Technology

As perplexing to diagnose as it is to treat, acute flaccid myelitis may foreshadow whether our surveillance systems could uncover a severe epidemic. [...]
Tue, Dec 18, 2018
Source: Wired
Science often progresses not because of ideas or insights but because more precise tools for measurement are invented, and those tools open new frontiers. [...]
Tue, Dec 18, 2018
Source: Wired
An uptick in potentially Iran-related hacking since the nuclear deal collapsed spells trouble for the US and allies. [...]
Tue, Dec 18, 2018
Source: Wired
UK AI chip startup Graphcore has announced a $200 million Series D round today that's jointly led by an existing investor, European VC Atomico, along with new investor Sofina, an investment holding firm. Graphcore says the Series D values the company at $1.7M. We've confirmed the valuation is $1.5M before [...]
Tue, Dec 18, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
We hear a lot about India's e-commerce battle between Walmart, which bought Flipkart for $17 billion, and Amazon. But over in the B2B space, Moglix — an e-commerce service for buying manufacturing products that's been making strides — today it announced a $23 million Series C round ahead of [...]
Tue, Dec 18, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Tonsser, the Copenhagen-based startup that offers a “football performance app” aimed at youth soccer players who want to build their own online profile and potentially get discovered by a bigger club, has raised €5.5 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Alven Capital, with participation from existing [...]
Tue, Dec 18, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
YouGov, the international data and analytics group, has acquired ‘social analytics' startup Portent.IO, a company that it had previously invested in. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, although I understand the acquisition includes Portent.IO‘s technology, clients and its team, including its data scientists. “We're all staying on and the entire team [...]
Tue, Dec 18, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
VW's self-driving division Audi AID picked Luminar's system from a crowded field, impressed by its range and resolution. [...]
Tue, Dec 18, 2018
Source: Wired
We're familiar with Uber cozying up to scooter startups — it has bought one and invested in another — but over in India, the U.S. firm's key rival is hatching a major alliance of its own it invested $100 million in scooter rental startup Vogo. Ola first invested back [...]
Tue, Dec 18, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Dogs have a much wider range of hearing than humans do and noises that don't bother us can give them a very ruff time. Fireworks are especially tough on many pups and also hard on owners who have to calm their panicking pets. To potentially help them, Ford has developed [...]
Tue, Dec 18, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Soon it will be easier for people without Google accounts to collaborate on G Suite documents. Currently in beta, a new feature will enable G Suite users to invite people without G Suite subscriptions or Google accounts to work on files by sending them a pin code. Using the pin [...]
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
On Tuesday, the Amazon founder's space company will send a rocket aloft carrying nine NASA payloads on a suborbital flight. [...]
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
Source: Wired
New York's attorney general has settled with five tech and financial giants, requiring each company to implement basic security on their mobile apps. The settlements force Credit Sesame, Equifax (yes, that Equifax), Priceline, Spark Networks and Western Union to ensure data sent between the app and their servers are encrypted. Specifically, [...]
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Having a package stolen off your front porch sucks. No matter what's inside the box, it just feels… violating. Someone came into your space and took your stuff just because they could probably get away with it. And even if you go to the cops with license plates and high-res [...]
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
For the crypto market to become attractive to institutional investors, companies and their investors need to ensure that tokenized securities — digital assets subject to federal security regulations — can be as easily tracked and traded and exchanged as traditional stock shares. Abacus, a young company that passed through Y Combinator [...]
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
'Mortal Engines', however, is not faring so well. Plus: details on Netflix's 'Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' and Apple's 'Peanuts' project. [...]
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
Source: Wired
A new report documents how the Internet Research Agency had a much more sustained, deliberate focus on black Americans. [...]
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
Source: Wired
A Senate report finds that Russia's Internet Research Agency was far more active, and more successful, on Instagram in 2017 than on Facebook or Twitter. [...]
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
Source: Wired
Time's ticking, but it's okay! Here are some great tech Christmas gifts with free 2-day shipping. [...]
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
Source: Wired
The automaker's AI and robotics-focused investment arm expands its view to what's happening on the water. [...]
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
Source: Wired

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