Spotify’s Love/Hate Relationship with DNS

Nota Bene: This post was written and first published on Spotify’s developer blog.Forward: This blog post accompanies my presentation given at SRECon 2017 in San Francisco. The recording of the talk can be viewed here, with the accompanying slides here. Cross-posted from Spotify’s … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

With $500K in financing, The Perspective wants to unite a divided media world

 How did a former comedy writer and marketing executive wind up tackling the thorny problem of our politically fragmented modern society? For Daniel Ravner, the 41-year-old founder of The Perspective, the answer was in the last election. The concept is relatively simple — basical … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

First Google I/O 2017 developer sessions posted

Need some help planning your time at Google I/O 2017? The first wave of developer sessions has just been published in the official site's schedule. | Continue reading | 7 years ago

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: All the Nunes That’s Fit to Print

Today in 5 LinesThe New York Times reported that two White House officials provided House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes with intelligence information about Trump campaign officials. In a tweet, President Trump warned the House Freedom Caucus that they will “hurt the … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

Army of Russian trolls reportedly targeted swing states with anti-Clinton fake news

If it seems like your family members living in key swing states were more swept up in anti-Hillary Clinton fake news than others during the 2016 election, Russian trolls may have been involved.SEE ALSO: How computer hacking is becoming Russia’s weapon of choiceAccording to two me … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

Soundtracking your boring life is surprisingly entertaining

Today, I attempted to soundtrack my office life. As you might expect, sometimes the life of a blogger isn’t all that thrilling — but maybe it would be if I had a perpetual soundtrack playing in the background. Moodelizer, a new iOS app that launched earlier this month but is offi … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

What could be better than cats? Cats in vehicles battling it out

And that’s exactly what CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars is, the latest game from the creator of the insanely popular game Cut the Rope. | Continue reading | 7 years ago

BitConnect Coin (BCC) enters the Top 20 Altcoin charts

BitConnect Coin (BCC) reached a new record high value and market capitalization. Just in a matter of few months, the cryptocurrency has had a record growth, undermining numerous peers in business. The feat, as per the company happened due to state of the art development in the ne … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

How this portable stove can change the way you camp

BioLite’s line of compact wood-burning stoves generate power to charge your devices and emits 90 percent less toxic emissions than traditional open fires. Read more...More about Portable Stove, Real Time, Portable Battery, Power, and Biolite | Continue reading | 7 years ago

This Week in Native Ads 3/31

The thread of conversation this week with more advertisers pulling back on Google is: Quality quality QUALITY! Today, the NYTimes released this story around how Chase reduced its targeting from 400,000 websites to 5,000 to get the same result. Give it a read. This is just good, s … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

'S-Town' Is a Well-Crafted Monument to Empathy

In the days after the 2016 election, an article by David Wong on called “How Half of America Lost Its F**king Mind” went viral. It listed five reasons why the Donald Trump phenomenon was explicable not by red vs. blue but rural vs. urban, and it relied heavily on pop … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

Samsung killing the physical home button is a big deal

Samsung's Galaxy S8 ditches the physical home button, resulting in a swanky new look that also changes the company's characteristic hardware and user interface. | Continue reading | 7 years ago

How AI will power the future of life insurance

GUEST: “Alexa, can you reorder toothpaste, get bottled water, and purchase a 20-year, $500,000 term life insurance policy?” OK, we’re not there yet, but there has been a significant evolution in the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning within the life … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

Oculus cofounder Palmer Luckey out at Facebook

Oculus cofounder Palmer Luckey is leaving Facebook.The company confirmed his departure in a statement to UploadVR Thursday, saying the 24-year-old Oculus creator "will be dearly missed." SEE ALSO: Oculus Rift promised us the future of VR. Here's what really happened.“Palmer will … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

CRV puts advanced bioengineering in its shopping basket

 CRV, an early-stage venture firm that made headlines last year for its stance on then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign, is looking to get out a new (non-political) message: it’s diving more deeply into the business of AI-driven biotech. The move comes years after some other ven … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey departs Facebook

Oculus VR co-founder and one-time Time Magazine cover story Palmer Luckey is leaving the company he helped create.As reported by UploadVR, Luckey's last day with Oculus VR's parent company Facebook will be tomorrow, 31st March.Facebook wouldn't say whether Luckey's departure was … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

Baidu’s AI team taught a virtual agent just like a human would their baby

 Baidu’s artificial intelligence research team has achieved a significant milestone: teaching a virtual agent ‘living’ in a 2D environment how to navigate its world using natural language commands, by first teaching it language through positive and negative reinforcement. The esp … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

Embattled Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey leaves Facebook

 Palmer Luckey is out at Facebook. The Oculus co-founder, who helped kick start the recent VR with a prototype headset built in his parents garage, has left its parent company. Oculus has confirmed the report, first spotted by UploadVR, with TechCrunch in a fairly cookie cutter s … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

RydenGo gets ready to take on Lyft and Uber

 RydenGo is cooking up a new model for ride hailing. Rather than taking a commission, RydenGo will charge drivers a flat $20 per month subscription fee. The driver keeps the fare they charge and any tips they earn. The fare is key to RydenGo’s model. When a user requests a ride v … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey is leaving Facebook

Palmer Luckey, co-founder of Facebook-owned VR company Oculus and primary inventor of the Oculus Rift headset, is leaving the company. “Palmer will be dearly missed,” Facebook told UploadVR, which broke the news, and later confirmed to The Verge. “Palmer’s legacy extends far beyo … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

ShapeShift Raises $10.4 Million in Series A Funding

The popular crypto-to-crypto exchange platform, ShapeShift has announced the successful completion of its latest Series A funding round for a sum of $10.4 million. The investment in Switzerland-based platform founded by Erik Voorhees was led by Earlybird Venture Capital and saw p … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

Experience Innovative Bitcoin Games at mBit Casino

mBit Casino are a leading online Bitcoin casino with hundreds of different games, from slots to blackjack and bitcoin sports betting. Offering 100% secure payments and non-stop promotions, the best, most available support team, and are always offering new games. From the time of … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

SpaceX’s reusable rocket ambitions: the latest launches, landings, and relaunches

Truly reusable rockets could dramatically change the space industry. Until now, almost all rockets that achieve orbit are either destroyed or can’t be recovered. This means that we have to start from scratch with an entirely new rocket for each new launch, and that’s expensive. F … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

Major Banks, Startups Advance Blockchain Syndicated Loan Pilot

A group of banks and finance firms led by Credit Suisse have completed the next phase of a blockchain proof-of-concept focused on syndicated loans. Source | Continue reading | 7 years ago

The Jackbox Party Pack 3 is slated for Switch in April

The Jackbox Party Pack 3 will arrive on Switch 13th April.According to the EU eShop, it will cost £20.03, which seems like a conversion from the US price of $24.99.Jackbox Party Pack 3 contains the following five games: Quiplash 2, Trivia Murder Party, Guesspionage, Tee K.O., and … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

Creditbit Hits Big in the Chinese Market; Prices Soar

Creditbit, the MIT/X11 licensed cryptocurrency project, appears to have achieved what they set out to do with the crypto’s launch in the Chinese market. Recently, a Chinese trader bought all the CRB coins on sale order book on, causing the crypto’s prices to skyrock … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

YouTube calls on the crowd to translate video titles

Bilingual viewers can now help their favorite YouTube video stars by translating video titles and descriptions into other languages. With this update, the platform aims to create a more inclusive global audience. With viewers who speak a total of 76 languages, it’s easy for conte … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

NASA’s Peggy Whitson sets record for most spacewalks by a woman

Peggy Whitson made history today by floating outside the International Space Station for a record eighth time. The spacewalk lasted about six-and-a-half hours, and saw Whitson surpass the previous record for spacewalks by a woman by American Sunita “Suni” Williams. The walk was W … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

GoPro launches the Karma in Europe

GoPro’s Karma drone is now available in Europe. Specifically, the company is selling the quadcopter in the UK, Spain, Italy, and Germany starting today on and at “selected online retailers.” A Karma bundled with the Hero 5 Black will set customers back €1,399, or they c … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

How to get the Windows 10 Creators Update a week early

The Windows 10 Creators update adds a ton of new features to Microsoft’s OS – you can read all about them here – but waiting until April 11 for the final version kind of sucks for the impatient among us. Thankfully, you can get your hands on it a bit earlier. Microsoft today anno … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

Two Middle Eastern airlines are loaning laptops and iPads following electronics ban

Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways have both launched electronics loaner programs for passengers, flying in upper-class cabins on certain routes. The move comes after both the United States and the United Kingdom banned inbound travelers flying from a number of Middle Eastern count … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

MetaGold Indie Game Studios Launches ‘War of Magi’ Game

The demo version of much awaited game ‘War OF Magi’ by MetaGold Indie Game Studio is now up on Google Play Store. The Moscow-based indie game studio launched the demo version as a part of its aim to develop and launch one of its kind MMO game, after a successful crowdsale. War of … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

Roboteam is building a 10,000-strong robot army for your home

 At this very moment, there’s someone working away in a factory somewhere in Shenzhen or at a manufacturing plant in Israel, or maybe even a facility in Gaithersburg, Md., prepping the assembly of one of the 10,000 robots that a small Israeli company wants to bring into the world … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

An EU Official Lets Loose on Trump

By the ordinarily staid standards of EU officials, Jean-Claude Juncker can be outspoken. The European Commission (EC) president might couch his criticisms in humor—such as when he addressed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban as a “dictator,” shook his hand, and slapped his che … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

OD Blow Dry Bar / SNKH Architectural Studio

The OD Blow Dry Bar lies in a 1930’s neoclassical building, in the very center of Yerevan, near Republic Square. | Continue reading | 7 years ago

Outcast remake reveals first gameplay trailer

Outcast: Second Contact, the remake of the cult classic 1999 open-world sci-fi RPG, now has a gameplay trailer.If it looks very similar to its source material that's because many of the same developers are involved at Appeal, the studio responsible for the original adventure. As … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

Lyft pranked itself with an April Fools' wearable thumb gadget

Starting today, you can hail a car on Lyft via a wearable gadget for your thumb. Only you can’t really do that because this is just a dumb prank. But wow, what a prank it is. Lyft loves its pranks. Every year, the ride-hail company does something outlandish for April Fools’ Day. … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

The enterprise strikes back

 For startups working to sell to large corporations, their investors and their tens of thousands of employees, it’s welcome news.A confluence of factors may make 2017 fertile ground for tech offerings. The stock market is at record highs, last year’s IPO crop such as it was is ou … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

How Many Robots Does It Take to Replace a Human Job?

Last week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he wasn’t worried at all about advancing artificial intelligence taking over jobs anytime soon. In fact, he said, he wouldn’t be worried about it for for another 50 to 100 years.As I wrote recently, many experts would disagree wit … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

The Geography of U.S. Productivity

From 2007 to 2016, productivity in the U.S. grew at about 1 percent—a historically low rate. In other recent periods, it’s been much higher: 2.6 percent from 2000 to 2007 and 2.2 percent in the 1990s. The divergence has left economist looking for answers about slumping productivi … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

Those GoFundMe campaigns can't simply buy Congress's internet history

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. And of course, very often these days, crowdfunding campaigns, too.You might've recently come across a link or eight for two different GoFundMe campaigns bouncing around the social web. Their aim? To crowdfund the purchase of members … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

The Galaxy S8 could be stupid fast on certain LTE networks

We now have documented proof that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is more than just fast — it's like, gigabit fast.T-Mobile dropped a video showing the brand new Samsung flagship being put through its paces on the carrier's LTE network in its Bellevue, Washington research lab. The phone is … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

Comcast launches its contractless Xfinity prepaid internet service

Comcast’s prepaid internet service, after years of testing, is now available to all Xfinity customers. The package allows consumers to pay for internet service on a pay-as-you-go basis, with refills ranging from seven to 30 days. Comcast is partnering with Boost Mobile to sell th … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

Clinton and Rubio allegedly targeted by Russian hackers

 Sen. Marco Rubio announced during a Senate Select Intelligence Committee hearing today that members of his former presidential campaign were targeted by hackers from IP addresses located in Russia. Thomas Rid, a professor at King’s College, also testified at the hearing that Rus … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

'Cut the Rope' Dev Making 'C.A.T.S.: Crash Arena Turbo Stars', a Multiplayer Battle Arena Game

Cut the Rope is one of those mobile franchises that doesn't really need an introduction since it has been everywhere you look for many years now. ZeptoLab, the developers behind Cut the Rope, are now working on a new game called C.A.T.S.: Crash Arena Turbo Stars, a F2P battle are … | Continue reading | 7 years ago

Balnarring Retreat / Branch Studio Architects

Located in Victoria, Australia, the Balnarring Retreat was designed by Branch Studio Architects. The Retreat embraces a low-tech aesthetic | Continue reading | 7 years ago

Hoggs Hollow Valley House / Superkül

Hoggs Hollow Valley House was recently completed by Superkül, a Toronto-based practice of principals Meg Graham and Andre D’Elia. | Continue reading | 7 years ago

La Manera in Valencia / Masquespacio

Masquespacio presents us the latest interior design project for La Manera, a gastrobar in the old town of Valencia. The project for La Manera | Continue reading | 7 years ago