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Gadget Lab Podcast: Climate Change and Cognitive Dissonance
Climate change is real, and it's impacting us right now. How much of it can be fixed by personal responsibility versus policy?
1 hour ago
Wired
Gadget Lab Podcast: Climate Change and Cognitive Dissonance
Facebook Exposed 6.8 Million Users' Photos to Cap Off a Terrible 2018
In the latest in its long string of 2018 incidents, Facebook let developers access the private photos of millions of users.
2 hours ago
Wired
Facebook Exposed 6.8 Million Users' Photos to Cap Off a Terrible 2018
Hundreds of Photos Form a Single Portrait of Britain's Decline
In her latest work of digital collage, artist Emily Allchurch takes on economic inequality and the real estate bubble.
4 hours ago
Wired
Hundreds of Photos Form a Single Portrait of Britain's Decline
No GPS? A DIY Radio Transmitter Can Help You Navigate
The old-school way to navigate is with a clock and a sextant, but you can also hack together this alternative.
5 hours ago
Wired
No GPS? A DIY Radio Transmitter Can Help You Navigate
How to Cancel Subscriptions in Your Phone's Settings Menu
So you forgot to cancel your Hulu subscription after the free trial ended. Here's how to get out of it.
5 hours ago
Wired
How to Cancel Subscriptions in Your Phone's Settings Menu
Sonic the Hedgehog Is Ready For His Closeup?and It's Weird
Plus Epic's Steam-killing online store goes live, and the rest of the week in gaming news.
5 hours ago
Wired
Sonic the Hedgehog Is Ready For His Closeup?and It's Weird
Disney invests $15M in educational gaming app Kahoot at a $360M valuation
When Kahoot, the startup that operates a popular platform for user-generated educational gaming, raised $15 million in October of this year, we mentioned that Disney might take a larger stake in the company, beyond the small investment it took after Kahoot passed through the Disney Accelerator. Now with ...
5 minutes ago
Techcrunch
Disney invests $15M in educational gaming app Kahoot at a $360M valuation
Niantic reportedly raising $200M at $3.9B valuation
Pokémon Go creator Niantic is raising a $200 million Series C at a valuation of $3.9 billion according to a report from Katie Roof at the WSJ. The round is expected to be led by IVP with participation from Samsung and aXiomatic Gaming. The upcoming raise would bring the company’s total funding ...
27 minutes ago
Techcrunch
Niantic reportedly raising $200M at $3.9B valuation
Existential education error: Failing to train students on software
Although many of the milestones of the digital revolution have sprung directly from the research output of America's colleges and universities, on the instructional side, American higher education has taken a laid-back approach.
1 hour ago
Techcrunch
Existential education error: Failing to train students on software
Pimcore closes $3.5M for its open-source data platform to expand in the US
Pimcore, an open-source platform for data and customer experience management which has emerged out of Austria, has closed $3.5 million in a Series A funding led by German Auctus Capital Partners AG. The funding will be used for its US expansion. Pimcore is aimed at any channel, device, or industry that ...
1 hour ago
Techcrunch
Pimcore closes $3.5M for its open-source data platform to expand in the US
Goldex raises $1M for its marketplace app for "ethical" physical gold trading
Goldex, a trading app that claims to power so-called ‘ethical pricing’ for retail gold investments, says it has now raised over £1M ($1.25M) in a pre-series A round led by a group of angels and institutional investors. Amongst those participating in the round are Prepaid Financial Services ...
1 hour ago
Techcrunch
Goldex raises $1M for its marketplace app for "ethical" physical gold trading
Nvidia's limited China connections
Another round of followups on Nvidia, and then some short news analysis. TechCrunch is experimenting with new content forms. This is a rough draft of something new – provide your feedback directly to the author (Danny at danny@techcrunch.com) if you like or hate something here. Nvidia / TSMC questions ...
1 hour ago
Techcrunch
Nvidia's limited China connections
Top 9 Myth Busters to Trigger Your Social Media Engagement
As business marketers, we are all bored of those clichéd tips. Almost all of them have ceased to work for increasing the social media engagement for our brand. However, we do want something that can trigger our social media engagement. So, here are some myth busters to trigger your social media engagement. ...
34 minutes ago
Readwrite
Top 9 Myth Busters to Trigger Your Social Media Engagement
Zoom Video Communications Acquires Zoom.com
We are HUGE fans of Zoom Meetings at Readwrite. We use them for almost all our interviews. Today we noticed something very peculiar. Zoom.com redirects to Zoom.us (home for Zoom). We’ve reached out to Zoom to confirm the price. I’m guessing it was in the $1mm cash + $5-10mm stock range. ...
3 hours ago
Readwrite
Zoom Video Communications Acquires Zoom.com
QA Testing – Manual vs Automated vs Crowdsourced
When working on a software development team, no matter which part of the team your are on, there is a common belief that all the people on the team should have. This  belief is that testing is extremely important and should be executed in the most accurate manner. You want your software to be reliable, ...
3 hours ago
Readwrite
QA Testing – Manual vs Automated vs Crowdsourced
Attendees Broadcast Personal Experiences Easily with Event Management Software
Companies have begun the usage of event management software as it helps in improving the efficiency of the events business. The significant features of this software helps in powering successful events for industries as well as organizations of all sizes. Technologies such as Periscope and Facebook ...
24 hours ago
Readwrite
Attendees Broadcast Personal Experiences Easily with Event Management Software
What are the IoT Applications in the Transportation Industry?
The internet of things (IoT) is a popular term these days that are used to interrelate computing devices, digital machines, and mechanical objects. IoT technology is used to transfer data over a network without any human interaction. A plenty of organizations are using IoT to improve their efficiency ...
1 day ago
Readwrite
What are the IoT Applications in the Transportation Industry?
Can Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Compete With E-commerce Stores?
E-commerce is experiencing massive growth year after year, shattering records while doing so. There was a time when brick-and-mortar stores were not merely profitable, but also highly influential.   Take, for example, Sears. If there were ever a legacy brand that defined American capitalism, it would ...
1 day ago
Readwrite
Can Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Compete With E-commerce Stores?
This interactive map shows how wrong we picture the world
The maps we use to navigate planet Earth, to tell us what’s what, lie to us all the time. Take New York City’s transit map, for example. Manhattan is wildly out of scale. The warping of reality is best illustrated by comparing the world famous Central Park to Prospect Park: the former (843 ...
5 hours ago
Fast Company
This interactive map shows how wrong we picture the world
California just decided to move to 100% electric city buses
A decade from now, city transit agencies in California will no longer be able to buy a bus that runs on diesel or natural gas. The California Air Resources Board, the state’s clean air agency, just voted on a new rule that will require cities to shift to 100% electric buses over time. It’s ...
5 hours ago
Fast Company
California just decided to move to 100% electric city buses
Report: Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder had asbestos for decades
Last year, a jury awarded a California woman $417 million when she developed ovarian cancer after almost a lifetime of using Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder. The award included $70 million in compensatory damages and a whopping $347 million in punitive damages. If a new Reuters report is accurate, ...
6 hours ago
Fast Company
Report: Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder had asbestos for decades
Kevin Reilly will oversee content at WarnerMedia’s new streaming app
WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service has a new face: Kevin Reilly, the veteran TV exec, most recently at Turner Broadcasting, has been hired to head content strategy at the service that is launching later next year.  The service is at the core of the digital strategy that WarnerMedia ...
6 hours ago
Fast Company
Kevin Reilly will oversee content at WarnerMedia’s new streaming app
Prada made blackface monkey trinkets and didn’t know they were racist
I want to know who was in the room at Prada when they decided to launch little monkey keychains with black faces and red lips. Did the executives who greenlit these products think these monkeys were just adorable, in a kind of Paul Frank circa early-2000s way" Was there no one in that gorgeously decorated ...
6 hours ago
Fast Company
Prada made blackface monkey trinkets and didn’t know they were racist
CBS gives a whopping 1/6th of Moonves’ severance to anti-sexual harassment groups
As news breaks about CBS’s secret $9.5M settlement with Eliza Dushku over charges of sexual harassment, the network has offered some good news as counterprogramming. CBS is reportedly allocating $20M from ousted CEO Les Moonves’ severance package to go to 18 organizations that fight against ...
6 hours ago
Fast Company
CBS gives a whopping 1/6th of Moonves’ severance to anti-sexual harassment groups
Epic removes 'overpowered' Infinity Blade from 'Fortnite'
Fortnite fans got a taste of the game's mythic items this week with the Infinity Blade (as in Epic's games of the same name). Only one such sword was available in a match, and the player who wielded it received a health and shield boost, HP regenerat...
7 minutes ago
Engadget
Epic removes 'overpowered' Infinity Blade from 'Fortnite'
Gift cards and subscriptions to give as last-minute gifts
Sometimes it's better to pick out a gift for someone yourself and other times it's a good idea to let that picky loved one choose their own. (And if you've waited this long to buy gifts, that might be your easiest course of action.) This is where gif...
35 minutes ago
Engadget
Gift cards and subscriptions to give as last-minute gifts
Starbucks will offer Uber Eats delivery from more than 2,000 US stores
It might be almost too easy to get a Starbucks fix in the near future. In the wake of trials, the coffee giant will offer delivery through Uber Eats from over 2,000 US stores (roughly a quarter of its footprint in the country) in early 2019. The co...
1 hour ago
Engadget
Starbucks will offer Uber Eats delivery from more than 2,000 US stores
Chinese hackers reportedly hit Navy contractors with multiple attacks
Chinese hackers have been targeting US Navy contractors, and were reportedly successful on several occasions over the last 18 months. The infiltrators stole information including missile plans and ship maintenance data, according to a Wall Street Jou...
1 hour ago
Engadget
Chinese hackers reportedly hit Navy contractors with multiple attacks
"Travis Strikes Again" is an indie-sized comeback for Suda51
In 2010, Goichi Suda seemed unstoppable. The Japanese game developer, known by his nickname 'Suda51,' had just released No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, a vibrant clash of stylized decapitations and eccentric, oftentimes sexually-charged humor....
2 hours ago
Engadget
"Travis Strikes Again" is an indie-sized comeback for Suda51
Signal says it can't allow government access to users' chats
Last week, the Australian government passed the country's controversial Access and Assistance Bill 2018 into law, legislation that allows government agencies to demand access to encrypted communications. Companies that don't comply with the new law c...
2 hours ago
Engadget
Signal says it can't allow government access to users' chats
Google's Music Transformer can generate piano melodies that don't sound half bad
Google's progressing toward AI that can compose decent-sounding -- albeit not entirely coherent -- piano tunes and melodies.
25 minutes ago
Venturebeat
Google's Music Transformer can generate piano melodies that don't sound half bad
K-Swiss launches Immortals esports lifestyle sneaker
The age of the esports lifestyle brand has arrived. K-Swiss is launching its Immortals Icon sneaker, tapping into the popularity of the Immortals esports group.
46 minutes ago
Venturebeat
K-Swiss launches Immortals esports lifestyle sneaker
Facial recognition remains tempting but toxic for tech companies
Facial recognition algorithms remain at least as controversial as ever. Some companies have made more progress than others toward less biased AI.
59 minutes ago
Venturebeat
Facial recognition remains tempting but toxic for tech companies
Twitch takes a look back at great moments in livestreaming in 2018
Twitch is looking back on the great moments of livestreaming in 2018 with its livestreamed Twitch Holiday Spectacular, which is a special edition of Twitch Weekly.
1 hour ago
Venturebeat
Twitch takes a look back at great moments in livestreaming in 2018
ProBeat: Google+ is better off shut down
Google should shut down Google+ immediately. The social network is only resulting in security breaches and hurting the company's brand.
1 hour ago
Venturebeat
ProBeat: Google+ is better off shut down
Deutsche Telekom may ditch Huawei to win T-Mobile/Sprint merger approval
Following a decision by French carrier Orange to avoid Huawei 5G gear, a leading German carrier is rethinking plans in hopes of aiding its US arm's merger.
1 hour ago
Venturebeat
Deutsche Telekom may ditch Huawei to win T-Mobile/Sprint merger approval
Formula E starts season 5 in Saudi Arabia with a faster electric race car
Formula E begins a new chapter this weekend?here's what to expect.
24 minutes ago
Ars Technica
Formula E starts season 5 in Saudi Arabia with a faster electric race car
'We're sorry,' Facebook says, again'new photo bug affects millions
"This may have affected up to 6.8 million users and up to 1,500 apps?"
1 hour ago
Ars Technica
'We're sorry,' Facebook says, again'new photo bug affects millions
Get your binge on: Season 3 of sci-fi gem Travelers is out now
Agent 001, the Director, and the Faction are all still battling to save (or not) the future.
1 hour ago
Ars Technica
Get your binge on: Season 3 of sci-fi gem Travelers is out now
Discord Store to offer developers 90 percent of game revenues
Move puts additional pressure on Steam's de facto 70% rev-share standard.
2 hours ago
Ars Technica
Discord Store to offer developers 90 percent of game revenues
Blizzard shifts developers away from Heroes of the Storm
Plans for HotS esports cancelled, suggesting slow decline.
3 hours ago
Ars Technica
Blizzard shifts developers away from Heroes of the Storm
Apple says iOS update will avoid Qualcomm patents, China iPhone ban
Apple is appealing Qualcomm's China-wide ban on older iPhone models.
4 hours ago
Ars Technica
Apple says iOS update will avoid Qualcomm patents, China iPhone ban
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