Technology

On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security notified nearly half of the U.S. states that their election systems were targeted by Russia-affiliated hackers in an attempt to influence the 2016 election. In most of the states targeted, the hackers were engaged in preliminary activities like scanning. In other states hackers [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
The always hotly anticipated iFixit teardown of the iPhone 8 has arrived, and while it doesn't harbor much in the way of surprises, there are a few tidbits you may want to know about hiding in there. Especially if you like hearing about things like “pixel pitch.” Read More [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
Investors are incessant in their hunt for the next emerging market. The investment de jour? Edtech. The tastemaker in this case is an article from David Bainbridge claiming, “Edtech is the next fintech.” While most of us can appreciate the wordplay, comparing edtech to fintech, or other “hot” industries, is [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
Just in time for a weekend during which I had already planned to do nothing productive, a small package from Nintendo containing what will likely be its hottest item since the NES Classic Edition… which is to say, of course, the SNES Classic Edition. Read More [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
Gene-editing technology CRISPR has revealed a clue in how human embryos begin to develop, possibly reducing the risk of miscarriage in those crucial first few weeks of pregnancy. CRISPR Cas9 can modify or snip out genetic defects thought to contribute to miscarriage but until now it wasn't clear why some [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
If our review didn't convince you that the cameras in the latest iPhones are something special, perhaps DxOMark's lab-heavy evaluation process will do the trick. The camera testing site unequivocally states that the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have the best smartphone cameras it's ever tested — though they aren't [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
Mark Zuckerberg has gotten so rich that he can fund his philanthropic foundation and retain voting control without Facebook having to issue a proposed non-voting class of stock that faced shareholder resistance. Today Facebook announced that it's withdrawn its plan to issue Class C no-vote stock and has resolved the [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
Facebook finally laid out some changes to its ad platform. But a former employee who helped build it shares his own ideas on how to fix the Russia problem. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Wired
Google has added a new feature that allows web users to contribute their own movie and television reviews right within Google search results – a step towards the possible implementation of Google's own Rotten Tomatoes or IMDB-like reviews service. But before you get too excited about this, be aware that [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
The irony of strict regulation is that while it drives up the quality of care, it also drives up costs, making it unreachable for those without health insurance. The fact that few for-profit screening services exist outside of health insurance ecosystems suggests the cost of FDA approval makes it prohibitively [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
Opioid overdoses proliferate, like a disease. A new app lets health and law-enforcement officials anticipate their spread. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Wired
This week, we're mixing up the format on TechCrunch's Original Content podcast. Your hosts Darrell Etherington and Anthony Ha were both at the Disrupt SF conference this week, which meant that they were able to record the news recap in person. We discussed Hulu's big victories at the Emmy Awards, [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
How one tech worker's story illuminates the plight of H-1B holders. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Wired
The cheapest-ever Leica camera is cute as a button. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Wired
A new study found test subjects could mostly spot the patterns from five or six feet away on the first try. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Wired
The HP Omen 2015 is an unpretty beast, but it performs well enough. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Wired
On the morning of the solar eclipse, archaeologists took a drone into the desert to create fantastic 3-D renderings of a Hohokam village. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Wired
How longtime allies of Google, Facebook and co. became sometime adversaries [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Wired
By putting prequel series 'Star Trek: Discovery' on its streaming network, CBS is trying to solve a problem no one has figured out yet. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Wired
In the face of brewing backlash, Facebook is redesigning its election integrity processes and sharing (some) information with Congress. [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: Wired

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