Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Marissa Mayer’s compensation totaled $27.4 million last year, a package mostly unaffected by a deal to sell Yahoo’s core business to Verizon Communications Inc. or two large security breaches that nearly scuttled the acquisition.
There are, I humbly submit, few people as adept at quitting as I. My 20s were a blur of jobs and relationships abandoned, most due to a combination of restlessness, ambition, and alcoholism. The net result of that recklessness: A fat advance check for my first book, Bringing Nothing To The Party. No wonder I got a taste for it. Later I quit my apartment in L […]
As often as it's said, it bears repeating that Twitter has become an integral, if not quite indispensable, part of the public arena. People outside of tech don't really roll their eyes anymore if you use the word tweet in a sentence, nor do you hear anyone saying they don't get Twitter, even if they still find it somewhat baffling. Too many th […]
It’s happening. Just as we’ve long predicted, Didi Chuxing is poised not only to become the largest ridesharing company in the world in terms of volume of rides, but it getting close to becoming the largest ridesharing company in the world in terms of valuation as well...
Building an effective data team can come at a high cost, yet open source tools may be the key to creating harmony and potentially reducing short term and long term costs according to Florian Douetteau, CEO of Dataiku.
Trolling is mostly dumb, but sometimes it's an art. President Donald Trump held a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday and, as he was speaking, someone tossed a bunch of tiny Russian flags, confetti-style, in front of the cameras streaming his speech to news networks. SEE ALSO: Russian refugees read powerful testimonials of gay men who escaped Chechnya A […]
Look, let me start by saying Leonardo DiCaprio has done a lot to combat climate change. He produced a climate change documentary titled Before the Flood that dropped in 2016. He has a foundation "dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants." The foundation has given $61 million to causes that align with that mission […]
"I assume I'll be having sex today." Those are the first words out of Conan O'Brien's mouth upon being presented with an opportunity to try the new virtual reality game Wilson's Heart on Oculus Rift. Of course, the game has nothing to do with sex, but O'Brien's theory is that VR is headed in one direction: sex. Theref […]
The bestselling author says he'd "trade some of the politics and importance for a slightly more comfortable world to live in." The post Neil Gaiman Wishes American Gods Wasn’t Quite So Relevant Right Now appeared first on WIRED.
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: Yeah, About That Carrier Steaming Toward North Korea appeared first on WIRED.
The FCC this week released the first details of its long-anticipated plan to roll-back Obama-era net neutrality protections. But the fight isn't over. The post Here’s What Comes Next in the Fight to Save Net Neutrality 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. […]
Meet Tempow, a French startup that can make your Bluetooth speakers more versatile. The company has been working on a new implementation of the Bluetooth protocol in order to let you play music from your phone on multiple speakers and headphones at once. Bluetooth speakers have become a common gift and a hit item in consumer electronics stores. Most people […]
The government of Cameroon ended its internet blackout of parts of the country last week, according to news reports and confirmation from the country’s Ambassador to the U.S. The three month outage forced the hand of Africa’s largest telecom, halted operations of its leading e-commerce startup, and created digital refugees. Read More
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched in cities around the country marking President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office with protests against his environmental policies. In Washington, organizers of the climate march estimated some 200,000 people showed up to march, clogging the streets and snarling traffic on a sweltering day where temperatures t […]
The latest flashpoint in Yemen's long civil war is the port city of Hodeidah. Aid groups have sent up warnings, trying to prevent a humanitarian disaster. The war, now in its third year, has forced people in the Arab world’s poorest country to go without food, fuel and medical supplies. Conditions could get much worse for them if warring sides make goo […]
Each week on The World, we feature a unique selection of music, and every week, we put together the highlights for you here. Reggae star Jah9 Jamaican reggae artist Jah9 is a woman who embodies the title of a track on her latest CD, "Unafraid." Women have long been eclipsed on the reggae scene by men. But Jah9 is unafraid to be in that space. Mex […]
The Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme was one of the great artistic innocents. This doesn’t mean he was unsophisticated — far from it, just look at his work. But he was open to the world and thought the world had something to teach him; he was an eager and even a hungry learner. I’m not sure when he first started coming to Haiti but I met him there in th […]
Turkey blocked access to Wikipedia on Saturday, according to Reuters, using a law designed to grant authorities the ability restrict content the country considers obscene or a threat to national security. Access to the online encyclopedia appears to have been blocked at 8:00AM local time on Saturday morning, according to monitoring group Turkey Blocks, a pro […]
In 1920, Fahrenheit 451 author Ray Bradbury was born in the the Chicago suburb of Waukegan, Illinois. While he spent his early years there, he and his family eventually moved to California, where he spent the rest of his life. Now, his hometown is looking to honor the author with a statue, and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to finance the project. Last […]
When Vizio unveiled its “new” 2017 P-Series and actually-new 2017 M-Series TVs on Tuesday, it seemed as though the company was making a quick return to the old smart TV approach of preloading apps like Hulu, Vudu, and others onto the sets. Last year, no apps were included on Vizio’s TVs out of the box; instead, they were designed as great looking displays th […]
On a typical, bipartisan Friday night in Ohio, Mark Zuckerberg did a totally normal human thing that anyone definitely not awkwardly going about testing the waters for a major political run would: he had dinner with a family, who didn’t know him or that he was coming, at their house.Read more...
Hannah Gold on Jezebel, shared by Rhett Jones to Gizmodo
Ever wondered what sailing down the River Styx would be like? Taking a boat into a scary and unknown world, only to be greeted by a terrifying figure signaling your impending fate? Thanks, Disney!Read more...
Beth Elderkin on io9, shared by Rhett Jones to Gizmodo
If you're going to 3D-print rocket parts, you'd want to make them out of metal to handle the stress, right? Not necessarily. MIT has successfully test-fired what it believes is the first completely 3D-printed rocket motor to be made with plastic casi...
Apple will still repair your first-gen Apple Watch if it breaks due to battery issues even if it's already older than two years. The tech titan has extended its wearable's repair coverage related to battery woes to last two years instead of one, acco...
Apparently, public pressure works... to a degree. Tesla has reintroduced automatic emergency braking to the Model S and Model X through an update after their continued omission led Consumer Reports to lower its ratings for the electric cars. It's a t...
Reddit’s massive /r/place art experiment remains one of the most remarkable collaborative endeavors I’ve ever seen on the internet. Screw you, museums: this is really modern art. It’s dizzying to look at it and try to make sense of the many, many, different references, pictures, flags, and symbols painted into /r/place. Luckily, an enterprising group of peop […]
Earlier this month, one Eugene Romanovsky posted a YouTube video showing off his 20-year-old Suzuki Vitara. Watch it and be amazed by the capabilities of a 96-horsepower engine: I hope that altered Jurassic Park footage falls under fair use. Of course the top comment is that the commercial must cost more than the car. I checked Kelley Blue Book, the accepted […]
After creating Tesla, setting the Hyperloop in motion, and trying to send more people to space, Elon Musk is now working on a boring company. And by boring, I mean creating holes in the ground. Musk has teased this new venture – literally called the Boring Company – for some time now; its current goal is to help stop LA traffic by creating a network of under […]