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In seizing control over the Supreme Court, Poland’s authoritarian rulers consolidate power

In seizing control over the Supreme Court, Poland’s authoritarian rulers consolidate power

Protests are boiling over across Poland after the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) passed legislation that would allow the government to force the country’s judges, all the way up to the Supreme Court, to retire, allowing them to appoint …

by July 24, 2017 0 comments Tech
Watch all of the panels from TC Sessions: Robotics right here

Watch all of the panels from TC Sessions: Robotics right here

The robotics industry is at an important crossroads. As machines play an increasingly important role in our work and home lives, a lot of difficult questions will need to be addressed, from proposed AI regulation, to automation-related job loss, to …

by July 21, 2017 0 comments Tech
Kids app maker Toca Boca debuts its first consumer product collection at Target

Kids app maker Toca Boca debuts its first consumer product collection at Target

Toca Boca, a hugely popular kids’ app maker, has grown to over 170 million downloads across its line of 38 apps, which 13 million children use every month. Now, the company is transitioning its brand beyond the digital space to …

by July 10, 2017 0 comments Tech
HBO and Cinemax come to Hulu, but you’ll need the new app to watch

HBO and Cinemax come to Hulu, but you’ll need the new app to watch

Hulu this morning announced it’s finally adding HBO as an optional add-on for subscribers, as well as HBO-owned Cinemax. The premium networks will be offered to those who subscribe to Hulu’s on-demand service plus those who pay for Hulu’s new …

by July 6, 2017 0 comments Tech
The (re)making of ‘Crash Bandicoot’

The (re)making of ‘Crash Bandicoot’

Facedown in the sand, a figure wakes up on a desert island.

The tide has been dragging him up the shore.

He looks over his shoulder, before disappearing into the jungle.

Three years ago, Sony ended its E3 press conference …

by July 3, 2017 0 comments Tech
Qatar Airways is starting an airline in India soon

Qatar Airways is starting an airline in India soon

Hello India!

Qatar Airways, which was running for the title of the world’s longest flight operator last year, is soon launching an airline in India — one of the top ten aviation markets in the world.

QA chief Akbar Al …

by July 2, 2017 0 comments Tech
What’s wrong with the Copyright Office’s DRM study?

What’s wrong with the Copyright Office’s DRM study?

This month’s US Copyright Office study on Section 1201 of the DMCA identified many problems with America’s DRM laws, which ban bypassing DRM even when no copyright infringement takes place.

But the report’s recommendations fall far short of the minimum …

by June 30, 2017 0 comments Tech
Definitely-not-Russian hackers just so happen to slam Trump after he bombs a Russian ally

Definitely-not-Russian hackers just so happen to slam Trump after he bombs a Russian ally

Hackers? What hackers?

Back in August, when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were still fighting for the presidency, a hacking group called the Shadow Brokers released secret NSA hacking tools.

At the time they claimed they weren’t working with the …

by June 16, 2017 0 comments Tech
This #NoDAPL recut of Pepsi’s ad shows what happens when real activists pull a Kendall

This #NoDAPL recut of Pepsi’s ad shows what happens when real activists pull a Kendall

A new video educates Pepsi on what real police-on-protester interactions look like, and spoiler alert: it isn’t all hearts, peace signs, and fizzy beverages.

ThirtyRev, a company creating films that "contribute toward making the world a safe, just, and sustainable …

by June 15, 2017 0 comments Tech
Our brains tell us to avoid people who are sick, even when they don’t show obvious symptoms

Our brains tell us to avoid people who are sick, even when they don’t show obvious symptoms

People tend to avoid sick people, even if they don’t consciously now that they are sick, according to a new study published in PNAS.

Snip:

In the perpetual race between evolving organisms and pathogens, the human immune system has evolved …

by June 10, 2017 0 comments Tech