Feed aggregator

Get Ready for the Next Big Privacy Backlash Against Facebook

Wired Tech news - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 07:00
Privacy watchdogs think a damning leaked document about Facebook targeting insecure teens could help usher in new era in privacy protections. The post Get Ready for the Next Big Privacy Backlash Against Facebook appeared first on WIRED.
Categories: Tech

The Pot Startups Prepping for Jeff Sessions’ New War on Drugs

Wired Tech news - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 07:00
The next war on drugs will be fought by bureaucrats. A new strain of startups is making sure legal marijuana businesses are ready. The post The Pot Startups Prepping for Jeff Sessions' New War on Drugs appeared first on WIRED.
Categories: Tech

Want a Better Web? Here’s an Idea: Pay for It

Wired Tech news - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:00
What's the best way to foster a better web? Maybe fishing for more clicks and more eyeballs watching more ads isn't the way. The post Want a Better Web? Here's an Idea: Pay for It appeared first on WIRED.
Categories: Tech

Google Puts AI in Your Phone So You Can … Copy and Paste?

Wired Tech news - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:00
Google's TensorFlow Lite engine puts artificial intelligence right on your phone. First order of business: make cutting and pasting not suck. The post Google Puts AI in Your Phone So You Can … Copy and Paste? appeared first on WIRED.
Categories: Tech

An Oral History of the #Hashtag

Wired Tech news - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:00
Whether you first knew # as a number sign, the pound symbol, or a tic-tac-toe board, its incarnation as the hashtag has changed language for millions. The post An Oral History of the #Hashtag appeared first on WIRED.
Categories: Tech

Internet Providers Insist They Love Net Neutrality. Seriously?

Wired Tech news - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 12:29
As the FCC starts the process of dismantling its own net neutrality protections, telecoms say not to worry. But their commitment is full of holes. The post Internet Providers Insist They Love Net Neutrality. Seriously? appeared first on WIRED.
Categories: Tech

Hey Startups, It’s Your Duty to Fight for Net Neutrality

Wired Tech news - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 07:00
Opinion: Tech entrepreneurs should speak out about net neutrality. The post Hey Startups, It’s Your Duty to Fight for Net Neutrality appeared first on WIRED.
Categories: Tech

Hear Me Out: Let’s Elect an AI as President

Wired Tech news - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 07:00
An artificial Intelligence would consider all the facts before making the most rational decision for the greatest good. What could possibly go wrong? The post Hear Me Out: Let’s Elect an AI as President appeared first on WIRED.
Categories: Tech

WIRED Has a New Home on Snapchat Discover

Wired Tech news - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 06:00
Weekly editions will feature the best of the magazine, the website, video—and exclusive content just for Snapchat The post WIRED Has a New Home on Snapchat Discover appeared first on WIRED.
Categories: Tech

Sundar Pichai Sees Google’s Future in the Smartest Cloud

Wired Tech news - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 17:51
In an exclusive interview with WIRED, Google's CEO lays out a vision of the company's future that goes way beyond search. The post Sundar Pichai Sees Google's Future in the Smartest Cloud appeared first on WIRED.
Categories: Tech

Google Rattles the Tech World With a New AI Chip for All

Wired Tech news - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:17
Google will soon launch a cloud computing service that offers exclusive access to a new kind of artificial-intelligence chip designed by its own engineers. The post Google Rattles the Tech World With a New AI Chip for All appeared first on WIRED.
Categories: Tech

Andy Rubin, Crispr, and Amazon Star at WIRED Business Conference 2017

Wired Tech news - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 09:00
Business today means contending with technologies that sound like plot devices from a comic book. Next month, we'll sit down with the people who made them. The post Andy Rubin, Crispr, and Amazon Star at WIRED Business Conference 2017 appeared first on WIRED.
Categories: Tech

Only Congress, Not the FCC, Can Fix Net Neutrality

Wired Tech news - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 09:00
Opinion: Despite what John Oliver says, the FCC isn't the one that can solve the net neutrality issue once and for all. Congress can. The post Only Congress, Not the FCC, Can Fix Net Neutrality appeared first on WIRED.
Categories: Tech

San Francisco Tries to Ban Delivery Robots Before They Flatten Someone’s Toes

Wired Tech news - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 07:00
Little more than a month after a startup unleashed robots to deliver food to San Franciscans, a city lawmaker is saying no. The post San Francisco Tries to Ban Delivery Robots Before They Flatten Someone's Toes appeared first on WIRED.
Categories: Tech

One Candidate’s Plan to Resist Trump by Teaching Kids to Code

Wired Tech news - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 07:00
Maryland gubernatorial candidate Alec Ross argues the a more inclusive economy depends on ensuring all students have access to a computer science education The post One Candidate's Plan to Resist Trump by Teaching Kids to Code appeared first on WIRED.
Categories: Tech

Inside Facebook’s Training Ground for Making Chatbots Chattier

Wired Tech news - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 14:26
Chatbots aren't very good at chatting. But Facebook's new software framework will give them lots more to talk about. The post Inside Facebook's Training Ground for Making Chatbots Chattier appeared first on WIRED.
Categories: Tech

Silicon Valley Rebrands Itself as Good for the Rest of America

Wired Tech news - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 14:07
Hello, heartland, the tech industry is here to help! The post Silicon Valley Rebrands Itself as Good for the Rest of America appeared first on WIRED.
Categories: Tech

Google’s AI Invents Sounds Humans Have Never Heard Before

Wired Tech news - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 07:00
Using math to create thousands of new musical instruments. The post Google’s AI Invents Sounds Humans Have Never Heard Before appeared first on WIRED.
Categories: Tech

Even if Apple Breaks $1 Trillion, It Won’t Stay on Top Forever

Wired Tech news - Sun, 05/14/2017 - 07:00
The history of corporate America teaches that no dynasty lasts—the future just keeps coming. The post Even if Apple Breaks $1 Trillion, It Won't Stay on Top Forever appeared first on WIRED.
Categories: Tech

Internet Democracy Is Great … in Theory. Just Ask the FCC

Wired Tech news - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 07:00
The FCC opened up its net neutrality proposal to comments and learned what much of the internet already knows: Never read the comments. The post Internet Democracy Is Great … in Theory. Just Ask the FCC appeared first on WIRED.
Categories: Tech