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Fli Charge demonstrates its charging pad with Craftsman power tools

Don‘t call Fli Charge wireless charging. Fli Charge is conductive charging. It‘s just like plugging something into a wall but uses powered surfaces to distribute power. And thanks to proprietary tech, it‘s safe to the touch and just as fast as a wall outlet. The company stopped by TechCrunch‘s CES 2018 booth to show off their latest generation. It works and Read More

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Farewell, unpaid blogger: HuffPost drops free contributor platform that drove its growth

As the US media, tech world and the powers that be in Washington continue to try to figure out how totackle things like fake news, the level of discourse, and how to keep the business of publishing from falling off a virtual cliff, one of the media properties that has been instrumental in influencing how news is framed online is making a big change. HuffPost in the US today announced that it Read More

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Apartment List raises 50 million for home rentals

It‘s estimated that over one-third of Americans rent their homes, according to the National Multifamily Housing Council.And half of those people are under 30-years-old. But what‘s the best way for this often transient group of people to find a new place to live? Craigslist has been a leader in online rentals, but not everyone is satisfied with the user experience. Apartment Read More

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YouTube is pulling Tide Pod Challenge videos

YouTube appears to be trying to get ahead of any wider societal outcry over (yet more) algorithmically accelerated idiocy on its platform and is removing Tide Pod Challenge videos. Read More

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JD.com leads investment in Vietnam-based e-commerce service Tiki

JD.com, the Chinese e-commerce firm that rivals Alibaba, has continued its expansion in Southeast Asia with an investment in Vietnam-basedTiki, a seven-year-old online retail service. JD.com is leading a Series C investment round in Tiki alongside VNG, the Vietnam-based online media and gaming company that is already an investor. The round itself is undisclosed, but TechCrunch understands Read More

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Ledger raises another 75 million to become the leader in cryptocurrency hardware wallets

Ledger just raised an impressive Series B round of 75 million (61 million), led by Draper Esprit. The startup already raised a 7 million round last year. But the cryptocurrency mania probably made it easy to raise more money. If you have more than a bit of money in cryptocurrencies, chances are you‘ve heard about Ledger wallets. The French startup has been designing some of the Read More

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A bug is messing up the keyboard for some Messenger users on iPhones

If you‘re having issues with Facebook Messenger on your iPhone right now, you‘re not alone. An annoying bug is affecting typing inside the app. Some users on iOS devices are finding that the app is freezing after they type a couple of words in a chat bubble, but other apps are working fine. The glitch obviously makes having conversations through Messenger more than a little Read More

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Ledger raises another 70 million to become the leader in cryptocurrency hardware wallets

Ledger just raised an impressive Series B round of 70 million, led by Draper Esprit. The startup already raised a 7 million round last year. But the cryptocurrency mania probably made it easy to raise more money. If you have more than a bit of money in cryptocurrencies, chances are you‘ve heard about Ledger wallets. The French startup has been designing some of the most secure Read More

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Google is investing in Indonesia-based Uber rival Go-Jek

Google and China‘s Meituan-Dianping are among the tech giants set to invest in Go-Jek, the Indonesia-based rival to Grab and Uber, a source with knowledge of discussions told TechCrunch. We understand a deal could be completed as soon as next week, though whether Go-Jek announces it is unclear since it has history of not disclosing new investments. Reuters reports that round is worth Read More

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Coinbase acqui-hires Memo.AI technical team management tool

Coinbase, the white-hot cryptocurrency exchange, is bringing on more engineering talent to help it continue to capitalize on the crypto boom. The company has announced that it‘s bringing on the engineering team from Memo.AI, a two-year-old startup that built a Slackbot for helping technical teams manage notes and instructions. Excited to announce the @MemoAIHQ team is joining Coinbase! Read More

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Coinbase acqui-hires technical team management tool Memo.AI

Coinbase, the white-hot cryptocurrency exchange, is bringing on more engineering talent to help it continue to capitalize on the crypto boom. The company has announced that it‘s bringing on the engineering team from Memo.AI, a two-year-old startup that built a Slackbot for helping technical teams manage notes and instructions. Excited to announce the @MemoAIHQ team is joining Coinbase! Read More

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Crunch Report | Apple pledges 350 billion investment in U.S. economy

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Tim Cook says you‘ll soon be able to turn off the system that slows iPhones as the battery gets older

As we learned back at the end of December, Apple has been limiting the maximum performance of iPhones as the batteries within get older. The goal, they‘ve stated, is to prevent random device shutdowns as time goes on and the battery‘s output starts to wane. But that‘s something they ought to have explained it better from Day 1; most users would never expect that swapping a Read More

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YouTube partners with Kevin Durant to expand original sports programming

YouTube announced today that it‘s enlisted the help of basketball star Kevin Durant in a bid to expand original sports content. The Golden State Warriors small forward and business partner Rich Kleiman have signed on to develop programming centered around Durant and fellow professional athletes under the umbrella of their Thirty Five Media video business. Read More

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Watch a thought race across the surface of the brain

Although neuroscientists have a general idea of what parts of the brain do what, catching them in the act is a difficult proposition. But UC Berkeley researchers have managed to do it, visualizing based on direct measurement the path of a single thought (or at least thread) through the brain. Read More

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Apple rerouting employee shuttles after highway attacks shatter windows on buses during commutes

In the past week, five Apple commuter shuttles carrying employees to and from the company‘s Cupertino offices have been attacked, several sources tell us. Windows on the buses were shattered by what employees are suspecting was a gun being fired at the vehicles. All five incidents took place off highway 280 near Woodside, Calif. The first attack took place Friday evening, with an Read More

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Nomad‘s new wireless charging hub is a traveler‘s best friend

If you spend any meaningful amount of time in hotels, you‘ll know that many of them are still living in the age of the 30-pin adapter, even though most of us have already moved on to Lightning, wireless charging and USB-C. So it‘s essential to pack charing equipment to handle any need that might arise - and usually that means a lot of dongles. Nomad‘s new wireless USB Read More

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Nintendo‘s bringing DIY robots and more to the Switch using cardboard

Nintendo‘s big new surprise interactive experience for the Switch is now official, and it‘s basically a maker kit for the portable console which uses cardboard component pieces to allow people to build a range of different creations and play with them using the console to power games that interact with the DIY components. NintendoLabo is like a next-level Lego, with kits that let Read More

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Chariot expands to Columbus, Ohio with JPMorgan Chase commuter shuttle

Ford‘s Chariot shared commuter shuttle service is expanding to its latest new market: Columbus, Ohio. The Columbus launch is in partnership with JPMorgan Chase, and initial service in the area will be specifically a shuttle for the company‘s 400 Corporate Center employees located within the city. Chariot will operate daily shuttles for these employees staring on January 22, and Read More

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Google is rolling out a fix for those Home-related Wi-Fi issues

In the latest of a recent spate of bugs plaguing Google‘s most recent hardware offerings, a number of Home and Chromecast users have been reporting issues around their devices‘ Wi-Fi connectivity this week. Google has since acknowledged the issue on its support page, noting that In certain situations, a bug in the Cast software on Android phones may incorrectly send a Read More

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Volumetric photogrammetry - big words, bigger impact on VR

Virtual reality: Most people have at least a rudimentary understanding of what the term means. For consumers, VR generally means strapping on a head-mounted display, stepping into a new world and enjoying the experience. The enveloping nature of VR allows people to explore environments in 360-degrees, but for most, how these immersive worlds are created is a mystery. Read More

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Google is rolling out a fix for those Home-related WiFi issues

In the latest of a recent spate of bugs plaguing Google‘s most recent hardware offerings, a number of Home and Chromecast users have been reporting issues around their devices‘ WiFi connectivity this week. Google has since acknowledged the issue on its support page, noting that In certain situations, a bug in the Cast software on Android phones may incorrectly send a Read More

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The Last Mile is launching its coding program at a women‘s prison in Indiana

The Last Mile, a coding program that first launched inside California‘s San Quentin State Prison, has expanded to its first out-of-state prison. Yesterday, The Last Mile announced its plans to launch at the Indiana Women‘s Prison with support from Governor Eric J. Holcomb. We had a desire to go outside of California this year, The Last Mile co-founder Chris Redlitz Read More

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Apple greenlights new Reese Witherspoon-backed comedy series starring Kristen Wiig

Apple has landed its first half-hour comedy series, according to a new report from The Hollywood Reporterout this afternoon. The series, which will be exec produced by and star SNL vet Kristen Wiig, hails from Reese Witherspoon‘s Hello Sunshine. This is the third project from Hello Sunshine that Apple has now picked up to aid in its streaming TV ambitions. Others includea Jennifer Read More

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