Category Archives: Google

You should probably still avoid toys that talk with your kids

 If you were thinking of getting your kid a little doll or robot that they can talk to — and, critically, that responds — you should probably hold off for a few years. A complaint to the FTC filed by consumer watchdog groups highlights ongoing privacy and security concerns with this creepy class of toy. Read More
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Author: Devin Coldewey

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Tim Cook says Apple Watch sales are doing just fine

 It’s hard to know if the Apple Watch is a hit or a miss. The company doesn’t disclose sales numbers directly, but Tim Cook wanted to react to IDC’s report on wearables, saying that sales are doing just fine. According to the report, Apple is only the fourth wearable company now behind Fitbit, Xiaomi and Garmin. It represents a stark 71 percent decline in shipments compared… Read More
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Author: Romain Dillet

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Stellar Emerges From Shadow of Bitcoin to Find a Home Overseas

Bitcoin hasn’t freed currency from the grip of governments just yet. But cross-border commerce may be the blockchain’s killer app in the here-and-now. The post Stellar Emerges From Shadow of Bitcoin to Find a Home Overseas appeared first on WIRED.


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Author: Cade Metz

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HackerNews calls for “political detox,” critics cry censorship

 Can social media even exist without political debate? What about trolls? HackerNews, the social news site run by Y Combinator, is trying to find out.
The head of the HackerNews community since 2014, Daniel Gackle (whose HN handle is “dang”) on Monday initiated a site-wide “Political Detox Week.”
To introduce the temporary ban on political content, Gackle… Read More
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Author: Lora Kolodny

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Standing Rock Protesters Now Have an Unlikely Ally: Time

Thanks to the bureaucratic obstacles erected by the Army’s environmental review, a completed Dakota Access pipeline will likely remain a pipe dream for now. The post Standing Rock Protesters Now Have an Unlikely Ally: Time appeared first on WIRED.


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Author: Emily Dreyfuss

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WorldRemit’s Ismail Ahmed thinks mobile money accounts are the future

 WorldRemit founder and CEO Ismail Ahmed took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt London to talk about his company and his views on the future of remittances. While you might be more familiar with companies like Western Union, MasterCard and TransferWise, WorldRemit has become an essential service when it comes to sending money to developing countries, and helping the unbanked receive that money.… Read More
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Author: Romain Dillet

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