Month: March 2017

Scientists use magnetic fields to remotely control biologically inspired soft robots

The field of soft robotics has been the subject of increasing interest in recent years for the alternatives it presents to the rigid machines we tend to associate with the space. A team of scientists at North Carolina State University...

/ March 31, 2017

Robinhood stock trading app valued at $1.3 billion with big raise from DST

Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood is completing a huge fund raise to fuel its attack on old brokerage firms that charge around $7 to $10 per trade. According to sources, the round is led by Yuri Milner investment vehicle DST Global...

/ March 31, 2017

Reserve with Google will let you book your next yoga class from Maps

Google has announced a new service called Reserve with Google, which, for now, will be able to help you book your next fitness class from your Google Search or even Google Maps app. With this service, you can look up...

/ March 31, 2017

April Fools’ 2017: Here’s the best and worst of this year’s pranks (so far)

April Fools’ Day falls on a Saturday this year. Seemingly worried that the internet goes away on weekends, a bunch of companies rolled out their April Fools’ jokes a few days early. Some of them are really, really good. Some...

/ March 31, 2017

iPhone 8, 7s, and 7s Plus to all have True Tone displays like the iPad Pro 9.7

A new rumor regarding Apple’s iPhone lineup for 2017 is here with details about the devices’ ambient light sensors. Specifically, investment bank Barclays thinks that the top of the line (and very expensive) iPhone 8 (the one with the OLED...

/ March 31, 2017

If it talks like a government and acts like a government, it must be a tech giant

Ido Kilovaty is a Cyber Fellow at the Center for Global Legal Challenges and Resident Fellow at the Information Society Project, Yale Law School. Yafit Lev-Aretz Contributor Yafit Lev-Aretz is a Research Fellow at the Information Law Institute, New York...

/ March 31, 2017

On-demand dog walking startup Wag quietly raised funding from General Catalyst and Sherpa Ventures

Earlier this week we wrote about how two big players in the pet-care business, Rover and DogVacay, decided to merge. Well, sources tell us that over the past two years Wag, another player in the dog-walking space, raised two rounds of funding to...

/ March 31, 2017

SpaceX’s first Falcon Heavy launch could attempt upper-stage recovery

Elon Musk suggested Friday that when SpaceX does its first demonstration flight of the Falcon Heavy large payload rocket later this year, it might also include an attempt to return the upper stage back to Earth. Ultimately, the goal is...

/ March 31, 2017

Job satisfaction survey says tech, while bad, is better than other industries for women

Tech may grab headlines for its misogyny and racial biases, but when it comes to job satisfaction, professional women still rank it as the best industry to work in, according to a survey by the company InHerSight. That’s sad for the...

/ March 31, 2017

Cloudera posts long-awaited IPO filing

Cloudera, the enterprise big data company that’s received significant backing from Intel, has unveiled its much-anticipated IPO filing. In the S-1, we get a glance at their financials. Revenue is growing, bringing in $261 million for the fiscal year ending in...

/ March 31, 2017