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Occipital closes $12M more as it strives to build a ‘perception engine’

By | 2018-01-26T11:31:47+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: Android|

Sensors are growing more and more sophisticated as we build machines that can interpret the world with more precision than we can. Occipital is aiming to do this as effectively and cheaply as possible as it morphs its 3D scanning technology into a product that can do much, much more. The company has

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Juni Learning is bringing individualized programming tutorials to kids online

By | 2018-01-26T10:30:53+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: Android|

Juni Learning wants to give every kid access to a quality education in computer programming. The company, part of Y Combinator’s latest batch of startups, is taking the same approach that turned VIPKID into the largest Chinese employer in the U.S. and a runaway hit in the edtech market — by matching students

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Former employees say Lyft staffers spied on passengers

By | 2018-01-26T09:29:45+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: Android|

Similar to Uber’s “God View” scandal, Lyft staffers have been abusing customer insight software to view the personal contact info and ride history of the startup’s passengers. One source that formerly worked with Lyft tells TechCrunch that widespread access to the company’s backend let staffers “see pretty much everything including feedback, and yes,

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Xiaomi Redmi 5 with 4GB of RAM now available

By | 2018-01-26T07:40:34+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: GSM|

Ever since it was unveiled in December, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 has been available to purchase in China with either 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, or 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Perhaps responding to market demand, Xiaomi has now quietly launched a third variation of this model, one that

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Tesla responds to fresh reports of Model 3 production issues

By | 2018-01-25T23:12:37+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: Green Tech|

Tesla’s Model 3 EV delays are well-known, including in the company’s own earnings report and quarterly delivery numbers. A fresh report from CNBC on Thursday claimed that Model 3 production was even more delayed than it appeared, with specific continued issues around battery manufacturing. CNBC also suggested that the company is “not close”

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Where are the Next Global Hotspots for Bitcoin Mining?

By | 2018-01-26T05:02:53+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: Cryptography|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Bitcoin (BTC) mining operations are becoming more and more popular. Only a few years ago, Bitcoin mining was taking place on a home computer. Nowadays, entire companies are being built around the idea. Enormous mining farms are being established and are filled with top-of-the-range processors and graphics cards to earn as many coins

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Amazon adds single sign-on for Fire TV

By | 2018-01-26T08:29:00+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: Android|

Signing on to all of your favorite networks’ apps on Amazon TV just got a little easier. The company, which had teased single sign-on for Fire TV in September, is now bringing the service to network apps in the U.S. Users just need to sign in with their pay TV provider credentials and

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Benchmark’s lawsuit against former Uber CEO Kalanick dismissed

By | 2018-01-26T07:27:49+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: Android|

It’s over. Benchmark’s lawsuit against former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has now been dropped, ending one of the biggest VC-founder disputes in history. It was dismissed as a condition of the SoftBank investment in Uber getting done. The deal was completed earlier this month, giving both Benchmark and Kalanick an opportunity to sell

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Smartphone sales in China fell in 2017 for the first time ever

By | 2018-01-26T06:39:50+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: GSM|

Canalys has issued its report on the Chinese smartphone market's performance in 2017 today. For the first time ever, there was a year-on-year decline in sales, with 4% less devices sold last year compared to 2016. 459 million smartphones were shipped in China in 2017. The drop in overall yearly sales was heavily

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Airbnb brings on American Express CEO to board of directors

By | 2018-01-25T23:14:01+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

Airbnb has appointed Kenneth I. Chenault, the outgoing CEO of American Express, to its board of directors. The announcement comes one week after Facebook appointed Chenault to its board of directors. “As the CEO of American Express, Ken has built one of the most successful trust-based companies in the world,” Airbnb CEO Brian

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