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How the CDC uses Google, AI, and even Twitter to forecast flu outbreaks

How the CDC uses Google, AI, and even Twitter to forecast flu outbreaks

44 minutes ago   |   Digital Trends

As flu season gets into full swing, flu forecasting techniques will help the CDC time its response.
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The real lesson of Facebook's Russian ads is scarier than we realize - and we're still blind to it

The real lesson of Facebook's Russian ads is scarier than we realize - and we're still blind to it

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

There's a mad scramble underway to figure out how we lost control of our social networks. How did the innocent place where we reconnect with old classmates and share cute baby...
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Twitter is testing a Twitter Lite Android app in the Philippines

Twitter is testing a Twitter Lite Android app in the Philippines

2 hours ago   |   The Verge   |   2 articles

Earlier this year, Twitter introduced a new version of its mobile site that it calls Twitter Lite. It's specifically designed to be used in parts of the world with limited...
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Twitter Lite site gets the inevitable app, now being tested in the Phillipines

Twitter Lite site gets the inevitable app, now being tested in the Phillipines

3 hours ago   |   Digital Trends   |   2 articles

In April, Twitter published a blog post announcing the debut of Twitter Lite, described as "a new mobile web experience which minimizes data usage." Well, there's now an app...
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Twitter Lite begins testing on Android for slow data speed markets

Twitter Lite begins testing on Android for slow data speed markets

8 hours ago   |   SlashGear

Facebook may have paved the way with the “lite” versions of its various apps, but now other social networks, including Twitter, are getting in on the trend of offering...
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Twitter tests lightweight mobile app for countries with slow data

1 day ago   |   Engadget   |   3 articles

It's not just Facebook and Google who are slimming down their mobile apps for the sake of regions where data is slow or spotty. Twitter has confirmed to TechCrunch that it's...
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Twitter is testing a Twitter Lite Android app, first in the Philippines

Twitter is testing a Twitter Lite Android app, first in the Philippines

1 day ago   |   TechCrunch   |   3 articles

Twitter today has nearly four times as many monthly active users outside the U.S. as it does in its home market - 260 million versus 68 million - and this week it quietly...
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IPhone 8: Unboxing the new iPhone

IPhone 8: Unboxing the new iPhone

1 day ago   |   Macworld   |   3 articles

Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus started shipping today. They're being delivered to anyone who pre-ordered one, and you can also stop by your local Apple store and pick one...
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Uber's new CEO tells employees there is ‘high cost to a bad reputation' after London ban

Uber's new CEO tells employees there is ‘high cost to a bad reputation' after London ban

1 day ago   |   The Verge   |   3 articles

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi sent a sobering, self-reflective email to employees today following the London transport authority's decision not to renew the company's license. In...
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Twitter bots for good: Study reveals how information spreads on social media

1 day ago   |   Phys.org

After an election year marked by heated exchanges and the distribution of fake news, Twitter bots earned a bad reputation-but not all bots are bad, suggests a new study...
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A night at the museum for grown-ups

A night at the museum for grown-ups

There is a specific hill in Argentina where several young dinosaurs died centuries apart. Millions of years later, I am looking at the 122-foot remains of one of them in the... Read more ...

Watch Star Trek: Discovery's fantastic main title sequence

Watch Star Trek: Discovery's fantastic main title sequence

Ahead of its debut tonight, CBS has released the main title sequence for Star Trek: Discovery. While the show has had a bit of a rocky production , the opening credits are... Read more ...

Twitter Lite site gets the inevitable app, now being tested in the Phillipines

Twitter Lite site gets the inevitable app, now being tested in the Phillipines

In April, Twitter published a blog post announcing the debut of Twitter Lite, described as "a new mobile web experience which minimizes data usage." Well, there's now an app... Read more ...

Chrome now lets you browse all of the web in virtual reality

Chrome now lets you browse all of the web in virtual reality

While flying through space or shooting up zombies might sound like more fun ways to make use of VR, virtual reality tech can also transform the way that we experience the... Read more ...

Intel cancels Project Alloy wireless VR headset, but is still investing in AR/VR

Intel cancels Project Alloy wireless VR headset, but is still investing in AR/VR

Intel has cancelled Project Alloy, its wireless VR headset, but will still invest in the tech to expand augmented and virtual reality. The tech corporation says it will use the... Read more ...

The best laptop for music production and DJs

The best laptop for music production and DJs

If you're a DJ, or you're looking for the best laptop for music production, then you've come to the right place, as we've gathered together the top laptops for making music on... Read more ...

SNES Classic vs. NES Classic: Which Retro Console Is For You?

SNES Classic vs. NES Classic: Which Retro Console Is For You?

The SNES Classic Edition and NES Clasic Edition both celebrate Nintendo's greatest classic games, but which one is better for you? Read more ...

One of the best parts of 'Destiny' is now a punishing experience in 'Destiny 2'

One of the best parts of 'Destiny' is now a punishing experience in 'Destiny 2'

For all of the improvements Bungie made between the first "Destiny" game from 2014 and "Destiny 2," which just launched earlier this month, one of the biggest changes to the... Read more ...

What to Know Before You Watch Star Trek: Discovery

What to Know Before You Watch Star Trek: Discovery

Get ready for the launch of a new Star Trek TV series on CBS - Star Trek: Discovery - by learning about the six shows that came before. Read more ...

Netflix's 1922 is a reminder of what Stephen King does best

Netflix's 1922 is a reminder of what Stephen King does best

Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from Fantastic Fest in Austin... Read more ...