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Apps stirring up trouble in schools

<b>(Getty/AntonioGuillem)</b><p>From teen hookups to live streaming, this year’s hottest social media can lead kids to risky behavior<p>Caroline Knorr<p>October 1, 2017 12:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared onCommon Sense Media.<p>How certain apps become popular with kids is a bit of a mystery. The best ones …

A video game you've never heard of has turned three teens into multimillionaires — and it's just getting started

About three weeks earlier, Balfanz and his business partner had published a cops-and-robbers video game called "Jailbreak" on Roblox. Although Balfanz and his partner had created Roblox games before, "Jailbreak" was their first overnight success, hitting about 75,000 simultaneous players on the day …

Dollar at highest since 2003; oil falls in choppy trade | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar index touched a near 14-year high on Wednesday, while oil prices fell in a volatile session as traders were caught between a build in U.S. stockpiles and the chance of an agreement on an output cut.<p>U.S. dollar notes are seen in this November 7, 2016 picture …

Adobe to acquire video ad-tech company TubeMogul for $540 million

Adobe has announced plans to acquire ad-tech company TubeMogul in a deal worth more than $500 million.<p>Founded in 2006, TubeMogul serves up a programmatic platform that lets agencies and brands “plan, buy, measure, and optimize” their video advertising spend across all platforms. The company went …

Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge Update: New Security Patch And Android Nougat Beta Available

After rolling out to T-Mobile variants, the November security update is now starting to arrive for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge units in Europe. …

Oculus mobile exec Max Cohen says mobile VR is ‘the mass market’

But if you want something closer to a Holodeck experience, buy an expensive PC instead.<p>Oculus’ main mobile effort thus far has been its partnership with Samsung on Gear VR, a mobile headset that uses Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Note phones. Many of those who have the headset got it free when they …

NAB shifting towards a continuous digital delivery strategy

The bank's digital general manager Todd Copeland has said NAB focused on the customer experience with its new internet banking app.<p>Customers of the …

Banking

Users flock to encrypted email service after Trump win

Donald Trump’s surprise win has been good news for end-to-end encrypted services. The Swiss company Protonmail announced today that weekly sign-ups had doubled after Donald Trump’s surprise win on Tuesday, although the company did not disclose raw numbers for the jump. “Regardless of which side of …

Microsoft co-founder's academic search engine adds neuroscience

Researchers, scientists and academics around the world publish roughly 2.5 million scientific papers each year, on top of a backlog of more than 50 million papers dating back to 1665. Plus, the rate at which researchers publish these academic papers keeps rising, <i>a la</i> Moore's Law. It's impossible …

Global industry groups voice opposition to China cyber security law

<i>(Reuters) –</i> More than 40 international business and technology organizations representing hundreds of companies on Friday expressed “deep concerns” to the Chinese government about a new cyber security law they said would likely increase the separation between China and the rest of the world economy.<p>…

SwiftKey adds incognito mode for secret texting

Just as with children, there are occasionally words you’d rather your keyboard didn’t learn from you. If this sounds like something that keeps you awake at night, then you’ll be elated to hear that the latest SwiftKey update has taken the incognito feature out of beta and into the public …

Amazon Japan's manga-centric Kindle is all about storage

Japanese comics, called <i>manga</i>, are hugely popular. Although you probably knew that, you probably don't know the extent of it. In 2015, Japan's bestselling manga series, <i>One Piece</i>, sold more than 14 million copies. It helps that the format runs a hugely broad spectrum of topics; they're not just …

Scary videos show GoPro Karma drones plummeting from the sky

If you missed it on Tuesday because you were too busy watching the U.S. presidential election, here it is again: GoPro is recalling 2,500 of its …

We May Have an IoT Problem on Our Hands

The Internet of Things (IoT) -- which connects wearables, smart home appliances, and other devices to the internet -- has been widely hyped as the next big growth market by tech companies. <b>Intel</b> (NASDAQ: INTC) claims that thenumber of connected devices will surge from 15 billion in 2015 to 200 …

Before you sign up for a self-driving car, pay attention to hacker Charlie Miller

It seems that all of Silicon Valley is designing artificial intelligence for driverless cars. But before we hand over our driving to computers, Charlie Miller, a well-known computer security researcher, would like car companies to pay attention to security.<p>Miller, who is a security engineer at …

IMAX is raising $50 million to create high-quality VR

If IMAX is going to get serious about virtual reality, it's going to need some cash... thankfully, it's not having trouble on that front. The media mainstay has wrapped up the first phase of an effort to raise $50 million for creating "at least" 25 premium VR experiences across numerous platforms, …

Line abandons U.S. (for now), says AI and chatbots are the secret to winning 4 Asian markets

Focusing on what you know best often makes the most sense. In a nutshell, that’s the current business strategy of Line, the popular Japanese messaging platform. In an interview with VentureBeat’s editor in chief, Blaise Zerega, Line CEO Takeshi Idezawa explained his decision to focus on four Asian …

Instant apps are publishers’ newest ‘frenemy’ when it comes to monetization

Since the dawn of the iPhone, Apple has been designing, revolutionizing and, to some extent, controlling the way people interact with their mobile devices through a marketplace known as the App Store. When the App Store first opened, there were 552 apps. Today, there are 2 million iOS apps, and 2.2 …

Apps

Samsung snaps up AI upstart Viv Labs

Samsung appears poised to shake up the market for voice assistants with its latest acquisition.<p>The electronics giant said Wednesday it had agreed to acquire Viv Labs, the artificial intelligence startup behind Viv -- the voice assistant that aims to handle everyday tasks for you all on its own. The …

Artificial Intelligence

At Amazon the Flywheel Effect drives innovation

When Amazon CTO Werner Vogels talks about his company’s philosophy around innovation, it’s probably a good idea to listen. Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos has always found a way to capitalize on technology trends, whether being an early online retailer, seeing the future of cloud computing and …

Innovation

40 Dinner Ideas That Don't Need a Recipe

If you’re anything like me, your Pinterest board is likely filled with delicious-looking recipes that you’ll never make. Because let’s be real: When …

Google launches Gboard, an iOS keyboard that lets you search without a browser

Google this morning launched a new application for iOS devices called Gboard that puts the power of Google search directly into your mobile device’s keyboard. This keyboard had been rumored to be in development earlier this year, and it appears the original reports were accurate. Not only does the …

Apps

Silicon Valley veteran Keith Rabois: The easy money isn't gone, but the price has increased

After leaving PayPal, he took executive roles at LinkedIn and Square, and also became an investor in many Silicon Valley winners like YouTube (prior to its acquisition by Google), Yammer (which sold to Microsoft), Yelp, AirBnb, and Palantir.<p>We interviewed Rabois for our feature on what happens now …

This chat bot pretends to be you so you can keep up with your friends

Too busy to keep up with your friends? There’s a chat bot for that.<p>We’ve all been there. The deluge of information on Facebook is why I no longer bother to check the social network — because, even when I try my hardest, I miss the important announcements like baby births and marriage proposals. The …

Chatbots

7 Ways 3D Printing Is Making Manufacturing More Competitive

• 71.1% of manufacturers have currently adopted 3D Printing.<br>• 52% of manufacturers expect 3D Printing will be used for high-volume production in the next 3-5 years.<br>• 22% of manufacturers predict 3D Printing will have a disruptive effect on supply chains.<br>• Global spending on printers was predicted to reach …

Manufacturing

The man who bet his house on his mobile phone invention

<b>Patrick O'Neill bet his house on people wanting to upload better quality photos to their social media pages.</b><p>The 50-year-old amateur photographer had been inventing and building computer devices for years when he first got the idea for a camera lens that attaches to a smartphone.<p>Mr O'Neill could see …

THE MOBILE MARKETING REPORT: How marketers are reaching mobile consumers

BI Intelligence<p>Mobile marketing is getting more spotlight these days. Revenue from mobile advertising accounted for 30% of total ad spend in the first half of 2015, according to the IAB, and it's on track to account for more than one-third in the second half of the year. Despite this growth, mobile …

Welcome to the Era of Plant-Based Meat

This burger looks like meat and tastes like meat—but it's made entirely out of plants.<p>Yesterday, chef Traci Des Jardins dropped by the Food & Wine …