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38 Best President's Day Sales on Laptops, TVs, Gear (2019)
We found the best tech bargains for the long holiday weekend from Apple, Google, Amazon, Dyson, and more.
44 minutes ago
Wired
38 Best President's Day Sales on Laptops, TVs, Gear (2019)
In Defense of Videogame Selfies (Yes, Really)
Corny? Maybe. But sharing our characters' journey in games like Kingdom Hearts 3 is prelude to a world in which virtual and real inextricably coexist.
44 minutes ago
Wired
In Defense of Videogame Selfies (Yes, Really)
10 Best Cheap Headphones and Earbuds for 2019 (Under $100)
We've picked the best affordable in-ear, over-ear, and on-ear headphones in every budget price bracket.
44 minutes ago
Wired
10 Best Cheap Headphones and Earbuds for 2019 (Under $100)
NATO Group Catfished Soldiers to Prove a Point About Privacy
With $60 and a few fake Facebook accounts, researchers were able to identify service members in a military exercise, track their movement, and even persuade them to disobey orders.
44 minutes ago
Wired
NATO Group Catfished Soldiers to Prove a Point About Privacy
The Imperfect Truth About Finding Facts in a World of Fakes
It used to make sense to believe something until it was debunked; now, it makes sense to assume certain claims are fake?unless they are verified.
1 hour ago
Wired
The Imperfect Truth About Finding Facts in a World of Fakes
Inside the Alexa-Friendly World of Wikidata
Virtual assistants do their jobs better thanks to Wikidata, which aims to (eventually) represent everything in the universe in a way computers can understand.
1 hour ago
Wired
Inside the Alexa-Friendly World of Wikidata
Australia's government and political parties hit by cyber attack from 'sophisticated state actor?
The Australia government suffered a cyber attack that it suspects is the work of a “sophisticated state actor,” according to the country’s Prime Minister. PM Scott Morrison said today the computer network of the country’s parliament, and those belonging to Liberal, Labor and Nationals ...
2 hours ago
Techcrunch
Australia's government and political parties hit by cyber attack from 'sophisticated state actor?
Alan raises another $45 million for its health insurance product
Paris-based startup Alan has raised a Series B round of funding of $45 million ("40 million). Index Ventures is once again leading the round, with partners of DST Global also participating. The company had raised a $28 million funding round only ten months ago. Alan is a software-as-a-service startup ...
6 hours ago
Techcrunch
Alan raises another $45 million for its health insurance product
Razer is closing its game store after less than a year
Razer is one of the dominant brands in gaming when it comes to buying equipment to play, but one of its biggest efforts to own a larger slice of digital spending hasn’t gone according to plan. After less than a year, the company announced that it will close its digital game store at the end of ...
6 hours ago
Techcrunch
Razer is closing its game store after less than a year
China tells teachers to quit assigning homework through WeChat
China’s education authorities are about to take some burden off parents with school-aged children. A proposal posted last week by the Department of Education in
6 hours ago
Techcrunch
China tells teachers to quit assigning homework through WeChat
GoCardless raises $75M Series E for its recurring payments network and heads to America
Compared to startups born into the frothy London fintech space as it exists today, 2011-founded GoCardless could well be considered a slow burner. However, in more recent years, the nearly 300 person company — headed up by co-founder and CEO Hiroki Takeuchi — has undoubtedly stepped on the ...
7 hours ago
Techcrunch
GoCardless raises $75M Series E for its recurring payments network and heads to America
Etsy error resulted in large amounts being withdrawn from some sellers? bank accounts and credit cards
An Etsy bill payment error resulted in large amounts of money being withdrawn from several sellers? bank accounts and credit cards on Friday morning. While the company says the issue has been resolved and was not the result of fraud, the headache isn't over for affected sellers because Monday is a federal ...
9 hours ago
Techcrunch
Etsy error resulted in large amounts being withdrawn from some sellers? bank accounts and credit cards
How Increasing SaaS Adoption Can Cut Both Ways for Enterprises
Due to heightened competition, companies are now demanding increased agility and productivity from its teams. Many look to technology to gain competitive advantages. As such, organizations are now providing their teams and workers the latitude to use and adopt technologies and tools as they see fit. ...
2 days ago
Readwrite
How Increasing SaaS Adoption Can Cut Both Ways for Enterprises
Southwest Airlines declares “operational emergency” after skyrocketing numbers of out-of-service planes
On Friday Southwest canceled 100 of its flights due to outstanding maintenance issues. That’s a five-fold increase over the average number of flights the company is usually prepared to remove from service due to maintenance issues, reports CNBC. Matter of fact, each day last week the number of ...
5 hours ago
Fast Company
Southwest Airlines declares “operational emergency” after skyrocketing numbers of out-of-service planes
How to ask effective questions
A strong brand needs to talk to its customers–whether it’s through a feedback form, over the phone to provide customer support, or in person at a retail store. One common question asked of customers by businesses is, “How did you hear about us'” In itself, this might be a ...
5 hours ago
Fast Company
How to ask effective questions
In Berlin, there’s now one app to access every mode of transportation
If you want to go somewhere in Berlin without driving your own car, a new app will give you every option–from bikesharing and scooters to ridehailing, carpooling, carsharing, taxis, and the entire public transportation system–and let you buy tickets on a single platform. The app, Jelbi, ...
7 hours ago
Fast Company
In Berlin, there’s now one app to access every mode of transportation
The quest for affordable childcare is crippling U.S. workers
Before Sheila Lirio Marcelo launched Care.com in 2006, before she led it through a successful IPO (with a $554 million valuation) in 2014, and before the CEO and chairwoman steered the marketplace for finding and managing family care through 12 consecutive quarters of profitable growth amassing more ...
7 hours ago
Fast Company
The quest for affordable childcare is crippling U.S. workers
How to watch NBC’s “Elvis All-Star Tribute” online without cable
It’s hard to believe, but the entertainment industry will actually not hold an awards show this weekend. The season will culminate next Sunday with the Oscars—which are certain to attract no controversy and generate zero outrage—and after that, we can all go back to pretending not ...
23 hours ago
Fast Company
How to watch NBC’s “Elvis All-Star Tribute” online without cable
The major source of plastic pollution you’ve probably never heard of
“Nurdles” may sound cute but they pose a huge risk to the marine environment. Also known as “mermaid tears”, these small plastic pellets are a feedstock in the plastic industry. Instead of being converted into household items, many end up in the ocean, collecting toxins on ...
1 day ago
Fast Company
The major source of plastic pollution you’ve probably never heard of
Researchers blame YouTube for the rise in Flat Earthers
Despite steps taken to counteract problematic material YouTube is still a hotbed of hoaxes and fake news -- a problem that's become so prevalent the site recently announced it is changing its AI in a bid to improve matters. But now the scope of the p...
15 minutes ago
Engadget
Researchers blame YouTube for the rise in Flat Earthers
The Morning After: Razer will close its game store
Welcome back to the week. While gaming laptop player Razer shutters its game store, we're getting primed for Samsung's big phone launch this Wednesday, where the company could reveal maybe four (!) different phones in one fell swoop.
51 minutes ago
Engadget
The Morning After: Razer will close its game store
UK parliament calls Facebook leaders 'digital gangsters'
Facebook and its execs have been labeled "digital gangsters" in a UK parliamentary report that calls for the company to be regulated. The 180-page document -- which lays out the findings of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee's 18-month i...
1 hour ago
Engadget
UK parliament calls Facebook leaders 'digital gangsters'
Apple may unveil a 16-inch MacBook Pro and 31-inch 6K monitor this year
If you're in the market for a new MacBook Pro, iPhone, iPad or virtually any other Apple product, gather 'round for Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's freshest rumors. To start, he told 9to5Mac that Apple will release a 16-inch MacBook Pro in 2019 that wou...
2 hours ago
Engadget
Apple may unveil a 16-inch MacBook Pro and 31-inch 6K monitor this year
'Apex Legends' will make it easier to report cheaters
Apex Legends already has cheaters just two weeks into its existence, and Respawn wants to be sure they don't become too much of a problem. The studio has dropped not-so-subtle hints that it's incorporating a cheat reporting tool in its battle royale...
3 hours ago
Engadget
'Apex Legends' will make it easier to report cheaters
Apple Music subscribers can gift friends a month of free access
If you're an Apple Music subscriber who's feeling pretty generous right now, check out your notifications for a new referral promo. You can send your non-Apple-Music-using friends an invite that'll give them a month's worth of subscription for free o...
3 hours ago
Engadget
Apple Music subscribers can gift friends a month of free access
U.K. says Facebook needs independent ethical oversight
Facebook and other big tech companies should be subject to a compulsory code of ethics, British lawmakers said on Monday.
3 hours ago
Venturebeat
U.K. says Facebook needs independent ethical oversight
GoCardless nabs $75 million from GV, others, to expand its recurring payments platform to the U.S.
GoCardless, which helps companies collect subscription payments, has raised $75 million in a series E round of funding from big-name investors such as GV.
7 hours ago
Venturebeat
GoCardless nabs $75 million from GV, others, to expand its recurring payments platform to the U.S.
Sony seeing progress toward VR's second generation of games
Sony's Shawn Layden says the VR industry is starting to move into its second generation of content.
9 hours ago
Venturebeat
Sony seeing progress toward VR's second generation of games
Problematic employees: When to hold on and when to fire them
In high-growth startups, learning to assess talent is a critical skill. Here are five personas you should learn to recognize and manage.
16 hours ago
Venturebeat
Problematic employees: When to hold on and when to fire them
Could hackers trick voice assistants into committing fraud? Researchers say yes.
Voice assistant technology is supposed to make our lives easier, but security experts say it comes with some uniquely invasive risks.
18 hours ago
Venturebeat
Could hackers trick voice assistants into committing fraud? Researchers say yes.
Tim Schafer interview: Psychonauts 2, crowdfunding's future, and staying nimble
GamesBeat's Dean Takahashi caught up with Tim Schafer to talk about the game business, crowdfunding, and Double Fine's upcoming Psychonauts 2.
20 hours ago
Venturebeat
Tim Schafer interview: Psychonauts 2, crowdfunding's future, and staying nimble
Dance Your PhD's 2018 winner mixes superconductivity and swing dancing
Canadian grad student Pramodh Yapa wrote, choreographed, and shot video in 6 weeks.
9 hours ago
Ars Technica
Dance Your PhD's 2018 winner mixes superconductivity and swing dancing
Georgia Tech scientists figured out how maggots can eat so much, so fast
A video shows 10,000 maggots consuming a 16-inch pizza in just two hours.
19 hours ago
Ars Technica
Georgia Tech scientists figured out how maggots can eat so much, so fast
Quirky sci-fi farce Mega Time Squad sends up all those time-travel tropes
New Zealand writer-director Tim van Dammen says his film "celebrates Kiwi-ness."
20 hours ago
Ars Technica
Quirky sci-fi farce Mega Time Squad sends up all those time-travel tropes
Electric truck startup announces $700 million funding round led by Amazon
The company says its truck and SUV will be ready for delivery by late 2020.
21 hours ago
Ars Technica
Electric truck startup announces $700 million funding round led by Amazon
Welcome to the cyber world: The real-world tech behind Alita: Battle Angel
Producer James Cameron wanted his fictional tech to be grounded in the real world.
1 day ago
Ars Technica
Welcome to the cyber world: The real-world tech behind Alita: Battle Angel
The Samsung Galaxy S10 is coming! Here's what to expect
Four phones. Wait, maybe five phones. There are going to be a lot of phones.
1 day ago
Ars Technica
The Samsung Galaxy S10 is coming! Here's what to expect
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