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Lyft wants to help you donate to charity with every ride
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:55:22 -0400
Lyft wants to help you donate to charity with every rideA small cash donation can go a long way, especially if you multiply it by millions. Lyft is launching a new scheme for riders that'll automatically round up the fare to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to charity.
Uber puts the brakes on its self-driving fleet after Arizona car crash
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:47:44 -0400
Uber puts the brakes on its self-driving fleet after Arizona car crashUber suspended its self-driving car pilot program on Saturday after one of its vehicles was involved in a smash in Tempe, Arizona. No injuries were reported, and cops said the other car appeared to have been at fault.
A Stanford engineer is making stretchable, flexible skin that's straight out of Westworld
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:46:22 -0400
A Stanford engineer is making stretchable, flexible skin that's straight out of WestworldAsk Zhenan Bao why she went from designing batteries to creating synthetic, human-like...
How GameStop could bounce back after its epic sales miss
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:53:36 -0400
How GameStop could bounce back after its epic sales missGameStop’s saving grace this year may be Nintendo’s recently released Switch console. GameStop’s (GME) shares plummeted more than 13% on Friday after it reported weak sales the day before, but Nintendo’s new Switch console may help the video game retailer turn things around.
Digital rights report hits Apple for its secrecy
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:13:26 -0400
Digital rights report hits Apple for its secrecyA new report scoring tech companies’s support for digital rights comes to some surprising conclusions. It ranks Google (GOOG, GOOGL) above Apple (AAPL), puts AT&T (T) atop telecommunications firms and even says some modestly nice things about firms in China and Russia.
T-Mobile is making it harder for scammers to call you
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:28:27 -0400
T-Mobile is making it harder for scammers to call youT-Mobile wants to stop phone scammers in their tracks with its newest network upgrade. T-Mobile (TMUS) wants to make it a little bit harder for scammers to call your cellphone. According to T-Mobile’s vice president of engineering, Grant Castle, the feature will hit the carrier’s network and work across all phones regardless of its operating system or the plan you have.
Watch the moment an Amazon drone delivers sunscreen for the first time
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:12:34 -0400
Watch the moment an Amazon drone delivers sunscreen for the first timeAmazon has taken another small autonomous step toward drone delivery.  The company completed its first public United States delivery using one of its Prime Air delivery drones at a robotics conference in California on Monday, within the airspace of the Palm Springs Airport. SEE ALSO: Forget taxis; Dubai wants to fly you around in passenger drones The drone lands in a field, drops off a four-plus pound box of sunscreen bottles, and buzzes back up into the sky. Amazon's first drone delivery took place late last year in the United Kingdom, where regulations are a bit more drone-friendly. The drone delivered an Amazon Fire TV and a bag of popcorn.  But Amazon did conduct its U.S. delivery with the FAA's help, which demonstrates coordination and communication on at least some level.  Several legislatures in the U.S. are slowly coming around to robotics. Earlier this month, Virginia passed legislation that allows robots to roam around on sidewalks delivering packages.  Though Amazon doesn't seem to have a plan for ground-based drone delivery, they voiced support for Virginia's move. For them, the greater acceptance of autonomous delivery, the better.  WATCH: Use Jedi mind tricks to command this drone
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: The best Android tablet will cost you a lot
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:53:27 -0400
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: The best Android tablet will cost you a lotSamsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 is a direct shot at Apple’s iPad Pro. Apple’s (AAPL) original iPad was the standard-bearer for tablets. Straight-up tablets are falling out of style, as consumers increasingly turn toward productivity laptop-tablet hybrid devices like, well… the $599 iPad Pro.
You can now convert your ordinary bike into an electric one
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:24:24 -0400
You can now convert your ordinary bike into an electric oneDon’t have the cash to replace your regular bike with a fancy electric model? Well, you don’t have to. You can now replace your front wheel with an electric one. It’s called UrbanX and has already well surpassed its $50,000 Kickstarter goal, reaching more than $191,000. The wheel will give you a 30-mile range with a 20 mph top speed. It’s also much lighter than the average e-bike, which usually weighs 65 to 90 pounds. UrbanX adds only 15 pounds to your bike, which includes motor, battery, spokes, rim, and tire. ...
Nintendo explains Switch Joy-Con connection issues in official statement
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:46:50 -0400
Nintendo explains Switch Joy-Con connection issues in official statementNintendo has issued an official statement regarding the cause of the left Joy-Con connectivity issues plaguing the Switch, vowing that there's no inherent design issue, but a "manufacturing variation."
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Samsung Note 7 lives on as refurb, but not in US
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:08:11 -0400
They won't be called the Note 7, a model Samsung discontinued after a massive recall.
     
 
 
WhatsApp: What you need to know about the popular messaging app
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:47:51 -0400
If you don't use WhatsApp — or even if you do — here are some things to know about it.
     
 
 
Uber halts self-driving car tests after Arizona crash
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:10:12 -0400
Uber hit the brakes on tests of its self-driving cars following a crash Friday in Tempe
     
 
 
First time doing taxes? You can file with your phone or tap 'expert' for help
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:56:26 -0400
Online tools take sting out of 'adulting' this tax season, especially for first-time filers
     
 
 
Intel takes high-octane route to bump up PC speeds
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:34:26 -0400
Intel's Optane memory module promises to accelerate apps, start-up processes.
     
 
 
Lyft pushes feel-good factor as Uber reels
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 05:06:02 -0400
Second-place ride hailing company unveils optional in-app charity donation feature.
     
 
 
Uber execs' trip to karaoke hostess bar raised HR complaint
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:58:16 -0400
The 2014 visit resurfaces after exec Emil Michael asked Uber CEO's ex-girlfriend to sanitize description.
     
 
 
This is how to decide which apps to delete from your phone
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:23:37 -0400
Trying to prune phone apps? Some tips for spring cleaning the apps on your smartphone or tablet.
     
 
 
The best laptops under $200 of 2017
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:04:48 -0400
These machines are perfect for surfing the web and checking email.
     
 
 
Don't say 'Yes' when robocall scam rings
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:19:21 -0400
The FCC is alerting consumers about robocalls that want you to say, "Yes."
     
 
 
Facebook, Google and Twitter pressured to do more to fight terrorism on their platforms
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:17 -0400
After London attacks, U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd says tech companies must do more.
     
 
 
Tesla will begin taking orders for solar roof tiles in April
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:02:51 -0400
Tesla will begin selling its solar-powered roof shingles in April 2017, CEO Elon Musk tweeted.
     
 
 
Samsung plans to refurbish Galaxy Note 7
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:07:16 -0400
After an extraordinary recall effort, Samsung is planning to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 phones.
     
 
 
Sears is having a huge sale on almost everything
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:06:06 -0400
From now until April 9th get 30-60% off luggage, kitchen appliances, cookware, and more!
     
 
 
The $80B business that linked all-American brands with hate content
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:27:23 -0400
Programmatic advertising is the not-clever-enough tech that placed car ads on jihadist YouTube videos.
     
 
 
'Spotify for learning games' coming to classrooms
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:11:54 -0400
A major barrier to getting high-quality learning games into K-12 classrooms could begin to dissolve this week.
     
 
 
Target will give you $300 if you buy a new iPhone this week
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:42:24 -0400
Upgrades and new lines on Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon apply
     
 
 
A rogue black hole is flying through space
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:04 -0400
As if black holes weren't scary enough, there is now a rogue one flying through space. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland).
     
 
 
Love your old iPad? You’ll love the new one more
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:55:40 -0400
The new affordable iPad is as good as it looks
     
 
 
Marijuana equipment start-ups flourish as large rivals avoid legal pitfalls
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:13:47 -0400
A cottage industry of small businesses providing tools and services is growing in the West.
     
 
 
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Samsung plans to relaunch refurbished Note 7 devices
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:38:47 GMT
The technology giant says it may be able to offer the recalled devices as refurbished phones.
WhatsApp's privacy protections questioned after terror attack
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:21:14 GMT
Privacy measures offered by chat apps are called into question by last week's London terror attack.
Apple wins iPhone 6 patent battle in China
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:16:16 GMT
The win removes the threat that Apple would not be able to sell the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in China
Uber suspends self-driving cars after Arizona crash
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:01:36 GMT
Images show Uber vehicle on its side after apparent high-impact crash with ordinary driver.
BT fined record £42m for late installations
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:13:07 GMT
BT apologises and agrees to repay telecoms firms for delays in installing high-speed lines.
Robotic barista serves up coffee
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:28:09 GMT
A robot coffee server is turning heads in San Francisco
WhatsApp must not be 'place for terrorists to hide'
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:39:14 GMT
Messaging apps which are encrypted must be accessible to those fighting terror, the home secretary says.
Disturbing YouTube videos trick children
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:04:05 GMT
Thousands of videos on YouTube look like versions of popular cartoons but contain disturbing and inappropriate content not suitable for children.
US and UK laptop bans on some Middle East flights come into effect
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:27:52 GMT
The US and UK bans affect direct flights from some Middle East airports.
Robotic barman pours Rory a pint
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:57:26 GMT
The BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones gets a beer poured for him by a robotic barman - but how long does it take?
Row over US ISP customer data sales
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:22:33 GMT
US politicians have voted to let ISPs gather and sell data about what Americans do online.
Ofcom plans instant payback for broadband woes
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:06:31 GMT
Customers who suffer poor service could get automatic payouts under Ofcom's plan.
Google and Symantec clash on website security checks
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:44:49 GMT
Web browsers could be blocked from accessing sites caught up in a row over basic security tools.
Robots to affect up to 30% of UK jobs, says PwC
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:56:39 GMT
Manufacturing and retail jobs are most at risk from automation by the 2030s, a report says.
Team Indus: India's race to the moon
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:16:09 GMT
India's Team Indus is one of five groups in a race to put a privately funded spacecraft on the Moon.
Chat apps: A lot of politics at play
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:04:46 GMT
Former MOD security chief says we should work with tech companies to combat extremism
Amber Rudd : 'We must be able to access WhatsApp'
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:29:40 GMT
UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd says social media apps like WhatsApp, which encrypts users messages, cannot be a hiding place for terrorists.
The tech turning skyscrapers into adverts
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:24:34 GMT
A new projection technique for persistence of vision displays will allow images to be up to 200m tall on buildings.
Is the UK Europe's best hub for tech workers?
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:14:12 GMT
UK tech is 'leaps and bounds ahead of anywhere else’
UK digital-tech sector growing twice as fast as economy
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:56:17 GMT
Salaries for people working in the digital-tech sector have soared in the last five years.
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