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MTV Wants Young People to Guilt Their Friends Into Voting

If you were watching MTV in 1990, you might remember seeing Madonna, draped in an American flag, bopping around between snapping backup dancers, and encouraging viewers to vote in that year’s midterm elections. It was the first-ever ad for Rock the Vote, the youth-focused voter engagement group that has partnered with MTV in splashy, celeb-studded […]
by Admin / August 20, 2018 /In News

We Need to Talk About ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

A big thing happened this weekend. Crazy Rich Asians hit theaters and brought in an impressive $34 million over its five-day weekend. (It technically opened Wednesday night.) That may not qualify as “crazy rich” in the era of $100-million-plus Star Wars opening weekends, but for context, but it’s the best-performing comedy since last year’s Girls […]
by Admin / August 20, 2018 /In News

Before Using Birth Control Apps, Consider Your Privacy

Score one for the quantified self-surveillance movement. Last week, the US Food and Drug Agency approved the first-ever, over-the-counter digital contraceptive—a polished and almost preternaturally upbeat mobile app called Natural Cycles. Basal body temperature readings and monthly menstruation data feed into an algorithm that tells users whether or not they should be having unprotected sex. […]
by Admin / August 20, 2018 /In News

Titan launches its mobile ‘not a hedge fund’ – TechCrunch

What Robinhood did to democratize buying individual stocks, Titan wants to do for investing in a managed portfolio. Instead of being restricted to rich accredited investors willing to pour $5,000 or even $500,000 into a traditional hedge fund that charges 2 percent fees and 20 percent of profits, Titan lets anyone invest as little as […]
by Admin / August 20, 2018 /In News

The 3:59, Ep. 446

Good morning from CNET NY Studios while we record the daily news-bite podcast: The 3:59. Hangout while we cover a multitude of stories from around the tech … source
by Admin / August 20, 2018 /In News

Think Rivers Are Dangerous Now? Just Wait

A river is a mercurial thing, running deep and fast in the rainy season, and low and slow when the rains fade. It can dry up completely one year, then turn into a raging flood the next. Every so often, a river disappears entirely, bringing down the communities it once nourished. You hear a lot […]
by Admin / August 20, 2018 /In News

The SurfSafe Browser Extension Will Save You From Fake Photos

When Michael Bennett played for the Seattle Seahawks, he celebrated wins with a victory dance in the team locker room. He did not celebrate them by burning the American flag, contrary to a viral Photoshopped picture that began making the rounds online in September of 2017. If you’d read the fact-checks on sites like Snopes.com, […]
by Admin / August 20, 2018 /In News

Fitbit’s Charge 3 Offers a New Take on an Old Tracker

This year, Fitbit finally figured out how to make a smartwatch people really like, while sales of its lightweight activity trackers have been on the decline. But that’s not stopping the company from putting out new activity tracking wristbands. It just announced its newest device: the Fitbit Charge 3. At first glance, the Charge 3 […]
by Admin / August 20, 2018 /In News