Allen de la Cruz

New York City, Boston
Software Consulting - platform integrations, user engagement and monetization
Social Media, Online Video, Mobile

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Governments Turn to Commercial Spyware to Intimidate Dissidents
Surveillance and hacking tools are becoming increasingly ...
Dakar Journal: A Mission to Bring STEM Skills, and Robots, to Children in West Africa
A Nebraska professor who returns home to Senegal to start...
Gawker Case Calls Attention to a Go-To Hollywood Lawyer
Until Hulk Hogan’s successful suit against Gawker Media, ...
Effort to Expose Russia’s ‘Troll Army’ Draws Vicious Retaliation
Finland is an active front in an online “information war”...
Op-Ed Contributor: Don’t Hand Our TVs Over to Google
Allowing the tech giant to get access to viewers’ data co...
Dutch Firm Trains Eagles to Take Down High-Tech Prey: Drones
When small, off-the-shelf models pose security or other t...
Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Techies vs. the Media
Do tech venture capitalists really want to support a syst...
Tech Companies Take Their Legislative Concerns to the States
As they create increasingly sophisticated voice and face ...
Silicon Valley Journal: Tech Titans Raise Their Guard, Pushing Back Against News Media
The leaders of Silicon Valley are becoming more cautious ...
Ars Technica
A brace of warbirds to celebrate Memorial Day
Celebrating Memorial Day with a trip to the National Muse...
The spammer who logged into my PC and installed Microsoft Office
Spam text made a tempting offer—so I let the spammer take...
Should broadband data hogs pay more? ISP economics say “no”
The idea has a certain logic—those who use more should pa...
Octopuses may indeed be your new overlords
The tentacle boom is an unexpected outcome of climate cha...
Munch, Monet, Michelangelo, and more: High art through a LEGO lens
Longtime brick-art creator recreates famous paintings, sc...
Kennedy’s vision for NASA inspired greatness, then stagnation
The Apollo landings were great, but without a follow-up p...
Why can’t the Estonian president buy a song off iTunes for his Latvian wife?
Toomas Hendrik Ilves really, really wants a much more dig...
The Greatest Spectacle in Racing turns 100: The 2016 Indy 500
Record crowds were on hand to witness one of the fastest ...
ARM’s newest CPU design wants to make throttling a thing of the past
New high-end CPU architecture and Mali G71 GPU were desig...
TechCrunch
Facebook set to foster popularity of branded content
 Branded content was already becoming more attractiv...
Nestor focuses on delivering lunch for office workers in Paris
 French startup Nestor just raised $1 million (€900,...
Diane Greene wants to put the enterprise front and center of Google Cloud strategy
 When Google bought bebop Technologies last fall for...
FirstMark Capital’s Matt Turck on the big data landscape
 Today, the big data sector amounts to more than 7.5...
Vote now in The Europas Conference And Awards for European startups
 In partnership with TechCrunch, The Europas Confere...
Robots add real value when working with humans, not replacing them
 In the popular media, we talk a lot about robots st...
Human obsolescence: Are we ready for an artificially intelligent future?
 “Enjoy your com-FORT-able stay,” says a...
INNOVATE 2016: How the blockchain will clean up American politics
 The fundamentally transparent nature of blockchain ...
Technological innovation is often simply an innovation in how we think about technology
 It may slip our notice, but technological innovatio...
Lifehacker
Five Creative Ways to Use Hummus That Don't Involve Dipping
From a hummus soup with the texture of miso to hummus-stu...
How to Become the Ultimate Grill Master
Memorial Day marks the start of the serious grilling ...
Use Mushy, Over-Ripe Tomatoes to Make an Amazing Vinaigrette
Tomato season is approaching, and I am freaking ready. I ...
The Best Memorial Day Deals: Laser Printers, Cheap ThinkPad, Golfing Gear, and More
Printers you won’t hate, a workhorse laptop, and Callaway...
Morning Mail Sorts Your Inbox with Tinder-Like Swipes
iOS: You already know that archiving, deleting, or readin...
Free Yourself From Inkjet Hell With These Discounted Brother Laser Printers
Brother laser printers dominated the voting in our Kinja ...
Five Easy Tips for Keeping Pets Away From Your Houseplants
Cats and Dogs are curious creatures, especially when it c...
Revive a Broken Gas Grill by Replacing the Burners
If your gas grill has some major cold spots, or isn’t wor...
You Can Now Schedule Your Lyft Ride 24 Hours in Advance
If you use Lyft to get around, the company just made thei...
CNN.com - ...
Opinion: Sandberg amplifies social importance of grief
Sheryl Sandberg's public mourning is an important example...
Keep calm and TSA on, a how to guide for long airport line rage
Whether you need to travel for business or enjoy travelin...
Harnessing spider powers to heal human bodies
Prof. Fritz Vollrath is harnessing the amazing powers of ...
Students create astronaut meal that's out of this world
Would you like red pepper risotto in a place where everyt...
The most accurate clock in the world is redefining the second
What if everything you knew about time was wrong and time...
This is your brain in space
NASA has to solve the people problem before it can send h...
W. Kamau Bell: True stories of life off the grid
Well, it's that time again. Every four years, like clockw...
Are flying robots the perfect co-workers?
The year is 2020. A group of warehouse workers are lockin...
Conservatives need Facebook
This week I went to a meeting at Facebook's headquarters ...
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Monsanto Cultivates a Rose That Doesn’t Wilt
New advances in biotechnology could keep your flowers in ...
Sensing the Inevitable, Companies Begin to Adapt to Climate Change
Most have yet to incorporate climate change into their bu...
Ethical Questions Loom Over Efforts to Make a Human Genome from Scratch
Printing genomes on demand could mean custom-built organi...
Snow in Vietnam and Other New Climate Patterns Threaten Farmers
In Vietnam climate change has scrambled the seasonal mons...
Washington Grapples with a Thorny Question: What Is a GMO Anyway?
New approaches to generating crop varieties are making it...
Ethical Questions Loom Over Efforts to Make a Human Genome from Scratch
Printing genomes on demand could mean custom-built organi...
Germany Runs Up Against the Limits of Renewables
Even as Germany adds lots of wind and solar power to the ...
Sensing the Inevitable, Companies Begin to Adapt to Climate Change
Most have yet to incorporate climate change into their bu...
Inside Vicarious, the Secretive AI Startup Bringing Imagination to Computers
By reinventing the neural network, the company hopes to h...
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Australia to auction off confiscated bitcoins this June
Australia has plans to sell off a considerable amount of ...
Can 'Warcraft' break the curse of the video game movie?
There's a special place in cinema hell for video gam...
Hands-on video with ASUS ZenBook 3: so, so thin
We didn't expect much from yet another ASUS ultrapor...
The bible has been translated into emojis
It was inevitable: The bible has been updated for the 21s...
ASUS upgrades its crazy ROG liquid-cooled gaming laptop
ROG, ASUS' well-respected gaming PC arm, likes to un...
ASUS ROG unveils Avalon, a hassle-free approach to a DIY PC
If you're a serious enough gamer, you've likely...
ASUS' me-too VR headset sure looks fancy
Well, look at what we have here. Tucked away in the corne...
Researchers create high-speed electronics for your skin
Make no mistake, today's wearables are clever pieces...
ASUS' Zenbo robot walks, talks and controls your home
ASUS chairman Jonney Shih took to stage to announce somet...
WIRED
A Lot of Weird Stuff Has Been Happening in the Oceans
Whether the causes are El Nino or the “Blob” or ultimatel...
The White House Is Finally Prepping for an AI-Powered Future
The Obama administration is trying to get a handle on AI ...
Review: Yuneec Typhoon H
How do you beat DJI at the quadcopter game? You build a h...
Game of Thrones Recap: The Power of Swords—and Sanctimony
The final confrontation might be many episodes away, but ...
How Overwatch Became a Rarity: The Troll-Free Online Shooter
Overwatch's lead designer opens up on how Blizzard crafte...
Check Out the New Lava Flows From Kilauea and Piton de la Fournaise
Two island volcanoes in the middle of the Pacific and Ind...
Food Has Eaten the Internet and It Tastes Like a Vampire Taco
People compulsively watch and share videos of food they'l...
Fantastic Photos of Terrible Junk Food Around the World
Martin Parr puts your Instagram food porn to shame. The p...
Make Your Commute Fly by With These 5 Stellar Podcast Episodes
We're all ears. The post Make Your Commute Fly by With Th...
Techdirt.
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt
This week we had what I consider to be an all-time great ...
This Week In Techdirt History: May 22nd - 28th
Five Years Ago Our first inkling that that the NSA and t...
Awesome Stuff: Nerd Harder T-Shirt From Techdirt (Last Chance)
Last Chance: Support Techdirt and get a "Nerd Harder." T...
The NSA's Guide To The Internet Is The Weirdest Thing You’ll Read Today
The NSA has a well-earned reputation for being one of th...
DailyDirt: Capturing The Power Of The Sun...
Solar power is literally everywhere, just not at night. B...
India Moving Forward With Dangerous Approach On Expanding Patents
As India has been revamping its patent policy, there had ...
Millions Annoyed As Frontier Bungles Acquisition of Verizon Customers Across Three States
In February of last year, Frontier Communications announc...
Slashdot
ASUS' ZenBook 3 Is Thinner, Lighter and Faster Than the MacBook
At the ongoing Computex trade show in China, Asus unveile...
Miami Money-Laundering Case May Define Whether Bitcoin Is Really Money
David Gilbert, reporting for IBTimes: Michell Espinoza, a...
ARM's New CPU and GPU Will Power Mobile VR In 2017
An anonymous cites a story on The Verge: ARM, the company...
Hackers Stole 65 Million Passwords From Tumblr
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, reporting for Motherboard:...
John McAfee Denied Libertarian Party Nomination For President
SonicSpike quotes an article at Reason: In a decisive rou...
WWII Code-Breaker Dies At Age 95
An anonymous reader quotes an article from the Washington...
Real-World Pong Created by Amateur Builders
sproketboy shares this article about a computer graphic d...
Researchers Criticize New DAO Ethereum VC Fund
Three cryptocurrency experts published a scientific paper...
Google Scholar Users Report Badly Malfunctioning Captcha
Google's search engine for academic research materials is...
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