Verizon/AOL helped advertisers track kids online, must now pay $5M fine

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Westend61) Verizon-owned AOL helped advertisers track children online in order to serve targeted ads, in violation of a federal children’s privacy law, and has agreed to pay a fine of $ 4.95 million, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced today. “The Attorney General’s Office found that AOL conducted billions […]

Google Maps keeps track of your conversations with local businesses

Last year, Google began rolling out a feature that let users message businesses through their Google profiles. Now, it’s integrating that feature into Google Maps. Any messages you’ve sent to businesses through their Google profiles will now be accessible in Maps for iOS and Android. Just tap the menu button, and then “Messages,” and you’ll […]

Tesla’s Model 3 gets quicker cornering with ‘Track Mode’

Tesla has just made your Model 3 Performance EV a helluva lot more fun with the launch of Track Mode. The software shuts down all the traction control protection that normally prevents wheel slip in order to keep your car between the scenery. With that turned off, the dual electric motors are repurposed to improve […]

‘Halloween’ On Track to Become Biggest R-Rated Horror Hit After ‘It,’ ‘A Star is Born’ Rises Over ‘Venom’

Halloween may have shattered box office records for slasher films, but the Gordon Green sequel is set to slash even more records as the numbers from this weekend roll in. The Halloween box office continues to have a strong showing in its second weekend, maintaining the No. 1 spot, while A Star is Born begins to rise […]

Hyperloop startup says construction on Abu Dhabi track will commence in Q3 2019

Enlarge / The Landmark skyscraper, center, stands on the city skyline beside a waterway in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Monday, May 30, 2016. (credit: Alex Atack/Bloomberg via Getty Images) This week, startup Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (otherwise known as HyperloopTT) announced that it would start building a commercial Hyperloop track as well as an […]

The scariest parts of the new climate change report: The goals the world set are inadequate, and the track we’re on is disastrous

NASA The world will see catastrophic effects of climate change if temperatures climb to 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels, according to a new report. These effects include extreme heatwaves, severe droughts, the death of coral reefs, mass extinctions, sea-level rise, and more. We’re on track to hit that 1.5-degree temperature rise by 2040. If […]

Porsche tractors take the track at Laguna Seca

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Motorsports,Porsche,Commercial Vehicles,Performance,Racing The inaugural event was won by professional racer Patrick Long. Continue reading Porsche tractors take the track at Laguna Seca Porsche tractors take the track at Laguna Seca originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 30 Sep 2018 15:19:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of […]

Wovenware is making AI to track disease-carrying mosquitoes in Puerto Rico

It’s been roughly a year since Hurricane Maria — the tenth-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record — devastated the island of Puerto Rico. The storm killed more than 2,900 people, left millions of homes and businesses without power, and caused an estimated $ 8 billion in damage. It’s the worst natural disaster on record in…Read More

Want life insurance? You may want to track your fitness, says John Hancock

John Hancock, one of the oldest and largest North American life insurers, will stop underwriting traditional life insurance and instead sell only interactive policies that include optional fitness tracking through tools including wearable devices and smartphones, the company said on Wednesday.