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Sound quality is the number one criteria you should look at when considering a new pair of headphones.

Earphones are a portable convenience, and thus you could argue that sound quality takes a backseat here.

 

These are the most outrageous travel fees [0.11]

Posted on June 27, 2017, 11:43 a.m. by Tech @ [source]

Hotels — especially high-end hotels — are notorious for charging extra for Wi-Fi.

Instead, shouldn't airlines, hotels and other travel companies charge a fair price for a complete product?

 

The European Commission has wrapped up its antitrust investigation against Google, and has decreed that it must pay $2.72 billion to settle charges related to it favoring its own products over rivals in search results. But Google's strategy for its comparison shopping service wasn't just about attracting customers by making its product better than those of its rivals," said European Commission Commissioner Margrethe Vestager in a statement.

 

For the second year in a row, We Are Social had the privilege of presenting at Vivid Sydney this year.

The influence that these blocks of code have on our lives has grown exponentially in recent years, to the extent that they now shape many of the most important aspects of our lives: who we’re friends with, how much we earn, the economic mood of nations… even who we marry.

 

Last Friday, a bombshell report claimed that a massive leak of the Windows source code had taken place and was now available online. That leak — claimed to be 32TB — would represent an absolutely enormous amount of Windows code, dwarfing the Windows 2000 leak that occurred in 2004.

 

With the announcement of Apple’s ARKit, I’ve been bombarded with questions about what ARKit means for Augmented Reality (AR) developers, specifically ones building hard mobile AR technologies.

We, along with our friends at Modsy, were even called out in a recent TechCrunch piece as being “Sherlocked” by Apple.

 

Why it matters to you The scuba mask design of the HTC Vive doesn't allow for much breathability. The moving air will also increase circulation around the mask, evaporating any sweat that may form.

 

Rapidly becoming — if not already — a phenomenon, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has captured imaginations and, with its constantly evolving world, is maintaining the interest of many gamers. Through all those years in online game development, I have gained extensive experience on how to improve a game by rapidly repeating iterative development cycles.

 

Australia's top securities regulator believes central bank-issued cryptocurrencies could one day throttle illicit bitcoin use, and that initial coin offerings (ICOs) will remain largely outside the scope of global regulators.

In interview with CoinDesk, Greg Medcraft, chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), spoke openly about the state of blockchain technology and its impact on international regulators.

 

Jeff Bezos has been defying conventional retail wisdom since Amazon opened its virtual doors in 1995.

The wheel of retailing, first proposed in 1958 by Harvard business professor Malcolm McNair, describes a cycle in which retailers start out by offering low-cost products to attract customers, often through an innovation that allows them to undercut more established competitors.

 

Do CEOs have to be nice now? [0.20]

Posted on June 27, 2017, 11 a.m. by Quartz @ [source]

In the aftermath of Travis Kalanick’s ouster as CEO of ride-sharing behemoth Uber, Silicon Valley is grappling with an age-old management question. Kalanick’s earlier success at Uber proves that prickly people can actually be great entrepreneurs.

 

An average of 37 children each year in the US die of overheating after being trapped in cars. In more than half of these cases, the children were unintentionally forgotten by parents, grandparents, or other caregivers who parked, locked the doors, and went about their day, oblivious to the fact that the child was still strapped into the carseat in the back.

 

Tezi Gabunia’s latest exhibition will never be done.

Gabunia isn’t surprised that visitors are eager to photograph these moments.

 

Sumo Logic, a company that helps business users analyze log files, announced today that it raised a $75 million series F funding round to keep driving forward. Sumo Logic will also be expanding its physical presence further into Europe and Asia to meet increased demand.

 

ChargePoint takes over GE charging stations [0.15]

Posted on June 27, 2017, 11 a.m. by TechCrunch @ [source]

ChargePoint announced that it will become the exclusive operator of all of GE‘s electric charging stations, which means nearly 10,000 places to plug in will be transferred to the new company’s management. That total adds 1,800 commercial charging stations and 8,000 residential chargers to ChargePoint’s already huge network.

 

In 1964, a group of professors, activists, and scientists put together a report that warned US President Lyndon B. Johnson of three impending threats, including a “Cybernation Revolution” that would put massive numbers of people out of work.

Manufacturers often talk about needing people who can use a computer or fill skilled trade jobs.

 

A few years ago when I was driving home from work, the song “Rock Me Amadeus” came on the radio. When I got home and googled the song title to find the singer’s name—Falco—the relief I felt was indescribable, much like the liberated feeling after a satisfying sneeze finally erupts.

 

Sumo Logic, the cloud-based log analysis platform, announced a $75 million round today, as the seven year old company could be entering the home stretch before an IPO. He’s betting Sumo can continue taking advantage of those trends.

 

I was once in a meeting with Steve Jobs where he admitted his fallibility. Revealing our fallibility, just as Jobs did in that meeting, demonstrates that we accept ourselves as imperfect and tacitly shows that we won’t judge others for being imperfect, either.

 

Virtual Trolls [0.13]

Posted on June 27, 2017, 11 a.m. by New on MIT Technology Review @ [source]

One powerful thing about virtual reality is the way it lets you stand “face to face” with other people—sometimes people from the other side of the world who you’d never otherwise meet. And one huge problem with social interactions in virtual reality is the degree of anonymity we’re finding there.