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Amazon: ‘No, Arizona, we don't want your 21-foot cactus - just tax breaks, money and free land please'

Amazon: ‘No, Arizona, we don't want your 21-foot cactus - just tax breaks, money and free land please'

2 hours ago   |   SiliconBeat

In deciding on where to locate its second headquarters, Amazon is looking for offers of tax breaks, money and land - but not giant desert plants.
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Tech companies oppose online sex-trafficking bill in emotional hearing

Tech companies oppose online sex-trafficking bill in emotional hearing

5 hours ago   |   SiliconBeat

Because of their opposition to SESTA, some have lumped in Google, Facebook, Twitter and other tech companies with sex traffickers.
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Apple iOS 11 ushers in augmented reality to millions of iPhones

Apple iOS 11 ushers in augmented reality to millions of iPhones

6 hours ago   |   SiliconBeat   |   4 articles

AR developers, market analysts and Apple CEO Tim Cook believe ARKit will ultimately redefine the relationship between consumers and their smartphones.
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On topic: Tech news to know now

On topic: Tech news to know now

7 hours ago   |   SiliconBeat

Here's what's on the Tuesday menu. Equifax hack: Company suffered a separate breach five months earlier, possibly by the same hackers. The Justice Department has opened a...
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Twitter cracks down on accounts promoting terrorism

Twitter cracks down on accounts promoting terrorism

9 hours ago   |   SiliconBeat   |   4 articles

In its biannual transparency report, Twitter reveals how many accounts it suspended for promoting terrorism.
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Fitbit's Ionic is the best Fitbit, but I wish it were more Pebble

Fitbit's Ionic is the best Fitbit, but I wish it were more Pebble

9 hours ago   |   The Next Web

I've been wearing Fitbit's new smartwatch, the Ionic, non-stop for about four days now. While I haven't spent quite enough time for a full, comprehensive review of all its...
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Report: Housing affordability a statewide crisis and Bay Area prices soar again - up 17.9 percent in Santa Clara County

Report: Housing affordability a statewide crisis and Bay Area prices soar again - up 17.9 percent in Santa Clara County

10 hours ago   |   SiliconBeat

The median price of a single-family home rose 7.2 percent year-over-year to $565,330 in California, its highest level in a decade, according to a new report that ranks San...
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Tim Cook: iOS 11 and ARKit launch ‘a day to remember,' iPhone X ‘a value price'

Tim Cook: iOS 11 and ARKit launch ‘a day to remember,' iPhone X ‘a value price'

10 hours ago   |   SiliconBeat   |   4 articles

Apple CEO Tim Cook defended iPhone X's $999 price as a "value price" and said he was "encouraged" by President Trump's talks with Democrats on DACA.
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Tech's latest attack on Trump: Investors sue over International Entrepreneur Rule

Tech's latest attack on Trump: Investors sue over International Entrepreneur Rule

11 hours ago   |   SiliconBeat

The National Venture Capital Association on Tuesday sued the Department of Homeland Security over its suspension of a rule that would have made it easier for immigrant startup...
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Off topic: '60 Minutes' book, ‘liar' origins, must-read short story, seeing colors

Off topic: '60 Minutes' book, ‘liar' origins, must-read short story, seeing colors

13 hours ago   |   SiliconBeat

An excerpt from an upcoming book: “Fifty Years of 60 Minutes.” Its origin stories are lies: Where did “liar, liar, pants on fire” come from? Speaking of stories, here's...
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The best thing about iOS 11 might be this augmented reality ruler

The best thing about iOS 11 might be this augmented reality ruler

After iOS 11 dropped today, the internet went to work dissecting its best features. And if we're being honest, there's a lot to like. But one of my favorite things about iOS 11... Read more ...

Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac Review

Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac Review

Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac offers very good malware protection with a rich assortment of useful extra features. Read more ...

Apple iOS 11 ushers in augmented reality to millions of iPhones

Apple iOS 11 ushers in augmented reality to millions of iPhones

AR developers, market analysts and Apple CEO Tim Cook believe ARKit will ultimately redefine the relationship between consumers and their smartphones. Read more ...

You can now earn a degree in ‘self-driving cars' courtesy of Lyft and Udacity

You can now earn a degree in ‘self-driving cars' courtesy of Lyft and Udacity

Starting today, online teaching startup Udacity is opening registration for a new “Intro to Self-Driving Cars” course to anyone in the world with an internet connection. The... Read more ...

Google's search app now makes suggestions of other things to read

Google's search app now makes suggestions of other things to read

Google's search app for iOS is today introducing a feature that will keep users browsing the web, instead of exiting back to their homescreen to use other mobile application... Read more ...

Twitter claims it's removed 95% of extremist content with no one noticing

Twitter claims it's removed 95% of extremist content with no one noticing

Twitter today released its biannual transparency report, one section of which detailed requests it receives from government officials around the world to remove content that... Read more ...

Twitter cracks down on accounts promoting terrorism

Twitter cracks down on accounts promoting terrorism

In its biannual transparency report, Twitter reveals how many accounts it suspended for promoting terrorism. Read more ...

Tim Cook: iOS 11 and ARKit launch ‘a day to remember,' iPhone X ‘a value price'

Tim Cook: iOS 11 and ARKit launch ‘a day to remember,' iPhone X ‘a value price'

Apple CEO Tim Cook defended iPhone X's $999 price as a "value price" and said he was "encouraged" by President Trump's talks with Democrats on DACA. Read more ...

Adobe Spark will now customize graphics, video, web pages in just three steps

Adobe Spark will now customize graphics, video, web pages in just three steps

Adobe Spark now allows premium plan subscribers to upload their own logo, and to customize colors and fonts. The new options are part of existing Creative Cloud subscriptions... Read more ...

You can now play 'bestie,' 'turnt,' and 'hangry' in Words With Friends

You can now play 'bestie,' 'turnt,' and 'hangry' in Words With Friends

One of America's most popular word-game apps just got a huge injection of new vocabulary. Words With Friends, the Scrabble-like game developed by Zynga, added more than 50,000... Read more ...