Twitter is probably not gonna suspend Trump for those North Korea tweets

August 12, 2017

A president.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Welcome to Friday, where we’ve entered what feels like round 57 of “Is THIS finally what gets Twitter to ban Trump?” The answer is almost certainly no, to the point that I wish Vegas would put odds on this, because there are few things in this world more certain than that Twitter will not ban the president of the United States. SEE ALSO: Giant inflatable chicken with…


This guy created a live feed of Trump’s tweets on his living room wall

June 25, 2017

It updates every five minutes.Image: Peder dinkelspiel/visionect Think you’ve had enough of @realDonaldTrump? Try stepping into your living room and having a live feed of the president’s hotly debated tweets on your wall. No need to turn on the news, no need to open your Twitter app or any other form of social media. All you have to do is look at your wall. SEE ALSO: Trump Twitter bot reminds…


Could Trump’s vague plan to expand rural broadband actually work? It’s hard to tell

June 25, 2017

A sign in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hangs on a farming tractor near a polling station in Cave Creek, Arizona. (Photo by )Image: Ralph Freso/Getty Images 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…


Travis Kalanick apologists sound a lot like Donald Trump supporters

June 24, 2017

Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/ REX/ Shutterstock (8 875114 h) President Donald Trump is was welcomed by adherents during a revival, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Trump, Cedar Rapids, USA – 21 Jun 2017 Image: AP/ REX/ Shutterstock They might not be perfect, but they’re winners . In 2017, it’s a common refrain. For instance: It’s how Donald Trump supporters apologize subsidizing Donald Trump. And it’s likewise how Travis Kalanick followers…


There’s a good reason governments aren’t startups

June 18, 2017

Jeb Bush wearing a hoodie in a video message to Mark Zuckerberg.Image: shutterstock/jeb!/mashable composite The hot new name in tech is France, a centuries-old startup that provides security, healthcare, and education in exchange for taxes. Newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that the country needs to “think and move more like a startup” and, presumably, less like a stodgy social democracy. SEE ALSO: Trump’s treasury secretary is…


Ex-Twitter CEO says meeting Trump is like ‘waterboarding yourself’

June 12, 2017

Don't expect Dick Costolo at Trump's next meeting with Silicon Valley leaders.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Let’s just say former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo had a really unpleasant visit with President Donald Trump. Costolo dramatically likened Trump’s meetings with Silicon Valley leaders to alcohol poisoning and extreme water torture. “If you don’t get invited to this meeting and want to know what it was like, just drink a bottle of gin…


Tim Cook has an idea of who’s sending Trump’s 3 AM tweets

June 11, 2017

It's *obviously* college kids.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock UPDATED (4:00 p.m. ET) to include a few more quotes from Cook President Donald Trump’s tweets are finding their way into everything nowadays … even Tim Cook’s commencement speech at MIT. SEE ALSO: Trump Twitter bot reminds us that all his tweets are coming from the White House The Apple CEO took a swipe at Trump’s infamous Twitter habits Friday, just a few hours after…


Oculus founder plots surveillance tech startup to help Trump build border wall

June 5, 2017

Oculus co-founder Palmer LuckeyImage: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Dell If you thought the pioneering founder of virtual reality company Oculus, Palmer Luckey, was just going to fade into the shadows with his Facebook money, think again. While recent reports indicated that his second act might be a gaming company, it turns out that he’s also working on a security company that has an ominously familiar mission: policing immigration border walls….


Trump wants aircraft carriers to abandon ‘the digital’ for steam power

May 14, 2017

The digital, who knows what it is.Image: RMV/REX/Shutterstock The digital, it is bad. President Donald Trump recently revealed he wants Navy aircraft carriers to go back to steam-powered catapult systems, according to a Time interview published on Thursday. And he insisted they would no longer be using “the digital.” SEE ALSO: Trump’s Russian income is not being mocked at all. With few exceptions. Aircraft carriers use what’s known as a…


Donald Trump is reportedly making an American Technology Council

May 2, 2017

Image: DREW ANGERER/GETTY IMAGES And you thought President Donald Trump forgot about the cyber? SEE ALSO: Trumpcare might be gone but the internet is memeing it to death just in case No way. President Trump is planning to establish an American Technology Council, Axios reported Monday, that will help the government “deliver better digital services” and coordinate other strategies on tech policy. The first meeting is expected to be early…