Apple likely will report Tuesday that its cash hoard has topped a quarter of a trillion dollars—an unrivalled milestone that could ratchet up pressure on the tech giant to make splashier acquisitions or dole out more money to shareholders.
The payment-transfer network has left banks largely responsible for their own cyberdefense. In the past year, a spate of cyberattacks has penetrated banks along Swift’s less-defended perimeter, shaking confidence in the network used by banks for cross-border transactions.
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.
Oh, hey, Mets fans, hope you're having a good Sunday. Let's just check the score for today's game against the Washington Nationals and ... Hmmm. Maybe this is just a prank? Some jerk with Photoshop having a good time? Let's just check ESPN and ... yep, it's real. *goes to check Mets score* "Maybe they're turning things aro […]
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 is already doing well internationally, but while U.S. fans are still waiting for the film's release, one of its stars, Zoe Saldana, decided to give everyone a behind-the-scenes peek. SEE ALSO: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' is Marvel at its most emotional On Saturday, Saldana posted a timelapse video on Twitt […]
We've all had days like this. I mean, I can't say with 100 percent certainty that this hasn't happened to me. Big night (it's 8am) pic.twitter.com/Bz3wxVSu0p — James Longman (@JamesAALongman) April 29, 2017 The tweet is from BBC reporter James Longman, who witnessed this tragic tableau on the train at 8 a.m. As some people noted, this w […]
The hotline was set up to help people report crimes allegedly committed by undocumented immigrants. The post While You Were Offline: Hey Please Don’t Call Trump's New Hotline to Report UFOs appeared first on WIRED.
Angela Olinto's new balloon experiment takes her one step closer to the unknown source of the most energetic particles in the universe. The post A Cosmic-Ray Hunter Closes in on Super-Energetic Particles appeared first on WIRED.
Artist Trevor Paglen is best known for images of the security state. Now he's collaborating with Kronos Quartet and Obscura Digital to explore AI. The post The Unsettling Performance That Showed the World Through AI’s Eyes 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. […]
After the NSA’s surprise announcement that it would pull back on a contentious surveillance tactic, privacy advocates found themselves in a strange place in 2017: They’d actually won a thing. With a mix of cautious optimism and rightfully cynical pragmatism, the organizations and figures so often quietly waging a thankless war to protect the online privacy […]
Hack Harassment, founded by Vox Media, Intel and Lady Gaga’s youth-focused Born This Way organization, will gear up to fight online harassment with the introduction of its first advisory board. Comprised of members from anti-bullying research groups, AAA game developers, and some things in between, the board will bring the collective experience of the multi […]
Gig, a new car-sharing app created by the emergency roadside assistance service AAA rolled out to the Bay Area today. The startup comes out of A3 Ventures, AAA’s venture arm and the new one-way car sharing service is now active in Oakland and Berkeley, California. Gig is similar to other temporary car share services like Enterprise CarShare or Zipcar. But u […]
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 […]
We liked Rogue One when it hit theaters, but had some problems with it: We felt that the film’s central character, Jyn Erso, was thinly defined, as was much of the rest of the cast. Lessons from the Screenplay agrees, and in a new video essay, highlights how the two latest Star Wars films differ in how their characters interact move the story along. In Rogue […]
Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special-event releases. We’re currently reporting from the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Back in 2012, the Tribeca Film Festival hosted the world premiere of a tiny indie horror film called Resolution, directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead and […]
Young crayfish can get drunk — and they get drunk a lot faster when they’ve been hanging out with their friends, new research says. So, extroverted crayfish may want to consider pacing themselves this weekend. Crayfish are basically miniature, freshwater lobsters, which makes them an unusual model organism for trying to understand a behavior — drinking alcoh […]
It’s an odd paradox of our times, but when we see something extraordinary these days, it’s easy to assume that it was computer generated. CGI is the current all-consuming method of creating movie effects, but this video of ink in water shot with macro photography shows just how beautiful practical effects can be. Read more...
It’s a tale as old as time— at least in science fiction. A beautiful woman wakes up in a scary new world, unable to grasp the basic day-to-day activities of life. She could be a robot, or a mermaid, or a goddamn Messiah sent by aliens. It doesn’t matter, she’ll always latch onto the first schlub she sees. Because she…Read more...
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MegaBots' giant robot duel might just turn into a full-scale brawl. Beijing outfit Greatmetal has unveiled a prototype of Monkey King, China's take on an enormous battle machine. It's still human-piloted, but it has a distinct trick up its sleeve:...
When the hackers who swiped Netflix's unreleased Orange is the New Black season warned that they had shows from other TV networks, they might not have been kidding around. TheDarkOverlord has reportedly provided DataBreaches.net with a "preview" of...
When you want to know where humans have lived, you typically look for direct signs like bones or buildings. But that's not always easy, especially with hominid ancestors who didn't exactly leave an abundance of remains. Thanks to a new genetic rese...
Learning in the 21st century takes many forms. Thankfully, the “old school” age of spiral notebooks, highlighters and photocopies has given way to more technology-driven, hyper-individualized means of committing new knowledge to memory. All those tech tools to streamline and accelerate your learning are at your disposal with MarginNote Pro for Mac, which you […]
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 […]