CEO Jeff Lawson says Twilio is committing $1M to homelessness programs after Prop C passed: ‘Let’s get it done’ (TWLO)

Twilio Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson announced that his company will commit $ 1 million to support homelessness programs. This comes after 60 percent voted “yes” to San Francisco’s homelessness measure “Prop C” on Tuesday, but this measure, which would bring the city $ 300 million in funding for homelessness programs, is likely to face legal […]

First thing we do, let’s kill all the experts

Enlarge / Here lies an expert (maybe). (credit: Nicolas Raymond / Flickr) There is a Climate Science Legal Defense Fund. Take a moment to consider the implications of that fact. The inhabitants of what, under other circumstances, would be an obscure academic backwater need legal defense. Non-scientists have convinced themselves so thoroughly that these experts […]

Onshape lets engineers collaborate on 3D designs with Magic Leap’s AR glasses

Computer-aided engineering (CAD) is a $ 9 billion industry, and Onshape wants to shake it up. So the cloud-based CAD tool maker is using Magic Leap’s augmented reality glasses to enable engineers to collaborate when designing products in 3D. Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Onshape showed a demo of the tech at the L.E.A.P. Conference in Los Ange…Read More

Parking loophole that lets anyone park on your driveway could be closed by new law

A bizarre law that lets any motorists park on your driveway could be scrapped. The new law would stop any motorist parking on private property. Under current laws, drivers are fairly powerless when it comes to removing a driver than parks on your driveway without permission. Jersey will aim to tackle this by now classifying […]

We tried Marcus, the new service that lets Brits bank with Goldman Sachs for as little as £1 — here’s what we thought

Screenshot/Will Martin/Business Insider If you’re not an avid follower of British retail banking, you might not have noticed that last week Goldman Sachs quietly launched its Marcus savings account in the UK. There was little fanfare beyond the press around the UK launch of Goldman’s first foray into consumer banking, after 150 years of catering to […]

Kia’s Future Will Be Sportier, but Let’s Not Kid Ourselves

Hyundai has clearly committed itself to sporting models. While we’re positive the new N badge will attach itself to a handful of undeserving models in the years to come, go-fast versions of the overseas i30 and North American Veloster show it won’t be the norm. The brand seems to have hit upon something and intends […]

Let’s Applaud These Affordable Cars for Their Tesla Model 3-like Crash Safety

Sorry, was that too snarky? Our headline alludes to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s recent awarding of five stars in all crash test categories to the Tesla Model 3 — a bit of news that’s made the rounds lately. It’s a worthy achievement, so hats off to Tesla for building a car that can take […]

YouTube Kids lets parents choose what their children watch

YouTube has added two new features to its Kids app, both of which give parents more control over what their children are watching. First, parents now have the option to limit what their kids watch to just what they approve. After parents select “approved content only” in their child’s profile, that child won’t be able […]

Microsoft lets companies pay for Windows 7 support until 2023

Microsoft must still be scarred by having to support Windows XP well past its expiry date, as it’s drawing a line in the sand for Windows 7 users. Corporate and institutional customers can only pay for extended security update support through January 2023, or about three years after Microsoft stops providing regular patches. On top […]