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  • newHold onto your youth, Ikea sells skateboards now

    Hold onto your youth, Ikea sells skateboards now

    Desperate to hold onto your fleeting youth? Ikea's got your back with a new collection of skateboards, hoodies, and furniture with a streetwear model aesthetic. Dubbed SPÄNST, the collection is the brainchild of designers Chris Stamp and Maja Gans…
    - 29 mins ago, 19 Apr 18, 6:23pm -
  • newThe new poster for the Lando movie — I mean 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' — is a stunner

    The new poster for the Lando movie — I mean 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' — is a stunner

    Just about everything we've seen of the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story has been met with the same fan reaction. Uh ... can we get Lando: A Donald Glover Story instead, please?This was true of the first trailer, where the young Lando — played by…
    - 47 mins ago, 19 Apr 18, 6:05pm -
  • newDigital assistants just took a big step toward real 'human' conversation

    Digital assistants just took a big step toward real 'human' conversation

    Talking to Alexa is too often a one-sided affair. Certainly, the primary purpose of a digital assistant is to listen, but its responses tend to favor cold efficiency — get in and get out. If a human spoke to you the same way, you'd think they were…
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Apr 18, 5:49pm -
  • newGoogle Maps is testing directions based on the nearest fast-food spot

    Google Maps is testing directions based on the nearest fast-food spot

    You can call it a human touch or you can call it confusing — either way, Google Maps has started using businesses as reference points for directions.Drivers using the app have started noticing that instead of being given a street name to turn onto…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 5:13pm -
  • newFoodies, rejoice: These are the subscription boxes you'll love

    Foodies, rejoice: These are the subscription boxes you'll love

    Food rocks. Whether we're eating it, Instagramming it, or just drooling over a recipe video, if it's yummy, we're into it.SEE ALSO: Your ultimate guide to the Instant PotThere are plenty of food-themed subscription boxes out there. Some are useful…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 5:13pm -

TechCrunch

  • newThe making of a hardware founder

    The making of a hardware founder

    Working in tech, it’s hard to avoid the many stories and congratulatory tweets about the latest company to close a funding round, and little wonder. It’s a milestone worth celebrating before getting back to work. Yet what’s happening in the tre…
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Apr 18, 5:30pm -
  • newLinkedIn’s AutoFill plugin could leak user data, secret fix failed

    LinkedIn’s AutoFill plugin could leak user data, secret fix failed

    Facebook isn’t the only one in the hot seat over data privacy. A flaw in LinkedIn’s AutoFill plugin that websites use to let you quickly complete forms could have allowed hackers to steal your full name, phone number, email address, ZIP code, com…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 4:35pm -
  • newSquare acquires corporate catering startup Zesty

    Square acquires corporate catering startup Zesty

    Square has acquired elements of corporate catering startup Zesty . Square, which already owns on-demand food delivery service Caviar, plans to use Zesty’s assets to strengthen Caviar’s corporate ordering business, Caviar for Teams. Neither compan…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 4:30pm -
  • newAnnouncing how startups can exhibit for free at Disrupt SF with Top Picks

    Announcing how startups can exhibit for free at Disrupt SF with Top Picks

    TechCrunch’s top goal at Disrupt SF (September 5-7) is to help early-stage founders get lots of attention, which is why every year we introduce more and better ways to make that happen. This year we’re adding TC Top Picks, a new program that wil…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 4:13pm -
  • newDo you need a blockchain?

    Do you need a blockchain?

    Blockchain technology is set to have a profound impact on a wide variety of industries, ranging from capital markets to the music business. While some use cases may seem obvious, the technology is still surrounded by its fair share of hype and unce…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 4:00pm -

Read Write Web

  • This smart grid program could save millions of tons of CO2 annually

    This smart grid program could save millions of tons of CO2 annually

    Ofgem, the U.K. government’s regulator for gas and electricity, has revealed that projects trialled under the Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCNF) could save 215 tonnes of CO2. The program ran for six years, ending in 2015, with the aim of helping Dist…
    - 14 Dec 16, 10:00pm -
  • 3 benefits a smart city can gain from smart infrastructure

    3 benefits a smart city can gain from smart infrastructure

    The Internet of Things is sweeping across the globe at breakneck speeds, and before we know it, our entire lives will be facilitated by connected technology. We’re already seeing the IoT make an incredible impact on how the industrial world operat…
    - 14 Dec 16, 9:15pm -
  • PARC secures federal funding to develop peel-and-stick sensors

    PARC secures federal funding to develop peel-and-stick sensors

    PARC, the research and development arm of Xerox, announced on Tuesday that it has secured part of $19 million in federal funding from the Energy Department to develop peel-and-stick sensors for homes, businesses, and other buildings. The peel-and-st…
    - 14 Dec 16, 8:30pm -
  • Get My Parking launches smart city pilot in India

    Get My Parking launches smart city pilot in India

    Studies of traffic congestion regularly point much blame at cars circling for parking. To tackle this perennial problem, Get My Parking is joining a smart city initiative to launch a smart parking pilot in India. As reported in Firstpost, the Delhi-…
    - 14 Dec 16, 7:27pm -
  • Do fitness wearables need an affordability upgrade?

    Do fitness wearables need an affordability upgrade?

    According to a recent Gartner survey, almost a third of fitness tracker or smartwatch owners end up ditching them. The survey studied about 9,000 users from the U.S., Australia and the U.K. Reasons for the dropped tech use vary from wearables breaki…
    - 14 Dec 16, 3:00pm -

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TechCrunch YouTube

Teaching robots to learn how to learn

- 1 day ago, 18 Apr 18, 12:00pm -
Fetch is building robots for the warehouses of the future

- 1 day ago, 18 Apr 18, 10:00am -
Sparta uses data to help combat sports injuries

- 3 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 2:35pm -
Playground Global's CTO on investing in robotics

- 5 days ago, 14 Apr 18, 12:00pm -
Video editing on the iMac Pro

- 8 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 2:08pm -
Tribe Pivots To Video Chat Games

- 9 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 2:00pm -

Gizmodo

PC World

LifeHacker

  • The No-Frills Way to Watermark Memos and Track Leaks

    The No-Frills Way to Watermark Memos and Track Leaks

    Let’s say you need to send a private message to a group of people, but you’re afraid one of them will leak the message elsewhere, and you won’t know who. Fast Forward Labs has a rough-and-ready solution that will expose anyone who publicly copi…
    - 27 Jun 17, 10:00am -
  • How to Store Fresh Figs So They Really Last

    How to Store Fresh Figs So They Really Last

    Fresh figs are luxury items: they’re so delicious, so expensive (in my neck of the woods, Peapod.com is selling them for $1.17 a piece) and so tragically short-lived. All too often, in my experience (Is it me? My refrigerator?) after I’ve decided…
    - 27 Jun 17, 9:00am -
  • The Grapevine Everything You Wanted to Know About the Migos, Joe Budden, Chris Brown Fights but Were

    The Grapevine Everything You Wanted to Know About the Migos, Joe Budden, Chris Brown Fights but Were

    The Grapevine Everything You Wanted to Know About the Migos, Joe Budden, Chris Brown Fights but Were Afraid to Ask | Deadspin 10 Years After The Chris Benoit Killings, Pro Wrestling Still Can’t Fix Itself | Jezebel The Tabloids Are Having a Hard…
    - 26 Jun 17, 6:03pm -
  • Flickr and Tumblr Users With AT&T Emails Are About to Lose Access to Their Accounts

    Flickr and Tumblr Users With AT&T Emails Are About to Lose Access to Their Accounts

    Verizon-owned social media platform Tumblr, along with a laundry list of other Yahoo services, is potentially locking users out of their accounts due to an ending partnership between Yahoo and AT&T, according to Techcrunch. If you’re a Tumblr, Flic…
    - 26 Jun 17, 6:00pm -
  • Seth Stephens-Davidowitz Talks to Us About Secrets 

    Seth Stephens-Davidowitz Talks to Us About Secrets 

    We’re living in a time of secrets. Whether it’s the health-care bill, Russia’s secret connection with our recent election, or the lies we all tell, secrets plague us all. In this episode of The Upgrade, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, author of “Ev…
    - 26 Jun 17, 5:00pm -

Engadget

  • newSenator pushes for stronger FTC oversight of Facebook

    Senator pushes for stronger FTC oversight of Facebook

    Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a letter to FTC Acting Chairwoman Maureen Ohlhausen today, encouraging the commission to consider evidence that Facebook may have violated a 2011 consent decree and to pursue regulations that will protect consum…
    - 5 mins ago, 19 Apr 18, 6:47pm -
  • newKanye just played Twitter like a fiddle

    Kanye just played Twitter like a fiddle

    Kanye West finally ended his social media hiatus this past weekend, nearly a year after he randomly deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts. Over the past few days, the producer/rapper/fashion designer has sent out an avalanche of tweets ranging f…
    - 44 mins ago, 19 Apr 18, 6:08pm -
  • newJudge mostly dismisses Uber lawsuit over its Hell program

    Judge mostly dismisses Uber lawsuit over its Hell program

    Last year, reports surfaced that between 2014 and 2016 Uber had used a program called Hell that let it track Lyft drivers through their unique numbered IDs. With the program, Uber was also reportedly able to identify those who drove for both it and L…
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Apr 18, 5:32pm -
  • newWirecutter's best deals: Save $70 on ELAC B6 bookshelf speakers

    Wirecutter's best deals: Save $70 on ELAC B6 bookshelf speakers

    This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read their continuously updated list of deals here.BenQ…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 4:59pm -
  • newThe Honor 10 is as funky-looking as the Huawei P20, only cheaper

    The Honor 10 is as funky-looking as the Huawei P20, only cheaper

    So you're yearning after Huawei's P20 phones, but you can't quite justify the outlay to get that nearly-all-screen design and sports car finish. Are you stuck? Thankfully, no: the company has launched the Honor 10, which touts many of the same featur…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 4:44pm -

BoingBoing

  • newGiuliani to join Trump's legal team

    Giuliani to join Trump's legal team

    Rudolph W. Giuliani, the once moderate former New York mayor who morphed into an angry spittle-flecked screamer, says he is joining Trump's legal team with the goal of getting Special Counsel Robert Mueller to cease his investigation. Good luck with…
    - 46 mins ago, 19 Apr 18, 6:06pm -
  • newPepsico launches a K-Cup for juice

    Pepsico launches a K-Cup for juice

    https://youtu.be/ImYEAYYlBJkPepsico is the low-key -- some might say deliberately hidden -- backer of the Drinkfinity system. As Jaiksmith says, "it's a proprietary bottle that uses proprietary "pods" that are a mix of dry and liquid ingredients,…
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Apr 18, 5:25pm -
  • newCopy of Action Comics #1 could fetch $600k at auction

    Copy of Action Comics #1 could fetch $600k at auction

    A copy of Action Comics #1 (1938), featuring the first appearance of Superman, is on the auction block. The current bid is $300k and Heritage Auctions says it could go up to $600k or more.The book considered by many to be the “Holy Grail” of c…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 4:39pm -
  • newGood deal on flush-cut wire cutter

    Good deal on flush-cut wire cutter

    These flush-cut micro soft-wire cutters are made by Hakko. I use them to cut wire, zip-ties, and stray pieces of 3D printer filament. I have one in my toolbox and another on my workbench. At $4.43 (with free shipping on Amazn prime), they are a grea…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 2:59pm -
  • newI tried Odlum's Irish Brown Soda Bread mix

    I tried Odlum's Irish Brown Soda Bread mix

    I tried the popular Irish brand Odlum's Irish Brown Soda Bread mix to see if it was better or easier than my standby recipe. (more…)
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 2:57pm -

Tech Republic

Engadget YouTube

Scooters Invade San Francisco

- 3 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 4:19pm -
Nest will give away a million thermostats over the next five years | Engadget Today

- 4 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 2:57pm -
Moto E5 Plus and E5 Play Hands-on

- 9 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 10:00am -
Moto G6 and G6 Play Hands-on

- 9 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 10:00am -
Chrome now mutes auto-playing videos by default | Engadget Today

- 1 day ago, 18 Apr 18, 2:54pm -
Scientists accidentally make plastic eating bacteria | Engadget Today

- 2 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 2:14pm -