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Gaming | Pokemon Go

Pokemon GO Gen 5 Meta (Early Look, Part 1): Non-Legendary Pokemon With Meta Potential | Pokemon GO Hub

Pokemon GO’s Generation V could be right around the corner, depending on which rumor mill you subscribe to. We’re careful not to start the hype train, but with the latest leaks and rumors hinting that Generation 5 could be a mere month away, we were excited to take an early look at Unova region’s Pokemon line up. Which Gen 5 Pokemon will be worth the dust, candies and grinding? Which will be viable and which are Rattata equivalents? So many questions!

Science & Technology | Tech News

More Bad News For Apple As New iPhone Upgrades Exposed

Thought you knew everything about Apple's new iPhones? You're wrong...

Gaming | Gaming

Nintendo denies reports of trade-in program for new, upgraded Switch models - The Verge

Nintendo has denied reports that it is offering an exchange program for those looking to upgrade to the newer Nintendo Switch model with improved battery life.

Science & Technology | Tech

Making calls with Siri or Google could lead to you getting scammed

If you've ever used Siri or Google to call a business, you could be in danger of falling victim to a new scam the Better Business Bureau is warning.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Introduction to Quantum Programming - Towards Data Science

In depth walkthrough of quantum programming for beginners, building up from the mathematical foundations of qubits to how to run on a real quantum computer.

Science & Technology | Technology

Google Assistant will let you send reminders to friends and family - The Verge

Google is adding a new feature to its Assistant that will let you assign reminders to other people, so long as that person is part of an opt-in group of trusted fellow Assistant users. The feature is designed mostly for families — it will function via the

Science & Technology | Technology

Facebook has been collecting, listening, transcribing Messenger chats - Business Insider

The company reportedly didn't disclose to users that it was sharing any collected audio from Messenger voice chats with third parties.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

PkmnMasterHolly - YouTube

Hi I'm Holly! Join me on my quest to unite the Pokemon Go Community! Let's go on a Pokemon hunting & raiding adventure! Be sure to check out my Instagram pag...

Science & Technology | Tech

Peter Thiel likens Twitter and Silicon Valley companies to North Korea - Business Insider

Thiel's comments came in an interview with "Fox and Friends" Friday morning, where he discussed his recent New York Times op-ed.

Science & Technology | Tech

Amazon scientists improve Alexa’s ability to understand context

In a new research paper, Amazon scientists detailed two methods they say improve Alexa's ability to account for command context.

Science & Technology | Technology

7 paid iPhone apps on sale for free on August 7th – BGR

Samsung might have the floor today since it's announcing its new Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 flagship smartphones, but we still have a little something in store for all the Apple fans out there: paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free! You'll fi

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple's Shock iPhone Redesign Suddenly Makes Sense

Apple's most exciting iPhone redesign is happening a year earlier than expected...

Science & Technology | Tech

How to ditch Google Chrome for Firefox

How to break your Google Chrome habit and escape to the loving, privacy-protected embrace of Mozilla's Firefox browser.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Check Out These Cool Alternatives to Your iPhone's Default Apps | Digital Trends

If you feel like a change, then you can always switch some of your iPhone's default apps for interesting alternatives -- there are many options. We take a look at what happens when you remove a native app and suggest a few cool alternatives to your iPhone

Science & Technology | Technology

Despite scandals, advertisers say YouTube Kids is effective - Digiday

YouTube Kids allows kid-focused clients to reach the right audience safely online since children can’t be on social networks.

Science & Technology | Tech News

New Service Lets You Rent a Stranger’s Swimming Pool for an Afternoon | Mental Floss

Desperate to take a dip but want to avoid the chaos of the public pool? With Swimply, you can rent an entire backyard swimming pool for $25 to $150 an hour.

Science & Technology | Tech

Electric scooters aren’t quite as climate-friendly as we thought - The Verge

Electric scooter companies like to tout their green credentials, frequently reminding riders that every two-wheeled trip they take can help reduce carbon emissions and fight climate change — but the truth is much more complicated.

Science & Technology | Tech News

AI may turn touchscreen keyboards invisible | VentureBeat

In a new paper, researchers propose an "invisible" keyboard -- the I-Keyboard -- that taps AI to adapt to any position and angle.

Science & Technology | Social Media

You Mean You're Still on Facebook? | Inc.

Zombies are populating my FB account. This can't be good for Zuckerberg and Co.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

'Highly Developed' Tech Hub Tel Aviv Ranks 6th In New Startup Ecosystem Report

Tel Aviv is among the top 10 international cities in the annual report published by Startup Genome in partnership with the Global Entrepreneurship Network. | NoCamels

News | News

Capital One announces hack affecting 106 million U.S. and Canadian customers | VentureBeat

Capital One said that personal information of about 100 million individuals in the United States and 6 million people in Canada were obtained by a hacker.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple’s future iPhone might add a time-of-flight camera — here’s what it could do - The Verge

We’re still a few months away from Apple’s 2019 iPhones, but rumors have already started for next year’s models, with the ever-reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claiming in his latest report that two of the 2020 iPhones will feature a rear time-of

Science & Technology | Technology

Scientists create contact lenses that zoom on command

Nosebleed seats may soon be a thing of the past. Scientists at the University of California San Diego have created a prototype contact lens that is controlled b...

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple Siri Eavesdropping Puts Millions Of Users At Risk

Apple is employing contractors to listen to Siri conversations, it has been confirmed. However, the voice assistant is picking up private conversations including people talking to their doctor, drug deals and sexual encounters. Here’s what to do.

Politics | From CNN

Trump says he won't exempt Apple's Mac Pro parts from China tariffs - CNN

Apple would like to avoid paying additional tariffs if the Trump administration escalates its trade war with China. President Donald Trump has thrown cold water on Apple's hopes.

Science & Technology | Tech

Video shows why Apple doesn’t allow in-store replacement of swollen batteries - 9to5Mac

Apple carries out a number of iPhone repairs in-store these days, but there is one fault that stores are forbidden from touching, and that’s swollen batteries. There’s just too high a risk that these will be accidentally punctured during disassembly or re

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Mathematician Solves Computer Science Conjecture in Two Pages | Quanta Magazine

The “sensitivity” conjecture stumped many top computer scientists, yet the new proof is so simple that one researcher summed it up in a single tweet.

Science & Technology | Technology

The video game industry is a black hole for cybersecurity

Without a fundamental change in approach from both gamers and the industry overall, the magnitude of the security problem shows no signs of slowing down

Science & Technology | TECH

Facebook Knows More About You Than the CIA

Facebook hired Yael Eisenstat, a CIA veteran, to help it address election meddling. Now she's deeply worried about the company's sway over our lives.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Apple denies favoring its own apps in App Store search results

A new investigation by The Wall Street Journal has revealed that the company's own mobile apps are often first in App Store search results ahead of competitors.

Science & Technology | Technology

U.S. Justice Department opens antitrust review of tech companies - Reuters

The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it was opening an antitrust investigation of major digital tech firms and whether they engage in anticompetitive practices.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Team Rocket Invasions: Everything You Need to Know | Pokemon GO Hub

Team Rocket Invasions are upon us and in order to help fellow trainers, we collated all of the information report by our Discord members into one massive guide. Here’s everything you need to know about Pokemon GO’s new Team Rocket Invasion system. You

Science & Technology | Technology

7 paid iPhone apps you can download for free on July 23rd – BGR

Did you miss our roundup on Monday of the best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free? Well, there are actually still a few freebies left in there so definitely go back and have a look if you missed it.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Pinterest wants you to take a deep breath, literally - The Verge

When Pinterest users search the platform for something dreary, the company doesn’t have qualms about stepping in. Today, Pinterest has revealed a new set of "emotional well-being activities" that it will automatically suggest to user who search for phrase

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple just released iOS 12.4 for the iPhone and iPad – BGR

It might not be quite as exciting as Apple's iOS 13 beta, but the company just pushed out a new software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. iOS 12.4 comes about two months after the initial release of iOS 12.3, and it mainly focuses on bug f

Science & Technology | Tech

DoorDash uses a shady tactic that stiffs workers out of some tips and customers are furious

Angry customers urged fellow diners to tip with cash to ensure it gets to the courier, while politicians draft laws meant to enforce transparency.

Science & Technology | Tech

The iPhone 11 rumors are starting to take shape - CNET

A real-life look at what Apple's 2019 iPhone could look like, based on the latest rumors, and a detailed look at that camera bump.

Science & Technology | Technology

Facebook prototypes haptic feedback wristbands for AR/VR | VentureBeat

If you've dreamed of interacting with VR or AR content without needing to hold controllers in your hands, Facebook's wristbands could make that a reality.

Science & Technology | Technology

Netflix reports first net subscriber loss in the US, misses global subscriber growth predictions | TechCrunch

Netflix’s continued subscription price hikes might finally have reached the end of some customers’ patience in the U.S., judging from an overall paid subscriber decline the company reported in its quarterly earnings for its fiscal second quarter 2019 resu

Science & Technology | Technology

New video shows Apple’s leaked iPhone 11 models like never before – BGR

There are at least half a dozen new flagship Android smartphones set to be released in the coming months, and each one is more exciting than the last. We've got the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 coming in just a few weeks, and Huawei's next-generatio

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Appraisal Rework, New PvP UI, Charge Mini Game and Team Rocket in 0.149.0 update | Pokemon GO Hub

Trainers, the new Pokemon GO 0.149.0 update is slowly rolling out on Android (iOS to follow soon after) and it’s one of the biggest surprises the Pokemon GO team has done to date. The update brings a vastly improved Appraisal process, a new UI for PvP bat

Science & Technology | Technology

Read this before using FaceApp — you give up more personal data than you realize on this Russian-made app - MarketWatch

FaceApp has gone viral again with a feature that makes users look elderly, but experts say it may pose security concerns.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

The Amazon Prime Day 2019 absolute best tech deals: Tuesday morning update

Latest additions: This microwave includes a free Echo Dot and this discounted Nespresso coffeemaker comes with free coffee.

Science & Technology | Tech

Peter Thiel Urges U.S. Probe of Google’s ‘Seemingly Treasonous’ Acts - Bloomberg

Peter Thiel, one of President Donald Trump’s top Silicon Valley supporters and donors, took aim at Google Inc. and the high-tech industry over the companies’ focus on global markets while brushing aside U.S. interests.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple Watch user says Emergency SOS helped save him - 9to5Mac

A Chicago man credits the Apple Watch's Emergency SOS feature with helping save him from drowning after a jet ski accident.

Science & Technology | Tech

IBM Research explains how quantum computing works and why it matters | VentureBeat

Jeffrey Welser, vice president and lab director at IBM Research at Almaden, breaks down quantum computing in terms anyone can understand.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple Backs Down; Parental Control App OurPact Returned to App Store | Digital Trends

Controversial parental control app OurPact has returned to the iOS App Store. In April this year, Apple removed a number of parental control apps which used a technology called Mobile Device Management that allows access to user location, app use, email a

Science & Technology | Tech

Check out this flying jet board from France's Bastille Day parade

Bastille Day 2019 featured one of the more strange military demonstrations in recent memory: a flying jet board.

Gaming | Gaming

How Fortnite, Apex Legends, and PUBG appeal to different people | VentureBeat

The last-person-standing battle royale genre has nearly taken over video games. Fortnite, Apex Legends, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are all major hits. But it’s easy to look at da…

Science & Technology | Tech

If iGlasses are truly on ice, Apple's 2020 will be dull but lucrative | VentureBeat

Critics often conflate Apple's innovations with success, but in reality, the company's sales aren't as dependent on new product categories as on iteration.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Texas Aerospace Firm Firefly To Use SpaceIL's Beresheet Lander Tech For NASA Moon Missions

Firefly is set to build a new lunar lander based on the Israeli spacecraft's blueprints as part of a NASA program to deliver science payloads to the moon. | NoCamels

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Rescue Tech Saves Lives With Just A Tap - Or Shake - Of A Cell Phone

SayVu Technologies was conceived in Israel in the wake of the 2014 kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers. | NoCamels

Gaming | Video Games

Nintendo Switch Lite vs. Nintendo Switch: What Should You Buy? | Tom's Guide

Debating Nintendo Switch Lite vs Switch? We've got the details to help you decide.

Science & Technology | Tech

Earthquake warning app didn't alert users before 2 major quakes. Here's why.

The Shake Alert LA app was changed to detect lower intensity shaking after users were frustrated by a lack of warning following two earthquakes.

Science & Technology | Technology

Report: Apple starting production of new 10.2-inch iPad in July, 16-inch MacBook Pro coming in fall - 9to5Mac

The rumors around the redesigned 16-inch MacBook Pro continue to flow in. A report today via Economic Daily News suggests that the new laptop will enter mass production in the fourth quarter. The previously-rumored 10.2-inch iPad is also apparently on the

Science & Technology | Social Media

Big brother? Instagram will now ask you to think twice before posting profanities

Instagram today released two new features with a view to curb bullying on the platform - but it remains to be seen how effective they are.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook will start taking a cut of fan subscriptions in 2020 | TechCrunch

Facebook will take a cut of up to 30% on fan subscriptions, beginning on January 1, 2020. The social network is revealing its plans as part of a broader slate of monetization-related announcements this week at VidCon. The news confirms a TechCrunch report

Science & Technology | Technology

Internet group brands Mozilla ‘internet villain’ for supporting DNS privacy feature | TechCrunch

An industry group of internet service providers has branded Firefox browser maker Mozilla an “internet villain” for supporting a DNS security standard. The U.K.’s Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA), the trade group for U.K. internet service p

Gaming | Video Games

Pokemon Sword & Shield Dev Releases Statement About National Dex Drama - GameSpot

Switch's upcoming Pokemon games won't support every old monster, and now producer Junichi Masuda has shared a message about the controversial decision.

Science & Technology | Tech

Samsung CEO admits pushing Galaxy Fold ‘before it was ready’

The Samsung Galaxy Fold was supposed to change smartphone form factors forever,

Gaming | Gaming

The Best Xbox One Games (July 2019) | Digital Trends

The Xbox One console is finally coming into its own four years after its initial debut. There's a wide selection of excellent games available, including PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and NBA 2K19. Revamp your game library with our updated list of the best

Science & Technology | Technology

Best Live TV Streaming Services: PlayStation Vue, Hulu, Sling TV | Digital Trends

There is a long list of live TV streaming services available to help you cut the cord and replace your traditional TV subscription. Each is different and caters to a certain audience. This guide to the best live TV streaming services will break them down

Science & Technology | Tech

Microsoft readies Office for virtual desktop services, including Windows Virtual Desktop | ZDNet

Microsoft is adding new features to Outlook, Teams, OneDrive and other Office apps to pave the way for their use in virtualized scenarios, including with Windows Virtual Desktop.

Science & Technology | Tech

iOS tip: How to clear your iPhone's RAM and make it faster | ZDNet

Finding that your iPhone is feeling a little slow? Here's a quick and easy trick to help speed it up without having to restart it or delete any apps or data.

Science & Technology | Tech

SpaceX Hopes to Blast off Starship & Super Heavy Rocket Project in 2021 | Digital Trends

SpaceX's inaugural missions for its next-generation Starship and Super Heavy Rocket project could take place as early as 2021, a company executive has said. Jonathan Hofeller, SpaceX’s vice president of commercial sales, discussed the company's plans for

News | News

This Week's Sanity Report from Israel June 30 2019

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 30 2019 The highlights include: Israeli-devised cancer therapy is completely curing terminally ill UK patients. The first Druze to become an Israeli Air Force pilot. South Africa is to install Israeli “wa

Business & Finance | Business

Grubhub is using fake websites to drive up commission fees from real businesses - The Verge

Grubhub has been buying up to 23,000 domains that resemble those of businesses they work with in an alleged effort to charge higher commission fees.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Third Anniversary Event Guide | Pokemon GO Hub

Pokemon Go is celebrating its THIRD Anniversary and GO Hub has all of the event details, tips and tricks for you to get the best out of the celebration!

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook’s content oversight board plan is raising more questions than it answers – TechCrunch

Facebook has produced a report summarizing feedback it’s taken in on its idea of establishing a content oversight board to help arbitrate on moderation decisions. Aka the ‘supreme court of Facebook’ concept first discussed by founder Mar

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

SpaceIL Abandons 2nd Moon Mission, To Seek 'Significant Objective' For Beresheet 2 | Technology News

The non-profit behind Israel's journey to the moon says embarking on a similar journey would not be setting the bar high enough. | NoCamels

Science & Technology | Tech News

Amazon is watching, listening and tracking you. Here's how to stop it

You can turn off some of the tracking, but then many Amazon features won't work. And if you want to delete your Alexa recordings, you need the app.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Big Tech’s problem is its lack of competition - The Verge

Kara Swisher talks antitrust, regulation, and breaking up big tech companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Whistleblower: Here’s How Google Functions As A ‘Highly Biased Political Machine’ | Daily Wire

On Monday, Project Veritas released a video report featuring testimony from a Google whistleblower, along with leaked documents and undercover f

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Photobucket still has your photos, and it wants you to come back - The Verge

After the blackmail accusations, Photobucket is trying to make a comeback as more than just a site for forgotten photos, though usage has dramatically declined over the years, and it faces significantly more competition than when it first launched in 2003

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Technology is Distracting Parents from Connecting. Time to Unplug!

“Technoference” and how screens are disrupting parents’ most important relationship.

Music | Music News

Facebook reverses ban on Led Zeppelin album cover - CNN

Facebook has reversed a ban it placed on a classic Led Zeppelin album cover that features images of naked children.

Science & Technology | Technology

7 Types Of Artificial Intelligence

While artificial intelligence (AI) has become a commonly used and understood term, there is still a degree of obscurity regarding the different types of AI that exist and can exist in the future. Understanding the types of AI can help in better understand

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Intel to ‘Ignite’ key startup tech with accelerator program in Tel Aviv

Early-stage startup in industries including AI, autonomous systems will be guided to growth, Intel CEO Bob Swan says during Israel visit

Gaming | Gaming

Microsoft Flight Simulator embodies Game Pass's potential | VentureBeat

Microsoft Flight Simulator was a big surprise at E3 2019. It's not a game that appeals to everybody, but that doesn't matter as much on Game Pass.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Seven Ways To Save Time With Small Business Automation

Automation tools can help free up your time and allow you to focus on the most important aspects of your small business.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go Fest 2019 Pokemon List | Heavy.com

Here's the updated list of Pokemon at Pokemon Go Fest 2019 in Chicago.

Science & Technology | Technology

Why Google’s surprise Pixel 4 tease raises the stakes - The Verge

Just one day after we reported on the first Pixel 4 leaks, Google decided to mount a social media hype campaign by literally tweeting out an image of its upcoming Pixel 4. It was a savvy recognition of how the run up to phone launches actually work and an

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Pokemon Sword and Shield’s limited Pokedex is a huge deal to fans - Polygon

Game Freak, the developers of the upcoming Pokemon game for Nintendo Switch, says that all 800 plus Pokemon aren’t coming to the Gala region. Fans are upset because they’ve spent years ‘catching them all,’ and because Game Freak’s explanation doesn’t quit

History | History

Nest Just Sent Out This Email and It's a Reminder of Why People Just Don't Trust Google

Nest is now sending marketing emails for Google products, in the surest sign that it is officially dead as an independent brand and product.

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Don't Minimize Conservative Concerns About Big Tech Censorship

To assert with such confidence that 'most red Americans either don’t know or don’t care about social-media censorship' seems very unwise indeed. 

Music | Music

What Was Your First iTunes Download?

As we prepare for iTunes’s ascent to the great trash bin in the sky, let us remember it for what it truly was: a documented library of our most embarrassing music choices.

Science & Technology | Tech

Here's how to view, download, and delete your personal information online

Download your personal data from Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, and other tech heavies.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Lessons to Learn from Startups That Failed

According to the Startup Genome report, 70 per cent of startups fail due to premature scaling

Science & Technology | Technology

The 10 most exciting hidden iPhone features in iOS 13 – BGR

Apple spent plenty of time on stage during its WWDC 2019 keynote presentation earlier this week discussing all of the biggest new features it added to iOS 13.

Science & Technology | Tech

How Ridiculous Is Apple's $1,000 Monitor Stand, Really?

At $5,000, Apple’s new Pro Display XDR definitely ain’t cheap, but with a 32-inch screen, 6K resolution, full HDR support (with a ridiculous peak brightness of 1600 nits), and color reproduction that some are claiming is better than OLED, you can sort of

Politics | From CNN

Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon face House Judiciary Committee antitrust probe - CNN

The House Judiciary committee said Monday it is launching a "top-to-bottom" antitrust investigation of the tech industry, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

New in Pokémon GO 0.145: Jirachi Encounter, Charm, Giga Impact, Dynamic Badges and More! | Pokemon GO Hub

Pokémon GO 0.145 has been released for Android. Data Miners have found code for Jirachi, new moves in Charm and Giga Impact, and much more!

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple is finally going to put iTunes out of its misery

A little more than 18 years after Steve Jobs first introduced Apple’s iTunes software at the 2001 Macworld Expo in San Francisco, pointing to a “music revolution” that was underwa…

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

New York Transit Edges Into a Future Without MetroCards | WIRED

Beginning Friday, you can get into select subway stations by waving your phone. By 2023, MetroCards will go the way of the token.

Science & Technology | Tech

What if Amazon took Sprint’s place as the US’s fourth wireless carrier? - The Verge

Reuters is reporting something rather intriguing and inexplicable on its face: Amazon is interested in buying the Boost Mobile MVNO wireless network from T-Mobile and Sprint, reportedly so that Amazon can have access T-Mobile’s wireless network for a numb

Music | Music

Metadata is the biggest little problem plaguing the music industry - The Verge

Metadata problems have plagued the music industry for decades. Not only are there no standards for how music metadata is collected or displayed, there’s no need to verify the accuracy of a song’s metadata before it gets released, and there’s no one

Science & Technology | Tech

iPhone 11 rumors: Price, specs, features and everything else we know - CNET

What will we learn about the next generation iPhone when WWDC starts on June 3?

Science & Technology | Tech

Flipboard hacks prompt password resets for millions of users | TechCrunch

Social sharing site and news aggregator Flipboard has reset millions of user passwords after hackers gained access to its systems several times over a nine-month period The company confirmed in a notice Tuesday that the hacks took place between June 2, 20

Science & Technology | Tech

Interview with Apple's former App Store approval chief offers fascinating insight into the review process - 9to5Mac

A new interview with Apple’s former head of App Store approvals published today by Bloomberg takes an in-depth look at the app review process over the last decade and the team behind it. The wide-ranging conversation covers the early days from 2009, the g

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Pokémon Go Burmy forms and evolutions: how to get Wormadam and Mothim evolutions plus Plant, Sandy and Trash Cloak Burmy

How to get all three Burmy forms explained, plus how to get Burmy's evolutions Wormadam and Mothim.

Science & Technology | Technology

Stunning new video shows off Apple’s leaked iPhone 11 design – BGR

There's no such thing as a surprise anymore in the smartphone industry. There are simply too many hands in the pie and too much hype surrounding big smartphone launches. As a result, there's no way that all the people involved with building flagship smart

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook removed 2.2 billion fake accounts in three months - CNN

Facebook took down 2.2 billion fake accounts between January and March, a record high for the company.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Snapchat Employees Abused Data Access to Spy on Users - VICE

Multiple sources and emails also describe SnapLion, an internal tool used by various departments to access Snapchat user data.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple to warn iPhone users about update impact - BBC News

The tech giant must tell customers if a software update will slow down their iPhone, UK regulator has said.

Science & Technology | Tech

WhatsApp confirms that ads will start appearing in the app in 2020 – BGR

You know that one episode of Black Mirror where everyone can't even go to sleep without watching an ad that covers their entire bedroom? Well, we're one step closer to that reality today, as Facebook has confirmed that ads will arrive in its app as part o

Science & Technology | Tech

5G Networks Could Throw Weather Forecasting Into Chaos | WIRED

The FCC is clashing with scientists who argue that 5G networks could interfere with weather sensors and compromise weather predictions.

Science & Technology | Tech

Ticketmaster put an end to screenshots with new digital ticket technology | TechCrunch

Ticketmaster is turning to new technology to help fight ticket fraud. The ticketing giant today unveiled its next-generation digital tickets, “Safetix,” which are tied to the ticket holder’s mobile device through an encrypted barcode that automatica

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Five Google features developed in Israel

The annual Google I/O developers conference heard about features for flood prediction, and helping the deaf, and those with speech and reading difficulties.

Business & Finance | Business

What to Look For When Choosing Your Investor, a Decision That Will Affect Your Chances of Success | Inc.

When raising capital, don't fall into the trap of taking the first money thrown at you because you will pay the price later on.

Science & Technology | Tech News

San Francisco supervisors vote to ban facial recognition software | VentureBeat

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors voted 8-1 to adopt a facial recognition software ban as part of a new surveillance technology use policy.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli technology at heart of Samsung’s innovation push | The Jerusalem post

“I think the Israeli start-up ecosystem is extremely important and that’s why we do this event every year, bringing together Israeli entrepreneurs and venture capitalists,"

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Turning 71, Israel can look with pride at the tech firms it has generated | The Times of Israel

From Mobileye and Mellanox to Mercury and Mazor, blue and white companies have won accolades upon their successful exit

Science & Technology | Tech

How the Apple store lost its 'wow' factor | AdAge

Current and former employees say brand building became more important than serving shoppers

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram is working on new rules for banning accounts

Less than a week after banning Alex Jones and other far-right extremists, Instagram has revealed that it is working on a new policy for account removals. These...

Travel | Israel

Ancient Jerusalem Comes To Life With 3D VR Tech In New Guided Tours | Technology News

The Tower of David museum partnered with Lithodomos VR to produce the first mobile virtual reality walking tour of Jerusalem, called 'Step into History.' | NoCamels

Science & Technology | Tech

New Bloomberg report leaks dozens of new features coming to iOS 13 – BGR

Apple's upcoming iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max, and iPhone 11R have been leaking left and right over the past few weeks, so they have dominated the conversation among tech enthusiasts.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Scientists figure out new way to remove salt from water | Science & Tech News

The solvent-based method could be much cheaper to use than reverse osmosis or distillation based on water evaporating,

Science & Technology | Tech

Google is making it easier to build Android apps on a Chromebook

At I/O last year, Google announced it was adding Linux support to Chrome OS, a move that made it a lot easier for web and Android developers to use Chromebooks....

Advice & Self-Help | Tips & Tricks

Differences Between Android and iPhone | POPSUGAR Tech

Coke vs. Pepsi, UPS vs. FedEx, and Netflix vs. Amazon are all some of the greatest rivalries of all time. But no list of competitors would be complete without

Music | Audio Equipment: SO Cool!

The Elvis is the cutest retro-inspired Bluetooth speaker I’ve seen | Yanko Design

With a retro name and a personality to match, the Xiaomi Elvis Atomic is adorably small, and is styled to look like a miniature memento or trophy, rather than a Bluetooth speaker. Its design pulls inspiration from the turntable, and looks like it belongs somewhere in Fallout 76, according to Mike Chua.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Everything Facebook announced at F8 2019 | VentureBeat

A comprehensive compendium of everything Facebook announced at its F8 2019 developer conference in San Jose, from Messenger to virtual reality.

Business & Finance | Business

Why Startups Fail

CB Insights found that 70% of upstart tech companies fail. Why do start-ups fail? Nine of the top 20 reasons for start-up failures – and five out of the top 10 – were related to customers – not meeting customers’ needs, not listening to them, or even ig

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram officially tests hiding Like counts | TechCrunch

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

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Researchers Take Steps Towards an Iconic "Trek" Medical Device

How've you been treating yourself lately? Any cuts or abrasions? Have you had to kiss any skinned knees? Gotten a scratch from a temperamental cat?

 

Science & Technology | Tech

Smart City Is Just a Buzzword, Says Head of Israeli Cities Union

The Tel Aviv skyline at night. Photo: Gilad Avidan via Wikimedia Commons. CTech – Without a clear definition of what …

Science & Technology | Technology

Smart TVs Are Cheaper Than Ever, and It's Because They're Selling Your Data | Mental Floss

Those big-screen televisions are sold at or near cost because manufacturers know they can profit from your personal data, including your viewing habits.

Science & Technology | Tech

Some users unable to download or update App Store apps, faced with endless iTunes terms and conditions prompts - 9to5Mac

Some sizeable number of people are experiencing an issue with the App Store at the moment. On an affected account, when attempting to download a pending app update or a whole new app, users are pre…

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook beats Q1 2019 profit estimates, sets aside $3 billion for privacy penalty | VentureBeat

Facebook blew away Wall Street profit estimates in the first quarter, and set aside $3 billion to cover a settlement with U.S. regulators.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Reddit’s Subreddits Are Getting Collections, Events Posts

The site tested the new feature with the "Game of Thrones" Subreddit first.

Gaming | Video Games

Nintendo Game Boy at 30: As fun as it ever was

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Game Boy's release in Japan. Three decades ago, the portable gaming landscape would change forever.

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

Science & Technology | Technology

Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time coming to the Mac - 9to5Mac

Apple is working on bringing the Mac and iOS closer together with the introduction of macOS 10.15 and iOS 13. Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and more are expected to be unveiled for Mac during its Wo…

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.

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.

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