Why 'Do What You Love' Is Actually Terrible Career Advice

What’s the worst career advice you’ve ever received? originally appeared on Quora – the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Sean Kernan on Quora: They told me to follow my dream and do what I love. I love being creative, so I […] Read more »

How NASA Will Look for Geysers (and Life) on Europa

In recent years, scientists have suggested that images from the Hubble telescope show plumes of icy water spewing from the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. Others have doubted the claim—which is fair enough, because the images are kind of fuzzy and the satellite’s instrument couldn’t always capture them. But intrigued by Hubble’s images from 2014 […] Read more »

Chili’s Malware Attack May Have Compromised Customers’ Credit Card Information at Some Restaurants

Chili’s parent company Brinker International announced Saturday that malware on some of the chain’s payment systems may have harvested customers’ credit card information. The theft, according to Brinker’s analysis so far, was limited in both severity and scale. Only credit and debit card data, including customer names, was compromised—luckily, Chili’s doesn’t ask for your social […] Read more »

Tim Cook’s Duke Commencement Speech Emphasizes Tech Privacy

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave the commencement speech Sunday at Duke University, where he earned his MBA. He demonstrated the quality of that education by leveraging the opportunity to remind the world of Apple’s commitment to user privacy—and other tech companies’ privacy failings. Cook’s speech, which can be viewed in full here, opened with a […] Read more »

SpaceX Successfully Lands the Latest, Greatest Version of the Falcon 9 Rocket

Late Friday afternoon, SpaceX successfully launched and landed the Block 5 upgrade of its Falcon 9 rocket for the first time. Along the way, the rocket also successfully deployed the Bangabandhu Satellite-1, which will provide video and broadband service for Bangladesh. But the implications for Elon Musk’s spaceflight operation are much larger than a single […] Read more »

Giuliani Said Trump Killed AT&T Time Warner Merger, But the White House Says He’s Wrong

In another seeming flareup of his chronic foot-in-mouth disease, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Friday told the Huffington Post that the president “denied the merger” sought by AT&T and Time-Warner. Then, on Saturday, the White House told CNN that Giuliani got it wrong, and that the Department of Justice alone blocked the deal. Trump has […] Read more »

Congress, Privacy Groups Question Amazon's Echo Dot for Kids

Lawmakers, child development experts, and privacy advocates are expressing concerns about two new Amazon products targeting children, questioning whether they prod kids to be too dependent on technology and potentially jeopardize their privacy. In a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Friday, two members of the bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus raised concerns about Amazon’s […] Read more »

Uber Wants to Launch Its Flying Cars in an International City. Here’s What It’s Looking For.

Uber is ready to add a third city to its flying taxi pilot program. But this time, it’s looking to go international. The ride-hailing company announced during its two-day Elevate Summit that it’s taking applications until Jul. 1 from international cities that want to become an uberAIR launch city. The company has already announced plans […] Read more »

U.S. sends rules on drone regulation to White House for review

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Transportation Department has sent two proposed rules to the White House to regulate the increased use of unmanned aerial vehicles, the agency said on Tuesday as it prepared to unveil the winners of new drone pilot projects. One of the new rules would allow drones to fly over people while […] Read more »

Your Smartphone Choice Could Determine If You'll Get a Loan

Every time you visit a website, you leave behind a trail of information, including seemingly innocuous data, like whether you use an Android or Apple device. And while that might feel like a mere personal preference, it turns out that lenders can use that type of passive signal to help predict whether you’ll default. In […] Read more »