Sunday, August 18, 2019

Medium is betting big on curation with its new ‘Collections’ feature

Medium is giving curation a shot. A new feature for iOS and Android named ‘Collections’ will see Medium staff and “trusted testers” push content...

Facebook explains the ‘core values’ behind the News Feed algorithm for...

Facebook lives or dies by its News Feed, so getting it right is crucial. As the company announces a small but significant tweak to its...

Here’s what happens when Fallout’s 1-888-4-VAULT-TEC hotline blings

In ‘Fallout 3,’ Bethesda had a super cool Easter egg hidden in the game, which was a sort of support line for Vault-Tec —...

Android Pay isn’t coming any time soon (but don’t tell Google’s...

Android Pay is coming. Well, someday at least. Partners don’t seem to know as much, and are already promoting their acceptance of the new...

An Ubuntu HDMI dongle that runs Intel hardware is going on...

Canonical has announced that an Ubuntu-flavored version of the Intel Compute Stick will go on sale next week, priced at around $110, via online...

Google is starting its own hardware division to handle Nexus, Pixel...

Google is creating an internal hardware division, and is bringing back an old executive to lead the charge. Rick Osterloh, who departed Google when...

‘Anti-Uber’ ride-sharing service ‘Juno’ launches this month — here’s why it’ll...

Uber, one of the highest-valued companies in Silicon Valley history has had a turbulent ride to the top. Since inception, the company has lived in a near-constant state...

Apple may be bankrolling a strange TV show for Dr. Dre...

Apple Music is also getting into the TV racket, it seems. A new report suggests Apple is developing its own TV program starring Dr....

Thinking of acquiring your own tech company?

In early October 2015, Dell announced the acquisition of EMC, a data storage company, for the staggering sum of $67 billion. If approved, this deal will...

Apple reportedly has a ‘secret’ team with hundreds of employees working...

Though nobody at Apple seems keen to discuss virtual reality as a meaningful part of our future, a new report says the company has...

How to survive high-definition Web design

Sure, there’s some time left before high definition becomes universal, but looking at the statistics, it’s certainly moving that way fast. With Apple’s retina...

Developer analytics and distribution suite DevMate is now completely free to...

The iOS and OS X analytics and distribution toolkit DevMate is now completely free to use for individual developers or large teams. DevMate offers...

You can now privately buy your own Bitcoin mining computer

In September we wrote about 21’s Bitcoin Computer that lets you sell digital products while mining the currency, but back then, you could only buy it...

It’s up to you and Reddit to keep this plant alive

We’ve previously seen people cater to their pets over the Internet with the help of interactive systems for remote control like the Nest Cam and Furbo,...

Twitch now features two-factor authentication

Twitch is making accounts safer today by finally adding two-factor authentication. Unlike traditional methods, Twitch’s authentication doesn’t require texting your phone number. Instead, the company...

Will Y Combinator’s newly launched The Macro fall victim to its...

Today, accelerator Y Combinator announced via blog post that it would finally organize the many writings of its partners, advisors and founders into a...

Meet Fabric, Twitter’s new mobile app built specifically for developers

Twitter Fabric is a mainstay for developers who want to build better apps, but has been limited to a Web-based interface. Now it’s available...

Startup accelerators need to change

There are plenty of great accelerators that have track records in supporting entrepreneurs, but not every programme is open about its motives, and it’s...

What is new with Windows 10 update?

Microsoft took to its Windows Blog today to clarify, and it’s simple as can be: Insiders will receive the RTM (release-to-manufacturing) build through Windows...

The secrets of social media’s most successful sharers

People are brilliant and amazing. I’ll often run across an incredibly cool social media strategy or format or tool or link and think to myself,...

Ukrainian bank loses $10m in cyber heist due to flawed global...

Shortly after hackers snatched $81 million from the Bangladesh Bank in an attempted $951 million cyber heist back in February, an unnamed Ukrainian bank has now...

Medium takes a stance against revenge porn and doxxing users

If you thought you’d turn to Medium as a means to shame or harass others, think again. The site has changed its rules, and...

Watch: Boston Dynamics are being jerks to robots, for science

If you’ve ever wondered about the event that would make robots rise up and begin to fight back against their human oppressors, it probably...

Huawei Mate 8 review: A somehow understated 6″ flagship with incredible...

Huawei has officially launched (for the second time) its Huawei Mate 8 smartphone at CES in Las Vegas today, marking the handset’s first foray...

Google Code-in is a 7 week bootcamp that features real coding...

For the sixth year running, Google Code-in is offering the chance for pre-university students (age 13-17) to get their feet wet in computer science...

One man spent all day on Twitter correcting other men about...

March 8, 2016 was International Women’s Day — day that began in the early 20th century as an opportunity to acknowledge, celebrate and respect...

Less than 1% of users are keeping the entire mobile game...

Getting your mobile game to the top of the app charts isn’t easy. Sometimes it’s the simplest ones that become an instant hit. For...

Phuc Dat Bich’s viral Facebook story is a phucking hoax

If you can’t trust a man named Phuc Dat Bich, who can you trust? For those following this story, you’re probably already well-versed in...

Anonymous trolls ISIS by removing darknet site, replacing it with Prozac...

GhostSec, a group that affiliates itself with Anonymous, took to the darknet today for some lulz by removing an ISIS propaganda site and replacing it...

Twitter earnings show slight user growth and $595 million in revenue

Twitter’s earnings are out, and it’s the same story as always: decent revenue (that missed projections) and steady user growth. Average monthly active users...

This radical rethink of how computer interfaces work by a 21-year-old...

The concept of using windows to manage our operating systems dates all the way back to the 1970s, when Xerox introduced the first basic...

YouTube Gaming’s APIs now support more real-time chat and monetization controls

When YouTube Gaming launched in August, the development team said that it would be building APIs to help creators better manage live chats. Today,...

Here’s when Apple is releasing new software for Apple Watch, Mac,...

Anxious to get your hands on Apple’s latest offerings? We are, too! When it comes to hardware and software, some pretty good stuff is...

StubHub will sell tickets directly, starting with the 76ers

StubHub may soon be the place you go to for all your ticket needs. Starting with the Philadelphia 76ers, StubHub is selling tickets directly...

No, Twitter isn’t ‘killing’ Emojitracker: here’s the real story

This week, a Medium post caused a bit of a kerfuffle in the developer community. The guy behind Emojitracker, Mathew Rothenberg, noted his access...

SoftBank’s Pepper robot to get even brainier with IBM’s Watson technology

When it launched last year, SoftBank’s emotion-reading robot Pepper sold out in just one minute despite its limited utility. Now, Pepper’s about to get smarter thanks...

Why we should all be very worried about Twitter

We have 1.67 million followers on Twitter. But sometimes I miss the days when we only had a hundred thousand followers. Back then, when we...

I’m more excited about the next rumored Kindle’s case than the...

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently tweeted that a new Kindle ebook reader was on its way, and the company appears to have mistakenly leaked...

The unexpected challenge of unlimited vacation time

What job perk could possibly be better than unlimited paid vacation days? Just picture the perfect work/life balance, the quality time you’d spend with family and...

HERE Maps now shows transit directions for over 1,000 cities around...

HERE Maps now gives you transit directions for over 1,000 cities across the globe. Today, the company is announcing transit directions coming to a...

Popular iOS email app CloudMagic is now available for Mac

CloudMagic — a popular iOS email app — is now available for the Mac. Saying they wanted the design to be as “simple, beautiful...

DevSpace makes GitHub look more like Twitter, and that’s a good...

GitHub is great for hosting and managing codebases, but let’s be honest: it’s not very pretty. A new tool named DevSpace is helping to...

Facebook is open sourcing a hardware platform to deliver internet access...

Over the past few years, Facebook has been working on novel ways to connect the world to the Web – from delivering internet services...

Google Drive now lets you save storage by picking which folders...

Google’s giving you more control over how you sync Drive files to your PC: you no longer have to sync all of your cloud files. A...

FBI: Apple hack doesn’t work on newer iPhones

While the FBI has been relatively tight-lipped about the method it used to unlock San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook’s iPhone, Director James Comey opened...

Twitter Fabric is launching its real-time analytics tool ‘Answers’ for Apple...

Twitter Fabric is releasing Answers for tvOS, which compliments its other Apple TV developer offerings Crashlytics and Digits. Last month, Twitter opened a beta...

A livestreamed attempt to build the world’s largest Rubik’s Cube did...

Some people have very specific passions – take, for example, the folks at Coren Puzzle who are super into all things cubic. Browse its...

Microsoft is trialing premium Outlook email accounts at $3.99 a month

Microsoft is testing a premium version of its Outlook email service that costs $3.99 a month for up to five users. The subscription lets...
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