I must apologize to Dave Winer. He warned me about supporting services that aren’t the open web and I wasn’t willing to listen to him a month ago, because I was infatuated with a cool new service that lots of insiders were supporting.
I’ve seen a LOT of discussion about Quora in the past few weeks since I wrote it could be the biggest blogging innovation in the past decade.
Former Republican presidential candidate and Congressman Ron Paul has signed on to the question-and-answer service Quora. On Wednesday, Paul posted answers to a pair of questions about his positions on marijuana and Bitcoin. Paul responded to the question about marijuana by calling the American War on Drugs "outrageous." "The drug war has never done anything good.
For soldiers coping with brain injuries and post-traumatic stress, coming home may be tougher than the actual fighting; their conditions can last a lifetime. Long-term relief may be on the horizon for US veterans, though.
Barely a week since successfully completing sea trials after a three year hiatus, the venerable research sub Alvin is already earning back the $42 million in hardware upgrades and engineering retrofits it's received—showing off its spaciou
I am what many people would call, a “cord-cutter”. In my living space I don’t subscribe to cable, and generally watch my TV online with services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Youtube. A few years ago I lived in England and loved watching BBC iPlayer, but now that I live back in the US, I can’t do so since it’s blocked from any location outside of the UK.
When you travel the world, having a few drinks with your hosts is a great way to get a sense of the local culture. But excessive alcohol consumption can cause physiological consequences . Don't worry—a hangover is universal, and your new friends probably already know a way to cope with it.Read more...
There's a group of people at Microsoft who are like internet superheroes on a mission to protect the world from evil hackers . And this week, that group convinced a judge to turn over a chunk of the internet to their control, and then messed up that control, bringing websites down for "millions" of people. It's a strange story of good intentions coupled with, arguably, zealous overreach.
There are things fitness trackers are generally pretty good at. You know, like counting your steps, measuring how many calories you burned. And then there are things fitness trackers are generally bad at. Logging your food intake is a particularly sore point.
Secret, the app that lets people post messages anonymously, has been beloved by the tech insiders who use the service to gossip about their jobs and love lives.But now Secret’s founders want to push the service into the mainstream with new features intended to broaden the potential audience of the app.
Yahoo intended to unveil the new service in April, but contract issues ultimately delayed the the launch. One point of contention was around content ownership. Early drafts of the contract gave a video's ownership rights to Yahoo.Yahoo is reportedly unveiling a YouTube rival this summer. Yahoo's service will offer more generous revenue-sharing deals for creators, AdAge reports .
It's official: following anearlier agreement, Seattle council members have voted eight to onein favorof legalizing transportation network companies. The move letsridesharingoutfits like Lyft and UberX operate in the West coast city without fear of bans ordriver caps, so long as they get the appropriate license and otherwise obey relatively light regulations.
It’s quite obvious Google I/O is Google’s biggest event of the year and one of the biggest tech events in general. This year Google had lots to say, they announced a bunch of stuff, but Andorid “L” preview was one of the biggest, definitely.
Parents can childproof their homes by covering the electric sockets, adding parental controls on the cable box and putting a padlock on the liquor cabinet.Is it possible to do the same for the web?A handful of entrepreneurs with young children think so, including a company called Kuddle based in Norway. Kuddle is a mobile photo-sharing application aimed at the elementary and middle school set.
You know that page with a check box you haphazardly agree to on the way to signing up for various online services? The one with the hundreds (or thousands) of words of legal mumbo jumbo? Yeah, we do the same thing --it's okay. It's because those pages, the Terms of Service, are boring, lengthy, and probably meaningless. Right?Right?!
If Samsung'snew Galaxy Tabsaren't your cup of tea, Lenovo may have the budget tablets you're looking for. It just unveiled four entry-level Android slates that expand on the sound quality focus we saw inlast year's models. The Tab A7-30, A7-50, A8 and A10 all have Dolby audio that should improve your small-screen movie experience.