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Waverly Labs offers real-time translation with its Pilot earbuds

  •  Sometimes you travel all the way to Barcelona, only to meet up with a startup that’s been operating right around the block. Waverly Labs is a 20 person Brooklyn-based company that specializes in real-time translation through a pair of Bluetooth earbuds. The startup is on-hand at Mobile World Congress this week, showing off Pilot, its first piece of hardware, which launched at the end of… Read More

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!Heads Up!: Congress it trying to pass Bill H.R.1856 on Tuesday that removes protections of site owners for what their users post

  • In an attempt to stop sex trafficking, congress is changing section 230 of Communications act of 1934, the Communicatons Decency Act of 1996. This will punish site owners for what their users post by fine or potential jail time of 20 years.

    The bill amends the federal criminal code to specify that the violation for benefiting from "participation in a venture" engaged in sex trafficking of children, or by force, fraud, or coercion, includes knowing or reckless conduct by any person or entity and by any means that furthers or in any way aids or abets the violation.

    A provider of an interactive computer service that publishes information provided by an information content provider with reckless disregard that the information is in furtherance of a sex trafficking offense shall be subject to a criminal fine or imprisonment for not more than 20 years.

    Link to the bill itself

    This enables one troll or spammer with CP to effectively kill any website they don't like for any petty reason. Smaller sites don't have the resources or manpower to maintain surveillance over their websites unlike Reddit. This will kill smaller content creators internet wide and lose tons of great smaller communities.

    Spread this around and call your congressman to vote NO on the "Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017" (FOSTA)

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation Goes into even more detail on how that hurts smaller websites from sustaining themselves and even hurts the victims of Sex Trafficking as well

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The three key CTO skills

  •  I’ve been CTO of HappyFunCorp since last year, and it has been a deeply edifying experience. Everything people told me was mostly true: I write less code; I go to more meetings, and turn up in more conference calls; I think more strategically, and less tactically; my time is spent in a more fragmented and kaleidoscopic manner. Oh, yeah — and I’m a lot more involved in bizdev… Read More

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JLab’s Epic Sport earbuds are excellent workout headphones

  • Back in 2016, The Verge called the JLab Epic 2 Wireless Sport Earbuds the best headphones for running. Two years later, JLab is back with the Epic Sport earbuds, the successor to its popular headphones, and they’ve only gotten better. I’ve been testing the Epic Sport headphones for a few weeks now, and it’s clear that JLab has hit the mark once again.

    The $99 Epic Sport buds sound excellent, thanks to a pair of 8mm drivers (the same ones that are in the Epic 2) that still provide a great balanced sound with strong bass. The inline controls are intuitive and easy enough to use on the go, and the customizable earbuds (six different tips and three fins come in the box) make finding the right fit easy for most people.

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From smart bongs to home growing kits, the best marijuana tech gadgets

  • Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work.

    Silicon Valley is no stranger to cannabis culture, so it's no surprise that tech companies are driving innovation in the pot world. And guess what? They've got some seriously impressive products.

    When the state of Colorado passed Amendment 64 in 2012, legalizing recreational marijuana for adults in January of 2014, they opened up a world of possibilities. Legalization created countless new industries in which companies could openly innovate without fear of being shut down for working with an illegal substance.  Read more...

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