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Monday March 27, 2017 @ 02:28:43 PM mt

Elon Musks Neuralink wants to boost the brain to keep up with AI



Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk has a new company yes, another one focused on developing the capabilities of the brain through technological augmentation. Neuralink, the new venture, officially broke cover thanks to a Wall Street Journal article today, though its been know for some time that Musk was working on brain-computer interface tech as a means to help ensure humans Read More

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Monday March 27, 2017 @ 02:28:43 PM mt

See you on Wednesday in Boulder



A reminder that Ill be holding a micro-meetup at Boomtown on Broadway in Boulder, Colorado on Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm. Companies will have 2 minutes to pitch in front of two local judges and then 2 minutes of questions. No slides, no props, no costumes (Ok, maybe costumes.) Boomtown is at 2060 Broadway B1 in the basement. To get there, park around Spruce and Broadway and its Read More

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Monday March 27, 2017 @ 02:28:43 PM mt

Google is fighting with Symantec over encrypting the internet



Google, which has accused Symantec and its partners of misissuing tens of thousands of certificates for encrypted web connections,quietly announced Thursday that its downgrading the level and length of trust Chrome will place in certificates issued by Symantec. Encrypted web connections HTTPS connections like those on banking sites, login pages or news sites like this one Read More

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Monday March 27, 2017 @ 02:28:43 PM mt

Facebook hires Apple veteran to lead virtual reality hardware efforts at Oculus



Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants the company to own the future of virtual reality, and in the short term that means putting a lot of VR headsets on a lot offaces. Even fora company with nearly 2 billion monthly active users, hardware is still an incredibly difficult beastto master. To do so, the company is looking to Apple, hiring Michael Hillman, a 15-year veteran from the company, Read More

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Monday March 27, 2017 @ 02:28:43 PM mt

Google Play pilot test in U.S. introduces a free app of the week section



Apple began offering a free app of the week back in 2012 as a means of highlighting some of the App Stores best titles, and encourage users to start downloading. Google, belatedly, is following in Apples footsteps with its own newly launched free app of the week section on Google Play. However, weunderstand that Google hasnot yet committed to make Read More

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Monday March 27, 2017 @ 02:28:43 PM mt

With a service that donates to the ACLU when Trump tweets Make Tweets Great Again is a prime example of apps as activism



Earlier this month, Sarah Silverman tweeted about a new website called Make Tweets Great Again that had sprung up to give money to the ACLU every time President Donald Trump dropped a tweet bomb from his personal account. The project is a prime example of a newfound apptivism from coders and developers across the Web. Read More

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Monday March 27, 2017 @ 02:28:43 PM mt

Faraday Future cancels plans to build an assembly factory in California



Faraday Future, the would-be Tesla rival facing well-documented challenges in terms of capitalization and efforts to bring its first production vehicle to market, has scrapped plans to construct an assembly facility and experience center (read: showroom) in Vallejo, California on Mare Island. The car maker had already secured a negotiating agreement with the Vallejo city Read More

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Monday March 27, 2017 @ 02:26:38 PM mt

Google Play pilot test in U.S. introduces a free app of the week section



Apple began offering a free app of the week back in 2012 as a means of highlighting some of the App Stores best titles, and encourage users to start downloading. Google, belatedly, is following in Apples footsteps with its own newly launched free app of the week section on Google Play. However, weunderstand that Google hasnot yet committed to make Read More

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Monday March 27, 2017 @ 12:58:31 PM mt

PlayStation 4 Pros Media Player gets 4K MP4 video support



The PlayStation 4 Pro just got an update that makes it an even better companion for a 4K TV set. Anupdate to the native PlayStation Media Player app will enable 4K video playback, for files in mp4 format saved on either a USB drive or kept in a home server the PS4 Pro hardware con communicate with. Not that if youve got a drive attached to your PS4 Pro thats formatted to act as Read More

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Monday March 27, 2017 @ 12:47:05 PM mt

Faraday Future cancels plans to build an assembly factory in California



Faraday Future, the would-be Tesla rival facing well-documented challenges in terms of capitalization and efforts to bring its first production vehicle to market, has scrapped plans to construct an assembly facility and experience center (read: showroom) in Vallejo, California on Mare Island. The car maker had already secured a negotiating agreement with the Vallejo city Read More

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