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  • newTesla has fired hundreds of employees after performance reviews

    Tesla has fired hundreds of employees after performance reviews

     Tesla fired hundreds of employees following what the company said is an annual performance review process, the company told TechCrunch. The news was first reported by The Mercury News. “Like all companies, Tesla conducts an annual performance re…
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  • newIn Eric Ries’ new book, he tells companies to turn every unit into a cash-strapped ‘startup’

    In Eric Ries’ new book, he tells companies to turn every unit into a cash-strapped ‘startup’

     All companies are startups until they aren’t. Many struggle to find their way back, too. It’s not the days of constrained resources or terrible pay or the heart-stopping uncertainty that they’re missing, of course. Instead, the problem is tha…
    - 24 mins ago, 13 Oct 17, 8:33pm -
  • newResearchers propose an open ‘internet of water’ tracking use, quality and costs

    Researchers propose an open ‘internet of water’ tracking use, quality and costs

     Where did the water coming out of your tap come from? How is it filtered and purified? How much does it cost the city and state per gallon to deliver? How can they improve that? These and other questions come naturally as fresh water becomes more a…
    - 37 mins ago, 13 Oct 17, 8:20pm -
  • newIGN acquires pay-what-you-want game shop Humble Bundle

    IGN acquires pay-what-you-want game shop Humble Bundle

     Online media giant IGN has acquired Humble Bundle, the indie games storefront best known for its pay-what-you-want bundles that raise money for charity. The company says nothing will change for users and that “we will keep our own office, culture…
    - 3 hours ago, 13 Oct 17, 5:39pm -
  • newExtracting bias at TechCrunch [Internal]

    Extracting bias at TechCrunch [Internal]

     Our new guidelines underscore TechCrunch’s pathological obsession with social platforms, but also call for our reporters to proceed with the utmost caution, expressing none of their rampant pre-existing biases, which they will maintain undetectab…
    - 3 hours ago, 13 Oct 17, 5:28pm -

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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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 -

Boy Genius Report

WSJ - Tech

  • newFacebook Users Were Unwitting Targets of Russia-Backed Scheme
    Facebook accounts linked to Russian operatives amassed hundreds of thousands of followers the past couple of years with posts, ads and events that stoked strong emotions over issues including race and immigration.
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  • newSamsung's Leadership Crisis Deepens as CEO Plans Exit
    The head of Samsung’s components business, in a surprise move, announced plans to resign, acknowledging that the firm faces an “unprecedented crisis” and is struggling to find new growth prospects.
    - 2 hours ago, 13 Oct 17, 7:06pm -
  • newNintendo Embraces Games With Rougher Edge for New Console
    While Nintendo plans to stay loyal to families and casual game fans, it also wants its new Switch console to battle PlayStation and Xbox for adult gamers.
    - 4 hours ago, 13 Oct 17, 5:05pm -
  • newWhat's Old Is New Again at HP
    About to close out its best showing in years, the question naturally hanging over HP Inc. is whether the storied tech company can pull off a repeat performance.
    - 5 hours ago, 13 Oct 17, 3:58pm -
  • newAmazon Suspends Entertainment Chief Roy Price
    Amazon suspended the head of its entertainment studio, Roy Price, in the wake of allegations of mismanagement and sexual harassment and criticism of his close business relationship with Harvey Weinstein.
    - 5 hours ago, 13 Oct 17, 3:38pm -

GigaOm

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Steve Wozniak Launches Education Platform | Crunch Report

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Bitcoin Passes $5,000 | Crunch Report

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The $199 Oculus Go Standalone Headset | Crunch Report

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Oculus Go Unveil

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A new Star Wars VR experience is coming to Disney parks

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Startup Battlefield Africa 2017

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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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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

  • newBaidu plans to start mass-producing autonomous vehicles around 2019

    Baidu plans to start mass-producing autonomous vehicles around 2019

    Like its US counterparts, Chinese internet titan Baidu has been working on autonomous vehicle research for years. After a failed partnership with BMW, Baidu opened itself up to teaming up with other companies, notably bringing on NVIDIA to power its…
    - 26 mins ago, 13 Oct 17, 8:31pm -
  • newFandango pulls a Ticketmaster with plans to buy MovieTickets.com

    Fandango pulls a Ticketmaster with plans to buy MovieTickets.com

    Who doesn't love grabbing movie tickets from their mobile device before heading to the theater, skipping the long lines at the box office? No one, that's who. Now there's one less outlet to do so with, as Fandango continues to consolidate advance mov…
    - 2 hours ago, 13 Oct 17, 7:25pm -
  • newTry the Xbox One X before it launches at select Microsoft Stores

    Try the Xbox One X before it launches at select Microsoft Stores

    With less than a month to go before you can get your hands on the new, more powerful Xbox One X, Microsoft is giving the unconvinced a chance to try it out at the company's retail outlets. You can try the new console connected to a 4K display at flag…
    - 3 hours ago, 13 Oct 17, 6:23pm -
  • new'South Park' game's main DLC items won't be available this year

    'South Park' game's main DLC items won't be available this year

    After a few delays, South Park: The Fractured But Whole will finally be released next week. If you're curious what the super-hero-themed RPG's season pass offers before laying down another $30 (assuming GameStop hasn't already guilted you into buying…
    - 3 hours ago, 13 Oct 17, 5:50pm -
  • newShell preps for the future with acquisition of EV charging network

    Shell preps for the future with acquisition of EV charging network

    Royal Dutch Shell (or just Shell, if you're into the whole brevity thing) has already committed a billion dollars toward alternative fuels, and now it's showing us where some of that money is going. The gas station corporation has agreed to buy NewMo…
    - 4 hours ago, 13 Oct 17, 5:24pm -

BoingBoing

  • newLarge cat spotted

    Large cat spotted

    https://twitter.com/davidmackau/status/918891287906078720Impeccable camera work. This really should win a Pawlitzer.
    - 4 mins ago, 13 Oct 17, 8:53pm -
  • newWhat is this bizarre mystery creature emerging from a toilet?

    What is this bizarre mystery creature emerging from a toilet?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c73_irWX2moIn Alor Setar, Malaysia, married couple Zul Hanif Anip, 25, and his wife Puteri shot this video of a strange slithering creature emerging from their toilet. Anip insists that it didn't look anything like a…
    - 2 hours ago, 13 Oct 17, 6:55pm -
  • newWatch an incredible demonstration of Slinky tricks

    Watch an incredible demonstration of Slinky tricks

    And yet I can barely get mine to walk down the stairs. (KumaFilms via Kottke)And if you're not hip to the fantastic story of the Slinky's invention:In 1943, Richard James, a naval mechanical engineer stationed at the William Cramp and Sons shi…
    - 2 hours ago, 13 Oct 17, 6:42pm -
  • newHow musician Dan Deacon collaborated with real rats for the Rat Film soundtrack

    How musician Dan Deacon collaborated with real rats for the Rat Film soundtrack

    Today, Dan Deacon, composer of avant-EDM, freaky electro, and contemporary classical works, released his score for Theo Anthony's new documentary Rat Film, about the history of Baltimore told through its rodent population. Deacon's collaborators fo…
    - 4 hours ago, 13 Oct 17, 4:32pm -
  • newYou have to watch the LA Metro system's PSAs

    You have to watch the LA Metro system's PSAs

    Holy video craziness, Batman! These are just brilliant.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gShYLoTLbTYThe red monster reminds me of Muno from Yo Gabba Gabba.Evidently directed by @mikediva
    - 5 hours ago, 13 Oct 17, 4:21pm -

Tech Republic

Engadget YouTube

Hyperloop One is joining forces with Virgin and Richard Branson | Engadget Today

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OnePlus has been collecting private user data without permission | Engadget Today

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2018 Cadillac CT6 with Super Cruise hands-on

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Twitter: From microblogging to the president's mouthpiece

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Amazon drops the price of its Echo Show | Engadget Today

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Technology-packed 2019 Audi A8 hands-on

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