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  • !Uber Hacked and Surveilled Rivals, Alleges Ex-Manager in Letter
    A 37-page letter sent to Uber’s management in May that painted it as a paranoid firm with a sophisticated intelligence apparatus designed to gain an edge on rivals and trick regulators has been made public.
    - 55 mins ago 16 Dec 17, 3:32pm -
  • !How Digital Wizardry Lets Shoppers 'Install' Furniture Before Buying
    Never make a costly decorating blunder again. With augmented and virtual reality, you can see 3-D images of coveted pieces in your living spaces, and super-realistic renderings show you your room’s future.
    - 11 hours ago 16 Dec 17, 5:20am -
  • !Social-Media Stars Are Turning Heads---of Regulators
    The Federal Trade Commission has stepped up policing of product plugs and brand endorsements made by celebrities of social networks, enforcing deceptive-marketing rules that require them to disclose financial ties.
    - 12 hours ago 16 Dec 17, 4:20am -
  • !Facebook Acknowledges Some Social-Media Use Is Harmful
    The company’s top researcher pointed to external studies showing the negative effects of “passive” use of social-media sites to read news without interacting with anyone but said “active” use can improve well-being.
    - 17 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 11:19pm -
  • !A Glimpse Into the Future, Without Net Neutrality
    It’s hard to predict how the world might change now that the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality rules. WSJ’s Ryan Knutson travels into the future using a magic router to offer a few ideas.
    - 19 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 9:32pm -

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  • !Here's the Letter Alleging Uber Spied on Individuals For Competitive Intelligence
    The judge in the $1.9 billion civil suit between Google-parent company Alphabet's self-driving car unit Waymo and Uber released the letter of a disgruntled former employee -- former Uber security officer Richard Jacobs -- on Friday, laying bare a num…
    - 57 mins ago 16 Dec 17, 3:30pm -
  • !An Anonymous Bitcoin Millionaire Is Donating Their Fortune To Charities
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Tis the season for giving, and one Bitcoin investor claims to be giving away the majority of their cryptocurrency holdings after experiencing an incredible year. The unnamed donor has set up a fund to…
    - 3 hours ago 16 Dec 17, 1:00pm -
  • !Don't Keep Cellphones Next To Your Body, California Health Department Warns
    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. They are asking people to decrease their use of these devices and suggest keeping your distance when possible. TechCrunch reports…
    - 6 hours ago 16 Dec 17, 10:00am -
  • !Chrome 64 Beta Adds Sitewide Audio Muting, Pop-Up Blocker, Windows 10 HDR Video
    Chrome 64 is now in beta and it has several new features over version 63. In addition to a stronger pop-up blocker and support for HDR video playback when Windows 10 is in HDR mode, Chrome 64 features sitewide audio muting to block sound when navigat…
    - 9 hours ago 16 Dec 17, 7:00am -
  • !The Science That's Never Been Cited
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Nature: One widely repeated estimate, reported in a controversial article in Science in 1990, suggests that more than half of all academic articles remain uncited five years after their publication. Scientists…
    - 13 hours ago 16 Dec 17, 3:30am -

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