Technology posts
Google confirms some of its own services are now getting blocked in Russia over the Telegram ban
A shower of paper airplanes darted through the skies of Moscow and other towns in Russia today, as users answered the call of entrepreneur Pavel Durov to send the blank missives out of their windows at a pre-appointed time in support of Telegram, a messaging app he founded that was blocked last wee…
April 22nd, 22:41h
Author: Ingrid Lunden
Proxeus wants to be the WordPress of blockchain
Can blockchain technology fix the soul sucking tedium and cost of back-and-forth bureaucracy? The Swiss team behind a blockchain-based platform, called Proxeus, believes it can — and that that will be just the tip of what decentralization brings down the pipe, once components such as crypto identit…
April 22nd, 22:08h
Author: Natasha Lomas
A number of Gmail users got spam messages — from themselves
A number of Gmail users reported earlier today that their inboxes were suddenly flooded with ads that were apparently sent from their own accounts.
April 22nd, 21:30h
Author: Andrew Liptak
Empathy technologies like VR, AR, and social media can transform education
Jennifer Carolan Contributor Jennifer Carolan is a general partner and co-founder of Reach Capital. In The Better Angels of Our Nature, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker makes the case for reading as a “technology for perspective-taking” that has the capacity to not only evoke people’s empathy but…
April 22nd, 21:00h
Author: Jennifer Carolan
Miami detectives attempted to use a dead suspect’s fingerprint to unlock his phone
After police killed a suspect during a traffic stop, they attempted to use his fingerprint to unlock his phone
April 22nd, 20:51h
Author: Andrew Liptak
Penn State's 98-Year-Old Outing Club Is No Longer Allowed to Go Outside
"Student safety in any activity is our primary focus."
April 22nd, 20:50h
Author: lenore-skenazy
Wikipedia has added page previews for easier browsing
Wikipedia has added a new feature: page previews, pop ups that provide some additional context for links to other articles.
April 22nd, 19:40h
Author: Andrew Liptak
Here are the 4 best moments from the first big Fortnite e-sports tournament
Ninja Vegas 18 put Tyler Blevins, the top Twitch streamer, up against more than 230 Fortnite players from around the country in a nine-match battle with more than $50,000 on the line. Here are the four best moments from the first big Fortnite e-sports event.
April 22nd, 19:00h
Author: Nick Statt
Amazon's next conquest will be apparel
Sunny Dhillon Contributor Sunny Dhillon is a partner at Signia Venture Partners. More posts by this contributor The rise of experiential commerce Approaching e-commerce investments in the age of Amazon Late last year, after Amazon announced it had acquired the rights to J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic “Lord …
April 22nd, 17:52h
Author: Sunny Dhillon
The science fiction film Jonathan mixes Fight Club with Charlie Kaufman
Bill Oliver’s feature directorial debut, starring Ansel Elgort and Suki Waterhouse, puts two men in the same body for a brisk new take on a trope that goes back to The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. But while the film feels like a lost episode of Black Mirror, it doesn’t do enough with its science fiction premise.
April 22nd, 17:00h
Author: Tasha Robinson
Connecting our homeless neighbors with their loved ones
San Francisco’s housing crisis is painfully obvious with a homeless population of 7,499 people, according to a 2017 homeless census and survey. People lose their homes for a variety of reasons — job losses, wrongful evictions, excessive rent hikes and so forth. What sometimes prevents p…
April 22nd, 16:42h
Author: Megan Rose Dickey
Most Americans think big tech should be regulated like big banks
They’re less certain that the government would be able to pull it off.
April 22nd, 16:31h
Author: Rani Molla
In 'This is Climate Change,' you can't look away from the destruction
'This is Climate Change' makes you confront Earth's destruction in VR.
April 22nd, 16:30h
Author: Devindra Hardawar
The FTC warns of robot calling spam targeting Chinese speakers
Robot callers appear to be impersonating the Chinese Embassy to scam the Chinese community.
April 22nd, 16:00h
Author: Natt Garun
Valve acquires Firewatch developer Campo Santo
Yet another sign Valve might be interested in making new games again.
April 22nd, 15:00h
Author: Kyle Orland
This podcast about the US Constitution puts a human face on the founding document
The stories behind the shaping of the country’s most important document
April 22nd, 15:00h
Author: Andrew Liptak
This is how Facebook’s record lobbying spending compares to other tech companies
It spent more than Apple, less than Google and about the same as Amazon last quarter.
April 22nd, 14:27h
Author: Rani Molla
NASA’s new planet finder is in space. Now what?
No spacecraft has ever used a lunar resonant orbit. Until now.
April 22nd, 14:00h
Author: Eric Berger
Gillmor Gang: Carrier Pigeon
The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Denis Pombriant, Keith Teare, Esteban Kolsky, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, April 20, 2018. G3: Privacy Fence — Mary Hodder, Maria Ogneva, Francine Hardaway, Kristie Wells, and Tina Chase Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, April 20, 2018. @stevegillmor, @jtas…
April 22nd, 14:00h
Author: Steve Gillmor
Original Content podcast: Netflix successfully reinvents 'Lost in Space'
Lost in Space started out as a ’60s TV series, got rebooted in the 1990s as a feature film and has now been brought up-to-date by Netflix . On the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, we review the first season of the new show, which finds the Robinson family once again sent into […
April 22nd, 14:00h
Author: Anthony Ha, Jordan Crook, Greg Kumparak