An attempt by federal officials to pressure Twitter to unmask users behind an account critical of the Trump administration has triggered an investigation into whether those officials abused their power.
Amazon.com Inc.’s Twitch is allowing more broadcasters to make money on its platform, a move that could help the live-streaming business seize on challenges facing bigger rivals YouTube and Facebook Inc.
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 […]
I’m beyond tired of writing stories about Jack Dorsey’s enabling of, and profiting from, Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric. You’re beyond tired of reading stories about Jack Dorsey’s enabling of, and profiting from, Donald Trump hateful rhetoric. Trouble is: Jack “stay woke” Dorsey shows no sign of becoming tired of enabling, and profiting from, Donald Trump’s […]
Forget Snapchat. One of the most speculated about potential IPOs in Silicon Valley this year is file sharing and storage company Dropbox. Dropbox was one of the earliest Valley unicorns to seem to defy any logic in valuations, and at its last round was valued at $10 billion making it one of a handful of so-called “deca-corns.” At one time, it and Airbnb made […]
Businesses striving towards digital transformation need to get their applications, infrastructure and cloud initiatives synchronized in order to be successful. TrackVia’s low-code application development platform brings order to the chaos of developing cloud-enabled applications, while also adding in critical mobile device support.
For centuries, the British royal family has been watched, respected and revered from afar. The monarchy remained fiercely tight-lipped on all matters personal and private, and royal announcements were reserved for print newspapers. But the digital realm now breaks down the barriers that have long stood between the royal family and the people. Through their s […]
Liv Jones didn't wake up one morning and decide that she was going to be the face of teenage feminism. But with one tweet, the shy 14-year-old found herself at the forefront of an online social media movement. SEE ALSO: 13 feminists who play the Twitter game to win It began when Liv's school decided that its newly built classrooms would be named a […]
Englishman Leigh Timmis set off on a wild adventure seven years ago. And by wild we mean he was determined to ride his bike for two years around the world. That ambitious timeline quickly fell to the wayside as he realized how daunting the challenge would be to actually traverse the globe. SEE ALSO: This tricycle for adults will have you looking like the coo […]
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Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn't break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: A Coachella Smartphone Thief Forgot About 'Find My iPhone' 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. […]
Farmdrop, a farmer-friendly online grocery platform based in the U.K., has raised £7 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Atomico, the London VC fund founded by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström. Read More
The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, April 21, 2017. Big Media meets the Big Algorithm as we reach subscription saturation. B=V/T: Self-service Bundling based on Value prioritized by Trust erases the distinction between short and long form. + G3: Denise Howell, Elisa Camahort Page, Kristie Wells, […]
Manchester Watch Works aka MWW makes small batch watches that are sometimes homages to historic timepieces and are sometimes entirely new design. This model, the Iconik 3 – the third in the Iconik line – is based on the Blancpain TR-900, a military spec diver’s watch used by navies worldwide in the 1960s. These waterproof workhorses are sought after collect […]
Thursday night, some media outlets were remarking on the triple symbolism of the Champs-Élysées attack. The targets were the French police, the most emblematic avenue in France, and an election campaign hitting a nail-biting climax. The attack occurred as all 11 candidates in this first round of the election were making their final live TV appearance. The ne […]
The horrors of civil war in Syria have proved a blessing for North Korea. The regime of Kim Jong-un has made a killing selling arms and ammunition to the regime of fellow dictator, Bashar al-Assad. A typical example is a machine gun known as the Type 73, according to Bruce Bechtol, a professor at Angelo State University in Texas. “[It’s] a machine gun made o […]
Over the years, London has had its fair share of bank stickups, diamond thefts and gold bullion robberies. Recently, however, police solved something a little more exotic: the great British taxidermy heist. On April 5, Jason Hopwood of Romford was given a suspended sentence for his part in the theft of $127,000 worth of antique stuffed creatures, including […]
Just inside the entrance to the Washington Monument, a handful of people hold black and white signs bearing the words ADA assistance. As one one man walks by, he briefly pauses to consider their message. “Americans with Disabilities Act, or Ada Lovelace?” he says. “She was a great mathematician.” It’s just shy of 9AM in Washington D.C., where thousands of sc […]
Deadpool 2 will officially be a summer blockbuster. The Hollywood Reporter reports that 20th Century Fox has scheduled the David Leitch film for June 1st, 2018. It’s also announced release dates for two other X-Men universe films: New Mutants will hit theaters on April 13th, while X-Men: Dark Phoenix is slated for November 2nd. While Fox was one of the early […]
Now that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is starting to arrive in customers’ hands, we’re also starting to see tons of durability tests and teardown videos on YouTube. Some viewers might notice from a few videos that there is a peculiar icon on the Galaxy S8 battery that depicts a dog with a bar across it. So what’s up with this anti-dog label? Let us explain. Does Sa […]
We love Pyrex around these parts, and their 3-pack of measuring cups is down to $13 today. In addition to looking great, the cups are microwave and (semi) dishwasher safe, and since they’re made of glass, they won’t absorb any odors, flavors, or stains. Plus, they just feel heavy and professional, and would make a…Read more...
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Niel Young’s “high resolution” music crusade is undergoing a change, an extreme change!!!!!!! The classic rocker turned tech entrepreneur has announced that Pono’s now defunct music store will become a high-quality streaming service. It’s kind of like Tidal but it’ll suck more. The fittingly out of touch new name for…Read more...
Google is already flagging fake news, but it knows that isn't always enough. People need to recognize what fake news is, too. To that end, its YouTube wing just launched an Internet Citizens program that will teach UK teens to spot fake news throug...
Internet companies are already taking action against hate speech, but it's no secret that they don't always tackle it in the same way. One may delete the hostile material immediately, while the other might spend days reviewing it before taking actio...
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is dying due to changes in ocean temperature, and conventional attempts to save it (such as improving water quality or limiting fishing) haven't panned out. However, scientists might have an unusual approach that works...
If you’re going to be an IT specialist, knowing all there is to know about Cisco Systems hardware and networks isn’t a bad place to start. Cisco remains the preeminent tech titan for bringing complex business networking into alignment – so being an expert in their universe of products is a sure-fire way to put a charge into your job prospects as well as your […]
Successful digital marketing and website optimization = more business. Yes, it’s a fact and that’s great… But what about hacking your way to growth as a new entrepreneur working alone i.e. a ‘solopreneur’? The phenomenon has arrived and it’s here to stay. Many of us are now cutting the costly overheads that come with operating huge offices and numerous emplo […]
Uber is on fire. It has a $68 billion market cap and countless happy riders who can readily articulate why using Uber is better than taking a cab or driving their own car, or maybe even owning their own car. And the Uber drivers get to be their own boss and choose the hours when they want to drive. What’s not to like? Well, of late, there’s quite a bit not […]