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Where to find what's disappeared online, and a whole lot more: the Internet Archive

In a gleaming white former church with Greek-style pillars, under the shade of cypress trees in a quiet neighborhood of San Francisco, an effort to preserve much of what’s online, and to scan books, and save video streams from around the world, is now underway.<p>Go in the front entrance, and you may …

Libraries

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The biodegradable paper airplane that could revolutionize humanitarian aid

Paper planes aren't just for passing secret notes across the classroom anymore. Now, they can even save lives.<p>Otherlab, an engineering research and development lab based in San Francisco, has created the world's most advanced industrial paper airplanes. The paper gliders look almost like stealth …

Drones

How the UK government can hack your personal data

From the moment you set foot on British soil, your personal data could easily be accessed, or even hacked, by the government.<p>New invasive legislation has been dubbed by critics as one of the most extreme surveillance laws ever passed in a democracy.<p>The Snoopers' Charter — aka the Investigatory …

Surveillance

Shield TV Experience Upgrade 5.1 adds rumble support, new games and more

If you’re rocking an Nvidia Shield TV get ready for a nice update. The Experience Upgrade 5.1 is now available, bringing several notable features including rumble support for selected GeForce Now titles and the new Shield controller. The update is available for both the 2015 and 2017 versions of …

Nintendo Wii

Apple said to be working on wireless charging solution with Broadcom, may not launch until 2018

A lot has been made about what sort of wireless charging system the iPhone 8 will feature, but according to JPMorgan analyst Harlan Sur, Apple has been working with Broadcom on a new customized solution.<p>As noted by CNBC, Sur says that Apple has been working on the solution with Broadcom for some …

iPhone

Here is every single Pokémon currently in Pokémon Go

There are more than 200 Pokémon in Pokémon Go. The game now contains the entire first run of Pokémon, which originally debuted in the mid-'90s, along with around 100 creatures from its second-generation edition.<p>You cannot, however, catch them all. At least not yet.<p>Several "legendary" Pokémon — like …

Pokémon

Twitter Disappoints With Ad Revenue Tumble, As Past Investments Don't Pan Out

Ad revenue was down year over year for Donald Trump’s favorite communication channel.<p>Twitter’s ad revenue for Q4 slumped to $638 million from $641 …

Twitter

Bloomberg Uses Programmatic Creative To Boost Ad Relevance

When Bloomberg writes a story about a public company or commodity, it’s bringing market information dynamically into the adjacent ad.<p>Bloomberg is …

Advertising Industry

Skype beta on iOS and Android adds in-call and message reactions, new find panel, more

Microsoft today announced that it’s bringing a few new features to users enrolled in the Skype Insider program on iOS and Android. In a blog post, Microsoft previewed new features including a built-in camera, in-call reactions, messaging reactions, and more.<p>The first new feature coming with Skype …

iOS

You can track someone's live location and where they live for just a couple of dollars

There is a black market offering deeply personal information on people in China, and all you need is $30 and their phone number to check up on someone.<p>Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has uncovered a mine of personal data on social media offering up shockingly detailed information such as people's …

Data Breach

Use this Chrome extension to easily identify emails with senders' icons

I receive between 50 and 100 emails a day at my work address alone, and that makes it difficult to figure out which ones are worth my time. Thankfully, there’s a clever new Chrome extension to help with that.<p>Amit Agarwal’s Gmail Sender Icons displays the domain name each of your incoming messages …

Google

Travelling to India? You'll get a free SIM after touchdown

You'll be able to get back on Facebook as soon as possible.<p>India is getting more digital by the month.<p>To make international travel easier, tourists will now be given SIM cards upon arriving in India. The cards will be loaded with 50 rupees (70 cents) worth of talk time, as well as 50MB of data, …

India

Scientists are building an army of tiny cancer-fighting robots

Scientists have worked for years to incorporate robotics into delicate medical procedures. They've given us tiny devices that can inject drugs into a person's eye or bend to operate on hard-to-reach areas. Now, they've come up with a way to potentially fight cancer using a magnetized swarm of …

Robotics

Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

We’ve entered the most profound era of change for financial services companies since the 1970s brought us index mutual funds, discount brokers and ATMs.<p>No firm is immune from the coming disruption and every company must have a strategy to harness the powerful advantages of the new fintech …

FinTech

Invisible liquid can make your phone screen as hard as sapphire

'ProtectPax' is an innovative screen protector that works on glass surfaces like smartphones, tablets and glasses.<p>It uses liquid glass – a silicon dioxide coating that bonds with a given surface and significantly hardens it.

Phones

Free-to-play card game “Duelyst” Android beta coming soon, says developer

Free-to-play card game Duelyst has been steadily growing since it was released on Steam last year. The title has already received plenty of praise and a move to mobile is now eagerly anticipated.<p>Thankfully, developer Counterplay Games has just revealed that it is now accepting applications for a …

Gaming

Virtual Reality Is Bringing These Lost Worlds Back to Life

Stuart Eve thinks that to really understand what it was like to live in the past, you have to see it for yourself. And you have to hear it and smell it, too.<p>Eve is an archaeologist working on something like a low-budget time machine. A few years ago, he made a prototype for an augmented reality app …

Augmented Reality

Facebook tests shortcut buttons to rivals like Snapchat and Twitter

Facebook appears to be warming up a bit to other social networks. The company is testing displaying links to your other social media accounts prominently on your Facebook profile.<p>My colleague Matt Navarra spotted the change on his account while using the iOS app. While you’ve been able to add links …

Snapchat

Tesla owners now have an even more obsessive companion app

As the most technologically advanced production cars on the road, Tesla's vehicles collect a lot of potentially useful data. Unfortunately for Tesla's diehard fanclub of early adopters, the company's in-house app doesn't offer a simple way to get at much of that data. So two obsessive Tesla owners …

Tesla

NBA launches virtual reality app with Google Daydream

This year's All-Star dunk contest, skills challenge and three-point contest feature some big-time names. USA TODAY Sports<p>Four months ago, the NBA became the first professional sports league to offer regularly scheduled virtual reality broadcasts, ushering in a new era of basketball entertainment.<p>On …

Virtual Reality

Barbie becomes a hologram version of herself

Yes, after pulling herself out of her 1950’s rut as a swimsuit model to become everything from a doctor, lawyer, computer scientist, astronaut and even the president of the United States, Barbie has now become a 3D-animated hologram that can serve up the weather on command.<p>As first reported in …

Holograms

Germany bans creepy doll over privacy concerns

My Friend Cayla is a smiling, blonde doll that can answer questions and play games by pairing with a smart device. She might also be spying on you.<p>German watchdog group the Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway) warns that hackers can …

Security

Now Microsoft's Twitch competitor has an Xbox One app

Microsoft bought livestreaming service Beam last August to fold its advanced viewer interactions with its gaming services on Windows 10 and Xbox. They finally opened testing up to select users at the end of January, but today, they're taking the next step in competing against Twitch by launching …

Xbox

Banco Santander Invests in Artificial Intelligence Startups

Spanish lender Banco Santander SA has invested in two artificial-intelligence companies, part of the financial industry's increased focus on …

Artificial Intelligence

How to turn your iPhone or Android smartphone into a satellite phone

Being out of cellphone reception is no problem if you own a satellite phone. Here's how to never miss a call again no matter where you are in the …

iPhone

Robots that steal human jobs should pay taxes, Gates says

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and world’s richest man, said in an interview Friday that robots that steal human jobs should pay their fair share of taxes.<p>“Right now, the human worker who does, say, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed and you get income tax, Social …

Robots

Your Shareable Google Maps Lists May Be Really Interesting To Advertisers

The burger place downtown? Check. The Ethiopian restaurant we visited that one time? Check. The sports bar near school we've been meaning to try? Maybe tonight is the night.<p>To help users keep track of points of interest, Google Maps is rolling out a new feature — for both Android and iOS devices — …

Google Maps

eHarmony is gearing up for a battle to win back millennials from Tinder and Bumble

Grant Langston has learned a lot over his 16-year tenure at eHarmony, the popular dating site launched in 2000.<p>But only in his six months as the company's new CEO has an important lesson become clear: Love conquers all — except when other dating apps are much easier to use.<p>"Whatever the onboarding …

Online Dating

What’s next for tvOS & Apple TV? How Apple’s set-top box could upgrade your living room

The once ‘hobby’ Apple TV has been gaining quite a bit of attention from Apple over the last year. tvOS 10 brought in a new Dark mode option for users system wide, while version 10.1 brought in the new TV app.<p>With rumors of Apple integrating its own TV bundle service to the system coming and going, …

Apple TV