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Why the FCC's Plans to Gut Net Neutrality Just Might Fail
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.
5 hours ago
Wired
Why the FCC's Plans to Gut Net Neutrality Just Might Fail
Oh Great, Now Alexa Will Judge Your Outfits, Too
Et tu, Alexa? The post Oh Great, Now Alexa Will Judge Your Outfits, Too appeared first on WIRED.
6 hours ago
Wired
Oh Great, Now Alexa Will Judge Your Outfits, Too
Jonathan Demme’s Stop Making Sense Is Still the Concert Film All Others Try to Be
The Talking Heads concert doc is still one of the greatest music films ever made. The post Jonathan Demme's Stop Making Sense Is Still the Concert Film All Others Try to Be appeared first on WIRED.
7 hours ago
Wired
Jonathan Demme’s Stop Making Sense Is Still the Concert Film All Others Try to Be
Scientists Brew Up the Creepiest Batches of Brain Balls Yet
Stem cell scientists are modern day witches. The post Scientists Brew Up the Creepiest Batches of Brain Balls Yet appeared first on WIRED.
11 hours ago
Wired
Scientists Brew Up the Creepiest Batches of Brain Balls Yet
A 130,000-Year-Old Mastodon Threatens to Upend Human History
Ancient tools scattered around a mastodon suggest that the earliest humans showed up in North American more than 100,000 years earlier than we thought. The post A 130,000-Year-Old Mastodon Threatens to Upend Human History appeared first on WIRED.
11 hours ago
Wired
A 130,000-Year-Old Mastodon Threatens to Upend Human History
You Want Better Beer? Good. Here’s a Better Barley Genome
A new high-resolution sequence of the barley genome could pave the way for better malt. The post You Want Better Beer? Good. Here's a Better Barley Genome appeared first on WIRED.
11 hours ago
Wired
You Want Better Beer? Good. Here’s a Better Barley Genome
Everfi raises $190 million to teach life skills and touchy subjects online
Everfi Inc. has raised $190 million in Series D funding to teach students online the life skills and touchy subject matter that they never learned in school. A sampling of courses offered by Everfi range from “Harassment Prevention Training” for the workforce, to “Alcohol EDU” ...
54 minutes ago
Techcrunch
Everfi raises $190 million to teach life skills and touchy subjects online
Poshmark cash flow positive, on track for $100 million revenue
Poshmark, the fashion resale social network, is on track for $100 million in revenue this year, TechCrunch has learned. We hear the company reached $50 million in revenue last year, which means they are on pace to double in 2017. The company also recently became cash flow positive, with profitability ...
3 hours ago
Techcrunch
Poshmark cash flow positive, on track for $100 million revenue
More than 800 startups ask FCC chair to not kill net neutrality
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 ...
3 hours ago
Techcrunch
More than 800 startups ask FCC chair to not kill net neutrality
Sen. Schatz on FCC: "They have no idea how outraged people are about to be"
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 ...
3 hours ago
Techcrunch
Sen. Schatz on FCC: "They have no idea how outraged people are about to be"
Luxe to end door-to-door valet service, will launch "new service" this summer
Luxe started as a company that promised to make parking in busy cities less awful with an app that summoned blue-jacketed, scooter-carrying valets to your location to whisk your car away until you needed it back. It seems they’re pivoting away from that initial vision. Users began receiving emails ...
3 hours ago
Techcrunch
Luxe to end door-to-door valet service, will launch "new service" this summer
Crunch Report | Instagram Grows To 700M Users
Today’s Stories  Instagram’s growth speeds up as it hits 700 million users Twitter desperately needed a hit first-quarter and somehow managed to deliver Amazon’s new Echo Look has a built-in camera for style selfies Uber is making it easier to see your rider rating Investor Chris ...
4 hours ago
Techcrunch
Crunch Report | Instagram Grows To 700M Users
Self-driving car trials to hit UK roads in 2019
A British self-driving car project aims to have a fleet of driverless vehicles on the road in two years, after receiving a $13 million grant from the UK government. The project is led by Oxbotica, an Oxford University robotics spin-out. Tests will take place alongside the startup's driverless pod trial ...
2 hours ago
Readwrite
Self-driving car trials to hit UK roads in 2019
Companies join Linux Foundation to build open IoT edge framework
The Linux Foundation this week announced the launch of EdgeX Foundry at Hanover Messe, an open source project to build a common open framework for IoT edge computing and an ecosystem of interoperable components that unifies the marketplace and accelerates enterprise and Industrial IoT. The initiative ...
22 hours ago
Readwrite
Companies join Linux Foundation to build open IoT edge framework
Consumers less confident in self-driving cars than 12 months ago
Consumers have grown "more skeptical" of self-driving cars over the past year, according to a J.D. Power's 2017 U.S. Tech Choice study. The report shows all generation groups, apart from Gen Y (born 1977 – 1994) have less confidence in automated technology for cars. 11 percent more Gen Z (born ...
24 hours ago
Readwrite
Consumers less confident in self-driving cars than 12 months ago
For your big data, sometimes there's no place like home
As the IoT becomes more widespread, companies are coming to the realization that although IoT stands for "Internet of Things," the reality is that these solutions are less about the things and more about using the data generated from these things. As the volume of data that these solutions deliver grows, ...
24 hours ago
Readwrite
For your big data, sometimes there's no place like home
Smart home device adoption sees “big uptick” according to new study
Smart home device installations seen a "big uptick" in 2016, with refrigerators, washers, and smoke detectors seeing year-on-year growth of over 250 percent. That's according to a new study published by PlumChoice, an Internet of Things (IoT) technical service provider and Z-Wave Alliance, a consortium ...
2 days ago
Readwrite
Smart home device adoption sees “big uptick” according to new study
IoT Analytics report: The journey towards successful IoT solutions
The IoT Analytics team recently published an infographic highlighting the 5-step path towards successful implementation of IoT solutions. The insights are based on more than 30 expert interviews in IoT as well as recent research. For more information, you may refer to the Guide to IoT Solution Development. ...
3 days ago
Readwrite
IoT Analytics report: The journey towards successful IoT solutions
Fighting Climate Change Means Building Dense, Diverse, Walkable Cities
“Let me add to the complexity of the situation we find ourselves in: At the same time we’re solving for climate change, we’re going to be building cities for three billion people,” said the urban designer Peter Calthorpe at the beginning of his talk at TED 2017. By 2050, he ...
8 hours ago
Fast Company
Fighting Climate Change Means Building Dense, Diverse, Walkable Cities
What If You Could Filter Dirty Air Just By Riding A Bike?
Riding a bike in a smoggy city–and sucking in exhaust from the tailpipes of the cars in front of you–can undo the benefits of exercise. In Beijing, artist Daan Roosegaarde is beginning to imagine one potential solution: a bike that could pull in dirty air, filter it, and release clean ...
9 hours ago
Fast Company
What If You Could Filter Dirty Air Just By Riding A Bike?
GirlTrek Has A Simple Health Intervention For Black Women: Walking
After Vanessa Garrison saw her grandmother die at the age of 66, her aunt at 55, and another aunt at 63, she realized that her family’s experience wasn’t unusual: Black women have the highest obesity rates in the U.S. and die earlier than other groups from preventable, obesity-related diseases. Government ...
14 hours ago
Fast Company
GirlTrek Has A Simple Health Intervention For Black Women: Walking
Amazon's Q1 Earnings: Four Things We?ll Be Looking For
How much higher can Amazon shares go" We’ll know a little more tomorrow afternoon when the Seattle e-commerce juggernaut releases its first-quarter 2017 earnings. If we look at presentations over the past year, we see the company doing very well but still missing some key numbers—namely, ...
14 hours ago
Fast Company
Amazon's Q1 Earnings: Four Things We?ll Be Looking For
The Winner Of The $1 Million TED Prize Is Bringing Health Care To The World’s Most Remote Communities
If you live in a remote village in Liberia and you get sick, seeing a doctor might involve a canoe ride down a river and two days of walking through the rainforest. Clinics are similarly hard to reach for roughly a billion people around the world. The winner of this year’s $1 million TED Prize–Rajesh ...
15 hours ago
Fast Company
The Winner Of The $1 Million TED Prize Is Bringing Health Care To The World’s Most Remote Communities
Heineken Just Put Out The Antidote to That Pepsi Kendall Jenner Ad
WHAT: “World’s Apart,” a new Heineken ad that involves some frank conversations between people with differing views. WHO: Agency Publicis London WHY WE CARE: Earlier this month, Pepsi tried to walk in step with the #Resistance, and ended up falling on its face. Hard. The ...
16 hours ago
Fast Company
Heineken Just Put Out The Antidote to That Pepsi Kendall Jenner Ad
2018 FIFA World Cup will be the first with instant replay
Soccer (or, to the rest of the world, football) traditionalists have shunned video replay for years, claiming it would alter the sanctity of referees' calls. But well-documented flubbed calls like those that erroneously eliminated England and Mexico...
53 minutes ago
Engadget
2018 FIFA World Cup will be the first with instant replay
Microsoft wasn't hammered by surveillance requests in 2016
A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft released its Transparency Report revealing that it had received "1,000 to 1,499 surveillance requests for foreign intelligence purposes (known as FISA) from January to June 2016." There's only one problem though -- it...
2 hours ago
Engadget
Microsoft wasn't hammered by surveillance requests in 2016
Google experiment promises clean nighttime shots from your phone
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...
4 hours ago
Engadget
Google experiment promises clean nighttime shots from your phone
Watch David Hasselhoff in an AI-scripted short film
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...
4 hours ago
Engadget
Watch David Hasselhoff in an AI-scripted short film
Air Force enlists hackers to hunt bugs in its site
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...
5 hours ago
Engadget
Air Force enlists hackers to hunt bugs in its site
FCC Chairman outlines his plan to gut net neutrality
The future of net neutrality has been uncertain since the November election of Donald Trump. His FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, has made it clear he intends to scale back some of the regulations surrounding ISPs, but details have been scarce. Now we have an...
6 hours ago
Engadget
FCC Chairman outlines his plan to gut net neutrality
Watch our PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds team-building exercise fall apart
The GamesBeat staff has decided that we need to build a stronger bond, and so we decided to come together as a team in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. The results weren’t great on the leaderboard, but I think we all came out winners in the game of friendship. Battlegrounds is one of the most ...
2 hours ago
Venturebeat
Watch our PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds team-building exercise fall apart
Google is making it easier to edit text on your Android device
Google today announced an update to its Gboard virtual keyboard app for Android that will make it easier to edit and enter text. The feature first became available to the app’s beta users, and now it’s rolling out to everyone. You can get to the new feature by tapping on the G button or the […]
3 hours ago
Venturebeat
Google is making it easier to edit text on your Android device
Stardock plans Crusade update for Galactic Civilizations III on May 4
Games in the explore-expand-exploit-exterminate (4X) strategy genre can last forever. That’s not just a commentary on how long they can often take to finish, because they can also last forever as viable products on PC gaming marketplaces like Steam. And publisher Stardock is planning an update ...
3 hours ago
Venturebeat
Stardock plans Crusade update for Galactic Civilizations III on May 4
How to get your bot featured in the Facebook Messenger Discover tab
Last week, amid the launch of social VR platform Spaces and news that Facebook is working on tech to type with your brain and feel words, Messenger Platform 2.0 made its debut. To address a lack of discovery — what developers told Facebook and VB was their biggest issue — Messenger Platform ...
3 hours ago
Venturebeat
How to get your bot featured in the Facebook Messenger Discover tab
Jet Set Radio's beloved street skating comes back in Hover: Revolt of Gamers
Cel-shaded graffiti-spraying is rolling back into town. Developers Midgar Studio and Fusty Games announced today that Hover: Revolt of Gamers is releasing for PC on May 31. Hover is take on Sega’s Jet Set Radio series, which had players skating and spraying graffiti around colorful, cartoon-style ...
6 hours ago
Venturebeat
Jet Set Radio's beloved street skating comes back in Hover: Revolt of Gamers
Y Combinator loses first COO Qasar Younis after 2 years
Former Y Combinator partner and chief operating officer Qasar Younis has left the company to work “on something new,” according to the departing executive’s personal site and Facebook account. Younis first participated in the accelerator in 2010 as an entrepreneur. Three years later, ...
6 hours ago
Venturebeat
Y Combinator loses first COO Qasar Younis after 2 years
A vigilante is putting a huge amount of work into infecting IoT devices
When it comes to features and robustness, Hajime surpasses its blackhat rivals.
5 hours ago
Ars Technica
A vigilante is putting a huge amount of work into infecting IoT devices
Early Nintendo programmer worked without a keyboard
Sakurai programmed a Game Boy classic with a trackball and a Famicom Twin.
6 hours ago
Ars Technica
Early Nintendo programmer worked without a keyboard
Experts: Headline-grabbing editorial on saturated fats 'bizarre,' 'misleading'
Authors' argument is once again based on weak, cherry-picked data.
6 hours ago
Ars Technica
Experts: Headline-grabbing editorial on saturated fats 'bizarre,' 'misleading'
NASA inspector says agency wasted $80 million on an inferior spacesuit
The space agency seems to be running out of usable suits for space station operations.
6 hours ago
Ars Technica
NASA inspector says agency wasted $80 million on an inferior spacesuit
Project Cars 2 is on the way, with much-improved tire physics
The new game should be more accurate and accessible as a result.
6 hours ago
Ars Technica
Project Cars 2 is on the way, with much-improved tire physics
Comcast and other ISPs celebrate imminent death of net neutrality rules
ISPs say they support net neutrality?but oppose FCC's authority to enforce it.
6 hours ago
Ars Technica
Comcast and other ISPs celebrate imminent death of net neutrality rules
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