In Europe, cars automatically call for help if they crash

New cars sold in the EU are required to include a device that can record audio and track the car’s location. It’ll save lives, but will it impact privacy?

The hoops you'll have to jump through to use your domain with AMP

For three years, AMP pages have appeared with Google’s domain in the address bar. Now, there’s a way around it. We explore how hard is it to get your domain back.

Shady Netflix, blocking ads, and other mischief in the Android App Underground

There’s a whole hidden world of apps that Google doesn’t want you using on your Android phone. Luckily it’s easy to get them, and you can do some pretty incredible things with them

Android updates are getting slower and slower, despite Google's best efforts

For a decade, Google has tried to speed up updates to Android phones. For a decade, they’ve failed. Even worse, updates are getting slower every year.

Trolls and Consequences: What Twitter needs to learn from Reddit

Twitter and Reddit are both huge, anonymous networks. But only Twitter has earned a reputation for abuse like rape and death threats. How does Reddit keep the trolls behaving?

Google may rank sites for queries that don't appear on the page at all

An undocumented ranking method can result in sites appearing in Google search results for queries that don’t appear on the page

Google AMP lowered our page speed, and there's no choice but to use it

Google’s AMP project is supposed to speed up your web site. But what do you do when it makes your site slower? Do publishers have a real choice about using it?

Bill Gates casually chats with people on Reddit when he isn't saving the world

It’s not every day you chat to a billionaire, but on Reddit you might just throw some words at Bill Gates without even realizing.

Block ads in apps on Android (including video ads)

Regain your sanity by learning how to block ads in apps on Android, including video ads.

"The Prime Minister and his husband": Gay leaders around the world

Meet the trail blazing LGBT politicians elected to lead their countries.

Theft and lies: why Uber doesn't deserve your business - and Uber alternatives

Uber’s terrible behaviour is well documented, but they’re not the only ride-hailing app around.

How Google is getting between readers and publishers

Google’s harvesting of information from the web is fundamentally changing what publishers produce, but are publishers bearing an unfair burden, and is the web better this way?

How to switch to SegWit in 5 minutes (and why)

This Bitcoin tweak helps the whole network process more transactions, and you can start using now.

Bitcoin's Lightning Network doesn't require you to open a channel for each person you want to pay

Although Bitcoin’s Lightning Network is now up and running, there’s still misconceptions about what using it is like.

When Does A Cryptocurrency Bubble Burst?

There’s a long history of predicting the prices of traditional assets, but what could end the run away growth of cryptocurrency investment?

You might be procrastinating for good reason

Putting off work seems like an irrational, emotional thing to do. But there might be logical reasons why you’d rather be doing something else.

Your money can be stolen from your Uber account with shady Uber code texts

We’re used to companies securing our accounts by sending us SMS codes - but they aren’t as secure as we think

Game developers: don't use inheritance for your game objects

For game developers: we look at why you shouldn’t use inheritance for your classes, and what you can use instead

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