Computer

New Chrome feature aimed at preventing websites from blocking Incognito Mode

PhotoMIX Ltd./Pexels A new Chrome feature, to be included in future versions of Google’s browser, is expected to finally address a fairly well-known loophole that allows websites to detect and block the use of Incognito Mode browsing. According to 9to5Google, Google’s efforts to implement a fix for the loophole were spotted on Chromium Gerrit’s source […]

Mobile

GoCardless nabs $75 million from GV, others, to expand its recurring payments platform to the U.S.

GoCardless, a London-based startup that helps companies collect subscriptions and other forms of recurring payments from their customers, has raised $ 75 million in a series E round of funding from Alphabet’s investment arm GV, Salesforce Ventures, Accel Partners, Balderton Capital, Notion Capital, Passion Capital, and Adams Street Partners. Subscriptions are a popular monetization model […]

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Facebook reportedly demonstrated 'informal interest' in buying the company that made HQ Trivia but backed off after reports of 'creepy' behavior from its late co-founder

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the 2013 TechCrunch Disrupt conference.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Facebook at one point demonstrated “informal interest” in buying Intermedia Labs, the company responsible for the game-show app HQ Trivia, The Wall Street Journal reports. But Facebook‘s interest reportedly waned after Recode published an article describing allegations of inappropriate behavior by Intermedia […]

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Here's how politicians and tech execs are reacting to the surprise news of Amazon pulling its new headquarters from New York City

AP Photo/Bebeto MatthewsAP Photo/Bebeto Matthews Amazon said Thursday it was no longer planning to bring its new headquarters, named HQ2, to New York City. The decision to bring HQ2 to New York was met with fierce backlash from many politicians, local residents, and tech leaders who took aim at HQ2’s effect on housing prices, the […]

Photography

Tight on space? Here’s how to transfer photos from an iPhone to a computer

The iPhone camera gets better with every new iteration, which isn’t surprising given it’s one of the most popular smartphone cameras in existence. As image quality improves and resolution continues to climb, however, you’re going to need more storage space. And with support for RAW images and 4K videos, those files are now even larger. So for shutterbugs who use a 32GB […]

Emerging Tech

FDA hails ‘Tumor Monorail’ that coaxes aggressive tumors away from the brain

[embedded content] Imagine a tool which could trick aggressive brain tumors into exiting the brain and migrating into an external container like a medical version of the ghost trap from Ghostbusters. Fortunately, you don’t have to imagine it at all — since the so-called “Tumor Monorail” is a very real, potentially game-changing invention. And it […]