News & Information       http://info.owt.com

General Technology

03/28/2017   ArsTechnica News
New report: "We need to do better and have much more work to do."
03/28/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Congress to vote on bill that rolls back internet privacy protectionThe House was expected to vote Tuesday on a bill that would stop the Federal Communications Commission from enforcing rules that would stop your internet service provider from tracking your browsing behavior and selling that information to advertisers.


03/28/2017   CNET News
Fans could be seeing red on Friday when one of the colors from the iconic 24-pack has a meltdown. But which one will it be? Some guesses.
03/28/2017   CNET News
I was tipped off via Twitter to a photography hobbyist on Instagram. I liked his stuff so much I wanted to share it with you.
03/28/2017   ArsTechnica News
“Even satirical websites, such as The Onion, could come under fire.”
03/28/2017   CNET News
From Home Deals: Get a Google Home speaker for $99 or a refurbished Amazon Echo Tap for $90 in the best deals for the smart home.
03/28/2017   CNET News
The British telecom company may have accidentally revealed the feature before the phone's unveiling.
03/28/2017   CNET News
The ride-hailing company shares its diversity stats for the first time. Guess what? Its employees are mostly white males.
03/28/2017   CNET News
Staffer alleges that co-workers regularly used racially disparaging language toward him.
03/28/2017   Extreme Tech
rubinphone

If there was any doubt 2017 was the year of rounded corners, there isn't now.

The post Android founder’s new smartphone teased, lacks corners and bezel appeared first on ExtremeTech.

03/28/2017   CNET News
As it does every year, the automaker has some unique concepts lined up for its annual off-road pilgrimage.
03/28/2017   CNET News
Social Cues: After a controversially leggy front page on the UK tabloid, an innocent bystander wants to clear the record.
03/28/2017   CNET News
The e-commerce giant is developing several new store concepts, including grocery pickup locations in Seattle called AmazonFresh Pickup.
03/28/2017   Wired Top Stories
Tinder’s New Desktop App Pushes You to Actually Talk to People
Tinder Online encourages users to temper their snap judgements with some genuine connections. The post Tinder's New Desktop App Pushes You to Actually Talk to People appeared first on WIRED.
03/28/2017   ArsTechnica News
Goodbye pollution regulations, hello pretending climate science doesn’t exist.
03/28/2017   Extreme Tech

Razer has refreshed its top-end Razer Blade Pro with 7th-generation Intel chips and mobile THX certification.

The post Razer launches refreshed Blade Pro with THX support, Kaby Lake processors appeared first on ExtremeTech.

03/28/2017   ArsTechnica News
Developers are scrambling to fix flaw that allows theft, malicious code execution.
03/28/2017   CNET News
Photos of an alleged Moto X reveal dual cameras, internal specs and some cool design cues.
03/28/2017   CNET News
Commentary: More than 5.6 million people have already watched a video of a TSA agent performing what appears to be an extensive patdown on a boy.
03/28/2017   CNET News
Starting today, Google's smart speaker can control a variety of new devices, including locks and sprinklers.
03/28/2017   ArsTechnica News
We now know whodunnit, but we have no idea why this toxin is being made.
03/28/2017   CNET News
This is the Ferrari movie Hollywood needs to make.
03/28/2017   CNET News
Will the Galaxy S8 blow us away? We do one final preview show before the big day. Also, we geek out over the new "Spider-Man: Homecoming" trailer!
03/28/2017   CNET News
Witness the stomach-turning destruction of iconic toy Stretch Armstrong beneath the unrelenting weight of a hydraulic press.
03/28/2017   ArsTechnica News
New scenes show off funny writing, great supporting cast, and Peter's character arc.
03/28/2017   CNET News
The National Bureau of Economic Research has examined the effects of robots on American jobs, and the results don't look good.
03/28/2017   CNET News
The new trailer shows Stark in a mentor role and Michael Keaton going full Birdman as the Vulture.
03/28/2017   ArsTechnica News
“We are ready to start putting pencils to paper and cutting hardware."
03/28/2017   ArsTechnica News
African-American man says his co-workers commented on his genitalia, threatened him.
03/28/2017   ArsTechnica News
Tech companies and interest groups seek to alter the geography of litigation.
03/28/2017   ArsTechnica News
Some gamers may be ready to ditch the disc drive to save on hardware.
03/28/2017   Wired Top Stories
Ridley Scott Reveals the Origin of His Androids in the Alien Saga
It all goes back to HAL 9000. The post Ridley Scott Reveals the Origin of His Androids in the Alien Saga appeared first on WIRED.
03/28/2017   CNET News
The investments confer other benefits, too, but who isn't excited for the new Ranger and Bronco?
03/28/2017   Wired Top Stories
The 11 Best Comic Book Movies You Can Stream Right Now, From Superman to Deadpool
It's a bird… it's a plane… it's a great way to spend your couch time! The post The 11 Best Comic Book Movies You Can Stream Right Now, From Superman to Deadpool appeared first on WIRED.
03/28/2017   CNET News
Tropical cyclone Debbie steps into the space spotlight with fascinating storm footage captured from the ISS.
03/28/2017   CNET News
Wondering what each mode does, and how it does it? We're here to tell you.
03/28/2017   Wired Gear
Facebook Camera Means Snapping Is Officially the Future
24-hour ephemeral videos, silly filters, funny masks. These are the tools for the way we talk next. The post Facebook Camera Means Snapping Is Officially the Future appeared first on WIRED.
03/28/2017   Wired Top Stories
Facebook Camera Means Snapping Is Officially the Future
24-hour ephemeral videos, silly filters, funny masks. These are the tools for the way we talk next. The post Facebook Camera Means Snapping Is Officially the Future appeared first on WIRED.
03/28/2017   Extreme Tech
Udemy ET

If you love to learn, check out the outstanding classes at Udemy. Thousands of online courses are being discounted today, so you can invest in a new skill -- even if you're on a budget.

The post ET deals: Get online courses from Udemy for just $10 each appeared first on ExtremeTech.

03/28/2017   ArsTechnica News
The father of Android starts an Android OEM.
03/28/2017   Extreme Tech
amazon

Amazon announced its intention to put the nation's cashiers out of work a few months ago, but it looks like they'll be getting a reprieve for now.

The post Amazon’s cashier-free store breaks when more than 20 people are shopping appeared first on ExtremeTech.

03/28/2017   ArsTechnica News
Follow along with us as Samsung unveils its all-new flagship.
03/28/2017   Wired Top Stories
Scientists Build a Menstrual Biochip That Does Everything But Bleed
An organ-on-chip model of the female reproductive tract includes a miniature ovary, uterus, fallopian tube, cervix, and liver. The post Scientists Build a Menstrual Biochip That Does Everything But Bleed appeared first on WIRED.
03/28/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

David Pogue's search for the world's best air-travel appThis month, Expedia (EXPE) killed off the world’s best app for air travelers: FlightTrack Pro, which it had bought in 2010. Its attractive, tidy screens show you far more detail than the airline generally provides—not just the departure and arrival times, but also the terminals, gates, flight maps, aircraft type, speed and altitude, weather radar, and so on. FlightTrack Pro, dead at ate 8.


03/28/2017   ArsTechnica News
The cash should be handy as Tesla puts the Model 3 into production.
03/28/2017   Wired Top Stories
03/28/2017   Wired Top Stories
In Science, You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Science experiments don't always provide the data needed to definitively answer a question. Such is the nature of science. The post In Science, You Can't Always Get What You Want appeared first on WIRED.
03/28/2017   Extreme Tech
Deep Brain Stimulation 2

Electric cars, trips to Mars, solar everything, underground tunnels -- and now apparently brain-computer interfaces? Elon Musk has had another bright idea.

The post Elon Musk wants to implant an AI interface in your brain appeared first on ExtremeTech.

03/28/2017   Wired Top Stories
The Island Where Chinese Tourists Flee to Escape the Smog
Fresh air so good they bottle it. The post The Island Where Chinese Tourists Flee to Escape the Smog appeared first on WIRED.
03/28/2017   Extreme Tech
Security surveillance unlock privacy

Later today, the House of Representatives will vote on a measure to functionally kill internet privacy. If you don't want that to happen, this is your last shot to stop it.

The post The House votes today on stripping away your internet privacy appeared first on ExtremeTech.

03/28/2017   ArsTechnica News
A good test would prove the doubters wrong and further advance new space.
03/28/2017   Wired Top Stories
The Creators of Serial Are Back With a Binge-Ready New Podcast
The mystery involves alleged murder, buried gold, and a hedge maze. Got seven hours to mainline the new show? The post The Creators of Serial Are Back With a Binge-Ready New Podcast appeared first on WIRED.
03/28/2017   ArsTechnica News
Today, transplanted umbilical cord blood can treat or cure more than 80 conditions.
03/28/2017   Wired Top Stories
AI Wields the Power to Make Flying Safer—and Maybe Even Pleasant
From cutting delays to cutting edge autopilot, the computers are coming to help. The post AI Wields the Power to Make Flying Safer—and Maybe Even Pleasant appeared first on WIRED.
03/28/2017   Wired Gear
Even Switzerland Is Obsessed With Smartwatches Now
Watches last forever. Gadgets don't. Where does that leave luxury smartwatches? The post Even Switzerland Is Obsessed With Smartwatches Now appeared first on WIRED.
03/28/2017   ArsTechnica News
John Scalzi’s latest novel is a thought experiment about the fall of civilization.
03/28/2017   Extreme Tech
Intel Foundry

A new paper claims that directed self-assembly could be key to patterning lines below 10nm, but line-edge roughness and manufacturing challenges still present substantial barriers.

The post New advances in directed self-assembly could push silicon below 10nm more efficiently than EUV appeared first on ExtremeTech.

03/28/2017   ArsTechnica News
Destiny’s final tour helps players confront the value of their successes.
03/28/2017   ArsTechnica News
How do you feel about lemur eyes so pristine and bright, they stare into your soul?
03/27/2017   ArsTechnica News
Apple fixes flaw attackers used to trick uninformed users into paying a fine.
03/27/2017   ArsTechnica News
The ultimate goal would be a “neural lace” to enhance people’s cognitive abilities.
03/27/2017   Extreme Tech
Windows10PLAEN

Microsoft is facing another class-action lawsuit for its upgrade practices related to Windows 10.

The post Microsoft faces new class-action lawsuit over its Windows 10 upgrade policy appeared first on ExtremeTech.

03/27/2017   Extreme Tech
Intel Optane

Intel's new Optane cache drives, based on its 3DXPoint memory technology, are finally up for pre-order. Performance gains from adding a cache drive are impressive, and the drives themselves are quite affordable in absolute terms.

The post Intel launches Optane memory with cache acceleration for PCs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

03/27/2017   Extreme Tech
note7

After weeks of rumors, Samsung now confirms it will bring back the Note 7… sort of.

The post Samsung confirms the Note 7 will return as a refurb device appeared first on ExtremeTech.

03/27/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Lyft wants to help you donate to charity with every rideA small cash donation can go a long way, especially if you multiply it by millions. Lyft is launching a new scheme for riders that'll automatically round up the fare to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to charity.


03/26/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Uber puts the brakes on its self-driving fleet after Arizona car crashUber suspended its self-driving car pilot program on Saturday after one of its vehicles was involved in a smash in Tempe, Arizona. No injuries were reported, and cops said the other car appeared to have been at fault.


03/26/2017   Wired Gear
The Crazy New Camera Tech That Made Planet Earth 2 Possible
A slew of new technologies and filmmaking techniques put you in the action like never before. The post The Crazy New Camera Tech That Made Planet Earth 2 Possible appeared first on WIRED.
03/25/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

A Stanford engineer is making stretchable, flexible skin that's straight out of WestworldAsk Zhenan Bao why she went from designing batteries to creating synthetic, human-like...


03/25/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

How GameStop could bounce back after its epic sales missGameStop’s saving grace this year may be Nintendo’s recently released Switch console. GameStop’s (GME) shares plummeted more than 13% on Friday after it reported weak sales the day before, but Nintendo’s new Switch console may help the video game retailer turn things around.


03/24/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Digital rights report hits Apple for its secrecyA new report scoring tech companies’s support for digital rights comes to some surprising conclusions. It ranks Google (GOOG, GOOGL) above Apple (AAPL), puts AT&T (T) atop telecommunications firms and even says some modestly nice things about firms in China and Russia.


03/24/2017   Wired Gear
It’s Hard Out Here For a Pigeon
In this week's Gadget Lab podcast, we talk to the director of the final episode of Planet Earth II. The post It's Hard Out Here For a Pigeon appeared first on WIRED.
03/24/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

T-Mobile is making it harder for scammers to call youT-Mobile wants to stop phone scammers in their tracks with its newest network upgrade. T-Mobile (TMUS) wants to make it a little bit harder for scammers to call your cellphone. According to T-Mobile’s vice president of engineering, Grant Castle, the feature will hit the carrier’s network and work across all phones regardless of its operating system or the plan you have.


03/24/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Watch the moment an Amazon drone delivers sunscreen for the first timeAmazon has taken another small autonomous step toward drone delivery.  The company completed its first public United States delivery using one of its Prime Air delivery drones at a robotics conference in California on Monday, within the airspace of the Palm Springs Airport. SEE ALSO: Forget taxis; Dubai wants to fly you around in passenger drones The drone lands in a field, drops off a four-plus pound box of sunscreen bottles, and buzzes back up into the sky. Amazon's first drone delivery took place late last year in the United Kingdom, where regulations are a bit more drone-friendly. The drone delivered an Amazon Fire TV and a bag of popcorn.  But Amazon did conduct its U.S. delivery with the FAA's help, which demonstrates coordination and communication on at least some level.  Several legislatures in the U.S. are slowly coming around to robotics. Earlier this month, Virginia passed legislation that allows robots to roam around on sidewalks delivering packages.  Though Amazon doesn't seem to have a plan for ground-based drone delivery, they voiced support for Virginia's move. For them, the greater acceptance of autonomous delivery, the better.  WATCH: Use Jedi mind tricks to command this drone


03/24/2017   Wired Gear
Tech Bigwigs Know How Addictive Their Products Are. Why Don’t the Rest of Us?
The world's greatest technocrats follow the cardinal rule of drug dealing: never get high on your own supply. The post Tech Bigwigs Know How Addictive Their Products Are. Why Don’t the Rest of Us? appeared first on WIRED.
03/23/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: The best Android tablet will cost you a lotSamsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 is a direct shot at Apple’s iPad Pro. Apple’s (AAPL) original iPad was the standard-bearer for tablets. Straight-up tablets are falling out of style, as consumers increasingly turn toward productivity laptop-tablet hybrid devices like, well… the $599 iPad Pro.


03/23/2017   Wired Gear
Facebook Messenger Finally Makes Group Chat Not a Total Hassle
Yet another way of making Messenger the only messaging app you need. The post Facebook Messenger Finally Makes Group Chat Not a Total Hassle appeared first on WIRED.
03/23/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

You can now convert your ordinary bike into an electric oneDon’t have the cash to replace your regular bike with a fancy electric model? Well, you don’t have to. You can now replace your front wheel with an electric one. It’s called UrbanX and has already well surpassed its $50,000 Kickstarter goal, reaching more than $191,000. The wheel will give you a 30-mile range with a 20 mph top speed. It’s also much lighter than the average e-bike, which usually weighs 65 to 90 pounds. UrbanX adds only 15 pounds to your bike, which includes motor, battery, spokes, rim, and tire. ...


03/23/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Nintendo explains Switch Joy-Con connection issues in official statementNintendo has issued an official statement regarding the cause of the left Joy-Con connectivity issues plaguing the Switch, vowing that there's no inherent design issue, but a "manufacturing variation."


03/23/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Amazon is continuing to define what consumers expectMore recent Amazon initiatives such as Prime Now and Flex Delivery aim to deliver orders to your doorstep in two hours or less. When Amazon (AMZN) began offering free two-day shipping to Prime members, that fast shipping time became the new expectation for many customers who were previously accustomed to waiting much longer for their packages. Now, the Seattle-based e-commerce giant is setting the bar even higher  with initiatives such as Prime Now and Amazon Flex, which ship goods to you in two hours and in some cases promise one-hour delivery.


03/23/2017   Wired Gear
The Guy Behind Ello (Remember Ello?) Just Built a Better Snapchat
Wuu provides a private place for sharing stuff with friends. Nothing more. No ads, no influencers, no BS. The post The Guy Behind Ello (Remember Ello?) Just Built a Better Snapchat appeared first on WIRED.
03/23/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Twitter says it shuttered 377,000 accounts that promote terrorism in six monthsIn its latest transparency report, Twitter said it shuttered a total of 376,890 accounts "for violations related to promotion of terrorism," bringing the 17-month total up to the end of 2016 to 636,248.


03/22/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

India says no to most of Apple's demandsApple is not getting any special treatment from the Indian government.  Despite the company’s imminent plans to begin manufacturing iPhones in the country, the Indian government remains committed to not folding to the Cupertino giant’s demands.  SEE ALSO: Apple had its best year ever in world's fastest growing smartphone market When asked if the government has accepted the iPhone maker’s demands, commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman told Rajya Sabha (Council of States) that the ministry has said "no" to "most" of them. Apple has put up an "unprecedented" list of demands before the government. "Apple India has sought concessions, including duty exemptions on manufacturing and repair units, components, capital equipment including parts and consumables for smartphone manufacturing and service/repair for a period of 15 years," Sitharaman added. Apple sees big potential in India. The company’s CEO paid his maiden visit to the nation last year and expressed desires to bolster the company’s business in the country. Even though India remains one of the few places that has shown strong iPhone sales, there is no easy way for Apple to continue the momentum. For one, more than 50 percent of iPhones sold in the nation last year were iPhone 5s models. The four-year-old iPhone sells for under $300 in the country. Analysts say the company needs to lower the prices of the iPhone, which are higher in India due to domestic import laws. Apple's solution of sorts was to try to convince the Indian government to permit sales of refurbished iPhones — a proposal India was quick to discard.  Now Apple’s biggest bet at making iPhones affordable (and possibly to get India to say yes to refurbished iPhones) is if it could start manufacturing locally.  The Indian government offers various benefits to overseas companies to setup manufacturing plants in India as such efforts help in creation of new jobs and foster the development of cities and states.  Mashable was first to report about Apple’s plans to manufacture iPhone SE in India starting as early as April. It appears Apple will have to make do with the same usual incentives that other international brands get. WATCH: You can now take selfies... with your feet?


03/22/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Apple just bought the app it once crowned 'most innovative' and made it free for everyoneIf you can't beat it, buy it. That's what Apple did on Wednesday when it acquired an app...


03/22/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

You’re not as secure online as you might thinkThe problem with our grasp of cybersecurity isn’t so much that we remain dangerously illiterate — it’s that we think we know what we’re doing anyway. The Pew Research Center was a little more diplomatic than that, though, in characterizing the findings of a new survey of Americans’ understanding of online security. “Many Americans are unclear about some key cybersecurity topics, terms and concepts,” wrote Kenneth Olmstead and Aaron Smith in their introduction to “What the Public Knows About Cybersecurity.” But it’s that thinking that probably leads many internet users to make choices that they think make them more secure, but, in reality, leave them as exposed as ever.


03/22/2017   Wired Gear
Samsung’s Bixby Hopes the World Needs Another Voice Assistant
Samsung is getting serious about its voice-assistant game, but Bixby has a lot of promise and a long journey ahead. The post Samsung's Bixby Hopes the World Needs Another Voice Assistant appeared first on WIRED.
03/22/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

LinkedIn is getting a Facebook-like featureLinkedIn has a content problem, although not quite the content problem you might think. For LinkedIn, it’s a smart move, albeit a late one, given Facebook’s (FB) own Trending section has been available to users for well over two years now. In my own personal experience toggling between the two, I found the topics and news stories suggested by LinkedIn better catered to my interests and ultimately more useful.


03/22/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Snapchat is proving its street cred with TV advertisersSnapchat desperately wants to carve out a piece of the $70 billion in brand spending that...


03/22/2017   Wired Gear
You Bought That Gadget, and Dammit, You Should Be Able to Fix It
Manufacturers want to throughly control how people use the products they sell, but their interests rarely align with those of society. Right-to-repair laws fix that. The post You Bought That Gadget, and Dammit, You Should Be Able to Fix It appeared first on WIRED.
03/21/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

You can now search for a doctor using emoji, because 2017 is sorrowFeeling heartburn? Just type ❤️. Zocdoc, an online service that helps you find doctors and schedule appointments, has revamped its search to be more user-friendly. It's calling the initiative "patient-powered search," and it's all about finding ways to help those in need speak naturally, according to the company's blog post. SEE ALSO: Google's new messaging app translates your voice into emoji  The revamp aims to address the "disconnect between medical speak and patients' own colloquial language—think 'gyno' not 'obstetrician-gynecologist.'" This also means you can search for doctors with emoji. There's 蠟 for allergies, ❤️ for heartburn and ✈️  for travel medicine. You can even use the   emoji to find and book with a gastroenterologist.  "We see it more as a fun addition to the experience, rather than a core feature of the product" a representative from Zocdoc said via email. Is this really necessary, though? The emojification of apps of every kind is far from new, and it's getting a bit ridiculous. While it's important especially in areas like health care to make experiences as user friendly as possible, we don't need Zocdoc to behave like our actual friends do. Forcing emoji into apps results in combinations like ☀️ for dermatologist and   for primary care physician—at which point, they're not even useful. Sorry Zocdoc, we give this one a . WATCH: Indulge your fear of heights with China's latest glass bridge


03/21/2017   Wired Gear
Android O, Google’s Next OS, Is Coming to Save Your Phone’s Battery
Google just provided the first peek at the new Android that arrives later this year. The post Android O, Google’s Next OS, Is Coming to Save Your Phone’s Battery appeared first on WIRED.