1. Should I upgrade my iPhone 5S to iOS 9?
     Published by CNet on 2015-07-18 at 06:00:02

Patience is a virtue, and when it comes to software upgrades it might just save your sanity. In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains why some owners should wait before they upgrade their devices to iOS 9.

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2. While You Were Offline: Amazon Trolls Us With a Dumb Sale
     Published by Wired on 2015-07-18 at 05:00:43

The light at the end of the tunnel may be weak, but you can still find it in this pick of this week’s happenings on the online frontier.
The post While You Were Offline: Amazon Trolls Us With a Dumb Sale appeared first on WIRED.

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3. The Benefits Of Being A Total Zero
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-07-18 at 05:00:09

 “There are three types of people,” astronaut Chris Hadfield told me. “-1, 0, and +1.” When a business fails it feels like a -1. When a relationship fails, often it’s because I’ve been a -1. Certainly stalking and ...

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4. Welcome To The Unicorn Club, 2015: Learning From Billion-Dollar Companies
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-07-18 at 09:00:08

 It’s been over a year since we wrote our original post sharing our analysis of the last decade’s most successful U.S.-based, venture-backed tech companies. In that piece we focused on the many entrepreneurs and investors who seek to buil...

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5. Meet Voat, the website that wants to be the anti-Reddit
     Published by CNet on 2015-07-18 at 09:36:59

As social-news site Reddit tries to clean up its act by limiting some speech, an alternative springs up, promising to be more freewheeling.

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6. LA Freeway Looks Post-Apocalyptic After Drones Delay Firefighters
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-07-18 at 09:00:00

Dozens of charred, abandoned cars made for a surreal landscape after a massive wildfire swept across a major Southern California freeway yesterday afternoon. Early this morning officials confirmed that five drones flying over the scene hindered firefighte...

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7. Windows 10 vs. Windows 8: Performance benchmarks show a close battle for fastest
     Published by PC World on 2015-07-18 at 04:00:00

Windows 10 performance is one of the hardest things to nail down right now. Testing of the new OS, due to ship on July 29, isn’t exactly easy, because the public doesn’t yet have a way to install the RTM version. Microsoft has been pretty mum abou...

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8. First FAA-Approved Delivery Drone Drops Medical Supplies in Virginia
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-07-18 at 08:00:00

While drones were busy mucking up rescue fire rescue efforts
  across the I-15 freeway last night, they were helping to save lives elsewhere. Yesterday, the very first FAA-approved drone delivery dropped much-needed medical supplies to a rural popup hospi...

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9. Yahoo and Beme take on Snapchat with video sharing apps
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-07-18 at 02:26:00

There's no shortage of apps that can take short video clips you can blast to friends. But if you're willing to branch out and try new things, Yahoo and YouTube celebrity Casey Neistat have released alternatives with different takes on video sharing. ...

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10. A quick spin through turntable history
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-07-18 at 09:00:00

Compact discs were once the wave of the future, but their sales have flagged whereas vinyl records have seen a resurgence, leaving pressing plants overbooked and struggling to keep up with demand. Sure, most people are getting their daily dose of bea...

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12. 11 of the most helpful communities on Reddit
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-07-18 at 07:00:45

Reddit has been through a lot lately, but that doesn’t mean you should steer clear of one of the most populous forums on the Web. It’s home to countless vibrant communities sharing ideas and advice on how to get the most out of life. I’ve rounded...

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13. Prototype’s Xbox One ports run slower than the game did on Xbox 360
     Published by Polygon on 2015-07-18 at 08:00:02

This week a remastered edition of 2009's Prototype and 2012's Prototype 2 quietly slipped onto the online stores for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with practically no marketing. Eurogamer's Digital Foundry seems to have found an answer why: The ...

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14. How to make a living with WordPress
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-07-18 at 08:22:24

Matteo Duò is Content Strategist at Codeable, the #1 outsourcing service for WordPress providing top-notch WordPress experts to small businesses, agencies, and bloggers. Wanna know know more about WordPress and entrepreneurship? Check out Codeable blog. ...

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15. Silicon Valley 4.0: How Apple will change everything (again)
     Published by Venture Beat on 2015-07-18 at 08:00:44

GUEST: Halfway through its third wave of creative self-destruction, Silicon Valley is delivering the biggest shift in consumer media ever and its fourth wave will make us truly mobile in time for its 50th anniversary in 2027.

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16. Engineers meet artists: Discover the startup ecosystem in Bristol and Bath
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-07-18 at 04:20:49

While London is undoubtedly the center of gravity in the British startup and venture ecosystem, there’s plenty of no less fascinating things going on outside the M25 motorway. A good example would be the burgeoning ecosystem in Bristol and Bath, which f...

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17. We’re All Doomed, Or, Towards A Border Gateway Super Posse
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-07-18 at 07:00:42

 Everything is broken. Just ask any security engineer. Way back in 1998, the members of the hacker collective L0pht testified to Congress that they could take down the entire Internet in 30 minutes by abusing BGP, the Border Gateway Protocol an obscu...

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18. Recommended Reading: Does Comic-Con have a piracy problem?
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-07-18 at 07:30:00

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


Comic-Con Makes Everyone a ...

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19. Facebook’s Oculus partners with Felix & Paul Studios to craft VR experiences for its Rift launch
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-07-18 at 01:16:26

Facebook’s VR company Oculus has partnered with virtual reality film mavericks Felix & Paul Studios to produce a slate of immersive experiences for the Rift headset. The studio, which has previously developed VR experiences like Jurassic World for ...

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20. Pluto’s demotion is a great opportunity for science
     Published by ARS Technica on 2015-07-18 at 07:00:00

The decision to narrow the list of planets to eight and make Pluto the …

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