The Verge

Recode

  • !Recode Daily: Alexa ... the call is coming from inside the house
    Plus, GDPR is here; Code Conference is just around the corner; Andy Rubin’s smartphone startup, Essential, is selling itself; Elon Musk loses his cool on Twitter again; and the millennial museums we really need. An Amazon Echo device secretly recor…
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  • !Can tech help niche sports go mainstream?
    Professional lacrosse player Paul Rabil talks about the intersection of social media and sports on the latest Too Embarrassed to Ask. If you go pro in a sport like basketball or football in the U.S., you join an elite tier of athletes who are watched…
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  • !How to follow and listen in to the 2018 Code Conference
    The people running Facebook, Airbnb, Uber and AT&T are coming onstage with us. Here’s how to listen in. Recode’s annual Code Conference is back. Next week, from May 29 to May 31, we’ll have in-depth interviews with some of the top leaders in te…
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  • !GDPR, Europe’s new privacy law, is officially here
    Tech is about to find out if it’s in compliance. Europe’s highly anticipated new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation, went into effect Friday, a law that will impact virtually every technology company worldwide. The new law requ…
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  • !Here’s Amazon’s explanation for the Alexa eavesdropping scandal
    A couple says their device secretly recorded a private conversation of theirs and sent it to an acquaintance. A Portland, Ore., woman’s claim that her Amazon Echo device secretly recorded a private conversation between her and her husband and sent…
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Ars Technica

TechCrunch

  • !Rover’s epic raise, Uber’s Q1 results, and a trio of IPOs
    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was fun for a few reasons. First, it was our own Connie Loizos’s first time leading, and it was our very…
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  • !Eric Schmidt says Elon Musk is ‘exactly wrong’ about AI
    When former Google CEO Eric Schmidt was asked about Elon Musk’s warnings about AI, he had a succinct answer: “I think Elon is exactly wrong.” “He doesn’t understand the benefits that this technology will provide to making every human being…
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  • !Facebook, Google face first GDPR complaints over “forced consent”
    After two years coming down the pipe at tech giants, Europe’s new privacy framework, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is now being applied — and long time Facebook privacy critic, Max Schrems, has wasted no time in filing four compl…
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  • !Dot lets you invest in property without the hassle of a traditional mortgage
    Dot, a new U.K. startup de-cloaking today, aims to make it easy to invest in property without the hassle of taking out a traditional ‘buy to let’ mortgage. The company is founded by Gray Stern, who previously co-founded London-based Buy to Let mo…
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  • !Take a look at your Twitter timeline 10 years ago
    Here’s a fun thing for a Friday: go back and see what your Twitter timeline looked like 10 years ago. Twitter has pretty powerful search settings, but Andy Baio — of Kickstarter fame and more — did the heavy-lifting for us all by sharing a lin…
    - 9 hours ago 25 May 18, 5:25am -

GeekWire

Mashable

Lifehacker

  • !How to Keep Your Amazon Echo From Sending Your Conversations to Your Contacts
    The Internet was abuzz yesterday following a report that a Portland, Oregon family’s Amazon Echo allegedly recorded a “private conversation” and sent it to a “random stranger.” That sounds a lot more sinister than what actually happened and…
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  • !Earther This Climate Visualization Belongs in a Damn Museum | The A.V.
    Earther This Climate Visualization Belongs in a Damn Museum | The A.V. Club Some maniac set the entirety of Rush’s “2112” to old Peanuts clips | The Takeout Put down the shake, Jack LaLanne: You don’t need all that extra protein |Read more…
    - 26 mins ago 25 May 18, 1:54pm -
  • !How to Waste Less Plastic This Summer
    After this miserable year in a miserable time in human history, you are right to greet summer with an explosion of joy and celebration. But summer also unfortunately usually comes with an explosion of trash, plastic waste, and other single-use garba…
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  • !The Best Memorial Day Sales Happening Right Now [Updating]
    We’ve rounded up the best Memorial Day Sales happening around the web, and will continue to update this as more sales go live. Keep checking back throughout the day for even more savings.Read more...
    - 1 hour ago 25 May 18, 1:08pm -
  • !Sunscreen Doesn't Come in a Pill or a Coconut Oil Jar
    There are downsides to sunscreen: it can be greasy, it’s annoying to have to reapply, and from time to time people will try to scare you into thinking it’s dangerous. (It’s not.) But you know what the upside is? It’s actually sunscreen. Pills…
    - 1 hour ago 25 May 18, 1:00pm -

The Next Web

  • !PixelModo helps you create stunning graphics easily for all under $50
    While you may not ever develop the aesthetic eye of a true art professional, PixelModo can help you fake it, offering the tools to help create eye-catching art elements quickly and easily. Right now, you can lock in a lifetime of PixelModo access, a…
    - 20 mins ago 25 May 18, 2:00pm -
  • !AI is a threat to humanity, depending on how you define it
    AI is a threat to humanity. It’s the great nightmare on the horizon. It’s the spectre that looms, promising to destroy humanity in a puff of thermonuclear smoke. It’s the Terminator. It’s the Borg. But is it? On stage at TNW 2018, philosopher…
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  • !TNW asks: What’s your worst career-related fuck up?
    As day two of TNW Conference begins to wind down, the editorial team took it upon itself to badger some (un)lucky event attendees. We wanted to talk about the types of things everyone experiences, but few want to relive. Today we asked the TNW faithf…
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  • !Fake news could ruin social media, but there’s still hope
    “Let’s try and have a conversation about fake news and disinformation campaigns without mentioning Donald Trump,” Camille Francois, director of research and analysis at Graphika, told the audience of her talk at TNW Conference today. Although i…
    - 39 mins ago 25 May 18, 1:41pm -
  • !You can successfully hack a $2B cryptocurrency network with only $1.5M
    Blockchains may be secure by design, but researchers continue to show that the same is not true for the thousands of motley cryptocurrencies based on the technology. Husam Abboud, a cryptocurrency researcher at FECAP University in Brazil, has demonst…
    - 1 hour ago 25 May 18, 1:12pm -

9To5 Mac