• It Was Twenty(-odd) Years Ago Today When The Internet Looked Much Different Than It Does Now
    Last week, Mike and I were at a conference celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Reno v. ACLU, a seminal case that declared that the First Amendment applied online. What makes the case so worth a conference celebrating it is not just what it meant ... read more
    Source: Tech DirtPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Facebook gets new festive features for the holidays
    Facebook today began to roll out a suite of new holiday features to raise the spirits of its millions of users. The most useful cheer update is probably the holiday cards you can send to family and Friends. You can customize them with special photos and messages, and the designs ... read more
    Source: The Next WebPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Indiegogo makes it easy to hop on the cryptocurrency bandwagon
    There's a frenzy over cryptocurrency at the moment (helped in no small part by bitcoin's sky-high value), and Indiegogo is determined to milk the trend for all it's worth. The crowdfunding site has partnered with MicroVentures to enable investments ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Advocates ready legal showdown with FCC on net neutrality
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Net neutrality advocates said they are gearing up for a legal fight after abandoning attempts to convince the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to keep 2015 rules aimed at maintaining an open internet. ... read more
    Source: Reuters Tech NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Electric vehicle battery prices to steady by 2020: Hyundai Motor
    SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co believes electric vehicle battery prices will level off by 2020 due to supply constraints of key ingredients, ending years of sharp declines that have helped stimulate activity in the booming sector. ... read more
    Source: Reuters Tech NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • A terrorist attacked New York City’s subway with a nail bomb — here’s how the devices work and why his didn’t
    A man tried to set off a pipe bomb strapped to his torso on Monday in New York City's subway system. The bomb partially detonated, injuring the attacker and five others but killing no one. President Donald Trump vowed to tighten US immigration in response, but foreign-born terrorism is ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Alexa’s latest trick is helping you find Twitch streams
    Sure, it's great that Amazon keeps adding more to Alexa, like the option to wake up with music instead of a shrill alarm or a enabling live BBC programming. But what about newer media platforms? Now Twitch users can bark orders at Alexa to keep up wi ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Senior Facebook exec David Marcus is joining Coinbase’s board (FB)
    Facebook Messenger boss David Marcus is joining the board of bitcoin startup Coinbase. The move is a big win for Coinbase, which has the most popular app in the Apple's US App Store, thanks to the bitcoin craze. Marcus previously served as PayPal's president. As interest in bitcoin soars, ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-12-12
  • 21 of the wildest office holiday party stories we’ve ever heard
    No matter how many times we warn you against letting loose at the company holiday party, some people just don't listen. But it's important to remember, you're still on company time, and how you behave matters. As a lesson to us all, we asked readers — and combed the web — for ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Ethernet over barbed wire
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Toshiba, Western Digital end chip dispute; joint investment to resume
    (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp and its chip business partner Western Digital Corp agreed to settle a long-running dispute over the embattled Japanese conglomerate's plans to sell its chip unit, the companies said in a statement, removing a key obstacle to the deal. ... read more
    Source: Reuters Tech NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Tutorials for Bootstrappers
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Avis is testing a system that unlocks a rental car with your phone
    Avis announced today that it has teamed up with Continental to bring keyless car rental to its customers, Roadshow reports. As part of a pilot program taking place in Kansas City, the company has equipped some of its cars with Continental's Key-as-a- ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Trump signs into law U.S. government ban on Kaspersky Lab software
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump signed into law on Tuesday legislation that bans the use of Kaspersky Lab within the U.S. government, capping a months-long effort to purge the Moscow-based antivirus firm from federal agencies amid concerns it was vulnerable to Kremlin influence. ... read more
    Source: Reuters Tech NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • This incredible NASA animation shows what it’s like to fly into Jupiter’s Great Red Spot
    The most famous storm in the solar system is also one of the largest: Jupiter's Great Red Spot. The storm is just a blemish on Jupiter, but if you compare it to the size of Earth — this storm could swallow our entire planet whole. In July, NASA Juno spacecraft ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Review: Force 1’s U34W Dragonfly drone is great for beginners
    While I’m certainly not a hardcore drone enthusiast, I love toys that get kids interested in technology. Force 1’s U34W Dragonfly is an entry-level drone advertised as being “easy to fly” and “for beginners.” I figured it would be the perfect drone for my family to try out, so we ... read more
    Source: The Next WebPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Lawn Love (YC S14) Is Hiring a Head of Growth
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Kaspersky dragged into US govt’s trashcan as weaponized blockchain agile devops mulled
    Trump signs defense law with No Eugenes clause, plenty more cyber stuff President Donald Trump has signed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2018, which includes a ban on products from Kaspersky Lab running in US government agencies.… ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Toshiba, Western Digital end chip dispute, resume joint investment
    (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp and its chip business partner Western Digital Corp agreed to settle a long-running dispute over the embattled Japanese conglomerate's plans to sell its chip unit, the companies said in a statement, removing a key obstacle to the deal. ... read more
    Source: Reuters Tech NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Marvel’s ‘The Punisher’ renewed for second season on Netflix
    Almost a month after Netflix released the first season of The Punisher, the network has officially renewed it for a second. As usual for a first announcement, there's no hint at a release date or what's in store for violent vigilante Frank Castle whe ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Alaska is warming so fast, quality-control algorithms are rejecting the data
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • A guide to bezels, the hotly-contested smartphone feature that’s dividing designers
    In the world of smartphones, bezels may be among the most hotly contested design features. If you've followed any of the coverage of the latest devices, most notably Apple's new iPhone X, you likely have heard people talking about bezels. But you may not have known what they were ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-12-12
  • NSW TAFE’s IT FAIL was so bad, 100 staff were hired to clean up
    And they cost $AU6m, on top of $89m for a replacement New South Wales TAFE's failed IT project will be a millstone around the organisation's neck for years, the state's Auditor-General warned yesterday.… ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Free Stranger Things VR game gives you your money’s worth
    Sony today released its Stranger Things VR Experience on the PlayStation store. Don’t get too excited though. It’s shorter than Eleven’s Season 1 haircut, which is a crying shame. The game, first teased back in October, appears to take place during the first season of the show. Promotional images show ... read more
    Source: The Next WebPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Adobe Lightroom uses AI to edit your photos like a pro
    Many photo editing apps have an auto-adjust feature that can improve photos, but pros tend to steer clear of it for a reason -- it's more of a vague guess than an informed edit based on experience. Wouldn't it be nice if it learned from the pros? I ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-12-12
  • A list of ways to “Break the Internet” for the 48 hours before the FCC vote
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • How Playing Around with New Technologies Landed Me a 6-Month Freelance Gig
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Google Earth’s time-lapse tool shows you 28 years of change in a few seconds
    Google's Earth Engine lets you view two decades of environmental and population changes on Earth. Following is a transcript of the video. Watch 28 years of change with Google’s coolest mapping technology yet. Google’s time-lapse tool captures how much our world has changed. It’s called Google Earth Engine. The technology collects ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-12-12
  • AT&T’s international data plans are now a little more reasonable
    AT&T's international data roaming packs just became slightly more practical... slightly. The carrier has updated its Passport packages to give you 1GB of data and unlimited texting in a one-time $60 purchase, and 3GB for $120. That's a lot more ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-12-12
  • What network neutrality madness has happened today? Take a big breath
    And we'll explain: Epic trolling, online pressure, window-dressing, serious wonk writing It may have escaped your notice but America's broadband watchdog, the FCC, will vote on Thursday on a provision that would effectively undermine net neutrality protections in the US. People are – and this may shock you – not ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2017-12-12
  • UK city of York refuses to renew Uber’s license in new regulatory setback
    (Reuters) - The English city of York refused to renew Uber's [UBER.UL] license to operate there on Tuesday, the city council said, the latest regulatory setback suffered by the ride-hailing app. ... read more
    Source: Reuters Tech NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • The Shift: I Was Wrong About Bitcoin. Here’s Why.
    Our columnist predicted in 2013 that Bitcoin, then a new digital currency, would soon die. He points to five assumptions he got wrong. ... read more
    Source: New York Times TechPublished on 2017-12-12
  • NIPS 2017 Notes [pdf]
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Techdirt Podcast Episode 147: Games That Tell Stories
    Gaming is changing the nature of storytelling. Video games of course — but also the modern rise of board games, tabletop RPGs and other forms of analog gaming. A good game does more than just arbitrarily pair play with a veneer of narrative, it marries the mechanics ... read more
    Source: Tech DirtPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Consumer interest in wearables is picking up
    This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. In 2017, US consumers were more likely to own a wearable and to be interested in acquiring a wearable than they were in 2016, according to Deloitte’s Global Mobile Consumer ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Bitcoin euphoria puts other retail bets in shade
    (Reuters) - If you wondered why 18-year old twitterati and seasoned speculative traders alike have bet on bitcoin's surge toward $20,000 this week, look no further than the comparison with the past year's new stock exchange floatations. ... read more
    Source: Reuters Tech NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Show HN: Build your Linux from Scratch inside Docker with one command
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Steam puts curator-recommended games right up front in its store
    In October, Valve announced it was working on an overhaul of the Steam Curator program and for the past few weeks it has been testing some major changes with a small group of Curators. Those changes are now live and they're aimed at improving the sys ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Groupon founder Andrew Mason is back with a cool new startup
    Groupon founder Andrew Mason just launched a startup called Descript. Descript is an ingenious audio editing tool for podcasters. It was born out of the startup he launched after he was ousted from Groupon, called Detour. Groupon founder Andrew Mason launched another new startup on Tuesday. It's called Descript. ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-12-12
  • DIY MacBook Stand
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Bitcoin hits another record high in march toward $20,000
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Virtual currency bitcoin hit another all-time peak on Tuesday, two days after the launch of the first ever bitcoin futures on a U.S. exchange and ahead of the start of another futures contract next week, as investors grew optimistic that the $20,000-mark is within reach. ... read more
    Source: Reuters Tech NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Bitcoin Is Soaring. Here’s Why It’s Not Ready for the Big Time
    Weaknesses in bitcoin's underlying technology slow processing times, and spawn big fees. ... read more
    Source: WiredPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Intel 64 and IA32 Architectures Performance Monitoring Events [pdf]
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Senators make last ditch effort to halt the FCC’s net neutrality vote
    The FCC is set to vote this Thursday on its proposal to remove net neutrality protections put in place in 2015 and while it's all but certain that the commission will vote in favor of the proposal, some still haven't given up trying to convince the c ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-12-12
  • A Hungarian startup thinks it has the key to cheaper self-driving cars — but a ride in its test car suggests it has a lot of work ahead (GOOGL, GM)
    AImotive is developing self-driving car technology that relies on inexpensive cameras, rather than a pricey Lidar system. The company recently began testing a car equipped with its technology in Silicon Valley. I got a test ride, and it was an unnerving experience. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Covering the development ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-12-12
  • A Hungarian startup is betting cameras will help it deliver self-driving cars more quickly and cheaply than Waymo (GOOGL, GM)
    AImotive, a Hungarian startup, is developing self-driving car technology that relies on cameras, instead of Lidar laser sensors, to detect cars, obstacles, and signs. Its approach differs sharply from Waymo, Uber, and General Motors, all of which are focusing on cars that use more expensive Lidar technology. AImotive thinks ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-12-12
  • What your daily routine should look like, according to science
    Wondering if it's better to workout in the morning or at night? Whether that multivitamin you pop every morning does anything? Or perhaps how long you need to workout to start to see results? As it turns out, scientists have been looking for answers to these questions too.  You ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Under-display fingerprint reader arrives on ‘major’ phone in January
    Under-the-screen fingerprint readers won't just be reserved for rough prototypes in the near future. Synaptics has sent word that a "major" smartphone manufacturer in the "top five" will unveil a phone using its Clear ID sensor at CES in January. I ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Ask HN: What is the reason behind the meteoric rise of Crypto?
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Argy-bargy Argies barge into Starbucks Wi-Fi with alt-coin discharge
    Venti vanilla skinny latte with sprinkles of JavaScript and a side of Monero mining, please Starbucks has joined the long growing list of organizations that have inadvertently and silently mined alt-coins on customers' computers for mystery miscreants.… ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Pruning AI networks without impacting performance
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • How RSA Works: TLS Foundations
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • ‘Life is Strange’ comes to iPhone and iPad December 14th
    If you haven't had the chance to play 2014's Life is Strange or its recent sequel Before the Storm, now's your chance. The brilliant episodic narrative game revolves around teenaged Max and her ability to rewind time, returning to her hometown only t ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-12-12
  • UK city York refuses to renew Uber’s licence
    (Reuters) - The English city of York rejected Uber's licence renewal on Tuesday, citing concerns about the ride-hailing app's data breach and the number of complaints received, a city council spokesperson said. ... read more
    Source: Reuters Tech NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Hulu brings picture-in-picture to its live TV service on the web
    Last month, Hulu added a few new features to the web version of its Live TV service that improved browsing and made the user interface easier to navigate. Today Hulu adds to those improvements by bringing some of the more useful features available on ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Italian magistrates look to drop Hacking Team probe, blame U.S.
    MILAN (Reuters) - A Milan magistrate recommended on Tuesday shelving an investigation into six people who were suspected of orchestrating a massive data breach at the Italian cybersecurity firm Hacking Team. ... read more
    Source: Reuters Tech NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Indiegogo Goes Where Few Companies Dare: Into Initial Coin Offerings
    I.C.O.s have been big this year, but few established names have touched them. Indiegogo, the crowdfunding site, is looking to change that. ... read more
    Source: New York Times TechPublished on 2017-12-12
  • No, The FTC Won’t Save You Once Net Neutrality Rules Are Killed
    If you understand anything about the net neutrality fight, it should be this: repealing these popular rules is just one small part of a long-standing ISP plan to reduce meaningful oversight of one of the least-competitive industries in America. So far this year we've already watched as the Trump ... read more
    Source: Tech DirtPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Laboratory layered latte
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Steve Bannon and Breitbart spent months trying to sabotage Twitter
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • America’s drone owner database is baaaack! Just in time for Xmas
    President Trump due to sign into law regulations that overrule federal judge Fellow Americans: if you receive a drone as a Christmas gift this year, you will probably have to register it with the US federal government.… ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Xcellis: From ‘gateway’ for NAS dabblers to pusher of hardcore scale-out NAS boxen
    Quantum claims to node its new stuff totally dunks on rival Quantum has announced an Xcellis scale-out NAS system, claiming performance is three times better than the next-best competing NAS system.… ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2017-12-12
  • WTF: What’s the future of business – Why challenging the status quo takes more than a rallying cry
    “It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.” – Leon C. Megginson We live in an era of digital Darwinism, where technology and society evolve faster than most businesses can adapt. Business as usual is no longer good enough. ... read more
    Source: The Next WebPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Amazon Prime Video will stream in HDR10+ on Samsung TVs
    One of the perpetual gripes about Samsung's newer TVs is that they don't support Dolby Vision for high dynamic range content, limiting you to basic HDR10 for most video. They do offer the more comparable HDR10+ format, but who's using it? As of now ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Santa and Google want your help teaching robots about the holidays
    Santa Claus is looking for help training Tensor, his robot elf. According to Google, the jolly one today released an update to the Santa Tracker website that lets you draw pictures to help train an AI (or robot elf, if you prefer) to better understand image recognition. Santa Tracker features ... read more
    Source: The Next WebPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Instagram’s latest test adds recommended posts to your feed
    Instagram is testing a new feature that would add posts you might like to your main feed. The Verge reports that this "Recommended for You" section would include posts that your friends have liked or posts that Instagram's algorithm thinks you might ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-12-12
  • AMD Finally Pushing Out Open-Source Vulkan Driver
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • JetBlue’s new free flight promotion with Amazon has gone horribly wrong — and customers are furious (JBLU, AMZN)
    JetBlue's Get Packing! game comes with a free flight for the winner. The game was to debut on Amazon at 12 pm ET on Tuesday. Angry customers complained on Twitter that the game was never available. JetBlue will try to launch the game again on December 18.  JetBlue's marketing department ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Net Neutrality Protests Move Online, Yet Big Tech Is Quiet
    While some technology companies used their websites to proclaim support for equal internet access, some of the giants, including Google and Microsoft, laid low. ... read more
    Source: New York Times TechPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Get a Lifetime of VPN Unlimited for Just $29.99
    With the potential of Internet service providers selling off your browsing info, protecting your data has become more essential than ever. A lifetime subscription to VPN Unlimited can help by safeguarding your online activities and sensitive business information. Normally $500, you can get a lifetime subscription today for just $29.99 today. VPN ... read more
    Source: MacWorldPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Lyft’s first international service goes live in Toronto
    Lyft's first offering beyond US borders is finally up and running. The ridesharing service has gone live in the Greater Toronto Area, giving you a big-name alternative to Uber whether you're in Toronto's core or living as far away as Hamilton or Osh ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Homeless people in Los Angeles will live in this stunning apartment complex made from shipping containers — take a look inside
    Like many other dense cities around the United States, Los Angeles has a homelessness epidemic. Approximately 46,874 people struggle with homelessness in LA, and most live on the streets full-time. A new housing project called Hope on Alvarado aims to address this issue. Local architecture firm KTGY Architecture + Planning has designed an ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Tezos director resigns, sowing more uncertainty at crypto startup
    LONDON/ZURICH (Reuters) - One of the three board members of the Swiss foundation that conducted the online fundraiser for the embattled Tezos cryptocurrency tech project has resigned, Reuters has learned. ... read more
    Source: Reuters Tech NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • How a decentralized economy helps society
    Much like the early days of the internet, the blockchain revolution has begun to attract an incredible amount of attention from entrepreneurs, investors, and consumers alike. With Bitcoin soaring past USD $11,000, and other alternative coins trending upwards, the cryptocurrency movement is finally beginning to solidify its utility and gain ... read more
    Source: The Next WebPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Robots are being used to deter homeless people from setting up camp in San Francisco
    A security robot has been put to work in San Francisco in an attempt to deter homeless people from forming tent cities. The robot uses lasers and sensors to monitor an area for criminal activity. Rather than intervene during a crime, it alerts human authorities. The robot's owner, the ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-12-12
  • The new mayor of San Francisco, home of the most expensive real estate in America, is a ‘life-long renter’
    San Francisco mayor Ed Lee died of a heart attack on Tuesday morning at age 65. His successor is London Breed, the president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Breed is a native of San Francisco who grew up in public housing and described herself as a ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Court Tosses Cop’s Attempt To Sue Twitter And Facebook For Someone Killing Cops In Texas
    Presumably prestigious law firm 1-800-LAW-FIRM is winning some cases somewhere. But it's not having any luck with its dubious legal theories related to social media companies and "material support for terrorism." The firm hasn't racked up any wins in these cases (as far as I'm aware). The page touting ... read more
    Source: Tech DirtPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Nice Threads
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Daily Deal: eLearnExcel + eLearnOffice
    Microsoft Office is one of the most ubiquitous software suites in the world, used extensively in offices of all industries. In special bundle, eLearnOffice uses bite-sized videos and quizzes to assess and increase your skills in eight Microsoft Office applications. Plus, you can delve even further into one of ... read more
    Source: Tech DirtPublished on 2017-12-12
  • As Amazon looks for a new headquarters, its insane pace of hiring is slowing down in Seattle
    Amazon has been in a hiring frenzy for years but it has slowed down hiring at its Seattle headquarters, according to reports. Some teams in Seattle have been asked to freeze or postpone hiring and take other cost-cutting measures, employees say. Even so, the company is looking to fill ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-12-12
  • It’s official, ADSL works over wet string
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Samsung vs. Acer Mixed Reality headsets: Which handles VR best?
    The big VR story this year isn't another headset from Oculus or HTC -- it's Microsoft's entry into the space with Windows 10 Mixed Reality devices. They promise to be cheaper and easier to use than the Rift or Vive, thanks to a bit of help from HoloL ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Show HN: GiveHongBao – Raise Ethereum for any cause, anywhere in the world
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • The 21 best TV shows of 2017
    There was a lot of TV this year, and thankfully, a lot of it was great.  In fact, there was so much great TV in 2017 that putting together a list of the best shows was tough — and a bit stressful. So many new shows were worth including, like ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Steve Bannon and Breitbart spent months trying to sabotage Twitter
    BuzzFeed News released a report today detailing efforts made by Steve Bannon, Milo Yiannopoulos and Breitbart News to damage Twitter. For about a year, they explored various ways to bring down the platform, tactics that included legal action, an anti ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Twitter to let users make tweet threads more easily
    (Reuters) - Twitter said on Tuesday it would add a pair of buttons that will allow users to more easily see and add new tweets to existing ones on the same topic. ... read more
    Source: Reuters Tech NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • The Q Language
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Twitter now lets you create tweetstorms before tweeting
    Twitter today revealed plans to give users a better way to create threaded tweets. Thanks to a new button in the tweet composer, you can add new tweets to a thread before you publish them. Threads are a popular way of expressing thoughts and telling stories too long for even ... read more
    Source: The Next WebPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Facebook to stop routing ad revenue via Ireland amid pressure over taxes
    Company says it will book advertising revenue in countries where it is earned instead of through Dublin headquartersFacebook has said it will start booking advertising revenue in countries where it is earned instead of re-routing it via Ireland, although the move is unlikely to result in it paying much more ... read more
    Source: Guardian Tech FeedPublished on 2017-12-12
  • ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Is a Near-Perfect Reinvention of the Franchise
    Rian Johnson's movie is the springiest, smartest, most assured installment in years. ... read more
    Source: WiredPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Twitter’s Newest Feature: Multi-Tweet Threads
    You can now compose your tweetstorms all at once, and send them out into the world as one contained screed. ... read more
    Source: WiredPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Twitter adds thread tools to help you craft epic tweetstorms
    Multi-part tweetstorms are a staple of Twitter, for better or worse, and the social network wants them to be as easy to write as possible. After months of testing, it's adding a thread feature that simplifies creating and posting a series of tweets. ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-12-12
  • New battery boffinry could ‘triple range’ of electric vehicles
    Scientists create self-applying membrane to protect cell A new battery designed at the University of Waterloo in Ontario could triple the range of electric vehicles, a new paper has claimed.… ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2017-12-12
  • What Would You Pay to Keep Your Digital Footprint 100% Private?
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Here’s how Instagram’s new hashtag feature can supercharge your feed
    On Tuesday, Instagram announced a new feature that allows users to follow hashtags on their Instagram feeds. The tool highlights users' interests by creating a highly curated content feed that includes relevant hashtags.   Instagram is giving users a new way to curate their social media feeds: On Tuesday, ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-12-12
  • FT Person of the Year: Susan Fowler
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Storify, once a hot tool among journalists looking to tell stories using social media posts, is shutting down
    Digital curation tool Stoirfy is shutting down. The service will no longer be available after May 16, 2018. Storify became a go-to tool for journalists when it launched in 2011, allowing them to combine the best of user-generated content on the internet with reporting in dynamic, embeddable formats.  Storify, the ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Here’s all the proof you need that robots are too weird to take over the world
    The most useful robots are purpose-built to aid or augment human endeavors. They build our cars, carry heavy objects, and even perform surgery. Over the last year, however, when it comes to robotics we’ve spent a lot of time scratching our heads wondering “is this really necessary?” Let’s take a ... read more
    Source: The Next WebPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Vanguard, the fund giant with nearly $5 trillion in assets, is using blockchain to underpin its mutual funds
    Vanguard, the $5 trillion mutual fund manager, announced on Monday it's using the blockchain to simplify how it updates the index data underpinning its mutual funds.  Blockchain is the distributed ledger technology underpinning cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ether.  Vanguard is moving to use blockchain to simplify how it updates ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Canadian Supreme Court Says Privacy Protections Apply To Sent Text Messages Obtained From The Recipient
    In the US, the Fourth Amendment protects the privacy of conversations… up to a point. The government can't open mail or intercept phone calls without a warrant. Thanks to a fairly recent Supreme Court decision, the government can't access the contents of a person's phone -- home to a ... read more
    Source: Tech DirtPublished on 2017-12-12