Elon Musk is 'the richest person to ever walk the planet,' Forbes says – SFGATE

Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, stands in the foundry of the Tesla Gigafactory during a press event.
Elon Musk just reached an unprecedented levels of wealth, according to Forbes.
Following the announcement that the rental car company Hertz was set to add a fleet of 100,000 Tesla vehicles, Tesla’s stock skyrocketed, surpassing $1 trillion in market value for the first time at over $1,000 per share.
Consequently, Musk’s own net worth reached record heights. At $255.2 billion, Forbes said, Musk could very […]
Elon Musk is 'the richest person to ever walk the planet,' Forbes says – SFGATE

The 5 Biggest Cloud Computing Trends In 2022

During 2020 and 2021, cloud computing exploded as work went virtual and businesses adapted to the global pandemic by focusing on the delivery of digital services. In 2022, we will undoubtedly see a continuation of rapid adoption and growth.
It’s likely that we will see the focus shift away from the deployment of cloud tools and platforms in order to improve a specific function (such as shifting to Zoom meetings) towards more holistic strategies centered on enterprise-wide cloud migration. […]
The 5 Biggest Cloud Computing Trends In 2022

Samsung aims to make smart home tech easier with Matter support in 2022 – CNET

Samsung SmartThings devices will adopt the Matter standard starting in 2022 for easier installation and use of smart home products, the electronics giant said Tuesday at its developer conference. Matter support will come to Samsung TVs, refrigerators and other devices.
Matter is designed to make it easier to connect devices like networked light fixtures, thermostats and security cameras to different manufacturers’ phones and smart speakers. Amazon, Google, Apple, Samsung and others announced […]
Samsung aims to make smart home tech easier with Matter support in 2022 – CNET

Google warns of burglary risk for your home after shocking trend spotted

A SCARY Google Search trend might make you want to tighten up your home security.
Google Trends data is said to show that phrases associated with robberies have increased in popularity.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Google searches for the phrases "how to rob a house" and "how to break a window"have increased by up to 50% in the area.
The increase was said to happen between July and August.
Searching the phrase "how to rob a house" reportedly went up by 50% and […]
Google warns of burglary risk for your home after shocking trend spotted

EU tech rules should curb cloud computing providers, study says

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Draft EU rules to curb the power of Amazon, Apple, Alphabet unit Google and Facebook should also tackle cloud computing services providers over potential anti-competitive practices, a study said on Tuesday.
The report coincides with concerns that some EU lawmakers who are reviewing the Digital Markets Act https://www.reuters.com/technology/tech-rules-not-just-few-giants-eus-vestager-says-2021-07-02 (DMA) proposed by EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager may be lenient […]
EU tech rules should curb cloud computing providers, study says

Google’s News Showcase Teaches Executives What Not To Do

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When Google earmarked $1 billion through its News Showcase to help struggling news outfits, it was expecting thunderous applause. When that didn’t come, they thought the payments would make publishers smile. Instead, many have grumbled and complained that others received more.
Now the London-based Press Gazette, a bedrock of the British journalism trade, has unveiled a new investigation, […]
Google’s News Showcase Teaches Executives What Not To Do

Pixel Pass: Google's new Pixel 6 bundle could save you money (here's how) – CNET

The Pixel Pass lets you buy a new Pixel phone bundled with a variety of services.
Google’s new Pixel Pass, revealed as part of Google’s Pixel 6 event (alongside the company’s new Tensor chip), bundles the new Pixel 6 phone line with a variety of Google’s own services. The subscription spreads out the cost of the Pixel 6 or the Pixel 6 Pro over two years while also covering device protection, a 200GB Google One subscription with automatic photo backup, YouTube Premium, YouTube Music Premium and […]
Pixel Pass: Google's new Pixel 6 bundle could save you money (here's how) – CNET

Google's Pixel 6 is surprisingly more exciting than Apple's iPhone 13 – CNET

As much as I look forward to Apple’s big iPhone reveal every year, I’m more excited this year about the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro with Google’s new in-house Tensor chip. I’ve been a happy iPhone owner for years, so this feeling comes as a surprise.
In part this comes from Apple’s lackluster iPhone 13 upgrades. Don’t get me wrong: The iPhone 13 is impressive. Better screens? Yep. Better cameras? Yep. Longer battery life? It’s there. A “free” iPhone 13 for trade-in? Sign me up right now. (On […]
Google's Pixel 6 is surprisingly more exciting than Apple's iPhone 13 – CNET

Google Stresses Hybrid, Security, All-In Customers At Cloud Next ‘21

Two weeks ago was busy for us tech analysts, tech events from Google, Apple and Dell. First on the docket was Google Cloud Next—Google’s annual conference for its enterprise customers and developers, held virtually for the second year in a row. There were many announcements to sift through, but this year’s big headlines revolved around Google’s entry into the distributed cloud space, a big data push and the introduction of new AI-enhanced cloud solutions. I was also struck by home many […]
Google Stresses Hybrid, Security, All-In Customers At Cloud Next ‘21

Google Pixel 6 Pro review: The best Android phone money can buy

The Pixel 6 Pro is the best phone Google has ever made and one of the best phones you can buy right now. With strong performance, some great software additions, a unique design and an excellent camera system, it’s got everything you’d look for in a flagship phone in 2021. 
And it offers all that at a price that, sensibly, undercuts its main rivals. The 6.7-inch base 128GB model costs $899 (£849, AU$1,299), a sizable chunk less than the 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro’s $999 price and even more off […]
Google Pixel 6 Pro review: The best Android phone money can buy