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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry marry as millions watch on

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex, emerged from St George’s Chapel, Windsor after a wedding ceremony that dusted down royal tradition and injected gospel energy.<p>The couple served up many surprises, including the bride’s dress, and the fact she would be making a …

Prince Harry

The One Router Setting Everyone Should Change (But No One Does)

The vast majority of home Wi-Fi users don't know the first thing about keeping their routers secure, a new survey finds.<p>Eighty-two percent of 2,205 …

Apple is developing a TV show based on Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series

The adaptation could give Apple an edge against Netflix and Amazon<p>Isaac Asimov’s acclaimed science fiction <i>Foundation</i> trilogy might finally reach television. <i>Deadline</i> reports that Apple is putting an adaptation into development, adding to the company’s growing list of original content offerings as it …

Science Fiction

Future iPhones may have curved screens and touchless gesture controls

A new report out of Bloomberg this morning suggests that Apple is developing two new pieces of technology for future iPhone models: one is touchless gesture control and the other is a curved display. Both projects are said to be at the early stages of research and development, at least two years …

Google connecting Japan-Guam-Australia w/ latest undersea fiber cable investment

At the start of 2018, Google revealed that over the last three years it has spent $30 billion to improve its infrastructure. Including data center and undersea cables, this helps the performance of both consumer services and Cloud infrastructure for enterprise. Google announced today that it’s …

Inspiring Google Doodle Remembers Maya Angelou on Her 90th Birthday

Alphabet’s Google on Wednesday remembered author and poet Dr. Maya Angelou on what would’ve been her 90th birthday.<p>Google on Wednesday published a …

Google hits 2017 goal of purchasing enough renewable energy to match global usage

Last October, Google reiterated in its annual environmental report that it was on track to purchase enough renewable energy to match all the electricity it consumed in 2017. The company today confirmed this for its offices and data centers, and in fact exceeded the goal.<p>In a blog post, Google notes …

We drove a $57,500 Tesla Model 3 and a $43,000 Chevy Bolt to see which is better — here's the verdict

Last year, we were so impressed by the Chevy Bolt that we named it a 2017 Car of the Year runner-up. Early this year, we spent some time getting to know the hotly anticipated Tesla Model 3.<p>We haven't yet properly reviewed the Tesla Model 3, but we will later this year. In the meantime, we thought …

Electric Vehicles

Huawei's Honor hints at releasing a new AI-tinged phone in May

Honor, a sub-brand of Chinese phone giant Huawei, is hinting at big things to come. An email sent to TNW (and, it seems, various other members of the tech press) asks reporters to “save the date” for an event due to take place in London on May 15, focusing on “Beauty in AI.”<p>The phone manufacturer’s …

Mobile Technology

Virgin Hyperloop One shows off new, futuristic travel pod

The Richard Branson-led company has seen some recent boardroom drama, but continues to pitch its revolutionary speedy-transport mode around the world.<p>It's an interesting time for Virgin Hyperloop One, which saw one of its board members arrested on fraud and embezzlement charges in Russia last week …

High-speed Rail

Spotify claims it actually had a better Weeknd than Apple Music

Counting is very, very hard<p>Yesterday, <i>The Verge</i> reported that The Weeknd’s latest album, <i>My Dear Melancholy,</i> had a very strong debut on Apple Music, pulling in 26 million streams in the first 24 hours. The lead single, “Call Out My Name” pulled in an additional 6 million streams, surpassing the 3.5 …

New videos show off iPad’s best tricks

Apple wants to make sure iPad users know how to work with two apps at once, and also how an Apple Pencil can mark up screenshots. A couple of new videos walk users through each of these quickly and simply.<p>The video are likely timed to benefit people buying the new iPad, the first budget iOS tablet …

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Admits 'Huge Mistake' But Will Not Step Down

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted to making a “huge mistake” by failing to sufficiently consider how bad actors could abuse the social networking …

Apple shares photos of new Shinjuku retail store ahead of grand opening Saturday

Coinciding with a media preview of Apple’s new retail store in Tokyo’s bustling Shinjuku shopping district, the company has shared new photos of the facility ahead of its 10 a.m. grand opening this coming Saturday.<p>We first learned that Apple Shinjuku was set to open on April 7th in March, when a …

‘The Business of War’: Google Employees Protest Work for the Pentagon

WASHINGTON — Thousands of Google employees, including dozens of senior engineers, have signed a letter protesting the company’s involvement in a Pentagon program that uses artificial intelligence to interpret video imagery and could be used to improve the targeting of drone strikes.<p>The letter, …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook says Cambridge Analytica may have had data from as many as 87 million people

On Monday, April 9, you can find out if you were one of them.<p>Cambridge Analytica may have had data from more unwitting Facebook users than originally thought.<p>Facebook now says that the data firm, which collected data about users without their permission, may have collected data on as many as 87 …

Cambridge Analytica

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Will Testify Before Congress On April 10 And 11

<b>Updated at 8:30 p.m. ET</b><p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify on Capitol Hill on April 10 and 11 before the a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees, followed by one before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, to answer questions about how the company protects its …

Mark Zuckerberg

Patent describes clever method allowing an Apple Watch to measure blood pressure

Anyone who’s ever had a blood pressure test will know that it normally involves an inflatable cuff that squeezes your arm until it cuts off circulation, then gradually deflates it, measuring the point at which circulation first resumes and then returns to normal.<p>But an Apple patent published today …

Apple Watch

Apple's New iPhones Have Some Concerns

Interested in Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus which are on sale now? Or maybe you’re saving up for the heavily redesigned iPhone X? Well, new information has revealed further nasty surprises which may change your mind about all three…<p><i>‘Great Secret Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular</i> …

Mobile Technology

New iPhone 8 Details Confirm Tim Cook's Expensive Gamble

The iPhone 8 is coming, it’s going to pack in as much cutting edge technology as possible, and I think Apple would rather that most of the iPhone community buy another iPhone.<p>With a new OLED display, curved glass, new physical design, inductive charging, and a still to be confirmed change in …

IPhone 8

How You Can Take A Break And Improve Your Career Simultaneously

Roger Federer just completed a Wimbledon for the ages. Or was it a Wimbledon for the aged? At the ripe ole’ age of 35 Federer has etched his name in history by winning a record-breaking eighth title (becoming the oldest Wimbledon champion of the Open Era). Federer didn’t just win. He <i>dominated</i> at …

Tennis

10 Ways Enterprise Chatbot Solutions And AI Are Changing The Workplace

I spent a few days with futurists at IBM back in 2014, and I’ll never forget the words of futurist Faith Popcorn: the robots are taking over.<p>I didn’t know in that moment if I was scared, or inspired.<p>Chatbots were initially implemented to help out with the odd customer care conversation; now, …

Chatbots

Today is International Chess Day! And we are celebrating with this iconic photo of Ervand Kogbetiliantz and his three-dimensional chessbo…

Today is International Chess Day! And we are celebrating with this iconic photo of Ervand Kogbetiliantz and his three-dimensional chessboard from 1952. (Yale Joel—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #InternationalChessDay #tbt

Learn the art of manipulating data with this serious MATLAB training for only $27

When engineers and mathematicians need to get down to some hardcore computer modeling and data visualization, MATLAB is one of the prime programming languages and environments of choice. Data analysis is one of the fastest growing areas of need in many businesses and MATLAB is at the heart of that …

Blockchain raises $40 million from Lakestar and Google's venture arm

European venture capital fund Lakestar and GV, Google's venture capital arm, both led the round. Nokota Management and Digital Currency Group also took part in the investment, as did Blockchain's existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mosaic Venture Partners, Prudence Holdings, Virgin, and …

How GitHub Employees Use GitHub For Projects Beyond Coding

Hubbers found that their online tool, designed for managing large software projects, works for any collaborative process.<p>You may not know about GitHub if you’re not a programmer. To those in the software business, GitHub or rival products like Atlassian Jira, are essential for dividing up coding …

Java runs the web, and you can learn it all here — for $49

Java’s simple, versatile construction has made it one of the most popular programming languages on the planet for decades now. Its adaptability makes it a go-to for experienced coders, yet it remains one of the most straight-forward languages to learn for first-time coders.<p>Learn why Java is at the …

Never worry about picking a movie with this vast film database

If you tend to waste hours surfing the Web before you eventually give up and settle for a movie you’ve already seen because there’s nothing better to watch, Cinesift is about to change your life.<p>Built by Redditor yombato, it’s a massive film database that sources information from popular websites …

Rotten Tomatoes

Seagate unveils a 10TB hard drive for your home PC

It's no longer far-fetched to buy a 10TB hard drive if you're running a server, but what if you need gobs of space for your games and 4K videos at home? Seagate has your back after today, as it's releasing a trio of 10TB drives (mainly focused on networked and surveillance storage) that include one …

EU-U.S. commercial data transfer pact is now in force

<i>BRUSSELS (Reuters)</i> — A new commercial data pact between the European Union and the United States entered into force on Tuesday, ending months of uncertainty over cross-border data flows, and companies such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft can sign up from August 1.<p>The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield will …

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