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See you on Monday for some crypto talk

I’ll be helping build a larger meetup focused on pre-ICO companies in New York on April 23 and I’d love to see you there. It will be held at Knotel on April 23 at 7pm and will feature a pitch-off

How Facebook gives an asymmetric advantage to negative messaging

Andrew Keen Contributor Andrew Keen is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and The Internet Is Not The Answer. He produces Futurecast, and is the host of Keen On. More post

Mark Zuckerberg’s data was collected by third parties

In questioning before the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce today, Mark Zuckerberg said that his personal Facebook data was harvested as part of the sweep of personal data that

Hootsworth helps you address sexual harassment and other workplace issues

Harassment is clearly an issue everywhere. Hootsworth, founded by harassment legal expert Janine Yancey, is launching in beta today to provide a resource and tool for employees and employers to addres

Does Ready Player One reveal the future of VR?

Maggie Lane Contributor Share on Twitter Maggie Lane is a writer and producer of virtual reality experiences and covers the industry for various publications. It was barely minutes after the Ready Pla

Another chapter on Facebook’s privacy woes is being written in Latin America

Felicitas Carrique Contributor Share on Twitter Felicitas Carrique is an Argentinian reporter focused on media, technology, and innovation. The abuse of Facebook’s platform for political purpose

Udacity introduces real robots and virtual worlds to help students build skills

Udacity is hosting its annual Intersect conference this week, and the online learning platform is introducing some new programs and features for students at the event. Those include two new ways for s

SearchInk rebrands as omni:us, aims its hand-writing reading AI at insurance industry

Back in 2015 a startup called SearchInk, launched out of Berlin with the aim of combining machine learning with handwriting recognition. The upshot would be the ability to semantically label handwritt

The Cambridge Analytica Debacle is not a Facebook “Data Breach.” Maybe It Should Be.

Ido Kilovaty Contributor Share on Twitter Ido Kilovaty is a Cyber Fellow at the Center for Global Legal Challenges and Resident Fellow at the Information Society Project, Yale Law School. More posts b

Polish hackers create an indoor location system for disabled students

A group of students from the Warsaw University of Technology and the Jagiellonian University in Krakow built an indoor location system for disabled students. They’re rolling out the app, created

‘Shadow of the Colossus’ PS4 remake exceeds the original

Shadow of the Colossus is one of those games I’ve purchased multiple times on multiple platforms, because the original was about as unique and satisfying a video game experience as you can find

Why inclusion in the Google Arts & Culture selfie feature matters

When Google Arts & Culture's new selfie-matching feature went viral earlier this week, many people of color found that their results were limited or skewed toward subservient and exoticized figure

Chronext raises $34 million to bring nice watches to your bare wrist

There are a number of services that let you sell your used watches or simply purchase new watches but few have the funding war chest of Chronext. This online services lets you buy and sell fancy watch

New Sequoia China investment values Australian design company Canva at $1 billion

Canva, the Australian provider of graphic design software as a service, has become the world's latest unicorn with a new investment led by Sequoia China. A $40 million dollar round gives the company i

NASA to screen ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ on the International Space Station

Being an astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station shouldn’t mean that you have to miss out on much-anticipated movie releases like Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In fact, i

WannaDrink is the hack that will finally destroy my liver

WannaDrink is a hack that somehow manages to combine the amazing mission of providing tech education for recent immigrants to Germany and the promotion of anonymous drinking with complete strangers. 

This website will generate apologies for men accused of sexual harassment

Are you a celebrity who's sexually harassed a bunch of people and are now in need of an apology to subdue an angry mob? Look no further than the Celebrity Perv Apology Generator. The desktop app packa

How to talk about cryptocurrency at the holiday dinner table

You’re sitting down to a nice meal and your aunt, always one step ahead, mentions she wants to start investing in Bitcoin. You freeze, a drip of gravy plopping off the ladle. It’s your time to shi

The BOLDR Expedition Watch lets you get away

BOLDR is a small watch company with a distinct style. Selling primarily on Kickstarter, the company has gone through a number of design iterations to land on the Expedition, a watch designed to take y

New ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ trailer prepares you for some twists

There’s a new 45 second spot for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which premiered tonight during some kind of sport ball game, but which is lucky also available on the internet so you can just watch it
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