A week after Google was forced to apologize for running customers’ advertisements on objectionable videos, triggering a change in policy, its YouTube site is still rife with examples that are ensnaring more big advertisers and causing some to cut spending with the tech giant.
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.
Did you hear the great news? Twitter is saved! Yep, you can unmuffle that drum, Auden, because Jack Dorsey has finally figured out what was stopping hate-filled Trump-enabling bully-and-meme platform Twitter from reaching its full potential. Paid subscriptions for power users! Now, just to be clear, when Dorsey says “power users” he doesn’t mean “White Power […]
They all all laughed at Christopher Columbus when he said the world was round. They all laughed when Edison recorded sound They all said I never would be happy If I deleted my Apple, Twitter, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and Dropbox accccooooouuunts. But ho, ho, ho! Who's got the last laugh now? It’s been almost two weeks since I wrote here on Pa […]
Donald Trump has taken all the fun out of being right. I used to really enjoy it: The smug “told you so” satisfaction when I predicted some particular tech awfulness -- Uber proving to be an ethical swamp, Facebook refusing to do anything about fake news, Secret being worthless without teen bullying -- and it eventually became established public wisdom. But […]
Nobody gives you the Harambe treatment when you have scales instead of fur. That's what we're learning after Zoo Knoxville officials in Tennessee revealed that 33 snakes and a lizard were mysteriously found dead on Wednesday morning. No crime scene clues of note and no message from the killer, just a bunch of dead snakes. SEE ALSO: Extremely exci […]
Okay, now the Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks are just getting ridiculous. We're just days away from Samsung's big reveal, so, naturally, we've pretty much seen the entire phone at this point. Now, thanks to another intrepid leaker, we have a new batch of high-resolution photos to obsess over, but the only part we care about with this current batch is […]
The verdict is in: Yes, math can, in fact, be fun. 'Know this might seem controversial, but hear it out: Chance the Rapper sat in on a third-grade math class during a surprise Career Day appearance at a Chicago elementary school this week, and it looked extremely enjoyable. SEE ALSO: Chance the Rapper drops #ThankUObama merch line for a nation grieving […]
Humans are really, truly terrible drivers, and the robots Uber is racing to build could save a whole lot of lives. The post Uber's Self-Driving Crash Proves We Need Self-Driving Cars appeared first on WIRED.
It might be a 'Vampire Diaries' spinoff on the CW, but it surprisingly—and consistently—explores America's cultural dynamics. The post TV’s Best Political Show Might Just Be The Originals. Yeah, the One With the Vampires 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. […]
Medical billing is a largely untapped and lucrative industry, potentially pulling in $55 billion globally by 2020. But it’s inner workings are still very murky — most of the time it’s not clear how much something will cost and sometimes you don’t even get the (possibly whopping) bill until months down the road. Founder Katelyn Gleason wants to make it easie […]
Next week in New York, Samsung will finally reveal the Galaxy S8. The handset has a lot riding on it — not simply because it’s a brand-defining flagship or because it’s seemingly been pushed back at least once. Next week’s Unpacked event will have even wider ranging implications for Samsung as its first major phone announcement since last year’s Galaxy Note […]
Leaders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Washington, DC long argued, without much evidence, that Yemen's Houthi rebels are puppets of Tehran. Those arguments, which many saw as exaggerated, are now beginning to ring true. The notion of a proxy war in Yemen is not new. Saudi Arabia and the US State Department cited the Iran/Houthi connection to justify the la […]
When the movie "Selena" opened in theaters back in 1997, it was an instant hit. That first weekend, the biopic starring Jennifer Lopez rang up more than $11 million in box office receipts, making it the No. 2 film in the country. It had only been two years since singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez died of a gunshot wound, and her most dedicated fans in […]
He's 18. He's Jewish with dual Israeli and American citizenship and lives in southern Israel. But now his home, at least temporarily, is a jail. The Israeli teenager was arrested Thursday in connection with the dramatic spike in bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the US over the past few months. "They suspect him of perpetrating […]
Amidst Uber’s recent problems surrounding its workplace culture, a new incident involving a company trip to a South Korean escort bar has been brought to light, according to a report published by The Information. The 2014 incident prompted a complaint to the company’s human resources department, and recently came to light when company officials tried to get […]
Drake’s latest project More Life was streamed 300 million times worldwide in its first week on Apple Music, Republic Records tells The Verge, surpassing the 250 million streams the label said Views, an Apple Music exclusive, did in its first week last year. The biggest first week for any album on a single service is Ed Sheeran’s Divide, which was streamed 37 […]
While space is largely devoid of matter, it does contain some gas and dust that floats between stars, material known as the interstellar medium. NASA has selected the Galactic/Extragalactic ULDB Spectroscopic Terahertz Observatory (GUSTO) mission to conduct the first complete study of this matter, to better understand how it behaves, . Interstellar objects s […]
Police say a vehicle failed to yield to a self-driving Uber in Tempe, Arizona on Friday and the two collided, according to reports. The Uber had a passenger and a person behind the wheel inside, according to police, and it rolled onto its side. There were no reported injuries in the crash.Read more...
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It’s an obscure case that hasn’t received a ton of attention as it has made its way to the Supreme Court but the final verdict could set off a cascade of consequences in the world of consumer products.Read more...
The Trump administration may be rethinking car efficiency regulations, but that isn't stopping California from putting its foot down. The state's Air Resources Board has finalized car emissions standards for 2022-2025 that the White House still wants...
Somewhere in Sweden, a few lab mice have human cartilage cells living and growing within their bodies. A team of researchers from Chalmers University of Technology and Sahlgrenska Academy used a CELLINK 3D bioprinter to make hydrogel out of human-der...
Uber isn't taking any chances in the wake of its self-driving car accident in Tempe, Arizona. The company has suspended both its Arizona testing and its Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania operations while it investigates what happened. The company has confirme...
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Ever wanted to attract a few glances? Put these two alien-looking anemone on your shoulders, and problem solved! The anemone are part of a larger, upper-body wearable called Ripple. It’s designed to alert you when someone is staring at you — via two cameras within the shoulders — by sending a shiver down your back with the wire shoulder rig. If you turn to l […]
“This is fucking bonkers, Matthew,” said my exasperated fiancee. I was inclined to agree. We were on our hands and knees, trying to assemble the BrilliantPad, both filled with regret. She, about agreeing to help me set up this review unit; Me, about getting drunk and agreeing to accept a review unit for a ‘smart’ dog toilet. Just a few weeks ago, I received […]