Verizon names new Oath CEO to replace Tim Armstrong

Verizon names new Oath CEO to replace Tim Armstrong

Verizon Communications on Wednesday named K. Guru Gowrappan as the new chief executive officer of its media and advertising business, Oath, replacing Tim Armstrong. Verizon last week said Armstrong was in talks to leave Oath. Gowrappan, currently Oath’s chief operating officer, will…

Twitter is run by Democratic donors and activists

Twitter is run by Democratic donors and activists

After Twitter was caught last month “shadow-banning” Republicans, while giving Democrats unrestricted voice, the social-media giant insisted it has no political agenda. But records of its political contributions show board members, top executives and major shareholders have all given overwhelmingly to Democrats,…

Tory chairman Grant Shapps quits tech firm

Tory chairman Grant Shapps quits tech firm

Tory chairman Grant Shapps quits tech firm over claims he was due to receive a ‘secret £700,000 bonus’ Mr Shapps, who denies any wrongdoing, quit from tech firm OpenBrix’s board Comes after claims he was in line for a major bonus after…

That’s cold: Japan tech blasts snoozing workers with AC

That’s cold: Japan tech blasts snoozing workers with AC

That’s cold: Japan begins trialing tech that tracks employees’ eyes to see if they fall asleep on the job – and blasts snoozing workers with AC AC manufacturer Daikin and electronics giant NEC teamed up on the system It monitors movement of…

US Air Force ‘Iron man’ suits use carbon to store power 

US Air Force ‘Iron man’ suits use carbon to store power 

US Air Force reveals plans for ‘Iron Man’ flight suits that use carbon fiber to store power The radical military uniforms could store power for soldiers to charge gadgets  Would mean dumping the heavy batteries soldiers currently carry Could be used to…

Portuguese tech firm uncorks a smartphone made using cork

Portuguese tech firm uncorks a smartphone made using cork

The smartphone made of CORK: Portuguese tech firm reveals eco-friendly Android handset Layer of cork on phone back gives thermal, acoustic and anti-shock insulation  Cork comes in colours ranging from black to light brown Claimed material is antibacterial and protects from battery…

Pokemon Go creator plans to sell the tech behind its games

Pokemon Go creator plans to sell the tech behind its games

The future of Pokemon Go? Incredible video shows new augmented reality technology that allows Pikachu to hide BEHIND real-world objects as you play The game’s creators acquired London startup Matrix Mill to make this possible  AI studies incoming images to obscure characters…

Backpage closure hasn’t made it any harder for sex traffickers

Backpage closure hasn’t made it any harder for sex traffickers

The FBI’s closure of the sleazy classified-ad site Backpage.com hasn’t made it any harder to buy and sell sex online — it has just given rise to other flesh-peddling web marketplaces, according to cops and johns. “For the social-media-savvy degenerate, there was…

Champions League final broadcast could be under threat from malware

Champions League final broadcast could be under threat from malware

Champions League final broadcast could be under threat from a ‘sophisticated’ new malware strain spreading across Ukraine, security experts warn Hackers could use malware to disrupt live Champions League broadcast  VPNFilter malware has now spread to 500,000 routers worldwide Experts have seen…

Senate backs measure to stop FCC from ending Net Neutrality

Senate backs measure to stop FCC from ending Net Neutrality

The Senate on Wednesday approved a resolution intended to reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s move to deregulate the Internet. The effort came weeks before the new rules were set to kick in on June 11. Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) called the vote…

‘Pet-tech’ of the future? Patents reveal bizarre inventions

‘Pet-tech’ of the future? Patents reveal bizarre inventions

‘Pet-tech’ of the future? Patents reveal sunglasses for dogs, chainmail collars for SNAKES and cat flaps that use radiation to exclude non-gingers The patents were uncovered by Haseltine Lake, a trademark attorney Among its finds is a ‘pet sunglasses system’ to provide shade…

A Silicon Valley biotech hub that offers startups $250,000 says venture capitalists are missing out on 3 big breaks

A Silicon Valley biotech hub that offers startups $250,000 says venture capitalists are missing out on 3 big breaks

A “chicken” strip made from IndieBio-backed startup Memphis Meats. Memphis Meats Silicon Valley’s 33,000-company startup scene is highly competitive. Arvind Gupta is the founder of a fast-growing biotech incubator called IndieBio that funded meat alternative startup Memphis Meats, which is now backed…

Apple is rumored to be interested in Condé Nast

Apple is rumored to be interested in Condé Nast

A fresh round of rumors about Condé Nast were ignited over the weekend — this time by a report that Apple could be eyeing all or part of the glitzy publisher of Vogue, Vanity Fair and the New Yorker. The Guardian cited no…

Hubble marks 28 years with shot of wild stellar nursery

Hubble marks 28 years with shot of wild stellar nursery

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is marking the 28th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s launch with a peek into a wild stellar nursery. Scientists released the picture Thursday in advance of next week’s milestone. Resembling a vivid watercolor painting, the photo…

The Best Phone Accessories of 2018

The Best Phone Accessories of 2018

Even if you’ve already found the phone of your dreams and the case that you can’t live without, no trip outside your home is complete without being fully geared up with the latest in mobile tech. So, to make your life just…

A $22 billion investment firm led one of the largest ever funding rounds for a cannabis tech company — here's why it's a big deal for the industry

A $22 billion investment firm led one of the largest ever funding rounds for a cannabis tech company — here's why it's a big deal for the industry

The cannabis industry is booming. David McNew/Getty Tiger Global Management led a $17 million Series A round in Green Bits, a software platform for cannabis dispensaries. It’s one of the largest Series A rounds for a cannabis tech company to date. Tiger…

The Incredible True Story of How a Florida Teacher Became Head of 1 of the Biggest Brands on Earth

The Incredible True Story of How a Florida Teacher Became Head of 1 of the Biggest Brands on Earth

Lydia Winters is living the dream. As the brand director at Mojang, she’s responsible for maintaining all aspects of the massively popular Minecraft brand — from tiny collectible figurines to international events, Winters has her hands in pretty much everything. It should…

Alarming WiFi network name prompts evacuation

Alarming WiFi network name prompts evacuation

SAGINAW TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Michigan gym patron looking for a WiFi connection found one named “remote detonator,” prompting an evacuation and precautionary search of the facility by a bomb-sniffing dog. The Saginaw News reports nothing was found in the search Sunday…