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Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was just tripped up by a horse-sized duck

What would you rather fight? A hundred duck-sized horses or a horse-sized duck? It’s the question that has plagued Reddit for years, and today it ...

7 features to look forward to in Android O

The next version of Android, known only as “O” (for Oreo, perhaps?), is here … but only for developers. Like last year when Google announced ...

Meet Milo Ventimiglia, your new favorite Apple fanboy *swoon*

Wait a minute — was Apple cool before the scruffy and talented dreamboat Milo Ventimiglia tweeted about it being cool? I mean, I think it ...

Flight electronics ban will separate passengers from their private data

Boarding an airplane is one of those times you realise just how vital laptops are to modern life. If yours was left behind in a ...

You can now search for a doctor using emoji, because 2017 is sorrow

Feeling heartburn? Just type ❤️🔥. Zocdoc, an online service that helps you find doctors and schedule appointments, has revamped its search to be more user-friendly. ...

All 51 startups that debuted at Y Combinator W17 Demo Day 2

 Over 15,000 founders from 7,200 startups applied to this batch of Y Combinator. It chose just over 100 with founders from 22 countries to go ...

Mythic launches a chip to enable computer vision and voice control on any device

 Hardware that responds to voice commands is already out there and probably in your hand or house right now. Whether it’s a smartphone, smart speaker ...

The Mednet launches its ‘Quora for cancer,’ an online medical knowledge base

 A New York City startup called The Mednet today launched a platform that gives physicians a knowledge-sharing tool that’s as easy to use as Quora, ...

Wanna hack your car? Macchina is a plug-and-vroom solution

 You can hack your IKEA furniture to be more awesome. You can hack video games to make your fellow gamers hate your guts. And with ...

Wright Electric unveils its commercial electric plane business

 Gas is the biggest cost for airlines. The easiest way to reduce these costs? Don’t use gas at all. That was the pitch from Wright ...

Airbnb rebrands as Aibiying in China, plans to triple workforce and double investment in the country in 2017, integrates with Alipay and WeChat (Deanna Ting/Skift)

Deanna Ting / Skift:Airbnb rebrands as Aibiying in China, plans to triple workforce and double investment in the country in 2017, integrates with Alipay and ...

Google Brain founder and Baidu's chief scientist Andrew Ng resigns from Baidu (Andrew Ng/Medium)

Andrew Ng / Medium:Google Brain founder and Baidu’s chief scientist Andrew Ng resigns from Baidu  —  I will be resigning from Baidu, where I have ...

Y Combinator Winter 2017 Demo Day 2: 51 startups with a focus on backend engineering tools and social apps (TechCrunch)

TechCrunch:Y Combinator Winter 2017 Demo Day 2: 51 startups with a focus on backend engineering tools and social apps  —  Connie Loizos, Josh Constine, Ryan ...

Amazon Music's iOS app adds support for CarPlay, Apple's in-car entertainment system (Rob LeFebvre/Engadget)

Rob LeFebvre / Engadget:Amazon Music’s iOS app adds support for CarPlay, Apple’s in-car entertainment system  —  Amazon Music subscribers who own a CarPlay-enabled dashboard unit ...

Advertisers try to scrub ads from Breitbart and other sites, resorting to double checking where their ads get placed by automated buying systems (Jessica Toonkel/Reuters)

Jessica Toonkel / Reuters:Advertisers try to scrub ads from Breitbart and other sites, resorting to double checking where their ads get placed by automated buying ...

Man who pleaded guilty to terrorism charges tried to hide data in a cufflink

One rule of hiding something is to put it somewhere no one would think to look. In the case of admitted Islamic State member Samata ...

Nerdy dad uses virtual reality to let daughter ride family cat

The same dad who rigged an HTC Vive and Ricoh Theta 360-degree camera to let his daughter explore her dollhouse is at it again. This ...

Guess launches a real smartwatch this time

The last time Guess tried to make a smartwatch, it was pretty lame. Now, the company is taking another swing, this time with a full-blown ...

Something's wrong with Kim Kardashian's Snapchat, and nobody will tell us why

Snapchat’s confusing—just ask the producers of E!’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Or, uh, us.  So, okay—we’ve got a Snapchat mystery on our hands. Or ...

Google Maps will soon be able to find your parked car

It’s so easy to forget where you parked your car, especially on a city street or in a huge mall parking lot, but Google Maps ...

Mobile advertising startup Databerries raises $16M

 Databerries is announcing that it has raised $16 million in Series A funding — money that will help the Paris-headquartered company launch in the United ...

Vinsight gives grape and almond growers a high-tech crystal ball

 Farmers know how hard it is to predict yield accurately. High-value crops like grapes or almonds prove particularly challenging. Farmers expect, and settle for, twenty ...

The 52 startups that launched at Y Combinator W17 Demo Day 1

 Today was Y Combinator’s 24th Demo Day, where the accelerator shows off its fresh companies to investors. International, AI, and hardware products were the emergent ...

If you like to linger where it’s shady the Populele wants to linger too

 If music be the food of love then get ready to hit the Old Country Buffet. A wild new startup is about to unleash Populele, ...

PlateIQ cooks up $4 million for restaurant management platform

 As any fan of Kitchen Nightmares may know, the restaurant business is not for the faint of heart, nor is it likely to generate fat margins. Now, ...

The 52 startups that launched at Y Combinator Winter 2017 Demo Day 1 (TechCrunch)

TechCrunch:The 52 startups that launched at Y Combinator Winter 2017 Demo Day 1  —  Josh Constine, Ryan Lawler and Sarah Buhr  —  Today was Y ...

Google updates ad policies giving more control over ad placement after UK backlash, creates new brand safety tools, and expands hate speech definitions (Mark Bergen/Bloomberg)

Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:Google updates ad policies giving more control over ad placement after UK backlash, creates new brand safety tools, and expands hate speech ...

How Instagram's product and staff have evolved over the last few years, from its break with square photos to ramping up from 50 to 500+ employees (Harry McCracken/Fast Company)

Harry McCracken / Fast Company:How Instagram’s product and staff have evolved over the last few years, from its break with square photos to ramping up ...

Google Maps for Android now lets you record your parking location, time left at the meter (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:Google Maps for Android now lets you record your parking location, time left at the meter  —  Google Maps has just added ...

Adobe launches Experience Cloud for enterprises, and unveils Advertising Cloud to help companies manage ads across search, social, mobile, and TV (Larry Dignan/ZDNet)

Larry Dignan / ZDNet:Adobe launches Experience Cloud for enterprises, and unveils Advertising Cloud to help companies manage ads across search, social, mobile, and TV  —  ...

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