Tag: Technology

Most Facebook users don’t know their interests are tracked for ad targeting, Pew study finds

Most Facebook users have no idea how the company tracks and profiles everything they do to target ads, a new Pew Research study confirms. Pew reports that three-quarters (74%) of Facebook users surveyed in the study did not know that Facebook tracks their interests and various personal traits so they can be more efficiently targeted […]

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Mommy and Data

In 2009, Piraye Yurttas Beim, a molecular biologist from Texas, started pitching investors on her vision for a new kind of women’s health company. The startup she had founded, Celmatix, would bring the power of big data and cutting-edge genetic testing to bear on a problem that had long resisted […]

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two radical harley-davidson electric concepts shown at CES 2019

with power and stylish poise, the ‘LiveWire’ is notably an authentic harley-davidson motorcycle but with one subtle difference: it is their first all-electric model. the project kick started in 2014 with a prototype and took years to develop before an electric model was able to match their prized brand experience. […]

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March for Life Celebrates Science Revealing ‘Humanity of Child in Earliest Stages in Womb’

The president of the March for Life says next week’s annual event featuring thousands of pro-life activists is celebrating that babies are “unique” from the first moment of conception — as science and technology have revealed. “As we know, advancements in science and technology really support revealing the humanity of the child in the earliest […]

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Shutdown creates uncertainty over Uber and Lyft IPO timing

Uber and Lyft are still waiting for feedback from the U.S. securities regulator on their confidential submissions for IPOs, Bloomberg reports tonight, citing people familiar with the matter who aren’t disclosing their identities. Donald Trump’s government shutdown over his demand for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has effectively halted all but basic operations at […]

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Twitter Will Stream NBA Games Using An ISO-CAM Starting With The All-Star Game

Getty Image   NBA fans without cable will soon have another method of streaming games on their phones. As reported by Recode, Twitter made a deal with the NBA to start streaming nationally-televised TNT games in February. The first such contest will be the NBA All-Star Game, and the contract […]

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hyperloopTT unveils new images of passenger capsule ‘quintero one’ in spain

hyperloop transportation technologies (hyperloopTT) has designed a full-scale passenger capsule in puerto de santa maria, spain. first revealed in october 2018, ‘quintero one’ is constructed almost completely out of hyperloopTT’s vibraniumTM, a specially made dual-layer smart composite material. the capsule will be tested at their research and development center in toulouse, france […]

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FCC closed due to government shutdown, Ajit Pai won’t be at CES

Federal Communications Commission DA 19-10 DA 19-10Released: January 2, 2019 IMPACT OF POTENTIAL LAPSE IN FUNDING ON COMMISSION OPERATIONS In the event of a continued partial lapse in federal government funding, the Commission will suspend most operations in the middle of the day on Thursday, January 3, 2019. During a lapse in funding, the Network […]

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H garage honda valkyrie streetfighter custom-made for secret client

scott halbleib, owner of H garage, has taken a 2014 honda valkyrie and transformed it into a stylishly-shelled streetfigher, simply named the ‘valkyrie streetfighter’. made as a client request, the custom motorcycle features a design almost befitting of robocop with uniform muscularity and two-tone gloss grey and satin black colorway. […]

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china’s great wall motor debuts ORA R1, the world’s cheapest electric car

claiming to catalyze a ‘new generation of electric cars’, china’s great wall motor debuts the ORA R1 from their newly created EV-subsidiary. the car delivers a maximum cruising range of 351km thanks to a 35kw motor. all of this is available for between 59,800 and 77,800 yuan ($8,680 to $11,293 USD), making […]

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Mark Zuckerberg’s 2019 Resolution: More Political Censorship on Facebook

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised to better prevent “election interference” and “the spread of hate speech” — neglecting to define either term — in a blog posted on his company’s platform. Zuckerberg repeated his previous calls to suppress “sensationalism and misinformation” and to “remove content related to terrorism,” terms he did not define. […]

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Pipes under Portland produce power while they deliver water to homes and businesses

Apparently, this story popped up back in 2015, but it’s so cool that it’s still worth reading about now: the city of Portland, Oregon has water pipes buried underneath of it that not only carry clean drinking water to the locals, but also generate hydroelectric power at the same time! From Fast Company: In Portland, […]

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Instagram Briefly Experimented With A New Feed And Users Were Definitely Not Happy

Getty Image Instagram users were taken by surprise on Thursday when a new update spiraled their feeds into chaos by completely changing the way people engage with the app. Instead of a vertical scroll, the social media platform briefly changed to a horizontal feed — similar to Instagram stories — […]

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