Anchor turns itself into a one-stop podcast creation app

To that end, Anchor 3.0 for iOS and Android is an app for recording first and foremost; consuming short broadcasts from your friends is definitely taking a backseat now. For starters, users can record multiple bits of audio and create a library to build out a finished product. Those can ... Read More

Flying with a VR headset isn’t as dorky as it sounds

Thankfully, the device isn't as bulky as it looks. With the back support band folded in, the headset takes up about the same amount of space as my DSLR kit plus a flash unit, so even a regular-size camera shoulder bag will accommodate it. If I slip the headset into ... Read More

Watch the Airbus Project Vahana prototype autonomous air taxi take flight

Airbus recently had the first ever successful flight of its Vahana autonomous air vehicle, and now it’s released video of that pivotal moment in the aircraft’s development. The flight took place at the end of January in Pendleton, Oregon, when the flying, passenger-capable drone took off and hovered off the ... Read More

White nationalist Jared Taylor sues Twitter over ban

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jared Taylor is head of American Renaissance which champions "racial difference". White nationalist Jared Taylor is suing Twitter after the social network banned his account as part of a crackdown on abusive content.Mr Taylor's lawyer says the suspension of his account is a form ... Read More

U.S. arrests operator of shuttered bitcoin investment platform

(Reuters) - The operator of a shuttered bitcoin-denominated exchange was arrested on Wednesday on federal charges that he lied to U.S. securities regulators to avoid taking responsibility for the theft by hackers of virtual currency now worth nearly $70 million. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan announced the charges against BitFunder founder ... Read More

Tool ‘names and shames’ hidden drug trials

Image copyright Getty Images Institutions that fail to report the results of their drug and medical trials will be named on a new website.Trials Tracker logs which clinical trials have missed deadlines for reporting their results in the US.Some pharmaceutical organisations have been accused of burying unfavourable drug and medical ... Read More

YouTube’s trending section shows it has a fake news problem, too

Hogg has been one of the many students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who have chosen to voice their opinions and concerns following the massacre that took place on their campus last week. And that spotlight has attracted hoards of trolls who have made claims ranging from Hogg being ... Read More

Medium suspends alt-right trolls following major rules change

Earlier this month, Medium revamped its Rules page, saying at the time, "Beyond Medium itself, we recognize that we are also part of the larger internet ecosystem. Just as we rely on outside technology, systems and information to run Medium, we also consider off-platform signals when assessing potential rules violations ... Read More

Bezos-backed 10,000 Year Clock now under construction

Image copyright Eyewire Inc A clock designed to run for ten millennia without human intervention is now under construction.The 10,000 Year Clock is a project of the Long Now Foundation, a non-profit organisation that wants to make "long-term thinking more common". It is being built on property owned by Amazon ... Read More

Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone images leaked by MWC app

Image copyright XDA Image caption XDA Developers has published more than 20 images of the Galaxy S9 sourced from Samsung Pictures of Samsung's latest flagship phone have been disclosed by an app released by the firm itself.The images were discovered hidden via a hack of Unpacked 2018, a program that ... Read More

Renault’s ‘smart island’ runs on wind power and recycled batteries

Unlike Tesla's massive Powerpack installation, the Renault project is more of a community endeavor on the small (16 square mile) and sparsely populated (5,483 inhabitants), tourism-oriented island. It will unroll in three phases: In the first, 20 fortunate Porto Santo volunteers will get 14 Zoes and six Kango Z.E. utility ... Read More

Why am I so terrible at email?

I've been stuck in a rut when it comes to getting responses to my emails, either for comment on breaking news or interview requests. Normally, my phone is in one hand trying to speak to someone in person, while the other is frantically typing out said emails. Several times recently, ... Read More

YouTube Restricts PragerU’s Planned Parenthood Video, Then Reverses Course

Conservative digital media organization PragerU tweeted Monday that its latest YouTube video on Planned Parenthood had been restricted soon after it was posted. Well, that didn't take long. @YouTube has already restricted our new video about Planned Parenthood – just hours after we released it. Sign our petition at @LilaGraceRose ... Read More

Tesla investigates claims of crypto-currency hack

Image copyright AFP Tesla has confirmed that its cloud computing platform has been compromised by hackers. RedLock, the company that alerted it to the breach, believes the attackers may have done this to mine crypto-currency - an attack known as crypto-jacking.Tesla said it had addressed the vulnerability "within hours" and ... Read More

Temenos agrees to 1.4 billion pounds deal for Fidessa, activist Elliott enters

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss software company Temenos said it has agreed a 1.4 billion pound ($1.96 billion) deal to buy British peer Fidessa Group, whose shares traded above the offer price as an activist investor disclosed a stake of nearly 5 percent. The deal on Wednesday came a day after ... Read More

Young Brits ‘lack cyber-security awareness’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption People often had copies of official documents in the sent box of their email accounts, the police said. More than 52% of Britons aged 18-25 are using the same password for lots of online services, suggests a survey.By doing so they make it easy ... Read More

If NBC can’t improve its VR Olympics coverage, it should just stop

Once you're set up, the fun (and problems) begin. On the Gear VR, every time you want to tune in -- and even when you want to change sports -- you have to go through an annoying intro. The app is also pretty glitchy, and I was often greeted with ... Read More

FaceTime chat ‘saves woman’s life’

Image copyright Opokua Kwapong Image caption Opokua Kwapong says FaceTime saved her life A woman who had a stroke while on a FaceTime video call with her sister, says the technology saved her life. Opokua Kwapong, who lives alone in New York, was on a call with her sister, Adumea ... Read More

GELLER: Social Media Censorship Panel at CPAC — James Damore, Harmeet Dhillon, Pamela Geller, James O’Keefe, Jim Hoft, Dan Gainor

This week at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2018, my organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), is partnering with the American Principles Project (APP), which is hosting our blockbuster panel discussion on the social media giants’ rapidly accelerating attempts to shut down conservatives and deny a voice to ... Read More

Apple rushes out fix to Telugu letter text bomb bug

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple device owners need to install an update to protect their devices Apple has tackled a bug that causes its devices to freeze if they encounter a specific character from the Telugu alphabet - a language native to India.Following the glitch's discovery, pranksters had ... Read More

The Morning After: Mars 5K

Small, but big.The Big Picture: A trapped atom is visible to the naked eye This photo, Single Atom in an Ion Trap, just won the grand prize in the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) science photo and imaging contest. Get 'em while they're hot.Apple updates all of ... Read More

Exposed Amazon cloud storage clients get tip-off alerts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Classified Pentagon data was left exposed for years on a publicly accessible server Security researchers have posted "friendly warnings" to users of Amazon's cloud data storage service whose private content has been made public, the BBC has learned.The BBC found almost 50 warnings posted ... Read More

Language app Babbel translates European success to U.S. market

BERLIN (Reuters) - It might seem a tall order to persuade people to spend as much to learn a language on their smartphone as it costs to subscribe to a music streaming or video-on-demand service. But Berlin-based startup Babbel says that, after 10 years in business, it has finally cracked ... Read More

Maplin in talks with potential buyers

Image copyright other One of Britain's biggest electronics retailers is in talks with potential buyers amid reports it is seeking to head off the threat of administration.Maplin, which has more than 200 stores and 2,500 staff, hopes to strike a deal this week, the company said.News of a possible sale, ... Read More

Facebook to seek verification by post for election ads

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook plans to send postcards in the US mail in order to verify the location of people requesting to buy adverts related to US election candidates. Katie Harbath, a director at Facebook, said at a conference that a postcard would be sent to the advertiser's address ... Read More

Apple iPhone Update Removes Easter from Calendar

The Associated Press by Charlie Nash19 Feb 2018 19 Feb, 201819 Feb, 2018 Apple’s recent update for the iPhone has removed Easter Sunday from some users’ calendars, prompting consumer complaints. While the previous update displayed both Easter Sunday and April Fool’s Day on April 1, Easter Sunday was removed for ... Read More

Probe after ‘drone made helicopter crash’

Image copyright DJI Image caption A DJI Phantom drone is believed to have been involved in the incident Investigations have been launched after a helicopter reportedly crashed after swerving to avoid a consumer drone.A trainee had been practising hovering about 15m (50ft) above trees on Daniel Island, South Carolina, reported ... Read More

The Morning After: Water purification could lead to more electric cars

A hybrid of wind power and Tesla batteries. Tesla starts its latest smart-power-grid experiment in Canada Tesla's experiments with smart-power grids are headed further north. Canada's Nova Scotia Power recently finished setting up a pilot project that will use a combination of Tesla's Powerwall 2 home batteries and utility-grade Powerpack ... Read More

A new form of light could power next-gen quantum computers

When you throw certain elements together like hydrogen or oxygen, they can bond in pairs or even triplets, forming O2 (oxygen) or O3 (ozone), for instance. Shine two flashlights together, however and ... crickets. The photons simply pass through each other like phantoms and there's no reaction whatsoever. That's because ... Read More

Plans drawn up for world’s tallest wooden skyscraper

Image copyright Sumitomo Forestry A Japanese company is planning to build the world's tallest wooden skyscraper, to mark its 350th anniversary in 2041.Sumitomo Forestry said 10% of the 70-storey W350 tower would be steel, combined with about 180,000 cubic metres of indigenous wood, enough to build about 8,000 homes, and ... Read More

Facebook VP Says Russian Ad Buys Were ‘NOT’ to Sway Outcome of the Election

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images by Kristina Wong18 Feb 2018 18 Feb, 201818 Feb, 2018 Facebook Vice President Ron Goldman tweeted Friday that the Russian ad buys on the popular social media platform were not to sway the outcome of the election, contrary what to media coverage was suggesting. Goldman said ... Read More

Patient’s chest rebuilt with 3D print after tumour surgery

Image copyright ABMU Health Board Image caption The implant was originally supposed to have been screwed in. But as the bone was narrow and soft there was a chance it could break so Mr Goldsmith sewed it into place instead. A man has had his chest rebuilt using 3D printing ... Read More

Biggest carmaker

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Toyota held the top spot in global vehicle sales for four years in a row, until 2016, when it was pipped at the post by the Volkswagen Group The biggest carmakers on the planet are posting their sales numbers for 2017 - so who ... Read More

Facebook Ads VP Criticizes Media Narrative, Says Swaying Election ‘Not Main Goal’ of Russians

 Facebook’s Vice President of Ads, Rob Goldman, has poured more cold water on the theory that Russian propaganda somehow swayed the 2016 election following the recent Mueller indictments, calling it a “media narrative.” “I have seen all of the Russian ads and I can say very definitively that swaying the ... Read More

Florida Teacher of the Year on Gun Violence: Parents Need to ‘Step Up’ and Control Their Kids’ Behavior

A Florida middle school teacher who was named Teacher of the Year at her school said that parents need to “step up” and control their kids’ behavior. Kelly Guthrie Raley, who was selected as Eustis Middle School’s Teacher of the Year 2017-2018 last month, wrote on Facebook Thursday in a ... Read More

Donald Trump Fuels Viral ‘Loser CNN’ Meme

Twitter by Charlie Spiering18 Feb 2018 18 Feb, 201818 Feb, 2018 President Donald Trump shared a cartoon mocking CNN, a news network fueling the notion that the president’s campaign colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election. “The Fake News of big ratings loser CNN,” Trump wrote, retweeting a cartoon ... Read More

Night Shift: Game aims to help doctors detect trauma

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After Math: Market fluctuations

$40: YouTube TV is already a solid option for people looking to cut ties with their cable company and it's only getting better. Google announced this week that it's expanding its channel lineup with stations from Turner Broadcasting, NBA TV, MLB TV, and a few others. Only problem is that ... Read More

After Math: Market fluctuations

$40: YouTube TV is already a solid option for people looking to cut ties with their cable company and it's only getting better. Google announced this week that it's expanding its channel lineup with stations from Turner Broadcasting, NBA TV, MLB TV, and a few others. Only problem is that ... Read More

The best portable SSD

Who this is for Portable hard drives are great for travel and for people who frequently transfer large amounts of data between computers. Compared with portable hard drives or desktop external drives, they're much faster, more compact, more durable, and more secure, and run at cooler temperatures, but they're also ... Read More

The best portable SSD

Who this is for Portable hard drives are great for travel and for people who frequently transfer large amounts of data between computers. Compared with portable hard drives or desktop external drives, they're much faster, more compact, more durable, and more secure, and run at cooler temperatures, but they're also ... Read More