Inventions
They scaled YouTube. Now they’ll shard everyone with PlanetScale  TechCrunch · 4 days
When the former CTOs of YouTube, Facebook, and Dropbox seed fund a database startup, you know there’s something special going on under the hood. Jiten Vaidya and Sugu Sougoumarane saved YouTube... more
Finalcad, the mobile platform for the construction industry, raises $40M Series C  TechCrunch · 4 days
Finalcad, a mobile platform that enables the construction industry to digitize much of its processes, has closed $40 million in Series C funding. The... more
Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition With 2 AMOLED Displays, 3 Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition was launched in China on Tuesday, featuring an innovative form factor. more
Best high-tech ski gear: 2019 edition - CNET  CNET · 1 week
CNET doesn't usually write up ski equipment, but with more winter sports gear going high-tech -- and mingling with the high-tech gear we carry day-to-day -- we thought we'd have some fun... more
We're giving away THREE pairs of Surface Headphones!  Windows Central · 1 week
Enter now and you could be one of THREE winners! Microsoft brought serious innovation to the table with Surface Headphones. It still has room to improve, but the company has established that... more
Audi e-tron first drive: Quick, comfortable and familiar  TechCrunch · 1 week
Even after a few minutes behind the wheel, it’s easy to forget the Audi e-tron is electric. The SUV is not outrageous or radical, but rather pedestrian and effortless. Audi didn’t invent... more
Journey headed to PC via Epic’s new Steam store rival  THE VERGE · 1 week
Journey, thatgamecompany’s critically adored 2012 open-world game, is headed to PC in 2019. The game will... more
OnePlus mulls the price of innovation  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Qualcomm’s big Snapdragon Summit has become yet another battleground for smartphone oneupmanship, as companies duke it out around the latest flagship chips. OnePlus, which has carved out a name for itself by producing high quality handsets... more
Engineers invent groundbreaking spin-based memory device  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers have discovered that using ferrimagnets can result in dramatically more stable and efficient spin-based memories. more
Penicillin to MRI: UK universities' greatest inventions  Sky News · 2 weeks
From penicillin to MRI scans, British universities have provided the world with some of the most innovative and influential inventions in history. more
Game-on for UK's Team Tao in ocean XPRIZE final  BBC · 2 weeks
A UK-based team arrives in Greece for the grand final of a contest to find innovative solutions for seafloor mapping. more
Next-Gen AirPods to Spark Intense Competition in Smart Earbuds Market Next Year  MacRumors · 2 weeks
Continuing improvements to Apple's popular AirPods wireless earphones will trigger an intense round of ear-device innovation and competition in 2019 as tech companies look... more
Uber Eats test lets restaurants trade discounts for ranking boost  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Uber Eats has effectively invented its own native ad unit. Uber confirmed to TechCrunch that a test quietly running in markets around India allows restaurants to bundle several... more
New nanoparticle discovery paves the way for innovative magnetic devices  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers have characterised the structural, electronic and magnetic behaviour of nanoparticles of iron oxide in the epsilon phase under extreme pressure conditions. This process has led to the... more
Amazon Innovation Day to Mark Second Anniversary of Launchpad in India  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Amazon Innovation Day sale on Wednesday will showcase products from Indian startups as part of the second anniversary of Launchpad. more
'Deep fake video', 'gut MOTs' and 'city brains' coming in 2019  Sky News · 2 weeks
Robot lawyers and 'city brains' might sound far-fetched, but they are technological innovations that could become part of everyday life, starting next year. more
Robot couriers scoop up early-stage cash  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Much of the last couple of decades of innovation has centered around finding ways to get what we want without leaving the sofa. But there’s a catch: We can't lie around ordering pizzas if someone still... more
The economics and tradeoffs of ad-funded smart city tech  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
In order to have innovative smart city applications, cities first need to build out the connected infrastructure, which can be a costly, lengthy, and politicized process. Third-parties are helping build... more
More sensitive MRI diagnostics thanks to innovative 'elastic' contrast media  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have found a new method for obtaining high-quality images in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), that requires less contrast medium compared to current methods. more
More sensitive MRI diagnostics thanks to innovative 'elastic' contrast media  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers have found a new method for obtaining high-quality images in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), that requires less contrast medium compared to current methods. It is made possible... more
White House to Hold Roundtable With Tech Executives on Innovation  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz, and Qualcomm CEO Steven Mollenkopf all plan to attend the December 6 meeting. more
'People find anything about the vagina hard to talk about'  BBC · 2 weeks
An innovation surge and the lifting of health taboos is giving rise to an industry worth billions. more
The attributes that define the increasingly critical Data-as-a-Service industry  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
It’s now common in tech to describe data as “the new oil or electricity” -- a fuel that will power innovation and company growth for the foreseeable future. But data... more
AWS announces a slew of new Lambda features  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
AWS launched Lambda in 2015 and with it helped popularize serverless computing. You simply write code (event triggers) and AWS deals with whatever compute, memory and storage you need to make that... more
Togolese innovators turn the world's junk into robots  BBC · 3 weeks
How the 500,000 tonnes of e-waste that Togo imports each year has become a goldmine for its innovators. more
Announcing Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
We’re here at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2018, with the newest batch of Startup Battlefield companies. Each year, TechCrunch chooses a select number of innovative startups to compete in Startup Battlefield — TechCrunch’s premier global startup launch competition. The... more
AWS announces new Inferentia machine learning chip  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
AWS is not content to cede any part of any market to any company. When it comes to machine learning chips, names like Nvidia or Google come to mind, but today at AWS re:Invent... more
AWS launches new time series database  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
AWS announced a new time series database today at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas. The new product called DynamoDB On-Demand is a fully managed database designed to track items over time, which can be particularly useful... more
AWS launches Security Hub to help customers manage security & compliance  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
AWS unveiled a new security product today at AWS re:Invent, the company's annual conference for cloud storage enthusiasts. more
AWS announced Glacier Deep Archive to replace tape archives  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
At its re:Invent developer conference in Las Vegas, Amazon’s AWS today announced a new storage service that is meant for deep archival data that is only needed very infrequently but... more
Scientists achieve direct electrocatalytic reduction of CO2, raising hopes for smart carbon capture  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Chemists propose an innovative way to achieve carbon capture using a rhenium-based electrocatalytic system that is capable of reducing low-concentration CO2 (even... more
Everything you need to know about AWS re:Invent 2018 - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Amazon Web Services is rolling out new services at a rapid clip, highlighting custom ARM processors and adding to its suite of Internet of things tools. more
The innovation supply chain: How ideas traverse continents and transform economies  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Realizing the true potential of any idea takes time and requires input from diverse cultures and perspectives. Technological innovation is no exception. more
AWS launches a base station for satellites as a service  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Today at AWS Re:invent in Las Vegas, AWS announced a new service for satellite providers with the launch of AWS Ground Station, the first fully-managed ground station as... more
Recapping the TechCrunch China Shenzhen 2018 event  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
This year we returned to Shenzhen, the Chinese city known as the world’s ‘Silicon Valley for hardware,’ for an event that was packed full of future-looking discussions, innovative startups, experienced founders, VCs and more.... more
AWS launches Arm-based servers for EC2  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
At its re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, AWS today announced the launch of Arm-based servers for its EC2 cloud computing service. These aren’t run-of-the-mill Arm chips, though. AWS took the standard Arm cores and then customized... more
AWS Transit Gateway helps customers understand their entire network  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Tonight at AWS re:Invent, the company announced a new tool called AWS Transit Gateway designed to help build a network topology inside of AWS that lets you share resources across... more
Amazon launches a cloud-based robotics testing platform  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Amazon’s kicking off Re:Invent week with the launch of AWS RoboMaker. The cloud-based service utilizes the widely deployed open source software Robot Operating System (ROS) to offer developers a place to develop and test... more
Ohio will let businesses pay their taxes with Bitcoin  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Starting this week, Ohio businesses will have a new way to pay their taxes: Bitcoin. The Wall Street... more
Black Friday only: 2-for-1 Innovator passes to Disrupt Berlin 2018  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
We love a great deal almost as much as we love early-stage startups. So, we decided to combine both into an awesome Black Friday mashup for Disrupt Berlin... more
With no moving parts, this plane flies on the ionic wind  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Since planes were invented, they've flown using moving parts to push air around. Sure, there are gliders and dirigibles, which float more than fly, but powered... more
Google News to Fund New Ideas for Quality Journalism in Asia-Pacific  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
The Asia-Pacific Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge will fund selected projects up to $300,000 and finance up to 70 percent of the total project cost. more
How Samsung's C-Lab Aims to Incubate Innovation Inside and Outside the Company  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Samsung established the first C-Lab (Creative Lab) facility in Suwon, South Korea, back in December 2012. more
Inventor of the web wants 'revolution' against data misuse  Sky News · 4 weeks
Officially, Sir Tim Berners-Lee doesn't have a favourite website. When you're the creator of the World Wide Web, he says, "You can't." more
Our 3 favorite startups from Morgan Stanley’s 2nd Multicultural Innovation Lab Demo Day   TechCrunch · 4 weeks
The Morgan Stanley Multicultural Innovation Lab, Morgan Stanley’s in-house accelerator focused on companies founded by multicultural and female entrepreneurs, hosted its second Annual Showcase... more
Google helps boost High Street spending with search  BBC · 4 weeks
Technology showing inventory for local shops will go live on Google search over next 12 months more
Amazon Comprehend adds customized language lists to machine learning tool  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Last year Amazon announced Comprehend, a natural language processing tool to help companies extract common words and phrases from a corpus of information. Today, a week ahead of... more
The clock that cost its inventor millions  BBC · 4 weeks
Thomas Bromley failed to renew the patent on his digital clock, and missed out on a fortune. more
The slow corrosion of techno-optimism  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Two weeks from now, the Swahilipot Hub, a hackerspace / makerspace / center for techies and artists in Mombasa, Kenya, is hosting a Pwani Innovation Week, “to stimulate the innovation ecosystem in the Pwani Region.” Some of its... more
The Future
[Update: Google Discover Feed, Play Games] Here’s every Google app with a dark mode, and how to enable it [Gallery]
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Google Maps for Android rolling out new sharing menu w/ carousels, speed improvements
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Review: Whitestone Dome Glass for iPhone XS is a great screen protector w/ a unique installation process
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Sleepy Skunk’s latest movie mashup is a reminder for all the films you missed in 2018
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HTC thinks Christians are VR’s next big audience
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Star Trek: Discovery season 2: Trailers, how to watch, release date, cast and more - CNET
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Watch Blue Planet II this weekend along with scientists on Twitter
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The 29 best AR apps for iOS that you need try - CNET
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The 60 best iPhone games of 2018 - CNET
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Millions of Facebook users may have had their photos exposed due to privacy flaw
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Bruce Springsteen’s Netflix special makes this a great weekend for The Indian Runner
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The 56 best Android games of 2018 - CNET
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Webcams and wearable tech are going to the dogs, literally
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All I want for Christmas is this twerking Alexa-enabled bear
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The very best premium cases for Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL [Video]
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Mortal Kombat 11 might add Spawn as playable character - CNET
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Best TV Shows of 2018: Gadgets 360 Staff Pick Their Favourite TV Shows of the Year
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Anki's Vector, the adorable mini robot, is getting Alexa - CNET
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China's 'complicated' role in fight against climate change
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Playmobil: The Movie first trailer looks ready to take on Lego - CNET
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The 12 best overlooked TV shows of 2018
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iOS 12 surprisingly breathes new life into my iPhone 5S - CNET
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Engineering Explains dives deep on the Mazda rotary engine - Roadshow
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The Galaxy S10 looks like this, according to leaks and renders - CNET
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Google Assistant gaining Australian and British voices on Android, Home, Smart Displays
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