Emerging Tech

Elon Musk offers to help dig CERN’s new particle collider tunnel

[embedded content] The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) plans to put the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to shame with its proposed, significantly larger Future Circular Collider — and Elon Musk wants to help make it a reality. Because, you know, building electric cars, digging massive underground tunnels in the U.S., selling flamethrowers, and landing […]


Google will retire classic Hangouts for G Suite customers in October

Google announced in March 2017 that it would split Hangouts, its cross-platform messaging service, into two core apps — Hangouts Chat, a Slack-like tool for teams, and Hangouts Meet, a Skype-like videoconferencing application — and that both enterprise G Suite users and consumers would be migrated from classic Hangouts sometime this year. Today, it revealed a […]


Get your photos on billboards with Apple’s 2019 ‘Shot on iPhone’ program

The “Shot on iPhone” program has long been aimed at showcasing some of the best photos that can be captured by the iPhone, and Apple is continuing that program into 2019. The company published a blog encouraging users to share the best photos they have taken on the iPhone. Entries will be accepted from now […]

Gears & Gadgets

Microsoft unveils more cheap hardware, Teams features, and pens for education

Enlarge / Lenovo 300e with its stylus and, uh, fallback stylus. Lenovo At the Bett educational technology conference in London, Microsoft has announced cheaper Surface Go pens, new Teams integrations with educational software, and a range of third-party Windows laptops and two-in-one devices with prices as low as $ 189. Microsoft has felt new competitive […]


How to connect a PS3 controller to your PC

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Properly connecting a PlayStation 3 Controller to a PC is no easy task, especially when you opt for third-party peripherals. Thankfully, our guide will help you through the process. The post How to connect a PS3 controller to your PC appeared first on Digital Trends. Computing – Digital Trends

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France fines Google $57 million for breaking Europe's strict new privacy rules

Google CEO Sundar Pichai.AP France’s data regulator has fined Google €50 million ($ 57 million) for breaching European privacy rules. The regulator, CNIL, said Google didn’t properly explain how or why it collects people’s data. CNIL also said Google didn’t obtain proper consent to target ads at its users. This is the first major test […]

Emerging Tech

A.I. finds non-infringing ways to copy drugs pharma spends billions developing

Drug companies spend billions developing and protecting their trademark pharmaceuticals. Could artificial intelligence be about to shake things up? In a breakthrough development, researchers have demonstrated an A.I. which can find new methods for producing existing drugs in a way that doesn’t infringe on existing patents. Called Chematica, the software platform does something called “retrosynthesis,” […]


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, video games, and the new online town square

Enlarge Aurich / Getty Over the weekend, tens of thousands of people—including one sitting US Congressperson—gathered online to watch a marathon stream of someone playing Donkey Kong 64. The most notable thing about this, perhaps, was just how little organic interest in Donkey Kong 64 actually had to do with much of the gathering. Let […]


Google fined $57 million by French data privacy body

Google has been hit by a €50 million ($ 57 million) fine by French data privacy body CNIL (National Data Protection Commission) for failure to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulations. The CNIL said that it was fining Google for “lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding the […]


How to convert a Kindle book to PDF

The Kindle is one of the most convenient and efficient tools ushering in this new age of ebooks. It allows anyone to pack thousands of free and comparatively cheap publications into a single frame weighing less than 5 ounces. But what happens when you decide you’d rather view your precious Kindle files as PDFs on your […]

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Google hit with £44m GDPR fine over ads

Google has been fined 50 million euros (£44m) by the French data regulator CNIL, for a breach of the EU’s data protection rules. CNIL said it had levied the record fine for “lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding ads personalisation”. The regulator said it judged that people were “not sufficiently […]

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Coinstar machines will let you swap cash for Bitcoin at your local grocery store

In a world in which people increasingly pay for things using mobile wallets like Apple Pay, the presence of the machines you find at grocery stores, which turn your spare change into a more useful note-based form of cash, seem kind of retro. But they’re about to embrace one of the most exciting currency-based innovations […]


Minecraft Marketplace December 2018’s top 10 creations: Exponential growth

December was the Minecraft Marketplace’s biggest month yet. Downloads skyrocketed to 10,872,443 on Windows 10, iOS and Android, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. December doubled the 4.57 million downloads from November, which in turn doubled October’s 2.26 million. The exponential growth for the Minecraft Marketplace is due to a number of factors. The Minecraft Team […]


Report: Spotify preparing to launch $100 in-car streaming device

Though it could still be total vaporware, we have a new report that Spotify is inching closer to releasing an in-car music streamer, which would sell for $ 100, according to the Financial Times. Basing its story on information provided by “people familiar with [Spotify’s] plans,” FT claims the device will use Bluetooth to connect […]