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Yesterday?s ?plastics? are today?s crypto tokens
 What “The Graduate” can teach about today’s cryptocurrencies Read More
Source : | 21-Aug-2017 00:30

Microsoft kicks off Xbox One X pre-orders today with a limited ?Project Scorpio? edition
 Microsoft just pulled the trigger on Xbox One X pre-orders, offering up the souped up version of its console for $499. Unveiled back at E3 in June after a year’s worth of teasers, the latest Xbox One features more memory and improved processing designed for 4K playback. The company is also using its platform at the Gamecom conference in Cologne, Germany to debut a limited edition version… Read More
Source : | 20-Aug-2017 22:30

Taxes in the gig economy
 The first generation of gig economy contractors is essentially riding shotgun as an entirely new industry defines itself. While they enjoy flexibility and a convenient way to supplement a primary income, they also must act as guinea pigs uncovering the shortcomings of the industry’s support network. One issue in particular has become a clear gap for gig economy workers: taxes. Read More
Source : | 20-Aug-2017 22:05

Google needs to pay Apple a small fortune to remain the default search engine on iOS
 Apple and Google could be the biggest frenemies in tech. While they both compete like there’s no tomorrow, they also partner on some very specific deals. For instance, Google is paying a ton of money to remain the default search engine on iOS. As CNBC first reported, according to a Bernstein analyst, Google could pay as much as $3 billion a year just to remain the default option in… Read More
Source : | 20-Aug-2017 19:52

Gillmor Gang: Ah-Clem
 The Gillmor Gang — Philip Proctor, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, Denis Pombriant, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Saturday, August 19, 2017. The Firesign Theatre’s Phil Proctor joins the Gang. Topics preclude: will the realDonaldTrump please step down, what is reality, Siri’s Easter egg, and other mysteries from the vaults of time. @stevegillmor, @FIRESIGNPHIL,… Read More
Source : | 20-Aug-2017 19:02

Let?s review some of tech?s big second quarter financial stories
 Now that the second-quarter “earnings season” — when all of the biggest public tech companies spill their financial guts to the public — is over, and it was filled with a lot of weird stories that seemed a little outside of the mold that we normally see. There weren’t any blockbuster product launches, huge advertising beats, wildly surprising numbers (outside… Read More
Source : | 20-Aug-2017 18:00

 Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time there lived a mysterious, brilliant inventor, now lost to history, who created a kind of autonomous zone wherein the traditional rules of governments and law did not apply. It was scoffed at as escapism, but over time it drew an ever-growing crowd who used it primarily to indulge their greed and lust. A few, though, believed it could be more than an… Read More
Source : | 20-Aug-2017 15:00

The Daily Stormer was back online for a quick second
 Neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer is running out of options to stay online. There has been a public outcry against tech companies helping websites, such as The Daily Stormer. On August 18th, the team behind The Daily Stormer found a way to put the website back online. But now that NameCheap has taken down the website’s new domain name, it is back offline for most people. If you want to host… Read More
Source : | 20-Aug-2017 13:38

Watch Microsoft?s Xbox One X Gamescom conference live right here
 Microsoft is about to share the last details on the Xbox One X with a press conference ahead of the Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. You can watch it live right here at 12 PM on the West Coast, 3 PM on the East Coast, 8 PM in the U.K., 9 PM in Germany. The company already said on Twitter that we can expect to hear more details about pre-orders for the Xbox One X: #XboxOneX pre-order info is… Read More
Source : | 20-Aug-2017 11:41

Former GE CEO Jeff Immelt close to becoming Uber?s CEO
 The long and dramatic process for naming a new Uber CEO may be coming closer to an end. First reported by Kara Swisher, our sources are also telling us that former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt is still being seriously considered and the board vote is expected to happen soon. The talks were first reported several weeks ago. Co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick was asked to resign in June… Read More
Source : | 19-Aug-2017 23:13

Leaked image suggests a new Nest thermostat is on the way
 Alphabet-owned Nest has taken some pretty safe choices in the IoT space, building products that rely on a their Internet connectedness to function. Their most recognizable product, the Nest Learning Thermostat hasn’t gotten a cosmetic upgrade since it was released nearly six years ago, though it has received some hardware tweaks to make setup and connection more simple. A leaked image… Read More
Source : | 19-Aug-2017 20:34

Here are the top schools among founders who raise big dollars
 You don’t need a fancy university degree to launch a startup and secure venture capital. But looking at the data on who gets funded, alumni affiliation sure seems to be a big contributing factor. Read More
Source : | 19-Aug-2017 19:00

The Huger Tech Racer electric skateboard proves fast doesn?t mean first place
 The pursuit of finding the best electric skateboard continues, with a startup based out of Orange County, California called Huger Tech. The board in question, named the Racer, is supposed to be the most bang for your buck, but with better performance than the two current leading electric skateboards — the Boosted Board and Inboard. Read More
Source : | 19-Aug-2017 18:31

Prisma shifts focus to b2b with an API for AI-powered mobile effects
 The startup behind the Prisma style transfer app is shifting focus onto the b2b space, building tools for developers that draw on its expertise using neural networks and deep learning technology to power visual effects on mobile devices. Read More
Source : | 19-Aug-2017 18:00

Crunch Report | Benchmark vs Kalanick Goes Sour
Reddit is rolling out its own video platform, VR adtech company Immersv raises $10.5 million and Benchmark versus Kalanick goes sour. All this on Crunch Report Read More
Source : | 19-Aug-2017 05:00

These solar glass blocks would make great skylights for your solar roof
 If you’re going to be decking your roof out with solar tiles, there’s a possibility that you may forgo what might be the best placement of a skylight in favor of more solar cell square footage. Luckily solar glass is fast becoming an option, and these clever glass blocks are the best option I’ve seen yet. Read More
Source : | 19-Aug-2017 03:13

New malware masquerades as a ride-sharing app
 An update to the venerable Faketoken.q Android malware has made it easier for the program to steal your credit card information from ride-sharing apps. Faketoken attacks Russian ride-sharing apps by overlaying text boxes on the credit card information pages that can capture your credit number and other important information. Kaspersky writes: After getting onto a smartphone (judging by the… Read More
Source : | 19-Aug-2017 02:55

Early-bird Disrupt SF ticket savings extended by one week
 Want to attend Disrupt SF 2017 but missed the early-bird ticket deadline? You’re in luck! We’re giving you one extra week to get your hands on these deeply discounted Disrupt tickets, so you now have until Friday, August 25 to secure your spot at the best startup show in San Francisco. Read More
Source : | 19-Aug-2017 02:05

YouTube starts delivering ?breaking news? on its homepage across platforms
 YouTube has started rolling out a “Breaking News” section in people’s feeds today across platforms as Alphabet continues to tailor custom content playlists to users logged into Google Accounts, Android Police reports. For most, YouTube is a place to hop from one video to the next and descend down rabbit holes, but browsing anything like a feed has become less… Read More
Source : | 19-Aug-2017 01:58

Tracking viewer responses to media, Cinemmerse wants to set the stage for ?responsive? entertainment
 Wendy Dent has a dream. The Australian founder, chief executive and sole employee of Cinemmerse wants to change the way folks think about how they watch everything from advertisements to art films. Read More
Source : | 19-Aug-2017 01:50

This 3D-printed robotic arm is built for sign language
 While we usually see robotics applied to industrial or research applications, there are plenty of ways they could help in everyday life as well: an autonomous guide for blind people, for instance, or a kitchen bot that helps disabled folks cook. Or — and this one is real — a robot arm that can perform rudimentary sign language. Read More
Source : | 19-Aug-2017 01:36

bxblue wants to move payroll-secured loans online in Brazil
 Payroll-secured loans are a $40 billion a year business in Brazil, but that business largely happens offline. A startup in Y Combinator called bxblue wants to change that, by creating a marketplace for borrowers to evaluate multiple loan options all in one place. Read More
Source : | 19-Aug-2017 01:00

A Tesla owner shows his 97-year-old Grandpa a car from the future
 Zac Carmi showed his 97-year-old grandfather his Tesla. His grandpa was pretty impressed. You can watch video of the adorable interaction below. In what could be some of the cutest footage of a lovable grandpa discovering the future ever, Carmi loads his grandpa into the car and accelerates. Grandpa, obviously, says that “you need a parachute” to drive this thing. Tech folks… Read More
Source : | 19-Aug-2017 00:27

A ?bug? that let a $500 password cracking box open up iPhones is patched as of iOS 11
 Apple confirmed that the behavior that lets a $500 box “crack” an iPhone 7 passcode will be patched out of the final version of iOS 11 that’s due this fall. It’s also patched under iOS 11 beta 4, if you’re running that. Read More
Source : | 18-Aug-2017 23:45

NBC?s Snapchat news show gains 29+ million viewers in its first month
 NBC News’ first-ever daily show for Snapchat is seeing promising numbers after its first month on the air. In a release sent to reporters this morning, NBCU claims the show has grown its audience to over 29 million unique viewers. That’s roughly triple the number of viewers who tune into the top-rated “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” program. Read More
Source : | 18-Aug-2017 23:12

Target won?t be adding Hampton Creek products back on its shelves
 Despite clearance from the Food and Drug Administration earlier this month, Target has decided to terminate its relationship with beleaguered food startup Hampton Creek. Target pulled all 20 Hampton Creek products from its shelves two months ago and held an internal review of the startup after it was notified of “specific and serious food safety allegations about Hampton Creek… Read More
Source : | 18-Aug-2017 23:03

Rapportive founder?s new startup Superhuman is what Gmail would be if built today
 Reinventing the email experience is an area numerous startups have tried to tackle over the years, with some apps focused more on triage, others on making a better desktop alternative to Outlook, and still more aiming to re-envision email as a mobile-first product, among other ideas. A new startup called Superhuman, from the founder of Gmail add-on Rapportive acquired in 2012 by LinkedIn,… Read More
Source : | 18-Aug-2017 23:02

Google brings six-second video previews to mobile search
 Google announced a major update to its mobile search results pages today. Whenever your query brings up a video, Google will now show you a silent six-second clip to help you decide if it’s actually a video you want to see. This will work for the vast majority of videos on the web today — including, but not limited to, YouTube. Indeed, as Emily Moxley, Google’s director of… Read More
Source : | 18-Aug-2017 23:00

Fisker?s EMotion Tesla competitor will make its official debut at CES 2018
 The first car from Henrik Fisker’s new electric vehicle company, the EMotion luxury sport sedan, will premiere at CES in January 2018. That’s according to Fisker himself, who shared the debut date with TheStreet on Friday. We already know what the EMotion looks like, as well as its $129,000 starting price tag, and some of the technical achievements it’s said to pack, like… Read More
Source : | 18-Aug-2017 22:32

Delphi and LiDAR-maker Innoviz partner on self-driving tech
 Automotive supply giant Delphi, which recently shifted focus to target autonomous and high-tech solutions more specifically, has signed a new partnership with Innoviz, an Israeli tech company building LiDAR tech for autonomous driving. The team-up includes a new minority investment from Delphi in Innoviz, the full financial details of which haven’t been released. The commercial… Read More
Source : | 18-Aug-2017 22:00

Monster brings a music-centric voice assistant to its headphone line
 Monster isn’t exactly regarded as the most innovative force in tech, but it has decided to get in on the voice assistant game by baking support for a helper called Melody directly into their headphones. Read More
Source : | 18-Aug-2017 21:33

Teenage bitcoin millionaire is back with a better Botangle
 Erik Finman gained notoriety and a certain fame as a 14-year-old entrepreneur and bitcoin investor who’d managed to turn a $1,000 investment in the cryptocurrency into more than a million dollars and a chance to never see the inside of a college institution. Now, several years after its sale, Finman is buying back his original startup: Botangle. Read More
Source : | 18-Aug-2017 21:13

Trump approves Obama-era plan for a more independent US Cyber Command
 President Trump has given the go-ahead for a plan dating from the Obama administration to elevate US Cyber Command to the level of Unified Combatant Command, giving it more operational independence from the National Security Agency. The statement also raised the possibility of splitting off CyberCom from the NSA entirely. Read More
Source : | 18-Aug-2017 20:48

Infiniti?s Prototype 9 is a modern electric car with 1940s retro racer roots
 Days of thunder future past? Infiniti’s newest race car prototype is actually inspired by vintage race vehicles of the 1940s, with a torpedo-style sleek cylindrical body and offset wheels at the end of extended axes. The drivetrain of the so-called ‘Prototype 9,’ however, is all 2017: It’s an electric motor, combined with a 30 kWh battery pack. Here’s what I… Read More
Source : | 18-Aug-2017 20:30

Y Combinator-backed VIDA turns artwork into fashion, accessories and more
 VIDA, an e-commerce startup that allows artists to upload their designs to be printed on real-world materials – like fabric, leather, metal and more – which are then sold as unique products, has grown its community of artists to over 100,000 members since its launch a few years ago. The company is now participating in startup accelerator Y Combinator, following its recent… Read More
Source : | 18-Aug-2017 19:51

How Facebook prioritizes privacy when you die
 Should your parents be able to read your Facebook messages if you die? Facebook explained why it won’t let them in a post in its Hard Questions series today about social networking after death. Facebook admits it doesn’t have all the answers, but it has come up with some decent solutions to some issues. Read More
Source : | 18-Aug-2017 19:01

Google Home now works with Spotify free accounts
 For all the talk of how voice assistants could be the future of IoT or computing in general, the only consistently engaging use of home assistants like Echo or Google Home seems to be audio playback. Today, Google is making it a bit easier for the cheapos to get in on the action, as it’s beginning to roll out support for Spotify free accounts on its Home platform. Read More
Source : | 18-Aug-2017 18:48

NASA is using Intel?s deep learning to find better landing sites on the moon
 NASA collects a lot of data. It’s one of the main things it does when it’s not landing things on other things. But actually deriving useful information from all the data it collects is another issue entirely, so the space agency has begun enlisting some big tech names like Intel to crunch some of those numbers. That partnership includes Nervana, the deep learning startup the chip… Read More
Source : | 18-Aug-2017 18:46

Google to livestream Android O launch event timed for total solar eclipse
 Google is using a astronomical event to debut its newest Android operating system update: Android O is set to arrive on August 21, with a livestreamed unveiling event timed for 2:40 PM ET in NYC – which is roughly when the maximum solar eclipse is set to occur for New York. Android O will get a full reveal at that time, which seems like kind of a weird time to do it since a lot of… Read More
Source : | 18-Aug-2017 18:39

Apple and Hollywood said to continue talks around early digital movie rentals
 Movie studios including Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures continue to hold talks with Apple and Comcast about plans to introduce premium digital rentals for new movies only a few weeks after their theatrical debut, Bloomberg reports. The talks continue even though powerful players in the mix aren’t on board – theater chain operators, who still have a lot of sway over Hollywood… Read More
Source : | 18-Aug-2017 18:25

Airbnb is asking hosts to offer free housing in Barcelona for people affected by the attack
 Airbnb has activated its disaster response tool to help people affected by the recent attacks in Barcelona. Airbnb’s tool offers free housing to anyone who urgently needs a place to stay. At the time of publication, more than 80 people have opened up their homes free of charge. Read More
Source : | 18-Aug-2017 17:51

Instagram adds a new creative way to reply to a photo or story
 Instagram inception, here we come. If somebody sends you a photo or video in a private conversation on Instagram, the app will now let you play around with the original photo so that you can reply in a creative way and keep the context of the conversation. If you receive a photo or video, there’s now a reply button in the conversation thread. If you tap on this button, the original photo… Read More
Source : | 18-Aug-2017 12:55

Watch the Australia Post Regional Pitch Finals right here, right now
 It was only a year ago that Di Somrville held the first Regional Pitchfest in the can’t-be-really-named-but-is-really-named town of Wagga Wagga. At the time, the event founder and entrepreneurially minded Somerville had no idea that the eyes of Australia Post were on her, and eager to help grow the pitch competition into a national event. Now, only a year later, all of you night owls… Read More
Source : | 18-Aug-2017 10:00

Travis Kalanick strikes back against Benchmark lawsuit, calling it a ?public and personal attack?
 Uber co-founder, former CEO and current board member Travis Kalanick fired back at Benchmark Capital in legal documents filed Thursday, arguing that the venture capital firm’s lawsuit was initiated “as part of its public and personal attack” on him. The legal filing, first spotted by Axios, also posits that Benchmark’s claims are subject to mandatory arbitration, and… Read More
Source : | 18-Aug-2017 08:46

New Apple videos explain how iOS 11 and its multi-tasking features work on the iPad
 iOS 11, the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system, is quite the game-changer for iPad owners. We wrote that the software effectively turns an iPad into a mobile computer through a number of new features that go beyond previous limits with a focus on multi-tasking. The new iOS is currently in beta, but when it is released to all it will bring a very different experience to… Read More
Source : | 18-Aug-2017 08:43

Virtual telescope company Slooh is ready for the eclipse
 Slooh, a Connecticut-based company, makes it easy and now free to look at the night sky through any one of dozens of telescopes around the world. To use the service you simply log in and pick a telescope. If you want to take control you can begin to point the telescope at various spots in space or you can simply go along for the ride while a professional astronomer takes the reins. Slooh… Read More
Source : | 18-Aug-2017 06:18

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