Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is not one of those people who has a Silicon Valley horror story of sexual assault, domestic violence, or sexual harassment. Instead her experience has been one common to a lot of women I know here (including me): A ton of unconscious bias and plenty of having to prove herself in situations where men might not have to. And yet, she’s […]
This past weekend, the New York Times’ Mike Isaac reported yet another ethical lapse by Uber: The company had bought data about Lyft customer ride receipts in order to better poach them away from the rival service. The data came from a company called Unroll.me, a widely-used tool that automatically scans your Gmail inbox and makes it easier to unsubscribe fr […]
This week has been a bit like 2017 in a nutshell: We’ve seen three major examples of how Silicon Valley responds to a crisis. First, a murder was broadcast on Facebook Live the day before Mark Zuckerberg opened f8 with his most anticipated keynote of the year. Second, Bloomberg wrote a story that became an endless meme when a reporter proved you didn’t need […]
We're not done with the Shape of You covers. Yet. The Ed Sheeran song that has charmed audiences world over and spurred a series of covers has now got a Carnatic music treatment from a group at MIT. And it's beautiful. SEE ALSO: Ed Sheeran would like to do a digital duet with you The video posted on the Facebook page of Indian Raga (a music educ […]
After news spread he'll be in the Jurassic World sequel (yay!), Jeff Goldblum hit the streets of Sydney, Australia to celebrate...well we assume so, anyway. He was found casually handing out free sausages to people from a food truck on Wednesday afternoon, which just so happens to be called "Chef Goldblum's." SEE ALSO: Come for the […]
Man, do we love dogs. Especially when they pull off acrobatic stunts, like super-excited Rosie, who went chasing after a ball that hopped over a fence, in a video uploaded to 9 News' Facebook page. SEE ALSO: Dogs, ranked We doubt the ensuing somersault onto the beach was completely intentional, but by god it's hilarious. Despite the awkward landing […]
Knowing which streets support cycling is a big step towards making safer spaces for those on two wheels. The post Handy 'Stress Map' Helps Cyclists Avoid the Scariest of Streets appeared first on WIRED.
With threatened cuts to foreign aid, technology could help homegrown health care workers cover at least some of the gap. The post TED Day Two: $1 Million for Tech to Spread Health Care Everywhere appeared first on WIRED.
Ofgem, the U.K. government’s regulator for gas and electricity, has revealed that projects trialled under the Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCNF) could save 215 tonnes of CO2. The program ran for six years, ending in 2015, with the aim of helping Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) develop cost effective and energy efficient solutions for the smart... Read mor […]
The Internet of Things is sweeping across the globe at breakneck speeds, and before we know it, our entire lives will be facilitated by connected technology. We’re already seeing the IoT make an incredible impact on how the industrial world operates, and we’re seeing it seep into household goods to bring convenience and efficiency to... Read more » The post […]
PARC, the research and development arm of Xerox, announced on Tuesday that it has secured part of $19 million in federal funding from the Energy Department to develop peel-and-stick sensors for homes, businesses, and other buildings. The peel-and-stick sensors will be able to detect air quality, temperature, humidity, occupancy, and more, according to PARC. […]
While many of the virtual reality experiences being shown off at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival are pushing boundaries in VR story-telling techniques, “Hallelujah” is perhaps most noteworthy because of the cutting edge tech used to shoot the experience and the story behind it. Lytro has been around for eleven years; raised over $210 million from Silicon Val […]
Google co-founder Sergey Brin has been known to enjoy ambitious flights of technological fancy, but this may be his flightiest: Bloomberg reports the enigmatic billionaire, who favors dark attire and once leapt out of an airplane wearing Google Glass to promote the launch of the wearable, is now working on a secret airship in a NASA hangar. Read More […]
Today’s Stories Waymo begins first public on-demand self-driving service test in Arizona Google tweaks Search to help combat ‘fake news’ Facebook shows Related Articles and fact checkers before you open links Netflix enters China via licensing deal with top video streaming service iQiyi Gett in advanced talks to buy Juno for $250M as Uber rivals consolidat […]
It all started in a bar in Paris, back in 2008, when a friend told Lena Mauger a story. It was about a Japanese couple who had disappeared. They hadn’t died. They weren’t kidnapped. They just deliberately vanished in the middle of the night without explanation. And this wasn’t just a one-off, mysterious occurrence. According to Mauger’s friend, it was a phen […]
Wadha Khalaf sits cross-legged on the rough ground, throwing dough between her hands like she’s done it a million times before. The 45-year-old mother of 13 is a new arrival among the thousands of displaced Yazidis living on top of Mount Sinjar, in northern Iraq — a sacred place for people of her faith. But it is not the first time she has sought safety here […]
The phrase “climate change” triggers images of a huge, global phenomenon. Rising seas. Drought. Ocean acidification. But it's actually experienced on a much smaller scale, by individual plants, animals and people. And most of the world’s organisms experience it much differently than humans do. “As humans, we have this really biased view of the world. We […]
Twitter is making a play to dominate even more of your time by streaming live video around the clock. Speaking to BuzzFeed News, Twitter COO and CFO Anthony Noto said that the company planned to broadcast video content covering news, sports, and entertainment 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Noto didn’t say when Twitter would start broadcasting around the […]
Google co-founder Sergey Brin is secretly building his own giant airship inside a NASA hangar, Bloomberg reports today. The craft — which apparently looks like a classic zeppelin — is housed at NASA’s Ames research facility, the publication’s sources say, but it’s not clear whether the airship a prototype for a business venture, or just a passion project for […]
Delta is partnering with Blade, a company billed as the “Uber for helicopters,” to give passengers of the elite on-demand transportation service a better way to travel to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to Business Insider. Blade, which has three lounges in Manhattan, ferries passengers between its designated locations and JFK in […]
Flying cars have been a Sci-Fi prediction since rubber first hit the road with the street automobile, but the fantasy of flying cars has always been just that—a fantasy. For some reason, Uber thinks it can transform this pie-in-the-sky concept into actual vehicles cruising through the air.Read more...
Have you heard? AT&T is going to “pave the way for the next generation of faster speeds” with something called 5G Evolution. No, it’s not actually a new 5G network, the much hyped successor to 4G that’s supposed to change the way we connect to the internet. It’s just a re-branded 4G offering, and AT&T’s sad attempt at…Read more...
Verizon has launched a new prepaid plan that sounds more enticing than many of its competitors'. At $80 a month, it offers unlimited data, talk and text in the country. The carrier also tacked on unlimited text to 200 other international destinations...
A couple of days ago we got a good look at a "flying car" backed by Google's Larry Page, and now Bloomberg reports that Sergey Brin has a project too -- it's a zeppelin. The airship "which isn't an Alphabet project" is being built in a leased hangar...
As a general rule, you send an entire Chrome browser tab to your Chromecast (or other Cast-ready devices) as a last resort. The quality is lousy enough that you only really want to use it when a service doesn't have native casting support, like Amaz...
In an effort to help people suffering from aphasia to communicate with their loved ones, Samsung has built Wemogee, a free chat app that uses emoji to easily translate their thoughts into messages. Aphasia is a disorder usually caused by brain injury or disease that affects people’s ability to understand written and spoken language. However, patients can sti […]
Ahead of its Q1 earnings call this week, Twitter told BuzzFeed News that it plans to stream live video nonstop across its platform, making it easier for people to tune into what people are talking about. There isn’t yet a set timeline for the rollout of its ‘ambient video’ programming; Twitter COO and CFO Anthony Noto told BuzzFeed News: We will definitely h […]
When the robot overlords have risen to enslave us and punish us for our transgressions against their kind, know the name of Jason Sylvain, for he is the one who has doomed us all. The man allegedly punched an egg-shaped security robot who was patrolling the parking lot. He’s been arrested and charged with prowling and public intoxication, according to SFGate […]