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No Longer a Dream: Silicon Valley Takes On the Flying Car
This isn’t science fiction. A number of start-ups as well...
Uber’s C.E.O. Plays With Fire
Travis Kalanick’s drive to win in life has led to a patte...
Service Faces Backlash Over a Widespread Practice: Selling User Data
Angry users assailed Slice Intelligence and its service U...
Marissa Mayer Will Make $186 Million on Yahoo’s Sale to Verizon
Ms. Mayer, Yahoo’s chief executive, failed to return the ...
Denmark Says ‘Key Elements’ of Russian Government Hacked Defense Ministry
The Kremlin denied the allegations that Russian hackers b...
Itineraries: Putting the Front Desk in the Hotel Guest’s Pocket
For everything from requesting extra towels to opening do...
Video Games Help Model Brain’s Neurons
A video game is being used to help understand the structu...
Tech Tip: Driver Messages That Drive You Crazy
Pop-up alerts that constantly pester you about fixing you...
Bits: Tech Roundup: Things We’ve Learned About Travis Kalanick
The chief executive of Uber isn’t afraid of a fight or of...
Ars Technica
Silicon Valley season 4 starts by teetering on the edge of repetition
The old boss wants a new project. Will it lead to new com...
Square hires Yik Yak’s engineers, leaving fewer than 10 employees behind
Square spokeswoman: “We have no comment on this.”
AV provider Webroot melts down as update nukes hundreds of legit files
False positives affect Windows Preview, Facebook, and more.
Ars is hiring an experienced Web developer
Note: You won't be troubleshooting print drivers unless y...
Fan project makes 2D Breath of the Wild prototype a reality
Enjoy it now, because history suggests Nintendo will shut...
BrickerBot, the permanent denial-of-service botnet, is back with a vengeance
New botnet squadrons wage fiercer, more intense attacks o...
FBI allays some critics with first use of new mass-hacking warrant
Judge authorized order allowing US to change data in thou...
Uber’s app fingerprinted iPhone hardware, breaking App Store rules [Updated]
Device fingerprinting was used to prevent account fraud.
Verizon’s $70 gigabit Internet is half the price of older 750Mbps tier
FiOS customers on 750Mbps plan will get speed boost and a...
TechCrunch
Data management startup Rubrik is raising up to $200M on a $1B valuation
 Make way for another juggernaut amongst enterprise ...
Crunch Report | Uber Responds to iPhone Tracking Report
 Today’s Stories  Uber responds to report that...
Jimmy Wales’ Wikitribune to combat fake news with wiki-powered journalism
 With fake news continuing to dominate the discussio...
AI report fed by DeepMind, Amazon, Uber urges greater access to public sector data sets
 What are tech titans Google, Amazon and Uber agitat...
Juicero may be the absurd avatar of Silicon Valley hubris, but boy is it well-engineered
 The Juicero story is a funny one in some ways and a...
Dairy might have snuck into Soylent 1.8 powder, prompting recall
 Soylent, the meal replacement drink/powder that fre...
LoveCrafts, a social network and marketplace for makers, raises $33M
 Facebook may have the generalist social network on ...
Seattle grapples with Airbnb in proposal to limit hosts to two properties
 Seattle will move forward with plans to restrict ho...
FCC chairman will address the future of net neutrality on Wednesday
 So it begins: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai appears to be s...
Lifehacker
The Mechanical Engineer's Pocket-Sized Bag
Not everyone needs a backpack or shoulder bag. Case in po...
The Best Place to Stand at Networking Events for Better Schmoozing
Networking is pretty important to getting a job and build...
Ransomware Is Being Hidden Inside Attachments of Attachments
Ransomware attacks are getting more and more clever as th...
Running May Give You More Time Than You Put In
If you think running is a waste of time, you might want t...
What's the Best Cooler?
Beach season is here, and we want to know how our readers...
Today's Best Deals: Massive Board Game Sale, Pizza Oven, Anker PowerCore Turbo, and More
A one-day board game sale, a 700 degree outdoor pizza ove...
Roll Your Own Unroll.me With a Google Script
Unroll.me, the newsletter unsubscription service, was jus...
Your Best Tips For Knowing When Someone Is A Terrible Driver
Being a careless or bad driver isn’t something that shoul...
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 ...
Immunotherapy Pioneer James Allison Has Unfinished Business with Cancer
Why do most patients fail to respond to the newest cures?
Russian Disinformation Technology
Russia’s reinvention of war exploits old techniques for a...
The Growing Case for Geoengineering
As climate change accelerates, a handful of scientists ar...
When Even Genome Sequencing Doesn’t Give a Diagnosis
The technology has been touted as a powerful diagnostic t...
Scientists Consider Brighter Clouds to Preserve the Great Barrier Reef
As bleaching devastates the critical ecosystem for a seco...
Blockchain’s Weak Spots Pose a Hidden Danger to Users
An expert who is studying Bitcoin and blockchain technolo...
The Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Shaking Up Much More Than Money
Blockchains are being used to trace blood diamonds, verif...
Treating Addiction with an App
Using smartphone data and artificial intelligence to trac...
The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI
No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do w...
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'Alien: Covenant' VR experience emerges on April 26th
Both Fox and director Ridley Scott have made bit commitme...
What's on TV: 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe,' 'Handmaid's Tale'
This week the NBA and NHL playoffs are in full swing, but...
HipChat resets all passwords after hackers break in
Today, Hipchat alerted its users that someone broke into ...
NVIDIA's Shield TV upgrades to 4K for Cast and Google Play movies
Despite all the 4K material NVIDIA's Shield TV can h...
ABC affiliate deal makes it easier to livestream local channels
Disney has signed deals with more than 160 television sta...
Google Photos for iOS beams images to your TV with AirPlay
Google has been improving its Photos app for a while now,...
FCC may unveil softer net neutrality rules this week
Like it or not, the FCC may be close to divulging its pla...
Stephens College is the first all-women's school with an eSports team
Last Thursday, Stephens College made history when it offi...
Sling TV's Cloud DVR records your guilty pleasures on Apple TV
Two weeks after Sling TV rolled out its Cloud DVR feature...
WIRED
Uber Didn’t Track Users Who Deleted the App, But It Still Broke the Rules
Uber took a known industry practice and managed to turn i...
In Option B, Sheryl Sandberg Takes the Hacker Way Through Grief
After her husband died suddenly, Sheryl Sandberg grieved....
How to Stop Services Like Unroll.me From Snooping on Your Gmail
By now you've probably let lots of services and apps into...
Just a Pair of These $11 Radio Gadgets Can Steal a Car
A technique that allows thieves to silently unlock and dr...
Scientists Actually Did Some Science at the March for Science
A number of academics at the March for Science weren't th...
Hey, Computer Scientists! Stop Hating on the Humanities
Opinion: Computer science departments need to teach coder...
Honda Will Do Nearly Anything to Get You in a Hydrogen Car
The Clarity comes with years of fuel on the house, fancy ...
You Can Now Own the Design Manual that Made the EPA Cool
Forty years ago, the EPA had a beautiful graphics standar...
An Aerospace Coder Drags a Stodgy Industry Toward Open Source
How one software engineer at a traditional space company ...
Techdirt.
Texas Lawmaker Wants To Decide Who's A Real Journalist, Make It Easier To Sue Them
Because a buddy of his lost a defamation lawsuit, a Texa...
Daily Deal: Private Internet Access 2-Year Subscription
Most of our readers should know about the benefits of us...
Homeland Security's Inspector General Investigating Attempt To Unmask 'Rogue' Tweeter
As you probably recall, a few weeks ago Twitter sued Hom...
Slashdot
A Caterpillar May Lead To a 'Plastic Pollution' Solution
New submitter FatdogHaiku quotes a report from BBC: Resea...
Uber Gets Sued Over Alleged 'Hell' Program To Track Lyft Drivers
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Uber...
Square Said To Acquire Team From Struggling Social App Yik Yak
According to Bloomberg, Square has acquired the engineeri...
Slashdot Asks: Which Wireless Carrier Do You Prefer?
Earlier this year, telecommunications giants like T-Mobil...
NSA's DoublePulsar Kernel Exploit a 'Bloodbath'
msm1267 quotes a report from Threatpost: A little more th...
Lyrebird Claims It Can Recreate Anyone's Voice Based On Just a 1 Minute Sample
Artem Tashkinov writes: Today, a Canadian artificial inte...
Verizon's $70 Gigabit Internet Is Half the Price of Older 750Mbps Tier
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Ve...
Microsoft's Nadella Banks On LinkedIn Data To Challenge Salesforce
Microsoft is rolling out upgrades to its sales software t...
Apple Cuts Affiliate Commissions on Apps and In-App Purchases
From a report on Mac Stories: Today, Apple announced that...
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