In the United States, the social media giant has been an advocate of equal treatment of all Internet content. In India, regulators who share that belief have effectively blocked a free Facebook service.
Since about the time Peter Thiel stunned the Valley by breaking its group-think ranks and agreeing to serve as a delegate for Donald Trump, I’ve been hearing a common refrain from senior folks in the industry: “He and I haven’t spoken.” Max Levchin, said as much on stage at Pandoland last summer when we asked the passionate pro-immigration defender… who co-f […]
Late last week, the Intercept, the national security blog owned by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, published a fun and provocative story. Reporter Sam Biddle contacted nine tech companies and asked if they’d help Donald Trump build his muslim database if they asked him to. The headline said it all: OF NINE TECH COMPANIES, ONLY TWITTER SAYS IT WOULD REFUSE TO HE […]
As if President Elect Donald Trump threatening to force Apple to move its manufacturing to the US wasn’t bad enough, this week another branch of the federal government messed with Apple. In a unanimous verdict, The Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling on that old Apple v. Samsung case about copying the iPhone. Oh, Samsung copied the iPhone’s core desi […]
The Samsung Galaxy Note7 was hands-down one of the biggest disappointments of the year. Samsung finally built the Voltron of phones, only for the Note7 to literally burn up and be permanently discontinued. If you owned a Note7 and had to give it up, we feel your pain. It sucked to lose such a high-caliber phone and some people may never trust Samsung product […]
Group portrait.Image: Fylkesarkivet i Sogn og FjordaneNils Olsson Reppen was born on a farm in the municipality of Sogndal, Norway in 1856 and emigrated to the United States in 1882. He started a career as a photographer in Minnesota, then returned to his home village and set up a business in the 1890s.Rather than shoot simple portraits in a studio like a ty […]
LONDON — A 14-year-old boy from Aleppo, Syria, stares into the camera with an uncertain expression on his face. Nour El-Deen is standing in Kara Tepe Refugee Camp in Lesbos, Greece. He's just been talking about his dreams. His story — just like all the others that make up the devastating photo series "It Could Be Us" — is one of heartbreak an […]
The tech behind the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Microsoft's Project Evo is at the heart of a three-way rivalry that will define the industry for years. The post Tech's Biggest Showdown Is Unfolding in Your Living Room appeared first on WIRED.
Planetoid Pioneers is a sci-fi sandbox game where you visit little “planetoids” and explore the physics-based environments. It is debuting today on Steam Early Access on the PC. The game from independent developer Data Realms is sort of like Minecraft in space, and it is counting on users to help make the game into a […]
Welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup! This time, the PlayStation 4 outsells the Xbox One (again), someone puts Flappy Bird on an e-cigarette, and we review anticipated games like Dark Souls 3 and Bravely Second: End Layer. Happy reading, and have a great weekend! Pieces of flair and opinion The DeanBeat: The narrative of the […]
Our GamesBeat Summit 2016 event is approaching on May 3-4, and I am the head cheerleader and organizer of it. It’s going to call out stories about the “underdogs” of gaming and the lessons that we can extract from them. It’s only our second GamesBeat Summit event, and I’m looking forward to the talks, stories, […]
Recent studies indicate that by 2030 the United States population will be comprised of around 74 million elderly individuals. Such a percentage is reason to look at new senior health solutions that can provide proper, swift and affordable care. Adults are living longer lives now, and they are experiencing new health, economic and living struggles. ... Read […]
Any time a disruptive technology with industrial or productive applications comes into play, the question arises as to whether or not that technology will result in the loss of jobs. This issue has been tackled extensively in the manufacturing sector, but what about retail? Are robots and IoT technologies putting our retail workforce at risk?... Read more » […]
Garmin has added a new safety option to several of its fitness monitors with the addition of a new feature named Beacon, which was designed by Strava. Beacon, which was unveiled earlier this year, provides several features that focus on keeping hikers, cyclists, runners and other people safer when they exercise. When these individuals leave... Read more » T […]
Rocket Internet has shuffled the online takeout pack of cards once again. This time the publicly-listed German ‘startup factory’ and investor is selling foodpanda to its much larger rival Delivery Hero, of which it also holds a significant stake. Read More
The U.S. Department of Commerce is opening six new international markets for its Commercial Digital Attaché program, according to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker who spoke with TechCrunch today in San Francisco. The attaché program, which began in March this year, establishes commercial officers in countries where U.S. businesses seek to expor […]
Many in the industry believe the next frontier for VR is web-based experiences that can be visited and absorbed across platforms. There are still quite a lot of unknowns when it comes to WebVR but Oculus is looking to start shedding some of the mystery through its own browser. Today, the company launched the Carmel Developer Preview, giving devs some early […]
Much to China's dismay, a mere phone call between Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen and US President-elect Donald Trump has suddenly put Taiwan's fragile political relationship with China in the global spotlight. Keep in mind that Beijing considers Taiwan part of its territory, or perhaps to some degree a renegade province. And the phone call, t […]
Running Jakarta is no job for the timid. The Indonesian capital’s traffic is hellish. Many officials are on the take. And much of the city’s population — nearly 30 million people if you count its environs — is fed up with government dysfunction. But these challenges are compounded for Jakarta’s governor, a feisty civil servant nicknamed Ahok. As a minority, […]
President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of labor takes a dim view of efforts to raise the minimum wage, but has a soft spot for undocumented immigrants. Andrew Puzder is a fast-food CEO. He’s the head of CKE Restaurants (which runs fast-food chains Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., and Green Burrito in the west). In that role, he is a well-known opponent […]
Very often, upcoming elections in polarized societies are said to be “historic” events. Hugely important to the future of the country's political system, Macedonia's elections this Sunday certainly feel historic.
2016 was a really good year for weird jazz! Not good in the sense of commercial success or cultural impact — but for a genre that arguably peaked decades ago, there was a surprising amount of good, weird jazz coming out this year. A lot of it is still fundamentally upsetting when you listen to it, but in a sort of good way? Here are my three favorites of the […]
Despite the lore dating back to Pokémon Gold and Silver claiming you can make a delicious soup from Slowpoke tails, the new Pokémon Cookbook doesn’t show you how to cook your Pokémon friends. To that I say: thank goodness. Instead, we get a delightful guide on how to style your food in the most kawaii of ways, whether it’s a “Pikachu Happy Face Cake” or “Meo […]
Boosted has turned to federal regulators to help handle the investigation into two battery failures on its electric skateboards last month. Boosted reported its short circuit problems to the Consumer Production Safety Commission, according to a statement issued on its website and social media accounts. The California-based startup stopped shipping units of i […]
Star Wars: The Digital Six Film Collection, $69Want to get caught up on Star Wars before Rogue One arrives in theaters? Amazon’s marked the digital six-film bundle (sorry, The Force Awakens fans) down to $69 in HD, or about $16 less than usual.Read more...
Shep McAllister on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister to Gizmodo
After digging into Donald Trump’s financial disclosures and corporate filings, The Wall Street Journal found that the president-elect’s two planes and three helicopters are clouded in strange, convoluted business practices designed to save the real estate mogul millions in taxes.Read more...
David Tracy on Jalopnik, shared by Adam Clark Estes to Gizmodo
Today on In Case You Missed It: Astronaut and Senator John Glenn died this week at the age of 95 and we couldn't let the first man to orbit the Earth go without a look back at some of his greatest achievements. Meanwhile, MIT researchers were ab...
Letter from the Editor One of the pioneers of the modern smartwatch, Pebble, is no more as of this week. The company's IP and some of its employees are now in Fitbit's corporate hands, and the prospects of future hardware are officially (mercifull...
Hey all, I'm a bit under the weather today so let's just jump right in: There are some geek holidays happening this weekend; tomorrow is Ada Lovelace's birthday and Sunday is International Shareware Day. Starting next year, the Q&A section of...
Another week, another collection of fantastic, money-saving offers from TNW Deals. This time around, we’ve locked down four deals on a travel-friendly power strip, presentation software that beats Powerpoint, a lifetime cloud storage solution, and the world’s smallest camera drone. Check them out below: Slidebean Presentation Software: Lifetime Subscription […]
Facebook users on Android can finally upload videos in HD resolutions, nearly two years after their iOS counterparts. Android Police spotted the change, which is available in the app’s settings menu, next to the option to upload photos in HD as well. The change seems to have rolled out over the past few weeks, but now appears to be available to everyone. It’ […]
I learned two things by scoping out Instagram account ‘Genderless Nipples:’ Nipples look really strange without the context of the surrounding area. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t discern the difference between male and female nipples. And I just learned a third thing: I’ve now used “nipple” four times in the first 50 words of an article (this mentio […]