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11:59 pm GMT
Techcrunch Facebook should ban campaign ads. End the lies.
Permitting falsehood in political advertising would work if we had a model democracy, but we dont. Not only are candidates dishonest, but voters arent educated, and the media isnt objective. And now, ...
11:47 pm -04
Engadget US says digital assets are covered by money laundering and disclosure laws
US regulators issued a blunt warning to cryptocurrency holders who think they're not beholden to the usual rules. The Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission...
11:41 pm
Slashdot Can A New TED-ED Video Series Teach Students To 'Think Like A Coder'?
An anonymous reader writes:TED Conferences has its own educational YouTube channel (now with 10 million subscribers and over 1.5 billion views). Two weeks ago it launched a 10-episode animated series ...
11:07 pm GMT
Wal You 15 Geeky Crochet Doll Patterns
Now, there are tons of crochet doll patterns you can get to create your favorite characters. This only means that …The post 15 Geeky Crochet Doll Patterns appeared first on Walyou....
10:46 pm
Slashdot Researchers Prove Humans Are Still Better Than AI at 'Angry Birds'
An anonymous reader quotes the I-Programmer site:Humans! Rest easy, we still beat the evil AI at the all-important Angry Birds game. Recent research by Ekaterina Nikonova and Jakub Gemrot of Charles U...
10:25 pm -04
Engadget San Francisco's proposed office would prevent 'reckless' tech rollouts
San Francisco has a history of dealing with out-of-control tech deployments -- just ask people who had to wade through piles of scooters for months until the city started the permit process. Companie...
10:19 pm GMT
Techcrunch SoftBank reportedly preps a package to take control of WeWork parent company
SoftBank Group, the multi-billion dollar Japanese technology conglomerate and investment firm, has put together a bid that would save WeWork parent company We Co., just weeks before the co-working rea...
09:56 pm
Slashdot NVIDIA's Job Listings Reveal 'Game Remastering' Studio, New Interest In RISC-V
An anonymous reader quotes Forbes:Nvidia has a lot riding on the success of its GeForce RTX cards. The Santa Clara, California company is beating the real-time ray tracing drum loudly, adamant on bein...
09:11 pm GMT
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: For better or for worse, The Politician is absolutely bonkers
We all agree: “The Politician” is a crazy show that tries to do everything at once. After all, why settle for a fast-talking satire about a high school election; a more serious treatment o...
09:08 pm GMT
Mashable Uber could be delivering your groceries as early as 2020
Uber is expanding its door-to-door delivery strategy down the grocery aisle.On Friday, Uber announced its plans to take over a majority share of Cornershop, a leading grocery delivery service in Chile...
09:07 pm -04
Engadget Porsche's Macan EV will fully replace its gas counterpart in a few years
Porsche's electric Macan won't give its combustion engine counterpart much room to breathe. The automaker's deputy chairman Lutz Meschke told Autocar in an interview that the Macan EV w...
08:55 pm
Slashdot Millions Watch As Entire Fortnite Ecosystem Becomes a Black Hole
"Fortnite just blew up its entire map and all that's left is a black hole," reports TechCrunch.Some are speculating that this is simply a teaser for a new Fortnite map, but it's unclear when that new ...
08:36 pm
The Verge Fortnite has been down for hours as millions of players stare at a black hole
One of the biggest games in the world has been unplayable since this afternoon. Ahead of its next season — or possible a completely new chapter — Fortnite has gone down in just about e...
07:51 pm
Slashdot Study: Many Popular Medical Apps Send User Info To 3rd Or 4th Parties
dryriver writes:A study in the British Medical Journal that looked at 24 of the 100s of Medical apps available on Google Play found that 79% pass all sorts of user info -- including sensitive medical ...
07:49 pm -04
Engadget Crowdfunded case will give your Windows PC that Mac Pro look
Do you like the look of Apple's redesigned Mac Pro, but would rather not drop $5,999 on a workstation just to have that cheese-grater-on-steroids casing? You might not have to. Dune Case is clo...
07:32 pm GMT
Techcrunch Fortnite is just a black hole right now
Fortnite just blew up its entire map and all that’s left is a black hole. Some are speculating that this is simply a teaser for a new Fortnite map, but it’s unclear when that new map will ...
06:39 pm -04
Engadget Original 'Fortnite' map vanishes in a cataclysmic event
The leaks were on the mark -- Fortnite's original map is no more, at least as far as anyone can tell. The battle royale title's hyped-up The End event saw a missile launch into the sky and t...
06:36 pm GMT
Dev To Component Control with Life Cycle Hooks
React's Life Cycle Hooks are a control freak's dream. Between the time a node is virtually conceptualized and the time it is mounted onto the DOM (Document Object Model), developers have the power to ...
06:36 pm
Slashdot Invisible Hardware Hacks Allowing Full Remote Access Cost Pennies
Long-time Slashdot reader Artem S. Tashkinov quotes Wired:More than a year has passed since Bloomberg Businessweek grabbed the lapels of the cybersecurity world with a bombshell claim: that Supermicro...
06:34 pm GMT
Dev To Vanilla JavaScript and HTML - No frameworks. No libraries. No problem.
Are you using Vue, React, Angular, or Svelte to create web apps? I am, and if you are too, I bet it's been a while since you've written an app that renders content without these fine tools.Armed with ...
06:14 pm -04
Engadget Andy Rubin quietly left the venture company he founded
Disgraced former Google exec Andy Rubin has lost another one of his ties to Silicon Valley earlier in 2019. BuzzFeed News has obtained documents indicating that Playground Global, the venture company...
05:51 pm GMT
Mashable Atari's retro console project appears to be completely falling apart
Things are not looking good behind the scenes of the Atari VCS, Atari's retro console loaded with more than 100 old games, despite what Atari would like everyone to think.On the same day that Atari re...
05:39 pm
Slashdot The UK's National Health System Just Opened A Treatment Center for Videogame Addiction
An anonymous reader quotes Fortune:The battle against gaming addiction entered a new era this week when the U.K. public health system, the National Health Service (NHS), announced the opening of its f...
05:00 pm -04
Engadget The best outdoor security camera
By Rachel CericolaThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commi...
04:34 pm
Slashdot Google Takes AMP to the OpenJS Foundation
An anonymous reader quotes TechCrunch:AMP, Google's somewhat controversial project for speeding up the mobile web, has always been open-source, but it also always felt like a Google project first. Thu...
04:00 pm GMT
Abduzeedo Brand Identity for Bente Tattoo Studio in Norway
Brand Identity for Bente Tattoo Studio in Norway AoiroStudioOct 13, 2019 We would like to feature the work from Matheus Gomes who is a graphic designer and art director b...
04:00 pm
The Verge How to automatically switch your iPhone from light to dark theme
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The most noticeable new feature with iOS 13 has been its dark theme, which paints a darker hue across the interface and in many apps. It’s a...
03:50 pm GMT
Techcrunch Kik says its here to stay, following shutdown reports
Its been a rough run for Kik of late. The once mighty messaging service announced in late September that it would be shutting down its app. CEO Ted Livingston noted in a blog post that the startup wou...
03:34 pm
Slashdot IRS Programmer Stole Identities, Funded A Two-Year Shopping Spree
A computer programmer at America's tax-collecting agency "stole multiple people's identities, and used them to open illicit credit cards to fund vacations and shop for shoes and other goods," write Qu...
03:30 pm -04
Engadget After Math: Who turned the lights out?
If you live in California, the answer to that is our local power company, PG&E. But they're not the only ones unilaterally shutting down their operations, users, dissent, and what have yo...
03:24 pm GMT
Dev To The SIMPLEST way to make a pull request
I'm sure many of you have done the following:Google: "How to make make a pull request"Cry when you see the long string of commands that need to be entered and memorised. It doesn't need to be that com...
03:00 pm GMT
Abduzeedo Editorial Design: A Brief Story About Everything
Editorial Design: A Brief Story About Everything abduzeedoOct 13, 2019 I love checking out old project published on sites like Behance and Dribbble. I think it's a great ...
03:00 pm
The Verge Missed Messages is a powerful romance / horror game about communicating
Angela He It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play we suggest video games that c...
02:34 pm
Slashdot New Chrome Feature Will Use AI To Describe Unlabelled Images To The Vision-Impaired
An anonytmous reader quotes TechSpot:Google is looking to improve the web-browsing experience for those with vision conditions by introducing a feature into its Chrome browser that uses machine learni...
01:50 pm GMT
Techcrunch Samsungs Galaxy Fold concierge service is live in the US for those who need it
Part of Samsungs reboot of the Galaxy Fold was the announcement of a Premiere Service. Along with a reinforced version of the phone and a lot more warning labels, the company announced that it would a...
01:34 pm
Slashdot Microsoft's New Keyboards Have Dedicated Keys For 'Office' and Emojis
"Microsoft's latest keyboards now include dedicated Office and emoji keys," reports the Verge:The software giant was previously experimenting with an Office key on keyboards earlier this year, and now...
01:00 pm PDT
BoingBoing Reply All interviewed the 30-50 feral hogs guy and learned he had a point
If the Webbys have any legitimacy, than a content of the year award should go to Willie McNabb for his famous tweet. It generated endless brilliant mockery online. But Reply All interviewed Willie and...
12:59 pm -04
Engadget Here's how Alexa learned to speak Spanish without your help
Now that Alexa knows how to speak Spanish in the US, there's a common question: how did it learn the language when it didn't have the benefit of legions of users issuing commands? Through n...
12:41 pm
Freelance Switch 29 Animated PowerPoint PPT Templates (With Cool Interactive Slides for 2019)
If you've got a presentation to give soon, it’s important to clarify your presentation goals. Then, get your ideas designed and your presentation deck polished, well before you're scheduled to talk....
12:00 pm GMT
Techcrunch Week in Review: The smart home is still so, so stupid
Hey everyone. Thank you for welcoming me into you inbox yet again. Last week was a short one, but I talked about the merger of a couple of the worst adtech companies in the world. If you’re read...
12:00 pm PDT
BoingBoing Learn a new language by chatting with native speakers from around the world
There are a lot of different language apps out there because nobody learns anything the same exact way - especially not something as complex as a new language. For some people, the best way is to dive...
11:34 am
Slashdot New OpenLibra Cryptocurrency: Like Libra, But Not Run By Facebook
"While Facebook's upcoming cryptocurrency Libra struggles to keep partners on board and regulators happy, an alternative called OpenLibra is here to address some of Libra's potential shortcomings," re...
11:30 am PDT
BoingBoing Power plant looks like it's holding a giant cigarette (and features its own year-round ski slope)
In California, we're looking at power outages in the North and South as the only way to avoid massive wildfires. Meanwhile, in Copenhagen, there's a new power plant"embodying the notion of hedonistic ...
11:00 am PDT
BoingBoing Georgia college students started burning books because someone called them white
Latina author Jennine Cap Crucet recently spoke to students at Georgia Southern University about her novel Make Your Home Among Strangers, about an Hispanic girl who feels out of place at a predominan...
11:00 am
TutsPlus - Design Envato Tuts Community Challenge: Created by You, October 2019 Edition
What You'll Be CreatingHello and welcome to our monthly feature of tutorial results created by you, the Envato Tuts+ community! From vector artwork to drawing tutorials, we love seeing your work and r...
10:45 am GMT
Web Designer Depot Popular Design News of the Week: October 7, 2019 October 13, 2019
Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep tr...
09:00 am GMT
Mashable Tired of Dropbox's prices? How to get lifetime cloud storage for cheap.
TL;DR: Polar Backup is an affordable Dropbox substitute and you can get a 1TB lifetime subscription for $39.99 — a savings of over $300.Have you ever had your phone rudely interrupt a perfe...
08:50 am -04
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Fold Premier Service debuts in the US
Did you buy the updated Galaxy Fold now that it's finally available? You now have the posh support to go with it. Samsung has launched its Galaxy Fold Premiere Service in the US, offering all o...
07:34 am
Slashdot Bell Labs Plans Big 50th Anniversary Event For Unix
Photographer Peter Adams launched a "Faces of Open Source" portrait project in 2014. This week he posted a special announcement on the web site of Bell Labs:Later this month, Bell Labs will celebrate ...
04:34 am
Slashdot 'There's an Automation Crisis Underway Right Now, It's Just Mostly Invisible'
"There is no 'robot apocalypse', even after a major corporate automation event," writes Gizmodo, citing something equally ominous in new research by a team of economists. merbs shared their report:Ins...
03:57 am -04
Engadget Netflix ends support for some older Roku players on December 1st
Are you still hanging on to an early Roku player to stream Netflix in the basement? You'll need to upgrade soon. Netflix has warned that it's ending support for some of Roku's oldest ...
01:34 am
Slashdot Should High School Computer Science Classes Count as a Math Credit?
"In a widely-reprinted essay, Ohio State University assistant professor of physics Chris Orban ponders whether the tech world did students a favor or disservice by getting states to count computer sci...
01:27 am -04
Engadget Improved 'Apex Legends' training zone better prepares you for combat
As much as Respawn has expanded Apex Legends' gameplay, its training area has remained... lackluster. You only get to play a single character and a sliver of the available gear, making it all to...
01:00 am GMT
Techcrunch AI-based firefighter safety startup Prometeo wins IBM Call for Code Challenge
During an event at the United Nations Delegates Dining Room in New York City, IBM unveiled the winners to its annual Call for Code Global Challenge. The competition, which is targeted at computing sol...
12:08 am -04
Engadget Mobile banking firm sues Facebook over Calibra's logo
Facebook's Libra project has yet another issue to deal with: a mobile banking app has sued the social network's Calibra subsidiary over their very similar logos. The tech giant introduced Ca...