Daniel Zakoshanski

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The Transit App Trying to Beat Google and Apple at Mobile Mapping

A small team in Montreal has taken on the two tech giants to design a cleaner, more functional transit map.<p>Over more than a decade, Google has hired thousands of developers and spent billions of dollars to essentially set the standard for navigation apps. Its biggest rival, Apple Maps, has also …

Maps

Underground Racing has already turbocharged the new Audi R8 V10

Underground Racing, purveyor of some of the fastest modified Lamborghinis on planet Earth, has announced a tuning package for the brand new Audi R8 …

Facebook's new Page sections help small businesses actually make money

Having a Facebook page is virtually essential for modern businesses, and now they might be able to reap some new benefits from it too. Facebook is rolling out two new sections to promote both goods and services that merchants sell on the platform.<p>The Shop section lets businesses list products …

A 19-year-old created a free robot lawyer that has beaten 160,000 parking tickets

The very first robot lawyer that was designed to challenge parking tickets has been wildly successful since it was launched last Fall.<p>British programmer Joshua Browder, 19, launched the beta version of the bot in London in September. In that month alone, 3,000 people used the service to appeal …

Bots

App Store search is totally broken.

Searching for apps is typically pretty straightforward, so long as you know what you’re looking for. But when you don’t, both Apple and Google’s respective shops (the App Store and Google Play) do an absolutely terrible job of helping you out.<p>GIFs<p>I’m sure you’ve noticed by now that GIFs are …

Apps

Wall Street eyes low rates, earnings after Brexit rout

(Reuters) - With markets reeling after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, some on Wall Street expect cooler heads to prevail over the next several sessions as investors focus domestically on the outlook for the U.S. economy and company earnings.<p>A trader works on the floor of the New York …

Stock Markets

Juno probe closes in on Jupiter after five-year journey from Earth

To complete its mission Nasa spacecraft must survive circuit-frying radiation storm generated by gas giant’s magnetic field<p>Scientists are preparing for a bumpy ride as they send a spacecraft perilously close to Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system.<p>The Juno probe is due to reach the gas …

Astronomy

This free app is fighting human trafficking, 4 pictures at a time

The dark underbelly of society is not something we like to think about — much less talk about — but it’s there. An app named TraffickCam shines a light on human trafficking, and lets you intervene without getting involved.<p>After downloading the app, all you have to do is snap four pictures of a …

U.K. Google Searches Show Surging Interest in Leaving the Country

Google search data have shown a major spike in U.K. citizens interested in leaving the country after the Thursday vote to leave the European Union. …

Google News

The User-Friendly Gadget That Makes Untraceable AR-15s

Cody Wilson is the Texas-based “crypto-anarchist” who set off a firestorm of controversy with his 2013 release of designs for the Liberator—the …

Why Apple is (probably) really killing the Thunderbolt display

Pundits believe Apple is working hard on a new ‘Thunderbolt’ monitor, and much of the focus is on the possibility there will be a GPU buried in the hardware. I think there’s a much different (and more colorful) reason Apple is refreshing its monitor.<p>The rumor<p>Late last week, Apple announced it was …

We're in the middle of a cancer-treatment revolution — here's what's keeping us from beating the disease

With success stories like President Jimmy Carter, who declared he was cancer-free only a few months after sharing that he'd been diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, new immunotherapy treatments like the one he used are creating a sea change in the way cancer is treated.<p>While success stories abound, …

Cancer

I've worked in the auto industry for 15 years, and there's one email you should send when you buy a new car

Yes, I know most of you disagree.<p>That said, I've seen every type of negotiator walk through my showroom doors over the last 15 years. I know what it takes for someone to walk out with a smoking deal and get the best deal on a new car.<p>And today, I'm going to share with you what really works: from …

Automotive Industry

Another SpaceX Dragon Cargo Capsule Just Splashed Into the Pacific Ocean

A SpaceX Dragon capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday carrying about 3,700 pounds of experiment results and cargo from the …

Tesla throws cold water on its own hype by admitting huge risks in building the Model 3

Here's a dose of reality about Tesla's heavily hyped mass-market Model 3 electric car: The company hasn't yet finalized the design for the Model 3, hasn't selected its parts suppliers, isn't sure it can produce and deliver the car in volume and on time, and still needs to do "extensive testing" to …

Tesla

A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs?</i> <i>Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host.</i><p>1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers<p>Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store …

Workload

See Earth in stunning 4K from the ISS

Check out some of the most gorgeous footage ever caught of Earth. NASA astronauts have beamed down stunning 4K footage of our planet from the ISS using a RED Epic Dragon digital camera and posted it on their YouTube channel.<p>This isn't the first ultra-high definition video sent from the ISS: NASA …

Google introduces Goals, so you can finally become a better person

Finding it hard to practice Spanish before your next overseas trip? Google wants to help with that.<p>On Wednesday, the company launched a new feature …

Cheap Gas Could Fuel Lots of Road Tripping This Summer

Americans are expected to save $350 per household at the pump this year<p>With gasoline in the U.S. expected to be cheaper than it has been in the last …

FBI paid hackers to crack San Bernardino gunman's iPhone

The FBI cracked a San Bernardino terrorist's phone with the help of professional hackers who discovered and brought to the bureau at least one previously unknown software flaw, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>The new information was then used to create a piece of hardware that helped …

Controller in Deadly German Train Crash Was Playing Game on Phone: Prosecutors

A signal controller at the center of an investigation into a German train crash that killed 11 people admitted on Tuesday to playing a game on his mobile phone while in charge of train traffic on that day, the public prosecutor's office said.<p>The man was detained on Tuesday after developments in the …

PC Gaming

Google Calendar celebrates 10th birthday with new goals feature

Google Calendar turns 10 years old today. To celebrate, Google has added a new goals feature to the service.<p>As its name implies, the new functionality lets you set a personal goal in Google Calendar, which then does the dirty work of finding time in your schedule so that you can hit your objective. …

Google

The Ford Mustang Was Germany's Best Selling Sports Car Last Month

The sixth-gen model was the first Mustang designed to compete in the European market. After five decades of forbidden fruit, the Europeans finally …

Everything announced at Facebook’s F8 conference

At Day 1 of Facebook’s F8 developer conference, Mark Zuckerberg laid out the company’s 10 year roadmap and made tons of new announcements such as the new chatbots and a crazy new VR camera.<p>On Day 2, the keynote speakers dove into updates from the React Native platform, demoed a VR selfie stick, …

F8 Conference

How Does a Mathematician's Brain Differ from That of a Mere Mortal?

Alan Turing, Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, John Nash—these “beautiful” minds never fail to enchant the public, but they also remain somewhat …

$250 million, 300 scientists and 40 labs: Sean Parker’s revolutionary project to ‘solve’ cancer

By Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>, Staff writer<p>SAN FRANCISCO — Billionaire Sean Parker, famous for his founding roles at Napster and Facebook, is backing an unconventional $250 million effort to attack cancer that involves persuading hundreds of the country’s top scientists — who often are in competition with …

Immune System

PayPal Co-Founder's Affirm Raises $100 Million To Reinvent Credit

Max Levchin knows a thing or two about payments and credit cards. He’s the co-founder of PayPal, which pioneered how people pay when shopping …

You can now apply for a $450,000 Ford GT

Ford Motor Co. has officially begun taking applications to buy its new high-performance supercar, the Ford GT.<p>Filling out an application will give you the chance -- if you're selected -- to buy one of 500 of the high performance cars that will be built during its first two years of production.<p>Ford …

Ford GT

Sneaky Octopus Makes Daring Escape Through Aquarium's Drain Pipe Into Pacific Ocean

Plants and Animals Photo credit: Inky the octopus left without even saying goodbye. National Aquarium of New ZealandEveryone loves a good prison …

Prison Breaks