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Shahin Farshchi Contributor Shahin Farshchi is a partner at Lux Capital. More posts by this contributor Investing in frontier technology is (and isn't) cleantech all over again The dos and don'ts of crafting frontier-tech companies Many entrepreneurs assume that an invention carries intrinsic value, but that assumption is a fallacy. Here, the examples of the 19th [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
It's amazing how quickly things can change. Exactly a week ago, we wondered if Saudi Arabia's money might finally become radioactive in light of the disappearance of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Almost no one we reached for comment wanted to participate in the story, though behind [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
3D printing for manufacturing is one of those things that gets talked about a lot, but we've yet to see a lot of truly mainstream applications for the technology. A new partnership between Gillette and MIT-born startup Formlabs offers up an interesting potential peak into such a future. Granted, customized [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
It's been four months since Facebook launched IGTV, with the goal of creating a destination for longer-form Instagram videos. Is it shaping up to be a high-profile flop, or could this be the company's next multi-billion dollar business? IGTV, which features videos up to 60 minutes versus Instagram's normal 60-second [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
HTML5 almost ruined Facebook when baking in the mobile web standard to speed up development slowed down the performance of the social network's main iOS and Android apps. For a brief moment in 2011, Facebook even tried to build an HTML5 gaming platform codenamed Sparta to escape the taxes [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
The big accounting firms are under pressure from digital disruption just like every industry these days, but PwC is trying a proactive approach with a digital accelerator program designed to train employees for the next generation of jobs. To do this, PwC is not just providing some additional training resources [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Lensabl, the company that has built a business putting prescription lenses into any style of glasses frame, has raised $3.7 million in a new round of funding. Lensabl makes it easy to put new lenses in a favorite pair of shades or glasses Based in Los Angeles, Lensabl already has [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Layoffs are never an easy pill to swallow, but for Essential, it seems the writing was on the wall for a while with this one. After months of reports highlighting its struggles, the Andy Rubin-led smartphone startup has announced some major layoffs. All told, the company will be losing around [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Tesla has secured the rights to about 210 acres of land in Lingang, Shanghai, the site of the electric automaker's planned factory and its first outside of the U.S. Tesla executives and leaders of the Shanghai Economics and Information Committee, Shanghai Lingang Area Development Administration and Shanghai Lingang Group witnessed [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Prosthetic limbs have come a long way from the heavy, solid hands and legs of yesteryear, but it's still difficult to pack a range of motion into them without complex or bulky machinery. But new research out of Cornell uses a cleverly designed 3D-printed mechanism to achieve speed and strength [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Helm hopes to make running your own private, encrypted server easy for everyone. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Wired
If you're a gamer, or a pro looking for a MacBook alternative, this is the laptop for you. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Wired
I spent the last few months using Bing instead of Google for search. It's a whole new world, but not always for the better. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Wired
It started with stealth video recordings, and ended with visual tracking goggles and orange nuts. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Wired
It's actually someone whose name is far less known. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Wired
We'll soon find it hard to know with our own eyes if a video is real or generated by AI, but new algorithms are staying one or two steps ahead of the fakers. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Wired
The Twitter CEO talks with WIRED Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson about how the social media service is different today than 12 years ago. [...]
Tue, Oct 16, 2018
Source: Wired
Nick Hague, the NASA astronaut onboard the Soyuz rocket that failed after takeoff last week, recounts his experience inside the capsule. [...]
Tue, Oct 16, 2018
Source: Wired
Researchers used people's Facebook data and their medical records to detect early symptoms of a mental health problem. [...]
Tue, Oct 16, 2018
Source: Wired
GitHub Actions will allow developers to automate some tasks for managing their code. [...]
Tue, Oct 16, 2018
Source: Wired

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