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Science & Technology | Technology

An in-depth look at the internal politics at HQ Trivia that has left the startup scrambling to stay afloat

This week’s banishment of host Scott Rogowsky was merely a symptom of the ongoing struggle to decide who will lead HQ Trivia. According to multiple sources, more than half of the startup’s staff signed an internal petition to depose CEO Rus Yusupov, w

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

The Infinite Scroll: Life under the unbreakable lure of the screen.

“Phoning it in” means to do something with very little effort or enthusiasm. The idiom seems oddly prescient now, given that it dates back to a time before the internet.

Entertainment | Netflix

Netflix's random play button is what we've all been waiting for

The company is testing a feature that could put a stop to endless Netflix scrolling.

Business & Finance | Business

MoviePass Denies Report Claiming It Lost Millions of Users

MoviePass’s never-ending death spiral gained a burst of momentum Thursday with the release of a new Business Insider report, which claims the service now only counts 225,000 subscribers. However, a spokeswoman for MoviePass is disputing the report.

Science & Technology | Tech

Amazon strikes at Spotify with new free streaming music with ads

Amazon is launching a free music service to compete with Spotify's offering. It complements its existing Prime Music and Amazon Music Unlimited plans.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Pinterest shares rise 28% on first day of trading, worth $13 billion | VentureBeat

Shares of Pinterest closed 28.58% higher than the IPO price on the first day of trading, giving the image-sharing site a $12.83 billion valuation.

Gaming | Gaming

Facebook's AI extracts playable characters from real-world videos | VentureBeat

In a newly published paper, scientists at Facebook AI Research describe a system that can extract controllable characters from real-world videos.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook exposed millions more Instagram passwords than we realized

Facebook today revealed it'd discovered millions of improperly secured passwords on its server. So, you know... business as usual.

Science & Technology | Technology

Microsoft Issues Serious Windows 10 Update Warning

Microsoft has issued a new warning to Windows 10 owners about a serious update problem...

Science & Technology | Tech

Lime’s electric scooters will be able to tell when you’re too drunk to ride - The Verge

Lime co-founder and executive chairman Brad Bao chatted with The Verge’s editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and senior transportation reporter Andrew J. Hawkins about what’s next for the e-scooter revolution in this week’s Vergecast interview. Bao discussed how

Science & Technology | Technology

The Apple-Qualcomm Deal Reaffirms The Value Of IP And Technology Leadership

The settlement is a huge win for the U.S. patent system and all IP holders because one of the key arguments in Apple’s lawsuit and implied in the FTC’s lawsuit is that non-essential patents are worthless.

Science & Technology | Tech

How Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung treat your voice data | VentureBeat

Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, Amazon, and Google traffic in lots of voice data, but they handle it differently. Here's what you need to know.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli scientists 'print' world's first 3D heart with human tissue | The Jerusalem post

A team of Tel Aviv University researchers revealed the heart, which was made using a patient’s own cells and biological materials.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

What a Year in Space Did to Scott Kelly

An unprecedented and illuminating study monitored identical twins, one in space and one on Earth.

Business & Finance | Business

Why Uber Lacks A Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Sustainable competitive advantage means gaining the lion's share of an industry's profits. But ride sharing is a money-losing business and Uber's fancy-sounding Liquidity Network Effect is easy to copy. Skip its IPO.

Science & Technology | Technology

Mutiny at HQ Trivia fails to oust CEO | TechCrunch

Quiz Khalifa aka Host Malone aka Trap Trebek aka HQ Trivia’s Scott Rogowsky has been pushed out of the live mobile gaming startup. The two split due to disagreements about Rogowsky attempting to take a second full-time job hosting sports streaming service

Science & Technology | Social Media

The chat feature may soon return to Facebook’s mobile app

Facebook upset millions upon millions of users five years ago when it removed chat from its core mobile app and forced them to download Messenger to communicate privately with friends. Now it looks like it might be able to restore the option inside the Fa

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Armored Mewtwo redesign revealed in the new Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution trailer | Pokemon GO Hub

After months of rumors and speculation, we finally have a first glimpse at the fabled Armored Mewtwo! The new trailer for Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution highlights several nostalgic scenes from the upcoming remake, but most importantly, shows a first glim

Science & Technology | Apps I Like

Disney+ app and worldwide rollout plans revealed

In the fall of 2017 Disney announced plans for a subscription streaming service of its own that could compete with the likes of Netflix. Last fall, it revealed...

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple may switch iMac, iPad, and MacBook to colorful mini LED screens | VentureBeat

A relatively recent display technology will reportedly bridge the gap between older LCD and expensive OLED for larger Apple device displays.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel’s OrCam to help blind people cast vote independently

A pilot project makes OrCam's artificial vision device available at 12 polling stations in Tuesday's election

Science & Technology | Social Media

To stop copycats, Snapchat shares itself

Evan Spiegel has finally found a way to fight back against Mark Zuckerberg’s army of clones. For 2.5 years, Snapchat foolishly tried to take the high road versus Facebook, with Spiegel claiming “Our values are hard to copy”. That inaction allowed Zu

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple May Be Planning to Break Up iTunes With New Music and Podcast Apps for Mac - MacRumors

With the launch of macOS 10.15, Apple may be planning to release separate Music and Podcasts apps for the Mac, according to developer Steve...

Science & Technology | Technology

College students allegedly scammed Apple out of nearly $1M in iPhone replacements - The Verge

Two Chinese engineering students in Oregon allegedly scammed Apple out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in iPhone replacements and are now facing criminal charges in federal court, as first reported by The Oregonian. Authorities allege the students pul

Science & Technology | Tech

Google dissolves AI ethics board just one week after forming it - The Verge

Google today disclosed that it has dissolved a short-lived, external advisory board designed to monitor its use of artificial intelligence, following a week of controversy regarding the company’s selection of members. The decision, reported first today

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Intel Capital president: Israel generates better ideas than Silicon Valley

Israel is one of three tech hubs that Intel Corp.'s investment arm is intently focused on, says Wendell Brooks

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Pokémon GO and the April Fools’ joke that made billions | TechCrunch

It’s the morning of March 31st, 2014, and the Google Maps team is about to release its April Fools’ Day gag to the world. It wasn’t the first time this team had goofed around with an April Fools’ day joke. Google, as a whole, goes wild on April 1s

Science & Technology | Tech

Report: Apple to release three OLED iPhones in 2020, featuring new screen sizes from 5.42- to 6.67-inches

According to Digitimes this morning, Apple is laying the groundwork in the supply chain to launch three new iPhones in 2020 featuring OLED displays. The current flagship lineup offers OLED screens …

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook asks for public input about its plans for a content oversight board

In November, Facebook announced its plans to create an external content oversight board that would serve as something of a “supreme court” for Facebook’s more controversial content policy decisions. With the release of a draft charter i

Science & Technology | Social Media

New Facebook tool answers the question “Why am I seeing this post?”

Facebook announced today that it is adding a feature called “Why am I seeing this post?” to News Feeds. Similar to “Why am I seeing this ad?,” which has appeared next to advertisements since 2014, the new tool has a dropdown menu that gives users

Science & Technology | Tech

Lyft closes up 9% on first day of trading | TechCrunch

Pink confetti fell from the ceiling Friday as Lyft co-founders Logan Green and John Zimmer celebrated their company’s IPO. The stock offering was a bona fide success, with shares selling for $87.24 apiece Friday morning — 21 percent higher than Lyft�

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple sells wireless charging AirPods, cancels charger days later | TechCrunch

“Works with AirPower mat”. Apparently not. It loooks to me like Apple doesn’t treat customers with the same “high standard” of care it apparently reserves for its hardware quality. Nine days after launching its $199 wireless charging AirPods hea

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Elephant Walk

The “elephant walk” is a show of Air Force readiness to fight on short notice.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple opens a beta test for its new TV app and subscriptions

You can get your first glimpse of channels and "For You" recommendations in Apple TV betas.

Science & Technology | Technology

40 years of Apple - in pictures | Technology | The Guardian

From the first Apple computer, Steve Jobs leaving and returning, the iMac and the MacBook Air to the iPod, iPhone, iPad and Watch, Apple’s is a rich history

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Twitter Defends User Who Wants to ‘Stone The Jews’

So much for that “healthy conversation.” Twitter’s rules on abusive behavior and hate speech apparently exclude any form of anti-Semitism. Arsen Ostrovsky, executive director of the Israeli-Jewish Congress, reported a tweet directed at him which sho

Music | Music

Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly are going on tour, even though both of them are dead

In a move that many believed would be impossible until the government perfected zombie technology, both Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly will be going on tour soon—even though the former died in 1988 and the latter died in 1959. Rather than reanimating the a

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

That Email You Didn’t Reply To? The Sender Could Be Tracking It—Here’s How to Find Out

With a special email tracking service, senders can see if you opened their email and chose not to respond. Here's how to stop that from happening and continue to ignore your emails in peace.

Science & Technology | Technology

The Apple Credit Card Is A Game Changer

Apple today announced the launch of the Apple Card. In conjunction with Goldman Sachs and MasterCard, Apple will launch its new credit card this summer. It offers up to 3% cash back paid daily, no fees, and what is sure to be an award winning app to track

Science & Technology | Tech

With facial recognition, shoplifting may get you banned in places you've never been - CNET

There are hundreds of stores using facial recognition -- none that have any rules or standards to prevent abuse.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple turned its livestream on early and things got super weird

Think '80s horror movie interspersed with bizarre performance art style stunts. But what does it all mean?

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple Accidentally Reveals Radical New iPhone Upgrade

Apple has accidentally leaked its most long-awaited iPhone upgrade ever...

Music | Audio Equipment: SO Cool!

Apple AirPods upgrade: Two reasons 2nd-gen AirPods are worth it - SlashGear

Apple's new AirPods are here, and while there are several obvious reasons to upgrade, for me it's the small - but important - details that have my finger

News | News

Israel’s David’s Sling Missile Defense System Said to Successfully Complete Series of Tests

A David’s Sling system test in December 2015. Photo: United States Missile Defense Agency. Israel’s David’s Sling missile defense system, …

News | News

Israeli spacecraft performs final maneuver before moon landing bid | The Times of Israel

Beresheet's engine activated for 60 seconds, taking it to new orbit before it is scheduled to be captured by lunar gravity on April 4

Advice & Self-Help | Tips & Tricks

Visualize Your Wall Painted a Different Color With These Apps

Painting your walls is definitely an undertaking, but not quite as much of an undertaking as figuring out what paint color you want to use.

Science & Technology | Social Media

MySpace Probably Lost Everything Uploaded To Its Servers Before 2015

In what can only be good news for future political candidates — but is definitely bad news for technology company MySpace — it seems the predecessor to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram lost most of what users uploaded to its social media platform befo

Science & Technology | Tech

Facial recognition: Apple, Amazon, Google and the race for your face

Facial recognition technology is both innovative and worrisome. Here's how it works and what you need to know.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

A “halo drive” could accelerate interstellar spacecraft to close to the speed of light

Borrowing energy from black holes would offer a highly efficient way to navigate our galaxy, an astronomer says.

Advice & Self-Help | Dating

Tinder explains how its algorithm works - The Verge

Tinder published a blog post today about how its algorithm works and how it’s depreciated its former Elo scores, which ranked people based off attractiveness.

Gaming | Gaming

Battlefield V's Firestorm battle royale mode launches March 25 | VentureBeat

Developers DICE and Criterion Games announced today that Battlefield V's battle royale mode, Firestorm, will come out on March 25.

Gaming | Gaming

Microsoft confirms full Xbox Live will come to iOS and Android games

Microsoft confirmed today that it is bringing the full Xbox Live experience to iOS and Android games on mobile devices, from friend lists to achievements.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple addresses Spotify’s claims, but not its demands

Two days after Spotify announced that it had filed a suit against Apple with the European Commission over anticompetitive practices, Apple today issued its own response of sorts. In a lengthy statement on its site called “Addressing Spotify’

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli startup, Indian hospital join forces to bring AI imaging to India

Zebra Medical and HealthNet Global will collaborate on developing Zebra's tech for the Indian market to screen for illnesses, including TB

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Tel Aviv Hackathon to Tackle the Unique Struggles of Overpaid Tech Workers

Typing on a computer, illustrative. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. CTech – Anyone working in tech knows how frustrating the workday can …

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

6 things small businesses can do to improve cybersecurity

NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses can be more vulnerable to cyberattacks than larger companies because they often don't have sophisticated and comprehensive systems to protect themselves from...

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter reveals big changes to conversations and new camera features

The changes are meant to make good on the company's promise to promote "healthy conversation."

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple's streaming service is 'a game changer,' to add 100 million users in 3 years, Wedbush says

Wedbush Securities is particularly bullish on Apple's move into streaming, estimating 100 million users in just three years.

Gaming | Gaming

Best Nintendo Switch Deals and Console Bundles (Spring 2019) | WIRED

The best Nintendo Switch console deals, and all the essentials you'll need when you own one.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

US gaming firm Nvidia to buy Israeli chip maker Mellanox for $6.9 billion

Deal is second largest for Israeli tech, after Mobileye; founded in 1999 by Eyal Waldman, Mellanox makes high-speed servers and storage switching solutions

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

As Japan scouts for tech, interest in Israeli innovation is rising

Japanese manufacturing giants are looking to Israel for cutting-edge tech solutions, says Yoav Ramot of Million Steps, a firm that matches Israeli startups with these firms

Science & Technology | Technology

Next iPad Rumored To Keep Headphone Jack, May Have Brilliant, Surprise New Design

A new rumor from the supply chain gives interesting details about the next iPad and it may look different from what you’re expecting.

Science & Technology | Tech News

You May Have Forgotten Foursquare, but It Didn’t Forget You | WIRED

The once-hyped social media company, known for gamifying mobile check-ins, is still alive and well as an incomprehensibly vast data empire.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

OurCrowd to set up Israel pet health tech hub with Australian partner

Innovation lab will aim at growing field of digital health technologies for pets, a global market worth billions

Science & Technology | Technology

The thinnest iPhone XR and XS cases we’ve ever seen are on Amazon for just $8.99 – BGR

Some people are clumsy and they need big, bulky cases to protect their iPhones. Other people are far more careful, so there’s no need to ruin Apple’s iPhone design with a chunky protective case.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Some major Android apps are still sending data directly to Facebook - The Verge

Major Android mobile apps from companies including Yelp and Duolingo send data to Facebook immediately after a user logs in, according to a new report from the London-based UK charity and watchdog group Privacy International (PI). This data transfer happe

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Second skin: Israeli medical device creates temporary nano-layer to treat wounds | The Times of Israel

Lod-based Nanomedic Technologies says its technology dresses burns and other wounds by spinning a fibrous mat without touching the skin, reducing pain and risk of infection

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple left another big macOS security hole open for 90 days, Google says

Apple's memory management system is too trusting of previously mounted disk images, according to Google researchers, leading to a dangerous vulnerability.

Science & Technology | Technology

Latest iPhone 11 rumor details new ‘waterproof’ tech and next-gen haptics – BGR

Over the past few months, we haven't seen a whole lot of rumors surrounding Apple's iPhone 11 lineup. Sure, we know that Apple's iPhone 11 lineup will include successors to the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max, and sure, we know that Face ID will see some perfor

Visual Arts | Design

This app is like Shazam for fonts

WhatTheFont is a Shazam for fonts — a designer’s dream. The app is a mobile version of the website previously developed by MyFonts, and recognizes any font you point at with your camera, including a variation of similar fonts to go with it. It also le

Science & Technology | Technology

Twitter is testing a method for users to hide replies to tweets

Twitter has been hiding replies from what it deems to be suspect or troll accounts for a little while now.

Science & Technology | Technology

Tesla launches long awaited $35,000 Model 3

Tesla's long-awaited Model 3 with a $35,000 price has finally arrived.

Science & Technology | Technology

Steve Wozniak wants Apple to jump on the foldable phone bandwagon – BGR

If you've paid any attention at all to the tech press in the past week or so, you've no doubt been deluged with headlines touting one company after another prepping a foldable smartphone for release -- with the manufacturers ranging from Huawei to LG, Mot

Science & Technology | Technology

It’s finally here: New free app lets you use iMessage on Android – BGR

A friend came to me many years ago and told me he was fed up with his iPhone. This was back in the days before Apple relented and finally released new iPhone models with larger displays, and he was tired of seeing people with nice big smartphone screens w

Science & Technology | Technology

When Is the Best Time to Post on Instagram in 2019? [Cheat Sheet]

If a person posts to Instagram, but nobody's online to see it, does it make a sound? Read on to discover the best time and day to post on Instagram so your content can generate the most engagement.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Meet The Top Israeli Startups Protecting Cars From Cyber Attacks | Technology News

The amplified complexity of modern cars makes securing them harder and hacking them potentially easier - but Israeli companies are meetings these challenges head-on.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple will reportedly add the Apple Watch feature everyone wants by next year – BGR

Apple's smartwatch has dominated the industry ever since it was introduced back in 2016, but despite its ubiquity, the popular wearable is still missing several key features that some of its rivals have included for years.

News | News

Google, Apple, and Microsoft Distribute Chinese Surveillance Technology

Commentary As I previously discussed, Google is actively distributing surveillance and data-mining technology developed by Baidu, a Chinese ...

Science & Technology | Tech

40 incredibly useful things you didn’t know Google Search could do

Take your search game to the next level with these tools that’ll save you time and help you get more done.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple's Radical New iPhone Suddenly Takes Shape

Apple's plans for a radical folding iPhone have been revealed and this design is worth getting excited about...

Travel | Travel

Discovery of cameras built into airlines’ seats sparks privacy concerns - The Verge

Cameras pointed at passengers have been noticed in the inflight entertainment systems used by some American and Singapore Airlines aircraft. Both airlines have confirmed that the cameras exist, but they say they have not been activated.

Travel | Travel

Discovery of cameras built into airlines’ seats sparks privacy concerns - The Verge

Cameras pointed at passengers have been noticed in the inflight entertainment systems used by some American and Singapore Airlines aircraft. Both airlines have confirmed that the cameras exist, but they say they have not been activated.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel: World's 1st Patient With Lab-Grown Bone Implant Competes In Israman Triathlon | Health News

Danny Yaakobson was the first patient to benefit from breakthrough technology developed by Bonus BioGroup to grow bones in a lab from an individual's own fat cells.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Chutzpah, Dreams And Ingenuity Behind Israel's First Moonshot | Technology News

The global space community sees Israel's first moonshot as a window to future commercial spacecraft ventures.

Travel | Travel

The World's Longest Flight Is so High-Tech You Won't Even Get Jet Lag

This Singapore Airlines plane is specially designed to cut jet lag and make a 19-hour flight bearable, and dare we say, actually enjoyable.

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

This Interactive Toy Plays With Your Dog When You're Busy Folding Laundry or Watching Your Favorite Show | Mental Floss

The Wickedbone is a smart, interactive dog toy that lets you be as hands-on or hands-off as you want. Here's how to get one on Amazon.

Science & Technology | Tech

Cybersecurity 101: Five settings to secure your iPhone or iPad | TechCrunch

TechCrunch - Reporting on the business of technology, startups, venture capital funding, and Silicon Valley

Science & Technology | Technology

New Apple rumor is every fan's dream come true

Apple will launch a ton of new gear this year, a new report claims. And some of it has been on our wish list for a long, long time.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Windows 10 2020 Update Is Available For Insiders Who Skip Ahead | Digital Trends

An update to Windows 10 that won't be released to the wider user base until 2020 is now available for testing even though the late-2019 update hasn't been released to Windows Insiders yet. It reportedly requires a longer lead time for testing, which may h

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

The World’s Fastest Supercomputer Breaks an AI Record

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are training Summit, the world's fastest supercomputer, to model climate change using machine learning techniques.

Science & Technology | Technology

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey gives himself a 'C' in 'tech responsibility'

In a live interview conducted on Twitter, ReCode's Kara Swisher pressed Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey about what grade Dorsey would give his company and himself at fulfilling "tech responsibility."

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

WATCH: Trek's Replicator Nearing Reality

Star Trek’s replicator is this-close to becoming a reality. Right now, 3-D printers print objects layer by layer, a time-consuming process, particularly when larger objects are involved. Enter the scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, wh

News | News

Israeli airports fend off 3 million attempted attacks a day, cyber head says

A 24/7 security operation center at Ben Gurion international airport handles cybersecurity threats

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Are you being served? Israeli-founded startup creates robot butler on wheels

Temi says it will integrate Amazon's Alexa personal assistant to further expand its droid's capabilities

Science & Technology | Tech

The Trump administration is trying to give AI a boost in the US

The order is designed to protect American technology, national security, privacy and values when it comes to artificial intelligence.

Science & Technology | TECH

LinkedIn debuts LinkedIn Live, a new live video broadcast service

LinkedIn — the social network for the working world with close to 600 million users globally — says that video is the fastest-growing format on its platform alongside original written work, shared news and other content. Now it’s taking

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel Launches $4M Environmental Tech Innovation Lab | News Brief

The new project is aimed at supporting environmental protection and sustainability initiatives.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Is Facebook About To 'Break' Instagram, And What Does That Mean For Influencers?

Until now, Instagram has kept its distance from Facebook and the brands have been kept separate. But that could all be about to change, driven by influencer marketing, and the challenge for Facebook is to make that work without breaking the Instagram infl

Science & Technology | Tech News

How did Apple’s AirPods go from mockery to millennial status symbol?

Back in 2016, Apple’s wireless earbuds were ridiculed by the tech industry. Now, thousands of memes later, the tables have turned

Science & Technology | Tech

5G vs. LTE: What’s the difference, and does it matter?

If you're uncertain what the difference between 5G, LTE, and 4G is, then you're not alone. As 5G networks begin to roll out there's a lot of confusion about what the different terms and technologies mean. We explain the differences between

Science & Technology | Social Media

5 new features Twitter is testing in its iOS app

Twitter has been quietly testing improvements to night mode, encrypted direct messages, and new ways to use GIFs, according to new screenshots.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Skype can now blur the background during video calls

Thanks to the rise of WhatsApp and other free calling and messaging apps, Skype is no longer the go-to service it once was for many people. But the company just added a new feature which might raise its appeal among users. The Microsoft-owned serviceR

Science & Technology | Tech News

Flickr will hold off on deleting photos until March 12th

If you’ve got a Flickr account, hopefully you’re already aware: the free 1 terabyte plan is going away. If you’re on a free Flickr account, the company is only going to let you keep 1,000 photos at a time. Anything past that will be auto

Science & Technology | Tech

Many popular iPhone apps secretly record your screen without asking

Many major companies, like Air Canada, Hollister and Expedia, are recording every tap and swipe you make on their iPhone apps. In most cases you won’t even realize it. And they don’t need to ask for permission. You can assume that most apps a

Science & Technology | Tech

Which voice assistant speaks the most languages, and why?

It's tough to add support for a new language to a voice assistant like Google Assistant, Siri, Alexa, and Cortana. Here's why.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Account linking could make Instagram the heir to Facebook Login

Teens’ aversion to Facebook jeopardizes not only the company’s feed ad revenue, but its dominance as an identity provider. The Facebook Login platform keeps people tied to the social network in order to easily access other apps without a separ

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter bug makes it look like random retweets are appearing in your timeline | TechCrunch

A number of Twitter users have been complaining that tweets that were retweeted by people they don’t follow are now showing in their timeline. The issue, thankfully, is not related to a new Twitter algorithm or recommendation system, as some had feared.

Business & Finance | Business

Uber's new free ride promo will only be available to Super Bowl losers - SlashGear

Two cities, each represented by a professional football team, will battle it out for honor and glory this weekend. One of those cities will be victorious,

Science & Technology | Technology

Snopes quits fact-checking partnership with Facebook

Snopes, a fact-checking organization, announced on Friday its decision to end its partnership with Facebook.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Here Are All The New Evolutions And Wild Pokémon Available Now In 'Pokémon GO'

The end of January brings with it a bunch of new evolutions and wild Pokémon in 'Pokémon GO'. Here's everything showing up.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple iOS 12.1.4 Release: It's A Big One

Apple iOS 12.1.4 has appeared and iPhone owners must install this essential upgrade...

Gaming | Gaming

Xbox Adaptive Controller Gives Disabled Gamers a Power-Up

Other game companies also are scrambling to introduce their own accessible hardware. But a customer base of more than 30 million gamers may give developers the push they need.

Science & Technology | Technology

Anyone Can Spy on You With FaceTime. Here's How to Turn It Off

A new bug allows anyone to listen in on your iPhone and, for now, there's no fix.

Science & Technology | Tech

Robots are coming to automate the American workplace. Men will suffer more changes to their work than women

Automation may create as many jobs as it destroys, a new study finds, but men, younger folks, and minorities hold positions that are particularly vulnerable.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Exclusive: Snapchat weighs what was once unthinkable

Snap Inc is considering changes to its Snapchat app, known for disappearing phot...

Science & Technology | Tech News

In 2019, Best Single Way To Block, Stop Robocalls, Spam On The iPhone, Android

While apps provide some level of protection against robocalls, spam, and scams, they're not bulletproof. When all else fails, try this nuclear option.

Science & Technology | Tech News

This Chrome extension blocks distracting sites like Facebook and YouTube

How much extra work could you get done over the course of a day if you had an assistant looking over your shoulder, shooing you away from the biggest time-sucks of the Internet like Facebook and Yo…

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Intel showcases new 3D camera for robot, drone navigation sired by Haifa team

Camera uses an inside-out tracking system that frees it from reliance on external sensors or GPS to navigate obstacles, US tech giant says

Science & Technology | Technology

Advocacy groups are pushing the FTC to break up Facebook - The Verge

Today, advocacy groups are calling for Facebook to be broken up as a result of its Cambridge Analytica scandal, subsequent privacy violations, and repeated consumer data breaches.

Science & Technology | Technology

Amazon is testing Scout, a delivery robot, near Seattle | VentureBeat

Amazon today unveilved the Scout delivery robot, which will make delivery to Prime customers in testing north of Seattle.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter starts rolling out simplified web interface to some users

Twitter is starting to deploy a revamped web client that's simpler to look at and promises tweaks like an emoji button and a revised trending section.

Science & Technology | Tech

Google Maps wants to help you avoid that speeding ticket

Google Maps users report seeing speed limit and speed trap warnings pop up in the navigation app.

Travel | Travel

Avoid Long Security Lines With the TSA's App 

No one wants to wait in an hour-long security line, but it’s always a possibility—now more than ever. One app designed to show you wait times may help save you from the crowds.

Science & Technology | Technology

19 Insanely Cool Products

With new products and gadgets coming out every day, it’s no wonder you probably haven’t heard about some of these. We decided to put together an updated list of 19 different products.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

To measure and track pain, Israeli duo develops ‘objective’ monitor

Yariv Adan, lead user-tester of wristband sensor and app he created with Assaf Ariel, hopes their product will help improve treatment for millions by quantifying the unquantifiable

Music | Music

How Technology is Reviving the Global Music Business

As it stands, streaming continues to be the biggest contributor to the global recorded-music business. Estimates suggest that streaming paid out $9.6 billion into artist and labels in 2018, making up more than 50 per cent of the global trade’s total rev

Science & Technology | Tech News

Getting Windows 10 updated doesn't have to be so painful

If you're trying to get your system patched up to the latest version but find your Windows 10 update isn't working, don't despair. While you do need to do a little troubleshooting, it's not as complicated as you might think. Here, we&#

Science & Technology | Tech

Startup GBatteries claims it can charge an EV as fast as it takes to pump gas

A Y Combinator startup called GBatteries has come out of stealth with a bold claim: They can recharge an electric car as quickly as it takes to full up a tank of gas.

Science & Technology | Tech

Change your phone settings so Apple, Google can't track your movements

Most tech companies make it difficult for users to say no to aggressive surveillance practices. But it is helpful to know about the default settings on your smartphone and how to change them.

Music | Music

10 apps to help you produce your next album on your phone

Making music on your smartphone might seem like a sweet (and rewarding) deal. But you'll need some good apps—we collected some of our favorites.

Science & Technology | Technology

AT&T is cutting off all location-data sharing ties in March

After senators called the practice an invasion of privacy, the mobile carrier is ending the service.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Pokemon GO Exclusive Shinies: a guide to Pokemon GO's rare shinies | Pokemon GO Hub

Throughout the past few months, Niantic has slowly been releasing shiny Pokemon into Pokemon GO. Most shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO can be found at almost any time when you encounter them, but there is quite a few exceptions to this rule. These exclusive sh

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli company leads flying car ‘buzz’ ahead of major tech show

NFT Inc. is aiming for the Model T of flying cars and their prototype, which will be able to take off or land vertically and fly on auto-pilot, will be unveiled in Las Vegas