Criterion will launch its own classic film streaming service in 2019

Criterion won't kill its streaming channel after FilmStruck shuts down on November 29th -- in fact, it'll live on as an independent service slated for...


Instagram bug inadvertently exposed some user's passwords

According to The Information, Instagram has suffered a serious security leak of its own that could've exposed user's passwords. While Facebook recentl...


Boring Company breaks through to the end of its first test tunnel

We're about a month away from the planned opening of The Boring Company's Test Tunnel in LA, and it appears progress is moving along. Elon Musk tweete...


Spotify's holiday discount on Premium works for lapsed users too

Spotify is offering a couple of holiday deals and they're not limited to new users like these sorts of discounts typically are. First time Spotify Pre...


Report: People are going to have a lot of sex in self-driving cars

It’s clear that driverless cars will revolutionize the way we get from Point A to Point B. Perhaps less obvious is how it’ll change our sex lives. Acc...


Verizon to introduce next-generation RCS texting in 2019

RCS support has been slow to roll out, but another major US carrier will soon jump on board. Verizon announced at an event that the company would supp...


This is why women’s panties are trending on social media

A women-led protest that began in Ireland has gone global. After a rape trial ended last week in a controversial acquittal, women took to the streets ...


Microsoft briefly tested ads in the Windows 10 mail app

It's bad enough when your email inbox gets inundated with subscriptions and promotions you forgot you ever signed up for, but now Microsoft is thinkin...


Facebook’s former PR firm seeded fake stories about bias at Apple News

Facebook‘s recently-fired PR firm allegedly floated a story to journalists that Apple News was biased against Republicans. The company, Definers Publi...


Verily shelves its glucose-monitoring contact lens project

In 2014, Verily, Alphabet's life sciences subsidiary, teamed up with Alcon to develop a contact lens that could measure glucose levels in tears. The i...


Microsoft’s new experimental app is all about imitating emojis

Microsoft has released a new app that aims to demonstrate how its Windows Machine Learning APIs can be used to build apps and "make machine learn...


Google releases gorgeous VR short film 'Age of Sail'

Google Spotlight Stories has released its latest short, Age of Sail. Directed by Academy Award winner John Kahrs (Disney's Paperman short), it blends ...


More companies are chipping their workers like pets

The trend of blundering into the void of adopting new tech, damn the consequences, full speed ahead, continues this week. The Telegraph tells us about...


Senate bill takes aim at illegal robocalls

Three senators have proposed new legislation aimed at deterring robocall scams. The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Protection, or TRACED, Act would...


A beginner’s guide to AI: Human-level machine intelligence

Welcome to TNW’s beginner’s guide to AI. This (currently) five part feature should provide you with a very basic understanding of what AI is, what it ...


Scoot will add locks to its scooters to combat theft and vandalism

In August, San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency awarded two companies, Scoot and Skip, permits to operate their scooters in the city. The s...


Verizon app puts four extra numbers on one phone

Multi-SIM phones are all fine and dandy, but they have their limits: you rarely get more than two lines, and they may be overkill if you just want a n...


Microsoft may release a disc-free Xbox One in 2019

Microsoft is no doubt pouring much of its energy into the next-gen Xbox, but it might give the current generation one last hurrah. Thurrott sources un...


Researchers want to power pacemakers with cotton­-based biofuel cell

Researchers at the Georgia Tech and Korea University believe they have found a way to power implantable medical devices like pacemakers with a new fue...


Death by push notification

Attention is the main prize of the internet. Everyone is fighting for it, and the phone is the prime battleground. The most potent of weapons in this ...


These 3 Technologies Will Save Your Business Money

Let’s face it — it’s difficult to keep up with the pace (and price) of new technologies. Business owners face a barrage of new technologies, all prom...


Most Americans believe algorithms will always be biased

If you're convinced that many algorithms are biased, you're not the only one. Pew has conducted a survey indicating that 58 percent of American adults...


AI can create synthetic fingerprints that fool biometric scanners

Researchers from New York University have found a way to produce fake fingerprints using artificial intelligence that could fool biometric scanners (o...


The best smartwatches and fitness trackers to give as gifts

With the arrival of Apple Watch Series 4 and Google's redesigned Wear OS platform, this is a great year to give the gift of smartwatches. If money is ...


Twitter says the Bitcoin scam wave came from third-party app

Twitter has confirmed the series of cryptocurrency-related hackings on its platform originated from a third-party software provider – and not its own ...


Facebook is testing a Watch Party-like feature for Messenger

Earlier this year, Facebook rolled out Watch Parties, a way for group members to watch the same videos together. Now, it looks like the company is tes...


Details of 170,000 Pakistani debit cards leaked on dark web

Last week, we reported that nearly 20,000 Pakistani debit cards were put up for sale on the dark web. Now, cybersecurity firm Group-IB has found out t...


The Bitcoin Cash hash war has no real winners

Yesterday, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain split in two separate networks, each kicking off a new cryptocurrency. Now that Bitcoin Cash has forked i...


Blockchain hard forks explained as quickly as possible

Welcome to Hard Fork Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice to keep you up to date in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. Crypt...


The week’s best Android games to play while putting off your holiday shopping

Welcome to our weekly column, in which YouTuber NimbleThor brings you a short list of the best new mobile games for your Android device. Whether you’r...


Tech companies are using machines to fight terrorism and hate speech, and you can do it too for $49

If you understand how machine learning works, then you can get working too -- at a pay rate a fair cry above what you’re making now, we’re guessing. T...


TNW presents the greatest gift guide in the world… ever

The adverts have started, the songs are blaring, and dust is being blown off the decorations. Truly, the holiday season is upon us. And you know what ...


India’s plans to censor streaming services like Netflix are a mess

While India is home to the world’s largest film industry and one of the planet’s largest audiences for cinema, it’s also constantly struggling with th...


Cryptocurrency fraudster faces 5 years in prison for selling fake ICOs

A Brooklyn-based businessman turned cryptocurrency huckster faces up to five years in prison for orchestrating two monstrously phony initial coin offe...


2FA codes are great for security, except when 26M of them are leaked

Just when you thought two-factor authentication was enough to secure your online accounts, a troubling discovery shows how this system can be comprise...


Japan wants to regulate cryptocurrency wallet services

Despite granting the industry self-regulatory status, it seems Japanese regulators are still keen to keep an eye on things. The Japanese Financial Ser...


Please appreciate Mozilla’s security-focused gift guide

Shout out Mozilla. The not-for-profit company behind the web-browser Firefox has put together a gift guide with a difference. Instead of ranking the p...


12 mistakes to avoid when funding a startup

While any funding may seem like good funding, this isn’t necessarily the case. Funding mistakes such as not raising enough funds can actually be detri...


Facebook removed 1.5 billion fake accounts between April and September

Facebook released its community standards report today, in which it detailed how it dealt with fake news, spam, hate speech, and terrorist propaganda ...


SCUF’s Vantage PS4 controller: A lot of issues and a big price tag

I love SCUF controllers. Or, more accurately, I love all of them but this one. As the proud owner of two of the Infinity4PS Pro models, it was always ...


Mark Zuckerberg really wants you to know he reads the New York Times

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today held a press call to talk about the company’s 2nd Community Standards Enforcement report. It was supposed to last 4...


How Personalization 4.0 Can Boost Your Event Experience

Defined personas and established communication styles are the hallmarks of old-school marketing personalization techniques. Today, organizations of a...


4 Email Personalization Tactics That Are Sure to Get Clicks

Email is a notoriously fickle channel. Something as simple as tweaking the subject line can be the difference between an 8 percent or an 80 percent o...


Harness the Power of Your Imagination

Business is an image in the mind of the entrepreneur. To start or expand a business we must imagine what it will become. We will begin to see the ima...


Femtech Is Becoming More Influential. But Is the Market Healthy?

Women are being heard like never before, and it is absolutely incredible. The #MeToo movement has created a domino effect of sorts, as company polici...


Crypto Feels Like the Wild West — But Really, Big Tech Holds the Puppet Strings

rtFor evidence of big tech’s evolution from AV club geeks to big guys on campus, look no further than the influence of companies like Amazon and Goog...


Blockchain Scalability: Even If Most Transactions Are in Layer II We Still Need a Layer I

Space is filling up at Master Workshop: Layer I, where 20+ of the world’s foremost experts on blockchain will present and lead discussions around sol...


How to File an International Trademark When You’re Ready to Take Your Business Global

Congratulations on eyeing the international market for your business growth. We are living in an age of globalization and more and more companies are...


How to Improve Cybersecurity in a Smart City

The smart city began as a science fiction dream, but it’s very quickly becoming a reality. Municipal infrastructure, integrated with smart technology...


3 Steps to Stop Unauthorized PHI Access by Terminated Team Members

In February 2017, the Transformations Autism Treatment Center learned that one of its former behavioral analysts had breached its security. According...


Manage License Requirements With E-Learning Compliance Application

Gratefully, the awareness of state authorization of higher education institutions has increased. This means that the realization of the relationships...


Web Designing in the Age of IoT

When British technologist Kevin Ashton coined the term “Internet of Things” in 1999, little did he knew that this term would become so popular in the...


The Most Advanced AI in the World Is Worthless Without This One Key Element

AI is here to stay, and there’s a simple reason why: proven ROI. Businesses in multiple industries are incorporating AI because the upside is tangibl...


Meet the AI-Chatbot Bandwagon Which Shows no Sign of Slowing Down

Anybody walking on the street can identify how technology is changing at a whiplash-inducing pace. But do you know what the worst part is? Which of t...


How to Expand Your Business Through Multi-Channel Marketing

Are a business owner that regularly asks yourself: “How can I expand my company to gain more clients, make more sales, and earn more revenue?” If so,...


Is Cold Calling Becoming Obsolete?

Tech enthusiasts joke that if Alexander Graham Bell had known about the telemarketing and cold calling he was about to unleash on the world with the ...


How Will Industry 4.0 Impact Supply Chain Network?

As Industry 4.0 sweeps across the supply chain, it’s clear it will have a significant impact on everyone involved. Still, the question is how so? Ind...


10 Amazing Uses of Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) holds a huge potential to transform how people and businesses interact with each other as well as the surroundings. Previously V...


Crypto Micropayments: An Exciting Future of Blockchain Transactions

While cryptocurrencies have been a dominant force in newsrooms worldwide thanks in no small part to the meteoric rise of Bitcoin in recent years, blo...


How Battery Storage Is Revolutionizing the Solar Energy Industry

In the renewables sector the ultimate goal has always been self-reliance. The idea of homes and businesses using purely renewable forms of energy is ...


Daily Report: A Net Neutrality Setback for Facebook in India

In the United States, the social media giant has been an advocate of equal treatment of all Internet content. In India, regulators who share that beli...


Zenefits, in a Shake-Up, Appoints New C.E.O., Replacing Parker Conrad

Zenefits, a high-profile San Francisco start-up specializing in health insurance, replaces its co-founder and chief executive after questions about co...


For Some Cord Cutters, Streaming Super Bowl Was a Nonstarter

Users complained that a CBS Sports app cut out while they were trying to watch the big game.


Daily Report: Waiting for the F.C.C.’s Lawyer to Take Another Stand

The commission's high-profile general counsel has faced criticism that too many of his decisions have been based upon Democratic politics.


BlackBerry Lays Off 200, Pointing to Shift Away from Phones

The Canadian company's chief executive has said in the past that he wants to maintain the company's phone business. That is, if it is not a money lose...


Daily Report: As Tech Powers, China Is Rising, While Japan Declines

China's growing tech industry is inciting concern, while Japan's stalling tech industry is spurring deals.


Daily Report: The Mystery of Amazon’s Bookstores

How an offhand remark about Amazon opening new bookstores spawned a viral reaction and a backtracking.


Mall Executive Backtracks From Statement on Amazon Retail Stores

A day after saying that Amazon planned to open 300 to 400 brick-and-mortar bookstores, a shopping mall executive stepped back from his comments.


Daily Report: Yahoo’s Multipronged Turnaround Strategy

Yahoo is opening itself up to all options — spinoff, sale, a simplification of its operations — in its quest to right itself.


Daily Report: Alphabet Eclipses Apple to Become the Most Valuable Company

There's a shifting of the guard at the top of the technology food chain, with Alphabet overtaking Apple to become the world's most valuable company.


Daily Report: More Earnings, Earnings, Earnings

The tech earnings season is hitting peak news this week with big reveals from Alphabet and Yahoo.


Daily Report: Divergent Fortunes in Cloud Computing

The earnings reports released by Amazon and Microsoft reinforced that cloud computing is a booming, multibillion-dollar business.


Facebook to Shut Down Parse, Its Platform for Mobile Developers

Facebook is shutting down Parse, a toolkit and support system for mobile developers, which it acquired in 2013.


Daily Report: Facebook’s Lucrative Long View

Mark Zuckerberg has told investors over and over: Don't expect Facebook to focus much on quarterly earnings. The company is taking the long view. But ...


Alphabet Program Beats the European Human Go Champion

DeepMind, a research organization, said that a program combining two separate algorithms had soundly defeated a high-ranking professional Go player.


Daily Report: The iPad’s Blaze of Glory

It is striking to think about the device's trajectory since its introduction six years ago.


Facebook Building a Network for Virtual Reality

Facebook's video audience is rapidly growing. But it is only a step toward a great vision for virtual reality.


Lyft Agrees to Settle Class-Action Lawsuit With California Drivers

The ride-hailing service said it would pay $12.25 million but continue to categorize its drivers as independent contractors, not full-time employees.


Former Twitter Executive Kevin Weil Is Expected to Join Instagram

Mr. Weil, Twitter's former senior vice president for product, will become head of product for Instagram, one of Twitter's biggest competitors.


Daily Report: Tepid Response to Twitter Shake-Up

If Jack Dorsey and the other leaders at Twitter thought news of a high-level shake-up would excite investors, they were wrong.