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  • Steam Summer Sale’s best discounts, chosen by Ars’ cost-cutting braintrust You have two weeks to save on thousands of games. Here’s our starting list of savings. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ ...
  • House lawmakers endorse reusable rockets for military purposes This represents a pretty remarkable turnaround for SpaceX and the feds. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Scammer who made 96 million robocalls should pay $120M fine, FCC says Vacation scam preyed on elderly and disrupted medical paging system, FCC says. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Judge rips lawyers in IP rift over viral Facebook childbirth video Judge says media should be paid the “costs of defending this frivolous litigation.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • Valve tries to one-up Oculus Touch with five-finger “Knuckles” VR controller Capacitive sensors and palm-circling grip let you throw up some virtual horns. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Africa’s “Shark Tank” for startups is Rwanda’s new show “Face The Gorillas”  African startups can now score capital commitments real time―so long as they convince a venture capitalist to give it to them in front of a live audience. That’s the format for Face The Gorillas, a Rwandan IT pitch series that runs several times a year on local TV, YouTube, and at select events. The competition ...
  • Distilled entanglement brings long-distance quantum communication closer Send plus resend followed by careful measurement results in better entanglement. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Facebook changes mission statement to ‘bring the world closer together’  “Making the world more open and connected” had one fundamental flaw: it didn’t push for any specific positive outcome from more connection. Technically, it could encompass digital voyeurism via the News Feed, trading in-person friendship for online acquaintanceship or the filter bubbles and echospheres that have further polarized the United States. Read More Share this:Click to ...
  • Hot sneaker marketplace GOAT adds former Twitter COO Adam Bain to board  Sneaker resale marketplace GOAT has been on a bit of a tear since I covered them nearly two years ago. The streamlined app and the incredibly buzzy sneakerhead market have combined for some pretty impressive growth and stickyness. Now GOAT’s Eddy Lu and Daishin Sugano have recruited former Twitter COO Adam Bain, who was a ...
  • CodeFights launches a new practice mode to help developers prepare for job interviews  Most job interviews for developers are somewhat predictable in that they will likely involve some kind of coding — generally on a whiteboard. That’s not really how developers normally work. Because they are so different from most developers’ real-world experience, even the best coders need to practice for these “exams.” CodeFights wants to help developers ...
  • Future Family wants to give women a more affordable option in fertility treatments  More women are having kids in their 30s than in their 20s. However, those closer to 40 than 30 face higher risks than their younger counterparts. Add to that 1 in every 8 couples in the U.S. have some type of fertility issue. More couples are looking at IVF and other fertility treatments. But those treatments ...
  • The company called Blockchain raises $40 million  Blockchain (the company) just raised a $40 million Series B funding round led by Lakestar. Blockchain has been working on the most popular bitcoin wallet in the world. You can open a wallet on the company’s website or through its mobile apps. GV, Nokota Management, Digital Currency Group and existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mosaic ...
  • Facebook announces dates for its Oculus Connect 4 conference  Facebook’s Oculus is returning to San Jose on October 11-12 this year to share some news about the future of VR at the company’s Oculus Connect 4 developers conference. This past year’s conference was very much focused on showing off the content being made for Oculus’ GearVR and Rift platforms. It was also notable because Facebook’s ...
  • Tesla said to be in talks to create its own streaming music service  Tesla might be a music service operator soon, in addition to a maker of electric cars and solar energy products. That’s according to a new report from Recode, which says that Tesla has been talking to music labels to make this happen. The planned offering could start with a free, Pandora-like streaming radio option, which theoretically ...
  • ABBYY’s new version of TextGrabber is a super useful OCR and translation app ABBYY has been being doing optical character recognition software since forever, but it’s now brought its software to mobile. If you want to capture text and make it actionable (click on links or ping out to map directions) this is an extremely useful app. Its new ABBYYs TextGrabber 6.0 for iOS has just gone live ...
  • Nintendo: Switch shortages are “definitely not intentional” In an Ars interview, exec also addresses issues with NES Classic, 3DS, and fan games. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens ...
  • Rhode Island bill sees highway surveillance cams ticketing uninsured motorists The $120 fines would be split evenly between contractor and the state. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Charter promised more broadband but didn’t deliver, now must pay fine 21,000 NY customers did not get broadband on schedule, despite merger promise. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Sand worms and lightning: Aven Colony takes city-building to exoplanets A city-building game set at the start of humanity’s galactic civilization era. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Heat can kill and we’re turning up the thermostat Analysis of deadly heatwaves shows how many more people they’ll affect by 2100. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • Air Force clears F-35 to fly again—with caveats—after hypoxia scares “Specific concerns” eliminated as source of problem, but cause of 5 cases not found. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in ...
  • Apple may look to pay labels less as Apple Music subscriptions rise Record labels may negotiate more now with the popularity of paid music streaming. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • The rise and fall of FireWire, the standard everyone couldn’t quite agree on “Show us that it’s being adopted in the industry, and we’ll put it in.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in ...
  • Citrix isn’t just for telecommuting, Red Bull Racing uses it at the track But the next big thing will be machine learning and AI for simulations and design. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens ...
  • Sign up for 2-4-1 tickets to Disrupt Berlin by June 29  So you missed the first round of deeply discounted tickets to Disrupt Berlin 2017? It’s cool; we’ve got you. On June 29, we’ll be releasing another batch of two-for-one Disrupt tickets, giving you not just one, but two whole tickets to the best startup show in Europe for the same price. Read More Share this:Click to ...
  • The Eero Beacon is the perfect addition to its family of mesh WiFi products  Since launching two years ago, wireless networking startup Eero has sought to make it easier for consumers to blanket their homes in strong WiFi. With the its newest hardware products, Eero took a step forward in that goal, in part by introducing a small-footprint Beacons that can be placed nearly anywhere in a person’s house or ...
  • Watch former Apple engineers and Scott Forstall discuss the creation of the iPhone  Last night at the Computer History Museum, former New York Times reporter John Markoff interviewed some of the original engineers who work on the first iPhone that was unveiled in January 2007. Hugo Fiennes, Nitin Ganatra, and Scott Herz all talk… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Crunch Report | Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Resigns The CEO of Uber, Travis Kalanick, resigns from the company, Tesla gets a new lead, Andrej Karpathy, for their autopilot program, University of Michigan students get driverless shuttles and Snapchat introduces Snap Maps. All this on Crunch Report. Read … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Trump might kill next month’s new startup visa before it takes effect  According to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle, the Trump administration may rescind or indefinitely delay the International Entrepreneur Rule, widely regarded as the U.S. version of a startup visa. Overseen by the Department of Homeland Security the rule is intended to “increase and enhance entrepreneurship, innovation, and job creation in the United States.” ...
  • “The enemy is real,” and the new Game of Thrones trailer is too Is it wrong that all I really care about this point are dragons? Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • Democrats urge Trump administration to block AT&T/Time Warner merger Senate Democrats: “Mega conglomerate” could punish rivals and harm consumers. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Obama’s Energy Secretary is starting a low-carbon energy think tank Energy Futures Initiative will offer analysis to “policymakers, industry executives, and NGOs.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Growbots raises $2.5M for its machine learning-based sales automation platform  Growbots uses machine learning to provide sales teams with the right leads to kickstart their outbound sales process. The service, which argues that its product can save each member of a sales team a few days of work every month, today announced that it has raised a $2.5 million funding round from Buran VC, Lighter Capital ...
  • Argentina’s government is wooing entrepreneurs with a new law  Despite years of economic uncertainties and the lack of a proper legal framework to help promising startups obtain capital, Argentine entrepreneurs are building a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. The country is home to many of Latin America’s biggest startup success stories, and with the introduction of one new law, the pathway to success is about to ...
  • Snapchat acquires social map app Zenly for $250M to $350M  Zenly’s app lets users see where their friends currently are on a map using constant GPS in the background. People can then message these friends in the app to make plans to hang out. The Paris-based startup hit 2 million downloads last year, mostly from teens trying to keep up with their friends around town, at ...
  • How well have climate models done in the upper atmosphere? Digging into the differences between models and satellite data. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Niantic to punish Pokémon Go cheaters with mark of shame Gamemaker says ill-gotten Pokémon “may not behave as expected.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Utility that says Comcast didn’t pay bills threatens to pull wires off poles Comcast says its bill was doubled and that it will pay “correct amount.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • Google Glass is apparently back from the dead, starts getting software updates Google’s aging face computer gets a firmware and companion app update. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Swift creator leaves Tesla as a computer vision expert joins the company Lattner leaves after just six months; Karpathy comes from OpenAI nonprofit. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • ZeniMax to judge: Block Oculus sales or give us 20% After trial victory, company also ups damage demand from $500 million to $1 billion Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in ...
  • Navya driverless shuttles to begin ferrying University of Michigan students this fall  Navya will deploy two of its driverless multi-passenger shuttles this fall at the University of Michigan, moving students autonomously between Michigan’s North Campus Research Complex and its Lurie Engineering Center across a two-mile route. The 15-passenger vehicles are being deployed in conjunction with Mcity, the University of Michigan-led partnership with autonomous private… Read More Share this:Click ...
  • Don’t cry for me, Ubertina  Uber has been in trouble for a while. The company was built on a bro-tastic, anything goes attitude that goes way back to God View and the targeted harassment of journalists. In short, it was built on an original sin that was never washed clean. … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in ...
  • Founder’s Corner: Wealthfront’s Andy Rachleff on growing a business  Omidyar Network’s Emerging Tech team has launched the second season of its podcast, Founder’s Corner, with lessons from today’s premier founders and CEOs. We will be speaking with some of the top executives in tech. This season features investor and entrepreneur Reid Hoffman, Yancey Strickler, CEO and cofounder of Kickstarter, Gina Bianchini, CEO and founder of ...
  • Jack the Autonomous Audi came to DC and drove us around Take a look at a remarkably well-polished research vehicle. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • American Gods may be the best show about religion on TV Looking back on the first season of the show, its philosophical arc becomes clear. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in ...
  • Theranos reportedly settles $140M Walgreens suit for less than $30M The agreement is not final and terms may change for the cash-strapped biotech company. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in ...
  • Honda shuts down factory after finding NSA-derived Wcry in its networks Automaker briefly stops making cars to contain worm that first struck in May. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • California may restore broadband privacy rules killed by Congress and Trump State law could protect customers’ browsing history, but FCC rule is still dead. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • Intel and the IOC ink 7-year Olympics tech deal for VR, drones and more  Intel has been targeting the sports industry as part of its bigger push into emerging technologies (and finding customers for the resulting new services), and today the company announced its latest play in that area. Intel has signed a wide-ranging deal with the International Olympic Committee to develop technology solutions for the Olympic Games, including developing ...
  • RE2 tapped by U.S. Air Force to build robot pilots to fly traditional aircraft  Autonomous flight systems and aircraft are already in testing by the U.S. Air Force and other defense agencies, and now RE2 Robotics has been picked by the USAF to build a retrofit robot pilot that can easily take the controls of traditional, hum… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • With help of coal tax credits, Mylan had a negative 294-percent tax rate in 2016 The company invests in five coal processing companies to get highly valuable tax credits. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in ...
  • Sega Forever brings retro games to iOS and Android for free Sonic the Hedgehog, Phatasy Star II, Comix Zone, Kid Chameleon, and Altered Beast launch. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in ...
  • Star Wars Han Solo film directors leave, citing “creative differences” No replacement named, but film still on track for 2018 release says Lucasfilm. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • The Steam Summer Sale begins June 22 Time to stock up your Steam library. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens ...
  • Key US general embraces new space ethos of “go fast, test, and fail” “We have got to get back to where we accept risk.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Mic adds $6.5M from WPP to build out its news brand for millennials  Millennials remain a hot target for digital marketing and advertising, and so perhaps unsurprisingly, a startup building news and other publishing services targeted specifically at that demographic has raised some money from one of the world’s biggest ad agencies. Mic, the New York-based site and publisher of “branded content” aimed at 20- and early 30-somethings ...
  • Mayor of London’s plan for city transport aims for zero emissions by 2050  London could be a lot more green by 2050 – Mayor Sadiq Khan has outlined a plan for transportation service (via Engadget) in the city that would make the whole system, including taxis, cars and buses, totally emission free by that year. Even though that’s over 30 years away, it’s still an incredibly ambitious plan ...
  • Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns after pressure from investors Five major Uber investors called for his resignation following months of blunders. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Hour of Devastation spoiler: Sink your fangs into this new split card With the rampaging return of Nicol Bolas, here’s an exclusive card: Driven to Despair. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in ...
  • Sony’s PlayLink links your phone to your PS4 for multiplayer minigame madness The second screen concept is back, only this time it might actually be worth it. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens ...
  • Uber Co-Founder Travis Kalanick Has Resigned as CEO His exit came amid pressure from investors Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens ...
  • A remaster with no old code: Crash Bandicoot was rebuilt nearly from scratch Just enough source material was salvaged, along with a happenstance speech of old. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • TrueLayer raises $3M Series A to provide fintech companies with easy access to bank APIs  TrueLayer, a London startup that’s built a developer platform to make it easy for fintech companies to access bank APIs — and ride the PSD2 gravy train — has raised $3 million in Series A funding. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Twist is Slack without the annoying distractions  When Slack implemented threaded conversations, it seemed like the holy grail for internal communications. Slack finally lets you talk about multiple things in separate conversations. But Slack remains a real-time messaging service at heart, so threads don’t feel native. It works well for many teams, but some companies would prefer something a bit more asynchronous ...
  • Crunch Report | Uber Adds Tipping Netflix launches a “choose your own adventure” style cartoon for children, Uber adds tipping as the first change in its “180 days of change” campaign, Skype outage causes connectivity issues and Boom has 76 pre-orders for its supersonic Jet. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Share this:Click to email this ...
  • Tesla hires deep learning expert Andrej Karpathy to lead Autopilot vision  Tesla has hired deep learning and computer vision expert Andrej Karpathy in a key Autopilot role, Karpathy most recently held a role as a researcher at OpenAI, the artificial intelligence non-profit backed by Elon Musk. He has an extensive backgr… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Video game trade group sees pros and cons in new Trump administration Good: Tax cuts, visa reform, IP protection. Bad: “Exclusionary” policies. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Engineered algae puts half of its carbon into fats for biofuels Dropping the activity of a single gene redirects the organism’s energy to fat. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • HDR and video games: Ars leaves E3 with more questions than answers HDR looks great in applicable games, but newer game consoles blew a big E3 opportunity. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens ...
  • Colorado dad gives sons smartphones, regrets it, now wants to ban preteen use He started nonprofit, wrote ballot measure to prevent use by kids under 13. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • More Android apps from dangerous Ztorg family sneak into Google Play Almost 100 such apps, with >1 million downloads, found so far (but not by Google). Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens ...
  • Uber co-founder Garrett Camp says recent events have left him upset and ‘deeply reflective’  Uber co-founder Garrett Camp, who has not been involved in Uber’s day-to-day operations for quite some time, shed some light on Uber’s future today in a post on Medium. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens ...
  • A look at Square’s first diversity report and ally training for employees  Square, led by CEO Jack Dorsey, has released its first diversity report, which, not surprisingly, looks very similar to the below-par numbers of other tech companies. But, unlike other tech companies, Square does not “subscribe to a ‘pipeline’ excuse,” the report states. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Boom has orders for 76 of its future supersonic passenger jets  Boom has a new design for its XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator jet, the working prototype aircraft it’s creating to prove out its tech before beginning work on building real, commercial supersonic passenger aircraft. The new design was revealed Tuesday at the Paris Air Show, along with new business milestones: Boom has orders for 76 aircraft. Read ...
  • Fetch launches self-service truck rentals to help you move the big stuff  Moving furniture generally sucks. Fetch wants to be there for those moments when you need to transport something that won’t fit in the trunk of an Uber XL. The service, which allows users to easily rent trucks or vans for hours or days at a time, is launching in Atlanta to help people move whatever ...
  • AMD muscles in on Xeon’s turf as it unveils Epyc Multiply a Ryzen by four and all of a sudden Intel has some real competition. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens ...
  • HuMoTech’s robotic feet make it easier to test drive a bunch of different prosthetics  There are white boards lining the walls covered in complex formulas and earlier iterations of the company’s robotic leg are scattered in pieces on and underneath tables. You can practically chart the company’s half-decade of development with a quick look around the room, from Caputo’s 2010 PhD work on robotic feet to its first product ...
  • Tesla Model S warned driver in fatal crash to put hands on steering wheel Model S driver had hands on steering wheel for 25 seconds during a 37-minute period. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens ...
  • Uber will allow tips for drivers “It’s time we step up and give you the driving experience you deserve.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • OnePlus 5 review—The best sub-$500 phone you can buy Snapdragon 835, 6GB of RAM, and near-stock Android for $479? Sign us up. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • The Journey to Mars seems to be pretty much dead New video is designed to highlight all of the things Trump has accomplished in space. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens ...
  • Rick Perry says carbon dioxide is not a primary driver of climate change Perry: “Most likely the primary control knob is the ocean waters and this environment.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in ...
  • “Internet of Ships” tells tale of USS Fitzgerald tragedy—or half of it AIS broadcasts freighter’s course to world, triggering conspiracy theories. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Review: The Toyota C-HR Hybrid is a mass-market vehicle with panache Toyota C-HR is the best of the increasingly popular midsize SUV segment. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Crystal stacks up qubits in first-in first-out memory Photons store themselves in ions that bob up and down in a sea of light. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens ...
  • FinalPrice raises $4M for subscription-based travel booking platform  Look out HotelTonight. Oh, and Booking.com, Expedia, Skyscanner, Hopper and a few others. Coming out of LA there is a new kid on the block. FinalPrice, a new subscription-based travel app, has today both launched and announced its $4 million fund-raising from Almaz Capital, Sistema VC and private investors. For an annual $99 charge, the ...
  • Nintendo Switch’s dumb dock gets beaten by hyper-portable Nyko option The Nintendo Switch just became much, much more portable. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Hike beats WhatsApp to launching messenger app payments in India  India-focused mobile messaging service Hike landed funding from Tencent last year, and today it took a major step to emulating the Chinese firm’s WeChat app with the introduction of mobile payments. The launch of Hike Pay not only shows an ambition to build a messaging platform, it also means Hike has beaten WhatsApp, the chat ...
  • ‘All roads do lead back to Shenzhen,’ according to Indiegogo’s Sandy Diao  Shenzhen has been called China’s Silicon Valley (or at least one of its Silicon Valleys). A panel on hardware startups at TechCrunch Shenzhen took a stab at explaining why. “There’s a new startup model coming out of Shenzhen,” said Eli Harris, whose startup Ecoflow is building the River Mobile Power Station. The city’s history as “the ...
  • Kik CEO claims an ICO is better than venture fundraising  Ted Livingston, CEO of messaging app Kik, spoke on stage at TechCrunch’s event in Shenzhen, China on Tuesday. Moderator Jon Russell asked him about why the company is doing an initial coin offering (ICO), a newly popularized method of fundraising. It’s”a way to raise funding” and “a way to get money into the company,” he said ...
  • Google launches its AI-powered jobs search engine  Looking for a new job is getting easier. Google today launched a new jobs search feature right on its search result pages that lets you search for jobs across virtually all of the major online job boards like LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder and Facebook and others. Google will also include job listings its finds ...
  • Withings is now Nokia  Nokia announced at Mobile World Congress back in February that it would be sunsetting the Withings brand this summer. After giving fans of the French connected health device maker sufficient time to mourn, the brand name is finally officially being removed from its existing product lines. All Withings products will be branded Nokia from here ...
  • Qunar co-founder Fritz Demopoulos says startup success in China requires a 10-year commitment  Fritz Demopoulos, who co-founded Chinese travel portal Qunar and now makes early-stage startup investments through Queen’s Road Capital, said that if he had a single piece of advice for founders looking to pursue their “China dream,” it boils down to one word: “Commitment.” Demopoulos was interviewed on-stage at TechCrunch Shenzhen, which we organized with TechNode. Read ...
  • Banking the unbanked in emerging markets  As countries progress, citizens migrate from remote villages to large cities and foreign countries. Their economic power rises and they participate in the global economy. People need to purchase food, pay electricity bills, top up transportation … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Crunch Report | Pokemon Go “Big Summer Update” Pokemon Go has a big summer update, Vice Media raises $450 million, the FTC wants to block the FanDuel-DraftKings merger and Blue Apron is looking to raise $586 million in its IPO. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Ensuring foreign-born founders can grow their startups in the U.S.  Knowing of the significant contributions foreign-born founders have made to the entrepreneurial ecosystem and the broader U.S. economy, NVCA has long championed the creation of a Startup Visa for talented immigrant entrepreneurs to remain in the … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Supreme Court turns down EFF’s “Dancing Baby” fair use case The law against bogus DMCA takedowns will remain tough to enforce. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Web host agrees to pay $1m after it’s hit by Linux-targeting ransomware Windfall payment by poorly secured host is likely to inspire new ransomware attacks. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • The top ten games to watch for after E3 2017 From co-op heists to web-slinging heroes to… controllable holes? Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...