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Gillmor Gang: Electrical Banana
Thanks I?m giving for the start of the first big online season. Yes, the pandemic has put in place a gigantic move to the digital for our immediate and accelerated future. We all know how this plays out in the required state of things pre-vaccine. But there's an undercurrent not so hidden there of a ...
4 minutes ago
TechCrunch
Gillmor Gang: Electrical Banana
Firstminute Capital launches second $111 fund, featuring a whos-who of founders as LPs
London HQ'd Firstminute Capital has announced its second early-stage venture fund of $111m (£87m). Founded and cornerstoned in 2016 by Brent Hoberman CBE (best known as co-founder of lastminute.com and MADE.com), together with Spencer Crawley (formerly of Goldman Sachs), this new fund comes after the ...
9 minutes ago
TechCrunch
Firstminute Capital launches second $111 fund, featuring a whos-who of founders as LPs
New trailers: Small Axe: Red White and Blue, Equinox, Sweet Home, and more
John Boyega stars in Small Axe: Red, White and Blue | Amazon Prime I would like to discuss my THOUGHTS about the Netflix movie Happiest Season with you all but I don't want to spoil the ending if you have not seen it. Suffice to say it could have used 100 percent more of both ...
10 minutes ago
The Verge
New trailers: Small Axe: Red White and Blue, Equinox, Sweet Home, and more
Hacker sells access to hundreds of corporate executives' email accounts
Hackers are fond of hijacking email accounts, and one of them may have obtained a motherlode of potential targets. ZDNet and Gizmodo report that a hacker is selling claimed access to "hundreds" of C-suite executives" Microsoft-based email accounts, i...
1 hour ago
Engadget
Hacker sells access to hundreds of corporate executives' email accounts
India's new ride hailing rules cap driver hours and limit surge pricing
India is bringing app-based ride hailing services under dedicated regulation for the first time, and it might just set an example for other countries. TechCrunch reports the country has instituted guidelines that set expectations for both drivers and...
2 hours ago
Engadget
India's new ride hailing rules cap driver hours and limit surge pricing
Volkswagen may release a small EV for as little as $24,000
In the future, Volkswagen may have a pretty affordable electric vehicle offering in its lineup. According to Reuters, the automaker is working on a pure electric car around the size of a Polo under a project that the company calls ?Small BEV (Battery...
2 hours ago
Engadget
Volkswagen may release a small EV for as little as $24,000
Modified 'stealth' virus could fight advanced cancers
Scientists have long explored using viruses to fight cancer, but that doesn't work well for metastatic cancers (that is, those that have spread beyond the primary site) when your immune system will quickly neuter perceived threats. There might, howev...
3 hours ago
Engadget
Modified 'stealth' virus could fight advanced cancers
The mysterious Utah monolith has disappeared
A mysterious monolith appeared, then disappeared, in rural Utah | Utah Department of Public Safety The Utah monolith has now disappeared almost as abruptly as it was discovered. The Utah Bureau of Land Management released a statement that the "illegally installed structure" had ...
3 hours ago
The Verge
The mysterious Utah monolith has disappeared
Microsoft envisions 'scoring' meetings based on body language
You might not have to endure as many unnecessary company meetings in the future. GeekWire has found a Microsoft patent application for an "insight computer system" that would give meetings scores based on body language, facial expressions, the number...
4 hours ago
Engadget
Microsoft envisions 'scoring' meetings based on body language
After Math: Deals on deals on deals
As we collectively recover from a day of too much turkey and another of too much (hopefully online) shopping, with our eyes ahead towards what is sure to be an unprecedented holiday season, let's take a look at some of the top headlines from this pas...
6 hours ago
Engadget
After Math: Deals on deals on deals
WarGames for real: How one 1983 exercise nearly triggered WWIII
From the archives: Say hello to the KGB software model that forecasted mushroom clouds.
7 hours ago
Ars Technica
WarGames for real: How one 1983 exercise nearly triggered WWIII
David Prowse, the original Darth Vader, is dead at 85
George Lucas dubbed in James Earl Jones to provide Vader's voice.
8 hours ago
Ars Technica
David Prowse, the original Darth Vader, is dead at 85
This Week in Apps: Snapchat clones TikTok, India bans 43 Chinese apps, more data on App Store commission changes
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications, and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People now spend three hours and ...
9 hours ago
TechCrunch
This Week in Apps: Snapchat clones TikTok, India bans 43 Chinese apps, more data on App Store commission changes
The Supreme Court will hear its first big CFAA case
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Monday in a case that could lead to sweeping changes to America's controversial computer hacking laws – and affecting how millions use their computers and access online services. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act was signed into federal law in 1986 and predates ...
9 hours ago
TechCrunch
The Supreme Court will hear its first big CFAA case
VCs Are Pouring Money Into the Wrong Education Startups
The pandemic has proven the need for new technologies that can radically change online learning models. But investors are more interested in existing platforms.
9 hours ago
WIRED
VCs Are Pouring Money Into the Wrong Education Startups
Cretaceous birds were thought to have small bills?except this one
This creature lived long before modern birds evolved large beaks.
10 hours ago
Ars Technica
Cretaceous birds were thought to have small bills?except this one
Geometry Reveals How the World Is Made of Cubes
An exercise in pure mathematics has led to a wide-ranging theory that unites Plato with geophysics.
10 hours ago
WIRED
Geometry Reveals How the World Is Made of Cubes
The ungentle joy of spider sex
Some spiders pair puny males with gigantic females, making mating both tricky and dangerous.
10 hours ago
Ars Technica
The ungentle joy of spider sex
What Is the Signal Encryption Protocol?
As the Signal protocol becomes the industry standard, it's worth understanding what sets it apart from other forms of end-to-end encrypted messaging.
11 hours ago
WIRED
What Is the Signal Encryption Protocol?
How to With John Wilson is the year's best nature documentary
New HBO docuseries is an observational marvel. It's also very funny.
11 hours ago
Ars Technica
How to With John Wilson is the year's best nature documentary
Feel like you never have enough time? Try these 5 ways to cope with the anxiety
How often do you feel like you just don't have enough time" Despite trying every time management technique and productivity strategy in the book, do you find it impossible to shake the feeling that time is slipping away" This is called time anxiety. Similar to productivity shame&x2013;the feeling ...
18 hours ago
Fast Company
Feel like you never have enough time? Try these 5 ways to cope with the anxiety
What to make of Stripe's possible $100B valuation
This is The TechCrunch Exchange, a newsletter that goes out on Saturdays, based on the column of the same name. You can sign up for the email here. Welcome to a special Thanksgiving edition of The Exchange. Today we will be brief. But not silent, as there is much to talk about. Up top, The Exchange noodled ...
1 day ago
TechCrunch
What to make of Stripe's possible $100B valuation
How many turkey feathers does it take to make an ancient blanket? 11,500
You?d need the feathers from 4 to 10 turkeys, according to WSU anthropologists.
1 day ago
Ars Technica
How many turkey feathers does it take to make an ancient blanket? 11,500
How Ryan Reynolds and Mint Mobile worked without becoming the joke
In the past decade, celebrity interest and investment in tech companies has significantly increased. But not all celebrity investments are created equally. Some investors, like Ashton Kutcher, have prioritized the VC pursuits. Some have invested casually without getting overly involved. Others have used ...
1 day ago
TechCrunch
How Ryan Reynolds and Mint Mobile worked without becoming the joke
It's Time to Stop Sharing Your Passwords With Your Partner
Go ahead, give them the keys to your heart?but anything more could make a cybersecurity mess.
1 day ago
WIRED
It's Time to Stop Sharing Your Passwords With Your Partner
Endangered Vancouver Island Marmots Are Making a Comeback
Canada's most endangered mammal is back from the brink of extinction"and offers hope as an "ambassador" for the conservation of less adorable species.
1 day ago
WIRED
Endangered Vancouver Island Marmots Are Making a Comeback
These Are Our Favorite Small Businesses and Shops
For Small Business Saturday?or any day'remember to shop local! Here are some stores we think you'll like too.
1 day ago
WIRED
These Are Our Favorite Small Businesses and Shops
The end of unlimited Google Photos storage is part of a bigger pivot
There are two ways to look at Google's recent announcement that it will discontinue unlimited Google Photos storage starting next June. The first is Google's official explanation: People are uploading a lot more photos and videos than they used to, making the service harder to sustain for free. "When ...
1 day ago
Fast Company
The end of unlimited Google Photos storage is part of a bigger pivot
8 ways healthcare providers can build public trust about the COVID-19 vaccines
The pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNtech announced November 20, 2020, that they will seek emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for a vaccine to prevent COVID-19. On Nov. 16, Moderna announced that a vaccine it has been working on has been shown to be close to 95% ...
1 day ago
Fast Company
8 ways healthcare providers can build public trust about the COVID-19 vaccines
You too can be a great innovator, if you just learn to work with this
Madam C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove, was America's first female self-made millionaire. She pioneered a line of haircare and beauty products for people of color early in the 20th century, and the recent Netflix series Self Made details the story of this talented innovator and the challenges she overcame ...
1 day ago
Fast Company
You too can be a great innovator, if you just learn to work with this
This one remote-work hack will make your virtual meetings more productive
Over the past months, how you manage your work, connections, and careers has changed dramatically. You're demonstrating value without being able to see your boss in person. You're managing your projects despite no central war room, and you're finding ways to get coaching from your mentor without the ...
2 days ago
Fast Company
This one remote-work hack will make your virtual meetings more productive
Crisis hotlines are bracing for the COVID-19 holiday season
Americans have suffered a cascade of instability, illness, death, job loss, and school closures this year. The added stressors could make for a rough holiday season. Crisis hotlines and text apps that counsel people under acute duress are optimistic that this season may be less chaotic than usual, as ...
2 days ago
Fast Company
Crisis hotlines are bracing for the COVID-19 holiday season
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