On topic: Tech news to know now

ON TOPIC: TECH NEWS TO KNOW NOW

Here's what's on the Tuesday menu. Equifax hack: Company suffered a separate breach five months earlier, possibly by the same hackers....

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.

 
 
 
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

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,...

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...

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

TECH'S LATEST ATTACK ON TRUMP: INVESTORS SUE OVER INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEUR RULE

The National Venture Capital Association on Tuesday sued the Department of Homeland Security over its suspension of a rule that would...

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

An excerpt from an upcoming book: “Fifty Years of 60 Minutes.” Its origin stories are lies: Where did “liar, liar, pants on fire” come...

 
 
 
Apple Pay Cash not part of iOS 11 release on Tuesday, will arrive later this fall

APPLE PAY CASH NOT PART OF IOS 11 RELEASE ON TUESDAY, WILL ARRIVE LATER THIS FALL

Apple Pay Cash would allow iPhone users to send friends money over iMessages, Apple's in-house instant messaging service, later in...

‘Troll' gets new definition just in time for Trump's Hillary Clinton tweet

‘TROLL' GETS NEW DEFINITION JUST IN TIME FOR TRUMP'S HILLARY CLINTON TWEET

Merriam-Webster update on "troll" is timely, considering the president's retweet of a doctored video showing him hitting Hillary Clinton...

 
 
 
On topic: Tech news to know now

ON TOPIC: TECH NEWS TO KNOW NOW

Here's what's going on in tech. ICYMI: Facebook reportedly disclosed more details about Russian ad buys to Robert Mueller than it did...

Off topic: Massive QR code, cash aid to the poor, how old is zero, lunchboxes

OFF TOPIC: MASSIVE QR CODE, CASH AID TO THE POOR, HOW OLD IS ZERO, LUNCHBOXES

Scan this: Chinese village constructs a giant QR code made of 130,000 trees. A look at an experiment to give cash aid to the poor,...

 
 
 
Waymo tries to tap the brakes on court showdown with Uber

WAYMO TRIES TO TAP THE BRAKES ON COURT SHOWDOWN WITH UBER

With trial in self-driving case just three weeks away, Waymo's lawyers say they need more time to review thousands of documents recently...

Ad industry to Apple: ‘Deeply concerned' about Safari's new ad-tracking restrictions

AD INDUSTRY TO APPLE: ‘DEEPLY CONCERNED' ABOUT SAFARI'S NEW AD-TRACKING RESTRICTIONS

Six of the leading players in the advertising industry penned an open letter to Apple, expressing their concerns about Safari's new...

 
 
 
Equifax purges high execs, including security chief with two music degrees: reports

EQUIFAX PURGES HIGH EXECS, INCLUDING SECURITY CHIEF WITH TWO MUSIC DEGREES: REPORTS

Former CSO Susan Maulden reportedly has a background surprising for a cybersecurity head at the custodian of America's most private...

Google cashes in on fake news and helps support its purveyors: report

GOOGLE CASHES IN ON FAKE NEWS AND HELPS SUPPORT ITS PURVEYORS: REPORT

The Mountain View search giant's 'AdSense' ads are found to appear with dozens of fake-news stories.

 
 
 
“Cut the price in half and it's still obscene” - readers comment on the house in Sunnyvale that went for $782,000 over asking

“CUT THE PRICE IN HALF AND IT'S STILL OBSCENE” - READERS COMMENT ON THE HOUSE IN SUNNYVALE THAT WENT FOR $782,000 OVER ASKING

This week's story about the modest ranch house in Sunnyvale that sold for $782,000 above its listing price has incited an avalanche...

On topic: Tech news to know now

ON TOPIC: TECH NEWS TO KNOW NOW

Here's what's on the TGIF menu. In a tweet this morning, Donald Trump again calls for cutting off the internet: “Loser terrorists must...

 
 
 
Silicon Valley's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad week - OK, month

SILICON VALLEY'S TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO-GOOD, VERY BAD WEEK - OK, MONTH

From Facebook's advertising and fake-news issues to Google's pay practices and antitrust woes, Silicon Valley's biggest tech companies...

Facebook pulls feature that allowed advertisers to target ‘Jew Haters'

FACEBOOK PULLS FEATURE THAT ALLOWED ADVERTISERS TO TARGET ‘JEW HATERS'

ProPublica discovered that advertisers could target users who expressed interest in "Jew haters" and other offensive content. Facebook...

 
 
 
Alphabet flirts with Lyft: Google parent may invest $1 billion

ALPHABET FLIRTS WITH LYFT: GOOGLE PARENT MAY INVEST $1 BILLION

Meanwhile, Uber considers an investment from Japan-based SoftBank that could come at a significant discount to the ride-hailing giant's...

Early stage: The startup 3D printing human organs to save lives

EARLY STAGE: THE STARTUP 3D PRINTING HUMAN ORGANS TO SAVE LIVES

Prellis Biologics wants to get patients off the transplant waitlist sooner. Plus: a new app helps you access clean public bathrooms...

 
 
 



We're soon going to know a lot more about how politicians use Facebook to...

We're soon going to know a lot more about how politicians use Facebook to advertise, which could impact their digital ad tactics

We are soon going to have a lot more info on which politicians run ads on Facebook and who they target. That's because in light of the Russia-linked-ads-on-Facebook... Read more ...

Xbox One's Duke controller is a massive blast from the past

Xbox One's Duke controller is a massive blast from the past

In an attempt to stand out from the competition, console manufacturers can sometimes be guilty of doing ridiculous things. There are many examples of wacky design decisions... Read more ...

Facebook to share ads linked to Russia with Congress

Facebook to share ads linked to Russia with Congress

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday vowed to do more to protect election integrity. Read more ...

CFL Football Frenzy is now available on the App Store

CFL Football Frenzy is now available on the App Store

The Canadian Football League has announced that it has launched a shoot-out type of arcade game for download on mobile and tablet devices, called CFL Football Frenzy... Read more ...

Now Available on Steam - Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Now Available on Steam - Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is Now Available on Steam! The epic clash between two storied universes returns with Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Ultron Sigma has begun the... Read more ...

Original Xbox controller to return on Xbox One and Windows 10, creator confirms

Original Xbox controller to return on Xbox One and Windows 10, creator confirms

The original Xbox controller. The heavy-set Xbox controller. The Duke. Whatever you, your friends, your family and your mortal enemies called the original Xbox controller, you... Read more ...

Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Will Arrive In October

Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Will Arrive In October

Very few single-player games manage to stay relevant and receive consistent updates an entire year after release. Well, Square Enix seems to have a different kind of philosophy... Read more ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise to cut 5,000 jobs: report

Hewlett Packard Enterprise to cut 5,000 jobs: report

As business moves computer services to the cloud, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is under pressure from cloud giant Amazon and a rising Google. Read more ...

IPhone X will be Netflix HDR-ready on day one

IPhone X will be Netflix HDR-ready on day one

IPhone X is still over a month away from releasing, but when Apple's next flagship smartphone does launch, it will have High Dynamic Range content from Netflix ready to stream... Read more ...

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus now available in India

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus now available in India

After several weeks of waiting, the Sony Xperia XA1 Plus model was launched earlier today in India and it will be available starting tomorrow, September 22, with a price tag of... Read more ...