The Verge


  • !Bleacher Report wants to become the MTV for sports
    The company is pushing hard into video and sports culture. Bleacher Report CEO Dave Finocchio wants to build the next MTV — just without the whole TV part. It’s been just over a year since Turner, which bought Bleacher Report for a reported $17…
    - 5 hours ago 29 Apr 17, 8:00pm -
  • !Tech companies may have a public-image issue in political battleground states
    A study by a GOP polling firm finds mixed views on the likes of Airbnb, Facebook and Uber. Presidential candidates obsess every four years over swing states like Florida and Pennsylvania, where undecided voters can make or break their campaigns. For…
    - 9 hours ago 29 Apr 17, 4:00pm -
  • !Here’s where Alphabet makes its money
    Google’s parent company now breaks out revenue by geography. Alphabet reported revenue for specific world regions for the first time in its earnings Thursday. Here’s the breakdown of how sales in the first quarter of 2017 compared to sales the s…
    - 12 hours ago 29 Apr 17, 1:00pm -
  • A falling drone probably won't kill you
    It’s still not advised to have a drone fall on your head, though. The FAA released a new study Friday to help determine how dangerous it really is to get hit with a drone falling out of the sky. While the idea of having a drone fall on your head i…
    - 1 day ago 29 Apr 17, 12:02am -
  • Amazon’s cloud gain could be Google’s cloud loss
    Google could have a harder time catching up to Amazon Cloud is one of Alphabet’s fastest growing businesses. And the massive size of Amazon’s cloud offering, Amazon Web Services, and the growth of Microsoft’s own cloud business, Azure, is not g…
    - 1 day ago 28 Apr 17, 11:21pm -

Ars Technica


  • !Climate marches draw hundreds of thousands on Donald Trump’s 100th day in office
     Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched in cities around the country marking President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office with protests against his environmental policies. In Washington, organizers of the climate march estimated some 200,0…
    - 16 mins ago 30 Apr 17, 1:01am -
  • !Wikipedia has been blocked in Turkey
     Wikipedia, the online user-generated encyclopedia, has been blocked by the Turkish government. News of the blockage was first reported by the website Turkey Blocks, at around 1AM Eastern this morning. Confirmed: All editions of the #Wikipedia onli…
    - 7 hours ago 29 Apr 17, 6:33pm -
  • !Snapchat is stifled by its un-algorithmic feed
     Snapchat invented its best products by being the anti-Facebook. Its disappearing chats made visual communication quick and casual compared to Facebook’s email-esque text messages. Stories ditched the likes and permanacy so you could share your ra…
    - 8 hours ago 29 Apr 17, 5:02pm -
  • !Giant companies that won’t buy your startup
     Huge companies in fast-changing, technology-intensive businesses buy startups. After all, they have the money and need fresh entrepreneurial talent to tap new markets and stay abreast of disruption. That’s the collective wisdom about M&A in ventu…
    - 8 hours ago 29 Apr 17, 5:00pm -
  • !Ballz is my new digital enemy and favorite mobile game
     I’ve played my fair share of iPhone games, but few have taken over my mind and life like Ballz.From Ketchapp, Ballz is about as simple as it is infuriating. It’s a mix between old-school Pong and Threes.The player starts with a single ball at…
    - 8 hours ago 29 Apr 17, 4:50pm -

9to5 Mac


  • !Leonardo DiCaprio used a standard, office file folder for his climate march sign, lol
    Look, let me start by saying Leonardo DiCaprio has done a lot to combat climate change. He produced a climate change documentary titled Before the Flood that dropped in 2016. He has a foundation "dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of a…
    - 3 hours ago 29 Apr 17, 10:43pm -
  • !Conan O'Brien's theory on VR: Even if it's not about sex, it needs to be about sex, sex, sex
    "I assume I'll be having sex today."Those are the first words out of Conan O'Brien's mouth upon being presented with an opportunity to try the new virtual reality game Wilson's Heart on Oculus Rift. Of course, the game has nothing to do with se…
    - 3 hours ago 29 Apr 17, 10:31pm -
  • !Merriam-Webster thinks Apple lovers are sheeple
    Merriam-Webster defines its new word, "sheeple," as those who are "easily influenced." I'm sure plenty of groups of people qualify as said "sheeple." I, for example, am easily influenced by any shop selling doughnuts, and I'm sure many people are l…
    - 3 hours ago 29 Apr 17, 10:05pm -
  • !Here's Mark Zuckerberg totally 'not' campaigning in Indiana
    In our latest installment of "No, really, Zuck is honest-to-god not running for political office," we find Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg taking a ride around South Bend, Indiana, with Mayor Pete Buttigieg. SEE ALSO: Harvard dropout to give Harvard com…
    - 3 hours ago 29 Apr 17, 9:50pm -
  • !Food and fashion enthusiasts alike will dig these sushi shoes
    Never thought we'd see Nike slides that look good enough to eat.But we have, and it's all thanks to Milan-based artist and chef Yujia Hu, whose obsessively detailed sushi and onigiri shoes are truly the stuff of tiny art and tiny food lovers' dreams…
    - 4 hours ago 29 Apr 17, 9:18pm -


The Next Web


  • This smart grid program could save millions of tons of CO2 annually
    Ofgem, the U.K. government’s regulator for gas and electricity, has revealed that projects trialled under the Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCNF) could save 215 tonnes of CO2. The program ran for six years, ending in 2015, with the aim of helping Dist…
    - 15 Dec 16, 3:00am -
  • 3 benefits a smart city can gain from smart infrastructure
    The Internet of Things is sweeping across the globe at breakneck speeds, and before we know it, our entire lives will be facilitated by connected technology. We’re already seeing the IoT make an incredible impact on how the industrial world operat…
    - 15 Dec 16, 2:15am -
  • PARC secures federal funding to develop peel-and-stick sensors
    PARC, the research and development arm of Xerox, announced on Tuesday that it has secured part of $19 million in federal funding from the Energy Department to develop peel-and-stick sensors for homes, businesses, and other buildings. The peel-and-st…
    - 15 Dec 16, 1:30am -
  • Get My Parking launches smart city pilot in India
    Studies of traffic congestion regularly point much blame at cars circling for parking. To tackle this perennial problem, Get My Parking is joining a smart city initiative to launch a smart parking pilot in India. As reported in Firstpost, the Delhi-…
    - 15 Dec 16, 12:27am -
  • Do fitness wearables need an affordability upgrade?
    According to a recent Gartner survey, almost a third of fitness tracker or smartwatch owners end up ditching them. The survey studied about 9,000 users from the U.S., Australia and the U.K. Reasons for the dropped tech use vary from wearables breaki…
    - 14 Dec 16, 8:00pm -