Rachel E. Greenspan · TIME

Time: The First Google Doodle in 1998 Was a ‘Bit of a Joke.’ Here’s the Story Behind the Design That Started it All

September 26, 2019 at 11:02AM When Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin were headed to Nevada’s Burning Man festival in August of 1998, they wanted users and employees to know they wouldn’t be at the search engine’s helm for a while. The Ph.D. students at Stanford University decided to replace the second ‘O’ in… Continue reading Time: The First Google Doodle in 1998 Was a ‘Bit of a Joke.’ Here’s the Story Behind the Design That Started it All

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Google: Right to be forgotten will not be extended beyond EU borders after France loses court battle

September 24, 2019 at 11:40AM Politicians say there is 'no obligation' for search engine to extend rules outside of Europe Google: Right to be forgotten will not be extended beyond EU borders after France loses court battle ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Google: Right to be forgotten will not be extended beyond EU borders… Continue reading Google: Right to be forgotten will not be extended beyond EU borders after France loses court battle

Technology | The Guardian

Google wins case to keep right to be forgotten EU only

September 24, 2019 at 09:07AM Court rules Google does not have to remove sensitive information from global searchGoogle does not have to remove links to sensitive personal data globally, Europe’s top court has ruled in a landmark case that pits privacy rights against the right of free speech.The ruling centres on Google’s dispute with France’s… Continue reading Google wins case to keep right to be forgotten EU only

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Time: After a Few Glitches, Samsung’s Folding Phone Finally Hits the U.S.

September 24, 2019 at 02:22AM NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung’s folding phone is finally hitting the U.S. Samsung will start selling the Galaxy Fold, a phone with a screen that folds together like a book, on Friday. There will be an AT&T version as well as an unlocked version sold at Best Buy and Samsung… Continue reading Time: After a Few Glitches, Samsung’s Folding Phone Finally Hits the U.S.

Technology | The Guardian

France to block Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency in Europe

September 12, 2019 at 06:30PM Finance minister says governments’ monetary sovereignty could be at riskFrance has said it will block the development of Facebook’s Libra in Europe, dealing the cryptocurrency a fresh blow. The French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, said plans for Libra could not move ahead until concerns over consumer risk and governments’… Continue reading France to block Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency in Europe

Andrew Blum · TIME

Time: The Tech Innovations We Need to Happen if We’re Going to Survive Climate Change

September 12, 2019 at 12:15PM Harry Campbell for TIME In the 1970s, the U.S. Department of Energy poured money into making practical a miraculous technology: the ability to convert sunlight into electricity. Solar energy was a pipe dream, far too expensive and unreliable to be considered a practical power source. But yesterday’s moon shot is… Continue reading Time: The Tech Innovations We Need to Happen if We’re Going to Survive Climate Change

The Independent - Tech

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency will be blocked in Europe, France says

September 12, 2019 at 09:07AM French Finance Minister says: 'We cannot authorise the development of Libra on European soil' Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency will be blocked in Europe, France says ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency will be blocked in Europe, France says

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: The Emoji Mashup Bot Is Creating Fun, Weird, and Useful New Emoji. Meet the 18-Year-Old Developer Behind It

August 28, 2019 at 09:11PM Ever tired but failed to find an emoji to describe that certain je ne sais quoi while you’re texting a friend? Wish you could take the best of the “surprised face” emoji and add a bit of “smiling cat” to the mix to really get your point across? Unfortunately, there’s… Continue reading Time: The Emoji Mashup Bot Is Creating Fun, Weird, and Useful New Emoji. Meet the 18-Year-Old Developer Behind It

Mahita Gajanan · TIME

Time: French Police Team Destroys Virus That Hit Nearly 1 Million Computers

August 28, 2019 at 03:18PM A police team in France has destroyed a computer hacking network that affected more than 850,000 computers around the world. Following a tip, the French cybercrime fighting team, C3N, found and destroyed the pirate server, located in the Paris area. The server controlled a network of computers infected by a… Continue reading Time: French Police Team Destroys Virus That Hit Nearly 1 Million Computers

Lisa Abend / Copenhagen · TIME

Time: Cyclists and E-Scooters Are Clashing in the Battle for Europe’s Streets

August 27, 2019 at 05:36PM It was five o’clock on a recent Monday afternoon, and at one of the busiest connectors between the city’s center and its surrounding neighborhoods, rush hour was in full swing. Hundreds of vehicles flowed across Dronning Louise’s bridge every minute, but this being Copenhagen, the vast majority of them–some 48,000… Continue reading Time: Cyclists and E-Scooters Are Clashing in the Battle for Europe’s Streets

The Independent - Tech

Pseudoscience is taking over social media and putting us all at risk

August 07, 2019 at 08:41PM Conspiracy theories are drowning out legitimate facts which could negatively impact human behaviour in the future Pseudoscience is taking over social media and putting us all at risk ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Pseudoscience is taking over social media and putting us all at risk

Alejandro de la Garza · Alex Fitzpatrick and Sean Gregory · Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: Why TIME’s 2019 Tech Optimists Are Upbeat About Silicon Valley’s Future

August 07, 2019 at 01:00PM As data breaches, misuse of personal information and the spread of disinformation erode the public’s trust in Silicon Valley, it can be all too easy to become cynical about technology’s impact on the world. But there are still plenty of reasons to be optimistic about tech’s role in society moving… Continue reading Time: Why TIME’s 2019 Tech Optimists Are Upbeat About Silicon Valley’s Future

THOMAS ADAMSON and JASON PARKINSON / AP · TIME

Time: French Hoverboard Inventor Successfully Flies Over the English Channel

August 04, 2019 at 03:25PM (ST. MARGARET’S BAY, England) — Is it a bird? A plane? No, it’s a French inventor flying over the English Channel on his hoverboard.French Hoverboard Inventor Successfully Flies Over the English Channel Looking like a superhero, Franky Zapata successfully completed the famed 35-kilometer (22-mile) journey in just 22 minutes Sunday… Continue reading Time: French Hoverboard Inventor Successfully Flies Over the English Channel

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Time: E.U. Investigates Amazon Over Use of Retailer Info To Gain Competitive Edge

July 17, 2019 at 02:23PM (BRUSSELS) — The European Union is opening a new front in its quest to more closely regulate big tech companies, saying Wednesday it was investigating whether U.S. online giant Amazon uses data from independent retailers to gain an illegal edge when selling its own products. EU antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager… Continue reading Time: E.U. Investigates Amazon Over Use of Retailer Info To Gain Competitive Edge

The Independent - Tech

Hoverboard carrying gun-toting ‘flying soldier’ joins France’s biggest military parade for Bastille Day

July 15, 2019 at 01:07PM French Armed Forces Minister hails it as 'assault platform' of the future Hoverboard carrying gun-toting 'flying soldier' joins France's biggest military parade for Bastille Day ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Hoverboard carrying gun-toting 'flying soldier' joins France's biggest military parade for Bastille Day

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Negative? How a Navy veteran refused to accept a ‘no’ to his battery invention

July 12, 2019 at 06:53PM Decades ago, a young naval engineer on a British nuclear submarine started taking an interest in the electric batteries helping to run his vessel. Silently running under the frozen polar ice cap during the Cold War, little did this submariner know that, in the 21st century, batteries would become one… Continue reading Negative? How a Navy veteran refused to accept a ‘no’ to his battery invention

The Independent - Tech

Tour de France: How the technology in your iPhone and MacBook is powering the world’s most elite cyclists

July 11, 2019 at 02:12PM Apps aren't so much what decides who wins but who loses Tour de France: How the technology in your iPhone and MacBook is powering the world's most elite cyclists ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Tour de France: How the technology in your iPhone and MacBook is powering the world's… Continue reading Tour de France: How the technology in your iPhone and MacBook is powering the world’s most elite cyclists

Katy Steinmetz · TIME

Time: What to Know About Restrict, Instagram’s New Anti-Bullying Feature

July 08, 2019 at 07:11PM Bullying is a big problem for Instagram, one that the company’s head, Adam Mosseri, has vowed to take on. As TIME explains in a new feature, the company is trying to build artificial intelligence that is capable of rooting out complex behaviors — ranging from identity attacks to betrayals —… Continue reading Time: What to Know About Restrict, Instagram’s New Anti-Bullying Feature

Katy Steinmetz · TIME

Time: Inside Instagram’s War on Bullying

July 08, 2019 at 07:08PM Ethan Cohen tried to laugh off his first experience with bullying on Instagram. Like many kids his age, the Raleigh, N.C., teen eagerly joined the platform in middle school, and one day he discovered fellow students snickering at an account. Someone — he still does not know who — had… Continue reading Time: Inside Instagram’s War on Bullying

Technology | The Guardian

France makes a post-Brexit grab for UK’s game developers

July 03, 2019 at 03:59PM French government promises tax breaks and subsidies for companies who relocate The French government has launched a major push to poach British game developers in the wake of Brexit, promising subsidies, tax breaks and loans to creatives who make the move across the Channel.The new campaign, “Join the Game”, sees… Continue reading France makes a post-Brexit grab for UK’s game developers

Matthew Gault · TIME

Time: The Best Video Games of 2019 (So Far)

June 26, 2019 at 04:56PM The stretch of summer between E3 and the holiday season is a hard time to be a video game fan. The industry tantalized us with all the wonderful games it’s making, but the problem is that most of those new and amazing-sounding games won’t come out until at least November.… Continue reading Time: The Best Video Games of 2019 (So Far)