Dbrain pitches a new token paying users crypto to train artificial intelligence

One of the continuing challenges that artificial intelligence programs face is how they receive and process the information they need to take actions.

Disney‘s John Snoddy will talk imagineering augmented worlds at TC Sessions: AR/VR in LA this week

At our one-day TC Sessions: AR/VR event in LA on October 18, we’ll be joined by Walt Disney Imagineering’s R&D Studio Executive Jon Snoddy.

TravelPerk grabs $44M to take its pain-free SaaS for business travel global

Only six months ago Barcelona-based TravelPerk bagged a $21M Series B, off the back of strong momentum for a software as a service platform designed to take a Slack-like chunk out of the administrative tedium of arranging and expensing work trips.

Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen has died at age 65

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen passed away this afternoon in Seattle at age 65, owing to complications relating to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Vulcan, the privately held company that Allen founded in 1986, three years after leaving Microsoft,

Twilio acquires email API platform SendGrid for $2 billion in stock

Twilio, the ubiquitous communications platform, today announced its plan to acquire the API-centric email platform SendGrid for about $2 billion in an all-stock transaction. That’s Twilio’s largest acquisition to date,

Disney-backed Jaunt lays off ‘significant’ number of employees as it moves away from VR

One of the top-funded VR content startups with backers including Disney and GV (Google Ventures) is laying off a “significant portion” of its employees as it pivots away from virtual reality. In a blog post titled “The Future of Jaunt is AR,

Donald Daters, a dating app for Trump supporters, leaked its users’ data

A new dating app for Trump supporters that wants to “make America date again” has leaked its entire database of users — on the day of its launch. The app, called “Donald Daters,” is aimed at “American-based singles community connecting lovers, friends,

This robot uses lasers to “listen” to its environment

A new technology from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University will add sound and vibration awareness to create truly context-aware computing. The system, called Ubicoustics, adds additional bits of context to smart device interaction,

Microsoft acquires classroom collaboration startup Chalkup to expand Microsoft Teams

Microsoft is beefing up its Slack-like collaboration software, Microsoft Teams, with the technology (and the founder) from collaboration software startup Chalkup. Following the acquisition,

German court finds fault with Facebook’s default privacy settings

A court in Germany has ruled that Facebook’s default privacy settings and some of its terms and conditions breached local laws. The Berlin court passed judgement late last month but the verdict was only made public this week. Read More

Fitbit buys Twine Health in bid to become a more serious health care tool

Fitbit’s been on a bit of a acquisition spree over the last couple of years, as the company’s looked to grow its business inside the stagnating wearables category. This morning, the hardware maker announced plans to pick up Twine Health, a HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based health management platform.

Nanoscale Terahertz Optical Switch Breaks Miniaturization Barrier

Science_afficionado writes "There is a general consensus that ultimately photons will replace electrons running through wires in most of our microelectronic devices.



How addicted are we to our phones?

Wallet? Check. Keys? Check. Phone? [Cue moment of panic as you rummage to find it]. Check. [Cue audible sigh of relief]. Our mobiles have become our trusty sidekicks, accompanying us anywhere and everywhere — they're almost like security blanketsAnd the numbers surrounding mobile use are,

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Typhoon Goni brings needed rain to drought-hit farms in the Philippines

Typhoon Goni, one of the "twin typhoons" hitting Asia, pounded the northern Philippines on Friday. The country's weather bureau said Goni came with maximum sustained winds of 170 km/h (106 mph) and gusts of up to 205 km/h (127 mph).However,

Windows 10 Universal app portfolio expands with new Zomato app

Foodies rejoice! The restaurant discovery app Zomato is now available in the Windows Store as a universal app. And this isn’t just good news for foodies–we’ve seen a significant uptick in universal apps recently,...



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【媒体报导】2月28日消息,昨日晚间微博网友晒出三星移动支付三星智付的一项重磅功能,据视频内容显示,一台绑定Samsung Pay的手机可以实现无卡取款。2月18日苹果支付正式在华上线,多家银行立即推出绑卡优惠活动。 ... ...

2 Chainz and Lil Wayne join forces on 'Collegrove,' but just barely

As the final notes of the last song on Collegrove fade away, you’re left with a poignant image of 2 Chainz standing alone in the studio, forlornly looking around for Lil Wayne, his idol and touted collaborator on the album. Weezy never shows,

'Game of Thrones' star lays your direwolf theories to rest

Warning: Contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season 3, episode 6 (and maybe beyond).LONDON — Remember the boy who cried wolf? Well, this whole trend of Game of Thrones actors casually confirming deaths in interviews is sort of getting a bit like that — in more ways than one, on this occasion.

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