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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."

Cars & Motorcycles | Cars

Here's how every major automaker plans to go electric

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

Science & Technology | Technology

The Era of Quantum Computing Is Here. Outlook: Cloudy

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

Science & Technology | Social Media

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

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

Business & Finance | Business

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

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

Cars & Motorcycles | Cars

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

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

Science & Technology | Tech

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

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

Science & Technology | TECH

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

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

Science & Technology | Tech

Tim Cook explains what sets HomePod apart from existing smart speakers

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

Science & Technology | Social Media

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

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

Science & Technology | Technology

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

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

Science & Technology | Social Media

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

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

Science & Technology | Social Media

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

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

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook Finally Blinks - The Atlantic

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

Business & Finance | Business

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

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

Science & Technology | Tech

Stop calling cities 'the next Silicon Valley' | VentureBeat

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

Science & Technology | Technology

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

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

Science & Technology | Technology

The Biggest, Baddest Hardware Failures of 2017

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

Business & Finance | Business

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

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

Science & Technology | Technology

The Most-read WIRED Gear Stories of 2017 | WIRED

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

Science & Technology | Social Media

When Instagram Influencing Isn't So Glamorous | WIRED

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

Science & Technology | Social Media

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

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

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

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

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

Science & Technology | Technology

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

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

News | The News

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

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

Business & Finance | Business

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

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

Science & Technology | Apps I Like

Secure messaging app Signal is the most important app of 2017

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

Science & Technology | Tech

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

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

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

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

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

Business & Finance | Startups

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

Invest in founders first, and ideas second.

Business & Finance | Startups

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

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

Music | Vinyl Records!

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

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

Business & Finance | Business

How GoFundMe Is Redefining The Business Of Disaster Relief

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

Science & Technology | Tech

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

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

News | In The News

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

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

News | In The News

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

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

Science & Technology | Tech

Amazon Echo devices can now make free calls in North America

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

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple pushes out the first bug-fixing iOS 11 update

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

Science & Technology | Apps I Like

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

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

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

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

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

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook just stole one of Myspace’s worst features

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

Science & Technology | Tech

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

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

Science & Technology | Technology

iOS 11 review: 10 things to try

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

Science & Technology | Tech

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

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

Science & Technology | Social Media

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

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

Business & Finance | BUSINESS

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

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

Science & Technology | Tech

Everything Apple announced at today's iPhone event

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

Science & Technology | Tech

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

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

Science & Technology | Apps I Like

These apps are dominating because of Hurricane Irma

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

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

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

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

Miscellaneous | Miscellanneous Stuff

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

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

Science & Technology | Tech

13 things everyone is going to love about iOS 11

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

Science & Technology | Tech

New iPhone 8 Leak Reveals Apple's Stunning Shock

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

Science & Technology | Tech

Your next Beats Studio headphones could rock for 22 hours

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

Travel | Travel

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

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

Science & Technology | Tech

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

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

Science & Technology | Tech

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

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

Science & Technology | Tech

iPhone 8 Leak Reveals A Nasty New Surprise

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

Science & Technology | Tech

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

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

Science & Technology | Tech

How Spotify Playlists Create Hits

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

Politics | Seriously???

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

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

Business & Finance | Business

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

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

Science & Technology | Technology

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

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

Science & Technology | Tech

Plug Pulled After Artificial Intelligence Develops Its Own Language - IGN

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

News | News

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

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

Science & Technology | Tech

Adobe Finally Kills Flash Dead
| WIRED

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

Business & Finance | Business

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

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

Business & Finance | Business

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

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