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San Francisco loves tech and fancy coffee. So of course it has barista robots

San Francisco loves tech and fancy coffee. So of course it has barista robots

As Katy Franco waited for her morning coffee, passersby pulled out their phones and snapped photos and video of her barista. A man in his 20s did a double take, recorded the scene on his iPhone and posted it to Instagram. Another woman drifted toward the …

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What to Expect at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017

What to Expect at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017

Editor’s Note: This story was updated on Feb. 19 with more details. The biggest mobile industry trade show of the year, Mobile World Congress (MWC), runs from Feb. 27 to March 2 this year. It’ll be full of new phones as usual, but that’s only the beginning …

San Francisco loves tech and fancy coffee. So of course it has barista robots

San Francisco loves tech and fancy coffee. So of course it has barista robots

As Katy Franco waited for her morning coffee, passersby pulled out their phones and snapped photos and video of her barista. A man in his 20s did a double take, recorded the scene on his iPhone and posted it to Instagram. Another woman drifted toward the …

Save the bees? There's an app for that

Save the bees? There’s an app for that

Let’s say a farmer wanted to plant wildflowers to nurture the bumble bees that pollinate her crops. Currently, she would have to walk through her fields, assess possible locations, take measurements, spend hours crunching costs and still only guess at the …

For The First Time In The Tim Cook Era Apple Is Finally Firing On All Cylinders

For The First Time In The Tim Cook Era Apple Is Finally Firing On All Cylinders

To say that Apple shares have been a stellar performer in 2017 is an understatement. Shares of the most valuable company in the world are up 17.2% (closed at $135.72 on Friday) thus far in 2017 , versus the Nasdaq which is up 8.5% and compared to the S&P …

Uber has absolutely no good reason for keeping tipping out of its app

Uber has absolutely no good reason for keeping tipping out of its app

The cringe-worthy moment came 22 minutes into a Q&A between Uber drivers and Uber ride-sharing president Jeff Jones. “Louise Thompson—love that you’re providing great service…hope you’re getting some awesome compliments!” Jones wrote on …

A startup founder explained how VCs came knocking after he did a deal with Apple

A startup founder explained how VCs came knocking after he did a deal with Apple

Parkopedia, a London tech firm that helps people find parking spaces, immediately caught the eye of several investors last year after it signed a potentially-lucrative deal with Apple. Eugene Tsyrklevich, the CEO and founder and 10-year-old Parkopedia …

Millions of cars vulnerable to entry with hacked Android connected car apps

Millions of cars vulnerable to entry with hacked Android connected car apps

You might want to reconsider using an Android-connected car app. Be wary of Android connected car apps. As cool as it can be to have an app that makes your smartphone a remote control for your car or truck, the same app could be hacked to let thieves enter …

Apple's iPhone 8 to use new 'function area' instead of home button: Report

Apple’s iPhone 8 to use new ‘function area’ instead of home button: Report

Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 will feature a “function area” at the bottom of its edge-to-edge OLED display, replacing the current iPhone’s home button with Touch ID, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities. iPhone: What will the next 10 …

‘Halo Wars 2’ review

‘Halo Wars 2’ review

When the Halo universe is done right, it can be a really fun place in which to play, whether it’s in the form of a first-person shooter, a novel, a cartoon, or a real-time-strategy (RTS) game like Halo Wars 2. And in Halo Wars 2, Halo is done right …

Mitu's focus on Latino youth paying off

Mitu’s focus on Latino youth paying off

Beatriz Acevedo, the co-founder of mitu, an online network focusing on latino youth. (Photo: Jefferson Graham) SANTA MONICA, Calif. - With 2 billion monthly views for its programming, Beatriz Acevedo knows the power of the Latino online audience.

Google tests LTE phone calls on Project Fi

Google tests LTE phone calls on Project Fi

You won’t have to give up high-quality voice to try Google’s cell service. As nice as Google’s Project Fi service is for the data-hungry crowd, it’s not so hot for voice – switching to Fi frequently means giving up pristine-sounding LTE voice calls with …

Confirmed: Magic Leap acquires 3D division of Dacuda in Zurich

Confirmed: Magic Leap acquires 3D division of Dacuda in Zurich

Magic Leap, the augmented reality startup that has raised $1.4 billion in funding but has yet to release a product, has made an acquisition to expand its work in computer vision and deep learning, and to build out its operations into Europe. The company …

Expert: Trump Cyber Policy Could Be 'Remarkably Boring'

Expert: Trump Cyber Policy Could Be ‘Remarkably Boring’

SAN FRANCISCO—If leaked drafts are any indication, the Trump administration’s forthcoming cyber policy will likely be similar to those of previous presidents, a former Homeland Security official said here at RSA. “I actually think we have some decent clues.

When vending machines attack (a university)

When vending machines attack (a university)

We are marching toward certain doom at the hands of an angry Skynet of our own invention. Need proof? This week a school was attacked by its own soft drink vending machines. You read that right. A university found that its internet was choking and stuttering.

FBI has three probes looking into Russia's election hacking

FBI has three probes looking into Russia’s election hacking

It’s no secret that the FBI has been investigating Russia’s alleged bid to influence US elections through hacking, but it’s now clear just how deep that investigation goes. Reuters tipsters understand that there are “at least” three FBI probes into the …

Here's why Snap is playing it safe with investors

Here’s why Snap is playing it safe with investors

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel. Snap Inc. Snapchat executives hit the road on Friday to lure investors into what could be the biggest tech-sector stock offering in years. The schedule of meetings will take them to London on Monday, and New York on Tuesday, and …

Ready for ads on Alexa and Google Home?

Ready for ads on Alexa and Google Home?

When I search for a movie time on my phone or computer, I am presented with ads (for example, from Google AdWords). When I ask Alexa, no such ads exist. Yet. The growing proliferation of voice-enabled devices like Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home raises …

10 ways to improve iPad battery life

10 ways to improve iPad battery life

Apple states, “There are two simple ways you can preserve battery life – no matter how you use your device: adjust your screen brightness and use Wi-Fi.” To adjust screen brightness, swipe up to open the Control Center and use the slider on the right to …

5 stories to catch up on - Verizon, Yahoo, Snap

5 stories to catch up on - Verizon, Yahoo, Snap

Cell carriers are fighting hard to win customers, and these are just some of the perks customers get to decide between. Newslook LOS ANGELES - The big tech headlines this week concerned our pocketbooks, and how much we’re paying for those wireless plans.

Popular newsletter uses open-source techniques to cover ‘WTF’ is happening with Trump

Popular newsletter uses open-source techniques to cover ‘WTF’ is happening with Trump

On a Friday afternoon earlier this month, nearly a dozen news alerts were pushed to my phone announcing that a Boston judge had ruled to enforce President Donald Trump’s ban on immigration in Massachusetts. The problem was, a Seattle judge had just ruled …

Why is Verizon offering unlimited data again?

Why is Verizon offering unlimited data again?

As soon as Verizon dropped the unexpected news that it was bringing back unlimited data plans, I immediately started searching for the catch. The company has a rightfully earned reputation for nickel-and-diming its customers to death, even though some …

Univision to begin live-streaming Mexican soccer games with English commentary on Facebook

Univision to begin live-streaming Mexican soccer games with English commentary on Facebook

Until now, to understand the play-by-play commentary for the most-watched soccer league in the United States, fans had to know Spanish. On Saturday, however, that will change when the Spanish-language network Univision begins live-streaming select Liga MX …

Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: A Letter From Zuckerberg and the Fall of PewDiePie

Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: A Letter From Zuckerberg and the Fall of PewDiePie

Each Saturday, Farhad Manjoo and Mike Isaac, technology reporters at The New York Times, review the week’s news, offering analysis and maybe a joke or two about the most important developments in the tech industry. Mike: Good day, Farhad! It is yet …

Twitter and Showtime stream a boxing match at 9PM Eastern

Twitter and Showtime stream a boxing match at 9PM Eastern

It’s Twitter’s first live fight. Twitter is no stranger to livestreaming sports, but it still has opportunities to break new ground. The social network is teaming up with Showtime to stream its first-ever boxing match. Tune in to Twitter on desktop or …

I will never go on vacation without Snap's Spectacles, the sunglasses that record what you see

I will never go on vacation without Snap’s Spectacles, the sunglasses that record what you see

When my gadget-loving boyfriend wore Google Glass in public for the first time, the thing I remember most is the stares. People squinted across trains and sidewalks at the utterly uncool head-mounted display built in the shape of eyeglasses. So when Snap …

Valve is teaching an AI to find Counter-Strike cheaters

Valve is teaching an AI to find Counter-Strike cheaters

Cheaters ruin online competitive games, but Valve might be aiming to solve the problem once-and-for-all. Valve really doesn’t like cheaters, and the company is working on an artificial intelligence to combat them head on. In a Reddit post, Valve …

SpaceX Halts Rocket Launch 10 Seconds Before Planned Liftoff

SpaceX Halts Rocket Launch 10 Seconds Before Planned Liftoff

Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. halted the launch of its second rocket in as many months on Saturday, about 10 seconds before its scheduled liftoff. “All systems go, except the movement trace of an upper stage engine steering hydraulic …

Is a T-Mobile-Sprint merger about to be revived?

Is a T-Mobile-Sprint merger about to be revived?

Both T-Mobile and Sprint’s stock prices rallied Friday afternoon following a Reuters report that Japan’s SoftBank Group is considering ceding control of Sprint to Deutsche Telekom, bolstering the possibility of a long speculated merger between the …

Ad Blocking Battle Drives Disruptive Innovation

Ad Blocking Battle Drives Disruptive Innovation

If you normally run an ad blocker and you’re reading this article on Forbes.com, then you probably had to turn the blocker off to access this content or any other on the site. Grumble if you will – but put yourself into Forbes’ shoes for a moment, or …

Ford invests $1 billion in Pittsburgh-based Argo AI to build self-driving cars by 2021

Ford invests $1 billion in Pittsburgh-based Argo AI to build self-driving cars by 2021

Ford has invested $1 billion in a joint venture with Argo AI, a Pittsburgh-based company with ties to Carnegie Mellon. The goal is to completely outfit Ford vehicles with self-driving technology. Interestingly this isn’t a case of a large company simply …

An early investor in Twitter, Slack and Tumblr explains the power of 'goosebumps'

An early investor in Twitter, Slack and Tumblr explains the power of ‘goosebumps’

For the last 11 years or so, Spark Capital has found success by investing in some of the hottest consumer technology startups around: Yahoo’s Tumblr, Facebook’s Oculus, Twitter, and Warby Parker are all Spark investments. Now, says Spark Capital cofounder …

IBM Watson joins Indiegogo to back a crowdfund-to-production service for entrepreneurs

IBM Watson joins Indiegogo to back a crowdfund-to-production service for entrepreneurs

IBM has joined Indiegogo and Arrow Electronics in a partnership to support burgeoning startups and the maker community. The cooperation was announced Thursday at the Genius of Things Summit, a gathering of more than 400 IBM Watson partners to celebrate the …

PewDiePie taught YouTube a valuable lesson

PewDiePie taught YouTube a valuable lesson

YouTube made a big bet in the fall of 2015: Viewers would pay a monthly fee in order to strip adds from the platform’s videos and gain access to original shows starring some of the site’s biggest personalities. The idea was to leverage the massive …

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

We live in a time when what previously would have been surreal is now reality. And I’m not even referring to the fact that our president fails to see the need to secure his smartphone, nor that the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency is …

Arrest of Samsung’s Lee may not affect smartphone business in short term

Arrest of Samsung’s Lee may not affect smartphone business in short term

The arrest of Samsung Electronics’ vice chairman Lee Jae-yong on Friday in South Korea may not have a direct impact on the company’s high-profile electronics business, including its smartphones unit, according to analysts. Samsung announced in 2012 the …

All things being unequal: It makes comparing iPhones easier

All things being unequal: It makes comparing iPhones easier

Turns you that you can make comparisons between iPhones so much easier with this one weird trick. Writing for The Boy Genius Report, Zach Epstein says all you iPhone 7 owners are saps. Today marks exactly five months since Apple first released the iPhone …

In The Trump Age, Developers Are Building Apps To Help Refugees

In The Trump Age, Developers Are Building Apps To Help Refugees

For refugees escaping conflict in the Middle East and elsewhere, simply communicating with people in new countries can be a big challenge. “All they do is message the [Facebook] page and they are routed to whatever translator is available in the language …

States, Local Governments Need to Focus on Cyber-security, Experts Say

States, Local Governments Need to Focus on Cyber-security, Experts Say

The diversity of agencies and systems and a lack of expertise in state and local governments mean that attackers can often easily target their systems successfully. SAN FRANCISCO—If the U.S. government has a long road ahead in its efforts to improve the …

British hospital uses VR to make MRI less scary for kids

British hospital uses VR to make MRI less scary for kids

A London hospital is using VR to make medical testing more comfortable for children. King’s College Hospital teamed with the Google Play Specialist team to create an app that — when worn before an MRI — helps kids understand the procedure through …

An ex-Deutsche Bank MD who made $1 billion for clients built an app to teach students to invest

An ex-Deutsche Bank MD who made $1 billion for clients built an app to teach students to invest

LONDON — Kerim Derhalli likes to joke that he spent most of his career at banks that “have either gone bust, almost one bust, or should have gone bust.” “JPMorgan merged with Chase. Bankers Trust got brought out of Deutsche Bank. Lehman Brothers went bust.

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