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Uber’s Anthony Levandowski invokes Fifth Amendment rights in Waymo suit

By | 2017-03-31T18:36:06+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Uber executive and Otto co-founder Anthony Levandowski is asserting his Fifth Amendment rights in regard to a lawsuit filed by Waymo against Uber, which accuses the company and Levandowski of stealing technology related to autonomous vehicles from the Google self-driving car project prior to his departure. A lawyer for Levandowski told the court

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SpyBiotech, which makes a ‘superglue’ for vaccines, raises £4M from GV and Oxford

By | 2017-03-31T17:21:43+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: Android|

The startup bug has hit the world of biotechnology, and the latest victim is a business that is building a “super glue,” coincidentally, for bug-combating vaccines. SpyBiotech — a startup spun out of Oxford University that has developed a way to bond antigens to viruses and other particles to make vaccines — has announced £4 million ($5 million)

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Verizon’s HTC 10 finally gets Android 7.0 Nougat update today

By | 2017-03-31T22:01:26+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Exactly as announced by an HTC exec yesterday, the rollout of the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the HTC 10 units sold by Verizon is now underway. This has been a long time coming, to say the least. Unlocked HTC 10 units sold in the US have been on the new OS version

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SpaceX successfully re-launches an orbital Falcon 9 rocket for the first time

By | 2017-03-31T15:31:59+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: Android|

SpaceX has succeeded in re-launching one of its Falcon 9 rockets for the first time ever, an undertaking that saw the first-ever reflight of an entire orbital class rocket — by anyone. The achievement is a key ingredient in SpaceX’s long-term business plan for making rocket launches more affordable and accessible to corporate

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Galaxy S8 and S8+ won’t face any supply issues, Samsung promises

By | 2017-03-31T20:52:09+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Earlier today we told you that Samsung executives are confident that the Galaxy S8 will manage to outsell the highly successful Galaxy S7 from last year. Now courtesy of a new report from the company's home of South Korea we get additional details about how it's handling the launch. Samsung will make around

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Booze investors favor apps, gadgets and biotech

By | 2017-03-31T14:04:51+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Archaeological records show humans have been making alcohol since at least 7000 BC. We figured out wine more than 6,000 years ago. By the time the ancient Egyptians entered the scene, brewers were making at least 17 types of beer. Nonetheless, it appears we are not done innovating. Booze-related startups, which typically account

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With $500K in financing, The Perspective wants to unite a divided media world

By | 2017-03-31T12:21:53+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: Android|

How did a former comedy writer and marketing executive wind up tackling the thorny problem of our politically fragmented modern society? For Daniel Ravner, the 41-year-old founder of The Perspective, the answer was in the last election. The concept is relatively simple — basically create a media and opinion site that is predicated

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Marshall announces flagship Monitor Bluetooth headphones

By | 2017-03-31T19:03:15+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Marshall has announced a wireless version of its flagship Monitor pair of headphones, the Monitor Bluetooth. The Monitor Bluetooth are essentially the Monitor but without the cable. The headphones support the standard Bluetooth audio codec as well as aptX for even higher quality audio. The Monitor Bluetooth also have a natural audio signature

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CRV just put advanced bioengineering on its shopping list

By | 2017-03-31T10:42:15+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: Android|

CRV, an early-stage venture firm that made headlines last year for its stance on then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign, is looking to get out a new (non-political) message: It’s diving more deeply into the business of AI-driven biotech. The move comes years after some other venture firms have taken a deep dive into biotech,

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Baidu’s AI team taught a virtual agent just like a human would their baby

By | 2017-03-31T09:23:16+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Baidu’s artificial intelligence research team has achieved a significant milestone: teaching a virtual agent “living” in a 2D environment how to navigate its world using natural language commands, by first teaching it language through positive and negative reinforcement. The especially exciting thing, according to the scientists, is that the agent ended up developing

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