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Adobe is ending Flash support in 2020, tells everyone to jump ship

Adobe today announced it would be killing off Flash by the end of 2020, and it called on several major sites for help with the hit. It’s not the first time we’ve talked about Flash’s impending doom — from Chrome killing Flash, to Mozilla killing Flash, to the death of Flash. Show More Summary

6 handy GIF-making apps you need in 2017

GIFs are fun to share. It feels like there’s one for almost every different set of circumstances. But did you know that it’s not particularly difficult to create your own moving pictures? This is equally true for mobile devices, as there’s a wealth of GIF-making apps for Android and iOS. Show More Summary

Microsoft’s AI chip teaches HoloLens how to understand you

Microsoft presented HoloLens 2.0 on Sunday at an event in Hawaii. The company, known mostly for its software, revealed the newest iteration of its AR headset would contain a Microsoft-made AI co-processor. This marked the company’s entry...Show More Summary

Twitch’s most-watched clip is a jump scare, because of course it is

A relatively-unknown Twitch streamer is in the spotlight as a clip of him playing a horror game is now the most-watched clip in the site’s history. In the clip, JurassicJunkieLive is playing Outlast 2. In case you aren’t aware, that’s...Show More Summary

Moto Z2 Force is now official with dual cameras and multi-carrier availability

When Motorola announced the Z2 Play last month, we all knew its more powerful sibling couldn’t be far off. Now it’s official: The Motorola Z2 Force will be available on August 10, sporting flagship specs and a dual camera system. And of course, it’s as modular as ever. Show More Summary

Google Maps accidentally caught a satellite image of an airplane mid-flight

Random photos of airplanes tend to be rather boring – unless they happen to be mid-flight satellite shots caught on Google Maps. Browsing through the endless depths of Maps, Redditors have stumbled upon a gorgeous satellite image that...Show More Summary

Here’s how blockchain can potentially end global poverty

“Are you ready for Isaac?” I attended a startup and tech conference four years ago, and one of the presenters asked this as the main argument of his keynote about fintech. Back then, the industry wasn’t yet widely known as fintech. But...Show More Summary

Facebook Live 360 streams can now be watched in 4K and VR

Facebook today announced several new features meant to improve the experience of watching and making Live 360 video. Live streaming is an integral part of the modern Facebook experience, so the company wants to make sure you’re engaged. Show More Summary

Patients Can Now Contact Their Doctor With An App

Healthcare has come leaps and bounds thanks to modern technological advances. Robots are assisting in surgery, and telemedicine provides services to remote areas. Now, there’s an app that allows patients to interact with their doctor from home. Show More Summary

Google will keep people safe with real-time SOS Alerts in Search and Maps

Google wants to provide people with easy access to actionable information in times of crisis. The internet giant is launching a new feature to help netizens promptly and effortlessly figure out how they can stay safe when natural disaster strikes. Show More Summary

Estonia’s new e-residents are surpassing the country’s birth rate

Estonia is the first country in the world to offer an ‘e-Residency‘ to people of any nationality. If you become an e-resident, you get a governmentally issued digital identity like other Estonians, that you can use to set up your own company in Estonia — completely remotely. Show More Summary

The 3 fundamentals of long-term ecommerce success

Maybe it was the freedom to connect to your customers from a laptop that keeps your business going. Or, perhaps you’ve come up with the greatest thing since sliced bread. With ecommerce sales breaking well into the trillions, the opportunity for success in the online business world is staggering. Show More Summary

This map uses open data to show you the safest places to park your car

The UK’s Co-Op Insurance wants you to be able to park your car without it getting stolen. The best way to accomplish that is to make an informed decision about where is safe. With that in mind, it’s released a new web-based tool called Park Smart, which uses open data published by the Home Office, in order to show you car-crime hotspots. Show More Summary

India wants to hit the brakes on self-driving cars before even starting the engine

On a misguided mission to protect jobs in India, the country’s Union Road Transport and Highways minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday, “We won’t allow driverless cars in India. I am very clear on this. We won’t allow any technology that takes away jobs. Show More Summary

The UK’s online porn crackdown could harm young people more than it helps

Won’t somebody please think of the children!?” The UK government seems to be using this catchphrase from The Simpsons as the basis for its proposed new pornography laws. Its recently announced plan to force pornographic websites to verify users’ ages suggests it thinks it can use a blunt technological tool to stop under 18s watching online porn. Show More Summary

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says Zuckerberg’s understanding of AI is ‘limited’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is not convinced that Facebook’s boss Mark Zuckerberg fully comprehends the basic tenets of artificial intelligence (AI). Chilling in his Palo Alto backyard, this weekend Zuckerberg hosted an impromptu Facebook Live...Show More Summary

China’s forcing its citizens to install a terrifying Big Brother app on their phones – or go to jail

Governments wanting to spy on the people they’re meant to serve is hardly new – but China is taking things to a whole new level by injecting itself into citizens’ phones. Based on articles from Radio Free Asia, Mashable reported last...Show More Summary

Are Bluetooth beacons the savior of local news?

Millenials are voracious consumers of news. One UK survey shows that half of those aged 18 to 35 prefer to get their current affairs fix from a newspaper or magazine. A separate Associated Press survey shows that two-thirds of those aged 18 to 34 regularly consume news online. Show More Summary

Microsoft Paint isn’t dead yet

The internet lost its collective mind when news began doing the rounds yesterday about Microsoft killing off its beloved Paint app after 32 years. If you’re nostalgic about the doodling app that enthralled a couple of generations of Windows fans, you’ll be glad to know it’s not actually going away entirely. Show More Summary

The internet is pissed that Michael Phelps wasn’t actually racing a shark

“Phelps vs. Shark” had viewers on the edge of their seat. The promos featured the five-time Olympian taking to the water to put it all on the line against a great white. And then Discovery pulled the rug out from under them. The Discovery...Show More Summary

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