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Google already sued for $3.7 billion for alleged Android GDPR violations

• A privacy activist is already suing over alleged Google GDPR violations.<br>• The GDPR took effect today, so this guy wasted no time.<br>• Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp also got hit with lawsuits from the same man.<p>Today is the first day that Europe’s landmark General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes …

Privacy

Bitcoin and Ethereum tumble after renewed fears of regulatory crackdown

The price of bitcoin was sent plummeting 18% as it and other cryptocurrencies yo-yo in value over fears of a wider trading crackdown spurred by renewed potential of South Korean regulatory action.<p>Bitcoin’s slide of over over $2,200 triggered a massive selloff across the broader cryptocurrency …

Cryptocurrency

People are raising hundreds of millions selling digital coins online — it's either the future of funding or a 'bubble'

Over half a billion dollars has been raised through so-called "Initial Coin Offerings" (ICOs) since the start of the year, according to Richard Kastelein, a partner at the Cryptoassets Design Group, a company that helps launch ICOs.<p>It's an incredible amount considering that ICOs were unheard of …

Minority Report holds up because it's about surveillance, not gadgets

The film hit theaters 15 years ago<p>In 2001, Steven Spielberg began work on his science fiction film <i>Minority Report</i>, famously assembling a “think tank” that tried to figure out what the future might look like. Many sci-fi movies feel dated just a few years after they’ve hit the screen, but 15 years …

How Japanese video games made a comeback in 2017

After scouting the show floor at Tokyo Game Show 2009, Keiji Inafune came to a grim conclusion: “When I looked at all the different games on the event floor, I said, 'Man, Japan is over. We're done. Our game industry is finished.’”<p>The famed game designer, who cut his teeth on the <i>Mega Man</i> series and …

Canyon and Kraftwerk collaborated to create the ultimate techno bike

Cyclist Tony Martin will ride a version of it in this year’s Tour de France<p>Canyon bicycles has announced that it is collaborating with famed electronic group Kraftwerk to produce a limited edition run of bikes.<p>Called the Ultimate CF SLX Kraftwerk, the 21 bikes produced will feature a geometric …

Adafruit 3D prints amazing flexible Lego strips that stick to any glass surface

Apr 22, 2017 | By David<p>The increasing popularity of 3D printing technology has had a particularly big impact on the use of Lego bricks. <b>A custom-made</b> …

LeGrow modular planters are like Legos for indoor gardening

Complete with LED lights and USB ports<p>Like Legos for plant enthusiasts, LeGrow is a modular, tech-forward indoor garden system designed so that each pot can be stacked and attached to other pots like toy bricks.<p>The modular pieces are assembled to create self-sustaining ecosystems, perfect for city …

Gardening

Even more brands have joined a boycott against Google over ads on extremist videos

Google now has a full-scale advertiser revolt on its hands.<p>A host of British brands and governmental groups pulled their business from the search …

A Russian newspaper editor explains how Putin made Trump his puppet

“They consider him a stupid, unstrategic politician.”<p>Mikhail Fishman is the editor-in-chief of the Moscow Times, an English-language weekly newspaper published in Moscow. The paper is critical of Vladimir Putin; indeed, it was targeted twice in 2015 by Russian hackers and has been attacked …

Tesla powers a whole island with solar to show off its energy chops

Tesla completed its $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity this week, and, to celebrate, the company has announced a major solar energy project: wiring up the whole island of Ta’u in American Samoa. Previously, the island ran on diesel generators, but over the past year Tesla has installed a …

Trick Photography and Special Effects by Evan Sharboneau

Believe it or not, you don't have to own super expensive equipment or be some kind of camera wiz to take high quality camera shots like these…<p>… but …

Photography

What is 5G and when is it coming to the UK? WIRED explains

Super-fast mobile streaming could be just around the corner. Network providers around the world are already gearing up to test 5G networks throughout …

I quit my job to work at a startup and it sucks

<b>I thought working at a startup would be cool and fun, so I left a great job in order to try something new.</b> <b>What I’ve found immediately is that it’s an</b> …

Is the future of VR NVIDIA, Sony and Apple?

Ondrej Homola Contributor<p>Ondrej Homola is co-founder and CEO of Lifeliqe, a platform company for the creation, sharing and deployment of interactive 3D objects into mobile, VR, AR and 3D printable media.<p>Virtual reality is all the buzz nowadays. And why wouldn’t it be when analysts like Goldman …

The Apple App Store graveyard

Alex Austin Contributor<p>Alex Austin is founder of Branch.<p>People just don’t seem to have the same excitement lately about Apple’s App Store or the Google Play platform. The air of hopelessness that surrounds the mobile app ecosystem is obvious and demoralizing.<p>When I published my first app on both …

Tesla offers to buy SolarCity for almost $3 billion in a bid to merge 2 parts of Elon Musk's empire

Musk, CEO of Tesla and chairman of SolarCity, has said that he wants to remake transportation using the electric car while freeing Earth from a dependence of fossil fuels using solar power.<p>"Tesla customers can drive clean cars and they can use our battery packs to help consume energy more …

5 Easy to Learn Skills That Can Earn You Money

Having access to the internet provides many possibilities for self-improvement. The are many websites that offer various courses for free, where you …

This Game Engine-Rendered Sci-Fi Short Film's Graphics Are Jaw-Dropping

The Unity Demo Team show off new digital filmmaking tools in their latest short film, 'Adam.'<p>When artificially intelligent humanoids pass beyond the uncanny valley, most theorists assume they will one day become indistinguishable from humans. Or, perhaps they will pass into another realm of …

Researchers have created flexible batteries that never need to be recharged

One of my biggest gripes with today’s smartwatches is charging — specifically, that I have to plug in my wristputer every night, or it becomes a …

A top Facebook engineer is leaving to work on a technology that might help people communicate with their thoughts

A top engineering executive at Facebook announced Thursday night that she's leaving the company to work on shrinking a powerful medical technology.<p>Mary Lou Jepsen, Facebook's executive director of engineering and the head of display technologies at Oculus — the social network's much-ballyhooed …

64 places you can learn to code online for free

This way, you can discover what you like (and more importantly don't) before financially investing in a certain set of courses.<p>However, there are so many free resources, classes, and books to pick from! It's easy to become overwhelmed. (Ever hear of too much of a good thing?!)<p>To make things easier, …

Mima Light Floating House

Thanks to a wooden foundation covered in mirrors, the Mima Light Floating House appears to levitate above the ground on which it sits. Its modular …

Lego prosthetic arm for children wins award at Paris show

<b>A prosthetic arm that allows children to design their own Lego accessories has won an innovation award in Paris.</b><p>The IKO Creative Prosthetic System won the Grand Prix award at digital technology summit Netexplo.<p>Lego attachments, including a remote-control digger, fit on to the battery-powered arm …

This Company Is Not Spending Money on Paid Search, Until We Have To. Here's How | Inc.com

Google was very instrumental in helping me build my last company and I'm forever grateful. I sold it 2 years ago and was able to put some of that money into my new business dashboard startup Dasheroo. When I started my previous company 15 years ago early on we did really well optimizing keywords on …

Live off the grid in this solar-powered pod

The ecocapsule may look like a giant ostrich egg, but it comes with enough high-tech features to support you living entirely off the grid for up to a year.<p>The ecocapsule is both solar-powered and wind-powered. It fits up to two people and comes with enough amenities to live comfortably from just …