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.
You might have missed it, what with the world ending and all, but this past Thursday, Uber agreed to pay a total of $20m to drivers in 18 US cities after making false claims about the earning potential. The fine was imposed following an FTC investigation into a series of Craiglist ads posted in early 2015. Per the BBC: Between January and March 2015, ride-s […]
We don't usually post on Pando at the weekend, but this is too topical and too shameful to wait until Monday. As you certainly know, today is the day of the Women's March on Washington in protest of Donald Trump. The main event is in DC, where something close to 500,000 protesters of all genders and ages have packed the streets -- but there are al […]
Our long national nightmare is beginning. By the time you read this today, all being as scheduled, Donald Trump will be President of the United States. In fact, by the time you read this today, it’ll very likely be tomorrow. On today of all days I won’t kid myself that anyone, even here in Silicon Valley, is paying much attention to Pando or any other tech p […]
However, the cloud in the form of hosted and managed services has started to meet the processing needs of SIEM solutions, and has helped to democratize access to the high end technology that makes SIEM effective.
Munira Ahmed had a photo taken of her covered in an American flag hijab back in 2007. Now, a decade later, the image has become a symbol of the Women's Marches that took place across the globe. Ahmed, a 32-year-old New Yorker and Muslim-American who has worked in digital media, told Mashable in a phone interview Monday it has been a "surreal" […]
Amazon just quietly updated one of the most important parts of the Echo in a move that is sure to delight Star Trek fans everywhere. The company added "computer" to the list of supported wake words for its Echo devices — no doubt a reference to the powerful voice-activated computer onboard the Starship Enterprise. SEE ALSO: Hey, Siri: How'd yo […]
Over the years, people have gone to extreme lengths to display their love for the magical world created by J.K. Rowling in the Harry Potter series. Fans have inked themselves in themed tattoos, dressed in extravagant costumes, and some have even got their pets involved. But the dedication of Brisbane-based Australian makeup artist, Georgina Ryland, really ta […]
Telcos want to buy up content companies to hedge against multiple assaults on their traditional business models. The post Sprint Takes Tidal Stake to Ward Off Threats from All Sides 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. […]
Sprint takes a 33% stake in Tidal, The SEC is investigating Yahoo, a study from Cambridge on vaccinating fake news, Apple fixes more MacBook Pro bugs and a big Snapchat redesign hits iOS. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
The Super Bowl is in two weeks. The Patriots vs the Falcons. And Charter Communication’s Spectrum service wants you to change your wifi password to support your favorite team! Don’t do that. Change your WiFi password and show guests where your loyalty lies! #ThatsMyTeam pic.twitter.com/7kg04D7GN9 — Spectrum (@GetSpectrum) January 23, 2017 Don’t change your w […]
There’s a chance some of Faraday Future’s videos and photos feature special effects instead of images of the real vehicles. And now the company known for creating such promos for other automakers is suing Faraday Future for $1.8 million alleging the car company skipped out on the check. According to the lawsuit documents on Jalopnik, Faraday Future contract […]
Chicano artist Lalo Alcaraz is an unabashed progressive, and his cartoons stick it to President Donald Trump, who is currently the focus of his work. Credit: Courtesy: Lalo Alcaraz, USA "In this time of alternative facts and reality, we have to be blunt with the truth and show it," he says. When asked if his cartoons are too didactic, that perhaps […]
There was a large and diverse crowd protesting the new Trump administration on Satuday during the Women's March in Washington, DC. And it wasn't just in Washington, protesters took to the streets leading like-minded marches in cities all over the globe. Reporters Maria Murriel and Isis Madrid from our Across Women's Lives initiative traveled t […]
More than 2 million people worldwide took to the streets over the weekend to demand women's rights. Now that everyone turned out, what's next? How do you turn a march into a movement? The Women's March organizers have been planning those next steps for the past few months. "There are already things happening right after the march," […]
Netflix is continuing its splurge on new movies at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, acquiring the worldwide rights for legal documentary Nobody Speak: Hulk Hogan, Gawker and Trials of a Free Press. The movie, helmed by award-winning documentary director Brian Knappenberger, looks at last year’s court case between Hulk Hogan and Gawker — a battle secretly […]
It turns out that Samsung’s business is doing just fine following one of its most embarrassing product fumbles in recent memory. The company posted fiscal fourth-quarter earnings today in line with expectations outlined this month, earning 9.2 trillion won (about $7.2 billion) in profit on sales of 53.3 trillion won (about $45.8 billion). That’s a more than […]
Despite what Big Cereal would have you believe, loops, both froot and otherwise, are not a natural part of a growing bird’s diet. Nevertheless, one aspiring avian mascot was more than willing to follow his (figurative) nose to the fruity taste that shows, as the footage below demonstrates.Read more...
Hudson Hongo on Sploid, shared by Hudson Hongo to Gizmodo
Fossils don’t exactly come clean and ready to be displayed in museums. Which, duh, of course. They’re a mess because they’ve been in the ground for thousands and thousands of years. So it’s on the job for fossil preparators like Nathan Ong at the Natural History Museum of Utah to clean up the vertebrae of dinosaurs…Read more...
Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo
I can’t even begin to explain what the hell is going on in this clip made by Steve Smith and Jerry Paper for Adult Swim because holy mother it gets freaking weird. All I can tell you is that there’s a digital human head (or at least, like, the skin, eyeballs, and teeth of a human head) being put through tests that…Read more...
Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo
Samsung expected a 9.2 trillion won ($7.8 billion) operating profit for Q4 2016, but the final figure is slightly larger despite the Note 7 scandal rocking its world last year. According to the Korean conglomerate's full earnings report, it posted a...
We've already learned a lot about LG's next mobile standard-bearer, but a picture posted by The Verge provides a look at the G6 -- well, half of it anyway. We can't tell much about its tall 2:1 (1,440 x 2,880) screen ratio without seeing the rest of...
Scientists have suspected that light can create its own conical wakes, like a sonic boom, but how do you capture something that happens so quickly? With a very fast camera, naturally. Washington University in St. Louis has recorded these photonic sho...
An onion in a bag is Twitter’s newest celebrity. In just three days, @HalfOnionInABag — an account pretending to be, well, an onion… in a bag — has amassed a staggering 168,000 followers with gems like this “who wore it better” quip: Who wore it better? pic.twitter.com/kHSarXv9YW — Half An Onion (@HalfOnionInABag) January 23, 2017 The account came out of the […]
One of the most-talked about announcements at last year’s Google I/O is now available for some Android users. Android Instant Apps act as a sort of bridge between web apps and native Android applications by allowing users to run specific parts of applications without needing to install the whole thing. Ellie Powers, Google’s Group Project Manager, took to th […]
LG is all but certain to be confirming its next flagship device, the G6, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and it seem’s we’ve now gotten our first too look at the device. The Verge has reportedly obtained the first image of the device – part of it anyway – showing a sleek blue glass and metal design with a couple of interesting design touches. Fir […]