A top federal regulator proposed to roll back Obama-era rules governing how broadband providers treat traffic on their networks, touching off a fierce political fight with far-reaching implications for tech and telecom companies and internet users.
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...
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is not one of those people who has a Silicon Valley horror story of sexual assault, domestic violence, or sexual harassment. Instead her experience has been one common to a lot of women I know here (including me): A ton of unconscious bias and plenty of having to prove herself in situations where men might not have to. And yet, she’s […]
This past weekend, the New York Times’ Mike Isaac reported yet another ethical lapse by Uber: The company had bought data about Lyft customer ride receipts in order to better poach them away from the rival service. The data came from a company called Unroll.me, a widely-used tool that automatically scans your Gmail inbox and makes it easier to unsubscribe fr […]
A renegade fish on a mission to destroy humans landed a direct hit on a water skier in Japan recently. A member of the Waseda Waterski Team known as Miroku was water-skiing on the Tone River near the Kantō region in Japan when disaster struck. A sizable fish jumped out of the water and nailed Miroku right in the penis, Rocket News reports. SEE ALSO: Scott P […]
Nordstrom faced mockery on Tuesday for selling a pair of fake mud-caked jeans at a price of $425. Not to be outdone, Reebok just listed its own entry into the soiled clothing category — a sweat-soaked shirt — for the same price in a tongue-in-cheek swipe at the retailer. Image: reebokAccording to a company spokesperson, the sweat came courtesy of employees […]
Apple is all about getting Gen Z away from the food court and Starbucks counter and plugged into its stores. SEE ALSO: Apple launches global in-store education program In an interview with CBS earlier this week, Angela Ahrendts, the senior vice president of retail, explained how she wants young Apple fans to say, "Meet me at Apple," instead of ha […]
The chair of the FCC today said he would work to strip his own agency of the authority to enforce net neutrality. But the fight is far from over. The post Why the FCC’s Plans to Gut Net Neutrality Just Might Fail 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. […]
Today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released the broad strokes of his plan to abandon consumer protections to the benefit of large corporate players in the telecommunications industry. While major telecom companies are looking forward to Pai’s FCC makeover, the same can’t be said for everyone else in tech. After Pai’s announcement, a group of more than 800 names i […]
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai stirred up the hive today with his official declaration of war on the net neutrality rules established in 2015. Reactions have been mixed — depending on whether the person represents the telecommunications industry or not. In the melee, I had a chance to talk with Senator Schatz (D-Hawaii) about the pronouncement. Read More
Luxe, the company that promised to make parking in busy cities less awful with an app that summoned blue-jacketed valets to your location, seems to be moving away from its initial vision — at least in San Francisco. SF users began receiving emails like the one below this afternoon, promising “a new service” by summer of this year: We started Luxe four years […]
“It’s going to be the biggest tax cut in the history of the country!” That’s how US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin touted the Trump administration’s just-revealed tax plan. But huge cuts mean the government will need to make up the revenue somehow. James Hines, an economics professor at the University of Michigan, says the United States might want to adop […]
Here's some news for the lovelorn. If you’ve ever used the dating app Tinder to meet interesting people, then maybe you’ve come across a handsome devil named Sudan who describes himself as "the most eligible bachelor in the world.” He's one of a kind and “looking for love." Tempted to find out more? A closer look at Sudan’s profile will r […]
At Mehmet and Pinar Ozcelebi’s basement home, it’s 8 in the evening. As their two daughters, Ada and Nisa, play with their neighbor girls, the couple watches TV. The family tunes into “Cesur ve Guzel,” The Brave and the Beautiful, one of the latest popular Turkish soap operas. It’s like Turkey’s Dynasty, a story of secrets, revenge and a mysterious man chasi […]
TED Talks are known for bringing well-known individuals from around the world to a stage before an audience to share big ideas about science, technology, and culture. But during this year’s annual TED conference in Vancouver, there was one surprising addition to the schedule that opted to telecommute: Pope Francis. This was the first time that a reigning Pop […]
Printing ready-to-use metal objects at your desk is the dream for many engineers and tinkerers. Unfortunately, we're not there yet, but these new Desktop Metal printers, as seen on TechCrunch, get us a lot closer. The Studio Printer is a $49,900 machine that prints metal layer by layer in a way similar to that of a traditional plastic 3D printer, instea […]
FCC chairman Ajit Pai announced today that he’s proposing to do away with the regulatory classification his predecessor used to enact tough net neutrality rules. Instead of classifying internet providers as “common carriers” under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, they’ll instead be classified as “information services” under Title I. That’ll subject th […]
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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love Juicero. I love this dumb, insanely over-engineered, $400 juice squeezing machine that works marginally better than using your own hands. And it turns out I may share that passion with the nation’s First Daughter, Ivanka Trump.Read more...
Many modern smartphones can take decent photos when the sun goes down, but their noisy, washed out images still don't hold a candle to the shots from a high-end DSLR. Google researcher Florian Kainz might have a way of closing that gap at least some...
Robots are slowly taking more and more jobs -- and soon, they'll come for the writers (gulp). That's the pitch behind director Oscar Sharp and AI researcher Ross Goodwin's short film It's No Game, in which an artificial intelligence swoops in during...
Bug bounties have been a staple among startups and online businesses since the days of Netscape Navigator but the federal government has been slow to adopt the beneficial code hunts. However, a year after the DoD's first such program, Hack The Pentag...
Most modern smartphones are capable of truly stunning photos. One of the ways in which they falter, however, is in low-light situations. Even cheap DSLR’s or mirrorless cameras are miles ahead of the best camera phones when it comes to shooting in dim settings, at least for now. Google researcher Florian Kainz developed an Android app that could narrow the g […]
His Holiness Pope Francis joined TED Talks to deliver encouragement about the future, and a plea for the tech-savvy audience to care more for each other and themselves than things. The Pope spoke of his hope that tech such as that used in TED Talks could be used to bring everyone closer together: How wonderful would it be if the growth of scientific and tech […]
The chairman of the FCC today revealed a plan to reverse Obama administration policy that all web traffic be treated equally. Under two-year-old net neutrality guidelines, cable companies were classified as a public utility under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. Chairman Ajit Pai wants to reverse that classification and essentially leave cable com […]