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Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook launches Workplace for Good, a free version of its enterprise product for non-profits | TechCrunch

Workplace is making a push into the non-profit segment. Today the enterprise communications app from Facebook — which competes against the likes of Slack, Hipchat, and Microsoft’s Teams — is launching a new tier of the product called Workplace for

Science & Technology | Tech

Google will fix Home and Chromecast bug that reveals your location

Don't look now, but your Google Home speaker or Chromecast could give away your whereabouts... for a little while, that is. Google has promised a fix for an aut...

News | News

Apple Gets U.S. Supreme Court Review on iPhone App Fee Suit

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Apple Inc.’s bid to kill an antitrust lawsuit over the market for iPhone apps in a case that could shield e-commerce companies from consumer claims over high commissions.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter stock is at a three-year high. What is going on? - Recode

Unlike years past, people aren’t just buying Twitter because they think the company will be acquired.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple 2018 iPhones: Cheaper LCD-based models to outsell OLED flagships

A report says two OLED-based iPhones are expected this year, but the lone, less-expensive LCD will win more buyers.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel kicks off plan to become global leader in digital health technologies

Program is part of a NIS 1 billion National Digital Health plan that aims to make Israel a global leader in digital health technologies

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel: OrCam's Revolutionary Tech Opens A Whole New World For The Visually Impaired

The Israeli company's portable MyEye 2.0 is seen as a game-changer for the blind and partially sighted, and it's the size of a USB flash drive.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Flying Cars May Have Finally Found Their Launch Pad In Israel

Israeli company Urban Aeronautics developed an unmanned airborne vehicle, a concept on top of the agenda at the TechCrunch Mobility Conference in Tel Aviv.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Meet IDFs new incendiary kite-attacking drone

With flaming kites from Gaza ravaging Israeli farmland, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has provided what the IDF hopes will be an answer to the primitive weapon—the 3kg Firefly—also capable of creeping up on enemy positions and exploding.

Science & Technology | Tech

Elon Musk is serious about adding thrusters to the new Tesla Roadster, the option will replace the back seats | Electrek

Elon Musk has confirmed that he is completely serious about adding thrusters to the new Tesla Roadster and he added that the optional package will replace the mysterious back seats that the upcomin…

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook bug switches 14 million users' default sharing settings to public - TechSpot

Facebook is informing 14 million users that what they assumed were private posts could have been viewable by the public. A bug caused the users' “suggested” sharing option to be set to “public” by default, rather than basing the suggestion&hel

Science & Technology | Tech News

Meet the people who still use Myspace: 'It's given me so much joy'

Once it was the biggest social network; now it’s a ghost town. But for a handful of hardcore users, Myspace remains essential

Business & Finance | Business

Twitter to raise $1 billion in debt as stock price surge signals investor confidence

While Facebook is embroiled in controversy after controversy and Snap faces questions about its traction and viability, long-maligned Twitter is suddenly feeling the warm fuzzies from investors. Th…

History | History

D-Day: How technology helped win the Normandy invasion and World War II - The Washington Post

The brave troops who stormed the beaches in France had a secret weapon: brilliantly designed boats that made the attack possible.

Science & Technology | Technology

Everything Apple announced at WWDC 2018

The first day of Apple’s annual WWDC 2018 developer conference came and went, with myriad features, tools, and tidbits announced to the world. From iOS and augmented reality to tech addiction…

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

This app by an Israeli startup is a hit on Broadway

GalaPro, created by a Herzliya-based startup, sends subtitles, dubbing and amplification services for shows to your smartphone

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple is adding group FaceTime video calls to iOS 12

Apple is adding the ability to FaceTime more people onto a video call, allowing up to 32 people to be on the call — and tapping an increasing interest in group video calling stemming from apps like Houseparty As far as features go, this was a pretty nat

Science & Technology | Technology

This Could Be The End Of The Smartphone ‘Notch’

The race to build a smartphone that has an uninterrupted, edge-to-edge screen may soon be ending.

Science & Technology | Tech

The mad, twisted tale of the electric scooter craze - CNET

Betrayal, clipped brake cables and chop shops. And that's just in San Francisco.

Science & Technology | Technology

Why unlocking your door with Amazon’s Alexa may never be completely safe

Amazon users can unlock their doors by saying “Alexa, unlock door” and verbally entering a pin code. Unfortunately, the system can be easily circumvented.

Science & Technology | Tech

Uber adds a 911 'panic button' to its US app

Uber today pushed out a special option within its app that allows US users to contact emergency dispatchers immediately, potentially sharing their location as well. According to The Verge, the “panic button” has been added to the safety center menu o

Cars & Motorcycles | Cars

Tesla Model 3: How Software Update Makes Good on a Key Elon Musk Promise | Inverse

Tesla has started rolling out a software update for its Model 3 all-electric vehicle, first entering production in July 2017. The changes improve the braking system's ability to respond to sudden braking shocks and shows how the company is gradually i

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Six Israeli startups that are helping save lives

Companies are among 62 featured in David Wanetick's book 'Solution Nation,' about Israeli firms having a global impact

Science & Technology | Tech News

Apple Warns iPhones Have A Serious Problem

Apple has revealed internal tests showing serious problems in some of its most popular iPhones...

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Alexa recorded a woman’s private conversation and sent it to a random contact

A woman claims that her Amazon Echo recorded her voice and sent it to a random contact without her knowledge.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Los Angeles, America’s Future Spaceport - The Atlantic

The city of stars was once a major hub for aerospace. Soon it might be again.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

iOS 12 Wishlist: Features MacRumors Readers Hope to See in the Next Version of iOS - Mac Rumors

Apple plans to introduce the next-generation version of iOS, iOS 12, on June 4 at its Worldwide Developers Conference. Rumors have suggested this is...

Music | Axes & Gear

FiiO debuts its latest Hi-Fi music player packing USB-C, 20-hour battery life and more | 9to5Toys

While most of us are fine popping in a pair of earbuds and listening to our favorite jams from our smartphones, audiophiles and other music enthusiasts are always looking for new ways to enjoy thei…

Science & Technology | Social Media

News outlets object to how Facebook will label political ads | VentureBeat

In the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook made sweeping changes on what information it gives to users about political ads. But the changes will have consequences for more than just political groups — and not all organizations are happ

Science & Technology | Social Media

Here's what to expect when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces angry EU lawmakers next week

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and another executive will be grilled by European politicians on Tuesday about the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Facebook's role in election interference, and its attitude to new European privacy laws.

Music | Axes & Gear

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender's $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.

Science & Technology | Technology

To make Stories global, Facebook adds Archive and audio posts

Facebook’s future rests on convincing the developing world to adopt Stories. But just because the slideshow format will soon surpass feed sharing doesn’t mean people use them the same way everywhere. So late last year, Facebook sent a team to

Science & Technology | Social Media

Report: Facebook App Exposed 3 Million More Users' Data

Researchers at the University of Cambridge, via a myPersonality app on Facebook, reportedly used data from 3 million users to power a spin-off company that

Science & Technology | Tech News

Uber lets you rate mid-ride before you forget feedback

“Last year was pretty hard, I’m not gonna lie,” says Peter Deng, Uber’s head of rider experience. But as part of new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi’s push to rebrand Uber around safety, Deng says, “we’ve seen the company

Science & Technology | Tech

The 7 Best True Wireless Earphones of 2018

This definitive guide to the best true wireless earphones of 2018 explores everything you need to know before buying your next pair of true wireless earphones, including what to look out for, the various options available and the ranking our favorite true

Visual Arts | Photography

Olloclip has the Killer iPhone Camera Lens Kit You've Been Waiting For | The Manual

Smartphones ushered in this latest generation of mobile “prosumer” photography. While smartphone cameras aren’t yet up to par with their DSLR counterparts, they’re getting there. Thanks to clever add-on lenses like the latest from olloclip, they m

Science & Technology | Tech

Boston Dynamics' Robot Dog Will Be Available Next Year | WIRED

The secretive company has long been research-focused, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been thinking about what consumers want out of SpotMini.

Science & Technology | Social Media

We Can’t Stop Checking the News Either. Welcome to the New FOMO

Who cares about my friends? I'm missing the news!

Science & Technology | Tech

Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t.

Researchers can now send secret audio instructions undetectable to the human ear to Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant.

Science & Technology | Social Media

This was the most viewed Facebook ad bought by Russian trolls

The post had simple language, but managed to fool more than 1 million people.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple is removing apps that share your location data without consent

Apple has recently started removing apps from the App Store for violating the Terms of Service — or, more specifically, the rule against sharing location data with third parties without the consent of the app users. According to 9to5Mac, several app dev

Science & Technology | Tech

This Social Media App Is the New Instagram for Audio (and Yes, Audio Influencers Are About to Become a Thing)

The newest social media craze is driven by audio: Here's what you need to know about HearMeOut, and why you may want to add it to your marketing toolkit.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter has an unlaunched ‘Secret’ encrypted messages feature

Buried inside Twitter’s Android app is a “Secret conversation” option that if launched would allow users to send encrypted direct messages. The feature could make Twitter a better home for sensitive communications that often end up on en

Science & Technology | Social Media

11 Big Changes Coming to Facebook: What You Need to Know

Here are the most significant announcements made at Facebook's F8 Developer Conference and what they mean.

Science & Technology | Technology

What Are Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook ‘Stories’? - The Atlantic

The format, made popular by Snapchat and Instagram, is the native genre of glass rectangles.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook Weighs Ad-Free Subscription Option - Bloomberg

Facebook Inc. has been conducting market research in recent weeks to determine whether an ad-free version paid by subscriptions would spur more people to join the social network, according to people familiar with the matter.

Science & Technology | Tech

I Knew Buying a Newly Redesigned MacBook Pro Was Stupid And I Did It Anyway

Do not be me. I was desperate for a new Apple laptop to replace my dying 2012 one and as soon as the 2016 Macbook Pro with Touch Bar was available to buy I ordered it. This was a major redesign for Apple, and experience with other products told me that bu

Gaming | Gaming

'Star Wars' AR, VR experiences let fans live out their fantasies - CNN

'Star Wars' AR, VR experiences let fans live out their fantasies with 'Jedi Challenges' and 'Secrets of the Empire'

News | News

FBI agents swarmed with drones during a hostage rescue operation

A gang of suspects hiding out in the outskirts of a U.S. city used a swarm of drones to flush out FBI agents during a hostage rescue.

Science & Technology | Tech

10 Popular Jobs in Tech That Don't Require Tech Skills

Whoever said coding is the new literacy?

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter says all 336 million users should change their passwords

Twitter says account passwords were not hacked but users should still change them to be safe.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

New algorithm finds phony users on social networks - Hi tech news - Jerusalem Post

The new method is based on the assumption that fake accounts tend to establish improbable links.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Everything Facebook launched at F8 and Why | TechCrunch

Day 1 of Facebook’s F8 conference was packed with announcements and updates. Here are 10 big takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote on Day 1. You can find full coverage and analysis of F8 here.  1. FaceDate Facebook is launching a dating feature wh

Science & Technology | Social Media

This Company Will Give You $100,000 to Build a Better, Alternative Facebook - Motherboard

A startup incubator is giving seven companies $100,000 in seed money to build a privacy-oriented, democratic Facebook alternative.

Business & Finance | Business

Top performing startup founders are older than you thought — Quartz

The stereotypical startup founder is a 20- or 30-something man, probably white, probably wealthy. He wears a fleece vest, rides electric scooters, and drinks Blue Bottle coffee. You could be forgiven for mixing him up with a college frat guy. So we've

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter Is Pushing More News Links In The Home Timeline

A Twitter spokesperson confirmed the new Twitter feature to BuzzFeed News. Twitter's aggressive move into news continues.

Science & Technology | Tech

Your cable company’s worst nightmare is a little box that only costs $40 on Amazon – BGR

It’s hard to believe that giant telecommunications company might be scared of a tiny little $40 box on Amazon, but believe us when we tell you that they’re scared to death.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Wisdom from 70 of Israel's tech wizards | The Times of Israel

In recent years, we keep celebrating and admiring the success of the Israeli tech entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem, and......

Science & Technology | Technology

Chinese government admits collection of deleted WeChat messages

Chinese authorities revealed over the weekend that they have the capability of retrieving deleted messages from the almost universally used WeChat app. The admission doesn't come as a surprise to many, but it's rare for this type of questionable

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Five reasons why most ‘digital nomads’ fail

What may seem to be the perfect way to make a living can turn into a nightmare – here’s why.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Real People Are Turning Their Accounts Into Bots On Instagram — And Cashing In

Verified accounts turning themselves into bots, millions of fake likes and comments, a dirty world of engagement trading inside Telegram groups. Welcome to the secret underbelly of Instagram.

Science & Technology | Social Media

10 Social Media Usage Statistics You Should Know (and What They Mean for Your Marketing Strategy)

We sifted through mountains of data on social media trends to bring you the social media usage statistics that mean the most for your marketing strategy.

Science & Technology | Tech

Google Rolls Out Gmail Redesign for Web Browsers, Featuring Email Snoozing, Confidential Mode, and More

Google launched its redesigned Gmail web interface today, introducing several new features including some the company trialed in its Inbox for Gmail...

Science & Technology | Social Media

Here's Facebook's once-secret list of content that can get you banned

Facebook is making its Community Standards rules public for the first time, here's what you need to know about what types of posts are and aren't allowed.

Science & Technology | Technology

The resume of the future will tell employers who you are, and not just what you’ve done

Resumes frequently fail to signal how good a fit you’ll be for a job. That's going to change.

Science & Technology | Tech

Spotify beefs up its free tier

Today at the Gramercy Theater in NYC, Spotify’s Chief R&D Officer Gustav Söderström announced a brand new free version of the Spotify mobile app. By leveraging their investment in machine learning, Spotify’s new free tier recommends music to

Science & Technology | Social Media

Report: Social media use is increasing despite privacy fears

New report shows Facebook users are getting older, Instagram is one the rise, and provides an in-depth look at Twitter users.

Science & Technology | Tech

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Called "Talk to Books," the AI-powered utility will scan every sentence in 100,000 books in half a second.

Business & Finance | Business

SpaceX's valuation approaches $25 billion, growing Elon Musk's fortune to $21.3 billion | VentureBeat

SpaceX could soon be one of the most valuable VC-based companies in the U.S., thanks to a new round of funding that would also give the net worth of founder Elon Musk a nice bump.

Science & Technology | Tech News

This year’s flagship iPhone could be even more expensive than the iPhone X, say analysts

With all the signs pointing to the iPhone X not selling as well as Apple and its suppliers had hoped, many wondered whether the $999+ price tag was too high even for iPhone loyalists. One popular l…

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram Looks Like Facebook’s Best Hope - Bloomberg

With lawmakers and users on the warpath, the photo-sharing app could be Mark Zuckerberg’s way out of the latest data scandal.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram traps data without a Download Your Information tool | TechCrunch

It’s hard to #DeleteFacebook with no viable alternative, but at least you can export all your data. There’s no such option on Instagram . That lack of data portability puts users at the mercy of Instagram’s product and policy decisions. And it could

News | News

Mark Zuckerberg Answers to Congress For Facebook's Troubles | WIRED

Tensions around Facebook's privacy and ad practices have escalated dramatically since the last time the company sat before Congress.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook and the Price of Tech Utopia

Was everything users gained from Facebook worth what they gave up?

Science & Technology | Social Media

How to Check If Cambridge Analytica Could Access Your Facebook Data | WIRED

Facebook has released a tool that lets you see if you were caught up in the Cambridge Analytica fiasco—and what other apps know about you know.

Science & Technology | Technology

Over 20 advocacy groups complain to FTC that YouTube is violating children’s privacy law | TechCrunch

A coalition of over 20 child advocacy, consumer and privacy groups filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission asking it to investigate and sanction YouTube for violation of federal children’s privacy laws. Specifically, the groups say YouT

Science & Technology | Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg's letting researchers dive into Facebook data to protect elections

The social network says the initiative will help researchers figure out the effect social media has on democracy.

News | News

Israeli Entrepreneurs To Host Hackathon For Benefit Of Holocaust Survivors | News Flash

The initiative by TLV Starters aims to harness the 'power of the Startup Nation' to create feasible solutions for improving the lives of survivors, and combating Holocaust denial.

Science & Technology | Tech

This change can make your online browsing faster and more private

There is a small, simple step you can take right now that promises to make your online browsing faster and more private.

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook's new privacy rules just broke Tinder - Business Insider

Under fire for its handling user data in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook made big changes to its service, which ended up affecting Tinder.

Science & Technology | Tech

What Uber's Crash Tells Us About Japan's Silent Strategy For Driverless Cars

Japan has been quietly rolling out and testing autonomous vehicles. The approach has been more subdued than their U.S. counterparts, but the technology is more advanced and closer to deployment than many industry watchers realize.

Science & Technology | Tech

Mark Zuckerberg hits back at Tim Cook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended his company's business model in an interview published by Vox on Monday

Science & Technology | Technology

ProBeat: Windows is dead. Long live Windows | VentureBeat

Terry Myerson is out. Microsoft lists his full title as “executive vice president and the former leader of the Windows and Devices Group (WDG).” Yes, Microsoft needs shorter titles. In short, the chief of Windows is leaving the company after 21 years.

Science & Technology | Technology

This new privacy tool would speed up your internet, too

It's no joke how much data your internet service provider can collect about you. A new service from Cloudflare aims to change that.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter Is Developing a Subscription Plan That Promotes Your Tweets Automatically | Fortune

Twitter is testing a subscription plan that automatically promotes tweets in order reach to more users and grow follower bases

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook VP's memo suggests relentless growth is good, even if it gives a platform to terrorists or bullies | VentureBea

In a never-before-seen internal memo titled “The Ugly,” published today by BuzzFeed News, Facebook VP Andrew Bosworth advocated that the social media giant be relentless about growth, even if someone kills themselves as a result of bullying or people

Cars & Motorcycles | Cars

Tesla's newest rival has highlighted a big problem that no one is talking about

Tesla has a problem with market segmentation and it can't compete in new EV segments until is introduces different vehicles and adds manufacturing capacity.

Science & Technology | Tech

What Are Screens Doing to Our Eyes—And Our Ability to See? | WIRED

Our eyes are hardening; we can barely see our phones any more. We must learn to look at the wider world.

Science & Technology | Tech

Lights, Camera, Artificial Action: Start-Up Is Taking A.I. to the Movies

After selling their robotics company to Google, two engineers are working on technology they think can change how special effects are made.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple introduces a cheap 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support | TechCrunch

Apple is holding a press conference right now in Chicago. And the company unveiled a brand new device — well, sort of. Apple is going to sell a brand new 9.7-inch iPad that works with the Apple Pencil. Before today, only (more expensive) iPad Pro models

Business & Finance | Business

Silicon Valley Is Over, Says Silicon Valley

About a dozen venture capitalists recently took a bus tour through the Midwest, and a funny thing happened: They caught the heartland bug.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Why Facebook Owes You More Than This | WIRED

You give Facebook all of your data in exchange for using their service—an exchange that seems increasingly out of whack.

News | News

Self-driving Uber hits, kills pedestrian

A woman was reportedly struck and killed by a self-driving Uber in Tempe, Arizona.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli researchers find cybersecurity flaws in baby monitors, web cameras

Ben-Gurion University team was able to blast music through a baby monitor, turn off a thermostat and turn on a camera remotely

Business & Finance | Business

Why Trump blocked Qualcomm-Broadcom: It's all about 5G

The unusual move underscores the importance of 5G. But what does an independent Qualcomm mean for the future of the technology?

Science & Technology | Tech

The tech elite are abandoning Silicon Valley in droves because of 'groupthink' and out-of-control living costs— here's where they're headed

Peter Thiel, Tim Ferriss and other members of Silicon Valley's tech elite are decamping for more diverse and often affordable areas.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

What Airbnb Did to New York City - CityLab

Airbnb’s effects on the city’s housing market have been dramatic, a report suggests. And other cities could soon see the same pattern.

Science & Technology | Tech

What Happens In 60 Seconds Online

What Happens In 60 Seconds Online - 03/07/2018

Science & Technology | TECH

Here Are The 911 Transcripts of Some of the Times Apple Employees Walked Directly Into Glass Walls

Last month, reports emerged that Apple’s new “spaceship” campus in Cupertino, California—which hosts roughly 13,000 employees behind around 3,000 giant panes of glass—had resulted in the company’s employees repeatedly injuring themselves by wa

Science & Technology | Tech

Galaxy S9 IRL: What it's like to use Samsung's gorgeous new phones

For 2018, Samsung's new super phones get variable aperture cameras and fix the placement of their fingerprint reader. But they keep a familiar look and feel.

Business & Finance | Business

Why Snap's Evan Spiegel Got Paid $638 Million–And Deserved It | Fortune

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel was paid $638 million in 2017, mostly for helping take the company public.

Science & Technology | Tech

Google and NCAA team up on March Madness AI competition with $100,000 in prizes | VentureBeat

Google and the NCAA have teamed up on a $100,000 competition to see who can predict the best March Madness outcomes with machine learning.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Top 25 Women Leaders in SaaS | The Saas Report

The SaaS Report is pleased to announce 2017’s list of Top 25 Women Leaders in SaaS. These accomplished executives are some of the most influential in their field and command the respect of their peers both inside and outside their companies

Science & Technology | Tech News

6 Awesome Tech Companies To Intern For--According To Interns Themselves

Want an internship in tech? See what these former interns have to say about their experience.

Science & Technology | Innovation

Top gadget innovations of 2017 | Popular Science

Fidget spinners, a wearable camera, and a coding toy with endless options. These are the Best of What's New

Science & Technology | Tech News

Twitch Audience is Bigger Than HBO or Netflix

Video game livestreaming platform Twitch has more viewers than both HBO and streaming giant Netflix, according to recently revealed SuperData analysis.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook's Long-Term Plan for WhatsApp Is Finally Coming to Fruition (and It's Brilliant) | Inc.com

Instagram was a bargain that's turned a very tidy profit. WhatsApp was a very different sort of bet.

Business & Finance | Startup News

Swiggy hires former Reckitt Benckiser exec as CEO of New Supply biz – VCCircle

Bengaluru-based Bundl Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which operates online food ordering platform Swiggy, has appointed former Reckitt Benckiser executive Vishal Bhatia as the chief executive of its new supply business vertical, a company statement said. In his n

Science & Technology | Team8

Israel’s Team8 Partners With Scotiabank For Cybersecurity Innovation

The leading Israeli cybersecurity think tank and the Canadian financial institution will work together to 'deepen tech capabilities.'

Science & Technology | Tech News

How Open Source Companies Are Built

 We recently brought together open source leaders from organizations both large and small to discuss how they balance building a leading enterprise with a free and widely available offering for the community. The timing couldn't have been better as

Science & Technology | Tech

How to spot a bot and what to do about it

Here's how to figure out if a Twitter account is actually a bot, and then how to block the bot.

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."