Technology

If you're a certain age, it's likely that you've never given a second thought to buying a municipal bond or the process of bond buying, even if you've intuited, rightly, that's it's an intentionally opaque business. Yet there could be a big opportunity for startups, and for people looking for places [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
It's been a while since I defragged — years, probably, because these days for a number of reasons computers don't really need to. But perhaps it is we who need to defrag. And what better way to defrag your brain after a long week than by watching the strangely satisfying [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
According to a report by the American Cancer Society, an estimated 266,120 women will be newly diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States this year and (according to a 2016 estimate) can expect to pay between $60,000 and $134,000 on average for treatment and care. But, after hundreds of [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Most mornings, after sifting through the night's mail haul and skimming the headlines, I make myself a cup of coffee. I use a simple pour-over cone and paper filters, and (in what is perhaps my most tedious Seattleite affectation), I grind the beans by hand. I like the manual aspect [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
The Movado Group, which sells multiple brands including Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss, has purchased MVMT, a small watch company founded by Jacob Kassan and Kramer LaPlante in 2013. The company, which advertised heavily on Facebook, logged $71 million in revenue in 2017. Movado purchased the company for [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Twitter tried to downplay the impact deactivating its legacy APIs would have on its community and the third-party Twitter clients preferred by many power users by saying that “less than 1%” of Twitter developers were using these old APIs. Twitter is correct in its characterization of the size of [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Elon Musk's public and sometimes-controversial tweets have triggered a cascade of events in recent weeks. We discuss on the Gadget Lab podcast. [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: Wired
As limited partners increasingly demand greater exposure to emerging market opportunities, venture capital firms with a focus on Asia are bulking up their funds and chasing deals in an increasingly competitive race to own stakes in the next generation of local startups with global aspirations. Over the last year, firms including [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Netflix is testing video promos that play in between episodes of shows a viewer is streaming, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. The promos are full-screen videos, personalized to the user, featuring content Netflix would have otherwise suggested elsewhere in its user interface – like on a row of recommendations, [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Keith Teare, Michael Markman, and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Waiting for the midterms, Twitter meets the Constitution, uncommon carriers, straw man superheros. G3: Helping Hands — Elisa Camahort Page, Francine Hardaway, Maria Ogneva, and Tina Chase Gillmor. Recorded live [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
The inside of data centers is loud and hot — and keeping servers from overheating is a major factor in the cost of running them. It's no surprise then that the big players in this space, including Facebook, Microsoft and Google, all look for different ways of saving cooling costs. [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
The notch. The biometrics. The animoji. Apple's flagship smartphone is the one everyone's trying to copy this year. [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: Wired
In this week's Replay column we've got a plagiarism scandal, 'Diablo III' on the Nintendo Switch, and other disruptions. Let's dive in. [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: Wired
Google's sister company intends to rethink how cities work, and that means adding some flexibility to how their public spaces are designed. [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: Wired
If the unconfirmed claims of a room temperature superconductor are real, this is _bonkers_. [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: Wired
Just 12 percent of machine learning researchers are women—a worrying statistic for a field supposedly reshaping society. [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: Wired
SpaceX's first crew is starting training on cockpit simulators and replicas of the spacecraft that will take them to the ISS. [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: Wired
The Note 9 comes with a spiffed up camera, more storage than you'll ever need, and a stylus that doubles as a remote control. [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: Wired
Your phone can measure acceleration, magnetic field, sound, location, and maybe more—which turns it into a portable data collector for science projects. [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Source: Wired
The first high-quality, complete sequence of the bread wheat genome could support the creation of the first genetically modified wheat. [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Source: Wired

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