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Designers create alternatives to controversial Uber rebrand

Crowdsourcing site DesignCrowd has revealed the winner of a contest to find an alternative logo for taxi app Uber, after the company unveiled a …

Scientists Warn that Robots and Artificial Intelligence Could Eliminate Work

Robots and artificial intelligence have long posed a threat to humans’ jobs, but a group of scientists on Sunday issued an especially dire warning …

We're hearing about troubles at Nest, the smart-home company Google bought for $3.2 billion

One Thursday in early 2015, a Googler asked why employees at Nest, the connected home startup that Google bought for $3.2 billion in 2014, had been asked to work on the weekends for months.<p>Matt Rogers, a cofounder of Nest, fielded the question.<p>Rogers essentially said that this was just the way the …

52 Tech Products You Didn't Know You Needed (Until Now)

Get your life in gear with these high tech gadgets.<p>Find the perfect gadget for your unique lifestyle amongst these great picks including a nearly invincible action camera, waterproof bluetooth speakers, a mobile printer, a lipstick-sized phone charger, and more.

Here’s how Amazon pays for all your free Prime shipping

It just sounded insane. And rightfully so because the value to the average consumer is readily apparent. It doesn't take many orders for a Prime membership to pay for itself in shipping savings. Even last year's price increase to $99 is a no-brainer.<p>Of course, the whole idea here is that Prime …

MassChallenge expands to Jerusalem

MassChallenge has plans to establish a new outpost for Boston’s tech economy in Israel’s capital.The Seaport-based startup accelerator program that …

Surfer stuns crowd on huge wave in Portugal

Crowds gathered to watch brave surfers take on massive waves at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal.<p>Surfers have been taking to these waves as part of the World Surf League's "Big Wave Awards."<p>Professional surfer, Sebastian Steudtner, shown in the video above, entered the awards under "ride of the …

US drone strikes killed more than 200 people to reach 35 targets in Afghanistan

The US government has been wildly understating the collateral casualties from its drone program, according to an extensive eight-part series report in <i>The Intercept</i>. Using leaked documents on Operation Haymaker, one report takes an unprecedented look at drone strikes in Afghanistan between January …

Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian: Building a Business Mostly Isn't Fun

Whatever other goals you might have for your startup, don't put having fun, being loved or even understood on that list, warned Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in a paradoxically enjoyable, loving and easily understood 45-minute talk at the Entrepreneur360 Conference in New York.<p>Ohanian, an …

Gov. Jerry Brown approves new limits on paparazzi drones

After rejecting other limits on drone use, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday to expand privacy protections to prevent paparazzi from flying drones over private property.<p>The bill, AB 856, changes the definition of a "physical invasion of privacy" to include sending a drone into the …

BBM app lands on Apple Watch before WhatsApp

Apps are continuing to trickle into Apple's wearable, with recent standouts including Airbnb, Google and...BlackBerry? The company once called RIM has announced Apple Watch support for its messaging service, BBM. When reading the product description on the iTunes store, you find that the companion …

Someone briefly bought the Google.com domain for $12

It is difficult for startups and entrepreneurs to procure a .com domain name that isn’t a ludicrous combination of words and numbers, so when former Googler Sanmay Ved managed to buy a pronounceable six-letter word on a .com, he was delighted. But the domain he bought was no ordinary URL — it was …

Apple removed drone-strike apps from App Store due to 'objectionable content'

Metadata+ and Ephemeral+ provided news alerts on deaths from US drone attacks, but fell foul of Apple’s regulations<p>Tracking the number of deaths caused by US drone strikes in countries like Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia? There are apps for that. Or rather, there were – until Apple removed them from …

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The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. A mobile carrier has, for the first time, started blocking all ads on consumers' phones.</b> Jamaica-based carrier Digicel has become the first official customer of mobile ad blocking software provider Shine.<p><b>2. News Corp has sold off its money-losing education brand Amplify.</b> Around 500 jobs have …

Mars has flowing liquid water, NASA confirms

NASA has confirmed the existence of flowing liquid salty water on Mars, fueling the possibility of life on the Red Planet.<p>“Today, we’re revolutionizing our understanding of the planet,” said Jim Green, director of planetary science at NASA Headquarters in Washington, during a press conference …

How Betterment Automates ETF Selection | ETF.com

<i>This article is part of a regular series of thought leadership pieces from some of the more influential ETF strategists in the money management</i> …

Robinhood Review: Free Is the New $7 Stock Trade

Did you ever think you could trade stocks for free? Before the dawn of the Internet, it might have cost $50 or $100 to trade a stock through a human …

Document Reveals How Deutsche Bank Fires Traders With a ‘Thank You’

Deutsche Bank AG traders should be wary of calls that start with a thank you.<p>“Thank you for making yourself available for this call today,” reads the …

Goldman Sachs: Online advertising is about to be 'fundamentally restructured' by Apple, Google, and Facebook

Goldman Sachs' analysts say in the report, which was emailed to clients, there are three main drivers behind the shift: The growth of mobile, user experience, and the rise of ad blocking.<p>What's most interesting about Goldman Sachs' "New Ads on the 'Block'" report isn't so much its findings on …

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The sharing economy is booming, and these 16 companies are ideally positioned to benefit

Credit Suisse published a report Friday listing 16 companies that will benefit, directly or indirectly, from the burgeoning sector.<p>Venture capital investors say sharing firms are worth more than $220 billion, according to PWC, with their value set to reach $335 billion by 2025.<p>That growth is being …

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How To Be A VC Without Any Capital

Gaurav Jain Contributor<p>Gaurav Jain is a principal at Founder Collective. He co-founded Polar and was an early product manager for Android.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>You’ve Only Got One Shot At Building A Consumer Unicorn<br>• APIs Are The New FTEs<p>One of the most frequent questions I get as a VC is …

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Apple's New iPhone Update Will Make the Internet Way Faster

The newest version of iOS 9 launches Wednesday packed with a bevy of new features. One of the most useful for iPhone owners—and worrying for online …

He Left His Project Management Career To Start A Seven-Figure, One-Person Business

Laszlo Nadler, 35, stumbled into his million-dollar-plus, one-person business when he was trying to teach his daughter, now seven, the importance of doing what you love. “What if we do a business together?” he asked her.<p>At that time in 2012, Nadler, now 35, was an IT project manager who supported …

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Please Apple don’t call it the iPhone 6s, begs New York ad agency

A New York ad agency is begging Cupertino not to name the next Apple device the “iPhone 6s.”<p>6S Marketing has launched a tongue-in-cheek campaign to get Apple’s attention in hopes that the iPhone maker might be persuaded to forego the 6s moniker. The company’s written Apple an open letter, purchased …

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How This Couple Is Able to Retire at Age 33

One Cambridge, Massachusetts couple hopes to cut that age nearly in half and retreat to a rural homestead in Vermont by age 33.<p>It’s an ambitious, but …

How To Pitch Freelance Stories to Gizmodo

If you’re a freelance journalist who covers science, technology, internet culture, and/or the future, we want your stories! Yes, we pay in actual …

Digital Culture

Etsy is in trouble over its tax practises

The issue, according to a letter from Americans for Tax Fairness, is that Etsy holds B Corp status, meaning that it ascribes to higher ethical aspirations than a regular corporation, defined as a material positive impact on society and the environment, but has been moving money around to avoid …

Sony is crowdfunding this premium smartwatch

The latest product to hit First Flight, Sony's own crowdfunding platform in Japan, is a smartwatch called the "Wena Wrist." What's a Wena? It stands for "wear electronics naturally," apparently, and takes the form of a fairly traditional-looking watch. The Wena Wrist focuses on three main features …