Month: January 2018

Sphero lays off dozens as it shifts focus to education

Sphero was ready to conquer the world last year. The company quintupled its product release schedule, flying high with the help of a Disney licensing deal that gave the world several Star Wars droids and talking Spider-Man and Lightning McQueen robots....

/ January 22, 2018

Hacker Infects Gas Pumps with Code to Cheat Customers | Threatpost

Potent Skygofree Malware Packs ‘Never-Before-Seen’ Features January 17, 2018 , 1:36 pm Google Awards Record $112,500 Bounty for Android Exploit Chain January 18, 2018 , 1:14 pm Lenovo Patches Networking OS Vulnerability Dating Back to 2004 January 16, 2018 ,...

/ January 21, 2018

Startups, high-speed rail and California’s infrastructure future

California is home to two very different innovation worlds. For the readers of TechCrunch, there is the familiar excitement of the startup world, with startups working on longevity and age extension, rockets to Mars, and cars that drive themselves. Hundreds...

/ January 21, 2018

Week 3 in review: MWC phones’ leaks continue

With CES failing to deliver many exciting smartphones this year all eyes are on the MWC next month to shake up the mobile space. Rumors about the flagships to appear there are coming from all directions and it looks like...

/ January 21, 2018

Diversifying the blockchain | TechCrunch

It’s common knowledge that the tech and financial industries are not diverse and inclusive places. So when you combine the two and out comes blockchain, what you get from a diversity viewpoint isn’t pretty.  “The consensus is that because blockchain...

/ January 21, 2018

2018 might be Amazon’s year to take a leading role in online advertising

Andrew Keen is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and The Internet Is Not The Answer. He produces Futurecast, and is the host of Keen On. More posts by this contributor: Few people have a...

/ January 21, 2018

Inside Amazon’s surveillance-powered no-checkout convenience store

By now many have heard of Amazon’s most audacious attempt to shake up the retail world, the cashless, cashierless Go store. Walk in, grab what you want, and walk out. I got a chance to do just that recently, as...

/ January 21, 2018

Weekly poll: What makes a great chipset?

They are called “system on a chip” for a reason – mobile phones don’t have discrete components but CPU, GPU, ISP, etc. are all packed into one. There’s not much choice, if you want to go from an AT tower...

/ January 21, 2018

Laatste update: 21-01-2018 | 15:30 Zaaknummer: 2017333060 Datum delict: 20-12-2017 Plaats delict: Hoogeveen Op woensdag 20 december 2017 werd het levenloze lichaam van Marcel Hoogerbrugge gevonden in zijn huis aan de Dr. Anton Philipstraat gevonden. Het bleek dat hij door...

/ January 21, 2018

Sex, the final frontier: Cindy Gallop raises $2M from mysterious investor for social sex tech

“Everything’s a battle,” Cindy Gallop sighs, although ti’s clear she relishes those battles. What she means is that the entire Internet has long been divided into two separate, walled fiefdoms: one labelled “pornography,” the other marked with those three dread...

/ January 21, 2018