WhatsApp adds voice calls

WhatsApp has added a new voice calling feature which allows people to ring other users. The company has released a new version of the app which means people with iPhones can talk to anyone around the world for free. WhatsApp Calling uses an internet connection rather than your mobile phone’s voice minutes, like Skype, FaceTime […]

Russian hackers scooped up the President’s unclassified email

Russian hackers may have had more success in breaching the White House network than first thought. New York Times sources understand that intruders who got into the White House’s unclassified system managed to collect some of President Obama’s email. They didn’t compromise the account itself, and they didn’t snap up the classified messages passing through […]

First Utility tempts new energy customers with free smart thermostat

There’s a thin line between a flourishing product category and an oversaturated one. The smart thermostat racket is fast approaching critical mass, and energy providers across the UK have begun offering hi-tech heating controls to their customers through in-house products, rebrands and various partnerships. Today, it’s First Utility’s turn. The energy merchant will now give […]

The CIA couldn’t properly use a mass surveillance program for years

Whatever you think about the morality of using mass surveillance to catch evildoers, the technology only works if people can use it — just ask the CIA. The New York Times has obtained a declassified report revealing that that the agency was largely kept in the dark about the President’s Surveillance Program (aka Stellarwind), which […]

Hackers deface Tesla’s website and Twitter accounts

It’s all too common to see ne’er-do-wells compromising a website or a social network account, but Tesla just got hit with a triple whammy. At least one group has hijacked not just the electric car maker’s website and its Twitter account, but also founder Elon Musk’s account. Both social services were quickly back in running […]

Police can spot differences between identical twins by melting DNA

Believe it or not, police have a real problem with identifying suspects who are identical twins — unless you’re willing to spend a month sequencing genes, DNA samples are all but useless. They may be far more effective in the future, though, as British researchers have developed a technique that melts DNA to identify what […]

Google is sorry that a urinating Android logo appeared on Maps

There’s something weird going on over on Google Maps today. A user on Hacker News spotted what appears to be the Android logo peeing on Apple in satellite view. At these co-ordinates in Pakistan the odd image appears, depicting the famous picture of an Android logo relieving itself on Apple’s logo. It could be Google’s idea of an […]

The NEXT Next Web: Try our big redesign right now

A big redesign is coming to the The Next Web and we want you to give it a serious roadtest, so we’re opening it up in beta from today. We’ll be sharing more details about the different elements of the design in a series of posts soon, but for now we want you to explore our […]

Stop consuming, start acting

Paul Jarvis is a best-selling author and designer. He writes weekly for his popular newsletter and runs an online course on becoming a better freelancer. We live in a world of tips and tricks, listicles and deep thoughts (in 140 characters or less). This is a world we actively perpetuate by continually showing how eager we all are […]

10% off select lifetime deals, this weekend only!

Whether you’re into programming, Web design, or games and app development, you’ve got to check out our latest bunch of lifetime offers at TNW Deals. On top of the already incredible discounts, you can get an extra 10 percent off the lifetime deals listed below when you use this coupon code: TEN4LIFE. The sale only […]

Mark Zuckerberg’s year of books: Michael Suk-Young Chwe’s ‘Rational Ritual’ review

Caitlin is Editor in Chief at Page19 and frequently writes about marketing, communications, and creativity. This post originally appeared on Blinkist.  Mark Zuckerberg’s 7th pick for his Year of Books is Michael Suk-Young Chwe’s Rational Ritual. Here, we’ve put together 5 vital ideas (plus a little background) that the Facebook founder hopes will help define […]

Gillmor Gang: Time Machine

The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, April 24, 2015. We got nothing but time on our hands waiting for the one on our wrists. Plus, the latest G3 (below) with Halley Suitt Tucker, Denise Howell, Mary Hodder, Rebecca Woodcock, and Tina Gillmor. @stevegillmor, […]

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