This Thursday, POTUS will SMS every US cellphone

Finally, a legitimate reason to use for ALLCAPS.

From TechCrunch:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will this week test a new “presidential alert” system that will allow the president to send a message to every phone in the US.

The alert is the first nationwide test of the presidential alert test, FEMA said in an advisory, which allows the president to address the nation in the event of a national emergency.

Using the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system, anyone with cell service should receive the message to their phone.

“THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed,” the message will read, due to be sent out on Thursday at 2:18pm ET

 

via FEMA to send its first ‘Presidential Alert’ in emergency messaging system test — TechCrunch

Cheers!

quincy

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Amazon, Oracle, et al: “… you are not a JEDI, yet!”

The Defense Department’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (or JEDI for short) pits cloud vendors Amazon, Oracle, Microsoft and the like in a $10 billion bidding war to be the DoD’s sole cloud solution.

Fore more check out Why the Pentagon’s $10 billion JEDI deal has cloud companies going nuts — TechCrunch

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quincy

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Google ditches Inbox

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Following the successful adoption of the new GmailGoogle has announced it will discontinue the not so great experiment, Inbox, by March of 2019.

The announcement marks a decision to reinvest their R&D efforts back into the existing platform.

Good riddance (of course I said the same thing to my CompuServe and AOL accounts, way back when)

For more, read: TC: Say goodbye to Inbox by Gmail

Cheers,

quincy

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eevrooom: Harley-Davidson to Open R&D Center in Silicon Valley

The Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer is going electric and coming to Silicon Valley. Harley-Davidson announced it will open an R&D Center in the Bay Area by the end year’s end, to support its commitment to building electric vehicles.

I still haven’t found a good onomatopoeia for the sound of an e-bike. Your thoughts?

For more, follow like: Harley Davidson is opening a Silicon Valley R&D center to power EV production — Tech to Technology

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quincy

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Google Maps Goes Round (‘n round, n round..)

Take that, Kyrie Irving!…

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Perhaps in a bid to win over Flat-Earthers, when zoomed out in Google Maps, you’ll see a round Earth instand of a flat map.

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quincy
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View Your friend’s battery status with Google Maps’ location sharing

Because Sharing is Caring!…google-maps-battery

Google Map’s Location Sharing just received an update that allows you to view your location sharer’s battery status.

Why? Well, if your friend’s battery goes dead, the phone, and it’s location information, is sure to follow. At least, armed with this foreknowledge, you’ll know why they went off the grid and not take it personally.

Cheers!

quincy

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The Google Assistant

Although I really do wish it had a better name, (like Jarvis or Jeeves) I am becoming a fan of the way Google Assistant aggregates my agenda, relevant emails, and upcoming bills all in one spot.

It’s pretty cool…if you can get past the spookiness of seeing how much Google knows about you.

This feature, previously avail to beta testers, is rolling out to Andriod users today (with iOS platforms expected to follow soon).

For more, follow this link to TechCrunch post.

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quincy

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