The changing face of transport, part two

The changing face of transport, part two

show chapters The way we move around towns and cities is changing: Here's how    5:49 AM ET Fri, 16 Feb 2018 | 08:11 To watch part three of this episode, please click here.
Android beats iOS in smartphone loyalty, study finds

Android beats iOS in smartphone loyalty, study finds

Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 may not quite live up to the iPhone X when it comes to Samsung’s implementation of a Face ID-style system or its odd take on AR emoji. But that’s not going to matter much to Samsung device owners — not only because the S9 is a good smartphone overall — but…
False news spreads faster than truth online thanks to human nature

False news spreads faster than truth online thanks to human nature

The rapidity with which falsity travels has been proverbial for centuries: “Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it,” wrote Swift in 1710. Yet empirical verification of this common wisdom has been scarce — to our chagrin these past few years as lies in seven-league boots outpace a hobbled truth on platforms seemingly bespoke…
The Tesla Model 3 is a love letter to the road

The Tesla Model 3 is a love letter to the road

Tesla’s Model 3 is making progress heading out to customers (though not as much as either Tesla or those on the waiting list would like) and as a result, we got a chance to spend some time in one of the new production models that just rolled off the line. The Model 3 is a…
Samsung Galaxy S9+ review

Samsung Galaxy S9+ review

You probably don’t need a 4,000 word review to tell you that the Galaxy S9+ is a good phone. Now that everyone’s got all of the Note 7 jokes mostly out of their system, we can mostly agree that Samsung makes good phones. The S8 was great, and the S9 builds on that success in…
Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

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A former Google and Apple exec now teaches Stanford students to design products to make people happy

A former Google and Apple exec now teaches Stanford students to design products to...

The human brain evolved to scan for things that improve our survivability, Ellen Leanse says. But these days many of us are scanning for Facebook 'Likes' and other social media notifications instead. Leanse teaches a Stanford course that encourages students to design products that spur creativity and positive experiences in users. Ellen Leanse is serious…
Travis Kalanick is launching a venture fund

Travis Kalanick is launching a venture fund

Travis Kalanick, the controversial co-founder and one-time chief executive of Uber, is launching a new investment fund called the 10100 Fund. According to an announcement on his Twitter account, the new fund will focus on “large-scale job creation.” Investment areas are to include real estate, e-commerce and emerging innovations in China and India. It’s the…
All of Oculus’s Rift headsets have stopped working due to an expired certificate

All of Oculus’s Rift headsets have stopped working due to an expired certificate

Someone at Oculus screwed up pretty badly today: An expired certificate appears to have soft-bricked all of the company’s Rift VR headsets, with users still unable to fire up software on the devices and no word of an incoming fix from the company yet. Issues were first reported several hours ago on Reddit, where a post on…
Here’s the first developer preview of Android P

Here’s the first developer preview of Android P

Just like in the last two years, Google is using the beginning of March to launch the first developer preview of the next version of Android. Android P, as it’s currently called, is still very much a work in progress and Google isn’t releasing it into its public Android beta channel for over-the-air updates just…

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