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It"s Time to Make Birth Control Accessible Over-the-Counter, For Everyone

In our eventual feminist utopia, birth control will be available in vending machines, water parks, and even those lip-gloss-and-tampon dispensers in movie theater bathrooms. But unfortunately, obtaining oral contraceptive birth control these days is.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoMar 20th, 2017

Google Maps Pulls Cupcake Calorie Counter After Backlash

You can call it the Great Cupcake Controversy of 2017. In what is probably the only example ever of tiny, frosted cakes sparking mass outrage, strong negative feedback has prompted Google to remove a cupcake calorie counter from its iOS Maps app, the.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News4 min. ago

MakerBot attempts to embrace the open-source community with its new Labs platform

 The topic of open source has been a touchy one for MakerBot over the past decade. The one-time 3D-printing darling was the subject of some serious smack talk when it stopped disclosing machine design in 2012. MakerBot Labs doesn’t mark a.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News4 min. ago

An update from the War on Rats

I cut back the vegetation around my home, as it had grown up too high over the wild rainy season and hot summer. Rats had taken over the brush and ivy. My landscaping left them nowhere to go. Nowhere but my woodshed... (more…) I cut back the.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News16 min. ago

Smalltown America finds ecstasy at Dollar General

I love dollar stores, and so does rural America. Dollar General, in particular, is cleaning up in the towns so out of the way even Wal-Mart can't make business there. The Decatur store is one of 1,000 Dollar Generals opening this year as part of t.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News16 min. ago

Samsung announces Bixby 2.0 update with better voice recognition and more, will bring it to IoT devices, and plans to open it to third-parties in "near future" (Karissa Bell/Mashable)

Karissa Bell / Mashable: Samsung announces Bixby 2.0 update with better voice recognition and more, will bring it to IoT devices, and plans to open it to third-parties in “near future”  —  It was only a matter of time: S.....»»

Category: topSource:  techmemeRelated News16 min. ago

DeepMind"s new Go-playing AI wins 90% of time against version of AlphaGo that beat world champ, trained solely by reinforcement learning not using human games (James Vincent/The Verge)

James Vincent / The Verge: DeepMind's new Go-playing AI wins 90% of time against version of AlphaGo that beat world champ, trained solely by reinforcement learning not using human games  —  The company's latest AlphaGo AI learned su.....»»

Category: topSource:  techmemeRelated News16 min. ago

Samsung"s Bixby assistant"s next stop is... your refrigerator

It was only a matter of time: Samsung's Bixby assistant isn't confined to just phones anymore. The company will soon bring its digital assistant to appliances, starting with its own refrigerators and smart TVs. Samsung is also working with third-part.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News24 min. ago

Incredible microscopic footage captures the invisible movement of life itself

A team of scientists in Austria filmed a single tree root tip growing over a 17-hour period. The footage shows how organisms respond to gravity and it can help us figure out how to grow plants in space. The video is this year's winner in Nikon’.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News24 min. ago

Samsung Announces Bixby 2.0, a “Bold Reinvention” of a Platform That’s Barely 6 Months Old

Samsung announced Bixby 2.0 this morning at the Samsung Developer Conference. The announcement focuses on the future of the platform and a plan for it to be more open and accessible to developers, as well as to new device categories. In fact, Samsung.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  droidlifeRelated News24 min. ago

UK looks to take a lead in the 5G rollout

The UK government is determined to be setting the pace in next-gen connectivity. When it comes to Brexit, the UK may be struggling to make an impression in Europe, but in one area at least, the government is looking to make sure it’s ahe.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News25 min. ago

No Heroes Allowed! VR’s Launch Trailer Explains How To Defeat Every Hero

No Heroes Allowed! VR's launch trailer goes over how this new installment, which involves an above ground diorama instead of underground dens, works. Read No Heroes Allowed! VR’s Launch Trailer Explains How To Defeat Every Hero on Siliconera!.....»»

Category: gameSource:  siliconeraRelated News32 min. ago

AI, robotics, IoT, augmented and virtual reality to bolster ICT spending

According to IDC, spending on new technologies will accelerate over the next five years and boost spending on information and communications technology overall......»»

Category: blogSource:  betweenthelinesRelated News40 min. ago

Ting, Keep BT Local become finalists in battle for Vermont’s Burlington Telecom

The ongoing battle for control of Burlington Telecom came to a head this week as the Burlington, Vermont, city council voted on Monday night to whittle down the bidders to two: Keep BT Local and Ting......»»

Category: networkSource:  fiercetelecomRelated News48 min. ago

Gmail launches its first public iOS beta to test support for third-party accounts

 Google wants to make Gmail the place where you check all your email accounts, not just your Google accounts. The company announced this week it’s testing a new version of the Gmail app on iOS that will allow users to add their non-Google.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News56 min. ago

Apple’s self-driving car tech just got caught on camera

Apple may not be making its own cars, but its mysterious Project Titan work continues as the company refines software and systems for other autonomous vehicles. The Cupertino firm has been plying the local streets for some time now with its Titan-top.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News1 hr. 4 min. ago

ZTE Axon M First Impressions!

The ZTE Axon M has been unveiled, and we provide everyone some of our first impressions of the upcoming dual-display device......»»

Category: asiaSource:  phandroidRelated News1 hr. 4 min. ago

Google tests letting iOS users add third-party accounts to Gmail beta, available on TestFlight platform (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Google tests letting iOS users add third-party accounts to Gmail beta, available on TestFlight platform  —  Google wants to make Gmail the place where you check all your email accounts, not just your Google.....»»

Category: topSource:  techmemeRelated News1 hr. 4 min. ago

9 Insane Tricks Used By Mario 64 Speedrunners

Here are a couple ways to completely break Nintendo's masterpiece. Super Mario 64 will always be remembered as one of the games that ushered in the 3D era. But beneath the surface of this masterpiece is a web of glitches and skips that make the.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News1 hr. 16 min. ago

You won"t recognize the new Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom CC is either the best and most elegantly designed photo-management and workflow tool in existence, or it’s a terrifying collection of powerful photo-editing and control options in search of an interface. Who’s right? Perha.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 16 min. ago

Health tracking for dogs is the wearable tech we didn"t know we were waiting for

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. As if you needed another reason to feel guilty for not walking your dog enough. SEE ALSO: Make sure pet gets fed, even when your stupid boss makes.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 16 min. ago