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Another Executive Leaves Uber, the 3rd Major Departure in a Month

Jeff Jones, the company’s president of ride sharing, had been seen as a possible successor and a useful counterpart to the chief executive, Travis Kalanick......»»

Category: topSource:  nytMar 19th, 2017

Jonathan Coulton"s New Dystopian Album Becomes a Graphic Novel

An anonymous reader brings news about one of Slashdot's long-time favorite musicians: In April, musician Jonathan Coulton released Solid State, a sci-fi concept album that represented a significant departure -- both from Coulton's wry, bright, tunefu.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News2 hr. 29 min. ago

Jeff Immelt could be Uber’s new CEO, and he has his work cut out for him

After a tumultuous several months, complete with resignations, lawsuits, and plenty of bad blood, it looks like Uber is finally nearing new leadership in the form of former GE executive Jeff Immelt. The post Jeff Immelt could be Uber’s new CEO,.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News2 hr. 53 min. ago

Gigabyte revenues up 26.29% on year in July

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.852 billion (US$193.72 million) for July 2017, representing a 5.61% increase on month and 26.29% increase on year. ... [PCSTATS].....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News6 hr. 1 min. ago

After 15 Years, Maine"s Laptops-in-Schools Initiative Fails To Raise Test Scores

For years Maine has been offering laptops to high school students -- but is it doing more harm than good? An anonymous reader writes: One high school student says "We hardly ever use paper," while another student "says he couldn't imagine social stud.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News15 hr. 9 min. ago

Former GE CEO Jeff Immelt close to becoming Uber’s CEO

 The long and dramatic process for naming a new Uber CEO may be coming closer to an end. First reported by Kara Swisher, our sources are also telling us that former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt is still being seriously considered and the bo.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News21 hr. 37 min. ago

EFF Honors Chelsea Manning, an IFEX Leader, And TechDirt"s Editor

An anonymous reader quotes the Electronic Frontier Foundation: Whistleblower and activist Chelsea Manning, Techdirt editor and open internet advocate Mike Masnick, and IFEX executive director and global freedom of expression defender Annie Game are t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 19th, 2017

We can dream, can’t we? Here’s what our staff wants in the perfect phone

Every time a major new smartphone is released we put it through the paces. But what exactly are we looking for in our perfect phone? We asked the members of our team to find out exactly what they're looking for in a new phone. The post We can dream,.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 19th, 2017

Resourceful golden retriever finds $85,000 of heroin in his backyard

Police dogs aren't the only ones sniffing out drugs.  A regular, untrained family golden retriever in Oregon dug up something interesting in his own backyard. The 18-month-old dog, Kenyon, came back with what his family thought was a time capsul.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsAug 19th, 2017

Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: Apple’s Big Media Bet and More Uber Drama

Two Times reporters discuss the latest events of the technology world, focusing this week on Apple, Uber and how tech companies took action against neo-Nazis......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated NewsAug 19th, 2017

How to Go to the Movies Every Day for $10 a Month

MoviePass' new low price makes going to the movies absurdly cheap, but the price point is angering some theater chains......»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated NewsAug 19th, 2017

Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Case Review

When Fractal Design offered up yet another, as-of-yet unannounced product to add to their lineup my curiosity was piqued. What else could they possibly have in store? All I had was a product name: the Meshify C. I could hazard a few guesses.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated NewsAug 19th, 2017

Rightscorp Bleeds Another Million, Borrows $200K From Customer BMG

According to a new filing, anti-piracy outfit Rightscorp incurred a net loss of more than $1m during the first six months of 2017, raising new doubts about its ability to continue as a going concern. The situation was so serious earlier this year tha.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated NewsAug 19th, 2017

The best translation software of 2017

Want powerful translation across all nations? Then join our celebration of the best apps for linguistic elation. Technology has taken some major strides to break down language barriers in recent times, with translation software from giants such.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2017

Tracking viewer responses to media, Cinemmerse wants to set the stage for ‘responsive’ entertainment

 Wendy Dent has a dream. The Australian founder, chief executive and sole employee of Cinemmerse wants to change the way folks think about how they watch everything from advertisements to art films. Read More.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

PS Vue vs. Sling TV vs. DirecTV Now vs. YouTube TV vs. Hulu: Which is best?

PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, and the recently launched Hulu with Live TV have emerged as major competition to traditional cable, but which is the best streaming TV service: ? Find out with our handy guide that compares them all.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Judge Says Waymo Can Tell Jurors That Uber Withheld Evidence

A new ruling in a bitter legal battle over the future of driverless car technology could hurt Uber when the case goes to trial......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Google to livestream Android O reveal on August 21 during the eclipse

Google late last month released the fourth and final Android O developer preview, nudging the mobile operating system one step closer to its commercial release. We still don’t know exactly when that’ll happen but we should find out soon......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

NBC’s Snapchat news show gains 29+ million viewers in its first month

 NBC News’ first-ever daily show for Snapchat is seeing promising numbers after its first month on the air. In a release sent to reporters this morning, NBCU claims the show has grown its audience to over 29 million unique viewers. That.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

NVC: Sonic Mania on Switch Is a Blast

SEGA does what Nintendoes: release another great game on Nintendo Switch. Welcooooooome to the latest episode of our weekly Nintendo talk show, Nintendo Voice Chat! Next week, NVC will report back live from Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. Until t.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Google brings six-second video previews to mobile search

 Google announced a major update to its mobile search results pages today. Whenever your query brings up a video, Google will now show you a silent six-second clip to help you decide if it’s actually a video you want to see. This will work.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017