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The Huger Tech Racer electric skateboard proves fast doesn‘t mean first place

The pursuit of finding the best electric skateboard continues, with a startup based out of Orange County, California called Huger Tech. The board in question, named the Racer, is supposed to be the most bang for your buck, but with better performance than the two current leading electric skateboards the Boosted Board and Inboard. Read More

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Prisma shifts focus to b2b with an API for AI-powered mobile effects

The startup behind the Prisma style transfer app is shifting focus onto the b2b space, building tools for developers that draw on its expertise using neural networks and deep learning technology to power visual effects on mobile devices. Read More

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Crunch Report | Benchmark vs Kalanick Goes Sour

Reddit is rolling out its own video platform, VR adtech company Immersv raises 10.5 million and Benchmark versus Kalanick goes sour. All this on Crunch Report Read More

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These solar glass blocks would make great skylights for your solar roof

If you‘re going to be decking your roof out with solar tiles, there‘s a possibility that you may forgo what might be the best placement of a skylight in favor of more solar cell square footage. Luckily solar glass is fast becoming an option, and these clever glass blocks are the best option I‘ve seen yet. Read More

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New malware masquerades as a ride-sharing app

An update to the venerable Faketoken.q Android malware has made it easier for the program to steal your credit card information from ride-sharing apps. Faketoken attacks Russian ride-sharing apps by overlaying text boxes on the credit card information pages that can capture your credit number and other important information. Kaspersky writes: After getting onto a smartphone (judging by the Read More

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Early-bird Disrupt SF ticket savings extended by one week

Want to attend Disrupt SF 2017 but missed the early-bird ticket deadline? You‘re in luck! We‘re giving you one extra week to get your hands on these deeply discounted Disrupt tickets, so you now have until Friday, August 25 to secure your spot at the best startup show in San Francisco. Read More

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YouTube starts delivering ‘breaking news‘ on its homepage across platforms

YouTube has started rolling out a Breaking News section in people‘s feeds today across platforms as Alphabet continues to tailor custom content playlists to users logged into Google Accounts,Android Police reports. For most, YouTube is a place to hop from one video to the next and descend down rabbit holes, but browsing anything like a feed has become less Read More

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Tracking viewer responses to media, Cinemmerse wants to set the stage for ‘responsive‘ entertainment

Wendy Dent has a dream. The Australian founder, chief executive and sole employee of Cinemmerse wants to change the way folks think about how they watch everything from advertisements to art films. She‘s created Cinnemerse, a website and an app that tracks viewers‘ emotional response to what they‘re watching by monitoring their vital signs through the Apple Read More

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This 3D-printed robotic arm is built for sign language

While we usually see robotics applied to industrial or research applications, there are plenty of ways they could help in everyday life as well: an autonomous guide for blind people, for instance, or a kitchen bot that helps disabled folks cook. Or and this one is real a robot arm that can perform rudimentary sign language. Read More

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bxblue wants to move payroll-secured loans online in Brazil

Payroll-secured loans are a 40 billion a year business in Brazil, but that business largely happens offline. A startup in Y Combinator calledbxbluewants to change that, by creating a marketplace for borrowers to evaluate multiple loan options all in one place. Read More

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A ‘bug‘ that let a 500 password cracking box open up iPhones is patched as of iOS 11

Apple confirmed that the behavior that lets a 500 box crack an iPhone 7 passcode will be patched out of the final version of iOS 11 that‘s due this fall. It‘s also patched under iOS 11 beta 4, if you‘re running that. Read More

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A Tesla owner shows his 97-year-old Grandpa a car from the future

Zac Carmi showed his 97-year-old grandfather his Tesla. His grandpa was pretty impressed. You can watch video of the adorable interaction below. In what could be some of the cutest footage of a lovable grandpa discovering the future ever, Carmi loads his grandpa into the car and accelerates. Grandpa, obviously, says that you need a parachute to drive this thing. Tech folks Read More

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