Jonathan Spitzer

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I'm fortunate enough to have a car with heated seats, and every time I arrive home and have to leave that warm, cozy spot, I wonder: Why can't we have heated seats in the house?This isn't quite that, but it's close: For a limited time, and while supplies last, the MaxKare wearable heating pad is $28.85 when you clip the on-page 12%-off coupon and then apply promo code FGY7XLCA at checkout.Most heating pads are exactly that: square pads you have to kind of wedge in wherever you need heat.This is something you wear like a vest, though with robe-like ties in the front.Although you have to stay tethered to an AC outlet, you can position yourself any which way (sitting up, lying down and so on) and still enjoy the warmth.The inline controller offers five heat levels and two auto-off timer settings.
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As demand grows from consumers to stay connected when in their vehicles, Chinese automakers are creating intelligent in-car systems to lead the still-nascent market.But less than 4% or about one million of these motors came with connectivity.“We believe the market will be mature once that number rises beyond three million units,” said Yang Dongsheng, general manager at BYD Auto Product Planning & New Technology Research Institute.The Warren Buffet-backed EV maker launched DiLink, a system solution for connected vehicles, in April last year and later opened it up to app developers.Through a partnership with Baidu, the fully cloud-connected service also offers drivers the ability to monitor power consumption and more conveniently navigate to local charging stations.“Smart connectivity is where differentiation is created to grasp the changing needs from consumers, and that is the key to leadership in the future market,” Yang added.
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Though Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a hot topic for businesses right now, it has so far failed to shake up the real estate industry and the use of property software in the same way it has transformed sectors such as banking and healthcare.By definition, artificial intelligence is technology that can perform human-like tasks.For many, there are fears that our increasing dependence on AI will generate widespread unemployment in jobs that could, in theory, be automated.Yet AI has already made a huge impact within diverse sectors such as agriculture and manufacturing, without eliminating jobs.In reality, the introduction of AI to these industries has helped individuals carry out their jobs more efficiently, reducing the time spent on tedious and time-consuming tasks with office software, which could be better handled automatically.In light of this, the property industry seems comparatively stagnant due to its reliance on traditional methods, making it well positioned for disruption with the successful implementation of AI.
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Residents of Jersey City, New Jersey, voted overwhelmingly in favor of strict short-term rental regulations on Tuesday, putting an end to the high-profile feud between Airbnb and local officials that had engulfed the city in recent months.The move comes as a major blow to Airbnb, which spent more than $4.2 million blanketing Jersey City in television ads, handouts, and pro-Airbnb canvassers in a campaign to quash the restrictions, which will affect a popular destination for guests looking to visit Manhattan (which is just across the Hudson River and several minutes away on public transit) without running afoul of New York's tight rules on short-term rentals.The new rules crack down on Jersey City’s booming short-term rental industry—which has grown by an order of magnitude since city officials effectively legalized the practice in 2015—by requiring that owners obtain permits and limiting who can rent out their spaces and for how long.Despite an aggressive opposition campaign, voters approved the regulations in a landslide, with current estimates suggesting nearly 70% voted in favor of the measure.And with Airbnb looking to do an IPO in 2020—a process that involves airing out its dirty laundry for investors—every bit of regulatory backlash counts.The company has sued cities such as Boston, Miami Beach, Santa Monica, and even its hometown of San Francisco over ordinances beefing up short-term rental regulations, and it has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars hiring signature gatherers to help overturn local restrictions on both coasts.
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Making sustainable swaps at home is easier than you might think - blogger Georgina Caro shows how small changes can save money as well as the environment.HuffPost is part of Verizon Media.Verizon Media and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Verizon Media will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Verizon Media and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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Matmo strengthened from a tropical storm to a storm with hurricane-force in the overnight hours of Nov. 7.NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Bay of Bengal, Northern Indian Ocean and found Matmo appeared more organized.Warnings are in effect in northeastern India and Bangladesh as Matmo approaches.The India Meteorological Service (IMS) has issued a cyclone watch for the Odisha-West Bengal coasts.Odisha is a state in India.Odisha has 301 miles (485 kilometers) of coastline along the Bay of Bengal from Balasore to Ganjam.
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PALM SPRINGS, Calif.—Within 8 minutes of ordering Neosporin and Band-Aids, a consumer in Virginia had those items in hand, delivered by drone from a nearby Walgreens to his home.It was no stunt—drone delivery is part of a pilot project the drug store chain launched this fall aimed at “redefining convenience,” said Vineet Mehra, global CMO of the retailer’s parent company, Walgreens Boots Alliance.The brand, with $10 billion in annual sales, is the first retailer to use the FAA-cleared technology from Google parent company Alphabet’s Wing division.An example, along with delivering products by drone, is a Walgreens program that puts water refill stations beside bottled water that’s for sale in stores.“We have to give our customers choice.”Connect purpose-driven marketing to business areas that are commercially important to you and bring that purpose to life via consumer engagement versus touting it in self-congratulatory marketing.
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Microsoft has finally begun shipping its pricey augmented reality headgear to customers.After some initial floundering, and some frankly odd home entertainment demonstrations, the HoloLens has carved itself a niche as a gizmo aimed at workers that need to keep their hands free.While the first HoloLens carried the whiff of a prototype hurriedly booted into production as all around it seemed to be being cancelled, the latest version is a much more polished affair.We took a look last month and came away impressed with the potential, if not the price.And goodness, the augmented reality eyewear is not cheap, at $3,500 for the device (or $99 per month for the development edition, $125 with Dynamics 365 Remote Assist), only the well-heeled enthusiast will be picking one up.For Enterprises it is a different matter, with customers such as CBRE regarding the thing as just another tool to assist engineers in the field.
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The drama around Huawei’s Google Play problem put a spotlight on the role that Android’s premier app store plays in the mobile ecosystem.It is the official source of Android apps and advertises advanced detection and removal of malware or malware-infected apps.Given coverage tech news, however, it’s clear there’s still room for improvement.That’s why Google has partnered with some mobile security companies to form the App Defense Alliance, promising to stop malware even before they have a chance to touch your phone.Google is quite proud of how Android has reached more than 2 billion devices but that also means that its responsibility to keep those devices safe is even greater.Given the volume of apps that call Google Play Store home, Google has resorted to using automation and machine learning to perform security checks on apps.
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Senaste superhjältefilmen hittar du inte på Mubi.”Vi förväntar oss att ha över 100 000 kunder här inom två år”, säger grundaren Efe Cakarel.När brittiska Mubi drog igång 2007 var tanken att bli ett socialt nätverk för filmfantaster.På Mubi kan prenumeranterna exempelvis se verk av regissörer som Krzysztof Kieślowski, Federico Fellini och Alfred Hitchcock.Utan marknadsföring har vi fått några tusen kunder i Sverige.Men vi förväntar oss att ha över 100 000 kunder här inom två år”, säger bolagets grundare och vd Efe Cakarel, som är i Sverige i dagarna för att tala på Stockholms filmfestival.
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Kontorhotellet Weworks noteringsfasko has, has taken its toll on the world's largest techinvesterare Softbank.on Wednesday, reported the company is in a loss of 62 billion, which was significantly more than that of the minusresultat of the 26 billion that analysts were expecting.another company that has become one of the goals of Softbank's Singles.with the Ipo, in may, was one of the most hajpade, but since then, there has been a regular taxiappen.the Valuation of the stock has been nearly cut in half, from 8.2 billion dollars in may to 47 billion u.s. dollars in november.the Losses to date, in 2019, amounting to 67 billion dollars.
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At this point, there's no excuse for paying full retail price for a new Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, especially after it's been surpassed by the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus.The phone has been out over a year now, and that means you should get a great Galaxy S8 Plus deal, far less than its initial $850 list price.We want to make finding those deals a lot easier for you, whether you plan to get your new phone from a mobile carrier or from an online retailer.We've sniffed around to find the best Galaxy S8 Plus discounts and promotions, so you can shop knowing you're getting the best deal.The best way to get the new Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus on a discount is to explore the links below and enjoy one of the best smartphones we've seen over the years - and while it's been out for awhile, it's still a powerful device worth your consideration.The best Black Friday Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deals and prices
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The US Department of Interior, the agency that oversees federal land and natural resources, has grounded its fleet of more than 800 drones over concerns that they may be a security vulnerability.According to recent reports, officials have cited worries over drones made in China, as well as drones that feature components manufactured in the nation.The decision is the latest in a long line of security worries over Chinese gadgets.News about the DOI’s decision comes from the Wall Street Journal, which reports that Interior Department Secretary David Bernhardt gave the order to ground the fleet and initiate an investigation into potential security vulnerabilities introduced by the drones.The fleet may return to the skies when the investigation is over, depending on what it finds.At the heart of the matter, according to the report, are concerns over hardware manufactured in China and its potential for facilitating espionage.
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Did you know that Reddit allows you to stop seeing thumbnails as you browse content on its platform?Our guide will show you how to change your “thumbnails” setting in the Reddit mobile application.Note: These screenshots were captured in the Reddit app on iOS.Step 1: Tap your profile picture in the top-left corner of the screen.Step 3: Under “View Options,” tap “Thumbnails.”Step 4: Tap “Never show” to stop seeing thumbnails as you browse the Reddit app.
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the Spotify familjeabonnemang, in which up to five people to listen, and have got the revenues per listener to fall in the last couple of years.at the same time, the company will start to try to charge more for the familjeabonnemangen. < A familjeabonnemang currently costs sek 149 per month.According to the information to be price of which increased by 13 per cent.in Order to diversify the offer, launched the Spotify app, which is aimed at children.the Content should be playful and colorful, and are selected by the editor.
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Mario Kart Tour has already reached 129.3 million downloads on the Google Play store and Apple App Store, a Monday report by Sensor Tower says.It was outraced only by Pokemon Go, which amassed 163 million downloads in its first 30 days and has since crossed the 1 billion threshold.Nintendo announced the Mario Kart mobile game back in January 2018, with an original launch date of March 2019.However, the game was then delayed until summer 2019 while it was being fine tuned, eventually launching Sept. 25.It's free to play on Android and iOS, but the Sensor Tower data -- reported earlier Monday by The Hollywood Reporter -- shows Mario Kart Tour generating $37.4 million of in-game revenue since its release.Mario Kart Tour is Nintendo's most successful mobile game release in terms of downloads -- it's trailed by Super Mario Run's 21.8 million -- but is second to Fire Emblem Heroes' revenue, which raked in $67.6 million in its first month, according to Sensor Tower.
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To understand why companies are auditing for cybersecurity, we must first understand the risk.In the same study, (ISC)2 found that security breaches that come to light during the due diligence process can derail a transaction; in fact, almost half (49 percent) of participants said they had seen it happen.The same number said a post-acquisition security breach in an acquired company has affected the share value of a publicly traded organization.Cyberrisk is measured by comparing a company’s operational processes against some form of standard and reporting the results.The Cyber Security Framework (CSF) developed by NIST is by far the most often recommended benchmark, and it should be adopted as the foundation upon which to build a cyber risk assessment.It was developed by experts, is hailed as the gold standard in the US, and is gaining considerable interest outside North America.
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If you’re a pedestrian—and who isn’t?—this week’s WIRED Transportation missives are decidedly grim.If you’re riding in a car, American roads are only getting safer.According to figures from the US Department of Transportation released this week, vehicle-related deaths fell by 2.4 percent last year.But 6,677 pedestrians died in 2018, a 3.4 percent increase from 2017.Potential factors include a tick up in distracted driving, more gigantic SUVs and trucks on the road, and streets that are more designed to get traffic moving swiftly than people moving safely.On the last point: Some engineers are trying to build more fun, friendly, and maybe even safer crosswalks, but the federal government—the same one that put out those safety stats!—is not yet convinced that kind of street design works.
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Ford provided its first peek of a Mustang-inspired electric crossover nearly 14 months ago.Now, it’s ready to show the world what “Mustang-inspired” means.The automaker said Thursday it will debut the electric SUV on November 17 ahead of the LA Auto Show.Not much is known about the electric SUV that is coming to market in 2020, despite dropping the occasional teaser image or hint.A new webpage launched recently provides few details, namely that Ford is targeting an EPA-estimated range of at least 300 miles.The look, specs and price will have to wait until at least the November 17 debut date.
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Smart home enthusiasts in the U.S. who have been waiting impatiently for Ikea to release its affordable smart blinds need wait no longer.Despite a series of delays, the blinds are now available to purchase in the U.S., but only in selected stores.As part of its push into smart home technology, Swedish furniture company Ikea has been offering products like Sonos speakers and smart lights.But there have been even more smart home products available from Ikea stores in Europe, where customers can pick up the Fyrtur smart blinds.The arrival of the blinds to the U.S. was delayed once again at the start of this month, though the blinds did continue to be available in the U.K. store.But now, the blinds have appeared on Ikea’s U.S. website.
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Mercedes-Benz car owners have said that the app they used to remotely locate, unlock and start their cars was displaying other people’s account and vehicle information.TechCrunch spoke to two customers who said the Mercedes-Benz’ connected car app was pulling in information from other accounts and not their own, allowing them to see other car owners’ names, recent activity, phone numbers, and more.The apparent security lapse happened late-Friday before the app went offline “due to site maintenance” a few hours later.One Seattle-based car owner told TechCrunch that their app pulled in information from several other accounts.The car owners we spoke to said they were able to see the car’s recent activity, including the locations of where it had recently been, but they were unable to track the real-time location using the app’s feature.When he contacted Mercedes-Benz, a customer service representative told him to “delete the app” until it was fixed, he said.
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At an Oct. 15 Made by Google event in New York, Google unveiled its new pair of smartphones: the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.The phones feature face unlock and motion sensors, a 90Hz OLED display, and two back cameras.The Pixel 4 starts at $799, and the Pixel 4 XL starts at $899.Compared with last year's Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the Pixel 4 and 4 XL each have two back cameras instead of one and a front-facing camera that also handles face unlock.In terms of camera features, the Pixel 4 and 4 XL both have a 12.2-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 16-megapixel wide lens.Both phones run on Android 10.
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IKEA is either popular or unpopular depending on who you ask.To some, it’s overpriced while, for others, it is actually cheaper than equivalent products from other furniture makers.At least for some smart home enthusiasts, IKEA actually offers the only affordable alternative for a very specific and niche product: smart blinds.The IKEA SmartShades, specifically the Fyrtur, has been keeping fans and hopeful buyers in the US on the edge but, finally it seems that their long wait is finally over.There has been no shortage of smart home demonstrations that showed how you can make the perfect cozy home atmosphere by controlling the lights and the temperature.Few, if not none, talk about the one environmental factor homeowners usually have little automated control over: sunlight.
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Alternative search engine DuckDuckGo has announced improvements to its search options and an enhanced dark theme, but its tiny market share shows that most people are content to stick with Google, despite privacy issues.DuckDuckGo says it offers search without any user profiling, in contrast to the trend towards personalisation and targeted advertising favoured by its competitors.Founder Gabriel Weinberg says that profiling and tracking is unnecessary since simply presenting ads based on the keywords you type is sufficient for a business model.The search engine draws from a variety of sources, including its own DuckDuckBot crawler and answer indexes, but also has a partnership with Yahoo!and Microsoft Bing for its search results.Its advertising is primarily syndicated from Bing Ads.
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While soundbites provide the ubiquitous “gotcha” moment in politics, visual content remains the bread and butter for campaigns that are trying to position their candidates as approachable and authentic.From website hero images to Instagram selfies, visuals transcend the fickleness of the news cycle and provide a curated way for candidates to control the narrative and shape how the public views their personality.It’s become commonplace for campaigns from city council seats to the presidency hire professional photographers to provide both traditional marketing images (e.g., a smiling portrait) and more photojournalistic-style stump photos.Part of the reason is practical; many news outlets and freelance photojournalists are reluctant to commercially license their images for politics because of the perception of bias in a profession that strives for neutrality.One need look no further than Pete Souza, former President Obama’s photographer, to understand the value of a great photographer with unfettered access.Souza’s images, combined with the revolutionary idea to distribute them via Flickr, made the Obama presidency the most visually-driven in history.
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For more than five decades, Moore’s Law has governed the pace of innovation in the semiconductor industry – driving evolution in the computing space from the early desktops and laptops to cloud computing and Internet of Things today.Every 18 to 24 months, double the number of transistors per unit area were crammed into our silicon chips.This helped reduce cost as well as improve performance and power consumption in successive generations of microchips.As microchips became more compact, it also helped pave the way for thinner compute form factors including the mobile phones, tablets and ultrathin laptops.From an industry standpoint, this stagnation really puts a premium on innovation.We need a new processor design approach to extend the historical gains seen over the past few decades into the decades to come.
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This is the long-awaited Surface phone, which has been rumored for many years.But apart from its innovative design, the phone runs on Google’s Android operating system instead of its own Windows.The Surface Duo features two 5.6-inch displays that can be expanded to a large 8.3-inch screen with a thickness of only 4.8 mm.Microsoft said that dual-screen devices allow people to do more work on the go.They found that its actual size is much smaller than the size on the photo.It looks and feels like a miniature tablet and a smartphone.
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Instagram will get rid of the Following tab in its app Monday.The big reason why is that many users didn't even know it was a feature.The Following tab lets users see what their posts and accounts their friends are engaging with.Instagram introduced the tab in 2011 to help new users to find other people to follow, however, not many were making use of it hence the decision to remove it."We're always working to make Instagram the best space to connect with the people and things you love," an Instagram spokesperson said Monday."While this includes introducing new features, it also means removing old ones that may no longer be useful.
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If you want to join in on the hybrid hype without breaking the bank, jump on this deal on the HP Spectre x360 13.The best convertible 2-in-1 for 2019 is available for $250 less during the tech giant’s Fall Blowout Sale.This price cut applies to all configurations so you can pick a laptop that matches your needs at prices that meet your budget.The most affordable option for the 13-inch HP Spectre x360 normally goes for $1,150.You can also choose to upgrade to the most powerful configuration and still save the same amount.This offer is better than the one included in our best laptop deals post.
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C++ is one of the most popular programming languages in the world.It’s used in projects from app and web building to game development and much more.Coding in this language can open up a wealth of new career options.The thing is, learning to code can be an intimidating and costly prospect.Thankfully, you can keep it engaging and affordable by learning online.The Complete C++ Programming Bundle is your ideal launchpad.
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