The Verge

  • !Volkswagen is finally putting an electric Microbus into production
    A staple of coastal California’s towns, the Volkswagen Microbus will be reincarnated as an electric vehicle. VW announced that it will build a version of its I.D. Buzz concept bus, which it hopes to begin selling by 2022. Unveiled earlier this yea…
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  • !A photographer shows what happens if you try to shoot the eclipse without a filter
    The solar eclipse set to take place on August 21st is going to be a sight to behold — provided you have the proper protection for your eyes and camera. Looking at the sun can cause permanent damage, but if you’re not careful, you can also destroy…
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  • !New trailers: Molly's Game, Thor: Ragnarok, and more
    The documentary Icarus recently premiered on Netflix, and if you're looking for something to watch this weekend, it's a really good choice.The film is a strange trip through the world of doping. It starts out simple enough, with a cyclist trying out…
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  • !Google finally enables Bluetooth audio streaming for Home speaker
    Google has enabled Bluetooth audio streaming for Google Home, according to Android Police. The feature that was touted when the smart assistant was announced at Google I/O back in May. Google enabled the feature by accident back in June, but it seems…
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  • !18 space suits from science fiction, from worst to best
    Space suits are cool — and complicated. Earlier this week, my colleague Loren Grush launched her new series Space Craft by seeing what wearing one is like. The answer? Exhausting. Unsurprisingly, science fiction writers, movie directors, and prop-m…
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Ars Technica


  • !Former GE CEO Jeff Immelt close to becoming Uber’s CEO
     The long and dramatic process for naming a new Uber CEO may be coming closer to an end.First reported by Kara Swisher, our sources are also telling us that former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt is still being seriously considered and the board…
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  • !Leaked image suggests a new Nest thermostat is on the way
     Alphabet-owned Nest has taken some pretty safe choices in the IoT space, building products that rely on a their Internet connectedness to function. Their most recognizable product, the Nest Learning Thermostat hasn’t gotten a cosmetic upgrade sin…
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  • !Here are the top schools among founders who raise big dollars
     You don’t need a fancy university degree to launch a startup and secure venture capital. But looking at the data on who gets funded, alumni affiliation sure seems to be a big contributing factor. Read More
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  • !The Huger Tech Racer electric skateboard proves fast doesn’t mean first place
     The pursuit of finding the best electric skateboard continues, with a startup based out of Orange County, California called Huger Tech. The board in question, named the Racer, is supposed to be the most bang for your buck, but with better performan…
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  • !Prisma shifts focus to b2b with an API for AI-powered mobile effects
     The startup behind the Prisma style transfer app is shifting focus onto the b2b space, building tools for developers that draw on its expertise using neural networks and deep learning technology to power visual effects on mobile devices. Read More…
    - 8 hours ago 19 Aug 17, 4:00pm -

9to5 Mac



  • We Can’t Pretend Juice Is Healthy for Babies Anymore
    Juice is liquid candy. Sure, it has a few more vitamins than your average can of Coke, but it also has more sugar. Your days of pretending it’s healthy are over: the American Academy of Pediatricians has finally found the guts to tell us to stop g…
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  • What TV-Show Foods Are You Obsessed With?
    Happy Monday, and welcome back to to What’s Cooking?, the weekly open thread where you get to share all of your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things edible. This week I want to chat about the fictional foods you wish wer…
    - 89 days ago 22 May 17, 6:30pm -
  • How to Protect Yourself Online, with Former Black-Hat Hacker Hector Monsegur
    This week on The Upgrade we talk with Hector Monsegur, Director of Assessment Services at Rhino Labs.Read more...
    - 89 days ago 22 May 17, 6:20pm -
  • You Can Now Order Food on Facebook—But Do You Need To?
    You no longer have to peruse multiple websites (or even paper menus) or talk to someone on the phone to order takeout and delivery. Thanks to apps like Grubhub, Seamless and PostMates, ordering food is easier than ever. And now Facebook is aiming to…
    - 89 days ago 22 May 17, 4:00pm -
  • A Guide to All the Best, Worst and Weirdest 2017 TV Pilots You’ll Probably Never Watch
    As our favorite shows begin their descent into the void (New Girl, Scandal, Girls), new shows are once again out here crying for approval. This year’s TV pilots—full of mostly white male leads and showrunners—include military dramas, medical dr…
    - 89 days ago 22 May 17, 3:55pm -

The Next Web

  • !Merging big data and AI is the next step
    AI is one of hottest trends in tech at the moment, but what happens when it’s merged with another fashionable and extremely promising tech? Researchers are looking for ways to take big data to the next level by combining it with AI. We’ve just re…
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  • !How startup founders can avoid excessive debt
    Cold morning light showers your back as you contemplate whether to file for bankruptcy or to continue believing in your startup’s mission. As your mind wanders, you think back to when you first set out to take on the market, what went so wrong, and…
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  • !Design thinking has to keep up with the future of human-machine interactions
    As devices, technologies and new UI paradigms emerge and converge, consumers’ reliance on screens as the primary interface will shift, and websites and screen-based interactions will move to a more peripheral function. This will be a challenge to d…
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  • !Train to use Salesforce to guide any business the right way — for only $59
    You can get a headstart on all those startup growing pains with the Salesforce Administrator and App Builder certification, on sale now for only $59 (over 90 percent off) from TNW Deals.
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  • !Why it’s good we’re hearing about sexism in tech more often
    Last week, when I asked a female leader in tech to comment about the growing number of sex scandals that are popping up every month, she declined, full stop, sharing these stark words instead: “Every time I speak up about this I feel very unsafe. A…
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  • This smart grid program could save millions of tons of CO2 annually
    Ofgem, the U.K. government’s regulator for gas and electricity, has revealed that projects trialled under the Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCNF) could save 215 tonnes of CO2. The program ran for six years, ending in 2015, with the aim of helping Dist…
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  • 3 benefits a smart city can gain from smart infrastructure
    The Internet of Things is sweeping across the globe at breakneck speeds, and before we know it, our entire lives will be facilitated by connected technology. We’re already seeing the IoT make an incredible impact on how the industrial world operat…
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  • PARC secures federal funding to develop peel-and-stick sensors
    PARC, the research and development arm of Xerox, announced on Tuesday that it has secured part of $19 million in federal funding from the Energy Department to develop peel-and-stick sensors for homes, businesses, and other buildings. The peel-and-st…
    - 15 Dec 16, 1:30am -
  • Get My Parking launches smart city pilot in India
    Studies of traffic congestion regularly point much blame at cars circling for parking. To tackle this perennial problem, Get My Parking is joining a smart city initiative to launch a smart parking pilot in India. As reported in Firstpost, the Delhi-…
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  • Do fitness wearables need an affordability upgrade?
    According to a recent Gartner survey, almost a third of fitness tracker or smartwatch owners end up ditching them. The survey studied about 9,000 users from the U.S., Australia and the U.K. Reasons for the dropped tech use vary from wearables breaki…
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