Anything to do with Technology

F8901f0cff3b25b34627127dbc99fb89 Allene @Allene - 4 days ago
The Amazonification of Climate Change Is Here
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos testifies via video conference during the House Judiciary Committee. Photo : Graeme Jennings-Pool ( Getty Images )This has been the year Amazon has gone hard on climate. As part of that effort, t he company announced new climate commitments, a fund t...continued
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Efd687c46d03677522c615b86a341217 Emmie @Emmie - 10 days ago
Maserati’s new MC20 supercar uses F1 engine efficiency technology
MaseratiEric VANDEVILLE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty ImagesLucid wasn't the only car maker to whip the sheets off a new car on Wednesday night. Maserati got in on the action, too, unveiling its new MC20 supercar to a socially distanced audience in Modena, Italy. It's the brand's...continued
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Ed258c85465a50dee9e6425ecf24849d Wilmer @Wilmer - 7 days ago
Quantum startup CEO suggests we are only five years away from a quantum desktop computer
Today at TechCrunch Disrupt 2020, leaders from three quantum computing startups joined TechCrunch editor Frederic Lardinois to discuss the future of the technology. IonQ CEO and president Peter Chapman suggested we could be as little as five years away from a desktop quan...continued
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25dc49998970e9ad413d98493dfe5d6c Teagan @Teagan - 5 days ago
Kerry Washington explains why she became a startup investor
“Scandal” and “Little Fires Everywhere” star Kerry Washington won her first Emmy Award yesterday, but when she joined us at TechCrunch Disrupt today, she was much more focused on her work as an investor.Washington traced much of her interest in technology to the premiere ...continued
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9b25e3cdd7708c288912746ec95d7c9b Liliane @Liliane - 3 days ago
Gaming companies are reportedly the next targets in the US government’s Tencent purge
Some of the biggest names in online gaming in the United States have received letters from the U.S. government requesting information about their relationship with the multibillion-dollar Chinese technology company, Tencent, according to reports.Even as the U.S. Departmen...continued
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A2a551348d8c100384339e6c21255e06 Abbie @Abbie - about 13 hours ago
Original Content podcast: ‘Wireless’ shows off Quibi’s Turnstyle technology
“Wireless” is probably the best showcase so far for Quibi’s Turnstyle technology.That’s the technology that allows the streaming video app to switch seamlessly between landscape and portrait mode depending on the orientation of your phone. With other Quibi shows, you’re e...continued
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Dd00644dc8212e2e9fd2e6ce7a756bbf Jerrold @Jerrold - about 12 hours ago
Exclusive: Kushner-backed startup is going on offense after hunkering down in March
New York (CNN Business) The pandemic delivered a serious scare to Ryan Williams and his technology real estate startup, Cadre.The investment platform hunkered down and braced for the worst in March, despite being backed by well-connected and well-heeled investors like Mar...continued
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0da67bf7aa16c0b7dda10df8b0c1a695 Alvah @Alvah - 8 days ago
Virtual healthcare provider Medefer raises £10M to digitise the outpatient journey
Medefer, the U.K.-based virtual healthcare provider that, in its own words, is “reimagining” the outpatient system, is disclosing £10 million in new funding.The round was led by private investment firm Nickleby Capital, and will be used to grow the team and invest in tech...continued
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292890d964de1c8eba1a56fae0ed91c0 Alexzander @Alexzander - 6 days ago
Volocopter kicks off presales for its first air taxi flights — with a wait time of 2-3 years
Volocopter kicks off presales for its first air taxi flights — with a wait time of 2-3 yearsIf your sad-faced technology mantra is ‘we were promised flying cars and all we got were these shitty Internet trolls’ never fear, Berlin-based autonomous air mobility startup, Vol...continued
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1a914154cd263fa68f1b8d6529ef63dd Sandrine @Sandrine - 18 days ago
OrCam Technologies co-founder Amnon Shashua to speak at Sight Tech Global
If the measure of progress in technology is that devices should become ever smaller and more capable, then OrCam Technologies is on a roll. The Israeli firm’s OrCam MyEye, which fits on the arm of a pair of glasses, is far more powerful and much smaller than its predecess...continued
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69ab36bf73ce82cc3579c8f2504f3bac Gregoria @Gregoria - 6 days ago
China tops 110 million 5G users in less than a year
More than 110 million users in China have signed up for 5G plans, announced president of the China Academy for Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), a think tank under the telecoms watchdog Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, at an industry event...continued
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10f64d8d0be1cc890068d55fc752e9ee Alexandro @Alexandro - 14 days ago
Why Contact-Tracing Apps Haven’t Slowed Covid-19 in the US
As Covid-19 spread across the United States this spring, Jodie Pond, the health director in Teton County, Wyoming, looked forward to deploying a new weapon against the pandemic. Technologists were racing to create apps that would quickly and quietly identify people who ha...continued
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30ac4bba47a0498502bf602bad16409a Meggie @Meggie - 8 days ago
ARM: UK-based chip designer sold to Nvidia
ARM: UK-based chip designer sold to US firm Nvidia By Leo KelionTechnology desk editor Published duration 5 hours agoimage copyright Getty Images/ARMUK-based computer chip designer ARM Holdings is being sold to the American graphics chip specialist Nvidia.The deal values ...continued
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4a267f11de75663a48a0fdf6365ffa8c Elvie @Elvie - 5 days ago
When the Economy Stalled, They Needed Laptops to Move Ahead
He knew his criminal record would be a hindrance to finding lucrative work. “A person like me, who would love to work a decent job, will never have the chance because of my criminal history,” Mr. McCollum said. “I can’t blame anybody but myself.”But a career helping other...continued
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B1adb7ec7ad84fbf0007aae5b870eb61 Alan @Alan - 8 days ago
Google claims net zero carbon footprint over its entire lifetime, aims to only use carbon-free en...
Google was at the leading edge of large technology companies seeking to go completely carbon neutral, having declared that status in 2007, and subsequently matching all of its global electricity consumption with renewable energy. Now, the company says that it is breaking ...continued
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125f097c91a427394e6d36ae98c72376 Elaina @Elaina - 6 days ago
LanzaTech eyes two more spinoff companies
Just three months after LanzaTech announced a spin-out aimed at selling sustainable aviation fuel, the company is already preparing for two more.LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren said Tuesday on the Disrupt 2020 virtual stage that the carbon capture technology company is pl...continued
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0a3d7829480267a63997ae3c91bb2ebe Adelia @Adelia - 5 days ago
Everything You Missed From Today's Facebook Connect 2020 Event
Image : FacebookToday’s Facebook Connect kicked off with a two-hour keynote that detailed the company’s latest virtual and augmented reality developments. There were product announcements, new apps and games on display , and compelling peeks at some speculative technology...continued
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292890d964de1c8eba1a56fae0ed91c0 Alexzander @Alexzander - 17 days ago
Keep Pregnancy Tests Dumb
Screenshot : ClearBlueI love a good teardown as much as the next gadget nerd, but two teardowns of digital pregnancy tests on Twitter illustrate how “technology” for reproductive health often misses the mark.AdvertisementThe first teardown comes via Twitter user @CrunkCom...continued
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Eaf5ad4012b7eb20009963fdaea7d2c9 Cynthia @Cynthia - 14 days ago
Tesla shares drop sharply in broader tech selloff, falling 17% in morning trading
Last Thursday and Friday’s public market selloff has stretched into this week, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite off 2.5% this morning. But while tech shares are down broadly to start the holiday-shortened week — and are taking stick for bringing down even broader indi...continued
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C00261b321f2a17e788496ab5cfcebed Jaydon @Jaydon - 23 days ago
White House budget proposal would hike AI and quantum funding by 30 percent
If the US is going to build a quantum internet and otherwise claim technical supremacy, it’s going to need appropriate funding — and that might be forthcoming. As the Wall Street Journal reports, The White House has proposed a 2021 non-defense budget that includes a rough...continued
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61d3ff630fa6a556085f59f9ba20938e Assunta @Assunta - about 12 hours ago
Facebook’s new Rights Manager tool lets creators protect their photos, including those embedded e...
Facebook today is introducing a new tool that will allow rights holders to protect and manage their photos across both Facebook and Instagram. With the newly launched “Rights Manager for Images,” Facebook is offering creators and publishers access to content matching tech...continued
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Da22e3d6f8549192c3eca95f63ffdcdc Elody @Elody - 13 days ago
Competing with both Perfect Day and Beyond Meat, Chile’s NotCo raises $85 million to expand to th...
Competing with both Perfect Day and Beyond Meat, Chile’s NotCo raises $85 million to expand to the USNotCo, the Chilean food technology company making plant-based milk and meat replacements, has confirmed the close of a new $85 million round of funding to take the company...continued
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E156d09edb938373e3543d1b385a51d4 Felicita @Felicita - 12 days ago
Voice assistants don’t work for kids: The problem with speech recognition in the classroom
Before the pandemic, more than 40% of new internet users were children. Estimates now suggest that children’s screen time has surged by 60% or more with children 12 and under spending upward of five hours per day on screens (with all of the associated benefits and perils)...continued
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F83221f06565aed5272a3e729d6efe18 Alexander @Alexander - about 12 hours ago
How Work Became an Inescapable Hellhole
This story is adapted from Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation, by Anne Helen Petersen.The first thing I hear in the morning is my SleepCycle app, which is supposedly monitoring my movements in order to “gently” wake me as I emerge from sleep. I swip...continued
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C83c832ac4865208bba7331dd2976162 Izaiah @Izaiah - 11 days ago
Bluetooth Unveils Its Latest Security Issue, With No Security Solution
Photo : OMAR TORRES / Contributor ( Getty Images )Bluetooth technology has amassed its fair share of diehard stans over the years, despite some pretty gnarly bugs that open devices up to a bevy of bad actors. Now, the organization behind the namesake technology has put ou...continued
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