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I’ve long theorized that one’s moral character is inversely proportional to the number of syllables ...

Happy 10th anniversary, Android

It’s been 10 years since Google took the wraps off the G1, the first Android phone. Since that time ...

The New York Times sues the FCC to investigate Russian interference in Net Neutrality decision

The ongoing saga over the FCC’s handling of public comments to its net neutrality proposal continues...

Beau Willimon shows us the path to Mars in ‘The First’

Beau Willimon, the screenwriter and playwright who created Netflix’s “House of Cards”, has turned hi...

Airbnb wants to give its hosts equity in its business

Airbnb wants to give the homeowners who power its service the opportunity to own a piece of its busi...

Toyota’s autonomous mobility lead to speak at Startup Battlefield MENA

Hard to believe, but Startup Battlefield MENA is just over a week away. We’ve got some of the top fo...

Swiping right on virtual relationships

Sextech entrepreneur and advocate Bryony Cole is planning for a future when entire relationships exi...

White House says a draft executive order reviewing social media companies is not “official”

A draft executive order circulating around the White House “is not the result of an official White H...

Cinematic train wreck, “The Room”, is now on YouTube in its entirety

The Room has been ranked with Plan 9 From Outer Space as a strong contender for the “best”...

Comcast outbids Fox in $40B battle for Sky

Comcast has outbid Twenty-First Century Fox for the UK's Sky, a final step in what's been a years-lo...

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Let’s face it, users should never be the last line of defense in cybersecurity

It’s been obvious for a while now that the security industry is turning in circles. Users have w...

Create a finished website in minutes with Visualmodo WordPress Themes, now just $39

You can score the best of both worlds — easily deployed, yet entirely customizable website templ...

Hollywood did a surprisingly good job predicting our drone future

Astrology, tea leaf-reading, crystal balls, and the movies. Quick quiz: Which of these four woul...

We shouldn’t market to people’s past — we need real-time, location-based strategies

When sports analytics folks crunch the numbers behind professional athlete’s batting, pitching, ...

‘Free tech’ economy creates harmful monopolies and alters our self-expression

When Adam Smith, champion of capitalism, wrote The Wealth of Nations in 1776, he could not have ...

The crypto fatigue is real

I’ll admit it, this prolonged cryptocurrency bear market that we’re in has got me feeling down. ...

How your media buying agency is screwing you over

First things first. Since your digital media buying agency charges you a percentage of the ad bu...

Understand the most popular game creation engine ever, then build working games for under $40

For any aspiring game developer, Unity is a must-know area, so dive in and get trained up with t...

Nintendo grants terminally ill fan’s wish to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Like any Nintendo fan, Chris Taylor is stoked for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Chris, though, isn...

Microsoft’s Windows 10 October 2018 update can’t check storage space – here’s what to do

Uh-oh, it looks like someone forgot to include the “check to ensure there’s enough storage space...

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How period tracking apps helped me regain control after going off the pill

I am most tired on during my period on Thursdays. It’s random fact, but one that I never confide...

Celebrated artist Richard Serra has been making Goatses his entire career

The above photo is of Backdoor Pipeline, an installation piece by the famous artist Richard Ser...

Films like The House With a Clock In Its Walls are poisonous to kids’ cinema

Film is an expressive medium — at least as flexible as books are, in terms of the potential for ...

Deezer researchers developed an AI system that detects a song’s musical mood

Researchers at Deezer have developed an AI system capable of associating certain songs with mood...

Porsche says that it will no longer make diesel vehicles

Porsche says that it’s getting out of the diesel business — for good. In a release this morn...

The secret life of teen scooter outlaws

Teenagers are flocking to electric scooter services like Bird and Lime, ignoring requirements th...

Serial’s third season is a return to form

There are a ton of podcasts out there, but finding the right one can be difficult. In our colum...

NASA tech is in your everyday life — find out where with this interactive tool

NASA technology is usually associated with the far reaches of space, but research from the gover...

Forward this or you’ll die in seven days: On the persistence of chain letters

If you have an email inbox, you’ve probably received a message that promises money or luck if yo...

Comcast has outbid 21st Century Fox for Sky

Comcast has won an auction to acquire UK telecommunications company Sky, bidding $38.8 billion t...

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Four maps show how electricity generation has changed in the US

Nuclear got a boost in several states as coal was retired.

Low pay, poor prospects, and psychological toll: The perils of microtask work

UN questions whether this work has any benefits for society.

Solar panels replaced tarmac on a motorway. Here are the results.

Several factors work against this oddly popular idea.

OnePlus takes just 45 days to bring Android 9 Pie to the OnePlus 6

The OnePlus 5T took five months, but now the company has cut down to 45 days.

“Rainbow” weevil could hold the secret to generating nature’s colors in the lab

Similar mechanism might be used to make cosmetics and paints with more vivid hues.

Cody Wilson arrives back in the States, enters US Marshals custody

Wilson will initially be booked into the Harris County Jail located in Houston.

Thrustmaster TPR: The best flight sim pedals you can buy in a store like a normal person

High quality, high precision, and mod-friendly—even if they look a little odd.

AI learns to decipher images based on spoken words—almost like a toddler

Neural networks keep getting better at unsupervised learning.

Two Japanese robots are now happily hopping on an asteroid [Updated]

Each rover weighs about a kilogram and will bounce across the asteroid's surface.

Review: Founders of Gloomhaven groans beneath its own weight

There's a good board game buried deep beneath this finicky city-builder.

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The curious sudden rise of free US election 'net security guardians

There is no such thing as a gratis lunch, after all Analysis  Nothing super-fuels a securi...

Virus screener goes down, Intel patches more chips, Pegasus government spying code spreads across globe

Plus: Gov pay sites take a dive, and more Roundup  When we weren't dealing with malware...

US cities react in fury to FCC's $2bn break for 5G telcos: We'll be picking up the tab, say officials

Federal price cap will undercut existing agreements, says just about every big city in America A...

Fat chance: Cholesterol leads boffins to discover world's oldest animal fossil – 558m years old

We've all got a little, er, Richardinsonia in our animal family tree, it appears Video  A ...

Twitter: Don't panic, but we may have leaked your DMs to rando devs

Internet outrage mobile insists year-long API bug would have been super-hard to exploit Twitter ...

Couldn't give a fsck about patching? Well, that's your WordPress website pwned, then

Fiends use vulns to lure victims into tech support scams Website admins are urged to update thei...

Buried in the hype, one little detail: Amazon's Alexa-on-a-chip could steal smart home market

But then again, it doesn't actually exist, so... Analysis  Amid the enormous bundle of dig...

Windows Admin Center gets an update, just in time for Server 2019

Who wouldn't like a Honolulu holiday? Legacy Windows admins, that's who Microsoft has released W...

HP Ink should cough up $1.5m for bricking printers using unofficial cartridges – lawsuit

Stung punters seek compo for 'security feature' update HP Inc customers in the US have asked a C...

iFixit engineers have an L of a time pulling apart Apple's iPhone XS

Battery has a weird shape, power is down but hey, it has a hidden Notch! The screwdriver fiddler...

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New Firefox browser bug causes crashes on Windows, Mac and Linux

A DoS browser vulnerability has been identified that can cause Firefox crashes and OS freezes.

How to watch Bodyguard finale online for free: stream from the UK or abroad

Stream the eagerly-anticipated finale of Bodyguard from your favourite device no matter where you ar...

The future of enterprise VPN will be software-defined

The VPN of the future will center on a few key properties.

The Tesla Model 3 key fob looks just like a Tesla Model 3

The Model 3 looks set to join the Model X and the Model S by offering a key fob option to its driver...

Ryder Cup 2018 live stream: how to watch the golf coverage wherever you are

You can live stream every stroke of the Europe vs USA grudge match from anywhere - it's even FREE to...

Huawei confident the Kirin 980 will outpace Apple's A12 Bionic

Huawei will be releasing the upcoming Kirin 980 processor with the Mate 20 series in mid October and...

New Huawei Mate 20 Pro leaks show off the phone in full

New renders of the upcoming flagship phone reveal a few more details about what Huawei has got plann...

The three Ws: Web hosting, WordPress or Website builder?

Let’s explore the relative advantages and disadvantages of these three methods when it comes to crea...

What will virtual private networks look like in the future?

Aside from keeping individuals and their details safer, VPN also works well for business.

Joshua vs Povetkin: live stream tonight's big fight online from anywhere

It's finally time for the HUGE Joshua vs Povetkin fight - and we'll tell you how to live stream ever...

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Airbnb hopes to give hosts a stake in the company

If Airbnb has its way, hosting travelers won't just get you some spending money -- it'll get you a...

The early 'Phoenix Wright' games are heading to PC and more consoles

Phoenix Wright, Maya Fey and their gang of falsely accused clients are making their way to more pl...

Toyota expected to add Android Auto to its cars

Toyota joined the modern era when it started adding CarPlay to its vehicles early in 2018, but tha...

The best microwave

By Michael Sullivan, Tim Heffernan, Ganda Suthivarakom and Jessie Kissinger This post was done in ...

Porsche is the first German car maker to drop diesel

German brands have stuck to diesel in spite of the fallout from VW's Dieselgate, but they're start...

After Math: To infinity... and Taiwan!

Apparently, this was the week to shoot for the Moon, in some ways more literally than others. Spac...

Bragi sues OnePlus in Europe for using the word 'Dash'

Do you see much of a connection between smart earbuds and fast smartphone charging? No? Bragi woul...

Android at 10: Google's mobile OS has come a long way

The mobile world is celebrating a momentous anniversary today: Android is ten years old. The T-Mob...

Japan's Hayabusa 2 mission lands on target asteroid

After months of hovering around its target, Japan's Hayabusa 2 mission has made contact. Two of th...

Sennheiser is making spatial audio accessories for Magic Leap

Magic Leap has teamed up with audio giant Sennheiser to help it "explore and enhance [its] spatial...
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