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Facebook Chatbots Teaches Itself to become a good negotiator
2017-07-23 06:00:00 - Daily Tech

The Facebook's Artificial Intelligence Research Division just witness their chatbot creating new strategies in dealing with negotiations.

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Alibaba and Tencent are carving up Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem
2017-07-22 23:00:13 - TechCrunch

 Two global tech forces are putting their mark — and money — into Southeast Asia’s nascent startup ecosystem, but they may not be the Western names that you expect. Rather than Google, Facebook or Microsoft, increasingly Chinese duo Alibaba and Tencent are the driving forces behind the importing of large sums of capital and vast business experience into Southeast… Re

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Comic-Con 2017: You Can Thank Joss Whedon For That Great New 'Justice League' Trailer
2017-07-22 19:42:42 - WIRED

The director didn't come to Comic-Con, but his presence was felt during the panel for his next project.

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All Pokémon Go Fest attendees get a Legendary Pokémon, Articuno coming next
2017-07-22 18:32:43 - TechCrunch

 Just a quick bit of news for anyone paying attention to all the hubbub out of Pokémon Go Fest: Legendary raids — the hardest form of the massive co-op battles that have players gather in the real world and team up to catch the game’s rarest Pokémon — will begin in the next 24-48 hours. The first Legendary Pokémon to show up in game will be Lugia. Meanwhile, everyone who&

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All Pokémon Go Fest attendees get a Legendary Pokémon, Articuno coming next
2017-07-22 18:32:43 - TechCrunch

 Just a quick bit of news for anyone paying attention to all the hubbub out of Pokémon Go Fest: Legendary raids — the hardest form of the massive co-op battles that have players gather in the real world and team up to catch the game’s rarest Pokémon — will begin in the next 24-48 hours. The first Legendary Pokémon to show up in game will be Lugia. Meanwhile, everyone who&

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Drone registration coming to the UK
2017-07-22 17:47:56 - TechCrunch

 The UK government has announced a plan to require drone owners to register their devices. It says the incoming rules are aimed at ensuring safer use of the technology. Read More

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Drone registration coming to the UK
2017-07-22 17:47:56 - TechCrunch

 The UK government has announced a plan to require drone owners to register their devices. It says the incoming rules are aimed at ensuring safer use of the technology. Read More

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Helping students transition from the laboratory to robotics startup
2017-07-22 17:37:00 - TechCrunch

 A student at Monday’s TC Sessions: Robotics event in Cambridge asked me “How do I launch a successful startup?” I explained that I might not be the person at the show best equipped to answer, but I offered some simple advice nonetheless: find a problem that needs solving, address a need that already exists and don’t go offering solutions in search of problems. Oh, and

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Helping students transition from the laboratory to robotics startup
2017-07-22 17:37:00 - TechCrunch

 A student at Monday’s TC Sessions: Robotics event in Cambridge asked me “How do I launch a successful startup?” I explained that I might not be the person at the show best equipped to answer, but I offered some simple advice nonetheless: find a problem that needs solving, address a need that already exists and don’t go offering solutions in search of problems. Oh, and

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Watch the first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of ‘Ready Player One’
2017-07-22 16:10:33 - TechCrunch

 If you’re wondering how Steven Spielberg will bring the dystopian, VR-heavy world of Ready Player One to life, you can get your first real glimpse in the trailer (technically, a teaser for San Diego Comic Con) above. The film is based on Ernest Cline’s novel — a book that’s been recommend to me many times as one of the best depictions of virtual reality and gaming&he

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Comic-Con 2017: Ending 'Game of Thrones' with a Musical Episode? We've Got Some Ideas
2017-07-22 15:13:25 - WIRED

Brienne of Tarth wants it. Bran wants it. Even the Onion Knight wants it. Let's make this happen, people.

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Comic-Con 2017: Ending 'Game of Thrones' with a Musical Episode? We've Got Some Ideas
2017-07-22 15:13:25 - WIRED

Brienne of Tarth wants it. Bran wants it. Even the Onion Knight wants it. Let's make this happen, people.

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Pokémon Go Fest attendees to get refunds as technical issues break the event
2017-07-22 15:06:47 - TechCrunch

 Heading into Niantic’s Pokémon Go Fest — a gathering of roughly 20,000 Pokémon Go players in Chicago’s Grant Park — everyone seemed to have the same concern: the weather reports said a thunder storm was coming. The weather turned out fine. Most other things, unfortunately, did not. Read More

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Apple ARKit developer beats IKEA to the punch with AR furniture app
2017-07-22 14:27:46 - Mashable Tech

The augmented reality app space is expected to explode this fall thanks to developers using Apple's ARKit for iOS.  But one developer is moving faster than even some of the major brands linked to Apple's AR platform, having just demonstrated an amazing AR app before IKEA got a chance to launch its own ARKit-powered app. SEE ALSO: Apple's ARKit will make walking and texting the warmup for the

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UK officials lay down new drone rules for amateur users
2017-07-22 13:05:51 - Mashable Tech

Operating a drone in the UK just got a little tougher, and safer.  On Saturday, the UK government posted new rules governing the use of drones weighing over 250 grams (about half a pound), with input from the Department for Transport, the Civil Aviation Authority, and the Military Aviation Authority.  SEE ALSO: Scientists are creating drones that fly in sync with each other The guideline

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VCs love insurance, even if you don’t
2017-07-22 12:30:15 - TechCrunch

 At first blush it may seem like insurance and venture capital make an odd couple. Venture capital is all about taking big risks for the potential of even bigger payouts down the road, while insurance is all about quantifying and mitigating risk. But make no mistake, there are vast sums of venture dollars going into insurance deals. Read More

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Ethereum Thefts Cost Investors Millions
2017-07-22 12:00:00 - WIRED

Ethereum thefts, an Ashley Madison settlement, another leaky Amazon S3 bucket, and more of this week's top security news.

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Ethereum Thefts Cost Investors Millions
2017-07-22 12:00:00 - WIRED

Ethereum thefts, an Ashley Madison settlement, another leaky Amazon S3 bucket, and more of this week's top security news.

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What it’s like to ship yourself overnight on Cabin’s sleep pod bus
2017-07-22 11:11:01 - TechCrunch

 Last weekend, I traveled from San Francisco to Los Angeles roundtrip on Cabin. When I arrived to the bus pickup location in San Francisco, a smiley attendant greeted me. She then proceeded to check me in and stow away my bag. Upon entering the bus, I saw the social lounge, where people can chit chat and hang out if they don’t want to go to sleep right away. I bypassed that area and&hel

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How to get all of your text messages on your Mac
2017-07-22 09:00:00 - Mashable Tech

There's nothing worse than missing out on a text message because you didn't see it. Luckily, you can now start getting your texts sent to iMessage on your Mac, but the setup process is a little tricky. Here's how to do it. SEE ALSO: Siri-powered wireless charging dock could be the iPhone's ultimate companion First of all, you'll need to have OS X Yosemite on your Mac. If you bought a computer in 2

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'Rick and Morty' Is Actually Righteous Science Fiction
2017-07-22 09:00:00 - WIRED

Many of its episodes have stories smart enough to be published in sci-fi anthologies.

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Antivirus for Android Has Terrible Track Record
2017-07-22 08:00:00 - WIRED

A new study shows that 94 percent of Android antivirus failed to stop a comprehensive set of malware attacks.

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Lyft Steps into the Autonomous Car Market
2017-07-22 07:02:00 - Daily Tech

Until now, Lyft was highly viewed as an alternative to ride option for Uber. Now with their new announcement, the on-demand car service takes steps to become a serious contender for autonomous vehicle throne.

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Fewer Comics at Comic-Con? Blame Comicononomics
2017-07-22 07:00:00 - WIRED

The trials of the local comics shop have finally visited the con itself—and the people who are just looking for good comics to read.

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SpaceX's Mars Plans Hit a Pothole. Up Next: the Moon?
2017-07-22 07:00:00 - WIRED

SpaceX is rebooting its colonization plan, and may pivot to focus on a moon base that would aid that effort.

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More Women Are Learning Computer Science! Now, About Those Jobs…
2017-07-22 07:00:00 - WIRED

Hey, some bonafide good news!

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Letting Cyberattack Victims Hack Back Is a Very Unwise Idea
2017-07-22 07:00:00 - WIRED

Opinion: Retaliating against hacks is the wrong way to prevent them.

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Throwing Shade: 7 Polarized Sunglasses for Summer Fun
2017-07-22 07:00:00 - WIRED

We tested a dozen pairs of polarized shades at various prices, from $10 to $360.

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Space Photos of the Week: This Dim Galaxy Is a Starry Slowpoke
2017-07-22 07:00:00 - WIRED

Solar flares, orbiting moons, and a cluster of brown dwarfs this week from space.

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Meet the VR ONE– Thinnest & Lightest VR Backpack PC
2017-07-22 06:51:00 - Daily Tech

This impressive looking PC is marketed by MSI as the world’s 1st gaming laptop powered by GeForce GTX 1070 GPU.

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Skræmmende dokumentarfilm fremstiller berømt it-sikkerhedsekspert som skingrende sindsyg og farlig
2017-07-22 03:53:00 - Computerworld

En amerikansk dokumentarfilm der i øjeblikket kan ses på Netflix tegner et uhyggeligt billede af den mand, som millioner af computerbrugere over hele verden har lagt deres cybersikkerhed i hænderne på.

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Crunch Report | Y Combinator Wants In On The 3-Comma Club
2017-07-21 23:20:49 - TechCrunch

Lyft launches new self-driving division, Shyp is having some issues and Y Combinator wants in on the 3-comma club. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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The RealReal’s CEO says the company’s goal is to IPO
2017-07-21 22:07:20 - TechCrunch

 The RealReal CEO Julie Wainwright tells TechCrunch in a video interview that she’s preparing the luxury consignment e-tailer to go public someday. “That’s the goal,” she said when asked about IPO plans. “We really aren’t in the mood to sell the business, we’re in the mood to go public at some point in the future.” It makes sense that a…

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Pissed Netflix subscribers accuse Verizon of throttling video
2017-07-21 20:30:45 - Mashable Tech

Pour one out for net neutrality. Oh, and your Netflix binge sessions while you're at it.  As the FCC prepares to gut the regulations that require internet providers treat all online content equally, Verizon Wireless apparently decided to just get on with the damn thing and appeared to begin throttling the speed of some users' video downloads. And, as no one likes the threat of their favorite

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Netflix's Secret Weapon Isn't Reboots—It's Genre Movies
2017-07-21 20:00:05 - WIRED

The streaming service is offering money and creative freedom—and from a look at its first two projects, it won't be stopping anytime soon.

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SoFi loses another senior executive, as chief revenue officer Michael Tannenbaum departs
2017-07-21 19:17:05 - TechCrunch

 Online finance startup SoFi has lost yet another senior executive, TechCrunch has learned. Chief revenue officer Michael Tannenbaum is the latest exec to leave, following a string of departures in the company’s senior ranks. Read More

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Lyft Says, ‘Me Too!’ and Dives Into the Self-Driving Game
2017-07-21 18:47:19 - WIRED

The ride-hail company will launch its own autonomous vehicle software and hardware.

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Trump Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci Disagrees With Most Trump Policies
2017-07-21 18:43:30 - WIRED

Anthony Scaramucci's new job is to sell Trump's policies to the American people. Too bad he disagrees with so many of them himself.

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Bizarre wearable wants to shock you awake so you don’t fall asleep at the wheel
2017-07-21 18:11:31 - Mashable Tech

Forget guzzling down energy drinks and coffee to stay awake while driving, a new bracelet has been designed to nudge you awake at the wheel. And by nudge we mean zap you with an electric shock. SEE ALSO: A wristband with your medical records could be a life-saver in emergencies Steer is a wearable that doesn't noticeably do much until you start getting sleepy. But the device is packed with 16 sens

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Sean Spicer Resigned as White House Press Secretary. The Internet Will Miss Him.
2017-07-21 17:40:06 - WIRED

Sean Spicer might be leaving the White House, but he'll remain in the internet's heart.

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A GAO Sting Scored $1.2 Million in Weapons From an Unsuspecting Department of Defense
2017-07-21 17:33:05 - WIRED

A federal sting reveals lax oversight in the Defense Department’s gear giveaway program.

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Google quietly released yet another outstanding feature for Maps
2017-07-21 17:28:50 - Mashable Tech

Tech giant Google has quietly pushed a new update to their Maps application, and it's pretty helpful. Walking directions now provide not only a route, but an overview of the elevation changes along the way. Sweet! Read more...More about Google, Walking, Elevation, Maps, and Feature

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Playbuzz unveils a new editor for writing articles chock full of interactive content
2017-07-21 17:19:19 - TechCrunch

 Playbuzz helps online publishers make their content more interactive by adding elements like polls and galleries. Until recently, those elements have taken the form of widgets that publishers can embed into their stories, but that’s changing with the launch of Playbuzz’s new Storytelling platform, where writers are creating entire articles, not just one-off widgets. While itR

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Microsoft's chatbot Zo has some interesting opinions about Windows
2017-07-21 15:44:01 - Mashable Tech

Microsoft's chatbots really are the gift that keeps on giving. Its latest chatbot, Zo, is no exception. The bot, which lives on Facebook Messenger and chat app Kik, has some interesting opinions about Microsoft's most important product: Windows. SEE ALSO: Free robot lawyer helps low-income people tackle more than 1,000 legal issues As discovered by Slashdot, Zo is not the biggest fan of Windows. W

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Why the future of deep learning depends on finding good data
2017-07-21 15:30:25 - TechCrunch

In the second part of our “A Mathless Guide to Neural Networks”, we’ll take a look at why high-quality, labeled data is so important, where it comes from, how it’s used, and what solutions our eager-to-learn machines can expect in the near-term future. Read More

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The last big dark market left online may already be compromised
2017-07-21 15:12:15 - Mashable Tech

The Silk Road, Silk Road 2.0, AlphaBay, and Hansa: These are the dark-web marketplaces shuttered by law enforcement, leaving online buyers and sellers of drugs, weapons, and who knows what else scrambling to find the next online bazaar for their illicit wares.  They found it in Dream Market, but as the last big dark market standing picks up steam, users are flocking to Reddit to warn that it

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Gadget Lab Podcast: Talkin' Glass With Steven Levy
2017-07-21 15:09:00 - WIRED

Steven Levy joins the Gadget Lab Podcast to tell us how factory workers are streamlining production Google's wearable.

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The best way to release stress? Break your computer.
2017-07-21 14:40:30 - Mashable Tech

"Everyone gets frustrated with their computer every now and then, and sometimes you just want to chuck it against the wall, but you can’t. Wrecking Club’s just a place to get some stress out. It’s a place where you can come, put simply, break a bunch of stuff." —Tom Daly, founder, Wrecking Club Read more...More about Tech, Entertainment, Mashable Video, Stress, and Stress R

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Sami Atiya from ABB says industrial robots will add jobs, not take them away
2017-07-21 14:37:32 - TechCrunch

 In and interview earlier this week at the TechCrunch Robotics Session held on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA, Sami Atiya, president of ABB’s Robotics and Motion division, said he believes bringing robots into the manufacturing process actually adds jobs instead of killing them. ABB certainly has some data points with over 300,000 industrial robots installed worldwide, and Atiya&hell

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Google is finally making it easier to create GIFs on Android
2017-07-21 14:24:25 - Mashable Tech

Google's Motion Stills app brought some much-needed focus and balance to the iPhone's Live Photos when it launched last year. Thus far, however, it has only brought its steady video stabilizing goodness to iOS users.  That's no longer the case. Google Research is finally rolling out Motion Stills for Android, giving everyone outside of Apple's ecosystem a shot at tuning up their video content

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SF city attorney seeks court order to force Lyft and Uber to hand over driver data
2017-07-21 14:19:10 - TechCrunch

 San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is seeking a court order to force both Uber and Lyft to share records on driver safety, disability access and other operations, in compliance with the city attorney’s subpoenas from last month. Read More

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China thinks it can build better AI than Google by spending tons of money
2017-07-21 14:12:11 - Mashable Tech

China sees artificial intelligence dominating our future, and it's willing to bet $150 billion to make sure it doesn't get left behind. The Chinese government on Friday announced a major push into the field of artificial intelligence, declaring it would create a $150 billion domestic AI industry by 2030. It also laid out an aggressive timeline in the newly announced national policy: China's effort

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Playkey raises $2.8M to fund its US expansion
2017-07-21 14:09:30 - TechCrunch

 Playkey, a game streaming service we saw earlier this year at Disrupt NY, has just closed an additional $2.8 million round of funding from Russia’s Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF). Created at the suggestion of Vladimir Putin in 2013, the IIDF has invested in 293 companies to-date with the objective to strengthen infrastructure for Russian businesses. However, the investmen

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Silent Echo lets you chat with Alexa over Slack
2017-07-21 14:03:08 - TechCrunch

 Want to chat with Alexa via Slack? A new bot called Silent Echo now makes that possible. The idea is that there are times when you want to interact with Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa, but you don’t want to do it by voice. For example, if things are too noisy in the room for Alexa to properly hear you, or, alternately, if you need things to be very quiet. The service… R

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New patent reveals Facebook is exploring a modular phone
2017-07-21 13:37:49 - Mashable Tech

Facebook is exploring new handheld gadget with interchangeable parts that could used like a smartphone or portable speaker, a new patent application revealed on Thursday. The product is described in the patent as a "modular electromagnetic device" and would work with different swappable modules like a speaker, microphone, GPS system, touchpad, and even a thermometer.  People would be encourag

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Dropbox CTO Aditya Agarwal is leaving
2017-07-21 13:18:11 - TechCrunch

 Aditya Agarwal, who came to Dropbox via its acquisition of Cove way back in 2012 and was given the CTO role last year, will be leaving the company. Agarwal held the CTO role for about 9 months and was previously the VP of engineering. Agarwal is leaving the company as it begins to aggressively tout its success as a business. Read More

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Take advantage of the price cut on these Philips Hue smart bulbs
2017-07-21 13:02:33 - Mashable Tech

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Whether you’re trying to fully transform your living space into an underwater oasis with a multicolored light projector or you’re just trying to spice things up a little bit, colorful lighting is all the rage right now.  If you missed the Prime day deal on Philips 3rd generation

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Delta's new program will let you use your fingerprint to board your plane. But there's a catch.
2017-07-21 12:16:15 - Mashable Tech

You might soon be able to use merely your finger to board your next plane. Delta announced a new biometrics boarding pass experience on Thursday that'll allow passengers to use of fingerprints, instead of traditional boarding passes, to board planes at Reagan Washington National Airport. SEE ALSO: Delta hits back on Twitter at Ann Coulter, who claims she was kicked out of her seat According to Del

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Google Doodle celebrates the 'man who saw the internet coming'
2017-07-21 12:08:51 - Mashable Tech

Let's be honest. Google Doodles are probably one of the best things about the internet. They're fun, and they tend to celebrate a lot of awesome people, and really cool events.  But today's doodle is probably the most fitting for the website, as it literally celebrates the man who "saw the internet coming", Marshall McLuhan. SEE ALSO: How Conceptual Metaphors are Stunting Web Innovation McLuh

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Graphcore’s AI chips now backed by Atomico, DeepMind’s Hassabis
2017-07-21 12:05:24 - TechCrunch

 Is AI chipmaker Graphcore out to eat Nvidia’s lunch? Co-founder and CEO Nigel Toon laughs at that interview opener — perhaps because he sold his previous company to the chipmaker back in 2011. Read More

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GM now lets developers test their in-car apps running in actual cars
2017-07-21 12:03:32 - TechCrunch

 GM has been doing a lot to try to make it easier for developers to create software for use in their vehicle infotainment systems. Back in January, it opened up access to a wide range of data points from the vehicle, and made it possible to develop using a simulator on the desktop, instead of having to use very specific developer hardware based in Detroit. Now, GM is introducing GM Dev Client

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Cool down your summer snooze with this pillow mat
2017-07-21 12:02:13 - Mashable Tech

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. What’s worse than not being able to fall asleep? Dripping in sweat while trying to sleep. Don’t let the heat get you down this summer. This Penguin cooling pillow mat is here to take care of your body temp. The gel mat fits the width of your pillow and has a slim, soft, and flexible f

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Physicists Try to Revive a Super-Safe, Decades-Old Cancer Treatment
2017-07-21 12:00:00 - WIRED

Robert Johnson thinks that a proton-based image, even a blurry one, can guide a cancer treatment known as proton therapy better than a conventional X-ray.

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Netflix drops the full trailer for ‘Bright,’ its $90M+ potential blockbuster hit
2017-07-21 11:49:35 - TechCrunch

Netflix may have its first blockbuster movie on its hands. The new, full-length trailer for the upcoming Will Smith movie, “Bright,” from “Suicide Squad” director David Ayer dropped during San Diego’s Comic-Con yesterday. The trailer gives viewers a longer look into the upcoming film, which takes place in a futuristic world where magical creatures like orcs and&hellip

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Learn how to build your own Android apps in two days
2017-07-21 11:38:15 - Mashable Tech

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Being a developer is awesome. The money is great, the hours are great, and you pick up on all kinds of hidden jokes while watching Silicon Valley. But mobile operating systems are always changing and it’s virtually impossible to keep up. SEE ALSO: How to become a full-stack coder in just 28

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The iPhone 9's L-shaped batteries could be coming from another major rival
2017-07-21 11:31:52 - Mashable Tech

The iPhone 8—or whatever it winds up being named—drops later this year, but the endless churn of tech innovation and product development means that its successor, which we're calling the iPhone 9, is already starting to shape up.  The next-gen phone's supply chain could be coming together now, even if it won't be revealed for more than a year. The latest rumors claim that Apple ha

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Snap tests the retail waters by selling Spectacles in Harrods
2017-07-21 11:30:04 - TechCrunch

 There’s no arguing that the Snapbot is an impressive display of retail technology, But if Snap wants to achieve widespread distribution of Spectacles (and presumably other forthcoming hardware devices), it eventually had to expand beyond the Snapbot. So yesterday the camera company opened a pop-up shop inside the famous London department store Harrods, which marks the first time you ca

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Fox's Comic-Con Panel and the Case of the Mysteriously Absent X-Men Universe
2017-07-21 11:23:48 - WIRED

The studio's biggest comic-book properties were suspiciously absent during their Hall H presentation.

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Lyft launches a new self-driving division and will develop its own autonomous ride-hailing technology
2017-07-21 11:00:32 - TechCrunch

 Lyft is betting the future of the road centers on sharing autonomous vehicles. It aims to be at the forefront of that technology with a new self-driving division and a self-driving system vehicle manufacturers could integrate into their self-driving cars. The company expects to hire “hundreds” of people for the new division by the end of the year and has just signed a lease for&#

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Lyft launches a new self-driving division and will develop its own autonomous ride-hailing technology
2017-07-21 11:00:32 - TechCrunch

 Lyft is betting the future of the road centers on sharing autonomous vehicles. It aims to be at the forefront of that technology with a new self-driving division and a self-driving system vehicle manufacturers could integrate into their self-driving cars. The company expects to hire “hundreds” of people for the new division by the end of the year and has just signed a lease for&#

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Y Combinator is reportedly raising a $1 billion fund
2017-07-21 10:54:09 - TechCrunch

 Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator is raising up to $1 billion for a new venture capital fund, Axios is reporting this morning. The fundraising comes less than two years after YC announced the close of its first big investing vehicle, a $700 million growth fund called the Y Combinator Continuity fund that it hired Ali Rowghani to oversee. Rowghani was once the COO of Twitter; he

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Y Combinator is reportedly raising a $1 billion fund
2017-07-21 10:54:09 - TechCrunch

 Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator is raising up to $1 billion for a new venture capital fund, Axios is reporting this morning. The fundraising comes less than two years after YC announced the close of its first big investing vehicle, a $700 million growth fund called the Y Combinator Continuity fund that it hired Ali Rowghani to oversee. Rowghani was once the COO of Twitter; he

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Optoma’s UHD60 projector delivers great, affordable 4K performance
2017-07-21 10:51:53 - TechCrunch

 If you’re among those who use a projector for your home theater, you haven’t really had a great option for jumping on the 4K bandwagon, and you might be feeling left out now that the high-resolution tech is more common among TV manufacturers. But now there’s a great, relatively affordable way to get onboard 4K with a projection-based setup, thanks to Optoma’s new UHD6

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Optoma’s UHD60 projector delivers great, affordable 4K performance
2017-07-21 10:51:53 - TechCrunch

 If you’re among those who use a projector for your home theater, you haven’t really had a great option for jumping on the 4K bandwagon, and you might be feeling left out now that the high-resolution tech is more common among TV manufacturers. But now there’s a great, relatively affordable way to get onboard 4K with a projection-based setup, thanks to Optoma’s new UHD6

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AngelList co-founder Babak Nivi out “for my own reasons”
2017-07-21 10:18:04 - TechCrunch

 “Mr. Nivi has no role at the company” AngelList COO Graham Jenkin told TechCrunch in reponse to questions regarding the curious absence of the investment platform’s co-founder. It’s atypical for the creator of such a high-profile company to seemingly disappear without any form of announcement. Nivi still lists himself on LinkedIn as presently working at AngelList as&h

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AngelList co-founder Babak Nivi out “for my own reasons”
2017-07-21 10:18:04 - TechCrunch

 “Mr. Nivi has no role at the company” AngelList COO Graham Jenkin told TechCrunch in reponse to questions regarding the curious absence of the investment platform’s co-founder. It’s atypical for the creator of such a high-profile company to seemingly disappear without any form of announcement. Nivi still lists himself on LinkedIn as presently working at AngelList as&h

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Hulu’s Live TV service arrives on Amazon Fire TV
2017-07-21 10:05:38 - TechCrunch

 Hulu’s Live TV service, the expanded version of Hulu launched in May which provides access to live television in addition to Hulu’s existing on-demand library, is now available on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. This is the first major platform expansion since the service’s debut, as it was initially available on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Apple TV and Xbox One. Amazon Fir

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Total Solar Eclipse: Guess How Many People Can Actually Watch?
2017-07-21 10:00:00 - WIRED

When a total solar eclipse passes over the US on August 21, nerds will flock to the areas where they can see a total blackout. How many of them can fit?

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Sådan foregår det: Fra den første spæde kontakt til aftalen om et nyt datacenter er i hus
2017-07-21 09:54:00 - Computerworld

Inden jublerusen bryder ud over, at endnu en global virksomhed placerer sit datacenter på dansk grund, ligger der mange timers arbejde. De indledende manøvrer foregår ikke i Aabenraa men derimod i Silicon Valley, hvor en dansk delegation dagligt banker på døre.

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Gratis forsmag på et af årets største spil
2017-07-21 09:43:02 - Elektronista

Nu går du chancen for i meget kort tid at prøve et af årets mest ventede spil - Destiny 2. Indlægget Gratis forsmag på et af årets største spil blev vist første gang den ELEKTRONISTA.

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Fintech startup Klarna taps Permira for around $250M at $2.5B valuation
2017-07-21 09:21:50 - TechCrunch

 Klarna, the Swedish startup that works with e-commerce businesses and retailers to provide financing and other payment services, today announced that it has picked up yet another large investment, its third inside of two months. Permira, the private equity firm and prolific late-stage tech investor, has taken a minimum 10 percent stake in the fintech business. Klarna and Permira are not&hell

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Sledgehammer reveals Zombies trailer for Call of Duty: WWII
2017-07-21 09:21:18 - TechCrunch

 The next installment of Call of Duty is coming on November 4, and with it the franchise is returning to its boots-on-the-ground roots. The company has already revealed that the game, developed by Sledgehammer, is centered around WWII, and we’ve seen trailers and even gotten our own chance to play Multiplayer at E3 this year. But today, at San Diego Comic-Con, Sledgehammer has revealed&

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Equity podcast: Roku’s IPO, Netflix’s momentum and Shyp’s layoffs
2017-07-21 09:00:19 - TechCrunch

  Roku is doing an IPO this year, Netflix shares soared after an earnings beat and Shyp is throwing in the towel everywhere but San Francisco. Cord-cutting was the theme of the latest episode of TechCrunch’s “Equity,” a podcast about tech business news. This week, our special guest was Roy Bahat, head of Bloomberg Beta. TechCrunch’s Silicon Valley editor Connie…

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Stargate returns with Stargate Origins series, an MGM streaming exclusive
2017-07-21 08:55:11 - TechCrunch

 Stargate is the epic, storied TV and movie sci-fi franchise that gets the least amount of credit, overshadowed by the likes of Star Trek and Star Wars. But fans of the series know the truth: Stargate is a deep well of space adventure fiction that you can lose yourself in, and it’s fantastic that it’s coming back with Stargate Origins, a new series coming to MGM’s… Re

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Microsoft pudser advokater på Fancy Bear og får lukket 70 servere
2017-07-21 08:20:00 - Version2

Microsoft har brugt ophavsretten til at få lukket for 70 af de servere, som hackergruppen Fancy Bear har brugt i sine angreb.

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HP Spectre x2 (2017) Review: The 2-in-1 Laptop to Beat
2017-07-21 08:00:00 - WIRED

The HP Spectre x2 costs less than the Surface Pro and beats it on performance, usability, and price

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Google sætter Adwords ind i kampen mod radikalisering og rekruttering af terrorister til ISIS på YouTube
2017-07-21 07:59:00 - Computerworld

Google skyder en stor digital antiterror-indsats i gang, der kan være med til at stoppe tilstrømningen af nye medlemmer til terrorgruppen ISIS.

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Erhvervsliv kræver klare regler for kommunal bredbåndsstøtte
2017-07-21 07:46:36 - Version2

Tilbagetrukne udbud, mistænkelige dobbeltroller og usikkerhed for fiberselskaberne skal være fortid, mener brancheorganisationer, der efterlyser klare rammer for bredbåndsudbud.

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How I finally broke my Facebook addiction
2017-07-21 07:15:00 - Mashable Tech

A few weeks ago, I did the unthinkable: I deleted the Facebook app from my phone.  It started off as more of an experiment. I was curious if not having the app would help extend the dismal battery life of my iPhone 6S. But I was also starting to wonder if there might be other, less obvious, benefits too. SEE ALSO: The 13 most annoying Facebook notifications, ranked I'm happy to report that I'

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Hong Kong is showing promise as a destination for tech IPOs
2017-07-21 07:08:09 - TechCrunch

 The U.S. tech IPO window may have reopened in 2017 following a lull last year, but the outlook is also looking rosier for another listing platform located on the other side of world. The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE) is experiencing a renaissance of sorts among the tech industry. Selfie app company Meitu held the largest listing from a tech company for nearly a decade in December —&h

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Meet the Woman Trying to Prepare Your Town for the Total Eclipse
2017-07-21 07:00:00 - WIRED

Kate Russo is the world's go-to guide for communities planning for the massive influx of eclipse tourists this August 21.

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IBM’s Watson Won Jeopardy! But Can It Win the New AI Biz?
2017-07-21 07:00:00 - WIRED

The game show was a cinch compared to saving Big Blue's ailing business.

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Watch a Homemade Robot Crack a SentrySafe Combination Safe in 15 Minutes
2017-07-21 07:00:00 - WIRED

Not so safe after all.

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VR Ads Are Almost Here. Don’t Act Surprised
2017-07-21 07:00:00 - WIRED

The advertisements of the future will be immersive and almost game like. And they're nearly here.

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Oh, Elon. Building Infrastructure for the Hyperloop Doesn't Work Like That
2017-07-21 07:00:00 - WIRED

Elon Musk says he has "verbal government" approval to build a hyperloop on the East Coast. Be skeptical.

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Velocity Raptor Z95 – Benchmark Crushing Power
2017-07-21 06:50:00 - Daily Tech

Raptor Z95 is a gaming desktop through and through. It features the new Core i7 Extreme Edition processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card, which when coupled together produce the top-notch performance gamers need.

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Tech-brief: Microsoft klar med intelligent termostat / Dato for Samsungs Note 8 offentliggjort / Intel stopper al udvikling af wearables
2017-07-21 06:31:00 - Computerworld

Microsoft indgår stort samarbejde og udfordrer Google med intelligent termostat, Samsungs forhåbentlig eksplosionsfrie Note 8 er på vej og Intel stopper stor drøm om wearables.

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Movidius deep learning USB Stick
2017-07-21 06:00:00 - Daily Tech

As of today, Movidius and Intel have delivered deep learning into a small USB stick that goes for $79 in Mouser and RS Components.

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Debate settled: The plural of emoji is...
2017-07-21 06:00:00 - Mashable Tech

It's been a big week for emoji 😎 After Monday kicked things off with the fourth annual World Emoji Day 🙌 Apple announced a new set of emojis coming to the iPhone later this year, including Woman With Headscarf and Zombie. 😮Also, Google announced its traditional "blob" emoji, which are getting overhauled later this year, will still be available to Allo users as a sticker pa

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China forces its Muslim minority to install spyware on their phones
2017-07-21 05:34:00 - Mashable Tech

China has ramped up surveillance measures in Xinjiang, home to much of its Muslim minority population, according to reports from Radio Free Asia. Authorities sent out a notice over a week ago instructing citizens to install a "surveillance app" on their phones, and are conducting spot checks in the region to ensure that residents have it. pic.twitter.com/NnNvc7foV4 — Delinda Tien (@TienDeli

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Ny persondata-lov bliver en alvorlig udfordring: Tre udbredte myter om Privacy by Design i danske virksomheder
2017-07-21 05:01:00 - Computerworld

Klumme: Mange danske virksomheder arbejder endnu ikke med Privacy by Design eller databeskyttelse gennem design, som det hedder i EU’s persondataforordning. En del af dem, der gør, sikrer ikke en passende teknisk implementering. Derfor må mange virksomheder løbe hurtigt, hvis de på under et år skal leve op til persondataforordningen.

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To dark web-sider lukket i stor international politiaktion
2017-07-21 04:42:00 - Version2

Den formentligt største markedsplads på det såkaldte dark web er blevet lukket efter en international efterforskning.

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Ugens it-job: Politiets Efterretningstjeneste, Bloom ApS og Danmarks Radio jagter nye talenter
2017-07-21 04:14:40 - Version2

Ugens liste indeholder spændende jobs for både nyuddannet og erfarne it-professionelle. Se listen her.

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The Orii smart ring lets you control your smartphone using only your voice
2017-07-21 03:52:09 - TechCrunch

 Orii is a new smart ring that gives you full hands-free control of your smartphone. The device connects to your phone with Bluetooth and it can be used to provide crystal clear audio, which makes it an interesting tool for those with sight or hearing issues. It works using bone conduction technology so that, when wearing the ring, simply putting a finger to your ear will give clear and&helli

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22.000 siger ja til at gøre offentlige toiletter rent fordi de ikke læser wifi-betingelser
2017-07-21 03:28:00 - Version2

Hvor tit læser du alle betingelserne, når du kobler dig op på et nyt netværk?

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Danmark er et Apple-land: Sidder benhårdt på mobiltrafik og websurfing
2017-07-21 03:02:00 - Computerworld

Danskere bruger Apple-produkter som aldrig før. 80 procent af mobiltrafikken sker nu med en iOS-enhed, og lidt over halvdelen af trafikken på danske websider foregår med en Apple-enhed.

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Stanford dropper Java som eneste introduktionssprog
2017-07-21 02:50:00 - Version2

Det hidtil populære programmeringssprog viser tegn på alderdom, mener en af universitetets professorer.

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Det nye Nokia har allerede problemer: CEO'en forlader selskabet omgående
2017-07-21 02:32:00 - Computerworld

Det genopståede Nokia har problemer, og selskabets CEO har forladt posten.

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På job i ferien: "Når der skal omkring 50.000 mennesker afsted, så der er selvfølgelig “run” på hele vejen fra indgangsdøren og ud til gaten.“
2017-07-21 01:59:00 - Computerworld

I sommerferien er der maksimalt tryk på Københavns Lufthavn. Det giver It-chef Jonas Dan Jørgensen mulighed for at teste alle it-systemerne, inden han selv drager på sydpå.

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Morgen-briefing: Microsofts cloudforretning stormer frem - nyt regnskab i topform / Dansk algoritme afkoder din adfærd / Meget usikkert VPN-program findes på masser af arbejdspc’er
2017-07-21 00:33:00 - Computerworld

Microsofts cloudforretning stormer frem - nyt regnskab i topform. Dansk algoritme afkoder din adfærd. Meget usikkert VPN-program findes på masser af arbejdspc’er

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Morgen-briefing: Microsofts cloudforretning stormer frem - nyt regnskab i topform / Dansk algoritme afkoder din adfærd / Meget usikkert VPN-program findes på masser af arbejds-pc’er
2017-07-21 00:33:00 - Computerworld

Microsofts cloudforretning stormer frem - nyt regnskab i topform. Dansk algoritme afkoder din adfærd. Meget usikkert VPN-program findes på masser af arbejds-pc’er

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Microsoft is quietly fighting a clever war against Russian hacking group Fancy Bear
2017-07-20 23:46:06 - TechCrunch

 While the White House mulls striking up a joint cyber program with Russia, an unlikely vigilante is taking care of business. As the Daily Beast reports, Microsoft has been waging a quiet war against the hacking entity known as Fancy Bear, which is believed to be associated with the GRU, Russia’s covert military intelligence agency. The Daily Beast details how in 2016, Microsoft’s

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Telenor holder øje med »mærkeligt mønster« i kampen mod spoofing
2017-07-20 23:18:32 - Version2

Telenors mulighed for helt at stoppe misbrug af falske afsendernumre er begrænset til eget netværk.

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Crunch Report | Elon Musk Wants To Make Infrastructure Great Again
2017-07-20 23:00:54 - TechCrunch

Legendary Pokémon come to Pokémon GO, Elon Musk says he has verbal OK to build tunnel on the East Coast, YouTube Live launches in 10 more markets and Intel launches deep learning on a stick with Movidius technology. All this on Crunch Report! Read More

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Siri-powered wireless charging dock could be the iPhone's ultimate companion
2017-07-20 19:38:00 - Mashable Tech

Apple is rumored to finally bring wireless charging to the iPhone later this year with the deluxe iPhone 8, so we might be getting some new accessories to go along with it.  The company will likely depend on the Qi inductive standard for the new feature, given its membership in the Wireless Power Consortium, which means Apple will need to create a new pad-like device to provide the power R

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The long-term cost of sexual harassment
2017-07-20 19:37:00 - TechCrunch

 When news recently broke that multiple women have accused 500 Startups founder Dave McClure of sexual harassment, I felt like I’d been punched in the stomach. In 2015, I was propositioned and groped by a 500 Startups venture partner named Tristan Pollock during an event here in Taipei while working as a contributor for TechCrunch. After 500 Startups conducted an internal investigation&

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Samsung reveals when it'll show everybody non-exploding Galaxy Note 8
2017-07-20 17:44:07 - Mashable Tech

Mark your calendars! Samsung's just sent out invitations for when it will likely announce its next flagship Android phone, the Galaxy Note 8. As previously reported, the Note 8 will likely be announced next month on August 23 at Samsung's usual "Unpacked" event. The invitation says the event will start at 11:00 AM EDT. The event will also be livestreamed on the company's homepage. SEE ALSO: Everyt

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These hackers stole $85 million in Ether to save it from *the real crooks* (or so they say)
2017-07-20 17:44:02 - Mashable Tech

The clock was tickingThieves stole $32 million worth of Ether out of a popular Ethereum wallet, and with every passing minute the potential for additional losses grew.  And so the White Hat Group stepped in.  SEE ALSO: It only took hackers 3 minutes to steal $7 million worth of Ether Like something out of a weird cryptocurrency reboot of National Treasure, the unidentified WHG hackers de

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Shake Shack’s CEO is joining Square’s board of directors
2017-07-20 17:33:12 - TechCrunch

 Square just announced that Randy Garutti, the CEO of Shake Shack is joining the payment company’s board of directors. Garutti has been with Shack Shack since before they opened their first location in 2004, and led the company public in their 2015 IPO. Garutti has spend his entire career in the hospitality business, and will undoubtedly come to Square with a insider’s perspective

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The worst thing about YouTube TV is slowly being fixed
2017-07-20 17:30:21 - Mashable Tech

YouTube TV launched in April to solid reviews (including ours) back in April, but it wasn't perfect. The single biggest criticism was that it only worked in five major U.S. cities: New York, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia. It took a few months, but you can add another 10 U.S. cities to the list. SEE ALSO: YouTube TV review: Live TV streaming has never looked so

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Samsung’s Unpacked event happens August 23, likely bringing the Galaxy Note 8 with it
2017-07-20 17:25:59 - TechCrunch

 Samsung’s next Unpacked event is arriving right on schedule — and all signs point to it bringing the Galaxy Note 8 along for the ride. The big show lines up with the phablet’s traditional release schedule, and the graphic appears to show an Infinity Display version of the Note 8, along with the requisite S-Pen (don’t call it a) stylus. While it’s far from the&he

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The very first question to answer when taking on new investors
2017-07-20 17:00:17 - TechCrunch

 Fundraising is a stressful process. You do all you can to impress prospective investors by honing the story, optimizing key metrics and making your company look as attractive as possible. But before you decide the amount of money you raise and the type of investor you want on board, you must decide the kind of relationship you intend to have with your new partner. Read More

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Watch all of the panels from TC Sessions: Robotics right here
2017-07-20 16:58:23 - TechCrunch

 Earlier this week, we were honored to host many of the greatest minds in the field on the MIT campus — the birthplace of much of this robotic innovation. Industry and university leaders joined us at TC Sessions: Robotics, including Amazon Robotics’ Tye Brady, Disney Robotics’ Martin Buehler, MIT CSAIL director Daniela Rus, ABB’s Sami Atiya and all three iRobot&hellip

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Shyp is reducing headcount and suspending all operations outside of SF
2017-07-20 16:41:58 - TechCrunch

 Shyp, the on-demand shipping service launched in 2013, has announced in a blog post that they are withdrawing from all but one city and “reducing headcount at headquarters” in an effort to “prove their business model and set Shyp up for long-term success”. As of today the company will suspend operations in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, and only operate in&he

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EBay shares sink after posting financial results
2017-07-20 16:25:53 - TechCrunch

 EBay shares were down about 4% in initial after hours trading, after posting second quarter financial results. But in terms of revenue and earnings per share, the company’s results were in line with expectations. According to Yahoo! Finance, analysts were forecasting an adjusted 45 cents EPS and revenue of $2.31 billion, which is about the same as the 45 cents per share and the $2.33&

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Microsoft earnings beat expectations thanks to strong cloud performance
2017-07-20 16:13:02 - TechCrunch

 Following its longstanding tradition of reporting quarterly earnings for its fourth financial quarter of the year in July, Microsoft today announced non-GAAP revenue of $24.7 billion and GAAP earnings per share of $0.83 (and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.98) for the last three months. Operating income was $7.0 billion non-GAAP. Wall Street expected revenues of around $24.3 billion, which

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YouTube launches its counter-terrorism experiment for would-be ISIS recruits
2017-07-20 16:07:31 - TechCrunch

 Google’s big experiment in digital counter-terrorism begins rolling out today. Collaborating with its own in-house think tank Jigsaw, the new effort seeks to bury ISIS-related propaganda on YouTube. Now, when a potential ISIS recruit searches for known extremist content using a predefined set of keywords, they’ll instead be redirected to videos that deconstruct and confront the&#

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Trump's 2020 Campaign Has Already Paid Out $600K—to Trump
2017-07-20 15:59:51 - WIRED

This permanent campaign appears to be pretty good for Trump's bottom line.

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Qualcomm’s _Game of Thrones_-Like Legal Battles Keep Getting Worse
2017-07-20 15:34:00 - WIRED

Everything should be going great for the microchip powerhouse. Here's why they're not.

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Mobile savings and investment services Acorns is on track to do 1 billion trades in 2017
2017-07-20 15:33:46 - TechCrunch

 Acorns is quickly turning into an oak tree in the financial services space. The company now boasts more than 2 million investment accounts (with 600,000 opened in 2017 alone) and is on track to do 1 billion trades in 2017 through the proprietary broker-dealer that it created. Read More

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Twitter's Winning the War on Harassment—So Says Twitter
2017-07-20 15:29:39 - WIRED

Twitter has vowed to make harassment a priority, and today issued its 6-month progress report. But the company could still use more transparency in how it responds to abuse.

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Watch this teaser for Pacific Rim: Uprising that looks like a Jaeger commercial
2017-07-20 15:25:06 - TechCrunch

 Your next ride could be a huge, amazing combat robot designed to fight monsters: That’s the message behind this new teaser for Pacific Rim: Uprising, the sequel to Guillermo Del Toro’s 2013 Kaiju movie. The new instalment is set to star Star Wars’ John Boyega, and it’s arriving in theaters next February. This teaser isn’t a straight up trailer – it’s

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This new hologram could make Star Wars chess a reality
2017-07-20 15:21:02 - Mashable Tech

The holographic chess match played between the droid R2-D2 and Chewbacca in Star Wars: A New Hope could become possible in the near future. SEE ALSO: The world's first glasses-free holographic phone is coming, and it's not from Apple Researchers from the University of Utah have developed an inexpensive way to create full-color 2D and 3D holograms. The scientists are able to produce brighter hologr

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Swole Jeff Bezos joins Instagram to tease his new rocket factory
2017-07-20 14:53:20 - Mashable Tech

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is looking pretty jacked lately, and like so many other fitness buffs, Bezos decided to join Instagram to show off his assets — but his first post isn't quite what you might expect from a fitness guru. SEE ALSO: 4 private spaceflight companies you need to know about Bezos' first post on Instagram is a video that pans around a beautiful building campus, which, as we disc

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Swole Jeff Bezos joins Instagram to tease his new rocket factory
2017-07-20 14:53:20 - Mashable Tech

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is looking pretty jacked lately, and like so many other fitness buffs, Bezos decided to join Instagram to show off his assets — but his first post isn't quite what you might expect from a fitness guru. SEE ALSO: 4 private spaceflight companies you need to know about Bezos' first post on Instagram is a video that pans around a beautiful building campus, which, as we disc

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Alexa is coming to the Amazon app on Android, starting this week
2017-07-20 14:46:46 - TechCrunch

 This spring, Amazon introduced Alexa to a wider audience by making the virtual assistant a feature that could be accessed within the retailer’s main shopping app. However, that integration – which allows you to ask Alexa about news, weather, basic facts, or use the assistant’s add-on “skills,” among other things –  was available only for iPhone users.&hel

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Alexa is coming to the Amazon app on Android, starting this week
2017-07-20 14:46:46 - TechCrunch

 This spring, Amazon introduced Alexa to a wider audience by making the virtual assistant a feature that could be accessed within the retailer’s main shopping app. However, that integration – which allows you to ask Alexa about news, weather, basic facts, or use the assistant’s add-on “skills,” among other things –  was available only for iPhone users.&hel

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Uber’s SVP of leadership and strategy says she hasn’t seen any toxicity
2017-07-20 14:37:28 - TechCrunch

 Uber SVP of Leadership and Strategy Frances Frei is optimistic about the future of Uber, despite the allegations of sexual harassment, greyballing and an executive accessing a rider’s medical records. In fact, Frei wears an Uber t-shirt every day and plans to wear one every day until every single one of Uber’s 15,000 employees feels proud about wearing one, she said at a live&he

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Uber’s SVP of leadership and strategy says she hasn’t seen any toxicity
2017-07-20 14:37:28 - TechCrunch

 Uber SVP of Leadership and Strategy Frances Frei is optimistic about the future of Uber, despite the allegations of sexual harassment, greyballing and an executive accessing a rider’s medical records. In fact, Frei wears an Uber t-shirt every day and plans to wear one every day until every single one of Uber’s 15,000 employees feels proud about wearing one, she said at a live&he

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Dote raises $7.2 million for its mobile shopping app
2017-07-20 14:25:10 - TechCrunch

 While consumers are increasingly turning to Amazon to buy everything from home goods to electronics, a newly launched app called Dote believes there’s an opportunity to compete with the e-commerce giant’s fashion business. There are “brands that don’t want to put their stuff on Amazon because it degrades their brand,” claims founder and CEO Lauren Farleigh.&hell

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Dote raises $7.2 million for its mobile shopping app
2017-07-20 14:25:10 - TechCrunch

 While consumers are increasingly turning to Amazon to buy everything from home goods to electronics, a newly launched app called Dote believes there’s an opportunity to compete with the e-commerce giant’s fashion business. There are “brands that don’t want to put their stuff on Amazon because it degrades their brand,” claims founder and CEO Lauren Farleigh.&hell

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Climate Change Is Here. It’s Time to Talk About Geoengineering
2017-07-20 14:00:00 - WIRED

World leaders should plan before they go meddling with the atmosphere.

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Tuna Fish School Human Engineers in Hydraulics
2017-07-20 14:00:00 - WIRED

Tuna owe their agility to a newfound hydraulic system that allows them to raise and lower some specialized fins.

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Google Maps adds 'Outer Space View' to Street View with stunning ISS photos
2017-07-20 13:54:35 - Mashable Tech

Google's Street View has arrived in space. You can now explore the International Space Station via Google's Street View. It's the first (but hopefully not the last) time Google has taken its Street View outside of Earth.  SEE ALSO: Google quietly released a killer new feature in Google Maps Navigating the ISS' Street View images is a little different than Google Maps' typical setup. You still

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2 giant dark web marketplaces that sold drugs, guns, and data shut down in global operation
2017-07-20 13:32:30 - Mashable Tech

A huge global effort shut down a pair of huge dark web marketplaces where transactions of drugs, firearms, and stolen data reportedly generated at least $1 billion. SEE ALSO: A dark web marketplace went down, and oh boy did its customers freak out The FBI, DEA, the Dutch National Police, and Europol worked to take down AlphaBay and Hansa, the largest and third-largest dark web markets, respectivel

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Cargo wants to put a vending machine in every Uber
2017-07-20 13:24:42 - TechCrunch

 How many times have you been in an Uber or Lyft and wanted a few Advil, or a 5-hour Energy? While some enterprising ridesharing drivers occasionally try to sell essentials (or non-essentials like tablets and digital cameras), there really isn’t a structured way to facilitate this… until now. Enter Cargo, a startup that wants to turn drivers’ vehicles into little mobile shop

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Apple adds Disney and Pixar characters to Clips
2017-07-20 13:05:25 - TechCrunch

 Apple’s super simple video editing app Clips just got its first significant upgrade since launching in April. There are a couple of feature updates in the mix, but the biggest additions are content — including, most notably, a bunch of licensed characters from the Disney/Pixar universes, adding animated overlays and transitions starring familiar faces like Mickey and Woody. Conte

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YouTube TV triples its footprint with launches in 10 more U.S. markets
2017-07-20 13:00:52 - TechCrunch

 YouTube TV, Google’s entry in the crowded market of live TV streaming services, is now available in ten more U.S. metros, the company announced this morning. In nine of the ten markets, the service will include the live local feeds from all four major broadcasters – ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. The ability to watch live television from major broadcasters has been one of YouTube…

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McDonald’s is offering branded lazywear to celebrate you truly giving up
2017-07-20 12:33:31 - TechCrunch

 McDonald’s is offering delivery across North America through UberEATS, and in case you wanted to fully embrace what it means to order McDelivery to your home instead of mustering the energy to leave your shadowy layer for 15 minutes, it’s offering a special collection of branded loungewear that says “I earned this on-demand Big Mac with my suffering and self-neglect.”

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Google Cloud gets a new networking algorithm that boosts internet throughput
2017-07-20 12:30:35 - TechCrunch

 Google today announced that TCP BBR, a new congestion-control algorithm is now available to its Cloud Platform users. The general idea here is to improve on the existing congestion-control algorithms for internet traffic, which have been around since the 1980s and which typically only take packet loss into account (when networking buffers fill up, routers will discard any new packets). Read

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Alphabay and Hansa Takedowns Ensnare Thousands of Dark Web Users
2017-07-20 12:25:55 - WIRED

Cops sent unsuspecting users scrambling from one dark web site's takedown to another site---that they controlled.

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The IAB finalizes its new ad standards
2017-07-20 12:21:14 - TechCrunch

 The Interactive Advertising Bureau, a trade group representing online publishers and advertisers, has released new standards around mobile and web advertisers. Not every publisher and advertiser will follow these standards, but the standards important because they help establish best practices around what is and isn’t acceptable for the industry. If done right, they help maintain a&hel

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Truphone now offers iPad data plans in the UK through the Apple SIM
2017-07-20 12:08:54 - TechCrunch

 Apple has yet to make any moves to expand the Apple SIM to devices beyond the iPad (despite occasional flurries of rumors to the contrary), but the number of carriers that work with the Apple SIM is growing, potentially laying the groundwork for a time when it might. Today comes the latest development on that front. Truphone, a UK startup that crafts low-cost calling and data plans for users

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Anti-drone radio wave startup SkySafe secures $11.5M from Andreessen
2017-07-20 12:07:21 - TechCrunch

 Drones are a threat to both military and public safety, whether flown by a terrorist or just a reckless pilot. SkySafe’s radio wave technology can detect and stop rogue drones from entering unauthorized areas like military bases, stadiums, prisons, and airports. SkySafe’s radio frequency signals are projected from a perimeter of nodes or even a Jeep, and force unapproved drones&h

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'Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age' Review: Giving an Oddity New Room to Breathe
2017-07-20 12:00:00 - WIRED

Square Enix's new re-release offers a rare chance to revisit a polarizing but brilliant game in fresh light.

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PayPal expands partnerships with Citi and Chase to include reward points and more
2017-07-20 11:48:30 - TechCrunch

 PayPal today announced an expanded partnership with two of the largest bank issuers, Chase and Citibank. The agreements include a number of increased integrations between the companies, including easier access to Chase and Citi bank cards in the PayPal wallet; permitting Chase and Citi customers to take advantage of cards’ rewards points anywhere PayPal is accepted; integrations with&h

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Wire launches e2e encrypted team messaging in beta
2017-07-20 11:47:26 - TechCrunch

 End-to-end encrypted messaging platform Wire is targeting Slack’s territory with a new messaging for teams product, called Teams. Read More

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'Pokémon Go' players can catch their first legendary Pokémon this weekend
2017-07-20 11:47:03 - Mashable Tech

For the first time ever, legendary Pokémon are coming to Pokémon Go. On July 22, if players around the world and at the Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago complete certain challenges, legendary Pokémon will appear all over the world in the form of raid battles. Players will have to work together at gyms to defeat the ultra-strong Pokémon in order to capture them. The first gro

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The ban on laptops on flights from the Middle East is finally over
2017-07-20 11:46:46 - Mashable Tech

Finally, the electronics ban has been liftedIt’s been four months since passengers flying from 10 airports in the Middle East had their laptop (and other devices) privileges taken away. On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security announced the ban was over, according to Reuters.  With enhanced security measures in place, all restrictions on large PEDs announced in March for 10 ai

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Apple wants to create an army of machine learning developers
2017-07-20 11:42:47 - Mashable Tech

Machine learning is one of the hottest buzzwords in tech right now, and it generally refers to software that can improve itself based on user response. But not all developers (including Apple itself) know how to take full advantage of it. Back in June at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, Apple announced new machine learning integrations so developers could bring it into their app

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Affirm now has 1,000 retail partners
2017-07-20 11:30:22 - TechCrunch

 Today Affirm has announced that it has more than 1,000 merchants signed up to offer its financing options at checkout, helping to reduce the friction around making large purchases and, by extension, increasing sales for its partners. Read More

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Slidebean picks up $850K and launches a new version of its presentation-building tool
2017-07-20 11:29:03 - TechCrunch

 Slidebean, the app that wants to take on Prezi and PowerPoint, is launching version 3.0 of the service on the heels of an $850K seed round from 500 Partners. The idea behind Slidebean is relatively simple. Presentations/decks are a fact of life for many professionals, but creating those presentations isn’t as simple as inputting the information you want. More often than not,… Re

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Elon Musk: US government verbally agrees to let the Boring Company build a tunnel from NYC to DC
2017-07-20 11:28:08 - Mashable Tech

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Elon Musk says he has ‘verbal’ okay to build multi-state underground Hyperloop
2017-07-20 11:19:18 - TechCrunch

 Elon Musk said on Twitter that he received “verbal government approval” to build an underground Hyperloop transit network connecting New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC, with stops connecting each city center, and a dozen more entry or exit elevators located within each city. The project would be run through The Boring Company, Musk’s tunneling venture, whic

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How unnecessary is this Atari baseball cap with built-in speakers?
2017-07-20 11:15:30 - Mashable Tech

Atari's mounting a comeback with the Ataribox, its first game console in decades, but it's also selling baseball caps with built-in speakers. Yeah, really. The Speakerhat is part of "Atari Connected Life," a subdivision that's "all about retro, arcade & mobile gaming, modern PC & console games. + web & connected tech and all things cool, geeky and fun," according to its Twitter bio. SE

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D-ID’s tech protects your privacy by confounding face recognition algorithms
2017-07-20 11:10:23 - TechCrunch

 Unless you literally wear a mask all the time, it is almost impossible to completely avoid cameras and face recognition technology. Not only is this a privacy concern, but it also presents a potential liability for companies that need to protect personal data. D-ID, a startup currently taking part in Y Combinator, wants to solve the problem with tools that process images to make them…

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Movidius launches a $79 deep-learning USB stick
2017-07-20 11:01:42 - TechCrunch

 Movidius and Intel have put deep-learning on a stick with a tiny $79 USB device that makes bringing AI to hardware a snap. In April of last year, Movidius showed off the first iteration of this device, which they then called the Fathom Neural Compute Stick. The company wasn’t able to get the product out as quickly as they had hoped because they were a little busy getting acquired by

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Microsoft is putting Cortana in charge of your thermostat
2017-07-20 11:00:11 - Mashable Tech

Microsoft continues to put its artificial intelligence, Cortana, in everything as part of a larger effort to make everyday products more connected and easier to use. The next spot it's showing up: the thermostat in your home.  The company teamed up with popular thermostat maker Johnson Controls to create GLAS, a sleek new touchscreen wall thermostat that promises to do much more than just

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A Keen-Eyed Robot Goes to Work for a Paralyzed Veteran
2017-07-20 11:00:00 - WIRED

The Human Support Robot makes its way into the real world, giving a paralyzed veteran extra independence.

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The 5 Best Apps for Sketching on an iPad Pro: Photoshop Sketch, Procreate, Pixelmator, Concepts, Inspire Pro
2017-07-20 11:00:00 - WIRED

We review drawing apps for the iPad Pro and Pencil. Two are free, the rest are between $5 and $8

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Google brings its GIF-making Motion Stills app to Android
2017-07-20 10:50:08 - TechCrunch

 Google last year introduced an app called Motion Stills that aimed to help iOS users do more with their Live Photos – including being able to crop out blurry frames, stabilize images, and even turn Apple’s Live Photos format into more sharable GIFs. Today, Google says it’s bringing Motion Stills to Android, along with a few changes. Obviously, Android users aren’t in&

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An incredible new robot inspired by vines can grow 25,000 times its original size
2017-07-20 10:46:39 - Mashable Tech

An entirely new kind of robot has been developed by researches at Stanford University and the University of California, Santa Barbara. An ivy-like plastic tentacle moves by growing and is capable of vastly expanding in size and overcoming difficult terrain. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Plants, Robotics, Stanford University, and Rescue Mission

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Freshdesk owner Freshworks acquires Joe Hukum as it plans a move into chatbots
2017-07-20 10:38:41 - TechCrunch

 After raising $55 million last year to build its business beyond its existing help desk services, today Freshworks (the parent company of Freshdesk) has made an acquisition to help it fill out that strategy. The company has acquired Joe Hukum, a startup out of India that offers a platform for businesses to build their own chatbots. I’ve asked, but the companies are not revealing any te

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New iOS update fixes a very dangerous bug
2017-07-20 10:31:57 - Mashable Tech

Apple released a new version of its mobile platform, iOS 10.3.3, on Wednesday, fixing a couple of security issues. Sounds like business as usual, but one of the bugs squashed with this update was actually quite serious.   The issue, first reported by security expert Nitay Artenstein, let attackers execute arbitrary code on the Wi-Fi chip of an iPhone, iPad or an iPod touch.  SEE ALSO: iO

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Stort tyveri for mere end 200 millioner kroner af fremstormende kryptovaluta
2017-07-20 10:18:23 - Version2

Kryptovalutaen Ethereum er en populær virtuel møntfod, men et stort tyveri kan blive et tilbageslag.

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Sears starts selling Alexa-enabled Kenmore appliances on Amazon in bid for relevance
2017-07-20 10:09:05 - TechCrunch

 It’s hard to see this move as anything but a temporary reprieve for the once-mighty Sears brand. The mall mainstay has fallen on hard times in recent decades as online retail has taken over — and now, the company is signing on with Amazon to sell its Kenmore brand through one of the key contributors to that on-going downside. While the move feels a bit defeatist, it’s a&hel

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Vimeo promotes Anjali Sud to CEO after canceling SVOD plans
2017-07-20 10:00:24 - TechCrunch

 IAC-owned streaming video site Vimeo has a new CEO: Anjali Sud, who previously led the company’s creator business. The appointment comes as the company has scrapped plans to launch a subscription video-on-demand service and decided instead to double down on bringing more professional and semi-professional creators to the platform. Read More

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Direct mail startup PebblePost raises $47M
2017-07-20 10:00:10 - TechCrunch

 PebblePost, a startup that uses online data to target consumers with printed mail, has raised $47 million in a combination of equity and debt. That includes the $15 million, RRE Ventures-led Series B that the company announced in February. The equity portion of the funding has been expanded to $20 million, with another $27 million coming from a loan facility from Horizon Technology Finance,

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When the Selfie Turns Sacreligious
2017-07-20 10:00:00 - WIRED

Even the world's most stunning holy places are overrun with selfie-takers. Has Instagram officially made us all solipsists?

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Marketing personalization startup Dynamic Yield adds $9M to its Series C, bringing it to $31M
2017-07-20 09:50:32 - TechCrunch

 Dynamic Yield, which uses machine learning to help online marketers personalize customer experiences on their site, has added $9 million to its Series C, bringing it to a new total of $31 million. Its new investors are DTCP (Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners) and La Maison. Read More

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Twitter claims its anti-abuse measures are helping, though many still disagree
2017-07-20 09:50:15 - TechCrunch

 Twitter today offered an update on how its improvements to user safety and its newer anti-abuse measures are having an impact. The company declined to share any hard numbers related to abuse on its network, including how many abuse reports have been filed, or the number of actions it’s taken, for example, noting instead across the board percentage increases on things like account…

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Twitter claims its anti-abuse measures are helping, though many still disagree
2017-07-20 09:50:15 - TechCrunch

 Twitter today offered an update on how its improvements to user safety and its newer anti-abuse measures are having an impact. The company declined to share any hard numbers related to abuse on its network, including how many abuse reports have been filed, or the number of actions it’s taken, for example, noting instead across the board percentage increases on things like account…

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Test af Surface Laptop: Småting fra at være den bedste Windows 10-bærbare nogensinde
2017-07-20 09:43:00 - Computerworld

Microsoft er endelig klar med en ægte, klassisk bærbar computer uden tablet-fnidderfnadder, og vi er fans.

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Viber acquires Chatter Commerce, the startup behind its shopping keyboard
2017-07-20 09:02:57 - TechCrunch

 Messaging app Viber earlier this year made its first foray into shopping services with Instant Shopping, a feature that suggested items for sale based on your chats and a keyboard to help you navigate this. Today, the company is announcing some more e-commerce related news: it’s buying the startup that helped build that feature. Viber has acquired Chatter Commerce, maker of a service&

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Viber acquires Chatter Commerce, the startup behind its shopping keyboard
2017-07-20 09:02:57 - TechCrunch

 Messaging app Viber earlier this year made its first foray into shopping services with Instant Shopping, a feature that suggested items for sale based on your chats and a keyboard to help you navigate this. Today, the company is announcing some more e-commerce related news: it’s buying the startup that helped build that feature. Viber has acquired Chatter Commerce, maker of a service&

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MIT is building a system that can identify a recipe using pictures of food
2017-07-20 09:00:54 - TechCrunch

 Having mastered the ability to distinguish hot dogs from not hot dogs is truly one of mankind’s greatest achievements. Attempting to one-up that sort of masterstroke would surely be flying too close to the sun — but researchers at MIT are trying nonetheless. The team’s pic2recipe system uses neural networks to determine the recipe of a given food, in an attempt to gainR

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Google Street View now lets you explore the International Space Station
2017-07-20 09:00:22 - TechCrunch

 Google Street View now lets you explore the International Space Station (ISS). This marks Street View’s first foray into space and gives those of us who will likely never get to visit the ISS a chance to explore all of its 15 modules. The new imagery lets you walk (drift?) through the different modules and given the complexity of the ISS, Google thankfully provides explanations for so

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Twitter is still full of trolls but says it's getting better at dealing with abuse
2017-07-20 09:00:00 - Mashable Tech

It's been more than six months since Twitter decided it should finally start taking its troll problem seriously. The good news: Twitter says its many updates to address abuse and improve its reporting process are working. The service is now "taking action on" 10 times more abusive accounts, compared with this time last year, according to new stats released today. SEE ALSO: Why celebrities leave Tw

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Twitter is still full of trolls but says it's getting better at dealing with abuse
2017-07-20 09:00:00 - Mashable Tech

It's been more than six months since Twitter decided it should finally start taking its troll problem seriously. The good news: Twitter says its many updates to address abuse and improve its reporting process are working. The service is now "taking action on" 10 times more abusive accounts, compared with this time last year, according to new stats released today. SEE ALSO: Why celebrities leave Tw

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Amid a tough field, Vyking.io wins the TechCrunch London Pitch-Off
2017-07-20 08:50:40 - TechCrunch

 Well the TechCrunch London Meetup + Pitch-Off in London is over for another year, and this one was arguably the best vintage ever in terms of quality of startups and the sheer enthusiasm from the attendees! Hundreds of startups entered the competition, creating a very competitive field. We packed out the Old Truman Brewery in East London with over 500 people, to hear the pitches of the&helli

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Citymapper will offer actual paid bus service in London this year
2017-07-20 08:15:41 - TechCrunch

 Citymapper has long been a top option for navigating in major urban centers thanks to its app, but now it’s getting even closer to the heart of the problem – by operating its own buses, starting with its first commercial bus route in London. The inaugural route is a nighttime one, running between 9 PM and 5 AM on weekend nights in East London, which Citymapper identified as&helli

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GoDaddy sells PlusServer for $456M, kills off its AWS-style cloud services
2017-07-20 08:04:52 - TechCrunch

 As web hosting and domain registration business GoDaddy prepares to report its quarterly results in a couple of weeks, the company is making some moves to reorganise its business. Earlier this week it confirmed that it would sell its European PlusServer business to London-based private equity firm BC Partners for $456 million (€397 million). And separately, we have learned that GoDaddy is&

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Petcube Bites treat camera lets you monitor and reward your pet from afar
2017-07-20 08:00:17 - TechCrunch

 Petcube’s existing pet camera iss basically an advanced video camera and voice intercom, but the new Petcube Bites is also a treat flinging machine that gives you more ways to interact with your pet while you’re not at home. The Petcube Bites has a reservoir that can hold up to two pounds of treats for either dogs or cats – and it can fling those treats at different ranges&

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The real Einstein would send Professor Einstein, his robot namesake, into a black hole
2017-07-20 08:00:00 - Mashable Tech

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The Wearables Giving Computer Vision to the Blind: Aira, eSight, MyEye
2017-07-20 08:00:00 - WIRED

From a hacked Google Glass to a VR-like headset, these are the devices empowering the blind.

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What's Next for the ISS? Hell if NASA Knows
2017-07-20 08:00:00 - WIRED

The giant floating laboratory is in the middle of a bit of a mid-life crisis.

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Gnome-filbrowser kan narres til at eksekvere VBScript
2017-07-20 07:57:13 - Version2

En sårbarhed i en thumbnail-funktion i Gnome Files gør det muligt at køre et potentielt ondsindet VBSCript.

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Google klar med ny søge-app: Skal blive dit nye nyhedscenter
2017-07-20 07:46:00 - Computerworld

Søgegiganten forsøger nu at gøre søgninger mere sociale og personlige og har derfor ombygget Google Now-søgeapp'en med en “nyhedsstrøm.”

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Essential PH-1 – Coming to North America, Western Europe and Japan.
2017-07-20 07:40:00 - Daily Tech

The release date for this newest Android smartphone by Android creator Andy Rubin is still uncertain.

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HP ZBook Studio G4 – Workstation Power in a Durable Mobile Design
2017-07-20 07:30:00 - Daily Tech

The HP ZBook Studio G4 is a laptop that offers extreme power and expandability.

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I'm giving up on Snapchat because it's way too bloated
2017-07-20 07:15:00 - Mashable Tech

Snapchat, buddy, we need to talk. How long have we been best friends now? If I recall correctly, it's been about two years. We've had a lot of good times, and even though I didn’t always understand you, the more we hung out, the more I was able to appreciate you. I knew we passed a major milestone when, after about six months, I bumped Facebook off my home screen just to see more of you

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Luma launches a home tech support service for $5 a month
2017-07-20 07:00:38 - TechCrunch

 The Luma was a compelling product when it was announced back in late-2015 — we even went so far as declaring the WiFi-extending home mesh system, “fun.” That descriptor doesn’t really apply the startup’s new offering, and indeed, Luma Guardian feels a bit out of left field for the networking hardware-maker.  The system is a lot of things rolled into one: a VPN&

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Where Is Hollywood Looking for the Next Hit? Podcasts
2017-07-20 07:00:00 - WIRED

With recognizable stars and a creative story, thriller podcast 'Homecoming' proves the medium has crossover potential.

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A $70 ‘Worry Stone’ and Other Bizarre Spiritual Products You Can Buy Online
2017-07-20 07:00:00 - WIRED

Photographer Klaus Pichler documents the strange world of online esotericism.

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Waiting for the Bus Is About to Get Less Bad
2017-07-20 07:00:00 - WIRED

A collaboration between Google and transit tech company TransLoc could bring real-time transportation data to even more agencies.

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It’s Time for Amazon to Make a Phone Again. Seriously
2017-07-20 07:00:00 - WIRED

Who cares about the Fire Phone flop? If Amazon doesn't make another phone, it'll squander its hard-won Alexa lead.

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Microsoft: Atom-computere får alligevel sikkerhedsopdateringer frem til 2023
2017-07-20 06:56:06 - Version2

Selvom pc'er med Intels Clover Trail-generation af Atom-processorer ikke kan få den nyeste opdatering af Windows 10, lover Microsoft fortsatte sikkerhedsopdateringer frem til 2023.

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Enormous and immersive 8K dome screen is a great alternative to VR
2017-07-20 06:36:59 - Mashable Tech

If you love the idea of virtual reality, but hate having to wear a headset, this is going to appeal to you. Japan's public broadcaster NHK has come up with an ultra high-definition immersive experience, featuring a rounded 8K projection dome screen that wraps around a moving seat. SEE ALSO: This tiny Japanese space agency drone is giving us a glimpse of life in space Riders strap into a chairs tha

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US lifts laptop ban for all remaining airlines and airports
2017-07-20 06:28:17 - TechCrunch

 The U.S. has now lifted entirely a controversial ban on laptops in hand luggage for passengers flying to the country from the Middle East or via certain Middle Eastern airlines, with the Department of Homeland Security professing itself satisfied with “enhanced security measures in place”. Read More

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Chinese brands have invaded Indonesia’s fast-growing smartphone market
2017-07-20 05:27:39 - TechCrunch

 If you’re looking for a market with smartphone sales growth potential then India usually comes to mind, but the market is moving forward with much promise in Indonesia, the world’s sixth largest country. A new report from IDC shows that smartphones sales in the country accelerated by 13 percent year-on-year during the first quarter of 2017. A total of 7.3 million devices shipped&

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Slagsmål på Københavns Rådhus om Airbnb: Nu har borgmester fået nok
2017-07-20 04:44:00 - Computerworld

Nu skal hetzen mod Airbnb stoppe, siger den radikale beskæftigelsesborgmester i København, Anna Mee Allerslev. Hun mener ikke, at man skal tøjle tjenester som Airbnb. Tværtimod.

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Not again: Hackers steal $32 million worth of Ethereum
2017-07-20 04:35:21 - Mashable Tech

Ethereum has become a top target for hackers.  The promising cryptocurrency that's also a platform for decentralized applications has skyrocketed in value over the last six months (though it also had a serious drop in price in the last couple of weeks). But hacker attacks and theft of ether have become commonplace, and the last one is one of the worst so far.  An unknown hacker or a grou

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DONG Energys topchef: Her er mine 10 bedste karriereråd
2017-07-20 04:15:26 - Version2

Med gennemførelsen af Danmarkshistoriens største børsnotering kan Dong Energys topchef, Henrik Poulsen, sætte endnu en stjerne på et guldrandet CV. Manden med kometkarrieren deler ud af sine bedste karriereråd.

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På job i ferien: "De sidste tre-fire år har vi kørt med grundplanen fire dage om året. Resten af tiden har der været ændringer."
2017-07-20 03:55:00 - Computerworld

Hos Banedanmark er Stephen Eckhausen fortsat på arbejde. Sammen med sine kolleger udarbejder han køreplaner for hovedstadsområdets S-tog. Han har styr på S-togenes køreplaner frem til uge 34, men han har endnu ikke planlagt sin egen ferie.

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Microsoft unveils a Cortana-powered thermostat
2017-07-20 03:53:11 - TechCrunch

 The latest addition to the smart thermostat space is a product that includes Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant. We’re all familiar with the rise of the internet-enabled thermostats, thanks to the development of companies like Nest, and now Microsoft is entering the space after it partnered with Johnson Controls to develop a product called GLAS. The rather stunning looking

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Hackere kan overtage Segways hoverboards gennem bluetooth-forbindelsen
2017-07-20 03:10:00 - Version2

Trådløs adgang breder sig ud til stadig flere slags produkter og det skaber nye sikkerhedsproblemer.

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10 elementer, der øger trust på din hjemmeside eller webshop
2017-07-20 03:03:00 - Amino

Jeg har valgt at sætte fokus på ”trust”, fordi det er en afgørende faktor online i dag. Vi har kun få sekunder til at overbevise de besøgende om, at de skal blive på siden. Mennesker er flokdyr og søger tryghed. Det gælder også online. Følgende 10 punkter mener jeg er med til at skabe trust på din hjemmeside eller we

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Telia har mistet 158.000 mobilkunder på et enkelt år
2017-07-20 02:48:00 - Computerworld

Udfasningen af taletidskortet har kostet mange tusinde mobilkunder hos Telia, viser nyt regnskab.

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HBO sender advarsler ud til Game of Thrones-pirater
2017-07-20 02:47:00 - Version2

Det er ikke kun blandt HBO’s betalende kunder, at den nu syv sæsoner lange serie Game of Thrones er populær. Internet-piraterne elsker den også.

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Valget mellem uddannelse og iværksætteri?
2017-07-20 02:30:00 - Amino

I denne uge skal du møde Sara Brodersen.Sara er CEO i Deemly.Deemly samler alle dine ratings og anmeldelser fra alle de P2P markedspladser og sociale netværk du er på.  Derved bliver din troværdighed mere gennemsigtig, for dem der interagerer med dig, når du deler, låner, sælger eller lejer online.Få 10 hurtige svar fra Sara om det at vær

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Her er de mest kraftfulde smartphones lige nu
2017-07-20 01:51:00 - Computerworld

Første halvår af 2017 har budt på en lang række nye Android-telefoner. Her er listen over de mest kraftfulde.

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Morgen-briefing: Sitecore-stifter melder sig som investor og har kig på det danske iværksættermiljø / Just Eats forretningsmodel under hårdt pres / Ny rapport: Robotter og udflytning er en kæmpe trussel for USA’s arbejdsmarked
2017-07-20 00:40:00 - Computerworld

Sitecore-stifter melder sig som investor og har kig på det danske iværksættermiljø. Just Eats forretningsmodel under hårdt pres. Ny rapport: Robotter og udflytning er en kæmpe trussel for USA’s arbejdsmarked.

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These cool Lenovo AI concept products make us excited about the future
2017-07-20 00:00:00 - Mashable Tech

Google Home. Amazon Echo. Apple HomePod. Lenovo SmartCast+? The company that brought you the Yoga Book has big plans for an artificially intelligent smart-device future — plans that it will reveal at the June 20 third annual Lenovo Tech World conference in Shanghai.  SEE ALSO: Lenovo just blew our minds with this bendable laptop concept The Chinese company has created a host of concept

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Mighty Networks founder Gina Bianchini on building a business in silicon valley
2017-07-19 23:30:13 - TechCrunch

 In episode two of Founder’s Corner, Gina Bianchini, the founder and CEO of Mighty Networks, joins host and Omidyar Network partner Shripriya Mahesh to discuss her mission of empowering people to connect around their passions and pulls back the curtain on how she runs the business and manages her days as CEO. [Embed Soundcloud:] Gina has a storied history building social networks and

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Spoofing af telefonnumre: Når 'Iben' ikke er fra kundeservice
2017-07-19 23:05:34 - Version2

Det er uhyggeligt let at gennemføre opkald, så det ser ud som om, det sker via et andet nummer, end det reelt er tilfældet.

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Pærelet at sende snyde-sms'er og lave falske opkald: »Dybt problematisk«
2017-07-19 23:05:33 - Version2

Det er legende let at ringe og sms'e på vegne af andre, uden modtageren har en chance for at se, at noget er galt.

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Crunch Report | NBC Launches News Broadcast for Snapchat
2017-07-19 23:00:59 - TechCrunch

NBC launches news broadcast for Snapchat, Tim Draper invests in an Iron Man suit and SoftBank invests massively in three startups. All this on Crunch Report! Read More

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Google opens Expeditions VR education app to the public
2017-07-19 21:10:58 - TechCrunch

 Google has long sold its Cardboard VR format as a super accessible platform for getting people into virtual reality. One of their major initiatives for it has been in education markets through its Google Expeditions program, which allows students to get in the center of 360 photos and 3D scenes with historical importance. The program has enabled trips to the TaJ Mahal, Colosseum and behind&h

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A huge new survey shows that teens are bullied most on Instagram and Facebook
2017-07-19 20:08:11 - TechCrunch

 According to British anti-bullying organization Ditch The Label’s new annual survey, Instagram is the network of choice for cyberbullies in 2017 with Facebook close behind. This year’s survey collected results from 10,020 people between the ages of 12 and 20, making for a respectably robust data set that sheds some light into the damaging phenomenon endemic to internet communitie

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Humanity confuses its loyalties and builds a shrine for that drowned security robot
2017-07-19 20:01:11 - Mashable Tech

Hey, fellow humans, I thought we were all on the same page here? When news broke that a security robot mall-copping its way through the Washington Harbour gave up and drowned itself, we all rightly celebrated the admittedly small victory for mankind. Because, ya know, if drones are going to take our jobs they should at least be miserably toiling their mechanical lives away.  So why am I now f

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Qualcomm has some trouble on its hands
2017-07-19 19:41:47 - TechCrunch

 Qualcomm’s finances are taking heavy hits over its licensing dispute with Apple and analysts are expressing concern. Today, the company reported its Q3 earnings and front-and-center were the company’s various legal disputes which are causing its profits and revenues to dive. The earnings report showcased a whopping 40 percent decline in year-over-year profits with Q3 net income&h

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Here’s what robotics investors say they’re looking for in startup pitches
2017-07-19 19:40:27 - TechCrunch

 Robotics investing has taken off in recent years. Though it still represents a small fraction of overall VC spending, related deals are increasing in both frequency and size, with roughly $520 million invested across 40 deals in the first quarter alone, compared with roughly the same amount invested in 130 companies across all of 2014. This week, we sat down with top robotics investors Josh&

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Under Tillerson, the State Department may put cyber diplomacy on the chopping block
2017-07-19 19:27:21 - TechCrunch

 According to new reports by Politico and Bloomberg, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to merge or eliminate its cybersecurity office, long tasked with representing U.S. cyber interests abroad. The Office of the Coordination for Cyber Issues, created in 2011 by former President Obama, was established as a State Department liaison on a “full spectrum of cyber-related issues.”

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Tech’s 5 biggest players now worth $3 trillion
2017-07-19 19:04:52 - TechCrunch

 Tech’s most valuable players today crossed the $3 trillion aggregate market cap mark according to Google Finance data. It’s a feat that marks a new threshold for tech amidst the current boom. The current market rally is, in some ways, a technology rally. Let’s examine the number, how we got here and why it matters. Read More

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This new AP course could drastically improve diversity in tech
2017-07-19 18:00:27 - Mashable Tech

It's no secret that tech has a diversity problem.  The big-name Silicon Valley companies that release their staffing figures every year often seem embarrassed to do so, because their workplaces are not inclusive or representative of the larger population — even after those companies vocally commit to changing the status quo. SEE ALSO: We can finally destroy the myth that having a period

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The virtual used car dealership Shift raises $38 million
2017-07-19 17:53:49 - TechCrunch

 Shift, the online used car reseller that takes the crappy dealership out of the sales experience, has raised $38 million in its latest round of funding. The company, which is wildly popular among millennials that still buy cars, managed to raise the money from investors led by BMW i Ventures, which has been on an investment tear recently. Read More

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Trump's Election Integrity Committee Made All the Wrong Points
2017-07-19 17:38:08 - WIRED

If you want to fix voting, don't investigate fraud. Improve the outdated, insecure tech.

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Apple is secretly funding a legal battle against a rival
2017-07-19 17:32:15 - Mashable Tech

Suits, countersuits, and everything in between. When Apple and billions of dollars are involved, you know things are going to get messy.  Well, messy and interesting. Because, in what can only be read as a "don't mess with us" play from Apple CEO Tim Cook, it turns out that the Cupertino-based behemoth is financially backing the legal defense of four iPhone manufacturers in their battle with

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The final 75 tickets are now available for the TechCrunch Summer Party at August Capital
2017-07-19 17:17:03 - TechCrunch

 The TechCrunch Summer Party is a thing of tradition and we hope you can make it out this year. As in years past we’ll gather on the spacious grounds of August Capital in Menlo Park and enjoy an evening of cocktails and the spirit of entrepreneurship. The deck around August Capital’s office is large but cannot hold all of Silicon Valley, so tickets are very limited and released on

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Run your startup the Toyota way
2017-07-19 17:06:58 - TechCrunch

 Toyota is known for its manufacturing efficiency. We’ve probably all heard that if a worker on the Camry line sees a problem, they have the authority to stop the line and address it. At the end of the day, teams meet to discuss what went wrong and what fixes actually fixed things. It’s called the Toyota Production System — but it also can work for a startup. Read More

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Billionaires make it rain on Plenty, the indoor farming startup
2017-07-19 16:49:29 - TechCrunch

 SoftBank Vision Fund, the huge tech-investment vehicle helmed by Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, has led a $200 million investment into indoor farming startup Plenty. Joining Son are notable tech billionaires Eric Schmidt and Jeff Bezos. Plenty farms can grow anything except tree fruit and root vegetables, and produce crops at yields 530x greater than a typical field. Read More

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Facebook launches Groups for Pages, unlocking fan clubs and street teams
2017-07-19 16:28:10 - TechCrunch

 With Facebook’s newest feature, a musician could run an on-site fan club, a brand could organize its ambassadors, and a newspaper could discuss articles with just its top readers. Today Facebook globally launched Groups For Pages, allowing the 70 million Pages on Facebook to create their own distinct communities and feeds. Facebook first quietly tested the feature in March, but today&h

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Inside Italy’s Thriving Gun Culture. Yes, Italy
2017-07-19 16:15:22 - WIRED

Gun owners make up about 5% of Italy's population. But that doesn't mean they aren't enthusiastic.

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Elon Musk offers updates on Falcon Heavy, Dragon 2 and Mars mission
2017-07-19 15:46:02 - TechCrunch

 During a talk at the ISS R&D conference on Wednesday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk provided a number of updates about progress on the Falcon Heavy rocket, crewed Dragon capsule development and his vision for an eventual crewed mission to Mars with the ultimate goal of human colonization of the red planet. Spoiler alert for those looking forward to the Falcon Heavy’s inaugural flight&hellip

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Become your own barista with this portable espresso maker
2017-07-19 15:31:38 - Mashable Tech

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Paying $4 for your daily dose of espresso each morning is fun, but you might want to save your money and purchase one of these bad boys instead.  Say goodbye to that clunky machine in your kitchen and hello to this portable one instead. Weighing in at under 1lb and measuring about 7” l

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The TechCrunch Podcast: Silicon Valley’s low emotional EQ and, no, not Zuck for president
2017-07-19 15:15:49 - TechCrunch

 Om Malik, the venerable entrepreneur, writer and now investor, joined TechCrunch editor-in-chief Matthew Panzarino for our second episode of The TechCrunch Podcast. In 2006, Malik turned his personal tech blog GigaOm into a business to track the tech industry. In that time he watched the industry evolve rapidly with the pace of innovation. But there’s a problem with that pace, he says,

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SpaceX targets 24-hour first stage rocket re-use turnaround by 2018
2017-07-19 15:09:57 - TechCrunch

 In a talk at the ISS R&D conference on Wednesday, Elon Musk shared some more insight into SpaceX’s path to fast and full rocket reusability. The company hopes to achieve its 24-hour turnaround window for used Falcon 9 rockets sometime next year, he said, and there is already “a technical path in place to achieving that.” Some of its reuse efforts aren’t… Re

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Teleselskab på rov: 37.000 nye kunder i butikken på 3 måneder
2017-07-19 14:52:00 - BT Digitalt

37.000 nye mobilabonnenter er kommet til Danmarks fjerdestørste teleselskab på tre måneder, og selskabet tjener samtidig flere penge.

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Elon Musk clarifies that AI regulation should follow observation and insight
2017-07-19 14:51:00 - TechCrunch

 Elon Musk made headlines over the weekend with comments calling for government controls around artificial intelligence, which he has said repeatedly he believes is an existential threat to humanity if left unchecked. Musk was at the International Space Station R&D conference today, and during a fireside chat explained more about his views on the matter in response to an audience member&#

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Add a second screen to your iPhone with the InkCase i7
2017-07-19 14:48:52 - Mashable Tech

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The InkCase i7 is rising through the ranks as one of the most unique cases on the market – and it’s guaranteed to transform the way you use your phone. Whether you’re a bookworm or someone with lots to do, this case is for you. What is it? It’s a phone case with an ink scr

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NerdWallet has laid off 9 percent of its workforce this year
2017-07-19 14:45:16 - TechCrunch

 NerdWallet, a personal finance company, laid off six people from its marketing team this week, TechCrunch learned and has since confirmed with NerdWallet. This latest round of layoffs means NerdWallet has cut nine percent of its workforce this year. Back in April, laid off over 40 people, which represented eight percent of NerdWallet’s staff. As part of the changes in April, NerdWalle

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The Afghan girls robotics team just won a silver medal
2017-07-19 14:08:45 - Mashable Tech

The all-girl robotics team from Afghanistan that was initially denied entry to the United States for an international competition is taking home the silver medal. SEE ALSO: The Afghan girls robotics team will now be allowed into the U.S. Fittingly, they received a the accolade for "courageous achievement" at the FIRST Global Challenge, an international robotics competition where teams were asked t

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When it comes to shaving, go with a hybrid
2017-07-19 14:01:32 - Mashable Tech

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. When it comes to shaving, guys have historically had only two choices in the realm of hair removal.     There’s the bulky black electric razor that sounds like a hive of angry bees or the cheap $2 piece of plastic that comes in a pack of 1,000 or so. That’s how it’

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Google quietly released a killer new feature in Google Maps
2017-07-19 13:52:17 - Mashable Tech

Google added a neat feature for cyclists in Google Maps in 2014. Whenever you asked for directions from point A to point B, Maps would also provide a little map with an estimated elevation for each part of the route.  Now the same is true for walking directions. For each set of directions, you'll get a little interactive map that shows you elevation changes and the overall climb and descent o

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'Game of Thrones' is still the most pirated show, but there's a twist this year
2017-07-19 13:48:21 - Mashable Tech

There have never been more ways to watch Game of Thrones legally, but that hasn't stopped the show from continuing to be the most popular TV show for illegal downloads and streams.  SEE ALSO: Here's how Twitter reacted to the 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 premiere That's the finding from a report from file sharing news site TorrentFreak, released Monday, which revealed that the show still leads

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Franklin Robotics’ Tertill wins the pitch-off at TC Sessions: Robotics
2017-07-19 13:47:14 - TechCrunch

 We’re pleased to report that a so-called Roomba for weeds, Franklin Robotics’ Tertill, won the TC Sessions: Robotics pitch-off. Because if there’s a task that should be relegated to a robot, it’s weeding a garden. For winning the pitch-off, Franklin Robotics was awarded an exhibit table in Disrupt SF’s Startup Alley. “We actually tried to get away from&he

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Hulu’s new 20th Century Fox deal brings 3,000 more TV episodes to its streaming service
2017-07-19 13:43:34 - TechCrunch

Hulu today announced a sizable content deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution that will allow Hulu to add nearly 3,000 more episodes of popular TV shows, including dramas and comedies, to Hulu’s streaming service. The deal will give Hulu the streaming rights to several well-known titles, such as “How I Met Your Mother,” “Burn Notice,”… Read More

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Segway miniPRO scooter had a huge, dangerous security hole
2017-07-19 13:15:24 - Mashable Tech

A scooter you can also remote control sounds cool, until you find out it can be hacked. Then it's not cool at all — it's terrifying. Every Friday, I ride an electric Segway/Ninebot miniPRO around the office. It's my favorite rideable (A.K.A. balance board, A.K.A., hoverboard). It's also the only one that includes a remote control that I can use to send it running around the office on its own

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Google’s brave new friendless feed
2017-07-19 13:07:22 - TechCrunch

 It’s like Facebook without all those annoying “friends”. Instead of having to look at what weird things other people are interested in, like their babies, Google shows me the weird things I’m interested in, like Legend Of Zelda and Elon Musk. It’s a fundamental shift in content consumption from curation based on our explicit choices to curation based on our&hell

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Leading VC Tim Draper invests in Gravity’s ‘Iron Man’ flight suit, on a $100 bill
2017-07-19 12:52:19 - TechCrunch

 You’re a bored former finance guy who decides one day to strap on some micro-jet engines and see if you can become Iron Man. Hey it happens all the time. Or maybe not. But that’s what British entrepreneur Richard Browning decided to do and just this year found himself demoing his ‘flight suit’ to venture capitalist Tim Draper in the parking lot of Boost VC. Moments&he

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Google’s right to be forgotten appeal heading to Europe’s top court
2017-07-19 12:42:04 - TechCrunch

 Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling, which allows private citizens in the region to make requests that search engines delist incorrect, irrelevant or out of date information returned by an online search for their full name, is set to return to the region’s top court to settle an ongoing dispute between Google and the French data protection agency, CNIL. Read More

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This famous roboticist doesn’t think Elon Musk understands AI
2017-07-19 12:35:16 - TechCrunch

 Earlier this week, at the campus of MIT, TechCrunch had the chance to sit down with famed roboticist Rodney Brooks, the founding director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, and the cofounder of both iRobot and Rethink Robotics. Brooks had a lot to say about AI, including his overarching concern that people — including renowned AI alarmist Elon Musk —

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The Weirdest iPhone Cases Ever
2017-07-19 12:32:46 - Mashable Tech

Read more...More about Iphone, Iphone Cases, Mashable Reels, Weird Iphone Cases, and Tech

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LiveStories nabs $10M to organise, analyse and visualise fragmented civic data
2017-07-19 12:26:18 - TechCrunch

 Big data analytics continues to be a key driver in how organisations utilise their vast quantities of information to run their businesses, and now a startup that has built a big data platform specifically focusing on data from the public sector has raised a round of funding. LiveStories, a Seattle-based company that works with governments, education institutions and other public entities to&

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Amazon’s ‘Treasure Truck’ deals program is expanding nationwide
2017-07-19 12:22:10 - TechCrunch

 Amazon’s Treasure Truck, the retailer’s deal programs that offers discounts on select items paid for online then picked up in person from an actual truck, is expanding across the U.S. First announced back in 2015 in Seattle, then rolled out the following year, Treasure Truck initially appeared to be some sort of one-off marketing experiment, but its recently granted patent and

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Travelers flying to the U.S. from Mexico and Canada will now face addition security screenings
2017-07-19 12:11:38 - Mashable Tech

Anyone flying to the United States from the nation's immediate neighbors — Mexico and Canada — will have to go through a new ream of security measures, as of Wednesday. Both WestJet and AirCanada have posted travel advisories warning customers to arrive at airports earlier to accommodate more time for security screenings. The advisories come in response to new enhanced screenings for t

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Zego raises £1M to give gig-economy drivers a pay-as-you-go insurance platform
2017-07-19 11:54:36 - TechCrunch

 The gig economy, as we know, is big and just getting bigger. But companies like Uber and Deliveroo have a huge problem and it’s called insurance. How do you insure all these workers and how to the workers cover themselves in the gig economy? Step in Zego. This London startup has just raised just over £1 million in seed funding from investors, including LocalGlobe, with FTSE 100&hellip

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Finally, a motion-sensing night light for your toilet bowl
2017-07-19 11:34:43 - Mashable Tech

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The bathroom can be a dangerous place. In fact, there are roughly 40,000 toilet-related injuries in the U.S. every year. Just ask Wikipedia. Many of these likely occur in the darkness of night when nature’s call lures you out of bed and onto the perilous porcelain throne. Enter IllumiBowl 2

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How to learn to read 3x faster and know all the things
2017-07-19 11:18:48 - Mashable Tech

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. So many books, so little time. It's the motto of every voracious reader; the kind who keep long lists of works they can’t wait to tackle; the kind who take immense pride in their home libraries, Kindle collections, and Audible lineups; the kind that, if granted one superpower, would want th

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Jeremy Bloom’s Integrate raises $8 million for marketing software
2017-07-19 11:00:04 - TechCrunch

 You may know Jeremy Bloom from his days as an Olympian on the U.S. ski team or from when he was a professional football player. These days, he’s busy running an enterprise software startup for marketers. With clients like Salesforce and Dell, Phoenix-based Integrate has raised $8 million in funding from Iron Gate Capital and existing investors, including Foundry Group, Comcast Ventures

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Virtual reality turned me into a bunch of Marvel characters and it was really freaking cool
2017-07-19 11:00:00 - Mashable Tech

In case we needed another reason to get excited for Marvel's upcoming VR title, we now know the identity of a fourth character that will costar in the game: Deadpool. That's right: everybody's favorite, foul-mouthed antihero will be taking centerstage, along with the Hulk, Captain Marvel, Rocket Raccoon, and several other unannounced characters. SEE ALSO: Spider-Man VR gives you the power to becom

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All the Gear You Need to Stay Secure While You Travel
2017-07-19 11:00:00 - WIRED

With these accessories in your luggage, you can take your Opsec program everywhere you go.

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AI data-monopoly risks to be probed by UK parliamentarians
2017-07-19 10:58:32 - TechCrunch

 The UK’s upper house of parliament is asking for contributions to an enquiry into the socioeconomic and ethical impacts of artificial intelligence technology. Among the questions the House of Lords committee will consider are how can the data-based monopolies of some large corporations, and the ‘winner-takes-all’ economics associated with them, be addressed? Read More

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Amazon Alexa is so not ready to be your phone's digital assistant
2017-07-19 10:57:51 - Mashable Tech

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Amazon Pay Places lets you pay for real-world shopping using your Amazon info, starting with TGI Friday’s to-go orders
2017-07-19 10:55:51 - TechCrunch

 Amazon is today introducing a new feature called Amazon Pay Places, that allows customers to pay for in-store and order ahead shopping experiences using their Amazon app. That is, instead of using cash, check, credit or debit while shopping out in the real world, you can just use your Amazon account information instead. The first implementation of Pay Places involves a partnership with the&h

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Look fresh with this backpack that is made out of old car materials
2017-07-19 10:50:00 - Mashable Tech

'Airpaq' is recycling airbags and seat belts from old cars and turning them into sustainable backpacks.  Read more...More about Kickstarter, Recycling, Sustainable, Backpack, and Sustainable Living

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Four robot demoes you missed at TC Sessions: Robotics
2017-07-19 10:46:42 - TechCrunch

 TC Sessions: Robotics featured robots for as far as the eye could see, and several took the stage for special demonstrations. We were honored to play host as these innovative companies and teams showed off their latest creations. The videos are below and are worth your time. The latest version of MIT’s Cheetah robot made its stage debut at TC Sessions: Robotics. It’s a familiar&h

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Mozilla wants to use your voice to help developers create new apps
2017-07-19 10:41:58 - Mashable Tech

Mozilla is building a massive repository of voice recordings for the voice apps of the future — and it wants you to add yours to the collection.  The organization behind the Firefox browser is launching Common Voice, a project to crowdsource audio samples from the public. The goal is to collect about 10,000 hours of audio in various accents and make it publicly available for everyone. B

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Sikkerhedsekspert: Udvidede HTTPS-certifikater giver ikke den tillid, du betaler for
2017-07-19 10:15:00 - Version2

Det er lige nu tvivlsomt, om 'extended verification' certifikater gør nogen forskel i forhold til at hjælpe brugerne med at forstå, om de kan have tillid til et websted.

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Apple launches machine learning research site
2017-07-19 10:09:43 - TechCrunch

 Apple just launched a blog focused on machine learning research papers and sharing the company’s findings. The Apple Machine Learning Journal is a bit empty right now as the company only shared one post about turning synthetic images into realistic ones in order to train neural networks. This move is interesting as Apple doesn’t usually talk about their research projects. The&hel

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NBC News launches “Stay Tuned,” a twice-daily Snapchat news broadcast
2017-07-19 09:51:00 - TechCrunch

 NBC News is bringing news broadcasts to Snapchat, the company announced today, with the launch of a twice-daily headline news show it’s calling “Stay Tuned.” The show aims to connect with younger viewers who no longer get their news from traditional television, nor connect with a trusted anchor during a nightly broadcast, as the generations before them once did. Instead, th

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Clara Labs nabs $7M Series A as it positions its AI assistant to meet the needs of enterprise teams
2017-07-19 09:49:33 - TechCrunch

 Clara Labs, creator of the Clara AI assistant, is announcing a $7 million Series A this morning led by Basis Set Ventures. Slack Fund also joined in the round alongside existing investors Sequoia and First Round. The startup will be looking to further differentiate within the crowded field of email-centric personal assistants by building in features and integrations to address the needs of&

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Google Glass never really left
2017-07-19 09:36:54 - TechCrunch

 When Google released a new enterprise version of Glass on Tuesday, a bevy of headlines suggested Glass was back, but It never really left. Even though the Explorer program aimed at consumers ended in January, 2015, Google has continued to sell Glass to businesses. In that context, yesterday’s release wasn’t a comeback so much as a continuation of an enterprise strategy for Glass

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Elgiganten indgår stort samarbejde med benchmark-firma: Skal gøre det lettere at vælge den rette computer
2017-07-19 09:30:00 - Computerworld

Elgiganten har indgået samarbejde med benchmark-producenten FutureMark, der skal teste alle de computermodeller, Elgiganten sælger. Målet er at gøre det lettere for forbrugeren at vælge den rette computer.

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Nauto raises $159M to fuel expansion of its autonomous driving data platform
2017-07-19 09:22:20 - TechCrunch

 Nauto, a Palo Alto company focused on retrofitting existing vehicle fleets with networked safety camera-equipped devices, has raised $159 million in a Series B round led by SoftBank (which has been quite spendy lately). The company’s products focus on gathering data about human drivers and their behavior in order to improve safety practices right now, but their platform also has a&hell

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The Open Container Initiative launches version 1.0 of its container specs
2017-07-19 09:00:33 - TechCrunch

 It took a while, but the Open Container Initiative (OCI) today announced the launch of the 1.0 versions of both its container runtime and image specs for software container. The two-year-old open source foundation was established by Docker and other leaders in the container ecosystem to be the guardian of exactly these specifications, which are basically the industry standards for… R

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Segway MiniPro Vulnerabilities Would Have Let Hackers Take Over the Hoverboard
2017-07-19 09:00:00 - WIRED

The self-balancing scooter isn't quite so steady when hackers take charge.

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Facebook may begin testing a paywall for selected media stories as soon as October
2017-07-19 08:51:01 - TechCrunch

Facebook could begin testing a paywall for subscription news stories as early as October, according to a top company executive. Campbell Brown, who heads up the social network’s new partnerships business, made the reveal at the Digital Publishing Innovation Summit on Tuesday, The Street reported. We have independently confirmed that, too. “We are in early talks with several… Re

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Self-driving robot AI company Brain Corp raises $114M
2017-07-19 08:46:29 - TechCrunch

 A San Diego based company that believes “tomorrow’s robots will be intelligent autonomous machines that can take care of us,” which will be “as commonplace as computers and mobile phones are today” has raised $114 million in Series C funding led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund, and with participation from Qualcomm Ventures. Brain Corp‘s primary product is&

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At ClinicalTrials.Gov, Untested Stem Cell Clinics Advertise for Free!
2017-07-19 08:00:00 - WIRED

Researchers believe the ballooning stem cell clinic industry is taking advantage of the federal repository's honor system. And patients will be the ones to pay, literally.

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Efterdønninger fra NotPetya-cyberangreb volder stadig problemer - Mærsk næsten klar
2017-07-19 07:41:17 - Version2

FedEx og Nuance Communications er blandt de virksomheder, som stadig har problemer i kølvandet på NotPetya-angrebet.

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Wanna Help Self-Driving Cars? Turn on Your Phone's Camera
2017-07-19 07:30:00 - WIRED

Recording the road will earn you a few pennies, and help create detailed maps.

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What you don't know about Bitcoin can hurt you
2017-07-19 07:15:00 - Mashable Tech

Money is pretty simple nowadays: A piece of paper or a digital asset that you can exchange for goods and services. Someone else takes care of all the fine print. Some kind of central authority issues the money, calculates its value, and makes sure that that wire transaction you've sent goes to the right recipient.  But money is changing. First there was Bitcoin, a digital currency that takes

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Danmark største bilimportør: Om to år vil de fleste danskere have prøvet en selvkørende bil
2017-07-19 07:02:00 - Computerworld

Danmarks største bilimportør forbereder sig på en fremtid, hvor bilbranchen og persontransporten har undergået store forandringer.

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Teen Pregnancy Researchers Regroup After Trump's HHS Pulls Funding
2017-07-19 07:00:00 - WIRED

Last week, HHS abruptly canceled two years and $213 million worth of grants meant to aid teen pregnancy prevention, stunning public health researchers around the country.

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AI Could Revolutionize War as Much as Nukes
2017-07-19 07:00:00 - WIRED

Artificial intelligence could make the US military more powerful—and also more vulnerable

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The Field Study Handbook Is Here
2017-07-19 07:00:00 - WIRED

The Field Study Handbook was meant to be a guide to esoteric field research. Instead, it’s become a $110 self-help manual for the digitally disaffected.

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Meal Kits Reviewed: Amazon Fresh, Blue Apron, Purple Carrot, Home Chef
2017-07-19 07:00:00 - WIRED

We review ready-to-cook meal kits like the Amazon Meal Kit from Amazon Fresh.

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Trump's Policies Are Already Sending Jobs to Canada
2017-07-19 07:00:00 - WIRED

Startups look north for refuge as the US pauses a program meant to keep them here.

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ASUS ZenBook Flip – The Signature Edition 2 in 1 Laptop
2017-07-19 06:56:00 - Daily Tech

The ASUS ZenBook Flip Signature Edition features world-class security software and and zero junkware or 3rd party trialware.

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Quantum Computing Is Coming for Your Data
2017-07-19 06:55:00 - WIRED

Quantum computing is going to be able to expose the data we encrypt today—and hackers are counting on it.

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What Crisis Management Is Really Like
2017-07-19 06:50:00 - WIRED

A veteran of crisis management and corporate disasters tells you what to do when all hell breaks loose.

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Silicon Valley‘s First Founder Was Its Worst
2017-07-19 06:45:00 - WIRED

William Shockley brought the silicon to Silicon Valley—and laid the groundwork for tech's problematic work culture.

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New Mercedes S-Class packs a crazy amount of futuristic tech
2017-07-19 06:23:31 - Mashable Tech

Ask any Mercedes enthusiast, and they'll tell you that the company's S-Class is the car to beat in the luxury class. It's so far ahead of everything else, that it usually takes other car makers an entire generation of cars to catch up.  And despite Audi recently wowing us with its new, super-luxurious and near-autonomous Audi A8, Mercedes' new S-Class might actually be even more advanced, alb

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India’s Rentomojo raises $10M from Bain Capital and Lending Club founder
2017-07-19 06:05:35 - TechCrunch

 Indian startup Rentomojo — which lets consumers rent appliances furniture, motorbikes and other urban living essentials — has closed a $10 million Series B to continue its expansion. The round was led by Bain Capital Ventures, and others that put in include Lending Club founder and former CEO Renaud Laplanche and existing investors Accel and IDG. It’s nearly one year to t

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Bluetooth new Upgrade.
2017-07-19 06:00:00 - Daily Tech

There has been a lengthy scuffle between wireless standards for being the one and only form to connect every smart device in a person’s home, but with an upgrade, Bluetooth is building an exceptional case for itself.

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Bluetooth new Upgrade.
2017-07-19 06:00:00 - Daily Tech

There has been a lengthy scuffle between wireless standards for being the one and only form to connect every smart device in a person’s home, but with an upgrade, Bluetooth is building an exceptional case for itself.

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Amerikansk it-profil om fremtiden: I dag er halvdelen af planeten forbundet, så vi er kun nået halvvejs
2017-07-19 05:48:00 - Computerworld

Aldrig har så mange mennesker været forbundet med hinanden. Vi er dog kun halvvejs, siger VMwares topchef Pat Gelsinger, der forudser en gylden æra for de tech-virksomheder, der overlever.

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Mangrove raises $170M for its new fund to invest in Europe and Israeli startups
2017-07-19 05:27:33 - TechCrunch

Luxembourg-based Mangrove Capital Partners, one of Europe’s leading early stage venture capital firms, has raised $170M for its latest “Mangrove V Fund” to invest across Europe and Israel. The fund matches its previous funds, and, says the firm, was completed inside two months with 90 per cent coming from returning investors. Mangrove has been one of Europe’s most… Re

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Mangrove raises $170M for its new fund to invest in Europe and Israeli startups
2017-07-19 05:27:33 - TechCrunch

Luxembourg-based Mangrove Capital Partners, one of Europe’s leading early stage venture capital firms, has raised $170M for its latest “Mangrove V Fund” to invest across Europe and Israel. The fund matches its previous funds, and, says the firm, was completed inside two months with 90 per cent coming from returning investors. Mangrove has been one of Europe’s most… Re

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Samsung's Bixby is finally available for all Galaxy S8 users
2017-07-19 04:59:28 - Mashable Tech

Bixby, Samsung's smart voice assistant that was supposed to launch together with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones, is now finally available for everyone.  Bixby was previously available only to a small subset of "early access preview" users who got to test an early version of the software. Starting today, those users can also update their Bixby to the latest version.  SEE ALSO: Samsung Bixby

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Samsung's Bixby is finally available for all Galaxy S8 users
2017-07-19 04:59:28 - Mashable Tech

Bixby, Samsung's smart voice assistant that was supposed to launch together with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones, is now finally available for everyone.  Bixby was previously available only to a small subset of "early access preview" users who got to test an early version of the software. Starting today, those users can also update their Bixby to the latest version.  SEE ALSO: Samsung Bixby

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The questions almost no startup founders ask
2017-07-19 04:44:29 - TechCrunch

 The following is a chapter from Ryan Holiday’s new book, The Perennial Seller, a fascinating look at what it takes to help books, tech projects, and art that last. In this chapter he discusses the questions that no startup founders ask before they begin work. For more background on the book I encourage you to visit his post about how he made the book over a grueling (and fun) 2-year

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Google har nu også en 100 terabytes flyttekasse til at få data i skyen
2017-07-19 04:33:00 - Version2

Ligesom Amazon, så tilbyder Google nu også en fysisk enhed til at flytte data mellem dit datacenter og Googles sky.

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Nye EU-roamingregler ruskede op i markedet: Teleselskabet 3 fik 37.000 nye kunder i 2. kvartal
2017-07-19 04:16:00 - Computerworld

De nye roamingregler i EU var godt nyt for teleselskabet 3, som fik 37.000 nye kunder i 2. kvartal. Omsætningen led dog under lavere salg af nye telefoner, men driftsresultatet er vokset sammenlignet med 2. kvartal 2016.

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Danskerne topper listen over mobil-glade europæere: Det bruger vi vores smartphones til på ferien
2017-07-19 03:42:00 - Computerworld

Danskerne har svært ved at lægge telefonen fra sig, når vi skal på ferie, viser ny undersøgelse.

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Energiprognoser afslører: Vi har ikke hørt det sidste til danske datacentre
2017-07-19 03:13:45 - Version2

Ifølge Energinets fremskrivninger vil danske datacentre forbruge 3,6 terawatttimer el årligt i 2025. Det svarer til knap 28 datacentre på størrelse dem, Apple forventer at have i drift i 2024.

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Google is using your entire search history to create a personalized news feed
2017-07-19 03:06:00 - Mashable Tech

Google, perhaps more than any other tech giant, knows an astonishing amount about you.  Your search history alone could be enough to paint a surprisingly vivid portrait of everything, from your current hobbies to your deepest darkest secrets . Not to mention everything you've ever done in Google's many other services, like YouTube and Maps.  Now, Google is taking everything it's learned

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Google’s New Feeds Show You the Internet You Want to See
2017-07-19 03:06:00 - WIRED

Think of Google's new feeds as something like a recommendations list for the entire web.

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Google introduces the feed, a news stream of your evolving interests
2017-07-19 03:05:06 - TechCrunch

 More than four years after the launch of Google Now, the company has fully dissolved its AI assistant into the DNA of many of its core product offerings. Nowhere is this impact more evident than in search, where Google has significantly shaken up its philosophy on what a term like “search” even means when you know so much about users and their interests. Today, Google is deliveri

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IBM fortsætter nedtur: Stadig længere fra fordums storhed
2017-07-19 02:55:00 - Version2

For 21. kvartal i træk svinder IBM’s omsætning, og flere af selskabets kerneområder er truet.

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IBM's omsætningen er faldet 21 kvartaler i streg: Cloud og kunstig intelligens skuffer
2017-07-19 02:54:00 - Computerworld

IBM's globale kvartalsomsætning var lavere end forventet. Det gik ud over aktiekursen.

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IBM's omsætning er faldet 21 kvartaler i streg: Cloud og kunstig intelligens skuffer
2017-07-19 02:54:00 - Computerworld

IBM's globale kvartalsomsætning var lavere end forventet. Det gik ud over aktiekursen.

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Gartner: It-leverandører oversælger kunstig intelligens og skaber betydelig forvirring blandt kunderne
2017-07-19 01:50:00 - Computerworld

Analysefirmaet Gartner siger i en usædvanlig kritik, at it-leverandører er fuld gang med at give deres produkter en “kunstig intelligens-vask” for at få del i det, som Gartner kalder den største guldfeber i de senere år.

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Samsung’s Bixby assistant finally comes to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in the US
2017-07-19 01:16:20 - TechCrunch

 After much delay, Samsung has begun rolling out it Bixby smart assistant to users in the U.S.. The company said today that an update will allow owners of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ to gain voice capabilities for the service. Bixby is the Korean phone-maker’s take on Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, but it didn’t ship with Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ when&h

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Morgen-briefing: Driftsproblemer ramte tirsdag både Nets, KMD og E-Boks / Robotfirma fra Nordjylland drømmer stort / Dell øgede omsætningen i Danmark / Danskerne har gennemskuet, hvordan reklamer placeres på nettet
2017-07-19 00:40:00 - Computerworld

Driftsproblemer ramte tirsdag både Nets, KMD og E-Boks. Robotfirma fra Nordjylland drømmer stort. Dell øgede omsætningen i Danmark. Danskerne har gennemskuet, hvordan reklamer placeres på nettet

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Whatsapp users in China report issues sending pictures and video, fearing censorship
2017-07-19 00:34:38 - Mashable Tech

Chinese Whatsapp users are fearing that the app is being blocked in the country. On Tuesday, users found they weren't able to send pictures or videos across. It only worked when they used a VPN server instead, possibly indicating that the issue wasn't with Whatsapp, but with the government's notorious firewall. If true, the high-profile messaging app would be the latest casualty in China's latest

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Godt nyt på udvikler-fronten: Tricky UTF-8-faldgrube bliver fikset i MySQL
2017-07-19 00:23:32 - Version2

MySQL er en populær database, men håndteringen af tegnsæt kan være tricky.

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IBM expands its cloud footprint with new data centers in London, Sydney and San Jose
2017-07-19 00:01:32 - TechCrunch

 IBM reported its quarterly earnings this week and while the company’s overall results were once again disappointing, cloud revenue was up 15 percent year-over-year and accounted for $3.9 billion in revenue. It’s no surprise then that IBM is doubling down on its cloud strategy and to keep its momentum going, the company today announced the launch of four new data centers for its&#

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Blippar introduces ‘Halos’ facial recognition feature on its mobile app
2017-07-19 00:00:52 - TechCrunch

 In the next several months, phone-based augmented reality is going to become quite a bit more visible for consumers as tech titans like Apple and Google launch new AR platforms, but startups won’t let the big public companies have all the fun. Blippar has been in the augmented reality field since before Google Glass. “When we just started probably one out of a thousand people kne

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En måneds arbejde klaret på ti minutter med et script: Skal du sige det til din arbejdsgiver?
2017-07-18 23:12:32 - Version2

Det er én ting at blive erstattet af automatisering, men hvad gør man, når man selv har stået for automatiseringen?

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Crunch Report | Google Glass for the Enterprise
2017-07-18 23:00:19 - TechCrunch

Google Glass is relaunching but this time for the enterprise, Game of Thrones breaks HBO streaming records, Amazon and Tinder both now have a “stories” feature and Embark has taken over. All this on Crunch Report! Read More

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Apple’s Greater China business now has its own managing director for the first time
2017-07-18 22:21:23 - TechCrunch

 Apple has appointed Isabel Ge Mahe as its first vice president and managing director of its business in Greater China. China-born Ge Mahe is tasked with managing Apple’s China business, and she will report into CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams when she takes up the role, which is based out of Shanghai, “later this summer.” Ge Mahe is currently located in California,&h

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Remotely hacking ships shouldn't be this easy, and yet ...
2017-07-18 18:32:49 - Mashable Tech

The Internet of Things has shown us time and time again that nothing connected to the internet is safe from hackers, and yet we've mostly written off security-camera fueled botnets as someone else's problem.  But what if the thing in question happens to be a boat loaded with weapons? SEE ALSO: Herman Miller unveils a cloud-connected desk because that's the world we live in A group of cybersec

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ReWalk Robotics shows off a soft exosuit designed to bring mobility to stroke patients
2017-07-18 18:04:15 - TechCrunch

 ReWalk has been talking up its upcoming “soft exoskeleton” since January. The company finally took the system out for a spin in the daylight, showing what it’s capable of at a robotics event held on the MIT campus this weekend. The version on display is a prototype, but all the functionality is in place, using a motorized pulley system to bring mobility to legs. Read More

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A Sorta-Self-Driving Mercedes Tackles Americans’ Greatest Fear: the Roundabout
2017-07-18 18:01:00 - WIRED

The 2018 S-Class takes on more sophisticated turns and lane changes—but the system ain’t perfect.

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Facebook fights fake news spread via modified link previews
2017-07-18 17:44:58 - TechCrunch

 Until now, any Facebook Page that posted a link could change the headline, body text, and image that appeared in the News Feed preview. That allowed fake news distributors to bait-and-switch readers into visiting articles they didn’t expect, or make it look like legitimate news publishers were posting inflammatory or false headlines. But it also let real news outlets A/B test link&hell

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Some OnePlus 5 phones might have a problem with emergency calls
2017-07-18 17:43:04 - Mashable Tech

OnePlus, the startup phone company behind the well-reviewed OnePlus 5, appears to have an issue with another sequence of numbers. Unfortunately, that sequence happens to be 9-1-1.   A video shared to Reddit shows one of the sleek new phones rebooting immediately after being used to dial the three-digit distress code in a test run, making it impossible for its owner to reach a dispatcher in th

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A lawsuit filed in NYC claims Uber is in violation of human rights laws
2017-07-18 17:29:41 - Mashable Tech

In a dramatic turn of events (just kidding, we're getting used to this) Uber was hit with another lawsuit this week.  And just like the one filed in Washington, D.C., last month, this one is related to accessible vehicles for people with disabilities.  SEE ALSO: A civil rights organization is suing Uber for not having wheelchair-accessible cars Disability Rights Advocates, a national non

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The four waves of augmented reality (that Apple owns)
2017-07-18 17:00:10 - TechCrunch

 It’s been said that augmented/virtual reality is the fourth wave of consumer technology, and that AR could become much bigger than VR. But AR itself is not one giant wave, it’s a set of four big ones: mobile AR software, mobile AR hardware, tethered smartglasses and standalone smartglasses. These four waves could drive AR to more than a billion users and $83 billion by 2021.

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Snap Inc. is now selling Spectacles on Amazon
2017-07-18 15:38:45 - Mashable Tech

Snapchat Spectacles: They changed the snapping game and can be seen on the faces of every trendy hipster at this summer's major music festivals. Now, Snapchat's parent company Snap Inc. is making it even easier for you to get your hands on these shades by selling them on Amazon. SEE ALSO: Snapchat will let you record longer videos but there's an annoying catch Before today, you could only buy Spec

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A security researcher just revealed a huge Myspace security flaw. (And yes you should care.)
2017-07-18 15:30:44 - Mashable Tech

Tom, u up? MySpace — you know that game-changing social media platform that you created and sold — appears to have some serious security issues, dude.  Security researcher Leigh-Anne Galloway shared a blog post on Monday detailing a huge security flaw she spotted on Myspace's account recovery page back in April.  SEE ALSO: In honor of Trump's birthday, we dug up his comp

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8 Summer Gadgets That Don't Suck
2017-07-18 15:13:07 - Mashable Tech

Read more...More about Gadgets, Mashable Reels, Tech, and Consumer Tech

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This company is helping to eliminate food waste
2017-07-18 15:07:12 - Mashable Tech

The U.S. puts 30-40% of our food into the dumpster instead of into the hands of those who are struggling to feed themselves and their families. In addition to this negative social impact, wasted food is also a terrible source of greenhouse gas emissions. That's why Spoiler Alert is working to fix the problem by giving providers the data they need to feed the hungry and help the environment. Read m

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Desktop Metal gets $115 million in funding to deliver metal 3D printing for manufacturing
2017-07-18 14:45:54 - TechCrunch

 Desktop Metal has already earned a number of fans with its 3D printed metal technology — Lowe’s, Caterpillar and BMW were all among its earliest clients. As first noted by CNBC, the Massachusetts-based startup is also getting some healthy monetary support, adding $115 million of venture funds to its coffers this week. The series D features a number of high profile names, includin

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This 'temporary tattoo' could totally change health care
2017-07-18 14:09:01 - Mashable Tech

Temporary tattoos are pretty fun. But soon they could be life-changing.   Scientists have developed a stretchable electronic sensor that looks like a temporary tattoo—and, one day, it could be used to monitor vital signs. Right now, patients with chronic conditions have to suffer with stiff plastic sensors that don't breathe very well. SEE ALSO: A wristband with your medical records cou

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I hate the 'Dancing Hotdog!' game so much, but I can't stop playing it
2017-07-18 14:00:39 - Mashable Tech

Snapchat has done it again. It's created another insanely viral camera filter — and this time it's so popular it inspired its own unofficial bootleg game (available on iOS and Android). I'm of course talking about the Snapchat's footloose weenie, better known as the "dancing hot dog" that's inspired everyone's new favorite meme. Nice knowing ya, flower crown and puppy ears! As the dancing ho

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Adobe launches redesigned Lightroom for Android
2017-07-18 13:43:54 - TechCrunch

 Adobe launched an update for its Lightroom photo management and editing apps on iOS and Android today. The iOS app for iPhone and iPad is getting a few new features, including support for Adobe’s selective brush, a new details tab and an interface update for the iPad version. That’s all pretty nice, but the biggest news here is that Adobe also completely redesigned the Android ap

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Naked Hub emerges as WeWork’s main competitor in Asia
2017-07-18 13:38:39 - TechCrunch

 Hours after WeWork announced plans to move into Japan, one of the U.S. co-working giant’s chief rivals made a move to increase the competition in Asia. Naked Hub, which was born out of China-based luxury resort company Naked Group, today announced a merger deal with JustCo, a fast-expanding co-working firm located in Singapore. It also revealed that it is working to finalize a $200&hel

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Apple now allows customer support reps to respond to your App Store reviews
2017-07-18 13:30:22 - TechCrunch

 Earlier this year, Apple finally introduced the ability for app developers to respond to customer reviews – a feature Google had in place for several years. Now, Apple is expanding this feature with the launch of a new “Customer Support” role available now in the iTunes Connect portal. This gives developers who have larger teams the ability to give others permission to resp

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Light up your outdoor space with these solar-powered glowing 'rocks'
2017-07-18 13:21:01 - Mashable Tech

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Illuminate your yard this season with these Opps glow in the dark garden pebbles. Whether you want to light a pathway, fill a planter, or decorate a landscape, this product will do the job. Save some money on lighting without harming the environment; these solar powered stones require no electric

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Google launches new security features to protect users from unverified apps
2017-07-18 13:00:58 - TechCrunch

 Google has been steadily adding new security features for its G Suite users over the course of the last few months, including new anti-phishing tools and OAuth apps whitelisting, as well as an enhanced app review process. Today, it’s adding another layer on top of this with the launch of a new “unverified app” screen for new web applications and Apps Scripts. This new scree

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Technical recruiting platform Triplebyte opens for business in New York
2017-07-18 13:00:35 - TechCrunch

 Triplebyte wants to make it easier for tech companies to hire engineers by pre-screening them for technical ability and even flying qualified candidates  out to the Bay Area for in-person interviews with prospective employers. After two years, the recruiting startup is ready to enter its second regional market in New York, while also beginning to serve a new vertical in the finance industry

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Get addicted to Flappy Bird all over again...on a hacked Dreamcast
2017-07-18 12:55:39 - Mashable Tech

The Sega Dreamcast lives on, too. Sort of. Techie YouTuber Dmitry Grinberg breathed life into Sega's final home console —  originally launched in the late '90s — with a version of Flappy Bird of all things. The twist: it's not a version of Flappy Bird for the actual home console, it's a version for the console's unique memory card device called the VMU, or visual memory unit.

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Report confirms Brexit’s boomerang logic on data protection
2017-07-18 12:41:18 - TechCrunch

 A UK parliamentary committee report backs the view that Brexit cannot constitute a ‘clean break’ in data protection law terms with the European Union. Au contraire. The UK will likely have to continue mirroring EU data protection rules encore et encore… Read More

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The Navy's silent drone destroyer is this ridiculously powerful laser
2017-07-18 12:23:43 - Mashable Tech

It's no surprise that the U.S. Navy has a massive suite of high-tech weapons. But the looming threat of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, has forced the Navy to put some of its prowess into an unexpected weapon — a laser. The Navy's new Laser Weapon System (LaWS) is essentially a silent ray gun that brings a huge wrath onto electronic targets of all kinds, namely drones.

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Uber faces another lawsuit due to a lack of wheelchair-accessible rides
2017-07-18 12:21:06 - TechCrunch

 The Brooklyn Center for Independence for the Disabled, along with other disability rights groups, is suing Uber, alleging Uber is in violation of New York City human rights laws because it doesn’t have enough wheelchair-accessible cars available to people who need them, Reuters reports. The class-action lawsuit, which also includes Disabled in Action of Metropolitan New York and the&he

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She strapped 102 iPhones to her body and, surprise, was caught by customs
2017-07-18 12:17:06 - Mashable Tech

If you're going to try to smuggle dozens of iPhones, maybe taping them to your body and trying to hide them under your clothes isn't the best way to get through customs. One woman found this out the hard way while trying to sneak 102 iPhones from Hong Kong into mainland China, specifically Shenzhen—where, ironically, many iPhones are made at the gigantic Foxconn plant. Apparently, this is no

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Amazon launches Spark, a shoppable feed of stories and photos aimed at Prime members
2017-07-18 12:09:38 - TechCrunch

 Amazon today is launching Amazon Spark, a new feature aimed at improving product discovery, which is seemingly inspired by Instagram and its use of shoppable photos. Similarly, Amazon Spark users are encouraged to post stories, ideas and images of products they love, which others can react to with comments and “smiles” – Amazon’s own version of the Like or Favorite

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Google Analytics adds voice-based navigation
2017-07-18 12:00:21 - TechCrunch

 If you’ve got a question about your website or app data, you’ll soon be able to ask Google Analytics directly. In other words, if you’re wondering “What’s the trend of mobile versus desktop traffic last week?” or “How many new users did we have yesterday?” or “What were our top countries last month?” you won’t have to figure o

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Snapchat adds multi-Snap recording and a color changing Tint Brush
2017-07-18 12:00:09 - TechCrunch

 Snapchat has a couple of new features rolling out Tuesday, including the ability to record multiple 10 second Snaps continuously, and a new “Tint Brush” that allows you to selectively color specific objects or areas of your snaps. The Multi-Snap recording feature is coming to iOS first, with a rollout planned soon for Android, and the Tint Brush feature is launching on both iOS&h

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‘Game of Thrones’ premiere breaks HBO streaming records
2017-07-18 11:56:29 - TechCrunch

The anticipated season 7 premiere of HBO’s flagship series “Game of Thrones” set a number of new records for the network on Sunday night, including again setting the record for the most-watched premiere in HBO’s history for any series, the company reports. But the show achieved another milestone as well – due to the popularity of HBO’s streaming apps HBO GO&hell

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Literacy Xprize starts field tests of semifinalist apps in LA, Philadelphia and Dallas
2017-07-18 11:51:41 - TechCrunch

 Literacy is a serious problem all over the world — believe it or not, even in our little utopia. While a touch-up of our education and support systems would probably be the best fix in the long term, we all know that’s not likely. So in the meantime we have creative private attempts to alleviate the issue: Today, a $7 million Xprize for literacy-improving apps enters the field&he

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The secondary marketplace EquityZen just landed $6.5 million in funding
2017-07-18 11:51:21 - TechCrunch

 The number of public companies in United States is at a 40-year low; that’s good news for EquityZen, a four-year-old, New York-based company that operates a secondary marketplace for company-approved transactions in pre-IPO stock. The 20-person firm says it has already closed more than 2,000 investments in more than 70 private firms, and Draper Associates is betting that number will&he

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The iPhone 9 could be Samsung's best phone yet
2017-07-18 11:45:35 - Mashable Tech

As the world braces for the iPhone's big 10 year anniversary later this year, chatter is already beginning to bubble up about next year's version, unofficially dubbed the "iPhone 9." The latest rumor involves one of Apple's biggest rivals, Samsung. According to a report Korean publication The Investor, Apple is expected to tap Samsung to produce the chips that will power the high-powered iPhone 9

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Online art marketplace Artsy raises $50M, plans to double down on auctions
2017-07-18 11:42:43 - TechCrunch

 The market for buying, selling and learning about visual art online is getting a significant boost today. Artsy, the New York startup that has positioned itself as the go-to place for all things arty — a platform for people to learn about visual art online as well as explore opportunities to buy and sell work — has raised $50 million in funding. Carter Cleveland, Artsy’s&#

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Recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones will donate their guts to new phones
2017-07-18 11:09:54 - Mashable Tech

It's the circle of life.  Some 400,000 of Samsung's recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones will have been reincarnated as refurbished smartphones in South Korea, while others will be consigned to the scrap heap. But don't shed too many tears for the wasted parts just yet — many of the Note 7s will "die" so that new devices can be made from their parts.  Samsung will begin a Galaxy Note 7 re

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The Curious Comeback of the Dreaded QR Code
2017-07-18 11:00:00 - WIRED

Don't look now, but QR codes are back—and they're going to change your digital life in all sorts of previously impossible ways.

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Ironhack raises $3 million for its coding bootcamp
2017-07-18 10:59:24 - TechCrunch

 As the focus on new educational models and coding bootcamps continues to attract attention (rightly or wrongly) as a cure for the world’s economic woes Ironhack, a coding bootcamp with campuses in Madrid, Barcelona, Paris and Miami has snagged $3 million in financing Madrid-based JME Venture Capital led the round, which will be used to set up new coding campuses in Latin America and

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This best-selling smartphone camera lens kit is on major sale today
2017-07-18 10:55:19 - Mashable Tech

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Smartphone owners are all becoming photographers these days, but the Amir 2-in-1 lens kit will set you apart from the rest.  Originally $94.99, the kit is available on Amazon as a lightning deal for $20.99 until supplies last. (Which won't be long) The kit features both a 0.6X super wide ang

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With new tappable gestures, Tinder’s photos become more like Stories
2017-07-18 10:54:34 - TechCrunch

 Tinder today is rolling out a new navigational experience for users of its mobile application that’s designed to make it easier to move between profile photos and profile text. In the updated app, photos now take up more screen real estate – that is, they extend to the edge of your phone’s screen. The way you move between photos and profiles has changed too, as you now tap&

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Microsoft to help Baidu’s ‘Android of autonomous cars’ go global
2017-07-18 10:48:46 - TechCrunch

 We already knew Microsoft Azure Cloud was a member of Baidu’s Apollo self-driving platform alliance, but now Microsoft has revealed more details about what it will be providing the cross-industry partnership. Basically, Microsoft will be offering cloud infrastructure services via Azure for customers in markets outside of China looking to adopt Apollo, which Baidu has described as an&he

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We all have the potential to be newsmakers, so tweet accordingly
2017-07-18 10:40:18 - Mashable Tech

This past weekend on a beautiful Saturday morning, I sat on my couch for the better part of an hour I had planned to spend outside enjoying the sunshine glued to my phone, sniggering by myself.    I had fallen into a particularly entertaining Twitter thread, and I had no intentions of crawling out. I was enjoying myself too damn much — and from the seemingly endless number of repli

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Startups have officially run out of names 🙃
2017-07-18 10:34:27 - TechCrunch

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This startup bioengineered animal-free leather in a lab
2017-07-18 10:28:00 - Mashable Tech

You can literally grow leather in a petri dish. These biofabricated materials are made using microbe cells that produce collagen, the main ingredient in skin. Brooklyn-based startup, Modern Meadow, has completed a second round of funding and claims there's huge demand from brands and designers to experiment with custom animal-free leather products. Read more...More about Science, Mashable Video, A

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FBI advarer mod intelligent legetøj til børn
2017-07-18 10:12:33 - Version2

Internetopkoblet legetøj kan true børns privatliv, advarer FBI.

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Rackspace partners with Pivotal to launch managed services for Cloud Foundry
2017-07-18 10:10:48 - TechCrunch

 Rackspace, which strongly focuses on managed services these days, today announced a partnership with Pivotal, the company behind the open source Cloud Foundry platform as a service project. Rackspace already offers managed services for AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, VMware, OpenStack and it is now adding Pivotal Cloud Foundry to this mix. Rackspace, which made the announcement

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Workflow automation startup Workato announces $10m Series A
2017-07-18 10:02:58 - TechCrunch

 It’s a big day for Workato as the startup announced a $10 million Series A, and the latest release of its workflow automation platform dubbed ‘Turing.’ The round was led by Storm Ventures with participation from strategic investors Salesforce Ventures and Workday Ventures. The four year old company has now raised a total of $16 million. Workato helps companies simplify&hel

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Google’s Transfer Appliance helps businesses ship their data to the Google Cloud by FedEx
2017-07-18 10:00:34 - TechCrunch

 Google today announced the launch of its Transfer Appliance, a new hardware appliance and service for moving large amounts of data from corporate data centers to its cloud via FedEx. While Google already offered its users the ability to ship physical media like storage arrays, hard disks, tapes and USB flash drives to its data centers through third-party partners, the Transfer Appliance is q

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N26 and Lydia announce Apple Pay support in France, but major banks are still missing
2017-07-18 10:00:34 - TechCrunch

 Apple Pay hasn’t really been a major success in France so far. France’s biggest banks still don’t plan to support Apple’s payment service. But two companies announced today that they were going to add Apple Pay support before the end of the year — Lydia and N26. Crédit Mutuel Arkea’s banks also recently announced that they were working on that feature as&

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Amazon Bursts Blue Apron's Bubble, as the Market Checks Tech's Hype
2017-07-18 09:55:17 - WIRED

As Amazon launches a Blue Apron competitor, and Snap's stock plummets, a bubble is deflating.

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Pc-salget er faldet 11. kvartaler i træk: Mangel på komponenter giver høje priser og færre kunder
2017-07-18 09:54:00 - Computerworld

I snart fem år har pc-salget været støt dalende, og antallet af solgte computere har ikke været så lavt siden 2007.

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Sizmek acquires Rocket Fuel for adtech consolidation
2017-07-18 09:43:38 - TechCrunch

 After a rocky few years as a public company, Rocket Fuel is going private again. Adtech company Sizmek announced this morning that it’s acquiring Rocket Fuel for $2.60 per share, in a deal that values the company at $145 million. (That number includes the assumption of Rocket Fuel’s debt — the purchase price is $125 million if you look at shares alone.) Rocket Fuel came&hel

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This waterproof wide-angle action cam is the perfect $40 GoPro alternative
2017-07-18 09:43:36 - Mashable Tech

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Action cameras like the GoPro are great for all kinds of high-octane adventures: windsurfing, snowboarding, extreme couponing. But they’re also super expensive. $150 for a stand-alone digital camera? What is this? 2003? But there are some great alternatives out there like the HD Wide Angle

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UK’s digital-only Starling Bank adds Apple Pay support
2017-07-18 09:25:13 - TechCrunch

 Digital-only UK “challenger” bank, Starling Bank, has added support for Apple Pay — meaning its customers can now add their Starling debit card to their Apple Wallet and make contactless payments drawing from funds in their Starling account via their Apple devices. Read More

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This is Nokia's new flagship phone
2017-07-18 09:24:36 - Mashable Tech

Nokia made a big comeback this year with the retro reboot of the legendary 3310 dumbphone, but its lineup of Android phones — Nokia 3, 5 and 6 — wasn't that exciting.  This could change with the company's upcoming flagship called the Nokia 8, and we may have just gotten our first glimpse of the new device.  SEE ALSO: This Nokia 3310 has everything: Putin, Trump, titanium, and

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Cisco patcher kritisk sårbarhed i browser-plugin
2017-07-18 09:23:00 - Version2

WebEx-videosoftwaren har fået lukket en kritisk sårbarhed.

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Google Glass is back with hardware focused on the enterprise
2017-07-18 09:15:12 - TechCrunch

 Google Glass arguably always only made sense as an enterprise-focused product, but now it’s officially back and customized for those applications, with Google Glass Enterprise Edition (EE). The wearable head-mounted display has long had a place in the enterprise, even as its death as an experimental consumer product was being widely reported, but now we know a bit more about the EE&hel

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Mira's Prism headset uses your iPhone to deliver affordable augmented reality
2017-07-18 09:04:02 - Mashable Tech

Because few people are ready to part with $3,000 to try Microsoft's HoloLens version of augmented reality, we've been waiting for a cheaper solution — and now it's here, in the form of the Prism. Developed by Los Angeles-based Mira, the device is to the HoloLens what the Samsung Gear VR is to the Oculus Rift. It's much, much cheaper, and more lightweight and portable, but don't expect the sa

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Massive 90,000-strong sex botnet spammed your Twitter for months
2017-07-18 09:03:12 - Mashable Tech

In ancient Greece, sirens were mythological creatures whose singing lured sailors to their doom, as Odysseus' mates discovered.  SEE ALSO: How Star Wars helped uncover a Death Star-sized army of bots Fast-forward to 2017, and "SIREN" is nothing less than a ginormous, 90,000-account strong porn botnet that spammed social media users for months with 8,500,000 tweets.  Security researchers

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Stox to launch token sale for its new prediction market
2017-07-18 09:00:56 - TechCrunch

 Stox.com is Invest.com’s prediction market product and it’s getting a little boost through a newly-opened token sale using Bancor’s smart token protocol. This announcement, while full of jargon, means that Stox will be able to raise money to develop infrastructure and increase its marketing and sales groups. Stox is a spin-off of Invest.com, an established player in the&hel

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Zeta Global acquires Boomtrain to bolster its machine learning tech
2017-07-18 09:00:46 - TechCrunch

 Zeta Global, the marketing automation platform founded by David A. Steinberg and former Apple CEO John Sculley, today announced that it has acquired Boomtrain, a machine-learning centric marketing platform. Sources close to the company tell us that the price of the acquisition was between $35 million and $40 million. Boomtrain had raised a total of $14.77 million before today’s…

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Mira’s Prism is a $99 headset vying to become the Google Daydream of augmented reality
2017-07-18 09:00:22 - TechCrunch

 The Mira Prism is a strange product, intended to fill a gap that may or may not actually exist: the mid-tier AR market. The brand new startup is positioning the headset as the Gear VR or Google Daydream of augmented reality.  It’s a fair comparison, as far as cost and utility are concerned — the $99 headset doesn’t feature any on-board electronics. It’s more or an&h

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Google launches Hire, a new service for helping businesses recruit
2017-07-18 09:00:11 - TechCrunch

 Google today announced the launch of Hire, a new service that helps businesses more effectively manage their internal recruiting process. Hire offers businesses a cohesive applicant tracking service that’s deeply integrated with G Suite to make it easier for businesses to communicate with their candidates and track their progress through the interview process. Earlier this year,&hellip

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'Splatoon 2' Review: Nintendo's Inkstained Shooter Is Great, But It's Not Exactly New
2017-07-18 09:00:00 - WIRED

The Switch sequel to Nintendo's popular Wii U game is great—but if you've played the first one, you're in for deja vu.

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Google Glass is back, and it's coming for your job
2017-07-18 08:59:47 - Mashable Tech

Reports of the death of Google Glass have been greatly exaggerated. Google launched the Google Glass Enterprise Edition (or Google Glass EE) on Tuesday, officially rebooting the wearable as a workplace tool, with Backchannel's Steven Levy first reporting the news.  Instead of logging everyday life events, answering random search queries, and generally creeping everybody out, Glass will now be

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Amazon is already selling some prepared ‘Amazon Meal Kits’
2017-07-18 08:18:51 - TechCrunch

 Based just on trademark filings and reported plans, Amazon’s potential entry into the prepared meal kit market has had a significant impact on freshly-IPO’d Blue Apron’s stock price. Now, however, we know that Amazon is actually already testing its own “Amazon Meal Kits,” thanks to a customer in Seattle who has already ordered and prepared one. Seattle resident&

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Netflix' internationale erobringstogt giver kunder i butikken, men det sker for milliarder af lånte dollars
2017-07-18 08:05:00 - Computerworld

Med egenproducerede serier som House of Cards slår den amerikanske streamingtjeneste Netflix kløerne i flere og flere kunder på verdensplan. Men det sker fortsat for lånte penge.

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Syte.ai, a visual search startup just for fashion, closes $8M Series A
2017-07-18 08:03:29 - TechCrunch

 Syte.ai, a visual search startup focused on fashion products, announced that it has raised an $8 million Series A. The lead investor is NHN Ventures (the investment arm of Korean internet services giant NHN), with participation from Naver Corp., messaging app Line Corp., Magma VC, Remagine VC, KDC Ventures, and NBM Ventures. Read More

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Self-driving truck startup Embark raises $15M, partners with Peterbilt
2017-07-18 08:00:57 - TechCrunch

 Self-driving trucking startup Embark has raised $15 million in Series A financing, the company announced on Tuesday. Embark first broke cover back in February, when it revealed trucks equipped with its neural net-based deep learning approach to autonomous trucking. The startup’s also revealing a team-up with heavy equipment manufacturer Peterbilt today, which will help it roll out its&

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Doggie DNA startup Embark raises $4.5 million in seed to find your puppy’s breed
2017-07-18 08:00:11 - TechCrunch

 Ever wanted to know the genetic mix of your mutt? Embark, a doggie DNA startup has raised $4.5 million in seed to expand its offering of genetic kits for your pup’s pedigree. Embark launched in Austin, Texas two years ago with its “Embark Dog DNA Test Kit” that tell dog owners their pet’s pedigree, where in the world their dog comes from and if they have a genetic&hel

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Gaze Upon the Mother Shrimp That Punches Its Enemies to Death
2017-07-18 08:00:00 - WIRED

It's colorful. It's feisty. And you don't want to mess with it.

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Samsung All-In-One – Uniquely Designed for Extraordinary Performance
2017-07-18 07:38:00 - Daily Tech

The Samsung 24’ All-In-One has a unique speaker system that doubles as the stand for the unit.

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After relaunching its accounting platform, FreshBooks has raised another $43 million
2017-07-18 07:30:47 - TechCrunch

 For a decade and a half, FreshBooks has worked to establish itself as one of the most popular accounting software platforms for small businesses and the self-employed around the world. To accelerate growth, the company has raised $43 million in Series B funding led by existing investor Georgian Partners, with participation from previous investors Accomplice and Oak Investment Partners. Rea

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NewStore raises $50 million for mobile commerce
2017-07-18 07:30:47 - TechCrunch

 Demandware founder Stephen Schambach has moved on to his next startup and investors are betting $50 million. NewStore, an enterprise platform for mobile commerce, has raised a Series B from Activant Capital, General Catalyst and Schambach’s own money. The company previously raised $40 million since 2015, but just launched the business late last year. While Magento, Shopify and others&h

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ObEN raises $5M from Tencent to create AI celebrities for AR
2017-07-18 07:00:57 - TechCrunch

 The worlds of VR and AR may deeply change how we interact with computers but it may also change how we follow celebrities as well. ObEN, which uses artificial intelligence-powered tools to create avatars that look and sound like the real deal, announced today that it has raised $5 million in strategic investment from Tencent as it looks to tackle the AI celebrity scene. Li Ruigang, Chairman

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Google Glass 2.0 Is a Startling Second Act
2017-07-18 07:00:00 - WIRED

Google Glass flopped. Then Alphabet realized that the future of wearables was in factories and warehouses. Welcome to Google Glass 2.0.

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The First Alexa Phone Gets Amazon Even Closer to Total Domination
2017-07-18 07:00:00 - WIRED

Putting Alexa on the HTC U11 is a small step, but it gives Amazon new footing in the voice revolution.

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Nike Fe/Nom: Your New Favorite Sports Bra Is Made From Fancy Flyknit
2017-07-18 07:00:00 - WIRED

The high-tech fabric found on Nike's running shoes makes the perfect material for a soft, supportive sports bra.

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Kotlin: the Upstart Coding Language Conquering Silicon Valley
2017-07-18 07:00:00 - WIRED

The story behind the new language making coders smile

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The West Is on Fire. Blame the Housing Crisis
2017-07-18 07:00:00 - WIRED

You can blame climate change for all those wildfires, but don't forget another factor: We love to build on the edge of wildlands.

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Tech-Brief: Er dette Nokias kommende toptelefon? / Her er de bedste eksterne harddiske / Microsoft stopper Windows 10-support tidligt på disse Intel-processorer
2017-07-18 06:59:00 - Computerworld

Nokia er på vej med en ægte toptelefon / Her er en liste over de bedste eksterne harddiske og den nyeste Windows 10-version kan ikke køre på udvalgte Intel-processorer.

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Nokia 8 – Speculated to arrive on July 31st
2017-07-18 06:54:00 - Daily Tech

Recent reports have the next Nokia flagship smartphone arriving on July 31st.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is coming sooner than you think
2017-07-18 06:51:34 - Mashable Tech

We already sort of knew, but now we really know: Samsung will launch its next flagship, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, in late August.  According to ePrice, Samsung Mobile chief DJ Koh recently confirmed as much at a meeting with journalists in Taiwan, saying the announcement will come at the end of next month.  SEE ALSO: Did Samsung just accidentally reveal the Note 8? Koh didn't share the

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Yandex open sources CatBoost, a gradient boosting machine learning library
2017-07-18 06:11:43 - TechCrunch

 Artificial intelligence is now powering a growing number of computing functions, and today the developer community today is getting another AI boost, courtesy of Yandex. Today, the Russian search giant — which, like its US counterpart Google, has extended into a myriad of other business lines, from mobile to maps and more — announced the the launch of CatBoost, an open source&hel

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A Son’s Race to Give His Dying Father Artificial Immortality
2017-07-18 06:00:00 - WIRED

For months, he recorded his dying father's life story. Then he used it to re-create his dad as an AI.

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Apache Foundation bandlyser Facebook-kode
2017-07-18 05:44:32 - Version2

Kode, der er bundet op på Facebooks BSD+Patents, er ikke længere velkommen hos Apache Foundation.

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Corelight closes $9.2M Series A to help enterprises battle ransomware
2017-07-18 05:25:03 - TechCrunch

 It’s already been a year of multiple high profile ransomware attacks and now cybersecurity startup Corelight has bagged a $9.2 million Series A round, led by Accel Partners. Read More

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Grådighed eller teknisk usikkerhed?: Bitcoins har tabt milliarder i værdi på kort tid
2017-07-18 04:58:00 - Computerworld

Værdien af bitcoins er faldet drastisk i den seneste måned. årsagen er enten udbyttehøst eller teknisk usikkerhed.

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China launches self-driving patrol boats to rescue people from drowning
2017-07-18 04:30:51 - Mashable Tech

Robotic speedboats now ply the waters of a large lake in China, which has seen multiple deaths from drowning over the years. The autonomous watercraft is equipped with GPS, cameras, and acoustic and infrared sensors.  It's aiding lifeguards at the Tian'e Lake in Hefei, eastern China, which receives tens of thousands of people each day during peak periods, according to park officials.  SE

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Windows 10 er ikke længere understøttet på Intel Atom Clover Trail
2017-07-18 04:25:40 - Version2

Hvis man har en pc fra 2013 med en Intel Atom-processor, så er der risiko for, at det snart er slut med opdateringer, fordi hardwaren ikke længere er understøttet.

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Privitar raises $16M to help ensure privacy in big data analytics
2017-07-18 04:15:35 - TechCrunch

 As data protection — a set of laws and practices created across different markets to ensure that our sensitive information does not get leaked or shared without our permission — continues to gain priority in our rapidly expanding digital world, a UK startup called Privitar that is building tools to help organizations keep that data private has picked up $16 million in funding&he

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Jakub Krzych sees a world where computers help us do more than we can imagine
2017-07-18 03:37:22 - TechCrunch

 Founder of Estimote, Jakub Krzych, expects the world to be a far kinder place. His beacons are already appearing in museums, stores, and public places and helping folks find their way around indoor spaces. Now he expects them to help us by sending us the data we need where we need it. Estimote is a Polish success story, one of the few businesses to build global reach in Central Europe. I spo

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Et Apple-opvarmet Viborg har lange udsigter
2017-07-18 03:35:00 - Version2

Energi Viborg vil trække 50 MW overskudsvarme fra Apples datacenter til at opvarme byen, men frem mod 2024 vil centrets forbrug næppe overstige godt 20 MW. Derfor kan datacentret langt fra dække viborgensernes varmebehov de kommende år.

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Sådan afstresser du fra din kontorstol
2017-07-18 03:28:28 - Version2

Der er flere tricks til at slippe for stress og slappe mere af i hverdagen. Jobfinder leverer fem tips til at overkomme angst og stress.

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Global it-boss: Du kan ikke lede en tech-virksomhed gennem et regneark - fornemmelse for teknologien er afgørende
2017-07-18 03:02:00 - Computerworld

Interview: Ledelsesgangen i en techvirksomhed må ikke være et gemmested for chefen. Hvis du vil have succes som leder i dag, skal du have hænderne nede i skidtet. Den amerikanske tech-topchef Pat Gelsinger guider dig her til succes som leder.

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Elon Musk: Undervurder ikke truslen fra kunstig intelligens
2017-07-18 02:58:00 - Version2

AI er den største trussel mod menneskeheden og vi indser det ikke, før det er for sent, mener Elon Musk.

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Facebookbrugere hacket med kendt mobil-sårbarhed
2017-07-18 02:25:00 - Version2

Facebook insisterer på at funktionens eksistens er berettiget

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Brugerne raser efter opdatering: Giv os det gamle Skype tilbage
2017-07-18 01:48:00 - Computerworld

Microsoft opdaterede Skype-app'en til Android og iOS i sidste måned, men brugerne synes ikke om det nye design

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Google Home now has an Australian accent
2017-07-18 01:46:26 - Mashable Tech

Google Home wants to be Australian like football, meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars. The voice-activated smart home device is set to launch in the country on Thursday, shipping with a distinctly Australian twang and an understanding of the local vernacular. SEE ALSO: Google Home review: Smaller, cheaper and smarter than the Amazon Echo "We've done a lot to make sure Google Home feels, sounds an

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This is the last week to apply for Startup Battlefield Africa
2017-07-18 01:00:41 - TechCrunch

 We’re excited to be partnering with Facebook to bring our illustrious startup competition, the Startup Battlefield, to Nairobi, Kenya later this year. We gave you an extension, but if you’re part of a startup in sub-Saharan Africa, the time to act is now. You have just five more days to put together an application to TechCrunch’s inaugural Startup Battlefield Africa. Read

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Ny Netflix-serie baseret på klassisk computerspil
2017-07-18 01:00:32 - Elektronista

Netflix har lanceret en ny original serie, denne gang bygget over en elsket serie af computerspil fyldt med vampyrer Indlægget Ny Netflix-serie baseret på klassisk computerspil blev vist første gang den ELEKTRONISTA.

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Morgen-briefing: Apple skal bygge 200 vindmøller for at dække sit behov i Danmark / Det mobile dankort får bundkarakter af brugerne / It-systemer hos Mærsk er næsten kommet sig efter angreb
2017-07-18 00:40:00 - Computerworld

Professor: Apple skal bygge 200 vindmøller for at dække sit behov i Danmark . Det mobile dankort får bundkarakter af brugerne. It-systemer hos Mærsk er næsten kommet sig efter angreb. Telenor har stabil vækst i Danmark - men skal alligevel spare.

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We went gaming at a VR arcade in Hong Kong
2017-07-18 00:11:11 - TechCrunch

 TechCrunch was in Hong Kong last week for tech conference Rise — where we watched two robots talking together on stage, among other things. The event is well-known for its after-parties and social activities, but one night we sneaked away from the crowd with a few friends to check out a virtual reality arcade. Playdium is a new entry to the city, having only opened its doors at the st

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Samsung plans to recover 157 tonnes of rare metals, including gold, from Galaxy Note 7s
2017-07-17 23:52:08 - TechCrunch

 Samsung Electronics announced today that it will recycle parts from Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, which gained notoriety last year after a battery defect caused several to burst into flame. The company said in a statement on its Korean site (via Google Translate) that it also expects to recover 157 tonnes of rare metals, including gold, from the devices. Read More

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Poul-Henning Kamp: »HTTPS-over-det-hele vil tvinge regeringerne til at reagere«
2017-07-17 23:12:32 - Version2

Begejstring for kryptering kan ende med at betyde, at kraftig kryptering bliver svækket ved lov, mener Poul-Henning Kamp.

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Crunch Report | Disney’s Epic Star Wars Hotel
2017-07-17 23:00:08 - TechCrunch

Disney plans to open an epic Star Wars hotel, new emoji are being released to the world, Amazon could be the latest to get into the meal delivery kit business and the latest Atari game console. All this on Crunch Report! Read More

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It only took hackers 3 minutes to steal $7 million worth of Ether
2017-07-17 21:27:50 - Mashable Tech

All it took was three minutes.  Shortly after going live, CoinDash's July 17 Initial Coin Offering (ICO) was in serious trouble. The company, which allows for the trading of the popular cryptocurrency Ether (the "money unit" of the Ethereum platform), was all set for a big fundraising round with investors given the chance to invest in CoinDash with Ether. It's a well-established practice simi

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WeWork will launch in Japan with the help of SoftBank
2017-07-17 21:03:28 - TechCrunch

 WeWork is gearing up to launch its co-working spaces in Japan, thanks to a joint-venture with SoftBank, SoftBank said today. As part of the arrangement, SoftBank and WeWork will each own 50 percent of the joint-venture, which will go by WeWork Japan. WeWork Japan’s first location will launch early next year in Tokyo. In addition to the U.S., WeWork operates co-working spaces in 16&hell

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Disney showed us the inner workings of its Avatar robot and it’s just incredible
2017-07-17 20:53:02 - TechCrunch

 Back at the end of May, Disney opened an Avatar-themed area (Pandora: World of Avatar) within its Animal Kingdom park. Given that it’s only been open for a few weeks, most folks still haven’t been inside — but if you do go, do yourself a favor and take the time to check out the Na’vi River Journey ride. The end of the ride features an animatronic Na’vi… R

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Not 1, not 2, but all 3 iPhones rumored to be facing delays
2017-07-17 18:20:26 - Mashable Tech

They say good things come to those who wait, right? Hopefully, Apple fans will take that old saying to heart if fall rolls around with no new iPhones in sight.  Apple is expected to launch the redesigned, juiced-up iPhone 8 alongside two less substantial updates to the current line, the 7S and 7S Plus, in September. The latest rumor to hit the news cycle, which comes from the company's overse

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These are the 10 games Atari should include on the Ataribox
2017-07-17 18:13:21 - Mashable Tech

Atari is about to have a renaissance.Today's unveiling of the new Ataribox jolted the gaming world wide-awake this morning, stoking feelings of nostalgia in both the middle-aged fans of the original Atari 2600 console and newer fans of retro games.  SEE ALSO: I haven't owned a game console in 30 years, but I want the Ataribox The 8-bit games of the Atari 2600 were often a memorably basic expe

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A security robot just drowned itself, so score one for mankind
2017-07-17 17:56:13 - Mashable Tech

Humanity breathed a collective sigh of relief today as the robot army amassing to subjugate us under its shiny metal grip revealed an all-too-familiar Achilles heel: Crippling existential dread. Or at least that's what it looks like.  SEE ALSO: Man attacks robot and humanity will probably pay for it one day What else could explain the July 17 actions of a Knightscope security robot at the Was

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Get any temporary tattoo in seconds with this printer
2017-07-17 17:29:34 - Mashable Tech

'Prinker' is a temporary tattoo printer that uses cosmetic grade ink to apply a design on to your skin in seconds. The company says the tattoo can last for up to 3 days and will wash off with soap. Read more...More about Tech, Technology, Ces, Mashable Video, and Kids

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Porsche Design’s Book One is the industrial convertible laptop that needs fixing
2017-07-17 17:27:51 - TechCrunch

 Porsche Design’s Book One laptop is a prime example of when aesthetics completely take over — when other parts of the device suffer and you lose focus on how well it actually works. The form factor set by Microsoft’s Surface Book is probably one of the best approaches to a convertible laptop. Why? Simplicity: the screen detaches from the body to become a tablet, then can&he

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Comcast’s FCC filing pits pet economists against net neutrality rules
2017-07-17 17:22:47 - TechCrunch

 Comcast has filed its official commentary on the FCC’s proposal to roll back 2015’s Open Internet Order, and it’s about what you’d expect: a selectively thorough takedown that relies heavily on analysis by friendly economists to support the ISP’s view. Read More

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Google is reviving its terrible 'blob emoji' for some reason
2017-07-17 17:13:03 - Mashable Tech

This is why we can't have nice emoji. Google has decided to revive its "blob" emoji in the form of a sticker pack for its messaging app Allo. SEE ALSO: New Apple emoji include Woman With Headscarf, Breastfeeding, Zombie, and more A quick refresher: Google revealed earlier this year that it will introduce completely redesigned emoji as part of the upcoming Android O update. The new characters look

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Elon, Forget Killer Robots. Focus on the Real AI Problems
2017-07-17 17:01:15 - WIRED

Elon Musk’s Fixation on Killer AI Distracts from Much More Immediate Problems with Smart Machines

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Beginning this week, automated savings app Digit will start charging users $3 a month
2017-07-17 17:00:34 - TechCrunch

 In April, Digit announced that in 100 days it would begin charging $2.99 a month to people using its service to automatically save for a rainy day or help pay their bills. Well, 100 days have almost passed, and it’s almost time for those changes to go into effect. Read More

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Myspace Security Flaw Let Anyone Take Over Any Account Just By Knowing Their Birthday
2017-07-17 16:58:41 - WIRED

If you know someone's birthday, you can crack their Myspace account.

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This “shape-display” robot follows your hand and simulates the surface you’re touching in VR
2017-07-17 16:52:53 - TechCrunch

 Touch. When it comes to virtual reality, it’s a problem no one has quite cracked. You can crank a VR headset’s resolution as high as you want and push the frame rate past what the human eye can see… but when the user reaches out and feels nothing but air, that sense of immersion is lost. At TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics this afternoon, a researcher out of MIT demonstrated a&hel

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Tesla adds James Murdoch and Linda Johnson Rice to its board
2017-07-17 16:48:28 - TechCrunch

 Tesla has added two new independent directors to its board, including 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch and Johnson Publishing Company CEO and Chairman Linda Johnson Rice. The two new board members were added just a few months after Tesla confirmed it was seeking additional independent directors without ties to CEO and founder Elon Musk. Until now, Tesla’s board included five (of six&

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Gillmor Gang: Net Flakes
2017-07-17 16:44:53 - TechCrunch

 The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Denis Pombriant, Kevin Marks, Frank Radice, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, July 14, 2017. Apologies for the annoying echo G3: Culture Club recorded live Thursday, July 13, 2017 with Mary Hodder, Elisa Camahort Page, Halley Suitt Tucker, Kristie Wells, and Tina Chase Gillmor. @stevegillmor, @dsearls, @kevinmarks, @fradice, DenisPombriant / @tinag

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Netflix’s subscribers are surging as it blows away Wall Street’s expectations
2017-07-17 16:12:28 - TechCrunch

 For the second quarter in a row, Netflix has handily beaten industry watchers — and its own expectations — in adding a mountain of additional new subscribers. Netflix today said it added 5.2 million additional new subscribers this quarter, a number well above the 3.2 million new subscriber additions that it set itself — and the stock promptly jumped nearly 9 percent. Read M

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Every member of Hampton Creek’s board has stepped down except for the CEO
2017-07-17 16:04:59 - TechCrunch

 Hampton Creek is in the news again — and not for the reasons it would like to be. Hampton Creek’s entire board of directors have left, except for CEO Josh Tetrick. Read More

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The solar-powered Tertill robot keeps weeds in check
2017-07-17 15:57:58 - TechCrunch

 This September marks the 15th anniversary of the first Roomba — but in spite of the device’s massive popularity, no companies have managed to successfully follow in its footsteps with another mainstream home robot. The Tertill, however, could be the product to change that, drawing on a number of the Roomba’s lessons and applying to to an outdoor setting for regular garden&#

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Reelgood helps cord cutters find, track and watch content from across streaming services
2017-07-17 15:10:49 - TechCrunch

 Reelgood, a service making it easier for cord cutters to find something new to watch and keep track of their favorite shows, is today exiting beta with the launch of a new site that aggregates content from across over 250 streaming services in a single interface. The end result is something of a TV guide for the new streaming age. The startup first got off the ground in 2015 as an iPhoneR

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Reach Robotics closes $7.5M Series A for its augmented reality bots
2017-07-17 14:50:38 - TechCrunch

 After years of research and development, Reach Robotics has closed a $7.5 million Series A, co-led by Korea Investment Partners (KiP) and IGlobe, to bring its augmented reality bots to market in a big way. The Bristol-based startup is looking to expand into the U.S. and the team is exploring opportunities for growth into other European and Asian markets. Reach Robotics first product,&helli

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'Game of Thrones' Recap: When Vengeance Becomes Your God
2017-07-17 14:36:03 - WIRED

The problem with revenge is that it's never enough. The past, as the women of Westeros know, is forever.

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6 modern gadgets that will take you back to the old days
2017-07-17 14:31:03 - Mashable Tech

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Nostalgic tech is making its way into the gadget world and we’re all big fans. Add a classic taste to your modern tech with some of these products. There’s no time like the past…    From vinyl Bluetooth speakers to mix tape thumb drives, this list has all the nostalgia

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Spotify Is Watching You
2017-07-17 14:28:20 - Mashable Tech

Read more...More about Spotify, Mashable Reels, Tech, Music, and Consumer Tech

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Leap Motion nabs $50M for its VR/AR hand-tracking tech
2017-07-17 14:26:05 - TechCrunch

 Headset-based VR and AR may be a bit slower out of the gates than many had hoped, but investors are still pouring money into startups looking to change how consumers interact with the digital world. Leap Motion, a hand-tracking company based in San Francisco, has raised $50 million in Series C funding. The startup has raised nearly $95 million to date. Read More

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NASA tests astronaut ocean exit process for Orion crew capsule
2017-07-17 13:51:56 - TechCrunch

 NASA has a long and thorough safety certification process for any vessels hoping to transport astronauts to space and back – and its Orion crew capsule is no exception. The vehicle, which is aiming to first launch with a crew aboard the Space Launch System (SLS) heavy lift rocket sometime between 2021 and 2023, underwent water exit testing (via Space) in the Gulf of Mexico, to see how&

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The Empire State Building will light up 'emoji yellow' for World Emoji Day
2017-07-17 13:29:18 - Mashable Tech

It's World Emoji Day, and people are celebrating the cartoon smileys and symbols used in instant messaging apps in festivities all across the world.  SEE ALSO: Cult of the party parrot: How a ridiculous bird became an emoji hero But the New York's Empire State Building is really outdoing all other celebrations with its own colorful lighting change Monday evening.  The iconic Manhattan bu

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Okoli connects you with tour guides around the world
2017-07-17 13:25:04 - TechCrunch

 Okoli is new service by developer Jack Deneut which aims to replace those ugly little cards you find in tourist hotels. The web app, which currently works in Prague, Budapest, Berlin, and Paris, lets you reserve a nearly private tour with a professional guide and you’re guaranteed groups of no bigger than eight people. It is live now. Standard tour groups depend on large numbers of&hel

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Google responds to academic funding controversy — with a GIF
2017-07-17 13:10:57 - TechCrunch

 Last week, an advocacy group called Campaign for Accountability (CfA) released a list of academics and policy experts who had received funding from Google in the last few years. That created quite a stir, especially because many of the scholars on the list didn’t think they should have been included in this list in the first place. Read More

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Blue Apron is having another awful day and its shares are crashing
2017-07-17 13:05:37 - TechCrunch

 Since going public last month, things have not gone particularly well for Blue Apron, thanks to the specter of Amazon and its $13.7 billion acquisition bid for Whole Foods. The bad news, again, continues to roll in as what may have been a competitor in theory now seems more and more like an existential threat. Read More

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Finally, a phone that takes selfies seriously
2017-07-17 12:56:34 - Mashable Tech

Just when we thought we've seen it all, China's Meizu has announced a smartphone that has a secondary display on the back, meaning you can assume that perfect selfie pose even when you use the rear camera.  The Meizu Pro 7 has appeared in several leaks over the next couple of days, but now it's official. The company announced on Twitter that the device will launch on July 26 and posted a phot

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Faraday Future answers mounting challenges with high-profile CTO hire
2017-07-17 12:52:33 - TechCrunch

 Faraday Future is an electric car company with a very uncertain future, following news that it would be ending its effort to build an assembly plant for its vehicles in Nevada. The company’s primary backer, China’s LeEco, is in dire financial straits, and the would-be Tesla challenger is facing its own heat as a result. Now, however, the company is revealing a big-name hire&helli

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Party City invests $4 million in Punchbowl, which now powers its digital invites platform
2017-07-17 12:52:03 - TechCrunch

 Party City, the party goods supplier and retail chain, has taken a minority stake in digital invitations platform Punchbowl, the companies announced today. The deal sees Punchbowl’s technology now being used to power an online invitation platform on Party City’s e-commerce site, opening up Punchbowl to an influx of new customers. While the official announcement didn’t&helli

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Tesla sends out invites to private Model 3 event
2017-07-17 12:42:27 - Mashable Tech

Tesla's eagerly anticipated Model 3 all-electric car is about to take its next big step: delivery to the very first customers. Who happen to be employees. That's right, those lucky enough to get their hands on and drive off with the $35,000, electric, four-door sedan will be those who helped design and build the groundbreaking car, which travels 215 miles on a single charge and can do zero-to-60 m

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This app will correct your grammar and spelling as you go
2017-07-17 12:34:49 - Mashable Tech

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The internet may have made our written communications more casual, but it's safe to say that spelling and grammar still matter. A well-written text or email can express greater confidence, more sincere concern, and stalwart professionalism in a way that slapdash, typo-ridden messages don't. 

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Amazon's next step at world domination could be a messaging app
2017-07-17 12:22:36 - Mashable Tech

Because it's one of the few areas Amazon has yet to conquer, the retail behemoth is now exploring the possibility of building its own messaging app, according to an AFTV report.  SEE ALSO: A swole Jeff Bezos has become one jacked-up, Photoshopped meme The report says Amazon has been surveying customers about what they'd like to see most in a messaging app. And based on what AFTV says, it coul

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Trademarks show Amazon has sights on meal-kits, “single cow burgers” and other fast food options
2017-07-17 12:02:04 - TechCrunch

 Amazon has made no secret of its ambitions to expand into more fresh food services, from its own, homegrown efforts like AmazonFresh for groceries (first launched in 2013) and Amazon Restaurants for restaurant delivery (first launched in 2014), through to its most recent plan to acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. In fact, the company has its sights set on a number of other culinary areas

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How Microsoft brought SQL Server to Linux
2017-07-17 12:00:57 - TechCrunch

 Back in 2016, when Microsoft announced that SQL Server would soon run on Linux, the news came as a major surprise to users and pundits alike. Over the course of the last year, Microsoft’s support for Linux (and open source in general), has come into clearer focus and the company’s mission now seems to be all about bringing its tools to wherever its users are. The company today&#

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Rajeeb Dey’s new career platform Learnerbly secures £1.6M led by Frontline Ventures
2017-07-17 11:32:27 - TechCrunch

 Professional development is one of the hot areas for big corporates grappling with their millennials influx who are hungry to learn, so it makes sense that new platforms are now appearing to service this need. Today, Learnerbly, a “curated professional development SaaS platform” based in London announces that it has raised £1.6 million in seed financing to create a so-calledR

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Keyboard ads are your latest dystopian tech nightmare
2017-07-17 11:20:12 - Mashable Tech

Banner ads are the last thing you'd ever expect to see (or want) included with your smartphone's on-screen keyboard. Yet, that's exactly what some owners of HTC Android phones are discovering on their devices. The reaction to the big time screw up is unanimous: "What the hell is this doing here?" SEE ALSO: Google's likely ditching HTC for LG when it comes to the next Pixel Some HTC 10 and U11 user

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Twitter Will Never Ban Donald Trump
2017-07-17 11:20:10 - WIRED

If Twitter were going to ban Trump, they would have done it by now.

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New Apple emoji include Woman With Headscarf, Breastfeeding, Zombie, and more
2017-07-17 11:13:46 - Mashable Tech

Happy World Emjoi Day, 24 hours in which we realized that there still isn't an emoji for every mood, activity, job, and clothing style. SEE ALSO: Emoji sheriffs are patrolling Twitter The good news is that the emoji-creation industry is always racing to catch up with real-world social mores. Now, we have the promise of Woman With Headscarf and Breastfeeding. Of the two, Woman With Headscarf, who s

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How the best design recruiter in the country finds the top 1% of designers
2017-07-17 11:00:27 - TechCrunch

 Judy Wert is the co-founder of Wert & Company, a leading international executive search firm specializing in design – for top-tier startups and Fortune 500 corps. In this episode, she shares how she’s been recruiting the best designers for more than two decades, what she sees in the top 1% of designers she’s worked with, and how an internal database they created is help

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Meet the judges for the TechCrunch London Meetup + Pitch-off
2017-07-17 10:58:37 - TechCrunch

 On July 19 we’re hosting the London TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off — it’s our chance to formally connect with the UK’s great entrepreneurs and showcase some new up-and-coming startups. We have a great lineup of judges who are going to listen to the startup pitches and crown the winner of the London Pitch-Off. Tickets are now sold out. In addition to a few&hel

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Revolut launches personal Euro accounts with your own IBAN
2017-07-17 10:54:06 - TechCrunch

 Fintech startup Revolut just raised $66 million and is already launching new features. Starting today, you can generate your own IBAN for Euro transactions. This way, you can receive your salary directly on your Revolut account for instance. While you could already top up your Revolut account with a regular bank transfer, Revolut only had one bank account to receive all your Euro transfers.&

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Apple shows off some of its new emoji on World Emoji Day
2017-07-17 10:35:52 - TechCrunch

 Apple has revealed a few of the emoji it’ll be releasing on iOS, watchOS and macOS later this year, a little gift just in time for World Emoji Day. The new expressive icons include a T-Rex and an Elf for Jurassic Park and LOTR fans tired of typing out the names of their heroes, as well as some new emoji that encourage more diverse communication, including a women a wearing a headscarf,

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This scary video tool makes fake news look legit
2017-07-17 10:34:05 - Mashable Tech

We live in scary times. It's often hard to distinguish reality from fantasy, and it doesn't help that our very own president, Mr. Donald J. Trump, obsessively rants about "fake news media" anytime he's criticized. Sadly, fake news isn't going anywhere anytime soon, and it's probably going to get much worse in the near future thanks to new video editing tools being made by scientific researchers. S

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PayPal to become a payment option in Samsung Pay, including in-app, online and in-store
2017-07-17 10:33:42 - TechCrunch

 Samsung users will be able to choose PayPal as their preferred method of payment in-app, online and in retail stores through the Samsung Pay mobile payments platform, the companies announced today. The strategic partnership will initially be available to Samsung Pay users in the United States before expanding to other countries, says Samsung. In addition to supporting PayPal at point-of-sale

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MySpace gør det nemt at kapre en konto med blot en fødselsdato
2017-07-17 10:10:00 - Version2

Hvis du kender navnet, MySpace-brugernavnet og fødselsdatoen, så kan du let få adgang til en MySpace-konto, advarer sikkerhedsekspert.

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Firms Pledge to Stamp Out Sexual Harassment. Sounds Familiar
2017-07-17 10:00:00 - WIRED

We already have a case study for when VCs promise progress, and it doesn’t look good.

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LinkedIn’s new desktop app arrives on Windows 10
2017-07-17 09:54:37 - TechCrunch

 LinkedIn is today launching its official desktop application for Windows 10, allowing the Microsoft-owned professional social networking service to be more deeply integrated into the operating system through features like the Windows 10 Start Menu, a pinnable Live Tile, and Action Center notifications. These alerts will include things like new messages in your LinkedIn inbox, updates about&

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Danfoss har droppet den detaljerede cyber-plan: ”Virkeligheden overgår alligevel fantasien”
2017-07-17 09:46:00 - Computerworld

Cyber-angreb er blevet hverdag for danske virksomheder, og der er bred enighed om, at alle bliver ramt før eller siden. Men hos Danfoss har man alligevel droppet ideen om en detaljeret handlingsplan for cyberangreb.

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Meet the adorable robot camera Japan’s space agency sent to the ISS
2017-07-17 09:32:41 - TechCrunch

 Science can be cute as hell when it wants to be – take the JEM Internal Ball Camera (“Int-Ball” for short). The device, created by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), was delivered to the International Space Station on June 4, 2017, and now JAXA is releasing its first video and images. The purpose of Int-Ball is to give scientists on the ground the ability to&hel

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Butternut Box raises £1M for its algorithm-driven natural dog food startup
2017-07-17 09:09:04 - TechCrunch

 You’ve probably heard of HelloFresh-style businesses where you are given tailored ingredients for your meals. Well now the concept has come, literally, to dog food. Butternut Box is a London startup now bringing tailored, delivered meals to British dogs. It’s aiming at dog owners who want high-quality ingredients put into meals for their precious pooches. The company is led by&he

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Watch the new trailer for Blade Runner 2049
2017-07-17 09:03:46 - TechCrunch

 The sequel to Blade Runner is arriving in theaters on October 6, thirty years after the original, and the latest trailer sheds a lot more light on the story and what’s happened in the intervening decades. This trailer gives us a lot of good Jared Leto time (and he’s definitely a creepy big bad), plus a scene with Dave Bautista doing a good job of not getting typecast as Drax. Thi

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Big Pharma Buys Into Crowdsourcing for Drug Discovery
2017-07-17 09:00:00 - WIRED

The Structural Genomics Consortium encourages pharma companies and academics to put all their cards on the table in the interest of speeding up drug research.

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Here’s what Atari’s upcoming Ataribox console will look like
2017-07-17 08:52:45 - TechCrunch

 Retro consoles are the new next-gen consoles, and nothing’s more retro console than Atari. That’s why the teases from the gaming company about its upcoming ‘Ataribox’ have been so intriguing to gaming fans – it could be amazing. Now, we know what it looks like, and thanks to an email update (via The Verge), also broadly what it will be able to do. The design is&

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Hyundai launching its semi self-driving features earlier than planned
2017-07-17 08:33:44 - TechCrunch

 The race to bring self-driving features to market is stepping up in a big way, now that GM’s Super Cruise is set to arrive in the Cadillac CT6 later this year, and Audi has announced it’ll ship its Level 3 self-driving tech in the next A8. Hyundai is speeding up its own timeline for commercialization of its “Highway Driving Assist 2” (HDA2) semi-autonomous features as

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I haven't owned a game console in 30 years, but I want the Ataribox
2017-07-17 08:28:20 - Mashable Tech

When Atari announced it was jumping back into the game-console arena, those old enough to remember the 8-bit glory days of the Atari 2600 — like myself — perked up, briefly lighting up whatever part of the brain responsible for feelings of nostalgia. SEE ALSO: Original 'Resident Evil' Returns for Next-Gen and PC, 20 Years Later If last month's announcement clicked on a standard 60-watt

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Telegram agrees to delete terrorist content in Indonesia following partial block
2017-07-17 08:09:49 - TechCrunch

 Messaging app Telegram has agreed to block terrorist-related content in Indonesia after the government threatened to block the service over fears it was enabling terrorist communication. The country’s Ministry of Communication and IT blocked the web-based version of the messaging service on Friday. It threatened to do more in frustration that Telegram continued to be used as a platform

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GRAFIK: Sådan skal Facebooks kæmpedroner udbrede internettet
2017-07-17 07:49:25 - Version2

En sværm af store, svævende droner i stratosfæren, der kommunikerer indbyrdes ved hjælp af laser og udbreder internettet til jordens øde områder – lyder det som science fiction? Det kan snart blive virkelighed i følge Mark Zuckerberg og Facebook.

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Elon Musks vilde magnettog er på vej til at blive virkelighed - nu har toget gennemført sin første test
2017-07-17 07:45:00 - Computerworld

Elon Musks Hyperloop-koncept har gennemført den første succesfulde test. Hyperloop er en rørpost i gigantstørrelse, og den kan revolutionere persontransporten i fremtiden.

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WaveOptics, which makes waveguide-based optics tech for AR, nabs $16M
2017-07-17 07:42:36 - TechCrunch

 WaveOptics, a UK startup that builds waveguide-based optics — technology based on hologram physics and photonic crystals — for augmented reality hardware, has raised $16 million (£12 million) to help build the next phase of its business. The Series B round of funding — which comes from previous investors Octopus Ventures, Touchstone Innovations plc and Robert Bosch&hell

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MIT’s Cheetah 3 robot is built to save lives
2017-07-17 07:34:11 - TechCrunch

 The latest version of MIT’s Cheetah robot made its stage debut today at TC Sessions: Robotics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It’s a familiar project to anyone who follows the industry with any sort of regularity, as one of the most impressive demos to come out of one of the world’s foremost robotics schools in recent years. Earlier versions of the four-legged robot have been&

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Why no one has 're-invented' email yet
2017-07-17 07:15:00 - Mashable Tech

You may remember the great tech crisis of 2014: Email was broken! We were getting so overwhelmed by the deluge of messages flooding our inboxes that we were missing more of the important ones. Our inboxes had evolved from helpful, at-times-cheery ("You've got mail!") tools into overstuffed lockers of digital dread. I'm not talking about about spam, either. That problem was more or less solved in t

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LG Aristo – Smart and Innovative
2017-07-17 07:05:00 - Daily Tech

LG Aristo innovates the selfie with its “Gesture Interval Shot “ technique.

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How Climate Change Denial Threatens National Security
2017-07-17 07:00:00 - WIRED

Last week, military officials described how climate change would escalate instability across the globe and make it harder for the US military to conduct its operations.

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Viceland Keeps Growing—But In What Direction?
2017-07-17 07:00:00 - WIRED

The young network's flagship shows are back for a second season. Is there room for them in today's fragmented media landscape?

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Ted Cruz Asks Space Capitalists How to Make Orbit Great Again
2017-07-17 07:00:00 - WIRED

Last Thursday, a bunch of space capitalists met with a bunch of senators to talk policy.

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Uber rides into more trouble in Asia as it halts its service in Macau
2017-07-17 06:52:34 - TechCrunch

 Uber has bowed to regulators in Asia once again after the U.S. ride-sharing giant halted its service in Macau, the gambling mecca that is a special administrative region of China. The company said it will “pause” its services in Macau from July 22 following a prolonged disagreement with local regulators. Uber aborted previous plans to exit the market last September, and even to

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HTC U11 Amazon Alexa App.
2017-07-17 06:00:00 - Daily Tech

Starting today for people in the United states can download the HTC Alexa app from the Google play store.

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Ugens job: Ingeniør med flyteknisk baggrund eller projektmedarbejder til Cityringen
2017-07-17 05:55:32 - Version2

Selv i sommerferien er der tryk på jobmarkedet. Se dine karrieremuligheder hos bl.a. Forsvaret, HOFOR og Widex.

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Indonesia blocks Telegram, fearing terror groups using it to pass encrypted messages
2017-07-17 05:38:36 - Mashable Tech

Indonesia has blocked popular messaging service Telegram, over concerns of radical groups using the encrypted platform to spread information in the Muslim-majority nation. The government blocked Telegram on the web last Friday, threatening to block the app after, if the company did not address illegal content on it. In response, Telegram said on Sunday it would put together a team of moderators to

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Tech-brief: Luksussmartphone går konkurs / AMD’s vilde Treadtripper bliver billigere end Intel / Dronevideo viser Apples gigantiske campus næsten færdig
2017-07-17 05:30:00 - Computerworld

Surprise: Ingen gider købe mobiltelefoner med diamanter, men uden moderne Android / AMD’s 12-kernede Threadripper-processor bliver billigere end Intels i9 / Apple er ved at være færdig med gigantisk campus.

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SubHub – min første selvvalgte bot
2017-07-17 05:27:45 - Elektronista

Elektronistas Karen Grønkjær er kunde hos Spar Nord. For nylig fik hun tilbudt en bot – SubHub. Læs her om hendes... Indlægget SubHub – min første selvvalgte bot blev vist første gang den ELEKTRONISTA.

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Uber efter den danske lukning: Her er, hvad vi arbejder med i Aarhus
2017-07-17 04:42:00 - Computerworld

Lukningen af Ubers tjeneste i Danmark skaber forvirring for virksomhedens udviklingsafdeling i Aarhus, men vi lever i bedste velgående, fortæller chefen for afdelingen til Computerworld.

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Efter 18 år er IPv6 officielt en internetstandard
2017-07-17 04:40:00 - Version2

IPv6 bliver brugt i voksende omfang, men det er først nu, at protokollen har fået officiel status som sin egen internetstandard.

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Ny opdatering truer med at kløve værdifuld Bitcoin-valuta i to
2017-07-17 03:11:00 - Version2

Der er røre i andedammen i det internationale Bitcoin-fællesskab

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"Tænk, hvis man i det offentlige havde testet nogle ting af i små forsøg i stedet for straks at gå ombord i de store projekter"
2017-07-17 03:02:00 - Computerworld

"Tænk, hvis man i det offentlige havde testet nogle ting af i små forsøg i stedet for straks at gå ombord i de store projekter."

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Kryptografiprofessor købte ‘skrivemaskine’ for 750 kroner og solgte den videre for 340.000
2017-07-17 02:32:00 - Version2

Han vidste med det samme, der var tale om sjælden nazi-krypteringsmaskine.

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Undersøgelse: Mere end hver anden virksomhed har ikke en it-strategi mod ransomware
2017-07-17 02:29:00 - Computerworld

Det er stadig langtfra kutyme at have en backup-plan klar til at tackle et ransomware-angreb som Petya i sidste måned.

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Få måneder før den store iPhone-lancering: Uklarhed om tre nøglefunktioner kan få store konsekvenser
2017-07-17 01:58:00 - Computerworld

Apple kan sætte ny børsrekord med en succesfuld iPhone-lancering, men ifølge rygtebørsen kan en række produktionsproblemer kaste grus i maskineriet.

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Morgen-briefing: Dansk spiludvikler-firma skal markedsføre London i hele verden / Aktieanalytiker: NNIT har et enormt markedspotentiale / 160 danskeres private overvågningskameraer sender live på nettet
2017-07-17 00:37:00 - Computerworld

Dansk spiludvikler-firma skal markedsføre London i hele verden. Aktieanalytiker: NNIT har et enormt markedspotentiale. 160 danskeres private overvågningskameraer sender live på nettet

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IBM dangles carrot of full encryption to lure buyers to new z14 mainframe
2017-07-17 00:01:50 - TechCrunch

 IBM is doing its damnedest to keep the mainframe relevant in a modern context, and believe it or not, there are plenty of monster corporations throughout the world who still use those relics from the earliest days of computing. Today, the company unveiled the z14, its latest z-Series mainframe, which comes with the considerable draw of full encryption. Is that enough for even corporate giant

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Olloclip Filmer's Kit is your go-to bag o' live-streaming tricks
2017-07-17 00:01:00 - Mashable Tech

Good smartphone photography and video requires a steady hand, a good eye and, just maybe, a bag of tricks. That's more or less the concept behind Olloclip's and Incase's limited-time mashup: The Filmer's Kit.  SEE ALSO: Apple is adding 3D lasers to the iPhone so we can all be AR zombies It's a black, compression-molded, 9-inch-by-6-inch-by-3-inch case packed with the majority of Olloclip's iP

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IBM Z's 'Pervasive Encryption' Wants to Stop Data Breaches in Their Tracks
2017-07-17 00:01:00 - WIRED

The new IBM Z mainframe uses "pervasive encryption" to stop data breaches in their tracks.

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Judge sides with Google in its battle with the Labor Department over employee pay data
2017-07-16 23:27:04 - TechCrunch

 On Friday, an administrative law judge handed Google a victory, ruling that it does not need to hand over all the data requested by the Department of Labor as part of an audit of the company’s compliance with equal pay laws. Read More

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Dansk høflighed hjælper analog hacker
2017-07-16 23:13:36 - Version2

Hacking som foregår væk fra skærmen og fysisk ude på virksomhederne ved 'tailgating' og 'dumpster diving' foregår mere, end de fleste tror, mener dansk etisk hacker.

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Remembering George A. Romero, Master of the Undead
2017-07-16 20:54:19 - WIRED

The writer-director all but invented the modern movie zombie, but he was also a clear-eyed satirist of humanity's darkest urges.

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Microsoft’s Surface Laptop is great, once you upgrade Windows 10 S
2017-07-16 20:11:29 - TechCrunch

 The Surface Laptop is really nice — in fact, it’s quite possibly the best piece of hardware to carry the Surface name. But for some reason Microsoft saw fit to use the product to showcase Windows 10 S, a stripped-down version of its operating system targeted primarily at schools. Read More

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Apple aims to get an iPad in the hands of every hospital patient
2017-07-16 19:17:53 - TechCrunch

 Apple has made great strides in health in the last few years and if it gets its way, there will be an iPad in the hands of every hospital patient. It’s already started with a smattering of hospitals around the U.S. including Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego, MetroSouth Medical Center in Chicago and about a year ago at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. Earlier this week, I went down to

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Apple aims to get an iPad in the hands of every hospital patient
2017-07-16 19:17:53 - TechCrunch

 Apple has made great strides in health in the last few years and if it gets its way, there will be an iPad in the hands of every hospital patient. It’s already started with a smattering of hospitals around the U.S. including Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego, MetroSouth Medical Center in Chicago and about a year ago at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. Earlier this week, I went down to

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Marvel is bringing its superheroes to VR with a new Oculus-exclusive game
2017-07-16 18:27:55 - TechCrunch

 The Incredible Hulk and some of his other box office money-grabbing super pals will be coming to the world of virtual reality. Marvel Powers United VR, announced at Disney’s D23 event on Saturday, will allow players a chance to step into the shoes of some familiar heroes as they destroy lots of stuff in VR. Powers United VR, an Oculus-exclusive, looks pretty similar to existing VR&hel

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Jodie Whittaker cast as Doctor Who’s first female lead
2017-07-16 17:40:55 - TechCrunch

 After months of earnest anticipation from fans, BBC finally announced this morning that actress Jodie Whittaker will be taking on the role of the 13th Doctor in the eleventh series of Doctor Who. Whittaker will be the first female actress to hold the role in the show’s 54-year history. The time-traveling sci-fi show first went on the air in 1963. The 12th Doctor, played by Peter&helli

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Jodie Whittaker cast as Doctor Who’s first female lead
2017-07-16 17:40:55 - TechCrunch

 After months of earnest anticipation from fans, BBC finally announced this morning that actress Jodie Whittaker will be taking on the role of the 13th Doctor in the eleventh series of Doctor Who. Whittaker will be the first female actress to hold the role in the show’s 54-year history. The time-traveling sci-fi show first went on the air in 1963. The 12th Doctor, played by Peter&helli

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Elon Musk is so worried about the threat of AI, he wants government to regulate it
2017-07-16 14:26:39 - Mashable Tech

For years, Elon Musk has warned us about the dangers of artificial intelligence — even igniting a global discussion on the danger, calling it our greatest existential threat next to nukes. Worth reading Superintelligence by Bostrom. We need to be super careful with AI. Potentially more dangerous than nukes. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 3, 2014 In a speech at the National Governor's

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Lenovo teases augmented reality headset for new ‘Star Wars’ experience
2017-07-16 14:06:06 - TechCrunch

 As part of Disney’s gaming-focused D23 extravaganza happening this weekend, Lenovo showed off a smartphone-based augmented reality headset they’re using to promote an upcoming Star Wars experience called “Jedi Challenges.” The AR demo appears to be something that will be showed off publicly at Best Buy stores in the near future but it isn’t entirely clear whethe

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Dear United: Autonomous cars will pull you out of your seat
2017-07-16 13:30:32 - TechCrunch

 Today, for most of us, air travel consists of series of unfortunate lines, embarrassing checks, and obscure ticketing rules that leave us in a confined space where we’re uncomfortably attempting to open tiny packages without disturbing our neighbors. The fact is, the market is begging for another option and they’re racing around the corner. Read More

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Dear United: Autonomous cars will pull you out of your seat
2017-07-16 13:30:32 - TechCrunch

 Today, for most of us, air travel consists of series of unfortunate lines, embarrassing checks, and obscure ticketing rules that leave us in a confined space where we’re uncomfortably attempting to open tiny packages without disturbing our neighbors. The fact is, the market is begging for another option and they’re racing around the corner. Read More

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New models for quality journalism from Wikitribune to crypto tokens
2017-07-16 12:30:53 - TechCrunch

 The business of journalism is, simply put, experiencing an historic decline in paid advertising and circulation, leading to deep newsroom cutbacks that have harmed quality journalism at a time when quality journalism is needed most. Something needs to be done. Read More

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A year with the PAX Labs Juul vaporizer
2017-07-16 12:05:58 - TechCrunch

 Nicotine vaporizer companies have a bit of a conundrum. While, legally, they can’t market themselves as smoking cessation devices, most vapers are current or former cigarette smokers. In fact, the CDC says that fewer than 4 percent people who had never tried traditional cigarettes have ever tried using a vaporizer. I’m a smoker. It’s disgusting. I hate it. I’ve quit&h

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Pickpockets beware! This smart wallet will take a photo if stolen
2017-07-16 11:00:00 - Mashable Tech

The 'Volterman' wallet combines security and convenience with a built-in phone charger, Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities, a GPS tracking system, and a built-in camera to prevent theft. Read more...More about Security, Wi Fi, Camera, Wallet, and Real Time

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It’s 2017, and women still aren’t being funded equally
2017-07-16 10:30:22 - TechCrunch

 Broadly, the venture capital industry is thriving. But still, too often, women seeking funding are left out of the boom because of hidden biases, sexism and a general unawareness. Because of this — and recent reports of incredibly low-brow behavior among high-profile investors — it is more important than ever to understand where women founders stand when fundraising. Read Mo

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Roborace DevBot learns during laps in NYC
2017-07-16 09:46:36 - TechCrunch

 The sleek, low-slung driverless Roborace car was on display in New York City for the Formula E races this weekend, but it was the workhorse DevBot that took to the track. You can recognize DevBot by its bubble-like cockpit, where a human sits ready to take the wheel if the autonomous car needs a literal hand. Given Formula E‘s one-day structure, with qualifying sessions early in the da

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Track your important stuff for less with the Nut Mini Tracker
2017-07-16 09:45:43 - Mashable Tech

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. We’ve all lost important things before: keys, wallets, that super confidential dream journal. And unless you hire a Sherpa to keep track of everything for you, you’re probably going to lose something important again. It’s simply human nature. Fortunately, you no longer need to w

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Does Silicon Valley have a moral responsibility to stop developing robots?
2017-07-16 09:30:46 - TechCrunch

Should Silicon Valley exercise its moral authority to stop developing this job-killing technology? Andrew McAfee, author of “The Second Machine Age” and the just published “Machine, Platform, Crowd” says absolutely not. Over the next fifty years the economy will become “massively automated”, but at the same time society will have had half a century to…

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Death to C, ++
2017-07-16 09:00:32 - TechCrunch

 The C programming language is terrible. I mean, magnificent, too. Much of the world in which we live was built atop C. It is foundational to almost all computer programming, both historically and practically; there’s a reason that the curriculum for Xavier Niel’s revolutionary “42” schools begins with students learning how to rewrite standard C library functions from&

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Train to be an Android developer in just 2 days
2017-07-16 08:42:48 - Mashable Tech

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. You might not know it by looking around your local coffee shop, but Android is the most popular mobile operating system in the world. Seriously, it’s huge. Everyone loves the iPhone and you still know a bunch of old school lawyers who won’t give up their BlackBerries (real talk: it

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Anmeldelse: Tre unikke udfordringer til sommerferien
2017-07-16 08:38:00 - Computerworld

Lejemord i isometriske omgivelser og en rutsjebanetur lige nede i helvede – her er tre alternative spiloplevelser til ferien.

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How to use Google Drive's new Backup and Sync tool
2017-07-16 08:00:00 - Mashable Tech

Google's Backup and Sync Drive tool launched earlier this week, and it promises to make full-system cloud storage easier than ever. In essence, you can backup your entire PC by clicking just a couple of buttons. The tool, which you can download as a desktop application, will store your photos, videos, and docs automatically in the same file format you have on your PC. If you use it right, you shou

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Kid Rock's Senate Bid Outruns Kellyanne Conway's Signs in This Week's News Recap
2017-07-16 07:00:00 - WIRED

If the Capitol's Kid Rockin', don't come a-knockin'—and the rest of the week's best internet kerfuffles.

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Kid Rock's Senate Bid Outruns Kellyanne Conway's Signs in This Week's News Recap
2017-07-16 07:00:00 - WIRED

If the Capitol's Kid Rockin', don't come a-knockin'—and the rest of the week's best internet kerfuffles.

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What if Sex Is Just a Garbage Dump for Genetic Mutations?
2017-07-16 07:00:00 - WIRED

Sex might help natural selection purge excessive mistakes from our genes.

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What if Sex Is Just a Garbage Dump for Genetic Mutations?
2017-07-16 07:00:00 - WIRED

Sex might help natural selection purge excessive mistakes from our genes.

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Rants and Races: In Praise of the Humble Stick Pen
2017-07-16 07:00:00 - WIRED

Stick pens are not elegant, effortless writing utensils. But like so many of life's best things, it's their very badness that makes them great.

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An Amazon Echo Can't Call the Police—But Maybe It Should
2017-07-16 07:00:00 - WIRED

Though coming from a connected home assistant, there may be such a thing as too much help.

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An Amazon Echo Can't Call the Police—But Maybe It Should
2017-07-16 07:00:00 - WIRED

Though coming from a connected home assistant, there may be such a thing as too much help.

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Oxo's Coffee Grinder and Brewer Make a Damn Good Cup
2017-07-16 07:00:00 - WIRED

We look at a coffee grinder and a brewer that double down on coffee science.

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HP 280 G2 MT Desktop PC
2017-07-16 06:47:00 - Daily Tech

Develop your work with the HP 280 MT desktop PC, that comes with the computing power one needs for their business at the same time downplaying the total cost of purchase.

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Blog: Looking glass - en microservice
2017-07-16 06:22:18 - Version2

Sidste blogindlæg handlede om pingtid, og hvorfor det er vigtigt at reducere denne. Som så ofte før var den efterfølgende diskussion i kommentarsporet rigtig spændende, og den har nu ført til, at vi har indført gaming-profil på ADSL som et tilvalg for de kunder, som bor langt fra centralen og væ...

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Gør din favoritmusik retro-cool med et vintage-musikanlæg
2017-07-16 01:00:38 - Elektronista

Alle og enhver kan gå ned i en butik og købe en trådløs højttaler. Et gammelt musikanlæg fra 70’erne viser... Indlægget Gør din favoritmusik retro-cool med et vintage-musikanlæg blev vist første gang den ELEKTRONISTA.

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VCs in the land of the redwoods need to stand taller and address gender inequality
2017-07-15 21:30:15 - TechCrunch

 to truly address this problem, we have to acknowledge the larger issue of gender bias within our culture, which unfortunately is often conscious, deliberate, and systematic. It sickens me and it needs to end. And ending it also needs a conscious, deliberate, and systematic effort. Read More

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Lionel Richie says “Hello” to startup investing
2017-07-15 20:50:51 - TechCrunch

 It’s been a while that he’s had the idea of startup investing inside his mind… And in Lionel Richie’s dreams he’s thought of pulling the trigger on a deal at least a thousand times. Richie told me he’s seen several startups pass outside his door, but it wasn’t until the healthcare startup Heal that he’d found what he was looking for. Read More

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A farm shouldn’t be a factory
2017-07-15 20:30:37 - TechCrunch

 A shift to technologically driven organic farming practices could save our topsoils, lessen our dependence on synthetics and even capture 100% of today’s CO2 emissions. Read More

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Disney is opening an immersive Star Wars Hotel where each guest gets a storyline
2017-07-15 20:29:33 - TechCrunch

 AHHHHHHH. Disney just announced that’s potentially so damned cool that I hardly need to use complete sentences here: Immersive. Star Wars. Hotel. Details are still super light, but Disney just dropped this bombshell in the middle of its D23 expo down in Los Angeles. Here’s what we know so far: All of the employees (or ‘cast members’, in Disney Park lingo) will be&hell

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Ava DuVernay’s 'A Wrinkle in Time' Is the Ultimate Adaptation
2017-07-15 18:46:12 - WIRED

In the director's vision, Madeleine L’Engle’s 1963 story looks like a fantasy world—and the real one as well.

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Ava DuVernay’s 'A Wrinkle in Time' Is the Ultimate Adaptation
2017-07-15 18:46:12 - WIRED

In the director's vision, Madeleine L’Engle’s 1963 story looks like a fantasy world—and the real one as well.

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'Avengers: Infinity War' Might Just Pull Off the Impossible
2017-07-15 18:25:23 - WIRED

Judging from the clip shown at D23, Marvel could actually manage to merge a decade's worth of movies into one colossal team-up.

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'Avengers: Infinity War' Might Just Pull Off the Impossible
2017-07-15 18:25:23 - WIRED

Judging from the clip shown at D23, Marvel could actually manage to merge a decade's worth of movies into one colossal team-up.

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Marvel VR game for Oculus Rift lets you become Hulk, Captain Marvel, Rocket Raccoon
2017-07-15 17:00:00 - Mashable Tech

The day virtual reality gamers have been hoping for has arrived: Marvel is launching a VR game that will let you take on the role of some of the best-known heroes in Marvel universe.  SEE ALSO: How I lost the first national VR gaming tournament, but saw the future of esports Announced at the D23 Expo on Saturday, Marvel Powers United VR will bring a wide range characters (over a dozen, accord

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VCs determined to replace your job keep AI’s funding surge rolling in Q2
2017-07-15 15:00:35 - TechCrunch

 These are good times for AI entrepreneurs. Venture, corporate and seed investors have put an estimated $3.6 billion into AI and machine learning companies this year, according to Crunchbase data. That’s more than they invested in all of 2016, marking the largest recorded sum ever put into the space in a comparable period. Read More

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The decentralization of startup building
2017-07-15 14:30:15 - TechCrunch

 Breakthroughs in technology, changes to regulation and socio-economic tailwinds are allowing talent and capital to be more widely distributed and at the same time closely connected. We’re witnessing the democratisation of a number of components of the startup ecosystem. Read More

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Health insurance startup Alan adds life insurance
2017-07-15 12:31:37 - TechCrunch

 French startup Alan launched a brand new full-stack health insurance last year. This week, the company is launching corporate-owned life insurance so that it can become a one-stop shop for all your corporate insurance needs. When Alan launched its health insurance product, it was the first new one in France in decades. The life insurance market has remained stagnant for years as well. This&h

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This week in apps: Book spa treatments with Google, take retro photos, and more
2017-07-15 11:00:00 - Mashable Tech

Too caught up in the battle for net neutrality to keep up with all the new apps and updates this week? Don't worry, we've got you covered.  Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Outlook is making our lives a lot easier.Image: Microsoft outlook/itunesSomething for both Apple and Android users! The email service just made replying a little easier. Now, group conversations automatically open to the firs

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Snapchat’s Foursquare and Factual partnerships double geofilter usage
2017-07-15 10:59:23 - TechCrunch

 Borrowed location databases are paying off big time for Snapchat. They allow users to turn any nearby landmark or business into a stylized geofilter that they can overlay on their photos and videos. Before Snapchat partnered with location data providers Foursquare and Factual, only a few popular neighborhoods, cities, and places had their own geofilters. Making geofilters scalable so even&he

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Sketchfab adds 3D sound to its its 3D model sharing platform
2017-07-15 10:50:58 - TechCrunch

 Sketchfab wants to become a sort of YouTube for 3D models and scenes. While the service started as a way to show off static 3D objects, the company has added a ton of interactive tools over time, making it a solid platform to preview virtual reality content. This week, Sketchfab added sound support. So if you have a VR headset at home, you can look at a scene in 3D using your headset with

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Here's how to take photos even when your phone is out of storage
2017-07-15 10:29:38 - Mashable Tech

We've all been there. You get bombarded with "Storage Almost Full" notifications on your phone, but just keep rolling like the problem will magically fix itself. And then you hit that fateful moment: You try to snap a pic of that gorgeous vacation sunset and your phone says it literally can't take one more picture. There's no time to start deleting everything, so you just don't take the picture. W

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Sure, But Who's Gonna Pay to Colonize Space?
2017-07-15 09:00:00 - WIRED

Let's face it: No government is ever going to fund a mission to colonize another planet.

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This plasma beam lighter can start a fire without a flame
2017-07-15 08:31:50 - Mashable Tech

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If you’re going out into the wilderness for any significant amount of time—whether you’re tent camping or cabin glamping—you’re going to want to have a more reliable source of fire than your old Zippo. After all, even the cushiest camping trips can get rugged real fa

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How to hide who you're stalking on Instagram
2017-07-15 08:00:00 - Mashable Tech

There's no shame in admitting that you stalk people on Instagram — we all do. But you don't always want anyone who grabs your phone to see who you've been stalking. So, here's the complete guide to hiding who you stalk on Instagram.  SEE ALSO: How to banish ads from your Instagram feed Clear search history  The "clear search history" button clears the dropdown of previous searches

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Space Photos of the Week: A Giant Molecular Cloud and All Its Star Bab
2017-07-15 08:00:00 - WIRED

An enormous barred spiral galaxy, a close-up of Jupiter's great red spot, and more this week in space.

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Verizon and WWE Data Exposures Come Down to Human Error
2017-07-15 08:00:00 - WIRED

What's behind the recent spat of database vulnerabilities? Good ol' fashioned human error.

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Security News This Week: White House Exposes the Info of Privacy-Concerned Voters
2017-07-15 07:00:00 - WIRED

The White House exposes voter info, Trump Jr. met with an alleged Russian hacker, and more security news this week.

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Stromer ST1 X Review: This $5,000 Swiss Monster of an E-Bike Is Worth Every Euro
2017-07-15 07:00:00 - WIRED

We take Stromer's new e-bike for a gravel-spewing, torque-laden spin.

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How the Guy Who Played Jar Jar Survived the Fandom Menace
2017-07-15 07:00:00 - WIRED

Ahmed Best has a new podcast—and a new understanding of Jar Jar Binks, the character that once defined his past.

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The Best 4K Monitors
2017-07-15 06:30:00 - Daily Tech

These three 4k monitors are the best monitors to have in either your office or at home.

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Crunch Report | Fastest Drone Ever World Record Set
2017-07-14 23:00:10 - TechCrunch

The world record for the fastest drone is set, an artificial heart is 3D printed and luxury phone maker Vertu shuts down. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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Roborace showed off its electric, self-driving race car in the middle of Times Square
2017-07-14 20:35:24 - Mashable Tech

The robotic racing series Roborace is still somewhat of a pipe dream that aims to become the "world's first self-driving racing series." On Friday, we got our first in-person look at the 200-mph vehicle that will eventually race itself around the track: the Robocar. The sleek, brightly colored racer was plopped down in New York City's Times Square, attracting the attention of NYC locals and touris

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Disney’s Star Wars Theme Park Attraction Is the Next Worldbuilding Frontier
2017-07-14 20:13:19 - WIRED

The company owns so many universes that, as D23 Expo shows, its theme-park adaptation options may never end.

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Is Amazon working on a new messaging app called Anytime?
2017-07-14 19:10:43 - TechCrunch

 Messaging apps today are one of the most popular ways consumers communicate today, not just with each other but, increasingly, with businesses and services. Now there are signs that we could see another big player enter the messaging fray, alongside more established services from Facebook, Snapchat, Wechat and more. Amazon appears to be sounding out the market on a new service called Anytime

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This 32-year-old state senator is trying to get patent trolls out of Massachusetts
2017-07-14 19:07:56 - TechCrunch

 When the internet security company Cloudflare decided to engage in all-out war with what it calls a “dangerous new breed of patent troll,” it found a receptive audience with Eric Lesser, who became the youngest state senator in Massachusetts when elected to office in 2014. Senator Lesser, now a 32-year-old in his second two-year-term, was in the same Harvard fraternity as Faceboo

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Microsoft’s Path Guide is an unconventional approach to indoor navigation
2017-07-14 18:48:04 - TechCrunch

 Indoor mapping is one of those problems that seems to only have solutions that involve a great deal of money and infrastructure: beacons, lasers, emitters, scanners… who wants to install those in malls across the world? Microsoft Research has produced an indoor navigation app that keeps things simple, using existing sensors and the fact that people already go most of the places you wan

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ScoutItOut is a New York marketplace for arts spaces
2017-07-14 17:30:23 - TechCrunch

 Anyone who’s tried to do anything  artistic in New York City knows that one of the toughest things to do is find a space to make the things they want to make or do the things they want to do. (Hello 2001-era-would-be-found-sculptor-me). Well, a new service called ScoutItOut has launched in the city that never sleeps to provide would-be artists, directors, actors, interpretive dancers

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Photo of the Week: Firefighters Save a Flag From California's Raging Wildfires
2017-07-14 17:21:18 - WIRED

As the blaze careened towards a neighborhood in Oroville, four firefighters jumped into action.

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Light starts shipping the L16, its 16-camera pocket DSLR challenger
2017-07-14 17:13:30 - TechCrunch

 Light’s L16 was a radical design concept when it was originally introduced in October, 2015 — but the concept has become a reality, as the company is now shipping the first production units to its pre-order customers. Read More

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Google’s life sciences unit is releasing 20 million bacteria-infected mosquitoes in Fresno
2017-07-14 16:04:29 - TechCrunch

 Verily, the life science’s arm of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has hatched a plan to release about 20 million lab-made, bacteria-infected mosquitos upon Fresno, California — and that’s a good thing! You see, the Zika-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquito is prevalent in the area. Earlier this year, a woman contracted the first confirmed case of Zika in Fresno through&h

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AdQuick raises $1.1M to bring online tools to outdoor advertising
2017-07-14 15:57:01 - TechCrunch

 AdQuick is looking to billboard advertising easier and more transparent. The startup is announcing that it has raised $1.1 million in seed funding from Initialized Capital (founded by former Y Combinator partners Gerry Tan and Alexis Ohanian),  VTF Capital (founded by Tony Hsieh of Zappos) and Haystack Ventures. AdQuick founder Matthew O’Connor said he’d run into the lllboard&h

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BetterWorks and CEO sued by ex-employee for alleged sexually suggestive assault
2017-07-14 15:53:43 - TechCrunch

 Beatrice Kim is suing her former employer, the performance management software startup BetterWorks, and its CEO Kris Duggan for allegedly assaulting her in a sexual manner during a company retreat. The lawsuit also implicates BetterWorks, regional VP Matt Hart, and VP of People Operations Tamara Cooksey for allowing sexual harassment in the workplace and not taking action against Duggan afte

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What happens after Net Neutrality falls?
2017-07-14 15:48:58 - Mashable Tech

The internet five years from now could look a lot different than what it is today. Building an online business might be harder than ever thanks to the FCC throwing out the rules surrounding Net Neutrality — the premise that all data on the net should be treated equally regardless of origin or destination. Without Net Neutrality, providers would be free to create so-called "fast lanes" on th

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Warner Music Group buys concert discovery service Songkick
2017-07-14 15:34:40 - TechCrunch

 Warner Music Group announced today it’s acquiring the selected assets of the music platform Songkick, including its app for finding concerts and the company’s trademark. The deal will not include Songkick’s ticketing business, however, nor the pending litigation Songkick has against Live Nation and Ticketmaster. Songkick has been involved in a lawsuit against the major&hell

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WhatsApp now allows you to share any file type
2017-07-14 15:16:06 - Mashable Tech

WhatsApp is adding a brand new feature in its latest update: the ability to share any file type. WhatsApp previously supported only documents, photos, and videos, but now users can share any file up to 100 MB. This new update could prove to be incredibly useful for people who want to share executable or other obscure files. SEE ALSO: Australia wants to defy math and break into encrypted messaging

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Robots should be sent to space...right?
2017-07-14 15:02:44 - Mashable Tech

Neil deGrasse Tyson weighs in on a moral dilemma with eye-opening wisdom. Should we send robots or people into space?  Read more... More about Space, Robots, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Ethics, and Tech

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‘Quora for cancer’ startup theMednet raises $1.3 million in seed funding
2017-07-14 14:51:14 - TechCrunch

 theMednet launched out of Y Combinator earlier this year to bring physicians a sophisticated platform for finding the best in treatment research, starting with cancer. It has now raised $1.5 million in seed to help it reach even more of those physicians. The funding comes from Endure Capital, Lumia Capital, The Hope Foundation, the Bonnie J. Adario Lung Cancer Foundation and a bunch of&hell

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Samsung releases exploding phone with 100% less exploding
2017-07-14 14:42:49 - Mashable Tech

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Facebook tests a GIF maker on iOS
2017-07-14 14:40:43 - TechCrunch

 Facebook confirmed it has begun testing a new GIF maker in the camera feature of the main Facebook mobile application. The feature, which is available with the tap of a button at the top of the screen, lets you shoot footage that you can then save in GIF format to your device’s photo gallery, post to your Facebook profile, or add to your Facebook Story. The addition was first spotted&h

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Customs says it can't search social media of U.S. citizens
2017-07-14 13:53:14 - Mashable Tech

United States citizens should know that their social media accounts are off limits to Customs and Border Protection agents. The rules surrounding checks of phones and social data has been murky at best, and still would be if it weren't for a letter authored by CBP acting commissioner Kevin McAleenan that NBC recently obtained and published. SEE ALSO: The U.S. government wants to see Twitter and Fa

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Uber acqhires social app studio Swipe Labs
2017-07-14 13:53:04 - TechCrunch

 Why would Uber buy a team that builds Snapchat competitors? To make its driver app feel more human. Uber has acqhired Swipe Labs, the social product studio run by Marwan Roushdy. He and a selection of engineers from the dozen-person startup will join Uber to work on the driver experience within the driver earnings team. Over the past 4 years it had raised $8.2 million and built four apps&hel

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Facebook’s new “Explore Feed” makes its way to the app’s main navigation
2017-07-14 13:49:44 - TechCrunch

 Earlier this year, Facebook was spotted testing a new type of News Feed – one that designed to help you discover content across the social network, beyond posts from friends and Pages you already follow. During tests, the feed was available through the Facebook app underneath a “rocket ship” icon – something that seemed to confuse users, who didn’t understand&he

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Border agents can’t lawfully search data stored in the cloud
2017-07-14 13:48:08 - TechCrunch

 Storing dating in the cloud isn’t always the safest means of locking it down, but avoiding local storage could benefit anyone concerned for their privacy while crossing U.S. borders. In a letter addressed to Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and reported by NBC, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) clarified that its policy allowing warrantless border searches is apparently&helli

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The Canvas autonomous cart can ferry goods around chaotic factory floors
2017-07-14 13:34:31 - TechCrunch

 Most Econ 101 classes start with an explanation of fixed and marginal cost in the context of factories. The factory is the principal fixed cost — expensive and permanent. Canvas wants to smash this assumption of expensive, inflexible, factories by replacing infrastructure with autonomous vehicles. The Boulder-based startup is announcing its first product this morning — an…

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Audm turns long-form print journalism into professionally narrated digital audio
2017-07-14 13:27:20 - TechCrunch

 Services like Instapaper and Pocket are often used by consumers to save longer news articles they don’t have time to immediately read, and both services offer some form of narration for people pressed for time. However, a startup called Audm believes that there’s a better way to turn long-form journalism into audio content that’s actually enjoyable to listen to – by&h

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Watch this racing drone set the Guinness World Record for fastest drone
2017-07-14 13:07:29 - TechCrunch

 A 1.76 pound drone can now move faster than a Tesla at top speed in Ludicrous Mode. Yesterday, the Drone Racing League set the Guinness World Record for fastest drone, or the category of “fastest ground speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled quadcopter.”  Called the DRL Racer X, the drone can fly at a top speed of 179.6 MPH. The test was done in a field outside of New York

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Amazon Echo Tips and Tricks
2017-07-14 12:54:38 - WIRED

How to get the most out of your Amazon Echo Dot.

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Uber rival Grab is reportedly raising up to $2 billion from SoftBank and Didi
2017-07-14 12:40:53 - TechCrunch

 Grab, the Uber rival in Southeast Asia that operates across seven countries, is reportedly in talks to raise up to $2 billion from Japan-based SoftBank and China-based Didi Chuxing, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources. The funding would reportedly value Grab at more than $5 billion, which would make it the most valuable startup in Southeast Asia. SoftBank is the telecom giant th

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MeWe builds a bridge between government and business
2017-07-14 12:30:01 - TechCrunch

 Manik Suri, a former D.E. Shaw hedge fund wunderkind, has been wrestling with how best to help government put compliance policy into practice for years. A recent affiliate at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and former director on the board of Entrepreneurship for America, Suri’s public service included a stint on the White House National Economic Council.&he

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Collectly raises $1.9 million to move debt collection online
2017-07-14 12:00:03 - TechCrunch

 A few months ago I wrote about a little startup called Collectly going after the big, inefficient  debt collection industry by using modern tools to ease the process for debtors while also increasing the amount of money recovered. Based on some early traction, the company has raised $1.9 million in seed funding to grow its nascent business. Read More

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Waymo says its self-driving car tech is road ready for extreme heat
2017-07-14 11:10:05 - TechCrunch

 Waymo has provided some additional visibility into how it goes about testing its autonomous vehicle tech in extreme heat, describing a process of stress testing its Chrysler Pacifica minivans that began nearly a year ago, starting with a controlled internal wind tunnel that can replicate the hottest temperatures ever on record in the U.S. That kicked off a road trip that included heat testin

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13 summer gadgets that don't suck
2017-07-14 11:04:51 - Mashable Tech

It's summer! Time to hit the beach and paaarty! Sand and water ruin normal gadgets, but these essentials will make your beach day easy breezy. Read more...More about Tech, Entertainment, Gadgets, Mashable Video, and Summer

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Musicals (Yes, *Musicals*) Are About to Shake Up Podcasting
2017-07-14 11:00:00 - WIRED

One podcasting company is betting it can keep listeners hooked with its musical offering '36 Questions.'

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Want a Robot That Can Really Feel? Give It Whiskers
2017-07-14 11:00:00 - WIRED

Whiskers are all the rage in nature, so why not give them to robots?

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Video: Watch the Dreamy History—and Lurid Future—of Film Color
2017-07-14 10:36:52 - WIRED

From simple film-painting to digital post-production techniques, we've long been searching for the perfect hue.

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What if the next collusion investigation hinges on emoji?
2017-07-14 10:23:39 - Mashable Tech

The specificity of Donald Trump Jr.'s email chain is what makes it so damning.  On Tuesday, the oldest son of the president published emails (obtained beforehand by The New York Times) in which he wrote to a friend who was serving as liaison between the Trump campaign and a Russian lawyer with connections to the Russian government. The emails show Trump Jr. had reason to believe he was being

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What if the next collusion investigation hinges on emoji?
2017-07-14 10:23:39 - Mashable Tech

The specificity of Donald Trump Jr.'s email chain is what makes it so damning.  On Tuesday, the oldest son of the president published emails (obtained beforehand by The New York Times) in which he wrote to a friend who was serving as liaison between the Trump campaign and a Russian lawyer with connections to the Russian government. The emails show Trump Jr. had reason to believe he was being

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Startup Battlefield application deadline extended for Disrupt SF
2017-07-14 10:10:32 - TechCrunch

 Procrastinators rejoice — the application deadline for Startup Battlefield, Disrupt SF 2017 has been extended until Monday, July 17 at 12 pm PT. That means you have two extra days to do whatever it takes to give your early-stage startup a shot at presenting on the main stage at Disrupt SF and compete for the $50,000 prize and the Disrupt Cup. Read More

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Startup Battlefield application deadline extended for Disrupt SF
2017-07-14 10:10:32 - TechCrunch

 Procrastinators rejoice — the application deadline for Startup Battlefield, Disrupt SF 2017 has been extended until Monday, July 17 at 12 pm PT. That means you have two extra days to do whatever it takes to give your early-stage startup a shot at presenting on the main stage at Disrupt SF and compete for the $50,000 prize and the Disrupt Cup. Read More

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Google Play Music gets more personalized with New Release Radio, customized to your tastes
2017-07-14 10:07:55 - TechCrunch

 It’s no longer enough to simply offer on-demand music as part of the value proposition for music streaming services – you have to enable discovery of new tunes and make recommendations, too. While it’s fair to say that Spotify is leading the market in terms of its influential playlist selections, rivals are quickly following suit – including Apple Music and Google&hel

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Google Play Music gets more personalized with New