1. ride sharing apps
    Lyft Does More to Woo Drivers as It Preps to IPOAs both Lyft and Uber prepare to go public in 2019, both companies will be fighting for drivers just as they fight for passengers.
  2. GoFundMe Scam Saga Ends in Three ArrestsA New Jersey couple raised over $400,000 for a homeless man they claimed had helped them in an emergency. The trio made the whole thing up.
  3. technology
    An Augmented-Reality App Could Mean Guilt-Free Screen Time With Your KidsWonderscope creates a 3D storybook right in front of your eyes — and could help you feel better about letting your kids spend time with a screen.
  4. technology
    Airbnb and eBay Follow Google’s Example, Change Sexual-Harassment PoliciesMeanwhile, a number of big tech companies declined to comment on their sexual-harassment policies.
  5. the pink tax
    New York Women Spend More Money Than Men on TransitThe extra cost ranged from $25 to $100 each month, a new study from NYU found.
  6. how to get away with murder
    Don’t Murder Anyone Around an Amazon Echo During Election SeasonA helpful hint from us to you.
  7. memes
    Tired: Eating Tide Pods. Wired: Drinking Tide Boxed Wine.Twitter noticed that Tide’s new box packaging looks a lot like a box of wine.
  8. artificial intelligence
    Should This Chinese AI Bot Replace All News Anchors?A hard question with no easy answers.
  9. google
    Google Changed Its Sexual Harassment Policies, But It Could Have Gone FurtherGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai’s policy update is a move in the right direction, but it ignores some key demands from last week’s walkout.
  10. youtube
    8 in 10 Parents Let Kids Watch YouTube — Even If They Don’t Like What They FindMost parents let their children watch YouTube, and most also report that they’ve come across something “unsuitable for children.”
  11. spam phone calls
    FCC Says Carriers Have Until 2019 to Stop RobocallsThe FCC is just as sick and tired of constant spam calls as you are.
  12. oath breaker
    Verizon Renames Oath to Verizon Media GroupOath breaking.
  13. scams
    Jacob Wohl Demonstrates the Limits of the Right-Wing Misinformation SystemJacob Wohl was easily sussed out because he developed in the hothouses of the right-wing fringe and couldn’t survive the harsh climes of reality.
  14. alexa
    Hey, Alexa, Who Is Winning the Election in New York?A new Echo feature will let users ask about polling information and election results during next week’s midterms.
  15. business
    Apple Has Completely Changed Up How It Reports iPhone Sales. Why?The world has changed a lot in the past ten years. The company has to find new ways to brag.
  16. my spoon is too big
    The Cartoon That Invented Internet Culture Gets a High-Definition RereleaseDon Hertzfeldt’s pioneering classic Rejected is now available in crisp 4K resolution.
  17. i love my giant phone font
    Please Stop Mocking My Phone Font-Size Choices and Join Me in Easy-to-Read BlissEven if you have perfect vision, do yourself a favor and make the font bigger on your cell phone.
  18. the tweet beat
    Twitter Is Finally Giving the People What They Want: Latest Tweets FirstThe platform is testing a button that would let users switch easily between an algorithmic and a chronological timeline.
  19. 2038
    In 20 Years, the Internet Will Have Swallowed You, So Nothing Will Be PrivateOn this week’s episode of 2038, the author of What Is Code? talks about the true (maybe terrifying) meaning of the “internet of things.”
  20. apple
    Apple Tries to Woo Back the Creative Pros That Make Up Apple’s CoreApple would like to remind you that it also makes computers and not just iPhones.
  21. global tech
    To Woo Investors, German Start-ups Adopt Silicon Valley Mind-setsCultural stigma around failure has led many in Berlin’s tech industry to avoid risk-taking behavior. Now, they’re trying to adopt a new mind-set.
  22. global tech
    How Technology Is Transforming Rural ChinaA Q&A with scholar and programmer Xiaowei Wang on her upcoming book, Tech Goes Down to the Country.
  23. the tweet beat
    Calm Yourself, Twitter Isn’t Going to Get Rid of LikesJack Dorsey reportedly said the company was getting rid of the like feature “soon.” That’s not going to happen.
  24. amazon
    Americans Can’t Agree on Anything, Except Loving AmazonWe are a country deeply divided, but not when it comes to the convenience of one-stop shopping with free two-day shipping on orders of $25 or more.
  25. gab
    Gab, the Social Media Site for the Alt-Right, Gets DeplatformedAfter the Pittsburgh shooter was found to have used the site, it was abandoned by its business partners. What does that mean for Twitter?
  26. mail bombings
    Mail Bombing Suspect Cesar Sayoc Dispensed Memes and Threats on Social MediaThe suspect loves MAGA memes and hates the fake-news media. Very surprising. Wow.
  27. technology
    Hello, President Trump, Let Me Explain Why You’ve Lost Twitter FollowersDonald Trump complained about losing Twitter followers on Friday morning, but there are perfectly good reasons for why that’s happening.
  28. iphone xr
    The iPhone XR Is the Most Exciting Phone Apple’s Released in YearsIn the iPhone XR, price and the features fully line up in the buyer’s favor.
  29. the techoning
    Google Paying Off a Sexual Assaulter Isn’t Surprising, That’s How Things WorkGoogle has paid Andy Rubin nearly $90 million dollars since he resigned in 2014 after he coerced a female coworker into performing oral sex.
  30. just asking questions
    Tech’s Biggest Enforcer Talks Facebook, Google, and What She’s LearnedMargrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Competition, talks about fighting back against tech’s largest and most powerful companies.
  31. the internet is for porn
    How Smartphones Got a Conservative Nation Hooked on PornIn 2012, three Indian politicians were forced to step down after they were caught watching porn during a session of Parliament.
  32. technology
    Why Silicon Valley Finds It Hard to Say No to Saudi Arabian DollarsThere’s too much at stake for the tech industry to forswear the Kingdom’s money piles altogether.
  33. in my experience
    I’m an iPhone User. My Friend Switched to Android and I Thought She Disappeared.She went silent in our iMessage group chat. Birthday wishes. Still no reply. Even after we realized Android was to blame, we never recovered.
  34. social media
    The Thing I Most Crave on Social Media Is an EndingOnline, these days, the feeling of coming to the end of a feed is so rare, so elusive, that encountering it anywhere is immensely satisfying.
  35. life in pixels
    Nick Clegg Isn’t Leaving the World of Politics, He’s Reentering ItOnce you’ve formed a coalition with David Cameron, how bad can one with Mark Zuckerberg really be?
  36. facebook
    Oculus’s Brendan Iribe Is the Latest Founder to Flee FacebookThere must be something in the water at Menlo Park — founders of companies that get acquired by Facebook don’t seem to like sticking around.
  37. facial recognition
    Smile! The Secretive Business of Facial-Recognition Software in Retail StoresMadison Square Garden, and Kennedy International Airport both use facial-recognition software to identify their customers. Who else does?
  38. tech boot camp
    How to Not Trap Your Partner in a Smart-Home Techno-Prison HellSmart homes are great. Unless your partner hates them.
  39. tech boot camp
    5 Parenting Gadgets for the Tragically Sleep-deprivedWith the assurance of the well-rested, I can promise you: These gadgets work.
  40. Petcube Hands-on: Is This Tricked-Out Smart Pet Gadget Worth the Money?There’s a remote-controlled laser pointer and a social network for pets baked in.
  41. tech boot camp
    There’s One Thing About the New Gmail That’s Actually GoodI wanted to hate everything about the new Gmail, but this one email feature is surprisingly helpful.
  42. global tech
    WhatsApp Says It’s Too Late to Stop Far-Right Fake News in BrazilFake news stories spread like wildfire on messaging service WhatsApp — and there’s no easy way to stop it.
  43. not cool
    Tricking Your Readers Isn’t Cute, Even If It’s in the Name of Voter RegistrationIf you see a link on Twitter claiming Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are splitting up, you might want to think twice about clicking it.
  44. tech boot camp
    5 Time-saving Kitchen Gadgets That Help Me Make Meals in MinutesThe only way to cook faster would be to eat your food raw.
  45. tech boot camp
    Did You Know Your iPhone Now Comes With a GIF App?Apple’s latest iPhone operating system, iOS 12, comes with an app called Shortcuts, which makes it very easy to make GIFs on your phone.
  46. tech boot camp
    In My Humble Opinion, This Is the Single Best iPhone HackThe rare easy and useful hack.
  47. tech boot camp
    3 To-do Apps That Can Help Keep Your Life Organized and EfficientOne single to-do app is for chumps. He-man organizers use three.
  48. tech boot camp
    Get the Most Out of Your iPhone Camera With This Hidden FeatureDevelopers have unlocked a feature that allows users to capture every bit of information your iPhone camera is capable of.
  49. select all
    Why Can’t Instagram Get Anybody to Care About IGTV?It’s been months since Instagram launched its longform video hub, with help from popular creators. So why isn’t the YouTube competitor luring users?
  50. tech boot camp
    The Best Running App Around Doesn’t Cost a ThingWe tested four popular fitness apps — Strava, MapMyRun, Runkeeper, Nike+ Run Club — to find the best option around.
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