Uber Hires Veteran NASA Engineer to Develop Flying Cars
In 2010, an advanced aircraft engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center named Mark Moore published a white paper outlining the feasibility of electric aircrafts that could take off and land like helicopters but were smaller and quieter. The vehicles would be capable of providing a speedy alternative to the... Read more
Amazon Rebrands Gift Card Balance as ‘Amazon Pay’ Balance, Touts Faster Checkout
Amazon has quietly made a change on Wednesday where it rebranded its Gift Card balance as Amazon Pay, which the company is touting as the fastest way to pay. It’s essentially the same as gift card balance – and unlike wallets, there are no limits on how much you can transact... Read more
Demonetisation: This Website Can Help You Find Nearby ATMs With Cash
In what can be a breather for people waiting outside the ATMs to withdraw cash, here comes a website that can help you locate an ATM with cash in your vicinity. Cashnocash.com claims to update real time statistics based on user feedback and lets you know which ATM has... Read more
Facebook is bringing more 3D Touch features to its iOS app
One of the most popular features of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus is their 3D Touch functions. With a light press, users can preview all kinds of content and even act on it without having to actually open it up. Facebook introduced 3D Touch support to its iOS... Read more
The Internet Archive breathes new life into more than 1,000 classic Windows 3.x games
The work at the Internet Archive is never-ending. After adding nearly 2,400 classic MS-DOS games and a collection of nostalgia-inducing interactive viruses to its collection, the tireless team has turned its attention to Windows 3.x games. As Jason Scott from the Internet Archive recounts in a blog post Thursday,... Read more
Twitter continues to wage war on abuse, announces new Trust and Safety Council
Twitter has been a haven for hateful and abusive behavior for years (the company’s former CEO admitted as much a year ago). Despite efforts to the contrary, Twitter hasn’t been very successful in quelling the abuse but that doesn’t mean it should stop trying. On Tuesday, Twitter’s head of... Read more
France tells Facebook it must stop tracking non-users and sending data to the US
Facebook has become the first major company to feel the fallout from the Safe Harbor agreement being ruled invalid last year after the French data protection authority gave the social networking site three months to stop some transfers of personal data to the United States. It also ordered the... Read more
The growing choices in wireless connectivity
Sometimes in order to see the big picture, you have to start with a deep dive. At a recent two-day workshop on connectivity hosted by modem and radio chipmaker Qualcomm, I was bombarded with technical minutiae on everything from the role of filters in the RF front end of... Read more
Kickstarter celebrates 100,000 successfully funded campaigns with 100 fun facts
For all of the negative press that Kickstarter has received since its inception nearly seven years ago, the platform deserves a bit of recognition for all of the good it has done in helping thousands of people achieve their dreams. Just recently, Kickstarter surpassed a major milestone: 100,000 campaigns... Read more
Wired: stop blocking our ads, pay for an ad-free version or go elsewhere
Wired Magazine is taking a bold step into the unknown. Starting next week, the site will give its readers who use an ad blocker an ultimatum: either stop blocking their ads, pay to view an ad-free version of the site or turn to a different source for technology news.... Read more