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Apple ARKit developer beats IKEA to the punch with AR furniture app

The augmented reality app space is expected to explode this fall thanks to developers using Apple’s ARKit for iOS.  But one developer is moving faster ...

UK officials lay down new drone rules for amateur users

Operating a drone in the UK just got a little tougher, and safer.  On Saturday, the UK government posted new rules governing the use of ...

This smartphone could be yours for free

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If we learned anything from 2016, it’s that ...

How to get all of your text messages on your Mac

There’s nothing worse than missing out on a text message because you didn’t see it. Luckily, you can now start getting your texts sent to ...

What it’s like to ship yourself overnight on Cabin’s sleep pod bus

 Last weekend, I traveled from San Francisco to Los Angeles roundtrip on Cabin. When I arrived to the bus pickup location in San Francisco, a ...

Helping students transition from the laboratory to robotics startup

 A student at Monday’s TC Sessions: Robotics event in Cambridge asked me “How do I launch a successful startup?” I explained that I might not ...

A history of the quest to solve checkers, headlined by a 1994 matchup between a computer program and the best checkers player ever, Marion Tinsley (Alexis C. Madrigal/The Atlantic)

Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:A history of the quest to solve checkers, headlined by a 1994 matchup between a computer program and the best ...

Recent $30M+ hack of Parity wallets shows programmers need to rethink the "move fast and break things" mindset when it comes to blockchain and security (Haseeb Qureshi/freeCodeCamp)

Haseeb Qureshi / freeCodeCamp:Recent $30M+ hack of Parity wallets shows programmers need to rethink the “move fast and break things” mindset when it comes to ...

Sizmek to acquire fellow ad tech company Rocket Fuel, whose market valuation peaked at around $2B, for $125M (Lara O'Reilly/Wall Street Journal)

Lara O’Reilly / Wall Street Journal:Sizmek to acquire fellow ad tech company Rocket Fuel, whose market valuation peaked at around $2B, for $125M  —  The ...

UK government plans to require drones weighing 250g or more be registered; drone owners will need to take a drone safety awareness test (Zoe Kleinman/BBC)

Zoe Kleinman / BBC:UK government plans to require drones weighing 250g or more be registered; drone owners will need to take a drone safety awareness ...

China unveils official policy to build a domestic AI industry worth ~$150B by 2030, calling for AI companies and R&D to be at US levels of innovation by 2020 (Paul Mozur/New York Times)

Paul Mozur / New York Times:China unveils official policy to build a domestic AI industry worth ~$150B by 2030, calling for AI companies and R&D ...

Helpful new app connects breastfeeding moms with specialists 24/7

Whether you’re a new mother or you’ve had years of experience, breastfeeding your children can be challenging and confusing. Momseze — a new app that ...

Pissed Netflix subscribers accuse Verizon of throttling video

Pour one out for net neutrality. Oh, and your Netflix binge sessions while you’re at it.  As the FCC prepares to gut the regulations that ...

Google quietly released yet another outstanding feature for Maps

Tech giant Google has quietly pushed a new update to their Maps application, and it’s pretty helpful. Walking directions now provide not only a route, ...

Bizarre wearable wants to shock you awake so you don’t fall asleep at the wheel

Forget guzzling down energy drinks and coffee to stay awake while driving, a new bracelet has been designed to nudge you awake at the wheel. ...

Microsoft's chatbot Zo has some interesting opinions about Windows

Microsoft’s chatbots really are the gift that keeps on giving. Its latest chatbot, Zo, is no exception. The bot, which lives on Facebook Messenger and ...

Playbuzz unveils a new editor for writing articles chock full of interactive content

 Playbuzz helps online publishers make their content more interactive by adding elements like polls and galleries. Until recently, those elements have taken the form of widgets ...

Silent Echo lets you chat with Alexa over Slack

 Want to chat with Alexa via Slack? A new bot called Silent Echo now makes that possible. The idea is that there are times when ...

Playkey raises $2.8M to fund its US expansion

 Playkey, a game streaming service we saw earlier this year at Disrupt NY, has just closed an additional $2.8 million round of funding from Russia’s ...

SF city attorney seeks court order to force Lyft and Uber to hand over driver data

 San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is seeking a court order to force both Uber and Lyft to share records on driver safety, disability access ...

Interviews with artists, producers, and managers on how SoundCloud alienated them with a messy transition to a paid business model that made little money (The Verge)

The Verge:Interviews with artists, producers, and managers on how SoundCloud alienated them with a messy transition to a paid business model that made little money  ...

Dropbox CTO Aditya Agarwal is leaving

 Aditya Agarwal, who came to Dropbox via its acquisition of Cove way back in 2012 and was given the CTO role last year, will be ...

Sources describe efforts by Google and big publishers to combat the ad fraud practice called spoofing on major ad exchanges, via ads.txt initiative (Mike Shields/Business Insider)

Mike Shields / Business Insider:Sources describe efforts by Google and big publishers to combat the ad fraud practice called spoofing on major ad exchanges, via ...

AngelList co-founder Babak Nivi has also left the board; sources describe an incident leading to a contractor and Nivi signing a nondisparagement agreement (Katie Benner/New York Times)

Katie Benner / New York Times:AngelList co-founder Babak Nivi has also left the board; sources describe an incident leading to a contractor and Nivi signing ...

Delta SkyMiles customers who are enrolled in CLEAR can now use fingerprint as boarding pass at Reagan Washington National Airport (Thuy Ong/The Verge)

Thuy Ong / The Verge:Delta SkyMiles customers who are enrolled in CLEAR can now use fingerprint as boarding pass at Reagan Washington National Airport  —  ...

Shyp ends Chicago, LA, and New York service, leaves San Francisco Bay Area as its only market, refocuses on small businesses, lays off employees (Harry McCracken/Fast Company)

Harry McCracken / Fast Company:Shyp ends Chicago, LA, and New York service, leaves San Francisco Bay Area as its only market, refocuses on small businesses, ...

Siri-powered wireless charging dock could be the iPhone's ultimate companion

Apple is rumored to finally bring wireless charging to the iPhone later this year with the deluxe iPhone 8, so we might be getting some ...

Samsung reveals when it'll show everybody non-exploding Galaxy Note 8

Mark your calendars! Samsung’s just sent out invitations for when it will likely announce its next flagship Android phone, the Galaxy Note 8. As previously ...

The worst thing about YouTube TV is slowly being fixed

YouTube TV launched in April to solid reviews (including ours) back in April, but it wasn’t perfect. The single biggest criticism was that it only ...

These hackers stole $85 million in Ether to save it from *the real crooks* (or so they say)

The clock was tickingThieves stole $32 million worth of Ether out of a popular Ethereum wallet, and with every passing minute the potential for additional ...

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