San Francisco warns Uber, Lyft riders about getting in the wrong car after safety concerns

A spate of assaults in rideshare cars results in a new safety campaign by San Francisco officials.Image: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Many of us have made the mistake of hopping into the wrong Uber or Lyft car, and San Francisco officials want you to be more aware of it. The city…

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The disturbing connection between Facebook use and hate crimes

An Afghan migrant and his child at the Greece-Macedonia border, where many refugees were hoping to continue on to Germany.Image: Georgi Licovski/Epa/REX/Shutterstock Facebook bubbles are dangerous.  Not in an abstract, immeasurable way. They actually make communities more prone to racial violence, claims a disturbing new study from the University of…

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Twitter turned Fox News’ coverage of the Manafort and Cohen trials into a hilarious meme

YouTube is the latest social platform to roll out time management tools.Image: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Google is worried about your digital health. More specifically, your addiction to watching hours upon hours of YouTube videos.  The search engine giant’s video giant, YouTube — the second most trafficked website in the…

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74 percent of Americans have changed their relationship with Facebook

42 percent of Americans say they've taken a break from Facebook in the past year.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images For a majority of American users, Facebook is now in the doghouse.  A new study from Pew Research found that 74 percent of American users have taken one of three actions to…

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Waymo wants driverless taxis by 2018, but they reportedly have trouble crossing intersections

Waymo is dealing with road troubles for its self-driving cars.Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images It appears that Waymo’s “fully self-driving” taxi service was a bit too aggressive with its 2018 launch date. A report from The Information Tuesday paints a bleak picture out of Phoenix, Arizona, where Waymo seems to be…

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Bitcoin payments at Starbucks aren’t happening anytime soon

Sorry, fiat only.Image: Chris Wong/S3studio/Getty Images Recent news that Starbucks has partnered with Microsoft, the International Exchange, and a few other companies to launch a cryptocurrency venture called Bakkt has fueled reports that Starbucks is getting ready to start accepting Bitcoin in its stores.  Speaking to Motherboard, however, the company…

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Fully autonomous cars are still years away, if these tests are any indication

Tesla's Autopilot and other driver assistance programs are far from flawless.Image: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Don’t start planning for your self-driving commute anytime soon. Human drivers are still very necessary as a recent road test for five cars’ driver-assistance features showed. The vehicles, 2017 BMW 5-series with “Driving Assistant Plus,” 2017…

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Apple says iPhones aren’t spying on users in letter to Congress

Private eyes aren't watching you, says Apple.Image: vicky leta/mashable There’s more evidence debunking the conspiracy theory that your iPhone is secretly listening to you. On Tuesday, Apple responded to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s requests for information on the data Apple products collect on customers. The letter mostly focused…

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Facebook’s earnings call was a complete disaster

Facebook just had a disastrous earnings call.Image: Getty Images/sean gallup Think you had a bad day? Talk to Mark Zuckerberg.  Facebook reported its second quarter earnings Wednesday and the results, which were worse than expected, sent the company’s stock into free fall, wiping out more than $100 billion off Facebook’s…

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Stumbleupon, the purest social media site, is dead

The explosion of online content and people's changing internet habits ultimately led to the site's demise ironically at a time when we need something as simple and unfiltered as Stumbleupon the most.Image: shutterstock/mashable composite Happy stumbling no more. Stumbleupon shuttered recently after 16 years of bringing tailored content to users.…

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Instagram introduces AI-powered tabs under its explore section

AI will power the new suggested content, and it currently falls under 13 topics: For You, Sports, Science & Tech, Food, Humor, TV & Movies, Style, DIY, Travel, Nature, Art, Fitness, and Animals.Image: Getty Images Instagram is rolling out an entirely redesigned Explore tab. The magnifying glass icon at the…

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Who tech founders would be if they were America’s Founding Fathers

Yes, zaddies, you declare that independence.Image: wikimedia commons/ray wong/mashable It’s time to celebrate America. What better way to cheers to the old white men who created America than to honor the middle-aged white men who still control it? Of course, in America today, some of our politicians don’t command much…

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These Coinbase customer complaints submitted to the SEC are depressing as hell

Anger, confusion, and despair.Image: The Washington Post/Getty Life savings lost. Desperate cries for help. Allegations of fraud. In the six years since its founding, the San Francisco-based exchange Coinbase has established itself as one of the most trusted places to trade ether, bitcoin, litecoin, and bitcoin cash. It’s also run…

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Facebook blocks ad for actual news claiming it’s ‘political’

Of course.Image: Christophe Morin/IP3/getty Having missed the boat completely on fake news, Facebook appears to now be dropping the hammer on the real stuff.  The nonprofit investigative journalism outlet Reveal published a major story this week regarding immigrant children allegedly being forcibly injected with drugs at a government-contractor run detention…

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