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The Coolest Things We Saw at World Maker Faire

Once a year, thousands of artists and makers descend upon New York City for Maker Faire, a celebration of all things DIY.<p>Over the weekend, thousands of artists, makers, and tinkerers from around the world descended upon the New York City Hall of Science for Maker Faire, an annual celebration of all …

Maker Faire

Facebook accused of bias in job ads that let companies target men, exclude women

​SAN FRANCISCO – Employers are using Facebook to target job ads to men only, excluding women and anyone who identifies as another gender from employment opportunities, according to a complaint filed Tuesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.<p>The complaint, the first step before filing …

Employment

Why DNA Is the Most Exciting Programming Language Today

WIRED ICON<p><b>Sean Parker</b>, Napster cofounder<p>NOMINATES<p><b>Alex Marson</b>, biologist and infectious disease doctor at UC San Francisco<p>When Sean Parker was young, …

San Francisco

Exclusive: Delivery Startup Postmates Raises $300 Million, Joins Unicorn Club

On-demand delivery startup Postmates raised a whopping $300 million in venture funding to accelerate its growth across the U.S. Tiger Global led the …

Tech Trends

Indigo raises $250M, launches marketplace to help farmers get paid for quality grain

Indigo, the startup bringing algorithms and machine learning to the agricultural industry, has raised a $250 million Series E, bringing its total raised to $650 million.<p>The funding values the company at $3.5 billion, according to a source familiar with the deal. That’s a steep increase from its …

Startups

Some iPhone XS users report poor Wi-Fi and LTE performance, this could be why

As is the case every year, some iPhone XS early adopters are reporting issues with their new device. Since the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max were released last week, a handful of users have taken to Reddit and Apple’s Support Forums to complain of poor Wi-Fi and cellular connections on both of …

IPhone 7

iPhone XS camera is the major upgrade over iPhone X [Comparison]

I’ve upgraded my iPhone each year since replacing my months-old white iPhone 4 with the Siri-equipped iPhone 4S back in 2011. There’s always at least one new feature that makes me want to upgrade during the S years like Siri, Touch ID, and Live Photos.<p>The benefit of upgrading from iPhone X to …

Apple

SpaceX will take a Japanese billionaire on a trip around the Moon

SpaceX revealed Monday that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be its first space tourist.<p>Maezawa has chartered a flight aboard the company's Big Falcon Rocket, which is still being developed, for a slingshot trip around the Moon as soon as 2023. He's planning to take six to eight artists …

Business

THe State Department Tried to Rebrand As 'Department of Swagger' and Boy Did It Backfire

The State Department made a surprising announcement on Monday, and it had nothing to do with international affairs. The branch of the federal …

U.S. State Department

MoviePass parent Helios and Matheson wants to do a second reverse stock split

The board of MoviePass’s troubled parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. wants to implement another reverse stock split, according to a …

Business

Givling: An Online Game App That Lets You 'Play Off' Student Loan Debt

If you’re a college graduate staggering under a heavy pile of student loan debt, you may have dreamed about winning the lottery and paying off your student loan free and clear.<p>Of course, the odds of being a lottery winner are about 175 million to one, but what if you could play an online trivia …

Student Finance

Tanzania is about to outlaw online fact-checking

Earlier in 2018 Tanzania’s government, under the leadership of President John Magufuli, introduced a new law for social media and blogs which saw the introduction of license fees for anyone effectively running a website in Tanzania. This led to the suspension of several blogs including the popular …

Fact Checking

Automakers Pump Record Sums Into Startups

The car of the future will probably drive itself, but it shows no signs of funding itself.Instead, automotive startups are guzzling growing volumes …

Automotive Industry

Congressional bill would improve startup valuations

Late last week, Congress moved one step closer to passing the American Innovation Act of 2018, a bill that would make accounting and tax changes that would likely increase the valuation of startups in an acquisition.<p>The House Ways and Means committee approved a bill containing text that would …

Startups

MoviePass competitor Sinemia launches unlimited plan

It’s been a rough few months for MoviePass. But every time the movie subscription service has faltered, one company has been there to pick up the pieces. Sinemia has done a solid job benefiting from MoviePass’s woes, even seeming to taunt its chief competitor with a handful of promotions.<p>Now that …

Sinemia

The rise of the payment app: 'I hardly use cash any more'

<b>Using a payment app to pay your friends directly or split a restaurant bill has become increasingly popular among younger generations in particular. But are they safe?</b><p>Nikki Hesford, 32, is a convert to person-to-person payment (P2P) apps, using PayPal to pay for services and Venmo to pay back …

Apps

Amazon reportedly planning Alexa microwave, subwoofer, and more this year

Alexa, nuke my Hot Pocket<p>Amazon is planning to introduce as many as eight new Alexa-powered smart home devices later this year, according to a report from CNBC today. Those devices will be a wide-ranging offering of voice-controlled gadgets: a microwave oven, an in-car gadget of some sort, and a …

Smart Homes

I’m a Heart Doctor. Here’s Why I’m Wary of the New Apple Watch

Apple’s new watch sounds like a win for anyone interested in their heart health. It will notify wearers of a slow or irregular heart rhythm, and it …

Apple Watch

Air Force: Space Force would cost $13 billion over 5 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Creating a Space Force as a separate military service, as proposed by President Donald Trump, would cost an estimated $12.9 billion in its first five years, according to a detailed Air Force plan for how to go about it.<p>This is the first publicly available cost estimate. When the …

U.S. Politics

CDC confirms that teens are vaping weed

One out of 11 students surveyed had vaped cannabis with an e-cig<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are onto the fact that young people are using e-cigarettes to vape cannabis. Now, thanks to a new study, the CDC has a better sense for just how common it is.<p>The findings are from the 2016 …

eCigarettes

5 new fitness features coming to your Apple Watch

Major changes are coming with a major update to the Apple Watch ($399 at Apple), dubbed WatchOS 5. The new update will become available to all Apple Watch 2 ($351 at Amazon Marketplace) and Apple Watch 3 owners Monday, Sept. 17.<p>Apple Watch ($336 at Amazon Marketplace) users can expect a …

Apple Watch

Online divorce service says ‘Fortnite addiction’ cited in 200 divorces

An online service that helps unhappy spouses file for divorce claims that ‘addiction to Fortnite‘ has been cited in 200 divorces so far this year …<p>NordVPN<p>The company says that it did some data mining after noticing that the game was being increasingly referenced.<p>Fortnite is all over the news right …

Divorce

The Amazing Life-size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron that DRIVES!

Bugatti Chiron

AT&T will deliver 5G wireless technology by end of 2018

The wireless giant announced the rollout of mobile 5G service, offering customers a faster and more reliable experience.

Telecoms

Amazon Granted Patent for Workers in Robot Cages

The patent, granted in 2016, has workers sitting in a cage-like enclosure on top of a claw-arm robot in order to enter automated areas safely. Amazon …

New York University

Facebook Positions Itself in Hurricane Path With Community Help Feature

After a relatively slow start to the 2018 season, three hurricanes are now churning in the Atlantic on potential tracks toward the U.S. east coast …

Social Media

Elon Musk: I'm about to announce a 'Neuralink' product that connects your brain to computers

Elon Musk smoked pot and drank whiskey on the Joe Rogan podcast and said he's going to soon announce a new "Neuralink" product that can make anyone …

Singularity

Johnny Bobbitt Jr. will receive remainder of $400,000 in donations, GoFundMe says

U.S. news<p>GoFundMe has promised homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt Jr. that he will receive the rest of the $400,000 in donations owed to him after the couple who raised the money allegedly spent the cash on luxury goods and holidays.<p>Bobbitt became a nationwide story after he gave his last $20 to …

New Jersey

Dozens of popular iPhone apps caught sending user location data to monetization firms

A group of security researchers say dozens of popular iPhone apps are quietly sharing the location data of “tens of millions of mobile devices” with third-party data monetization firms.<p>Almost all require access to a user’s location data to work properly, like weather and fitness apps, but share …

Apps