A win for Apple in Beijing as court overturns iPhone patent ruling
 Apple has bigger fish frying in the world of intellectual property. But it must be a relief that an IP court in Beijing has handed the smartphone pioneers a win. On Friday, the courts overturned a May 2016 ruling that said Apple had violated design patents of a small, and now defunct, Chinese company called Shenzhen Baili. The disputes were over the exterior design of the iPhone 6 and 6… Read More ...
Technology is killing jobs, and only technology can save them
 Are we living in historically unprecedented times for job loss? Or is this part of a cycle that predates even the Industrial Revolution? Is it possible to retrain our workforce for these changes? Or will the gap between educated and non-educated workers only continue to grow? Read More ...
Stories are the new News Feed
 If the camera is the new keyboard, then the future of social media will look more like a slideshow than a Word document. So while Snapchat invented Stories, we’ll have to get used to using them everywhere. Read More ...
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review – The grandest adventure yet
I’m just going to admit it right off the bat: I haven’t been on board the Breath of the Wild hype train this entire time. When Nintendo first started showing the game off, alongside the promises it made about a truly open world and a reinvention for the Zelda franchise, I was skeptical. I didn’t think Nintendo could deliver on … Continue reading...
Sex and Gor and open source
 A few weeks ago, Dries Buytaert, founder of the popular open-source CMS Drupal, asked Larry Garfield, a prominent Drupal contributor and long-time member of the Drupal community, “to leave the Drupal project.” Why did he do this? He refuses to say. A huge furor has erupted in response — not least because the reason clearly has much to do with Garfield’s unconventional… Read More ...
Lyft to let passengers round up their fare and donate the difference to charity
 Lyft is looking at one of its biggest potential opportunities to make up some ground on its rival Uber, given the latter company’s ongoing and worsening PR crisis. So it makes sense that Lyft would go even further in the opposite direction, with a new program that lets riders top off their fare to the nearest dollar, and donate the difference to one of a group of selected charities. The… Read More ...
Uber grounds entire self-driving fleet as it probes Arizona crash
 Uber has now grounded its entire autonomous test fleet in the U.S., following an accident in Arizona which left one of its Volvo SUVs flipped on its side earlier today. Read More ...
Eligible founder Katelyn Gleason’s plan to upend the billion dollar medical billing industry
 Medical billing is a largely untapped and lucrative industry, potentially pulling in $55 billion globally by 2020. But it’s inner workings are still very murky — most of the time it’s not clear how much something will cost and sometimes you don’t even get the (possibly whopping) bill until months down the road. Founder Katelyn Gleason wants to make it easier to know… Read More ...
Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S8
 Next week in New York, Samsung will finally reveal the Galaxy S8. The handset has a lot riding on it — not simply because it’s a brand-defining flagship or because it’s seemingly been pushed back at least once. Next week’s Unpacked event will have even wider ranging implications for Samsung as its first major phone announcement since last year’s Galaxy Note debacle. Read More ...
Japanese authorities decry ongoing robot failures at Fukushima
 Six years ago, a massive earthquake, consequent tsunami and nuclear crisis struck Japan. International organizations rushed to help the country’s devastated residents, and to figure out how to clean up Fukushima Daiichi, the wrecked nuclear power plant. Robots offered a ray of hope amid unfathomable loss. At least they did, until recently. As the Asahi Shimbun reported yesterday, members… Read More ...
Movado debuts first Android Wear watch with sleek, minimalist design
Like many other luxury watchmakers these days, Movado has announced it’s getting into the smartwatch game. At the Baselworld 2017 watch event this week, the company unveiled the new Movado Connect. Powered by Android Wear 2.0, the timepiece features a nearly edge-to-edge display, along with a number of Movado’s signature design elements, including the minimalist case design and the use … Continue reading...
Tobias Stone talks about identity, cryptography, and the future of citizenship
 In this episode of Technotopia I walk to Tobias Stone, a writer, entrepreneur, and academic. Tobias has been writing on Trump and Brexit and worked with Identity.ee, a workgroup focused on cryptographically proven citizenship. Stone believes that the Estonian model of e-idenity is the future and that the mission for every country should be to make their workers, citizen, and expats digital. Read More ...
Tobias Stone talks about identity, cryptography, and the future of citizenship
 In this episode of Technotopia I walk to Tobias Stone, a writer, entrepreneur, and academic. Tobias has been writing on Trump and Brexit and worked with Identity.ee, a workgroup focused on cryptographically proven citizenship. Stone believes that the Estonian model of e-idenity is the future and that the mission for every country should be to make their workers, citizen, and expats digital. Read More ...
Housewares show presents quick and convenient ways to make cold brew coffee
Tons of small appliances were on display at the 2017 International Home and Housewares Show, and that means coffee machines. In addition to espresso makers and frothers, there were lots of devices for making cold brew coffee. The post Housewares show presents quick and convenient ways to make cold brew coffee appeared first on Digital Trends....
Is it a bird? Is it a bug? No it’s a biomimetic microdrone with flapping wings
 UK biomimetic engineering startup Animal Dynamics is being funded by the military to build a microdrone with wings inspired by the flapping flight of a dragonfly. Read More ...
Uber self-driving test car involved in crash in Arizona
 More bad news for Uber: one of the ride-hailing giant’s self-driving Volvo SUVs has been involved in a crash in Arizona — apparently leaving the vehicle flipped onto its side, and with damage to at least two other human-driven cars in the vicinity. Read More ...
Crunch Report | Tesla’s Long List of Updated Updates
Tesla’s long list of updated updates, Instacart agrees to settle class-action lawsuit and SB Drive pulls in $4.6 million. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
Weekly Roundup: Apple acquires Workflow, Uber loses its president
 This week, Apple and Amazon both made big acquisitions, the U.S. Senate voted to repeal broadband privacy rules created by Obama’s FCC and Uber lost its president. These are the top tech headlines from this week, plus some good long-form weekend reads. You can also receive this post as a weekly newsletter in your inbox, if you’d like.  1. Apple acquired Workflow, a tool that… Read More ...
CubeFit TerraMat hides under your standing desk to give your feet a rest
 Back before humans invented chairs we humans stood a lot. Now, almost 100 years later, we tend to sit. However, some people still stand. For those people there is the TerraMat. The TerraMat is like a cat toy for you feet. It features a number of little bumps and ridges designed to let you stretch, exercise, and massage your feed while you’re standing. It was created by two… Read More ...
CubeFit TerraMat hides under your standing desk to give your feet a rest
 Back before humans invented chairs we humans stood a lot. Now, almost 100 years later, we tend to sit. However, some people still stand. For those people there is the TerraMat. The TerraMat is like a cat toy for you feet. It features a number of little bumps and ridges designed to let you stretch, exercise, and massage your feed while you’re standing. It was created by two… Read More ...