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Scientists use magnetic fields to remotely control biologically inspired soft robots

By | 2017-03-31T22:54:23+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Android|

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 is offering an interesting take on the space, utilizing magnetic fields to move

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

By | 2017-03-31T22:33:10+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Android|

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 and values the company at $1.3 billion. Robinhood declined to comment. Robinhood got

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

By | 2017-03-31T21:30:01+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: GSM|

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 places around you. If they are signed up for this service, you will

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

By | 2017-03-31T21:21:57+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Android|

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 of them… are not. Here’s our round-up of the ones worth a laugh,

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

By | 2017-03-31T20:30:01+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: GSM|

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 screen) will share a new feature with the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus

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

By | 2017-03-31T20:00:56+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Android|

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 University Law School. When the ACLU reported last year that law enforcement teamed

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

By | 2017-03-31T19:37:33+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Android|

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 support expansion into new markets. While it’s easy to lump Wag, DogVacay and

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

By | 2017-03-31T19:08:29+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Android|

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 to make sure the upper stage on the Falcon Heavy is reusable, which

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

By | 2017-03-31T19:05:30+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Android|

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 state of women in tech and shows just how low of a bar

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Cloudera posts long-awaited IPO filing

By | 2017-03-31T18:53:09+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Android|

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 January and $166 million for the same period last year. Losses were $186.32

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