The Internet Is The Best Thing Ever To Happen To Songwriters

Bono at WebSummit in Dublin, November 2014. Ever since, Taylor Swift decided to give Spotify the boot, under the auspices of helping songwriters, there has been a conversation suggesting that there was somehow a golden age for songwriters when they controlled their own destiny –and the Internet killed all that. I’m here to tell you that there was never any such time and if anything, the Internet was the best thing that… Read More


US Government Says No Single Entity Or Nation Will Control The Internet

Screen Shot 2014-10-13 at 5.03.37 PM The U.S. reiterated its stance in favor of a multistakeholder model for Internet governance today. Speaking before the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said that the United States will “not allow the global Internet to be co-opted by any person, entity, or nation seeking to substitute their parochial worldview for… Read More


The “Robo Brain” Will Use The Internet To Teach Robots

robocop If you’re wondering when Skynet went live, look no further. Last July, Cornell researchers turned on Robo Brain, a system that scours the Internet and teaches robots how to think. While we’re a few years late (this was supposed to happen on August 4, 1997), the Robo Brain is actually working. By taking images and concepts available on the public web, Robo Brain can teach robots… Read More


Facebook In Talks To Acquire Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

Facebook, one of the primary backers of the Internet.org initiative, which aims to bring affordable Internet access to the 5 billion people in the world who still lack connectivity, is in talks with a company that could help further that agenda. TechCr…


Recommended Reading: Stuxnet’s more dangerous precursor, fake memories and more

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology in print and on the web. Some weeks, you’ll also find short reviews of books dealing with the subject of technology that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the rea…


FIFA rolls out iOS and Android apps ahead of 2014 World Cup Final Draw

Now that we know which 32 football nations will be on the quest for global domination in Brazil, FIFA, the sport’s governing body, decided it was the right time to release a set of apps for iOS and Android. These official applications, which are f…


Daily Roundup: Lumia 2520 review, Xbox One teardown, day one patch frustrations and more!

You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours — all ha…


Dropbox gets an iOS 7 makeover with AirDrop sharing

Dropbox may be late to the iOS 7 app update party, but it’s making up for lost time with an abundance of new features in the just-launched version 3.0 release for Apple’s platform. The refresh brings the expected iOS 7-friendly look and includes A…