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DARPA Just Launched a Podcast

(GIZMODO) – DARPA, the agency that helped invent things like email in the early 1970s and the internet itself in the late 1960s, just launched a podcast. Podcasts have been around

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Virtual Reality Experience Uses Google Earth to Make You Feel Like a Rampaging Giant

(GIZMODO) – The real appeal of monster movies like Godzilla is that they let you experience what it would be like to be a giant rage-filled monster stomping around a

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Spending Too Much Time on Your Phone? Try a Digital Detox

(WIRED) – YOUR NOSE IS stuck to your phone for hours a day. Given the nature of work these days, it’s a necessity. But being “always on” isn’t healthy. If

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Google’s Internet-Beaming Balloon Gets a New Pilot: AI

(WIRED) – THIS SUMMER, THE Google X lab launched a balloon into the stratosphere over Peru, and it stayed there for 98 days. Launching balloons into the stratosphere is a

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Ig Nobel Win for Alpine ‘Goat Man’

(BBC) – A British man who lived in the Alps as a goat for three days has won one of this year’s Ig Nobel prizes. Tom Thwaites had special prostheses

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Yahoo To Confirm Massive Hack Affecting 200 Million Users

(GIZMODO) – A report by veteran tech journalist Kara Swisher at Recode says that Yahoo is preparing to confirm a massive data breach that has impacted over 200 million users.

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Tech Industry’s Legal Shield is Feeling the Heat

By Dan Levine and Kristina Cooke SAN FRANCISCO(Reuters) – When San Francisco passed an ordinance this year imposing fines on home rental companies for listings by hosts not registered with

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Vietnam Bans Pokemon Go From Government, Defense Sites

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam has banned players of the game Pokemon Go from the offices of its government and ruling Communist Party, besides defense locations, as thousands of its citizens

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Knock, Knock! Google Duo Video Call is Here

(Reuters) – Now, all you need is a phone number to start a video call with any contact who uses an Android- or iOS-based smartphone. Google on Tuesday launched Google

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‘Life Worth More Than Pokemon,’ Venezuela Gamers Told

By Daniel Kai CARACAS (Reuters) – A Pokemon Go player hides his cellphone in the carved out pages of a 19th-century French novel, hoping to avoid criminals on Venezuela’s notoriously

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