Allen de la Cruz

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To Keep U.S. Jobs, Chip Makers Share a Factory and Pin Hopes on Trump
Computer chips are still made in the United States, but f...
In Global Expansion, Netflix Makes Friends With Carriers
The online streaming service is building relationships wi...
Popularity of Sony’s PlayStation VR Surprises Even the Company
Executives at Sony were cautious about the virtual realit...
Tech Tip: Searching for a New Travel Companion
The popular WorldMate service is retiring this year, but ...
Bits: Daily Report: A New Week for Uber Dawns
The ride-hailing giant experienced an avalanche of a bad ...
For Marketers, TV Sets Are an Invaluable Pair of Eyes
Several companies, eager to help brands more efficiently ...
Bits: Farhad’s and Brian’s Week in Tech: Uber’s Very Bad Month
The ride-sharing company lurches from scandal to scandal ...
A Lawsuit Against Uber Highlights the Rush to Conquer Driverless Cars
The suit, brought by the autonomous car business Waymo, a...
Opinion: To Tweet Is Human, to Delete Divine
@realDonaldTrump and I both have a Twitter habit.
Ars Technica
Dealmaster: Snag Dell, Asus, and Lenovo laptops for less than $550 each
Plus deals on 4K TVs, smart home devices, tower desktops,...
Windows 10 Creators Update can block Win32 apps if they’re not from the Store
It appears to be an almost exact clone of macOS's Gatekee...
Mobile World Congress, day one: Many smartphones, some PCs, a couple curveballs
Your one-stop shop for all our impressions of everything ...
New Lenovo Yoga laptops get 4K displays, Nvidia GTX 1050 GPUs, and more
13-inch Yoga 720 aims for portability, and the 15-inch mo...
Odd lawsuit fails to ding FedEx for allowing copies of CC-licensed material
Judge dismisses case that could have upended Creative Com...
Nintendo Switch will support “portable-only” games
Restriction in Japanese launch title due to touchscreen. ...
AT&T lowers unlimited data price to $90, adds 10GB of tethering
AT&T also creates a cheaper "unlimited" plan that's t...
Samsung updates Gear VR with new accessory: a handheld controller
With help from Oculus, Samsung makes its VR headset contr...
Formula 1 2017: The rest of the grid shows up
Ferrari, McLaren, Red Bull, Toro Rosso, and Haas F1 have ...
TechCrunch
Applications for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt NY are due Tuesday, Feb. 28
 There is now less than 24 hours to register for the...
2017 crowdfunding guide
 More than two years ago we wrote about what we lear...
Car companies are now coming to MWC too
 There are four automotive manufacturers at the Mobi...
Samsung jumps the shark with fake news
 Samsung just released a press statement declaring i...
Reshopper is an app for parents to buy and sell used items
 Once in a while I come across a company that seems ...
Facebook’s new video app hits Samsung Smart TVs
 Facebook’s new video app is now available on ...
Ambitious Alibaba takes aim at the kings of cloud computing
 When you think of the biggest cloud players in the ...
Google at MWC: Daydream trees, cherry blossom, and nougat smoothies
 Every year, Google mixes up its presence at MWC a b...
Lifehacker
Ask an Expert: All About DIY Car Maintenance
For many people car ownership is just a mundane part of l...
Mozilla Buys Bookmarking Service Pocket
Today, Mozilla, the company behind Firefox, has announced...
Freelancers, Make Sure to Pay Quarterly Estimated Taxes to Avoid an IRS Penalty
When you work as a standard employee, you fill out a W4. ...
How Much Money You Can Save With a Roommate in 25 Different Cities
Especially if you enjoy your alone time, living with a ro...
Save Up to $60 On GTX 1080s, Smartphones, and More With This Exclusive Jet.com Promo Code
Jet’s currently taking 30% off (or $30, whichever’s small...
The Best Calendar App for Mac
Your Mac comes packed with a perfectly fine calendar app,...
Steps Gives You Daily Tasks to Help Deal With Social Anxiety
iOS: Social anxiety can be debilitating, and even if you ...
What’s the Difference Between “Natural” and Regular Toothpastes?
Natural toothpastes sound like they should be healthier t...
Today's Best Deals: Anker Chargers, Desk Lamps, Dyson Vacuum, and More
Anker charging gear, Thermos products, and a Dyson vacuum...
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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...
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10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017: The Cell Atlas
Biology’s next mega-project will find out what we’re real...
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017: Reversing Paralysis
Scientists are making remarkable progress at using brain ...
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017: Paying With Your Face
Face-detecting systems in China now authorize payments, p...
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017: Botnets of Things
The relentless push to add connectivity to home gadgets i...
Trump’s Tax Talk Sounds Less Than “Phenomenal” for Tech
Washington is considering tax reform that would bring cas...
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017
These technologies all have staying power. They will affe...
How a College Kid Made His Honda Civic Self-Driving for $700
Who needs a Tesla when you can build your own automated c...
Using Virtual Reality Underwater Is Weird (but Fun)
Sure, you can soar or swim in VR. Just put on a headset a...
Imagining the Future of VR at Google
The search giant’s filmmaker on what the new medium does ...
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Huawei is considering cell towers that wirelessly charge drones
Huawei's big news at MWC was, of course, the P10 han...
Mozilla buys Pocket, an app for saving articles
More than one save-it-for-later service is finding a new ...
LG is working on a VR headset with Valve
LG is teaming up with video game developer Valve to creat...
'MythBusters' revival gets its new hosts
The original MythBusters show ended with a bang, but Disc...
T-Mobile upgrades its unlimited plan again to one-up AT&T
T-Mobile added HD video streaming and 10GB of LTE hotspot...
FCC chairman says his agency won't review AT&T's Time Warner purchase
Last month, AT&T revealed how it might structure ...
MediaTek's revamped 10-core chip will be hitting phones in Q2
MediaTek's first 10-core chips, the Helio X20 and X2...
A first look at Gear VR's motion controller
Samsung and Oculus are making sure the Gear VR keeps up w...
MWC's best phones head-to-head: It's (mostly) about the display
While flagships may have been scarce at MWC this year, th...
WIRED
The Joyful Overkill of Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium Smartphone
Sony's new flagship may not be for you, but at least they...
Are Some Animals So Smart You Shouldn’t Eat Them?
Even if you like meat, it's hard not to wonder if animals...
A Bizarre Bacteria Could Be the Key to Controlling Mosquitoes
For 50 years, scientists have known that Wolbachia can ca...
Meet the Self-Driving Car Built for Human-Free Racing
If it looks sci-fi, that's on purpose. The post Meet the ...
How the Oscars Best Picture Screw-Up Really Felt Inside the Theater
Sitting in the balcony, we were witness to one of the str...
Last Night’s Oscars Tour Bus Bit Underscored a Deep Divide
Bringing a group of unsuspecting tourists into the theate...
No, Cellphones Don’t Cause Cancer. Probably
This is the first entry in our new series Is That a Thing...
Tour the Factory That Cranks Out 90 Million Tennis Balls a Year
How hard is it to make a tennis ball? A lot more complica...
Techdirt.
Inside Another Internet Troll Factory: This Time In Sweden, But With Russian Connections
Well before fake news became a thing, Karl was reporting...
Daily Deal: The Complete Linux Mastery Bundle
Grab the $39 Complete Linux Mastery Bundle and start on ...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt
This week, we were pleased to see a cop lose his a immun...
What Should We Add Next To The Techdirt Gear Store?
Get I Invented Email, Copymouse and more in the Techdi...
Just To Be Safe, We're Resetting All Techdirt Passwords In Response To Cloudbleed
As you may have heard, late yesterday it was revealed th...
Slashdot
Twitch Will Begin Selling Games You're Watching Later This Year
Twitch, home to millions of people who go to the site to ...
Scraping By On Six Figures? Tech Workers Feel Poor in Silicon Valley's Wealth Bubble
Big tech companies pay some of the country's best salarie...
Canada's Top Mountie Issues Blistering Memo On IT Failures
Reader Freshly Exhumed writes: RCMP Commissioner Bob Paul...
AT&T Undercuts Verizon, T-Mobile With New Unlimited Plan
Roger Cheng, writing for CNET: AT&T just fired the la...
Supersmart Robots Will Outnumber Humans Within 30 Years, Says SoftBank CEO
Computers running artificial intelligence programs will e...
Google Assistant To Be Available On Older Versions of Android Soon
Matthew Miller, writing for ZDNet: Google has announced t...
Sony Launches Phone With World's First 4K HDR Screen; Nokia Brings Back the 3310 Handset
Rumors were true. Nokia did launch its 3310 handset at MW...
Intel Reacts To AMD Ryzen Apparently Cutting Prices On Core i7 And i5 Processors
Less than a week after AMD announced the first line up of...
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