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This is our first look at what might be Google's new operating system for phones, tablets, and computers

Google is behind two of the most well-known operating systems — Chrome OS and Android.<p>But it's an open secret that the search giant has been working on a third OS, which goes by "Fuchsia."<p>Google acknowledged the existence of Fuchsia last year, when Android VP of engineering Dave Burke called it an …

Google

The newest $1 billion startup is led by one of tech’s youngest female CEOs

The archetype of success in Silicon Valley has long been young, male, and potentially a dropout from one of three or four elite universities. That may be slowly changing.<p>This week, Canva announced a $40 million founding round making its founder, Melanie Perkins, 30, perhaps the youngest female CEO …

Startups

Vuzix built the smartglasses Google wishes it did

Attention, crestfallen Google Glass enthusiasts: Your redemption has arrived.<p>While most of the tech world dismissed the “smartglasses” concept when …

Wearable Tech

Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future

Codeless development platforms are at once a blessing and a curse. If they’re complete enough to be powerful they are too difficult for beginners and if they’re simple enough for beginners they’re useless for serious work. Zeroqode, a one-stop-shop for codeless creation, aims to make the difficult …

Web Design

PC updates to keep out hackers slow some computers, Microsoft says. Is yours one?

SAN FRANCISCO — As the world's biggest computer companies release a wave of software upgrades to fix the big chip security flaws that became public last week, users have feared slowdowns in computers, games, browsers and phones.<p>Microsoft on Tuesday suspended some of its required updates after there …

Microsoft

James Damore is suing Google for alleged discrimination against white male conservatives

James Damore, a fired Google engineer famous for penning a memo that argued lack of diversity in tech is in part because women are biologically …

Santa Clara

The light and dark of AI-powered smartphones

Analyst Gartner put out a 10-strong listicle this week identifying what it dubbed “high-impact” uses for AI-powered features on smartphones that it suggests will enable device vendors to provide “more value” to customers via the medium of “more advanced” user experiences.<p>It’s also predicting that, …

Intelligence

Silicon Valley's drug-fueled, secret sex parties -- One more reason to hate the hookup culture

We typically picture the movers and shakers in Silicon Valley as brilliant if geeky walking intellects, hunched over their computers, inventing new gadgets.<p>But this week Vanity Fair published a book excerpt by Emily Chang revealing that Silicon Valley is as sexually debauched as Hollywood, the …

Silicon Valley

The Psychology of Machines

I understand the mindset of the machine. I used to be a huge fanbot of machines and my cosplay was second to none. This was back before I stumbled …

Psychology

Six Cyber Threats to Really Worry About in 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Hackers are constantly finding new targets and refining the tools they use to break through cyberdefenses. The following are some significant threats …

Cybersecurity

LSD MKUltra Soundtrack Edition

Lsd

FBI Investigated Sheriff Clarke Over Plane Altercation

The FBI investigated former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke over a January incident with a passenger on a plane, according to a recently …

Crime

Microsoft says it's time to kill off the password

No matter how many times people are warned, the most popular passwords are still terrible. They make it easy for hackers to steal identities and are …

Security

Some Galaxy Note 8 phones not turning on after battery hits zero

• Some Galaxy Note 8 users reporting that their phones will not accept charge<br>• Fault seems to occur after fully draining the battery<br>• Samsung is aware of the issue and appears to be replacing affected devices on a case by case basis<p>It’s now just over a year since Samsung prematurely killed off the Galaxy …

Samsung

10 quick things you can do to make your Android phone run faster

Give your phone a tune-up this holiday season.<p>So you bought a shiny new phone, and a few months later you realize it isn't as fast as it used to be. …

Phones

Magic Leap reveals its new augmented-reality smart glasses

The secretive startup has officially launched its hardware, the Magic Leap One Creator Edition, saying it will ship in 2018.<p>Magic Leap's much-hyped and long-awaited augmented-reality platform just got a little more real with the official introduction of its Magic Leap One Creator Edition. It …

How to Rank #1 in Google [Step by Step SEO Instructions]

SEO Part 1: Think Like Google<p>Your ability to rank in Google really depends on whether you can think like Google. If you can do this you’ll be light …

The End of Net Neutrality: Implications for National Security

<i>The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 on Thursday to dismantle their authorities to enforce net neutrality rules that prohibit</i> …

All About the CIA Triad

The CIA triad is one of the most important concepts in information security. I'm not referring to the well-known American intelligence agency. I'm …

1.4 Billion Unencrypted User Credentials Found on the Dark Web

<i>Security experts found a huge database containing over a billion unencrypted user credentials on the dark web.</i><p>Just last week, a massive 41-gigabyte …

Gadget Lab Podcast: Special Guest Firefox's Nick Nguyen | WIRED

Author: Wired Staff. Wired Staff Gear<p>Date of Publication: 12.01.17.<p>Time of Publication: 6:05 pm. 6:05 pm<p>Quantum Browsing<p>We welcome a special guest to …

Software

What 800 Nerds on a Cruise Ship Taught Me About Life

• Author: Adam Rogers. Adam Rogers Culture<br>• Date of Publication: 12.19.14. 12.19.14<br>• Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Related …

Mad Max

Sneakier, more persistent drive-by cryptomining comes to a browser near you | Ars Technica

Resource-draining code hides in pop-under windows that can remain open indefinitely.<p>Researchers have discovered a new technique that lets hackers and …

The Pentagon Opened Up to Hackers—And Fixed Thousands of Bugs

The United States government doesn't get along with hackers. That's just <i>how it is</i>. Hacking protected systems, even to reveal their weaknesses, is …

Security

Yuri Milner and the Fellowship of Silicon Valley Science Influencers

“Who are we?”<p>That impossible question opened the 2015 public letter announcing a well-heeled SETI project called Breakthrough Listen. Dozens of …

Terrence Malick

Twitter Blames Deactivated Trump Account on Exiting Employee

The fact that U.S. President Donald Trump’s Twitter account was deactivated by a rogue employee has raised questions about how much access and …

Microsoft Engineer Gives Up On Microsoft Edge Halfway Through Presentation, Installs Chrome

The best way to show off Microsoft's cloud migration capabilities is... not Microsoft's latest browser. (Skip to 37:10).

Robert Scoble Resigns From His Consulting Company In The Wake Of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Scoble's partner Shel Israel announced the move in a Facebook post. "His decision is related to recent revelations that Robert engaged in inappropriate behavior."<p>On Sunday afternoon, Shel Israel — Robert Scoble's partner in the consulting company Transformation Group — announced in a Facebook post …

11 New Companies Innovating in the Music Industry - Instrumental

<b>Year founded:</b> 2013 <b><br>Headquarters:</b> London, England <b><br>What they do:</b> Use TalentAI tech to discover, track, and analyze emerging online …