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Net neutrality battle: Bicyclist slows real traffic in protest; California bill advances

Net neutrality battle: Bicyclist slows real traffic in protest; California bill advances

4 monthes ago   |   SiliconBeat

A bicyclist slowed down traffic in front of the FCC's Washington offices, calling his protest "Restoring Automotive Freedom at The FCC."
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Off topic: Jack the Ripper, how Americans live, photos from Mars, Mardi Gras beads

Off topic: Jack the Ripper, how Americans live, photos from Mars, Mardi Gras beads

4 monthes ago   |   SiliconBeat

New study boosts theory that Jack the Ripper letters were fake news. How Americans live, sortable by age, gender, race. An In Focus look at images from Curiosity's 2,000 days...
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Off topic: Throwing axes while drinking, acronyms, movie computers, orcas imitating humans

Off topic: Throwing axes while drinking, acronyms, movie computers, orcas imitating humans

4 monthes ago   |   SiliconBeat

Axe-throwing bars - what could possibly go wrong? Possibly a repeat link, but a good one anyway: 25 words that are actually acronyms. How those fake computers for movies get...
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Google to serve up search snippets from ‘diverse' sources

Google to serve up search snippets from ‘diverse' sources

4 monthes ago   |   SiliconBeat

Like its rival Facebook, Google is making moves to fight the misinformation it helps spread.
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Nolan Bushnell ‘applauds' GDC for rescinding his award amid MeToo

Nolan Bushnell ‘applauds' GDC for rescinding his award amid MeToo

4 monthes ago   |   SiliconBeat   |   3 articles

Silicon Valley pioneer and co-founder of Atari was known to have cultivated a party-like work culture.
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Off topic: Danger symbols, virtual boyfriends, pets on planes, whisper opera

Off topic: Danger symbols, virtual boyfriends, pets on planes, whisper opera

4 monthes ago   |   SiliconBeat

Do you even pay attention to biohazard warnings anymore? Why danger symbols can't last forever. Female gamers in China are spending lots of real money on virtual boyfriends...
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Facebook urged to pull plug on Messenger Kids

Facebook urged to pull plug on Messenger Kids

4 monthes ago   |   SiliconBeat   |   7 articles

Health experts ask Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to discontinue the company's newly introduced messaging app for kids.
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Off topic: Oldest wine, early-bird specials, libraries and the news, super blue moon lunar eclipse

Off topic: Oldest wine, early-bird specials, libraries and the news, super blue moon lunar eclipse

4 monthes ago   |   SiliconBeat   |   3 articles

The world's oldest bottle of wine has aged for 1,693 years. On the decline of early-bird specials: “Where the old are rich, the early bird is pointless.” As small-town...
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Should Twitter, Facebook get serious about real names?

Should Twitter, Facebook get serious about real names?

4 monthes ago   |   SiliconBeat

The anonymity question has popped up again amid reports of the impact of bots, fake accounts - and abuse on social networks.
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Off topic: Killer beard, Florida ‘honor,' evolution news, illustrated how-to

Off topic: Killer beard, Florida ‘honor,' evolution news, illustrated how-to

4 monthes ago   |   SiliconBeat

When “killer beard” isn't a compliment but a fact. The Miami Herald attempts to defend Florida after it was ranked the worst state in the nation in every way. Newly found...
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Google's iMessage competitor just got a tiny bit better

Google's iMessage competitor just got a tiny bit better

Google is starting to plug the gaps, bit by bit, in what's been an all-over-the-place messaging product until now. Starting today, for example, the company is rolling out... Read more ...

Cyberpunk 2077: everything we know so far

Cyberpunk 2077: everything we know so far

Cyberpunk 2077 finally came out of its shell at E3 2018. CD Projekt Red's first-person, open-world RPG was shown to the world via a colourful, exciting trailer, and then shown... Read more ...

Westworld mobile game coming to Android and iOS on June 21

Westworld mobile game coming to Android and iOS on June 21

HBO and Warner Bros. have announced that the Westworld mobile game will launch on Android and iOS this Thursday, June 21st, 2018. pic.twitter.com/wxYNXRWQMV - App Store June... Read more ...

Trump Calls for Creation of Space Force to Ensure ‘American Dominance in Space'

Trump Calls for Creation of Space Force to Ensure ‘American Dominance in Space'

Such a military operation could run afoul of international treaties and cause an unwanted escalation of international tensions. Read more ...

Elon Musk claims a rogue employee is trying to sabotage Tesla's production line

Elon Musk claims a rogue employee is trying to sabotage Tesla's production line

Tesla is certainly no stranger to controversy, but a recent story regarding sabotage by a rogue employee is bizarre by any measure. According to a report from CNBC , Elon Musk... Read more ...

Samsung app gives us a few more hints about the ‘boring' Galaxy Note 9

Samsung app gives us a few more hints about the ‘boring' Galaxy Note 9

Like the Galaxy S9, the Note 9 probably isn't going to bring the exciting redesign some Samsung fans may be waiting for. And that's perfectly okay. The phone will still deliver... Read more ...

YouTube Music launches in 12 more countries, including the UK and Canada

YouTube Music launches in 12 more countries, including the UK and Canada

YouTube is gradually increasing the reach of its YouTube Music streaming service. As of today, the service is available in 12 more countries. This includes the bulk of Western... Read more ...

The Wednesday Club's Comic Picks: The Sandman

The Wednesday Club's Comic Picks: The Sandman

The Wednesday Club is Geek & Sundry's weekly talk show chatting about all things comics. This week, hosts Taliesin Jaffe, Matt Key, and Amy Dallen were joined by Anthony... Read more ...

Best Buy deal takes $400 off a Pixel 2 XL - and no, you don't have to buy...

Best Buy deal takes $400 off a Pixel 2 XL - and no, you don't have to buy two phones

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are likely just months away from release, which means that carriers are stores are starting to hustle unsold Pixel 2 inventory out of the door. One... Read more ...

Senate votes to reinstate ZTE ban that's nearly shut down the company

Senate votes to reinstate ZTE ban that's nearly shut down the company

The US Senate has voted to reinstate a ban on ZTE that prevents the Chinese telecom company from buying US components and using US software. But it's still not clear if the... Read more ...