Author: Rachel Kaser

Twitter’s tenth transparency report shows massive scale of fight against extremism

The latest in Twitter’s transparency briefs shows how much terrorism effects the flow of social media and what the company has been doing to help combat the threat on its popular platform. Twitter released it’s tenth transparency report today, which covers the back half of 2016. The report includes information on legal requests the company has received, … – The Next Web

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Get your retro Pokémon fix with this Gameboy emulator for Apple Watch

If you think you’re a die-hard Pokemon fan, you haven’t met Gabriel O’Flaherty Chan yet. O’Flaherty-Chan, a software developer, created a Game Boy Color emulator for the Apple Watch after noticing the lack of one in the iOS store. Building off the existing Gambatte emulator, he created Giovanni, which runs Game Boy and Game Boy … – The Next Web

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

VR motion tracking narrows the gap between real and digital

Researchers at Disney have developed a way for the real and virtual worlds to cross over. Two researchers attached small tracking nodes to a tennis ball and tossed it to someone wearing a VR headset — who would not have been able to see the real ball flying at them. The motion-tracking technology predicts the … – The Next Web

March 20th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Man electrocutes himself while charging iPhone in the bath

A London man died last December after trying to charge his iPhone in the bath. Police wrapped up an inquest into the death recently. Police chief Craig Pattinson told the inquest that Richard Bull, 32, ran an extension cable from the hallway into the bathroom and was a little careless with the position: The extension cable … – The Next Web

March 20th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

eBay wants you to believe it’s as good as Amazon

In the rush for faster delivery times in online marketplaces, eBay just stuck its hand up to remind everyone it can ship things fast, too. The company is rolling out a new feature called “Guaranteed Delivery” through which it will, as the name suggests, guarantee delivery for eligible items in three days or less. If the … – The Next Web

March 20th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Study: Fake news more likely to be trusted if shared by the right person

A new study confirms what you already suspect: Some people will believe anything if the right person shares it on Facebook. The Media Insight study, funded by the American Press Institute and AP-NORC, interviewed a sample of 1,489 adults on AP-NORC’s survey panel in the period between November and December last year. Media Insight created a … – The Next Web

March 20th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Report: Spotify finally gives in, limits some albums to Premium users only

Hope you’ve gone premium, Spotify users. Otherwise, you might not be able to access every single album on the app soon. The Verge reported that the music streaming service is going to restrict some of its albums to premium tier. We don’t currently know which albums those are. “We’re hunting for awesome startups” Run an … – The Next Web

March 16th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Microsoft brings text-to-speech (and vice versa) to PC and Xbox One

Guard your ears, Halo fans. Microsoft is introducing text-to-speech/speech-to-text options for both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. By enabling this option, the voice chat of the other players will be automatically transcribed into text at the side of the screen in real time. You can also have the reverse. When you enable text-to-speech, a voice reads your … – The Next Web

March 16th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Smart motorcycle helmet comes with speakers and rearview camera

Imagine being able to talk, navigate, and listen to music while riding a motorcycle. CrossHelmet’s features make this easy. What is it? CrossHelmet is a smart motorcycle helmet with a heads-up display that has built-in, app-controlled features such as a GPS, music player, and Bluetooth connectivity. “We’re hunting for awesome startups” Run an early-stage company? … – The Next Web

March 14th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

This tiny joystick grips right onto your phone — no cords needed

The joystick is one of gaming’s most beloved controllers, and now you can use one directly with your phone, no plugs or Bluetooth necessary. What is it? MotionPlay is a small phone attachment, made by Widevantage, which functions like a tiny joystick. It uses magnets and software, requiring no direct connection to the phone. Just … – The Next Web

March 14th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Control your home with this cool-looking cube — sort of

If you’re looking for an efficient way to control your smart home … keep looking, because this admittedly funky cube is not the device you need. What is it? The NeoControl Cubee interface is a cube-shaped controller designed to be used with the NeoControl Pro smart home app. By rotating the cube, you can control various … – The Next Web

March 14th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

I rode an 8K “VR” rollercoaster and it was beautifully awkward

We’ve seen some VR experiences here at SXSW that will make you sick, but there was one which took you on a nice trip instead. The 8K VR ride was more like a pleasant stroll through Tokyo — albeit with a lot of wind in your hair. What is it? The ride uses 8K, an absurdly … – The Next Web

March 13th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Philm turns boring selfies into works of art

Ever wanted an app to paint you like one of its French girls? No? When you see what Philm can do, you will! What is it? Philm is a photo-editing app which modifies your photos and videos to look like different kinds of artwork — kind of like Prisma. The series of filters available are … – The Next Web

March 13th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Philm turns boring selfies into works of art #SXSW

Ever wanted an app to paint you like one of its French girls? No? When you see what Philm can do, you will! What is it? Philm is a photo-editing app which modifies your photos and videos to look like different kinds of artwork — kind of like Prisma. The series of filters available are … – The Next Web

March 13th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Local Roots brings farmland to #SXSW with TerraFarms

What do you do when you want fresh produce, but there’s no farmland for miles around? Look for a TerraFarm! What is it? TerraFarm is a mobile, vertical farm inside a shipping container, made by Local Roots Farms. Through hydroponics, one TerraFarm can grow as much food as five acres of farmland. The plants are … – The Next Web

March 12th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Meet Micro3D Pro, the self-aware 3D printer you can fit on a bookshelf #SXSW

Ever wanted to get into 3D printing, but didn’t, because they’re too big and too expensive? Or found most 3D devices on the market clumsy and prone to jams? The Micro 3D Pro printer is designed to be small, cheap, and capable of correcting for error on its own. What is it? The M3D Pro is … – The Next Web

March 12th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Kids judge start-ups at #SXSW, and they are brutal

Three entrepreneurs stand up in front of a panel of four to pitch start-up idea. However, all of the judges on the panel are under the age of 13. The founders pitched their ideas, including a fitness app and a legal website. Some of the ideas, you’d think, would be hard for kids to digest, but each … – The Next Web

March 11th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Vibrator-building workshop brings frank sexuality to #SXSW

“Don’t force it.” “Grease it good.” “Dip the tip.” The innuendoes came thick and fast — see?  — at Crave’s “Build Your Own Vibrator” workshop. When co-founder Michael Topolovac opened the presentation by saying “Thank you for coming,” a voice from the back said, “No pun intended.” “This event was off the charts” Gary Vaynerchuk … – The Next Web

March 11th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Why Alexa and Siri would make terrible companions #SXSW

If Alexa understood your needs and anticipated your decisions, would you love it or would it annoy the crap out of you? Sophia Yeres of Huge, a Brooklyn-based digital marketing agency, presented a talk at SXSW called “The Risks of the Quantified Mind.” She spoke about the future of voice-driven interfaces, and the potential of … – The Next Web

March 10th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Uber backtracks on shady Greyball tool allegedly used to avoid authorities

As the hits keep on coming for Uber, a spokesperson has come out admitting the company used a tool to get around investigators. The New York Times reported Uber used an internal tool called Greyball to determine if a user was a government employee. When users suspected of investigating Uber tried to use the app, … – The Next Web

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

PS4 update gives Pro & VR owners a much-needed ‘boost’

Sony today announced a major PS4 system software update. The update brings several features to make life easier for all PS4 console owners. The most useful change in Update 4.50 is the introduction of Boost Mode. This setting for PS4 Pro owners will makes it easier to play legacy titles which haven’t been patched for … – The Next Web

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

PS4 update gives Pro & VR owners a much-needed ‘boost’

Sony today announced a major PS4 system software update. The update brings several features to make life easier for all PS4 console owners. The most useful change in Update 4.50 is the introduction of Boost Mode. This setting for PS4 Pro owners will makes it easier to play legacy titles which haven’t been patched for … – The Next Web

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

PS4 update gives Pro & VR owners a much-needed ‘boost’

Sony today announced a major PS4 system software update. The update brings several features to make life easier for all PS4 console owners. The most useful change in Update 4.50 is the introduction of Boost Mode. This setting for PS4 Pro owners will makes it easier to play legacy titles which haven’t been patched for … – The Next Web

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

PS4 update gives Pro & VR owners a much-needed ‘boost’

Sony today announced a major PS4 system software update. The update brings several features to make life easier for all PS4 console owners. The most useful change in Update 4.50 is the introduction of Boost Mode. This setting for PS4 Pro owners will makes it easier to play legacy titles which haven’t been patched for … – The Next Web

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

PS4 update gives Pro & VR owners a much-needed ‘boost’

Sony today announced a major PS4 system software update. The update brings several features to make life easier for all PS4 console owners. The most useful change in Update 4.50 is the introduction of Boost Mode. This setting for PS4 Pro owners will makes it easier to play legacy titles which haven’t been patched for … – The Next Web

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

PS4 update gives Pro & VR owners a much-needed ‘boost’

Sony today announced a major PS4 system software update. The update brings several features to make life easier for all PS4 console owners. The most useful change in Update 4.50 is the introduction of Boost Mode. This setting for PS4 Pro owners will makes it easier to play legacy titles which haven’t been patched for … – The Next Web

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

PS4 update gives Pro & VR owners a much-needed ‘boost’

Sony today announced a major PS4 system software update. The update brings several features to make life easier for all PS4 console owners. The most useful change in Update 4.50 is the introduction of Boost Mode. This setting for PS4 Pro owners will makes it easier to play legacy titles which haven’t been patched for … – The Next Web

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

PS4 update gives Pro & VR owners a much-needed ‘boost’

Sony today announced a major PS4 system software update. The update brings several features to make life easier for all PS4 console owners. The most useful change in Update 4.50 is the introduction of Boost Mode. This setting for PS4 Pro owners will makes it easier to play legacy titles which haven’t been patched for … – The Next Web

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

PS4 update gives Pro & VR owners a much-needed ‘boost’

Sony today announced a major PS4 system software update. The update brings several features to make life easier for all PS4 console owners. The most useful change in Update 4.50 is the introduction of Boost Mode. This setting for PS4 Pro owners will makes it easier to play legacy titles which haven’t been patched for … – The Next Web

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

PS4 update gives Pro & VR owners a much-needed ‘boost’

Sony today announced a major PS4 system software update. The update brings several features to make life easier for all PS4 console owners. The most useful change in Update 4.50 is the introduction of Boost Mode. This setting for PS4 Pro owners will makes it easier to play legacy titles which haven’t been patched for … – The Next Web

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web