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Startups Weekly: VCs celebrate the new year the only way they know how
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Venture capitalists swore in the new year the only way they know how… by submitting SEC paperwork for new funds! insert party hat/confetti emoji here. As many of us brainstormed our New Year’s resolutions and let our hangovers wear off, several firms began this week what for some is a long and arduous process of raising […]

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Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They're Not Keeping It Secret
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Dozens of companies use smartphone locations to help advertisers and even hedge funds. They say it’s anonymous, but the data shows how personal it is. From a report: The millions of dots on the map trace highways, side streets and bike trails — each one following the path of an anonymous cellphone user. One path […]

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate reviews are in: Here's what you need to know     – CNET
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Our review has arrived, and the new Smash Bros. is the best yet.

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Mobile Phone Security: All You Need to Know
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We rely on our phones to process and store reams of personal digital data. Our digital activities — from checking bank balances to paying for a product with a tap of the screen, to sending friends and family messages over social media, to accessing work emails remotely — have turned our phones into a goldmine […]

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Alexa will let you know when your favorite artist drops new music     – CNET
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Amazon’s New Release Notifications are compatible with the Amazon Music app and Echo devices.

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New Jersey wants to know why Florida is exempt from Trump’s offshore drilling plans
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Enlarge / Oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. There are nearly 5,000 functioning oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and 27,000 abandoned wells. (credit: Dave Walsh/VW Pics/UIG via Getty Images) This week, New Jersey’s attorney general sued the US Department of the Interior (DOI) for failing to comply with a Freedom of Information […]

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Jessica Jones season 3 on Netflix: Everything we know so far     – CNET
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Bring on the bourbon. The hard-drinking, superhero detective returns, but who will she face this time? Here’s the latest news on the cast, theories and more.

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Google and Levi’s ‘connected’ jacket will let you know when your Uber is here
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Remember Project Jacquard? Two years ago, Google showed off its “connected” jean jacket designed largely for bike commuters who can’t fiddle with their phone. The jacket launched this past fall, in partnership with Levi’s, offering a way for wearers to control music, screen phone calls, and get directions with a tap or brush of the cuff. […]

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This senator wants to know why police can track any phone in seconds     – CNET
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For cops, tracking your location through your smartphone has become dead simple.

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