Austin is piloting blockchain to improve homeless services

While the vagaries of the cryptocurrency markets are keeping crypto traders glued to their CoinDesk graphs, the real potential of blockchain is its capability to solve real human challenges in…

China’s Smartphone Market Slows Down: Tech News Today 1256

China’s smartphone market appears to be saturated. Shipments in the country fell 4.3% in the first quarter compared with the year-ago quarter. The news comes from a new survey released…

Google catching child predators: Tech News Today 1063

Google detected child pornography and assisted in the arrest of a man by finding images in his gmail. For the full episode, go to http://twit.tv/tnt1063. source

How to save your privacy from the Internet’s clutches

Another week, another massive privacy scandal. When it’s not Facebook admitting it allowed data on as many as 87 million users to be sucked out by a developer on its platform who…

LG ThinQ Artificial Intelligence to Power 2018 LG TVs |Tech News Today

At CES 2018, LG will introduce ThinQ a voice interface which is powered by LG’s own artificial intelligence (A.I) engine called DeepThinQ. Find the latest breaking news and information… source

NASA’s planet-hunting TESS telescope launches Monday aboard a SpaceX rocket

Some of the most exciting space news of the past few years has been about Earth-like exoplanets that could one day (or perhaps already do) support life. TESS, a space…

Google’s offer to WhatsApp: Tech News Today 948

Google had an interesting offer to WhatsApp months before Facebook announced they were buying the company. For the full episode, go to http://twit.tv/tnt948. source

Cheating Site Ashley Madison Hacked: Tech News Today 1305

37 million users information hacked on Ashley Madison. The leak includes information on the employees of the site as well as customers. For the full episode, visit http://twit.tv/tnt/1305. source

Spotify Adds Podcasts and Other Video Content: Tech News Today 1263

Spotify today announced the addition of video content and podcasts to their music streaming service. Full disclosure: TWiT is one of the initial rollout partners for the launch, so you’ll…

Google is testing self-destructing emails in new Gmail

Google is working on a brand new design for the web version of Gmail. Yesterday, I published screenshots of the new design. TechCrunch’s tipster Chaim also discovered an interesting new…

Tech News Today: Holiday Special 2017

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Podcasting app Anchor can now find you a cohost

Fresh off its relaunch as an app offering a suite of tools for podcasters, Anchor today is rolling a new feature that will make it easier for people to find…