Inventions
Simone Giertz’s converted Tesla Model 3 pickup truck is wonderful  TechCrunch · 1 day
YouTuber Simone Giertz, celebrated DIY inventor, roboticist and general maker of cool stuff decided not to wait for Tesla’s forthcoming pickup truck. Instead, she bought a Tesla Model... more
Domino’s serves up self-driving pizza delivery pilot in Houston  TechCrunch · 2 days
Domino’s really emphasizes its commitment to ‘innovation,’ but even if it’s a marketing tactic, the global pizza brand does indeed walk the walk. Case in point: It’s launching a new... more
Review: Why Lenovo's IdeaPad S940 is the new king of the Ultrabooks  Windows Central · 6 days
The super-slim IdeaPad S940 wowed our senses but left our palms a bit sore. Laptop PCs are undergoing a similar transformation as smartphones, with... more
China opens Nasdaq-style board to lure tech firms back home  TechCrunch · 7 days
China’s much-anticipated Science and Technology Innovation board officially launched in Shanghai today, marking Beijing’s major step in drawing high-potential tech companies to list at home. The new Star... more
Novel de-noising method generates sharper photorealistic images faster  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A global team of computer scientists has developed an innovative method for producing higher-quality images and scene designs in much less time by using a deep-learning-based approach that considerably cuts the noise... more
Transport app Citymapper gives up on reinventing the bus  THE VERGE · 1 week
Transport app Citymapper is reliably, even admirably inventive, but not all its experiments work out. Today, the company... more
Over 100 Goodwill stores are bringing their inventory to OfferUp  TechCrunch · 1 week
Goodwill and mobile marketplace app OfferUp have announced a new partnership focused on bringing Goodwill’s secondhand inventory to the millions of OfferUp shoppers, for both local pickup and... more
An innovative electron microscope overturning common knowledge of 88 years history  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers developed a revolutionary electron microscope that incorporates newly designed magnetic objective lenses, and achieved direct, atom-resolved imaging of materials with sub-Angstrom spatial resolution. more
AWS is now making Amazon Personalize available to all customers  TechCrunch · 1 week
Amazon Personalize, first announced during AWS re:Invent last November, is now available to all Amazon Web Services customers. The API enables developers to add custom machine learning models... more
What top VCs look for in women’s fertility startups  TechCrunch · 1 week
A number of promising women’s health tech companies have popped up in the last few years, from fertility apps to ovulation bracelets — even Apple has jumped into the subject... more
Fintech platform Synapse raises $33M to build ‘the AWS of banking’  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Synapse, a San Francisco-based startup that operates a platform enabling banks and fintech companies to easily develop financial services, has closed a $33 million Series B... more
FoodShot Global is digging up innovation for soil health as part of its first prize competition  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
FoodShot Global, a prize platform devoted to transforming the world’s food and agriculture industries, has awarded... more
Voatz has raised $7 million in Series A funding for its mobile voting technology  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Voatz, the four-year-old, Boston, Ma.-based voting and citizen engagement platform that has been at the center of debate over the... more
Nanoengineered bioinks to print therapeutics in 3D  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed an innovative way to print therapeutics in 3D for regenerative medicine. more
Gallery: Here’s the exclusive merchandise developers can purchase at Apple’s WWDC Store  9to5Mac · 2 weeks
Apple’s yearly pop-up WWDC Store returned to San Jose today with a new wave of exclusive items and neon-themed merchandise for developers to take... more
Cataract treatment inventor Dr. Patricia Bath dies at 76  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Dr. Patricia Bath, a pioneering ophthalmologist who became the first African American female doctor to receive a medical patent after she invented a more precise treatment of cataracts, has died more
Apple announces its 2019 Design Award winners  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Apple doled out its 2019 Design Awards at its Worldwide Developer Conference this afternoon, highlighting a range of apps that work as beautifully as they look, the company said. This year, half the award... more
Cataract treatment inventor Dr. Patricia Smith dies at 76  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Dr. Patricia Bath, a pioneering ophthalmologist who became the first African American female doctor to receive a medical patent after she invented a more precise treatment of cataracts, has died more
Save thousands on the 2019 Certified Data Scientist Architect Bundle  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Become a certified data scientist with this 130-hour bundle. We're living in the era of Big Data. As the driving force behind everything from self-driving cars and surgical... more
Oppo and Xiaomi tease under-screen selfie cameras for smartphones  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The next innovation in mobile is peeking its head for all to see today after Chinese companies Oppo and Xiaomi both showed off under-screen cameras. Apple’s notch set the ball... more
Turning agricultural biowaste into high-value 3D-printing materials  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Bagasse is a waste plant matter obtained by food industry processes with major potential for several high-value products. An innovative idea of utilizing bagasse is for production of nanocellulose and testing this for wound... more
Diving deep into Africa’s blossoming tech scene  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Jumia may be the first startup you’ve heard of from Africa. But the e-commerce venture that recently listed on the NYSE is definitely not the first or last word in African tech. The continent... more
The new Mac Pro is Apple’s chance to make a PC  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
”Can’t innovate anymore, my ass,” proclaimed Apple exec Phil Schiller when he introduced the... more
Enterprise cybersecurity startup BlueVoyant raises $82.5M at a $430M+ valuation  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
The pace of malicious hacks and security breaches is showing no signs of slowing down, and spend among enterprises to guard against that is set to reach $124 billion... more
Equalum grabs $18M Series B to help companies ingest data faster  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Equalum, an Israeli startup, which helps companies gather data from a variety of enterprise sources, announced an $18 million Series B investment today. The round was... more
Northwestern Mutual has carved out $150 million for another fintech and insurance investment fund  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Northwestern Mutual is setting aside $150 million for a second venture fund. “We’re committed to transforming the client experience to... more
Intel reveals first round of specifications for 'Project Athena' laptops  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Intel's multi-year journey to push the laptop segment forward with its "Project Athena" initiative has its first round of key requirements. What you need to know Intel's "Project... more
HP is finally fixing its terrible trackpads  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Over the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to use and review a lot of HP laptops. I’ve tracked how HP’s... more
Instagram’s vertical IGTV surrenders to landscape status quo  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
A year ago Instagram made a bold bet with the launch of IGTV: That it could invent and popularize a new medium of long-form vertical videos. Landscape uploads weren’t allowed. Co-founder Kevin... more
Andreessen pours $22M into PlanetScale’s database-as-a-service  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
PlanetScale’s founders invented the technology called Vitess that scaled YouTube and Dropbox. Now they’re selling it to any enterprise that wants their data both secure and consistently accessible. And thanks to its ability to re-shard databases... more
Join our mailing list and trim €200 off passes for Disrupt Berlin 2019  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Savvy early-stage startuppers of every stripe have their sights set on attending TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2019 on 11-12 December. Why? This showcase... more
Tencent CEO warns companies must keep innovating to survive amid US-China tensions  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
On Tuesday, Tencent’s usually low-profile founder and CEO Pony Ma made rare comments to weigh in on escalating tensions between the United States and... more
Tesla is bringing back Free Unlimited Supercharging, kind of - Roadshow  CNET · 4 weeks
The big T is reportedly bringing back one of its most popular features in an effort to move its inventory of pre-hardware-update Models S and X. more
Australian who says he invented bitcoin files for copyright - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
Craig Wright has registered both the original code and the first whitepaper on bitcoin. more
Backed by LG, AmazeVR is hoping to resurrect virtual reality’s consumer dreams  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
For over 100 years entrepreneurs have come to Hollywood to try their luck in the dream factory and build an empire in the business... more
Amazon’s Alexa Fund invests in edtech startups, Zoobean and Unruly Studios  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Two edtech companies, Zoobean and Unruly Studios, are the latest to receive investment from Amazon’s Alexa Fund — Amazon’s corporate venture fund focused on fueling innovation... more
Apple Watch Series 3 Replacement Shortage Sees Repairs Substituted With Series 4: Report  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Running low on inventory for the older model, Apple has informed its retail staff to substitute some Apple Watch Series 3 repairs... more
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