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What it’s like to ship yourself overnight on Cabin’s sleep pod bus

 Last weekend, I traveled from San Francisco to Los Angeles roundtrip on Cabin. When I arrived to the bus pickup location in San Francisco, a smiley attendant greeted me. She then proceeded to check me in and stow away my

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No, Google is not about to redesign its iconic minimalist homepage

A few days ago Google announced plans to update its iOS and Android apps. The update sees the arrival of algorithm-powered feeds that display a personalized stream of content.  Note the reference to Apple and Google’s mobile platforms. This story

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Verizon’s ‘video optimization’ test throttles Netflix and YouTube

Verizon Wireless customers complained this week that the company was throttling Netflix traffic. With talk of net neutrality ringing in their ears, people were upset to find that download speeds were capped at 10Mbps. When Netflix denied implementing a cap,

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UK government proposes mandatory drone registrations and safety awareness tests

The UK government has announced plans to force private drone owners to register their devices as well as passing a safety awareness test — a drone driving test essentially. The rules would affect drones weighing more than 250g and they

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Crunch Report | Y Combinator Wants In On The 3-Comma Club

Lyft launches new self-driving division, Shyp is having some issues and Y Combinator wants in on the 3-comma club. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Go to Source

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The RealReal’s CEO says the company’s goal is to IPO

 The RealReal CEO Julie Wainwright tells TechCrunch in a video interview that she’s preparing the luxury consignment e-tailer to go public someday. “That’s the goal,” she said when asked about IPO plans. “We really aren’t in the mood to sell the

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Bank of England supports FinTech startups

The Bank of England has allowed access to settlement accounts in the real-time gross settlement system (RTGS), the media reported this week. Apparently, this move should blow some wind into the sails of innovative fintech companies, boosting competition. The bank has said that it

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Full-scale cislunar habitat prototype to be built from old Space Shuttle cargo container

In a mix of the old and the new, Lockheed Martin is recycling a Space Shuttle cargo container to create a prototype deep space habitat for NASA. The full-scale experimental module to be built at the Kennedy Space Center in

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Full-scale cislunar habitat prototype to be built from old Space Shuttle cargo container

In a mix of the old and the new, Lockheed Martin is recycling a Space Shuttle cargo container to create a prototype deep space habitat for NASA. The full-scale experimental module to be built at the Kennedy Space Center in

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Sean Spicer Will Be Remembered for His Lies

Ryan Lizza on Sean Spicer’s resignation and what it will take for other White House figures to start quitting on principle. Go to Source

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London Stock Exchange trials blockchain for shares in Italy

London’s Stock Exchange is set to start using blockchain to improve transparency for shareholding information among unlisted businesses. According to a news report by CityAM, the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) will use Hyperledger Fabric, one of the open source blockchain frameworks hosted

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What the Layoffs Look Like at the Carrier Plant Trump Said He’d Save

Charles Bethea interviews Brenda Darlene Battle, a twenty-five-year Carrier veteran who left her job amid layoffs at the Indiana plant that Trump promised to save. Go to Source

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Playbuzz unveils a new editor for writing articles chock full of interactive content

 Playbuzz helps online publishers make their content more interactive by adding elements like polls and galleries. Until recently, those elements have taken the form of widgets that publishers can embed into their stories, but that’s changing with the launch of Playbuzz’s

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One in 10 UK businesses moved to the cloud

A tenth of all UK businesses have moved entirely to the cloud, according to a new Breaking Barriers 2020 report from Fuze. The report is based on a poll of more than 900 CIOs, and claims that the UK keeps

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Disaster housing starchitect Shigeru Ban turns to refugee settlement in Kenya

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has made his name by using cardboard and wood to craft low-cost disaster housing, and he will need to be at his enterprising and creative best as he tackles his next big project. The 2014 Pritzker

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Disaster housing starchitect Shigeru Ban turns to refugee settlement in Kenya

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has made his name by using cardboard and wood to craft low-cost disaster housing, and he will need to be at his enterprising and creative best as he tackles his next big project. The 2014 Pritzker

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Why the future of deep learning depends on finding good data

 In the second part of our “A Mathless Guide to Neural Networks,” we’ll take a look at why high-quality, labeled data is so important, where it comes from, how it’s used and what solutions our eager-to-learn machines can expect in

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GLAS is Microsoft’s gorgeous Cortana-powered smart thermostat

Microsoft has announced its entry into the smart office market with the launch of a new thermostat. GLAS, which was revealed in a YouTube video this week, targets businesses and stores looking to establish a smarter, more connected workplace. Developed in

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YouTube Video Editor and Photo slideshows to close September 20

YouTube has quietly revealed that its Video Editor and Photo slideshows features will close down in just two months. It seems that not enough people are using the two tools to warrant keeping them alive, so they are being “retired”.

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Essential Phone will be released soon in US and international markets

Andy Rubin’s startup, Essential, announced its highly-anticipated smartphone in late-May. The high-end device, called Essential Phone, is aimed at flagship buyers looking for something a little different from an iPhone 7 or Galaxy S8, packing some cool features and a

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