1. AT&T pushes out small update for the Samsung Galaxy S5
     Published by Android Central on 2015-07-02 at 09:22:29

AT&T is currently pushing out an update for the Samsung Galaxy S5, which bumps the device from version OC4 to OF2. Unfortunately, AT&T has not provided a list of changes that are made in this update, but we do know that it is still based on Andro...

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2. Former State Sen. Leland Yee pleads guilty, admits to gun-running, extortion, bribes
     Published by Polygon on 2015-07-02 at 00:13:26

During his bid for Mayor of San Francisco and later running for Secretary of State, former California, Senator Leland Yee admitted this week that he accepted bribes, extorted money and once offered to smuggle weapons from the Philippines for un...

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3. The Who and Why of the YC Venture Fund
     Published by The Information on 2015-07-02 at 08:13:42

I recently heard that Twitter’s former chief operating officer Ali Rowghani is going to play a big role in the new Y Combinator venture fund. I suspect he’s running it, based on the fact that multiple LPs who have been doing diligence about the fund h...

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4. ‘iPhone 6s’ Again Rumored to Feature 12MP Camera With 4K Video Recording
     Published by Mac Rumors on 2015-07-02 at 05:57:15

A sketchy and unconfirmed internal document posted by an alleged Foxconn employee on Chinese microblogging website Weibo (via PhoneArena) corroborates rumors that the next-generation iPhone could feature a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with 4K video rec...

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5. An Unassuming Web Proposal Would Make Harassment Easier
     Published by Wired on 2015-07-02 at 05:00:37

The privacy of countless website owners is at risk, thanks to a proposal in front of the byzantine organization at the heart of the Internet: ICANN.
The post An Unassuming Web Proposal Would Make Harassment Easier appeared first on WIRED.

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6. Harvard Reveals It Had An IT Breach In June Impacting 8 Colleges And Administrations
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-07-02 at 02:00:28

 A seventeenth-century university has become the victim of a twenty-first-century crime. Harvard University on Wednesday announced that on June 19, it discovered a breach in the IT systems of its Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Central Administr...

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7. Here’s How Microsoft Will Release Windows 10
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-07-02 at 07:31:07

 After some general market confusion and bad headline writing, Microsoft this morning detailed how it will roll out Windows 10 to testers, consumers, and large-scale customers.
First, scale: Microsoft said in its blog post this morning that there ar...

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8. Google apologizes for algorithm mistakenly calling black people ‘gorillas’
     Published by CNet on 2015-07-02 at 05:48:36

The search giant is under fire after its Photo app offensively mislabeled user's photos. It points to another challenge Silicon Valley companies have to face when developing next-gen tech: sensitivity.

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9. When The Disrupted Push Back
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-07-02 at 06:54:43

 We tend to think of disruption as kind of a passive activity. The determined upstart enters the market and the established business doesn’t give it a second thought. Then ever so slowly before it can even react, the industry suddenly realizes ...

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10. Man crushed to death by robot
     Published by BBC on 2015-07-02 at 00:17:05

A 22-year-old worker is grabbed and killed by a robot at a VW car factory in Germany.

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12. Facebook steps up competition with YouTube with ad-supported videos
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-07-02 at 01:20:31

Social network already has 4bn views a day of its native clips, but helping their creators to make money is its next ambitionVideos uploaded directly to Facebook are watched more than 4bn times a day according to the social network. Now it wants their upl...

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13. The Verge summer movie guide: the biggest and buzziest films of the season
     Published by The Verge on 2015-07-02 at 08:15:00

Solstice be damned: in the movie business, summer begins in May. Theaters become awash with equal parts over-the-top blockbuster action and family-friendly escapades — explosions and hugs, in other words, mapped to innumerable sequels and...

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14. Twitter Pushes Ads With A New Button Atop Mobile Users’ Profiles
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-07-02 at 08:19:45

 Twitter’s latest push to monetize its service has led to the rollout of a new “Twitter Ads” button, which is now prominently appearing on user profile pages on both the iOS and Android client applications. The newly added button, w...

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15. Best mobile games of June 2015 (pictures)
     Published by CNet on 2015-07-02 at 01:18:13

Looking for a new game to play on your mobile device? Here's our pick of the best released in June 2015.

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16. Star Wars Battlefront alpha goes live; Star Wars Battlefront footage leaks
     Published by Polygon on 2015-07-02 at 07:38:26

The Star Wars Battlefront closed alpha went live on PC today and with it came a flood of leaked images and videos.
In the footage above, we see snowtroopers taking on rebels in a battle raging across a massive snowscape. The minimalistic user ...

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17. PayPal sends $890 million to buy money-transfer firm Xoom
     Published by CNet on 2015-07-02 at 07:17:01

The digital payments firm continues its acquisition push ahead of its split from eBay later this month.

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18. HomeToGo, The European Metasearch Engine For Holiday Rentals, Raises €6M
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-07-02 at 01:00:15

 HomeToGo, the European ‘metasearch’ engine for holiday rentals, has raised €6 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is DN capital, and Acton Capital Partners, adding to the €2 million previously raised from various angel inv...

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19. Your.MD Scores $5M For Its AI-Driven Health Assistant
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-07-02 at 00:00:38

 Your.MD is on a mission to improve the way we seek health-related, namely self-diagnosis, information online. If you’ve ever tried to google your symptoms, you know it’s not for the feint hearted. The U.K. health startup wants to change ...

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