Daily Articles: January 11, 2017

New FCC report says AT&T and Verizon zero-rating violates net neutrality

Just a week and a half before he is set to leave office, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has issued a new report stating that the zero-rated video services offered by AT&T and Verizon may violate the… – The Verge

January 11th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

You’ll be able to preorder a Nintendo Switch on Friday (in NYC, at least)

Nintendo is releasing more details on the upcoming Nintendo Switch later this week, but the first piece of official news has already dropped. The New York-based Nintendo store Twitter account… – The Verge

January 11th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Las Vegas to begin testing autonomous shuttles this week

The city of Las Vegas will be home to a two-week autonomous shuttle trial starting today, according to a report from The Las Vegas Sun. The shuttle is a small 12-person vehicle known as Arma,… – The Verge

January 11th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

VSCO shuts down its New York office

Instagram competitor and visual arts technology company VSCO has closed up shop in New York and laid off all staff, TechCrunch has learned and the company.. – TechCrunch

January 11th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Sarah Michelle Gellar on jumping from screen to startup with Foodstirs

It’s no secret that more celebrities are flocking to tech and venture capital these days. The latest to make the leap into entrepreneurship is Sarah.. – TechCrunch

January 11th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Nintendo Switch pre-orders will open in limited quantity on Friday in New York

Looks like Friday’s hands-on event isn’t the only big bit of Nintendo Switch business going down in New York City this Friday. The gaming giant’s New.. – TechCrunch

January 11th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

The debt bomb: set to explode? – Moneysoft

Historic low interest rates have encouraged Australians to build up record debt levels – but should we be worried? Jon Shaw analyses the Moneysoft database and finds some disturbing signs. Debt is a powerful weapon: it can build wealth or destroy it. Almost a decade has passed since a swathe of sub-prime mortgage defaults across the US kicked off the global financial crisis, highlighting the dangers of excessive debt. The world is now a very different place, but in ways few could have imagined. Australia’s household debt has climbed to a record 185 per cent of annual household disposable i – Hacker News

January 11th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Richmond to enforce ban on short-term Airbnb rentals, says mayor

The City of Richmond, B.C. is still working out how it will enforce a ban on unlicensed short-term housing rentals — such as those found on Airbnb — after a surprising vote earlier this week. – Hacker News

January 11th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Why Are There So Many People in Jail in Scranton, PA?

Pennsylvania’s Lackawanna Valley has been a key site of struggle for national electoral politics for many years. Joe Biden was born in Scranton, a fact made famous in the 2012 Vice Presidential debate. Hillary Clinton’s father, Hugh Rodham, was born and raised in Scranton, a biographical detail that was emphasized by the Clinton campaign both in the 2008 primary and in the 2016 general election. Donald Trump campaigned intensively in Scranton, and it was one of the last places he visited before Election Day. The valley, and its history, helps to illustrate the sort of majority-white, deind – Hacker News

January 11th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Why language is not everything that Noam Chomsky said it is – Daniel Everett | Aeon Essays

I took on Noam Chomsky’s ideas about language and unleashed a decade of debate and ridicule. But is my argument wrong? – Hacker News

January 11th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Forced to watch child porn for their job, Microsoft employees developed PTSD, they say

In a lawsuit against the tech giant, two former employees say that their job regulating the dark corners of the internet took a toll on their mental health, but the company failed to provide proper support. – Hacker News

January 11th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Docker Container Anti Patterns

This blog will explain 10 containers anti-patterns that I’ve seen over the past few months: Data or logs in containers – Containers are ideal for stateless applications and are meant to be ephemeral. This means no data or logs should be stored in the container otherwise they’ll be lost when the container terminates. Instead use volume mapping to … Continue reading Docker Container Anti Patterns → – Hacker News

January 11th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Twitter ditches its small business tool

You may have a harder time talking to companies online. – Engadget

January 11th, 2017 Engadget, Tech News

Tom Wheeler accuses AT&T and Verizon of violating net neutrality

Paid zero-rating in crosshairs, but it won’t matter once Trump is president. – Ars Technica

January 11th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

LA Community College paid $28,000 to free itself from ransomware

Chancellor: “Failure to pay would virtually guarantee that data would be lost.” – Ars Technica

January 11th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Trump’s latest health initiative is an attack on lifesaving vaccines

Yesterday, President-elect Donald Trump met with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. — a man who believes in the debunked and fraudulent theory that vaccines cause autism. Trump also reportedly asked Kennedy to… – The Verge

January 11th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

As UAV internet proves too complex, Alphabet shifts the Titan team to Projects Loon and Wing

When Google picked up Titan Aerospace in April 2014, the sky was, as they say, the limit. The high-flying drone producer seemingly had a lot to offer the tech.. – TechCrunch

January 11th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Hello Egg puts a friendly voice-powered cooking assistant in your kitchen

Alexa is going to at least own the living room, and there’s a good bet that it’s going to own the whole home. But that’s not stopping RnD64, a small company.. – TechCrunch

January 11th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Chrome is the most popular web browser of all | ZDNet

The others aren’t even close. One time market-leader Microsoft Windows’ Internet Explorer is a distant third. – Hacker News

January 11th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

New fertility procedure may lead to ’embryo farming’, warn researchers

Technique could also lead parents to create ‘ideal’ future children only –possible impact on society must be planned for now, say specialists – Hacker News

January 11th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Boeing Jumbo-Jet Era Ending in U.S. as United Retires 747 Fleet

United Airlines plans to fly its last Boeing Co. 747 jumbo jet late this year, retiring its largest airplanes a year ahead of schedule as the iconic aircraft glides into the sunset. – Hacker News

January 11th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Mark Nadal is creating GUN | Patreon

Follow Mark Nadal on Patreon: Read posts by Mark Nadal on the world’s largest platform enabling a new generation of creators and artists to live out their passions! – Hacker News

January 11th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News