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YouTube starts delivering ‘breaking news’ on its homepage across platformsYouTube%20starts%20delivering%20%26%238216%3Bbreaking%20news%26%238217%3B%20on%20its%20homepage%20across%20platformsyoutube-ioslucasmatney2015

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:58:11 +0000

(image)  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


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Tracking viewer responses to media, Cinemmerse wants to set the stage for ‘responsive’ entertainmentTracking%20viewer%20responses%20to%20media%2C%20Cinemmerse%20wants%20to%20set%20the%20stage%20for%20%26%238216%3Bresponsive%26%238217%3B%20entertainmentScreen Shot 2017-08-18 at 4.04.16 PMshieberj

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:50:29 +0000

(image)  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. She’s created Cinnemerse, a website and an app that tracks viewers’ “emotional” response to what they’re watching by monitoring their vital signs through the Apple… Read More


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This 3D-printed robotic arm is built for sign languageThis%203D-printed%20robotic%20arm%20is%20built%20for%20sign%20language255756-UA - Robotarm-9-4e79b6-large-1502877454devin

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:36:16 +0000

(image)  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


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bxblue wants to move payroll-secured loans online in Brazilbxblue%20wants%20to%20move%20payroll-secured%20loans%20online%20in%20Brazilbxblue teamryanlawler

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:00:46 +0000

(image)  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


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A Tesla owner shows his 97-year-old Grandpa a car from the futureA%20Tesla%20owner%20shows%20his%2097-year-old%20Grandpa%20a%20car%20from%20the%20futureScreen Shot 2017-08-18 at 6.19.47 PMjohn

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:27:07 +0000

(image)  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


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A ‘bug’ that let a $500 password cracking box open up iPhones is patched as of iOS 11A%20%26%238216%3Bbug%26%238217%3B%20that%20let%20a%20%24500%20password%20cracking%20box%20open%20up%20iPhones%20is%20patched%20as%20of%20iOS%2011Screen Shot 2017-08-18 at 2.43.34 PMgre9del

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:45:07 +0000

(image)  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


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NBC’s Snapchat news show gains 29+ million viewers in its first monthNBC%26%238217%3Bs%20Snapchat%20news%20show%20gains%2029%2B%20million%20viewers%20in%20its%20first%20monthControl Roomsarahintampa

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:12:25 +0000

(image)  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


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Target won’t be adding Hampton Creek products back on its shelvesTarget%20won%26%238217%3Bt%20be%20adding%20Hampton%20Creek%20products%20back%20on%20its%20shelves30oz_Original_Mayo_Sandwich_Jar_Closed_CROP_v1sarahbuhr

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:03:46 +0000

(image)  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


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Rapportive founder’s new startup Superhuman is what Gmail would be if built todayRapportive%20founder%E2%80%99s%20new%20startup%20Superhuman%20is%20what%20Gmail%20would%20be%20if%20built%20todaysuperhuman-computersarahintampa

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:02:29 +0000

(image)  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


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Google brings six-second video previews to mobile searchgoogle-shop17fredericlardinois

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:00:02 +0000

(image)  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


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Fisker’s EMotion Tesla competitor will make its official debut at CES 2018Fisker%26%238217%3Bs%20EMotion%20Tesla%20competitor%20will%20make%20its%20official%20debut%20at%20CES%202018Fisker EMotionetherin

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:32:17 +0000

(image)  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


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Delphi and LiDAR-maker Innoviz partner on self-driving techDelphi%20and%20LiDAR-maker%20Innoviz%20partner%20on%20self-driving%20tech03.04.2017 InnovizOne Updated_JPGetherin

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:00:10 +0000

(image)  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


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Monster brings a music-centric voice assistant to its headphone lineMonster%20brings%20a%20music-centric%20voice%20assistant%20to%20its%20headphone%20linemonsterheadphonesmelodylucasmatney2015

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:33:43 +0000

(image)  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


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Teenage bitcoin millionaire is back with a better BotangleTeenage%20bitcoin%20millionaire%20is%20back%20with%20a%20better%20BotangleScreen Shot 2017-08-18 at 10.50.36 AMshieberj

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:13:14 +0000

(image)  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


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Trump approves Obama-era plan for a more independent US Cyber CommandTrump%20approves%20Obama-era%20plan%20for%20a%20more%20independent%20US%20Cyber%20CommandDefense Secretary Carter Visits U.S. Cyber Command At Fort Meadedevin

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:48:06 +0000

(image)  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


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Infiniti’s Prototype 9 is a modern electric car with 1940s retro racer rootsinfiniti-prototype-9etherin

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:30:26 +0000

(image)  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


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Y Combinator-backed VIDA turns artwork into fashion, accessories and moreY%20Combinator-backed%20VIDA%20turns%20artwork%20into%20fashion%2C%20accessories%20and%20morevidasarahintampa

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:51:58 +0000

(image)  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


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How Facebook prioritizes privacy when you dieHow%20Facebook%20prioritizes%20privacy%20when%20you%20dieWhat happens on facebook when you diejoshsc

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:01:11 +0000

(image)  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


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Google Home now works with Spotify free accountsGoogle%20Home%20now%20works%20with%20Spotify%20free%20accountsgoogle-home-DSCF0506lucasmatney2015

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:48:06 +0000

(image)  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


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NASA is using Intel’s deep learning to find better landing sites on the moonNASA%20is%20using%20Intel%E2%80%99s%20deep%20learning%20to%20find%20better%20landing%20sites%20on%20the%20moonunnamedbheater

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:46:33 +0000

(image)  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


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