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Tuesday August 22, 2017 @ 09:39:15 PM mt

Crunch Report First Day YC S17 Wraps Up



LinkedIn now allows anyone to upload video to the platform, Databricks raises $140 million and Druva raises $80 million, the first day of Y Combinators Summer 2017 Demo Days wraps up and Verizon throttles down to 480p for its unlimited plan. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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Tuesday August 22, 2017 @ 09:39:15 PM mt

Pepper the robot can perform funerary rites but it shouldnt



Its not really clear just what humanoid robots are actually for. Ive seen them do all kinds of things, but almost none of them well; at our recent Robotics event in Boston, several leading experts in the field questioned their necessity. But we grew up with Data and Robby and Cylons, and so now we have Pepper. Performing funeral rites for cash-strapped people in Japan. Read More

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Tuesday August 22, 2017 @ 09:39:15 PM mt

DOJ backs down from request for IP addresses that visited Trump protest website



The Department of Justice has dropped its request for the IP addressesof visitors to an anti-Trump inauguration protest website. The news is a win for DreamHost, which went public with the situation last week, riling privacy advocates who decried the DOJ request for IP addresses that had visited disruptj20.org as dangerously broad. Read More

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Tuesday August 22, 2017 @ 09:39:15 PM mt

Microsoft Brainwave aims to accelerate deep learning with FPGAs



This afternoon Microsoft announced Brainwave, an FPGA-based system for ultra-low latency deep learning in the cloud. Early benchmarking indicates that when using Intel Stratix 10 FPGAs, Brainwave can sustain 39.5 Teraflops on a large gated recurrent unit without any batching. Read More

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Tuesday August 22, 2017 @ 09:39:15 PM mt

MITs Robogami lets you build custom 3D-printable robots from standard folding parts



Flat-pack furniture made IKEA a global powerhouse, and the same principles may help create a new generation of robots. Interactive Robogami is a project from MIT that lets users create ambulatory robots from a library of pieces that fold and fit together like origami. Read More

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Tuesday August 22, 2017 @ 09:39:15 PM mt

Blue Apron implements a partial hiring freeze and lays off 14 recruiters



Blue Apron is chugging along on its post-IPO bumpy road: the meal-kit companys VP of HR and talent has left; Blue Apron has put into effect a hiring freeze on some salaried positions, but is still hiring for certain corporate roles and hourly fulfillment center positions; and the company let go 14 members of its recruiting team. Read More

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Tuesday August 22, 2017 @ 09:39:15 PM mt

This 23-year-old just closed her second fund which is focused on aging with 22 million



Laura Deming is not your typical venture capitalist. Then again, she isnt typical in many ways. For starters, the 23-year-old, New Zealand native was home schooled, developing along the way a love of math and physics and, perhaps most interestingly, the biology of aging. We caught up with Deming to learn more about her path and which technologies shes betting on to extend Read More

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Tuesday August 22, 2017 @ 09:39:15 PM mt

Salesforce slides past its 10B annual run rate target



Salesforce reported its second-quarter earnings today, saying it brought in $2.56 billion in revenue on earnings of 33 cents per share. This is a beat on both fronts, but the stock dipped slightly in extended trading after seeing a rather stunning run-up over the course of the year. Read More

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Tuesday August 22, 2017 @ 09:39:15 PM mt

Users dump AccuWeather iPhone app after learning it sends location data to a third party



AccuWeathers iOS app may be up to something fishy. Security researcher Will Strafach published a warning about the popular weather apps behavior on Medium and users appear to be paying attention. I would find this less concerning if the AccuWeather's permission dialog mentioned tracking your home/work location, where you travel, etc. Will Strafach (@chronic) August Read More

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Tuesday August 22, 2017 @ 09:39:15 PM mt

HP caters to gaming enthusiasts with new overclockable OMEN X laptops



HP has been producing some solid gaming hardware as of late the OMEN 17 laptop I reviewed and the cube desktop built by Maingearare good examples. However, HP has yet to go all out with their OMEN X brand the X denoting the upper echelon of its high-performance brand until now, with two new laptops. The OMEN X laptop comes in 15-inch and 17-inch Read More

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