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Why Facebook Keeps Beating Every Rival: It’s the Network, of Course

The tech world just witnessed a robbery. The heist was so brazen you kind of had to admire it, even if it was pulled off with all the grace of a gas station stickup.<p>Facebook barged into Snapchat’s happy Venice Beach, Calif., mansion, took a solid inventory of the goods, then lifted the crown …

Facebook

A day on the internet in 2017: an internal transcript

I’M OUTRAGED AT THE STATE OF THIS COUNTRY I DON’T EVEN UNDERSTAND WHAT IS WRONG WITH EVERYONE AND — hold up, is that a hedgehog wearing a sombrero? …

Bear Cubs

Why Does Android Use More Data than iPhone? (And How Can You Fix It?) | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Introduction<p>If you try to research the topic online, it doesn’t take long to discover that there are two parties of thought in direct opposition to …

Microsoft finally says goodbye to Windows Vista

Vista support ends today<p>Microsoft is bidding farewell to Windows Vista, more than 10 years after it first debuted. Support for Windows Vista ends today, meaning users will have to move to a more recent version of Windows to remain secure. It’s the end of an era for an operating system that arrived …

Microsoft Windows

Where does the Ubuntu Linux desktop go from here?

Ubuntu's moving to a Gnome 3 desktop from here on out. Here's the plan.<p>Seven years ago, Canonical moved the Ubuntu Linux desktop from the Gnome 3.x …

Ubuntu

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

When I started learning to code, the options were limited—lots of books (not even e-books), some very basic online tutorials, and a whole lot of experimentation.<p>Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal …

Programming

Within the Next Decade, You Could Be Living in a Post-Smartphone World

The Way of the Beeper<p>One day, not too soon — but still sooner than you think — the smartphone will all but vanish, the way beepers and fax machines …

Augmented Reality

The internet wonders: What are those weird gizmos in Trump’s Situation Room at Mar-a-lago?

This is the room where the airstrikes on a Syrian air base were ordered Thursday night. We've seen the Situation Room before, but Trump's version of it has some weird new devices on the table. Small videoconferencing monitors, game controllers? Nobody seems to know. Obama didn't have 'em . . .<p>MS

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FBI Arrests Hacker Who Hacked No One

He built a piece of software. That tool was pirated and abused by hackers. Now the feds want him to pay for the computer crooks’ crimes.<p>Taylor Huddleston woke early on December 6th, hours before the Arkansas winter morning would stir to life with the sound of roosters and dogs. Since selling off …

Security

Can Silicon Valley's Autocrats Save Democracy?

Honolulu Civil Beat is focused on investigative and watchdog journalism, in-depth enterprise reporting, analysis and commentary that gives readers a …

Silicon Valley

Smash Sisters events invite women gamers to play, connect and smash

On a Saturday in January, as millions around the world march for women's rights, two women fight in the San Jose Convention Center. About 100 people …

Gaming

Congress Just Made It Harder for You to Shield Yourself From Internet Discrimination

Did you spend eight hours binge-watching Netflix last night? Or did you search the Internet to read about birth control options, find a new church, …

Net Neutrality

Why Tech's Latest Fashion Accessory Is a Face Mask

Here's how artists, techies and designers are f*cking with facial recognition in the pursuit of privacy.

Fashion

Information Wars: A Window into the Alternative Media Ecosystem

Conspiracy Theories, Muddled Thinking, and Political Disinformation<p>Background: <b>Examining “Alternative Narratives” of Crisis Events</b><p>For more than three …

Propaganda

WikiLeaks Reveals How the CIA Can Hack a Mac’s Hidden Code

If the CIA wants inside your Mac, it may not be enough that you so carefully avoided those infected email attachments or maliciously crafted web …

Malware

The Clever ‘DoubleAgent’ Attack Turns Antivirus Into Malware

Your antivirus software might come with some annoyances. It might slow your computer down, or pop up so many alerts that you can’t tell when …

Information Security

Apple’s Next Big Thing: Augmented Reality - Bloomberg

Tim Cook has talked up a lot of technologies since becoming Apple Inc.'s chief executive in 2011. Driverless cars. Artificial intelligence. Streaming …

Augmented Reality

Bro culture is poisoning Silicon Valley

In an hour-long talk today at SXSW, best-selling author Dan Lyons broke down bro culture in three parts: What is it? Why does it exist? How do we fix it?<p>Lyons, author of the New York Times bestseller <i>Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble</i>, delivered a compelling talk in on his experience …

Silicon Valley

Microsoft's first-ever desktop PC blows away the Mac

Computers are kind of boring, right?<p>Whether you're a Mac fan or a PC person, I can hand you any laptop in the world, you can log into your Facebook and Google accounts, and do probably 90% of what you need to do. It means that, for a lot of people, one computer is pretty much interchangeable with …

Microsoft

A Jacket Made From Electronic Thread Goes on Sale This Year

A Smarter Way To Dress<p>We have been trying to update our clothing for quite some time now. From clothing that can help us with our work out to …

Can you solve the chess problem which holds key to human consciousness?

It might look like a simple chess problem, but this puzzle could finally help scientists uncover what makes the human mind so unique, and why it may never be matched by a computer.<p>75 years after Bletchley Park sought codebreakers in the Second World War by placing a crossword in The Telegraph, …

Science

This is what hackers at the CIA make of your computer's security

<i>Updated</i> | Of all the revelations from WikiLeaks’ CIA data dump this week, one of the most informative has been the intelligence agency’s views on the …

Cybersecurity

Covering Fashion Shows With a Functional iPhone Keyboard

<i>How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Vanessa Friedman, The Times’s fashion director and critic, discussed the tech she uses.</i><p><b>As a fashion critic, what’s your favorite tech product that helps you spot and keep track of fashion trends?</b><p>My iPhone 5, …

How to Fail as a Web Developer

First thing’s first: Analyze and diagnose the problem. Unfortunately, this tends to be the hardest part.<p>There’s a great line in the TV drama <i>Mr. Robot</i> …

The Alienware Area-51 is a spaceship disguised as a gaming PC

This article is to be read to the tune of a heavy metal soundtrack. Because the Alienware Area-51 is heavy, metal, and just as outrageous as Iron Maiden at its finest.<p>Announced at the end of last summer, the Area-51 was an immediate sensation thanks to its unconventional, otherworldly shape. …

PC Gaming

Meet the Wunderkind Economist Behind LinkedIn

He's mining LinkedIn's treasure trove of data for juicy economic secrets.

LinkedIn