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Here are some of the tech investors invited to the White House next week
The Trump administration has invited some of Silicon Valley's most prominent venture capital firms — like Accel and Sequoia Capital — to a meeting at the White House next week focused on emerging technologies,...
Big tech stocks likely to be under pressure again after Apple shares downgraded
After a drop in big technology stocks Friday caused the Nasdaq composite to post its worst week of the year, the shares were likely to come under pressure again on Monday after Apple shares were downgraded....
Late nights and lie-ins at the weekend are bad for your health
Snooze at your perilAdam Kuylenstierna / EyeEm/gettyBy Linda GeddesHitting the snooze button at weekends to make up for early starts during the week may be doing more harm than good. Social jetlag – which...
YU Yureka Black to break cover next week
Amidst reports of Micromax shutting down YU Televentures, we are now coming across a new teaser for a slightly revamped version of the YU Yureka. Known as the YU Yureka Black, the smartphone will be available...
Bitcoin taps fresh record highs amid rising demand from Japan, China
Bitcoin climbed above $2,000 for the first time Saturday on increased demand from Japanese and Chinese investors. The digital currency rose more than 4.5 percent to hit an all-time high of $2,061.88,...
John Oliver's plea for net neutrality may have provoked hackers to knock out FCC website
John Oliver's passionate appeal to get citizens to complain to the Federal Communications Commission on behalf of net neutrality may have provoked a cyberattack on the government website. On Sunday's...
Welcome to TechRadar’s PC Gaming Week 2017
It’s that time of year when TechRadar’s editors get to explore their love of PC gaming with fun, insightful and original interviews, previews, reviews and even photo tours. Basically, we get to play a...
Coming and going: Monopoly tokens, J.C. Penney and Uber
The latest version of Monopoly will add several new tokens: a Tyrannosaurus rex, a penguin and a rubber ducky, the board game’s maker, Hasbro, announced Friday. The changes come after Hasbro conducted...
Media bias, maybe; magic month for markers; bad vibrations
Speaking of politics, there was one clear winner from the Women’s March in January: the people who make office supplies. When you have demonstrations in over 600 cities around the world, that leads to...
Decrypted: The Expanse: “The truth is never what you expect it to be”
Enlarge / Two of our favorite Belters, Drummer (played by Cara Gee) and Anderson Dawes (played by Jared Harris).Shane Mahood/Syfy reader comments 0 Share this story Welcome to week six of Decrypted: The...
Snapchat parent CEO Evan Spiegel made a killing in the company's first week of trading
Evan Spiegel, CEO of Snapchat's parent company, Snap, has had a very good week. As of Thursday's close, Spiegel had made just over $2 billion only a week after the social media company went public. According...
Generation X more addicted to social media than millennials, report finds
We all know the stereotype: Silly millennials, tethered to their phones, unable to accomplish the simplest tasks without scrolling their Instagram feeds, snapping their friends and/or tweeting inanely....
AirBnb cofounders personally edited the company's controversial Super Bowl ad
AirBnB's highly buzzed about Super Bowl commercial, noted for its criticism of President Donald Trump's anti-immigration ban, was conceived and edited just a week before Super Bowl LI. The #WeAccept ad...
Relaxing coal pollution, methane flaring rules: This week in Congress
The House voted to roll back rules on methane flaring this week.WildEarth Guardians reader comments 26 Share this story Last week was a busy one for people watching the federal government’s rules on energy...
Snap to choose NYSE for IPO: Sources
Snap Inc. is expected to choose the New York Stock Exchange for its initial public offering, sources told CNBC. Recode reported Friday that the company could publicly file for its IPO later this week....
Carpenters sue over royalties; Streep and Trump; dogs get social
Grammy winner Richard Carpenter sued Universal Music Group on Wednesday for millions in royalties he contends are owed from licensing Carpenters songs for online services such as iTunes. Many lawsuits...
Bay Area: Join us next week 1/18 to talk about very intimate hardware design
Enlarge / At the Crave factory in San Francisco, Q/A tests the products' components.Jordan Kushins reader comments 1 Share this story The first 2017 episode of Ars Technica Live is next week on January...
Spotify offer Obama a job
Obama could be working for Spotify soon. IF President Barack Obama is still wondering what to do when he leaves office next week, he has a ready job offer — from Spotify. The world’s leading streaming...
A week where we all wanted the right to disconnect
In a week when the “Hollywood” sign got changed to “Hollyweed” and the San Antonio Spurs mascot mocked Mariah Carey, we also saw: A French law went into effect forcing employers to guarantee workers a...
‘Anticyclonic gloom’ and 40C heat on its way
Melbourne has been the latest city struck by summer?s unpredictable weather. Following a weekend of intense heat and humidity, over 100mm of rainfall moved in from the north-east. Credit: Various via Storyful...
Apple to appeal EU tax ruling this week, says it was a 'convenient target'
CUPERTINO, Calif. (Reuters) - Apple will launch a legal challenge this week to a record $14 billion EU tax demand, arguing that EU regulators ignored tax experts and corporate law and deliberately picked...
Apple Watch sales to consumers set record in holiday week, says Apple's Cook
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Sales of the Apple Watch to consumers set a record during the first week of holiday shopping, and the current quarter is on track to be the best ever for the product, Apple Inc...
The exact time you will crash your car
End of week exhaustion is causing car crashes. EXHAUSTED Australians motorists, distracted by a multitude of gadgets, are causing more and more crashes. But new research has revealed the exact day and...
Ireland to formally submit appeal on Apple case this week
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's government will this week formally submit its appeal against the European Commission's multi-billion-euro demand for back taxes from Apple, Finance Minister Michael Noonan...
Wii U later: Nintendo to halt console’s production this week
See how quickly this changes in eBay listings from "bargain bin item" to "collector's edition."Nintendo reader comments 4 Share this story The Wii U's early death, rumored back in March, now appears to...
Vine’s demise; ‘ballot selfies’; DMV’s ‘perfect storm’
Twitter’s announcement that it will discontinue Vine — the app whose six-second videos sometimes gave people 15 minutes of fame — led lots of users to express their anguish on (where else?) Twitter, posting...
Apple teases new product launch
Apple is expected to release a new range of MacBook Pros next week. APPLE has teased a new product launch to take place next week leaving the world to speculate on what the tech giant has in store. The...
HDR gaming coming to every PS4 via firmware update next week
Enlarge / A livestream representation isn't a good way to show off HDR, but Sony's Mark Cerny attempts to show it off.PlayStation reader comments 0 Share this story Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro event on Wednesday...
The rising cost of running a car
The cost of car ownership is rising as traffic congestion is getting worse — and a fraction of fuel excise is pumped back into roads. Picture: Supplied. AUSTRALIAN households are now spending up to $22,000...
Red light anxiety, Mario maze, Google-Russia talks
The German luxury carmaker said this week that several cars in its 2017 lineup will be available with a cloud-computer-connected countdown timer for red lights, displayed on the instrument panel and heads-up...
Just a few hours’ exercise a week makes your heart grow bigger
Every little bit helpsKelvin Murray/GettyBy Andy CoghlanIt’s not just Olympians and other sports superstars. People who do three or more hours of exercise a week can have larger hearts too – and may be...
Millions on a ‘digital detox’ because the internet is ruining everything
The trend in digital detoxing has also been echoed in other places around the world. In a survey by the Harris Poll of 2,193 American adults in January, one in four (45 percent) said they try to unplug...
Winter just won’t stop coming
The Alps are coping heavy snowfall and is expected to continue to 1500m today with snow levels dropping to 700m tomorrow Lots of rain, snow and cold is expected this week. Picture: Bureau of Meteorology...
Yep, the cold weather is back
Twins Lyla and Klay Morris, 16 months, appeared unimpressed with the return of winter at the weekend. Picture: Mark Scott WINTER returned with a vengeance across Australia’s east at the weekend and the...
Pokemon Go has broken App Store records says Apple
Have you heard about this Pokémon Go craze? The AR-driven, monster-catching game has broken the record for the most downloads in the first week, Apple has told TechCrunch, although we don't have an...
Nintendo shares hit six-year high, up more than 80 percent in a week
TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares of Nintendo Co soared almost 10 percent early on Friday, extending their rally since the launch of the Japanese company's hugely popular Pokemon Go mobile game, adding more than...
Brace yourself for a long, wet week
Those cheery colours over much of the east coast are quite deceiving — it just means it is going to rain and rain and rain. Picture: BoM WINTER is set to serve up a miserable cocktail of incessant rain...
Week in Tech: Week in Tech: N is for Nougat, Now TV, and nano-cams
It's been a funny old week, especially in the UK: all the politicians appear to have gone completely mad, and are running around like characters from Game of Thrones – and Game of Thrones just happens...
Ocearch founder says people have "irrational" fear of sharks
We are in the middle of the cultural phenomenon known as "Shark Week." But for some parts of America, this may seem like every week. Attacks on both coasts raise new concerns this summer about beach safety,...
Calendar: Week of June 27
Lee Cowan looks at some notable events of the week ahead, including the 36th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Salt Lake City, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington,...
Capsule Full of Space Station Junk Set to Burn Over Earth
It's trash day for the International Space Station. A large Cygnus cargo ship filled with Space Station trash that was released from the station last week is set to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere and...
Android Pay begins testing the waters in Australia this week
Following hot on the heels of the Samsung Pay launch last week, it appears that Google’s much-anticipated contactless payment tech, Android Pay, is also about to hit Australia, according to an exclusive...
Week in Tech: Week in Tech: Nokia knifed, unwanted Windows and the next Xbox One
It hasn't been a good week for Microsoft. Instead of getting excited about the Xbox One Mini, most of us were sad about the apparent end of Windows Phone, and furious at some sneaky Windows 10 tomfoolery....
This week in tech
May 13, 2016, 9:57 PM|Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is weighing in on the controversy over whether Facebook is editing its trending news section. Meantime, Instagram's major makeover isn't going over...
Cutting the Cord: A bright streaming future
Mel Gibson in a scene from the 1979 film "Mad Max."(Photo: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment) Nearly every week is a good week if you are a cord cutter. That's because the pieces seem to keep falling together...
Apple’s new site lets you create a custom “Shot on iPhone” ad for Mother’s Day
Last week Apple released the latest iteration of its “Shot on iPhone” campaign. The new ad was developed for Mother’s Day, and features a slideshow of pictures and videos of moms...
Announcing the Disrupt NY Hackathon MCs, sponsor prizes and last chance for tickets
This year’s TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon is set to be the best yet. We’re a week away from the main event and are giddy with excitement. Throughout the week, we’ll be releasing...
A wild week for tech on Wall Street
This week was completely loaded with earnings reports from some of the biggest tech companies in the world — and it was a crazy week of swings for most of the companies that reported. There’s...
A Busy Week of Security Studies: Insider, DDoS, Mobile Threats
Multiple vendors issued security reports and surveys this past week, providing insight into the current state of security. Here's what they found. In any given week, multiple vendors issue reports and...
Apple delays earning report: Here’s why
Comments By: AP | San Francisco | Published:April 21, 2016 12:16 pm Apple will announce quarterly financial results one day later than planned next week. Apple will announce quarterly financial results...
Prescription meds get trapped in disturbing pee-to-food-to-pee loop
Carsten SchertzerIf you love something, set it free… so the old adage goes. Well, if the things you love are pharmaceuticals, then you're in luck. Through vegetables and fruits, the drugs that we flush...
Snapchat’s crazy “3D Stickers” just came to iOS. Here’s how to use them
About a week ago, Snapchat flipped on a new feature: the ability to “pin” emojis to objects in your videos, and have those emojis track that object and move around with them. It was only...
Only one week left to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets
We’ve given you an extension, and now it’s time for you to act. This is the last week to get tickets to Disrupt NY 2016 at the early-bird price of $1,995 per ticket before the it jumps...
Line is the latest mobile messaging app to introduce bots
The bots are coming! Facebook is hotly tipped to open its Messenger platform for bots at its F8 next week, and that’s appears to have trigger numerous rivals into moving first. Kik launched...
Weekend listen - VR roller coast & more
Garrett Henriksen is the founder of Shootly, a new app for on-demand photographer hiring.(Photo: Jefferson Graham) LOS ANGELES - This week we described the experience of riding a virtual roller coaster,...
Week in Tech: Week in Tech: VR is really here, Microsoft builds bots, and Nintendo goes mobile
What's happy, looks like it's got a bucket on its head and keeps bumping into the furniture? That's right: the future! It's been VR week here at techradar, and we've discovered everything from the best...
Microsoft CEO on crazy Tay AI: It was not up to the mark - CNET
Microsoft "Back to the drawing board."That's how Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella addressed the company's recent gaffes with Tay, its artificial-intelligence teenage chatbot that spewed racist...
VR Week: Welcome to Virtual Reality Week
On August 1 2012, a Kickstarter campaign for a virtual reality headset called the Oculus Rift was launched. It was a record breaker, ending with 947% of its original funding goal, and went on to kickstart...
Toyota and Lexus will have standard automatic braking by 2017
Last week, NHTSA and IIHS announced that 20 auto manufacturers and three agencies had agreed to include automatic emergency braking (AEB) as standard equipment by 2022. Toyota was one of those 20...
Week in Tech: Week in Tech: Apple goes small, Nintendo NX controller fools us all
This week's Apple event was all about the little things: a new, small iPhone and a new, smaller iPad Pro. But while these devices may be small but their impact is likely to be huge – especially in the...
Amazon Prime Day 2017 announced, Prime membership slashed to £59 until July 3
Amazon has officially announced Prime Day 2017 and the big date this year is Tuesday July 11.It's that day of the year when Amazon runs "hundreds of thousands of deals" exclusively for Prime members,...
Amazon Prime Day 2017 date officially announced for Tuesday, July 11
The official Amazon Prime Day 2017 date is Tuesday, July 11, 2017, just as we had suspected in the lead up to today's official announcement.It's a day filled with Amazon deals, which is great news if...
Amazon shareholder says Jeff Bezos can rest easy after Trump tweet
President Donald Trump's morning tweet about Amazon will likely have no impact on the company, Baron Funds Portfolio Manager Michael Lippert told CNBC on Wednesday. "To me it is honestly just noise,"...
Wall Street is looking for an Amazon rally ahead of Prime Day
Amazon Prime Day is coming — it's just that nobody knows exactly when — and anticipation for the third-annual promotional event is already building on Wall Street. Prime Day was held on July 12 in 2016...
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its component fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers. That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark