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Europe’s top court leaning towards dealing Uber a big regulatory blow

 Europe’s top court appears to be leaning towards calling a spade a spade by judging Uber’s business a transportation company, rather than just an enabling tech platform as the company prefers to think of itself, i.e. as a way to

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Quickly check a bootable USB key or ISO with Bootable USB Test

You’ve downloaded an ISO recovery disc, maybe used it to create a bootable USB key — but does it work? Finding out can be a hassle as you close down applications, reboot, maybe tweak your BIOS, boot into the key

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Newsletter bombs are the new DDoS

So called ‘newsletter bombs’ are increasingly being sent to the publicly known email addresses of journalists, companies, and also dot-gov email addresses. These attacks send thousands of fake newsletter sign-up emails to targeted email addresses rendering the attacked mailbox useless.

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On-demand road freight startup Ontruck pulls in $10M Series A led by Atomico and Idinvest

 Ontruck, a Madrid-based startup that has built an “on-demand logistics platform” to connect businesses directly with road freight carriers, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. Read More Go to Source

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Patek Philippe Calibre 89, the 20th century’s most complicated watch, heads to auction

If you have about US$6 million going spare, you can put in a bid for a contender for the title of world’s most complicated watch. On May 14 at Sotheby’s in Geneva, one of only four existing Patek Philippe Calibre

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Patek Philippe Calibre 89, the 20th century’s most complicated watch, heads to auction

If you have about US$6 million going spare, you can put in a bid for a contender for the title of world’s most complicated watch. On May 14 at Sotheby’s in Geneva, one of only four existing Patek Philippe Calibre

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New York starts accepting applications for autonomous vehicle testing

 Soon enough, self-driving car companies will have the opportunity to see how their cars deal with sitting in the occasionally snowy bumper-to-bumper New York traffic. Today, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state will begin accepting applications from companies interested

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Crunch Report | Snap Trips and Falls on Wall Street

Snap has a pretty rough day with its first earnings report, Didi Chuxing gets a big $5 billion investment from SoftBank and the author of “Cracking the Coding Interview” comes into the studio to challege John Mannes at Connect 4.

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Single Synthetic Sensor keeps watch over entire room

Thanks to the Internet of Things, the home of the future could be full of smart fridges, lights, thermostats, TVs, toasters, doorbells, picture frames, and even whiskey bottles. A team at Carnegie Mellon University is trying to untangle that web,

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Single Synthetic Sensor keeps watch over entire room

Thanks to the Internet of Things, the home of the future could be full of smart fridges, lights, thermostats, TVs, toasters, doorbells, picture frames, and even whiskey bottles. A team at Carnegie Mellon University is trying to untangle that web,

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World’s largest aircraft gets back in the air

For the first time since it crashed on its second test flight in August last year, the world’s largest aircraft has taken to the air again. Hybrid Air Vehicles put its Airlander 10 (and a new, post-crash landing system) through

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World’s largest aircraft gets back in the air

For the first time since it crashed on its second test flight in August last year, the world’s largest aircraft has taken to the air again. Hybrid Air Vehicles put its Airlander 10 (and a new, post-crash landing system) through

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Lightspeed’s co-founders on their 17-year-long ‘overnight’ success story

 Lightspeed Venture Partners is having quite a year. But to learn a little more about the firm’s earliest days, how exactly it helps startups and whether it thinks the pace of innovation right now can keep up with the amount

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HelloFresh is launching a wine club, taking a page from the Blue Apron playbook

 As competition among them heats up, meal kit startups are expanding their repertoire, including by selling their dinner kits at groceries, and adding new products to their catalogs. Today, early meal kit player HelloFresh announced the availability of wines on

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StarTech releases four new USB-C hubs with power delivery for Windows, Mac, and Linux

While USB-C is certainly the future, there is one big issue with the connection type — we live in the present. In other words, yeah, having Type-C connections on a computer is great for future-proofing, but most consumer devices still

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Detachable cargo dolly replaces your bike’s front wheel

If you’ve got a lot of stuff to haul around, then cargo bikes are great. If you’re just commuting, however, they’re pretty heavy and cumbersome. Does this mean that if you do both things, then you need two bikes? Well,

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Detachable cargo dolly replaces your bike’s front wheel

If you’ve got a lot of stuff to haul around, then cargo bikes are great. If you’re just commuting, however, they’re pretty heavy and cumbersome. Does this mean that if you do both things, then you need two bikes? Well,

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Presto change-o! Brown dwarf star is now a planet

When you’re dealing with astronomical bodies that are light years away from you, sometimes classifications can be tricky. That seems to be the case with SIMP0136, an object located in a 200-million-year-old group of stars called Carina-Near. Once thought to

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Presto change-o! Brown dwarf star is now a planet

When you’re dealing with astronomical bodies that are light years away from you, sometimes classifications can be tricky. That seems to be the case with SIMP0136, an object located in a 200-million-year-old group of stars called Carina-Near. Once thought to

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Build 2017: Microsoft’s ‘Project Emma’ is a wearable for Parkinson’s disease sufferers

Today at Build 2017, Microsoft unveiled many cool new technologies, but there was one particular announcement that truly touched the hearts of many in attendance. Called “Emma,” it is a wrist wearable that can help people suffering with Parkinson’s disease. The device is

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