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Samsung's updating the Galaxy S8 software to eliminate red screens

Great news, Samsung fans — you might not have to deal with red-tinted phone screens forever. 🙄 In response to complaints from early Galaxy S8 ...

Computers can't grasp Icelandic. Here's why that's a big problem

Iceland’s mother tongue has a major tech problem. Many new computer devices do not understand Icelandic, a unique descendant of the Old Norse language filled ...

The first IMAX VR arcade is a huge hit—and I can see why

Virtual reality may have just got the shot of confidence it needed to break into the mainstream.  On Friday, IMAX held its latest earnings conference ...

Snack and game worry-free with this handy desktop mop

Greasy, crumb-covered hands are a problem of the past for gamers. The ‘Wype’ hand rag is a quick any easy way to clean your hands. ...

Tim Cook once scolded Uber's Travis Kalanick into submission

Travis Kalanick, Silicon Valley’s bad boy CEO, once had a very uncomfortable confrontation with Apple CEO Tim Cook, who is a grown-up.  Back in 2015, ...

MakerBot’s technology of the future grapples with its rocky past

 Goshen has a small stack of papers sitting on a table beside him, should he need to consult any notes. He never actually looks over, ...

Alibaba’s Ant Financial invests in Chinese bike-sharing startup unicorn Ofo

 Ofo, the Chinese bike-sharing startup that recently claimed unicorn status, announced this weekend that it has added Ant Financial as an investor. In a statement ...

Inside Google's ads quality rater program, where contractors rush to flag and label inappropriate YouTube content for $15 per hour, while training Google's AI (Davey Alba/Wired)

Davey Alba / Wired:Inside Google’s ads quality rater program, where contractors rush to flag and label inappropriate YouTube content for $15 per hour, while training ...

Online grocery platform Farmdrop raises £7M Series A led by Atomico

 Farmdrop, a farmer-friendly online grocery platform based in the U.K., has raised £7 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Atomico, the London ...

How Russian hacking evolved: simple credit card schemes in the '90s, takeover by organized crime in the '00s, and now joint criminal and government hacker teams (Sheera Frenkel/BuzzFeed)

Sheera Frenkel / BuzzFeed:How Russian hacking evolved: simple credit card schemes in the ’90s, takeover by organized crime in the ’00s, and now joint criminal ...

How Alibaba, Tencent, and Baidu fight for dominance in China while trying to expand abroad (Economist)

Economist:How Alibaba, Tencent, and Baidu fight for dominance in China while trying to expand abroad  —  Tencent is leading the acquisition spree, with Alibaba a ...

Profile of PayPal subsidiary Venmo, which has grown to an estimated 7M MAUs and processed $18B in payments in 2016 after struggling early with compliance, fraud (Ruth Reader/Fast Company)

Ruth Reader / Fast Company:Profile of PayPal subsidiary Venmo, which has grown to an estimated 7M MAUs and processed $18B in payments in 2016 after ...

Twitch launching an invite-only affiliate program allowing non-partnered channels to earn revenue, starting with chat-based "Cheering with Bits" tipping feature (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:Twitch launching an invite-only affiliate program allowing non-partnered channels to earn revenue, starting with chat-based “Cheering with Bits” tipping feature  —  On ...

How to turn on 'Undo Send' in Gmail

There are no second chances in life, but there may be in email.  While this is of little consolation to those wishing they could hit ...

How to pick the right camera for 360 video

Yes, those 360-degree videos you see sometimes on YouTube and Facebook are purty, not just because they’re new and shiny, but because they’re more immersive ...

Apple adds Earth Day fitness badge to Apple Watch

Just a couple of days after releasing its new NikeLab version of the Apple Watch, Apple is leveraging the device’s reputation as a fitness tool ...

Have your suitcase follow you through the airport

‘Travelmate‘ is your new best friend to travel with. It can follow you wherever you go, whether it be standing vertically or horizontally. It can ...

There's a reinvented lawnmower that does all the work for you

The ‘Miimo‘ robot from Honda will do your least favorite summer chore for you. It mows your lawn.  The device was designed with safety in ...

Amazon building new business pillars in AI, next-gen logistics, and enterprise cloud, a deep dive into firms's M&A, investment, jobs, patent, other data shows (Nick Pappageorge/CB Insights)

Nick Pappageorge / CB Insights:Amazon building new business pillars in AI, next-gen logistics, and enterprise cloud, a deep dive into firms’s M&A, investment, jobs, patent, ...

PowerRay is an underwater drone for filmmakers or fishermen

 The creator of the PowerEgg, an ovoid flying robot, has begun accepting orders for its newest creation, a submersible camera drone for home use. Dubbed ...

How H-1B visa program has become a gateway for companies to replace US tech staff with foreign workers earning less and receiving fewer benefits (The Verge)

The Verge:How H-1B visa program has become a gateway for companies to replace US tech staff with foreign workers earning less and receiving fewer benefits  ...

Groq, a stealth startup founded by Google Tensor Processing Unit project engineers and Chamath Palihapitiya, has raised $10.3M (Ari Levy/CNBC)

Ari Levy / CNBC:Groq, a stealth startup founded by Google Tensor Processing Unit project engineers and Chamath Palihapitiya, has raised $10.3M  —  Google has slowly ...

Russian hacker Roman Seleznev sentenced to 27 years for theft, sale of 2M+ CC numbers resulting in $170M+ in losses, the longest hacking-related sentence in US (Nicole Perlroth/New York Times)

Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:Russian hacker Roman Seleznev sentenced to 27 years for theft, sale of 2M+ CC numbers resulting in $170M+ in losses, ...

As MakeSpace announces $30M Series C, a look at the logistics tech underlying the on-demand storage service (Mark Suster/Both Sides of the Table)

Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:As MakeSpace announces $30M Series C, a look at the logistics tech underlying the on-demand storage service  —  ...

New documents provide a glimpse into Apple's self-driving car program

Apple’s secretive self-driving car project just got a little less mysterious.  The Cupertino-based company was granted a permit by the California DMV to test cars ...

Mercedes-Benz adds both Alexa and Google Assistant connectivity

Mercedes-Benz is giving drivers an even smarter luxury experience and adding some AI assistant power to its newest vehicles. All Mercedes-Benz models from 2016 and ...

So you want to be a Google health lab rat? Here's what you'll have to do

Welcome, lab rats of the future. Google wants 10,000 of you in the United States to be their test dummies for four years so they ...

An all-electric flying car just made its first flight and it's as cool as it sounds

‘Lilium‘ created an all-electric two-seater flying car that’s capable of vertical takeoff and landing. It has a range of 185 miles and reaches speeds of ...

We’re shocked (shocked!) that White House staffers’ favorite secure messaging app is probably not that secure

Can anything typed into a smartphone really be considered private? That question is at the heart of a lawsuit alleging that a messaging app beloved ...

HBO’s “Silicon Valley” cast hints about upcoming season

 They’re back! HBO’s “Silicon Valley” is set to return to television, with the fourth season debuting this Sunday. We had a chance to watch the ...

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