Apps

Venmo prototypes a debit card for teenagers

Allowance is going digital. Venmo has been spotted prototyping a new feature that would allow adult users to create a debit card connected to their...

Facebook’s Creator Studio gains a mobile companion

Facebook’s Creator Studio has added a mobile companion. The insights dashboard for creators and publishers, which debuted globally in August 2018, is now available as...

This Week in Apps: HQ Trivia’s dramatic death, Android 11, Apple mulls a more open iOS

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows...

Quibi’s streaming service app launches in app stores for pre-order

Quibi, the mobile-only streaming service from Jeffrey Katzenberg, is now open for pre-orders. The company declined to fully show off its app only a month...

Microsoft is rolling out beautiful new Windows 10 icons

In November of 2018, Microsoft revealed a revamped set of Office icons it had created under it’s fresh new Fluent Design aesthetic. In December of...

As Morgan Stanley buys ETrade, Robinhood preps social trading

Before it was worth $7.6 billion, the original idea for Robinhood was a stock trading social network. At my kitchen table in San Francisco in...

Gadgets News

Forensic Architecture redeploys surveillance state tech to combat state-sponsored violence

The specter of constant surveillance hangs over all of us in ways we don’t even fully understand, but it is also possible to turn the...

Petnet’s smart pet feeder system is back after a week-long outage, but customers are still waiting for answers

Petnet, the smart pet feeder backed by investors including Petco, recently experienced a week-long system outage affecting its second-generation SmartFeeders. While the startup’s customer service...

Do phones need to fold?

As Samsung (re)unveiled its clamshell folding phone last week, I kept seeing the same question pop up amongst my social circles: why? I was wondering...

PC shipments expected to drop this year because of coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak could result in at least a 3.3% drop — and as high as a 9% dip — in the volume of PCs...

How ‘The Mandalorian’ and ILM invisibly reinvented film and TV production

“The Mandalorian” was a pretty good show. On that most people seem to agree. But while a successful live-action Star Wars TV series is important...

Google gobbling Fitbit is a major privacy risk, warns EU data protection advisor

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has intervened to raise concerns about Google’s plan to scoop up the health and activity data of millions of...

Mobile News

Apple Maps expands its Street View-style imagery to 3 more cities

Apple Maps began adding Street View-style imagery with the launch of iOS 13 last year. But at the start, the Look Around feature only worked...

Warren Buffett finally upgrades his $20 flip phone to an iPhone

Warren Buffett has long sung the praises of Apple from an investor’s perspective, but always stopped short of actually owning Apple’s most popular product, the...

The Realme X50 Pro 5G sets the bar for affordable flagships in 2020

Take a good look at the Realme X50 Pro 5G, as it’s representative of what we really wanted to see at MWC 2020, should it...

Honor’s 9X Pro is a solid budget smartphone forced to live on an island

There’s a lot Honor will tell you about the “new” Honor 9X Pro, and a very crucial point that it probably won’t. It’ll be upfront...

Venmo prototypes a debit card for teenagers

Allowance is going digital. Venmo has been spotted prototyping a new feature that would allow adult users to create a debit card connected to their...

Huawei’s ill-fated foldable returns with a more robust upgrade

MWC may have been canceled on account of rising coronavirus concerns, but the party still went on for Huawei (albeit to what appears to have...

Social

Forensic Architecture redeploys surveillance state tech to combat state-sponsored violence

The specter of constant surveillance hangs over all of us in ways we don’t even fully understand, but it is also possible to turn the...

Venmo prototypes a debit card for teenagers

Allowance is going digital. Venmo has been spotted prototyping a new feature that would allow adult users to create a debit card connected to their...

Facebook’s Creator Studio gains a mobile companion

Facebook’s Creator Studio has added a mobile companion. The insights dashboard for creators and publishers, which debuted globally in August 2018, is now available as...

Former Facebook exec wants to help tech workers challenge their bosses on climate change

(Reuters) — Facebook’s former sustainability chief has launched an organization to help employees at big companies press their bosses for more aggressive policies to fight...

Rallyhood exposed a decade of users’ private data

Rallyhood says it’s “private and secure.” But for some time, it wasn’t. The social network designed to help groups communicate and coordinate left one of...

Shopify joins Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra Association

After eBay, Visa, Stripe, and other high-profile departures, the Facebook -backed cryptocurrency collective Libra scored a win today with the addition of Shopify. The ecommerce...

Software News

Google launches the first developer preview of Android 11

With the days of desert-themed releases officially behind it, Google today announced the first developer preview of Android 11, which is now available as system...

How to create engaging social media videos with zero experience (or talent)

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Each HD video comes out to less than...

This $39 software is a simple and lightweight alternative to Adobe

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Access over 1.2 million curated images and 120...

10 apps to help you learn something new

They say school is where you get to explore all of your passions and curiosities. BS. More like your phone ... or the internet, in...

Twitter will now preserve JPEG quality for photo uploads on the web

Twitter is changing the way it processes uploaded images, and the new way of doing things will be much-appreciated by any photographers sharing their work...

A year of Microsoft Office 365 comes with a $50 Amazon gift card for a limited time

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Everything a working professional needs to succeed. Image:...

Startups

Grab and Gojek began discussing a potential merger more than three months ago

After a report that it is considering a potential merger with Grab, Gojek denied that it is planning a deal with its rival, but a...

Speedinvest raises new €190M fund to continue backing early-stage European tech startups

Speedinvest, the European seed-stage VC that was started from Vienna but has since added offices in London, Berlin, Munich and San Francisco, has raised a...

Revolut raises $500 million at $5.5 billion valuation

Fintech startup Revolut is raising a large Series D round of funding. TCV is leading the $500 million round, valuing the company at $5.5 billion....

VC firm Oxx says SaaS startups should avoid high-risk growth models

'The companies that best meet their customers’ needs always end up winning' Steve O'Hear @sohear / 9 hours Oxx, a European venture capital firm co-founded...

Mirantis co-founder launches FreedomFi to bring private LTE networks to enterprises

Boris Renski, the co-founder of Mirantis, one of the earliest and best-funded players in the OpenStack space a few years ago (which then mostly pivoted...

With cinnamon, fruit and mint-flavored nicotine gum, is LA’s Lucy Goods the next Juul?

David Renteln, the Los Angeles-based co-founder of Soylent and the co-founder and chief executive of new nicotine gum manufacturer Lucy Goods, thinks there should be...

Technology

Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Long Bitcoin? Warren Buffett suggests shorting suitcases’

Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin BTC every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you...

New discoveries in neuroscience show what’s right and wrong with AI

Two separate studies, one by UK-based artificial intelligence lab DeepMind and the other by researchers in Germany and Greece, display the fascinating relations between AI...

Dutch government confiscates illegal e-scooters — then sells them at auction

It doesn’t sound entirely fair, but the Dutch government has been confiscating and selling “illegal” e-scooters and e-skateboards at auction. According to a report by...

Facebook invests in diverse array of projects in mission to connect the world

Mission: connect the world is well underway at Facebook. amana images/Getty Images Plus Facebook's mission to connect the world has been part of the company's...

Berlin: European VODs Innovate, Create to Stay Afloat in Global Streaming Wars

Netflix and other streaming giants might be setting the pace for a global TV landscape upended by video-on-demand technology, but European players are shaking up...

Amazon Go Grocery brings fresh produce to the cashierless shopping experience

Amazon Go Grocery brings fresh produce to the Amazon Go retail concept. Celso Bulgatti/CNET Amazon has unveiled its latest physical retail concept -- a cashier-free...