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Sylvania smart light bulb talks to Siri without a hub

If you've set up smart light bulbs like Philips' Hue, you've probably had to link your bulbs to a central hub -- and if you didn't, you may be making-do with only basic control. Sylvania is trying to do better. It's introducing a Smart Multicolor A19 bulb that doesn't require the hassles of setting …

Kevin Morby - Beautiful Strangers

LinkedIn now lets you seek new jobs under your boss's nose

Finding out you’re on the lookout for new opportunities could rub your employer the wrong way. This is why LinkedIn wants to make it easy to notify headhunters you’re interested in taking your career in a new direction without ever alerting your current boss.<p>Today, LinkedIn has launched its new …

China begins operating world's largest radio telescope

BEIJING (AP) — The world's largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life Sunday in …

October is VR’s biggest month: Google Daydream, Oculus Touch, and PlayStation VR

Even if you’ve tried virtual reality or already own a VR system, nothing has prepared you for what’s coming over the next month. Three major VR platforms are expected to launch before Thanksgiving Day with massive announcements and retail roll-outs in the works.<p>Despite our dogged pursuit of VR news …

A driverless future is coming — but it won't start with self-driving cars

Tesla is aiming to have a fully driverless car ready by 2018, and Uber recently kicked off a pilot in Pittsburgh where select users can hail a ride in a self-driving car. And many other companies have plans to roll out some form of self-driving cars by 2020.<p>But chances are, you're more likely to …

Terabit fiber optic speeds just came closer to reality

Sure, researchers have been showing off terabit data speeds in fiber optics for years, but they've seldom been practical. That exotic technology may work over long distances, but it can quickly fall apart when you throw typical network loads in the mix. However, it's about to become much more …

How smart materials will literally reshape the world around us

Over the past few years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been the white-hot center of a flurry of activity. Startups that create embedded sensors for physical things have been snapped up by larger companies at a rapid pace, with deals for IoT startups totaling more than $30 billion in the past …

Engineering

Lyft’s ambitious future vision includes self-driving dominance by 2021

This week, Uber started picking up passengers with self-driving test cars in Pittsburgh – so it’s not surprising that just a few days later, Lyft has something to say on the subject.<p>Lyft’s response may not be autonomous cars in active duty, but it is a lengthy, detailed treatise on how Lyft sees …

Lyft

Productive mobility is poised to give business a virtual boost

Throughout history, new technologies have constantly changed the way we’ve worked. They’ve been responsible for full-scale revolutions. And continued investments have come as corporate demand for worker productivity drives tech spending.<p>We should expect augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality …

Augmented Reality

Google and Chipotle Are Testing Drone Burrito Delivery at Virginia Tech

Ever imagined being able to order a burrito and have it delivered by a drone? Well, Google has you covered.<p>The search giant, which is now under the …

Virginia Tech

Steve Jobs' widow is giving two L.A. teachers $10 million to start a school for homeless and foster youth

Instead of going to school, school will come to you.<p>That's the prize-winning idea behind RISE High, a proposed Los Angeles charter high school designed to serve homeless and foster children whose educations are frequently disrupted.<p>Los Angeles educators Kari Croft, 29, and Erin Whalen, 26, who came …

Apple's iPad app for teaching kids to code in Swift is here

Apple has officially rolled out Swift Playgrounds, an iPad app designed to help kids learn to code in the company’s Swift programming language for developing Mac and iOS apps.<p>Swift Playgrounds, which Apple first demoed at WWDC in June, takes children through the fundamentals of coding and …

Apple

Comma.ai says it'll make your car semi-autonomous for $24 a month

Better put that subscription on auto-renew<p>Comma.ai, the self-driving car startup helmed by iPhone hacker George Hotz, has unveiled new details about its first commercial product, the newly named Comma One. According to a report from <i>TechCrunch</i>, the company claims this $999 after-market kit will …

Get the Word Out with These Amazing (and Free) Marketing Tools

To own a business, people have to know yours exists—and it goes beyond plopping a website online. Marketing is a huge component of a business of any …

10+ inspiring talks to design new experiences in virtual reality

Designing a 3D virtual reality experience requires a whole new set of considerations than designing for two dimensional screens. However the area is …

Blavity, the BuzzFeed for black millennials, is raising $1 million and gets a redesign

Blavity, the new media and lifestyle site for the young and black in America, takes on meaningful subjects like the Black Lives Matter movement, NFL player protests and discrimination from Airbnb.<p>The site, which showcases BuzzFeed-like content such as “15 times athletes joined Colin Kaepernick’s …

Startups

Duo video calling app: Google launches cross-platform answer to FaceTime

App for Android and iOS aims to be simple, friction-free alternative to Skype, using your phone number to quickly place free video calls<p>Google has finally launched Duo, its super-simple video calling app for Android and iOS, after the company first announced it three months ago at its I/O developer …

10 Visual Artists Whose Imagination and Intellect Will Inspire You

Our digitally fueled world continues to grow more visual with each passing year, with photography and illustration being joined by the constantly …

Advertising Industry

5 old school social media tactics that are no longer effective

There are few greater joys in a marketer’s life than experimenting with a new technique — and having it work like a charm.<p>You feel like a cross between a scientist, an artist, and a magician, am I right?<p>After doing a little celebrating, you officially add the tactic to your repertoire, update your …

Bitcoin Price Drops 5% Immediately Following 'Halving'

<i>A version of this post titled “Bitcoin halves and have-nots” originally appeared in the Cyber Saturday edition of Data Sheet,</i> Fortune<i>’s</i> <i>daily tech</i> …

Here’s All The Data Pokémon Go Is Collecting From Your Phone

The company behind the game is collecting players' data. And it's most definitely catching them all.<p>In the five frenzied days since its American release, Pokémon Go has become an economic and cultural sensation. Downloaded by millions, the game has boosted Nintendo's market value by $9 billion (and …

Marijuana economy to hit $44 billion per year by 2020, researchers predict

Legal cannabis and medical marijuana sales and ancillary economic activity will total $44 billion per year by 2020, a new analysis predicts.<p>Last year, Americans bought more legal pot than they did Girl Scout Cookies.<p>The estimates comes from <i>Marijuana Business Daily</i>, courtesy of their new, 2016 …

2020 is set to be the biggest year yet for Mars exploration

2020 is set to be a good year for Mars exploration. The United States, China, the United Arab Emirates, Europe and Russia all have planned Mars missions that are scheduled to launch, or likely to launch, in that year.<p>There have been more than 40 missions to Mars throughout history. Some of these …

Why 2020 Is Shaping Up To Be A Pivotal Year

In <i>The Dynamo and the Computer</i>, economist Paul David explains that although electricity became widely available in the late 19th century, its major effects weren’t seen until 30 years later. More recently, Robert Gordon’s new book, The <i>Rise and Fall of American Growth</i> showed that by the 1940’s the …

Moore's Law

Facebook blames ‘technical glitch’ for temporary removal of Falcon Heights shooting video

Facebook has denied censoring a viral video taken after a police officer fatally shot a man in his car in Minnesota.<p>Lavish Reynolds pulled out her phone and began a Facebook Live stream after her boyfriend, Philando Castile, was shot by a police officer who, Reynolds said, had pulled their car over …

Google Offers Free 4-Month Play Music Trial Subscription to Celebrate July 4th

In celebration of July 4th, Google is offering new U.S. subscribers to its Play Music streaming service a four-month trial completely free of charge.<p>Play Music subscribers can choose from a library of over 35 million tracks, which usually costs $9.99 per month, so the offer amounts to a $40 saving …

What businesses need to understand about chatbots

Liraz Margalit Contributor<p>Liraz Margalit serves as customer experience psychologist for Clicktale, which helps businesses optimize visitor interactions with their websites.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Why Pokémon Go captured our imagination — and huge market share<br>• What’s Your Customer’s Online …

Everything you need to know about the bitcoin ‘halving’ event

Bitcoin has been on a wild ride.<p>Already over the past year, Craig Wright stepped forward as Satoshi Nakamoto, bitcoin’s anonymous founder, but later backed away from those claims; a civil war raged at the upper echelons of the bitcoin community over changes to the network’s code; a renowned bitcoin …

Bitcoin

The Internet Without Connection, Free Endless OS For Emerging Markets

There are four billion people on the planet without PCs or access to affordable personal computers. That figure should surely be tempered with some contextualization i.e. not everybody actually wants to have an Internet connection and many traditional, native or bucolic ways of live do still exist …

Linux