Ever since the Cambridge Analytica scandal first broke in March, Facebook has been scrambling to change its policies and reassure the public that it no longer recklessly shares data with third parties. But on Sunday we learned that it has quietly been giving device makers access to users data this whole time. It…
As public and political sentiment shifts against the titans of Silicon Valley, the tech world’s tactics in Washington are getting dirty. Google has been facing increased scrutiny lately, and Oracle has been doing its best to fuel the fire. In a new report about its latest attack, Oracle’s political fixer in…
Watching YouTube videos on your Amazon Echo Show is no longer an option. On Tuesday evening, Gizmodo received a tip that Amazon’s personal assistant could no longer play videos from the Google service. And this morning, both companies are confirming that’s the case, but for different reasons.
Uber knows a lot about you by the time your ass hits the seat of a car. Now, it plans to offer you the option to discover a curated stream of content designed to fit the specifics of your journey.
It's official: Uber wants to be everywhere in your phone. The rideshare company has unveiled its rumored API, which at launch will be integrated into apps including those from Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, OpenTable, Starbucks, Time Out, and TripAdvisor.
Watson was always going to be more than just a successful game show contestant. Now, the computer is about to take on anything and everything, as it opens itself up to the public on the cloud.
Google Maps offers a lot of tools for developers (or anyone!) to work with, visualize and customize the existing service. And a lot of cool maps, infographics and tools come out of the APIs. But sometimes it's nice to take something like the topographical data and move it in a totally different direction. Like maybe …
In August of 2012 I left my job at a startup in New York City. I was 24.
The allure of having a smart watch like the Pebble is more than just having a watch with more display options: it's apps. Now, with the release of the Pebble SDK, the apps can start to flow.
Italian-born neuroscientist Ruggero Scorcioni has developed a new technology that will help you get stuff done by deflecting phone calls or other notifications away when you're busy. Finally, technology to help keep your brainspace clear when you need it.
For all the reasons that Facebook is a massive success, it has one card that trumps the likes of Twitter, Google and LinkedIn: it knows who your real-life friends are. Kindly, Facebook shares that data with third parties apps using its Social Graph API—but it seems that privilege might not be a given for much longer.
If you've ever thought your senator was a crotchety old curmudgeon, well, they might be: hey, it's a stressful job. But now, thanks to facial recognition software, a collection of senator photographs and some coding, you can tell exactly how smiley they are.
Twitter users that prefer Echofon or Tweetcaster will soon be able to upload photos using Twitter's new photo upload service.
Twitter could soon flag tweets containing links to inappropriate content with a NSFW designation.
Twitter's decided they've got the gold standard in applications, and are essentially telling aspiring devs to eff off: "Developers ask us if they should build client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstreamTwitter consumer client experience. The answer is no."
In a move that has been left totally unexplained, Apple has ditched its jailbreak detection API that it introduced to iOS about six months ago. The utility was mostly of service to enterprise specialists who wanted to make sure their networks weren't being compromised by jailbroken iPhones, which can pose security…
Woah! My head is spinning after watching this video demo of a Tweetdeck beta release which uses Twitter's new user stream API. It lets you watch people replying, retweeting or favoriting tweets in real time.