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Bixby feels more like a return of the old Samsung than a path to the future

Goodbye, Bixby<p>After months of delays, Bixby, Samsung’s new voice-powered assistant, is finally rolling out to the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in the US. Billed as one of the highlight features of the S8, Samsung sees Bixby as the being in the center of future device interactions, whether that device is …

Apps

It's not your imagination: 2017 has been abnormally hot so far

Yeah, it's a hot one.<p>A famous 1936 image shows the people of Nebraska sprawled on the capitol lawn to escape record-breaking temps that had turned their AC-free homes into slow roasters. These vintage photos can make modern summer heat seem cool in comparison. But it isn't. Average temperatures …

Climate Change

Uber's New Feature Will Make It So Much Easier To Get Home After A Few Drinks

Uber is coddling forgetful passengers and making it easier for them to disregard addresses.<p>Let's say you're meeting a friend at her place after happy …

Top 10

The War on Drugs, The Business of Cannabis and The Judicial Horizon All Remain Murky

We have discussed in this column the explosive growth of the cannabis market, fueled by technology, a receptive market and legislative developments. But there is growing murkiness from the Administration about throttling this growth.<p>But first, some perspective. The cannabis industry now rivals the …

Cannabis

Vermont Legislature Passes Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill

State legislators in Vermont on Wednesday passed a bill that would make marijuana legal for adults. Even if the bill does not become law, the state has already made history by becoming the first to send a marijuana legalization bill to the governor’s desk rather than legalize the drug with a …

Cannabis

It's Nearly Impossible to Test for Weed in DUI Cases

The latest episode of 'Weediquette' looks at the issues facing law enforcement and impaired driving.<p>While cannabis is still stigmatized in parts of the United States, its use has generally become less taboo. Despite our current administration's inaccurate claims about marijuana in relation to the …

Cannabis

Want to be a marijuana budtender? Here’s how to do it

An educational peek inside Seattle’s blossoming marijuana retail scene<p>Want to be a Seattle budtender? It’s a growing business, you get to meet interesting folks, it’s not going to be outsourced, and, let’s see . . . free weed, right? Not so fast. I took a sobering look at your job prospects and …

Cannabis

The Marijuana Industry Is Getting Supersized

GFarmaLab can produce 8,000 pre-rolled G Stiks a day.[/caption]<p>Retail sales for legal marijuana are growing so big and so fast that the industry has to supersize their operations. Growing and producing marijuana products is now happening on an industrial scale.<p>Retail sales in the U.S. from 20 …

Cannabis

Thanks to Google, Cubans Are Getting a Much Faster Internet

Google is about to change the internet browsing experience in Cuba in a big way.<p>On Wednesday, the technology giant became the first foreign internet company to set up servers in the island nation. While it won't do much to boost internet access in the country, it will speed up the experience for …

Google

President Trump is launching a new tech group to ‘transform and modernize’ the U.S. government

He has invited the likes of Amazon, Google and IBM to a meeting in June, sources say.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump intends to huddle with top technology executives in early June to discuss ways to modernize the federal government, a White House official confirmed today.<p>The gathering is part of a new …

Donald Trump

Facebook’s Female Engineers Claim Gender Bias

Analysis found female engineers received 35% more rejections of their code than men<p>Last year, a longtime engineer at Facebook Inc. gathered data that revealed a controversial finding: Code written by women was rejected much more frequently than code written by their male colleagues, according to …

Wall Street

Facebook may be more likely to reject code from female engineers

A study revealing gender bias at Facebook, and a subsequent internal investigation, give conflicting reports on how the company treats its female employees.<p>The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> revealed more details about the study and investigation, compiled last year. A former Facebook engineer used five years’ …

Employment

Uber Lawsuit: Company Fails To Accommodate People With Disabilities, Suit Says

Uber has been under fire this year for numerous reasons, including sexual abuse claims and the #DeleteUber campaign. Now, the company is facing a …

Justice Department apparently investigating Uber for criminal conduct.

The U.S. Department of Justice has apparently opened a criminal investigation into Uber following reports that the ride-hailing company used secret …

Corruption

Uber Faces Federal Inquiry Over Use of Greyball Tool to Evade Authorities

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber is the subject of a United States Department of Justice inquiry over a program that it used to deceive regulators who were trying to shut down its ride-hailing service.<p>The inquiry concerns Uber’s use of a software tool called Greyball, which the company developed in part to aid …

U.S. Department of Justice

Exclusive: Uber faces criminal probe over software used to evade authorities | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has begun a criminal investigation into Uber Technologies Inc’s use of a software tool that helped its drivers evade local transportation regulators, two sources familiar with the situation said.<p>Uber has acknowledged the software, known as …

Corruption

The state of voice in five charts

While it remains a specialized technology, voice is booming. EMarketer released its first forecasts for the voice assistant market, and it’s grown …

Automation

Amazon's "Echo Show" raises privacy concerns

Amazon's newest addition to its digital home assistant, Alexa, is the Echo Show, which can hook users up to video calls, nursery camera footage, …

Smart Homes

You can finally buy Amazon's new Echo speaker with a touchscreen

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p><b>** Amazon's Echo Show starts shipping today, June 28, 2017, and you can order yours now. **</b><p>Amazon has just released the latest member …

Amazon Echo

Here’s how Amazon’s Echo Show works

Amazon just unveiled a brand new Echo device — I would even call it the second generation Amazon Echo. In many ways, it works like the original Amazon Echo. But there’s a screen and a couple of nifty new features.<p>As you can see in Amazon’s own video at the top, the main feature is going to be video …

Amazon Echo

Five highlights from Amazon’s Echo Show announcement you may have missed

Amazon just formally revealed the Echo Show, its newest Alexa-infused product that, for the first time, adds a screen to the mix. But in the flood of information about the new device, chances are you might have missed a few of the more interesting details about the screen touting virtual</b> …

Smart Homes

Snapchat’s New Features Ruin What Was Good About Snapchat in the First Place

Snapchat videos, unlike those on Vine or Instagram or YouTube, have always stood out for the fact that they feel more — to use a fraught word on the …

Snap Earnings: What to Watch

Analysts expect a net loss of about $2 billion in the Snapchat parent’s first report after its IPO<p>Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, is scheduled to report quarterly earnings, its first since going public in March, after the market closes on Wednesday. Here are the key points to …

Compensation

Snap is getting absolutely crushed after falling short of Wall Street’s expectations

Snap may have had a successful IPO, but that was pretty much wiped out after it reported its first-quarter earnings — where it completely whiffed on what Wall Street was expecting.<p>The company said it brought in $149.6 million in revenue in the first quarter this year. It also said it lost $2.31 per …

Markets

Snapchat blew its first-ever earnings

Snapchat found more friends and made some money — but far far fewer and far less than analysts had hoped. It's not good.<p>How bad? Really bad. Snapchat …

Snap misses on Q1 earnings, stock craters 20%

Snapchat's user growth slowed to its lowest pace in years, as parent company Snap Inc. missed Wall Street expectations for its first quarterly earnings as a public company on Wednesday, sending its shares plunging more than 20% in after-hours trading.<p>Snap added 8 million new daily users in the …

Advertising

Former presidents walk fine line in Trump’s America

Trump's predecessors are trying to both defend their legacies and respect the unwritten rule of not undermining the current commander in chief.<p>During his “American carnage” inaugural address, President Donald Trump sent a clear message: all of the presidents in recent memory have failed the …

Donald Trump

A New Transparent, Conductive Material Is Set to Revolutionize Our Electronics

A New Material<p>Researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered a new material that could change technology as we know it. This nano-scale, …

Microsoft releases emergency patch for 'crazy bad' Windows zero-day bug

The vulnerability has been dubbed the worst Windows remote code execution flaw in recent memory.<p>Microsoft has released a patch rapidly developed to …

Information Security

Activate iOS Mail’s hidden folders

iOS 10’s Mail app may look just like its previous pedestrian iterations, but it packs a whole lot of hidden superpowers under the hood. While you still can’t export a message to, say, a to-do list app, you can do pretty much everything those fancy third-party mail apps do, and then some.<p>Let’s take …

Operating Systems