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FB Founder Sean Parker: ‘God Only Knows What It’s Doing To Our Children’s Brains’

Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook, said the social-media platform functions by “exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology.” At an event in Philadelphia on Wednesday night, the erstwhile 38-year-old Napster inventor told Axios, “It probably interferes with productivity in weird ways. God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.” Parker said he…

Samsung Launches The Galaxy Note 8

After the disastrous recall of its Galaxy Note 7 phone last year, Samsung on Wednesday unveiled the next phone in its Note lineup, the Galaxy Note 8. The successor to the discontinued and sometimes flammable phone features a sizable infinity screen measuring 6.3 inches diagonally; two 12-megapixel color cameras; fingerprint, facial, and iris scanning capabilities;…

Elon Musk NY-D.C. Hyperloop Received Government Approval

Elon Musk claimed on Thursday that he’s received verbal government approval for The Boring Company to create an underground Hyperloop train between Washington D.C. and New York. The Loop would include New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and the U.S. capital. Musk did not announce any further details on whether the approval was local or federal, but…

Musk Says Tesla Gearing Up To Make Its First Model 3

Tesla’s new Model 3 sedan, the electric car maker’s first mass-market car, has passed all regulatory requirements for production, CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet on Sunday night. The Model 3 got past the regulatory hurdle two weeks ahead of schedule. Musk said production was on track to start in July as planned, with…

Google Cracks Down on Fake News Sites

Google will ban fake news sites from using its advertising software, The Wall Street Journal reports. The move will prohibit the placement of Google’s AdSense ads “on pages that misrepresent, misstate, or conceal information about the publisher, the publisher’s content, or the primary purpose,” the company told the Journal. Websites that published deliberately false news…

DDoS Cyber Attack Takes Out Netflix, Spotify on East Coast

Internet users on the east coast of the United States felt the burn Friday morning after a large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, an internet performance service company. The attack made it difficult for users to access popular sites like Spotify, Netflix, Twitter, Amazon, and Reddit, starting around 7:10 a.m. ET. Dyn…

Samsung Halts Production of Galaxy Note 7 [VIDEO]

Samsung has now completely halted production of the Galaxy Note 7, after another spate of fires and explosions were reported involving replacement models the company issued to customers. On Monday, Samsung initially told buyers to stop using the smartphones and to turn them off while it looked into the safety concerns; early Tuesday, that notice…

New iPhone Expected To Top Today’s Apple Event

On Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook and other company luminaries and guests will host an event in San Francisco, and the featured product is widely expected to be a new smartphone, the iPhone 7. According to rumors, the new iPhone will have no headphone jack, may have two cameras on the back of the larger…

ITT Technical Institute to Close After Government Cuts Off Funding

ITT Technical Institute will cease all of its academic operations, eliminating most of its 8,000 employees effective today, after the government last month banned the for-profit college chain from enrolling new students who receive federal aid. “The actions of and sanctions from the U.S. Department of Education have forced us to cease operations,” ITT’s parent…

Samsung Recalls Galaxy Note 7 Phones Over Exploding Batteries

Samsung on Friday recalled its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones over a battery problem that can cause the devices to catch fire. The company has sold 2.5 million of the waterproof phones, which only made their debut on Aug. 19. Samsung said it had found 35 cases of faulty devices globally. The South Korean company’s…

EU: Apple Must Repay $14.5 Billion In Back Taxes To Ireland

A European Union ruling Tuesday determined that Apple owes Ireland $14.5 billion in taxes and must now pay up. The amount makes the ruling the largest the organization has ever issued on a single company. Apple executives said the company will appeal the decision and believe the ruling “upended the international tax system,” CNN reports.…

Bill Gates Backs FBI Against Apple [VIDEO]

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has come out on the side of the FBI in its legal battle with Apple after Chief Executive Tim Cook said his company would not comply with a government search warrant to unlock an iPhone used by one of the shooters in December’s San Bernardino terror attack. “This is a specific…

Zuckerberg Plans to Build A.I. Assistant [VIDEO]

Mark Zuckerberg is trumping all New Year resolutions with his own goal this year: building an artificial-intelligence assistant. The Facebook CEO shared his 2016 goal in an online post Sunday. “You can think of it kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man,” Zuckerberg said, referring to assistant who aids the Marvel Comics hero who serves…

Today Is The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance

Feb. 11 Is ‘The Day We Fight Back’ Against NSA Surveillance | More than 5,300 web-based companies and other organizations, including Reddit, Imgur, Tumblr, Mozilla the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the ACLU, have joined forces to protest National Security Agency surveillance on Feb. 11. huffo