Smart TVs are invading privacy and should be investigated, senators say

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | moodboard) Two Democratic US senators have asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate privacy problems related to Internet-connected televisions. “Many Internet-connected smart TVs are equipped with sophisticated technologies that can track the content users are watching and then use that information to tailor and deliver targeted advertisements to consumers,” Sens. […]

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Google Chrome’s number-one competitor claims it fixes one of the biggest problems with Chrome — here’s how to see if works for you (GOOG, GOOGL)

It’s conventional wisdom that Google’s Chrome web browser is often the culprit when your computer slows down. Chrome is often known as a “memory hog,” as it seems to always consume a big chunk of your computer’s RAM. That can often lead to a pretty noticeable performance drop, even on high-end powerhouse PCs.  A quick […]

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Papa John’s founder-driven public-relations nightmare reminds branding experts of Uber’s 2017 fiasco

Branding experts see parallels between what happened at Papa John’s leading to its chairman John Schnatter’s resignation this week and how the crisis that changed leadership at Uber unfolded in 2017. Both exits, for one, occurred after the leaders were involved in a series of missteps. Schnatter and Uber’s Travis Kalanick also were both highly […]

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‘We were huge idiots and didn’t know what we were doing’: Elon Musk blames Tesla’s Model 3 production issues on being ‘naive’ (TSLA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said “we were huge idiots and didn’t know what were doing” in an interview with Bloomberg, referencing Telsa’s attempt to redesign the production process for the Model 3.  Musk had hoped to make vehicle production faster and less expensive by significantly increasing the amount of automation Tesla used in its factories. But the […]

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12 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and other larger-than-life tech companies, somehow also seems to find time to read. Musk has said that reading a variety of books — from epic works of fantasy like the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy to complex how-to books on building rockets — is crucial to his success. […]

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