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Update for iOS and Macs negates text bomb that crashed devices


 Last week we reported a major bug in Apple operating systems that would cause them to crash from mere exposure to either of two specific Unicode symbols. Today Apple fixes this major text-handling issue with iOS version 11.2.6 and macOS version 10.13.3, both now available for download. Read More


The $20 Wyze security camera gets a sequel with improved intelligence and Amazon Echo support


 The team behind WyzeCam is full of surprises. First they introduced a $20 plug and play security camera in October of last year, and now they’re already back with the sequel. The simply titled WyzeCam v2 is here, less than half a year later, bringing with it some pretty welcome updates. The first version of the camera actually scored some pretty decent reviews for all it was able to… Read More


Author Brian Dear talks about the amazing PLATO computing system


 Before Xerox Parc there was PLATO. This amazing computing system came to life in 1960 and by the 1970s was running a number of graphical terminals well before the rise of Xerox PARC and the Alto. This wild little system used some unique hardware and software to create true early educational computing projects and author Brian Dear has written an amazing book on the project. Called Friendly… Read More


Combining augmented reality, 3D printing and a robotic arm to prototype in real time


 Robotic Modeling Assistant (RoMA) is a joint project out of MIT and Cornell that brings together a variety of different emerging technologies in an attempt to build a better prototyping machine. Using an augmented reality headset and two controllers, the designer builds a 3D model using a CAD (computer-aided design) program. A robotic arm then goes to work constructing a skeletal model using… Read More


Algorithmic zoning could be the answer to cheaper housing and more equitable cities


 Zoning codes are a century old, and the lifeblood of all major U.S. cities (except arguably Houston), determining what can be built where and what activities can take place in a neighborhood. Yet as their complexity has risen, academics are increasingly exploring whether their rule-based systems for rationalizing urban space could be replaced with dynamic systems based on blockchains,… Read More


Life sciences startup Avro aims to deliver drugs to children and the elderly through skin patches


 Avro, a life sciences startup in Y Combinator’s current batch, is banking on a method to deliver medications to populations unable to swallow or chew — it will administer them through the skin. Starting with allergy medications, the startup is developing skin patches that release drugs commonly used in seasonal allergies for children. The patches can deliver a variety of drugs. Read More


Hulu?s weekend outage affected some users trying to watch Olympics, NBA All-Star game


 Hulu is still recovering to a hit to its reputation due to a live streaming outage that affected some number of subscribers during the Super Bowl. But over the weekend, the company’s live TV service experienced another outage, this time leading to login and connection issues. The issues prevented users from watching other high-profile sporting events. Read More


Wikipedia?s free-to-access program for developing countries is being sunset


 A half-dozen years after launching Wikipedia Zero, The Wikimedia Foundation is sunsetting the program. Announced in 2012, it was the result of partnerships with mobile carriers, designed to waive the cost of accessing the free encyclopedia in developing countries, where data fees presented a barrier to accessing the site’s seemingly bottomless well of information. Read More


Nike teamed up with Snap and Darkstore to pre-release Air Jordan III ?Tinker? shoes on Snapchat


 Snap, Nike, Darkstore and Shopify teamed up in a collaboration of epic proportions to pre-release the Air Jordan III “Tinker” on Snapchat with same-day delivery last night after the NBA All-Star game. This is the first time a brand other than Snap has sold a product via Snapchat. Read More


Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky has joined Y Combinator as a partner


 You likely know the story of smartwatch maker Pebble, forced to sell its software and IP to Fitbit. What you probably don’t know is that behind the scenes, Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky was frequently seeking advice from Y Combinator. Now, Migicovsky will be sharing lessons learned with future YC startups, having quietly joined YC last month as one of its partners. Read More


Kidtech startup SuperAwesome is now valued at $100+ million and profitable


 Tech companies are scrambling to catch up to the fact that kids have joined a web originally built for adults, and are using it the way adults do — by liking and commenting, sharing, clicking through on personalized recommendations and viewing ads. But the tech underpinning apps and sites built for kids can’t operate the same way it does for adults. Enter SuperAwesome. Read More


Molly wants to use your online presence to create an automated knowledge base


 Isn’t it frustrating when you ask a friend a question knowing that these specific answers are certainly already accessible on social media? The problem is no one wants to spend an hour combing through their friends’ social media pages (or worse, monitoring them 24/7), so we just end up asking them directly. Molly wants to fix this. Read More


Join me for an evening of crypto with writers Paul Vigna and Michael Casey


 I’m pleased to announce that I’m going to have Paul Vigna and Michael Casey, authors of The Truth Machine, onstage with me next week at Knotel, a co-working and event space in Manhattan. I’d love for you to come. You can RSVP here. It’s happening on February 28 at 7pm and will feature a 35-minute talk with two of the top writers in crypto. These guys literally wrote… Read More


Elon Musk?s Boring Company gets preliminary permit for NYC-DC Hyperloop


 A 29-minute trip from D.C. to New York may seem too good to be true. And it very well may be. But that isn’t stopping Elon Musk from pushing forward with plans to build a Hyperloop along the eastern corridor. Read More


Facebook?s tracking of non-users ruled illegal again


 Another blow for Facebook in Europe: Judges in Belgium have once again ruled the company broke privacy laws by deploying technology such as cookies and social plug-ins to track internet users across the web. Read More


NBA all-star Baron Davis wants to prep athletes and entertainers for the startup game


 Last Saturday in his suite at the London West Hollywood, two-time NBA all-star Baron Davis was providing assists of a different kind. In front of a gathering of entrepreneurs, athletes, artists, designers, musicians and members of the Los Angeles investment community and business elite, Davis was putting on a show designed to encourage, educate and inspire collaboration. Read More


Google?s Tez payments app now lets users handle their utility bills and more


 Google’s Tez payment service in India has gotten a major update that allows users to pay their utilities and other bills via the app. The service was launched last September for iOS and Android and it initially allowed for payments between bank accounts using India’s UPI (Unified Payments Interface) protocol. Now the app has gotten support to pay bills from more than 80… Read More


Facebook will verify the location of US election ad buyers by mailing them postcards


 Facebook’s global director of policy programs says it will start sending postcards by snail mail to verify buyers of ads related to U.S. elections. Katie Harbath, who described the plan at a conference held by the National Association of Secretaries of State, didn’t reveal when the program will start, but told Reuters it would be before the congressional midterm elections in November. Read More


Technological solutions to technology?s problems feature in ?How to Fix The Future?


 In this edition of Innovate 2018, Andrew Keen finds himself in the hot seat. Keen, whose new book, “How to Fix the Future”, was published earlier this month, discusses a moment when it has suddenly become fashionable for tech luminaries to abandon utopianism in favor of its opposite.  The first generation of IPO winners have now become some of tech’s most vocal… Read More


Robot assistants and a marijuana incubator


 We’ve had plenty of time to get used to our robot overlords — and Boston Dynamics is helping us get there. This week on CTRL-T we talk about the company’s addition of a door-opening arm to its SpotMini robot. We then switch gears and discuss Facebook’s Messenger for Kids. Later in the episode, MRD chats with Lanese Martin, co-founder of the Hood Incubator. Read More


Entrepreneur Channel

7 Strategies You Can Use to Improve Your Memory


Want to remember more of what's important? Use these strategies to improve your memory.


You're Thinking About Sales All Wrong


Selling is impossible if you don't understand the value you bring to the table.


Be More Efficient in Your Business With These 4 Tips


Here's how to stay ahead of your competition.


How to Live Within Your Means Without Feeling Cheap


Just because you get a raise, it doesn't mean you should raise your spending.


More Than Just Bitcoin: Blockchain Has Value Across Multiple Industries


Beyond cryptocurrency, the new ledger technology offers huge benefits for health care, crowdfunding and the cloud.


How Much Caution is Necessary in Business? 3 Lessons From the Crypto Craze.


People are investing their hard-earned cash in Bitcoin, Ethereum and Other Cryptocurrencies. Should they?


If You Want to Win Over Customers, Appeal to Their Emotions


Shopping data often looks at website visitors through hard numbers, but humans are more driven by irrationality.


Stop Focusing on 'Right' and Start Building Your 'Right Now'


Here are the ways to know when you should throw 'best practices' out the window and Just. Get. Started.


12 Privacy Mistakes that Can Cost You Your Job in 2018


Countless people have lost their jobs due to easily-avoidable privacy mistakes.


Research Shows That Your First-Time Managers Aren't Ready to Lead. Now, What?


Here are four moves that, as senior leader, you can make to put your new manager securely in the driver's seat.


I Tried to Build My Business By Doing Favors, But It Got Me Nowhere


If you want people to do something for you in return, you have to make them "pay" for the favor.


What's the Biggest Challenge of Starting a Restaurant?


Are you ready to start a high-risk business like a restaurant?


5 Ways Email Marketing Can Help Boost Ranking In a Hurry


Loyal subscribers will help you get to the top.


Why You Are Losing 10 IQ Points Every Time This Happens


You might even be better off smoking marijuana at work or missing a night's sleep.


How An Odd Macadamia Nut Milk Company Caught Walmart's Attention Without Doing Any Marketing


Milkadamia started as an experiment in coffee shops. It's now carried by 5,000 stores in the U.S.


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The special counsel's interest in Trump's son-in-law includes questions about financing talks with non-Russian foreign investors, sources say

Special counsel Robert Mueller's interest in Jared Kushner has expanded beyond his contacts with Russia and now includes his efforts to secure financing for his company from foreign investors during the presidential transition, according to people familiar with the inquiry.

Trump questions why Obama didn't act to stop Russian meddling

President Donald Trump remained focused on the Russia matter on Monday, questioning in a tweet why his predecessor didn't act to prevent Moscow from interfering in US elections.

Sources: Kushner among 30-40 officials lacking full clearance

Sources tell CNN's Jim Sciutto that dozens of Trump administration officials, including Jared Kushner, are still working without full security clearance.

Ex-Trump aide Gates to testify against Manafort, LA Times says

Former Trump presidential campaign aide Rick Gates has agreed to testify against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and will plead guilty to fraud related charges, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Analysis: President's Russia delusion bubbles over

President Donald Trump has long been obsessed with the idea that the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election is really nothing more than a political scheme to rob him of the credit he so rightly deserves for winning that race. Over the last 24 hours, however, that obsession has been tuned up a notch, with Trump unleashing a series of bitter tweets attacking even his own top advisers and agencies for their alleged complicity in this narrative.

Trump blames Russia probe for FBI missing tip on school shooter

President Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI late Saturday, describing its failure to follow up on a tip about Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz as "very sad."

Analysis: Trump blames everyone but Russia

President Donald Trump, ensconced in his opulent private club of Mar-a-Lago this weekend, had a screed of combative thoughts.

Candidate defends AR-15 giveaway

A Kansas congressional hopeful said Monday that he's sticking by his campaign giveaway of an AR-15 rifle despite criticism in light of last Wednesday's mass school shooting in Florida.

Lincoln named best President. Trump is ...

Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan enjoyed upward bumps in their greatness rankings, while President Donald Trump was ranked historically low, according to a presidential "greatness" survey released Monday.

Analysis: 9 unpresidential things Trump tweeted this weekend

It's become almost de riguer at this moment in time to note that President Donald Trump is the least presidential president who has ever presidented.

Analysis: What Trump's Russia tweets mean

In seeking to honor President Donald Trump's holiday wishes, let's reflect here on what's been going on lately in his telltale Twitter feed.

Trump Jr.'s dinners in India raise concerns

Trump motorcade driver had gun in bag

A driver in President Donald Trump's motorcade inadvertently brought a firearm near the President's beachfront estate on Monday, prompting questioning from the Secret Service and local law enforcement officials.

Opinion: Melania, Hillary and Jackie: Are the rules about infidelity changing?

Melania Trump's experience as first lady seems to be following an unfortunate tradition. First ladies have many things in common: no job description, no pay and, for many of them, humiliating betrayals by their husbands. The latest accusations against Donald Trump, as reported by journalist Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker, detail an alleged consensual affair he had with former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal while he was married to Melania and before he was elected president. (Trump denies the affair.)

Tapper checks Pence on 2016 meddling

CNN's Jake Tapper, in partnership with FactCheck.org, looks at whether the intelligence community agrees Russian meddling did not affect the 2016 election.

Trump will attend exclusive reporters' dinner

President Donald Trump will attend next month's tony Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, putting the President in the same room with many of the county's top journalists he has castigated in his first year in office.

Court releases new congressional maps that could help Democrats

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released new congressional district lines Monday, replacing the old Republican-drawn maps in time for the state's May primary.

Rep. to Trump: You're such a 'psychopath'

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) called President Trump a psychopath on Twitter after Trump suggested there is a link between the FBI missing a tip on the Florida school shooter and the Russia investigation.

Florida school shooter had at least 10 rifles

[Breaking news update at 11:37 a.m. ET]

'Nothing I can say will heal them,' killer's host family says of victims

The couple who took in Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz said they were devastated, furious and heartbroken about what he's done, and said they didn't realize they had a "monster" living under their roof.

Video shows gunman after the shooting

New surveillance shows the suspect in the Florida school massacre walking down the street moments after the shooting. CNN's Martin Savidge reports.

Iran official: Tel Aviv would be 'razed to the ground' if Israel attacks

Iran issued a strong warning to Israel on Monday in response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's fiery speech at last weekend's Munich Security Conference.

KFC is running out of chicken across UK

How a plot to kill North Korea's leader ended in mutiny and murder

They were supposed to be a top-secret assassination squad tasked with attacking the residence of North Korea's then-leader Kim Il Sung.

Postal employee shot to death on interstate

A US Postal Service employee was found fatally shot inside a truck on Interstate 30, Dallas police said.

Why heart attack symptoms are sometimes missed in women

Among adults 55 and younger, women may be more likely than men to experience lesser-known acute heart attack symptoms in addition to chest pain, a new study has found.

She was charged $17,850 for a urine test

Urine testing for patients with chronic pain has grown explosively amid the opioid epidemic. It costs billions of dollars annually and has raised concerns that some labs and doctors run urine tests needlessly or charge exorbitant rates to boost profits.

NBAer: Racial slur is 'not in my vocabulary'

Wife's diet advice transformed soccer star

Fergie's sultry National Anthem surprises NBA fans

Singer Fergie delivered a sultry rendition of the National Anthem at the star-studded NBA All-Star Game, which took many by surprise.

Report: Fergie says 'I ... honestly tried my best'

Even Roseanne Barr is throwing shade on Fergie

It's rough when even Roseanne Barr makes jokes about your singing.

Twitter roasts Fergie's National Anthem

MLB outlines rule changes to speed up game

Violent brawls break out on cruise ship

Authorities have removed 23 passengers from a Carnival Cruise Line ship in Australia after a series of brawls, New South Wales police and Carnival said in statements.

Record-breaking weekend for 'Black Panther'

Video of man sawing gun goes viral

A man in New York has gone viral after he posted a video sawing his AR-15 gun in half in hopes that one less gun will result in fewer mass shootings.

Opinion: Why does Melania stay?

In an article published this week in The New Yorker, reporter Ronan Farrow describes an extramarital affair President Donald Trump allegedly began in 2006 -- a few years into his marriage to Melania Trump and not long after the birth of their son, Barron.

Analysis: Don't overpay this backup QB

Best photos from the British film awards

See photos from the 2018 BAFTA film awards. "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" won five statues.

Drake donates $1M in 'God's Plan' music video

Rapper Drake's music video for his song "God's Plan" shows him donating the video's nearly $1 million budget to people throughout Miami.

Arizona woman wakes up with British accent

An Arizona woman went to bed with a bad headache and woke up with a British accent. Medical professionals say she has a rare condition called Foreign Accent Syndrome.

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Kate Middleton called out for wearing green to awards show

The Duchess of Cambridge's outfit at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards Sunday may have contained a subtle nod of solidarity to those speaking out on gender issues.

Photographers tackle masculinity stereotypes

Terrorist. Misogynist. Fanatic. The portrayal of Arab men can often be one-dimensional and unflattering, particularly in Western media.

Robbery attempt brutally backfires

In an attempted robbery in Shanghai, two burglars' crime goes awry when one robber accidentally knocks out his accomplice with a misaimed throw.

Go inside one of China's largest factories

For centuries, fireworks have been used to mark major events around the world: the births of nations, weddings, birthdays, funerals and New Year's celebrations.

Trading app tries to fix 'rigged' financial system

How broken luggage led to travel innovation

This startup is trying to stomp out fakes

Parkland students show why 16-year-olds should be able to vote

The real adults in the room are the youth from Parkland, Florida, who are speaking out about the need for meaningful gun control laws. They are proving that civic engagement among young people can make a difference. The ironic part? They can't even vote yet.

For Mueller, this is only the beginning

Special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment against 13 Russian individuals and three Russian entities marks a major turning point in his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Florida student: How I survived the shooting

I was at school and anxious to leave for the day. The bell was supposed to ring in about 10 minutes. Then the fire alarm went off. The whole class was sort of skeptical about the alarm, thinking it was a prank or an accident. Half of my class walked outside, and everyone made sure they had their phones.

America's absence is worrying the security community

Democrats, spare me your hypocrisy on guns

On Wednesday, the unthinkable happened.

Experts are urging Americans to refinance in 2018.

What RA experts want you to know

Fastest way to pay off $10,000 in credit card debt

Blood and urine test for autism?

UK and Italian scientists are getting closer to developing blood and urine tests for autism, which could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of the condition, a new study suggests.

Use this when you can't prove your identity

Around the globe an estimated 1.1 billion people are unable to prove their identity. They have no official ID -- no passport, no birth certificate, no bank card -- and as a result they're unable to access basic services, such as healthcare.

Winston Duke's M'Baku heats up 'Black Panther' fans

He may be a villain in "Black Panther" but fans are loving M'Baku.

Oscar-nominated short focuses on police brutality

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what's the value of grainy police dash-cam video of a mundane encounter gone wrong? That's a question raised, if not entirely answered, by "Traffic Stop," an Oscar-nominated short that's making its TV debut on HBO.

'Three Billboards' takes top honors at BAFTAs

Director Martin McDonagh's bleak drama about a mother's quest for answers about her daughter's murder struck a nerve with British Academy of Film and Television Arts voters.

See the full list of BAFTA winners

The 71st British Academy Film Awards were presented Sunday.

Tracy Reese's designs make women feel good

Sewing hems, Rolaids and Michelle Obama sparked success for designer Tracy Reese.

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