Technology

Players, coaches, and scientists alike say that the current record of 64 yards is well shy of what humans are capable of kicking. [...]
Thu, Aug 22, 2019
Source: Wired
All the state attorneys general, along with 12 major companies, promise to finally make serious moves against robocalls. [...]
Thu, Aug 22, 2019
Source: Wired
DoorDash announced last month that it would be changing its controversial tipping model. Today it's revealing the basics of how the new system will work. Under the past model, Dashers (DoorDash drivers and other delivery people) were guaranteed a minimum payment per delivery, with DoorDash paying a $1 base, then [...]
Thu, Aug 22, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
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Thu, Aug 22, 2019
Source: Wired
Porsche has taken the wraps off of the interior of the all-new, all-electric Porsche Taycan ahead of its world debut September 4. Gone are the buttons and the clutter. This is a minimalist and sleek interior for the modern digital age. Porsche released Thursday several images of the interior. Earlier this [...]
Thu, Aug 22, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Christoffer O. Hernæs Contributor Christoffer O. Hernæs is chief digital officer of Sbanken, Norway's first digital-only bank and leading challenger bank. More posts by this contributor Do you need a blockchain? Is technology contributing to increased inequality? “On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog,” was stated in the legendary New York Times cartoon that captured [...]
Thu, Aug 22, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
It's finally Bag Week again! The most wonderful week of the year at TechCrunch. Just in time for back to school, we're bringing you reviews of bags of all varieties: from backpacks to rollers to messengers to fanny packs. I've been meaning to check out a Herschel bag for a while [...]
Thu, Aug 22, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Economic activity appears to be causing the rainforest to burn, unlike the other epic fires ravaging the world. [...]
Thu, Aug 22, 2019
Source: Wired
John MacDougall's portrait-style capture of German chancellor Angela Merkel and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggests the allure of a spy thriller. [...]
Thu, Aug 22, 2019
Source: Wired
HP announced this afternoon that Dion Weisler is stepping down as President and CEO. The executive cited a “family health matter” in his decision, noting that he will be returning home to Australia. The company already has a successor lined up, as its President of Imaging, Printing and Solutions, Enrique [...]
Thu, Aug 22, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
As the technologies that were once considered science fiction become the purview of science, the venture capital firms that were once investing at the industry's fringes are now finding themselves at the heart of the technology industry. Investing in the commercialization of technologies like genetic engineering, quantum computing, digital avatars, augmented [...]
Thu, Aug 22, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Netflix is still the No. 1 subscription streaming service in the U.S., according to a new report from eMarketer, but rivals including Amazon Prime Video and Hulu are starting to cut into its market share. The analyst firm forecasts 182.5 million U.S. consumers will subscribe to over-the-top streaming [...]
Thu, Aug 22, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
It's not about what's good for Spider-Man. It's about the fate of comic-book movies—which might be doomed. [...]
Thu, Aug 22, 2019
Source: Wired
This week, nearly 200 startups convened at Y Combinator Demo Day to pitch venture capitalists, angels and other folks looking to spend some money. YC chief executive officer Michael Seibel took some time out of his busy schedule to join us on a special episode of Equity, TechCrunch's venture-capital-focused [...]
Thu, Aug 22, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
The latest study from Pew Research Center takes a look at the impact mobile technology, including the use of smartphones and social media, is having on the diversity of people's social network in emerging markets. For the purpose of the study, Pew surveyed mobile users in eleven key markets: Mexico, [...]
Thu, Aug 22, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Amazon, which has invested over $6 billion in India's growing internet market, just invested a little more to expand its foothold in the the world's second largest internet market. The U.S. e-commerce giant is acquiring a 49% stake in Future Coupons, a group entity owned by India's second largest [...]
Thu, Aug 22, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
People in an intro to physics class may make some basic errors, but that doesn't mean their ideas are bad. Effective teachers know to look deeper. [...]
Thu, Aug 22, 2019
Source: Wired
Justin J Wee's portraits highlight what it means to be queer and seen in the comics community. [...]
Thu, Aug 22, 2019
Source: Wired
It's not because they're stupid. [...]
Thu, Aug 22, 2019
Source: Wired
Google's next big Android release will make you safer—especially in ways you can't see. [...]
Thu, Aug 22, 2019
Source: Wired

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