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Drones must soon be registered in the UK

Sky News / UK 18 sources

All drones weighing more than 250g will now have to be registered in the UK, the Government has announced.

Lyft riders in Boston will be able to hail a self-driving car by the end of the year

Silicon Valley’s steady march toward self-driving cars took another step forward Friday as the ride-hailing company Lyft said its customers will be able to summon a driverless vehicle on some roads by the end of the year. The autonomy…

Samsung teases Galaxy Note 8 ahead of August 23 launch

Tribune.com.pk 49 sources

Smartphone giant Samsung will officially unveil its latest flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 8 on Wednesday, August 23, the company confirmed in an official tweet.

Network support of new software upgrade averts the split of Bitcoin into two currencies

Bitcoin's miners have signaled their support for the so-called Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) 91, avoiding a split of bitcoin into two blockchains.

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Neil Armstrong's moon dust pouch fetches $1.8 million

CNN / Money 9 sources

The accidental owner of Neil Armstrong's moon dust bag has made $1.8 million profit on the canvas pouch, having bought it for just $995 two years ago.



SpaceX may have canceled Red Dragon Mars mission

LOS ANGELES - SpaceX may have canceled its mission to Mars with a Red Dragon capsule that was set for 2020. Company Chief Executive Elon ...


Doctors use virtual reality to save the lives of conjoined sisters

Surgeons in Minnesota credit the innovative use of technology for assisting the procedure to separate the babies during the dangerous, nine-hour procedure.


How SoundCloud's broken business model drove artists away

In December 2012, as part of a major redesign, SoundCloud introduced a feature called the repost. Similar to Tumblr’s reblog or Twitter’s retweet, reposts were designed as a way to help new music spread virally. But from the start, artists…


Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon Spent $13 Million Lobbying Trump And DC

IB Times 8 sources

President Donald Trump is a tough customer for tech companies. Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google spent more than $13 million combined earlier this year to lobby Trump and others in Washington D.C., federal records first spotted by Recode…

Mini Star Wars landspeeder revealed at Comic-Con

The toy, called 'Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder,' is modeled after the X-34 aircraft from Star Wars: A New Hope and has seats for two riders. It has three gear options including reverse and costs $499.99.


The last big dark market left online may already be compromised

Mashable / Technology 102 sources

The Silk Road, Silk Road 2.0, AlphaBay, and Hansa: These are the dark-web marketplaces shuttered by law enforcement, leaving online buyers and sellers of drugs, weapons, and who knows what else scrambling to find the next online bazaar for…


Your Uber Drivers Are Talking About You

Uber and other rideshare drivers are turning to private Facebook groups, where they ask for advice, share experiences and — perhaps most importantly — vent.


‘Demon goat’ terrifies town

An alarming picture of a baby goat born with a ‘demonic’ face is generating plenty of buzz.

YouTube Starts Redirecting People who Search for Certain Keywords to Anti-Terrorist Videos

On Thursday, YouTube announced a new effort to push back against terrorist recruitment efforts on the site. As the company announced in a blog post, “[W]hen people search for certain keywords on YouTube, we will display a playlist of…


China must prepare for the impact of artificial intelligence

The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) has added one more competing field to the intense technological rivalry between China and the United States. Here, it’s not just a contest between governments, but among private companies whose…

Hacked Ashley Madison users get $11.2M settlement

CBS News / SciTech 16 sources

A judge approves a class-action settlement for users of the infidelity website whose personal information was exposed in 2015


Cartoon bunnies are hacking your brain - CNET

VR's mind tricks can teleport you into a Pixar-like world where your role and "smart" characters suck you deeper into the story.

Reliance offers Jio Phone virtually free: Mukesh Ambani's big disruption could change telecom market completely

Firstpost 25 sources

New Delhi: Reliance Jio Infocomm’s move to offer a feature phone virtually for free addresses the nearly 50 crore current users of such phones who sit on the fringes of the data revolution sweeping India. The company on Friday announced…

Friday, Jul 21

Suicide suspected in death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington

Chester Bennington, lead vocalist of Linkin Park, died of an apparent suicide Thursday morning, the Los Angeles County coroner confirmed. He was 41.

Canadian was alleged mastermind of shuttered Dark Web market AlphaBay

Within days of his arrest, Alexandre Cazes was found dead, hanging in his police cell, an apparent suicide ahead of his extradition to the United States where he had been indicted on 16 criminal counts

Lyft kicks its self-driving car effort into overdrive, gives Google, GM a run for their money

CNBC / Technology 58 sources

Uber's chief U.S. rival is opening its own autonomous driving facility, and creating its own self-driving team.

Thursday, Jul 20

Elon Musk suggests SpaceX is scrapping its plans to land Dragon capsules on Mars

The Verge 54 sources

Today, Elon Musk suggested that SpaceX will abandon its plans to land the company’s Dragon capsule on Mars — a mission the company had been aiming to do as early as 2020.

Elon Musk says he has ‘verbal’ okay to build multi-state underground Hyperloop

TechCrunch 138 sources

Elon Musk said on Twitter that he received “verbal government approval” to build an underground Hyperloop transit network connecting New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC, with stops connecting each city center, and a dozen…

2 Leading Online Black Markets Are Shut Down by Authorities

The authorities took control of one large site, Hansa Market, and covertly operated it to catch refugees fleeing the closing of the largest market, AlphaBay.

Visa's third-quarter profit beats expectations

NEW YORK (AP) — Payment processing giant Visa said its fiscal third-quarter profit rose sharply from a year earlier, following its purchase of Visa Europe.

Wednesday, Jul 19

Fancy up your truck life with the 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class

CNET 38 sources

Mercedes-Benz came flying out of left field last October when it introduced the Concept X-Class, a two-pronged approach to a luxury pickup that either focused on lifestyle or actual ruggedness. Like it or not, pickup trucks are equal parts…

Google redesigns mobile search app with personalized 'feed'

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google on Wednesday announced an overhaul of its search app on mobile phones to include a personalized feed of links about hobbies, travel, sports and other topics, a move that puts the search company into more…

Apple creates a new head of China role amid falling sales in the region

CNBC / Technology 24 sources

Apple appointed Isabel Ge Mahe to the newly-created role of vice president and managing director of Greater China.

MH370 Search Data Reveals Deep Sea Secrets

NBC News / News 17 sources

Data gathered in the hunt for MH370 has been published by investigators, giving scientists an insight into the remote and previously unexplored ocean floor.

Tuesday, Jul 18

Ashley Madison $11M settlement

Ashley Madison's parent company has reached a proposed $11.2 million settlement agreement with lawyers representing victims of the cheating site's 2015 data breach.

Netflix says it now has 104 million subscribers worldwide

BBC / Business 102 sources

The firm's shares surged in after-hours trading as investors reacted to its quarterly earnings.

Samsung to recover rare metals, components in Galaxy Note 7s

CTV News / Business 39 sources

Samsung Electronics says it will recover gold and other metals in the recalled Galaxy Note 7 and retrieve components from the fire-prone phones to reduce wastes.

Google Glass smart eyewear returns

BBC / Technology 52 sources

A revamped version of the technology company's augmented-reality eyewear is to be sold by software partners.

Monday, Jul 17

Blue Apron hits all-time low as Amazon suggests it will get into the meal-kit business

CNBC / U.S. 54 sources

Blue Apron shares hit an all-time intraday low of $6.51 a share, according to FactSet.

Apple unveils new emoji, including breastfeeding mom

CNN / Technology 33 sources

You can say a lot with an emoji -- and you'll soon be able to say even more.

Maryam Mirzakhani, the only woman to win top honour in mathematics, dies at 40

Canada.com / News 21 sources

Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani was the only woman ever to win a Fields Medal. She died from breast cancer

Tesla Autopilot Blamed in Rollover Crash That Injured Five

AutoGuide.com 60 sources

Tesla Autopilot Blamed in Rollover Crash That Injured Five The driver claims the Autopilot system accelerated unintentionally. more