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  • newFacebook will verify the location of U.S. election ad buyers by mailing them postcards
     Facebook’s global director of policy programs says it will start sending postcards by snail mail to verify buyers of ads related to United States elections. Katie Harbath, who described the plan at a conference held by the National Association of…
    - 2 hours ago 19 Feb 18, 6:07am -
  • newTechnological solutions to technology’s problems feature in “How to Fix The Future”
     In this edition of Innovate 2018, Andrew Keen finds himself in the hot seat.Keen, whose new book, “How to Fix the Future”, was published earlier this month, discusses a moment when it has suddenly become fashionable for tech luminaries to aban…
    - 7 hours ago 19 Feb 18, 12:45am -
  • newRobot assistants and a marijuana incubator
     We’ve had plenty of time to get used to our robot overlords and Boston Dynamics is helping us get there. This week we talk about the company’s addition of a door-opening arm to its SpotMini robot. It’s not spooky at all. We then switch gears…
    - 12 hours ago 18 Feb 18, 8:03pm -
  • newHere’s how to keep track of Elon Musk’s Roadster and Starman in space
     Elon Musk’s Starman, the mannequin driver of the Tesla Roadster SpaceX launched aboard its Falcon Heavy rocket, is taking a trip around our solar system, in a large elliptical orbit that will bring him relatively close to Mars, the Sun and other…
    - 13 hours ago 18 Feb 18, 7:30pm -
  • newThe CC Aurora is actually pretty fun, as far as projectors go
     Projectors are boring. They remind me of vacation slideshows and school film strips — neither of which I’m in a particular hurry to revisit in my adult life. That said, I’ve always harbored some germ of a notion that some day I might buy one.…
    - 13 hours ago 18 Feb 18, 7:18pm -
  • newFake news is an existential crisis for social media 
     Every gun outrage in America is now routinely followed by a flood of Russian-linked Twitter bot activity. Exacerbating social division is the name of this game. And it’s playing out all over social media continually, not just around elections. Re…
    - 13 hours ago 18 Feb 18, 7:12pm -
  • newSouth Korea aims for startup gold
     Back in 2011, when South Korea won its longshot bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, the country wasn’t widely recognized as a destination for ski and snow lovers. It wasn’t considered much of a tech startup hub either. Fast forward seven year…
    - 13 hours ago 18 Feb 18, 6:45pm -
  • newTrump cites Facebook exec’s comments downplaying Russian ad influence on election
     You’d be forgiven for missing Donald Trump’s multiple retweets of Facebook executive Rob Goldman over the weekend. Perhaps you were spending time with family, watching Black Panther or just attempting to forget politics for a moment by ignoring…
    - 14 hours ago 18 Feb 18, 5:53pm -
  • new3D printing company New Matter is shutting down this month
     Perhaps 2014 wasn’t the ideal time to get into the 3D printing game. After years of hype, the even the biggest names have been struggling to stay afloat. Pasadena startup New Matter is joining the growing list of companies who’ve unsuccessfully…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Feb 18, 3:31pm -
  • newFake news is not the real problem
     It’s the Internet’s fault, we’re told. Brexiters and Remainers, Republicans and Democrats — every side of every political dispute now lives in its own separate reality, bellowing “fake news!” at every attempt to breach their borders of…
    - 18 hours ago 18 Feb 18, 2:00pm -


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