There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching. Each Friday, The Verge’s Cut the Crap column simplifies the choice by sorting through the overwhelming multitude of movies and TV shows on subscription services, and recommending a single perfect thing … [Read more...] about Caught up on Westworld? Here’s why you should watch Humans
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More than two years after a Wall Street Journal investigation exposed potential fraud at blood-testing startup Theranos, many of us have forgotten about the company. The Securities and Exchange Commission has not. Wednesday, the regulatory agency charged CEO Elizabeth Holmes and former President Ramesh Balwani with an “elaborate, years-long fraud in which they exaggerated … [Read more...] about Theranos and Silicon Valley’s ‘Fake It Till You Make It’ Culture
This is part of "Blockchain Decoded," a series looking at the impact of blockchain, bitcoin and cryptocurrency on our lives. Alexander Busarov used to buy a popular brand of pet food for Gulchatai, his Siamese cat, from Taobao, China's sprawling eBay-like auction site. That changed when the kitty landed at the vet's after eating from a shipment that looked strikingly different … [Read more...] about Food fraud’s a serious problem, and bitcoin’s blockchain tech can help fight it
This is part of "Blockchain Decoded," a series looking at the impact of blockchain, bitcoin and cryptocurrency on our lives. These days, we're having a harder and harder time trusting each other. Trust is an essential part of ordinary living, whether it's picking mechanics based on Yelp reviews, sliding credit cards into gas station fuel pumps or heeding our doctor's advice. … [Read more...] about Why should you care about blockchain? It’s the ultimate trust builder
One of the more fun results of the age of infinite apps is serialized fiction, presented in installments so tiny that calling them “digestible” is sort of like calling a single almond “dinner.” There are good chat fiction apps that use texting as the medium for compelling stories. There are bad romance novels that are more fun to read with GIFs. … [Read more...] about This app raised $13 million the same day it released a sexist nightmare of a short film
James Altucher would like to remind us of the math behind cryptocurrency: Two hundred billion dollars in supply. Two hundred trillion dollars of potential demand, even more if you throw in contract law. There’s 10,000 man-years of science behind it. The investment opportunity is bigger than you think, and trust him, he knows. “More than trading, more than charts, … [Read more...] about This “Crypto-Genius” Tried to Debate Bitcoin. It Wasn’t Pretty.
Here’s how to cheat at the Apple Watch Stand goal: dangle your wrist by your side while you sit in a chair. I discovered this by accident — I dangle my arm during meetings — but once I found it out, I did it on purpose. I cheated while watching Thor: Ragnarok, in meetings, at brunch. Cheating the calorie-based Move goal is harder, but doing restorative yoga … [Read more...] about What the Apple Watch gets wrong about human motivation
Facebook apparently wants all of the "bad actors" out of its social network. We're not just talking about fake news writers and Russian propagandists for once. SEE ALSO: Of course Russians created Facebook events for pro-Trump social issues On Wednesday, Facebook released a blog post with guidelines on what publishers and what content can earn money from sharing to or … [Read more...] about Facebook makes it clear: You can’t make money from violence, porn, and fake news
Contents > When is the iPad mini 5 release date? > What will the iPad Pro mini look like? > New features > Tech specs > How much will the iPad Pro mini/iPad mini 5 cost in the UK? > New features wishlist The iPad mini 5 is overdue. It's been well over two years since the iPad mini 4 was unveiled in September 2015; that … [Read more...] about Has Apple given up on the iPad mini, or will it launch an iPad Pro mini?
As a huge fan of the Harry Potter series, I must admit that I have mixed feelings about the upcoming Fantastic Beasts series. While I remain excited for the first film, I cannot seem to shake the feeling that this series could, in fact, be bad. SEE ALSO: 8 strange Patronus results I got from that Pottermore quiz To help myself, I've decided to plot out the next 10 years of my … [Read more...] about Where I see myself in 10 years if ‘Fantastic Beasts’ is good vs. if it is bad