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Don't Praise the Sri Lankan Government for Blocking Facebook
Social media can provide vital information in a crisis, and there's evidence that blocking it does more harm than good.
29 minutes ago
Wired
Don't Praise the Sri Lankan Government for Blocking Facebook
From Sketch Comedy to BDSM, Netflix Burrows Into Every Niche It Can Find
The company is no longer in the business of Prestige TV"at least, not single-mindedly. What happens when a platform becomes an industry"
3 hours ago
Wired
From Sketch Comedy to BDSM, Netflix Burrows Into Every Niche It Can Find
The Physics of a Bolt Smashing a Watermelon (or Your Brain)
It's easier to follow rules when you know why they exist. In this case, you can calculate the force of an object hitting a melon to see why hard hats matter.
5 hours ago
Wired
The Physics of a Bolt Smashing a Watermelon (or Your Brain)
Women's Homicidal Rage Is All Over TV?and It's Funny
'Killing Eve' and 'Santa Clarita Diet' aren't the first to center female criminals, but their tone and confidence are a post-#MeToo internet-y revelation.
5 hours ago
Wired
Women's Homicidal Rage Is All Over TV?and It's Funny
In Automation, the 'Last Motion' Will Come Before the Last Mile
Opinion: Robots seem to be the solution to the "last-mile" problem. But mechanization will likely come for a different part of the process first.
6 hours ago
Wired
In Automation, the 'Last Motion' Will Come Before the Last Mile
Census Citizenship Question Riles Tech and Privacy Groups
The Trump administration wants to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. Tech companies and privacy advocates think that's a bad idea.
7 hours ago
Wired
Census Citizenship Question Riles Tech and Privacy Groups
Locus Robotics raises $26 million for warehouse automation
Warehouse automation is all the rage in robotics these days. No surprise then, that another emerging player just got a healthy slice of venture funding. Massachusetts-based Locus Robotics this week announced that it's secured a $26 million Series C. The round, led by Zebra Ventures and Scale Venture ...
22 minutes ago
Techcrunch
Locus Robotics raises $26 million for warehouse automation
Alphabet's Wing gets FAA permission to start delivering by drone
Wing Aviation, the drone-based delivery startup born out of Google's X labs, has received the first FAA certification in the country for commercial carriage of goods. It might not be long before you're getting your burritos sent par avion.
40 minutes ago
Techcrunch
Alphabet's Wing gets FAA permission to start delivering by drone
China is reportedly using US satellite technologies to bolster its surveillance capabilities
The Chinese government has been using a private company jointly owned by a U.S. investment firm and its Chinese counterpart to expand its surveillance and telecommunications capabilities using American technology, The Wall Street Journal reports. At the center of the Journal’s reporting is a company ...
52 minutes ago
Techcrunch
China is reportedly using US satellite technologies to bolster its surveillance capabilities
Tim Cook wants you to put down your iPhone
Tim Cook thinks people should get off their iPhones and decrease their engagement with apps. The Apple CEO, speaking at the TIME 100 Summit today, was discussing the addictive nature of our mobile devices and Apple’s role in the matter when he made these comments. He said the company hadn’t ...
1 hour ago
Techcrunch
Tim Cook wants you to put down your iPhone
Facebook has quietly removed three bogus far-right networks in Spain ahead of Sunday's elections
Facebook has quietly removed three far-right networks that were engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior intended to spread politically divisive content in Spain ahead of a general election in the country, which takes place on Sunday. The networks had a total reach of almost 1.7 million followers ...
1 hour ago
Techcrunch
Facebook has quietly removed three bogus far-right networks in Spain ahead of Sunday's elections
Canoo, the electric vehicle startup formed from Faraday Future's ashes, seeks $200 million
Less than a month after rebranding as Canoo, the startup electric vehicle company formerly known as Evelozcity is on the hunt for $200 million in new capital. The startup, which is backed by a clutch of private individuals and family offices hailing from China, Germany and Taiwan, is hoping to line up ...
1 hour ago
Techcrunch
Canoo, the electric vehicle startup formed from Faraday Future's ashes, seeks $200 million
Changing E-commerce Landscape: Global Trends for 2019 and Beyond
BigCommerce says, 51% of Americans prefer to make a purchase online, and 96% of Americans have made at least one online purchase in their lives. Just a decade ago, physical stores were the only shopping solutions for customers. Today, with the headway in digital trends, it has become easier for merchants ...
39 minutes ago
Readwrite
Changing E-commerce Landscape: Global Trends for 2019 and Beyond
Things You Need to Know About Mobile Applications
Back in the 20th century who would have thought that everything will be available on just a touch of your finger and now when the world runs on mobile, it's high time that you should too? From services to marketing to businesses, mobile applications are ruling over every sector and to cope with the ...
3 hours ago
Readwrite
Things You Need to Know About Mobile Applications
Unlocking the Promise of Enterprise IoT
The promise of IoT is enormous, from reducing operational costs to improving workplace safety; yet many organizations face hurdles when it comes to delivering on this potential. New findings from a recent survey IoT World conducted of IoT business decision makers, "What's Keeping IoT Executives Up At ...
24 hours ago
Readwrite
Unlocking the Promise of Enterprise IoT
How to Use Tech to Lower Your Production and Operating Costs
Even tech advances that seem minor can be a powerful approach to reducing your production and operating costs – often dramatically. The post How to Use Tech to Lower Your Production and Operating Costs appeared first on ReadWrite.
1 day ago
Readwrite
How to Use Tech to Lower Your Production and Operating Costs
7 Quick Solutions for Battling Workplace Anxiety
The digital age has increased access to numerous aspects of our lives. From numerous social circles to news that affects your personal life and the world, it's impossible to escape the overwhelming information overload that technology can bring to your daily routine. The numerous pressures that stem ...
1 day ago
Readwrite
7 Quick Solutions for Battling Workplace Anxiety
Blockchain's Mainstream Debut Awaits Dev Ecosystem Evolution
 Blockchain is seemingly forever on the cusp of mainstream adoption, but not for long. For those who have a broader perspective on the technology's current capabilities and history, the idea that blockchain is anywhere close to reaching critical mass is laughable. Despite retail investor interest in ...
1 day ago
Readwrite
Blockchain's Mainstream Debut Awaits Dev Ecosystem Evolution
Mayhem at The Markup: Staffers resign en masse at highly anticipated tech news outlet
Jeff Larson and Sue Gardner likely didn’t anticipate this blowback. The two media executives are at the helm of the Markup–a still-in-development investigative news publication that was slated to launch in July–along with ProPublica veteran Julia Angwin. Today, however, ...
4 hours ago
Fast Company
Mayhem at The Markup: Staffers resign en masse at highly anticipated tech news outlet
We need to stop shaming women for wanting (or not wanting) to return to work
Nothing in the Mommy Wars takes on as much weight as the choice to return to work or not. A friend of mine has a son who was asked, “What kind of mom do you have' I have a stay-at-home mom,” to which my friend’s son responded, “Oh, I have a stay-at-work mom.” The phrasing ...
4 hours ago
Fast Company
We need to stop shaming women for wanting (or not wanting) to return to work
Is my measles shot from childhood still working? 5 answers to questions about the outbreak
As the measles outbreaks spread, many people are growing concerned. New York City declared a public health emergency and mandated vaccinations in four zip codes where vaccination rates have been low. A Israeli flight attendant is in a coma from being infected with the highly contagious disease. As a ...
5 hours ago
Fast Company
Is my measles shot from childhood still working? 5 answers to questions about the outbreak
Feeling anxious about that stack of books you haven’t read? This video wants to help you
A recent study found that we spend more than a quarter of the day engaging with digital content. That means, on average, 8.8 hours a day are spent on social media, watching videos, listening to podcasts, etc. And that number only increases with younger generations: 11.4 hours for Gen Z and 10.9 hours ...
6 hours ago
Fast Company
Feeling anxious about that stack of books you haven’t read? This video wants to help you
Disney+ subtracts the studio’s racist movie history
As Disney+ prepares to open the studio’s lauded vault of classics to fill its digital streaming platform, there are a few movies and scenes that won’t find a home on Disney+, namely Song of the South and Dumbo‘s Jim Crow scene. Even though Song of the South inspired Disneyland’s ...
6 hours ago
Fast Company
Disney+ subtracts the studio’s racist movie history
Google spinoff Wing earns first FAA approval for drone delivery
An offshoot of Alphabet Inc, aka Google’s parent company, is officially the first drone operator to receive FAA approval to start flying as an airline. While that doesn’t mean humans will be flying in drones anytime soon, it is an important step to giving the company the legal authority ...
6 hours ago
Fast Company
Google spinoff Wing earns first FAA approval for drone delivery
Acer updates select laptops with the latest from Intel and NVIDIA
This morning, Intel debuted its 9th-generation mobile core processor, the i9-9980HK, and revealed a slew of other 9th-gen chips. In the hours following, a wave of gaming laptop makers announced that they're adding the new chips and the latest NVIDIA...
32 minutes ago
Engadget
Acer updates select laptops with the latest from Intel and NVIDIA
DC's full comics catalog is available through DC Universe
DC Universe is acting on its promise to deliver DC's full comic book library -- more or less. As of now, subscribers to the service have access to 21,000 issues stretching over 80 years, so long as a given issue was released at least one year before...
39 minutes ago
Engadget
DC's full comics catalog is available through DC Universe
Return your Amazon orders to any Kohl's store starting in July
You no longer have to be lucky if you want to return your Amazon order to a Kohl's store instead of heading to your local courier. As of July, you'll have the option of returning your goods at any of Kohl's 1,150 stores in the US. You won't need a...
45 minutes ago
Engadget
Return your Amazon orders to any Kohl's store starting in July
MSI is also upgrading its gaming laptops with Intel's new CPUs
MSI is joining a slew of other hardware makers in refreshing its gaming laptops with 9th-gen Core CPUs. It says these processors will allow its machines to deliver up to 45 percent better performance than previous versions.
51 minutes ago
Engadget
MSI is also upgrading its gaming laptops with Intel's new CPUs
Waymo will build its self-driving vehicle fleet in Detroit
Waymo will build its autonomous vehicles in Detroit. CEO John Krafcik wrote Tuesday in a Medium post that the company will repurpose an existing facility in Motor City with the goal of being operational by mid-2019. Back in January, the company annou...
2 hours ago
Engadget
Waymo will build its self-driving vehicle fleet in Detroit
Wing receives the first FAA certification for drone deliveries
Today, Alphabet's Wing division became the first drone delivery company to receive its Air Carrier Certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The certification means Wing can begin a commercial drone delivery service, and the co...
2 hours ago
Engadget
Wing receives the first FAA certification for drone deliveries
Sprint's 5G E lawsuit tarred AT&T, but didn't help consumers
Can Sprint consider its 5G E lawsuit against AT&T a "mission accomplished" now that it has given up its fight on behalf of deceived consumers?
45 minutes ago
Venturebeat
Sprint's 5G E lawsuit tarred AT&T, but didn't help consumers
SteamWorld Quest review – clever card combat
A review of SteamWorld Quest, which is another excellent reinvention of the SteamWorld universe from developer Image & Form Games.
46 minutes ago
Venturebeat
SteamWorld Quest review – clever card combat
Slay the Spire's blend of roguelike and deck-builder hits PS4 on May 21
Developer Mega Crit and publisher Humble Bundle announced today that the indie game Slay the Spire is coming to PlayStation 4 on May 21.
53 minutes ago
Venturebeat
Slay the Spire's blend of roguelike and deck-builder hits PS4 on May 21
OpenAI's Sparse Transformers can predict what comes next in lengthy text, image, and audio sequences
In new research, OpenAI details Sparse Transformers, AI models that are capable of predicting lengthy text, image, and audio sequences.
1 hour ago
Venturebeat
OpenAI's Sparse Transformers can predict what comes next in lengthy text, image, and audio sequences
Twitter is slowly perfecting the art of inventing nonsensical performance metrics
In an effort to innovate around its business model of opacity, Twitter unveiled its latest self-invented metric, dubbed "monetizable daily active usage."
1 hour ago
Venturebeat
Twitter is slowly perfecting the art of inventing nonsensical performance metrics
GoMeta raises $6 million and launches Koji web app development platform
GoMeta is announcing it has raised $6 million and is launching Koji, a new development platform that makes it faster for devs to build web apps.
2 hours ago
Venturebeat
GoMeta raises $6 million and launches Koji web app development platform
The OnePlus 7 (and 7 Pro) are launching May 14
The OnePlus 7 gets a launch date, display details, and more.
15 minutes ago
Ars Technica
The OnePlus 7 (and 7 Pro) are launching May 14
Check out Batman's and Marty McFly's rides at the Petersen Museum
The museum shared some studio shots ahead of the exhibit opening on May 4.
44 minutes ago
Ars Technica
Check out Batman's and Marty McFly's rides at the Petersen Museum
Dealmaster: Save on a bunch of PC accessories in Amazon's Gold Box sale
Plus deals on the latest Dell XPS 13, USB-C to Lightning cables, and more.
1 hour ago
Ars Technica
Dealmaster: Save on a bunch of PC accessories in Amazon's Gold Box sale
Nintendo issues DMCA takedown for Super Mario Bros. Commodore 64 port
Impressive retro ROM was result of seven-year effort by a single coder.
2 hours ago
Ars Technica
Nintendo issues DMCA takedown for Super Mario Bros. Commodore 64 port
AT&T's fake 5G icons aren't going away despite settlement with Sprint
AT&T won't have to drop misleading 5G E claims after settling with Sprint.
3 hours ago
Ars Technica
AT&T's fake 5G icons aren't going away despite settlement with Sprint
Russia may soon decommission the world's most historic launch pad
Sputnik, Gagarin, and Tereshkova all launched from here. So did Scott Kelly.
4 hours ago
Ars Technica
Russia may soon decommission the world's most historic launch pad
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