June 2017 Archive

Ransomware has been around for almost 30 years, so why does it feel like it's getting worse?

Ransomware is not new. The malware, which encrypts data and demands payment in exchange for decryption keys, has been with us for almost 30 years. ...

Why a company is recycling old coffee grounds to make bed sheets

Take your coffee to bed. The Australian bedding company Ettitude takes coffee grounds from local cafes to upcycle your morning jolt into their bamboo-coffee sheets. ...

iPhone 2020 roundtable: Dissecting the future of Apple's 'one device'

It’s pretty remarkable that, 10 years after the iPhone first debuted, that it’s still recognizably an iPhone. SEE ALSO: 10 years of people destroying their ...

So, um, fidget spinners can explode into flames

Fun fact: Battery-powered fidget spinners can burst into flames. Two local news outlets in different states recently reported that fidget spinners had erupted into small ...

Storage company Omni now lets users share their belongings with friends

 On-demand storage startup Omni wants to make it easier for you to have access to your favorite items without them taking up space in your closet. ...

Pray.com, a community-building app for faith organizations, raises $2M in seed funding

 Pray.com, an interfaith mobile app that helps religious leaders keep in touch with their congregants, will grow its team after receiving $2 million in seed ...

Facebook says its solar-powered Aquila drone completes its second test flight successfully, after flying for 1 hour and 46 minutes, and landing perfectly (Martin Luis Gomez/Facebook Code)

Martin Luis Gomez / Facebook Code:Facebook says its solar-powered Aquila drone completes its second test flight successfully, after flying for 1 hour and 46 minutes, ...

AMD's new Ryzen PRO CPUs designed for corporate desktops come with standard Ryzen features plus a 3-year warranty, additional management and security features (Peter Bright/Ars Technica)

Peter Bright / Ars Technica:AMD’s new Ryzen PRO CPUs designed for corporate desktops come with standard Ryzen features plus a 3-year warranty, additional management and ...

Make.tv, a cloud-based video management firm, raises $8.5M led by Voyager, with Microsoft Ventures, Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital, and Arnold Ventures (Tom Krazit/GeekWire)

Tom Krazit / GeekWire:Make.tv, a cloud-based video management firm, raises $8.5M led by Voyager, with Microsoft Ventures, Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital, and Arnold Ventures  —  ...

Dubai Police plan to deploy self-driving miniature vehicles that will use biometrics to scan crowds and identify criminals and suspects (Ali Al Shouk/Gulf News)

Ali Al Shouk / Gulf News:Dubai Police plan to deploy self-driving miniature vehicles that will use biometrics to scan crowds and identify criminals and suspects  ...

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