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WiFi Experiment Done By A Group Of 9th Grade Students Got Serious International Attention. THIS Is Why…

Researchers from England, Holland and Sweden have shown great interest in the experiment done by 5 girls from northern Jutland in 9th grade. They did an experiment for a biology test, so brilliant, that it has attracted international attention among ackno

News | In The News

Once Its AIM Was True, But Soon AOL's Instant Messenger Will Be No More

AOL Instant Messenger, with 100 million users at its peak in 2001, was overtaken by mobile text messaging and social media platforms such as Twitter. It will be shut down in December.

Science & Technology | Tech

Amazon Echo devices can now make free calls in North America

All Amazon Echo devices can now make free calls to the US, Canada, and Mexico without any additional hardware.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple pushes out the first bug-fixing iOS 11 update

Apple's first iOS 11 update fixes an email bug that was preventing users with Microsoft email accounts from reading their messages.

Products & Services | Apps I Like

That app-controlled paper airplane just got an update and it's pretty sweet

Paper airplanes are high tech now, thanks to the team at POWERUP and they're super successful Kickstarter campaigns.

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

Learn how to make movies for the cost of a pair of movie tickets

This practical course acts as a walkthrough for the filmmaking process, from casting to final cut.

Products & Services | Social Media

Facebook just stole one of Myspace’s worst features

Facebook is testing a new feature on its mobile app that will show a friend's activity status directly on their profile, allowing you to track them.

Science & Technology | Tech

Amazon is working on smart glasses to house Alexa AI, says FT | TechCrunch

Amazon is working on building a pair of smart glasses to house its Alexa voice assistant, and a home security camera that could be linked to its existing Echo..

Science & Technology | Technology

iOS 11 review: 10 things to try

iOS 11 is available, officially, today. It's coming to every iPhone and iPad made in the past few years, and the chances are near-certain that you're going to upgrade.

Science & Technology | Tech

The future of loud autoplay videos is in doubt, and we're stoked

As Apple and Google move to block autoplay video with sound, will the rest of the industry follow?

Products & Services | Social Media

The unforeseen consequences of an AI-built social network | VentureBeat | AI | by Vivian Michaels

Artificial intelligence is one of the most powerful technologies invented by humankind. This technology has affected almost every industry, including the medical, finance, and banking Industries. Due to its enormous potential, investors are sinking some serious funding into AI.

Business & Finance | BUSINESS

Fury at 'Bodega' tech startup that aims to put corner shops out of business | Technology | The Guardian

Bodega, which markets glorified vending machines where users can buy groceries, boasts: ‘Eventually, centralized shopping locations won’t be necessary’

Science & Technology | Tech

Everything Apple announced at today's iPhone event

Apple CEO Tim Cook today opened Apple’s fall iPhone event with a touching tribute to ex-CEO Steve Jobs. It’s fitting. The stage Cook stood on, after all, was the focal point of a new theater bearing Jobs’ name. Apple Watch Watch, according to Cook,

Science & Technology | Tech

I downloaded an app. And suddenly, was part of the Cajun Navy. - Houston Chronicle

I read an article about the Cajun Navy, and on a whim, downloaded Zello, the walkie-talkie-type app they used to communicate.

Products & Services | Apps I Like

These apps are dominating because of Hurricane Irma

The extreme situation faced by people affected by Hurricane Harvey and, now, Irma is causing some lesser-known apps to rise to the top of the App Store.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Mobileye Founders Develop Wearable Device To Give The Blind Near-Complete Independence

The Israeli device reads any text and enables the blind and visually impaired to achieve nearly complete independence in everyday life.

Miscellaneous | Miscellanneous Stuff

Radio Stations Abandoned Decades Ago Are Still Transmitting And No One Knows How

The strange sounds from these un-owned radio stations keep internet sleuths up at night. Are they actually used for espionage?

Science & Technology | Tech

13 things everyone is going to love about iOS 11

Apple's newest operating system for iPhones and iPads, iOS 11, finally launches this month. We'll learn the official release date for iOS 11 at Apple's big event on September 12; Apple calls its newest iOS "a giant step for iPhone" and "a m

Science & Technology | Tech

New iPhone 8 Leak Reveals Apple's Stunning Shock

With the presumptive launch of the new iPhone just over a week away almost everything is known about Tim Cook’s tenth anniversary handset. It’s unlikely there’s going to be a genuine ‘one more thing’ to surprise the crowd, but Apple’s latest s

Science & Technology | Tech

Your next Beats Studio headphones could rock for 22 hours

Beats by Dre, Apple's wild-child audio accessory arm, rarely gets the showcase moment at Apple launch events and probably won’t be mentioned on Sept. 12 when Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 8, but they're still getting the innovation love.

Travel | Travel

The Future Hotel Room Is Already Here: Meet Your Robot Butlers and Mechanical Mini-Bar

The future hotel room is already here. Meet your robot butlers, mechanical mini-bar, and other high-tech gadgets hotels are starting to use.

Science & Technology | Tech

Safari in iOS 11 will finally get rid of Google’s annoying AMP links

With September fast approaching, we’re only a few short weeks away from Apple releasing iOS 11 to hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users. While most of iOS 11’s new and exciting …

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Apple's Winning iPhone Formula Is Perfecting Its Rivals Best Ideas

While Apple invented the modern smartphone, it has since mostly played catch-up with competitors. A few times it got there first.

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iPhone 8 Leak Reveals A Nasty New Surprise

iPhone 8 looks stunning, but Apple has made a design problem...

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Nokia’s New Phone Ushers In the Unfortunate Era of the ‘Bothie’ | WIRED

You like taking selfies and regular photos. Get you a phone that can do both... at the same time.

Science & Technology | Tech

How Spotify Playlists Create Hits

With more than 60 million subscribers, the streaming service can make or break a song. Here's how the industry is adjusting

Politics | Seriously???

Google engineer's anti-diversity manifesto sparks outrage - CNET

The document, originally posted on an internal network, argues that women make up less of tech's workforce because of biology, not bias.

Business & Finance | Business

How Two Brothers Turned Seven Lines of Code Into a $9.2 Billion Startup - Bloomberg

Now, Stripe’s Patrick and John Collison are teaming with Amazon to grab even more control over the global flow of commerce.

Science & Technology | Technology

New leak directly from Apple confirms wireless charging in the iPhone 8 – BGR

Apple mistakenly released HomePod software into the wild, and the operating system revealed more details about the iPhone 8 than we’d have expected. In fact, the HomePod's firmware tells a much better iPhone 8 story than iOS 11, which is already availab

Science & Technology | Tech

Plug Pulled After Artificial Intelligence Develops Its Own Language - IGN

This isn't the first time AI began communicating in a language humans can't understand. In fact, it happens constantly.

News | News

Israel firm says Iran-linked hackers spin global web of deceit

New report by Israeli cyber-intelligence firm says CopyKittens lays malware traps, creates fake Facebook pages

Science & Technology | Tech

Adobe Finally Kills Flash Dead
| WIRED

In 2010, Steve Jobs banished Adobe Flash from the iPhone. It was too insecure, Jobs wrote, too proprietary, too resource-intensive, too unaccommodating for a platform run by fingertips instead of mouse clicks. All of those gripes hold true.

Business & Finance | Business

WebMD confirms it will be acquired by KKR's Internet Brands for $2.8 billion | VentureBeat | Business | by Chris O'Brien

WebMD Health Corp. confirmed today that KKR’s Internet Brands has offered to pay $2.8 billion to acquire the health services company.

Business & Finance | Business

Uber is overhauling its driver support systems in a bid to decrease turnover - Recode

Drivers can expect quicker fare fixes and protection from bad ratings for things that are out of their control.

Cars & Motorcycles | Cars

Which brands have the best and slickest in-car tech?

The new battleground in the automotive world is in-car technology.

Science & Technology | Technology

Google Aims to Reinvent How We Discover the News | Inc.com

The platform for information launched a revamped content discovery feed, taking on Facebook and Twitter, but without a social component. Will Google succeed?

Science & Technology | Social Media

Moptwo Founders Charles Haspel & Josh Namm Set The High Bar

"Not only is Crossroads where we met; it's where we learned to set the bar high."

Science & Technology | TECH

Police body cams will soon use AI to find missing people

The AI will even be able to identify people in crowded public spaces.

Science & Technology | Tech

The launch of all 3 iPhones could be delayed

Apple could delay the release of all the iPhone models expected for 2017 -- the iPhone 8, 7S, and 7S Plus -- after supply chain and production issues.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli tech providing sight for sore eyes - Business & Innovation - Jerusalem Post

Fresh from the news of its $15b sale to Intel, Mobileye and its founders set their sights on OrCam, designed to help people with vision and reading disabilities.

Science & Technology | Tech

The 9 Most-Read WIRED Stories in June | WIRED

What do ticks, Apple, and a "Poppy" sensation all have in common? Well, your attention, dear reader.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel’s Spy Agency Mossad Launches VC To Invest In Cutting-Edge Startups

The clandestine spy agency will invest in technologies including flexible robotics, biomimetics and miniaturized systems.

Science & Technology | Tech

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Life-seeking telescopes, scuba arms, and more

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

Science & Technology | Tech

Willy Wonka's sideways-moving elevator could soon become a reality

It's the first time elevators can move horizontally as well as vertically, which means that this system could change how we build our cities.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook just hit 2 billion monthly active human content-sharing servitude machines (or: "users")

So, the world's only got 7 billion people in it, and only 3.2 billion are online. On Tuesday, Facebook announced that they reached 2 billion monthly active users. So, yeah: Nearly two-thirds of the people on the Internet are on Facebook. Insert the You know what's really cool? joke here.

Science & Technology | Technology

9 robots that will make your life better because the future is now

These high-tech robots will change the way you live. Within every price range, there's a bot to do the job.

Products & Services | Social Media

Snapchat’s newest feature is also its biggest privacy threat - The Verge

Earlier this week, Snapchat introduced Snap Map, an opt-in function that allows you to share your location with your friends on a map. Snapchat’s introduction video to Snap Map, seen above, focuses...

Products & Services | Social Media

Say goodbye to finstas and hello to Instagram 'favorites'

Instagram is testing a new feature called "favorites" to let users share private photos with a select group of people.

Science & Technology | Technology

Google to stop scanning users' Gmail inboxes to send ads - Business Insider

Google will use data other than your email messages — like your search history — to figure out which ads to show you.

Business & Finance | Business

This Startup Wants to Take the Hassle out of Canceling Compromised Credit Cards | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Science & Technology | Tech

Five Apple products that are headed for the scrapheap | ZDNet

As Apple more and more morphs into a smartphone company (albeit a wildly profitable smartphone company), a number of products in the Apple lineup...

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Google posts Financial Times op-ed outlining YouTube plans to combat terrorism

YouTube lays out how it plans to regulate itself regarding terrorist activities, before the UK government does.

Science & Technology | Technology

There’s an Invisible Tracking Code Embedded in the Documents You Print | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Business & Finance | Marketing

LinkedIn Just Gave Away a Big Secret

For the first time ever, LinkedIn is sharing some incredibly valuable data about what makes its members sit up and take notice.

Science & Technology | Tech

3 takeaways from Apple's entry into the self-driving car race

Tim Cook finally admitted that Apple is working to develop an autonomous driving system, making the company an intriguing entry in the self-driving race.

Business & Finance | Business

What's Wrong with Apple's New Headquarters | WIRED

The architecture and design of the years-in-the-making Apple Park are brilliant. How it fits into the world around it? Not so much.

Gaming | Gaming

Call of Duty: WWII multiplayer will have land, air, and sea combat | VentureBeat | PC Gaming | by Dean Takahashi

Sledgehammer Games showed off the latest trailer for multiplayer combat in Call of Duty: WWII. And it will give a new meaning to “boots on the ground,” as it will involve land, air, and sea combat.

Business & Finance | Business

Uber Board Unanimously Approves All Holder Report Recommendations; Details Secret Until Tuesday

The Holder Report is expected to recommend sweeping changes to Uber's notoriously aggressive and misogynistic corporate culture, but its precise prescriptions remain secret

Gaming | Gaming

E3 2017: Everything We Know About Xbox One X - GameSpot

While most of Project Scorpio's tech specs were unveiled earlier this year, we now have a full picture of everything it offers.

Science & Technology | Tech

100 Awesome iOS 11 Features and Changes

The complete list of awesome new features and refinements in iOS 11, Apple's major update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Gaming | Gaming

There's a huge PlayStation 4 game sale going on right now — here's all the best stuff

Interested in grabbing some great PlayStation 4 games with massive discounts? Now's your chance!

Science & Technology | Tech

Why Apple’s HomePod won’t just collect dust on your shelf | TechCrunch

Apple brought its smart speaker into the world with a shoddy name and an unconventional pitch, but anyone brash enough to cast the device to the side so..

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple’s WWDC 2017: a Siri speaker, iOS 11, and what else to expect

It’s June again, so it’s time for Apple to give the world a look at what it’s been up to and what we should expect from the iPhone, the Mac, and everything in between in the months to come. On...

Science & Technology | Technology

This is the first ever hands-on video showing a mockup of Apple’s iPhone 8 – BGR

With iPhone 8 mass production inching closer with each passing week, the number of iPhone 8 leaks we've come across has increased markedly over the past few months.

Science & Technology | Technology

This is what Apple’s newest iPad might look like – BGR

Apple’s WWDC 2017 is getting closer, which means we’re soon going to learn more details about iOS 11 and the next major macOS update. But that’s not the only exciting thing coming out of the event.

Science & Technology | Technology

Comparison Shows Just How Far Behind Apple Maps is To Google Maps

It’s no secret that Apple Maps simply cannot match up to Google Maps in terms of coverage, details, and information. Nonetheless, it was believed that Apple was working aggressively on improving its mapping service and catch up to Google Maps.aaa

Science & Technology | Social Media

You can now add a location to your Reddit post

Thanks to a new partnership with Foursquare—yes, the check-in app you may have used in the late 2000s—Reddit posts, published via the mobile app, can include a geotag that's particular to a specific venue or as broad as a country.

News | From CNN

These companies are racing to develop a Breathalyzer for pot - May. 26, 2017

Two companies - Hound Labs and Cannabix Technologies - are developing marijuana breathalyzers. The devices could hit the market later this year.

Products & Services | Social Media

Revealed: Facebook's internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence | News | The Guardian

Leaked policies guiding moderators on what content to allow are likely to fuel debate about social media giant’s ethics

Science & Technology | Technology

Google's 'superpower' for teachers: AR and VR

So far, Google's AR program has taken 2 million kids to the coral reefs and space.

Science & Technology | Tech

iOS 11 concept imagines new productivity features, Finder app, and more for iPad users [Video] | 9to5Mac

We’ve seen a few concepts imagining what iOS 11 could look like, but today the folks at MacStories have put together a video highlighting new features that could come to the iPad as part of t…

Science & Technology | Technology

10 Ways to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal

Check out these quick tips to get the strongest signal from your wireless router, extend and optimize your Wi-Fi coverage, and speed up your surfing.

Science & Technology | Tech

Significant iPhone 8 Leak Suggests Apple is About to Blow Our Minds

A fresh leak from last week suggests that Apple's iPhone 8 might turn out to be much more impressive than we thought as we look at dual-lens camera...

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iPhone 7S Leak Delivers The First Bad News

Bloomberg reports Apple's new 2017 iPhone has run into trouble...

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Apple AirPods: Review | WIRED

Apple's new wireless headphones aren't for the iPhone 7. They're for Siri.

Products & Services | Social Media

Facebook adds new features to Instant Articles to encourage email sign-ups and Page Likes | TechCrunch

Facebook today rolled out an improvement to its Instant Articles feature that now lets publishers include call-to-action units in their articles to better..

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Amazon will refund millions of unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids | TechCrunch

Amazon will refund millions of unauthorized in-app purchases kids made on mobile devices, having now dropped its appeal of last year's ruling by a federal..

Products & Services | Apps I Like

Mobile app Memoji turns your face into an emoji | VentureBeat | Mobile | by Dean Takahashi

Lightricks has created Memoji from Facetune to blend cartoon-like emojis with an image of your face so you can turn your own selfies into emojis.

Business & Finance | Business

SoCal Startups Speak Up About the Challenges They're Facing in 2017

Silicon Valley Bank today released its 2017 Southern California Startup Outlook report, their second annual SoCal startups report. Here's what they found.

Science & Technology | Tech

Hidden feature in iOS 10.3 will make living with 16GB iPhones a lot easier – BGR

Apple earlier this week released a bunch of updates for its various mobile operating system, including iOS 10.3, the next major upgrade for iPhone and iPad. We already showed you some of the best features of iOS 10.3 and explained why the iPhone will sudd

Science & Technology | Technology

How chatbots are exactly like the mouse circa 1970 | VentureBeat

The first computer mouse was invented in the 1960s and patented in 1970. By the time personal computers became affordable and useful enough to enter the mainstream in the 1980s, an entire generation of adults relied on the mouse to interact with graphical

Gaming | Gaming

Game academy opens submissions for video game scholarships | VentureBeat | PC Gaming | by Dean Takahashi

The AIAS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), has opened submissions for all three of its annual scholarship programs benefiting students pursuing a dream career in the video games industry.

Science & Technology | Technology

Meet The Man Whose Site Mark Zuckerberg Reads Every Day

For the last decade, Gabe Rivera has been quietly shaping the tech industry’s story for its top executives, investors, and journalists. But is the editor behind Silicon Valley’s Drudge Report ready...

Science & Technology | Tech

Google's tool to edit your iPhone's awkward Live Photos just got better

Google's Live Photo editing app, Motion Stills, was updated to include improved motion stabilization, Live Photo export and more to improve iPhone pictures.

Business & Finance | Business

Now We Know Why Microsoft Bought LinkedIn

Six months after Microsoft announced plans to pay more than $26 billion for LinkedIn, we now know even more about why the career-focused social networking site was so valuable. Today, Microsoft…

Science & Technology | Technology

Fifth grade girl builds portable, solar powered tiny house thanks to YouTube tutorials

5th grader Cassie Hilton built a solar powered, portable tiny house for a science project after watching YouTube tutorials.

Science & Technology | Tech

Robots are about to make your beer runs

Virginia became the first state in the union on Wednesday to legally allow robots to use sidewalks.

Gaming | Gaming

Nintendo Switch review: pure potential - The Verge

Nintendo's best hardware ever, but many questions remain unanswered

Business & Finance | Business

Inside Medium's meltdown: Evan Williams' startup - Business Insider

A big misstep by the startup's billionaire founder has angered some people and hurt his credibility.

Science & Technology | Tech

The iPhone 8's screen might be way more than just a pretty glass panel

A new Apple patent suggests iPhone 8's screen could double as fingerprint sensor.

Business & Finance | Business

Apple shares just closed at their highest price ever

The most valuable company in the world broke its own share price record.

Science & Technology | Tech

LinkedIn now lets you choose when comments appear in long-form articles | VentureBeat | Social | by Ken Yeung

LinkedIn is rolling out additional features designed to maintaining the collaborative and professional spirit of the professional social network. On Wednesday, it began rolling out the ability for users to manage comments on their long-form articles. So d

Business & Finance | Business

Snapchat IPO: Inside Snap Inc.'s company culture - Business Insider

Thursday night's filing of Snapchat's IPO papers was the largest data dump we've ever received from the company. Here's what we learned.

Science & Technology | Social Media

How to Stop Social Media From Taking Over Your Life

In this day and age, it’s hard to live a full life without logging onto Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram every now and then. The problem is that they can become a huge waste of time.

Science & Technology | Technology

CES 2017: 5 cool showstoppers

iPhone protector, hi-tech mattress, video glasses tops list

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Armed with faith and kids, Haredi women set eyes on tech

A busload of ultra-Orthodox women hits the road to meet female titans of the high-tech industry in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

Science & Technology | Technology

What Will Replace Email? - The Atlantic

Why does one of the world’s most reviled technologies keep winning?

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli smartphone app lets cars 'communicate' to prevent crashes

The dashcam app crowdsources data from its users, serving as a live artificial-intelligence-based messaging system and pre-empts chain reaction crashes.

News | In The News

Disbelief, hope and a plan for California's secession: How the tech industry is reacting to Trump’s win

The tech sector strongly backed Hillary Clinton. Now that Donald Trump has won the presidency, the industry isn't taking it so well.

Science & Technology | Tech

This epic slide deck lays out the future of tech and media in 2017

On Tuesday, top business-strategist Michael Wolf gave a massive presentation on the future of tech and media in 2017 at The Wall Street Journal's conference.

Science & Technology | Technology

All the Stuff You Can Do With the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar

The crown jewel of Apple’s live event today is the brand new Macbook Pro—the company’s first big update to the product line since 2012. It’s thin, light, and sports a giant trackpad, but the flashiest change by far is the Touch Bar.

Science & Technology | Technology

Understanding bots through 4 interface categories | VentureBeat | Bots | by Sam Vasisht, MindMeld

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” to paraphrase a famous bard. There is a huge ongoing boom in messaging-based applications coming to market, generically called “bots.” Regular readers of technology sections are no doubt also aware

Science & Technology | Technology

White House Chief Tech Officer Megan Smith On How We Get More Women in Tech

​​The chief technology officer of the United States wants to use data to create change.​

Cars & Motorcycles | Cars

Audi's new energy-generating suspension will make you love potholes

Audi's innovative new eROT suspension replaces shock absorbers with electric motors that turn bumpy roads into electricity that saves fuel.

Science & Technology | Technology

5 reasons chatbots will revolutionize the way we do business | VentureBeat | Bots | by Arnav Patel, TARS

Over the past year, bots seem to have gained immense popularity among big tech companies. Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and most recently, Apple have all released plans for a bot-filled future. But why? What is the big deal about bots, and, more importantl

Business & Finance | Business

Is Apple Stronger Than Ever? Playing The Long Game Inside Tim Cook's Apple

iPhone sales have slumped, stock is down, and pundits insist Apple is a tech laggard. But the company may be stronger than ever.

Science & Technology | Technology

Families Can Now Share All Their Google Play Purchases - Fortune

Google Play has a new Family Library feature that lets up to six family members share apps, games, movies, TV shows, and digital books.

Science & Technology | Tech

7 Apps to Help Manage Your Money | MONEY

These seven apps can help you track your monthly expenses and generate a budget, so you can skip the monthly creative accounting.

Business & Finance | Business

Apple fires back at Spotify over app update dispute

In a letter Apple accuses the music streaming platform of asking for special treatment while blasting it for "rumors and half-truths."

Business & Finance | Business

One Unspoken Reason Behind the Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal - The New York Times

LinkedIn’s struggling stock price, and its reliance on stock-based compensation may be a factor in its sale to Microsoft.

Science & Technology | TECH

There are 2,000 empty restaurants during the day in New York — and this startup is trying to do something about it

There are more than 2,000 restaurants in New York City that are closed before 6 p.m., and Spacious' founders want to turn that into a coworking space.

Science & Technology | Tech

Latest iPhone 7 Leak Will Excite Users - Forbes

Apple finally gives iPhone users a feature they've always wanted...

Science & Technology | Tech

Trump’s wall misses the mark: We need a cyber wall, not a physical one | TechCrunch

It’s 2016. There isn’t a wall high enough to keep out the fastest-growing threat to our national security: Cyberterrorism. It follows that our vulnerable..

Science & Technology | Technology

The Smartest Thing a Tech Company Can Do? Don’t Make a Phone | WIRED

Microsoft's days as a smartphone company are coming to an end. And that's a really smart move by Microsoft.

Science & Technology | Technology

Why bots won't replace apps anytime soon | VentureBeat | Bots | by Dan Grover, WeChat

Lately, everyone’s talking about “conversational UI” [user interface]. It’s the next big thing. But the more articles I read on the topic, the more annoyed I get. It’s taken me so long to figure out why

Science & Technology | Tech

Sprint and AT&T launch competing iPhone 6S/6S Plus offers - CNET

The rival carriers are trying to lure in customers with their latest 'buy one, get one free' campaigns.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple supplier mistakenly leaks details of next year’s major iPhone redesign

Citing a statement from the CEO of Catcher Technology — a key Apple supply partner — Nikkei reports that one of Apple’s iPhone models in 2017 will feature a glass casing. If this …

Products & Services | Social Media

What the designer of the old Instagram icon thinks of the new one

The designer of the old Instagram icon reveals his thoughts in the new one, and where the look of his design came from.

Science & Technology | Technology

Everything we know about the iPhone 7

Rumors about the iPhone 7 started emerging even before the iPhone 6s was released last September. Since then, new rumors have been flowing thick and fast — like a lava flow, constantly moving forward and plowing through everything in its path.

Science & Technology | Technology

This accessory fixes one of the MacBook’s biggest issues - Business Insider

Apple's 12-inch MacBook ditched the company's fan-favorite MagSafe adapter, but the Griffin BreakSafe aims to fill the void, and it's available now.

Products & Services | Social Media

Zuckerberg: Facebook bots will help businesses respond faster than with messaging | VentureBeat | Mobile | by Blaise Zer

Facebook today heralded the promise of chatbots, while also acknowledging that the much-hyped technology is still in its infancy.

Science & Technology | Technology

2 Tech Trends Every Company Should Watch | Inc.com

In a new report, Deloitte cites two tech trends with far-reaching implications for companies of every size and industry.