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How researchers are using Reddit and Twitter data to forecast suicide rates
Social media sites offer unprecedented levels of real-time data that could be used for mental health research. | Thomas Trutschel/Photothek/Getty Images Researchers at the CDC and Georgia Tech are using a whole lot of data, including social media, to forecast the suicide rate, a statistic that ...
24 minutes ago
Recode
How researchers are using Reddit and Twitter data to forecast suicide rates
Overwatch League cancels South Korean matches due to coronavirus
A week-and-a-half after it said it would host a slate of cancelled Overwatch League matches in Seoul, South Korea, Blizzard is now postponing those games as well. The move comes after a surge in Covid-19 coronavirus cases in the East Asian country. L...
44 minutes ago
Engadget
Overwatch League cancels South Korean matches due to coronavirus
Netflix rolls out Top 10 feature to help show what people are actually watching
Netflix is trying to make it easier for subscribers to keep up with what people around the country are watching by introducing a Top 10 row to its homepage. A new blog post from the company published today notes that the Top 10 row will be updated every day with the most popular titles within ...
48 minutes ago
The Verge
Netflix rolls out Top 10 feature to help show what people are actually watching
How to make a deal with a VC at a tech conference
Which one should you attend" How do you get in" And above all, what is it that you want to get out of this schmooze session"
49 minutes ago
TechCrunch
How to make a deal with a VC at a tech conference
The next Xbox will quadruple XB1's CPU, octuple its GPU performance
AMD RDNA2 GPU, "Smart Delivery" versioning, and multi-game "quick resume."
53 minutes ago
Ars Technica
The next Xbox will quadruple XB1's CPU, octuple its GPU performance
Artists Explore the Many Uncanny Valleys of Tech Work
From San Francisco's de Young Museum to the pages of a new wave of memoirs, the creative class grapples with the role of human labor in the tech industry.
1 hour ago
WIRED
Artists Explore the Many Uncanny Valleys of Tech Work
You can build the tiny XFM2 synth for under $100
Miniature electronics kits like the Raspberry Pi have ushered in a new generation of DIY tinkerers. And while most of these builds emulate classic gaming systems, there are plenty of other possibilities. Futur3soundz, for example, designed a synthesi...
1 hour ago
Engadget
You can build the tiny XFM2 synth for under $100
Tesla Autopilot's role in fatal 2018 crash will be decided this week
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tesla's Autopilot is about to be in the government's spotlight once again. On February 25th in Washington, DC, investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will present the findings of its nearly two-year probe into the fatal crash ...
1 hour ago
The Verge
Tesla Autopilot's role in fatal 2018 crash will be decided this week
Huawei's P40 lineup will launch March 26th in Paris
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Huawei will unveil its next flagship phones, the P40 and P40 Pro, on March 26th at an event in Paris, the company announced today (via Android Central). Unlike their impressive P-series predecessors, however, the P40s will not have access to Google's various ...
1 hour ago
The Verge
Huawei's P40 lineup will launch March 26th in Paris
New Netflix feature reveals the top 10 most popular programs on its service
Netflix is adding a new feature that will rank the 10 most popular programs on its service in your country, the company announced today. Its top 10 Overall list will display the most popular programs from across all Netflix content, including both movies and shows. In addition, separate top 10 lists ...
1 hour ago
TechCrunch
New Netflix feature reveals the top 10 most popular programs on its service
Overwatch's first experimental mode is all about damage dealers
Last month, Blizzard announced plans to make Overwatch a bit more experimental through limited time modes that may " or may not " eventually become permanent fixtures of the hero shooter. Today sees the announcement of the first such "experimental card," and it puts a major focus on the game's damage-dealing ...
1 hour ago
The Verge
Overwatch's first experimental mode is all about damage dealers
With cinnamon, fruit and mint-flavored nicotine gum, is LA's Lucy Goods the next Juul?
David Renteln, the Los Angeles-based co-founder of Soylent and the co-founder and chief executive of new nicotine gum manufacturer Lucy Goods, thinks there should be a better-tasting, less-medicinal offering for people looking to quit smoking. That's why he founded Lucy Goods, and that's why investors, ...
1 hour ago
TechCrunch
With cinnamon, fruit and mint-flavored nicotine gum, is LA's Lucy Goods the next Juul?
Planet Computers' clamshell phone can dual-boot Android and Linux
Planet Computers' laptop-like Cosmo Communicator phone just became that much more useful to its audience of very particular power users. The Cosmo now supports a promised multi-boot function, letting you run Android (both regular and rooted), Debian...
1 hour ago
Engadget
Planet Computers' clamshell phone can dual-boot Android and Linux
Honor's first 5G phone will launch globally without Google's apps or services
The View 30 Pro will be Honor's first 5G phone released outside of China. | Image: Honor Honor has announced that its first 5G phone, the Honor View 30 Pro, will be launching worldwide during a live stream earlier today. Powered by a Kirin 990 5G chipset, the phone has a 6.7-inch 1080p display ...
1 hour ago
The Verge
Honor's first 5G phone will launch globally without Google's apps or services
Katherine Johnson, legendary NASA mathematician and "hidden figure," dies at 101
Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who defied prejudice in the '50s and '60s to help NASA send the first men to the moon, has died at the age of 101. Only recently famous after the film "Hidden Figures" was made about her and her colleagues, she maintained until the end that she was "only doing her [...]
1 hour ago
TechCrunch
Katherine Johnson, legendary NASA mathematician and "hidden figure," dies at 101
More and more older adults are using marijuana
Photo by Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images More and more older adults are using some form of marijuana, according to new survey data, and their doctors aren't prepared to talk with them about it. The percentage of adults over the age of 65 who said they"d used some form of ...
1 hour ago
The Verge
More and more older adults are using marijuana
Hulu will exclusively stream the Oscar-winning "Parasite"
If you didn't get the chance to see Parasite in the lead-up to its historic Best Picture win at this year's Academy Awards, not to worry. Hulu says it will start exclusively streaming the movie on April 8th.
1 hour ago
Engadget
Hulu will exclusively stream the Oscar-winning "Parasite"
Deviceplane wants to bring over-the-air updates to Linux edge devices
Deviceplane, a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2020 class is developing an open source toolset to manage, monitor and update Linux devices running at the edge, "We solve the hard infrastructure problems that all these companies face including network conductivity, SSH access, orchestrating and deployment ...
2 hours ago
TechCrunch
Deviceplane wants to bring over-the-air updates to Linux edge devices
Coronavirus May Disrupt the 2020 Election. We Need a Plan
Quarantines and fear could decimate voter turnout. Congress needs to fund mail-in ballots nationwide now.
2 hours ago
WIRED
Coronavirus May Disrupt the 2020 Election. We Need a Plan
Facebook's Creator Studio gains a mobile companion
Facebook's Creator Studio has added a mobile companion. The insights dashboard for creators and publishers, which debuted globally in August 2018, is now available as a mobile app for both iOS and Android. Similar to the desktop hub, the Creator Studio app allows users to track how their content is performing ...
2 hours ago
TechCrunch
Facebook's Creator Studio gains a mobile companion
Huawei's Honor 9X Pro loses Google apps, but gets an updated processor
The GSMA might have cancelled Mobile World Congress, but that hasn't stopped companies like Sony and Huawei from announcing new hardware this week. In the case of Huawei, it has also detailed new devices from its low-cost Honor sub-brand.
2 hours ago
Engadget
Huawei's Honor 9X Pro loses Google apps, but gets an updated processor
Uber is testing rooftop ads on its ridesharing fleet
Uber is getting into the advertising business. The company has reached a partnership with the ad-tech company Adomni to bring roof-top ads to its fleet, Adweek reports. Drivers in Atlanta, Dallas and Phoenix will soon be able to put ad displays on th...
2 hours ago
Engadget
Uber is testing rooftop ads on its ridesharing fleet
Harvey Weinstein verdict: Guilty on third-degree rape and criminal sexual act charges
Harvey Weinstein enters the courtroom on February 24, 2020. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images The once-powerful mogul faces a likely prison sentence. Harvey Weinstein, formerly one of Hollywood's most revered producers and influential kingpins, was found guilty by a jury on two sex crimes charges: ...
2 hours ago
Recode
Harvey Weinstein verdict: Guilty on third-degree rape and criminal sexual act charges
Xbox Series X Details: Features, Processor, and More
Microsoft shed a little light on its next-generation console, including the ability to suspend and quickly resume multiple games at once. 
3 hours ago
WIRED
Xbox Series X Details: Features, Processor, and More
New Sony Xperia 1 II smartphone looks handsome, costs a ridiculous $1,300
It has a funny name, a square design, and a very high price.
3 hours ago
Ars Technica
New Sony Xperia 1 II smartphone looks handsome, costs a ridiculous $1,300
Sandra Oh to Star in Netflix Show from 'Game of Thrones' Creators
It's part of the deal that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss made with the streaming giant.
3 hours ago
WIRED
Sandra Oh to Star in Netflix Show from 'Game of Thrones' Creators
Australia's Bushfires Completely Blasted Through the Models
The wildfires weren't just unprecedented'scientists didn't think such catastrophic conflagrations would happen until the end of this century. 
4 hours ago
WIRED
Australia's Bushfires Completely Blasted Through the Models
These "digital noses" in trees sniff the air for forest fires
High in a tree in a Chilean forest, a small white sensor is continuously monitoring the air, sending data back into a system that is detecting the start of a wildfire–so firefighters can respond more quickly to put it out. "We've been saving around 12 minutes in the time from when we spot a fire to ...
5 hours ago
Fast Company
These "digital noses" in trees sniff the air for forest fires
One of NASA's greatest mathematicians, Katherine Johnson, has died
"Anything that could be counted, I did."
5 hours ago
Ars Technica
One of NASA's greatest mathematicians, Katherine Johnson, has died
Life Beneath the Deafening Roar of Heathrow's Flight Path
It's loud, but Feltham's residents are more annoyed by the planespotters who storm their town than the aircraft themselves.
5 hours ago
WIRED
Life Beneath the Deafening Roar of Heathrow's Flight Path
Shocking study finds 1 in 3 are victims of 'revenge porn' or image-based sexual abuse
You might want to think twice before sending those nude snapshots to your sweetie–or before videotaping a partner doing anything unclothed. That's one takeaway from an ongoing study of nude image abuse in Australia, the U.K., and New Zealand, where more than one in three people have been victims of ...
5 hours ago
Fast Company
Shocking study finds 1 in 3 are victims of 'revenge porn' or image-based sexual abuse
Nike marks Kobe Bryant's memorial service with a perfect tribute
Today in Los Angeles, thousands of fans, friends, and family gathered at the Staples Center for the memorial service for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who were killed last month in a helicopter crash along with seven others. As the tributes poured forward, in the arena and online, Bryant's long-time ...
5 hours ago
Fast Company
Nike marks Kobe Bryant's memorial service with a perfect tribute
Edgar Allan Poe probably didn't commit suicide, says computer textual analysis
Contemporary textual analysis has weighed in on the mysterious circumstances surrounding Edgar Allan Poe's death. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and Lancaster University recently pumped his writings (specifically 309 letters, 49 poems, and 63 short stories) through an algorithm that ...
6 hours ago
Fast Company
Edgar Allan Poe probably didn't commit suicide, says computer textual analysis
This eerie, fan-made Star Wars short ends with a shocking furry surprise
What: Alone, a spooky, lo-fi, fan-made Star Wars short. Who: YouTuber Cinecuster. Why we care: As the Star Wars galaxy continues to expand, with bold new offshoots like Rogue One and The Mandalorian (not so much Solo, though), its shadow world of fan-made shorts evolves in tandem. These homegrown ...
7 hours ago
Fast Company
This eerie, fan-made Star Wars short ends with a shocking furry surprise
A senator is demanding to know how Facebook will stop misinformation from spreading online
In a new letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, US Sen. Michael Bennet is accusing the company of not doing enough to stop the spread of political misinformation. | Photo by Alex Edelman/Getty Images US Sen. Michael Bennet sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg asking how he's preventing the company ...
8 hours ago
Recode
A senator is demanding to know how Facebook will stop misinformation from spreading online
Harvey Weinstein found guilty in his New York rape trial
Nearly two and a half years after a New York Times expos&xE9; about him ushered in the MeToo movement, Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of rape and will be&xA0; sentenced to serve time in prison, potentially up to 25 years. The trial, which was a long time coming, concluded in New York late ...
8 hours ago
Fast Company
Harvey Weinstein found guilty in his New York rape trial
The police want your phone data. Here's what they can get – and what they can't.
Zac Freeland/Vox Phones hold gigabytes of potential evidence, but the government's ability to access them depends on a patchwork of court decisions and laws that predate the technology. Our lives are in our phones, making them a likely source of evidence if police suspect you've ...
8 hours ago
Recode
The police want your phone data. Here's what they can get – and what they can't.
Open source licenses: What, which, and why
Learn what open source licenses are, which one to choose, and why it matters.
9 hours ago
Ars Technica
Open source licenses: What, which, and why
Georgia Tech physicists unlock the secret to perfect wok-tossed fried rice
The trick is a timely combination of side-to-side and see-sawing motions.
1 day ago
Ars Technica
Georgia Tech physicists unlock the secret to perfect wok-tossed fried rice
The Ars Technica semi-scientific guide to Wi-Fi Access Point placement
Wi-Fi is like real estate'the secret is location, location, location.
1 day ago
Ars Technica
The Ars Technica semi-scientific guide to Wi-Fi Access Point placement
The Nevada caucus tool is an iPad and a Google Form
Early voting for the 2020 Nevada Democratic presidential caucus closed February 18, with over 26,000 Nevada Democrats registering their choices early. | Mario Tama/Getty Images Nevada's Democratic Party is replacing the caucus app with "caucus calculator"-equipped iPads. Here ...
1 day ago
Recode
The Nevada caucus tool is an iPad and a Google Form
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