• Webpack 4.0
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-25
  • Chrome’s pull-to-refresh starts making its way to Chromebooks
    Chrome on Chromebooks and Windows-2-in-1 devices is on its way to becoming more like its sibling on mobile. As lucasban has posted on Reddit, the pull-to-refresh gesture is now available on the browser's developer channel for those platforms. While t ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2018-02-25
  • Nearly half of 2017’s cryptocurrencies have already failed
    The surging price of bitcoin (among others) in 2017 led more than a few companies to hop on the cryptocurrency bandwagon with hopes of striking it rich almost overnight. Many of their initial coin offerings seemed dodgy from the outset... and it tur ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2018-02-25
  • Democratic Rebuttal Memo: 5 Key Takeaways
    House Democrats released a 10-page memo Saturday that shows just how misleading the original #ReleaseTheMemo campaign was. ... read more
    Source: WiredPublished on 2018-02-25
  • LG’s V30S ThinQ is the AI-fueled phone the V30 should’ve been
    In the midst of a tricky fiscal year, LG decided to run with a new strategy: cook up interim smartphones to sell between its major flagship releases. The plan was based in part on the surprising success of phones like the X cam, and since the company ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Fully driverless car tests in California could start in April
    Automakers testing their self-driving cars on California roads might be able to go fully autonomous as soon as April, according to the state's DMV. Instead of putting someone behind the wheel to take over in certain circumstances, such as when the se ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2018-02-24
  • FAA Tapes from That Oregon UFO Incident
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • AMD unveils 14nm Ryzen Embedded V1000 to compete with Intel Xeon D
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Just a shader
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Radical Book Club: The Decentralized Left
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Who Goes Nazi? (1941)
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • 6 ways to effectively ‘get the word out’ about your new e-commerce shop
    So, what’s next? You’ve come up with a great product idea. You’ve found a trustworthy manufacturer. Your website is on point. Having done so much, where do you go from here? No worries — I’ve been there before. More than once, actually … I grew an e-commerce brand to over ... read more
    Source: The Next WebPublished on 2018-02-24
  • MIT’s Veil service will make private browsing more private
    After reports and studies revealed that browsers' private modes aren't that secure, MIT graduate student Frank Wang decided to take things into his own hands. He and his team from MIT CSAIL and Harvard have created a tool called Veil, which you could ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Veil is private browsing for the ultra-paranoid
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • AMP: the missing controversy
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Doctors, Revolt
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Apple Pay Cash nears its first international expansion
    Apple Pay Cash may not be limited to Americans for much longer. Users in Brazil, Ireland and Spain have all reported seeing the peer-to-peer payment service show up in iOS' Messages app, suggesting that launches in their countries (and potentially mo ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Ken and Roberta Williams and the Founding of Sierra Games
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • This Week In Techdirt History: February 18th – 24th
    Five Years Ago This week in 2013, the Harlem Shake was still taking the world by storm, and serving as a great example of selective copyright enforcement. WIPO negotiations over access to copyrighted works for the disabled were, as usual, shrouded in secrecy, while an anti-piracy group ... read more
    Source: Tech DirtPublished on 2018-02-24
  • The B-2 stealth bomber made its first overseas deployment 20 years ago — here’s why it’s still one of the most feared aircraft in the sky
    This week marks the 20th anniversary of the deployment to Guam of one of America's most important and expensive weapon systems — the B-2 Spirit. The B-2 was originally intended to carry nuclear bombs deep into Soviet territory if the Cold War had ever turned hot. Its shape — ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2018-02-24
  • The B-2 stealth bomber made its first overseas deployment 20 years ago — here’s why it’s still one of the most feared aircraft in the sky
    This week marks the 20th anniversary of the deployment to Guam of one of America's most important and expensive weapon systems — the B-2 Spirit. The B-2 was originally intended to carry nuclear bombs deep into Soviet territory if the Cold War had ever turned hot. Its shape — ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Census of Population and Housing, 1790 – 2010
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • A Programmable Programming Lanugage
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Ian Knot
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Trump administration cracks down on H-1B visa abuse
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Trump Administration Restricts H-1B Worker Visas Coveted by High Tech
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • How to Disagree (2008)
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Recommended Reading: Tim Cook on Apple’s iPhone X, HomePod and more
    Why Apple is the world's most innovative company Robert Safian, Fast Company Apple may be one of the biggest companies in the world, but it still doesn't open up often about how it operates. A few times a year though, we catch a glimpse. Fast Comp ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2018-02-24
  • The Most Intolerant Wins: The Dictatorship of the Small Minority (2016)
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Keep your Identity Small (2009)
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Why 3.5M Americans in their prime years aren’t working
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Arctic temperatures soar 25 degrees above normal in the dead of winter
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • California Beach Culture Versus Silicon Valley Tech Money: Fight!
    Vinod Khosla is worth billions, and wants to do what he wants with a beautiful Northern California Beach. So he's asking the US Supreme Court to let him. ... read more
    Source: WiredPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Alcatel crams flagship features into its affordable smartphones
    When I first saw its 2018 phone lineup, Alcatel was clear: its plan for this year was to make premium smartphone features available for much less than typical flagship prices. In this case, Alcatel means giving 18:9 screens, fingerprint sensors, and ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2018-02-24
  • 5 surprisingly wholesome things I’ve found on the dark web
    The last thing you might expect to come across on the shady digital underground is a book on origami. But there it was, on the virtual shelves of the dark web, wedged between the edibles, the LSD, the stolen credit cards, and the counterfeit passports: Mind Blowing Modular Origami, just ... read more
    Source: The Next WebPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Ask Engadget: Is a 4K monitor the best choice for my desk?
    The support shared between readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In f ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Image2Mesh: Single Image 3D Reconstruction
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • The quantum internet has arrived (almost)
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • The best photos taken of planet Earth last year will transform the way you see the world
    The natural world is a stunning place. Every year, the best landscape photography shows off Earth's beauty. The following photos are some of the winners from the 2017 International Landscape Photographer of the Year contest. They highlight powerful mountains, scenes of isolation, worlds of color and light, and the ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Kactus: Introducing true design version control without changing your tools
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • The Teens Will Save Us
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • OpenSCAP
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Making Direct3D games faster in Wine using modern OpenGL
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • The director of Netflix’s latest blockbuster movie, ‘Mute,’ breaks down 4 memorable scenes in the sci-fi thriller
    Duncan Jones has wowed us his whole career with movies like “Moon,” “Source Code,” and “Warcraft,” but his latest is his most ambitious work yet — which might explain why it took over a decade to get made. “Mute” is a futuristic who-done-it set in Berlin starring Alexander Skarsgård as ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2018-02-24
  • A Ghostbusters smartphone game similar to ‘Pokémon Go’ is coming out this year
    "Ghostbusters World," a location-based smartphone game with augmented reality elements similar to "Pokémon Go," was announced for iOS and Android phones. Besides a 30-second teaser trailer, there aren't many details available yet — but we know it's coming in 2018.   A Ghostbusters-themed smartphone game was just announced for ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2018-02-24
  • We’re live from MWC 2018 in Barcelona!
    Spring season is right around the corner, and that means it's time for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the world's biggest phone show. This year, you can expect to be introduced to Samsung's next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9, as well as a s ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Magic Leap is reportedly in talks to raise $400 million from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund
    Augmented reality startup Magic Leap is reportedly in talks to raise up to $400 million (£286 million) from Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, The Financial Times reported on Friday. The newspaper reported that the deal is set to be announced in the coming weeks, and is an extension of the ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Cracks appear in Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs’ Toronto waterfront plan
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • LevelDB: SSTable and Log-Structured Storage
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • The top 20 Marvel Cinematic Universe villains, ranked from worst to best
    The biggest problem with the Marvel Cinematic Universe is its villains. "Black Panther" has been praised for having one of the best villains in the universe (and in movie history). Loki, who fluctuates loyalty so often it's hard to keep up, is another great example.  But many of the ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Federal Circuit Should Not Allow Patents on Inventions That Belong to the Public
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Docker implemented in around 100 lines of bash
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • 14 luxury car brands people love more than Tesla
    It's no secret that Tesla owners love their cars, but the general public may not share the same affection for the brand. Tesla ranked last for positive brand perception compared to 14 other luxury car brands, according to a recent industry report. News around the brand, including ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Apple moves to store iCloud keys in China, raising human rights fears
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Elon Musk blasts off from OpenAI to focus on cars, how to make smart code fair, and more
    E: Syntax error at line 42 in journobot/article.py Roundup  Welcome, friends. Here's your human-generated, totally not computer written, summary of this week's AI news, beyond what we've already covered. In short: Elon Musk steps down from OpenAI's board, Uber is looking to train new coders in machine learning, and there's ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2018-02-24
  • AptDeco (YC W14) is hiring a growth hacker in NYC
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Open Source Color Management Is Broken
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • A long two months: Reflecting on mitigating Meltdown
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • The Echo Spot is the only Amazon device with a tiny, round screen — and that’s both the best and worst thing about using it (AMZN)
    Amazon's Echo Spot is in an unusual position in the Echo family.  It has a screen, but not one big enough for serious video-watching. It's small, but not as small as the Echo Dot. It can play music, but it doesn't sound as good as the Echo or Echo Show.  ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Space Photos of the Week: Juno Helps Jupiter Shows Off Its Stripes
    Juno completed its eleventh orbit of the planet on February 7, capturing some spectacular images in the process. ... read more
    Source: WiredPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Bring home design plans to life with this 3D app that’s just $24.99
    Some of us aren’t artists or particularly good at expressing the intricacies of a grand design. If that’s you...or if you just like playing with an incredibly cool and incredibly powerful design app...Live Home 3D Pro for Mac ($24.99, 64 percent off from TNW Deals) is gonna be right up ... read more
    Source: The Next WebPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Can legislation fix gaming’s loot box problem?
    Last year's gaming controversy has turned into this year's legislative battleground. Fans were outraged when Star Wars: Battlefront II launched with buyable loot boxes that unbalanced multiplayer combat, and other games like Need For Speed: Payback a ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2018-02-24
  • “Always Connected” Windows on ARM machines coming this quarter
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • JDK 10 Early Access Release Notes
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • SpaceX’s biggest rival has a ‘genius’ plan to cut its rocket launch costs more than 70%
    SpaceX turned heads around the world on February 6 with the first-ever launch of Falcon Heavy. The 230-foot-tall rocket's three boosters helped push Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster into space, peeled off after running low on fuel, and then careened toward Earth. Two of the 16-story boosters rocketed to a ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2018-02-24
  • NRA gives Ajit Pai “courage award” and gun for “saving the Internet”
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • DigitalOcean begins CEO search
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • This Facebook recruiting initiative turned a psychology major into a sought-after product manager (FB)
    The Facebook Rotational Product Manager (RPM) program takes people from primarily nontechnical backgrounds and turns them into product managers.  Jasmine Xu recently went through the program and is now a product manager on Facebook's Marketplace team with a promising career ahead of her — despite not having any technical ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Android users got excited when Google said it would add a ‘Dark Mode’ — but now it says it’s not coming after all (GOOG)
    Android users have been asking Google for months to add a "Dark Mode" to Android that would make it easier to use at night. A Google employee said the mode would be added, which caused celebration amongst Android users. But another employee said that, actually, no Dark Mode is ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Kansas Has 4 of 10 Most ‘Middle of Nowhere’ Towns in U.S
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Aliens Would Probably Like It If You Gave them Flowers
    Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker, author of 'Enlightenment Now,' argues that highly developed civilizations tend toward peace and tolerance. ... read more
    Source: WiredPublished on 2018-02-24
  • This software startup had its best year ever and the CEO says the end of net neutrality is a big reason why
    HotSpot Shield, one of the most popular VPNs in the country, saw more downloads in 2017 than ever before The company's CEO says this is due to high-profile hacks and the FCC's crackdown on net neutrality. The U.S. is now HotSpot Shield's largest market. The FCC's repeal of net ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2018-02-24
  • The Rick Gates Plea, an Apple Watch Mess, and More Security News This Week
    A Mueller probe plea, and Apple snafu, and more of the week's top security news. ... read more
    Source: WiredPublished on 2018-02-24
  • ‘Black Panther’ is amazing. Why are its CG models so terrible?
    Black Panther is a refreshing answer to the increasingly stale world of superhero cinema. But there's one glaring flaw throughout the film: its use of CG models to replace humans during action sequences. They're weightless, ugly and, worst of all, in ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Elon Musk has no problem selling Tesla cars — but strong demand could become a problem (TSLA)
    Tesla is dealing with a spike in demand for its Model S and X vehicles. This again proves that Tesla doesn't have demand problems. But it also shows that the company has two car businesses: one in luxury vehicles that has matured, and one in the mass-market Model 3 ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Type III civilizations inside black holes
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Ask HN: How do you overcome the problems of task switching?
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Learn Physics by Programming in Haskell
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • 3 simple rules venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki gave me for running a startup
    I was fortunate enough to personally meet Guy Kawasaki, best-selling author, empowering speaker, and all-around entrepreneurship evangelist, at SXSW 2017. If anybody has the inside scoop on how to get a startup off the ground, it’s him. Here are three important things I learned from speaking with Guy, which I ... read more
    Source: The Next WebPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook wants to end money — and everyone working in financial technology should be paying attention (AAPL)
    Apple's CEO says he hopes to be alive to see the end of money.  16% of iPhone users have Apple Pay turned on, according to a recent estimate from Loup Ventures.  Apple Pay is a project that doesn't need to generate large revenue.  If Apple CEO Tim Cook had ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2018-02-24
  • On the Work of Edward Whitten (1990) [pdf]
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Berkshire Hathaway 2017 Annual Letter [pdf]
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • The Y Combinator (2008)
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • There’s one way to hold tech companies hostage and fix the spread of hoaxes, conspiracy theories, and misinformation (FB, TWTR, GOOG, GOOGL)
    Hoaxes and fake news continue to be promoted on big tech platforms run by Facebook and Google. The companies have proven in the past that they can make big changes when properly incentivized. Advertisers could pull their ads from Facebook and Google in order to force the companies to ... read more
    Source: Business Insider TechPublished on 2018-02-24
  • The Morning After: Weekend Edition
    Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to the weekend. We're hours away from Samsung's big Galaxy S9 event, so catch up on this week's news and get ready for the liveblog starting at noon ET on Sunday. ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Troubling analysis: The iPhone’s overstated problems
    One of the primary rules of Apple punditry is that if Apple has a problem, then that problem must be existential.Writing for Computerworld, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols says “Apple is not as good as its bottom line.” (Tip o’ the antlers to @designheretic.) How can I say Apple is in trouble ... read more
    Source: MacWorldPublished on 2018-02-24
  • F1’s 2018 Cars Come With a New Engineering Puzzle: The Halo
    These potentially life-saving bands of titanium come with a handful of fresh potential problems. ... read more
    Source: WiredPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Harley Davidson’s EV debut could electrify the motorcycle industry
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • How to Get Wyoming Wind to California, and Cut 80% of U.S. Carbon Emissions
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Tech Envisions the Ultimate Start-Up: An Entire City
    Silicon Valley wants to save cities. What could go wrong? ... read more
    Source: New York Times TechPublished on 2018-02-24
  • 10 of This Weekend’s Best Tech Deals: Dell, Vizio, Xbox One
    Whether you're looking for an Xbox, a Vizio TV, or an Air Fryer, these are some great deals. ... read more
    Source: WiredPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Inside Bigelow Aerospace Founder Robert Bigelow’s Decades-Long Obsession With UFOs
    The budget hotel magnate and inflatable space habitat maker has a unique side project. ... read more
    Source: WiredPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Show HN: Mitmproxy 3.0 released, an open-source console-based proxy
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • VP of Sales in Southeast Asia with Dahmakan (YC S17)
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Stunning infosec tips from Uncle Sam, furries exposed, Chase bank web leak, and more
    A busy and bonkers week in security Roundup  Happy weekend, everyone. Here's a roundup of computer security news beyond everything we've already reported this week.… ... read more
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Voice assistants are making the smartphone redundant
    We have been using smartphones for over 20 years now. They have evolved from clunky brick-like devices, only to return back to clunky brick-like devices. Companies have toyed with various form factors, from flip phones to bendy phones and several other impractical designs. But it seems like the ‘slab’ is ... read more
    Source: The Next WebPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Show HN: Passpwn – check passwords in pass against haveibeenpwned
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Days Since a Cryptocurrency Exchange Has Lost More Than $100M
    Source: Y Combinator Latest NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • We all hate advertising, but there’s an easy fix
    Like most people, I hate advertising. I hate it because of its manipulative nature, its constant nagging, the off-target communication, and for trying to literally follow you everywhere and trampling your privacy along the way. Luckily some companies are trying to do things differently. They try to earn a spot ... read more
    Source: The Next WebPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Android P won’t get a ‘dark mode’ after all
    There was a short-lived hysteria Friday when it seemed like Google would grant a longstanding request to add built-in "dark mode" theming on stock Android, similar to the tweak OnePlus adds. Unfortunately, the team updated its tracker to explain that ... read more
    Source: EngadgetPublished on 2018-02-24