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Google might take on Amazon with its own version of the Echo Dot

Google might be gearing up to launch a new “mini” version of its Google Home. The company is working on a new, smaller version of ...

The iPhone 8 could recognize your face in 'millionths of a second'

The iPhone 8 is expected to launch in September and will likely be packed with a bunch of new hardware including facial recognition technology. Now, ...

WhatsApp adds colorful text-only updates to Status

WhatsApp’s Snapchat Stories clone is getting a new text-only feature. Now, instead of just photos and videos, you can update your WhatsApp Status with colorful, ...

Of course there are actual Android Oreos

Google surprised exactly no one when it confirmed the long-rumored name for the next version of Android: Oreo. Now we know the name will extend ...

The Ultimate Guide to Saving Your Phone's Battery

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All 50 startups from Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Demo Day 1

 Biotech and artificial intelligence have emerged as the top startup trends at Y Combinator‘s 25th Demo Day. The 124 companies presenting at the entrepreneur school’s ...

In-memory database provider Redis Labs raises $44M

 Redis Labs, a database company that specializes in in-memory databases, said today it has raised $44 million in a funding round led by Goldman Sachs. ...

May Mobility is a self-driving startup with a decade of experience

 May Mobility is a startup making its official debut at Y Combinator’s demo day on Monday, focused on offering autonomous driving technology that companies with ...

Covetly gives collectors a better way to buy and sell the things they covet

 Collecting is at the heart of most human endeavors… and it’s why the three founders of Covetly, one of the companies graduating from Y Combinator’s latest ...

GoodTime nabs $2M to match job applicants with interviewers to save time and build rapport

 Despite countless attempts and millions in venture capital, the calendar, one of the most ubiquitous work tools, has remained largely unchanged for as long as ...

IoT security firm ZingBox raises $22M Series B led by Dell Technologies Capital and Tri Ventures (Lindsey O'Donnell/CRN)

Lindsey O’Donnell / CRN:IoT security firm ZingBox raises $22M Series B led by Dell Technologies Capital and Tri Ventures  —  Pages  —  ZingBox, which makes ...

Hackers hijack cell phone numbers to drain cryptocurrency wallets, pointing to security weaknesses at both carriers and wallet services (Nathaniel Popper/New York Times)

Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:Hackers hijack cell phone numbers to drain cryptocurrency wallets, pointing to security weaknesses at both carriers and wallet services  —  ...

Y Combinator Summer 2017 Demo Day 1: 50 startups, with AI emerging as a top startup trend (TechCrunch)

TechCrunch:Y Combinator Summer 2017 Demo Day 1: 50 startups, with AI emerging as a top startup trend  —  Biotech and artificial intelligence have emerged as ...

Facebook launches a dedicated tab for Safety Check, where it lists crises from around world, rolling out over the coming weeks (Jacob Kastrenakes/The Verge)

Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:Facebook launches a dedicated tab for Safety Check, where it lists crises from around world, rolling out over the coming weeks  ...

UK's Crown Prosecution Service says it will pursue online hate crime as diligently as offline offenses, expects rise in prosecutions for social media attacks (Ashley Cowburn/The Independent)

Ashley Cowburn / The Independent:UK’s Crown Prosecution Service says it will pursue online hate crime as diligently as offline offenses, expects rise in prosecutions for ...

Elon Musk and 115 other experts ask the UN to ban killer robots in open letter

Elon Musk, Google DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman, and 114 other leading AI and robotics experts have joined together to ask the UN to ban the ...

Elon Musk is back to taking fans' ideas to make Tesla ownership even better

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You can pre-order a limited edition Xbox One X right now

The Xbox One X is now available for pre-order. Sort of. Microsoft is doing a special limited pre-order for Xbox One X, a so-called “Project ...

N26 now has 500,000 customers for its bank of the future

 Fintech startup N26 is getting more and more customers. The company reported 300,000 customers back in March. It now has 500,000 customers across Europe. More ...

Volkswagen will bring you its buzzy next-gen electric bus in 2022

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Intel first 8th generation processors are just updated 7th generation chips (Peter Bright/Ars Technica)

Peter Bright / Ars Technica:Intel first 8th generation processors are just updated 7th generation chips  —  No Coffee Lake or Cannonlake here; these are doubled ...

Taxes in the gig economy

 The first generation of gig economy contractors is essentially riding shotgun as an entirely new industry defines itself. While they enjoy flexibility and a convenient way to ...

How iMessage came to dominate messaging among US teens, with studies showing ~70% on it, and where Apple may go with it to disrupt apps like Snapchat, Messenger (Giuseppe Stuto)

Giuseppe Stuto:How iMessage came to dominate messaging among US teens, with studies showing ~70% on it, and where Apple may go with it to disrupt ...

An excerpt from Ellen Pao's book "Reset": This is how sexism works in Silicon Valley. My lawsuit failed. Others won't. (Ellen Pao/The Cut)

Ellen Pao / The Cut:An excerpt from Ellen Pao’s book “Reset”: This is how sexism works in Silicon Valley. My lawsuit failed. Others won’t.  —  ...

Researchers: October's Mirai botnet attack on Dyn DNS service was incidental; original target was PlayStation Network name servers used by Dyn (Russell Brandom/The Verge)

Russell Brandom / The Verge:Researchers: October’s Mirai botnet attack on Dyn DNS service was incidental; original target was PlayStation Network name servers used by Dyn  ...

ZeroEx raises $24M in an ICO for 0x protocol that enables the trading of Ethereum's ERC-20 compliant tokens without the need of centralized exchanges (Christine Chiang/Brave New Coin)

Christine Chiang / Brave New Coin:ZeroEx raises $24M in an ICO for 0x protocol that enables the trading of Ethereum’s ERC-20 compliant tokens without the ...

Three construction innovations that will change the way we build

A number of companies are competing to find ways to automate construction, using bricklaying robots and machines that can 3D print with concrete.  These innovations ...

How to put old photos in your social media stories

Stories started with Snapchat, then Instagram and Facebook added their own versions to try and win our loyalty.  There are crazy amounts of ways to ...

All the features in Apple Maps that’ll make you not hate it

Apple Maps isn’t the first app most people are clamoring for when they’re lost on a road trip. It’s actually one of the first apps ...

Download this: Off the Menu Club is the answer to all your foodie prayers

Most people know about In-N-Out Burger’s animal style fries, Jamba Juice’s gummy bear smoothies, and Starbucks’ infamous pink drinks. But what about the secret menu ...

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