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Russians exploited Pokémon Go in their efforts to influence US politics

Details are emerging about a Russian-linked campaign that sought to influence US politics through a wide variety of social media platforms. The group reportedly posed as a member of the Black Lives Matter movement and used common services like Facebo.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotOct 12th, 2017

America"s sweetheart Molly Ringwald was harassed because men are garbage

Harvey Weinstein is far from the only older, powerful man in Hollywood under a spotlight right now. Though many of the rest haven't been named, the onslaught of women in entertainment sharing their stories of sexual harassment and assault is indicati.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News22 min. ago

Windows Mixed Reality: Devices and Downloads on Release Day

Today Windows Mixed Reality launches on Windows 10, and several devices are onboard from the start. ASUS, Samsung, Lenovo, HP, Dell, and Acer have their own headsets – not all necessarily out in the wild yet, but (at least) announced. For those.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News38 min. ago

Greenpeace blasts Amazon over poor environmental practices

Greenpeace has made a tradition out of raking companies over the coals when their environmental practices fall short of its standards, and that's truer than ever in the activist group's latest electronics report card. The organizat.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated News54 min. ago

Datamancer Diviner Keyboard

The Datamancer Diviner is a full size keyboard featuring their often imitated, but never duplicated typewriter-style keycaps. Aiming to look at home in the Victorian era, it features a thick wooden case, ornaments and jewels that are tastef.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News1 hr. 10 min. ago

The most secretive startup in tech just raised another $500 million

We know very little of Magic Leap. And yet, it continues to be on a path toward greatness.  The augmented reality company just closed on $502 million in funding, propelling their total venture funding to $1.9 billion. While that's far less than.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 22 min. ago

Plex users can now stream music with Android Auto

Android Auto users now have another music streaming app option: Plex. The app can be used by Plex users to stream music from the user’s personal music library, giving them in-car access to their favorite albums directly from their own media cen.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News1 hr. 29 min. ago

UK collected social media data as part of its mass surveillance

It's no secret that the UK has been engaging in mass surveillance over the past few years. Since Edward Snowden's leaks revealed the extent of their program, the UK's security and intelligence organization GCHQ has been under.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated News1 hr. 29 min. ago

First-gen Pixel devices on Verizon are having SMS troubles

Some first-gen Pixel devices on Verizon are having trouble getting their text messages, but they can send them just fine......»»

Category: asiaSource:  phandroidRelated News1 hr. 29 min. ago

California becomes first state to recognize third gender option on birth certificates

California is now the first state in America to recognize a third gender on driver's licenses and birth certificates. On Sunday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the legislation that will allow residents to identify their gender as female, male, or.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 38 min. ago

Jennifer Lawrence, Reese Witherspoon speak out about sexual harassment in Hollywood

Actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Reese Witherspoon revealed their own struggles with sexual assault and harassment during the Elle Women in Hollywood awards. The comments come in the wake of several allegations against Harvey Weinstein for a variety o.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 38 min. ago

The Trump team has failed to address the nation’s mounting cybersecurity threats

 Government civilian and military agencies had a 90-day deadline to review and assess their cybersecurity status and propose improvements. Eight deadlines related to this have come and gone, and more are approaching. Why the sluggish performance.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 1 min. ago

More than 3,000 tech employees are volunteering their skills to turn the tables politically

 There have always been outliers, people in tech who are willing to volunteer to help certain candidates. An even smaller percentage of techies quit their jobs to join campaigns. Still, it’s probably safe to say that most tech employees, w.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 1 min. ago

Diabetics can control their blood sugar with a smartphone and artificial pancreas

The latest innovation in diabetes treatment comes in the form of an artificial pancreas, which allows patients to control their insulin levels with a smartphone. Trials thus far have been successful. The post Diabetics can control their blood sugar.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News2 hr. 2 min. ago

WhatsApp launches encrypted ‘Live Location’ sharing feature in mobile app

WhatsApp today has released a new location sharing feature for its popular app. This latest feature allows users to share their location with other contacts using end-to-end encryption. more….....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated News2 hr. 9 min. ago

DOJ indicts Chinese fentanyl distributors selling to Americans online

“They use multiple identities to disguise their activities and their shipments.” Enlarge / Deputy US Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (L) speaks during a news conference October 17, 2017 at the Justice Department in Washington, DC. (credit:.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News2 hr. 10 min. ago

New ‘Coalition Against Piracy’ Will Crack Down on Pirate Streaming Boxes

A newly announced coalition of major entertainment companies including Disney, Fox, HBO, NBCUniversal and BBC Worldwide has set its eye on pirate streaming boxes. The Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) will coordinate local enforcement efforts in Asia, h.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated News2 hr. 21 min. ago

WhatsApp"s new feature lets you track your friends in real-time

WhatsApp will now let you track your friend's location. The app is getting a new "live location" sharing feature that allows users to share their location in real-time with the friends they're chatting with. SEE ALSO: Facebook is opening up its most.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 21 min. ago

California becomes first state to recognize third gender option on legal documents

California is now the first state in America to recognize a third gender on legal documents like driver's licenses and birth certificates. On Sunday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the legislation that will allow residents to identify their gende.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 21 min. ago

Control What You Watch on YouTube TV With Your Voice Via Google Home

Announced today, subscribers to YouTube TV can now control what they watch with their voice via new support for Google Home. To lay this out simply, let’s say you have both a Google Home and Chromecast in your house, plus a subscription to YouT.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  droidlifeRelated News2 hr. 22 min. ago

Google to remove experimental calorie counter from Maps following user backlash

Google is removing an experimental feature from its iOS version of Maps following a social media outcry. The update estimated how many calories a user would burn if they walked to their destination instead of drove, but “based on strong user fe.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News2 hr. 37 min. ago