Tech giants face Congress as showdown over Russia election meddling looms
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Facebook, Twitter and Google once seemed to encapsulate freedom and connectivity. At a hearing on 1 November a new question will be posed: have they become a tool for foreign autocracies and domestic extremists?
Tech Writer Robert Scoble Accused of Sexual Harassment, Assault by Multiple Women
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Over the course of the past few weeks, the media world has been experiencing a bit of a wake-up call about rampant sexual harassment throughout the industry after an anonymously sourced list of allegations circulated on Google Drive. At the same time, growing numbers of women have been using the hashtag #MeToo to talk about their own experiences of harassment—including in Silicon Valley, where the culture can be so bad that allegations startup UploadVR had a “kink room” were no less disgusting,
Project Loon partners with AT&T in Puerto Rico
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Project Loon, an outfit that began in Google's moonshot lab, says some balloons are currently providing limited service to certain areas of the island.
Tech companies have a Baby Boomer problem
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The tech industry continues to have a problem with ageism, a survey from job hiring website Indeed indicates. But workers say the situation is improving.
Southeast Asia gaming and e-commerce firm Sea ends first day on NYSE up 8%
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Sea, the gaming and e-commerce company holding the first major U.S. IPO from a Southeast Asian tech firm, had a bumpy start to life on the NYSE after closing..
The 7 Most Common Tactics Used To Hack Passwords
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When you hear "security breach," what springs to mind? A malevolent hacker? Some basement-dwelling kid? The reality is, all that is needed is a password, and hackers have 7 ways to get yours.
New venture capitalists find strength in numbers
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Ian Rountree, the twenty something captain at the helm of Cantos Ventures, an SF-based micro-fund, is characteristic of a new breed of venture capitalists in..
The prevalence of AI-powered IoT devices inspires mixed emotions
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The internet of things (IoT) is slowly changing the world. It already integrates with numerous industries and can be found in many homes around the globe. Research firms like Gartner and the Intern?
Shaun's high-end audio and video obsession led to this
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In this installment of CNET's Show Us Yours, Shaun's gives us a tour of his insanely upscale audio system and downstairs home theater. Don't ask how much it cost.
$99 gizmo kicks up your headphones' sound at home
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Would you drop $99 on a Schiit Magni 3 if it could make your headphones sound better?
KEF keeps up its high standards with its R300 speaker
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The Audiophiliac loves the KEF R300 stand-mount speaker?s sleek design and rich sound.
NBN trials cheaper technology to reduce digital divide
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The National Broadband Network Company is trialling cheaper and less intrusive technology to take fibre to the driveway of homes.
Professional Futurists Look Ahead - Futurist.com: Futurist Speaker Glen Hiemstra
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This past week I had the privilege of helping to host the Association of Professional Futurists in an annual gathering, as part of the planning committee. The Association was celebrating its 15th Anniversary, and it was an opportunity for these professional futurists to look ahead. The Association of Professional Futurists is a global community of ?
Google Helpouts Invitation Code
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Do you need a Google Helpouts Invitation Code? Learn how to get Google Helpouts Invites instantly...
It's primetime for Amazon and sizzling Dow stocks
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The stock market boom has raised expectations for Amazon and the four leaders of the Dow when they report earnings this week. Look to see if Boeing, McDonald's, Caterpillar and Visa can keep carrying the Dow to new heights.
AWS Guides: How to resize a EC2 Windows EBS Volume
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The following guide will help you resize an EBS volume on a Windows instance inside EC2 on AWS. The task can be a little daunting but is quite easy once you have done it the first time. Remember th…
Google says the majority of Chrome traffic is protected with HTTPS
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Google has already used Cybersecurity Awareness Month to announced details of a new bug bounty program for Android apps, as well as a new Advanced Protection Program for G Suite users. Now the comp?
High on Sierra: Apple’s WWDC 2017
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This year’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) brings us, as usual, a new version of
First joint France-China satellite to study oceans
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France and China's space agencies unveiled their first joint satellite in Beijing Friday, which will be used to improve forecasting of ocean storms and cyclones.
Get 75% Mobile Recharge Discount
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Find out how you can get 75% mobile recharge discount instantly with no strings attached...
iPhone X: An ugly deception?
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Commentary: Apple wants to convince you that its new "smartphone of the future" is all screen. But just look at it.
LONGi’s 5BB module, certified by TUV SUD, improves performance of 300W plus modules
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SPONSORED: LONGi New Energy recently announced that its independently developed M2A1L4 5BB (busbar) mono module product has been certified by TUV SUD, a testament to the efficiency, reliability and stability of LONGi’s products from a third-party certification body, and also further evidence of LONGi continuing to lead in the technology developments within the PV manufacturing industry.
AOC U3277PWQU 32-inch 4K UHD Professional Monitor [Review]
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I?m a big fan of value. Is that because I?m not a wealthy person? Partially. Even when I can afford something, however, I don?t necessarily buy it. When buying a car, for instance?
Tweak and hack OxygenOS on your OnePlus phone with JOnePlus Tools
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Tweaking tools used to be all the rage for Windows, but not so much these days. The phenomenon has, however, spread to the mobile world to a certain extent. OnePlus owners have the streamlined Oxyg?
Notes from PPP 2017 Chicago
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I spoke this morning at Prototypes, Process and Play, in Chicago about The Dance of The possible (slides, sketchnotes). Here are my notes from the sessions so far. 2. Making Moonshots, Mathew Milan…
This Week In Techdirt History: October 15th - 21st
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Five Years Ago This week in 2012, we saw more copyright nonsense as South Park was sued over a character design and textbook publisher Pearson managed to take down 15-million student and teacher blogs with a single DMCA notice — but of...
Another German decision warns against broad application of GS Media presumption for for-profit link providers
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The IPKat blog reports on copyright, patent, trade mark, info-tech and privacy/confidentiality issues from a mainly UK and European perspective.
How Facebook?s Master Algorithm Powers the Social Network
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Artificial intelligence permeates everything at Facebook Inc., the social network?s head of applied machine learning says?and humans are bound to understand Facebook less than ever.
Drone technology helping utility companies
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The power and utilities sector in the US faces numerous challenges as well as being on the verge of a digital revolution. Losses from network outages have been worth $169 billion.
Dartmouth economist outlines reforms to improve access to affordable, high quality child care
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For families in the US, the costs of high-quality child care are exorbitant, especially for those with children under age five. A new policy proposal, 'Public Investments in Child Care,' by Dartmouth Associate Professor of Economics Elizabeth Cascio, finds that current federal child care tax policies are not benefiting the families most burdened by child care costs. Therefore, Cascio outlines a new policy that could replace the current federal child care tax policies.
Trends having an impact on how people think about ?Innovation?
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By Synecticsworld Three trends that we observed accelerating in 2015. Over the 55 years we have been working in the innovation business, we have observed a
GOT GROWTH? 4 Questions to Prepare for Strategy Innovation By Connie Williams
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Connie Williams, CMO & General Partner Synecticsworld When will you start your strategy planning process this year? Most companies do a reasonably good
Commentary: Technology and the coming Mormon evolution
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Exactly 500 years ago this Halloween, Martin Luther nailed a paper to a door and launched the Protestant Reformation.
After the end of the startup era
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There's a weird feeling afoot these days, in the Valley, and in San Francisco. Across the rest of the world -- Denver, Santiago, Toronto, Berlin, "Silicon..
How to Protect Yourself from KRACK WiFi Vulnerability - Make Tech Easier
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The KRACK WiFi vulnerability affected most routers and has taken the world by storm. This will show how to protect yourself from the KRACK vulnerability.
When words, structured data are placed on single canvas
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If "ugh" is your favorite word to describe entering, amending and correcting data on the rows and columns on spreadsheets you are not alone. Coda, a new name in the document business, feels it's time for a change. This is what they have to say, or rather, exclaim:
Lost Australia diver swam miles to shore stalked by shark
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A diver separated from his boat off the coast of Australia said Sunday he was lucky to be alive after being forced to swim miles back to shore?shadowed by a large tiger shark.
'Good morning' Facebook post leads to arrest of Palestinian
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Israeli police have mistakenly arrested then released a Palestinian who posted "good morning" in Arabic on Facebook after software mistranslated it as "attack them," police and a media report said Sunday.
Mountain glaciers shrinking across the West
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Until recently, glaciers in the United States have been measured in two ways: placing stakes in the snow, as federal scientists have done each year since 1957 at South Cascade Glacier in Washington state; or tracking glacier area using photographs from airplanes and satellites.