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Google Facing UK Lawsuit Over Alleged Tracking of Safari Users Between 2011-12

Google is facing a collective lawsuit in the United Kingdom over its alleged snooping of iPhone users, according to a new report in the <i>Financial Times</i>. According to the lawsuit, led by a former director of the consumer group <i>Which?</i>, Google illegally gathered the personal data of millions of iPhone …

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

Blockchain

This Brilliant Strategy Used by Warren Buffett Will Help You Prioritize Your Time

The billionaire has a simple method for deciding what to spend his valuable time on.<p>With more than $70 billion to his name and majority ownership of 70+ companies through his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett has proved he knows a thing or two about prioritizing important work.<p>But …

Warren Buffett

Elon Musk Thinks We're Living In The Matrix. If He's Right, It's a Good Thing

The man who famously warned about the dangers of artificial intelligence believes we all may actually be artificially intelligent beings.<p>Elon Musk thinks it's almost certain that we're living in some version of <i>The Matrix.</i> In fact, he believes that there's a "one in billions chance" that reality as …

Singularity

Equifax hack: 44 million Britons' personal details feared stolen in major US data breach

An investigation was underway on Friday night after the personal data of up to 44 million British consumers was feared stolen by hackers in a massive cyber attack.<p>The information commissioner said it was investigating how the hack on Equifax, a US credit rating firm, affected UK customers, many of …

Identity Theft

Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns as C.E.O.

Travis Kalanick stepped down Tuesday as chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing service that he helped found in 2009 and built into a transportation colossus, after a shareholder revolt made it untenable for him to stay on at the company.<p>Mr. Kalanick’s exit came under pressure after hours of …

Autonomous Vehicle

Why Stackshare is quietly becoming a secret weapon for developers and Silicon Valley CTOs

On Stackshare, Airbnb lists over 50 services in its “stack,” Slack lists 24, and Spotify lists more than 31; these stacks are collections of different pieces of software that each company is using to run their operations, and range from infrastructure tools to communications tools to container …

Here's a Chilling Glimpse of the Privacy-Free Future

The computers are watching.<p>Imagine if you lost your keys and instead of fishing around in the couch cushions, you could just pull out your phone and search for them. Just a quick, textual query with a quick response that they're on your desk, you doofus. This is not only possible; it's possible …

Build Developer Conference

There's a dark secret at the heart of artificial intelligence: no one really understands how it works

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by researchers at the chip maker Nvidia, didn't look different from other autonomous cars, but it was unlike anything demonstrated by Google, Tesla, or General …

Artificial Intelligence

The robot scabs are coming to take your jobs

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you live in a developed or rapidly developing nation, you and your children will grow old in a world in which most people will not work, because the robots will take your jobs.<p>Every new report shows the machine replacement of human labor is accelerating, with job creation by new …

Maya Angelou

Whatever you do, don’t say yes when this chatbot asks, 'Can you hear me?'

It's the most cunning robocall scam I've encountered — and the fact that I've fallen for it more than once tells you how successful it can be.<p>The phone rings. You pick it up and say "hello." There's a brief silence and then a woman's voice says, "Oh, hi there!" She offers an embarrassed laugh. "I'm …

Identity Theft

The startup paying people to legally hack Uber, Nintendo, and Starbucks just got another $40 million to keep growing

The technical term for what HackerOne does is offer "bug bounties." Google, Apple, Microsoft, and even less tech-y companies like United Airlines pay out millions to amateur and professional hackers every year — it's cheaper than the massive damages caused when an undiagnosed flaw turns into a …

Sustainability

How a First-Time Founder Went From Zero to $23 Million With No Venture Capital

This underdog can help us learn to block external influences and pursue our passion.<p>Do you ever get Nonsexual Crushes on people? It's not a physical attraction - maybe you just love their intellect or charisma. Nonsexual crushes are the cheerful cousin to evil envy - you wish them no ill will, you …

Business Strategy

Thanks to AI, Computers Can Now See Your Health Problems

Patient Number Two was born to first-time parents, late 20s, white. The pregnancy was normal and the birth uncomplicated. But after a few months, it …

Autism

9 lifestyle changes to make if you want to earn more money in 2017

"Success is a learnable skill," writes T. Harv Eker in his book "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind." "If you want to be a great golfer, you can learn how to do it. If you want to be a great piano player, you can learn how to do it ... If you want to be rich, you can learn how to do it."<p>If you want to …

Self-improvement

8-Bit F1 2016 Season Review

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Formula One

Todoist now lets AI software schedule your due dates

Because humans are bad at it<p>The company behind productivity app Todoist, which lets you manage your personal and work lives with powerful to-do lists, is adding a new feature today: an artificial intelligence-powered scheduler. Now, when you need to set a due date for the completion of a task, …

Black Swan's algorithms 'predict the future' – and they even know when you'll take sick days

Black Swan is a data-mining startup which uses artificial intelligence to predict when Brits are planning to have a BBQ (regardless of weather), or …

How Twitter bots played a role in electing Donald Trump

Key to democracy is public engagement – when people discuss the issues of the day with each other openly, honestly and without outside influence. But …

Social Media

Google is changing search in a big way

Google is now starting to experiment with one of its biggest changes to search. The company is beginning to test a new "mobile first" version of its …

AdWords

Inside Magic Leap, The Secretive $4.5 Billion Startup Changing Computing Forever

The hottest ticket in tech is an invitation to a banal South Florida business park, indistinguishable on the outside from countless other office buildings that dot America’s suburban landscape. Inside, it’s a whole different story. A different reality, in fact. Humanoid robots walk down the halls, …

Augmented Reality

Machine-Vision Algorithm Learns to Judge People by Their Faces - MIT Technology Review

Social psychologists have long known that humans make snap judgments about each other based on nothing more than the way we look and, in particular, …

Azure Logic Apps General Availabilty

Azure Logic Apps are generally available and ready for you to build amazing apps! Logic Apps let you quickly build powerful integration solutions and …

Apps

Stop saying coding is 'fun' and 'easy'

Programming computers is a piece of cake. Or so the world's digital-skills gurus would have us believe. From the non-profit Code.org's promise that …

Marc Andreessen

How to design a REST API

We propose a “Quick Reference Card”, as a summary of best practices in REST API design.<p>Abstract<p>As soon as we start working on an API, design issues …

Microsoft is finally giving people a reason to use the Windows 10 app store

It's a fine idea. The problem is that, largely thanks to Microsoft's collapse in the smartphone market, developers aren't exactly rushing to fill the Windows Store with apps. While bigshots like Facebook and Uber have brought their wares to the Windows Store, you're still not going to find popular …

Apps

Competing with the iPhone's specs is harder than it seems

It’s a common fallacy, convenient to Apple, to think that the iPhone maker doesn’t care about specs. Oh, they’re too busy sticking cigarette stubs into people’s ears, those Cupertino types, to mind the nerdy feeds and speeds of their phones. The iPhone is behind the Android curve on almost every …

Could Your Next Uber be a Multicopter?

<b>The world’s first certified multicopter lifts off in Bruchsal, Germany, marking a new era for aerial transportation.</b><p>Just as smartphone technology …

Apple Announces New Software Framework App Called 'CareKit'

During today's "Let Us Loop You In" media event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, the company unveiled a new software framework called "CareKit" that will allow developers to build apps to "empower people to take on an active role in their care." iPhone apps that support the new framework will …

Digital Health