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Crunch Report | Apple gets served a search warrant and Uber buys a bunch of VolvosCrunch%20Report%20%7C%20Apple%20gets%20served%20a%20search%20warrant%20and%20Uber%20buys%20a%20bunch%20of%26nbsp%3BVolvosCR11.20Thumbnailbheater

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:00:25 +0000

(image)  Hi, my name is Brian. I’ll be your host all Turkey week. Today’s stories: Apple served with a search warrant, Uber orders 24,000 Volvos, Germany bans children’s smartwatches and Using AR to explore endangered species. Read More(image)

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Check out the 2017 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guidelogo-gift-guide-2017gregkumparak

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:17:14 +0000

(image)  It’s hard to believe, but it’s already time for the holidays again. Time to untangle the lights, dust off the wreath and start figuring out what the heck you’re going to get everyone. Need ideas? We can help! Check out the 2017 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide here. Read More(image)

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Managing software complexity through intent-based programmingManaging%20software%20complexity%20through%20intent-based%26nbsp%3Bprogramminghumanrobotoverlapdavidalanriggs

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:31 +0000

(image)  Software is losing its magic. We simply demand too much from the current approaches. As a result, software developers are losing the battle with complexity, often without realizing it. To bring the magic back into software, developers need to make software itself more autonomous. Read More(image)

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12 great gifts for photography lovers12%20great%20gifts%20for%20photography%26nbsp%3Bloversgg17-photogetherin

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:38:46 +0000

(image)  You can get a lot of neat gifts for the photographer in the family or friend group once you starting thinking outside the camera body. These are just some ideas at a range of different price points to satisfy the shutter bugs out there. A picture may be worth a thousand words… but a good, useful gift for a photographer can be priceless if it means getting that killer shot. Read More(image)

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How the Kindle was designed through 10 years and 15 generationsHow%20the%20Kindle%20was%20designed%20through%2010%20years%20and%2015%26nbsp%3Bgenerationskindle-evolution1devin

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:58:17 +0000

(image)  The Kindle has become one of the most ubiquitous pieces of specialty electronics in the world since it launched 10 years ago, but the device has changed so much since its debut that one can hardly believe the oldest and newest models are meant to do the same thing. Amazon’s Chris Green talked with me for a retrospective of the design choices that have defined and redefined the device. Read More(image)

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Shujaa Delivery aims to compete with Aramax, DHL and othersShujaa%20Delivery%20aims%20to%20compete%20with%20Aramax%2C%20DHL%20and%26nbsp%3Bothersmdickey

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:29:19 +0000

On-demand delivery is a coveted service in traffic-congested Nairobi. Enter Shujaa Delivery, a Nairobi-based door-to-door delivery and courier service for businesses that uses motorcycles instead of cars. Read More(image)

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Amazon’s all-new Echo goes (RED) for a limited timeAmazon%26%238217%3Bs%20all-new%20Echo%20goes%20%28RED%29%20for%20a%20limited%26nbsp%3Btime71K59KmZeXL._SL1000_etherin

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:19:43 +0000

(image)  The new Echo is a better looking device than its predecessor, thanks in large part to its various fabric coverings. Now, there’s a new option for the outer shell: A PRODUCT(RED) special limited edition. The fabric outer comes in red, appropriately enough, and $10 of the purchase price (of $99.99, same as any other Echo) will go toward (RED)’s work fighting AIDS through the Global Fund. Read More(image)

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The DOJ sues to block AT&T’s Time Warner dealThe%20DOJ%20sues%20to%20block%20AT%26amp%3BT%26%238217%3Bs%20Time%20Warner%26nbsp%3BdealUS-MEDIA-TELECOM-MERGER-ATT-TIMEWARNERtaylortechcrunch

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:11:20 +0000

(image)  On Monday, AT&T confirmed the U.S. Department of Justice’s decision to sue in order to block the company’s plans to purchase Time Warner for $85.4 billion. Earlier reports suggested that the DOJ would move against the deal if AT&T did not intend to sell CNN. CNN has a famously fraught relationship with the Trump administration, which has gone out of its way to attack the… Read More(image)

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In ‘Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire,’ virtual reality finds a new hopeIn%20%26%238216%3BStar%20Wars%3A%20Secrets%20of%20the%20Empire%2C%26%238217%3B%20virtual%20reality%20finds%20a%20new%26nbsp%3BhopeSWSOTE_Still_1lucasmatney2015

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:16:42 +0000

(image)  While I stood anxiously atop a floating platform on my way to what felt like certain doom, I paused to remember my mission as I felt the pulsing heat of the lava planet Mustafar rising up from below me. With the fate of the galaxy in the hands of me and my new friends, I raced through corridors of the base, fighting waves of Stormtroopers, and coming face-to-face with pure evil. As my… Read More(image)

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17 gorgeous gifts for your tech-savvy gal pals17%20gorgeous%20gifts%20for%20your%20tech-savvy%20gal%26nbsp%3Bpalsgg17-gorgeoussarahbuhr

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:09:12 +0000

(image)  We’re back again with one of the most loved gift guides in all of tech — the one made just for the ladies. This year, the trend is towards gifts both beautiful and functional, and we’ve got a few suggestions you may want to add to your holiday shopping list. From sleek chargers to digital decor, here are some of the best gifts for gal pals who’ve been good to you all year. Read More(image)

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Oculus has big plans to expand in the greater Seattle areaOculus%20has%20big%20plans%20to%20expand%20in%20the%20greater%20Seattle%26nbsp%3BareaInside The Oculus Connect 3 Eventtaylortechcrunch

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:38:00 +0000

(image)  As Amazon looks to stamp its footprint beyond the Seattle area, Oculus is making further inroads into the Pacific Northwest’s major tech hub. As reported by Seattle-based tech site GeekWire, local real estate sources say that the Facebook-owned virtual reality company is in the market for a 200,000-square-foot R&D space in nearby Redmond, which already houses some Oculus research… Read More(image)

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Google Cloud Platform cuts the price of GPUs by up to 36 percentGoogle%20Cloud%20Platform%20cuts%20the%20price%20of%20GPUs%20by%20up%20to%2036%26nbsp%3BpercentGoogle Cloud Event With VP Of Operations Urs Holzlefredericlardinois

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:30:31 +0000

(image)  Google today announced that it’s cutting the price of using Nvidia’s Tesla GPUs through its Compute Engine by up to 36 percent. In U.S. regions, using the somewhat older K80 GPUs will now cost $0.45 per hour while using the newer and more powerful P100 machines will cost $1.46 per hour (all with per-second billing). The company is also dropping the prices for preemptible local SSDs… Read More(image)

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Scrivener writing app gets a huge updateScrivener%20writing%20app%20gets%20a%20huge%26nbsp%3BupdateClose-up of a typewriterjordanrcrook

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:00:14 +0000

(image)  As ancient as the art of writing is, there is a bit of a shortage when it comes to truly excellent writing applications. Scrivener is one of the few, and today, the app has gotten a major update. Scrivener works for both professional writers and hobbyists, giving an assortment of options for whatever kind of writing suits you, from screenwriting to novels and beyond. The app also offers a… Read More(image)

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Bitcoin just passed $8,000Bitcoin%20just%20passed%26nbsp%3B%248%2C000bitcoin-8000fitztepper

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:53:02 +0000

(image)  Bitcoin has been on a wild run. Yesterday the price shot past $8,000 for the first time, and per usual when it breaks through a milestone is now trading solidly above it at $8,250.  Read More(image)

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AWS launches a Secret region for the U.S. intelligence communityAWS%20launches%20a%20Secret%20region%20for%20the%20U.S.%20intelligence%26nbsp%3BcommunityUS-CIAfredericlardinois

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:44:03 +0000

(image)  Amazon today announced that its AWS cloud computing service now offers a new region that’s specifically designed for the workloads of the U.S. intelligence community. This new AWS Secret Region (that’s really its name) can run workloads up to the “secret” security classification level and will complement the service’s existing $600 million contract with the CIA… Read More(image)

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Internet of Elephants uses AR to get up close to endangered species, turns their migrations into a gameInternet%20of%20Elephants%20uses%20AR%20to%20get%20up%20close%20to%20endangered%20species%2C%20turns%20their%20migrations%20into%20a%26nbsp%3BgameSC_artwork_finalingridlunden

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:09:21 +0000

(image)  Wildlife conservation groups have made a lot of strides in raising awareness of animals whose populations or natural habitats are endangered, and what we can do to help. Now a startup out of Kenya is tapping into advances made in augmented reality, mapping and app-based games to further the cause. Internet of Elephants, a startup based out of Nairobi, is building an app-based game of the same… Read More(image)

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13 greats gifts for the geek guys and gals in your life13%20greats%20gifts%20for%20the%20geek%20guys%20and%20gals%20in%20your%26nbsp%3Blifegg17-geekgregkumparak

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:01:52 +0000

(image)  It’s 2017, and the golden age of the geek continues. We all carry supercomputers in our pockets. Superheroes rule the box office. Star Wars is getting a friggin’ theme park. Got a geek in your life you want to buy a gift for? We’ve got you covered. We put our heads together to think of some things we’d universally be thrilled to get. Read More(image)

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Uber donates $1 million to Meals on WheelsUber%20donates%20%241%20million%20to%20Meals%20on%26nbsp%3BWheelsuber-meals-wheelsmdickey

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:00:41 +0000

(image)  Uber has teamed up with Meals on Wheels America to help the organization fulfill its mission of providing healthy meals to homebound seniors, veterans and others. The two-year partnership entails a $1 million donation, which includes a direct contribution to Meals on Wheels and promotional codes for volunteers to get free rides, as well as volunteer support from Uber employees. Read More(image)

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Toronto begins sharing traffic data with Waze, and vice versaToronto%20begins%20sharing%20traffic%20data%20with%20Waze%2C%20and%20vice%26nbsp%3BversaPANAM2015-CANADA-TORONTO-FEATUREetherin

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:53:43 +0000

(image)  The city of Toronto has begun sharing its traffic data with navigation service provider Waze. Google-owned Waze will also provide access to its real-time traffic and road conditions data back to the city, in exchange, and both parties expect to improve navigation around the city thanks to the new collaborative effort. Waze offers turn-by-turn navigation to users and drivers, compiling… Read More(image)

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DreamQuark beefs up financial services through artificial intelligenceDreamQuark%20beefs%20up%20financial%20services%20through%20artificial%26nbsp%3Bintelligenceteam-800x506romaindillet

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:38:58 +0000

(image)  Meet DreamQuark, a French startup that wants to help banks, insurance companies and asset management firms with all of their artificial intelligence needs. DreamQuark crunches your data, creates models based on machine learning and lets you apply those models on all past and future data points. Many banks still rely on COBOL code to compute all sorts of financial operations. COBOL is a… Read More(image)

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