Monthly Archives: November 2017

Spot.IM raises $25 million for a better comments section

 Social media has become critical to the online publishers. It drives a lot of traffic and helps brands build a following. But it also means that a lot of the engagement happens on another platform, like Twitter or Facebook, instead

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Graphic India raises $5M to build a Marvel-like digital comic brand for India

 It’s been some time since we wrote about Graphic India, a new media startup that believes India should have its own home-grown answer to cartoon empires like Marvel. The 30-person company been busy developing its IP and bringing its creations

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Hacking Back Makes a Comeback—But It’s Still a Really Bad Idea

Some politicians want to make it legal for individuals and companies in America to pursue digital assailants.

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"Hidden history" of labor suggests prehistoric women would outmuscle today’s elite rowers

New research looking at the bone strength of European women living through the first 6,000 years of farming suggests they had quite the work ethic. So much so, their arms may have been stronger than today’s elite rowers, with scientists

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"Hidden history" of labor suggests prehistoric women would outmuscle today’s elite rowers

New research looking at the bone strength of European women living through the first 6,000 years of farming suggests they had quite the work ethic. So much so, their arms may have been stronger than today’s elite rowers, with scientists

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Want to switch from Apple macOS to Linux because of the ‘root’ security bug? Give deepin 15.5 a try!

Apple’s macOS is a great operating system. Not only is it stable and beautifully designed, but it very secure too. Well, usually it is. Unless you live under a rock, you definitely heard about the macOS High Sierra security bug

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Leica "pulls out all the stops" on fastest-ever 75mm aspherical lens

Leica gear has never been for the masses, but this takes exclusivity to a new level. For the price of a year-long backpacking trip around the world, you can now own the fastest-ever 75mm aspherical lens. The Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25

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Leica "pulls out all the stops" on fastest-ever 75mm aspherical lens

Leica gear has never been for the masses, but this takes exclusivity to a new level. For the price of a year-long backpacking trip around the world, you can now own the fastest-ever 75mm aspherical lens. The Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25

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Lyft gained from Uber’s scandals, sees revenue triple

 Lyft appears to have benefited from Uber’s tough year. The U.S. rival has seen its revenue growth more than triple, according to a report from The Information.  The media outlet viewed financial reports, which showed Lyft brought in $483 million in

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Episode 1 rolls out new $81M seed-to-Series A fund, despite Brexit headwinds

 Episode 1 has been a stalwart of the early-stage funding scene in London for the last few years, investing in successful startups like Carwow, Triptease and AimBrain. It’s now closed its second U.K. “seed-to-Series A” fund, which generally aims to

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Progress in AI isn’t as Impressive as You Might Think

A new report gauges how far we’ve come, dampening ideas that machines are approaching human-type intelligence.

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New tech uses lasers to check if ground beef has got guts

That ground beef that you’re buying may not be 100 percent ground beef. Sometimes, unscrupulous meat producers will mix in ground offal (internal organs), in order to stretch their beef supply farther. A new technique developed at the University of

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New tech uses lasers to check if ground beef has got guts

That ground beef that you’re buying may not be 100 percent ground beef. Sometimes, unscrupulous meat producers will mix in ground offal (internal organs), in order to stretch their beef supply farther. A new technique developed at the University of

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Amazon Imagines a Lucrative Future in VR and AR Apps

Here’s its business model: make it easy for you to create the apps, and then host them on its cloud services.

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Moshi releases first-ever certified 5K USB-C to DisplayPort cable

While the MacBook Pro doesn’t have a dedicated video port, that really doesn’t matter. Thanks to its versatile USB-C ports, any port can output video with the correct cable or dongle. In other words, a USB-C to HDMI, VGA, or

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Super Mario takes a sugar odyssey with a new breakfast cereal

 The last time Mario had a breakfast cereal, he had to split the billing with Link. I bet that’s what it felt like being in the Beatles at the end. Flying high from a recent string of high profile titles

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GoFundMe drops 5% Platform Fee for U.S. personal campaigns, adds tips

 GoFundMe, the popular fundraising juggernaut that now has 50 million users and has raised over $5 billion in funding for causes to date, is making an interesting change today that could see those numbers getting a boost — or at

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HyVibe gives its acoustic guitar some digital smarts

Earlier this year, Melbourne-based inventor Dave Auld launched his digital/analog Fusion guitar in the US, after a successful crowdfunding campaign helped bring the intriguing instrument into production. France’s HyVibe Audio is banking for similar success for its very own hybrid

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HyVibe gives its acoustic guitar some digital smarts

Earlier this year, Melbourne-based inventor Dave Auld launched his digital/analog Fusion guitar in the US, after a successful crowdfunding campaign helped bring the intriguing instrument into production. France’s HyVibe Audio is banking for similar success for its very own hybrid

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American Airlines computer glitch gives all pilots Christmas off

Christmas is quickly approaching and Santa is not the only one flying for the holiday. The yuletide season is one of the most popular travel times of the year. After all, as the song says There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays. If you’ve planned

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