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Google Compute Engine lets users create their own encryption keys

Until now, any using the Google cloud platform, Google Compute Engine, was forced to use encryption keys generated by Google. Clearly this spooked a lot of people, and there have long been calls for users to be granted greater control

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Brexit one month on: currency lows and talent fear

 How are UK startups coping with the unraveling of the old world order? In the immediate aftermath of the Brexit vote, TechCrunch spoke to several founders who expressed shock, disappointment and concern for the future. A month on, what —

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3D printing puts Zeus back on his throne

One of the long-lost Seven Wonders of the World has been resurrected by Stratasys Ltd in partnership with the Millennium Gate Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. They have unveiled a “near-exact” 3D-printed scale replica of the Statue of Zeus at Olympia.

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3D printing puts Zeus back on his throne

One of the long-lost Seven Wonders of the World has been resurrected by Stratasys Ltd in partnership with the Millennium Gate Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. They have unveiled a “near-exact” 3D-printed scale replica of the Statue of Zeus at Olympia.

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Are coding bootcamps only for the rich?

 One of the criticisms levelled against bootcamps is they don’t attract low-income students. The evidence seems to support this. According to bootcamp industry-watcher Course Report, 79 percent of bootcamp students have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher before enrolling. Course Report

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Curiosity, four years on Mars and still trekking

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover completed the fourth year of its original two-year mission today and is looking forward to another two-year extension beginning in October. When the US$2.5 billion unmanned explorer landed on the Red Planet on August 6, 2012,

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Curiosity, four years on Mars and still trekking

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover completed the fourth year of its original two-year mission today and is looking forward to another two-year extension beginning in October. When the US$2.5 billion unmanned explorer landed on the Red Planet on August 6, 2012,

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Skully officially admits it’s over

 It took more than a week for remaining Skully execs to admit to themselves it was time to shut down. But late last night the company finally sent customers an email, which was obtained by TechCrunch, telling them it has

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Mindshow turns you into a VR actor in your own production

 For all of the talk there is about content being the one thing that’s really missing in VR, it’s pretty difficult for consumers to dive into VR and really make anything. Visionary VR is aiming to change that with their

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Demystifying the booming mobile advertising market

 We’re on the verge of another digital revolution. I’ve seen it before, when I was at DoubleClick in 1997, and I’m seeing it now as mobile begins to take over the hearts and minds of marketers, advertisers and corporations. Read

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Facebook cuts the clickbait to make newsfeeds newsworthy

Clickbait causes anger, and it’s everywhere. From the ‘One weird trick’ hooks through ‘she opens the door, what happens next will blow your tiny little mind’ all the way up to ’10 cheese recipes, number 8 will drive you insane’

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The Olympics Opening Ceremony in Rio: Let the Games Begin

In the moments before last night’s Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, I found myself thinking of spectacles of Olympics past—the precise, somewhat militaristic cast of zillions at the 2008 Beijing Games (message: “Don’t mess

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Variations on How I Wish Conversations with Street Canvassers Unfolded

Street Canvasser: Excuse me, ma’am, but may I have a moment of your time? See the rest of the story at newyorker.com Related:Olympic Events I Would Definitely Win (If They Existed)Daily Cartoon: Friday, August 5thD.N.C. Headquarters Mobbed by Republican Refugees

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Tesla’s best-laid plans will have a challenge in convergence

 Driverless cars and ridesharing are poised to bring about the next big tectonic movement that technology provides for the human experience. In much the same way that the mobile phone has transformed the way we live, autonomous vehicles and transportation

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Stand up against the stand-up

 It’s custom; it’s tradition; it’s dogma; it’s a cargo cult. It is well-intentioned, but all too often, ill-advised. It’s done because it is the thing one does. It wastes your time, shackles your mind, kills your productivity. It is the

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Airbnb raising a reported $850M at a $30B valuation

 Tech unicorn and sharing economy darling Airbnb has informed the State of Delaware that it’s raising another heap of cash. TechCrunch independently verified that Airbnb indicated in a 28 page filing on July 28th that it has plans to bring in additional late-stage capital. Almost

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Pokémon Go is now live in 15 more countries in Asia, but not India or China

 The wait is over for many Pokémon Go fans in Asia, after the smash hit game went live in 15 new countries in the continent. Read More Go to Source

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Crunch Report | Spotify Launches Release Radar

Spotify launches Release Radar, Deliveroo raises $275 million in a series E, Facebook tests opening camera at top of the news feed and MSQRD filters, Amazon launches Prime Air – its own cargo planes for making deliveries faster, Nike releases

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Torpedo-like jet drive propels over or under the water

If you checked out the Bixpy Jet last month and thought, “Damn, I want to put money down on that and I want to do it now, even if it means preordering or crowd-funding,” we have some good news and

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Torpedo-like jet drive propels over or under the water

If you checked out the Bixpy Jet last month and thought, “Damn, I want to put money down on that and I want to do it now, even if it means preordering or crowd-funding,” we have some good news and

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