Technology

Xage, a startup that has been taking an unusual path to secure legacy companies like oil and gas and utilities with help from the blockchain, announced a new data protection service today. Xage CEO Duncan Greatwood, says that up until this point, the company has concentrated on protecting customers at [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Substack is taking several steps to support the writers and publications using its newsletter platform. After all, just as writers and newsrooms are starting to build real businesses on Substack, the COVID-19 pandemic is dealing a huge financial blow to the media industry. In response, the startup says it will donate $100,000 [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
A new competition challenges scientists to innovate on how we map Earth's constantly shifting magnetic field—and make navigation safer and more accurate. [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Source: Wired
SpaceX has released a first version of its spacecraft user manual for Starship, the next-generation launch vehicle that it's currently developing in Boca Chica, Texas. The manual isn't quite as detailed as the ones that exist for SpaceX's other, operational launch spacecraft, but it does provide a lot of [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Even though this might seem to be the absolute worst time to try to round up funding for a restaurant-related startup, Allset is announcing that it's raised an $8.25 million Series B. It was not, to be clear, an easy process. CEO Stas Matviyenko (who founded the company with COO Anna [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
GM today announced manufacturing details around building much-needed medical face masks. According to the company's press release, it took the company less than seven days to go from nothing to producing the first production-made mask. The automotive giant said today in a released statement it expects to deliver 20,000 masks [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
As companies get to grips with a wider (and, lately, more enforced) model of remote working, a startup that provides a platform to help track and manage all the devices that are accessing networked services — an essential component of cybersecurity policy — has raised a large round of growth [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Even as the pandemic forces Niantic to shift the way its outdoor-friendly titles are played, the gaming company is charging ahead with its efforts to build out an augmented reality platform which allows users to interact with the real world. Today, the studio behind Pokémon Go announced that it has acquired [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
SpaceX is readying for its first flight with astronauts on board – Demo-2, which is technically the last demonstration mission that is required before the Crew Dragon capsule is officially certified to start flying regular missions. Demo-2's mission scope has been adjusted somewhat so that astronauts Bob Behnken and [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Today, DataStax, the commercial company behind the open source Apache Cassandra project, announced an open source Kubernetes operator developed by the company to run a cloud native version of the database. When Sam Ramji, chief strategy officer at DataStax, came over from Google last year, the first thing he [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
An effort I've been following in the Bay Area to deliver meals to front-line hospital clinicians dealing with the results of COVID-19 is announcing a big new partnership today that should give it a national stage. Frontline Foods is partnering up with World Central Kitchen to scale up its ad-hoc [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
As health care workers prepare for surges of Covid-19 patients, they must grapple with the ethics of rationing critical medical gear. [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Source: Wired
Yes, everyone is hungry for information about the pandemic. But media's ability to monetize that readership is dissolving. Time for policymakers to act. [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Source: Wired
Stay calm. Here's our guide to what symptoms you should look out for, and how to respond if you've been exposed. [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Source: Wired
A reported ban on sales to Huawei of chips made with American equipment might intensify China's drive to develop its own chip industry. [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Source: Wired
The study of the surreal has mostly concerned Dali's paintings and Kafka's writings. But there are psychological reasons why every day seems so otherworldly. [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Source: Wired
Plus: What it means to 'flatten the curve,' and everything else you need to know about the coronavirus. [...]
Mon, Mar 30, 2020
Source: Wired
With public libraries closed, the Internet Archive announced an initiative to offer 1.4 million books for free online—reopening a heated copyright debate. [...]
Mon, Mar 30, 2020
Source: Wired
It alerts staff when a patient's condition changes, allowing people to be sent home and monitored remotely. Two hospital systems will begin testing it this week. [...]
Mon, Mar 30, 2020
Source: Wired
Official advice has been confusing but the science isn't hard to grok. Everyone should cover up. [...]
Mon, Mar 30, 2020
Source: Wired

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