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|Facebook faces privacy hurdles in cryptocurrency|
Added: 18.06.2019 20:36 | 8 views | 0 comments
Facebook unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency. One technology expert believes they must first 'convince people to trust' them with their personal information in order for it to succeed. (June 18)
|HBG Big News This Week: April 15-19, 2019|
Added: 18.06.2019 19:38 | 2 views | 0 comments
Following is a recap of major news at Hachette Book Group for the week of April 15-19, 2019:
HBG Community Service Day: we had our second annual Community Service Day on Wednesday, and close to 600 HBG employees volunteered in a wide variety of activities – preparing food in community kitchens, delivering hot meals to homebound seniors, reading with children, repainting rooms in community centers, gardening in green spaces, caring for animals in rescue shelters, assisting with literacy and mental health awareness projects, creating handmade cards for hospitalized children, and much more.
Bestseller news: James Patterson’s The Fall of Crazy House (JIMMY Patterson) debuts at #4 on the New York Times YA Hardcover list. Also, debuting on the NYT lists are William W. Li’s Eat to Beat Disease (GCP) at #10 on the Advice, How-To, & Misc., and Miracle at St. Andrews by James Patterson & Peter de Jonge (LB) at #13 on the Print HC Fiction list. HBG’s distribution clients have a #1 bestseller with Jeff Kinney’s new addition to the Diary of the Wimpy Kid franchise, Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid (Abrams) at the top of the Middle Grade Hardcover list. And David Sax’s The Revenge of the Analog (PublicAffairs) makes a surprise appearance at #1 on the Washington Post bestseller list this week.
LA Times Book Prize: Beth Macy’s Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America (LB) has won the 2018 for Science & Technology.
Ondaatje Prize shortlist: Adam Weymouth’s Kings of the Yukon (LB) has been named to the Royal Society of Literature’s 2019 shortlist. The £10,000 prize is awarded annually to a book of the highest literary merit – fiction, non-fiction, or poetry – which best evokes the spirit of a place. The winner will be announced May 13.
Major launch: Ali Benjamin’s highly anticipated The Next Great Paulie Fink (LBYR) went on sale this week with an interview on NPR’s Here & Now, coverage to come in The Denver Post, New York Times, People, and the Wall Street Journal, and a two-week national tour.
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|Why is building so slow and expensive?|
Added: 18.06.2019 17:24 | 18 views | 0 comments
Forward-thinking builders are looking at the ways technology can help the construction industry.
|Ford Motor Puts Design Strategy Under the HoloLens|
Added: 18.06.2019 17:20 | 5 views | 0 comments
Ford Motor Company on Thursday unveiled details about its use of Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality technology in the automotive design process. Ford's design teams have swapped out their clay-sculpting tools -- a staple of the automotive world since the 1930s, when Harley Earl introduced them at General Motors -- for mixed reality headsets and visualization software.
|How Many Ways Might iPhone X's Face ID Go Wrong?|
Added: 18.06.2019 17:20 | 0 views | 0 comments
When Apple unveiled its iPhone X on Tuesday, officials highlighted the device's advanced functionality, including what truly could be a game changing feature, its facial recognition technology. The new handset allows users to unlock it simply by looking at it. The 10th anniversary edition of Apple's flagship mobile device is the first Apple handset to utilize Face ID.
|NewAir 32-Bottle Stainless Steel Dual-Zone Wine Cooler - $299.98|
Added: 18.06.2019 16:53 | 9 views | 0 comments
This NewAir 32-Bottle Stainless Steel Dual-Zone Wine Cooler has a vibration free thermoelectric cooling technology.
|Investigators crack cold case murder of South Dakota woman|
Added: 18.06.2019 16:35 | 2 views | 0 comments
The murder of a pharmacist who was raped and strangled in her home in a South Dakota city more than half a century ago has been solved with the use of DNA technology and genealogy databases, police said.
|The smart home tech one injured veteran uses every single day|
Added: 18.06.2019 16:19 | 8 views | 0 comments
Retired US Army Col. Phil Swinford has used a wheelchair since 2015. This technology makes his life easier.
|Would you be willing to fly on a pilotless jet? Airbus bets the answer is yes - eventually|
Added: 18.06.2019 15:57 | 15 views | 0 comments
An Airbus executive says it already has the technology for pilotless passenger planes but needs to win over the traveling public and regulators.
|Milky Way Collided with Dark-Matter Dominated Galaxy Less Than Billion Years Ago|
Added: 18.06.2019 15:25 | 15 views | 0 comments
According to new research led by Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), the collision of the recently-discovered dwarf galaxy Antlia 2 with our Milky Way Galaxy hundreds of millions of years ago is responsible for ripples in the Milky Way’s outer gas disk. Antlia 2 was discovered in 2018 in data from the second data release [...]