Twitter tests lightweight mobile app for countries with slow data

It’s not just Facebook and Google who are slimming down their mobile apps for the sake of regions where data is slow or spotty. Twitter has confirmed to TechCrunch that it’s testing a native Android equivalent to its Lite website in the Philippines,…

Microsoft and Facebook complete 4,000-mile ‘Marea’ undersea cable

The transatlantic super high-speed Marea undersea cable, stretching from the U.S. to Europe, has been completed. The massive project was a joint venture between Microsoft, Facebook, and telecommunications company Telxius,

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Sprint and T-Mobile could merge in late October

There have been hints that Sprint and T-Mobile are seriously talking about a merger (again), but how likely is that union, really? Quite likely, if you ask Reuters’ sources. They understand that the two carriers are “close” to agreeing on terms, an…

10 milestones in AI history, from neural networks to ‘Jeopardy!’ wins

With thousands of researchers actively working in the field, narrowing down the 10 most significant milestones in the history of AI isn’t easy by any means. But we’ve certainly tried!

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Recommended Reading: Behind the scenes of ‘Blade Runner 2049’

The Replicant: Inside the Dark Future of ‘Blade Runner 2049’
Brian Raftery,

The much-anticipated Blade Runner sequel is due to hit theaters in two weeks, but Wired wants to make sure you’re properly prepared for that viewing. Step behind the…

Moleskine’s smart planner requires too much effort to use

As a tech reporter, I sometimes find my reliance on physical planners and paper notebooks embarrassing. But there’s something about the act of writing my appointments down that makes them feel more official. As my friends will tell you, though, all t…

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend — and be careful with your new iPhone 8.

Apple’s former GPU maker Imagination agrees to £550 million sale

Losing Apple as a customer can be rough for a supplier, as Imagination Technologies found out. In April, the UK chipmaker announced that the folks in Cupertino planned to develop their own mobile GPUs and would no longer rely on its PowerVR te…

YouTube’s ‘Creators for Change’ premiere at Tribeca’s TV Festival

You can find almost anything on YouTube these days, but with the “Creators for Change” program, the site had a specific goal in mind: Show how its platform could be used for social good. Tonight at the first ever Tribeca TV Festival, YouTube premiere…

Intel’s Project Alloy VR headset is dead

Intel won’t be releasing its Project Alloy VR headset platform anytime this year — in fact, it won’t be releasing the technology at all. The tech giant has officially killed the initiative, which aimed to provide partner companies an open reference…