Technology

Reddit sees red over proposed net neutrality changes

The "front page of the internet" has lit up in red, with sub-reddits devoted to everything from books to NASCAR all protesting net neutrality.<p>The FCC's chief has dubbed it a "failed" attempt at "micromanaging the internet." Digital civil liberties activists call it a principle that must be …

Internet

Apple shows off self-driving tech breakthrough in obstacle detection

Over the past few years, Apple vehemently denied that it was interested in building self-driving cars in order to keep its efforts a secret; the company confirmed it was working on autonomous tech only in June, but hadn’t shared much insight into its progress – until now.<p>A paper published last week …

Machine Learning

A Silicon Valley startup is quietly taking over U.S. classrooms

Silicon Valley is determined to improve education by infusing it with technology. Its latest example is Kiddom, whose personalized learning software …

Business

This wearable turns your fingers into a Bluetooth keyboard

Tap offers a new way to hammer out text messages and emails on your phone.<p>As my fingers gently tap the right side of my head, I watch the letters pop up on the iPad in front of me: "A, E, I, O, U."<p>No, I hadn't suddenly become psychic. I'm wearing a finger strap called Tap that allows me to type on …

iOS

PC vendors scramble as Intel announces vulnerability in firmware | Ars Technica

Millions of computers could be remotely hijacked through bug in firmware code.<p>Intel has issued a security alert that management firmware on a number …

Information Security

Stop Using Excel, Finance Chiefs Tell Staffs

Ubiquitous spreadsheet software that revolutionized accounting hasn’t kept up, CFOs say<p>By<p>Tatyana Shumsky<p>Tatyana Shumsky<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@MissShumsky<p>Tatyana.Shumsky@wsj.com<p>Adobe Inc.’s . finance chief Mark Garrett says his team struggles keeping track of which jobs have been filled at …

SAP SE

How to delete your Uber account for good

Note, deleting Uber will also delete your account on the UberEATS app<p>To put it bluntly, Uber has had a terrible 2017.<p>In fact, its reputation has been …

Uber

OnePlus 5T becomes the company’s fastest selling smartphone

OnePlus has announced record-breaking launch day sales for the OnePlus 5T, achieved within just six hours of the device being on sale. The company broke the news via Twitter, though it didn’t reveal how many devices had been sold.<p>The OnePlus 5T is the second device in its T-range of smartphones and …

Mobile Technology

Google Pixel Buds review: Over promised, under delivered

When Google announced the Pixel 2 smartphone, the company also announced Pixel Buds. The wireless earbuds are designed specifically to work with the …

Headphones

Austria: Bitcoins stolen over public wireless network

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police say cyber thieves transferred bitcoins worth more than 100,000 euros ($117,000) from a man's account while he was logged in on a restaurant's public wireless network.<p>A police statement Wednesday says the bitcoins were moved to an "unknown, non-traceable account" after …

Business

Google voice recognition could transcribe doctor visits

Doctors work long hours, and a disturbingly large part of that is documenting patient visits -- one study indicates that they spend 6 hours of an 11-hour day making sure their records are up to snuff. But how do you streamline that work without hiring an army of note takers? Google Brain and …

Machine Learning

I want a new iPhone buy can't pay $1,000. Which one should I buy?

LOS ANGELES — So you’re ready to upgrade to a new iPhone, and just can’t see spending $1,000 for the latest model.<p>You’re in great shape. Apple has more models available for sale this year than in year’s past, with prices starting at $349. Some models are larger, snappier and are water-resistant. …

Best Buy

Pixel 2 vs. iPhone X: Which does the best portrait selfie?

How much stronger does Portrait Mode make your selfie game, and which phone does it better?<p>Portrait Selfies are my favorite thing happening in …

Android News

The Amazing Ways AI Has Changed Black Friday And Cyber Monday Forever

Bagging discounts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday has become a yearly ritual for many of us. The roots go back to the early 20th century – a folk belief is that it is the day retailers go “into the black” after running at a loss for the year. In reality the term was first connected with the day …

Machine Learning

Video game makers' 'predatory behavior' in lawmaker's sights

Hawaiian representative likens Star Wars Battlefront II to an "online casino" for kids.<p>A Hawaiian lawmaker plans to take steps to combat the "predatory behavior" of video game publishers, with a particular focus on the so-called loot boxes initially included in Electronic Arts' Star Wars …

Gaming

Google’s top search results promote offensive content, again

Google’s search algorithms have been haphazard for a long time, but over the past year we’ve seen a number of incidents where top results are spreading wildly inaccurate and offensive material. The latest has Google highlighting an offensive meme from the sjwhate subreddit as part of its search …

SEO

China has detained a key architect of its massive internet censorship regime

The latest political figure in China to fall from grace is one whose influence has been felt by anyone in the country who has gone online in the past five years.<p>State media outlet Xinhua reported late Nov. 21 that the Central Committee for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), China’s main …

China

TiVo wins set-top box patent case against Comcast

The U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled in favor of Rovi Corp, which is now known as TiVo Corp , and prohibited Comcast Corp from importing and selling certain types of Rovi's Xfinity X1 set-top boxes.<p>The final ruling in favor of Rovi that makes set-top boxes said the import ban applies …

Business

Microsoft sued over HoloLens patent infringements

Microsoft's HoloLens has hit a legal speed bump. The mixed-reality device, which is gaining traction with businesses, is at the center of a patent infringement lawsuit filed by HoloTouch. The Connecticut-based company alleges that HoloLens infringes on two of its patents -- dating back over a …

Patents

Bosch wants to put the brakes on a form of auto emissions with its new iDisc

Carbon dioxide is often demonized, but cars emit other types of pollution that rarely get addressed. Bosch points out that brakes and tires are …

Autos

Check out these beautiful Google Pixel 2 XL wallpapers

Zedge Ringtones & Wallpapers is one of the most popular customization apps around, letting Android phone users get quick access to free ringtones, wallpapers, and more. Earlier this year we teamed up with Zedge to bring you a few wallpaper collections, and this time they are back again bringing us …

Google

UK Budget courts tech sector with $663M in investments in AI, 5G networks and more

With the UK government continuing to face down criticism over how it is handling plans to remove the UK from the European Union, today the country’s Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered an annual Autumn Budget that underscored its continuing push to win over the tech world.<p>In a wide-ranging speech …

Brexit

Facebook is bringing its group admins Communities Summit to Europe

The Facebook Communities Summit (FCS), a Facebook-led event that brings group and page admins together under one roof, is coming to Europe.<p>Facebook announced the first FCS back in April, with the inaugural event taking place in Chicago a couple of months later. Now the social networking behemoth is …

Business

Three Startups That Wowed Jack Ma and Won Alibaba's Backing

After hearing 600 pitches spanning fintech and robotics to healthy aging, three startups will share $3 million in backing from an entrepreneurs fund …

Business

KGI again says 2018 iPhones will feature gigabit LTE technology

Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is out with what he refers to as “part two” of his analysis into Apple’s work on creating a 5G iPhone and what the near future holds.<p>This investors note says that Apple may adopt faster antenna modules in all of its 2018 iPhones, and offers more information about …

Apple

Uber-like app for motorcycles eases traffic woes in one of world's most congested cities

ISTANBUL — The narrow waterway separating the European and Asian sides of this metropolis has inspired classical myths and frustrated invading armies for centuries.<p>But today drivers traveling over the three bridges spanning the picturesque Bosporus are more likely to experience road rage than …

News (U.S.)

Xiaomi Mi 7 rumors call for 6-inch OLED screen, slim bezels, 6GB RAM, and dual 16MP camera

If it’s not too early for increasingly heated Samsung Galaxy S9 speculation, it also feels like a good enough time to get the Xiaomi Mi 7 gossip ball …

Tablets

Skype removed from China Apple and Android app stores

<b>Skype's call and messaging service has been removed from app stores in China, including the Apple app store.</b><p>Apple says it is one of several apps to have been removed after the government said it does not comply with local law.<p>Skype owner Microsoft told the BBC the app had been "temporarily removed" …

Skype

Plan ahead with Google Maps to avoid Thanksgiving traffic

Get to your turkey faster.<p>Eating turkey and sitting in traffic are two Thanksgiving traditions. One is delicious and covered in gravy, and the other is not. If you are hosting, then you can use these brining and roasting tips for better turkey results, and if you are traveling this Thanksgiving, …

Thanksgiving

Twitter, It’s Time to End Your Anything-Goes Paradise

Earlier this month, Twitter did something radical: The social network famous for its 140-character limit doubled it to 280.<p>Weirdly, the world didn’t end. There was some whining from old-timers, which quickly died out. Mostly, everything was O.K. Some might even say the change was for the …

Business