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Andy Rubin-backed AR hardware startup CastAR reportedly shuts down

An augmented reality headset startup founded by former Valve employees and funded by Android co-creator Andy Rubin’s Playground Global is shutting down after it failed to receive further investment, Polygon reports. CastAR was building a headset device that projected holographic images into the field-of-view of a user, similar to products being built by

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Japan’s SNES Classic gets Famicom look and tweaked game selection

Everyone’s excited about the SNES Classic Edition, what with its twee 90s look and fantastic selection of games. But as with its NES predecessor, the Japanese version of the device is significantly different, outside and in — here are the differences between the two. The most obvious change is the console itself, which

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There’s a war brewing in Japan, and the banks should pay attention

James Riney is managing partner and head of 500 Startups Japan. More posts by this contributor: People often use the term “time machine model” in Japan. It refers to the lag with Silicon Valley when it comes to startups and innovation. Whenever there is a Silicon Valley darling that raises money from top-tier

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Google News gets a fresh coat of paint

Google News is looking different today. That’s because Google today launched a major redesign of its news aggregation site that brings it in line with the rest of its services and removes a lot of the clutter that accumulated over the years. After years of sticking with essentially the same design, nobody was

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OnePlus 5 receives second OTA update

This is the second day since many of you started receiving your OnePlus 5 devices from the early sale. Just over the weekend, the phone received an update to OxygenOS 4.5.2 offering a number of stability fixes and optimizations. Today, another OTA update is being pushed to the OnePlus 5, though it’s not

By | 2017-06-28T08:03:30+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: GSM|Comments Off on OnePlus 5 receives second OTA update

Boundless, Navigator CRE and Off the Record take prizes at TechCrunch’s Seattle pitch-off

It was a lovely day for a meetup in Seattle, and the Showbox SoDo was packed as TechCrunch’s annual pitch-off in my home town took place last week. But as impressive as our 10 contestants were, only three would leave with tickets to Disrupt SF. And here they are. 1st place: Boundless Like

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Ford GoBike launches in the Bay Area starting tomorrow

Ford’s GoBike dock-based bike-share program kicks off tomorrow, June 28 in the Bay Area. The program is being run in collaboration with Motivate, a platform operator and service provider for bike-sharing networks, and will offer up 3,500 bikes by summer’s end throughout San Francisco, the East Bay and San Jose. By the end

By | 2017-06-28T11:46:25+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: Android|Comments Off on Ford GoBike launches in the Bay Area starting tomorrow

TrendLabs Security Intelligence BlogLarge-Scale Petya Ransomware Attack In Progress, Hits Europe Hard

A large-scale ransomware attack reported to be caused by a variant of the Petya ransomware is currently hitting various users, particularly in Europe. This variant, which Trend Micro already detects as RANSOM_PETYA.SMA, is known to use both the EternalBlue exploit and the PsExec tool as infection vectors. Users and organizations are thus advised to

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Schroedinger’s Pet(ya) – Securelist

UPDATE June 28th, 2017: After an analysis of the encryption routine of the malware used in the Petya/ExPetr attacks, we have thought that the threat actor cannot decrypt victims’ disk, even if a payment was made. It appears this malware campaign was designed as a wiper pretending to be ransomware. Read more: ExPetr/Petya/NotPetya

By | 2017-07-13T09:23:59+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: CyberSecurity|Comments Off on Schroedinger’s Pet(ya) – Securelist

Twitter has a new VP of inclusion and diversity

A few months after Jeffrey Siminoff left his position as VP of diversity and inclusion at Twitter, the company has brought on Candi Castleberry Singleton to lead Twitter’s diversity efforts. “I’m so excited to join the team at Twitter to lead inclusion and diversity efforts for employees and the Twitter community,” Castleberry Singleton

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