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Watch out Google Duplex: Microsoft just demoed its own AI having a full-on phone call

Google Duplex isn’t the only big dog in AI Town.  The artificial intelligence-powered assistant that can, in certain circumstances, have a real back and forth ...

People are losing faith in self-driving cars following recent fatal crashes

For a while, people were really excited about the potential of self-driving cars, which promised to make our future commutes easier, more productive, and safer. ...

The first accessory for RED's 'holographic' phone turns it into an insane camera

Information has been trickling out bit by bit for the RED Hydrogen One, the digital camera company’s first smartphone. Besides the marquee “holographic” display that ...

The iPhones Apple Never Wanted You to See

Read more…More about Apple, Iphone, Mashable Reels, Sn Reels, and Tech

EU lawmakers raked Mark Zuckerberg over the coals — but, as usual, it didn’t matter

Mark Zuckerberg is back on his bullshit.  The Facebook CEO appeared before Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Tuesday to discuss data protection in ...

Drink-a-day startup Hooch raises $5M as it plans blockchain initiative

Right on the heels of launching its concierge service Hooch Black, Hooch announced today that it has raised $5 million in seed funding. The company’s ...

Slack introduces Actions to make it easier to create and finish tasks without leaving

As Slack tries to graduate beyond a Silicon Valley darling to the go-to communications platform within a company, it’s had to find ways to increasingly pitch ...

Real Vision, a media platform for finance and business, raises $10 million

Real Vision is entering the crowded business and financial new space with a bang. The company, which recently raised a $10 million Series B after ...

Po.et launches lab for developers to build apps on publishing blockchain

Po.et is an open source, not-for-profit publishing network built on the blockchain with the broad ambition of changing how we distribute, license and monetize content ...

Instagram now lets you mute accounts

Instagram today introduced a way to mute accounts, giving users a way to continue following accounts without seeing their posts all the time. Muted accounts ...

Australia-based SafetyCulture, which makes apps for workplace safety inspections and real-time incident reporting by workers, raises ~$45.5M Series C (Paul Smith/Financial Review)

Paul Smith / Financial Review:Australia-based SafetyCulture, which makes apps for workplace safety inspections and real-time incident reporting by workers, raises ~$45.5M Series C  —  Share ...

SoftBank to sell its entire 21% stake in Flipkart to Walmart; SoftBank had invested ~$2.5B in Flipkart through its Vision Fund, is expected to make about $4B (The Economic Times)

The Economic Times:SoftBank to sell its entire 21% stake in Flipkart to Walmart; SoftBank had invested ~$2.5B in Flipkart through its Vision Fund, is expected ...

A list of more than 40 questions that Mark Zuckerberg was asked before the European Parliament but failed to answer with specifics (Rhett Jones/Gizmodo)

Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:A list of more than 40 questions that Mark Zuckerberg was asked before the European Parliament but failed to answer with specifics  ...

NewsDog, a news aggregator in India which offers news in English and various regional Indian languages, has raised $50M Series C led by Tencent (Jon Russell/TechCrunch)

Jon Russell / TechCrunch:NewsDog, a news aggregator in India which offers news in English and various regional Indian languages, has raised $50M Series C led ...

Sources: Apple's manufacturing partner TSMC has started mass production of 7nm processors for iPhones launching later this year (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg:Sources: Apple’s manufacturing partner TSMC has started mass production of 7nm processors for iPhones launching later this year  —  – More-efficient 7-nanometer processors coming later ...

Here's the aspect of self-driving car testing that's not dominated by Apple or Google

Last week, Apple’s secretive, self-driving car project got some attention for adding more cars approved for testing in California. But despite the company’s big name ...

Siri is telling people it's getting a major update at WWDC

Siri’s getting a makeover — at least that’s what the Apple digital assistant strongly hinted at with its responses about the upcoming Apple developer conference. ...

Unleash your inner Jedi (or Sith) with this AR Star Wars lightsaber app

Becoming a Jedi is closer than you think. Lenovo’s AR app allows you to have a lightsaber duel just like they did in a galaxy ...

Slack went down for a few hours today, and it sure was nice

Slack was down for a few hours today. It has now returned online. The original story appears below. Slack is down.  The messaging tool used ...

Dell wants to sell you this monitor for $80 off *and* give you a $75 gift card on top of that

Hey, desktop people: If you’ve been waiting for a sign that it’s time to buy a new monitor, the stars are on your side this ...

TheSkimm closes its $12M Series C with big names Shonda Rhimes and Tyra Banks on board

In March, the female-led media company and newsletter provider theSkimm reported it was raising a $12 million Series C from Google Ventures and Spanx founder Sara Blakely, ...

Cryptocurrency and a stock market boom pushes TradingView to $37 million in new funding

Fueled by last year’s greed-inducing visions of a cryptocurrency boom and a stock market largely untethered from classical economics, TradingView, a developer of social networking ...

CREXi raises $11 million to bring commercial real estate out of the Dark Ages

Managing, buying and selling commercial real estate is a fairly primitive process. CREXi founder Mike DeGiorgio remembers one experience in 2014 when he was required ...

Teen monitoring app TeenSafe exposes thousands of passwords

U.K.-based security researcher Robert Wiggins has found two exposed TeenSafe servers, leaking the passwords and information of some users of the monitoring service. TeenSafe is ...

The BCT terminal brings crypto to Wall Street

The last revolution in front end trading technology – essentially the tools traders use to interact with the markets – came when Bloomberg released their ...

In the murky world of online rehab promotion, marketers find captive audiences in Facebook addiction groups, sometimes by running groups without full disclosure (Cat Ferguson/The Verge)

Cat Ferguson / The Verge:In the murky world of online rehab promotion, marketers find captive audiences in Facebook addiction groups, sometimes by running groups without ...

Sources: US and China reach broad outline of a deal to settle ZTE controversy that would lift US sales ban in exchange for major management changes and fines (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal:Sources: US and China reach broad outline of a deal to settle ZTE controversy that would lift US sales ban in exchange for ...

Comcast launches xFi Pods, its Wi-Fi extender devices nationwide, following its investment in mesh router maker Plume last year; a six pack will cost $199 (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:Comcast launches xFi Pods, its Wi-Fi extender devices nationwide, following its investment in mesh router maker Plume last year; a six pack ...

Microsoft and Google disclose Speculative Store Bypass CPU flaw that exploits speculative execution and is similar to Spectre and Meltdown (Tom Warren/The Verge)

Tom Warren / The Verge:Microsoft and Google disclose Speculative Store Bypass CPU flaw that exploits speculative execution and is similar to Spectre and Meltdown  —  ...

Sources: Trump has rebuffed efforts to improve security around his phone use, has gone as long as five months without having phone checked by security experts (Politico)

Politico:Sources: Trump has rebuffed efforts to improve security around his phone use, has gone as long as five months without having phone checked by security ...

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