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Google Maps now lets users add wheelchair accessibility details for locations

 Back in December, Google finally added accessibility details to Maps. It was a long awaited addition, but an extremely welcome one for the more than three million people in the U.S. who require wheelchair accessibility. As we noted at the

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Why SAFE notes are not safe for entrepreneurs

 The shortcomings of SAFE notes are coming home to roost; ironically, entrepreneurs are paying the price. Y Combinator invented the notes with a noble goal: “we intend the SAFE to remain fair to both investors and founders.” But many SAFE notes that

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Google and Facebook to participate in net neutrality protest next week

Two of the biggest names in tech have finally added their names to a growing list of participants in a protest next week against the FCC’s plans to tear up net neutrality rules. Google and Facebook have confirmed they will

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Google is funding the creation of software that writes local news stories

 Google’s Digital News Initiative has committed £622,000 ($805,000) to fund an automated news writing initiative for UK-based news agency, The Press Association. The money will help pay for the creation of Radar (Reporters And Data And Robots), snappily named software

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Microsoft announces final Bug Bash before releasing Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

With the launch of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Build 16237 to the Fast Ring yesterday, Microsoft wheeled in numerous fixes and new features. At the same time, the company also announced that the second Bug Bash for the next

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Inside Station F, the startup megacampus that just opened in Paris

 Station F is the world’s biggest startup campus. Thousands of entrepreneurs are currently moving into the new building here in Paris. But if you’re still wondering what it actually looks like, we visited Station F and interviewed the two persons

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ModVans turns the Ford Transit into a modular, modern camper van

Van life has become such a big trend we’re not even sure it’s counter-cultural anymore. Actually, it seems like a pretty nice business to get into, whether you’re tallying up followers on Instagram or selling van conversions. California’s ModVans is

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ModVans turns the Ford Transit into a modular, modern camper van

Van life has become such a big trend we’re not even sure it’s counter-cultural anymore. Actually, it seems like a pretty nice business to get into, whether you’re tallying up followers on Instagram or selling van conversions. California’s ModVans is

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Crunch Report | Comma.ai Launches Panda

Comma.ai launches its new product (Panda), Roche buys mySugr app and Tesla’s making the largest battery storage facility. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Go to Source

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Could owl wings hold the key to quieter aircraft and wind turbines?

Wind turbines, helicopters, and other devices that use rotors have a big noise problem, but the solution may come from a not-so little bird. Scientists from Chiba University in Japan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China claim that the

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Could owl wings hold the key to quieter aircraft and wind turbines?

Wind turbines, helicopters, and other devices that use rotors have a big noise problem, but the solution may come from a not-so little bird. Scientists from Chiba University in Japan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China claim that the

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Petya attackers make $250,000 demand

Criminals behind the recent Petya/NotPetya attack have made a fresh ransom demand as they look to continue their mayhem A post on online hub DeepPaste said to be from the attackers is demanding 100 bitcoins ($250,000) to decrypt anything that’s been affected

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Waymo drops most patent claims in Uber self-driving car lawsuit

 There were a few big breaks in the case between Waymo and Uber over self-driving car technology today. As a result, the scope of the case is starting to come into focus as both companies prepare for a trial set to

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Vitamin D – a new sunburn treatment?

Although a lot of us may already slather on the vitamin E when we get sunburned, it looks like vitamin D might also help our skin to recover. In a recent study conducted by Case Western University, it was found

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Vitamin D – a new sunburn treatment?

Although a lot of us may already slather on the vitamin E when we get sunburned, it looks like vitamin D might also help our skin to recover. In a recent study conducted by Case Western University, it was found

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Amazon wasn’t the only company that tried to buy Whole Foods

 A new filing confirms that there were other suitors trying to buy Whole Foods, but that Amazon put pressure on Whole Foods not to talk to them. The document cites a “Company X” that expressed interest in having exploratory conversations

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Smart video system knows a gun when it sees one

Closed-circuit video systems may help security personnel watch for handguns in places such as airports, but the task of manually scrutinizing every person on every screen is still a daunting one. It was with this and other applications in mind

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Smart video system knows a gun when it sees one

Closed-circuit video systems may help security personnel watch for handguns in places such as airports, but the task of manually scrutinizing every person on every screen is still a daunting one. It was with this and other applications in mind

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Fake news is a war effort humans need to lead

 Of all the challenges we face in 2017 and beyond, “fake news” has certainly made its way to the top of the list. Can technology solve this issue head-on? In short, my answer is no. Technology will play a role

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The Trump-Putin Bromance Is Back On

John Cassidy writes about Donald Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin in Hamburg, which was off the record for reporters and Administration staff. Go to Source

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