Technology Headlines

  • Almost 50% of the world is online. What about the other 50%?

    Connecting developed nations was relatively easy, but getting the rest of the world online will be far more difficultExclusive: dramatic slowdown in global growth of internet accessLife at the bottom of the global league of internet accessThere are two kinds of people in the world: those with internet access and those without. But the decades-long drive to convert the latter into the former is beginning to falter, the Guardian reveals today, prompting hard questions about whether connecting the...

    the Guardian
  • Woman turns $1,000 into multimillion dollar jewelry company

    When Adina Kamkhatchi was in college, she had an eye for jewelry but not much of a budget. "I couldn't buy expensive jewelry and I also couldn't find cheaper good quality jewelry that would last," she says. So she decided she'd try her hand at making her own. At the time, she was a freshman at Brooklyn College and she only had classes two days a week. "I wanted to do something more. I consulted my mom, told her about it and she loved it," says Adina, now 22. With about $1,000 of her own savings,...

  • Crypto M&A is on a tear as dealmakers see opportunity in bitcoin's price slump

    Merger and acquisition activity for cryptocurrency companies has more than doubled in the past year amid a slump in prices, according to JMP Securities and data from PitchBook.

  • What if North Korea Collapsed?

    Jamie Metzl Security, Asia "North Korea is a historical relic, destabilizing force, and human rights abomination. The Korean people and the world will be far better off without it." The good news is that this collapse has the potential to be a win-win for nearly everyone. The North Korean people will end their terrible suffering, North and South Korea will be reunified under South Korean law, potentially following a UN-administered transitional period and referendum, the specter of a rogue...

    The National Interest
  • Facebook talks up its third-party fact-checkers, but at least one is checking just one post per day

    Facebook has been ramping up detection efforts in light of foreign interference in the 2016 presidential election, and ahead of the midterm elections in November.

  • Air Force Special Operations Forces Are Getting Ready for "Major Power War"

    Kris Osborn Security, And that can only mean a few countries.  The Air Force Special Operations AC-130 gunship, for instance, often circled Kandahar in Afghanistan, to fire its 20mm side-firing cannons to attack Taliban fighters. While there are of course major differences when between attacking insurgents and engaging in major air combat with a near-peer enemy, some of the tactics, approaches and technologies do seem to cross over and offer value to both kinds of conflict. Attacking enemy...

    The National Interest
  • Made in India: America's F-16 Fighter?

    Michael Peck Security, Asia The F-16 Block 70, the most advanced version of the Fighting Falcon, will have its wings produced in India. Lockheed Martin has partnered with India's Tata Advanced Systems to produce in Hyderabad. Lockheed Martin spokesman told the National Interest that "it will take approximately two years for Tata to demonstrate this manufacturing capability and become a certified Lockheed Martin supplier. The opportunity for wing production occurs once that is completed,...

    The National Interest
  • How to download a copy of everything Apple knows about you

    Apple has a new website that lets you download a copy of everything you've stored with the company. It includes your photos, apps you've download and more. Here's how to download it.

  • Oxford Nanopore secures £50m from Amgen to develop pocket-sized DNA sequencer

    Oxford Nanopore has secured $66m (£50m) from Amgen, the US biotechnology giant, to help develop a pocket-sized DNA sequencing device.

    The Telegraph
  • Taxi drivers in Warsaw protest unlicensed Uber drivers

    Hundreds of taxi drivers have driven slowly through Poland's capital city of Warsaw, causing traffic jams as they protested low wages and competition from unlicensed companies like Uber. Some drivers came from other Polish cities for the protest Thursday in front of the Justice Ministry,...

    ABC News
  • Facebook co-founder wants to repeal Trump tax cuts to pay for a $500 per month basic worker income

    Hughes, an advocate for a basic income, argues that less than a third of Americans have reaped the benefits of President Donald Trump's tax cuts.

  • 2019 is shaping up to be a year of massive tech IPOs, with valuations as high as $100 billion

    Uber, Lyft and Slack are among the tech companies expected to go public next year.

  • Air Force Thunderbirds Pilot Pulled Nearly 9G’s Before Blacking Out In Fatal Crash

    Task and Purpose, Jeff Schogol Securiyt, Just prior to the crash, Del Bagno had been flying inverted, the investigation found. In the last two seconds of flying upside down, he endured a sharp increase in negative G forces, which lowered his blood pressure and heart rate at precisely the wrong time. An Air Force pilot with the Thunderbirds flight demonstration team was killed in an April 4 crash after he lost consciousness while performing an aerial maneuver, the investigation into the...

    The National Interest
  • Dating app is first to let you review dates to improve matches

    A dating app has introduced a feedback algorithm that allows users to say where their dates went wrong in an effort to improve future matches.

    The Telegraph
  • Millions of porn videos will not be blocked by UK online age checks

    Clause means children will be able to view content on social media and image-sharing sites Millions of sexually explicit videos will still be available online to children in the UK after new age verification rules come into force, due to a “commercial basis” clause that exempts social media and image-sharing websites. Age verification (AV) regulations presented to parliament by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) last week do not include websites on which less than a third of...

    the Guardian
  • Why Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey works on an iPhone, not a laptop

    His smartphone habit lets him work smarter, not harder.

  • Beaten-up tech stocks to feel more pain, investor Paul Meeks predicts

    The man who ran the world's biggest tech fund during the dot-com boom sees a market shift creating challenges for tech stocks.

  • Tech and real estate turn to the cloud to protect cities from floods

    Intense storms are becoming much more frequent, damaging local infrastructures and budgets. New companies are turning to technology to find ways to mitigate the impact of costly flooding nationwide.