December 14, 2017

Best of TNW New York Hack Battle: here are the top 10 hacks

Last Saturday, on the very first snowy day in New York, we organized a 14-hour hackathon we named the Battle of the Sensors. After a successful […]
December 14, 2017

How edtech innovation can revolutionize the education industry

Venture funding for EdTech is booming this year, with CB Insights projecting that there will be a 24 percent growth over last year, with close to […]
December 14, 2017

Snapchat opens Lens Studio to everyone

Snapchat today announced it was opening Lens Studio to everyone. Anyone can develop their own Lens, one of Snapchat’s most lauded augmented reality feature. Lens Studio […]
December 14, 2017

Net neutrality is dead [Update]

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today voted to end Obama-era net neutrality protections. Voting along party lines, the ballots were cast as expected with the Republican-controlled […]
December 14, 2017

Internet vampire Peter Thiel aims to save the world with magic mushrooms

Peter Thiel gets a bad rap. I mean, aside from destroying Gawker for saying mean things, funding a startup that makes investing in lawsuits easier, and […]
December 14, 2017

The SPCA’s use of a security robot signals a hellish future for our cities

Last week, The San Francisco chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) was ordered by the city to stop using a […]
December 14, 2017

FCC chief Ajit Pai thinks now is a good time to joke about net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission is set to take a vote on whether it should repeal net neutrality, aka the guidelines that prevent internet providers from throttling […]
December 14, 2017

Good Samaritan uses Amazon Prime Now to help the homeless

It’s not often a YouTube video about an Amazon service can bring a tear to your eye. In what may be a first for us here […]
December 14, 2017

The iPhone X’s notch is ugly, but it’s a great marketing tool

When it became clear that the iPhone X’s ‘bezel-less’ design would include a huge cutout at the top, people were… divided. “Steve Jobs” would have never […]