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Why Black Hole Interiors Grow Forever
The renowned physicist Leonard Susskind has identified a possible quantum origin for the ever-growing volume of black holes.
12 hours ago
The Fading Stars: A Constellation
How the new astronomy obscured the traditional night sky
12 hours ago
Google CEO to rebut privacy, bias criticisms before Congress
House Judiciary Committee posts Sundar Pichai's prepared testimony, where he talks about leading without political bias, taking users' privacy seriously, more
13 hours ago
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Promotes Tourism to Myanmar, Where Social Media Enabled Genocide
Overview of responses to Jack Dorsey's tone deaf tweets about a trip to Myanmar that failed to mention the region's genocide, which social media enabled
14 hours ago
Microsoft Teams is growing ridiculously fast
Survey of 900 IT companies in US and Europe finds that Microsoft Teams' marketshare grew from 3% in 2016 to 21% in 2018, while Slack grew just 2% to 15% in 2018
14 hours ago
Google moves up Google+ consumer shutdown to April 2019 | VentureBeat
After discovering another security issue potentially impacting 52.5 million users, Google is shutting down the consumer version of Google+ in April 2019.
14 hours ago
GoPro is moving camera production out of China, citing tariff worries
GoPro says it will move production of US-bound cameras out of China by summer 2019 due to fear of future tariffs, as US-China trade war escalates
14 hours ago
China bans many iPhone models in Qualcomm patent dispute
Chinese court issued a preliminary injunction against Apple for infringing Qualcomm patents, banning sale and import of iPhones 6s to X in China; Apple appeals
14 hours ago
Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret
How mobile apps share precise location data with 75+ firms, including advertisers, retailers, and hedge funds, and fail to describe the practice to users
14 hours ago
YouTube game videos were viewed for 50 billion hours in 2018
YouTube says over 200 million people view gaming content each day globally, and 50 billion+ hours of gaming videos were viewed in the past year
14 hours ago
Can the U.S. Stop China From Controlling the Next Internet Age?
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou's arrest at behest of US prompts fears of retaliatory arrests, amid a series of other worrisome US responses to strategic tech challenges from China
14 hours ago
The U.S. Army Has A New Plan To Recruit Gamers
As US Army launches Army Esports, a new gamer recruitment initiative, a look at its long collaboration with the gaming industry using tools like Marine Doom
14 hours ago
Are smartphones bad for you? The science is still out
Most studies on the side effects of screen time have relied on self-reported data, an unreliable methodology that has been a major problem in nutrition research
14 hours ago
Microsoft Putting Edge on Chromium Will Fundamentally Change the Web
By putting Edge on Chromium and planning to invest in the engine, Microsoft is showing it is committed to the web as a platform for the future of apps
14 hours ago
415,000 routers worldwide hijacked to secretly mine cryptocurrency
Researchers: 415,000+ routers worldwide, majority of them from MikroTik, have been infected with cryptomining malware CoinHive, Omine, and CoinImp
14 hours ago
After Getting FOSTA Turned Into Law, Facebook Tells Its Users To Stop Using Naughty Words
Facebook bans “implicit sexual solicitation”, “vague suggestive statements”, and sexualized slang, a disappointing sign of how SESTA/FOSTA has changed the internet
14 hours ago
Fake Net Neutrality Comments Draw A Federal Probe
BuzzFeed News sources: FBI is now investigating fake net neutrality comments on the FCC website and has delivered subpoenas to at least two organizations
14 hours ago
How Tumblr went from being the most porn-friendly social media site to banning porn
Tumblr's initial embrace of pornography helped it grow users, but it has since been phased out following Yahoo acquisition
14 hours ago
The Epic Games Store is now live
Epic's PC and Mac games store, announced last week, is now live with Epic's own Fortnite and Unreal Tournament, Hades from Supergiant Games, with more to come
14 hours ago
China forms new body to review ethics risks of video games
China has set up the Online Games Ethics Committee, which has reviewed a first batch of 20 games and rejected 9 of them, according to the state broadcaster CCTV
14 hours ago
Exclusive: Chat-service firm Slack taps Goldman Sachs to lead IPO - sources
Reuters sources: Slack has hired Goldman Sachs to lead its IPO, expected in 2019, which it hopes will fetch a valuation of well over $10 billion
14 hours ago
Huawei Executive Took Part in Sanctions Fraud, Prosecutors Say
Canada's DOJ argues Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou committed fraud by misrepresenting a Huawei subsidiary as an independent company, tricking US banks into violating Iran sanctions
14 hours ago
Microsoft Wants to Stop AI's 'Race to the Bottom'
Microsoft steps up calls for regulation of facial recognition tech; research group AI Now stresses urgency for companies to open their AI algorithms to auditing
14 hours ago
Europe should be wary of Huawei, EU tech official says
EU's technology commissioner Andrus Ansip: EU should be worried about Huawei and other Chinese tech companies because of the risk they pose to its industry and security
14 hours ago
FCC kicks off investigation into broadband map accuracy
FCC to investigate if carriers submitted incorrect coverage maps after an initial review of speed test data suggested significant violations of agency's rules
14 hours ago
We’re No Longer in Smartphone Plateau. We’re in the Smartphone Decline.
Smartphone manufacturers are likely preparing for a global sales decline as replacement cycles lengthen and smartphones approach becoming commodities
4 days ago
WordPress 5.0 arrives with block-based editor, new default theme, and developer features
WordPress.org launches WordPress 5.0, introducing a block-based editor to offer more streamlined editing, as well as a Classic Editor plugin
4 days ago
Google Pixel 3 (Verizon) getting RCS messaging support tomorrow
Verizon is rolling out support for RCS, an upgraded version of SMS, for Google Pixel 3 phones on its network
4 days ago
The Technology 202: More than 200 companies are calling for a national privacy law. Here's an inside look at their proposal.
A look at a proposed US national privacy law, backed by 200 retailers, banks, and tech companies, that would create universal data collection rules and more
4 days ago
Qualcomm's 'extreme' Snapdragon 8cx processor for Windows 10 can handle dual 4K displays
Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 8cx, an “extreme” processor for Windows laptops that it says is the first 7nm chip for a PC platform
4 days ago
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx is here for Always on, Always connected PCs
Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 8cx, an “extreme” processor for Windows laptops that it says is the first 7nm chip for a PC platform
4 days ago
Microsoft is embracing Chromium, bringing Edge to Windows 7, Windows 8, and macOS
As part of Microsoft's embrace of Chromium, Edge users will get access to Chrome extensions, and EdgeHTML will be replaced by Blink and Chakra with V8
4 days ago
VC Firm Lightspeed Adds Five Partners And A Growth Guru In One Fell Swoop
Lightspeed hires Jana Messerschmidt, Merci Victoria Grace, Ashley Brasier, Jerry Ye, Jay Madheswaran as investing partners and Neetzan Zimmerman as VP of growth
4 days ago
Microsoft is rebuilding its Edge browser on Chrome and bringing it to the Mac
Microsoft says it will rebuild Edge to run on Google's open source Chromium project and will make it available on macOS, Windows 7, and Windows 8
4 days ago
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai admits Russian interference in net neutrality debate
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says 500,000 of the 22 million comments submitted during the net neutrality debate were linked to Russian email addresses
4 days ago
Lyft beats bigger rival Uber in filing for IPO
Lyft says it has filed with the SEC for an IPO, hasn't specified the number of shares it is selling or their price range; sources say IPO is slated for H1 2019
4 days ago
Almost Every Electric Scooter Comes From This Chinese Company
A look at Ninebot, a Chinese company that makes an estimated four out of five electric scooters in use worldwide, which a source says is valued at $1.5 billion
4 days ago
Labor backdown allows Federal Government to pass controversial encryption laws
Australia passes sweeping anti-encryption bill giving police power to implant malware and insert backdoors, despite opposition from experts, tech companies
4 days ago
Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Are Set to Return in a Downsized Test
New York Times sources: as Uber prepares to resume testing cars in autonomous mode in Pittsburgh, the cars still face issues, raising safety concerns
4 days ago
Google is shutting down Allo
Google says it will stop working on Allo and instead focus on Messages; Allo will stop working March 2019
4 days ago
What carriers support iPhone XS & iPhone XR eSIM?
AT&T says it now supports eSIM on the latest iPhones with the iOS 12.1.1 update, making it the first major US carrier to support Dual SIM on iPhones
4 days ago
Canada arrests Huawei’s global chief financial officer in Vancouver
Canada has arrested Huawei's global CFO Meng Wanzhou, who now faces extradition to the US on the warrant from NY state claiming she violated US trade sanctions against Iran
4 days ago
Ajit Pai buries 2-year-old speed test data in appendix of 762-page report
FCC shares broadband speed test data for the first time in two years in appendices of another report, finds some DSL still doesn't get promised “up-to” speeds
4 days ago
Here's the Facebook board's letter defending Sheryl Sandberg's ask for research on George Soros
Facebook's board says it was “entirely appropriate” for Sheryl Sandberg to investigate if George Soros shorted Facebook after he made negative comments
4 days ago
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 promises big improvements to AI, performance, and connectivity
Qualcomm gives details on Snapdragon 855, its smartphone chipset: X24 modem, which isn't 5G compatible, 7 nanometer for 20% better graphics, and AI improvements
4 days ago
Apple releases iOS 12.1.1, tvOS 12.1.1, macOS 10.14.2, and HomePod 12.1.1 update
Apple releases iOS 12.1.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.2, and tvOS 12.1.1 with some FaceTime enhancements, bug fixes, and improvements to security
4 days ago
Googlers Write to CEO Demanding Equal Treatment for Contractors
In an open letter, a group of Google employees demands more equitable conditions for part-time and contract workers, after last month's changes for full-timers
4 days ago
Google Cloud says Security Command Center beta is live with expanded risk-monitoring tools
Google brings its Cloud Security Command Center to beta with new features to more quickly identify vulnerabilities and limit damage from threats or attacks
4 days ago
Measuring the Filter Bubble: How Google is influencing what you click
Does Google show you different search results based on your personal info, even when signed out and in so-called incognito mode? We ran a study to find out.
5 days ago
These Confidential Charts Show Why Facebook Bought WhatsApp
Internal Facebook emails show how the company used VPN app Onavo, which it later acquired, to closely track WhatsApp's rise before its $19 billion acquisition
5 days ago
Microsoft’s designers are now working together on the future of Windows, Office, and Surface
Interview with Microsoft's office design head Jon Friedman on how it has streamlined its process by getting Office, Windows, and Surface groups working closely
5 days ago
Facebook knew Android call-scraping would be ‘high-risk’
Internal emails show Facebook teams discussing adding controversial Android call-scraping, with one team member saying it was “high-risk” from a PR perspective
5 days ago
Digital Divide Is Wider Than We Think, Study Says
Microsoft study of US internet usage shows 162.8 million people don't use the internet at broadband speeds, while the FCC says broadband is not available to 24.7 million
5 days ago
German workflow automation startup Camunda raises €25 million
Berlin-based workflow automation startup Camunda raises €25 million Series A from Highland Europe to fund international expansion across US, Europe, and Asia
5 days ago
Internal Facebook documents show how the company makes deals for data
Internal Facebook docs show how Facebook worked out data sharing agreements with companies and how Zuckerberg personally approved shutting off access for Vine
5 days ago
AirPods alternatives from Google and Amazon likely on the way
Ming-Chi Kuo: Google and Amazon will launch AirPods competitors in H2 2019; Apple could add health sensors to AirPods and integrate them with the Apple Watch
5 days ago
Salesforce wants to deliver more automated field service using IoT data
Salesforce announces Field Service Lightning, a new component designed to deliver automated IoT data to service technicians in the field on mobile
5 days ago
Facebook Wielded User Data to Reward, Punish Rivals, Emails Show
UK Parliament publishes redacted copies of sensitive, internal Facebook documents seized last month from a company suing Facebook
5 days ago
Facebook’s Internal Tensions Are Spilling Beyond The Company’s Walls
BuzzFeed News' sources and chat logs show Facebook's internal tensions are reaching a boiling point, as one ex-employee says staff are “hoping for a Sundar or Dara moment”
5 days ago
An Eye-Scanning Lie Detector Is Forging a Dystopian Future
Behind EyeDetect, a controversial eye-scanning lie detector powered by a proprietary algorithm that its makers claim has 86% accuracy, higher than the polygraph
5 days ago
Riding in Waymo One, the Google spinoff’s first self-driving taxi service
A test ride in Waymo One, the first commercial self-driving taxi service launching next week in Phoenix for members of its Early Rider program
5 days ago
Secret Service Announces Test of Face Recognition System Around White House
US Secret Service to test facial recognition in and around the White House according to a document released by DHS last week
5 days ago
The Race Is On to Protect Data From the Next Leap in Computers. And China Has the Lead.
China has invested millions of dollars in quantum encryption, which could be tougher to crack than today's security methods; the US is trying to catch up
5 days ago
Wing, Alphabet’s drone delivery business, to begin a pilot in Finland in Spring 2019
Alphabet's Wing business boss James Burgess says it plans to start a trial drone delivery service in Helsinki, Finland, starting in spring 2019
5 days ago
Qualcomm announces first ultrasonic fingerprint reader: Headed to the Galaxy S10?
Qualcomm announces 3D Sonic Sensor, a new under-display fingerprint sensor for smartphones that uses sound waves to map fingerprints
5 days ago
New York Police Say They Will Deploy 14 Drones
New York police say they have acquired 14 drones and have trained 29 officers to fly them but will not use them for everyday police patrol or surveillance
5 days ago
New York Adopts Nation's First Pay Floor for Uber, Lyft, and Other Rideshare Drivers
NYC approves measures to set the US' first minimum pay rate for rideshare drivers of $26.51/hour gross, or an estimated $17.22/hour after expenses
5 days ago
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is the world’s first “real” 5G chipset
Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 855, which supports “multi-gigabit 5G” and promises up to 3X better AI performance than last gen
5 days ago
Apple security expert moves to ACLU as 'public interest tech' builds
Jon Callas, co-founder of Silent Circle, Blackphone, and PGP Corp, has left his senior security role at Apple to take a job at the ACLU
5 days ago
​Kubernetes' first major security hole discovered
Flaw discovered in Kubernetes lets any user gain full admin privileges on any compute node being run in a Kubernetes cluster; patched versions are available
5 days ago
AT&T slates Samsung 5G phone for 2019 and reaffirms 2018 network launch
Following Verizon, AT&T says it too will sell an as-yet unannounced 5G Samsung handset in the first half of 2019
5 days ago
How Facebook Groups sparked a crisis in France
A look at how Facebook was used to organize and promote Yellow Vests protests in France, which became violent as over 280,000 took to the streets this weekend
5 days ago
Netflix Will Keep ‘Friends’ Through Next Year in a $100 Million Agreement
New York Times sources: Netflix paid $100 million to license Friends in the US from AT&T's WarnerMedia through 2019, up from $30 million/year, ahead of AT&T's 2019 streaming service launch
5 days ago
Microsoft Boosts Rural Broadband Efforts to Reach More Users
Microsoft expands its US rural broadband initiative, aiming to operate in 25 states by the end of 2019 and reach 3M customers by July 2022
5 days ago
Microsoft open sources key Windows UX Frameworks, launches first Visual Studio 2019 preview
Microsoft open sources its most popular Windows UX frameworks and says the first preview of .NET Core 3.0 is now available
5 days ago
Fortnite-maker aims for Steam’s head with Epic Games Store
Fortnite-maker Epic Games announces a PC and Mac game store to rival Steam's, coming “soon”, with 88% of revenue going to developers, up from 70% on Steam
6 days ago
Google CEO Sundar Pichai to testify before House committee on December 11th
Google CEO Sundar Pichai is now set to testify before House committee on December 11, postponed by a week because of President George H.W. Bush's funeral
6 days ago
Google personalizes search results even when you’re logged out, new study finds
DuckDuckGo study finds that Google personalizes search results even when logged out or using the private browsing incognito mode
6 days ago
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