• The best UK deals for Tuesday: Beats headphones, Ultimate Ears speakers, Playstation bundles, and more
    Mashable Tech2 hours ago

    The best UK deals for Tuesday: Beats headphones, Ultimate Ears speakers, Playstation bundles, and more

    The Amazon Christmas sale only has a few more days to run and you're therefore running out of time to pick up a great bargain. In today's round-up of the best deals from across the sale, we have found the best audio offers for you, including deals on speakers and headphones. Before we get to

  • What Happens When Elon Musk’s Tunnel Comes to Town
    Bloomberg2 hours ago

    What Happens When Elon Musk’s Tunnel Comes to Town

    The twist? The new landlord was an entity connected to Elon Musk’s Boring Co., and the cabinet business needed to make way for a test hyperloop tunnel. Musk’s plans to tunnel underneath Los Angeles County have been greeted with much fanfare and much hand-wringing by existing residents, some of whom

  • Apple TV 4K is the most essential product Apple makes
    Mashable Tech2 hours ago

    Apple TV 4K is the most essential product Apple makes

    Essentials Week spotlights unexpected items that make our daily lives just a little bit better. What is the most essential Apple gadget? Put another way: Which of the trillion-dollar company's beautifully-designed devices would a jaded Apple fanboy like me most miss, if I was forced to switch to

  • The Dark Realities Women Face Driving for Uber and Lyft
    Bloomberg3 hours ago

    The Dark Realities Women Face Driving for Uber and Lyft

    Pagliocco has only been driving for about half a year, yet of the thousand or so rides that she's driven for Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc., she says a few hundred of those have led to inappropriate advances or uncomfortable encounters.

  • This wireless charger doubles as a stand and is on sale for less than $30
    Mashable Tech3 hours ago

    This wireless charger doubles as a stand and is on sale for less than $30

    Isn't it funny that the more connected the world gets, the less we want to deal with wires? It already happened with wireless earphones. Humans in the 21st century now deem it more acceptable to have Q-tip-resembling audio devices sticking out of our ears for aural enjoyment. And besides, it eliminates

  • These people aren't real. Can you tell?
    Mashable Tech4 hours ago

    These people aren't real. Can you tell?

    The image above looks like a collage of photographs, but in fact, it's been generated by an artificial intelligence. And as real as they may look, the people in the image aren't actual humans.  In a new paper (via The Verge), a group of Nvidia's researchers explain how they've created

  • Bloomberg6 hours ago

    AI Startup Graphcore Raises $200 Million From BMW, Microsoft

    Graphcore Ltd. is one of a number of companies trying to design a new class of chips that will be better at crunching the vast amount of data needed to make computers smarter. Existing investors Dell Technologies Inc. and Robert Bosch Venture Capital also participated in the round.

  • Bloomberg7 hours ago

    India's Ola to Invest $100 Million in a Scooter Sharing Startup

    The financing, which will be used by Vogo to add 100,000 scooters, is part of a fundraising round that also included Matrix Partners India and Stellaris Venture Partners. “This infusion will give Vogo a strategic supply advantage without having to incur significant capital expenditure,” Ola and Vogo

  • NAACP Seeks Week-Long Facebook Boycott Over Racial Targeting
    Bloomberg8 hours ago

    NAACP Seeks Week-Long Facebook Boycott Over Racial Targeting

    The NAACP urged its members and supporters to log out of Facebook and sister platform Instagram in response to a report released Monday which found that Russian hacking of the 2016 election heavily targeted African-Americans. “Facebook’s engagement with partisan firms, its targeting of political opponents

  • Bloomberg8 hours ago

    Twitter Is ‘Toxic Place for Women,’ Says Amnesty International

    A new study from human rights watchdog Amnesty International attempts to assess just how much. A lot, it turns out. About 7 percent of the tweets prominent women in government and journalism receive were found to be abusive or problematic.

  • Facebook Urged to Change Leadership by Group of 31 Nonprofits
    Bloomberg8 hours ago

    Facebook Urged to Change Leadership by Group of 31 Nonprofits

    Organizations including Muslim Advocates, MoveOn, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the National LGBTQ Task Force, co-signed a letter asking Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg to step down from his role as board chairman. It also requested that Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg leave the

  • Bloomberg12 hours ago

    LG Plans to Sell TVs That Roll Up Like Posters in 2019

    LG is counting on so-called “rollable” and OLED televisions to revive a consumer electronics business that’s grappling with price declines and stiffening Chinese competition. OLED TVs are estimated to account for just 1.1 percent of the market this year, while LCDs claim almost 98 percent, according

  • Bloomberg14 hours ago

    Oracle Sales Hit Estimates Amid a Challenging Cloud Transition

    Revenue will increase 2 percent to 4 percent in the current quarter, holding currency exchange rates constant, with higher growth through the second half of the fiscal year, Chief Executive Officer Safra Catz said Monday in a conference call with analysts. Key InsightsCatz and Chief Executive Officer

  • This Snapchat screenplay is the most wanted in Hollywood right now
    Mashable Tech15 hours ago

    This Snapchat screenplay is the most wanted in Hollywood right now

    A screenplay about the birth of Snapchat has just been crowned the most-liked script to make the rounds in Hollywood this year, according to an annual industry list. It's called Frat Boy Genius , and is a fictionalized docu-drama about Evan Spiegel and the creation of Snapchat.  Frat Boy Genius

  • NYC Uber Rides Are Getting More Expensive
    Bloomberg15 hours ago

    NYC Uber Rides Are Getting More Expensive

    Uber says a freeze on new licenses has already been putting upward pressure on prices, as will a minimum wage rule for ride-hailing drivers slated to take effect later in the month. Both Uber and Lyft supported the $2.75 charge, and are actively lobbying in Albany, New York and elsewhere for more ambitious

  • Why Big Tech is breaking free of Silicon Valley
    Yahoo Finance15 hours ago

    Why Big Tech is breaking free of Silicon Valley

    Big Tech is breaking free of Silicon Valley in search of new ideas. And to spread its influence.

  • Amazon Runs Out of Some Echo Speakers the Week Before Christmas
    Bloomberg16 hours ago

    Amazon Runs Out of Some Echo Speakers the Week Before Christmas

    The Echo is the flagship device in Amazon’s growing line of consumer electronics and a fixture of the company’s advertisements during the holiday shopping season. The company said it sold “millions” of Echo devices worldwide during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and Cyber Monday and that the hockey

  • The World's Keenest Online Hagglers Help Line Rule in Thailand
    Bloomberg16 hours ago

    The World's Keenest Online Hagglers Help Line Rule in Thailand

    No other nation uses social media for e-commerce as much as Thailand, with buyers and sellers haggling over price via chats just as they do in ubiquitous street markets, said Ariya Banomyong, Line’s managing director in the country. Social media applications like Line, Facebook and Instagram accounted

  • There's One Place Where VCs Chase Founders to Give Them Money
    Bloomberg16 hours ago

    There's One Place Where VCs Chase Founders to Give Them Money

    While Japan has a reputation as a tough place to start a company, the conditions are improving with more incubators, programming schools and supportive government policies. People like Muranaka, an investor at DMM Ventures, are adding capital to the mix, another key ingredient for startup success.

  • Forget Drones. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Needs Lots of Delivery Guys
    Bloomberg17 hours ago

    Forget Drones. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Needs Lots of Delivery Guys

    High-tailing it through town in gas-slurping vans to leave packages on doorsteps just like the milk man, postal worker, UPS guy and pizza dude before them. Bezos this summer issued a call-to-arms to aspiring entrepreneurs, offering them a chance to earn $300,000 a year by starting their own businesses

  • This cyborg houseplant can automatically drive itself toward light
    Mashable Tech17 hours ago

    This cyborg houseplant can automatically drive itself toward light

    We usually think of plants as vegetables or home decoration, but Harpreet Sareen, an MIT Media Lab researcher,  developed a plant-robot hybrid that moves on its own in response to the changes happening in its environment. Elowan is a houseplant, but it is much more than that. Sareen has attached electrodes

  • Dow slides ahead of Fed decision
    Yahoo Finance17 hours ago

    Dow slides ahead of Fed decision

    Worry is growing on Wall Street as stocks get slammed ahead of a big Fed decision. We’ll have more on the markets coming up. Plus, Jeff Gundlach says stocks are in a long term bear market. How much lower could we go? And Apple could take matters into its own hands with China. It’s the call of the day

  • Apple just hired a Tesla designer. Let the speculation begin.
    Mashable Tech18 hours ago

    Apple just hired a Tesla designer. Let the speculation begin.

    The hiring of a former Tesla designer has reignited speculation over Apple's self-driving car ambitions.  Andrew Kim was hired by Microsoft after his minimalist redesign for the company went viral in 2013. He then spent two years as a senior design manager at Tesla. Now it looks like he's at

  • Bloomberg18 hours ago

    Researchers Call Out Google for Limiting Data in Russia Report

    The report detailed how Russia’s plot to divide Americans and aid Donald Trump in the 2016 election was larger and more sophisticated than previously thought. “Google’s data contribution was by far the most limited in context and least comprehensive of the three,” they said, referring to Google, Facebook