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The Crunchies nominations close soonThe%20Crunchies%20nominations%20close%26nbsp%3BsoonThe 9th Annual Crunchies Awardsmjburnsy

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:40:13 +0000

(image)  Stop procrastinating and nominate your favorite startup, founder or investor for a Crunchie. Nominations will close on Thursday, November 3, 2016. That’s just two weeks before the nominations close. We’re looking for the input of the tech community. Who was the hottest new startup? Who launched the best new technology? Which company had the best launch video? There are 11… Read More(image)

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Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:40:24 +0000

(image)  Okay, this is actually pretty cool. I’ve only been playing around with it a bit, but I can definitely see it becoming addicting — particularly if the service’s creators can bring more musicians on board. As it stands right now, 8Stem’s collection of remix-able music is fairly limited — perhaps not surprising for a service that only launched out of beta today. I… Read More(image)

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Democracy in the age of the Internet of ThingsDemocracy%20in%20the%20age%20of%20the%20Internet%20of%26nbsp%3BThingsIOTdavidalanriggs

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:00:40 +0000

(image)  Who wants to read up on candidates’ policies, attend rallies or even watch a debate? You just want to jump into the bed of democracy with the one who turns you on politically, right? Who would bother to vote in the future if a set of sophisticated algorithms just identified, by trawling your data mine, your ideal candidate? Read More(image)

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Sharalike tries to bring your slideshow into the virtual worldSharalike%20tries%20to%20bring%20your%20slideshow%20into%20the%20virtual%26nbsp%3Bworldsharalike-vrhajejanExploring photo slideshows in VR is a trippy experience.

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:46:35 +0000

(image)  Wait, wait, wait! Before your eyes glaze over at the word “slideshow,” stay with me for a moment. Yes, we’re all bored to tears with slideslows, but Sharalike’s brand new VR app has been rubbing its medical paddles together to try to jolt some life into your old 2D photos by teleporting them into your VR headset. Read More(image)

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Tim Cook ‘not sure’ Apple will meet iPhone 7 Plus demand by the end of the yearTim%20Cook%20%26%238216%3Bnot%20sure%26%238217%3B%20Apple%20will%20meet%20iPhone%207%20Plus%20demand%20by%20the%20end%20of%20the%26nbsp%3ByeariPhone 7matthewlynley

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:27:12 +0000

(image)  Apple is working to match the demand for the iPhone 7 Plus as best as it can, but it might not meet all the demand by the end of the year, CEO Tim Cook said on the investor call discussing its fourth-quarter earnings. “It’s hard to say,” Cook said in response to an investor question about whether the iPhone would hit supply/demand equilibrium by the end of the next quarter. Read More(image)

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Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:22:13 +0000

(image)  Many Americans learned through Lending Club that they can refinance their credit card debt online; now, the lending marketplace is hoping they’ll start refinancing their automotive loans using its platform, too. Indeed, though automotive lending is a massive market, car refinance is far smaller owing to a lack of awareness, suggests Lending Club CEO Scott Sanborn, with whom we spoke… Read More(image)

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Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:10:38 +0000

(image)  Y Combinator’s ambitious New Cities project has a new leader today as Ben Huh, former CEO of The Cheezburger Network, joins the effort. The initiative, previously announced back in June, aims to take a fresh, entrepreneurial approach to city building. Details have been hard to come by, but the group was hiring researchers for a short time at the tail end of the summer. In a blog post,… Read More(image)

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IBM Watson and Udacity want developers to learn AI onlineIBM%20Watson%20and%20Udacity%20want%20developers%20to%20learn%20AI%26nbsp%3Bonlineibm-watson-serverslorakolodnytc

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:06:53 +0000

(image)  Udacity, the education platform focused on helping workers gain skills they need for great careers in tech, has partnered with IBM Watson, Didi Chuxing and Amazon Alexa to offer a new nanodegree in artificial intelligence, the companies announced today at the IBM World of Watson conference. IBM Watson is co-developing the curriculum of the course with Udacity. Chinese ride-hailing company… Read More(image)

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IrisVR raises $8M to bring virtual reality to architecture and designIrisVR%20raises%20%248M%20to%20bring%20virtual%20reality%20to%20architecture%20and%26nbsp%3BdesignIrisVRanthha

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:05:44 +0000

(image)  New York City startup IrisVR is announcing that it has raised $8 million in Series A funding. The company has built virtual reality tools for the architecture and design industries. Iris Prospect allows customers to take their 3D plans and blueprints and turn them into VR experiences viewable on devices like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, GearVR and Cardboard. Iris Scope, meanwhile, converts… Read More(image)

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Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:58:22 +0000

(image)  Eero, a two-year-old, San Francisco-based maker of a smart wireless routing system, is asking employees to help one of their colleagues after his special-needs son was burned in a fire set by some of his same-age peers. According to a report in Fox News, the 10-year-old was placed in an induced coma earlier this month after being lured into a shack near his Kerrville, Texas home, doused… Read More(image)

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Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:52:10 +0000

(image)  The two non-Zuck leaders of Facebook had a lot to show and tell onstage today at the WSJDLive conference, where they demoed potential products, labeled Facebook a tech company not a media company and touted the company’s success at voter registration. If you liked Prisma, you’re going to enjoy what Facebook’s cooking up. Facebook chief product officer Chris Cox demoed an… Read More(image)

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Apple could be developing its car OS in CanadaApple%20could%20be%20developing%20its%20car%20OS%20in%26nbsp%3BCanadaApple CarPlay Mapsromaindillet

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:53:52 +0000

(image)  More details about Apple’s software team for its not-so-secret car project are emerging. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple has hired quite a few engineers in the Ottawa suburb of Kanata. The company also opened an office there and could be developing its car operating system from there. The reason why Kanata is so hot right now is because BlackBerry’s QNX office… Read More(image)

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iPhone revenues and unit sales dip in Q4 with 45.5M devices soldiPhone%20revenues%20and%20unit%20sales%20dip%20in%20Q4%20with%2045.5M%20devices%26nbsp%3BsoldiPhone 7lucasmatney2015

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:53:08 +0000

(image)  Apple is still selling a lot of iPhones, but the numbers are continuing to slide from 2015 numbers. The company reported Q4 2016 iPhones sales of 45.51 million units. This compares to 48 million units sold in the same quarter of last year. These numbers are largely in keeping, if not slightly better, than Wall Street expectations. Analysts were expecting Apple to ship 45 million iPhones… Read More(image)

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Apple signals a return to sales growth for the holidays in its fourth-quarter earningsApple%20signals%20a%20return%20to%20sales%20growth%20for%20the%20holidays%20in%20its%20fourth-quarter%26nbsp%3BearningsApple Unveils New Versions Of Popular iPadmatthewlynley

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:34:23 +0000

(image)  All eyes are officially on the holiday season for Apple. Ahead of the Christmas retail season, Apple reported its fourth-quarter earnings that were directly in line with what Wall Street was expecting. Almost everything came as expected as the company stands in a basic holding pattern, waiting for the first full quarter of its next generation of iPhone sales to come in throughout the… Read More(image)

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Pandora’s latest quarter disappoints investorsPandora%26%238217%3Bs%20latest%20quarter%20disappoints%26nbsp%3Binvestorspandora-ios-iconroofkatie

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:21:14 +0000

(image)  In what has become a very competitive landscape for digital music, early pioneer Pandora is trying to remain a leader. The company reported third quarter earnings after the bell on Tuesday, giving a glimpse at the current health of their business. Pandora has seen its revenue grow to $351.9 million, up by 13% from the same period last year. Yet analysts had been expecting $366.1 million.… Read More(image)

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Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:35:06 +0000

(image)  Apple has leaked its own big announcement with two hidden images of its upcoming MacBook Pro in the macOS Sierra 12.1 update. MacRumors first noticed the images in the system files. Meet the new MacBook Pro. As expected, the MacBook Pro features a second mini display above the keyboard. It replaces the function row and should change depending on what you’re doing. In the example, you can… Read More(image)

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Iris AI drastically expedites research through the power of artificial intelligenceIris%20AI%20drastically%20expedites%20research%20through%20the%20power%20of%20artificial%26nbsp%3Bintelligencescreen-shot-2016-10-25-at-11-51-23-amhajejanThe Iris AI cross-European team at 500 Nordics demo day. Anita Schjøll Brede, the company's CEO, is third from the left.

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:13:45 +0000

(image)  There are more than 30 million research papers out there, and more than 3,000 papers are published every day. Put simply, you haven’t a chance in hell to read all of them. So what’s a poor researcher to do when set a challenge in a brand new field of research? Iris believes it has just the thing. The company launched a public beta to show off its technology this week. Read More(image)

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The Guarantors makes it easier to rent an apartment in New YorkThe%20Guarantors%20makes%20it%20easier%20to%20rent%20an%20apartment%20in%20New%26nbsp%3BYorkReport Shows Affordable Housing Incentive In New York City Not Workingfitztepper

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:58:36 +0000

(image)  If you’ve rented an apartment in New York you know how much of a hassle the process is. First you need to find somewhere, then you need to meet the building or landlord’s strict approval process. But in New York (and a few other major cities) the approval threshold is so high that people aren’t able to get the apartment they want, even if they can actually afford it. This… Read More(image)

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Duet Display adds pressure-sensitive input for Apple Pencil and iPad Produet-draw-compressoretherinunnameduntitled-2

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:27:36 +0000

(image)  Duet Display is one of the most useful apps to come along in a while, letting users turn their iPad into a second screen for their Mac with virtually no latency via wired Lightning cable connection. Now, the app is getting an update and a Pro mode that lets it act as a fully pressure sensitive display-integrated drawing tablet with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. The update works sort of like… Read More(image)

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AT&T will offer $35 subscription with 100 channels and includes mobile streamingAT%26amp%3BT%20will%20offer%20%2435%20subscription%20with%20100%20channels%20and%20includes%20mobile%26nbsp%3BstreamingUS-MEDIA-TELECOM-MERGER-ATT-TIMEWARNERsarahbuhr

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:18:17 +0000

(image)  AT&T announced it will offer 100 channels and mobile streaming for $35 per month when it launches DirectTV in November. This is a different position for AT&T, which said it wouldn’t be taking on existing pay TV services and it comes right in time for another major content announcement with Time Warner. AT&T announced this last weekend it wants to buy Time Warner for $85… Read More(image)

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