• Facebook scoffed at $500m damages. Now Oculus faces nerd goggles injunction
    Nice one, Shezza! Sometimes it's wise not to boast that you're so rich, a $500m damages award against you is chump change.… ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Will Apple add facial recognition or iris scanning to the next iPhone?
    It’s never too early to start speculating about the next iPhone—even if it’s not due out for more than six months. We’ve got the usual “edge-to-edge display” and “virtual Home button” rumors that seem to circulate about every iPhone, but I’ve also noticed reports congregating in another area lately: biometric ... read more
    Source: MacWorldPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Learn Python 3 the Hard Way
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Samsung to change donation policies amid bribery scandal
    In the last six months, Samsung has been no stranger to scandal. Since September, it's hurriedly dealt with the fallout from its Galaxy Note 7 recall, and in recent weeks has been thrust into an investigation over bribery claims involving some of its ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-02-24
  • 10 things you need to know before the opening bell (DFRG, FL, GOOGL)
    Here's what you need to know: China strikes back at Trump. China's foreign ministry said the country had no intention of using currency devaluation to its advantage in trade, after President Donald Trump said China is a "grand champion" at manipulating its currency. Alphabet sues Uber. Waymo, the Google self-driving-car group, alleged that Uber used stolen ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Visit banter.com. More like International BANTS Machines, amirite?
    Top bants, guys. Archbishop of Banterbury-tier stuff IBM staffers might not feel there's much to laugh about at the moment, with more swathes of redundancies on the way or the directive to kill off home working, but at least there's still plenty of banter to be had at the firm.… ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2017-02-24
  • The Math Behind Trump’s Deportation Plan Makes No Sense
    As police are embracing data-driven, targeted enforcement, the Trump administration is turning to old-timey dragnets that won't make anyone safer. The post The Math Behind Trump's Deportation Plan Makes No Sense appeared first on WIRED. ... read more
    Source: WiredPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Hypnotic Animations Show Why Trees Depend on Forest Fires
    Fire ecology is a big topic. Eleanor Lutz, the infographic-maker of the <em>Tabletop Whale</em> blog, breaks it down. The post Hypnotic Animations Show Why Trees Depend on Forest Fires appeared first on WIRED. ... read more
    Source: WiredPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Inside the Extreme Machine That Mimics Bombs and Black Holes
    Machines like Z are the only way—short of exploding a weapon or sojourning inside the sun—to measure how matter behaves in extreme environments. The post Inside the Extreme Machine That Mimics Bombs and Black Holes appeared first on WIRED. ... read more
    Source: WiredPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Can iTunes do…? Sometimes the answer is “no”
    In this column, I generally present questions from readers and offer solutions or workarounds to resolve their problem. But this isn’t always possible. Sometimes, when I receive a question about iTunes, such as “Can I do...?” my answer is “No.” In this week’s column, I want to present a number ... read more
    Source: MacWorldPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Beyond phones and 5G, mobile world seeks to reinvent itself
    FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - Seeking to escape a cycle of falling prices and tight regulation, big telecom operators from Vimpelcom to Telefonica are set to reinvent themselves as internet players to escape the industry's straight-jacket of low growth. ... read more
    Source: Reuters Tech NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • How tech is changing animal conservation – tech podcast
    Leigh Alexander finds out how animal tracking tech is changing understanding of our own species too. And how do you go about QR-coding a bumblebee?Subscribe and review on iTunes, Audioboom, Mixcloud, Acast, or on your favourite podcasting app and join the discussion on Facebook and TwitterTech and big data now ... read more
    Source: Guardian Tech FeedPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Apple is ‘looking into’ the viral video showing iPhone 7 burst into smoke
    Apple might be pulling a Samsung. This Wednesday, an Arizona-based teenager shared a distressing video that shows her iPhone 7 Plus excessively release fumes after spontaneously heating up to the point of melting. The footage reveals a gaping hole on the side of the handset as the screen has almost fully melted away ... read more
    Source: The Next WebPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Two Indian engineers at Garmin in Kansas shot, one killed
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • This concept bed transforms into your own home cinema system
    Polish company iNyx designed a concept bed which can turn into a home cinema. It has a built-in projector and a screen which drops down at the foot of the bed. There are even privacy blinds and drink holders. The company is crowdfunding on Indiegogo and plans to sell it for ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Facts about migration and crime in Sweden
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • In Latest Twist To The Global Trade Deal Saga, EU Now Looking To Fill The Gap Left By US In Exiting TPP
    Remember the good old days, when trade deals were so boring nobody even cared they were happening? That started to change with the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, (ACTA), where the copyright industries rather foolishly tried to slip in some proposals that would have had big impacts on the online world. ... read more
    Source: Tech DirtPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Using Neutrino to jump-start modern JavaScript development
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Bitcoin hits record high above $1,200 on talk of ETF approval
    LONDON (Reuters) - Digital currency bitcoin jumped to a record high above $1,200 on Friday, as investors speculated the first bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) to be issued in the United States is set to receive regulatory approval. ... read more
    Source: Reuters Tech NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Here’s how your tech firm can exploit the podcasting revolution
    Luke Mintz looks at how technology firms can leverage the podcasting revolution.  When popular dating app Tinder launched a podcast last year, exploring the tricks and perils of romance in the digital age, the online reaction was generally skeptical – who would listen to a podcast so clearly designed for ... read more
    Source: Tech City NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • 27 Jobs with Unbelievably Tough Interview Questions
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • BT, Ericsson square up to Arqiva, Samsung over 5G arms race
    Let the hype wars commence Hot on the heels of Arqiva revealing plans for a 5G trial with Samsung this morning, Ericsson and BT have also announced a partnership to develop 5G projects.… ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Why the sun shines for Oracle and it’s Cloudy for others
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • The Morning After: Friday, February 24 2017
    Good morning. We spent two days with the Nintendo Switch and we have feelings. Amazon is citing the First Amendment in defense of its robot Alexa, and we look forward to transforming into cups and bananas in Bethesda's forthcoming Prey. ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-02-24
  • A leading economist explains why bitcoin isn’t money
    Ann Pettifor, leading economist and author of "The Production of Money" told Business Insider that bitcoin is flawed as money because it is a "finite asset." Speaking about the origins and usage of bitcoin, she said: "Bitcoin was invented by some big bad guys on the dark web as a ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Canary Wharf’s £3,000-a-year private members club for tech execs has been shut down
    An exclusive £3,000-a-year members club for tech executives in Canary Wharf's tallest tower has been shut down. ClubLounge39, situated on the 39th floor of the One Canada Square skyscraper, was opened in 2014 and operated by startup space provider Level39, which is part of the Canary Wharf Group. Ben Brabyn, ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Google’s new tool will tell you if you’re being an online troll (GOOG)
    Google's parent company has handed developers an anti-trolling tool. Jigsaw, an incubator and think tank that sits inside Alphabet (Google's umbrella company), has released an API called Perspective, which uses machine learning to measure whether an online comment counts as harassment or abuse, as reported by Wired. It's already ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Fasting diet ‘regenerates diabetic pancreas’
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Amazon is still refusing to hand over Alexa recordings for a murder investigation (AMZN)
    Amazon is continuing to resist efforts from US police to obtain Alexa data that could prove to be useful for an ongoing murder investigation, Associated Press reports. The Seattle tech giant filed a motion last Friday — its first formal legal response on the issue — to prevent prosecutors in ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Red Hat’s Jen Krieger joins Continuous Lifecycle lineup as keynoter
    Clock is ticking on early bird tickets Events  We’re very happy to reveal that Red Hat’s Jen Krieger will be delivering a keynote at Continuous Lifecycle London, our three-day DevOps, Agile, CD and Containers conference this May.… ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Cheshire-based mobile app SurveyMy gets £2m
    Cheshire-based mobile survey app developer SurveyMe has closed a £2m equity funding round. The money was raised via Deepbridge Capital’s Technology Growth EIS proposition. According to a statement, the funding will allow SurveyMe to open an office in California – a move the company said will put it in good ... read more
    Source: Tech City NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Founder of India’s $4 smartphone firm arrested on allegations of fraud
    MUMBAI (Reuters) - The founder of an Indian tech firm that shot to prominence by offering a $4 smartphone has been arrested on allegations of fraud, after a handset dealer accused the company of not refunding him for an unfulfilled order, the police said. ... read more
    Source: Reuters Tech NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • I want it hot and wet – preferably with Wi-Fi
    Put the bamboo down and step back Something for the Weekend, Sir?  I came too soon. Normally this is not a problem. Coming early allows me to regather my strength so that I can then go at it, full-on, for the next eight hours.… ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2017-02-24
  • This package will teach you how to make money while traveling the world
    We’ve all had visions of dropping everything and just traveling the world, working odd jobs and lining up adventure after adventure as a true global citizen. That dream is closer to reality than you may think, especially with the resourceful instruction of the World Travel Hacker 2017 Bundle. You can claim this ... read more
    Source: The Next WebPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Apple looking into video of exploding iPhone 7 Plus
    Apparent battery fire of rose gold iPhone 7 Plus prompts investigation following Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fearsApple is investigating claims that an iPhone 7 Plus “blew up” due to battery issues, following the posting of a video and photos of the destroyed smartphone on Twitter.The video of the rose gold ... read more
    Source: Guardian Tech FeedPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Apple says it is ‘looking into’ an iPhone that appears to spontaneously melt on video (AAPL)
    Apple is investigating after a video circulating online appeared to show an iPhone 7 Plus smoking and melting. An Apple spokesperson told Mashable, which earlier reported the news, that "we are in touch with the customer and looking into it." It's not immediately clear what was the cause of ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Server bug leaks user data for thousands of popular websites
    A number of high-profile websites have been leaking their users personal data into the ether, thanks to an error at their hosting provider. Cloudflare, which provides services to companies like Patreon, Fitbit and OKCupid among others, had an error i ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-02-24
  • A Californian school will reportedly make ‘tens of millions’ from Snapchat’s IPO after investing early
    A Californian school is going to be making big bucks when Snapchat parent company Snap goes public, thanks to a fortuitous early investment in the app. The Information's Alfred Lee and Tom Dotan report that Saint Francis High School stands to make "tens of millions" of dollars — if not ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Natalie Dormer takes starring role in Mass Effect: Andromeda
    Game of Thrones actor on playing 600-year-old Asari, Lexi T’Perro, even though she doesn’t have time to play games herself“I’m not a gamer per se … I don’t have a life where I can spend hours gaming,” says Natalie Dormer. It’s a bold admission for an actor who has just ... read more
    Source: Guardian Tech FeedPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Can you fly with the Vultures? The Reg news desk is hiring
    Experienced reporter wanted The Register is looking for an experienced reporter to join its lively London news desk.… ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Valve’s cool new tech can make games sound more realistic than ever with minimal effort
    Gaming giant Valve has just released Steam Audio, a free toolkit for developers to add realistic spatial effects for sounds in their games. In the company’s own words, “Steam Audio adds physics-based sound propagation on top of HRTF-based binaural audio, for increased immersion.” That means that when you’re in a ... read more
    Source: The Next WebPublished on 2017-02-24
  • A decade dormant Garfield parody channel just uploaded its magnum opus
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Omg, that is, like, sooo 2007… Retromania set to grip this year’s MWC
    Can Nokia and BlackBerry save us from this 'turgid sea of sameness'? Analysis  Hold the front page! Nokia's launching a bunch of new phones this weekend, and everyone is very excited.… ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2017-02-24
  • The University of Edinburgh is launching a blockchain research lab with one of the cofounders of Ethereum
    LONDON — Research labs focusing on blockchain technology are being opened up at the University of Edinburgh and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, sponsored by one of the cofounders of cryptocurrency Ethereum. IOHK, a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency research and development company, is investing up to $1 million in the two ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Is your AI being handed to you by Google? Try Apache open source – Amazon’s AWS did
    'Community' can buy what money can't Open Source Insider  Surprisingly, the MXNet Machine Learning project was this month accepted by the Apache Software Foundation as an open-source project.… ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Lyft’s biggest rollout takes it to 50 new cities
    Lyft has just announced its biggest expansion to date. The ride-sharing service is now available in over 50 new cities and four new states across the US. They're mostly located in the Midwest, but the list also includes a few other parts of the count ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Bug causes personal data leak, but no sign of hackers exploiting: Cloudflare
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A bug in its software left hundreds of thousands of webpages hosted by Cloudflare Inc leaking encrypted personal data, but there was no sign yet the leak had been exploited by hackers, the Internet security firm said on Friday. ... read more
    Source: Reuters Tech NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Google is bringing Allo to desktops soon, but maybe it should kill some other apps first
    Google’s VP of communications products Nick Fox took to Twitter to share a screenshot of an upcoming browser-based version of the company’s AI-powered Allo messaging app, which you can see above. Fox didn’t specify a release date for the desktop version or whether Allo would continue to be tied to ... read more
    Source: The Next WebPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Your future boss? An employee-interrogating bot – it’s an open-source gift from Dropbox
    Did you mean to type "rm -rf /" or should we be concerned? Dropbox has released the code for the chatbot it uses to question employees about interactions with corporate systems, in the hope that it can help other organizations automate security processes and improve employee awareness of security concerns.… ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2017-02-24
  • 10 most influential games consoles – in pictures
    It all began with the Magnavox Odyssey, and there have been some truly brilliant, innovative machines since. But which made the cut?10 most influential mobile phones Continue reading... ... read more
    Source: Guardian Tech FeedPublished on 2017-02-24
  • F1’s Funky New Cars Promise Faster, More Exciting Racing
    Speed brings spectacle, and Formula 1 definitely wants more spectacle. The post F1's Funky New Cars Promise Faster, More Exciting Racing appeared first on WIRED. ... read more
    Source: WiredPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Mobile ad blocking firm Shine is rebranding to ‘Rainbow’ and will stop selling ad blocking to carriers
    Israel-based ad blocking company Shine has spent the last 18 months or so selling in its "nuclear weapon" to thwart off the apparent ad tech threat: a network-level solution that lets mobile carriers block ads at a network level. Recently, Shine had shown signs of softening its somewhat antagonistic approach. Now ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-02-24
  • 10 things in tech you need to know today
    Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know to end your week. 1. Google self-driving car company Waymo is suing Uber, alleging it stole its technology. Waymo claims a team of ex-Google engineers stole the design for its "lidar" tech. 2. Apple fixed an annoying battery bug and didn't ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Sysadmin’s sole client was his wife – and she queried his bill
    When marital bliss and commercial reality collide there can only be one winner On-Call  Welcome again to On-Call, our weekly look at readers' memories of hibs gone bad.… ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Google Allo’s desktop client is in the works
    Google just can't stop when it comes to messaging apps. While its texting software for Android has a new name, the AI-powered Allo is coming to a new platform soon. VP Nick Fox teased a desktop web client for the service in a tweet, while saying that ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-02-24
  • A £12m series B, a £57.5m fund for Northern SMEs, a hoverbike and more in The Week in Tech
    Welcome to The Week in Tech, your video roundup of the week’s top technology news. This episode, we’ve got almost £30m of funding rounds, a £57.5m fund for Northern SMEs, a hoverbike and much more. Investments Reading-based customer engagement platform Ecrebo closed a £12m Series B funding round. The company, ... read more
    Source: Tech City NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • How Google is trying to make SMS sexy again
    Messaging apps are constantly adding functionality to allow you to do more than simply chat with your contacts. But now, Google is going all-out to champion SMS as the standard of the future for mobile users. The company has imaginatively rebranded its Messenger app, which previously handled SMS messages on Android, to ... read more
    Source: The Next WebPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Exclusive: China considers faster IPO approval to lure large tech deals – sources
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's securities regulator is considering offering a shortcut for some of the country's largest technology companies to list their shares, allowing them to jump a long line of applicants and boost domestic bourses, according to six people with knowledge of the proposals. ... read more
    Source: Reuters Tech NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Japan in Need of ‘White-Hat’ Hackers, Pays Handsome Bug Bounty
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Google to annihilate online trolling with … tra-la-la! Machine! Learning!
    God, is there nothing artificial intelligence can't master? We all know you love it so much Google has partnered with Jigsaw, an Alphabet incubator, to tackle online trolling with the launch of Perspective, new software that uses machine learning to highlight “toxic comments.”… ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Netherlands Looks To Join The Super-Snooper Club With New Mass Surveillance Law
    As Techdirt has noted, the UK's Investigatory Powers Act, better known as the Snooper's Charter, has been dubbed "the most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy." It may be the worst, but it's not an isolated case. Governments around the world are bringing in laws that grant ... read more
    Source: Tech DirtPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Massive Google Wifi outage
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • The final 5G technical performance specs have been set
    This ain't over yet by a long shot - ratification roadmap stretches to 2020 The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has published a draft of what it expected to become the final 5G specification.… ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2017-02-24
  • List of Sites Affected by Cloudflare’s HTTPS Traffic Leak
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Snapchat Founders’ Grip Tightened After a Spat with an Early Investor
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • For telcos and enterprise vendors, MWC 2017 will be an Edge/Fog/SDN/NFV-fest
    Compute and storage is coming out of the core and into the light Mobile World Congress kicks off next week in Barcelona and, as ever, is two shows in one. Gadget-lovers get to go “squee!” about new handsets and the fun they'll have with them. And in the fun and ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Alphabet’s Waymo sues Uber and Otto for allegedly stealing self-driving tech
    As if Uber wasn’t already in enough trouble over claims of sexism within its organization from earlier this week, the company is sinking deeper in hot water as Waymo, the self-driving vehicle firm spun off from Google, is suing the company for allegedly stealing a key component of its autonomous ... read more
    Source: The Next WebPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Indian shot dead by American spewing racial slurs in Kansas
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Two senior Samsung Group executives offer to resign: Yonhap
    SEOUL (Reuters) - Two senior Samsung Group [SAGR.UL] executives have offered to resign to take responsibility for the conglomerate's involvement in the graft scandal involving South Korean President Park Geun-hye, Yonhap news agency said on Friday, without citing sources. ... read more
    Source: Reuters Tech NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Amazon refuses to hand over Alexa info for murder investigation
    Amazon continues to resist law enforcement's demands to hand over the audio recordings for an Echo involved in an Arkansas murder investigation. The tech titan has filed a motion to throw out a search warrant from prosecutors, arguing that both the u ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Show HN: Does it use Cloudflare?
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Android Can’t Compete With iMessage. Google Is Changing That
    Google has been working with hundreds of carriers around the world to bring the text message into the 21st century. The post Android Can't Compete With iMessage. Google Is Changing That appeared first on WIRED. ... read more
    Source: WiredPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Gmail – some users being signed out of their accounts unexpectedly
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Swedish politician wants weekly hour of paid of sex. For exercise
    Workers told to get on the job while on the job, to boost local population A Swedish municipality may allow its workers to get on the job while on the clock, for an hour each week.… ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Deepcoder builds programs using code it finds lying around
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • YouTube’s favorite hydraulic press takes on indestructible Adamantium
    Over the past year or so, a Finnish factory owner has garnered more than 1.6 million YouTube subscribers by introducing them to the wonderful world of destroying things like golf balls, diamonds and even a piece of paper folded seven times (it’s damn near impossible to fold more than that, go ... read more
    Source: The Next WebPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Google’s Android texting app has a new name
    Despite how common texting is, its integration on Android has always lagged slightly behind, as Google appeared to focus on other things. Sometimes it wrapped the feature into other services/apps like Google Voice and Hangouts, but lately, the main A ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Motorola’s modular Moto Z: a fine phone for a weekend away
    And grand for everyday use, but the modules just don't excite Motorola's modular Android, the Moto Z, offers something genuinely new in the increasingly dull world of smartphones.… ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Who is Anthony Levandowski, and why is Google suing him?
    The engineer made Google a world leader in self-driving cars. Now the company is accusing him of stealing its secrets and taking them to UberUber accused of ‘calculated theft’ of Google’s self-driving car technologyThe lawsuit filed by Waymo, formerly Google’s self-driving car unit, claiming Uber stole trade secrets has a ... read more
    Source: Guardian Tech FeedPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Toshiba says it is considering sale of majority stake in chip unit
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said on Friday it is looking to sell a majority stake in its prized flash memory chip business to plug a hole in its finances from a $6.3 billion writedown of its U.S. nuclear unit. ... read more
    Source: Reuters Tech NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • DeepCoder: Learning to Write Programs
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Google’s Immerse VR series debuts with exploration of racial identity
    Google's virtual reality offerings are taking off. While their engineers develop techniques to simulate user faces hidden behind headsets that will make streaming VR less clunky, the NBA recently released an original show for Daydream VR. But today, ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-02-24
  • South Korea targeted by cyberspies (again). Kim, got something to say?
    Vulnerabilities in Hangul word processing program exploited The South Korean public sector is once again in the firing line of a sophisticated – and likely government-backed – cyberattack.… ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Video Pros Moving from Mac to Windows for High-End GPUs
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • S2n Is Now Handling 100 Percent of SSL Traffic for Amazon S3
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Review: EOZ One headphones are where form meets function
    When you make the claim your product is the most stylish in its segment, you’re setting the bar high. Luckily, for EOZ One, that segment happened to be Bluetooth headphones, where aesthetics go to die. For what it’s worth, though, the statement is on point. The EOZ One is, without a ... read more
    Source: The Next WebPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Toshiba says not aware Westinghouse considering Chapter 11 filing
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp said on Friday it was not aware that its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse was considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. ... read more
    Source: Reuters Tech NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Samsung Electronics to strengthen controls for donations amid political scandal
    SEOUL (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it will strengthen controls for financial support made to third-parties, after its vice chairman was arrested in a graft scandal that could topple South Korea's president. ... read more
    Source: Reuters Tech NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Disney’s Maker Studios changes strategy and lays off employees
    Disney-owned Maker Studios is putting its business through a major overhaul in an effort to become profitable. According to The Wall Street Journal, Disney is laying off around 80 people -- some of them are Maker employees, while some are from the Ho ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-02-24
  • FCC lops off red tape around small US ISPs, y’know, things like having to own up about connection speeds
    And hidden fees and pricing The FCC has granted pricing and speed reporting exemptions long sought by small US broadband providers.… ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Monads are a class of hard drugs
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • List of domains affected by Cloudflare’s SSL traffic leak
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Kim Jong-Nam Was Killed by VX Nerve Agent, Malaysians Say
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Cloudbleed: Big web brands leaked crypto keys, personal secrets thanks to Cloudflare bug
    Heartbleed-style classic buffer overrun blunder strikes in 2017 Big-name websites leaked people's private encryption keys and personal information into strangers' browsers, due to a Cloudflare bug uncovered by Google security researchers.… ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Uber blocks employees at work from chatting on a popular anonymous app, the app’s developer says
    Uber insiders have made an avalanche of revelations about the company's allegedly dysfunctional culture in recent weeks, culminating with former engineer Susan Fowler's shocking tell-all of alleged sexual harassment. Uber has publicly acknowledged Fowler's statements and vowed to investigate, although Uber investors, Mitch and Freada Kapor, are not satisfied with that. They worry that the insiders ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Google WiFi, OnHub routers inexplicably crashed today
    Google's smart router projects are supposed to provide hassle-free networking, but today many owners are experiencing just the opposite. Reports are streaming in of nonfunctional Google OnHub and WiFi units pushing little more than a flashing blue li ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Stealth startup Privacy Labs raises $4M to give consumers control of their data
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2017-02-24
  • An email fail made Google suspect Uber was copying its self-driving car technology (GOOG, GOOGL)
    A Google employee wasn't supposed to receive an email titled "OTTO FILES." Yet, the accidental cc-ing of a competitor's technology designs revealed something potentially much worse: the plans looked eerily familiar.  On Thursday, Google's self-driving car spin-out, Waymo, sued Otto and its parent company Uber over alleged theft of intellectual ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2017-02-24
  • Google Accuses Uber of Stealing Its Self-Driving Car Tech
    Until today, the race to build a self-driving car seemed to hinge on who had the best technology. Now it's become a case of full-blown corporate intrigue. The post Google Accuses Uber of Stealing Its Self-Driving Car Tech appeared first on WIRED. ... read more
    Source: WiredPublished on 2017-02-24
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