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Going virtual—UniSA app to equip next-gen journalists
PHYS.ORG Journalism has emerged as one of the 21st century's most rapidly "disrupted" industries as the rise of social media has undermined the effectiveness of traditional journalism. So how do you teach journalism in this... 1 hour
Snatching at the cradle of life
PHYS.ORG Silence of the WA outback key in detecting low-frequency radio waves and, maybe, the precursors of life itself. 2 hours
former facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society
THE VERGE VIDEO Another former Facebook executive has spoken out about the harm the social network is doing to... 4 hours
Chime in: Do you use LinkedIn more or less since Microsoft bought it?
Windows Central Almost exactly a year ago, Microsoft closed its acquisition of the world's leading business-focused social network. On December 8, 2016, Microsoft sealed... 21 hours
German intelligence warns of increased Chinese cyberspying
PHYS.ORG The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency warned Sunday that China is using social networks to try to cultivate sources of information among lawmakers and officials, while Chinese hackers are increasingly attacking European companies... 1 day
German intelligence warns of increased Chinese cyberspying
ABC NEWS The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency is warning that China is using social networks to try to cultivate sources of information 1 day
this is the future if net neutrality is repealed the creeping costly death of media freedom This is the future if net neutrality is repealed; the creeping, costly death of media freedom
TechCrunch  When a country lacks... 2 days
persepolis rising sets the stage for the end of the expanse Persepolis Rising sets the stage for the end of The Expanse
THE VERGE Six years ago, James S.A. Corey, the pen name for Ty Franck and Daniel... 2 days
mgm has released a new behind the scenes featurette for stargate origins MGM has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for Stargate: Origins
THE VERGE VIDEO Production has ended on MGM’s forthcoming digital show, Stargate: Origins, and to celebrate, it’s released a... 2 days
Big Media scrambles to meet challenge from Big Tech
PHYS.ORG America's media giants have seen this movie before: Big Tech enters an industry with piles of cash and new ways of doing business, devastating the competition. 2 days
The woman making money from food porn
BBC Meet Kimberly Espinel, the blogger earning a crust from teaching people how to photograph food for Instagram. 3 days
google home mini regains start stop controls with upcoming update Google Home Mini regains start/stop controls with upcoming update
9to5Google VIDEO Shortly after the launch of the Google Home Mini, a hardware bug resulted in Google removing the ability... 3 days
We actually like 280-character tweets, it turns out - CNET
CNET New data from app maker and analysis firm SocialFlow shows people are responding well to longer Twitter posts the social network started allowing last month. 3 days
apple may acquire music recognition service shazam Apple May Acquire Music Recognition Service Shazam
MacRumors Apple may be planning to acquire music recognition service Shazam, reports TechCrunch, which would be one of the most high-profile acquisitions Apple... 3 days
beats 1 charity auction offers behind the scenes studio tour with zane lowe Beats 1 Charity Auction Offers Behind the Scenes Studio Tour With Zane Lowe
MacRumors Apple's Beats 1 Radio division is teaming up with auction... 3 days
beats 1 auctioning off mega studio tour in la and much more for charity Beats 1 auctioning off mega studio tour in LA and much more for charity
9to5Mac We’ve seen plenty of charity auctions with lunch... 3 days
Twitter's tumultuous 2017 video - CNET
CNET Here's some of the big moments that happened on the social network over the past year. 3 days
apple tv finally gets siriusxm streaming Apple TV finally gets SiriusXM streaming
TechCrunch  A little potential bonus for those thinking of picking up an Apple TV for the holidays. As of this week, streaming from the satellite... 3 days
vlc media player for ios now optimized for iphone x screen hevc 4k videos VLC media player for iOS now optimized for iPhone X screen, HEVC 4K videos
9to5Mac VIDEO VideoLAN has released a new version of its... 3 days
Colliding protons head-on
PHYS.ORG They won't pinch you and you won't find them on the beach. The name of the new radio-frequency crab cavities has nothing to do with their appearance and is merely illustrative of the effect they will have on circulating proton... 3 days
WATCH: What to know about the energy ball health trend
ABC NEWS The trendy new portable finger foods that are taking over social media may not be as healthy as they seem. 3 days
amazon brings its echo smart speakers and music unlimited service to 28 new countries Amazon brings its Echo smart speakers and Music Unlimited service to 28 new countries
TechCrunch  Amazon is continuing to push its media services... 3 days
Night owls have larger social networks than early birds
PHYS.ORG Using anonymous mobile phone data, Aalto University doctoral researcher Talayeh Aledavood has tapped into patterns in people's behaviour. She has found out that individual 'chronotypes,' the inherent periods of sleep... 3 days
rampant social media misuse puts future of popular platforms at risk Rampant social media misuse puts future of popular platforms at risk
CBC Social media was designed to help us keep up with friends and share photos,... 3 days
crab cavities colliding protons head on Crab cavities: colliding protons head-on
CERN VIDEO Iva Raynova One of the first two crab cavities during construction in a clean room at CERN. (Image: Ulysse Fichet/CERN) They won’t pinch you and you... 3 days
samir arora unveils sage digital a startup that s all about accurate location data Samir Arora unveils Sage Digital, a startup that’s all about accurate location data
TechCrunch  Samir Arora says it’s time for a new wave of... 4 days
Galaxy growth in a massive halo in the first billion years of cosmic history
SCIENCE DAILY Observations of two galaxies made with the National Science Foundation-funded Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) radio telescope suggest that large... 4 days
Chat and pay
BBC People are paying friends, family and firms through their social media apps. 4 days
hilton debuting connected rooms controlled via smartphone next year Hilton Debuting 'Connected Rooms' Controlled via Smartphone Next Year
MacRumors Hilton today announced the upcoming debut of the "Connected Room," a high-tech guest room that will enable hotel... 4 days
People throw money at online media they get for free (The 3:59, Ep. 329) - CNET
CNET We break down why music and news subscriptions are on the rise, talk about T-Mobile and... 4 days
Daisy Ridley: Social media is bad for your mental health - CNET
CNET Commentary: The Star Wars actress says she'll never return to Instagram and the like. 4 days
verizon fios quietly adds netflix integration to three set top box models Verizon Fios quietly adds Netflix integration to three set-top box models
THE VERGE Verizon Fios has for the first time integrated Netflix into its set-top boxes, according... 4 days
siriusxm releases new app bringing streaming radio service to apple tv users SiriusXM releases new app bringing streaming radio service to Apple TV users
9to5Mac Just a week after launching support for CarPlay, Sirius today announced a new app for Apple TV. This means users can now access Sirius... 4 days
Devil May Cry HD Collection coming to Xbox One, PC
Windows Central Devil May Cry's first three games are coming to Xbox and PC in the form of the Devil May Cry HD Collection. Earlier today, Capcom member Yuri Araujo... 4 days
siriusxm launches new app for apple tv SiriusXM Launches New App for Apple TV
MacRumors SiriusXM today announced the launch of a new SiriusXM Radio app for the Apple TV, designed to allow SiriusXM subscribers to listen... 4 days
Night owls have larger social networks than early birds
SCIENCE DAILY Using anonymous mobile phone data, researchers have tapped into patterns in people’s behavior. They have found out that our ‘chronotypes’ – our inherent periods of sleep during a 24-hour-period –... 4 days
A precise measurement of the magnetic field in the corona of the black hole binary V404 Cygni
Science Magazine Observations of binary stars containing an accreting black hole or neutron star often show... 4 days
facebook s year in review hasn t realized that social media isn t fun anymore Facebook’s Year in Review hasn’t realized that social media isn’t fun anymore
THE VERGE Ah, the holidays. The time of year when Facebook flexes its algorithms to compile all of your best social media posts into a Year... 4 days
uber reportedly paid a 20 year old man to keep silent about security breach Uber reportedly paid a 20-year-old man to keep silent about security breach
THE VERGE A 20-year-old man was responsible for the massive data breach at Uber last year, and the company paid him to destroy the data through... 4 days
Young readers spend more time with newspapers in print than online
PHYS.ORG Readers aged 18 to 34 are spending nearly twice as much time with newspapers' print editions than with their websites and apps, according to a new... 4 days
People who go to sleep late have wider social networks than morning persons
NEWS MEDICAL Using anonymous mobile phone data, Aalto University doctoral researcher Talayeh Aledavood has tapped into patterns in people's behavior. She has found out... 4 days
When celebrities die, 'grief policing' abounds, social media gets toxic
PHYS.ORG VIDEO After the deaths of David Bowie, Prince and actor Alan Rickman in 2016, grieving fans flocked to public comment threads on social media to pay their respects in... 4 days
Take my money: Why you’re paying for free media willingly - CNET
CNET In 2017, we started subscribing in droves, even if we had free alternatives. What happened? 4 days
naspers innova capital invest 82 million more for movile s ifood delivery business Naspers, Innova Capital invest $82 million more for Movile’s iFood delivery business
TechCrunch  Naspers, a South African-based global investor and media conglomerate, has joined the private equity firm Innova Capital to funnel another $82 million into Movile — primarily... 4 days
Research team saves information on a single molecule
PHYS.ORG Over the past few years, the building blocks of storage media have become ever smaller. But further miniaturization of the current technology is hindered by fundamental limits of quantum mechanics. A new... 4 days
Daisy Ridley: Social media is bad for mental health
BBC The Star Wars actress says becoming famous has made her reconsider how she lives her life. 4 days
apple shares top movies tv shows music podcasts and books of 2017 Apple Shares Top Movies, TV Shows, Music, Podcasts and Books of 2017
MacRumors Apple today published its annual lists featuring the most popular media content in the iTunes Store and iBooks Store in 2017, highlighting the best... 4 days
apple s best of the app store in 2017 calm splitter critters affinity photo and the witness Apple's Best of the App Store in 2017: Calm, Splitter Critters, Affinity Photo and The Witness
MacRumors Apple today published its... 4 days
tim cook ranked fifth on recode 100 list for ar apple watch strong social stances Tim Cook ranked fifth on Recode 100 list for AR, Apple Watch & strong social stances
9to5Mac Year-end rankings are starting... 5 days
the recode 100 The Recode 100
THE VERGE The people in tech, business and media who mattered in 2017 Continue reading… 5 days
steam no longer accepting bitcoin due to high fees and volatility Steam no longer accepting bitcoin due to ‘high fees and volatility’
THE VERGE Steam is no longer accepting bitcoin as a payment method, game company and distributor... 5 days
apple hires yet another veteran tv programming exec for its original content efforts Apple hires yet another veteran TV programming exec for its original content efforts
9to5Mac As part of its growing original content efforts, Apple has... 5 days
jordan peele will resurrect the twilight zone for cbs all access Jordan Peele will resurrect The Twilight Zone for CBS All Access
THE VERGE The granddaddy of surreal, science fiction television anthologies is returning. CBS announced today that... 5 days
apple releases safari technology preview 45 with bug fixes and feature improvements Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 45 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements
MacRumors Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced more than a year ago in March of... 5 days
Facebook’s Oculus gives you a VR room of your own - CNET
CNET VIDEO The social network's VR company is offering a pre-release version of its latest software designed to let you create a unique space in VR. 5 days
apple s video team gains tv programming veteran michelle lee Apple's Video Team Gains TV Programming Veteran Michelle Lee
MacRumors The latest addition to Apple's video team is Michelle Lee, who is taking on a role as a... 5 days
Litte Foot takes a bow
SCIENCE DAILY Little Foot is the only known virtually complete Australopithecus fossil discovered to date. It is by far the most complete skeleton of a human ancestor older than 1.5 million years ever found. It is also the oldest fossil... 5 days
joanne the scammer is finally making her way to tv Joanne the Scammer is finally making her way to TV
THE VERGE Joanne the Scammer — an Instagram, then Vine, then YouTube star who’s been cranking out work... 5 days
Teens using 'bait out' groups for revenge porn
Sky News Teenagers are using private social media groups to solicit sexual gossip and pictures from their peers, a report has found. 5 days
google maps two wheeler mode launches in india more countries to follow Google Maps 'Two-Wheeler' Mode Launches In India, More Countries to Follow
MacRumors Google debuted a new "two-wheeler" mode for Google Maps on Tuesday as part of... 5 days
Zuckerberg takes leave to focus on his family
Sky News Mark Zuckerberg is taking parental leave for this month, he has revealed on social media. 5 days
BBC to help students identify 'fake news'
BBC Kamal Ahmed and Tina Daheley are among BBC journalists who will take part in events targeted at pupils. 5 days
Step up to the invisible box challenge
BBC As challenges go on social media, standing on a non-existent plinth has proved to be quite tricky for some. 5 days
Big fines planned for 'revenge porn' in Australia
PHYS.ORG Social media networks face fines of more than Aus$500,000 (US$380,000) under new Australian laws proposed Wednesday cracking down on "revenge porn", with individuals distributing images without consent also risking hefty punishment. 5 days
Poll: At least one-fourth of Asian Americans report workplace, housing discrimination
PHYS.ORG This report is part of a series titled "Discrimination in America." The series is based on a survey conducted for National Public Radio, the Robert Wood... 5 days
Facebook tops list of best places to work -- again - CNET
CNET The social-networking giant has been atop Glassdoor's list of best places to work for three years in row. 5 days
marsedit 4 now available with refreshed look improved wordpress support much more MarsEdit 4 now available with refreshed look, improved WordPress support, much more
9to5Mac VIDEO MarsEdit 4 initially launched in public beta back in June, and today the Mac blog publishing app is officially available on the Mac App... 6 days
Jeremy Hunt hits out at Facebook kids' app
BBC The health secretary told the social network to "stay away from my kids" with its app for under-13s. 6 days
Conflicting views on social media balanced by an algorithm
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have designed an algorithm that is able to balance the information exposure so that social media users can be exposed to information from both sides of the discussion. 6 days
wolverine the long night is marvel s first scripted podcast ‘Wolverine: The Long Night’ is Marvel’s first scripted podcast
TechCrunch  Having conquered just about every other form of media, Marvel’s getting into the scripted podcasting game. Launching in... 6 days
Why Microsoft could very well revive the Courier in 2018
Windows Central All evidence suggests Microsoft is poised to make its shelved Courier project a reality. The company has been obsessed with making a digital Moleskine device for years, and... 6 days
Twitter’s top-tweeted movies, TV shows of 2017 - CNET
CNET Forget the critics' lists. Here are the movies and television shows with the most noise on Twitter this year. 6 days
Knowing a transgender person could influence one's political stance, study finds
PHYS.ORG As more people come to personally know a transgender person or even see depictions of transgender characters in the media, it likely will have a positive... 6 days
Conflicting views on social media balanced by an algorithm
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Social media has become an important news source for a majority of adults. A common complaint is that social media help create echo chambers in which people reading information do... 6 days
you might be able to flip emoji direction in 2018 You might be able to flip emoji direction in 2018
THE VERGE Last night, Unicode announced the beta version of 2018’s emoji list, and there’s one proposed update... 6 days
Social networking sites may be controlling your mind – here's how to take charge
PHYS.ORG VIDEO How can you live the life you want to, avoiding the distractions and manipulations of others? To do so, you... 6 days
Twitter’s top-tweeted movies, TV shows this year - CNET
CNET Forget the critics' lists. Here are the movies and television shows with the most noise on Twitter in 2017. 6 days
coreos tectonic 1 8 makes it easy to plug external services into kubernetes CoreOS Tectonic 1.8 makes it easy to plug external services into Kubernetes
TechCrunch  CoreOS announced Tectonic 1.8, its latest update of the popular Kubernetes container orchestration tool. It features a new open services catalog that enables DevOps... 6 days
The honeymoon is over in Silicon Valley - CNET
CNET Between Russian meddling, fake news and disturbing content on their platforms, this was a year of reckoning for Facebook, Google and Twitter. 6 days
Twitter’s top tweets in 2017 touch on a lot of tragedy - CNET
CNET The social network’s most-retweeted messages arose primarily from disasters and politics. 6 days
Twitter’s top tweets in 2017 includes a lot of tragedy - CNET
CNET The social network’s top tweets primarily resulted from disasters and politics. 6 days
digital ethicist james williams talks about the rise of bad social media Digital ethicist James Williams talks about the rise of bad social media
TechCrunch  James Williams is a doctoral candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute. He studies the ethics of attention and persuasion in technology design and spoke... 6 days
youtube promises to increase content moderation staff to over 10k in 2018 YouTube promises to increase content moderation staff to over 10K in 2018
TechCrunch  Now that its bottom line is being affected, YouTube says it will begin to take additional steps to protect its advertisers and creators from... 6 days
youtube ceo promises more moderation to prevent bad actors from exploiting our openness YouTube CEO promises more moderation to prevent ‘bad actors’ from ‘exploiting our openness’
THE VERGE YouTube CEO Susan Wojicki published a blog post this evening,... 7 days
hank azaria says the simpsons writers are really thinking about the problem with apu Hank Azaria says The Simpsons’ writers are ‘really thinking’ about The Problem with Apu
THE VERGE In the documentary The Problem with Apu, comedian... 7 days
astronomer s map reveals location of mysterious fast moving gas Astronomer's Map Reveals Location of Mysterious Fast-Moving Gas
ASTRO WATCH An Australian scientist has created the most detailed map ever of clouds of high-velocity gas in the Universe around us.... 7 days
tumblr trends for 2017 witchcraft wonder woman and wholesome memes Tumblr trends for 2017: witchcraft, Wonder Woman, and wholesome memes
THE VERGE Tumblr’s “Fandometrics,” a blog dedicated to listing and sorting all that is most beloved on the... 7 days
house of cards will resume production on final season early next year without kevin spacey House of Cards will resume production on final season early next year without Kevin Spacey
TechCrunch  Popular Netflix political drama House of... 7 days
netflix is moving forward with the final season of house of cards Netflix is moving forward with the final season of House of Cards
THE VERGE Netflix’s first original series House of Cards has been on hold ever since sexual abuse allegations surfaced against lead actor Kevin Spacey, but today,... 7 days
ten predictions for digital media in 2018 Ten predictions for digital media in 2018
TechCrunch  In reaction to 2017’s sobering and frequently shocking negative societal forces, many digital media companies will take things even further by infusing... 7 days
Beyonce 'unlikely' to use burner email
BBC The claim was made half in jest by Ed Sheeran during a media interview. 7 days
Facebook wants your child on its new Messenger Kids app - CNET
CNET The social network has created a version of Messenger for younger users. But it has to avoid the kind of abuse that YouTube Kids... 1 week
ftcash helps indian businesses accept cashless payments and loans them money ftcash helps Indian businesses accept cashless payments and loans them money
TechCrunch  A Mumbai-based startup called ftcash is helping small businesses in India move beyond cash.... 1 week
Australia competition inquiry targets Facebook, Google
PHYS.ORG Digital platforms like Facebook and Google will be at the centre of an Australian inquiry announced Monday examining their impact on competition in media and advertising markets. 1 week
Facebook creates 800 jobs as it opens new London office
BBC US social media giant says 2,300 people will work for the company in the UK by the end of 2018. 1 week
Facebook and Google targeted in Australian media probe
BBC The inquiry will examine whether the disruption by digital platforms has harmed media consumers. 1 week
Facebook opens new London hub, creating 800 jobs
PHYS.ORG Social media titan Facebook will open a new office in London on Monday that is set to be its biggest engineering hub outside America, the company has announced. 1 week
disney is once again in talks to acquire 21st century fox Disney is once again in talks to acquire 21st Century Fox
THE VERGE In November, word broke that Disney and 21st Century Fox had begun to discuss... 1 week
'Planet Money' Leaves the Planet: NPR Podcast Adopts Cubesat
SPACE.COM After tackling topics such as how to make a T-shirt and how to drill for oil, the "Planet Money" podcast team at National Public Radio has a new topic to... 1 week
netflix is making a new show based on sabrina the teenage witch Netflix is making a new show based on Sabrina the Teenage Witch
THE VERGE Netflix has ordered a new television series based on the Archie Comics graphic novel The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. According to Deadline, the project... 1 week
Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society
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MGM has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for Stargate: Origins
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VLC media player for iOS now optimized for iPhone X screen, HEVC 4K videos
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Crab cavities: colliding protons head-on
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Google Home Mini regains start/stop controls with upcoming update
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When celebrities die, 'grief policing' abounds, social media gets toxic
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Facebook’s Oculus gives you a VR room of your own - CNET
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Conflicting views on social media balanced by an algorithm
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Social networking sites may be controlling your mind – here's how to take charge
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MarsEdit 4 now available with refreshed look, improved WordPress support, much more
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SiriusXM Radio for iOS now works with Apple CarPlay
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Google Home can now accept multiple commands at once [Video]
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Snapchat unveils redesign with focused friends and media sections ahead of limited release
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Instagram continues Snapchat attack, adds new ‘Remix’ annotation feature & endless loop replays
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