Update for iOS and Macs negates text bomb that crashed devices
Last week we reported a major bug in Apple operating systems that would cause them to crash from mere exposure to either of two specific Unicode symbols. Today Apple fixes this major text-handling issue with iOS version 11.2.6 and macOS version 10.13.3, both now available for download. Read More
The $20 Wyze security camera gets a sequel with improved intelligence and Amazon Echo support
The team behind WyzeCam is full of surprises. First they introduced a $20 plug and play security camera in October of last year, and now they’re already back with the sequel. The simply titled WyzeCam v2 is here, less than half a year later, bringing with it some pretty welcome updates. The firs...
Author Brian Dear talks about the amazing PLATO computing system
Before Xerox Parc there was PLATO. This amazing computing system came to life in 1960 and by the 1970s was running a number of graphical terminals well before the rise of Xerox PARC and the Alto. This wild little system used some unique hardware and software to create true early educational comp...
Combining augmented reality, 3D printing and a robotic arm to prototype in real time
Robotic Modeling Assistant (RoMA) is a joint project out of MIT and Cornell that brings together a variety of different emerging technologies in an attempt to build a better prototyping machine. Using an augmented reality headset and two controllers, the designer builds a 3D model using a CAD (c...
Algorithmic zoning could be the answer to cheaper housing and more equitable cities
Zoning codes are a century old, and the lifeblood of all major U.S. cities (except arguably Houston), determining what can be built where and what activities can take place in a neighborhood. Yet as their complexity has risen, academics are increasingly exploring whether their rule-based systems...
Life sciences startup Avro aims to deliver drugs to children and the elderly through skin patches
Avro, a life sciences startup in Y Combinator’s current batch, is banking on a method to deliver medications to populations unable to swallow or chew — it will administer them through the skin. Starting with allergy medications, the startup is developing skin patches that release drugs commonly ...
Hulu’s weekend outage affected some users trying to watch Olympics, NBA All-Star game
Hulu is still recovering to a hit to its reputation due to a live streaming outage that affected some number of subscribers during the Super Bowl. But over the weekend, the company’s live TV service experienced another outage, this time leading to login and connection issues. The issues prevente...
Wikipedia’s free-to-access program for developing countries is being sunset
A half-dozen years after launching Wikipedia Zero, The Wikimedia Foundation is sunsetting the program. Announced in 2012, it was the result of partnerships with mobile carriers, designed to waive the cost of accessing the free encyclopedia in developing countries, where data fees presented a bar...
Nike teamed up with Snap and Darkstore to pre-release Air Jordan III ‘Tinker’ shoes on Snapchat
Snap, Nike, Darkstore and Shopify teamed up in a collaboration of epic proportions to pre-release the Air Jordan III “Tinker” on Snapchat with same-day delivery last night after the NBA All-Star game. This is the first time a brand other than Snap has sold a product via Snapchat. Read More
Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky has joined Y Combinator as a partner
You likely know the story of smartwatch maker Pebble, forced to sell its software and IP to Fitbit. What you probably don’t know is that behind the scenes, Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky was frequently seeking advice from Y Combinator. Now, Migicovsky will be sharing lessons learned with future ...
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'The Herd': LeBron in Los Angeles a 'home run' for the NBA
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Brewers' Braun up for challenge of playing new position
Ryan Braun will work out at first base as Milwaukee retools its outfield
LA Kings Live: The Team on Anze Kopitar
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AP source: Nats, Benoit agree in principle for $1M, 1 year
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Twins RHP Odorizzi 'happy to be on contending team'
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No. 16 Ohio State looks to end skid on Senior Night (Feb 19, 2018)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It seemed only a matter of time before reality set in and Ohio State fell back to earth after an otherworldly 13-1 start in Big Ten play under first-year coach Chris Holtmann.
Breaking down all of the carnage that took place during speedweeks at Daytona
Kevin Harvick and Adam Alexander go next level to break down all of the carnage that took place in Daytona.
Garcia aims to build on All-Star season for White Sox
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Avisail Garcia is trying to pick up where he left off last year. So far, so good.
Motte’s Minute: All of the best social media highlights from the Daytona 500
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Little change in TV ratings for new-look NBA All-Star Game
NEW YORK (AP) A new format for the NBA All-Star Game had a negligible impact on television ratings.
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Inside the Russian troll factory indicted by the DOJ
The “Internet Research Agency” is “some kind of factory that turned lying, telling untruths, into an industrial assembly line,” said someone who once worked there. “I immediately felt like a character in the book ‘1984’ by George Orwell,” they added to...
Matthews: We need to stand up for gun control
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Hardball celebrates Black History Month
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Black Panther Star: Movie lets us reclaim a lost history
Black Panther star Winston Duke tells Ari Melber the brilliance of the Black Panther movie is that it engages in wider “timely” discussion, and is a gift for children to see there is "no limit to their potential”.
Parkland shooting survivors mobilizing for gun control
Chris Grady, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, to talk about the March For Our Lives on March 24.
After Mueller indictment, Bernie aide says they didn’t know Russians were helping
Special Counsel Mueller’s latest indictments reveal Russian interference in the U.S. Presidential Election began as early as the 2016 New Hampshire primary. Bernie Sanders’s campaign digital director tells Ari Melber "it would have been impossible" for...
Revealed: Russian support for Bernie began during New Hampshire primary
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PA Courts release new congressional maps, could help Dems
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Trump fires back on Russia investigation on Twitter
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