Category: Tech

This college senior’s app connects young readers of color to books they can relate to

This college senior’s app connects young readers of color to books they can relate to

Kaya Thomas, creator of the We Read Too app.

In high school, Kaya Thomas was a self-proclaimed "nerdy black girl." She loved books, but she often felt like the literary world didn’t love her back.

"As a teen, I was …

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A trip to space, the return of Han, and 8 other things we want to see in ‘Fast 9’

A trip to space, the return of Han, and 8 other things we want to see in ‘Fast 9’

After the weekend Fate has had, Universal’s definitely revving their engines for a sequel.

If one thing is clear about the fate of the Furious franchise, it’s that there are going to be sequels.

No, Fast 9 (or whatever it …

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Everyone says Apple’s iPhone 8 might be late. How bad is that, really?

Everyone says Apple’s iPhone 8 might be late. How bad is that, really?

This is getting serious: While Apple-related rumors are never to be fully trusted, we now have nearly every credible source and leaker chirping in unison that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 might be one or even two months late.

The latest …

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John Scalzi’s Collapsing Empire: an epic new space opera with snark, politics and action to burn

John Scalzi’s Collapsing Empire: an epic new space opera with snark, politics and action to burn

Regular Boing Boing readers need no introduction to John Scalzi, whose smartass, snappy, funny, action-packed science fiction novels are a treat to read; but new fans and old hands alike will find much to love in The Collapsing Empire, the …

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Talkdesk launched an app store for enterprise call center customers

Talkdesk launched an app store for enterprise call center customers

Over the last several years Talkdesk has offered a way for businesses to get a cloud-based call center up and running. However, the company realized it was providing just one component that its clients needed to provide the best support …

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With the Moto Z2 Play, modularity is Motorola’s new mainstream

With the Moto Z2 Play, modularity is Motorola’s new mainstream

Plenty dismissed modularity (the concept of making a phone’s innards swappable and upgradeable) the first time around. And for good reason. Like just about every other gimmick in smartphoneland, the idea has been tried and abandoned more times than anyone …

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Can you still watch ‘Wonder Woman’ if you’ve never seen ‘Batman v Superman’?

Can you still watch ‘Wonder Woman’ if you’ve never seen ‘Batman v Superman’?

Don’t look so worried, Diana. We’ve got you covered.

Although this weekend’s Wonder Woman is the first-ever live-action solo film about the Amazonian princess, it’s also the fourth film in Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe.

So what’s a moviegoer to …

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Trump’s big EPA website changes reach ‘whole new level of willful ignorance’

Trump’s big EPA website changes reach ‘whole new level of willful ignorance’

Science, you know, that thing the EPA is supposed to inform us about.

When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took down its sprawling climate change website on Friday evening, it did so with no prior notice to rank-and-file employees. The …

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Hot take: Hulu was awesome long before ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Hot take: Hulu was awesome long before ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Hulu has always been small but mighty.

Hulu has been making original shows since 2011, but it’s the lavish adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale that has finally put the streaming service on the map.

The dystopian drama, which stars …

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Ceres Imaging raises $5 million to pinpoint crop stress for farmers

Ceres Imaging raises $5 million to pinpoint crop stress for farmers

Oakland, Calif.-based Ceres Imaging has raised $5 million in a Series A investment led by Romulus Capital. The startup uses cameras, sensors and software to pinpoint crop stress in the field for farmers, so that they can apply herbicides, pesticides …

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