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The Secret History Of A Fleeting Pre-Internet Digital Media Channel

The Secret History Of A Fleeting Pre-Internet Digital Media Channel

Technology
06-03-2017

As the history of digital media has become subsumed by the history of the internet, teletext remains largely forgotten. Yet like a fair-weather psychic, the technology anticipated things to come.

Police Body Cameras Will Do More Than Just Record You

Police Body Cameras Will Do More Than Just Record You

Technology
06-03-2017

Upgrades like face matching, live streams, and AI – part of an industry push – raise questions about the use of police video.

802.Eleventy What? A Deep Dive Into Why Wi-Fi Kind Of Sucks

802.Eleventy What? A Deep Dive Into Why Wi-Fi Kind Of Sucks

Technology
06-03-2017

The good news is that it doesn't have to suck, if you build it out properly.

Tesla Drivers Are Guinea Pigs For Flawed Self-Driving Software

Tesla Drivers Are Guinea Pigs For Flawed Self-Driving Software

Technology
05-03-2017

Owners of newer models are road-testing Tesla’s imperfect code, risking major accidents.

How A Typo Took Down S3, The Backbone Of The Internet

How A Typo Took Down S3, The Backbone Of The Internet

Technology
04-03-2017

Earlier this week, much of the internet ground to a halt when the servers that power them suddenly vanished. And it was all thanks to a typo.

A Sex Wearable Is Coming To Track Your Performance And Judge You

A Sex Wearable Is Coming To Track Your Performance And Judge You

Technology
04-03-2017

It's basically a Fitbit for your man bits that tracks thrust speed and velocity. But don't be too hard on yourself.

How Uber Used Secret Greyball Tool To Deceive Authorities Worldwide

How Uber Used Secret Greyball Tool To Deceive Authorities Worldwide

Technology
04-03-2017

Uber has for years engaged in a worldwide program to deceive authorities in markets where its low-cost ride-hailing service was being resisted by law enforcement, or in some instances, had been outright banned.

The Headphone Jack Ain’t Dead Yet

The Headphone Jack Ain’t Dead Yet

Technology
02-03-2017

Android phone manufacturers are shrugging off the jack-less fad and are forging ahead with the traditional 3.5mm headphone output intact.

Apple Reportedly Considering Swapping iPhone 8's Lightning Connector For USB-C

Apple Reportedly Considering Swapping iPhone 8's Lightning Connector For USB-C

Technology
01-03-2017

It would be an unusual move for Apple, which has never been afraid of pushing its own connection standards, but not completely inexplicable. The company has already adopted USB-C on its MacBook line, and the two standards share some key features, including reversibility.

The Privacy Revolution That Never Came

The Privacy Revolution That Never Came

Technology
01-03-2017

Today we find ourselves in one of the greatest battles of this 21st century: the battle for privacy. But apathetic software developers are holding us back.

Programmers Are Protesting The 'Whiteboard' Interview

Programmers Are Protesting The 'Whiteboard' Interview

Technology
01-03-2017

“Whiteboard” interviews are widely hated. They also discriminate against people who are already underrepresented in the field.

User Says His 2015 MacBook Retina Pro Exploded

User Says His 2015 MacBook Retina Pro Exploded

Technology
28-02-2017

Daniel Dourvaris says his MacBook randomly shut off and spontaneously combusted, and he's got the grisly photos to show it.

Boston Dynamics' Crazy New Robot Can Jump Over Obstacles, Which Means There's Nowhere Left To Hide

Boston Dynamics' Crazy New Robot Can Jump Over Obstacles, Which Means There's Nowhere Left To Hide

Technology
28-02-2017

The robot, called Handle, can also pick up heavy loads in its "hands," roll down stairs, jump on tables, and generally do a bunch of stuff that will make it easier to track us down and eliminate us one by one.

Why Nothing Works Anymore

Why Nothing Works Anymore

Technology
25-02-2017

People might think technology is becoming more precarious than it once was, but it's actually just evolving. And it's doing so separately from the needs of its human users.

Woman Films Her iPhone 7 Plus Spontaneously Combusting; Apple Is 'Looking Into It'

Woman Films Her iPhone 7 Plus Spontaneously Combusting; Apple Is 'Looking Into It'

Technology
25-02-2017

​After Samsung's explosion woes with the Galaxy Note 7, the last thing Apple wants is a fiery problem of their own, but at least one user has filmed what she says is her iPhone 7 Plus after it spontaneously caught on fire.

Listen To A Leaked Recording Of Uber's CEO Responding To A Company Women's Group About Harassment Claims

Listen To A Leaked Recording Of Uber's CEO Responding To A Company Women's Group About Harassment Claims

Technology
25-02-2017

In a recording obtained by BuzzFeed, the CEO of Uber responds to an internal group of women asking him to address what they say is a systemic problem within the company of sexual harassment.

Google and Uber Are Fighting Over Lidar Technology. What Is It?

Google and Uber Are Fighting Over Lidar Technology. What Is It?

Technology
25-02-2017

As carmakers and technology entrants scramble to develop autonomous vehicles, lidar has become a highly coveted technology. And now it’s at the center of a lawsuit pitting Waymo against Uber.

Uber Is Doomed

Uber Is Doomed

Technology
25-02-2017

Recent troubles aside, it's becoming more evident that Uber will collapse on its own.

These Golden Headphones Were Crafted By A Mad Genius

These Golden Headphones Were Crafted By A Mad Genius

Technology
23-02-2017

Final Audio is a Japanese company that is niche even by the high standards of extremism of Japanese audiophilia. And its Piano Forte X in-ear headphones fit that bill as well.

The Amazon Fire Stick Juggernaut

The Amazon Fire Stick Juggernaut

Technology
23-02-2017

Alexa and the Echo are picking up a head of steam, while the Fire Phone famously flopped, but Amazon's Fire TV Stick has quietly established itself as a force to be reckoned with.

I Tracked Myself With $170 Smartphone Spyware That Anyone Can Buy

I Tracked Myself With $170 Smartphone Spyware That Anyone Can Buy

Technology
23-02-2017

For a relatively small fee, you can snoop on someone’s messages, call logs, photos, and location from across the planet.

The First Rule Of These Facebook Groups: Don’t Talk Trump

The First Rule Of These Facebook Groups: Don’t Talk Trump

Internet
21-02-2017

As President Trump continues to swallow the internet, beleaguered moderators are trying their damndest to preserve a few safe spaces.

You Can Finally Buy Snapchat Spectacles Online

You Can Finally Buy Snapchat Spectacles Online

Technology
21-02-2017

No more tracking down a mysterious vending machine.

How Do Fiber Optics Actually Work?

How Do Fiber Optics Actually Work?

Technology
20-02-2017

Giant fiber optic cables are responsible for the internet we know and love. So how do these meme-delivering wonders actually do what they do?

Get 60% Off A Lifetime Of Unlimited Data Backup

Get 60% Off A Lifetime Of Unlimited Data Backup

Digg Store
20-02-2017

IDrive makes sure your digital life is safe, backed up and secured with 256-bit AES encryption for up to five devices.

Mark Zuckerberg Is (Inadvertently) Making A Great Argument For Breaking Up Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg Is (Inadvertently) Making A Great Argument For Breaking Up Facebook

Internet
19-02-2017

Zuck finally grapples with the power of his creation.

You Can Make Some Surprisingly Realistic Photos With A Gameboy Camera And Neural Networks

You Can Make Some Surprisingly Realistic Photos With A Gameboy Camera And Neural Networks

Technology
18-02-2017

Released in 1998, the Gameboy Camera produced 190×144 images in 4 shades of gray/green. But with some help from neural networks, those crappy images can be turned into surprisingly photorealistic pictures.

Apple Vowed To Revolutionize Television. An Inside Look At Why It Hasn’t

Apple Vowed To Revolutionize Television. An Inside Look At Why It Hasn’t

Technology
18-02-2017

Apple has essentially settled for turning the television set into a giant iPhone: a cluster of apps with a store. Which is not exactly the revolution many were hoping for.

The Rise Of The Like Economy

The Rise Of The Like Economy

Technology
18-02-2017

Once a cursed project, the tiny feature has had a huge effect not only on the site, but on us.

Apple May Replace iPhone Home Button With Fingerprint-Scanning Screen

Apple May Replace iPhone Home Button With Fingerprint-Scanning Screen

Technology
16-02-2017

Newly published patent describes a system that scans the surface of a finger through a screen, removing the need for a separate Touch ID sensor.