The 2018 Olympics will have Intel all the way inside

June 22, 2017

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich showing off one of his Shooting Star drones.Image: lance ulanoff/mashable The next Olympic Games are gonna be lit… with technology. Intel, which became an official Olympic Partner on Wednesday (and makes most of the CPUs inside today’s PCs and all of them on Macs), promises to bring a wide array of cutting-edge technology to the Olympic games, beginning with the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. SEE ALSO: Scientists are creating …


How I transitioned into the freelance economy

June 22, 2017

… cues turn into clients. Five years later, I am a proud small business owner with half a dozen contractors of my own and a client list that includes fashion brands (Ted Baker, Lafayette148), media brands (Food Network, HGTV) and lifestyle/technology brands (Samsung, American Express). These brands hire me to write for them, host videos and curate events, while freeing up my time so I can travel. Do yoga in the middle of the day. Give myself a raise if I feel like it. Not participate in the wage …


Is there such a thing as a high-fashion fitness tracker? Yes, yes there is.

June 15, 2017

… MEMs accelerometer, one of the most accurate fitness tracking technology available today. Despite its dapper exterior, the watch is actually water resistant up to 165 feet and equipped to record your every stroke should you hit the pool. That price, though Normally $179.95, it’s currently going for $119.95 on Amazon and has received 4 out of 5 stars with over 500 reviews. Right now, however, Mashable readers can take an extra $30 off and bring it home for just $89.95. But actually leaving …


Katy Perry’s ‘Witness’ is a bleak crusade for intimacy in the digital age

June 7, 2017

… on with Perry’s iPhone but not with Perry herself. “Save As Draft” doesn’t bother with code one bit, referencing an ex’s SUV on Sunset Boulevard and, more damning, his social media habits. “But I take a deep breath, and I save as draft,” she sings, “You don’t have to subtweet me / my numbers always been the same.” Pop stars, historically, haven’t had much luck singing about the tools of technology without sounding clunky. The …


URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 6, 2017

… space it needs to breed." Representatives for the two companies issued statements on Sunday saying they've been working to improve the technology to identify and remove inappropriate content, including posts and files that are terror-related. Nick Pickles, UK head of public policy at Twitter, said: "We continue to expand the use of technology as part of a systematic approach to removing this type of content." Google said, "We are committed to working in partnership with …


This ‘wizarding pub’ kickstarter will use tech to simulate magic

June 1, 2017

If you like 1) drinking in pubs and 2) the magical world of Harry Potter, you are most definitely in luck. Matthew Cortland, a designer and former reading teacher, is launching a Kickstarter for a “wizarding pub and inn” in London called The Cauldron a venue that would use technology and the internet of things to simulate sweet, sweet magic. SEE ALSO: Don’t ever tell me ‘Harry Potter’ is just for kids. You’re wrong, and I can prove it. Cortland told …


BMW to Seek Compensation From Bosch for Car-Production Stoppage

May 30, 2017

… Volkswagen AG’s diesel-cheating scandal, last week was named as a profitability dropped in the first quarter as the Munich-based manufacturer overhauls key models and boosts spending on new technology to narrow the gap to Mercedes-Benz. BMW delivered 5.2 percent more cars in the first quarter than a year earlier, compared with a 16 percent jump at Mercedes, which last year outsold its luxury brand rival for the first time in a decade. The open conflict between two German auto giants is …


These new 3D scan fit helmets could make football safer

Riddell's next step in football helmet technology includes personalized 3D head scans.Image: lili sams/Mashable Helmets already make the violent game of football safer, but one of the biggest equipment makers in the sport is making them even better. It’s developed a new process to create helmets that could play a role in preventing the traumatic head injuries that currently plague the game and threaten its future. Riddell, the company behind the helmets worn by around 60 percent of …

May 28, 2017

Anita Borg Institute ends Uber partnership over Uber’s treatment of women

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.Image: Will Oliver/Epa/REX/Shutterstock Uber’s actions are having real consequences. The Anita Borg Institute for Women and technology ended a partnership with Uber over allegations of the ride-hailing giant’s treatment of women employees. “This is a rare step for us, but we felt compelled to take action in light of the many serious accusations Uber faces regarding the treatment of women employees,” the institute wrote in a press release …

May 27, 2017

General Election 2017: The hashtags, likes and re-tweets battle – BBC News

Social media has become a big part of political campaigning, as parties find new ways to reach out to potential voters. Here I look at how Scotland’s parties are doing in the hashtags, likes and re-tweets battle? It’s all about you… On Facebook, Ruth Davidson has twice as many “likes” as the Scottish Conservative page, while Nicola Sturgeon also narrowly outstrips the official SNP page and, on a rather smaller scale, Willie Rennie trumps his Lib Dems. This …

May 22, 2017

Dont Pass Go: AI Will Beat You at Pretty Much Everything

… of a 500-hand round. Soon, robots with AI will be able to sit at the table with humans and win face-to-robotic face. Algorithms are better than humans at assessing whether people are lyingtheyre right between 77-82 percent of the time, according to one study, compared to 53 percent accuracy for humans. Facial recognition technology, a common component of many social robots, can link facial expressions and emotional states as accurately, if not more, than humans can. Good luck hiding that tell …

May 21, 2017

Apple spotlights how accessible tech helps people with disabilities thrive

Meera Phillips types a message to friends on her iPad using text-to-speech technology.Image: Courtesy of Apple There’s something undeniably special in the way Meera Phillips looks at you when you speak. It’s as if your words are the only words that will ever matter, whether you’re talking about something silly or something serious. The 15-year-old knows the value of hearing what people say. That’s because she’s used to not being heard. SEE ALSO: This blind Apple …

May 19, 2017

CNN 10 – May 15, 2017

… Russia’s Central Bank was reportedly attacked but wasn’t hurt by the virus. Other governments and businesses were taking steps to either contained or prevent the virus altogether. And there is something people can do to protect themselves. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) SAMUEL BURKE, CNN technology CORRESPONDENT: Here’s what you need to know about the ransomware that’s been dubbed “WannaCry”. Security experts say this is one of the worst and most widespread pieces of …

May 16, 2017

Our New American Gods: A Celebration of Immigrants in the Face of Trumpism

The ever-shifting face of America, a place shaped by faith, race, immigration, and oppression, gives lifeblood to American Gods, Starzs stunning new adaptation of Neil Gaimans bestselling fantasy novel. In this version of America, the gods of old-world mythology live among us, scraping by on what worship they can scrounge from a nation now infatuated with newer idols, particularly media and technology. These new gods seek to destroy the old and monopolize our worship for themselves. The old …

May 15, 2017