Month: November 2017

Apple marks World AIDS Day with in-store and in-app donations

After raising $160 million for the Global fund as part of its partnership with (RED), Apple is marking tomorrow’s World AIDS Day by offering up a bunch of opportunities to donate. The easiest of the bunch is the company’s promise...

/ November 30, 2017

Blue Apron loses its CEO

Blue Apron founder Matt Salzberg is stepping aside as the company’s CEO, the company announced Thursday. CFO Brad Dickerson has been promoted to take his place. It’s been a volatile past few months for the cooking kit company, which went public...

/ November 30, 2017

SpaceX’s first Falcon Heavy launch will now take place in 2018

SpaceX had been planning to launch its huge Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time this year, with a time frame set most recently for sometime in November. Here on the last day of November, we know that’s not happening...

/ November 30, 2017

Here’s what rumored Trump CIA pick Tom Cotton thinks about surveillance, Russia and other issues

As rumors build that the Trump administration plans to boot Rex Tillerson from his post atop the State Department in order to replace him with Mike Pompeo, it’s worth examining who would lead the CIA in Pompeo’s absence. Trump is...

/ November 30, 2017

AliveCor Kardiaband EKG reader is the first FDA certified medical device accessory for the Apple Watch

Today the US FDA has approved the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch range. It’s a watch strap called Kardiaband, it’s made by a company called AliveCor, and it serves as an EKG reader for your wrist. This...

/ November 30, 2017

Wearable numbers get a bump, as consumers shift focus to smarter devices

The wearable space seems to still be figuring itself out — though in spite of some reports about the death of the category, overall growth remains one of the few constants. According to the latest numbers from IDC, the global...

/ November 30, 2017

Police vs Privacy: US Supreme Court Looks at Cell Phone Tracking

Where do we go? Who do we talk to? What do we read about? Our mobile phones are troves of personal, private information, and the US Supreme Court weighed Wednesday how easily police should be able to get it. In...

/ November 30, 2017

Fire TV owners can now control Hulu, NBC, CBS and other video apps via their voice

Amazon Fire TV owners will now be able to control more video apps using Alexa and their voice, the company announced today. This feature lets you ask Alexa to “watch,” “play,” “pause,” “rewind,” “fast forward,” and more. It can also...

/ November 30, 2017

Cisco Patches Critical Playback Bugs in WebEx Players | Threatpost

Google Detects and Boots Tizi Spyware Off Google Play November 28, 2017 , 12:40 pm Imgur Confirms 2014 Breach of 1.7 Million User Accounts November 27, 2017 , 1:17 pm Cisco Patches Critical Playback Bugs in WebEx Players November 30,...

/ November 30, 2017

Google Cloud brings in former Intel exec Diane Bryant as COO

There are now two Dianes running the show at Google Cloud. The company announced that Diane Bryant has been hired as the COO of the division. She joins Diane Greene, who came on board as Senior VP of Google Cloud...

/ November 30, 2017