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Verizon is killing Tumblr’s fight for net neutrality

One of the open internet’s fiercest defenders has a new boss<p>In 2014, Tumblr was on the front lines of the battle for net neutrality. The company stood alongside Amazon, Kickstarter, Etsy, Vimeo, Reddit, and Netflix during Battle for the Net’s day of action. Tumblr CEO David Karp was also part of a …

Net Neutrality

How to choose the right smartwatch for you

Your wrist deserves the best.<p>When choosing a smartphone, you'll find lots of models to compare and contrast—at least you know whatever handset you pick will be able to perform the same standard tasks, such as making calls, sending texts, and running your favorite apps. When it comes to …

Wearable Tech

Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man deal may create one universe, but two worlds

<i>Spider-Man: Homecoming</i> is due out in theaters on July 7th, kicking off the third solo <i>Spider-Man</i> franchise in 15 years. It’s a huge deal for the Hollywood studio system: Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment share the rights for the wallcrawler, meaning Spidey can appear in major Marvel …

Marvel Universe

Transformers: The Last Knight is Michael Bay’s usual visually stunning, soulless mess

The Autobots roll out again, but do they really need to?<p>One thing you can say for Michael Bay’s work: it’s consistent. Bay’s name on a film project guarantees a fast-paced story filled with explosions and visually arresting action happening almost too fast to track. So it’s no particular surprise …

Movies

Nintendo’s biggest Switch update yet makes it easier to find your friends

Nintendo is releasing its Switch 3.0 software update today, with new features and improvements. While it sounds like a major revision of the software for the handheld console, it’s actually a minor update to address some issues and customization. Nintendo Switch owners will be happy to hear that …

iOS

Nokia unveils 2 new devices in digital health ‘rebirth’

Nokia today unveiled a new smart scale and digital blood pressure monitor as part of the company’s “rebirth,” Cédric Hutchings, Nokia’s VP of Digital Health, told VentureBeat in an interview at Nokia’s offices in San Francisco. As the company continues to transition away from the business of …

Digital Health

28 Awesome Links That Are Like Candy for Photographers

So much has been going on in the field of photography this week, and here we find that Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching in all corners …

Photography

Google's new job search pulls in listings from all the top sites

The company says it’s using machine learning to help organize listings from different sources<p>Earlier this year at Google I/O, the search giant announced a new initiative named Google for Jobs. The goal is simple: leverage Google’s skills at organizing information to make finding jobs easier. Today, …

Google

Bioengineered human livers mimic natural development: Study uncovers previously unknown genetic-molecular crosstalk

Study uncovers previously unknown genetic-molecular crosstalk<p>Researchers bioengineering human liver tissues uncovered previously unknown networks of …

Biology

More people than ever are taking way too much vitamin D

You might have a deficiency, but overdosing isn’t the answer.<p>Vitamins seem like something you can’t have too much of. Like too much ice cream on a sticky summer day—sure, you can technically go overboard, but the limit is <i>so high</i>, and what’s the worst thing that happens anyway? And unlike ice cream, …

Vitamins

Russia's Cyberwar on Ukraine Is a Blueprint For What's to Come

<b>The clocks read</b> zero when the lights went out.<p>It was a Saturday night last December, and Oleksii Yasinsky was sitting on the couch with his wife and …

Cybersecurity

NASA found ten Earth-size planets with conditions ideal for water

Remember when everyone went nuts over the seven Earth-like planets the Spitzer telescope found back in February shortly after Trump was inaugurated? If you're still keen to leave, NASA has released a batch of 219 recently-discovered planet candidates -- including ten near-Earth size that orbit in …

Exoplanets

Scientists have developed a new way to predict when you'll die

There's an elusive innovation that would revolutionize medicine: a way to detect disease before it becomes obvious.<p>A study recently published in the journal Scientific Reports could bring us a step closer to that capability. The paper reveals how artificial intelligence analyses of routine medical …

Medicine

NASA Has Discovered Hundreds of Potential New Planets - And 10 May Be Like Earth

Astronomers are ecstatic.<p>NASA scientists on Monday announced the discovery of 219 new objects beyond our solar system that are almost certainly …

ProtonMail makes its free VPN service available to everyone

ProtonMail, the encrypted email created by CERN and MIT scientists, has released a new product in response to the administration's roll back of Obama-era internet privacy rules. Starting today, you can try out the company's VPN service, which was in beta testing by 10,000 initial users for a year, …

Internet

OnePlus 5 review: the me-too phone

In its four years of existence, OnePlus has fashioned itself as the flagship phone killer jumping out of the midrange bushes. Every OnePlus device to date has been defined by premium specs at bargain prices, but that changes with today’s OnePlus 5. Starting at $479 with 64GB of storage, this new …

Phones

Leaked recording reveals Apple’s plan to stop leakers

Tim Cook’s mission to double down on secrecy at Apple is producing results that even Steve Jobs would be envious of, based on a new report that details the extreme lengths Apple has gone through to stop leaks.<p>Ironically, a recording of Apple’s security team discussing leaks has been leaked online, …

Apple

6 Entertaining Podcasts Every Vegan Should Be Listening To

I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for a good new podcast. Especially since I went vegan, I’ve looked to different podcasts to educate me …

Podcasting

These athletes went vegan — and stayed strong.

“I don’t want to be vegan,” David Carter once said to his wife. “That’s for weaklings.”<p>At the time, Carter was an NFL defensive end, weighing in at more than 300 pounds. Growing up in Los Angeles, he was raised on barbecue at his family’s restaurant and felt that meat was his source of strength, so …

Nutrition

Uber finally caves and adds a tipping option to its app

Major reversal is part of Uber’s ‘180 days of change’ aimed at improving relations with drivers<p>Do you tip your Uber driver? Uber has always prided itself on being a cashless experience, arguing since its inception that driver tips are only optional — and maybe even unnecessary. Even as its main …

Uber

Helpful Advice on Getting Your Photos Printed Professionally

Have you ever had your photos professionally printed? It’s one thing to have your images stored away on a computer or SD card somewhere, but taking …

How to Improve Your Landscape Photography in Three Simple Steps

When it comes to capturing the beauty of landscapes, there's a lot to keep in mind.You have to think not just about the camera settings you're using, …

Ditch the iPhone Camera App; Try These Instead

Think back to the last concert you went to. Or sporting event. Or just think back last weekend. How many photos did you take? And how many were with …

iPhoneography

Bikepacking for Backpackers

Bikepacking, essentially backpacking with a bike, is a great way to explore backcountry destinations that can’t be reached by hiking trails or are …

Camping

Ring’s new $199 video doorbell lets you swap out batteries to recharge

Connected doorbell startup Ring has launched a brand new version of its security-focused video device, one that promises higher quality video and makes it easier for users to recharge their battery.<p>Up until now, Ring has offered two versions of its video-enabled doorbell — the $179 Video Doorbell …

Smart Homes

Why Interstellar Travel Will Be Possible Sooner Than You Think

The term “moonshot” is sometimes invoked to denote a project so outrageously ambitious that it can only be described by comparing it to the Apollo 11 …

Emerging Technology

Turmeric, red grape, and apple compounds 'starve' prostate cancer cells

<i>An apple peel compound can halt the growth of prostate cancer cells when combined with compounds from red grapes or turmeric.</i><p>What do turmeric, …

Cancer

Report: Apple has secret team working to turn iPhone into ‘one-stop shop’ for medical info

It’s no secret that Apple has a growing interest in the health industry as it continues to expand health tracking capabilities with the iPhone and Apple Watch. Now, a report from CNBC claims that Apple is looking to turn the iPhone into a “one-stop shop” for all medical record information.<p>The …

Health Care

Varjo promises a VR headset with 'human eye-resolution'

A Finnish company called Varjo that has been working in secret until now has unveiled a new type of VR and AR headset code-named "20/20." It supposedly has a display with "human eye-resolution" quality of over 70 megapixels versus around 1.2 megapixels per eye for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.<p>Varjo …

Augmented Reality

Tesla Model S is the epitome of a tablet on wheels

What a tablet in a car should be<p><i>Cars have become expensive, rolling gadgets that are full of screens, speakers, and sensors — but are they actually good gadgets? In our new series, ScreenDrive, we'll review cars just like any other device, starting with the basics of what they’re like to use.</i><p>The …

Autos