This Startup Can Help Run Your Airbnb Rental Like a Hotel

Several startups now offer tools that bring “dynamic pricing” to Airbnb rentals. When renting out rooms over online services like Airbnb, property owners can use tools like PriceLabs , Smart Host , and Beyond Pricing to automatically adjust prices according to supply, demand, and other market variables. Beyond Pricing, which launched in early 2014, is now available in 26 cities, and according to Techcrunch , it controls $1 million worth of ...
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Listen to the Show Producer Nosaj Thing Can Never Play Again

Last month, producer Nosaj Thing played a show at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg. The set was good; folks cheered; it was beautiful. But he can never play it again. Why? Less than two weeks after that show, all of the musician’s gear was stolen from a tour bus in Houston. In terms of gear, the thief (or thieves) made off with four MacBook Pros, a few Lacie hard drives, some MIDI controllers, and a few other pieces of assorted equipme...
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Windows Update for Business boosts safety and adds new rollout options for admins

MICROSOFT HAS BEEN explaining the enhanced update functionality in Windows 10 for system administrators. Operating systems EVP Terry Myerson, fresh from the Build conference keynote , told Ignite delegates about an increasingly sophisticated system for controlling updates that will be available to business users of Windows 10. Headlines of the announcement include a hardware-based secure boot with a device guard to ensure that side-loaded a...
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Google, Red Hat and VMware announce support for Docker rival CoreOS

GOOGLE HAS joined Red Hat and VMware in being the latest backers for appc, an alternative container engine to Docker. Docker and CoreOS, the company behind appc, were originally buddies, but a bust-up over the level of control Docker is said to have over customers led to CoreOS striking out on its own. Appc is an open source project which also supports Docker containers, meaning that customers can mix and match. CoreOS founder Alex Polvi wa...
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Alibaba alienates half the population in search for 'programmer encouragement specialist'

CHINESE FIRM Alibaba has taken a leaf out of history in its hunt to inspire the firm's coders and posted an advert for a developer muse or "programmer encouragement specialist". Where to start? None of this looks good. The implication is that the firm needs someone to whip up its workers. Like a hype man, for example, or the boss of a gulag. That would be bad, but the truth could be worse. It is certainly deeply offensive and comes at a tim...
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Dell 7000 17.3" Full HD Touchscreen Notebook, 12GB RAM, 1TB HDD, i5-5200, Silver

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Volkswagen’s Apple Watch App Will Notify You When Your Teen Driver Speeds

German car manufacturer Volkswagen today announced that it’s joining the ranks of companies offering up an Apple Watch app to go along with its broader mobile service. VW’s Car-Net service has offered a variety of the standard “smart” features car manufacturers have built into their mobile apps since its 2014 model year. Features like remote control of climate settings, checking if you left your windows open or where you parked, and fuel/ba...
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The Next Apple TV Could Get A Touch-Friendly Remote Redesign

Apple’s next Apple TV is rumored to be breaking cover in just a few short weeks at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference it hosts in San Francisco, and said device could also come bundled with a brand new redesigned remote control. The remote redesign will include a touch pad, according to the New York Times , which would allow people to scroll and navigate. Apple declined to comment on the report when contacted by TechCrunch, but the ...
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Almost 10 percent of Android devices are running Lollipop

ANDROID 5.0 LOLLIPOP increased its share of devices by 4.3 percent in the past month, claiming 9.7 percent of Android smartphones and tablets in May. It's a far cry from iOS 8's 81 percent adoption  among iPhone and iPad users, but Google's latest Android iteration is slowly and steadily increasing its market share. The latest figures from Google's Android developer portal show that Android versions 5.0 and 5.1 can now be found on a combine...
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Cheaper, recharging Apple Watch bands arriving thanks to official support

Regardless of how you feel about the utility of the Apple Watch, the one thing most people can agree on, including Ars , is that it's expensive. That's especially true of the Apple Watch's replacement wristbands, which start at £39 ($49) for a rubber sport band, rise to £129 ($149) for a leather strap, and peak at an eye-watering £379 ($449) for a metal link bracelet. Thankfully, Apple is letting third-party developers fill in the price gap...
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