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Snopes seeks crowdfunding in ownership battle
How many times have you heard some urban legend, chain letter, or misleading bit of news repeated and immediately found a thorough, fact-based debunking on Snopes" Like every damn day for the last 20 years or so, right" Snopes was there for you when you were looking up fake news and cryptids — ...
8 minutes ago
Techcrunch
Snopes seeks crowdfunding in ownership battle
Nvidia Shield TV gets updated YouTube app with 360 video
Nvidia’s Shield TV is the best streaming box you can get right now, thanks to 4K support, a variety of surround sound audio formats and a great execution of Android TV, and it just got a little bit better: The latest update to the YouTube app brings 360-degree video support, as well as an improved ...
14 minutes ago
Techcrunch
Nvidia Shield TV gets updated YouTube app with 360 video
Google releases the final Android O developer preview
Google today launched the fourth and final developer preview of Android O, the latest version of its mobile operating system. As expected, there are no major changes in this release and, according to Google, the launch of Android O remains on track for later this summer. Given that Android Nougat was ...
22 minutes ago
Techcrunch
Google releases the final Android O developer preview
New Funny or Die series, The Real Stephen Blatt, streams exclusively on Amazon Prime Video
Funny or Die is launching an all-new miniseries, The Real Stephen Blatt, which will be streamed exclusively on Amazon Prime video. Though some
25 minutes ago
Techcrunch
New Funny or Die series, The Real Stephen Blatt, streams exclusively on Amazon Prime Video
Google's Sundar Pichai to join Alphabet's Board
Google CEO Sundar Pichai is joining parent company Alphabet’s board, according to an announcement Monday from the company.  “Sundar has been doing a great job as Google’s CEO, driving strong growth, partnerships, and tremendous product innovation. I really enjoy working with him and ...
29 minutes ago
Techcrunch
Google's Sundar Pichai to join Alphabet's Board
Apple just dropped iOS 11 beta 4 for developers
Apple just released a new beta of iOS 11 ahead of the final iOS 11 release in September. Things are still quite rough and I wouldn’t recommend installing the beta on a production device just yet. You don’t want to risk having your phone become useless. The beta 4 is only available if you’re ...
2 hours ago
Techcrunch
Apple just dropped iOS 11 beta 4 for developers
Waymo’s self-driving cars spend day with emergency vehicles
Waymo's self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans spent a day with Chandler, Ariz Fire & Police Department, testing the car's detection system for emergency vehicles. The minivans are outfitted with Waymo's latest suite of sensors, which can hear from twice the distance and can also see flashing lights ...
12 hours ago
Readwrite
Waymo’s self-driving cars spend day with emergency vehicles
Amazon reportedly acquires startup to make Alexa smarter
Amazon has reportedly acquired data analysis and search engine startup Graphiq for around $50 million, according to LA Times, citing four sources familiar with the deal. Launched in 2009 as FindTheBest, the startup offered online spreadsheets comparing vacations, technology, real estate, and more. It ...
13 hours ago
Readwrite
Amazon reportedly acquires startup to make Alexa smarter
Forrester: self-driving to make global economy “unrecognizable” by 2035
Self-driving vehicles will remarkably change the global economy in less than 20 years, heavily impacting government, insurance, media, security, logistics, and the automotive industry. That's according to a new report by Forrester researchers Laura Koetzle and Carlton A. Doty. Forrester believes that ...
2 days ago
Readwrite
Forrester: self-driving to make global economy “unrecognizable” by 2035
Comcast says Internet fast lanes may encourage self-driving innovation
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is planning to gut the 2015 net neutrality laws, which declared that internet service providers (ISPs) could not offer paid prioritization to web companies and lower speeds for other services. Comcast is happy to see the regulations go, it was one of the ISPs ...
3 days ago
Readwrite
Comcast says Internet fast lanes may encourage self-driving innovation
Fitbit hit with lawsuit over haptic feedback patents
Fitbit has been hit with a lawsuit from Immersion, a developer of haptic feedback technology, claiming that the Alta HR and Charge 2 maker has infringed on its patents. Immersion asks for Fitbit to cease manufacturing of all infringing devices, which, we suspect, includes all fitness trackers currently ...
3 days ago
Readwrite
Fitbit hit with lawsuit over haptic feedback patents
Self-driving cars pass first federal hurdle with House panel approval
A bill to standardize self-driving across all states and exempt tens of thousands of cars every year from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rules has unanimously passed a House panel vote, paving the way for a full House vote in after the August recess. The full House Energy ...
3 days ago
Readwrite
Self-driving cars pass first federal hurdle with House panel approval
This App Connects Veterans In Crisis With Other Veterans Who Are Willing To Talk
As a teenager growing up in Wheeling, West Virginia, Justin Miller wanted nothing more than to get out and join the armed forces. He tried a couple times; after the planes struck the World Trade Center on September 11, he met with a recruiter but was turned away after meeting with some personal objections ...
5 hours ago
Fast Company
This App Connects Veterans In Crisis With Other Veterans Who Are Willing To Talk
“Stranger Things 2” and “Ready Player One” Trailers Are Peak ’80s Nostalgia
WHAT: Comic Con-debuted trailers for two new projects that go all in on the 1980s. WHO: Director Steven Spielberg for Ready Player One, and the Duffer Brothers for Stranger Things 2. Related: Here Are The Trailers You’ve Missed From San Diego Comic-Con So Far WHY WE CARE: Looking ...
6 hours ago
Fast Company
“Stranger Things 2” and “Ready Player One” Trailers Are Peak ’80s Nostalgia
How The World’s Biggest Comedy Festival Is Leading The Industry’s Charge
Few entertainment industries have seen a boom in recent years quite like comedy. One clear indicator has been Netflix’s full-court press on comedy specials with its plan announced a few months back to release a new special every week for the rest of the year. This “diamond age” of ...
8 hours ago
Fast Company
How The World’s Biggest Comedy Festival Is Leading The Industry’s Charge
This Is Why Your Best Developers Keep Quitting
Everyone from college students to mid-career professionals looking for a job change have been told they need to learn how to code. And despite outright detractors and calls for moderation from inside the tech sector, a glut of coding schools has flooded the job market with junior developers. You’d ...
8 hours ago
Fast Company
This Is Why Your Best Developers Keep Quitting
This Pickle Company Achieved Zero Food Waste By Turning Scraps Into Compost And Bloody Marys
In the early days of The Real Dill, a pickle company that Denver locals Justin Park and Tyler DuBois founded in 2012, the two friends were tossing around 300 pounds of food scraps in the trash every week. Cucumber cutoffs, raw horseradish, peppers–all of it was bagged up and left for the garbage ...
8 hours ago
Fast Company
This Pickle Company Achieved Zero Food Waste By Turning Scraps Into Compost And Bloody Marys
This App Wants To Relieve Americans’ Medical Debt
What if filing your insurance claims was as easy as snapping a photo? That’s precisely what Better, a new app for for filing out-of-network health insurance claims, professes to do. Launched in June, the startup promises just a few simple steps: Visit a doctor, pay the bill, take a photo ...
9 hours ago
Fast Company
This App Wants To Relieve Americans’ Medical Debt
Fairphone will stop supporting its first 'ethical' phone
Fairphone has announced that it will no longer be supporting the Fairphone 1, which first hit the market in 2013. That means the company won't be supplying spare parts for the phone any longer and has ceased developing the Android software update.
6 minutes ago
Engadget
Fairphone will stop supporting its first 'ethical' phone
Orii smart ring turns your fingertip into a Bluetooth earpiece
While modern Bluetooth earpieces are more compact than ever, chances are you'll still need to leave at least one stuck in your ear. This can get uncomfortable over time, not to mention the dorkiness that's been haunting this form factor since day one...
25 minutes ago
Engadget
Orii smart ring turns your fingertip into a Bluetooth earpiece
JCPenney joins the modern age and adopts Apple Pay
The list of stores and merchants that accept Apple Pay seems to be growing on a daily basis, and now there's one more to add to the list. JCPenney's store credit card will now work with Apple Pay, and the department store will now accept Apple Pay at...
42 minutes ago
Engadget
JCPenney joins the modern age and adopts Apple Pay
A Twitter joke gave rise to a truly original soccer game
The internet has a fantastic ability to embrace a joke, and then beat it to death faster than you can mumble "my name's Jeff." From Hobo With a Shotgun and Kung Fury through to Goat Simulator and Snakes on a Plane, what works as a 60-second gag rarel...
59 minutes ago
Engadget
A Twitter joke gave rise to a truly original soccer game
At the Mercedes museum, your rental car parks itself
The concept of a self-parking car certainly isn't new, but Daimler is about to take the next logical step on that front. It's partnering with Bosch to launch an Automated Valet Parking service at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. When it launc...
2 hours ago
Engadget
At the Mercedes museum, your rental car parks itself
The UK wants smart homes to become one with the energy grid
The UK government imagines a near future where smart home devices and appliances can help balance the scales of energy supply and demand, as well as save consumers and businesses money. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has...
2 hours ago
Engadget
The UK wants smart homes to become one with the energy grid
Spotify and Warner Music aim to sign royalty deal by September
(Reuters) — Music streaming company Spotify is close to agreeing a new licensing pact with Warner Music Inc, the last big music royalty deal it needs before pushing ahead with a U.S. stock market listing, four sources familiar with the situation said. The parties are positive a deal could be signed ...
3 hours ago
Venturebeat
Spotify and Warner Music aim to sign royalty deal by September
Pyre review – RPG dodgeball is as stylish as it sounds
REVIEW: If anyone ever tells you that Supergiant Games doesn’t make beautiful games, you should call that person a liar and cease all communication going forward. Like its previous indie hits Bastion and Transistor, Supergiant’s Pyre is thoroughly stylish and comes with a fantastic soundtrack ...
3 hours ago
Venturebeat
Pyre review – RPG dodgeball is as stylish as it sounds
Sensor Tower: Mobile game revenues grew 32% in Q2 as Asian titles surged
EXCLUSIVE: Mobile gaming revenue grew 32 percent from a year ago to $12.2 billion in the second quarter, according to mobile measurement firm Sensor Tower. Game revenues on iOS grew 34 percent, while Google Play grew 28 percent. Mobile game downloads on iOS and Google Play combined were 9.2 billion, ...
3 hours ago
Venturebeat
Sensor Tower: Mobile game revenues grew 32% in Q2 as Asian titles surged
Metromile debuts Ava, an automated assistant that uses car sensor data to verify insurance claims
Pay-per-mile car insurance service Metromile is touting a new “first of its kind” automated claims system designed to speed up the process of verifying and paying out claims. Metromile’s new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered claims assistant, dubbed Ava, promises to reduce the manual ...
5 hours ago
Venturebeat
Metromile debuts Ava, an automated assistant that uses car sensor data to verify insurance claims
Roomba vacuum maker iRobot could sell spatial mapping data to smart home companies
(Reuters) — The Roomba robotic vacuum has been whizzing across floors for years, but its future may lie more in collecting data than dirt. That data is of the spatial variety: the dimensions of a room as well as distances between sofas, tables, lamps and other home furnishings. To a tech industry ...
6 hours ago
Venturebeat
Roomba vacuum maker iRobot could sell spatial mapping data to smart home companies
Atomico leads $8 million investment in Hinge Health to tackle back pain and other chronic injuries
Hinge Health, a fledgling digital health startup that’s building hardware and software to tackle musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders, has raised $8 million in a Series A round of funding led by European VC giant Atomico, with participation from existing seed investors, including Eleven Two Capital ...
6 hours ago
Venturebeat
Atomico leads $8 million investment in Hinge Health to tackle back pain and other chronic injuries
Axon, maker of the Taser weapon, defeats copycat firm in patent lawsuit
Phazzer is the third such firm that Axon (formerly Taser) has defeated in court.
19 minutes ago
Ars Technica
Axon, maker of the Taser weapon, defeats copycat firm in patent lawsuit
The curious case of ClinicalTrials.gov, where dubious stem cell therapies seem legit
After an incident, a bioethicist calls for crackdown as doctors threaten legal action.
2 hours ago
Ars Technica
The curious case of ClinicalTrials.gov, where dubious stem cell therapies seem legit
Crewless electric cargo ships may be on the horizon in Norway
Companies team up to build autonomous, zero-emission container "feeder ship."
2 hours ago
Ars Technica
Crewless electric cargo ships may be on the horizon in Norway
NZ judge: Our spies surveilled Kim Dotcom for 2 months longer than admitted
"The US extradition case is dying. And someone is going to pay for this mess."
2 hours ago
Ars Technica
NZ judge: Our spies surveilled Kim Dotcom for 2 months longer than admitted
Break up the cable monopolies? Democrats propose new competition laws
Democrats' plan would "break up big companies if they're hurting consumers."
2 hours ago
Ars Technica
Break up the cable monopolies? Democrats propose new competition laws
Blizzard shuts down "legacy" WoW fan server hours after it goes up
Felmyst was a four-year labor of love, squashed in less than a day.
2 hours ago
Ars Technica
Blizzard shuts down "legacy" WoW fan server hours after it goes up
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