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Ben Lerer, Gary Vaynerchuk and Andy Dunn join the board of nonprofit RaisedBy.Us

 RaisedBy.Us, an organization that facilitates charitable giving at startups, has added three entrepreneurs and investors to its board of directors — Thrillist CEO Ben Lerer (pictured above), VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk and Bonobos CEO Andy Dunn. The nonprofit works with startups

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Muhammad Ali And His Audience

Muhammad Ali’s funeral is today, in Louisville, Kentucky, and he will be laid to rest as the city’s favorite son. Much has changed since Ali, born Cassius Clay in the segregated South, the grandson of a slave, learned to box,

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Report: Amazon is on the verge of launching its own music streaming service

A report from Reuters, citing two source close to Amazon, says that the online retail giant I about to launch a music streaming service to rival the likes of Spotify. The as-yet-unnamed service is expected to launch towards the end

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Scholarships are the new sweepstakes

 One million dollars. A student will earn that much more in life with a four-year college degree as opposed to just a high school diploma. That’s according to a recent study from Georgetown University, which offers just such a degree.

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Tony Fadell, Nest, and the Failure of a Middle Ground

Tony Fadell is an uncompromising product-design guy who knows how to tell a story. The best story he ever told was about the world’s most boring product—the thermostat—and how a mundane dial to turn the heat up and down could

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Peripheral smartphone camera goes where the sun don’t shine

Your smartphone’s camera may be able to do a lot of things, but it can’t detach from the phone to see into hard-to-reach places. That’s why Edinburgh-based startup Barwritek created the Eye Eye. It’s an HD video camera that’s hard-wired

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Cisco: Internet traffic will triple by 2020

According to Cisco’s recently released annual Visual Networking Index (VNI) Complete Forecast for 2015 to 2020, global IP traffic will almost triple at a compound annual growth rate of 22 percent over the course of the next five years. A

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It’s not just Windows 10 that has telemetry issues — Microsoft has done the same with Visual Studio 2015 C++ compiler

An eagle-eyed Reddit user has noticed that code run through Visual Studio 2015 C++ compiler make calls to Microsoft’s telemetry services. Microsoft has already upset a large number of people with the privacy and telemetry issues in Windows 10, and

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Review: This smart luggage might not be so smart after all

If you follow the world of crowdfunding, chances are good you’ve heard of the Bluesmart One carry-on luggage. It raised over US$2.2 million on Indiegogo at the end of 2014 and has gotten some pretty high praise in the press

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Facebook forces its photo-sharing app Moments to the top of the App Store

 Facebook is continuing its heavy-handed push to get users to install its private photo-sharing app Moments. The company’s latest move – warning people some of their photos will be deleted if the app isn’t installed – has managed to make Moments

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Grace Digital CastDock X2 is an elegant Google Chromecast Audio speaker dock

Wireless speakers are hardly new — there are probably more Bluetooth variants than people nowadays! If you search on a site like Amazon, you will be hit with a deluge of these speakers, many from no-name companies, and at rock-bottom prices. Many of

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The PlayStation 4 ‘Neo’ is real, but Sony won’t show it at E3

 In an interview with the Financial Times, Sony Interactive Entertainment president and global chief executive Andrew House confirmed that the PlayStation 4 ‘Neo’ is real. But don’t expect to see it next week at the E3 conference in Los Angeles.

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Uber delivers an easier way to use its courier service

Uber’s courier service, UberRUSH, is aimed at providing companies with with a fast and flexible means of making deliveries to customers, without the need for their own logistics operation. Now, its features can be built directly into a company’s website

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Collective defense helps security professionals collaborate against cyber crime

To be effective in fighting cyber crime it’s important that businesses are able to share intelligence effectively. Endpoint security company Carbon Black is enabling this with its new Detection eXchange, a collective defense ecosystem which will enable thousands of security

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Run DOS programs on Windows with MS-DOS Player

Windows hasn’t been able to run old DOS programs for a very long time. Double-click and you’re simply told “this app can’t run on your PC”. MS-DOS Player for Win32-x64 is a tiny DOS emulator which enables running simple commands

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Sensor-loaded toothbrush maps your mouth for a route to cleaner teeth

The recently-announced ONVI Prophix toothbrush has a built-in camera that lets users stream video from inside their mouth as they brush. Philips doesn’t go that far with its new brush, but has instead kitted it out with sensors that track

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The new age of alcohol

 Never before has Europe seen an app dedicated to the late-night delivery of alcoholic beverages until the launch of Bevy, one of London’s emerging tech startups. With operations running until 5 a.m., plans to become a 24/7 business and a

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This projector can throw 100-inch UHD video from just 2 inches

At Infocomm in Las Vegas this week, Optoma announced a couple of new projectors – a mid-range professional model with a 16:10 aspect ratio, and one that can project a 100-inch 4K image from just two inches away from the

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Messaging app Line files for IPO on NYSE on July 14, Tokyo July 15, trading as LN, to raise $1B

 Two years after the first reports of an IPO emerged, Japan’s Line Corporation — the company behind the popular messaging app Line, and possibly the first of the big messaging apps to go public — today announced that it has filed to

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Amazon Fresh now delivers groceries in London

Amazon Fresh has arrived in the UK and starting this week the online retailer delivers groceries in London. This is the first time that the service will be available outside of the US and initially it will offer over 130,000 grocery

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