Technology

Apple probably didn't intend to let competitors take advantage of Siri Shortcuts this way, but you can now launch Google Assistant on your iPhone by saying “Hey Siri, OK Google” . But don't expect a flawless experience — it takes multiple steps. After updating the Google Assistant app on iOS, you [...]
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Drone.io, makers of the open source Drone continuous integration/continuous delivery tool (CI/CD), announced Drone Cloud today, a new CI/CD cloud service that it's making available for free to open source projects. The company is teaming with Packet, which is offering to run the service for free on its servers. Drone.io co-founder [...]
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
The sequel is a safe bet—not because it lacks heart, but because it does exactly what you expect it to. [...]
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
Source: Wired
Facebook has said it will appeal against a £500,000 penalty issued by the UK's data watchdog this summer following a lengthy investigation into the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. Facebook told the regulator an estimated one million UK users were among the 87M of its users whose private data was [...]
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Fractures in the bitcoin community and a possible government investigation have sent the value of the virtual currency spiraling down. [...]
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
Source: Wired
Machine learning is everywhere now, including recruiting. Take CVCompiler, a new product by Andrew Stetsenko and Alexandra Dosii. This web app uses machine learning to analyze and repair your technical resume, allowing you too shine to recruiters at Google, Yahoo, and Facebook. The founders are marketing and HR experts who have [...]
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Jarren Vink has photographed a lot of foods, but the childhood classic posed some unique challenges. [...]
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
Source: Wired
Quantum Machines, an Israeli startup launched by three Ph.D. physicists, wants to build the operational and control layer for quantum computing. Today, it announced a $5.5 million seed investment led by TLV ventures with participation from Battery Ventures. The three principals have been studying quantum computing for a decade and they [...]
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Wonder what the absolute best Android phone is right now? We have the answer, and some alternatives, from Google Pixel to OnePlus to LG and more. [...]
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
Source: Wired
On this greatest of travel days, we're reviewing our favorite here-to-there stories, from airport face scans to holiday traffic jams. [...]
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
Source: Wired
I'm not sure if I should be feeling so comfortable in the nuclear wasteland. [...]
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
Source: Wired
In Germany and the US, centrist parties cut social services, lowered taxes, and privatized connectivity, which fueled inequality and far-right fervor. [...]
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
Source: Wired
Hoping to help the environment—and improve public relations—clothing companies like Everlane, Patagonia, and H&M are making garments out of recycled plastics. [...]
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
Source: Wired
Live-music tapers, data archivists, and media technologists are creating an authentic musical underground in a freemium world, a hideout where listening habits go unmonitored and unmonetized. [...]
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
Source: Wired
Cornell scientist Brian Wansink rocketed to fame by crafting easy, appealing rules on how to avoid overeating. Turns out, though, they're probably not all true. [...]
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
Source: Wired
Google is expanding its efforts to support media to Asia Pacific after the search giant brought its Google News Initiative to the region. Known as GNI, the program is designed to “help quality journalism thrive in the digital age” by providing grants (i.e. cash without equity) to media organizations that [...]
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Since its entry into China in 2016, WeWork has extended from four to around 60 locations across the country's megacities like Shanghai, Beijing, and most recently, Shenzhen. That's one-sixth of WeWork's 360 locations worldwide. It's also equivalent to what WeWork has achieved in its early five to six years globally, [...]
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
TechCrunch will soon be returning to Africa to hold its Startup Battlefield competition dedicated to the African continent, in Lagos, Nigeria, on December 11th. The event will showcase the launch of 15 of the hottest startups in Africa on stage for the first time. We'll also be joined by some of [...]
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Wind Mobility, a Berlin-based mobility startup that offers “dockless” e-scooter (and electric bicycle) rentals, has raised $22 million in seed funding, throwing its hat into the European competitor to Bird and Lime ring. It follows recent raises by Sweden's VOI ($50 million Series A led by Balderton) and Germany's Tier (€25 [...]
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
TechCrunch has attained an internal memo published by Facebook's outgoing head of public policy Elliot Schrage in which he blames himself for hiring PR firm Definers. He admits to having the company push negative narratives about competitors, but says Facebook did not ask or pay Definers to publish fake news. [...]
Tue, Nov 20, 2018
Source: TechCrunch

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