Mark Zuckerberg is still the only one using Facebook Stories and he really likes Iowa

Mark Zuckerberg is still the only one using Facebook Stories and he really likes Iowa

Everyone’s best friend, Mark Zuckerberg, has a new Facebook story and he’s having a great time in Iowa.  Zuckerberg used Facebook stories—that product Facebook introduced to add onto Instagram Stories but that hasn’t quite caught on yet—to document his trip midwest. The Facebook CEO traveled to Iowa as part of his 2017 promise to visit U.S. states he’s never been to.  That trip led Zuckerberg to declare, “Iowa is my kind of place.” Everyone on Facebook who follows Zuckerberg was basically guaranteed to see his trip, since no one else…

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Nike tries out AR for limited-edition sneakers on its SNKRS app

Nike tries out AR for limited-edition sneakers on its SNKRS app

Nike’s SNKRS app will soon move shopping for sneakers on the app partly into the real world.  The app is adding augmented reality technology for the drop of the Nike SB Dunk High Pro “Momofuku.”  App users have to find a copy of the menu for the New York restaurant Fuku, part of David Chang’s Momofuku empire, online or even on the street in New York. Then, SNKRS will overlay an interactive 3D model of the limited-edition sneakers. Tapping to unlock will reveal the new sneaker and invite app users…

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Trump’s rural internet access drive is one of his few ideas everyone seems to support —but is he serious about it?

Trump’s rural internet access drive is one of his few ideas everyone seems to support —but is he serious about it?

If you live in the country, there’s a good chance you don’t have broadband-speed internet. Only one in ten Americans lack access to a connection that meets the government’s new standard for the designation, but more than two thirds of them live in rural areas. In those regions, nearly 40 percent of people can’t get broadband. Experts worry this digital divide is slowing small-town economic development at a time when farm and factory jobs are vanishing and young people and retailers are fleeing for cities.  SEE ALSO: If you’re poor,…

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Virgin Media thinks 800,000 users should change their router passwords

Virgin Media thinks 800,000 users should change their router passwords

Virgin Media wants you to change your router password.  The company recently published guidance on how to do that for older router models after Which? magazine — a publication “known for testing household products” — found that Virgin Media routers weren’t so hard to hack.  SEE ALSO: Step inside the secretive class that turns people into hackers Which? found that Virgin Media’s Super Hub 2 “can be hacked in a matter of days” if users don’t change the default password the devices come with. Once someone hacks into a router,…

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CNN sent its Supreme Court sketch artist to the off-camera White House press briefing

CNN sent its Supreme Court sketch artist to the off-camera White House press briefing

When life gives you off-camera White House press briefings, make your Supreme Court sketch artist draw them.  That seems to have been CNN’s thought, anyway.  SEE ALSO: Twitter comedian Mike Huckabee burns CNN with 100% flawless joke The network sent its Supreme Court sketch artist Bill Hennessy to visit White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s domain on Friday. While he didn’t have his easel to work with, he did a pretty decent job standing up in the back of the room. The White House has been prohibiting cameras at some…

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Where Travis Kalanick and Donald Trump meet in the middle: Their supporters

Where Travis Kalanick and Donald Trump meet in the middle: Their supporters

They might not be perfect, but they’re winners. In 2017, it’s a common refrain. For example: It’s how Donald Trump supporters justify supporting Donald Trump. And it’s also how Travis Kalanick supporters still justify supporting Travis Kalanick. Let’s be clear: Kalanick is, in form and function, nothing like Trump. Kalanick is a legitimately successful entrepreneur who created a massive company out of thin air. Kalanick’s also got plenty of faults, but he hasn’t been accused of a fraction of the improprieties that Trump has (personally, and professionally).  They share, however,…

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Amazon could fill our cities with towering Echo-shaped drone hives

Amazon could fill our cities with towering Echo-shaped drone hives

Picture an Amazon Echo. Maybe you have one, or a friend does, or you’ve seen one in a commercial. They’re cylindrical and black, and small enough to be unobtrusive sitting atop a kitchen counter. Now picture them the size of a skyscraper, amid buildings of a similar height. Picture this giant Echo full of little doors through which package-carrying drones buzz in and out, the delivery people of the future.  Amazon has registered a patent to do this. SEE ALSO: Amazon’s new fashion store will let you try on almost…

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5 ways to overcome the entrepreneurial dilemma with Randi Zuckerberg

5 ways to overcome the entrepreneurial dilemma with Randi Zuckerberg

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