The LG V30 has me more excited than the new iPhone

The LG V30 has me more excited than the new iPhone

Call it a symptom of my tech journalist bubble, but somewhere over the past couple of years, I’ve lost the ability to be truly excited about new iPhones. Apple has contributed to this feeling, having kept its design changes incremental or, in the case of the headphone jack, haughtily unfriendly to the user. Apple’s partners have also helped things along by leaking almost everything about each new device, including the latest one to come this September.

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One of Silicon Valley’s biggest CEOs just backed a universal basic income

One of Silicon Valley's biggest CEOs just backed a universal basic income

Billionaire Silicon Valley bosses are fast becoming a key source of support for the idea of a universal basic income. Mark Zuckerberg and friends are unlikely to ever have to rely on free, no-strings-attached money from the state in order to make ends meet, but the telephone number salaries that their companies dole out have, paradoxically, brought the idea to the fore.

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Essential Phone review: a beautiful work in progress

Essential Phone review: a beautiful work in progress

The father of Android’s new phone is doing so much right: elegant design, big screen, long battery life, and clean software. But while the camera is pretty good, it doesn’t live up to the high bar that the rest of the market has set.

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US Voting Machine Supplier Leaks 1.8 Million Chicago Voter Records

US Voting Machine Supplier Leaks 1.8 Million Chicago Voter Records

A leading US supplier of voting machines confirmed on Thursday that it exposed the personal information of more than 1.8 million Illinois residents. State authorities and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were alerted this week to a major data leak exposing the names, addresses, dates of birth, partial Social Security numbers, and party affiliations of over a million Chicago residents. Some driver’s license and state ID numbers were also exposed.

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AT&T Loses Challenge to Louisville ‘One Touch’ Ordinance

AT&T Loses Challenge to Louisville 'One Touch' Ordinance

In a victory for broadband overbuilders, a Louisville, Ky., U.S. District Court Judge has ruled that a local "one touch make ready" ordinance related to access to utility poles is within the city's right to manage rights of way, granting a city request for that summary judgment and denying AT&T's request that it declare the ordinance unlawful and block enforcement. AT&T and the Louisville Metro Council had filed cross motions for summary judgment, and the city prevailed.

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72% of Consumers Don’t Know What Net Neutrality Is

72% of Consumers Don't Know What Net Neutrality Is

Maybe it’s a busy political news cycle, perhaps fatigue, or even worse, it might just be a lack of understanding, but the FCC voted this year to roll back Net Neutrality to much less resistance seen in previous efforts. Despite a fervent tech community voicing concern, very few people seemed able to muster up enough concern to protest this decision.

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Apple denounces neo-Nazis as Spotify bans ‘white power’ tracks

Apple denounces neo-Nazis as Spotify bans ‘white power’ tracks

Apple, LinkedIn, Spotify and Twitter have joined a growing chorus of technology companies to hit out at the far right and Donald Trump’s attempt to put white supremacists and leftwing counter-demonstrators at Saturday’s Charlottesville protest on the same moral plane.

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Feast Your Eyes on this Atoundingly Beautiful, One of a Kind Street Legal BMW M1 Procar

Feast Your Eyes on this Atoundingly Beautiful, One of a Kind Street Legal BMW M1 Procar

The BMW M1 is a legendary automobile in its own right, and any moto enthusiasts would love to have one in their collection. But as far as M1’s go, there’s a small handful of ultra rare special editions out there called the M1 Procar’s and they are flat out spectacular. …

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