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An Origin Story, Smart Headlights, and Other Car News
General Motors' Cruise unit shows off its self-driving concept vehicle, while Hyundai smothers road noise. 
11 hours ago
WIRED
An Origin Story, Smart Headlights, and Other Car News
The 'Book Murderer' Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup
What kind of sick person slashes apart their novels and posts the deed on Twitter?
11 hours ago
WIRED
The 'Book Murderer' Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup
How to Be Humane to a Lab-Grown Brain
Ethicists and biologists seek to head off challenges raised by tissue "organoids" as they become increasingly similar to human brains.
12 hours ago
WIRED
How to Be Humane to a Lab-Grown Brain
Houdini Power Air Houdi Review: An Environmentally-Friendly Hoodie
This hoodie, which sheds much fewer microplastic fibers, makes me feel bad about wearing any other hoodie.
13 hours ago
WIRED
Houdini Power Air Houdi Review: An Environmentally-Friendly Hoodie
New Safety Gizmos Are Making Car Insurance More Expensive
The high cost of repairing sensor-packed vehicles outpaces the savings from fewer crashes.
13 hours ago
WIRED
New Safety Gizmos Are Making Car Insurance More Expensive
The Sneaky Simple Malware That Hits Millions of Macs
How the Shlayer Trojan topped the macOS malware charts"despite its "rather ordinary" methods.
1 day ago
WIRED
The Sneaky Simple Malware That Hits Millions of Macs
Currencycloud nabs $80M from Visa, World Bank Group and more for cross-border payment APIs
Sending money from one country to another &8212; either because you are a business paying someone for a service, or a family member working abroad and sending money back home, or something in between &8212; is a huge business, worth some $700 million annually. Today, a London startup called Currencycloud, ...
55 minutes ago
TechCrunch
Currencycloud nabs $80M from Visa, World Bank Group and more for cross-border payment APIs
Technology is anthropology
The interesting thing about the technology business is that, most of the time, it's not the technology that matters. What matters is how people react to it, and what new social norms they form. This is especially true in today's era, well past the midpoint of the deployment age of smartphones and the ...
1 hour ago
TechCrunch
Technology is anthropology
Gauging email success, invite-only app launches and other growth tactics
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2 hours ago
TechCrunch
Gauging email success, invite-only app launches and other growth tactics
Original Content podcast: Apple's "Little America" chooses uplift over anger
"Little America," a new anthology series on Apple TV+, has been widely described as the best show on the fledging streaming service. Here on the Original Content podcast, we aren't ready to go quite that far, particularly since a couple of us are big fans of "See." But we were pretty impressed. The series, ...
6 hours ago
TechCrunch
Original Content podcast: Apple's "Little America" chooses uplift over anger
Sundance: In Miss Americana, Taylor Swift demotes the Internet
In nearly a decade of attending Sundance, I've never seen a scene like the premiere of the documentary Miss Americana, detailing the last year and a half or so of Taylor Swift's life. The crowd before letting into the theater was huge, blistering with rumors about whether or not there was so many guests ...
7 hours ago
TechCrunch
Sundance: In Miss Americana, Taylor Swift demotes the Internet
This Week in Apps: Apple antitrust issues come to Congress, subscription apps boom, Tencent takes on TikTok
Welcome back to ThisWeek in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever with a record 204 billion downloads in 2019 and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019, according to App ...
1 day ago
TechCrunch
This Week in Apps: Apple antitrust issues come to Congress, subscription apps boom, Tencent takes on TikTok
Motorola on the Razr's folding screen: "bumps and lumps are normal"
Today's the day that the Motorola Razr is available for pre-sale for $1499, exclusively on Verizon. Motorola originally said that it should begin shipping on February 6th, but it looks like it's already backed up to the 14th on Verizon. Alongside the pre-order launch, Motorola has posted a series ...
5 hours ago
The Verge
Motorola on the Razr's folding screen: "bumps and lumps are normal"
Spree review: in search of an audience
Sundance Film Festival Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. When a real-life killer finds fame on a forum or a social network " a trend that's become depressingly ...
8 hours ago
The Verge
Spree review: in search of an audience
This week's best deals include Eero's mesh Wi-Fi kit, the Google Pixel 4, and more
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge The weekend is a good time to catch up on everything, including deals that you might have missed throughout the week. Below, you?ll find a mix of new sales we think are worth pointing out and a few ongoing offers that have already been featured in our coverage. ...
1 day ago
The Verge
This week's best deals include Eero's mesh Wi-Fi kit, the Google Pixel 4, and more
Jeff Bezos? girlfriend shared compromising texts with her brother, who sold them, WSJ reports
Photo by SUJIT JAISWAL/AFP via Getty Images New York prosecutors have evidence suggesting that Jeff Bezos" girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, shared compromising texts about her affair with Bezos to her brother, Michael Sanchez, The Wall Street Journal reports. Michael then reportedly sold those photos ...
1 day ago
The Verge
Jeff Bezos? girlfriend shared compromising texts with her brother, who sold them, WSJ reports
Vine successor Byte is available now on iOS and Android
Image: Byte Dom Hofmann, the co-creator of Vine who has been quietly working on a successor to the short-form video platform, says the new app, called Byte, is available now on iOS and Android. The app has been available in beta form for quite some time, but its launch late on Friday afternoon ...
2 days ago
The Verge
Vine successor Byte is available now on iOS and Android
US pulls rule that would have made it harder for American companies to sell to Huawei
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The US Department of Commerce has pulled a potential regulation would have made it more difficult for US companies to sell to Huawei, according to sources who spoke with the Wall Street Journal, after the Pentagon and Treasury Department protested the rule. ...
2 days ago
The Verge
US pulls rule that would have made it harder for American companies to sell to Huawei
Motorola wants you to be careful using the new Razr
Now that Motorola's resurrected Razr is available to pre-order, the brand has released a string of videos to pitch and explain the device -- and it's clear the caveats of other foldable phones still apply. A support video, "Caring for Razr," warns u...
37 minutes ago
Engadget
Motorola wants you to be careful using the new Razr
Boeing completes test flight for the world's largest twin-engine jet
Boeing is still grappling with the consequences of its safety mistakes, but it does have something to crow about at the moment. The company has completed the first test flight of the 777X, believed to be the largest twin-engine jet aircraft to date...
1 hour ago
Engadget
Boeing completes test flight for the world's largest twin-engine jet
Rivian says its electric vehicles will cost less than first announced
Rivian's first vehicles are getting a price cut of sorts months before they even roll off the line. Company founder RJ Scaringe told Reuters in a chat that the electric R1T truck and its R1S SUV counterpart would cost less than originally announced....
3 hours ago
Engadget
Rivian says its electric vehicles will cost less than first announced
DOJ and state AGs may combine their Google investigations
The Justice Department and state attorneys general might combine forces in their bid to investigate Google. Wall Street Journal tipsters claim the two sides plan to meet next week to share investigative info in a move that could lead to the two coll...
4 hours ago
Engadget
DOJ and state AGs may combine their Google investigations
UK won't implement EU's contentious digital copyright law
The UK may borrow some aspects of European Union law after Brexit, but the approach to digital copyright won't one of them. Universities and Science Minister Chris Skidmore has indicated that the UK won't implement the EU's Copyright Directive once...
5 hours ago
Engadget
UK won't implement EU's contentious digital copyright law
The best USB-C laptop and tablet chargers
By Nick Guy This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to USB-C laptop and tablet charge...
7 hours ago
Engadget
The best USB-C laptop and tablet chargers
How to watch the 2020 Grammy Awards live on CBS without cable
Get ready for the music industry's biggest night. The 62nd annual Grammy Awards are happening this evening, and it's a wide-open field–with Bon Iver, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Khalid, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, and others all in the running for the coveted gramophone trophy. (You can read the full list of ...
11 hours ago
Fast Company
How to watch the 2020 Grammy Awards live on CBS without cable
These tools and easy tricks can help anyone master their schedule
Before I worked on a remote team, I was a freelancer and never needed to collaborate with teams very much. The way I used my calendar back then was pretty basic–maybe a birthday here and there. But when I joined Buffer in 2015 that suddenly changed. The more I grew as an engineer and the more I leaned ...
17 hours ago
Fast Company
These tools and easy tricks can help anyone master their schedule
Secondhand screen time may be just as dangerous as secondhand smoking
The Environmental Protection Agency first warned of secondhand smoke in 1991, some 30 years after scientists determined that smoking cigarettes causes cancer. Today, a growing body of research points toward a new indirect health hazard. Just as frequently being around other people while they smoke ...
1 day ago
Fast Company
Secondhand screen time may be just as dangerous as secondhand smoking
This is why surfing the web can make you more productive at work
If you're like most workers, you don't spend 100% of your time at the office doing what you're supposed to be doing. In fact, on average, U.S. workers spend about 10% of their workday surfing the internet, emailing friends, or shopping online. This so-called cyberloafing costs employers up to $85 ...
1 day ago
Fast Company
This is why surfing the web can make you more productive at work
Why Super Bowl ad teasers have become as important as the commercials
To paraphrase the Gospel of John, in the beginning was the Commercial, and the Commercial was on the Super Bowl, and the Commercial was the Super Bowl. For years, brands would pay millions of dollars to produce and air 30-second and 60-second ads during the most-watched sporting event in America. ...
1 day ago
Fast Company
Why Super Bowl ad teasers have become as important as the commercials
How design can stop the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus
When airports are screening passengers for a communicable disease, you know it's serious. No one wants another H1N1. As of this writing, the Wuhan China outbreak of coronavirus has infected more than 800, killed 41 people, and found its way to the United States in two confirmed cases. No doubt tomorrow's ...
1 day ago
Fast Company
How design can stop the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus
The Wave takes us on a trippy, surreal journey through a fractured timeline
"Time is a far more relative concept than I thought."
5 hours ago
Ars Technica
The Wave takes us on a trippy, surreal journey through a fractured timeline
As sea levels rise, little of the United States will be unaffected
If you're not near the coast, get ready for lots of new neighbors.
10 hours ago
Ars Technica
As sea levels rise, little of the United States will be unaffected
Patreon can't solve its porn pirate problem
Two years ago, Patreon promised to crack down on piracy site Yiff.Party.
13 hours ago
Ars Technica
Patreon can't solve its porn pirate problem
Tesla needs to fix Autopilot safety flaws, demands Senator Markey
It should be renamed and fitted with a real driver-monitoring system, he says.
1 day ago
Ars Technica
Tesla needs to fix Autopilot safety flaws, demands Senator Markey
Low turnout and polarization are a deadly combo for electoral stability
Electoral instability is driven by low voter turnout and high polarization (duh).
1 day ago
Ars Technica
Low turnout and polarization are a deadly combo for electoral stability
Color Out of Space review: Nic Cage + Lovecraft = Match made in R?lyeh
Family drama turns to bonkers body horror so gradually you hardly notice.
1 day ago
Ars Technica
Color Out of Space review: Nic Cage + Lovecraft = Match made in R?lyeh
Hundreds of Amazon employees plan to risk their jobs this week by violating company policy
An Amazon employee protesting the company's sustainability practices at the Global Climate Strike in Seattle in September 2019. | Karen Ducey/Getty Images Workers say Amazon threatened to fire employees who criticized its environmental policies; now, they're planning to speak out en masse. Hundreds ...
2 hours ago
Recode
Hundreds of Amazon employees plan to risk their jobs this week by violating company policy
New surveillance AI can tell schools where students are and where they've been
Students are evacuated following the school shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, November 2019. | Mario Tama/Getty Images Not all AI being used by schools is facial recognition. That doesn't mean the tech doesn't come with privacy risks. As mass shootings ...
1 day ago
Recode
New surveillance AI can tell schools where students are and where they've been
The dark underbelly of Amazon Prime Video
Marc Atkins/Getty Images Nearly two-thirds of the videos on Amazon's streaming service are user-generated content. Lots of them are ... odd. Amazon Prime Video has won lots of attention in recent years for its highly produced, critically acclaimed originals, including Fleabag, The Marvelous ...
2 days ago
Recode
The dark underbelly of Amazon Prime Video
Your Slack DMs aren't as private as you think
Zac Freeland/Vox How your employer (and others) can get your Slack messages. Is Slack good for actually getting your work done" That's debatable. But the popular messaging platform " which now boasts more than 12 million daily active users " is definitely a promising medium for ...
2 days ago
Recode
Your Slack DMs aren't as private as you think
Inside the secret Twitter rooms where Debra Messing, Don Cheadle, and the rest of the celebrity Resistance organizes
Zac Freeland/Vox Progressive influencers, activists, and presidential campaigns are organizing behind digital closed doors. In October, television actress Debra Messing had a concern a lot of Democrats share: that the party won't rally around the eventual 2020 presidential nominee. She came ...
2 days ago
Recode
Inside the secret Twitter rooms where Debra Messing, Don Cheadle, and the rest of the celebrity Resistance organizes
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