- Chinese regulators expand scrutiny to ride-hailing sector, warning execs from Didi Chuxing and nine other companies against price fixing and monopolizing data (Christian Shepherd/Financial Times)on May 14, 2021 at 1:30 pm
Christian Shepherd / Financial Times: Chinese regulators expand scrutiny to ride-hailing sector, warning execs from Didi Chuxing and nine other companies against price fixing and monopolizing data — Groups warned against price fixing and monopolising data ahead of expected IPO by Didi Chuxing
- Teach AIs forgetfulness could make them better at their jobsby Devin Coldewey on May 14, 2021 at 1:01 pm
While modern machine learning systems act with a semblance of artificial intelligence, the truth is they don’t “understand” any of the data they work with — which in turn means they tend to store even trivial items forever. Facebook researchers have proposed structured forgetfulness as a way for AI to clear the decks a bit,
- IBM Think: How AI could make big virtual events better than in-person alternativesby Rob Enderle on May 14, 2021 at 12:53 pm
Disclosure: Most of the vendors mentioned are clients of the author.IBM Think, the firm’s iconic (and now-digital) annual customer event, took place this week and I was again reminded how firms like IBM with internal video competence and studios do these things better than those without. Everyone was rehearsed, even the top execs; the staging was TV-show quality, camera angles and sound conveyed a sense of competence. The impression of competence from an event does seem to transfer to a company’s brand, positively affecting sales prospects and valuation. To read this article in full, please click here
- Amazon Prime Day 2021: Dates, deals and how you can save extra money - CNETby Rick Broida on May 14, 2021 at 12:51 pm
These are the discounts we know are coming, plus a look at what Walmart, Target and other stores will be doing.
- Biden charts an electrified course for the auto industry - Roadshowby Sean Szymkowski on May 14, 2021 at 12:35 pm
President Biden pulled a U-turn for the auto industry with a focus on EVs and stricter emissions standards. We take a look at what's happened thus far.
- Being James Bond: How 007 movies got me into intelligence work - CNETby Jon Skillings on May 14, 2021 at 12:00 pm
Growing up, I lived for James Bond and secret agents. Before I knew it, I was tiptoeing into the world of spies in the thick of the Cold War.
- Swamp Motel's internet scavenger hunts are the most fun I've had all pandemic - CNETby Katie Collins on May 14, 2021 at 12:00 pm
Bored by Netflix? Done with Zoom quizzes? Try these immersive mysteries instead.
- The Ford Bronco is back: Take a deeper dive into the off-road SUV's specs - Roadshowby Chris Paukert on May 14, 2021 at 12:00 pm
We have prices, fuel economy, off-road specs and more before the Bronco launches this summer.
- Foxconn reports Q2 net profit of $1B on revenue of $48B, up 45% YoY, and says global supply crunch will worsen this quarter (Debby Wu/Bloomberg)on May 14, 2021 at 11:45 am
Debby Wu / Bloomberg: Foxconn reports Q2 net profit of $1B on revenue of $48B, up 45% YoY, and says global supply crunch will worsen this quarter — - Supply shortages will be more severe in 2Q than 1Q: Liu — Hon Hai shares are down 20% from March high as crunch worsens
- Google is leading an effort, supported by many tech giants, to maintain work authorization for tens of thousands of people whose spouses hold H-1B visas (Lauren Feiner/CNBC)on May 14, 2021 at 11:25 am
Lauren Feiner / CNBC: Google is leading an effort, supported by many tech giants, to maintain work authorization for tens of thousands of people whose spouses hold H-1B visas — - Google is leading an effort to maintain work authorization for tens of thousands of people whose spouses hold H-1B visas …
- Modern Portrait of George Washington Draws Attentionby Heather Murphy on May 14, 2021 at 11:22 am
A bored musician used Photoshop to depict a modern version the first president. A Washington biographer and an impersonator had thoughts on its accuracy.
- Amazon says it will hire 10,000 more people in the UK, taking its total headcount in the country to 55K by the end of 2021 (Thomas Seal/Bloomberg)on May 14, 2021 at 11:15 am
Thomas Seal / Bloomberg: Amazon says it will hire 10,000 more people in the UK, taking its total headcount in the country to 55K by the end of 2021 — - Company said Thursday it would hire 75,000 logistics workers — U.K. jobs to be in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Cambridge
- The Irish health service shuts down its IT system after a "significant" ransomware attack that is having a severe impact on health and social care services (BBC)on May 14, 2021 at 11:10 am
BBC: The Irish health service shuts down its IT system after a “significant” ransomware attack that is having a severe impact on health and social care services — Ireland's health service has temporarily shut down its IT system after what it described as a “significant ransomware attack”.
- Echelon exposed riders’ account data, thanks to a leaky APIby Zack Whittaker on May 14, 2021 at 11:00 am
Peloton wasn’t the only at-home workout giant exposing private account data. Rival exercise giant Echelon also had a leaky API that let virtually anyone access riders’ account information. Fitness technology company Echelon, like Peloton, offers a range of workout hardware — bikes, rowers, and a treadmill — as a cheaper alternative for members to exercise
- Pete's Paleo review: This meal delivery service you've never heard of is one of the best - CNETby David Watsky on May 14, 2021 at 11:00 am
Pete's healthy prepared meals impressed with tasty recipes made from high-quality ingredients.
- Refinance rates for May 14, 2021: Rates ease - CNETby CNET staff on May 14, 2021 at 11:00 am
Several key refinance rates tapered off today.
- Mortgage rates on May 14, 2021: Rates decline - CNETby CNET staff on May 14, 2021 at 11:00 am
Today some notable mortgage rates declined. Here's how that can affect your mortgage plans.
- The new, self-organizing workplaceby Paul Gillin on May 14, 2021 at 11:00 am
More than 20 years ago, I joined an internet startup that had some unconventional ideas about the workplace that deserve revisiting as offices begin to reopen across the U.S.The company had no requirements for employees to come into the office. Even people who lived within a comfortable commuting distance could work remotely full-time if they wanted. Most showed up no more than a couple of days per week; there were no set hours, either. Job expectations were defined by outcomes which, for people in my group, had little to do with the time of day. There was also no vacation policy. Employees were free to take as many days off as they wanted because no one was counting.To read this article in full, please click here
- Xbox Series S is an unmissable value at $300 thanks to this awesome feature - CNETby Eric Franklin on May 14, 2021 at 10:54 am
Commentary: FPS Boost is incredible, but I'm still not completely satisfied with framerates on the Series S.
- The Separate Worlds of Bill and Melinda Gatesby Nicholas Kulish, Rebecca R. Ruiz and David Gelles on May 14, 2021 at 10:49 am
They built an empire that was essential in the pandemic. Now, their impending divorce makes personal a shift that confidants say was well underway in their philanthropic roles.
- Samsung S21 Ultra vs. Oppo Find X3: Which is the future of zoom? - CNETby Daniel Van Boom on May 14, 2021 at 10:32 am
Phone-makers are trying to figure out what to do next with phone cameras. Samsung and Oppo have opposite ideas.
- Apple WWDC 2021: iOS 15, MacOS 12 and everything we expect - CNETby Patrick Holland on May 14, 2021 at 10:00 am
Previews of Apple's next operating systems will likely dominate the Worldwide Developers Conference, which will be virtual again this year.
- 9 Chrome extensions that supercharge Google Driveby Howard Wen on May 14, 2021 at 10:00 am
Google Drive is a powerful business tool in its own right, especially when partnered with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. But a number of Chrome browser extensions can add more file management features and other tricks to Google’s cloud storage and office apps.If you regularly use Google Drive through Chrome or Chrome OS, consider adding the following extensions to make working with Drive and Google’s productivity apps more efficient and productive.[ Further reading: How to use Google Drive for collaboration ] 1. AwesomeDrive for Google Drive If you use Microsoft Office and store your Office documents in Google Drive, AwesomeDrive is a must. Once the extension is installed in Chrome, you can open an Office document from Google Drive and it will load in the Microsoft Office application (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) that’s installed on your computer.To read this article in full, please click here
- Lies on Social Media Inflame Israeli-Palestinian Conflictby Sheera Frenkel on May 14, 2021 at 9:00 am
Misinformation has flourished on Twitter, TikTok, Facebook and other social media about the violence between Israelis and Palestinians.
- iPhone 13: Apple fans might not like the sound of the newest design rumor - CNETby Karisa Langlo on May 14, 2021 at 8:00 am
The iPhone 13 could be getting bulkier, and every other rumor we've heard about Apple's next flagship so far.