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Tesla faces a critical year, but Elon Musk is obsessed with the future

On the company’s first earnings call of 2018, the CEO mostly focused on the horizon<p>Elon Musk was upbeat during a Wednesday conference call about Tesla’s financial performance in 2017, a roller-coaster year in which the company lost over $2 billion but also launched the Model 3 and revealed a Semi …

Trudeau pitches Canadian globalism to California tech firms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday pitched Canadian globalism and the country's new fast-track visa as reasons …

Our nights keep getting brighter

Our nights are getting brighter and they have been every year since 2012, according to a new study published today in <i>Science Advances</i>. Researchers led by Christopher Kyba at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences used satellite imagery to track changes in nighttime outdoor artificial …

5 great ways to edit video on your Chromebook

One of the biggest criticisms of a Chromebook is the lack of good programs for content creation. Any time you read an article on the internet about …

Google’s job search is adding salary estimates

An update to Google for Jobs will calculate approximate salaries for roles<p>One of the trickiest parts of job applications – and a key contributor to …

China Challenges Nvidia's Hold on Artificial Intelligence Chips

In July, China’s government issued a sweeping new strategy with a striking aim: draw level with the US in artificial intelligence technology within …

Why magazine mogul Tina Brown is ‘angry and upset’ at Google and Facebook

It’s time for the most powerful companies in digital media to stop playing dumb, Brown says.<p>Starting in her 20s as the editor of Tatler Magazine in London, Tina Brown rode a wave of print magazines to become one of the most influential people in the media. She tells a good portion of that story in …

Silicon Valley

Scalyr scores $20M Series A for super-fast log reading tool

In a time where every startup seems to be using machine learning to sift through massive amounts of data, Scalyr is a cloud-based service that is taking a different approach. It has built a tool the founder claims can sort through massive amounts of log data at lightning speed when compared to …

Machine Learning

USB Power Delivery explained

Fast charging is a convenient way to keep your phone topped up throughout the day, but it comes in a variety of flavours. Qualcomm has its Quick Charge technology in a number of handsets. OPPO and OnePlus offer varieties of VOOC. MediaTek has Pump Express. The list goes on. But there’s also USB …

Accelerating fintech in China

Joshua Bateman Contributor<p>Joshua Bateman is based in Greater China and covers finance, entrepreneurship, technology, consumption trends, agriculture, gaming, sports and art.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Banking the unbanked in emerging markets<br>• Fintech is stimulating Chinese consumption and capital …

Venture Capital

With its new feed, Google is preparing for the end of search

Google recently launched a personalized news feed on the company's flagship app, and it will soon rollout to browser versions of <i>google.com</i>.<p>The update …

This startup 3D prints glasses that will fit nobody but you

It’s a bit of a holy grail for the eyewear industry: Being able to sell glasses that never pinch, slide off, or seem off-center. But every face is different, noses come in various sizes, and ears aren’t always in the exact same position. So when it comes to spectacles, there’s no such thing as ‘one …

Startups

Duo passes 100 million installs on the Google Play Store

Ever since Allo and Duo launched, Duo has seemed like the more 'complete' app. Whereas Allo is still missing critical functionality (like a desktop …

DJI Spark review: a little bit of magic in the palm of your hand

By learning to compromise, DJI has delivered its most accessible drone yet<p>In the first 30 years of mobile phone development, tech companies worked to make them smaller. Then, with the advent of the smartphone, we hit an inflection point where the size of the screen outweighed the portability of the …

This 13-year-old programmer is on a mission to educate 100,000 aspiring coders

When most of us were making our way through first grade, Tanmay Bakshi was a programming prodigy.<p>His love affair with computer programming started out as fun and games at the tender age of five. “Computers just fascinated me with how they could do anything. They were like magic,” Bakshi told Quartz …

iOS Apps

How to back up and protect all your data

No excuses.<p>When you sit down at the computer, you probably don't want to spend your time backing up your files and data. It may not be as entertaining as Netflix or Facebook, but it just might be the most important job you can do on your desktop or laptop machine.<p>Having a comprehensive backup …

12 keyword research tools and creative ways to use them

For over seven years, I’ve used keyword research to consistently bring myself and clients valuable, targeted long lasting traffic. It can be one of the biggest land grab opportunities in SEO – if you know the <i>tools to use</i> and <i>how to use the tools</i>.<p>For this piece I’m going to not only share 12 of the …

“Become An iOS Developer In 8 Weeks”: The Truth About Hack Schools

As coding courses and bootcamps flourish, some students get left behind–and that promise of a six-figure salary pops like a bubble.<p>After the design firm where he worked as a web developer went under, Ray S. turned the bad news into an opportunity to transition into iOS development. The Chicago-area …

San Francisco

Why the largest insurance companies are pouring into Silicon Valley

Ali Safavi Contributor<p>Ali Safavi is director of insurance at Plug and Play Tech Center and a senior associate at Plug and Play Ventures.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Blockchain is empowering the future of insurance<p>Have you ever wondered why the word “farm” appears so frequently in the names of …

Insurance

Between Alexa and Google, publishers now have to develop on two voice platforms

All of a sudden, publishers have two voice platforms to worry about.<p>While publishers big and small – including Digiday! – are still figuring out …

Advertising Industry

Robots will eliminate 6% of all US jobs by 2021, report says

Employees in fields such as customer service and transportation face a ‘disruptive tidal wave’ of automation in the not-too-distant future<p>By 2021, robots will have eliminated 6% of all jobs in the US, starting with customer service representatives and eventually truck and taxi drivers. That’s just …

Artificial Intelligence

The Rapidfire K70 is a gaming keyboard that typists will love

Mechanical keyboards are favored by gamers and programmers for how precise and springy the buttons feel under their fingers. The latter is important not just for improving a player's reaction time in a heated match, but a shorter key depression is also way kinder to a typist's hands. So it seems …

The Secret to Erotic Sensation & Sexual Fulfillment

Photograph by Henrik Purienne<p>We first talked to Michaela Boehm about tantric sex last year, when she dispelled some of the myths about what it …

Numb

Focusbook helps you fight your Facebook addiction

Ever found yourself wasting hours down a Facebook rabbit hole? Of course, it happens to us all here and there. If you’re addicted to Facebook or prone to getting lost in the bowels of your newsfeed, then Focusbook is a neat Chrome plug-in that might help.<p>The concept is simple. You scale back your …

Social Media

China takes mobile payments to a whole new level

China may not have the best Internet access in the world, but from what I've seen so far, it's on top for mobile payments.<p>My friends Amy Deng and Eric Liu moved from San Francisco to Shanghai about a year ago. When I asked them over lunch in Shanghai about some of their favorite tech in China so …

Mobile Payments

The Location Data From Just Two Of Your Apps Is Enough To Identify You

A new report from researchers at Columbia University and Google has found that geotagged posts on just two social media apps are enough to draw a line back to a specific user.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — People using fake names on Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, or Tinder in the hope these accounts can't be …

New USB cables could replace all other cords

USB, the workhorse port used for everything from phones to cars, is about to get even more useful. But consumers may find the changes puzzling at first.<p>A new style of USB port called Type-C promises a lot. You can insert cables either way up so there's no fiddling with the proper orientation. The …

Gear & Gadgets

Google Search starts indexing HTTPS pages by default

Google today announced its search engine has started indexing HTTPS pages by default. More specifically, Google Search now crawls HTTPS equivalents of HTTP pages, even when the former are not linked to from any page.<p>HTTPS is a more secure version of the HTTP protocol used on the Internet to connect …