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Medium’s existential makeover continues with a revamped homepage

13 min 32 sec ago
Despite its high profile, Medium still hasn't quite figured out what it is in the five years since it launched as a minimalist blogging platform. In the meantime, Medium has pivoted from tech company to publishing service and various shades in betwee...

Uber admits New York drivers were underpaid for years

34 min 32 sec ago
Uber drivers have it tough lately. They have to deal with rate hikes they won't see directly, company plans for self-driving cars, and higher insurance rates. Uber doesn't have it much easier, already having settled in January to pay $20 million for...

Fashion and technology will inevitably become one

57 min 32 sec ago
There's no denying that the technology world is obsessed with fashion. Amazon, Apple and Google, three of the biggest names in tech, are all trying to carve their own path into the fashion space. Apple's doing so with fancy smartwatches, Amazon with...

Target settles with 47 states over its 2013 data breach

1 hour 13 min ago
Believe it or not, Target still isn't done paying the price for the 2013 breach that exposed the shopping data of tens of millions of customers. The retailer has reached a settlement with 47 states (and the District of Columbia) that will have it pa...

New York forces smart lock maker to improve its security

1 hour 29 min ago
Smart locks promise the security of a traditional lock without the need to carry around a key. Most can be unlocked with a mobile app or an RFID-equipped card you can store in your wallet. Unfortunately, they're also pretty easy to hack open. The off...

‘Overwatch’ turns one with more skins for your arsenal

1 hour 50 min ago
Last week, Blizzard answered the susurrous rising from Overwatch fans wondering whether the studio would celebrate the game's one-year anniversary: Yes, an event was in the works. (And there was much rejoicing.) To commemorate the game's arrival exac...

The Galaxy S8 iris scanner can be hacked with aging tech

2 hours 11 min ago
Biometrics are becoming our next de facto security measure, and they're supposed to be a vast improvement on easily-forgotten and hackable passwords. Yet a point-and-shoot camera, laser printer and contact lens is all it took for German hacking group...

Facebook defends content policy after guidelines leak

2 hours 33 min ago
Facebook has caught its share of flak from critics of its leaked content rules. Some are worried that it's being too lenient on abusers, while others are convinced it's engaging in heavy-handed censorship. And apparently, Facebook has had enough --...

Twitch adds video speed controls to slow down that amazing play

2 hours 54 min ago
Now that Twitch is making a bigger deal out of pre-recorded videos, it's competing more directly with services like YouTube -- and that means adding the kind of playback controls you take for granted elsewhere. Accordingly, the service has introduced...

Mouse semen experiment suggests humans can reproduce in space

3 hours 15 min ago
Humans have become relatively experienced at living and working in space aboard the International Space Station. Now, we're looking forward to the next step: reproduction. Mouse sperm, which was freeze-dried and stored aboard the ISS for nine months...

Microsoft made a version of Windows 10 for the Chinese government

3 hours 36 min ago
Microsoft and the Chinese government's relationship in the past hasn't been the best. That rocky past makes the news that the pair have worked together on a version of Windows 10 for government computers all the more interesting. It's based on Window...

We're not getting Luke Skywalker's prosthetics any time soon

3 hours 57 min ago
In 1937, robot hobbyist "Bill" Griffith P. Taylor of Toronto invented the world's first industrial robot. It was a crude machine, dubbed the Robot Gargantua by its creator. The crane-like device was powered by a single electric motor and controlled v...

Facebook can keep your trash talk private during live events

4 hours 27 min ago
Facebook wants to be a serious destination for online video, and it's fleshing out its Live streaming experience to help it get there. Consider the process of talking about up-to-the-minute events unfolding in a Facebook Live stream. Rather than just...

Twitter’s new interactive cards help you slide into brands’ DMs

4 hours 27 min ago
Twitter has been working hard to find new ways for brands and advertisers to connect with its users, especially since becoming a public company in 20131. Hey, shareholders need to make that money. But while customer service experiences are clearly a...

Apple plans to make Safari scrolling a lot smoother

4 hours 44 min ago
Apple is making changes to its mobile Safari browser that will make scrolling work smoother across all websites, according to posts on Hacker News and Daring Fireball. Right now, regular pages scroll differently on iOS Safari than sites like Reddit t...

Blizzard launches an 'Overwatch' league for amateurs

5 hours 4 min ago
Blizzard's colorful shooter may be one of the most popular multiplayer games out right now, but its eSport scene hasn't exactly got off to the best start. With rumors circulating that a slot in Overwatch's official League costs between $15 and $25 mi...

Pinterest Lens finds recipes based on your weekend brunch pics

5 hours 27 min ago
Pinterest announced its image recognition tool back in February, but the company has already added a number of improvements since then. Today, the company is revealing the latest addition to Lens: full dish recognition. This means that when you snap...

Instagram helps you hide unwanted photos instead of deleting them

5 hours 35 min ago
That sloppy Instagram selfie from 2 AM on the walk home. That glut of ice coffee compositions. That once-happy vacation photo with your ex. There are no shortage of reasons to delete your old Instagram missives, whether it's to ensure consistency of...

Alexa can control your dumb AC unit using Ambi's smart hub

5 hours 53 min ago
Some of you may recall that back in October 2014, Hong Kong startup Ambi Labs unveiled its Ambi Climate as a gateway between your smartphone and your dumb air conditioner at home. But it isn't just about replacing your infrared remote control; what m...

Snapchat's custom Stories put you in control of curation

6 hours 7 min ago
Sure, Facebook and Instagram have been copying the crap out of Snapchat's Stories feature, but the ephemeral messaging app still remains one step ahead. For now, anyway. Snapchat is maintaining its lead by continuing to tweak its service and today un...

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