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PowerUp releases its phone-controlled paper airplane

Published on Engadget. PowerUp first previewed its smartphone-controlled paper airplane back in 2014, but now it's finally available to everyone. The startup has announced that a retail version of its Dart aircraft will ship in February, and is running a […]

How the Russians Ran Their Election Propaganda Shop

Published on WSJ.com: Technology. The alleged Russian campaign to manipulate the U.S. presidential election was orchestrated by what amounted to a propaganda startup, with finance and graphics departments, performance targets and a sophisticated social-media strategy.

Ancient city’s LiDAR scans reveal as many buildings as Manhattan

Published on Engadget. When researchers surveyed the ruins of a Purépecha Empire city in Mexico the old-fashioned way a decade ago, it took them two seasons to explore two square kilometres. Good thing they decided to use LiDAR, because the […]

Facebook will send postcards to verify US election ad buyers

Published on Engadget. Facebook has a new yet very old solution to fighting Russian manipulation attempts during future US elections: conventional mail. Global policy program director Katie Harbath has revealed that the social network will send postcards to verify the […]

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel sold stock for the first time since the IPO (SNAP)

Published on SAI. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel sold $50 million in Snap stock. It’s his first stock sale since Snap’s IPO.  Snap CEO Evan Spiegel sold 2,675,600 shares of Snap last week at a price of $18.71 per share, a transaction […]

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel sold $50 million in Snap stock — his first sale since the IPO (SNAP)

Published on SAI. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel sold $50 million in Snap stock. It’s his first stock sale since Snap’s IPO.  Snap CEO Evan Spiegel sold 2,675,600 shares of Snap last week at a price of $18.71 per share, a transaction […]

Joel McHale’s weekly Netflix show premieres this weekend

Published on Engadget. As promised, Joel McHale's weekly Netflix show is premiering on February 18th — and you now have a better idea of what to expect going in. The streaming service has posted a preview of The Joel McHale […]

Engineering against all odds, or how NYC’s subway will get wireless in the tunnels

Published on TechCrunch.  Never ask a wireless engineer working on the NYC subway system “What can go wrong?” Flooding, ice, brake dust, and power outages relentlessly attack the network components. Rats — many, many rats — can eat power and […]

Facebook will mail out postcards to verify US election advertisers

Published on The Verge – All Posts. Facebook plans to mail out verification postcards through the US postal service to anyone purchasing ads related to US elections, according to Reuters. The postcards will contain a special code that advertisers must […]

Game Companies Oppose DMCA Exemption for ‘Abandoned’ Online Games

Published on TorrentFreak. There are a lot of things people are not allowed to do under US copyright law, but perhaps just as importantly there are exemptions. The U.S. Copyright Office is currently considering whether or not to loosen the […]

Disturbing before-and-after images show what major US cities could look like in the year 2100

Published on SAI. The world’s oceans levels are rising at faster and faster rates as waters warm and ice sheets melt. Researchers, led by University of Colorado-Boulder professor Steve Nerem, looked at satellite data dating back to 1993 to track […]

Microsoft Weekly: Previews ready, gaming not so heavy, patch spaghetti

Published on Neowin. From previews for everyone and everything, to bodies of water of a thieving nature, to patches of the greatest variety, there’s been a lot of Microsoft news this week. Catch up with our handy guide. Read more…

Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

Published on Reuters: Technology News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a […]

Google app beta adds built-in screenshot-editing tools

Published on Engadget. Google app is extremely close to rolling out a built-in screenshot-editing tool — so close that you can now try it out as a beta tester on Android. If you join the app's beta program and download […]

Proxy advisory firm ISS says Qualcomm should negotiate sale to Broadcom

Published on Reuters: Technology News. (Reuters) – U.S. semiconductor company Qualcomm Inc should try to negotiate a sale to Broadcom Ltd following the latter’s sweetened $121 billion offer, proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services Inc (ISS) said.

Snap is making its most aggressive bid for digital ad dollars yet by opening up its platform to the ad masses

Published on SAI. Following its strong fourth quarter, Snap is making its Marketing API available to any ad agency, brand or ad tech company that wants to access the platform. The move represents Snap’s most aggressive bid for digital ad dollars yet, as […]

Amazon owns my Echo, I’m just feeding it

Published on The Verge – All Posts. It’s no secret that voice assistants are a Trojan Horse. You “buy” a voice assistant like an Echo Dot or a Google Home, and you plug it in and give it your Wi-Fi […]

The guys who helped build Jay-Z’s streaming service Tidal are raising money to follow your every move

Published on SAI. Two of the founders of Jay-Z’s fledgling music service Tidal are building a startup focused on mobile location data. The two executives, Thomas Walle and Kjartan Slette, have raised $17.5 million to expand Unacast, which supplies data from […]

Digital nomads are hiring and firing their governments

Published on TechCrunch.  The nation state has survived wars, plagues, and upheaval, but it won’t survive digital nomads, not if people like Karoli Hindriks have something to say about it. Hindriks is the founder of Jobbatical, a platform that allows […]

Twitter’s fake news problem is getting worse

Published on Engadget. Earlier this week, we endured another school shooting. This time, in Parkland, Florida, where at least 17 students were killed. During the shooting's aftermath, hoaxes and disinformation spread on Twitter. It's a phenomenon that happens after every […]

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