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Track Trump's first 100 days in office with this non-partisan website

Before the election, Trump was clear about the goals of his first 100 days in office. Later these goals became immortalized-ish in a PDF titled ‘Donald Trump’s Contract with the American Voter.’<p>While we’re often not sure exactly where Trump stands on policy due to a bit of early flip-flopping, …

YCombinator

Report: Google's 'exclusive' Assistant could be coming to LG phones

Currently, the only way to get Google’s smart Assistant is by owning a Google Pixel or Pixel XL. But that might not be the case for long.<p>According to a report in BusinessKorea, LG is said to be in talks with both Amazon and Google with hopes to include either Alexa or Assistant in future phones. …

Google

Apple sues Qualcomm for 1 billion, citing shady business practices

Apple is onto its next big legal feud: Qualcomm.<p>The company today filed a $1 billion lawsuit against giant chipmaker Qualcomm, according to CNBC. The lawsuit claims that Qualcomm withheld rebates it had promised Apple for licensing some of its patented technology in exchange for using its wireless …

Qualcomm

Why Salesforce is the new BlackBerry

Remember BlackBerry?<p>It was the gold standard of mobile business communication when it launched in 1999, and no one had a functional alternative. That was until Apple launched the iPhone in 2007 and rendered BlackBerry obsolete.<p>Salesforce appears to be on a similar trajectory to BlackBerry.<p>Earlier …

CRM

Trump may have the best words, but these Urban Dictionary submissions are pretty good too

Remember back to the campaign when Donald Trump famously said: “I’m very highly educated. I know words; I have the best words.”? Well, just in case, here it is.<p>He wrapped up that back patting session with this: “But there’s no better word than stupid.” We disagree. Urban Dictionary has some pretty …

Language

This stream of YouTube videos with 0 views will put a smile on your face

Having a rough day? Watching an endless stream on YouTube videos might just be the pick-me up you needed.<p>Astronaut.io is a website that provides a virtually endless stream of random YouTube videos from around the world. But rather than a simple sequential mashup, the stream looks specifically for …

Social Media

The @POTUS Twitter account now belongs to Trump; here's how to keep track of the Obamas

PSA: The @POTUS Twitter account is no longer managed by Barack Obama’s team. As of his inauguration today, the account belongs to the 45th President of the United States and noted Twitter aficionado – Donald J Trump.<p>Given how active Trump already was with his personal Twitter account, …

Barack Obama

The White House's climate change and LGBT rights pages have disappeared

Today’s transition of power means the White House website is undergoing a few transitions of its own.<p>We’re approaching two hours after Trump officially became our 45th President, and his transition to the White House has already led to change — to the official White House website. Gone are all …

Climate Change

An ode to Obama: Thank you from the tech community

Following Obama’s farewell address last week, he tweeted:<p>As a woman in tech, I am vaguely familiar the struggle for minorities in such a fast paced and absolutely necessary industry, I felt it necessary to pay tribute to the man who has not only inspired multiple demographics, but has also vastly …

Innovation

Boomshakalaka! NBA Jam update lets you play as LeBron, Trump, Harambe and others

One of the greatest arcade games of all time just got an update that allows you to trade in the likes of Karl Malone and John Stockton (what a great combination) for players like LeBron James, Steph Curry, and other 2017 fan favorites. Or, you can just go all Teen Wolf on the game and play as …

NBA

What does a Trump presidency mean for tech? It's complicated

Today, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. As the most powerful man in the world, he’ll be in a position to shape technology policy.<p>The decisions Trump and his administration make over the next four years will determine whether America remains a leader in …

World News

Redheads rejoice! Ginger emoji might at long last be on the way

Redheads from across the globe may soon be no longer misrepresented in the world of texting as the Unicode Committee has finally put ginger-haired emoji on the agenda for its next meeting.<p>Emojipedia reports the committee will assemble next week at the Apple campus in Cupertino to go over a new …

Unicode

Help sell your apps with AppLandr’s professional, auto-generated landing pages

Just because you’ve built a great app doesn’t mean people are going to start buying it. To stand out in the sea of apps flooding Apple and Google’s storefronts, you’ve got to create dynamic, engaging landing pages to show why customers need it. With an AppLandr plan, you can have that impressive …

Web Design

How to watch - or avoid - the Trump inauguration

Like it or not, Trump officially becomes the 45th president of the United States today.<p>Whether you’re looking forward to the next four years or completely petrified, we’ve compiled a list of how to the watch the event, as well as some tips on how to hide from it.<p>First, you need to know when to tune …

Social Media

Award-winning film director robs grocery store to prove piracy is wrong

Irritated to find out employees of a certain grocery store have been illegally downloading and sharing one of his movies, film director Casey Tebo set out to take matters into his own hands and teach movie pirates a lesson they won’t forget.<p>The filmmaker, who scooped an Emmy award for his work on …

Grocery Stores

Retro Patents let you decorate your wall with the world's greatest ideas

If you’ve got a drab, white-washed bit of wall in desperate need of something eye-catching, you might want to check out Retro Patents.<p>As you might expect, this lets you to order gorgeous, minimalistic prints of patent designs from the comfort of your own sofa. For just $25, you can adorn your wall …

Patents

Japan is testing USB phone charging stations in public transport buses

As someone who’s been walking around with a beat-up iPhone 5 and a battery ready to die on me any moment, having access to more public phone charging stations is something I can absolutely get behind. It seems Japan is sympathetic to this need.<p>According to Japanese news outlet IT Media, a public …

Transportation

The world’s smallest camera drone can be yours for just $27 right now

We love finding great deals for our loyal TNW friends — and we get even more excited when we can get you something cool at the cheapest price possible. So imagine our joy at being able to offer you the world’s smallest camera drone for just $26.99.<p>Yep, we’ve got a batch of these cool little …

Drones

Instagram is crashing for some users - here's how to fix it

Twitter has been abuzz over the past several hours with many users complaining that Instagram’s Android and iOS apps are crashing when they try to upload photos and Stories.<p>The bug appears to have cropped up with the latest update. We haven’t been able to replicate it on version 10.4.0 for Android …

iOS

Watch: Drummer covers Pokémon theme in VR

YouTube is a great place to watch musicians cover your favorite songs, especially if you’re looking to pick up some pointers on performing them yourself. But in the future, we may not see artists use traditional instruments at all.<p>Finding himself short on rehearsal space in his small apartment, …

Virtual Reality

Send your parents this link the next time they ask which cables to use

If, like me and a great many of our readers, you’re in charge of tech support in your family, every tool that can simplify the task of sorting out gadget woes in your home is worth adding to your arsenal.<p>My new favorite: DongleDaddy.com. This site makes it dead-simple for anyone – elderly parents …

Apps

Uber fined $20m for misleading drivers about potential earnings

Uber has agreed to pay $20 million in a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after it was found that the ride-sharing company made exaggerated claims about how much drivers could earn on its platform, and how affordable its vehicle financing plans were.<p>The agency took issue with …

Uber

Amazon announces apprenticeship program to train veterans for high paying tech jobs

Amazon today signed an agreement with the US Department of Labor to create an apprenticeship program designed to aid military veterans as they attempt to re-enter the workforce.<p>Through ApprenticeshipUSA, veterans can take on paid internships at Amazon and learn the tech skills needed to move into …

Employment

Fatal Tesla crash investigation suggests Autopilot is still safer than humans

After a Tesla driver fatally crashed into a truck last May while using the vehicle’s autopilot feature, a federal investigation was launched to determine the feature’s safety. Some thought a recall was imminent, but that investigation has now concluded, with no recall in sight.<p>Though the loss of …

Tesla

What (arguably) the world's most useless app taught me about life

Dream big, kids; even apps like Meitu can make you billions.<p>Meitu, a popular Chinese photo-editing app, is the flavor of the week in the United States. The app allows users to snap a selfie and add a (very Asian) filter, Bitmoji-style stickers, or worse: arrange several photos in a collage. Pastel …

Green Tea

Watch Tesla's new Ludicrous Plus mode crush Faraday's claimed 0-60 time (by 0.001s)

Faraday Future made a big deal out of its FF91’s 2.39 second 0-60 time, which would theoretically be able to beat Tesla’s P100D 2.5 second Ludicrous Mode. But then Elon Musk fired back with an to update his quickest vehicle yet again, with a new Ludicrous Plus mode essentially matching the FF91 at …

Tesla

MongoDB Ransomware is being sold online

January has been a rough month for anyone that a.) uses the popular MongoDB database software, and b.) doesn’t really know how to secure it.<p>A flurry of ransomware attacks have targeted the platform, taking advantage of installations that have the administrator account configured without a …

Ransomware

War-torn South Sudan gets its very first Global Game Jam, despite UN warnings of genocide

As violence escalates in the worlds youngest nationstate of South Sudan, an unexpected event has popped up; the countries’ very first Global Game Jam in capital city Juba. I spoke to organizer Lual Mayen to ask him how he went about organizing such a lighthearted event in a country that’s on the …

Africa

LinkedIn launches huge Facebook-like redesign to be less confusing

LinkedIn’s Website gets a huge redesign to be less confusing.<p>If you’re like me, chances are you’ve used LinkedIn a few times while looking for a job, filled in your information, and then rarely touched it again.<p>LinkedIn’s new design overhaul wants to make sure you stick around.<p>The company is …

LinkedIn

There's now a fake-fake news checker, because of course there is

Last year’s presidential election laid bare the impact of fake news on our democracy. In response, there was a rush to create countermeasures. Facebook and Google both banned fake news sites from their advertising networks, and news organizations like the BBC announced they’d launched their own …

Fact Checking