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Mary Meeker’s 2017 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

The most anticipated slide deck of the year is here.<p>Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker is delivering her annual rapid-fire internet trends report right now at <b>Code</b> <b>Conference</b> at the Terranea Resort in California.<p>Here’s a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in …

Mary Meeker

Spotify Hacked? Thousands Of Accounts’ Login Credentials Released By The Leak Boat

<b>UPDATE: Monday, May 25 —</b> In a statement to International Business Times regarding the alleged release of Spotify user account information by Leak …

You can now cast 4K YouTube videos at 60fps to NVIDIA Shield TV

The Android TV streaming box from NVIDIA, which has previously impressed us with its gaming capabilities, is getting major audio and visual improvements.<p>NVIDIA Shield TV may not be the most affordable set-top box out there, but it certainly is one of the most capable. After all, the previous …

Smart TV

Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10

Even if you think you know it all, you don't.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this …

What’s the deal with Android’s new security suite ‘Google Play Protect’?

When you’ve got 2 billion devices running your software, security is never likely to be far from your thoughts. The Android platform is a juicy target for potential scammers, but Google so far seems to have dealt with threats quickly and efficiently (given the scope of the platform, you …

Android News

A surge in the value of crypto-currencies provokes alarm

IT IS hard to predict when bubbles will pop, in particular when they are nested within each other. It helps to keep this image in mind when …

Can Webpass provide alternative to cable, telecom high-speed internet?

Cord cutting has taken a bite out of the number of pay TV subscribers for cable and telecommunications companies.<p>But it hasn’t significantly reduced …

Net Neutrality

If the president says it, is it no longer classified?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> If President Donald Trump did indeed reveal highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and Russian ambassador, many lawmakers said his actions are irresponsible and potentially dangerous.<p>But were they illegal?<p>"This (what Trump did) is worse than criminal," Alan …

Donald Trump

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

33 minutes ago<p>Blocking causes six car crash in Daytona 500<p>60 minutes ago<p>Trey Burton could be a perfect fit in the Chicago Bears new offense.<p>105 …

College Football

How to protect your computer against the ransomware attack

Microsoft reneges on update policy to push out patch for unsupported Windows XP and Windows 8 to help defend against ransomware attack<p>Don’t pay WannaCry demands, cybersecurity experts say<p>Friday’s ransomware outbreak, which used recently revealed weaknesses in Microsoft’s Windows operating system to …

This Computer Language Is Feeding Hacker Values into Young Minds

<b>Last year,</b> I went to Nigeria with Mark Zuckerberg. One of the first stops on the trip was a program that taught kids how to code. When Zuckerberg …

Learning

Nugget’s new app finds the best deals on Amazon

There are a number of great deals to be had on Amazon, but finding them across the retailer’s vast array of products is still a challenge. That’s where a new app called Nugget comes in. The app scours Amazon for higher-quality products at lower prices, and then curates them into categories you can …

Trump to propose large increase in deductions Americans can claim on their taxes

President Trump on Wednesday plans to call for a significant increase in the standard deduction people can claim on their tax returns, potentially putting thousands of dollars each year into the pockets of tens of millions of Americans, according to two people briefed on the plan.<p>The change is one …

Finance

Is There a Russian Mole Inside the NSA? The CIA? Both?

The latest Shadow Brokers hack exposed classified intel that could only have come from within the NSA, setting the stage for a Cold War ritual—the …

Surveillance

Everything Facebook announced at F8 2017

Facebook has unveiled a host of new features at its 2017 F8 developer conference, most focused on the curation of its global community. Attendees were introduced to not only Facebook’s push into augmented reality, but also the next phase of its Messenger platform, bot support within Workplace, a …

Chatbots

Zuck says copying Snapchat was just step 1 of Facebook’s AR platform

“I guess I’m not that worried about that,” Mark Zuckerberg said in response to criticism about Facebook copying Snapchat. He defended the “misunderstood” strategy as laying groundwork for Facebook’s new Camera Effects Platform for developers that launched today.<p>“The first chapter that made sense …

Facebook expands its open-source portfolio with new UI framework for Android

At its F8 developer conference, Facebook today announced that it is open-sourcing Litho, a declarative framework for building efficient user interfaces on Android. Litho is the same framework Facebook uses internally to build its own Android app, which is currently being used by more than a billion …

Facebook announces React Fiber, a rewrite of its React framework

Facebook has completely rewritten React, its popular JavaScript library for building user interfaces. The company hasn’t previously talked much about React Fiber, as the project is called, but it has actually been working on it for a while. It’s now ready to talk about this project publicly in more …

Serif vs sans serif in logo design

Your choice of typeface can have a significant impact on the look and feel of a logo design, as well as helping to define the personality of the …

6 Photography Tips for Making Puddles Look Epic

Spring is in full swing, which means it’s time to dust off your camera and head back outdoors. Don’t let April showers keep you from taking photos! …

Landscape Photography

After The Visigoths Sacked Rome, They Established A Full-Blown Kingdom

When last we met the Goths, they had just sacked the city of Rome in 410 CE, the act for which this barbarian people is both famous and infamous. …

Ancient History

Without George Washington There Would Have Been No U.S.A. Here's Why

<i>GEORGE WASHINGTON: The Wonder of the Age</i>–by John Rhodehamel (Yale University Press, $32.50)–is a masterpiece, a concise, fluidly written and well-grounded biography. Rhodehamel, who edited two highly acclaimed books for the renowned Library of America series of great American writers (one, …

George Washington

At 50, Dev Bootcamp’s Michael Jay Walker quit his day job to learn coding with kids in their twenties

Companies are increasingly investing in workforce development to retrain their employees, but if you’re in your 50’s, it can be intimidating to learn how to code with a bunch of 20-year-olds.<p>While most tech coverage is focused on the jobs that are going to be destroyed by automation and artificial …

Smart TV hack embeds attack code into broadcast signal—no access required | Ars Technica

Demo exploit is inexpensive, remote, scalable—and opens door to more advanced hacks.<p>A new attack that uses terrestrial radio signals to hack a wide …

How to Write Time-Travel Historical Fiction

I’ve always been afraid of historical fiction. While I absolutely adore reading a well-researched and well-written historical novel, the process of …

Creative Writing

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

The U.S. Coast Guard’s new icebreakers will have space, displacement and electric power for weapons when they enter service...<p>Germany’s Leopard 2 …

Military

Intel Compute Stick (Core m3) review

The most powerful stick PC yet<p><b>The Good</b> This upgraded Intel Compute Stick has a faster Core m3 processor and extra USB ports on its power brick.<p><b>The Bad</b> It's much more expensive than the original Atom versions, and loses one USB port on the stick itself. Onboard storage is minimal.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The …

Find all the apps you've ever downloaded on your phone

Never forget an app again!<p>That handy app you had to delete years ago -- to free up space on your phone -- what was it called? Is it still around? Now that you have a shiny new iPhone, can you re-download it?<p>You sure can! Android, iOS and Windows all keep convenient running lists of every app you've …

Apple just launched 'the absolute best way to teach everyone to code'

Swift is already a smash hit: Over 100,000 apps have started using Swift to build at least some of their code, including Twitter, Uber, and Lyft, not least because Apple purpose-built it to be easy to learn.<p>Indeed, Swift has seen a lot of love from schools and classrooms everywhere. To keep that …

Tim Cook

Song of the Summer 2016: Industry Insiders Pick Their Favorites

For EW’s new Summer Must List—the one with Nick Jonas on the cover, on newsstands now—we asked industry insiders and top artists to peer into their …

Nick Jonas