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Hackers Hide Cyberattacks in Social Media Posts
A recent attack on the accounts of Defense Department emp...
The Future of European Transit: Driverless and Utilitarian
Across Europe, some fledgling driverless projects are foc...
Is China Outsmarting America in A.I.?
Its ambitions mingle sci-fi ideas and big money with the ...
Mother of Uber Chief Executive Killed in Boating Accident
Travis Kalanick’s father was also seriously injured in th...
Tech Tip: When You See Something (Fake), Say Something
In its efforts to help curb the spread of false news arou...
The Week Ahead: A Monday Holiday Around the World, and May Hiring Data Is Due
Many financial markets will close for national holidays. ...
In China, Umbrellas and Basketballs Join the Sharing Economy
Buoyed by the success of car- and bike-sharing companies ...
Bits: Farhad’s and Sheera’s Week in Tech: The Dark, Terrifying World of Hackers
The Times’s new cybersecurity reporter explains why the p...
The Rise and Fall of Yik Yak, the Anonymous Messaging App
The app, which shut down in April, was plagued by bad pre...
Ars Technica
These are the online communities we will never forget
Ars staffers fondly recall great internet groups they've ...
The battleship, the drone, and the chocolate chip cookies
Ars' Sean Gallagher remembers his singular contribution t...
Is “I forget” a valid defense when court orders demand a smartphone password?
This week, a judge considers possible jail for alleged ex...
RiME game review: An unforgettable memorial vacation
Simple puzzles, end-game bummers can't tank this masterfu...
First the cloud, now AI takes on the scientific method
Cloud didn't make the scientific method irrelevant in '08...
Inflatable space habitat passes first hurdle, now onto radiation testing
Tests will determine whether inflatables play a role in d...
A ramble through some solutions for the Anthropocene
The Unnatural World’s look at human planet management is ...
A 16th-century engineer whose work almost defeated an Empire
When the Ottomans laid siege to Rhodes, this smart invent...
A year of digging through code yields “smoking gun” on VW, Fiat diesel cheats
Current US and EU emissions testing is insufficient to co...
TechCrunch
Uber board reportedly receiving Eric Holder’s report this week
 Uber’s board of directors will reportedly hea...
NYU’s Sarah Kaufman talks about the shape of cities to come
 On this week’s episode of Technotopia we talk...
Fixing cities
 Exciting news for people who live, well, everywhere...
Why Tom Kelley of IDEO is the ultimate disciple of ‘design thinking’
 In our 16th episode, we talk with Tom Kelly, a part...
Saluting veteran founders and their mission-driven startups
 Veterans seem much more likely to found companies c...
Asus skips robots at this year’s Computex event and flaunts super-thin laptops instead
 Remember Zenbo, the cute humanoid robot that stole ...
Waze co-founder Uri Levine joins the TechCrunch Tel Aviv Meetup + Pitch-off, June 28
 The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-off in Tel Aviv is dr...
UK eyeing fines for social media content moderation failures
 A UK minister has suggested the party is open to br...
CNN.com - ...
How to outsmart fake news in your Facebook feed
Fake news is actually really easy to spot -- if you know ...
Revealed: Winners of the 'Oscars of watches'
It's the prize giving ceremony that everyone's on time fo...
Driverless 'Roborace' car makes street track debut
It is a car kitted out with technology its developers bol...
Flying a sports car with wings
Piloting one of the breed of light aircraft is said to be...
Brightest supermoon since 1948
See photos of November's supermoon -- the brightest in ne...
Top News ...
An Open-Source (and Cute) Alternative to Amazon Echo
Mycroft’s voice-enabled assistant is embodied in the star...
Treating Addiction with an App
Using smartphone data and artificial intelligence to trac...
Russian Disinformation Technology
Russia’s reinvention of war exploits old techniques for a...
Jim Hackett’s Toughest Job Yet: Leading Ford into the Driverless Era
An industry outsider will help Ford navigate an altered c...
Meet the Most Nimble-Fingered Robot Yet
A dexterous multi-fingered robot practiced using virtual ...
He Built the Xbox—Can He Make a Microsoft Product Out of Quantum Computing?
Todd Holmdahl says that starting from behind won’t keep M...
Curiosity May Be Vital for Truly Smart AI
Making machines inquisitive could improve their ability t...
Microsoft Has a Plan to Add DNA Data Storage to Its Cloud
Tech companies think biology may solve a looming data sto...
The 3-D Printer That Could Finally Change Manufacturing
Desktop Metal thinks its machines will give designers and...
Engadget RSS ...
What we played in May
From in-depth features and interviews to the daily torren...
Mercedes-AMG's F1-based Project One rewrites the hypercar rulebook
"We are the first to make pure bred F1 technology ro...
Here's everything ASUS unveiled at Computex 2017
It won't be long before laptops become so thin and l...
UK property developer to trade parking spots for Uber credit
UK property developer Moda Living is building the kind of...
Pacemakers are far more vulnerable to hacking than we thought
Back in January, the FDA has finally acknowledged that so...
Alienware 15 review: Bigger, but not necessarily better
Getting your hands on a bleeding-edge gaming laptop is an...
ASUS' Tango-powered ZenFone AR will hit the US in July
We already knew from Google I/O that ASUS' ZenFone A...
Texas bill could mean jail time for flying a drone over oil facilities
The ebb and flow of legal rules when it comes to flying a...
The Morning After: Monday, May 29th 2017
Hey, good morning! Welcome to the new week. Most of you ...
WIRED
Cantina Talk: The Last Jedi Might Have Star Wars’ Most Shocking Reveal Yet
It's hard to imagine a reveal bigger than the one in 'Emp...
Instead of Banning Cheaters, Pokémon Go Trolls Them Hard
A new "shadowban" leaves Pokémon Go bot runners stuck in ...
Lyme Isn’t the Only Disease Ticks Are Spreading This Summer
The only way to know the risk of Powassan virus is to col...
Review: Audeze iSine 20
With the right tunes and the right setting, it becomes cl...
It’s Time For Silicon Valley to Disrupt Its Toxic Asian Stereotypes
The show constantly questions what keeps innovation from ...
How to Spring Clean Your Digital Clutter to Protect Yourself
You don't have to get your hands dirty to do the most imp...
Tomorrow’s Cars Won’t Just Drive Themselves. They’ll Feel Different
What you touch and feel inside the car has once again dra...
While You Were Offline: Mr. Trump Goes to Europe to Spread Social Awkwardness
The president's travels abroad are giving the internet a ...
Cutting H-1B Visas Endangers Scientific Progress For Everyone
Opinion: H-1B visas are vital to US scientific advancemen...
Techdirt.
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt
This week, both winning comments on the insightful side ...
This Week In Techdirt History: May 21st - 27th
Five Years Ago This week in 2012, the jury in the Orac...
More Legislators Jump On The 'Blue Lives Matter' Bandwagon
Not wanting to be outdone by idiots in Congress, two idi...
PayPal Sues Pandora Over Yawn-Inducing Logos And Tweets About People Opening The Wrong App
We're going to jump right into this one without too much...
Helping Platforms Protect Speech By Avoiding Bogus Subpoenas
We often talk about how protecting online speech require...
Daily Deal: VPN Unlimited Subscription
Protect up to 5 of your devices from prying eyes with a ...
Piracy Killing Hollywood So Bad That Disney Made More Money In 2016 Than Any Studio Ever
Remember, to hear the MPAA tell it, piracy is really kil...
Slashdot
Startup Uses AI To Create Programs From Simple Screenshots
An anonymous reader shares an article: A new neural netwo...
Is China Outsmarting America in AI?
An anonymous reader shares an NYTimes article: Beijing is...
ARM's New Processors Are Designed To Power the Machine-Learning Machines
An anonymous reader shares an article: Official today, th...
India Tech Giant Warns Trump's 'Radical Shift' to Hurt Industry
The vice chairman at Tech Mahindra, one of India's larges...
Apple Co-founder Thinks Apple Is Now Too Big a Company To Come Up With the Next Big Thing
When it comes to the next great tech breakthroughs, Steve...
UK Tech Visas Quadruple After Applications Soar
James Timcomb, writing for The Telegraph: Technology indu...
Asus Goes Big On Slim Laptops at Computex
At Computex, Asus announced a range of new laptops. From ...
British Airways CEO Won't Resign, Says Outsourcing Not To Blame For IT Failure
British Airways CEO Alex Cruz insisted he would not resig...
US Might Ban Laptops On All Flights Into And Out of the Country
The United States might ban laptops from aircraft cabins ...
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