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An 11-year-old changed election results on a replica Florida state website in under 10 minutes

An 11-year-old boy on Friday was able to hack into a replica of the Florida state election website and change voting results found there in under 10 …

Florida

Spotify could soon let you skip ads for free

Spotify is testing a new feature that lets users skip audio and video ads, even without being on a paid subscription.<p>The feature, known as "Active Media," has been quietly rolled out in Australia and allows users of Spotify's free, ad-supported service to skip particular ads, with advertisers only …

James Martin

Google Docs gets an AI-powered grammar correction tool

Suck at grammar? You’ll be happy to know that Google’s introducing a grammar checker into its Docs app; it’ll use the power of machine learning to spot your mistakes as you type.<p>The company says that its AI can identify a wide range of errors and suggest fixes for them, “from simple grammatical …

Google Docs

Telegram just launched a feature that’s both terrifying and brilliant

If you’ve ever had to identify yourself online using actual IDs like passports, driving licenses, and whatever else, you know how much of a hassle it …

Information Systems

IBM-Maersk blockchain alliance cuts oceanic shipping times by 40%

Did you just get a TV from Tokyo or flowers from France? Blockchain, that potentially disruptive but much-derided technology, might have helped deliver the goods.<p>A blockchain-based IBM partnership with global shipping colossus Maersk has now expanded to include 94 partners, Big Blue said Thursday. …

Blockchain

SEC looking into Tesla after Elon Musk's tweets, reports say

Yesterday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted about potentially taking his company private again to expand long-term planning and, probably, to "own the shorts." But he might have moved a little too fast for the tastes of federal regulators.<p>The US Securities and Exchange Commission has made inquiries into …

Tesla

Uber Hit With Cap as New York City Takes Lead in Crackdown

New York became the first major American city on Wednesday to halt new vehicle licenses for ride-hail services, dealing a significant setback to Uber in its largest market in the United States.<p>The legislation passed overwhelmingly by the City Council will cap the number of for-hire vehicles for a …

Transportation

Here's the Internal Report Proving the FCC Made Up a Cyberattack

An investigation by the Federal Communication Commission’s own inspector general officially refutes controversial claims that a cyberattack was …

Net Neutrality

Hacker swipes Snapchat's source code, publishes it on GitHub

Snapchat doesn’t just make messages disappear after a period of time. It also does the same to GitHub repositories — especially when they contain the company’s proprietary source code.<p>So, what happened? Well, let’s start from the beginning. A GitHub with the handle i5xx, believed to be from the …

Source Code

Lumen raises $7M and passes $1M on Indiegogo for its breath-measuring device for weight loss

Our body is continuously storing and consuming energy to keep us alive — but understanding which fuels are being used and why is the Holy Grail of things like weight loss and body hacking. Today’s weight-loss market is saturated with generic products because — guess what — trying to tailor-make a …

Weight Loss

German start-up trials solar car that can charge as you drive

(The Aug. 7 story corrects to show Sion cannot be charged from other electric cars, removes reference to production taking place at German plants and corrects number of orders to over 6,500)<p>BERLIN (Reuters) - A Munich-based start-up has taken advantage of the strong Bavarian sun this summer to test …

Electric Vehicles

Shaq Backs Atlanta-Based Gig Workforce Assistance Startup’s $9 Million Series A

On-demand workforce assistance startup Steady has raised $9 million in a Series A funding round led by San Francisco-based Propel Venture Partners …

Startups

Lyft rides ordered through the Southwest app won't earn you miles, sorry

Southwest and ride-hailing app Lyft inked a deal last month, but after the airline put out an email Friday about the partnership, people seemed …

China launches high-tech bird drones to watch over its citizens

Look! Up there! A pretty little bird gliding majestically through the sky, encapsulating the beauty of natu -- oh wait. It's a high-tech surveillance drone.<p>Over recent years, more than 30 Chinese military and government agencies have reportedly been using drones made to look like birds to surveil …

Global Policy

I used Apple's AirDrop to troll strangers with photos of space sloths

And it’s been going on for months<p>For the past year I've been a terrible person. I've abused great power with great irresponsibility and savored every moment of it like the perfect last bite of a delicious meal. I abhor many aspects of trolling people, but I've given in and done it to other humans. …

Apple just hit a $1 trillion market cap

Apple hit a market cap of $1 trillion on Thursday — and hung onto the record valuation at market close — as the iPhone maker became the first …

Tim Cook

Five of the scariest predictions about artificial intelligence

Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images<p>Mass unemployment<p>Oli Scarff | Getty Images<p>War<p>Robo doctors<p>Bloomberg | Getty Images<p>Mass …

Artificial Intelligence

The London startup that solved one of the most annoying things about flying is now branching out into trains

Airportr, a London tech startup that helped solve one of the most annoying things about air travel, is now branching out into trains.<p>The company was founded in 2014 and picks up air passengers' baggage from their doorstep and checks it in for them at London airports Heathrow, Gatwick, and soon …

Trains

Huawei wants to release the world's first foldable phone in 2019 before Samsung does

Next year is shaping up to be the year of the foldable phone.<p>Huawei, the world's third-largest smartphone maker, is reportedly planning to beat …

Mobile

MoviePass was down last night because it ran out of money

The end is nigh — again<p>The writing has been on MoviePass’ wall for a long while now, but precipitous stock drops and constant financial bad news hasn’t stopped the company from ticking along — until last night, when service was disrupted because the company ran out of money, and its parent company …

MoviePass

Inventor Demonstrates His $443K ‘Iron Man’ Jet Propulsion Suit in Front of London Department Store

Former commodities trader Richard Browning, a British inventor and founder of the human propulsion technology start-up Gravity Industries, quite ably …

Jet Propulsion

Google wants you to use its new physical keys to secure your account

You should already be using two-factor authentication to prevent unauthorized access to your online accounts. While your phone is up to the task of helping you with that, Google believes it’s time for to take the next step: using a physical security key.<p>At its ongoing Google Cloud Next event, the …

Authentication

Miles gives you reward miles for almost everything

Reward miles are nice if you fly a lot but what if you bike or take Lyfts or just like to wander around town? A new app called Miles aims to give you rewards for all of those things, bringing the concept of rewards out of the air and onto the ground.<p>Miles, co-founded by Jigar Shah, Paresh Jain and …

Customer Service

‘Waze of Parking’ app SpotAngels raises $2.3 million

SpotAngels, an app that uses crowdsourced data to help drivers find parking and avoid tickets, has raised $2.3 million from a group of investors that includes Google Maps co-founder Lars Rasmussen.<p>Luc Vincent, the former head of Google Street View and vice president of engineering at Lyft, as well …

San Francisco

Uber Drivers Are Committing 'Vomit Fraud' to Pocket Cleanup Fee

If you thought you’d never see the phrase ‘vomit fraud’ in the news, think again. The scam, in which Uber drivers collect a cleanup fee for …

Florida

Bitcoin And Stellar Get A Big Boost From IBM's 'Stable Coin'

IBM gave a big boost to Bitcoin and Stellar recently. On Tuesday, Big Blue announced a partnership with Stronghold a digital currency backed by US dollars traded on the Stellar Blockchain Network.<p>That’s a new way for IBM to make a blockchain-based “stable coin” available to IBM clients; and …

Cryptocurrency

This robot will draw and erase anything on your walls

Scribit is a drawing robot that can turn your walls into a work of art. The little bot raised over $1.6 million on Kickstarter, crushing the …

Robotics

Evolutionary algorithm outperforms deep-learning machines at video games - MIT Technology Review

With all the excitement over neural networks and deep-learning techniques, it’s easy to imagine that the world of computer science consists of little …

Deep Learning

Facebook confirms it's building an internet satellite

It looks like Facebook is indeed building an internet satellite.<p>The social network is working on a new satellite project that will provide broadband …

Internet

Google owns Duck.com, but it'll give rival DuckDuckGo a shoutout anyhow

Google owns Duck.com, which has been driving rival search engine DuckDuckGo up the wall for over six years. Because when you type "duck.com" into a web browser, you get Google.com. Doesn't make a lot of sense, yes?<p>But after a new round of complaints this Friday, Google has relented. Google comms VP …

DuckDuckGo