Acer's Nitro 5 and Swift 3 laptops pack the latest AMD Ryzen processors

Acer isn't just sticking to Intel for chips in its latest laptops. The company has rolled out versions of its Nitro 5 gaming laptop and Swift 3 thin-a...


'Fortnite' player Tfue presses his esports team to #ReleaseTheContract

Just a couple of days after pro Fortnite player Turner "Tfue" Tenney filed a lawsuit against his esports team FaZe Clan, the gamer himself i...


Focals smart glasses put Google Fit data on your face

North's Focals smart glasses can put important data in your eyeline from the gym to the board room. The glasses can sync with Google Fit and Google Sl...


Beatport's streaming service for DJs sends music directly to decks

DJs are used to lugging their music around on vinyl and less back-breaking external drives, but they soon might not need to bring much of anything for...


Atari’s VCS throwback console is getting a joystick upgrade

The Atari joystick is one of the most recognizable controllers in gaming history, and now the company is not only bringing it forward into the modern ...


Many Google Duplex calls are from real people instead of AI

Google's Duplex reservations might be more widely available, but that doesn't mean the AI is ready to handle every call. The company has confirmed to ...


This Game of Thrones fan remade the ending as an 80s John Hughes film

Game of Thrones was an epic ride. For eight seasons, HBO treated viewers to some of the best acting and storytelling on television. It all concluded, ...


'Firewatch' publisher's Playdate gaming handheld has a crank

Now here's an entrant in the game console wars that you didn't see coming. Veteran software developer Panic (best known for writing Transmit and publi...


SpaceX sues over 'wrongly awarded' Air Force rocket contracts

To say that SpaceX was unhappy with losing out on the US Air Force's rocket development contracts would be an understatement. The company has sued the...


Airbus shares a glimpse of its flying taxi cockpit

Airbus has been working on its Vahana project for years. It's an attempt to create an autonomous passenger drone network that could operate like a fly...


AR porn lenses live on in Snapchat despite ban

Snapchat has deleted Naughty America's account and taken down the X-rated AR lenses it debuted this week. However, the porn studio isn't backing down ...


Lawmakers call for regulation of facial recognition tech

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling for regulations to restrict the use of facial recognition technology before "it gets out of control,&q...


Google Search has a new design — see if you can spot the difference

Google today announced it’s making a visual change to Search on mobile devices. Behold: Can you spot the difference? The “visual refresh,” as Google c...


Review: Alienware’s m17 is a lean mean gaming machine with a nice-sized screen

Alienware‘s m17 is a hard laptop to pigeonhole. For all appearances it’s just a bigger version of the m15, but in practice it’s something entirely dif...


How to adjust the brightness of your iPhone flashlight

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Did you know...


NASA wants you to get your boarding pass to Mars

You probably won't visit Mars for a long time, if ever. You might have a way to go in spirit, though. NASA has introduced a "Send Your Name"...


Atari shows off joystick and controller for its retro VCS console

When the Atari VCS team decided to remake the retro console, it knew the controllers would be just as important as the box itself. After all, there's ...


Crucial Online Reputation Management Insights in 2019

Have you ever searched yourself on Google? If yes, what do you see? Are you displayed fairly? Nowadays, everyone is concerned about online reputation...


Amazon investors reject call to limit facial recognition system sales

Amazon shareholders have voted against a proposal to limit the company from selling its facial recognition technology to law enforcement and governmen...


Why putting googly eyes on robots makes them inherently less threatening

At the start of 2019, supermarket chain Giant Food Stores announced it would begin operating customer assisting robots -- collectively dubbed Marty --...


Crowdfunded gaming console Ouya will shut down for good on June 25th

Seven years ago, Ouya was going to change the face of gaming. Now it's dead. Razer, the company that bought Ouya back in 2015, announced today that it...


The CEO of pogo stick-sharing startup Cangoroo insists his company isn’t a hoax

I just got off the phone with Adam Mikkelsen, founder and CEO of shared mobility startup Cangoroo, who insists that his company is totally real. Wait,...


Windows 10's Xbox bar helps you find and share games

Windows 10's May 2019 Update includes one more notable feature: an overlay made just for gamers. Microsoft has detailed an Xbox Game Bar that provides...


What’s coming to Netflix in June: ‘Black Mirror’ and the final 'Jessica Jones'

Netflix packed May with new movies like Wine Country, the animated series Tuca and Bertie, a Ted Bundy biopic and more. Now, it's bringing just as muc...


This AI-powered bot is learning how to tweet like Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin

There’s a new form of artificial intelligence that mimics Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin with alarming accuracy. Vitalik Boterin is a bot powered...


One of these models doesn't exist

Virtual humans are gradually scaling the uncanny valley, and like artificial intelligence, they're coming for our jobs. A case in point is Imma, a dig...


‘Just Cause’ movie is coming from ‘John Wick’ creator

German studio Constantin Film has acquired the film rights to open-world action game Just Cause, and hope to start shooting in 2020, reports Deadline....


Consumer Reports: Tesla's automatic lane changes pose safety concerns

We found that Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot has its quirks, but Consumer Reports is... slightly more concerned. The publication has claimed that the l...


Sign this petition to stop Craig Wright from copyrighting the Bitcoin white paper

An online petition to remove Craig Wright’s name from a copyright claim submitted earlier this week has surfaced after his latest effort to lay claim ...


Everything that happened on Huawei’s Wednesday from hell

Huawei is having a horrible week, and it’s only Wednesday. Last Thursday, the Trump Administration placed the Chinese technology conglomerate on an En...


Kenya is allegedly selling citizen data to highest corporate bidder

According to Dr. Roselyn K. Akombe, Chief of Policy Planning and Guidance at the United Nations and ex-commissioner of Kenya’s Independent Electoral a...


What Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs can Learn from the College Admission Scandal

Likely the most notorious item coming out of the college admissions scandal in recent weeks is a method involving doctoring photos. Applicants’ heads...


Everything we know about the PlayStation 5 (so far)

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. While it’s k...


Exploring the dark underbelly of smart home technology

This past holiday season, AI-powered devices like the Amazon Echo and Google Home were among the hottest gifts across any product category – a trend t...


Technology and parenting: addressing the friction

Raising children has always been tough work. Whether in ancient Greece or modern America, there have always been distinct cultural challenges that com...


How to Upgrade Your Cyber Defenses to Protect Growth

Data breaches make the news all the time, but only when they affect major companies like Equifax or Marriott. Focusing on the highest-profile attacks...


Microsoft removes Huawei laptop listings from its online store

Google may have killed Huawei’s ambitions to become the world’s top smartphone brand, but Microsoft is quietly following suit. The Windows maker has s...


CHEAP: Level up your gaming arsenal with 20% off Acer products

Are you jealous that your friends have a better gaming rig? Or do you just want to get a swanky monitor to utilize that powerful GPU you have? Well, i...


Bitcoin Pizza Day: How a hungry Florida man made cryptocurrency history

Nine years ago today, the first ever Bitcoin transaction for a consumer product took place after a Florida man spent 10,000 BTC on two pizzas. Since t...


This business school prof is sharing his business plan course for just $14

There’s actually a detailed 13-step guide to creating an impactful startup business plan from scratch. You can pick up that gameplan for yourself, all...


How DevOps managers can learn to trust automation

“It worked in staging!” says the dev team. And the ops team replies: “it must be a code issue.” Developers and ops people sometimes have different per...


PANIC: You have until May 28 to download The Sims 4 for FREE

In a parallel universe, 12-year-old me is crying. Why am I crying, you ask? Because The Sims 4 is free. Yes, that’s right. Complimentary. Gratis. Ókey...


Google’s new policy update cracks down on misleading anti-abortion ads

This week, Google announced its plans to crack down on misleading advertisements from anti-abortion groups that present themselves as abortion clinics...


Prodigious Customer Service: Live Chat vs Chatbots

The world of business has changed. Technological has prepared a smooth landing surface for customers where they can choose the business they want to ...


Why Blockchain and Remanufacturing are a Perfect Match

In its purest form, remanufacturing is taking previously used products or their previously used parts, putting them all back together again. You then...


The Language Of SEO: Identifying And Implementing Central Keywords

SEO is historically associated with keywords, and getting them right is at the heart of promoting your website. But how do you know what your company...


Democratizing Live Entertainment; Show Us What You Can Do

For actors, musicians, and any other kinds of performers, getting booked for paid gigs can seem virtually impossible without the help of a talent age...


3 Steps to Get Your Guest Post Pitch Accepted

The goal is to overtake your competitors with the quantity and quality of your guest post backlinks, and it’s a long-distance race that requires much...


How AI Technologies Help Banks and FinTech Startups

The financial industry was one of the first to adopt and enjoy the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI). The annual budgets of large banks amount...


What Does Technology Have to Do With Beauty and Wellness? More Than You Might Think

Technology is often viewed as the realm of software developers and smart home experts, but companies of every type benefit from technological advance...


What to Expect from a Modern IoT Platform in 2019

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at an unprecedented rate and can help businesses deliver new opportunities and be successful in the long run....


4 Best Practices for Tech Firms Managing a Contingent Workforce

Contingent workers have long played a vital role in the success of tech companies, but reports of poor treatment of contract workers have recently be...


Top Streaming Services

As you’ve probably noticed, there are so many streaming services out there! In the past year alone, several new services have joined the party, and e...


From Smart Home to Aware Home

A recent study reports that US broadband households own more than 10 connected devices. What will happen when they start talking and working together...


3 Areas Where Blockchain Will Propel the Drone Industry Forward

A handful of technologies have dominated industry and media conversations as of late. You’d have to be living under a rock to have missed the hype ar...


The Role of IT or an IT Consultant Provider for Business Growth

A good IT support and a robust business run hand at hand. allow us to take a glance at few major points that show an IT consultancy services and busi...


Why Mobile Games and App Stores Should Opt for Blockchain

The mobile game and app ecosystem is extremely saturated. The mobile gaming markets are still growing and already worth more than $40 billion — but o...


Automation and AI; What’s the Real Difference?

Up to 800 million jobs could be lost to automation by 2030 according to a recent study from the McKinsey Global Institute. Though the figure was the ...


How Brands Can Increase Their CRO with Amazon Keywords

One of the best ways any business can succeed in the world today is by implementing the right tactics needed to rank higher on search engines. Google...


Consumer Behavior is Shifting Business Models; How Industries Are Adapting

Breakthroughs in digital technology continue to transform and shape how, why and where consumers shop. Increasingly, they favor conducting commerce t...


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.