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Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

It Takes A Village: Israel Entrepreneurs Team Up To Help Startups Grow Up

The Israel Growth Forum comprises some 20 mid-size startups whose heads seek to develop their firms, not sell out in a rush.

Science & Technology | Tech

Inside North Korea’s Hacker Army

The regime in Pyongyang has sent hundreds of programmers to other countries. Their mission: Make money by any means necessary.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

Windows 10's new 'Ultimate Performance' mode sacrifices efficiency for raw power

Microsoft generally rolls out new features in its Insider builds for testers before they are released to the public. Yesterday’s build 17101 includes a feature that may be particularly intriguing for power users and professionals: an ‘Ultimate Perform

Entertainment | ENTERTAINMENT

How SiriusXM is dominating in the Spotify era

SiriusXM boasts less than half the subscribers as the most popular on-demand music streaming service, but SiriusXM is booming while Spotify continues to lose money. What’s going on here?

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli biotech company successfully grows bones in lab | The Times of Israel

Bonus BioGroup begins second trial of 60 operations; aims to create 'spare parts' for human beings

Science & Technology | Social Media

Inside Facebook's Two Years of Hell

How a confused, defensive social media giant steered itself into a disaster, and how Mark Zuckerberg is trying to fix it all.

Business & Finance | Business

Every grocery delivery service's fears have just been realized

One of the biggest stories to emerge from the technology industry last year was Amazon’s shift into the brick-and-mortar realm with its $13.7 billion acquisition of organic supermarket chain Whole Foods. In the months following the deal’s closure, Am

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter’s 280 character limit increased engagement without increasing the average tweet length – BGR

After some initial testing, Twitter late last year officially upped the character limit on tweets from 140 characters to 280. In one fell swoop, Twitter changed the most defining feature of the service: brevity.

Science & Technology | Technology

This is How Smartphone Cameras Have Improved in the Past 5 Years

DxOMark has published an interesting look at how smartphone cameras have evolved and improved over the past half decade, starting from when the camera test

Science & Technology | Tech

A.I. perfectly predicted last year’s Super Bowl score. What happens to betting?

Last year, an artificially intelligent swarm predicted the outcome of the Super Bowl. Before that, it guessed who would win the 2016 presidential election, as well as the Kentucky Derby superfecta. If A.I. can predict these seemingly random events, what d

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Kibbutz Economy: How Israeli Collective Communities Near Gaza Are Becoming High-Tech Hubs

A local incubator, SouthUp, is attracting startups from across the country with WeWork-like shared workspaces in kibbutzim in southern Israel

Science & Technology | Technology

Early reviews are in for Apple's new $350 Echo competitor, the HomePod — and it's getting destroyed

Reviewers like the Apple HomePod's sound quality but had issues with Siri and hate that it won't work with Spotify. One person said it "struggles at smart."

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple offers glimpse inside audio lab it used to test HomePod, iPhone and iPad speakers | 9to5Mac

Apple gave The Loop a look inside the audio labs the company uses to test speakers for its iPhone and iPad devices, as well as the company’s new HomePod smart speaker which trumpets sound qua…

Science & Technology | Social Media

AI could make trolls think twice before retweeting offensive content | VentureBeat

While hate speech in the U.S. dates back to the country’s earliest days, the rise of social media has thrust hateful keyboard warriors into the spotlight. Many social media platforms have attempted to counter hate speech using AI-driven tactics, but the

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Uber has a tip limit? That's news to drivers

If you want to leave a generous tip for your Uber driver, you may have to use cash because the ride-hailing app has a ceiling. Lyft has tipping limits, too.

Science & Technology | Tech

‘Human Uber’ Lets a Surrogate Socialize For You

Lean into the hermit lifestyle by having a surrogate do the socializing for you.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook's traffic is down 50 million hours per day as Zuckerberg demands less 'viral videos'

Mark Zuckerberg is pushing "meaningful connections."

Cars & Motorcycles | Cars

Here's how every major automaker plans to go electric

Electric cars are coming soon to a road near you, and that could signal the beginning of the end for the internal combustion engine.

Science & Technology | Technology

The Era of Quantum Computing Is Here. Outlook: Cloudy

Quantum computers should soon be able to beat classical computers at certain basic tasks. But before they’re truly powerful, researchers have to overcome a

Science & Technology | Social Media

Inside Social Media's Black Market: The Follower Factory - The New York Times

Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market.

Business & Finance | Business

Intel Stock Price Jumps 9% as Meltdown Security Worries Fade | Fortune

Intel's stock price rose 8% to the highest level since 2000, as fears faded that the Spectre and Meltdown security issues would hurt sales.

Cars & Motorcycles | Cars

What We've Already Learned About the Future of Cars in 2018 | WIRED

Both CES and the Detroit Auto Show happen early in the year, and while they suggest an electric and autonomous future, there’s mileage left in gas.

Science & Technology | Tech

HomePod only works with Apple Music, and that's a big mistake

Apple might be making a big mistake with HomePod by only supporting Apple Music and not Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio or other music streaming services.

Science & Technology | TECH

Apple confirms iOS 11.3 will let you turn off controversial throttling of older iPhones

The update will launch this spring, but you’ll be able to install the beta before then.

Science & Technology | Tech

Tim Cook explains what sets HomePod apart from existing smart speakers

As part of his one-day tour of Canada yesterday, Tim Cook offered an interview to the Financial Post following his visit to e-commerce platform Shopify’s headquarters. Cook used the interview as an…

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook Is Looking Like a Victim of the Innovator's Dilemma | Inc.com

As consumers sour on the attention economy, someone is going to disrupt the social-media giant. The only question is whether it will be Facebook.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple Leak Hints At Possible iPhone X Cancellation, ‘Batterygate’ Intensifies

It looks like there will be no iPhone X generations in the near future if rumors prove true. According to a popular Apple leakster, the tech giant’s flagship smartphone will soon be canceled ...

Science & Technology | Social Media

Weird Facebook glitch has 'broken' News Feed, but it's actually kind of nice

Facebook's News Feed is broken. No, that is't a comment on the current state of social media or Mark Zuckerberg's pledge to fix what's broken about Facebook.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook to Become 'More Meaningful' | Fortune

Facebook is changing the way it filters posts and videos on its centerpiece News Feed, amid a series of planned changes.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook Finally Blinks - The Atlantic

Mark Zuckerberg’s radical decision to reinvent the News Feed is a plea for mercy.

Business & Finance | Business

Spotify Hit With $1.6 Billion Lawsuit From Publisher Representing Tom Petty, Neil Young, Others – Variety

Spotify has been hit with a $1.6 billion lawsuit from Wixen Music Publishing, which handles titles by Tom Petty, Neil Young and others.

Science & Technology | Tech

Stop calling cities 'the next Silicon Valley' | VentureBeat

I’ve written previously about finding ways to have better conversations about Heartland startups in 2018. Now I’d like to make one of my own goals public in the hopes that others will join me: Let’s stop thinking of tech ecosystems as trying to be �

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacements are available a month early

Apple was only poised to offer discounted iPhone battery replacements to Americans in late January, but they're already here. The company has issued a statement...

Science & Technology | Technology

The Biggest, Baddest Hardware Failures of 2017

From the iPhone X to the Juicero, 2017 was full of poor design decisions.

Business & Finance | Business

Apple's best-paid female employee earns nearly twice as much as CEO Tim Cook

Angela Ahrendts oversees strategy, real estate and development, and operations of Apple’s physical stores, online store, and contact centres.

Science & Technology | Technology

The Most-read WIRED Gear Stories of 2017 | WIRED

It was a year of hellos—to the iPhoneX and the Essential—and goodbyes—to Flash, to Google's blob emoji, to the iPod, and to wired headphones.

Science & Technology | Social Media

When Instagram Influencing Isn't So Glamorous | WIRED

Instagram fame can be enviable—but it comes at a cost. Excerpted from Brooke Erin Duffy's (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook Can Now Find Your Face, Even When It's Not Tagged | WIRED

A new Facebook tool deploys facial-recognition to identify users in photos, even when they're not tagged.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

iPhone Battery Scandal: Apple Had Way Better Options Than Slowing Down Your Phone | WIRED

The company has admitted it's been slowing the performance of older iPhones. But here's why it shouldn't have to.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple is facing lawsuits over its policy of slowing down older iPhones

Apple is facing two class-action lawsuits, filed by furious customers days after the company said it had intentionally slowed down older iPhones.

News | The News

APPLE ADMITS: We Slow Down Older Phones (But Only For Your Own Good!)

You knew they did. We knew they did. But they'd never admit it — until now. Anyone who has downloaded the last couple of updates on their iPhone knows that everything runs slower, and the battery seems to die much faster. Now comes an admission fro

Business & Finance | Business

In Silicon Valley, much-feared tax bill pays dividends for workers | VentureBeat

(Reuters) — The U.S. tax overhaul is a boon to Silicon Valley technology companies like Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc, which will enjoy big tax cuts and the chance to bring back billions of dollars from overseas at a reduced rate.

Science & Technology | Apps I Like

Secure messaging app Signal is the most important app of 2017

Pull out your smartphone and scroll through your list of recently downloaded apps. What do you see — Snapchat, HQ Trivia, or maybe some random face-filtering nonsense? Is Signal in there? If not, you've messed up in a major way.

Science & Technology | Tech

Google Chrome launches pop-up muting and other ad-blocking features

Chrome developers announced Thursday that the newest Chrome update, Chrome 64 Beta, will allow you to mute annoying autoplay videos.

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

Disney’s Acquisition of Fox Could Change Streaming Forever | WIRED

The massive additions to Disney's library mean it could be a serious player in the ever-splintering streaming market.

Business & Finance | Startups

Want to Invest in a Startup? Here's What You Need to Know.

Invest in founders first, and ideas second.

Business & Finance | Startups

Want Proof That Patience Pays Off? Ask the Founders of This 17-Year-Old $525 Million Email Empire | Inc.com

Ben Chestnut and his team at MailChimp built an amazing business and became Inc. 's Company of the Year. It only took them 17 years.

Music | Vinyl Records!

Discogs meets Match.com on Reverb's new online vinyl marketplace - The Vinyl Factory

“Ensuring that the right buyers and sellers find each other”.Music gear marketplace Reverb.com has launched new online marketplace Reverb LP dedicated to buying and selling vinyl and other physical music.Read more: Do bootlegs matter? What Discogs’.

Business & Finance | Business

How GoFundMe Is Redefining The Business Of Disaster Relief

Families in need used to look to nonprofits and government. Now they can raise their own funds in record time–assuming they have a click-able story.

Science & Technology | Tech

What Amazon Echo and Google Home Do With Your Voice Data—And How to Delete It | WIRED

Like the idea of Amazon Echo and Google Home, but feel uneasy about all that recording? Here's what they listen to—and how to delete it.

News | In The News

WiFi Experiment Done By A Group Of 9th Grade Students Got Serious International Attention. THIS Is Why…

Researchers from England, Holland and Sweden have shown great interest in the experiment done by 5 girls from northern Jutland in 9th grade. They did an experiment for a biology test, so brilliant, that it has attracted international attention among ackno

News | In The News

Once Its AIM Was True, But Soon AOL's Instant Messenger Will Be No More

AOL Instant Messenger, with 100 million users at its peak in 2001, was overtaken by mobile text messaging and social media platforms such as Twitter. It will be shut down in December.

Science & Technology | Tech

Amazon Echo devices can now make free calls in North America

All Amazon Echo devices can now make free calls to the US, Canada, and Mexico without any additional hardware.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple pushes out the first bug-fixing iOS 11 update

Apple's first iOS 11 update fixes an email bug that was preventing users with Microsoft email accounts from reading their messages.

Science & Technology | Apps I Like

That app-controlled paper airplane just got an update and it's pretty sweet

Paper airplanes are high tech now, thanks to the team at POWERUP and they're super successful Kickstarter campaigns.

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

Learn how to make movies for the cost of a pair of movie tickets

This practical course acts as a walkthrough for the filmmaking process, from casting to final cut.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook just stole one of Myspace’s worst features

Facebook is testing a new feature on its mobile app that will show a friend's activity status directly on their profile, allowing you to track them.

Science & Technology | Tech

Amazon is working on smart glasses to house Alexa AI, says FT | TechCrunch

Amazon is working on building a pair of smart glasses to house its Alexa voice assistant, and a home security camera that could be linked to its existing Echo..

Science & Technology | Technology

iOS 11 review: 10 things to try

iOS 11 is available, officially, today. It's coming to every iPhone and iPad made in the past few years, and the chances are near-certain that you're going to upgrade.

Science & Technology | Tech

The future of loud autoplay videos is in doubt, and we're stoked

As Apple and Google move to block autoplay video with sound, will the rest of the industry follow?

Science & Technology | Social Media

The unforeseen consequences of an AI-built social network | VentureBeat | AI | by Vivian Michaels

Artificial intelligence is one of the most powerful technologies invented by humankind. This technology has affected almost every industry, including the medical, finance, and banking Industries. Due to its enormous potential, investors are sinking some serious funding into AI.

Business & Finance | BUSINESS

Fury at 'Bodega' tech startup that aims to put corner shops out of business | Technology | The Guardian

Bodega, which markets glorified vending machines where users can buy groceries, boasts: ‘Eventually, centralized shopping locations won’t be necessary’

Science & Technology | Tech

Everything Apple announced at today's iPhone event

Apple CEO Tim Cook today opened Apple’s fall iPhone event with a touching tribute to ex-CEO Steve Jobs. It’s fitting. The stage Cook stood on, after all, was the focal point of a new theater bearing Jobs’ name. Apple Watch Watch, according to Cook,

Science & Technology | Tech

I downloaded an app. And suddenly, was part of the Cajun Navy. - Houston Chronicle

I read an article about the Cajun Navy, and on a whim, downloaded Zello, the walkie-talkie-type app they used to communicate.

Science & Technology | Apps I Like

These apps are dominating because of Hurricane Irma

The extreme situation faced by people affected by Hurricane Harvey and, now, Irma is causing some lesser-known apps to rise to the top of the App Store.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Mobileye Founders Develop Wearable Device To Give The Blind Near-Complete Independence

The Israeli device reads any text and enables the blind and visually impaired to achieve nearly complete independence in everyday life.

Miscellaneous | Miscellanneous Stuff

Radio Stations Abandoned Decades Ago Are Still Transmitting And No One Knows How

The strange sounds from these un-owned radio stations keep internet sleuths up at night. Are they actually used for espionage?

Science & Technology | Tech

13 things everyone is going to love about iOS 11

Apple's newest operating system for iPhones and iPads, iOS 11, finally launches this month. We'll learn the official release date for iOS 11 at Apple's big event on September 12; Apple calls its newest iOS "a giant step for iPhone" and "a m

Science & Technology | Tech

New iPhone 8 Leak Reveals Apple's Stunning Shock

With the presumptive launch of the new iPhone just over a week away almost everything is known about Tim Cook’s tenth anniversary handset. It’s unlikely there’s going to be a genuine ‘one more thing’ to surprise the crowd, but Apple’s latest s

Science & Technology | Tech

Your next Beats Studio headphones could rock for 22 hours

Beats by Dre, Apple's wild-child audio accessory arm, rarely gets the showcase moment at Apple launch events and probably won’t be mentioned on Sept. 12 when Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 8, but they're still getting the innovation love.

Travel | Travel

The Future Hotel Room Is Already Here: Meet Your Robot Butlers and Mechanical Mini-Bar

The future hotel room is already here. Meet your robot butlers, mechanical mini-bar, and other high-tech gadgets hotels are starting to use.

Science & Technology | Tech

Safari in iOS 11 will finally get rid of Google’s annoying AMP links

With September fast approaching, we’re only a few short weeks away from Apple releasing iOS 11 to hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users. While most of iOS 11’s new and exciting …

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple's Winning iPhone Formula Is Perfecting Its Rivals Best Ideas

While Apple invented the modern smartphone, it has since mostly played catch-up with competitors. A few times it got there first.

Science & Technology | Tech

iPhone 8 Leak Reveals A Nasty New Surprise

iPhone 8 looks stunning, but Apple has made a design problem...

Science & Technology | Tech

Nokia’s New Phone Ushers In the Unfortunate Era of the ‘Bothie’ | WIRED

You like taking selfies and regular photos. Get you a phone that can do both... at the same time.

Science & Technology | Tech

How Spotify Playlists Create Hits

With more than 60 million subscribers, the streaming service can make or break a song. Here's how the industry is adjusting

Politics | Seriously???

Google engineer's anti-diversity manifesto sparks outrage - CNET

The document, originally posted on an internal network, argues that women make up less of tech's workforce because of biology, not bias.

Business & Finance | Business

How Two Brothers Turned Seven Lines of Code Into a $9.2 Billion Startup - Bloomberg

Now, Stripe’s Patrick and John Collison are teaming with Amazon to grab even more control over the global flow of commerce.

Science & Technology | Technology

New leak directly from Apple confirms wireless charging in the iPhone 8 – BGR

Apple mistakenly released HomePod software into the wild, and the operating system revealed more details about the iPhone 8 than we’d have expected. In fact, the HomePod's firmware tells a much better iPhone 8 story than iOS 11, which is already availab

Science & Technology | Tech

Plug Pulled After Artificial Intelligence Develops Its Own Language - IGN

This isn't the first time AI began communicating in a language humans can't understand. In fact, it happens constantly.

News | News

Israel firm says Iran-linked hackers spin global web of deceit

New report by Israeli cyber-intelligence firm says CopyKittens lays malware traps, creates fake Facebook pages

Science & Technology | Tech

Adobe Finally Kills Flash Dead
| WIRED

In 2010, Steve Jobs banished Adobe Flash from the iPhone. It was too insecure, Jobs wrote, too proprietary, too resource-intensive, too unaccommodating for a platform run by fingertips instead of mouse clicks. All of those gripes hold true.

Business & Finance | Business

WebMD confirms it will be acquired by KKR's Internet Brands for $2.8 billion | VentureBeat | Business | by Chris O'Brien

WebMD Health Corp. confirmed today that KKR’s Internet Brands has offered to pay $2.8 billion to acquire the health services company.

Business & Finance | Business

Uber is overhauling its driver support systems in a bid to decrease turnover - Recode

Drivers can expect quicker fare fixes and protection from bad ratings for things that are out of their control.

Cars & Motorcycles | Cars

Which brands have the best and slickest in-car tech?

The new battleground in the automotive world is in-car technology.

Science & Technology | Technology

Google Aims to Reinvent How We Discover the News | Inc.com

The platform for information launched a revamped content discovery feed, taking on Facebook and Twitter, but without a social component. Will Google succeed?

Science & Technology | Social Media

Moptwo Founders Charles Haspel & Josh Namm Set The High Bar

"Not only is Crossroads where we met; it's where we learned to set the bar high."

Science & Technology | TECH

Police body cams will soon use AI to find missing people

The AI will even be able to identify people in crowded public spaces.

Science & Technology | Tech

The launch of all 3 iPhones could be delayed

Apple could delay the release of all the iPhone models expected for 2017 -- the iPhone 8, 7S, and 7S Plus -- after supply chain and production issues.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli tech providing sight for sore eyes - Business & Innovation - Jerusalem Post

Fresh from the news of its $15b sale to Intel, Mobileye and its founders set their sights on OrCam, designed to help people with vision and reading disabilities.

Science & Technology | Tech

The 9 Most-Read WIRED Stories in June | WIRED

What do ticks, Apple, and a "Poppy" sensation all have in common? Well, your attention, dear reader.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel’s Spy Agency Mossad Launches VC To Invest In Cutting-Edge Startups

The clandestine spy agency will invest in technologies including flexible robotics, biomimetics and miniaturized systems.

Science & Technology | Tech

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Life-seeking telescopes, scuba arms, and more

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

Science & Technology | Tech

Willy Wonka's sideways-moving elevator could soon become a reality

It's the first time elevators can move horizontally as well as vertically, which means that this system could change how we build our cities.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook just hit 2 billion monthly active human content-sharing servitude machines (or: "users")

So, the world's only got 7 billion people in it, and only 3.2 billion are online. On Tuesday, Facebook announced that they reached 2 billion monthly active users. So, yeah: Nearly two-thirds of the people on the Internet are on Facebook. Insert the You know what's really cool? joke here.

Science & Technology | Technology

9 robots that will make your life better because the future is now

These high-tech robots will change the way you live. Within every price range, there's a bot to do the job.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Snapchat’s newest feature is also its biggest privacy threat - The Verge

Earlier this week, Snapchat introduced Snap Map, an opt-in function that allows you to share your location with your friends on a map. Snapchat’s introduction video to Snap Map, seen above, focuses...

Science & Technology | Social Media

Say goodbye to finstas and hello to Instagram 'favorites'

Instagram is testing a new feature called "favorites" to let users share private photos with a select group of people.

Science & Technology | Technology

Google to stop scanning users' Gmail inboxes to send ads - Business Insider

Google will use data other than your email messages — like your search history — to figure out which ads to show you.

Business & Finance | Business

This Startup Wants to Take the Hassle out of Canceling Compromised Credit Cards | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Science & Technology | Tech

Five Apple products that are headed for the scrapheap | ZDNet

As Apple more and more morphs into a smartphone company (albeit a wildly profitable smartphone company), a number of products in the Apple lineup...

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Google posts Financial Times op-ed outlining YouTube plans to combat terrorism

YouTube lays out how it plans to regulate itself regarding terrorist activities, before the UK government does.

Science & Technology | Technology

There’s an Invisible Tracking Code Embedded in the Documents You Print | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Business & Finance | Marketing

LinkedIn Just Gave Away a Big Secret

For the first time ever, LinkedIn is sharing some incredibly valuable data about what makes its members sit up and take notice.

Science & Technology | Tech

3 takeaways from Apple's entry into the self-driving car race

Tim Cook finally admitted that Apple is working to develop an autonomous driving system, making the company an intriguing entry in the self-driving race.

Business & Finance | Business

What's Wrong with Apple's New Headquarters | WIRED

The architecture and design of the years-in-the-making Apple Park are brilliant. How it fits into the world around it? Not so much.

Gaming | Gaming

Call of Duty: WWII multiplayer will have land, air, and sea combat | VentureBeat | PC Gaming | by Dean Takahashi

Sledgehammer Games showed off the latest trailer for multiplayer combat in Call of Duty: WWII. And it will give a new meaning to “boots on the ground,” as it will involve land, air, and sea combat.

Business & Finance | Business

Uber Board Unanimously Approves All Holder Report Recommendations; Details Secret Until Tuesday

The Holder Report is expected to recommend sweeping changes to Uber's notoriously aggressive and misogynistic corporate culture, but its precise prescriptions remain secret

Gaming | Gaming

E3 2017: Everything We Know About Xbox One X - GameSpot

While most of Project Scorpio's tech specs were unveiled earlier this year, we now have a full picture of everything it offers.

Science & Technology | Tech

100 Awesome iOS 11 Features and Changes

The complete list of awesome new features and refinements in iOS 11, Apple's major update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Gaming | Gaming

There's a huge PlayStation 4 game sale going on right now — here's all the best stuff

Interested in grabbing some great PlayStation 4 games with massive discounts? Now's your chance!

Science & Technology | Tech

Why Apple’s HomePod won’t just collect dust on your shelf | TechCrunch

Apple brought its smart speaker into the world with a shoddy name and an unconventional pitch, but anyone brash enough to cast the device to the side so..

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple’s WWDC 2017: a Siri speaker, iOS 11, and what else to expect

It’s June again, so it’s time for Apple to give the world a look at what it’s been up to and what we should expect from the iPhone, the Mac, and everything in between in the months to come. On...

Science & Technology | Technology

This is the first ever hands-on video showing a mockup of Apple’s iPhone 8 – BGR

With iPhone 8 mass production inching closer with each passing week, the number of iPhone 8 leaks we've come across has increased markedly over the past few months.

Science & Technology | Technology

This is what Apple’s newest iPad might look like – BGR

Apple’s WWDC 2017 is getting closer, which means we’re soon going to learn more details about iOS 11 and the next major macOS update. But that’s not the only exciting thing coming out of the event.

Science & Technology | Technology

Comparison Shows Just How Far Behind Apple Maps is To Google Maps

It’s no secret that Apple Maps simply cannot match up to Google Maps in terms of coverage, details, and information. Nonetheless, it was believed that Apple was working aggressively on improving its mapping service and catch up to Google Maps.aaa

Science & Technology | Social Media

You can now add a location to your Reddit post

Thanks to a new partnership with Foursquare—yes, the check-in app you may have used in the late 2000s—Reddit posts, published via the mobile app, can include a geotag that's particular to a specific venue or as broad as a country.

News | From CNN

These companies are racing to develop a Breathalyzer for pot - May. 26, 2017

Two companies - Hound Labs and Cannabix Technologies - are developing marijuana breathalyzers. The devices could hit the market later this year.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Revealed: Facebook's internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence | News | The Guardian

Leaked policies guiding moderators on what content to allow are likely to fuel debate about social media giant’s ethics

Science & Technology | Technology

Google's 'superpower' for teachers: AR and VR

So far, Google's AR program has taken 2 million kids to the coral reefs and space.

Science & Technology | Tech

iOS 11 concept imagines new productivity features, Finder app, and more for iPad users [Video] | 9to5Mac

We’ve seen a few concepts imagining what iOS 11 could look like, but today the folks at MacStories have put together a video highlighting new features that could come to the iPad as part of t…

Science & Technology | Technology

10 Ways to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal

Check out these quick tips to get the strongest signal from your wireless router, extend and optimize your Wi-Fi coverage, and speed up your surfing.

Science & Technology | Tech

Significant iPhone 8 Leak Suggests Apple is About to Blow Our Minds

A fresh leak from last week suggests that Apple's iPhone 8 might turn out to be much more impressive than we thought as we look at dual-lens camera...

Science & Technology | Tech

iPhone 7S Leak Delivers The First Bad News

Bloomberg reports Apple's new 2017 iPhone has run into trouble...

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple AirPods: Review | WIRED

Apple's new wireless headphones aren't for the iPhone 7. They're for Siri.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook adds new features to Instant Articles to encourage email sign-ups and Page Likes | TechCrunch

Facebook today rolled out an improvement to its Instant Articles feature that now lets publishers include call-to-action units in their articles to better..

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Amazon will refund millions of unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids | TechCrunch

Amazon will refund millions of unauthorized in-app purchases kids made on mobile devices, having now dropped its appeal of last year's ruling by a federal..

Science & Technology | Apps I Like

Mobile app Memoji turns your face into an emoji | VentureBeat | Mobile | by Dean Takahashi

Lightricks has created Memoji from Facetune to blend cartoon-like emojis with an image of your face so you can turn your own selfies into emojis.

Business & Finance | Business

SoCal Startups Speak Up About the Challenges They're Facing in 2017

Silicon Valley Bank today released its 2017 Southern California Startup Outlook report, their second annual SoCal startups report. Here's what they found.

Science & Technology | Tech

Hidden feature in iOS 10.3 will make living with 16GB iPhones a lot easier – BGR

Apple earlier this week released a bunch of updates for its various mobile operating system, including iOS 10.3, the next major upgrade for iPhone and iPad. We already showed you some of the best features of iOS 10.3 and explained why the iPhone will sudd