Facebook said in January that it would no longer accept ad-serving customers for LiveRail and existing ones would transition to other products, and now it appears to be the end of the line for the programmatic video ad exchange.
A new study found “low incidences” of two types of tumors in rats exposed to low-level radio waves emitted by cellphones, but many scientists said it was too soon to draw sweeping conclusions from the results.
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.
In the pantheon of mythological startup beast analogies, what to call Thumbtack? An anti-unicorn? An inside-out unicorn? An inverted unicorn? We once called Frankenstein’s unicorn. (Whatever that means.) The exact animal metaphor eludes me. But I actually mean it as a compliment. If a “unicorn” was originally coined to describe something rare and unique, per […]
I don’t subscribe to the Information, so I only just received a copy of their morning newsletter, after a reader forwarded it to me. Normally that still wouldn’t necessarily mean I’d read it. But then I saw the headline. “Let Silicon Valley Speak” Oh boy...
Earlier this week we announced our annual giveaway of twenty (previously fifty, but we’re close to sold out) tickets to Pandoland to those who can’t afford the full price. As promised, those tickets have now all been allocated and the lucky recipients will be hearing the good news later today. Now. Something else. A lot of the applications came from students […]
Being a teen is rough, but it's always good to know your parents are there for you. Redditor downtowncrownfrown has 13-year-old son, and he knows exactly how to cheer him up when he's upset: with a sweet, understanding message (and a dad joke, of course). SEE ALSO: 17 impressive dads whose reflexes saved the day Image: reddit, downtowncrownfrownTh […]
Want to live like the Tanners, but also very glamorously? Welcome home. 1709 Broderick Street, the San Francisco home famous for its role as "exterior of Tanner house" in the Full House opening credits, is officially up for sale. Don't get too excited, though: in true Bay Area fashion, the asking price is $4.15 million. SEE ALSO: A terrifying […]
Warning: Contains content not safe for your eyes, soul or anything with life (and definitely your workplace). Justin Bieber is quiet literally feeling himself in his latest made-for-Tinder selfie SEE ALSO: 'Sorry' producer Skrillex says he and Justin Bieber didn't steal a thing In his never ending quest to take over your Facebook timeline, th […]
In the latest 'Geek's Guide to the Galaxy' podcast, writer Manu Saadia discusses what we can learn about post-money life from the 'Star Trek' franchise. The post The Economic Lessons of Star Trek's Money-Free Society 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, […]
A private medical device maker, BACtrack, earned the $200,000 cash prize for the National Institute of Health Wearable Biosensor Challenge this week for its BACtrack Skyn wristband, an alcohol monitor. This challenge was issued back in March to encourage the creation of wearables that improve the measuring of blood alcohol levels, while remaining discreet. S […]
The Internet of Things is a category of products that, if executed correctly, can improve the life of its users in many ways. IoT devices can make it easier to get through your day, improve on traditional solutions to everyday problems, and even inspire creativity in new and exciting ways. This week’s lineup of crowdfunded... Read more » The post This week i […]
On this Memorial Day weekend – traditional start of the racing season the US and the calendar home of the Indy 500 – we thought we’d take a look at the future of racing, and whether Ricky Bobby will find himself hammering it home in the driver’s seat…or pushing fries in the concession stand. Autonomous... Read more » The post Algorithms (and gentlemen), star […]
Silicon Valley has traditionally been the startup Garden of Eden, but it’s no longer the only game in town. Utah — specifically Salt Lake City and its ecosystem — has become a formidable breeding ground for startups, even developing its own unicorn herd. Read More
The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, May 27, 2016. Too much Trump, TV, Twitter, and Gang thinks apps have jumped the shark. Gillmor says no way. Plus, G3 with Mary Hodder, Elisa Camahort Page, Francine Hardaway, Tina Chase Gillmor. @stevegillmor, @dbfarber, @kevinmarks, @fradice, @kt […]
Amazon's Alexa personal assistant is super useful in the Echo and lot of fun to use. But if you don't have an Echo or can't buy one because you're outside of the US, it can be hard to appreciate Alexa's skill set. In light of this, Amazon has created a web app that lets you play with Alexa right in your browser. You can access the we […]
The US government's forecast for summer 2016 was released this week, and it's not pretty. Most of the continental United States has a good chance of a scorcher this year. In fact, the only part of the country that's likely to escape it is the heart of the Great Plains. In other words: the so-called "fly-over" states are going to be t […]
On Thursday, Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act was faced with a sudden and abrupt threat, with a new amendment introduced by State Senator Terry Link that would place severe limits on the bill's power. Facebook, Google and Snapchat are all facing lawsuits for violating the act, and the proposal would have stopped those lawsuits in a singl […]
Today’s Indy cars look drastically different than those that ran in the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911, and that has a lot to do with the series’ aerodynamic advancements. The Verizon IndyCar Series has a video showing just how much slipperier cars have become throughout the decades, and take this as a warning: nerdy Computation Fluid Dynamics lies ahead.Rea […]
David Tracy on Black Flag, shared by Andrew Liptak to Gizmodo
Second time's the charm. Following a less-than-successful initial test run, NASA and Bigelow Aerospace have successfully inflated the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module attached to the International Space Station. It took several hours (the team didn...
If you were worried that a possible Senate bill requiring encryption backdoors would get enough support to become law, you can relax... for a while, at least. Reuters' government tipsters claim that the proposal, drafted by Senators Richard Burr and...
There's no way I would wear the Rufus Cuff wrist computer. After a few minutes with this 3.2-inch Android tablet strapped to my body, my wrist started to get all sweaty. It felt bulky, weird and to be honest, not very cool. But if the massive pre-ord...
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Each year, The Next Web plays host to an epic hack battle. In a mere 36 hours, 140 code lovers, designers, and digital creatives dissected, connected, and created their wildest dreams. As Michel Muurmans, Manager Toon API said: The Next Web Hack Battle presents an amazing opportunity for teams to use the Toon and other partner API’s, to enhance the smart hom […]
If you’re looking for music, movies and apps to load up on your iOS device on the Web, it’s a pain to purchase them without switching between your browser and iTunes’ crappy desktop app. That’s where Lookmark comes in. The first version of the browser extension, launched last October, allowed you to save App Store apps to a list you could retrieve through th […]