Reasons to be cheerful

00  I know, I know, it’s been a rough year. Fury, discord, and hatred seem to be on the rise. The super-elite keep getting richer, while young workers keep getting…

Your next computer could be in a data center

00  Most of the apps on your phone already rely on a server component to store and process your data. When you post a video on Facebook, it gets re-encoded…

Tempow turns your dumb Bluetooth speakers into a connected sound system

00  Meet Tempow, a French startup that can make your Bluetooth speakers more versatile. The company has been working on a new implementation of the Bluetooth protocol in order to…

Tech and politics clash in Cameroon as government restores internet

00  The government of Cameroon ended its internet blackout of parts of the country last week, according to news reports and confirmation from the country’s Ambassador to the U.S. The…

Climate marches draw hundreds of thousands on Donald Trump’s 100th day in office

00  Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched in cities around the country marking President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office with protests against his environmental policies. In Washington, organizers of…

Wikipedia has been blocked in Turkey

00  Wikipedia, the online user-generated encyclopedia, has been blocked by the Turkish government. News of the blockage was first reported by the website Turkey Blocks, at around 1AM Eastern this morning.…

Snapchat is stifled by its un-algorithmic feed

00  Snapchat invented its best products by being the anti-Facebook. Its disappearing chats made visual communication quick and casual compared to Facebook’s email-esque text messages. Stories ditched the likes and…

Giant companies that won’t buy your startup

00  Huge companies in fast-changing, technology-intensive businesses buy startups. After all, they have the money and need fresh entrepreneurial talent to tap new markets and stay abreast of disruption. That’s…

Ballz is my new digital enemy and favorite mobile game

00  I’ve played my fair share of iPhone games, but few have taken over my mind and life like Ballz. From Ketchapp, Ballz is about as simple as it is…

How Echo Look could feed Amazon’s big data fueled fashion ambitions

00  This week Amazon took the wraps off a new incarnation of its Alexa voice assistant, giving the AI an eye so it can see as well as speak and…