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Overcast adds a smarter way to dive back into a podcast

Overcast adds a smarter way to dive back into a podcast

Marco Arment's Overcast has a reputation as the podcast connoisseur's iOS app of choice thanks to its inclusion of features you don't even find in Apple's official client, such as the automatic

Amazon's first debit card arrives in Mexico

Amazon has taken a number of steps to help you shop online without a bank card, and now it's taking those efforts to their logical conclusion: the internet retailer has launched its first debit card,
Google's Pixel 2 portrait photo code is now open source

Google's Pixel 2 portrait photo code is now open source

Of all the AI-related features inside the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the portrait mode is arguably the most impressive -- Google manages to produce dramatic-looking depth-of-field effects without relying

Maybe Nobody Wants Your Space Internet

A growing group of companies believes satellites, balloons, and drones can help bring internet access to everyone on Earth. But what if not everybody wants it?

French court throws out Facebook 'censorship' case

A French court on Thursday dismissed a case brought by a French teacher who wanted to sue the US social media giant over his claims that his page was censored when he posted a nude painting by Gustave
If we truly cared about poor people, low-wage Britain wouldn’t exist | James Bloodworth

If we truly cared about poor people, low-wage Britain wouldn’t exist | James Bloodworth

After six months spent in low-paid work, I think the biggest problem is the public mindset that allows exploitation to occurIn early 2016 I set out to spend six months working in low-paid jobs around
How to Tell if You Should Use Blockchain in Your Application

How to Tell if You Should Use Blockchain in Your Application

There is plenty of hype around Blockchain, starting from the enthusiasm caused by the price increases of Bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies. It is a powerful and versatile technology, but it
AI at SXSW 2018: Of Hives, Ethics, Morals, and the Singularity

AI at SXSW 2018: Of Hives, Ethics, Morals, and the Singularity

AI has captured the attention of people far outside the technology space, and the implications of the technology are far reaching, changing industries, eliminating many human jobs, and changing the
Anyone can make Facebook Instant Games

Anyone can make Facebook Instant Games

Facebook's technology hasn't exactly taken off (there are less than 200 games to date), but that's because it's been in closed testing. Now, it might have a chance to grow: Facebook has the Instant
'Fortnite' streamer breaks Twitch records with help from Drake

'Fortnite' streamer breaks Twitch records with help from Drake

Twitch streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins smashed the record for concurrent viewers, crossing the 635,000 mark, mostly due to who he's playing Fortnite with: music megastar Drake. It's not all Drake or
US sanctions Russians for cyberattacks and election meddling

US sanctions Russians for cyberattacks and election meddling

The US Department of the Treasury has instituted sanctions against five Russian entities and 19 individuals for their involvement in a number of cyberattacks and online efforts to interfere with the

Bali plans to shut down mobile internet for its New Year

You might turn off your home internet or cell network on occasion to disconnect and have some down time, but it's likely that your country isn't doing it for you. According to The Guardian and the

Airbnb makes it easier to find accessible rentals

Airbnb is making quick use of the travel accessibility startup it bought a few months ago. The rental service has introduced 21 filters that help you find disability-friendly listings that meet your

Everything you wanted to know (but were afraid to ask) about how the internet works

It really is a series of tubes. The post Everything you wanted to know (but were afraid to ask) about how the internet works appeared first on .
Bali To Switch Off Internet For 24 Hours For ‘Quiet Reflection’

Bali To Switch Off Internet For 24 Hours For ‘Quiet Reflection’

There is a time and place where using our phones is probably not the best idea, such as in the cinema, at a place of worship, at a funeral, and so on. However it seems that over in Bali, Indonesia,
Bali will switch off the island’s internet services for the whole of Saturday

Bali will switch off the island’s internet services for the whole of Saturday

The Indonesian island of Bali is planning to shut down its mobile internet services on Saturday as part of a holiday that encourages self-reflection. It's the first time Bali has made such a move for
India’s deep class divides extend to how its youth use the internet

India’s deep class divides extend to how its youth use the internet

Indian youth can’t escape the tough reality of their lives, even on the internet. Reliance Jio’s ultra-cheap data rates and the flood of affordable smartphones…

Bali Plans To Switch Off Internet Services For 24 Hours For New Year 'Quiet Reflection'

Internet service providers in Bali will be switching off mobile services this weekend for 24 hours to mark the Indonesian island's annual day of silence. "Nyepi, or New Year according to the ancient

Youtube, Facebook, and Google Can't Expect Wikipedia to Cure the Internet

YouTube and other tech giants have repeatedly turned to Wikipedia to help solve some of their biggest problems—often without giving back.
Google joins forces with band OK Go to create classroom activities

Google joins forces with band OK Go to create classroom activities

Rock band OK Go is known for their complex, nerdy music videos. They danced in microgravity inside a parabolic plane in one, set a Rube Goldberg machine in motion in another and used the sounds they