Andrew Wolf

86 Flips | 1 Magazine | @AndrewWolf2014 | Keep up with Andrew Wolf on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Andrew Wolf”

Samsung's Chromebook Plus brings a stylus and Android apps

Samsung has been making Chromebooks ever since it introduced the first one way back in 2011, but now it’s ready to up the ante a notch with its new Chomebook Plus and Pro. This time around, they can run any Android app from the Google Play store, and they’e also the first Chromebooks to come with a …

Proof that nagging does not work: study shows being positive is better motivation

In centuries past deterrents against nagging ranged from the notorious scold’s bridle to the ducking stool.<p>But now a psychological study has come up with what could be a much more powerful means of preventing nagging – evidence that it just does not work.<p>Research commissioned by the insurer Zurich …

How Adidas Uses Plastics Found in the Ocean for New Gear

German sportswear maker Adidas is finding a home for wasteful ocean plastic: in your running shoes and soccer jerseys.<p>On Friday, Adidas unveiled the …

Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate-change doc is streaming for free ahead of US election

Before The Flood is now on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc.<p>For a limited time, you can tour the world with Leonardo DiCaprio, free of charge. <i>Before The Flood</i>, an advocacy documentary that grimly examines climate change around the planet, debuted in September at the Toronto International Film …

The 15 most innovative countries in the world

The WEF looks at data on areas as varied as the soundness of banks to the sophistication of businesses in each country. It then uses the data to compile a picture of the economy of almost every country on earth.<p>One of the measures WEF looks at is innovation, which takes into account things like the …

Tel Aviv

These tweets show why women don't report sexual assault

<b>(CNN) —</b> The latest allegations against Donald Trump of unwanted sexual contact brought out the usual responses from defenders and apologists.<p><i>They're lying. They're trying to profit off the controversy. Why didn't they come forward sooner?</i><p>Or, as the GOP candidate said in one of his many denials of …

Stanford University

On climate change, the difference between Trump and Clinton is really quite simple

Climate change is one of the most critical issues facing humanity for, oh, the next 10,000 years, but we’ve barely heard about it in this presidential campaign. So let’s quickly recap the difference between Trump and Clinton on global warming. Because it’s really quite simple — and stark.<p><b>Clinton:</b> …

Al Gore to join Hillary Clinton on campaign trail in Florida to talk about climate change

By John Wagner<p>, Reporter<p>WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Democrat Hillary Clinton is heading to the battleground state of Florida on Tuesday for an appearance with Al Gore, her party’s 2000 presidential nominee, to highlight an issue he has long championed and that is high on the list of concerns of …

Buy a Galaxy S7, get a free TV at Best Buy

If you are in the market for a phone AND a TV, Best Buy might have a deal for you.<p>Customers who buy or lease a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge at the retailer will also get a free 32-inch Samsung Smart HDTV, Best Buy said Sunday. For another $250, buyers can upgrade to a 48-inch Samsung Smart HDTV. …

Here’s how to use the Edge screen on Galaxy S7 Edge

For the past few years, since the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung has built special versions of its flagship phones with an ‘Edge’ screen. Initially, with the Galaxy Note Edge, the single, large curved secondary display was mostly there to show off what Samsung could build rather than being particularly …

Apps

Backpack sports phone charger, anti-theft locker and hidden pockets

If you're one of the increasing amount of people who's more about working from a cafe than an office, this Indigogo project will be of interest to you.<p>The Lifepack is a spacious-looking backpack with two main distinguishing features: a removable solarbank USB charger, said to be able to power up an …

Samsung's svelte 15-inch Notebook 9 is one mighty Windows 10 laptop

For the past week I’ve been using Samsung’s 15-inch Notebook 9. This Windows 10 machine has been put through its paces, replacing my iMac. While I …

The tech elite are moving left this election cycle

Gregory Ferenstein Contributor<p>Gregory Ferenstein is a San Francisco-based writer and teaches math for journalists through the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. He is the publisher of The Ferenstein Wire.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Hillary Clinton will likely be as pro-innovation as …

Silicon Valley

Watch Amazon’s Echo Pull a Tesla Model S Out of the Garage With a Voice Command

A Tesla Model S owner named Jason Goecke has put together a demo giving us a small taste of the future. Using his Amazon Echo, he can ask his Tesla …

This motorized wheel adds electric power to your bike

GeoOrbital brings a novel idea to Kickstarter<p>Many different kinds of personal transportation are undergoing an electric revolution, but electric <i>bikes</i> might make up the biggest section of the market. In fact, it's boomed fast enough that we're already seeing weird, alternative ideas pop up. A …

Bike Lanes

Trump presidency rated among top 10 global risks: EIU

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1233000/1233014_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534403064_aae0dab685e604f3b4ec0bd5efb7dcf7<p><b>Donald Trump winning the US presidency is considered one of the top 10 risks facing the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.</b><p>The …

Donald Trump

Israeli Soldier Arrested for Shooting Wounded Palestinian Attacker

An Israeli soldier has been arrested for fatally shooting a wounded Palestinian attacker in the head, after activists released a video showing the …

Google Fiber Has Only 54,000 TV Subscribers, and Sign-Ups Are Slowing

Wall Street is starting to get antsy with Alphabet's most expensive unit.<p>All signs indicate 2016 is a big year for Google Fiber, as the broadband Internet and cable business under Alphabet plans to break ground in a slew of new markets.<p>In its existing markets, however, there are some signs that one …

Telecoms

Associated Press News

This Alarm Clock Won't Shut Off Until You Get Out of Bed

Did you struggle to get out of bed this morning? Did you hit the snooze button more times than you care to admit? We don’t blame you. After all, it’s Monday and alarm clocks make it way too easy for us to snooze another nine minutes.<p>But there’s a new alarm clock on the scene that promises to get …

Memoryfoam

9 technologies to watch in 2016

Technology advances not so much when it exhibits innovation, but when it becomes truly practical for everyday people. 2015 saw a lot of that as voice …

Artificial Intelligence

Buy a $30 Chromecast and Google will give you $20

Google announced a new promotion for its Chromecast line on Monday: Buy one of the $30 devices, get $20 in Google Play store credit. What's more, you don't have to buy it directly from Google to qualify for the deal. Pick up one from either Best Buy or Walmart if that's more convenient, you'll …

LG unveils next year's monitors and laptops ahead of CES

LG announced three classes of products on Tuesday that it will be showcasing at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. First up, LG announced a trio of new models for its 21:9 UltraWide line of monitors. They'll all sport 3440- x 1440-pixel screens and ThunderBolt 2 connectors. The The UC98 …

Most anticipated tech of 2016: August to December edition

This tablet stand solves one of the iPad’s biggest annoyances

If you’ve had an iPad for at least a couple of years now, you’ve probably noticed one of the major ergonomic issues with it: there’s no perfect way to hold it. You can hold your iPad to use it which always feels just slightly awkward, place it on a table which hunches you over and strains the back …

This $5,900 workstation lets you work lying down

If you thought standing desks were extreme, you are in for a treat, my friend.<p>Sonoma Valley, Calif. based startup Altwork has announced its first …

BeeLine brings easy GPS navigation to your bike

It's easy to get navigation on your bike through dedicated GPS or a smartphone cradle, but that doesn't mean that navigation is easy. How are you supposed to pay attention to turn-by-turn directions when you're busy dodging potholes? BeeLine thinks it can help. It's crowdfunding a navigation device …

Watch Tesla's autopilot stop an Uber driver's head-on collision

How do you narrowly avoid a nasty car crash without even touching the steering wheel or the brakes? Lucky for one Uber driver, his ride is a Tesla.<p>On …

Ditch The Faux Hoverboard And Commute With Gi FlyBike, A Foldable Electric Bike

Forget electric skateboards and faux hoverboards. One startup is trying to convince commuters to stick to the good old-fashioned bicycle. Meet the Gi FlyBike, a folding electric bike that can travel up to 40 miles on one charge.<p>The bike, which is now available on Kickstarter, will also be for sale …