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Share your trips and real-time location from Google MapsShare your trips and real-time location from Google Maps

GoogleBlog - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 09:00

“Where are you now?” and “What's your ETA?” Whether you’re heading to a party or meeting up for dinner, you probably hear questions like this pretty often from family and friends. Soon Google Maps users worldwide will be able to answer those questions in just a few taps, without ever leaving the app. On both Android and iOS, you’ll be able to share your real-time location with anyone. And the people you share with will be able to see your location on Android, iPhone, mobile web, and even desktop. Here’s how it works in a real-world scenario:

Whenever you want to let someone know where you are, just open the side menu or tap the blue dot that represents where you are. Tap “Share location” and then select who to share with and how long to share—and you're done! You can share your real-time location with your Google contacts, or even share with friends and family by sending a link on your favorite messenger apps. When you’re sharing your location, the people you’ve chosen to share with will see you on their map. And you’ll see an icon above the compass on your own map reminding you that you’re actively sharing your location. You can change your mind and stop sharing at any time—it’s entirely up to you.

Next time you’re on your way or running late, you can share your real-time location and trip progress from navigation as well. During your next trip, tap the “More” button on the bottom on the navigation screen, and then tap “Share trip.” When you share your trip with people, they’ll see your expected arrival time and can follow your journey as you head toward your destination. Sharing automatically ends when you arrive.

Location sharing on Google Maps is rolling out soon worldwide, and you’ll be able to quickly let your friends and family know where you are and when you’ll get where you’re going. The answer to “where are you?” is only a tap away.

Soon you’ll be able to share your real-time location with anyone, in Google Maps on both Android and iOS
Categories: Technology

Share your trips and real-time location from Google MapsShare your trips and real-time location from Google Maps

GoogleBlog - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 09:00

“Where are you now?” and “What's your ETA?” Whether you’re heading to a party or meeting up for dinner, you probably hear questions like this pretty often from family and friends. Soon Google Maps users worldwide will be able to answer those questions in just a few taps, without ever leaving the app. On both Android and iOS, you’ll be able to share your real-time location with anyone. And the people you share with will be able to see your location on Android, iPhone, mobile web, and even desktop. Here’s how it works in a real-world scenario:

Whenever you want to let someone know where you are, just open the side menu or tap the blue dot that represents where you are. Tap “Share location” and then select who to share with and how long to share—and you're done! You can share your real-time location with your Google contacts, or even share with friends and family by sending a link on your favorite messenger apps. When you’re sharing your location, the people you’ve chosen to share with will see you on their map. And you’ll see an icon above the compass on your own map reminding you that you’re actively sharing your location. You can change your mind and stop sharing at any time—it’s entirely up to you.

Next time you’re on your way or running late, you can share your real-time location and trip progress from navigation as well. During your next trip, tap the “More” button on the bottom on the navigation screen, and then tap “Share trip.” When you share your trip with people, they’ll see your expected arrival time and can follow your journey as you head toward your destination. Sharing automatically ends when you arrive.

Location sharing on Google Maps is rolling out soon worldwide, and you’ll be able to quickly let your friends and family know where you are and when you’ll get where you’re going. The answer to “where are you?” is only a tap away.

Soon you’ll be able to share your real-time location with anyone, in Google Maps on both Android and iOS
Categories: Technology

Amazon To Expand Counterfeit Removal Program in Overture To Sellers

Slashdot.org - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 09:00
Amazon.com is expanding a program to remove counterfeit goods from its website this spring as part of a broader push to assure brand owners that the online retailer is an ally rather than a threat. From a report: As early as next month, any brand can register its logo and intellectual property with Amazon so the e-commerce company can take down listings and potentially seller accounts when counterfeits are flagged, Peter Faricy, vice president of Amazon Marketplace, said in an interview on Monday. The so-called brand registry, which had been in a test phase, will be widely available for free in North America, Faricy said ahead of his presentation at the Shoptalk commerce conference in Las Vegas.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Android Candy: That App Is for the Birds!

LinuxJournal.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 08:02

Usually bird-related apps involve pigs and anger, but if you're a bird watcher like myself, there's another bird app you must download. Cornell Labs has released a free app called Merlin Bird ID that helps identify birds you see in the wild. more>>

Categories: Linux

7 ways to discuss legal matters with an open community

LinuxToday.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 08:00

Are your organization's lawyers ready to engage an open community? Don't let them make these mistakes.

Categories: Linux

Reddit To Transform Into a Social Network With New Profile Pages

Slashdot.org - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 08:00
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Digital Journal: Reddit has announced it has begun trialling a radical new profile page design that's reminiscent of Facebook and Twitter. It will evolve the discussion board site towards being a social network by enabling users to post directly to their new profile page. At present, posts on Reddit have to be directed into a specific sub-Reddit community. You can't simply write a post and have it appear across the network which can make it difficult to get your voice heard. Unless you've got some reputation in a relevant sub-Reddit, your posts may end up going unnoticed. That could soon change. Last night, Reddit announced it's working on a drastic revision of its user profile page experience. The site has commenced testing of an early version of the design. According to a report from Reuters, just three "high-profile" users currently have access to the feature. When the new pages are eventually opened up to all, they'll showcase the user's profile picture and description. Below the header, posts from the user will be publicly displayed. The user will be able to add new posts to their page, without submitting to a sub-Reddit. Users will be able to follow each other to stay informed of new posts, effectively creating a social network atmosphere above the discussion boards.

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Command-line document conversion tools for writers

LinuxToday.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 07:00

opensource.com: Markdown with Pandoc and Org-mode make writing documents a lot easier.

Categories: Linux

Project for yamaf555 by tomzhang8777

Freelancer.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 06:32
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Compile a Debian Kernal by qruJon

Freelancer.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 06:31
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Project for linuxfreak1985 by tomzhang8777

Freelancer.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 06:29
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Migrate 1 DirectAdmin & ISPconfig server to Cpanel by timonsl

Freelancer.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 06:00
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Emmabuntus Debian Edition 1.02 Lands Based on Debian GNU/Linux 8.7, Xfce Desktop

LinuxToday.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 06:00

softpedia: Prominent new features introduced in Emmabuntus Debian Edition 1.02 release include the integration of the Lilo search engine

Categories: Linux

Vulkan: multi-GPU on Windows 7, 8.1, 10, and Linux - TweakTown

Linux News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 05:31

TweakTown

Vulkan: multi-GPU on Windows 7, 8.1, 10, and Linux
TweakTown
A few days ago we reported that multi-GPU support in Vulkan was exclusive to Windows 10, but Khonos Group has reiterated that this isn't true - and that multi-GPU support under Vulkan will work with Windows 7, Windows 10, and Linux.
Vulkan will officially support multi-GPUs in Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and LinuxDSOGaming (blog)

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Categories: Linux

Linux had a killer flaw for 11 years and no one noticed - TechEye

Linux News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 05:00

TechEye

Linux had a killer flaw for 11 years and no one noticed
TechEye
One of the key advantages of Open sauce software is that it is supposed to be easier to spot and fix software flaws, however Linux has had a local privilege escalation flaw for 11 years and no-one has noticed. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2017 ...
Why you might want to skip Ubuntu 17.04PCWorld

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Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware

Slashdot.org - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 05:00
Tractor owners across the country are reportedly hacking their John Deere tractors using firmware that's cracked in Easter Europe and traded on invite-only, paid online forums. The reason is because John Deere and other manufacturers have "made it impossible to perform 'unauthorized' repair on farm equipment," which has obviously upset many farmers who see it "as an attack on their sovereignty and quite possibly an existential threat to their livelihood if their tractor breaks at an inopportune time," reports Jason Koebler via Motherboard. As is the case with most modern-day engineering vehicles, the mechanical problems experienced with the newer farming tractors are often remedied via software. From the report: The nightmare scenario, and a fear I heard expressed over and over again in talking with farmers, is that John Deere could remotely shut down a tractor and there wouldn't be anything a farmer could do about it. A license agreement John Deere required farmers to sign in October forbids nearly all repair and modification to farming equipment, and prevents farmers from suing for "crop loss, lost profits, loss of goodwill, loss of use of equipment [...] arising from the performance or non-performance of any aspect of the software." The agreement applies to anyone who turns the key or otherwise uses a John Deere tractor with embedded software. It means that only John Deere dealerships and "authorized" repair shops can work on newer tractors. "If a farmer bought the tractor, he should be able to do whatever he wants with it," Kevin Kenney, a farmer and right-to-repair advocate in Nebraska, told me. "You want to replace a transmission and you take it to an independent mechanic -- he can put in the new transmission but the tractor can't drive out of the shop. Deere charges $230, plus $130 an hour for a technician to drive out and plug a connector into their USB port to authorize the part." "What you've got is technicians running around here with cracked Ukrainian John Deere software that they bought off the black market," he added.

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I delted via git clean -dxf gitignored files i need restore that files by shamilabbasov

Freelancer.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 03:38
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A New Definition Would Add 102 Planets To Our Solar System -- Including Pluto

Slashdot.org - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 02:00
The Grim Reefer quotes a report from The Washington Post: Is Pluto a planet? It's not a question scientists ask in polite company. "It's like religion and politics," said Kirby Runyon, a planetary scientist at Johns Hopkins University. "People get worked up over it. I've gotten worked up over it." For years, astronomers, planetary scientists and other space researchers have fought about what to call the small, icy world at the edge of our solar system. Is it a planet, as scientists believed for nearly seven decades? Or must a planet be something bigger, something more dominant, as was decided by vote at the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 2006? The issue can bring conversations to a screeching halt, or turn them into shouting matches. "Sometimes," Runyon said, "it's just easier not to bring it up." But Runyon will ignore his own advice this week when he attends the annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston. In a giant exhibit hall crowded with his colleagues, he's attempting to reignite the debate about Pluto's status with an audacious new definition for planet -- one that includes not just Pluto, but several of its neighbors, objects in the asteroid belt, and a number of moons. By his count, 102 new planets could be added to our solar system under the new criteria. USA Today reports: "In the mind of the public, the word 'planet' carries a significance lacking in other words used to describe planetary bodies," the proposal states. "In the decade following the supposed 'demotion' of Pluto by the International Astronomical Union, many members of the public, in our experience, assume that alleged 'non-planets' cease to be interesting enough to warrant scientific exploration."

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Lemonade: Homeowners & Rental Insurance With No Incentive To Deny Your Claim?

MyMoneyBlog.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 01:00

Right or wrong, many people view insurance companies with suspicion. Even though you pay them money every month for protection, you’re not really sure if they are truly on your side (despite what the commercial says). The problem is that with most insurance companies, any money they don’t pay you ends up in their pocket. The incentives are not aligned. Will they find a reason to deny your claim? Recall the Insuricare scene from the movie The Incredibles.

Lemonade is a new insurance company that takes a flat cut upfront, and the rest is put aside to payout claims. They are starting out with homeowner’s and renter’s insurance. The specific breakdown is below.

  • 20% to Lemonade.
  • 40% into a pool to pay out for claims (or charity).
  • 40% to reinsurance in case that pool is exhausted (catastrophic cases).

Reinsurance is basically what is sounds like – insurance for insurance companies. This provides additional safety that there will be money to pay out your claim in cases of catastrophic losses (i.e. certain natural disasters). Examples of reinsurance companies are Lloyd’s of London and Berkshire Hathaway.

If there are fewer claims than expected, Lemonade will donate the money to a charity of your choice. Therefore, they have no direct incentive to deny a valid claim. In turn, hopefully their customers will also not make false claims because they will only be taking money away from charities and not the big bad insurance company. When signing up, you even take a “honesty pledge”.

Here’s how behavioral economist Dan Ariely, who is their “Chief Behavioral Officer”, puts it:

Knowing that every dollar denied to you in claims is a dollar more to your insurer, brings out the worst in us all… Since we don’t pocket unclaimed money, we can be trusted to pay claims fast and hassle-free. As for our customers, knowing fraud harms a cause they believe in, rather than an insurance company they don’t, brings out their better nature too. Everyone wins.

Lemonade is also structured as a Public Benefit Corporation (B-Corp), which makes it the “World’s Only Public Benefit Insurance Company”.

Lemonade also saves money with the usual tech start-up tricks. No human salespeople. No brokers. No physical branches. Apply online. File your claim online. Use the website or slick smartphone app (iOS and Android). The app has a chat-based AI interface, just like all the current cool kids. If you have to file a claim, you can take a video of the damage using your smartphone explaining the situation.

As of right now, Lemonade is only available in New York state. However, they have filed for insurance licenses in 46 additional states (the remaining 3 states have statutory wait times). If you live in the state of New York, get a fast quote from Lemonade for homeowner’s insurance for as little as $35 a month and renter’s insurance starting at $5 a month.


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Lemonade: Homeowners & Rental Insurance With No Incentive To Deny Your Claim? from My Money Blog.

© MyMoneyBlog.com, 2017.

Categories: Finance

10 Vendors Jumping on the Kubernetes Bandwagon

LinuxToday.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 01:00

eWEEK: The open-source Kubernetes project has grown significantly in recent years and now benefits from commercial support from multiple vendors.

Categories: Linux

Asterisk 13 SMS by widmer

Freelancer.com - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 23:38
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