Hacker Daily

Hacker Daily

Daily tech news, covering startups, tech, programming, and more.

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    Friday April 27th—Fake student loan experts, Square acquires Weebly, illegal loot boxes, and more

    Today we're talking about

    • A trusted, and totally fake, student loan expert
    • Kazhakstan changes its alphabet
    • BigCommerce raises a huge growth round
    • Belgium makes “loot boxes” illegal
    • Square acquires Weebly
    • “Manipulated” blog posts on the Wayback Machine
    • Snapchat launches a new version of Spectacles
    • A new app to help you work on multiple monitors
    • And finally, losing faith in p-values
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    Tuesday April 24th—A device that can control your dreams, the RSS renaissance, what are blockchains good for?

    This is Hacker Daily, for Tuesday, April 24th, 2018. Today we're covering,

    • A device that can control your dreams
    • Is now the perfect time for an RSS renaissance?
    • Blockchain: what is it good for?
    • The evolution of windmills
    • Is Google the next company in the privacy hot seat?
    • How Artificial intelligence is helping scientists discover new materials
    • A homemade barcode scanner for your pantry
    • And finally, Did you know that 2018 is already 30% over? If you had this app, you would.
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    Monday April 23rd-HD video without battery, Stripe Home, Flickr acquisition, and more

    This is Hacker Daily, for Monday, April 23rd, 2018. Today we're covering,

    • Streaming HD video on a battery-free device
    • Stripe Home and when to build vs. buy
    • A journalism student finds out she won the top prize in her field, while she was in class
    • Is your Gmail account sending automated spam?
    • The designer of Mac fonts and icons wins the top award in her field
    • Flickr gets acquired, again
    • To test or not to test
    • And finally, in product launch news, Github releases a tutorial bot, and a there's new personal CRM called Conduit
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    Friday April 20th—Facebook social login abuse, the perils of growth at all costs, and a new coding app for beginners

    This is Hacker Daily, for Friday, April 20th, 2018—

    • Third-party trackers are abusing Facebook social login
    • A former Reddit employee says he made the xworld a worse place
    • The quest for the next billion-dollar color
    • Google releases an app to teach people how to code
    • The unpaid work that's part of job interviews
    • And finally, Apple open-sources a NoSQL database.
    • Just a quick reminder, the episode notes include links to every story we discuss today
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    Thursday April 19th—Mozilla walls off Facebook, faux leather from mushroom roots, the Javascript trademark, $89 laptops

    In this episode:

    • Mozilla releases a browser extension to wall off Facebook
    • A new leather-like material made out of mushroom roots
    • Oracle forces the takedown of an app for using the word “Javascript”
    • An amateur mathematician tackles a decades-old graph theory problem
    • Are open offices better than closed offices?
    • Get ready for your $89 laptop
    • Forget “sunglasses”, here come Ever heard of “sun-lenses”
    • And finally, the BBC released over 16,000 sound effects under a free license
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    Wednesday, April 18, 2018—Canadian teenager in jail for GETting public data, 10-year old Windows freeware makes a comeback, Russia blocks over 16 million IP addresses

    t's Wednesday, April 17th, 2018, and here's your update:

    • A canadian teenager is facing prison for downloading unsecured files from a Nova Scotia government website
    • 10-year old Windows freeware makes a comeback
    • Facebook explains what data they collect on other websites
    • Europe's data protection authorities have their sights on the WHOIS database
    • Why Microsoft built its own custom Linux kernel
    • Russia blocks over 16 million IP addresses
    • And finally, Why New York City Stopped Building Subways

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    Tuesday April 17th — Amazon warehouse conditions; Is it time to rebuild the web?; much more

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    Monday April 16th 2018—Right to be forgotten, why entrepreneurs start companies, SpaceX funding, and more

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    Introducing Hacker Daily

    Introducing Hacker Daily, a daily podcast that helps you catch up on the latest from Hacker News through brief, clear daily updates of the latest headlines and product launches. You'll also hear exclusive conversations with leading founders, hackers, and others about their work and the topics of the day.

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