Inventions
Week-in-Review: is Samsung unfolding another flop?  TechCrunch · 10 hours
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Samsung tries to deliver a big innovation and fails miserably. A big story this week on TechCrunch was that in the buildup to the release of the Samsung... more
Cryptocurrency needs government's help, says presidential hopeful Andrew Yang - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Clearer rules for bitcoin and other virtual currencies will help the US innovate, argues Yang, a Democratic presidential candidate. more
Amazon’s one-two punch: How traditional retailers can fight back  TechCrunch · 3 days
The company’s vast power in e-commerce is only the initial, quick jab to an opponent’s face. Data-focused innovations in offline retail will be Amazon’s second, much heavier cross. more
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel will reappear at Disrupt SF  TechCrunch · 3 days
He invented modern social media, then had it stolen from him. So how does Evan Spiegel feel about it, and how will he turn Snapchat’s product leadership into a profitable... more
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel will reappear at Disrupt SF  TechCrunch · 3 days
He invented modern social media, then had it stolen from him. So how does Evan Spiegel feel about it, and how will he turn Snapchat’s product leadership into a profitable... more
Astroscreen raises $1M to detect social media manipulation with machine learning  TechCrunch · 4 days
In an era of social media manipulation and disinformation, we could sure use some help from innovative entrepreneurs. Social networks are now critical to how the... more
ARIEL Data Challenge Series launched to build global community for exoplanet data solutions  nanowerk · 4 days
ARIEL, a mission to make the first large-scale survey of exoplanet atmospheres, has launched a global competition series to find innovative solutions... more
Cytora secures £25M Series B for its AI-powered commercial insurance underwriting solution  TechCrunch · 5 days
Cytora, a U.K. startup that had developed an AI-powered solution for commercial insurance underwriting, has raised £25 million in a Series B round. Leading... more
PM announces $52M for 'innovation network' between Waterloo, Toronto and Ottawa  CBC · 5 days
The federal government is investing $52.4 million in an innovation network that is expected to... more
New Samsung handset: Innovation hinges on folding screen  ABC NEWS · 5 days
The first hands-on preview of the Samsung smartphone with a folding screen suggests it's a handy _ but pricey _ innovation. more
Foxconn says empty buildings in Wisconsin are not empty  THE VERGE · 1 week
Well, here we are again. Earlier this week, The Verge published a lengthy investigation into the many “innovation... more
Robocaller firm Stratics Networks exposed millions of call recordings  TechCrunch · 1 week
If you’ve ever had a voicemail appear out of nowhere, there’s a good chance Stratics Networks was involved. The Toronto-based company is the self-proclaimed inventor of “ringless voicemails,” providing its... more
AKQA says it used AI to invent a new sport called Speedgate  TechCrunch · 1 week
At TechCrunch, we write about AI all the time, whether the technology is being used to write books, make films or create a better... more
Vergecast: Foxconn confusion and black hole picture day  THE VERGE · 1 week
We’ve got a good variety of coverage on this week’s Vergecast. Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller start the... more
New tunable nanomaterials possible due to newly invented flexible process  nanowerk · 1 week
Physicists have developed a flexible way to synthesize a wide range of novel nanomaterials with potential applications in areas including optics and sensors. more
Amazon acquires autonomous warehouse robotics startup Canvas Technology  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Amazon has acquired Boulder, Colo.-based warehouse robotics startup Canvas Technology, TechCrunch has learned. The deal makes a lot of sense from the outside, adding another important piece to Amazon Robotics’ growing portfolio... more
Calling all countries: Bring your best startups to exhibit at Disrupt SF 2019  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Creativity knows no geographical borders, which is why we’re inviting countries from around the globe to bring their very best early-stage tech... more
Cathay Innovation and AfricInvest to raise $168M Africa VC fund  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Tunisia based private equity firm Africinvest has teamed up with Cathay Innovation–the venture sub of Paris based private equity firm Cathay Capital–to launch a new Africa tech fund... more
Watch day 2 of Google Cloud Next live right here  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Yesterday, the opening keynote for Google’s Cloud Next conference was packed with news, from Google’s hybrid cloud platform Anthos to Google’s new product to turn a container into... more
Cathay Capital and AfricInvest to raise $168M Africa VC fund  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Tunisia based private equity firm Africinvest has teamed up with Cathay Capital — a global private equity firm based in Paris — to launch a new Africa tech... more
Walmart to expand in-store tech, including Pickup Towers for online orders and robots  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Walmart is doubling down on its technology innovations in its brick-and-mortar stores in an effort to better compete with Amazon. The retailer... more
Snap has a new plan for taking over teens’ lives  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Snap is a great little factory for social-media invention, and a lousy business that loses money... more
2019 GMC Sierra Denali gets innovative design - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
There is a lot to like about the redesigned Sierra, including that awesome six-way tailgate. more
Swedish fintech Zaver has raised $1.2M seed for its P2P payments platform  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Zaver, a Swedish fintech that has built a payments platform to facilitate peer-to-peer trades and more, has picked up just over $1.2 million in... more
The most innovative phone cases are made in a Los Angeles shed  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Most phone cases are cheap, mass-produced, and available everywhere, but Bailey Hikawa makes hers one at a time Continue reading… more
Should you get the new iMac over the Surface Studio 2?  Windows Central · 3 weeks
We're big fans of the Surface Studio 2, but we also appreciate the impact of the trailblazer of the all-in-one PC segment, the Apple iMac. We're... more
Giant batteries to be built in Oxford after green investment  Sky News · 3 weeks
An innovative new Green energy superhub project, that will see "batteries the size of shipping containers" built, has been launched in Oxford, to cut carbon emissions and improve... more
Original Content podcast: ‘The Inventor’ offers a compelling overview of the Theranos saga  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
The story of how blood testing company Theranos rose to prominence, then collapsed following accusations of fraud, is getting told and retold in... more
AutoComplete: Genesis to bring new EV concept and G90 to New York video - Roadshow  CNET · 3 weeks
Plus: Daimler Trucks acquires Torc Robotics and VW takes its inventory and production systems to the cloud. more
Apple Store Pickup Now Available for New iPad Mini and iPad Air  MacRumors · 3 weeks
Apple today activated in-store pickup for its new iPad mini and iPad Air models in the United States, Canada, Australia, and select other countries.... more
11 of the best indie games we saw at GDC  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Love a good indie release. The indie games world is always exciting. There's a fulfilling sense of discovery to finding a smaller release, but some of the most... more
Kong raises $43M Series C for its API platform  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Kong, the open core API management and lifecycle management company previously known as Mashape, today announced that it has raised a $43 million Series C round led by Index Ventures.... more
Why Avengers: Endgame shouldn’t have a post-credits scene  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Marvel didn’t invent the post-credits stinger, but from the moment Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury showed up at the end... more
Engineering cellular function without living cells  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Scientists have come up with a systematic method for studying and even predicting gene expression - without using cells. Using their innovative, quantitative approach, they measured important parameters governing gene regulation. This allowed them to design... more
You've never pedaled a bike like this video - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
The inventors of NuBike say its unique lever system is more efficient and easier on the rider than a traditional bike. more
Saturday's top deals: connected coffee makers, Echo Dot bundles, & more  Windows Central · 4 weeks
We spend every day trawling the web for the very best deals so you don't have to. Our very favorites from today have been rounded up... more
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Vector graphics app Vectornator gets redesign + new features after going free, Mac app soon
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Marvel movie sale: Get Thor, Ant-Man, Infinity War and more for $10 each - CNET
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Leica censored in China for ad that dramatizes the Tiananmen Square protests
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Alphabet Scoop 050: Google Pixel 3a cometh, Nest Hub Max, Galaxy Fold folds
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LG UltraFine 4K Display currently not sold on Apple․com, stock still available elsewhere
9to5Mac
The latest lost satellite is now space junk that could put other spacecraft at risk
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This weekend, watch Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey fight Terminators
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Logitech Slim Folio Pro review – bulky, but great for typists [Video]
9to5Mac
Should iPhone owners envy Samsung’s Galaxy Fold? Video reveals many issues beyond screen damage
9to5Mac
Google Stadia: How might Google’s cloud gaming platform affect the gaming phone market? [Video]
9to5Google
Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and other iOS features coming to the Mac with 10.15
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Chipzel has spent a decade making incredible music with Game Boys
THE VERGE
GTA 6 Development Confirmed Via Rockstar India Ex-Employee Resume
Gadgets 360
Google’s Project Jacquard is still alive and well, controls entire TED talk presentation
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