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Upgrade your Street View: Google picks the best cameras for 360-degree snaps
May 10, 2017 at 8:38 am

Google has released a certification for 360-degree cameras that will be able to create content for its Street View platform. There are currently 20 cameras that are due for release in 2017 that will meet the new standard. What this will mean is that you will now be able to create visual ‘experiences’ that you…

Mya raises $11.4M Series A to streamline recruiting for retail, warehouse and call center jobs
May 10, 2017 at 8:27 am

Recruiting is miserable. The experience lacks so many things: transparency, fairness, timeliness and so on that solutions to date have only addressed part of the problem. LinkedIn made the resume digital and put people in (mostly) one place. Others have created labor marketplaces and educational resources to “fix” hiring, but last time I checked hiring was…

4 Components of an Effective IoT Security Strategy
May 10, 2017 at 8:24 am

While driving a Jeep Cherokee through downtown St. Louis in July 2015, Andy Greenberg felt a sudden blast of air from the vents. The radio mysteriously changed stations, music began blaring and the windshield wipers started. The situation went from perplexing to frightening when Greenberg stepped on the gas pedal but couldn’t accelerate as he…

Microsoft Build 2017: What to Expect at the Big Developer Bash
May 10, 2017 at 8:21 am

It's been a few years since Microsoft’s then-CEO Steve Ballmer danced across the stage screaming “DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS,” but those are still the three words you’d use to explain this week’s Build conference. LikeGoogle’s I/O or Apple’s WWDC, the annual event is partly a state of the union, partly a product unveiling, but mostly a time…

Nearly 40 Percent of Android Users at Risk from Screen Hijack Bug
May 10, 2017 at 8:20 am

An unpatched bug is leaving almost 40 percent of Android users at risk from screen-hijacking apps, a new report has found. And it's something that Google is unlikely to fix until the summer. The problem, first spotted by researchers at Check Point, revolves around an oversight in Android permissions, and affects all phones running Android…

Amazon's touchscreen 'Echo Show' may launch today for $230
May 9, 2017 at 9:33 am

You really might be able to pre-order Amazon's touchscreen Echo sometime today, May 9th, if the leaked listing AFTVnews got its hands on is the real deal. Based on the screenshot (posted below the fold), the device is officially called the Amazon Echo Show, and it will set you back $230 in the US. The…

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are about to get really real
May 9, 2017 at 9:31 am

OK, I'll be honest, some of the most exciting tech of 2017 doesn't sound all that exciting on the surface. But bear with me, because it's going to be big. Ready? Smartphone integration in cars -- specifically Android Auto and Apple CarPlay -- is finally past the tipping point of revolutionizing our in-car experience. That…