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  • Boeing’s flying car lifts off in race to revolutionize urban travel Boeing Co said on Wednesday its flying car prototype hovered briefly in the air during an inaugural test flight, a small but significant step as the world’s largest planemaker bids to revolutionize urban transportation and parcel delivery services. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • A new ABC documentary and podcast about Theranos features never-before aired depositions The rise and fall of Theranos, the blood-testing company whose technology never worked despite its promises otherwise, has already been covered extensively. Most notably, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who broke open the story of Theranos’s secrets and lies, John Carreyrou, went on to author a best-selling book about the saga in Bad Blood. Still, with ...
  • YC-backed Our World in Data wants you to know that the planet is doing okay News is exhausting. Mexican murders are sky-high. Ebola is ravaging the eastern Congo. China is erasing an entire culture of Islam from its Western hinterlands. That news — negative and intense though it is — can easily occlude the many positive, longer term stories that are fundamental drivers of the world. Africa is reaching new ...
  • Aibo learns to be a better watchdog I wanted to love the new Aibo. Really, I did. But once I aactually spent some time with it, it turned out that it was a $3,000 dog with only a handful of tricks. It seems the days of buying true robot dog companionship are still a long ways away. A few months after bringing ...
  • Target Confirms Apple Pay Rollout Won’t Include REDcard Target yesterday announced that all of its stores will begin accepting Apple Pay in the coming weeks, but it still won’t be possible to add its store-branded REDcard debit or credit cards to the Apple Wallet app. REDcard is Target’s loyalty program, offering an automatic five percent off most purchases everyday. “REDcards cannot be added to ...
  • Sandberg says Facebook must earn back trust Facebook Inc’s operations chief Sheryl Sandberg said on Wednesday that the world’s largest social network needed to win back public trust after facing scandals for violating its users’ privacy. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in ...
  • Amazon is piloting its own delivery robot It was, of course, just a matter of time before Amazon deployed delivery robots. The company has had a robotics wing for a number of years now, though much of its public-facing side has been focused on warehouse logistics. Today, however, it took the wraps off Scout. The six-wheeled robot looks a fair bit like ...
  • At Alibaba’s futuristic hotel, robots deliver towels and mix cocktails Gliding silently through Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s futuristic “FlyZoo” hotel, black disc-shaped robots about a meter in height deliver food and drop off fresh towels. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Uplift raises $123M to bring flexible payments to the travel industry Travel financing startup Uplift is announcing that it has raised $123 million in Series C funding. Uplift has been relatively quiet about its business until now. Its founder and CEO is Brian Barth, who previously sold his travel startup SideStep to Kayak for $200 million. “We’ve been exceedingly low-profile, because it’s a really good idea ...
  • How we’re finding the best lawyers for early-stage startups We’re nearing 1,000 submissions from startup founders and leaders in Silicon Valley and across the world about the best early-stage tech lawyers to work with. As we’ve sorted through survey responses and begun scheduling interviews with the first qualified nominees, we’ve gotten a bunch of questions. We love questions. First of all, why are we ...
  • Germany to fund research facility for EV battery technology The German government will fund a research facility to offer firms in Germany know-how to develop battery cells for electric vehicles (EVs), the science minister said on Wednesday, seeking to compete with Asian producers which dominate the industry. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Comcast revenue beats on lower-than-expected video losses Top U.S. cable services provider Comcast Corp reported quarterly revenue above analysts’ estimates on Wednesday, buoyed by lower-than-expected video subscriber losses and growth in its broadcast television and theme parks businesses. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn ...
  • Next-Gen AirPods With ‘Health Monitoring’ Features Said to be Coming in First Half of 2019 DigiTimes reports today that Apple will release next-generation AirPods that include “health monitoring features” in the first half of 2019. In terms of wireless headsets, Apple is set to release AirPods 2 sometime in the first half of 2019, and the new wireless earbuds with discrete designs to carry health monitoring functions are expected to receive ...
  • Dog cancer treatment startup raises $5 million from Andreessen Horowitz and others One in every three dogs gets cancer, according to the National Canine Cancer Foundation. OneHealth, a startup that just raised a $5 million seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz’s Bio fund with participation from Lerer Hippeau and Y Combinator, aims to make it easier for humans to treat canine cancer, which is the number one disease killer ...
  • Steemit, crypto’s answer to Reddit, gets a new boss to rebuild after widespread layoffs Steemit, an early blockchain startup that’s developing an alternative to Reddit, has a new chief less than two months after laying off most of its staff as part of cost-cutting measures. Celebrated as an early success story in the crypto world, the company shed 70 percent of its employees back in November on account of ...
  • Amazon Pulls Echo Wall Clock Over Connectivity Issues Amazon has pulled its Echo Wall Clock over concerns about connectivity issues, just a little over a month since it began shipping the product. The Wall Clock’s lack of availability on the Amazon website was first spotted by The Wall Street Journal… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • UK watchdog flags possible ban on some crypto-related trading Britain’s markets watchdog said on Wednesday it would consult later in the year on a proposed ban on selling derivatives linked to certain types of crypto assets to retail customers. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in ...
  • Xiaomi teases a double-folding smartphone… ohhai digital triptych! China’s Xiaomi has become the latest smartphone maker to tease a folding smartphone, dropping the below video clip of its president and co-founder, Bin Lin, fondling the device on social media today. The twist is the tablet does not have a single center parting but rather two folds that divide it into three panels, with ...
  • Amazon has paused sales of its Echo Wall Clock due to connectivity issues Amazon launched an Echo Wall Clock before the end of the last year but, less than a month later, things aren’t running to schedule. The e-commerce giant has paused the sale of the $30 Alexa-powered smart clock after a number of customers reported connectivity issues, according to The Verge. The clock is still listed on Amazon but, ...
  • A private equity bet in Latin America proves the strength of fintech investments there Latin America is getting another fintech unicorn thanks to Advent International’s acquisition of a 51 percent stake of Prisma Medios de Pago, an Argentine payments company formed as a joint venture between Visa International and local banks. The deal, which values Prisma at $1.42 billion, is yet another sign of Latin America’s growing prominence for ...
  • Study: Keep craft beer cool and drink in three months for best flavor Concentrations of a key aromatic compound fall dramatically over three months. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • Groww, an investment app for millennials in India, raises $6.2M Groww, a startup hoping to make saving and investment opportunities more widely available to young people in India, has closed a $6.2 million Series A to grow its business. Founded in 2017, the Bengaluru-based company was part of Y Combinator in the U.S. last year and it went on to raise a $1.6 million “pre-Series A” ...
  • O2 and Vodafone extend UK network sharing deal to include 5G Telefonica’s O2 and Vodafone have stepped up their challenge to British market leader BT by extending their network sharing deal to cover 5G, enabling them to accelerate the deployment of the faster mobile service at a lower cost. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Lessons from SpaceX: How to build the next Toyota Camry for space In case you missed it, space is being democratized — and quickly. But it’s not just students and hobbyists in their garages toying with model rockets anymore. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • OurCrowd, 7thirty launch $30 million fund to invest in cannabis tech Israeli equity crowdsourcing platform OurCrowd is partnering and investing with 7thirty to build a global cannabis technology venture capital fund, the companies said on Wednesday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Video game revenue tops $43 billion in 2018, an 18% jump from 2017 Video game revenue in 2018 reached a new peak of $43.8 billion, up 18 percent from the previous years, surpassing the projected total global box office for the film industry, according to new data released by the Entertainment Software Association and The NPD Group. Preliminary indicators for global box office revenues published at the end ...
  • Google launches clean energy project in Taiwan, its first in Asia Google has launched its first clean energy project in Asia. The company announced today that it struck a long-term agreement to buy the output of a 10-megawatt solar array in Tainan City, Taiwan, about 100 km south of its data center in the country. Google already has solar and wind projects across North and South ...
  • Subaru halts Japan car output on defective part, shares slide Subaru Corp said its sole car factory in Japan accounting for roughly 60 percent of global production had halted output a week ago after it discovered a defect in a component procured from a supplier. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • iPhone XS Max Ranks ‘Among the Best’ in DxOMark’s Selfie Camera Test, but Loses Points for Low-Light Performance DxOMark today published the results of its “Selfie scores” test, which gauged the performance of the front-facing cameras for 12 modern smartphones. Apple’s iPhone XS Max sits at fourth place on the overall selfie rankings with a score of 82, beaten out by Google Pixel 3, Galaxy Note 9, and Xiaomi Mi MIX 3. According to ...
  • Apple Releasing iOS 12.1.3 With Bug Fixes for HomePod, iPad Pro, CarPlay, Messages and More Today Apple will today release iOS 12.1.3, the fifth update to the iOS 12 operating system since its September launch. iOS 12.1.3 is a minor update that follows iOS 12.1.2 (iPhone only), released back in December, and iOS 12.1.1, also released in December. … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Apple Releases tvOS 12.1.2 for Fourth and Fifth-Generation Apple TV Apple today released tvOS 12.1.2, the fourth update to the tvOS 12 operating system designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models. tvOS 12.1.2 comes more than a month after the launch of tvOS 12.1.1. tvOS 12.1.2 can be downloaded over… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Japan Display shares jump on latest report of rescue Shares in Japan Display jumped 11 percent on Wednesday after a report said the smartphone screen maker was in talks for funding from Taiwan’s TPK Holding Co and China’s Silk Road Fund in exchange for a stake of around 30 percent. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Police license plate readers are still exposed on the internet Smile! You’re on camera. At least, your license plate is. You might have heard of automatic license plate recognition — known as ALPR (or ANPR in the U.K. for number plates). These cameras are dotted across the U.S., and are controlled mostly by police departments and government agencies to track license plates — and people — ...
  • Watch Blue Origin’s 10th New Shepard mission launch a science-loaded capsule to space Blue Origin, the rocket company founded by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, is about to undertake the 10th launch of its New Shepard launch vehicle, with its capsule chock full of experiments. The launch, which was originally scheduled for a month ago but delayed for various reasons, will be take place at 6:50 AM Pacific time. Share this:Click ...
  • Netflix Debuts New Integration for Sharing Movies and TV Shows in Instagram Stories Netflix today launched a new Instagram integration that’s designed to allow Instagram users to share their favorite movies and TV shows in Stories, reports Variety. The feature can be used by selecting a title of choice within the Netflix app for iO… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Subaru says Japan car output halted due to defective part Subaru Corp said its sole car factory in Japan accounting for roughly 60 percent of global production had halted output a week ago after it discovered a defect in a component procured from a supplier. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Viacom buys the free video streaming service Pluto.tv for $340 million Viacom is bucking the trend of launching new premium subscription-based entertainment offerings with its bid to acquire Pluto TV for $340 million in cash. It’s a way to distribute the company’s once mighty-with-millennial properties like Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, MTV and BET to an audience that doesn’t pay for cable and boost the audience and reach for ...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook in Davos for World Economic Forum, Does Education-Related Interview Apple CEO Tim Cook is at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week, meeting with world leaders, mingling with other CEOs of major companies, attending dinners, and doing interviews. According to reports on Twitter, Cook met with Arm… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Elon Musk says Tesla vehicles will soon get a ‘Sentry Mode’ Tesla owners may soon have a way to see (and record) damage that happens to their vehicles when they’re unattended. Tesla will roll out “Tesla Sentry Mode” for all cars with Enhanced Autopilot, CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet Tuesday. Musk didn’t provide anymore information about when this feature might be available and how ...
  • Cloud, services fuel IBM’s profit beat, robust outlook; shares jump IBM Corp beat analysts’ fourth-quarter earnings estimates and forecast full-year profit above expectations on Tuesday, as the company benefits from its focus on newer businesses such as cloud, software and services, sending its shares up about 7 percen… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Australia’s Commonwealth Bank Now Supports Apple Pay Commonwealth Bank (CBA) today implemented support for Apple Pay, making it the second of Australia’s “Big Four” banks to offer the payments service. CBA is the biggest retail bank in Australia and was a notable Apple Pay holdout. Multiple MacRumors readers in Australia have reported being able to add their Commonwealth Bank cards to Apple Pay, ...
  • Okta appoints former Charles Schwab exec to board of directors Former Charles Schwab chief marketing officer Becky Saeger becomes Okta’s third female board member. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in ...
  • Oracle allegedly withheld $400 million in wages from underrepresented employees Oracle has allegedly withheld $400 million in wages from racially underrepresented workers (black, Latinx and Asian) as well as women, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs said in a filing today. The OFCCP is the office within the DOL that enforces equal pay and ensures government contractors comply with anti-discrimination regulation. In ...
  • To rebuild satellite communications, Ubiquitilink starts at ground level Communications satellites are multiplying year by year as more companies vie to create an orbital network that brings high-speed internet to the globe. Ubiquitilink, a new company headed by Nanoracks co-founder Charles Miller, is taking a different tack: reinventing the Earthbound side of the technology stack. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in ...
  • Hedge funds push for overhaul at eBay Hedge funds Elliott Management and Starboard Value have taken stakes in eBay Inc and are pushing for changes including the sale of some of the e-commerce company’s businesses. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new ...
  • Get ready for TC Sessions: Robotics + AI with highlights from last year’s event As we get ready for TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI on April 18 at UC Berkeley, we can’t help but look back at last year’s robotics event. With more than 1,000 attendees, thought-provoking panels and cutting-edge demos, 2018’s TC Sessions: Robotics was pretty great. We’ve compiled some highlights of some of our favorite moments from last ...
  • Apple Releases Updated HomePod Software With Bug Fixes Alongside the release of iOS 12.1.3, the latest update to the iOS 12 operating system, Apple has released new 12.1.13 software that’s designed for the HomePod. The new HomePod software will be installed automatically on the HomePod after you update … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Apple Asks Users to Submit Their Best ‘Shot on iPhone’ Photos for New Challenge Apple is hosting a “Shot on iPhone” photography challenge, and is asking iPhone users to submit outstanding photographs that were captured on an iPhone. Entries are being collected starting today, with users able to submit a photo on Instagram or Twitter using the “#ShotOniPhone” hash tag or submitting a high-resolution photo to shotoniphone@apple.com with the file ...
  • U.S. to pursue extradition of Huawei CFO from Canada The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday that it will pursue the extradition of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s chief financial officer, arrested in Canada in December on allegations that she participated in a conspiracy to defraud banks. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Mozilla gets a new CFO Mozilla, the not-for-profit behind the Firefox browser and other open source projects, today announced that it has hired Roxi Wen, the former CFO of display manufacturer Elo Touch Solutions, as its new CFO. Wen will replace former Mozilla CFO Jim Cook, who departed almost a year ago after 14 years with the organization. Wen joins ...
  • Huawei Honor’s smartphone with a hole-punch display is real Honor officially launched the Honor View 20 today in Paris. Honor is Huawei’s sub-brand for mid-range phones. And the View 20 doesn’t look like your average smartphone — the company traded the notch for a hole-punch display. Honor thinks that this design isn’t as intrusive as a centered notch. And rumor has it that Samsung ...
  • Fresh tickets and New VC partners for the TechCrunch Winter Party We’ve got a double dose of exciting news for you, startup fans. First, we’re thrilled to announce that investment firms August Capital, SV Angel and Uncork Capital have partnered with us for the 2nd Annual TechCrunch Winter Party at Galvanize on February 8. And second, today we released into the wild another fresh, though limited, ...
  • Mooncard raises $5.7 million for its expense platform French startup Mooncard raised a $5.7 million funding round (€5 million) from Raise Ventures, Aglaé Ventures and business angels. The company provides a service to track and manage your company’s expenses with the help of good old plastic cards. Corporate credit cards aren’t as widespread in France as in the U.S. and other countries. That’s ...
  • Starboard, Elliott tell eBay to sell assets, restructure Hedge funds Elliott Management and Starboard Value have taken stakes in eBay Inc and urged changes at the e-commerce platform including the sale of some of its businesses, which could release billions of dollars in capital. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Apple Named ‘World’s Most Admired Company’ for 12th Year in a Row Despite its recent financial stumble, Apple has topped Fortune‘s annual ranking of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the 12th consecutive year. Apple finished ahead of Amazon, the runner-up for a third consecutive year, while Warren Buffett’s holding company Berkshire Hathaway, The Walt Disney Company, and coffee chain Starbucks rounded off the top five. Apple rivals ...
  • Wynd raises $82 million for its store management service French startup Wynd raised another $82 million (€72 million) from Natixis, Sofina and BNF capital. The company started with a point-of-sale solution for restaurants and other brick-and-mortar stores. It now provides a one-stop-shop for all your digital needs when it comes to managing your offline and online sales. The startup has raised $127 million in ...
  • Papal Swiss Guard keep cool heads with 3-D helmets The Vatican’s Swiss Guard, the colorfully dressed mini-army that helps protect the pope, will have cooler heads now they have swapped their ancient metal helmets for ones made by 3-D printers. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens ...
  • The iPhone is reportedly going OLED-only in 2020 Apple could drop LCDs from the iPhone line next year, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. That interesting — if not altogether surprising — revelation in buried in a piece about a Japan supplier’s struggles in the wake of disappointing iPhone XR sales. The news, which comes courtesy of people familiar ...
  • Israeli deep-learning startup Hailo raises $21 million Israeli startup Hailo, which developed a microprocessor for deep learning, said on Tuesday it has expanded its early-stage funding round to $21 million. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens ...
  • ILO urges world leaders to guarantee workers’ rights as robots cut jobs UN agency’s call for living wage and union bargaining comes amid spread of automationWorld leaders have been urged by an influential United Nations agency to sign up to a universal labour guarantee to bolster fundamental workers’ rights, including adeq… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • The Pill Club raises $51M as VCs find new opportunities in women’s health VMG Partners has led the $51 million round, with participation from new investors GV and ACME Capital (fka Sherpa Capital). Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • LSE’s technology to power Asian cryptocurrency platform London Stock Exchange Group said on Tuesday Hong Kong-based AAX would use its technology for cryptocurrency trading, allowing the British exchange operator enter a nascent yet highly speculative industry. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in ...
  • Axa Venture Partners raises $150 million early-stage fund Axa Venture Partners, the venture capital arm of insurance company Axa, is raising an early-stage fund. Today’s new $150 million fund (€130 million) is called AVP Early Stage II. Previously, Axa Venture Partners had raised a $110 million early-stage fund back in 2015. So far, it has invested in 40 companies, such as Hackajob, K4Connect, ...
  • Foxconn says trying to hire 50,000 people in first quarter after job cut reports Taiwan’s Foxconn , assembler of Apple Inc’s iPhones, on Tuesday said it was trying to recruit for more than 50,000 positions across its China campuses for the January-March quarter, amid reports of mass lay-offs. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • TaxScouts, the UK startup that helps prepare your taxes, picks up £1.2M led by SpeedInvest TaxScouts, the U.K. “tax preparation” startup founded by TransferWise and Marketinvoice alumni, has created some new paperwork of its own. The London-based company has raised £1.2 million in seed funding. Leading the new round is SpeedInvest, with participation from Finch Capital and SeedCamp. It adds to £300,000 in pre-seed investment that TaxScouts announced six months ...
  • China says U.S., Canada abused extradition agreement over Huawei executive Meng China said on Tuesday that the United States and Canada had abused their extradition agreement in the case of arrested Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, after Canada’s ambassador to the United States said it would proceed with formal extradition. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • China approves third batch of video games; Tencent still absent China’s publishing regulator on Tuesday approved the release of a third batch of video games after a freeze for most of last year, with industry-leader Tencent Holdings Ltd still absent from the list of new titles. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Digital Garage teams up with Blockstream to develop blockchain financial services in Japan The global crypto market may have tanked last year, but notable names have joined forces to develop Bitcoin and blockchain financial services in Japan, which has emerged as one of the world’s most crypto-friendly markets. Blockstream, a blockchain startup founded by Bitcoin contributors, announced this week that it has launched a joint venture in Japan ...
  • Amazon.com starts direct sales of merchandise in Brazil after delays Amazon.com Inc is launching its long-awaited in-house fulfillment and delivery network in Brazil after months of delays caused by complicated logistics and a highly complex tax system in the largest Latin American economy. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • After raising $125M, Munchery fails to deliver On-demand food delivery startup Munchery is shutting down, the startup announced in an e-mail to customers on Monday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Original Content podcast: We conquer clutter with Marie Kondo’s new show On the surface, “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” sounds like a simple show: Over the course of eight episodes, organizing guru Marie Kondo helps a variety Los Angeles residents sort through their belongings and clean up their homes. But for some, following Kondo’s KonMari method can be a surprisingly difficult or emotional experience — after ...
  • In win for tech giants, EU copyright reforms stalled EU efforts to reform copyright rules hit a roadblock on Monday when a meeting of lawmakers and officials was called off, prompting criticism of Google from publishers after it and other tech giants lobbied against the changes. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Politiscope, an app to track Congressional voting records and bills, launches on android devices Last September, two former National Football League players launched an app called Politiscope to track the voting records of members of Congress and the bills that they were introducing — and provide non-partisan information about what those bills and votes would mean to voters. The pro-football-playing brothers, Walter Powell Jr. and Brandon Williams, launched the ...
  • Canada should ban Huawei from 5G networks, says former spy chief Canada should ban China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment to Canadian 5G networks because the security risk is too great, a former spy chief said in an article published on Monday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • All your meme are belong to AOC Memes are the new vernacular of political culture and we dismiss them at our own peril. Liberals learned this the hard way late in the presidential campaign, when they began realizing how deftly the alt-right was able to use viral jokes, hashtags, and images as a propaganda tool, often to bolster white supremacist ideology. The phenomenon ...