By | Feb 14, 2019 at 11:18 am
Apple's reported subscription news service before its even got going. Publishers are, apparently, not keen on the terms of the deal that Apple is proposing — which involves the company taking as much as 50% of all the subscription revenue generated.
By | Feb 14, 2019 at 11:14 am
President Trump just issued a new executive order on AI. Here's all the details you need about the nuts and bolts of what's been signed, what it all might look like in practice, and how it stacks up against AI research efforts not taking place under our star-spangled flag.
By | Feb 14, 2019 at 9:26 am
Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet is tech journalist Yasha Levine's groundbreaking book on the internet's hidden past and dangerous future. Combining a powerful narrative and a topical theme, Surveillance Valley is a essential book in today's world.
By | Feb 13, 2019 at 10:09 am
A groundbreaking Stanford study has revealed that deactivating Facebook can have wide-ranging effects on our mental health — and not all of them are positive. We take a look at the study's findings and speak to experts about our brains on Facebook.
By | Feb 12, 2019 at 5:52 pm
Industry-leading password manager LastPass has raised prices on its premium plan, taking it from $24 per year to $36 per year for new users, with existing users due a price rise upon renewal. The new price point puts LastPass more closely in line with rival services
By | Feb 12, 2019 at 9:18 am
Tesla has announced that a "dog mode" will be added to its cars as soon as this week. The reason? Someone asked Elon Musk for it on Twitter. The new mode is just the latest in a long line of improvements that Tesla has rolled out across its cars based on Twitter suggestions.
By | Feb 12, 2019 at 6:04 am
The tech world is the single industry most likely to allow or sponsor alcohol consumption in the workplace, a new study has found. It might be driving away abstainers and could negatively impact team bonding. Here's what else the study learned, and what it means.
By | Feb 8, 2019 at 12:16 pm
Spotify just acquired podcast startups Gimlet Media and Anchor in the biggest podcast industry acquisition ever. Here's what the news means for Spotify, for the entire podcast industry, and for all the tiny underdog podcasters out there.
By | Feb 8, 2019 at 12:03 pm
YouTube has just spoke out against its "dislike mobs." Here's our guide on what dislike spam really is, how YouTube aims to fight it, and what individual creators can do about it in the meantime.
By | Feb 7, 2019 at 3:06 pm
In a major blow to Facebook's ambitions to more closely interknit its Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram apps, a German regulator has ruled that the social media giant must seek users' explicit consent before combining their data across its various apps.
By | Feb 6, 2019 at 10:56 am
This past Monday was Internet Safety Day, and to celebrate, Google is dedicating the week to producing a series of articles on its blog, aimed at protecting users with advice and tools. We check the advice Google gives for staying safe online and protecting your accounts
By | Feb 6, 2019 at 10:39 am
Security firm Trend Micro has found a cache of malicious apps on the Google Play store, masquerading as harmless photo programs. The apps have been downloaded millions of times, and serve users pop-up adverts or pornographic content, and also collect personal data and photos.