Congressional IP Address Slapped With 10-Day Wikipedia Ban

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives—or at least, somebody using one of the IP addresses that’s connected to said distinguished body—have gone and gotten themselves a 10-day ban on Wikipedia. It doesn’t appear as if Wikipedia has banished the entire IP address range dedicated to the House, which goes from 143.231.0.0 all the way to 143.231.255.255, as some reports ... Read More »

Google X Collecting Genetic Data for ‘Baseline’ Health Project

Google’s electronic health efforts have had limited success, but the company’s Google X “moonshot” division is now taking on a more ambitious, health-related project: mapping human genetic and molecular data. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, Google X’s Baseline Study will anonymously collect genetic materials from 175 volunteers. Google algorithms will then crunch the info to identify “biomarkers” that ... Read More »

Philips Smart Bulb to Provide ‘Sharknado 2′ Light Show

If you were on the fence about picking up one of the fairly pricey Philips Hue “smart bulbs,” then we think that the company has managed to work out a partnership so awesome, and so eye-opening, that you really have no choice. That’s especially true if you like sharks. Or tornados. Yes, that’s right. The Syfy Channel and Philips have ... Read More »

Elon Musk donates $1 million to help build Nikola Tesla Museum

Elon Musk recently made good on his promise to support the g*dd*n Tesla Museum honoring Nikola Tesla, the Serbian-American inventor and physicist whose life inspired the electric car company. The Tesla Motors founder and CEO will donate $1 million towards the construction of the Tesla Science Center in New York and promises to build a Tesla Motors Supercharger in the museum’s ... Read More »

SoundCloud gets Sonos integration, record deals possible

SoundCloud is getting integrated with Sonos music systems, as it reportedly tries to become more than just a place for music you haven’t heard of. The service, which got its start in 2007, allows users to upload their own music and audio recordings. It’s become a way for obscure groups to get their music discovered, for DJs to share remixes, ... Read More »

Our favorite iOS Apps, July edition

As we do every month, Macworld staffers got together to chat about the best apps they’ve been using recently. Here are some that have recently captured our imaginations (and perhaps a spot on our homescreens), whether they’re tiny apps from budding developers or the top-grossing apps that everyone is using. Our hope is that, while you might recognize some of ... Read More »

Yahoo acquires video streaming startup RayV

Yahoo has acquired online video streaming company RayV with the aim of distributing content to more people, particularly via mobile devices. RayV, founded in 2005, is focused on efficiently distributing HD-quality video to a global audience, with a focus on mobile. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Yahoo is focused on growing video users and monthly streams, and while ... Read More »

Protesters briefly disrupt Google I/O, referencing evictions, “robots that kill”

The world of big tech conferences is usually a tightly controlled one, but two protesters managed to briefly—very briefly—get a moment of attention at Google’s I/O conference before being dragged away by security. The brief disruptions took place less than a day after a group of protesters calling themselves “Occupy Google” gathered at the company’s Mountain View headquarters to talk about ... Read More »