Is today’s online hysteria over the demise of Apple’s iPhone headphone jack another distraction from reality?
As media coverage focuses on the release of the tech giant’s new AirPods, a wireless version of the previous earbuds, it’s easy to wonder why it deserves so much attention. Read all »
If you thought the Pokemon GO craze couldn’t get any weirder, guess again.
A Massachusetts man has found himself in a weird position as players have begun congregating in front of his home. Why? It’s because the site has been designated as a “gym” by the game’s creator, with no clear way for him to opt-out. Read all »
What is Pokémon GO and how did it consume American life so quickly?
Over the past few days, the new app has been blamed for leading children and others into the hands of criminals, guiding a girl toward a dead body and causing pedestrians to walk right into traffic accidents, unable to take their eyes off of the screen. Read all »
Next time you see a Tesla on the highway, it might be a good idea to give it a LOT of room! Read all »
Do investors have any say in the future of Facebook?
According to some key shareholders, the answer is absolutely not! Read all »
Sometimes real news truly seems stranger than fiction, or at least a lot like a spy novel.
According to the Washington Post and other sources, Russia’s government has hacked the Democratic National Committee’s computers, stealing all of its opposition files on Donald Trump. The Post reports the breach was so extreme that nearly ALL party communications were intercepted over a period of nine to 11 months. Read all »
Could renting an apartment in the future be done via an online auction, similar to eBay?
A new website is already bringing that concept to the San Francisco Bay Area, leaving some nervous. After a long period of skyrocketing rents, there are fears that the website could encourage even more froth in the local market. Read all »
Searching for Donald Trump’s new book online? Google thinks you might be even more interested in something else: Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
For at least three days, the search engine giant has listed the infamous volume as its first image result when requesting “Crippled America”, the partial title of Trump’s bestseller. Read all »
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What does MapQuest have against Donald Trump?
Everything, apparently: the online navigation company has unveiled a new anti-Donald tracking system for opponents of the GOP presidential frontrunner. “Click a Donald to explore Trump-free destinations across the country,” it reads. Read all »
Are drones getting a bad rap?
Harvard University seems to think so and aims to change public perception of the often tiny, buzzing objects through a festival to be held Saturday. Informally called the “Drone Olympics”, the latest in UAV technology will be showcased, followed by races and invitation-only breakout sessions later in the day. Read all »