An anonymous reader quotes Reuters:
Google appears to have misused its dominant position in India and reduced the ability of device manufacturers to opt for alternate versions of its Android mobile operating system, Indian officials found before ordering a wider probe in an antitrust case. A 14-page order from the Competition Commission of India (CCI), reviewed by Reuters this week, found Google’s restrictions on manufacturers seemed to amount to imposition of “unfair conditions” under India’s competition law….
The Indian case is similar to one Google faced in Europe, where regulators imposed a $5 billion fine on the company for forcing manufacturers to pre-install its apps on Android devices. Google has appealed against the verdict.
By making pre-installation of Google’s proprietary apps conditional, Google “reduced the ability and incentive of device manufacturers to develop and sell devices operated on alternate versions of Android”, the CCI said in the order. “It amounts to prima facie leveraging of Google’s dominance”.
Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Source: Slashdot – India Widens Antitrust Probe Into Google’s Android Dominance
Learn how to use a case statement to selectively execute a commands based off of complex conditions. We explore the basic syntax of the case statement, the pattern termination operators, and using nocasematch shell option for case insensitive matching.
Source: LXer – Using Bash Case Builtin for Complex Conditional Statements
Social networks are fast becoming one of the most important parts of digital marketing. In fact, they provide incredible benefits that help reach millions of customers around the world. Hence, the importance of marketing is in social networks. And if you’re not using this very profitable method, you’re missing out on an incredible marketing opportunity. […]
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Source: TG Daily – Why Marketing on Social Networks is Important for Your Business?
If you’ve been considering a Fire TV Recast, now is the time to buy – the DVR is on sale for its lowest price ever. From today, the Recast is on sale for $129.99, a saving of $100.
Source: Engadget – Amazon’s Fire TV Recast DVR box is 0 off today
Derek Hurtado is an up-and-coming entrepreneur with a goal to make life easier for everyone involved in the online brand building industry. An ASU graduate, Derek developed a strong passion for helping others from his early high school days and later college years when he was a Lab Assistant and later a Tech Specialist in […]
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Source: TG Daily – Derek Hurtado – The Online Brand Builder That Stops at Nothing to Help You Succeed
It’s more and more difficult to get a job or to rely on one for a long period of time. The economic times we are living are more than difficult, and it’s advisable to search for alternative income sources. If you are living in an urban area, the best way to make extra income is […]
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Source: TG Daily – Basic info on how to start an agricultural business
When working on the command line quite often you will need to create or edit text files. Two of the most powerful and popular used command line editors are Vim and Emacs. Both of them have a steep learning curve that can be intimidating to new users. For those who need a simple editor, there is nano.
Source: LXer – How to Use Nano, the Command Line Text Editor in Linux
The Brave web browser “claims to have delivered a ’69x average improvement’ in its ad-blocking technology using Rust in place of C++” reports ZDNet.
They cite a blog post by Brave performance researcher Dr. Andrius Aucinas and Brave’s chief scientist Dr. Ben Livshits:
The improvements can be experienced in its experimental developer and nightly channel releases… “We implemented the new engine in Rust as a memory-safe, performant language compilable down to native code and suitable to run within the native browser core as well as being packaged in a standalone Node.js module,” the two Brave scientists said. The new engine means the Chromium-based browser can cut the average request classification time down to 5.6 microseconds, a unit of time that’s equal to a millionth of one second.
Aucinas and Livshits argue that the micro-improvements in browser performance might not seem significant to end users but do translate to good things for a computer’s main processor. “Although most users are unlikely to notice much of a difference in cutting the ad-blocker overheads, the 69x reduction in overheads means the device CPU has so much more time to perform other functions,” the pair explain.
Their blog post notes that loading a web page today can be incredibly complex. “Since loading an average website involves 75 requests that need to be checked against tens of thousands of rules, it must also be efficient.”
Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Source: Slashdot – Brave Browser Claims 69x Better Performance For Its Ad-Blocker After Switching From C++ To Rust
NASA’s TESS spacecraft is continuing to find ever-smaller planets — and that now includes planets smaller than the human homeworld. The vessel has found a planet in the L 98-59 system, L 98-59b, that’s 80 percent the size of Earth — and 10 percent…
Source: Engadget – NASA’s TESS spacecraft discovers its smallest exoplanet to date
Once again ColossalCon looks like it was one of the biggest and best cosplay shows on the calendar, continuing its tradition of combining a regular convention with a massive pool party and outdoor nature shots.
Source: Kotaku – ColossalCon 2019, aka Cosplay’s Great Pool Party
Facebook on Sunday issued the first major update of 2019 on the progress of its ongoing civil rights audit, spurred more a year ago by a sharp upsurge in criticism over its permissive policies toward hateful and abusive content directed at people of color and religious minorities. However, many civil rights leaders…
Source: Gizmodo – Leading Civil Rights Groups Call Facebook’s Latest Internal Audit ‘Woefully Inadequate’ to Address Hate
Fire TV devices now have access to plenty of live television services, and Amazon wants to be sure you know what’s playing regardless of what services you prefer. The internet giant is rolling out a dedicated Live tab that showcases whatever’s playi…
Source: Engadget – Amazon gives Fire TV devices a section devoted to live television
“Robotics-as-a-service (RaaS) is about to eat the world of work” argues Hooman Radfar, a partner at the startup studio Expa who’s been “actively investing in and looking for new companies” catalyzing the change.”
Companies buy massive robots and software solutions that are customized — at great cost — to their specific needs. The massive conglomerates that sell these robots have dominated the field for decades, but that is about to change. One major factor driving this change is how dramatically globalization has reduced hardware production costs and capabilities. At the same time, cheap and powerful computing and cloud infrastructure are now also readily available and easy to spin up. As a result, vertical-specific, robotic-powered, solutions can today be offered as variable cost services versus being sold at a fixed cost. Just as cable companies include the costs of set-top boxes in their monthly bill, robots and their associated software will be bundled together and sold in a subscription package. This change to the robotics business model will have profound implications, radically transforming markets and at the same time changing the future of work.
With a new variable cost model in place as a result of subscription packages, it’s simple to calculate when a market is about to tip to favor RaaS. A market has hit its automation tipping point when an RaaS solution is introduced with a unit cost that is less than or equal to the unit cost for humans-in-the-loop to conduct the same task… One market that has already reached its automation tipping point is the enterprise building security market… Crop dusting ($70 billion), industrial cleaning ($78 billion), warehouse management ($21 billion), and many more service markets are tipping. When these sectors hit their automation tipping point, we will see the same level of industry disruption currently taking place in the building security market.
The changes taking place in the enterprise will also deeply impact consumer markets, and ultimately society, in profound and potentially challenging ways. We are at the start of a massive shift in how work gets done.
One study predicted the worldwide RaaSS market would be $34.7 within three years, according to the article, which also explores how the building security market is already being disrupted. “Instead of manning a building with three to four people, you can have one human managing a few remote robots” — at a cost that’s 30% cheaper.
“Moreover, all the data and insights collected via these robots is organized and made available for building and security optimization. It isn’t just cheaper, it’s better. There’s no turning back — this market has hit its automation tipping point.”
Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Source: Slashdot – An Automation Tipping Point? The Rise of ‘Robotics as a Service’
Lying, tech tricks, and snares, oh my: This week at Gizmodo, our team of reporters and editors hit three different ways consumers are being ripped off, manipulated, or tracked in secret in their everyday doings on the web. Those include “surveillance scores” e-commerce companies use to charge different customers…
Source: Gizmodo – Metallic Hydrogen, Toxic Fandom, and the Fifth Dimension: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week
Comic artist Josan Gonzalez, whose The Future is Now we featured last year, has a new entry in the series up on Kickstarter. He’s also done some work recently for CD Projekt Red, illustrating the steelbook cover art for Cyberpunk 2077’s collector’s editions.
Source: Kotaku – Cyberpunk 2077’s Special Cover Art Is Very Nice
Linus Torvalds: Anyway, It’s been _fairly_ calm.
Source: Linux Today – Linux 5.2 rc7
The United Arab Emirates might still be associated with oil money, but it just set a record for reducing its dependence on oil. The Emirate Water and Electricity Company has started running Noor Abu Dhabi, the largest individual solar power project…
Source: Engadget – UAE debuts the world’s largest individual solar power project
The first thing I thought when I saw this mod was “oh yeah, right, Skyrim has oceans!” The second was “and now I might actually go swimming in them”.
Source: Kotaku – Skyrim Mod Makes The Oceans Worth Visiting
Apple has identified a serious issue with a “very small number” of 2018 MacBook Air laptops that requires the replacement of the main logic board, 9to5Mac reported on Sunday, citing internal documents from the company.
Source: Gizmodo – Apple Discovers ‘Power’ Issue With Logic Boards in Some 2018 MacBook Airs, Will Offer Free Repairs