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Who's posting extreme 'terror pranks'?

<b>Fake bombs, staged murders, stunts that resemble acid attacks - as competition for eyeballs on YouTube gets fiercer every day, popular vloggers are resorting to extreme pranks to get clicks.</b><p>Arya Mosallah's video channel had more than 650,000 subscribers. But his YouTube career came skidding to a …

Police in the UK can now scan fingerprints from anyone on the street using portable devices that identify immigrants and criminals in minutes

The police will soon be able to routinely stop people and identify them from a fingerprint<p>The UK Home Office has begun rolling out police mobile …

Google Maps may let you share your battery life status

Friends might not panic if your phone dies.<p>Ever wanted to know if someone made it home safely, but didn't know if they had enough battery life to stay in touch along the way? You might not fret quite so much about it in the future. <i>Android Police</i> has spotted code in a Google Maps beta for Android …

Android News

Criminals hide 'billions' in crypto-cash - Europol

<b>Three to four billion pounds of criminal money in Europe is being laundered through cryptocurrencies, according to Europol.</b><p>The agency's director Rob Wainwright told the BBC's Panorama that regulators and industry leaders need to work together to tackle the problem.<p>The warning comes after Bitcoin's …

Grocery startup Instacart has raised nearly a billion in funding

On demand grocery-delivery startup Instacart has raised a new $200 million round of funding. In total, the company has raised $900 million. The money will no doubt be used to fuel its rivalry against Amazon, which is expanding its online grocery delivery service Fresh and building out new programs …

How To Make Facebook Cool Again

Some radical suggestions to save Zuckerberg's empire from obsoletion<p>There was a time when Facebook was cool.<p>Back in October 2005, armed with Zuckerberg's new tools, a generation of students used it express their ennui, organise their house parties and make clumsy attempts at getting laid. These …

Social Media

Former Microsoft Research chief Rick Rashid on the rise of ‘invisible’ tech, robotics, AI, and Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — So much has changed, in this city and in the technology world, since Rick Rashid arrived in 1979 as a computer science professor at …

UK shoppers say brands aren't transparent about influencer deals and rules need tightened

71% of UK consumers wrongly believe that influencer marketing is not regulated at all, with a further 61% saying they don't think brands are being …

Public Relations

Facebook was designed to prey on the fearful and angry

Who’d have guessed.<p>During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump’s team was getting bigger, stronger reactions out of his ever-growing voter …

Social Media

Instagram Will Now Tell You When Someone Screenshots Your Story

The social network is splitting into two.<p>The most vibrant new medium invented in past five years isn’t Facebook’s Oculus Rift or Apple’s animoji. It’s the story: the chronological procession of photos, video, and text that erases itself after 24 hours.<p>Invented by Snapchat and borrowed, infamously, …

Intel is Making Socially Acceptable Smartglasses

Intel’s new smartglasses look indistinguishable from regular glasses.<p><b>Intel</b> (NASDAQ:INTC) is developing Vaunt, a pair of prototype smartglasses that …

The Best Speakers Answer These 3 Questions Before Walking on Stage

Start with the structure to ensure success.<p>Every great TED talk begins with a good outline. If you want your presentation to leave a TED worthy impression, you'll need to start planning long before the day of the speech: how can you make your message memorable? What should be included in the talk? …

Predictive algorithms are no better at telling the future than a crystal ball

An increasing number of businesses invest in advanced technologies that can help them forecast the future of their workforce and gain a competitive …

MBA

Government websites have quietly been running cryptocoin mining scripts

A security researcher has discovered thousands of legitimate websites — many belonging to local governments and government agencies — running scripts that secretly force visitors’ computers to mine cryptocoins.<p>In the UK, both the websites of the Information Commissioner’s Office and the Student …

What Facebook (and many, many others) get wrong about VR

Stanford’s Jeremy Bailenson says “there’s a reason people aren’t playing video games for 10 hours a day in VR.”<p>When Jeremy Bailenson was hired by Stanford University in 2003, he named his work on virtual reality the “Virtual Human Interaction Lab” — back then, he says, VR was considered so …

Inside the Two Years That Shook Facebook—and the World

One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook’s employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks. His …

A Corporate Giant Is Threatening To Pull Ads From Google And Facebook To Protest The Proliferation Of Propaganda/Fake News Online

You may not know the name Unilever, but you know their products. They own everything from Ben & Jerry’s to Marmite, and they spend, on average, $9 billion a year on advertising. As advertising shifts to Facebook and Google, that’s meant that one of the world’s biggest conglomerates finds itself …