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Smartphone sales expected to get a slight bump in 2020
by Brian Heater on January 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Last year saw global smartphone sales decline for the first time since analysts started tracking such things. In Gartner’s case, that comprises a full 11 years, as figures dropped 2% for 2019. Following on last week’s global device forecast, the firm is drilling down on smartphone figures with some slightly rosier results. According to the
Free Agency wants to give every tech worker a career and salary boost
by Danny Crichton on January 28, 2020 at 6:58 pm
Labor markets, particularly those in the tech industry, are incredibly lopsided against employees. Companies screen, interview, and negotiate with thousands of candidates per year, while employees may only go through recruiting a handful of times in their lives. Inevitably, they can select the wrong positions, pick the wrong managers to work with, and end up
Daily Crunch: Facebook expands privacy options
by Anthony Ha on January 28, 2020 at 6:13 pm
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. All users can now access Facebook’s tool for controlling which apps and sites can share data for ad-targeting Facebook is making
Just released: Last round of tickets to 3rd Annual Winter Party at Galvanize
by Emma Comeau on January 28, 2020 at 6:00 pm
If parties came with an alert system, this post would qualify as Def Con 4. Now hear this — we just released the final batch of tickets to our 3rd Annual Winter Party at Galvanize, which heats up on February 7 in San Francisco. If you want to be there with more than 1,000 of Silicon
The better everyday camera — Pixel 4 or iPhone 11 Pro?
by Veanne Cao on January 28, 2020 at 5:56 pm
I need a new phone. A big chunk of my time on the iPhone was spent taking pictures, so I’m heavily basing the next smartphone on its camera capabilities. After playing around with the Pixel 4 for Brian’s review, I’m
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Amazon and Google are making us worse people - CNET
by David Priest on January 28, 2020 at 6:26 pm
Commentary: Impulse and necessity are driving our decisions online more and more, eroding our values and conscience over time.
Ring Video Doorbell 2 for $90 + free shipping - CNET
on January 28, 2020 at 5:01 pm
Ring Video Doorbell 2 for $90
Dyson Lightcycle Morph is the Optimus Prime of LED lamps - CNET
by David Carnoy on January 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Billed as the company's most advanced light to date, the Lightcycle Morph transforms into four different kinds of lamp. It's built to last 60 years -- and it starts at $650.
Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant killed automation but saved the smart home - CNET
by David Priest on January 28, 2020 at 4:04 pm
Commentary: Don't worry, though. Automation could still come back better than before.
Your Amazon Echo is choked with dust and crumbs: Clean it for better sound, fewer sneezes - CNET
by Katie Conner on January 28, 2020 at 2:48 pm
Time to give Alexa's speaker a deep clean. Here's what to do and what not to do to keep your Echo in tip top shape.