropping flaw prompts Apple to suspend Walkie-Talkie app Enlarge / Apple Watch. (credit: Valentina Palladino) Apple has suspended use of the Walkie-Talkie app in the Apple Watch until the company fixes a recently discovered vulnerability that could let someone listen to a person’s iPhone without permissi...
2019-07-11 21:00

Apple just disabled Walkie Talkie on Watch due to an iPhone eavesdropping vulnerability The Apple Watch has a neat new app that lets you talk to your friends called Walkie Talkie. It’s not a phone calls app, although the Watch can do that too. Instead, it’s just a simple app that lets you send quick thoughts via voice back a...
2019-07-11 15:34

Apple Watch just lost Walkie Talkie app thanks to potential eavesdropping problem You'll find the Walkie Talkie feature has been turned off on your Apple Watch, and that's because Apple has found a major vulnerability that could allow someone to listen in to someone else's iPhone without their consent.This is accord...
2019-07-11 12:51

The Only Thing the Smart Money Is Smart About A number of recent studies show that professional investors—the, ahem, smart money—are prone to the same mistakes that individual investors make. The difference, our columnist writes, is that the pros get paid to make them....
2019-07-12 20:34

Lenovo Smart Clock review: A small smart display that doesn’t display much Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Google, Amazon, Facebook, and the like want to convince you that you need a smart display. But as we've explored in previous reviews, most smart displays are luxury versions of their screen-less counterparts. E...
2019-06-03 17:51

You Can Now Tell Alexa to Delete Your Conversations If you don’t like the idea that your Echo device is recording every question you ask it—all in the interest of, well, whatever Amazon’s reasoning is—you can now wipe its memory each day with a handy voice command. Say this to your device, “Alexa, del...
2019-05-29 23:51

Generations of Mentorship: Conversations With L.G.B.T.Q. Elders As gay, lesbian and transgender communities become less stigmatized — in part thanks to mentor-mentee relationships — will it be easier for young people to imagine a life where they actually grow old?...
2019-06-18 13:51

Prevent Awkward Family Conversations With an FAQ It doesn’t matter whether you see your family once a week or once a year, they seem to have a knack of asking about the subjects you’d prefer not to discuss. And if you have to attend a gathering with multiple extended family members—like Thanksgivin...
2019-06-05 20:00

Work Math Into Everyday Conversations With Your Kid About 93% of American adults have some degree of math anxiety. I admit I am part of this group. When it comes time to divvy up the dinner bill, I nervously avoid eye contact with it, saying, “I suck at math. That’s why I became a writer! [laughs awkw...
2019-06-03 17:51

New Facebook Portal devices will start listening to your conversations very soon Despite skepticism around the first generation of Facebook Portal devices, which are designed to allow video chat between you and your online pals, the social media behemoth is already planning a second generation of the devices.Facebook's vice ...
2019-06-11 11:17

Facebook will rank comments to make conversations more meaningful Facebook wants to make conversations on public posts more meaningful. Today, it will start ranking comments to promote those that are most relevant to users. It will give priority to comments that have interactions from the original poster, as well a...
2019-06-14 23:34

AI analyzes tweets to track conversations about city logistics In a newly-published study, researchers mine Twitter with machine learning algorithms to track trends in conversations around city logistics.Read More...
2019-06-20 21:51

Fox Sports to unveil mic’d-up player conversations during MLB All-Star Game Since baseball always has been known for its chatter, Fox Sports will try to play off it during Tuesday night’s All-Star Game in Cleveland. Though players previously have worn mics during games, Fox will have multiple All-Stars wired at the same time...
2019-07-09 23:17

2020 Democrats keep calling for ‘a conversation’ to avoid having actual conversations Many 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have called for “conversations” around key policy areas. The only catch? It is often employed to avoid said conversation....
2019-07-12 21:51

How to mute noisy conversations (and accounts) on Twitter, Gmail, Slack, and more! Smartphone apps have seemingly combined forces, each seeking to hijack our attention and leave us longing for a way to roll back the clock. Each of these devices promises a portal to the outside world, an entry point to the entirety of human knowledg...
2019-06-11 03:00

Kobach declines to answer questions about conversations with Trump about census The White House told the former Kansas secretary of state not to answer House Democrats’ queries about private talks with the president about a citizenship question...
2019-06-08 03:51

Cornerstone intros Conversations, a team-based feedback tool The company announced several new products on Tuesday that aim to bring more team-based features and mobile-friendly services to its talent management software portfolio....
2019-06-04 17:51

Private banking architects: Mark Branson – the man who cleaned up private banking Mark Branson, chief executive officer of Swiss financial regulator Finma, talks to Euromoney about how tax transparency has changed the trajectory of private banking and how far regulation can go in curtailing misconduct....
2019-05-21 18:51

Amazon debuts Alexa Conversations for seamless multi-turn interactions Amazon today introduced Alexa Conversations, a quicker way to build Alexa skills that can connect multiple skills for use cases like a night out.Read More...
2019-06-06 04:00

Justice Department Rebuffs Court Order to Turn Over Flynn Conversations The Department of Justice has refused to abide by a judge’s order to make public transcripts of conversations between Michael Flynn and Russia’s former ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak....
2019-06-02 03:51

Tillerson: Jared Kushner left him in the dark on conversations with foreign nations In a transcript of his testimony to a House panel, the former secretary of state also described the challenge of briefing a president who does not read briefing papers....
2019-06-27 21:01

The best computer speakers By Daniel Varghese and John Higgins This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to c...
2019-05-25 02:00

KEF R3 Review: Exemplary speakers that do almost everything right In the world of enthusiast speakers, few names stand out as much as KEF. The British speaker company has been an influence on high-end audio since the 60s, and to date makes some of the most popular hi-fi speakers on the market. Though the company ha...
2019-06-22 09:51

These are the best Bluetooth speakers of 2019 Turn up the music this summer with the best Bluetooth speakers, from cheap $30 options to high-end waterproof models.        ...
2019-06-05 03:00

From private island to private jet: What is 'billionaire' Jeffrey Epstein's net worth? Assessing Jeffrey Epstein's net worth and how he got his wealth is elusive. Here's what we know and don't know.       ...
2019-07-15 02:17

Should You Buy Smart Light Bulbs or Smart Light Switches? So you’re finally dipping your toe into the smart home pool, and you’re looking for some gadgets to get you started. Smart lights are one of the most popular devices for beginners, but it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all your options. Before you ev...
2019-06-21 00:17

Portable speakers recalled because they keep exploding About 41,000 portable speakers are being recalled after the company received reports of the speakers exploding, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said. Ion Audio LLC voluntarily recalled the speakers on Tuesday, including its Sport Expres...
2019-05-23 23:51

JBL is discounting a bunch of speakers and headphones for Father's Day Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent an...
2019-06-05 23:00

UE Boom 2: World’s best Wireless Bluetooth Speakers UE Boom 2 is a waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker. It is the revised and better version of prior UE Boom Bluetooth speakers. Ultimate Ears (shortly named UE) is an earphone and speaker manufacturer company based in America. UE Boom was first acme ...
2019-05-21 16:51

Best computer speakers 2019: the best audio systems for your PC While many people will tell you that using the best headphones is the only way to really get amazing sound through your laptop or computer. But, what if you’re not comfortable wearing headphones day-in and day-out? For you and anyone else who ...
2019-05-24 02:34

41,000 portable speakers recalled after multiple reports of explosions About 41,000 portable speakers are being recalled after the company received five reports of explosions from the devices, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said....
2019-05-23 03:34

The best advice celebrity graduation speakers gave the class of 2019 Leon Bennett/Getty Images Every year, colleges invite celebrities to deliver commencement speeches at their graduations. Oprah Winfrey told graduates that life isn't about a "big break," but about "taking one big life transforming step at a time." V...
2019-05-29 07:51

CHEAP: Exceed all norms of decency with $100 off two Sonos Play:1 speakers Sonos released its Play:1 speaker in 2013. In the fast-moving world of consumer technology, that’s an age. And yet, it’s still a really decent piece of kit. And now, you can get two of them for $298 on World Wide Stereo – that’s down $100 from the us...
2019-06-06 17:17

Wirecutter's best deals: Save $200 on Klipsch R-51PM wireless speakers This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read Wirecutter's continuously updated list of deals h...
2019-07-12 04:51

The best wireless speaker 2019: find the best connected speakers for your home Best Speakers buying guide: Welcome to TechRadar's round-up of the best wireless, connected speakers and speaker systems in 2019. Everyone's listening tastes are different. You might be looking for big, bold, floor-standing speaker mod...
2019-07-02 17:34

Save up to 60% on JBL speakers and 15% on grills at The Home Depot — plus 6 more sales and deals happening now Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent an...
2019-06-12 03:00

Researchers Follow Bats' Example, Use Cheap Speakers and Mics to See Objects Hidden Around Corners A lot of amazing technologies developed at universities or corporate R&D labs never see the light of day because they’re just too expensive to turn into consumer-ready products. But by copying how bats navigate the world at night, researchers hav...
2019-06-17 18:17

Thursday's Best Deals: Sonos Speakers, Cult-Favorite Cuisinart Knives, Posture Corrector, and More Cult-favorite Cuisinart Advantage Knife Set, 20% off Sonos Speakers, and a Back Brace Posture Corrector lead off Thursday’s best deals from around the web....
2019-07-11 18:34

Google takes another stab at Google Glass, updates the AR headsets for business customers Google improved the specs on the Glass for business. The search company gave the smart glasses an updated camera and better battery life.        ...
2019-05-21 20:51

Xbox vs Google Stadia: Bad News for Google, slow broadband is already a huge disadvantage Eurogamer and Broadband Genie has found slow broadband is set to prevent many gamers from enjoying the new Google Stadia game streaming service. And it could already prove to be a killer blow for the tech giant....
2019-06-23 03:51

'What is Google Scholar?': What you need to know about Google's database for students, researchers, and other curious minds Reuters Google Scholar is a searchable database of scholarly literature. It connects users with studies and journal articles, but that doesn't always mean you have free and full access to those articles. You might need a membership to read the full ...
2019-06-03 23:51

Millions of Business Listings on Google Maps Are Fake---and Google Profits Google Maps is filled with false business addresses created by firms pretending to be nearby. Some are fibbing to get your business. Others are posted by predators seeing what they can take....
2019-06-20 21:51

Google faces outage affecting YouTube, Google Cloud and G Suite Alphabet Inc's Google is experiencing high levels of congestion in the eastern United States, affecting multiple services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube, the company said on Sunday https://status.cloud.google.com/incident/compute/19003....
2019-06-03 01:00

This week’s dead Google product is Google Trips, may it rest in peace Google Trips! Get a good look at it while it is still around. [credit: Ron Amadeo ] Google's wild ride of service shutdowns never stops. Ne...
2019-06-06 14:17

Google says issues affecting YouTube, Gmail, Google Cloud in U.S. resolved Alphabet Inc's Google said on Sunday it had resolved the network congestion in the eastern United States that affected services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube....
2019-06-03 11:51

Google outage affects YouTube, Google Cloud and G Suite Alphabet Inc's Google is experiencing high levels of congestion in the eastern United States, affecting multiple services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube, the company said on Sunday https://status.cloud.google.com/incident/compute/19003....
2019-06-03 01:34

How to add your business to Google and get it displayed on Google Maps for customers to find Reuters When you add a business to Google, you can immediately help your business bring in new customers and new streams of revenue. Once you've signed up for a Google "My Business" account, it should be easy to add a Google listing for your busine...
2019-07-09 23:34

Google employees attempt to ban Google from the San Francisco Pride Parade In a letter released Wednesday morning, over 100 Google employees demanded that the San Francisco Pride Parade remove Google as one of its sponsors, citing an inability to protest Google's position on the parade as well as the presence of Steven Crow...
2019-06-28 00:00

Google reveals that over 1,000 Google Assistant audio recordings were leaked Smart devices have changed the face of privacy forever. Telling people that you believed someone was listening to you at all times used to be cause for concern, but when everyone has a phone in their pocket and a computer on the desk and an Amazon Ec...
2019-07-12 04:51

Amazon will be deeply discounting its Echo speakers and devices on Prime Day 2019 — here's every Echo deal you'll find Amazon Prime Day 2019 won't officially begin until July 15, but Amazon has already announced some of the deals it'll offer on its own devices. Starting on July 15, Amazon's family of Echo devices will be on sale. The Echo speaker will be $49.99 (ori...
2019-07-14 13:51

Cboe Announces Keynote Speakers and Agenda for 35th Annual Cboe Risk Management Conference U.S. 2019 CHICAGO – February 21, 2019 - Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, will host the 35th annual Cboe Risk Management Conference (RMCSM) U.S. on Monday, March 25, through Wednesday, March 27, 2019...
2019-05-21 15:51

Google tests new feature that will stop you from telling someone to "Google it" Spotted by Android Police, the beta version of the Google Search app has received an update that includes a new way to share search results. So let's say you're having a bar stool argument with someone over the ten top homerun hitters in baseball his...
2019-06-21 16:51

Google announces customers can now use PayPal with Google Pay Google has just announced it has expanded its partnership with PayPal to provide merchants with more ways to accept payments online. Starting next week, Google Pay will benefit from PayPal integration in all 24 countries where customers can link thei...
2019-06-22 03:17

Get Ready for Changes to Google Drive and Google Photos Starting July 10th, when you upload photos to Google Drive or Google Photos, those images won’t automatically sync over to the other service as well....
2019-06-14 03:17

Parents Name Their Baby 'Google' After...Google Baby names are important. If you need suggestions, you can always try Google. Or, as one Indonesian family did, you can skip the looking on Google and just name your kid after it.Read more......
2019-07-15 17:00

5G and smart cities: everything you need to know After years of anticipation, 5G networks are finally here, promising to propel us into a new era of connectivity.Offering a major step-up from 4G networks, 5G offers huge upgrades in terms of speed and latency, giving you the ability to download an H...
2019-06-12 16:00

This AI is so goddamn smart, it can name other AIs AI models are wonderful and weird. Some of them can create videos from just one image, and some can stop your cat from getting inside a house with prey in its mouth. But we have to admit, these models don’t have sassy names. So, research scientist Ja...
2019-07-02 12:17

Lenovo Smart Tab P10 Review Some people may have reservations about picking an Android tablet over anything else, especially given how fewer and fewer companies are releasing new models. When you have competing iPads, Windows 10 slates, and even Chromebooks, it really makes you...
2019-05-22 02:00

New Philips Hue smart bulbs don't need a hub The Philips Hue light bulb lineup is often recognized as the best smart lighting you can buy for your house. But if you're new to the smart home game, there's one catch: you need a hub to set up and control everything, which means an extra ...
2019-06-27 19:00

How Many of Your Smart Gadgets Can Actually Get a Virus? You might have noticed the brouhaha over the since-deleted Samsung tweet advising users to run antivirus scans on their smart TVs—but is such a malware attack possible? Just how many of your smart home gadgets are vulnerable to viruses in the same wa...
2019-06-27 22:00

Infinix Smart 3 Plus Review Can the Infinix Smart 3 Plus rise above the competition with its appealing design, triple rear cameras, and affordable price of just Rs. 6,999? We find out in our review....
2019-05-27 16:51

Smart Watch Mi Band 2 Mi Band 2 Product Description The new version of Mi Band 2 has an OLED-display and a touch panel, which will make more information available to you. You can find out the detailed information about the covered distance, time, heart rate, body tempera...
2019-05-21 20:00

Here's The Best Smart Scale Deal We've Ever Seen If you want to keep track of your summer weight loss goals, the new model of Anker’s ultra-popular Bluetooth smart scale is on sale today for just $20 right now with promo code EUFYSLC1, the best price we’ve ever seen on a smart scale from a major br...
2019-06-19 20:17

The smart money is hedging against the US Wall Street is giddy about the possibility that the Federal Reserve could lower interest rates as soon as July. The S&P 500 traded at an all-time trading high Thursday. But some experts think it's time investors look outside the United States....
2019-06-21 17:34

Green: 'Not smart' to think Warriors' run over After falling to the Raptors in the NBA Finals, Warriors stars Draymond Green and Stephen Curry expressed confidence that the team's dominant run isn't over just yet....
2019-06-14 11:00

Google Glass still exists: Meet Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2. These are the safety-goggles version. [credit: Google ] Google Glass is not only a product that still ex...
2019-05-21 16:34

You Can Outsmart the "Smart Money" Crowd This chart from our May Elliott Wave Financial Forecast shows you a setup that speaks volumes about the next move in the stock market: Large Specs' current net-short position in VIX futures....
2019-05-21 14:39

Lenovo Smart Clock review: Sometimes less is more When Amazon released the Echo Spot in 2017, I praised it for being an adorable Alexa-powered smart clock. Yet, I thought its $130 asking price was a little high and having a camera by your bedside does feel a little creepy. This year, Lenovo and......
2019-06-03 18:00

Your next smart speaker might save your life The typical consumer who owns at least one smart speaker in their home might use it for helpful tasks that make the mundanity of daily life a little easier. They might ask the speaker to turn on the lights, play music or share the weather report. Lit...
2019-06-20 09:00

Add a Smart Lock to Your Existing Deadbolt For $99 August’s third generation Smart Lock lets you lock and unlock your door from using your phone, and you can get the silver model for just $99 today, the same price we saw on Black Friday,...
2019-05-21 17:00

CHEAP: Binge into oblivion with $1,000 off an LG 4K smart TV Game of Thrones just ended this week, but that doesn’t mean your (TV) watch should end. And if you’re looking for a swanky 4K smart TV, we’ve got just the deal for you. LG’s OLED65C9PUA Class 2019 model has a massive $1,000 discount, now priced at ju...
2019-05-21 15:17

When smart devices watch you, what do they do with the data? Smart devices can work miracles, obeying your every command. They may transmit everything about you to a programmer in a city you’ve never heard of.       ...
2019-06-20 19:17

This is one smart device that every urban home could use Living in a dense urban environment brings many startup-fuelled conveniences, be it near instant delivery of food — or pretty much whatever else you fancy — to a whole range of wheels that can be hopped on (or into) to whisk you around at...
2019-05-25 20:17

When the 'smart home' is actually a hospital room You've surely gotten used to seeing Alexa in basically every piece of consumer technology out there -- Amazon is even putting it in microwaves. But Philadelphia-based startup EIR Healthcare has a new integration that managed to catch my eye: the...
2019-06-12 22:17

Casio PRO TREK SMART WSD-F30 Review Review indexDesign and comfort | Display and Controls | Functionality, processor, performance | Activity tracking | Connectivity and multimedia | Battery life | ConclusionThe vast majority of Wear OS smartwatches follow a similar strategy. Most of th...
2019-05-22 02:00

The smart moves for Destiny 2 continue. The smart moves for Destiny 2 continue. Starting this fall, Bungie will be converting all of the Eververse armor (the stuff you buy with real money) into Universal Ornaments that can be added to the armor you earn, allowing you to customize gear with...
2019-06-20 00:51

Best Buy now sells smart gym equipment for the home The electronics retailer has started selling workout equipment, including indoor cycling bikes, compression recovery systems and connected treadmills.       ...
2019-06-18 20:51

I Reset the Dumb GE Smart Lightbulb I’ve spent most of my day thinking about the video going around describing the absurd, 12-part process that’s required to reset GE C-Life smart bulbs. So I bought some and performed the Sisyphean ritual myself.Read more......
2019-06-20 22:34

Art Looks Better in Private Collections The sale of Sotheby’s this week to a French billionaire takes one of the few listed art companies off the market. But such stocks haven’t lived up to investment hopes anyway....
2019-06-21 12:17

Start your Monday smart: What's happening this week ICE launches raids. Remembering Eric Garner. Jeffrey Epstein argues for bail. Mike Pompeo heads south. "The Lion King" hits theaters. Here's what the next six days will bring....
2019-07-14 23:17

Ikea’s smart blinds will launch on October 1st Ikea has a new product for the smart home that can be controlled from an iPhone or Android device, and you’ll soon be able to buy it. For real this time, The Fyrtur and Kadrilj smart blinds are coming to the US on October 1st, some six months a...
2019-06-14 23:34

Let's get smart casual: 10 of the best men's polo shirts – in pictures Whether you’re dressing it up with a suit or dressing it down with shorts, the polo shirt is the perfect versatile piece for any wardrobe. Continue reading......
2019-06-03 12:17

dbell: Smart Wireless Wi-Fi Video Doorbell dbell, the smart video doorbell enables you to check who is at the door from your smartphone. You can monitor it from your tablet, PC or TV. Every time when a visitor press the doorbell the wireless and Wi-Fi connected dbell lets you answer the door....
2019-05-21 16:51

The Dash-Smart Wireless Bluetooth Earphones The world’s first smart wireless bluetooth earphones are now on market with built in 1000 songs memory as well as body sensors like heartbeat and other movements tracker. The Dash consists of a couple of wireless and isolated stereo earpieces. It is ...
2019-05-21 16:51

New McLaren contract is smart move for Norris Formula One rookie Lando Norris greeted the announcement of his McLaren contract extension on Tuesday by saying he might buy himself a suit. And maybe a smart shirt as well....
2019-07-10 00:34

The best smart sprinkler controller is finally on sale again The Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller is the best smart sprinkler controller we've ever tested and it's on sale for its second-lowest price ever.       ...
2019-06-13 02:17

‘Very Smart People,’ but a Keyless Car’s Downside Killed Them A couple with careers in academia and science died of carbon-monoxide poisoning. A second congressional bill has been introduced to mandate safety features....
2019-06-28 14:34

The Byton M-Byte isn't just a car – it's a 'smart device on wheels' "We called it a ‘smart EV’, and that was really the vision that we had – to build a kind of digital living space," Dr Daniel Kirchert, CEO of electric car startup Byton, tells TechRadar at GreenTech Festival in Berlin. "A smart d...
2019-05-28 23:17

Smart lights of the future are coming to help boost your Wi-Fi One day in the not-too-distant future you could be connecting to the web via your lighting fixtures rather than your router – potentially extending your broadband internet into rooms and on to floors where it was previously unable to reach.Sig...
2019-06-21 11:34

This smart personal air conditioner that raised over $1M on Indiegogo is now $70 off This personal smart air conditioner is the answer to a bunch of cooling problems — and right now, you can save $70 off the price (an over 25 percent savings), just $199 from TNW Deals....
2019-06-01 19:51

Fatherhood 101 With Very Smart Brothas and the Dads of The Root! Father’s Day is right around the corner and the one thing the men of VSB and The Root know how to do is procreate. It’s a talent really. Since we all love our children and love being parents, we decided to come together, talk about what fatherhood lo...
2019-06-15 17:51

Your smart speaker could tell if you're experiencing cardiac arrest Cardiac arrest frequently happens at home, and victims don't always have someone around to call for help. Your smart speaker might one day fill that role, though. University of Washington researchers have crafted a proof-of-concept AI that can ...
2019-06-20 02:00

Ex-RB 'He Hate Me' Smart found safe, police say Former Eagles and Panthers running back Rod Smart has been found safe, the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday, after he was reported missing in South Carolina....
2019-06-19 03:17

Seven Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Philips Hue Smart Lights No contemporary smart home is complete without smart lighting. And while smart light switches might be a better choice for your situation than smart bulbs, Philips Hue smart bulbs are well established, and thus are easy to incorporate with other smar...
2019-06-22 08:00

This ‘smart’ toilet can predict heart failure Doctors are looking to nip heart failure in the butt. Engineers at the Rochester Institute of Technology have invented a groundbreaking toilet seat that can monitor cardio activity — and predict congestive heart failure. Because heart-failure patient...
2019-05-22 21:01

Armani dress code: Smart casual Stars Alexander Skarsgard, Richard Madden and Samuel L. Jackson attend the Giorgio Armani show in Milan. (June 18)        ...
2019-06-18 14:00

When smart devices pass secrets to the police It may crackdown on crime — and privacy, too. That's if German police get powers to seize personal data on smart devices. Germany's discussing plans that are already a reality in the USA....
2019-06-14 20:17

Philips' Hue range may soon include a smart plug Philips Hue might be one of the biggest names in smart home technology, but one product it has not yet managed to bring to market is a smart plug. That could be set to change, according to a report that details Hue products that could be announced th...
2019-06-03 18:00

Who's controlling your toothbrush? How and why to secure your smart home Toothbrushes, beds, ovens, lightbulbs, toasters – if it exists in your home, a company somewhere will have put a chip in it. The idea of a smart home is very appealing – all your devices connected  and controllable via an app ...
2019-05-21 21:17

Best Buy will dedicate store space to 'smart' gym equipment Best Buy thinks it might have another way to remain relevant in the face of online shopping: diving head-first into smart fitness technology that often benefits from hands-on time. The big-box retailer has launched a fitness initiative that includes...
2019-06-19 03:00

Apple is trying to make web ads truly private Apple's privacy push is extending to an area where you might not expect it: web ad tracking. The company's John Wilander has outlined a new system, Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution, that would help marketers track the success of ads...
2019-05-22 20:51

You can buy your own private island close to NYC You don’t have to fly to the Caribbean to own your own private island — in fact, you don’t even have to leave the tri-state area. Cantilevered over Lake Mahopac in Carmel, NY, the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Massaro House and 10-acre Petre Island are...
2019-07-06 03:34

NASA will allow private astronauts on the ISS for $11,250-$22,500 a day Enlarge / The forward end of the International Space Station is pictured showing portions of five modules. From right to left is a portion of the U.S. Destiny laboratory module linking forward to the Harmony module. Attached to the port side of Harmo...
2019-06-07 22:00

You can own a private island just outside NYC for $13 million A private island just 30 minutes from Manhattan has hit the market for $13 million. Columbia Island is located just off of New Rochelle in Westchester, surrounded by the waters of the Long Island Sound. It’s just a short boat ride from The Bron...
2019-06-11 20:51

Private banking across the decades Euromoney’s coverage of private banking since our launch in 1969 reflects the changes in the industry itself. The first 30 years were dominated by Swiss banks – and trying to get into their inner sanctums. The last two decades have seen the evolution...
2019-05-21 18:51

Behind the scenes at a private jet factory At Bombardier's Centre of Excellence, a facility on the outskirts of Montreal, Canada, the cabin interiors of some of the world's most luxurious private jets come into being....
2019-06-12 13:00

The VA is improving because it's using more private healthcare Recently, the battle over the future of veterans healthcare increased in intensity because arguably the two most prominent politicians in the country weighed in on the issue, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and President Trump....
2019-06-19 20:17

Tangram Smart Rope – why mess with the zen-like emptiness of skipping? After 15 seconds, my legs are aching and my stomach is complaining. Does this flashy update really improve a six-year-old’s toy?There exists no purer evocation of childhood than the skipping rope. A rope, two handles, hours of fun. Of course, adults ...
2019-07-16 13:17

Smart & Final changes on US$340m loan could mean losses for banks NEW YORK, June 18 (LPC) - A US$340m term loan backing Apollo Global Management’s purchase of supermarket chain Smart & Final priced on Tuesday morning but not before lead banks added a series of changes to the loan after failing to attract enough inv...
2019-06-18 21:51

Smart meter delays could mean higher bills for millions Four million homes on prepay gas and electricity meters could see higher bills due to delays in the rollout of smart meters, says the competition watchdog....
2019-06-07 14:00

Dish will install your smart home gadgets for a flat fee Dish is having another go at the smart home. The satellite TV provider has been offering smart technology installation services to its own customers for years, but today it launches OnTech, a service that will set up a whole range of devices for you,...
2019-06-19 03:00

XFL’s Rod ‘He Hate Me’ Smart found safe in South Carolina Rod Smart — aka “He Hate Me” — has been “found safe” in South Carolina, according to police. The former XFLer and NFL running back had been missing for nearly a week after vanishing on June 12. He was apparently located on Tue...
2019-06-19 03:34

| Mallett: Ref missed 'street-smart' Whitelock infringement Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett says Australian referee Nic Berry missed a vital infringement late in the Super Rugby semi-final in Christchurch....
2019-07-01 12:34

This 'Smart' Light Bulb Video Is the Most Ridiculous Thing We've Ever Seen People of the 20th century imagined that Americans of the future would be zipping around in flying cars and jetpacks. Instead, we’ve got a plummeting life expectancy, the rise of measles, and even a resurgence of concentration camps on U.S. soil.Read...
2019-06-20 17:51

High-Tech Collision Warnings, No Matter How Smart Your Car Is “This can be a great way to get the safety benefit of crash-avoidance technology at a reduced cost compared to a new car,” said the author of a safety study....
2019-05-23 22:34

Check out the smart new way iOS 13 manages Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections on the iPhone iOS 13, which is now available to anyone with a developer account, packs quite a few new features, some of which were shown off during Apple’s keynote, as well as plenty of additional changes that Apple made to its iPhone operating system that ...
2019-06-05 05:00

Xiaomi Mi LED Smart Bulb Goes on Open Sale in India at Rs. 1,299 Xiaomi has announced that its Mi LED Smart Bulb is now available to buy for everyone. The smart bulb was originally released via the company's crowdfunding platform in limited quantity in the......
2019-06-14 13:00

Control4's new hub connects 13,500 smart home devices on one screen Smart home connected devices can control everything from lighting and temperature to security systems and music. But with products from so many different companies, they don't always work together. Control4 wants to change that. Yesterday, it de...
2019-05-25 02:00

Kettlebell Connect – a smart way to train with weights (if you can afford it) The way it swaps between six different weight levels is clever, not least because it’s all done at the touch of a button. But it comes at a heart-pumpingly prohibitive costI like a kettlebell. Even the word “kettlebell” is nice. It’s like the alarm I...
2019-05-21 16:00

Sony X95G 55-Inch 4K HDR Smart Android TV Review Sony KD-55X9500G is the most expensive 55-inch LED TV in Sony's current lineup, and promises a lot when it comes to performance and features. We review the new TV to find out if it's worth its Rs.......
2019-07-09 02:00

Save a Few Bucks On Ecobee Smart Thermostats, Today Only While they don’t have the brand recognition of Nest’s learning Thermostat, Ecobee’s smart thermostats one-up their most popular competitor by pairing with wireless remote sensors that you can place elsewhere in your house, giving them a more accurate...
2019-05-22 01:34

Firefly 2+ is a smart and stylish vape for cannabis connoisseurs The Firefly 2 turned more than a few heads when it was released back in 2016. Lighter, sleeker and smarter than its clunky and cumbersome predecessor, it felt like the future of cannabis consumption. But in the following three years, the world turned...
2019-07-04 22:34

Apple already the No. 3 smart glasses player without a product, says survey Digi-Capital and Augmented World Expo dish out a bevy of takeaways in a research report on augmented reality and smartglasses, but they didn't quite expect Apple to be cited as a player even though it doesn't have a product....
2019-05-30 07:17

With Roomba s9+ and Braava Jet m6, iRobot becomes a smart home maker It would suffice to say that iRobot has all but nailed the autonomous floor cleaning robot, but after seeing its brand-new Roomba s9+ and Braava Jet m6 devices, it’s clear that this is just the beginning for the 29-year-old company.With these ...
2019-05-29 09:34

Only way Mets should trade Jacob deGrom: ‘The smart play’ CLEVELAND — An agent named Brodie Van Wagenen used the megaphone that was this event last year — media day when reporters receive extended access to every All-Star — to make the biggest noise of the event: Pay my client, Jacob deGrom, or trade him. V...
2019-07-09 15:00

If you're looking for an iPhone XS or XR Smart Battery Case, you shouldn't get it from Apple Apple is known for often favouring convenience and functionality over what might generally be regarded as a stylish hardware design, but even by those standards, the company's official iPhone smart battery cases seem... unnecessarily ugly. Nonetheles...
2019-05-31 16:34

Samsung delays its Galaxy Home smart speaker to Q3 Samsung has delayed the release of its Galaxy Home speaker. The Bixby-powered device should be on shelves sometime between July and September. Official confirmation of the delay shouldn't be too much of a surprise, as Samsung previously told Eng...
2019-06-04 17:17

Blu Smart To Increase Mahindra eVerito Fleet To 500 Cars Blu Smart, India's first all-electric taxi service, plans to add 500 Mahindra eVerito electric sedans by April 2020. The start-up has flagged off the first 70 Mahindra eVerito across Delhi, Gurugram,......
2019-06-04 21:51

WhatsApp hack: are our messages ever truly private? You'll probably be aware that last week, WhatsApp was at the center of a storm of controversy following the exposure of a major vulnerability in the messaging app.The security flaw in question leverages what’s known as a ‘buffer ov...
2019-05-26 15:00

The private Polaroids of a celebrated cinematographer Robby Müller, who shot for Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch and more, was never without a cameraThe Polaroids were taken during rare moments of respite from work. On weekends, when he wasn’t completely immersed in his day job, Robby Müller would pull out a ...
2019-06-22 19:34

How to Make Your Instagram Account as Private as Possible In an interview last week regarding privacy concerns, Instagram’s CEO, Adam Mosseri, wants you to know: Your privacy isn’t at stake (for now). “We don’t look at your messages, we don’t listen in on your microphone, doing so would be super problematic...
2019-07-02 23:17

What Is This ‘Private Prosecution’ of Boris Johnson? Boris Johnson, the Conservative Party front-runner to become the next U.K prime minister, has often been accused of lying, even before he was a politician. But now he faces a criminal lawsuit over his statements -- and one that comes not from the sta...
2019-05-30 13:34

Private equity sponsors face big changes By under-investing the vast funds raised at big expense to their end clients and then delivering shrinking returns, private equity sponsors are prompting customers to demand new approaches....
2019-05-21 17:34

Women in private banking: Why we need a new normal Wealth management was built by men for men, but now that women will become the largest beneficiaries of the $30 trillion intergenerational wealth transfer, the industry needs to overhaul itself. If it doesn’t, it will be letting down more than just i...
2019-05-21 18:51

Confessions of a VIP private jet flight attendant For many, the thought of catching a plane is far from luxurious: from spending countless hours lining up at security, to wrestling arm rests with other passengers as you face a crammed long-haul flight in economy....
2019-05-22 03:01

Deal: Apple Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro is half off on Amazon There's no doubt that $150 for a tablet keyboard is a tough pill to swallow even for an Apple product. Of course, there are some cheaper alternatives available on the market, but they can't be compared with Apple's keyboard.The Apple Smart Keyboard i...
2019-05-31 09:00

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is bubbly and smart, just like Marilyn Monroe Even if you’ve never seen Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, it’d be nearly impossible not to be familiar with its big 11 o’clock number, “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend.” Marilyn Monroe’s exuberant ode to gold-digging has been homaged, reimagined, and sat...
2019-07-05 16:34

Cambodia's Smart Axiata tests 5G network with China's Huawei Cambodia's Smart Axiata said it had begun 5G trials in partnership with China's Huawei Technologies on Monday and could start rolling out the mobile network by this year....
2019-07-08 15:51

Why favored Knicks aren’t smart bet to win Vegas summer league LAS VEGAS — The offseason for the Knicks has not gone as planned. They missed out on the top pick in the draft lottery, and struck out with both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant in free agency. However, not all is lost. The NBA Summer League in Las Vega...
2019-07-06 01:17

Amazon wants smart home device setup to be a ‘zero-touch’ experience In an interview with VentureBeat, Amazon's Nathan Smith describes Alexa features that make setting up and using smart home devices easier than before.Read More...
2019-07-05 23:51

Wirecutter's best deals: Apple's Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro drops to $80 This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read Wirecutter's continuously updated list of deals h...
2019-05-31 05:51

Chainlink launches Mainnet to get data in and out of Ethereum smart contracts Smart contracts promise to take execution of processes and agreements to the Ethereum global computer. There's just one problem: Smart contracts can't talk to the rest of the world. Chainlink wants to solve this, starting today....
2019-05-30 23:51

Are smart home gyms the future? Companies like FightCamp and Bowflex think so FightCamp offers an interactive library of workouts available via subscription. And the Bowflex Max Trainer cardio machine incorporates artificial intelligence to help you step your home workout game up - literally.      ...
2019-06-10 21:17

Apple's premium HomePod smart speaker is down to its lowest ever price again Apple might not be relevant enough in the booming smart speaker market to have its global shipment numbers measured by research firms like Canalys, but the HomePod can still be a decent buy... at the right price. After all, Amazon's incredibly popula...
2019-05-26 06:00

Microsoft seems very proud of its smart contract auditing tools for blockchain Microsoft is very proud of its Azure Blockchain-powered smart contract auditing tools for Ethereum – so much so it decided to flaunt some of the benefits of the software in a new blog post. “One of the key drivers making blockchain-based applications...
2019-06-04 12:17

'Very Smart' Kim Knows North Korea Must Give Up Nukes: Donald Trump US President Donald Trump on Monday praised North Korean leader as a "very smart" man who is aware that he has to give up nuclear weapons to develop his country....
2019-05-27 17:17

Magic Leap jumps from office collaboration to smart cities Magic Leap aims to combine the AR worlds of ubiquitous Glass-like cues and HoloLens-like rich visuals in a bid to build a digital overlay onto our cities. For now, its demos show span entertainment and collaboration....
2019-07-09 20:34

Amazon Echo Show 5 vs Lenovo Smart Clock: which is better in the bedroom? Is there a smart device for every room of your home? Amazon and Lenovo sure hope so. Despite the worries about having always-listening devices sat in your bedroom, both companies have built gadgets for that specific location – the Amazon Echo ...
2019-07-09 19:17

Sanyo Launches Nebula Series Smart TVs on Amazon, Starting Rs. 12,999 Sanyo, the Japanese consumer electronics brand, in association with Amazon India, has launched two variants of Smart LED TVs under its Nebula series....
2019-06-14 18:00

Ecobee unveils its latest Alexa-powered smart thermostat This morning, Ecobee released details on its latest voice-controlled smart thermostat. Rumors circulated last week when the device appeared briefly on the Lowe's website. Today, Ecobee made it official. Breaking away from its numbered naming sch...
2019-06-03 18:00

Bose Frames review: smart audio sunglasses are a blast Music without earbuds looks and sounds surprisingly good, making these smart glasses the antithesis of Google GlassThe Bose Frames are the answer to the question: what if your sunglasses were also a set of smart, hidden headphones with no earbuds or ...
2019-07-08 12:17

Huawei says European smart phones sales up 'in past few days' Huawei smartphone sales in Western Europe have risen "in the past few days" as customers grow more confident the Chinese company will weather U.S. sanctions imposed last month, an executive for the Chinese firm said on Friday....
2019-06-21 17:34

Ekster connects technologies to make the wallet smart and traceable Losing your personal wallet can be agonizing and stressful as it contains your credit cards, bank cards and personal information. A Rotterdam-based start-up, Ekster, is integrating today's connected technologies to make it smart and traceable.As...
2019-05-28 10:00

Police find missing former NFL running back Rod Smart safe Former NFL running back Rod Smart has been found safe after missing for the last six days, according to police in Lancaster County in South Carolina. He had been missing for six days.       ...
2019-06-19 20:17

Samsung tweet suggests scanning your smart TV for malware every few weeks This morning a Samsung customer support account tweeted an odd warning that, to prevent malicious software attacks on your smart TV, you should scan it for viruses every few weeks. It even included an instructional video to help you do so. The tweet,...
2019-06-17 21:17

Wheels: High-Tech Collision Warnings, No Matter How Smart Your Car Is “This can be a great way to get the safety benefit of crash-avoidance technology at a reduced cost compared to a new car,” said the author of a safety study....
2019-05-21 17:17

Smart travelers keep a lid on currency fees when paying for stuff abroad Whether you pay by credit card or cash abroad, getting the best deal matters. Our experts have advice on how to keep currency fees under control.       ...
2019-06-18 12:34

SmartRent funding heralds new wave in 'smart home' market A producer of "smart home" software that helps landlords cut operating costs such as shuttling keys to waiting maintenance workers or guiding tours for prospective tenants has raised $32 million from Bain Capital Ventures and the owners of nearly 1 m...
2019-06-19 22:00

Samsung Deletes Terrifying Tweet Warning That Its Smart TVs Can Get Viruses The internet of things, in which all of our gadgets are plugged into data connections, will bring some terrible downsides along with its conveniences. We were blessed with a reminder of this uneasy future this morning when Samsung’s Twitter account f...
2019-06-17 18:17

Police seek smart doorbell networks to solve crimes Police departments across the U.S. are asking residents to register their security cameras so they can quickly request footage if an incident occurs nearby.       ...
2019-06-17 21:00

Don't miss: Star-studded art, weird tides and smart cities See works by artist Katie Paterson, who gets inspiration from science, hear physicist Michael Berry talk about tidal bores and find out how data can help design cities...
2019-05-21 21:00

Windows 10 Gets Smart Keyboards for 10 Indian Languages With May 2019 Update Microsoft has launched smart phonetic keyboards for 10 Indian languages as part of its May 2019 update. The keyboards are available in Hindi, Bangla, Tamil, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu,......
2019-06-17 17:34

The best cheap smart home devices and gadget deals in May 2019 Upgrade your living space into a smart home without breaking the bank with our hand-picked smart home devices that include speakers, security cameras, light bulbs and more. Create a smart home hub with these gadgets that work with Amazon Alexa and th...
2019-05-23 07:34

Centre May Rollout Smart Meters To Revive Power Distributors: Report India is considering a plan to install smart meters in every home and business as part of its ongoing effort to turn around the country's ailing power sector, according to officials with knowledge of......
2019-06-28 15:00

Get a Smart Keyboard for Apple's classic 9.7-inch iPad Pro at the low, low price of $60 (brand new) If you're still somehow in the possession of a 2016-released 9.7-inch iPad Pro, you might be inclined to upgrade to Apple's new iPad Air, one of last year's sleek iPad Pro variants with Face ID technology, or even 2018's 9.7-inch "regular" iPad. But ...
2019-06-21 16:51

Dropbox increases Plus plan to 2TB for $12 per month, adds Rewind and Smart Sync Dropbox has doubled the storage space for its Plus users from 1TB to 2TB, added Rewind and Smart Sync features, and increased the price to $12 per month.Read More...
2019-05-29 21:51

A Good And Smart Preview Of A Wide-Open 2019 WNBA Season Hockey is almost over, and the NBA is basically done, so now all we have to look forward to over these impending hot summer months is a World Cup, the ability to blast Bad Girls out of our apartment windows, and some goddamn WNBA basketball. That las...
2019-05-24 16:51

UK design student creates a smart chest binder for trans people A UK design student created a smart wearable that could make chest binding safer, easier and more comfortable for transgender men and non-binary people. Chest binding is the act of flattening one's breasts using a tight garment in order to make ...
2019-06-17 21:17

KaiOS raises $50 million to launch its smart feature phone OS in new markets KaiOS Technologies has raised a $50 million round of venture capital to further its goal of making smart feature phones more powerful and affordable. Read More...
2019-05-22 16:17

Meet The Smart Autonomous Flying Phone-Case Camera Drone Selfly is a phone case that doubles as a flying drone camera – featured Kickstarter Every week we scour Kickstarter, Indiegogo and more to find the best crowdfunding projects around, so you know which ones to consider backing – and which to avoid. Ou...
2019-05-21 20:00

AI and crowdsourcing fueling mapping innovation to meet smart city and mobility needs The geolocation demands of new mobility services have created an explosion in mapping startups that think they can take on Google and Apple.Read More...
2019-06-27 21:17

Canada's Digital Charter does not comfort Alphabet's smart-city critics Canada's Digital Charter lacks sufficient legal enforcement power to effectively protect privacy and regulate use of personal data, according to critics worried that a smart city project in Toronto by Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs unit could be misused fo...
2019-05-31 14:17

Ecobee smart thermostat with glass display pops up on Lowe's website Ecobee is reportedly working on a new SmartThermostat and SmartSensors. The items haven't been announced yet, but they're listed on the Lowe's website. The specific product pages have been removed, but Zatz Not Funny managed to spot th...
2019-05-31 05:51

Qualcomm enables ‘XR smart viewer’ augmented reality smartphone apps Qualcomm unveiled a new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR Smart Viewer reference design that makes it easier for hardware companies to create lightweight AR glasses.Read More...
2019-05-29 15:51

A Wake-Up Call On Smart Beds And Sleep Apps That Collect Your Data Your bed could be watching you. OK, so not with a camera. At least not yet. But if you have any of a variety of “smart beds,” mattress pads or sleep apps, it knows when you go to sleep. It knows when you toss and turn. It may even be able...
2019-05-29 16:51

Alibaba's smart speaker to feature in Audi, Renault, Honda cars China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Tuesday said its voice-controlled assistant will feature in local vehicles from Audi AG, Renault SA and Honda Motor Co Ltd, as the tech giant expands in artificial intelligence....
2019-06-11 09:34

Huawei executive says European smart phones sales up 'in past few days' Huawei smart phones sales in western European countries have risen "in the past few days" as customers grow more confident the Chinese company will weather U.S. sanctions levied last month, a European executive said on Friday....
2019-06-21 12:51

U.S. ‘smart’ bombs will be built in Saudi Arabia under Trump arms deal _____ WASHINGTON — A controversial arms deal for Arab allies approved by the Trump administration will allow U.S. hi-tech bomb parts to be manufactured in Saudi Arabia, giving Riyadh unprecedented access to a sensitive weapons technology. The product...
2019-06-09 00:51

Amazon intros the Alexa-powered Echo Show 5 smart display Amazon is trying its hand again at the Echo lineup with a new product, the Echo Show 5. It's a new smart display that, as the name suggests, sports a 5.5-inch display and features Alexa support. Amazon announced the Echo Show 5 is now available for p...
2019-05-30 11:00

Gmail Smart Compose feature rolling out to G Suite users on Android and iOS One year after it revealed the Smart Compose feature for Gmail, Google is finally making it available to G Suite users. Since most of you have been probably using the feature for a few months now, you already know that it's been pushed out to consume...
2019-06-04 13:34

Russia’s Yandex expands its Alice voice assistant to the smart home Russian internet giant Yandex has announced a big expansion for its digital assistant Alice, introducing integrations with various smart home products.Read More...
2019-05-23 15:17

Adam Silver: Smart teams like Nets rewarded in free agency LAS VEGAS — There has always been a concern about big market-small market disparities in the NBA, and five of the league’s superstars ended up in either New York or Los Angeles this offseason. But NBA commissioner Adam Silver isn’t concerned after wa...
2019-07-10 09:01

YouTube Music update adds new Smart Downloads feature, here is how it works Google's music streaming service, YouTube Music is bringing users a brand new feature that will allow them to listen to their favorite songs even when they're offline. The new feature is called Smart Downloads and will automatically download up to 50...
2019-06-27 23:00

Why private capital will dominate markets for the decades to come Big pools of private capital, led by sovereign wealth funds, private equity sponsors and family offices, now dominate capital formation in the key growth industry sectors of technology and biotech and the expanding markets of Asia. New tech will let ...
2019-05-21 18:51

Private Banking Awards Dinner 2019 Euromoney’s Private Banking Awards are the most prestigious in the growing area of wealth management. They cover over 60 countries each year, as well as global and regional awards....
2019-05-21 18:51

50 Years of Private Banking - A Special Report Euromoney Magazine has charted the birth, growth and maturity of the global private banking industry over 50 years. This special report is the distilled essence of five decades of innovation and change. We look at how private banking has evolved, and...
2019-05-21 18:51

Cuba legalizes private Wi-Fi, importation of routers HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is legalizing private Wi-Fi networks and the importation of equipment like routers, eliminating one of the world’s tightest restrictions on internet use. The measure announced by state media Wednesday provides a legal status ...
2019-05-29 16:34

Most Americans say they’ve given private info to a website they don’t trust More than half of Americans (56%) admit to inputting critical personal information into a website they didn’t fully trust, according to new research. A survey of 2,000 Americans aiming to uncover just how easily people trust websites with their perso...
2019-05-21 14:32

Hudson's Bay, Owner of Saks, Gets Offer to Go Private A group of Hudson’s Bay shareholders that includes the retailer’s chairman has made an offer to take the company private, as the owner of Saks and Lord & Taylor struggles with sluggish sales and a depressed stock price....
2019-06-11 00:34

BNP Paribas backs away from U.S. private prison industry France's BNP Paribas SA on Friday said it will no longer finance U.S. private prison operators, the first foreign bank to distance itself from a sector shunned by domestic peers amid controversy over Trump administration detention policies....
2019-07-13 04:51

Vanguard is reportedly considering private equity products Vanguard has met with several private equity firms in the past year as it considers offering private-equity investment products, The Wall Street Journal reported....
2019-06-24 08:00

AfD aside, Germans consider Angela Merkel's health private Nearly 60% of Germans say Angela Merkel's shaking in public is a personal matter, according to a survey. The chancellor, who turns 65 next week, has led Germany since 2005....
2019-07-13 16:00

Private collectors key to boosting Russia’s art market MOSCOW (AP) — Private collectors have become key players in Russia’s art market, at a time when sanctions and economic woes have pushed culture down the Kremlin’s agenda. Wealthy individuals like Roman Babichev are filling the gap by brin...
2019-06-02 13:34

A chilaquiles private lesson with Rick Bayless An e-mail arrived in my inbox a few weeks ago, asking if I was interested in taking a chilaquiles lesson with Rick. Chilaquiles, of course, being the comforting tortilla-in-broth cure-all of Mexican gastronomy, and Rick being Rick Bayless, the Chicag...
2019-06-21 21:00

Private banking: Wealth becomes exciting again in Brazil After so long, private bank clients and even retail investors are no longer happy with the returns from government bonds; instead, they are searching for yield and pushing up the value of risk assets....
2019-05-21 18:51

Oft-delayed Samsung Galaxy Home smart speaker gets a confusing new launch window Samsung sure took its sweet time preparing the company's first-ever smart speaker for a public preview alongside the Galaxy Note 9 last year, but as if Amazon, Google, and Apple didn't get a substantial enough head start in this thriving market, the ...
2019-06-04 16:00

Worried about Alexa spying on you? This Raspberry Pi smart speaker for kids puts privacy first If privacy worries surrounding smart speakers are a major concern for you – particularly if your kids are using this tech – then a Raspberry Pi-powered DIY effort by the name of Chatterbox might well be of interest.It’s a Kicksta...
2019-05-23 17:17

Facebook Portal smart displays with Alexa score $70 discounts ahead of Father's Day Facebook's first smart displays (and first-ever in-house hardware products) are designed to be used by the entire family, including both mothers and fathers, so it's certainly not surprising to see big discounts offered ahead of June 16 after a first...
2019-05-31 16:34

BBQ by phone: Traeger's smart grill raises the heat of your summer party game With Traeger Grills' latest models, you can grill, smoke, roast, braise, bake and barbeque your food. After a couple of months with the Ironwood 650, my family can't stop praising my grill skills. Hint, my success has nothing to do with me and all t...
2019-06-28 19:17

'Surveillance capitalism': critic urges Toronto to abandon smart city project Project with Google’s Sidewalk Labs comes under increasing scrutiny amid concerns over privacy and data harvestingA “smart city” project in Canada has hit yet another snag, as mounting delays and privacy concerns threaten the controversial developmen...
2019-06-06 11:51

CORRECTED-Canada's Digital Charter does not comfort Alphabet's smart-city critics Canada's Digital Charter lacks sufficient legal enforcement power to effectively protect privacy and regulate use of personal data, according to critics worried that a smart city project in Toronto by Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs unit could be misused fo...
2019-06-01 00:17

How iRobot used data science, cloud, and DevOps to design its next-gen smart home robots iRobot has used its new design, software, and data science strategies to expand into new areas, using an approach to the smart home that is different from its big tech rivals....
2019-05-29 07:51

Alphabet's plans to track people in its 'smart city' ring alarm bells Alphabet's plans to develop a Toronto neighborhood could set a dangerous precedent for the future of data-driven cities, according to data governance experts....
2019-07-09 18:34

Security flaws in a popular smart home hub let hackers unlock front doors When is a smart home not so smart? When it can be hacked. That’s exactly what security researchers Chase Dardaman and Jason Wheeler did with one of the Zipato smart hubs. In new research published Tuesday and shared with TechCrunch, Dardaman an...
2019-07-02 18:51

GE conducts psychological warfare with a video explaining how to reset a smart light bulb Nobody’s sense of patience is in great shape by the time they’ve arrived at YouTube to troubleshoot a home appliance. After trying to figure it out on their own, maybe digging around for a manual tucked away in some cobwebbed drawer, the decision to ...
2019-06-20 17:17

UPDATE 1-BNP Paribas backs away from U.S. private prison industry France's BNP Paribas SA on Friday said it will no longer finance U.S. private prison operators, the first foreign bank to distance itself from a sector shunned by domestic peers amid controversy over Trump administration detention policies....
2019-07-14 06:51

New Mexico city allows construction of private border wall A New Mexico city is allowing construction to resume of a privately funded barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border following questions about its permit....
2019-05-30 20:34

Cuba legalizes private Wi-Fi networks, router imports Thousands of Cubans who built their own data networks at home can now apply for a license, but control over the internet itself stays under state control. Cuba has been one of the least-connected places on the planet....
2019-05-29 18:00

SunTrust to stop financing private prison operators SunTrust Banks Inc will stop financing operators of private prisons and immigration holding facilities, it said on Monday, becoming the latest lender to distance itself from a sector associated with the Trump administration's policies....
2019-07-08 21:51

Private banking architects: Jürg Zeltner – the pioneer of the CIO Jürg Zeltner, former chief executive of UBS Wealth Management, explains how the chief investment office was born out of chaos. Its introduction shifted not just UBS but the whole private banking industry to a model of professionalism....
2019-05-21 18:51

Sotheby’s Auction House to Be Taken Private in $3.7 Billion Sale Patrick Drahi’s acquisition of the auction house, which has struggled to turn a profit recently, will return it to private ownership after 31 years of being publicly traded....
2019-06-17 16:51

SunTrust to stop financing private U.S. prison operators SunTrust Banks Inc will stop financing operators of private prisons and immigration holding facilities, it said on Monday, becoming the latest lender to distance itself from a sector associated with the Trump administration's policies....
2019-07-09 01:51

Goldman Sachs combining its private-investing units: WSJ Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc is combining its private-investing arms, with the resulting new division to have about $140 billion in assets, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter....
2019-06-17 01:00

Elizabeth Warren announces plan to ban private prisons Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveiled a plan Friday to ban private U.S. prisons and detention centers and hold current contractors more accountable for prisoner treatment and conditions....
2019-06-21 23:34

Democrat Harris clarifies: she won't ban private health insurance Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Friday clarified her position on private health insurance after a standout debate performance that her campaign said drew a surge of financial contributions....
2019-06-28 16:34

Cuba legalizes private Wi-Fi networks in bid to boost connectivity Cuba announced on Wednesday it would legalize private Wi-Fi networks to access the internet and connect computers, as well as allow imports of equipment like routers in another step toward expanding connectivity on the Communist-run island....
2019-05-30 04:00

Goldman Sachs to Combine Private-Investing Arms Goldman Sachs is pulling together four separate units that invest in private companies, real estate and other hard-to-access deals, creating a new unit....
2019-06-17 06:17

First private mission to the moon is launched on SpaceX rocket The moon has only ever been visited by government superpowers, but a small Israeli non-profit called SpaceIL is about to change that with its lunar lander...
2019-05-21 20:34

New VA rules allow more veterans to see private doctors, urgent care Starting Thursday, more U.S. veterans will be able to start seeing private doctors -- as part of a new law born out of scandal five years ago when some vets died because they couldn't get appointments at VA centers....
2019-06-06 18:34

Goldman Sachs combining its private-investing units - WSJ Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc is combining its private-investing arms, with the resulting new division to have about $140 billion in assets, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter....
2019-06-17 01:51

Private investigator joins search for Savannah Spurlock GARRARD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– The family of missing Richmond woman Savannah Spurlock says that a private investigator is now helping them in the case. Spurlock was seen leaving a Lexington bar in the early morning hours of January 4 with three ...
2019-06-28 02:51

U.S. Democratic candidate Warren calls for ban on private prisons U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday called for the elimination of privately run prisons and detention centers at the federal and state level, arguing they too often place profits above safety....
2019-06-22 10:51

Don't laugh at Democrats on healthcare. Private insurance is a catastrophe It's funny to watch the Democratic presidential candidates on the debate stage Thursday as they tried to out-liberal each other on how to fix healthcare but the issue itself isn't a joke. And that Democrats are debating it is a good thing....
2019-06-28 07:34

Crunch Fitness sold to TPG private-equity firm Crunch Fitness — the quirky gym chain known for classes like “Ass & Abs” — said Monday it has been sold to buyout firm TPG. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but with backing from the private-equity firm’s TPG Growth unit, Crunch plans to double i...
2019-07-02 06:34

Bosnian police find 130 migrants in private house SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian police say they have found some 130 migrants staying illegally in a privately owned house in the northwestern town of Bihac. Police say three migrants were arrested for resisting police who searched the hou...
2019-06-14 17:51

Dead whales towed to remote private beaches to rot Scientists say there's a spike in dead gray whales along the U.S. West Coast. So many dead gray whales are washing ashore officials are asking coastal residents to allow the rotting carcasses to be moved to their private beaches. (July 11) ...
2019-07-11 12:34

Private banking: Wealthtech 2.0 – when human meets robot If there was ever a risk of client advisers being replaced by robots, that danger has now passed. Today both robo-advisers and large wealth managers see the importance of having humans and technology work together....
2019-05-21 18:51

Chile to push both private and public investment in lithium Chilean Mining Minister Baldo Prokurica said on Tuesday the government of the South American mining powerhouse would favor neither private nor state investment as it seeks to ratchet up output of its world-leading reserves of ultralight battery metal...
2019-06-11 18:51

Americas private banking debate: Internationalization is the future Wealthy clients increasingly need international products and services. The opportunities are clear for those who can stomach the regulatory hurdles of cross-border business and who can leverage their retail or investment banking connections. Technolo...
2019-05-24 22:01

NASA to allow private citizens to fly to the International Space Station Under the NASA plan, as many as two private astronauts per year could fly to the station and stay for up to 30 days with the first mission coming as early as next year....
2019-06-07 21:51

Saks Fifth Avenue owner Hudson’s Bay gets offer to go private A group of shareholders, including Hudson’s Bay Co.’s executive chairman Richard Baker, on Monday offered to take the Canadian retailer private in a C$1.74 billion cash deal. Under the terms of the deal, Hudson’s Bay shareholders will receive C$9.45 ...
2019-06-10 18:00

Prince Philip marks 98th birthday in private LONDON (AP) — Senior royals are congratulating Prince Philip as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II celebrates his 98th birthday in private. In a tweet Monday, the royal family wished Philip “a very happy” birthday. The British Army plans t...
2019-06-10 15:17

Ultra-private Tor browser officially arrives on Android VPNs and incognito modes can help, but if you want to jump to a whole 'nother privacy level, there's the infamous Tor Browser. It has finally come out of beta and arrived on Android in a stable release, the Tor Project announced. That will ...
2019-05-22 13:17

Experts weigh in on Apple's private sign-in feature Apple's WWDC 2019 was full of announcements, but few of them garnered as big a cheer from the crowd as when Sign in with Apple was introduced. The feature, which lets people use their Apple IDs to sign up for sites and services on the web, is be...
2019-06-05 06:17

Kansas Wants to Ship Its Inmates Off to Private Prisons in Arizona The Kansas prison system is in shambles. And rather than reform or fix it, the state is now poised to push prisoners off to a controversial private prison company and its facilities in Arizona....
2019-06-07 05:51

The False Promise of “Lawful Access” to Private Data Opinion: As online extremism migrates to real-world violence, some suggest letting law enforcement intercept encrypted messages. But that’s a dangerous proposition....
2019-05-21 16:34

Bank of America Cut Off Private Prisons Weeks After Lending to One Bank of America said last week it would stop dealing with private prisons. What it didn’t say: it had recently agreed to lend $90 million to one of the largest companies in the business through 2024....
2019-07-02 14:17

DoorDash to Workers: We'll Screw You Over to Your Face Now Back in March, following criticism over its wage model, DoorDash co-founder and CEO Tony Xu wrote in an internal letter that the company would be conducting surveys and roundtables with its workers about the controversial system. In an update this we...
2019-06-28 13:17

Walmart's Robots Don't Appear to Be Going Over So Great With All of Its Workers Retail giants are increasingly turning over jobs and tasks performed in the past by human workers to a growing workforce of robots. A new report on this automation of jobs by Walmart says it’s led to a greater sense of tedium and unease among some hu...
2019-06-07 10:34

CEOs got $800,000 pay raise, leaving workers further behind NEW YORK — Did you get a 7 percent raise last year? Congratulations, yours was in line with what CEOs at the biggest companies got. But for chief executives, that 7 percent was roughly $800,000. Pay for CEOs at S&P 500 companies rose to a median of $...
2019-05-25 00:00

Opinion: America is failing its workers With the 2020 presidential debates officially underway, the candidates need to be asked about their positions on some fundamental worker rights. The United States is the world's wealthiest nation, but when it comes to basic rights like paid leave and...
2019-07-02 16:34

Volkswagen Workers In Tennessee Reject UAW Yet Again For the second time in five years, workers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tenn. plant rejected a bid to join the United Auto Workers, delivering yet another blow to the union’s efforts at organizing foreign car plants in America....
2019-06-15 21:34

Why some Amazon workers are going on strike on Prime Day At a time of rising activism among workers, some Amazon employees are using Prime Day to protest their pay, working conditions and a range of other issues....
2019-07-16 00:00

A Prime Day for an Amazon workers' strike When Hibaq Mohamed started working at a new Amazon fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota, in 2016, she was required to pack a minimum of about 160 boxes an hour with items ordered by the e-commerce giant's customers....
2019-07-12 10:17

Amazon's great deal on a Fire HD 8 bundle includes accessory that makes it a smart display Guess who has a deal on an Amazon Fire HD 8 bundle. If you guessed Amazon (via Android Police), you were right. The etailer's own 8-inch tablet is on sale for $79.98 in a bundle that includes a Show Mode, Charging Dock. This is an accessory that esse...
2019-06-14 12:17

Samsung Galaxy Home mini smart speaker leaks ahead of official launch Samsung revealed its own take on smart speakers last year, but the company's first product, suggestively dubbed Galaxy Home, has yet to make its debut on the market. We're not sure if Samsung has hit a snag with the project or the South Korean giant ...
2019-05-22 06:34

‘So Great Looking and Smart.’ President Trump Lashes Out on Twitter Ahead of Social Media ‘Summit’ (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at social media companies and the press ahead of his White House “Social Media Summit” gathering of mostly conservative groups. Trump tweeted Thursday morning against social media...
2019-07-11 16:34

Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner review – smart, funny story of love and sex A New York journalist’s debut recalls Franzen or Roth – but is much more than just another wannabe Great American Novel Fleishman Is in Trouble is a remarkable work of ventriloquism from the New York Times Magazine journalist best known for her revea...
2019-06-29 09:34

Kate Middleton wears smart-casual outfit as she visits Chelsea Flower Show KATE Middleton looked very summery today. The Duchess of Cambridge sported smart-casual clothes at the Chelsea Flower Show – here are her outfit details....
2019-05-21 14:51

Orbit B-hyve Sprinkler Timer review: Affordable, powerful smart watering controller While we all love green grass and healthy gardens, we are also cognizant of water restrictions and limited water supplies. The Orbit B-hyve Sprinkler Timer provides control for your home and business through your smartphone and on the controller itse...
2019-06-27 19:17

Instagram accidentally leaks private data of major influencers Instagram has accidentally leaked the private information of 49 million of its users, including major influencers and bloggers. A huge database containing details about celebrities, influencers and brand accounts was recently discovered online and an...
2019-05-21 15:51

CORRECTED-Hudson's Bay shareholder group offers to take retailer private for C$1.74 bln A group of shareholders, including Hudson's Bay Co's Executive Chairman Richard Baker, on Monday offered to take the Canadian retailer private in a C$1.74 billion cash deal....
2019-06-10 15:51

Indexing Giant Vanguard Examining a Push Into Private Equity Vanguard Group has had exploratory discussions with a handful of private-equity firms as the indexing giant considers whether to push further into alternative investments....
2019-06-23 15:34

Drowned father and daughter mourned in private El Salvador ceremony Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and Angie Valeria were brought to their final rest in ceremony attended by 200 relatives and friendsA Salvadoran man and his young daughter who drowned trying to cross into Texas were brought to their final rest on Mond...
2019-07-01 22:00

UPDATE 3-SunTrust to stop financing private U.S. prison operators SunTrust Banks Inc will stop financing operators of private prisons and immigration holding facilities, it said on Monday, becoming the latest lender to distance itself from a sector associated with the Trump administration's policies....
2019-07-09 01:34

Societe Generale Private Banking: Building a pan-European footprint Societe Generale has had a presence in Luxembourg since 1893, making it the oldest foreign bank in the Grand Duchy. As well as being one of the market leaders, Societe Generale is now the fifth largest employer in Luxembourg’s thriving and business-o...
2019-05-21 18:51

Private beaches wanted for rotting 40-tonne whale carcasses The number of dead gray whales washing up on the US west coast has reached record levels, prompting authorities to ask landowners to help dispose of them....
2019-06-17 19:51

Societe Generale Private Banking (SGPB): Embracing phygitalization Over the last five decades, Societe Generale has been synonymous with innovation, says Jean-François Mazaud, Head of the group’s private banking unit (SGPB)....
2019-05-21 18:51

Railways Gets Rs 65,837 Crore, Budget Focus On Public-Private Partnership Railways received a budgetary allocation of Rs 65,837 crore and highest ever outlay for capital expenditure amounting to Rs 1.60 lakh crore in the Budget for the year 2019-20 presented on Friday,......
2019-07-05 22:34

Facebook says private groups are its future. Some are hubs for misinformation and hate. Facebook’s new strategy of pushing interactions within closed-member groups is increasingly butting up against the company’s capacity to monitor those that break the social network’s rules against hate speech, harassment and other ills, advocates say...
2019-07-05 19:51

Nirmala Sitharaman Proposes Public-Private Partnership For Railways Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman today proposed public-private partnerships in Railways to build more tracks and increase connectivity across the country....
2019-07-05 10:34

Microsoft admitted to private Linux developer security list Linux developers recognize Microsoft's contributions to Linux and security -- by letting the company's Linux developers in its closed linux-distro security list....
2019-07-09 05:00

Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express First Train To Be Run By Private Operators The Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express is set to be the first train to be operated by private players, sources said Monday, indicating that the Railways is going ahead with its 100-day agenda of handing over......
2019-07-09 07:34

Lego family, Blackstone take Merlin private in $7.5 billion deal Lego's founding family and private equity firm Blackstone are taking Britain's Merlin private again in an agreed deal valuing the Madame Tussauds and Legoland owner at $7.5 billion....
2019-06-28 21:17

Everything We Know About Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Private Christening for Archie It's been almost two months since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their son, Archie Harrison, into the world, which means the child's christening isn't too far......
2019-07-01 21:00

Bernie Sanders says there's no middle ground on eliminating private insurance As Kamala Harris equivocates on her position on healthcare, Bernie Sanders has thrown down the gauntlet: Either you support the elimination of private insurance, or you aren't really for "Medicare for all."...
2019-06-29 02:34

Merkel's health is a private matter, Germans say after shaking bouts Most Germans believe Angela Merkel's health is a private matter, a poll showed on Saturday, after the chancellor suffered the latest in a series of shaking episodes this week that have raised questions about whether she should give an explanation....
2019-07-13 18:51

Former Abraaj Private-Equity Executive Pleads Guilty to Fraud A former Abraaj Group executive pleaded guilty in New York to engaging in racketeering and fraud at what was once the world’s largest emerging-markets private-equity firm....
2019-06-29 01:51

Fortress Becomes Japan's Biggest Private Apartment Landlord With $1 Billion Bet Fortress Investment Group is buying dated units on the outskirts of big Japanese cities—and in the process it has become the largest private owner of apartments in Japan....
2019-06-18 16:17

Private astronauts could spend a month in space under new NASA plan As part of its new plan to encourage commercial use of the International Space Station , NASA is opening the orbiting facility to up to two private astronauts per year, the agency announced today (June 7)....
2019-06-10 16:17

Ten people killed when private plane crashes into Texas hangar Ten people were killed on Sunday when their private turboprop airplane crashed into a hangar during takeoff and burst into flames at the municipal airport in Addison, Texas, outside Dallas, an airport official said....
2019-07-01 06:51

Why Private Equity’s Biggest Names Are Getting Into a Small-Loan Backwater In finance, boring and safe often go together. There could hardly be a more boring category name than business development companies (BDCs), or a more boring role than their original business model: turning money from mom-and-pop investors into loans...
2019-06-11 15:51

| Da Gama explains Highlands Park's 'private' pre-season plans Highlands Park coach Owen Da Gama says the club are back in pre-season but it will be behind closed doors in order for there to be no distractions from the media....
2019-06-17 17:17

Royal baby Archie christened at private Windsor ceremony The youngest member of Britain’s royal family, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, has been christened at Windsor Castle in a private ceremony — too private for some royal fans...
2019-07-06 22:34

Art Collector Patrick Drahi to Take Sotheby's Private in $2.7 Billion Deal French billionaire Patrick Drahi is buying Sotheby’s for $2.7 billion, ending the storied auction house’s 31-year run as a public company as it seeks to expand its digital business....
2019-06-17 22:00

Ex-executive at bankrupt private equity firm pleads guilty NEW YORK (AP) — A former executive at the bankrupt private equity firm Abraaj Group has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in New York. Mustafa Abdel-Wadood entered the plea Friday in Manhattan federal court. Wadood is an Egyptian national who has be...
2019-06-29 00:34

The economy is slowing, but not as bad as Wednesday's private payrolls report suggests Economists say while the soft ADP number is an anomaly, they do think the job market is weakening and will worsen if Trump moves forward with tariffs....
2019-06-05 19:17

Number of private parking tickets issued up by over a million in 12 months News 16 May, 2019 Jump in parking tickets comes after private parking firms requested 6.8 million vehicle keeper records in the last financial year...
2019-05-21 20:51

Free daily HIV prevention pills will soon be available to private insurance holders The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force gave PrEP a grade A recommendation, meaning insurers will now be obligated to cover the medication at no cost to their policy holders....
2019-06-11 21:17

Hack on Stack Overflow exposes private data for ~250 users (credit: Pixabay) Stack Overflow said hackers obtained private data for about 250 users after breaching the site and spending the next week escalating their access. “While our overall user database was not compromised, we have identified privileged...
2019-05-21 17:00

UPDATE 2-Hudson's Bay chairman, shareholders propose C$1.74 bln go-private deal Hudson's Bay Co Executive Chairman Richard Baker on Monday teamed up with other shareholders and offered to take the struggling Canadian retailer private in a C$1.74 billion cash deal....
2019-06-10 20:17

Police turn to private doorbell cameras to help catch criminals Authorities in Iowa are asking residents to register their cameras so police can quickly request footage if an incident occurs nearby.       ...
2019-06-17 12:34

Border Wall on Private Land in New Mexico Fuels Backlash A group that pushes for stricter border control is spending $6 million to construct less than a mile of border fencing on private land in southern New Mexico....
2019-05-29 04:17

UPDATE 1-Goldman Sachs combining its private-investing units - WSJ Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc is combining its private-investing arms, with the resulting new division to have about $140 billion in assets, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter....
2019-06-17 01:51

UBS creates team to promote private capital markets deals UBS Group has created a private capital markets team to help wealth management clients invest in the burgeoning sector, the Swiss bank said on Wednesday....
2019-07-10 13:00

Merlin to go private in $7.5 billion deal with Lego family and Blackstone Madame Tussauds owner Merlin said on Friday it had agreed to be acquired by the investment vehicle of Lego's founding family and private equity firm Blackstone Group LP in a $7.5 billion deal....
2019-06-28 12:51

Hedge fund urges Madame Tussauds operator to go private A large investor in the operator of Madame Tussauds is waxing nostalgic about the company’s days as a private entity. Activist hedge fund ValueAct is urging the company behind the maker of Meghan Markle and Ariana Grande wax figurines to pursue a dea...
2019-05-24 06:17

NASA could see more delays for SpaceX and Boeing private space flights When NASA awarded Boeing and SpaceX contracts to develop vehicles that can take astronauts to the ISS, it was hoping they'll be done by 2017. Unfortunately, both companies grappled with technical challenges that forced them to delay their timeli...
2019-06-21 15:34

Maine making public, private insurers cover abortions AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A bill requiring public and private insurance companies to cover abortion is now law in Maine. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed it Thursday, a day after the Legislature finalized the measure. The approval comes after the state...
2019-06-13 18:00

Millions of US taxpayers’ money invested in private prison firms At least 20 public worker pension funds have invested in firms profiting from Trump’s immigration policy, including California and New York This story is co-published with the Documented news website and newsletterMillions of US taxpayer dollars are ...
2019-07-11 16:51

Sotheby’s to go private in deal valuing action house at $2.66 billion Patrick Drahi, the billionaire behind telecoms and media group Altice, has agreed to buy art auction house Sotheby’s in a deal valuing it at $2.66 billion. Sotheby’s said it had signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by BidFair USA,...
2019-06-17 15:51

| Nigeria shuts down private TV, radio stations tied to opposition Nigeria's broadcasting authority shut down private radio and television stations owned by a key opposition figure who hours earlier said his media operations were being targeted in a crackdown....
2019-06-07 17:34

Apple Is Testing Private Web Ads on Safari So You Feel Less Creeped Out While Shopping Ads are the bane of the internet. On top of being an eyesore, by now everyone’s had that experience of googling an item, only to find targeted ads for that same product follow you across the web. It’s creepy, and today, Apple announced in a blog post...
2019-05-23 05:34

Congress Slams Centre Over Appointment Of Officials From Private Sector The Congress today hit out at the BJP-led NDA government over its reported appointment of joint secretaries from the private sector without reservation and asked if it is fine to "sideline the......
2019-06-14 13:34

Save an extra 25% on Private Internet Access VPN subscriptions this Memorial Day So when you can score a deal on essential online security from a heritage brand, it’s time to jump on that offer. Right now, you can secure a one-year PIA subscription for $37.49 (Orig. $119.40), a two-year PIA subscription for $50.00 (Orig. $238.80)...
2019-05-26 17:17

McDonald's Workers Say Time's Up On Sexual Harassment More than two dozen current and former McDonald's workers filed sexual harassment complaints Tuesday to confront what they say is widespread misconduct at the fast-food behemoth....
2019-05-22 10:51

Amazon investing $700M to 'upskill' 100,000 workers Retail giant Amazon has said it will invest $700 million to train new workers for jobs like data mapping scientists, solutions architect, security engineer and business analyst -- a plan to "upskill" 100,000 employees....
2019-07-12 14:51

Erika Lust: #MeToo left sex workers behind For the ongoing series, Code Word, we’re exploring if — and how — technology can protect individuals against sexual assault and harassment, and how it can help and support survivors. There’s no questioning that sex workers face judgement and stigma, ...
2019-07-08 17:00

VW workers refile petition for UAW vote in Tenn. The NLRB's decision comes a day after three Democratic U.S. senators urged VW 's U.S. unit to drop efforts to delay the election at its Tennessee assembly plant....
2019-05-23 02:34

Virginia Beach shooting victims were more than just co-workers Virginia Beach Public Works spokesman Drew Lankford shares memories of victims in the municipal center shooting, many whom he called friends.        ...
2019-06-03 23:34

Amazon to spend $700 million to retrain a third of its US workers Amazon will provide technical training to about one-third of its US workforce at a cost of more than $700 million. Amazon, which like other companies has struggled to find technically qualified US employees, said it will provide its workers with the ...
2019-07-11 23:00

Record low unemployment for workers without bachelor’s degrees in May Unemployment for workers without bachelor’s degrees fell to the lowest rate on record in May, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Friday....
2019-06-07 15:51

City boosts pay for pre-K workers with $15 million deal Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson reached a three-year, $15 million deal with unions to boost the pay of early childhood educators working for nonprofits. “We cannot have a system where certified teachers at community-...
2019-07-09 23:00

Real workers know more about this economy than Elizabeth Warren It may come as no surprise to working men and women, but during the first Democratic presidential primary debate Elizabeth Warren clearly demonstrated that she is completely out of touch with them and may not even know what year it is....
2019-06-28 08:51

Ethiopia's garment workers are the least paid in the world With a range of economic incentives like the freshly built industrial parks for garment manufacturing, Ethiopia has positioned itself to become one of the world's top exporters of textile and garments....
2019-05-21 15:34

Logistics Recruiters Cast a Virtual Net for Workers Some logistics companies looking for workers in a tight U.S. job market are casting a virtual net, using a technique called geofencing to target people as they drive by sites or even park their cars in competitors’ lots....
2019-07-02 22:00

Instacart Workers Discover an App Is a Terrible Boss Instacart has a checkered past when it comes to fair and dignified labor practices, and now dozens of its contract workers are claiming that the company app torments them into accepting shitty jobs or suffering the consequences.Read more......
2019-07-16 00:17

Sex workers push to legalize prostitution in New York ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state would legalize the buying and selling of sex under a proposal introduced in the state Legislature that would lift criminal penalties for sex work. The bill was announced Monday and isn’t expected to get a vote...
2019-06-10 20:17

GM pushes for more temp workers as UAW talks loom GM's move to temporary workers sets up a hot summer of negotiations with the UAW as the two try to hash out a new labor deal in the coming months. The last contract was bargained over in better times....
2019-06-19 17:34

KYTC Workers Compete In Roadeo Event LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Kentucky Transportation Cabinet workers put their skills to the test Wednesday in an Olympics style competition. Workers from counties across district seven gathered in Lexington for the annual Roadeo event. The equipme...
2019-05-30 00:51

Ethnic minorities paid 3.8% less than white workers Ethnic minority workers in the UK earned on average 3.8% less than white workers last year, according to the first analysis of its kind by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)....
2019-07-09 16:34

An IPO could make these workers wealthy – or leave them holding nothing Not all start-ups grow up to be Facebook. For the lucky few that do, their employees might have access to a small fortune: stock options. Here's what you should know....
2019-06-08 17:00

Amazon Workers Plan to Strike on Prime Day Employees at Amazon’s now-infamous Shakopee, Minnesota, warehouse—the first of the famously anti-union retailer’s locations to stage a walkout in the U.S.—is planning a strike next week to coincide with Prime Day, the company’s invented shopping holi...
2019-07-09 01:51

Don't leave rural workers out of the employment renaissance With its proposed food stamp work requirement rule, USDA has an opportunity to crack down on fraud and abuse while moving millions from welfare to work — but to fully leverage this opportunity, it needs to amend the proposed rule to make sure governm...
2019-07-12 21:51

No rest for the workers: how the US is out of step on paid leave A survey of the 21 wealthiest countries has found that the US is the only one not to guarantee paid vacation timeOf the 21 wealthiest countries, the US is the only one not to guarantee workers paid leave, according to a recent report by the Center fo...
2019-06-18 09:00

Connected businesses ‘can give all workers a voice’ Workers across the world are feeling frustrated by a lack of communication between themselves and their bosses, according to new research.A report from Workplace by Facebook has found that today’s workforce is more dispersed than ever, with a ...
2019-05-22 16:34

Japan's geisha and the unfortunate image of sex workers After years of training and decades of practice, geisha become highly skilled performers and entertainers. There is, however, still a common misconception among foreigners that geisha are synonymous with prostitutes....
2019-06-11 19:17

Employers Help Workers Set Up Emergency Savings Accounts Levi Strauss, SunTrust and Kroger are among firms encouraging workers to set aside funds as financial stress hurts productivity and diverts retirement funds....
2019-06-13 19:51

Facebook workers 'possibly exposed to sarin gas' at US HQ Two Facebook workers have possibly been exposed to sarin gas at a mailing warehouse at the social media giant's HQ in California, fire officials say....
2019-07-01 23:51

Tennessee Volkswagen workers reject unionization Factory workers at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee have voted against unionizing. The vote dealt a blow to UAW efforts to gain a foothold among foreign auto facilities in the southern part of the United States....
2019-06-15 07:00

VW workers at Tenn. plant reject second UAW organizing bid For the second time in five years, a majority of hourly workers at Volkswagen's 8-year-old Chattanooga assembly plant has rejected a bid to unionize under the UAW, marking yet another union setback to organize employees at a foreign-owned assembly pl...
2019-06-15 07:34

VW's Tennessee workers vote against union representation Workers at Volkswagen AG's assembly plant in the state of Tennessee narrowly voted against union representation, dealing a fresh blow to the United Auto Workers' (UAW) efforts to unionize a foreign automaker's plant in the U.S. South....
2019-06-15 08:00

Brexit Is Sending Students Packing, Straining Private Schools on Both Ends While campuses in Britain look toward Asia in their struggle to refill seats, those on the Continent are scrambling to prepare for a crush of new pupils....
2019-05-27 16:17

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry To Host Private Christening For Son: Report The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, are all set to forgo another royal tradition, which has been quite popular, over the past years....
2019-07-01 09:17

As construction on private border wall resumes in New Mexico, group is under investigation Florida is investigating WeBuildTheWall, Inc., an organization that has begun building a border wall on private property in New Mexico.        ...
2019-06-02 05:17

Cuba travel ban: Private businesses already suffering 3 days after rule change Three days after President Donald Trump banned cruise ships and private vessels from visiting Cuba, the impact could already be felt.       ...
2019-06-13 18:17

Private banking architects: Tan Su Shan – leading the charge for Asia’s wealthy Tan Su Shan has led DBS’s efforts to become the leading home-grown bank for wealth management in Asia, during a decade in which the number of billionaires in the region has soared....
2019-05-21 18:51

Facebook co-founder says Libra could shift monetary clout to private companies: FT Facebook Inc's Libra cryptocurrency would hand over much of the control of monetary policy from central banks to private companies, the company's co-founder Chris Hughes said in an opinion piece in the Financial Times on Friday....
2019-06-21 12:51

Owner of Gay Dating App Jack'd to Pay Out for Leaving Nudes and Private Photos Exposed The New York attorney general announced this week a settlement with the parent company of Jack’d, a dating app for gay and bisexual men, over negligence around a security issue that exposed nude and otherwise “private” photos of the platform’s users....
2019-06-29 12:00

Ralph Lauren gets honorary knighthood from Prince Charles in private ceremony The fashion designer famous for his tweedy looks was awarded an honorary British knighthood. But you can't call this American citizen "Sir Ralph."        ...
2019-06-21 01:00

Private armies and secret deals: Russia's drive into Africa – podcast A cache of leaked documents appear to show how a close Putin ally is leading a push to turn Africa into a strategic hub with echoes of Soviet-era zones of influence. Luke Harding reports on the Kremlin’s drive to leave its mark on the continent. Plus...
2019-06-13 15:51

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Want Private Christening for Archie: Report It looks like Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to forgo another royal tradition made popular over the past few decades. The two plan to soon host a christening for their baby boy......
2019-07-01 01:17

Private schools angry over state proposal to give city more oversight New York’s elite private-school community is “furious” over a state proposal to give the city Department of Education oversight of their kids’ curricula — and they’re fighting back, insiders told The Post. The blanket Albany proposal is primarily int...
2019-07-12 07:00

State Education Department moves to boost oversight of private schools The state Education Department proposed revised rules Friday to boost its oversight of private and religious schools. The regulations would require the nonpublic schools to provide “substantially equivalent instruction” to what’s offered at public sc...
2019-06-01 19:51

Private Banking and Wealth Management Survey 2019: Results Index More than 2,000 private bankers took part in the 2019 Euromoney private banking survey. See who’s up and who’s down globally, regionally and by country....
2019-05-21 18:51

From private bank client to farmer: a Chinese model of social lending Financial services group CreditEase runs an app through which its private banking clients can be connected to needy women farmers in China’s rural interior. It’s a remarkable initiative taken up by 200,000 farmers and shows what can be done with low-...
2019-05-21 18:51

Got $50 million for a vacation? NASA to open space station to private citizens NASA will allow private citizens to stay at the International Space Station (ISS) for month-long getaways at a cost of about $35,000 per night, the U.S. space agency said on Friday....
2019-06-07 23:51

Inside Jerry Nadler's private push to open up impeachment inquiry At a frank meeting this week, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler again lobbied to win Speaker Nancy Pelosi's support for an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump....
2019-06-07 23:34

UPDATE 1-U.S. regulator considers boosting investor options to private offerings The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Tuesday it is considering boosting the number of options in private stock sales by broadening access to more potential investors and revamping the capital-raising process of private companies....
2019-06-18 22:17

Chinese private equity firm Centurium raises over $2 bln in debut fund China's Centurium Capital, a big backer of domestic startup Luckin Coffee, said it has raised more than $2 billion in its debut fund, giving the private equity firm more firepower to cut deals involving the world's second-largest economy....
2019-07-03 09:34

Saving Private Ryan review – war epic still hits with sledgehammer force The horror of battle is given visceral power in Steven Spielberg’s dazzling fusion of audacity, action and human dramaA present participle in the title usually promises a film with light, ironical flavour: Driving Miss Daisy, Being John Malkovich, Br...
2019-06-06 16:51

Westchester private school to undergo revamp after mock slave auction A Westchester private school where a teacher conducted a mock slave auction with students in March will undergo a series of racial reforms in an agreement worked out with state Attorney General Letitia James. Teacher Rebecca Antinozzi, who has since ...
2019-05-30 00:51

Private prison staff accused of spying on inmates in toilets and showers Former detainee Corey Donaldson claims CoreCivic staff at McRae correctional facility in Georgia peered at and made video recordings of immigrant inmates A former detainee at a prison for immigrants in rural Georgia alleges he and other detainees wer...
2019-05-29 09:17

Sara Netanyahu convicted of lesser crime in private chef case Sara Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister's wife, on Sunday was convicted of a lower crime of breach of trust that involves no jail time in a private chef case after accepting a plea deal in a court in Jerusalem....
2019-06-17 06:34

Administration Nears Plan to Return Fannie, Freddie to Private Ownership Trump administration officials are finalizing a plan to put mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on a sounder financial footing, then return them to private-shareholder ownership....
2019-05-31 03:51

More private investors coming into corporate real estate: Knight Frank Neil Brookes of Knight Frank discusses investments into corporate real estate. He also says the London property market is a safe haven in the long term....
2019-06-20 10:00

Private contact data of millions of Instagram users was reportedly exposed Facebook is investigating a report that claims the private contact data for millions of the influencers, brands, and celebrities who use the company’s Instagram subsidiary has been exposed online. That news comes via TechCrunch, which recounted...
2019-05-21 19:51

Here's a list of benefits private insurance won't be allowed to cover if Kamala Harris has her way Sen. Kamala Harris, has been trying to have it both ways on healthcare, claiming she supports the "Medicare for all" plan proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, while also insisting she opposes getting rid of private insurance. This is an untenable positio...
2019-07-02 18:34

Elizabeth Warren fibbed — private prison stocks have bombed in the Trump era When writing today's editorial, we already knew that Elizabeth Warren was lying (or more generously, stretching it) during the debate two weeks ago when she claimed that the current U.S. prosperity is misleading because an ever-narrower stratum of Am...
2019-07-08 16:51

Embrace of Blackstone's Change Is Good News for Private-Equity Stocks Investor’s warm welcome for Blackstone Group’s debut as a corporation is an encouraging sign for rivals that are also considering abandoning their partnership structures....
2019-07-01 22:00

Kamala Harris campaign should either be honest about private insurance or admit she isn't for 'Medicare for all' Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., with the help of her campaign, keeps trying to claim she supports "Medicare for all" while obfuscating the reality that it would essentially eliminate private insurance. She needs to stick with one clear position or she'...
2019-06-11 00:51

Teneo Agrees to Sell Majority Stake to Private-Equity Firm Teneo Holdings LLC—the communications and advisory firm known for counseling the CEOs of some of the world’s largest companies—has agreed to sell a slight majority stake to private-equity investor CVC Capital Partners, according to people familiar wi...
2019-06-08 07:34

Trump Supporters Begin Construction Of Private US, Mexico Border Wall A US military veteran has launched construction on the first section of private border wall between the United States and Mexico, using money crowdsourced by supporters of President Donald Trump....
2019-05-29 03:51

Madhya Pradesh Planning Law In Favour Of Locals For Private Sector Jobs The Madhya Pradesh government is planning to bring a law that will ensure that the people of the state will get preference in 70 per cent of the jobs in the private sector, Chief Minister Kamal Nath......
2019-07-09 23:51

Private border wall construction halts after New Mexico town protests A U.S. group building what it claims is the first private wall on the Mexican border wall on Wednesday said it had stopped construction after a New Mexico town ruled the project lacked necessary permits....
2019-05-30 06:17

House Oversight chairman demands private emails from Trump officials A top House Democrat demanded Monday that the White House turn over all communications sent by senior officials using private email and messaging services — including encrypted apps — by next week, citing a blanket refusal by the Trump administration...
2019-07-02 02:01

Oprah Winfrey opens her private road during Maui fire to help evacuations Oprah Winfrey got a "big mahalo" for opening her private road on her property in Maui to help people quickly escape a brush fire that broke out Thursday....
2019-07-12 16:51

Nitish Kumar Opposes Centre's Pitch For Public-Private Tie-Up In Railways Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a BJP ally, has opposed the central government's proposal to bring public-private partnerships in Railways to enhance infrastructure and connectivity....
2019-07-09 07:34

Standard Industries, private equity vie for BASF construction chemicals -sources Building materials maker Standard Industries and several private equity groups are vying for BASF's construction chemicals business, which the German chemicals group has put on the block to focus on more profitable operations, people close to the mat...
2019-06-28 17:51

City issues cease-and-desist order for private border wall SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — A border suburb of El Paso, Texas, has issued a cease-and-desist order against construction of a privately funded border barrier. A spokesman for Sunland Park, New Mexico, said Tuesday that the barrier being erected by We Bu...
2019-05-29 06:00

Target is sweetening its employee benefits to keep workers and attract new ones America's top retailers are trying to outmatch each other with new employee benefits to attract workers as unemployment hovers near its lowest level in decades....
2019-06-10 23:17

Volkswagen Factory Workers in Tennessee Reject Union The vote was a defeat for the United Automobile Workers, which has tried unsuccessfully to organize workers at plants owned by foreign automakers in the South....
2019-06-15 05:34

Suit alleges racial discrimination against school workers LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A lawsuit alleges racial discrimination against African American maintenance workers in Kentucky’s largest school district. News outlets report the complaint was filed Thursday in Jefferson Circuit Court and says black wo...
2019-06-07 17:17

More employers are offering workers time to chill in summer A recent survey conducted by MetLife reveals that among emerging benefits such as wellness programs, paid sabbaticals or onsite free services, more time off ranks top of the wish list....
2019-06-30 22:51

7 workers dead, 23 injured in Cambodia building collapse A seven-story building under construction has collapsed in Cambodia’s coastal city of Sihanoukville on Saturday, killing seven workers and injuring 23...
2019-06-22 17:17

Burger King to Florida workers: Mopping tabletops is not OK JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Burger King is retraining workers in a Florida franchise after an employee was caught on video cleaning a table with a floor mop. Disgusted customer Katie Duran shared her video with News4Jax, complaining that she had just e...
2019-06-10 16:34

Workers prepared to quit over badly-designed offices New research from Dell has revealed that UK businesses are putting productivity at risk with poor workplace design.Although common complaints like office temperature, noisy colleagues and unnecessary meetings took the top three spots in the company&a...
2019-07-04 06:51

California lawmakers pass bill to protect sex workers California lawmakers passed a bill this week that protects sex workers from arrest for reporting rape as sexually transmitted diseases statewide have climbed....
2019-07-11 22:51

Whole Foods workers say conditions declined after Amazon takeover Employees described increasing pressure to push Amazon Prime deals and memberships, understaffing and increased workloadsSince being bought by Amazon two years ago, employees at Whole Foods say their working conditions have declined markedly amid inc...
2019-07-16 08:51

McDonald's workers protest workplace violence McDonald's workers in Chicago say they feel unsafe at work after witnessing gunfire and other acts of violence inside their restaurants. They protested outside a South Side store on Wednesday. (May 22).        ...
2019-05-23 04:17

UK immigration falls to five-year low as influx of EU workers slows Long-term immigration to Britain dropped to a five-year low last year as the net inflow of European Union migrants fell to its lowest in almost a decade, extending a decline seen since Britain voted to leave the EU in 2016....
2019-05-24 19:00

Officials: Militants kill 4 workers in Egypt’s Sinai EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian officials say militants have attacked construction workers in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least four civilian workers. The officials say Saturday’s attack took place in the Mediterranean city...
2019-06-22 21:34

Report: Amazon Uses Games To Keep Warehouse Workers Engaged While Amazon’s efforts to get into video games haven’t panned out, there’s one arena where the company has managed to release multiple titles: its own warehouses....
2019-05-22 22:34

Amazon workers in Germany to strike over pay, Verdi union says Workers at seven Amazon sites across Germany will go on strike over pay for at least two days this week starting on Sunday night going into Monday, labour union Verdi said....
2019-07-15 06:51

Workers at VW's Tennessee plant vote against union representation Workers at Volkswagen AG's assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have voted against union representation, the German automaker and the United Auto Workers (UAW) union said on Friday....
2019-06-15 08:00

Accenture Retrains Its Workers as Technology Upends Their Jobs The consulting firm, an adviser on automation, has promised to retrain nearly every worker at risk of losing a job to technology, at a cost of nearly $1 billion a year....
2019-06-24 01:17

UPDATE 2-VW's Tennessee workers vote against union representation Workers at Volkswagen AG's assembly plant in the state of Tennessee narrowly voted against union representation, dealing a fresh blow to the United Auto Workers' (UAW) efforts to unionize a foreign automaker's plant in the U.S. South....
2019-06-15 08:00

VW workers told to refile petition for UAW vote in Tenn. The NLRB's decision comes a day after three Democratic U.S. senators urged VW 's U.S. unit to drop efforts to delay the election at its Tennessee assembly plant....
2019-05-22 21:34

Supreme Court rules against oil drilling platform workers WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled against workers on oil drilling platforms off California who argued they should be paid for the off-work time they spend on the platform, including sleeping. The high court said Monday that federal law ap...
2019-06-10 16:34

Workers urge legislators to keep Santa Anita open ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Backstretch workers who walk, groom and care for racehorses at Santa Anita urged state legislators on Thursday to keep the Southern California track open after the deaths of 29 horses since December. An estimated 500 workers ga...
2019-06-21 01:17

2 more duck boat workers indicted in sinking that killed 17 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted two more employees of a company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people. The U.S. attorney’s office says the Branson operation’s general m...
2019-06-21 01:17

Senior staff: Tokyo's oldest workers – in pictures These bartenders, sushi chefs and sweetshop owners are still working in their 80s and 90s, running family businesses and maintaining traditional crafts as the city changes around them Continue reading......
2019-06-12 13:51

‘Two months of hell’: Amazon workers brace for Prime Day NBC NEWS – As Amazon geared up for Prime Day, the annual shopping event during which consumers can snag Black Friday-like bargains on millions of items, some employees braced for a long two days — and then some. In recent weeks, workers in Amaz...
2019-07-15 20:51

Amazon workers' Prime Day strike begins in Minnesota Amazon workers in Minnesota and Germany are striking as Prime Day kicks off, in a stand against working conditions and wage practices. The action in Minnesota represents the first major strike of Amazon workers in the U.S. during Prime Day....
2019-07-15 22:00

Amazon workers are reportedly planning a Prime Day protest Amazon employees in Minnesota are reportedly planning a strike on Prime Day this year, as the company is promoting its faster delivery options but not giving its workers enough credit, they say....
2019-07-08 17:51

Bombardier to lay off 550 workers at Thunder Bay, Ontario, plant: BNN Bloomberg Canada's Bombardier Inc is laying off half the 1,100 workers at its Thunder Bay, Ontario, railway car plant, BNN Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing a federal government source....
2019-07-10 07:34

| Young Sudanese workers strike for 'civil rule' The chants grew louder as the army pick-up passed. "Power to the civilians," the dozens of young Sudanese bankers cried outside their closed Khartoum branch, heeding a protest group's calls for a general strike....
2019-05-30 22:17

Quebec bans religious symbols for all state workers in new law Premier Francois Legault's government used its majority to push through Bill 21 by a vote of 73 to 35 after applying the mechanism of closure to end debate on the bill prematurely....
2019-06-17 05:34

Here's how much fast-food workers at 17 popular chains say they make Eric Gay/AP While most United States fast-food employees make well above the national minimum wage, hourly pay varies depending on the chain. Additional factors for pay variation include franchises in states with higher minimum wage laws and higher ...
2019-05-31 04:00

What McDonald's Workers Really Need to Fight Sexual Harassment is a Union Last September, McDonald’s workers in cities around the country walked off the job to protest the company’s failure to take action to curb endemic sexual harassment in the workplace. Jamelia Fairley, who began working at a McDonald’s in Sanford, Flo...
2019-05-22 03:17

This AI Software Is ‘Coaching’ Customer Service Workers. Soon It Could Be Bossing You Around, Too I’m on the phone with a startup executive roleplaying as a frustrated customer, and a note along with a speedometer icon appears on my computer screen: Speaking slowly — You are speaking slower than usual. Try increasing your speaking pac...
2019-07-08 16:17

Ocasio-Cortez goes back behind the bar in support of service workers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was back behind the bar in Queens on Friday as the freshman congresswoman was slinging drinks in support of raising wages for service workers. The Democratic socialist served up cocktails at the Queensboro bar in Jackson Heig...
2019-06-01 01:00

McDonald's faces 25 new sexual harassment complaints from workers McDonald's Corp was accused on Tuesday in 25 new lawsuits and regulatory charges of condoning sexual harassment in the workplace and retaliating against employees who speak up....
2019-05-21 19:51

Delta workers seeking to unionize say they are 'under siege' by management Workers report threats, intimidation, and anti-union sentiments from management, a Guardian investigation revealsEvette Avery worked part-time as a gate agent at Delta Airlines in Atlanta, Georgia, for seven years before she was fired in January 2019...
2019-06-12 13:51

64% back Dunkin's war on stores hiring illegal workers A majority of voters, Republicans and Democrats, back efforts by world famous doughnut maker Dunkin' to take back stores from franchisees who refuse to use the E-Verify system to make sure workers are documented....
2019-07-12 15:17

UPDATE 2-Around 200 Norwegian oil workers threaten strike from June 4 Around 200 Norwegian offshore oil and gas workers plan to go on strike on June 4 unless wage negotiations lead to a deal with employers, the Lederne labour union said on Wednesday....
2019-05-29 14:00