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TechCrunchDec 12, 2017
Crunch Report | Apple Confirms Shazam Acquisition
Apple confirms its Shazam acquisition, MyEtherWallet knockoff goes live on the App Store and is now removed and the NFL is partnering with Verizon and is now streaming football games to everyone. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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Apple GymKit is coming to a treadmill near you (TechCrunch)

CNET NewsDec 12, 2017
Internet sites to protest Trump Admin's net neutrality plan - CNET
A group of sites plan to take action to draw attention to a crucial FCC vote planned for Dec. 14 that could dismantle Obama-era net neutrality rules.

TechCrunchDec 12, 2017
Nextdoor raised about $75 million to connect neighbors
 Nextdoor, the neighborhood social networking site raised about $75 million in a funding round, The Information reported, estimating that the valuation is $1.5 billion. The round was confirmed by TechCrunch. This adds to the over $200 million that the San Francisco-based company has raised, dating back to 2010. Its last reported round was in early 2015 at a $1.1 valuation. The report says that… Read More

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A venture firm focused on real estate, Navitas Capital, just raised $60 million (TechCrunch)

TechCrunchDec 12, 2017
MyEtherWallet plans official iOS app after knockoff version is booted from App Store
 The organization behind MyEtherWallet is planning to release an official version of its popular cryptocurrency wallet for iOS after Apple removed a knockoff that had been in the App Store for around a week. The unofficial version of the open source software, which is used to hold ETH and other alt coins outside of bitcoin, got as high as number three in the financial section of the App… Read More

WSJ TechnologyDec 12, 2017
High-Tech Hedge Fund Hits Limits of Robot Stock Picking
Voleon is among funds deploying machine learning, a technology in which computers develop trading strategies. It''s harder than it sounds, given that markets are noisy and clients often want a better understanding of how their money is being invested.

GizmodoDec 12, 2017
FCC Chair Ajit Pai Forges Ahead With Bullshit Plan to Turn the FTC Into His Fall Guy
The Republican-dominated Federal Communications Commission and its chair, industry-adjacent hack Ajit Pai, have been charging towards a vote to repeal Barack Obama-era net neutrality rules on Thursday that seems all but guaranteed to result in a victory for ISPs. Part of the plan involves cutting a deal with ISPs to…

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Gizmag Emerging TechDec 12, 2017
President Trump orders NASA back to the Moon


US astronauts are headed back to the Moon after President Donald J. Trump ordered NASA to focus on manned space missions. Today at a White House ceremony, the President signed White House Space Policy Directive 1, which directs NASA to work with commercial and international partners to send American astronauts to our satellite as the first step to going to Mars and beyond.

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Space

Moon NASA Spaceflight Don't want to live on this planet anymore? Try Asgardia the first 'space nation' To the stars by atom bomb: The incredible tale of the top secret Orion Project Suit up for Bonhams' Space Race collectibles auction 5 weird things humans have smuggled into space First satellite for the 'space nation' of Asgardia due for launch in August Best laid plans: Eight embarrassing failures of the Space Age


CNET NewsDec 12, 2017
Ford's 300-mile electric SUV heads to Mexico to make way for autonomy - Roadshow
The blue oval plans to pad margins thanks to Mexico''s lower labor costs.

KM World ArticlesDec 12, 2017
Progress Health Cloud Offers Healthcare Providers Digital Patient-Care and Connected-Care
Progress Health Cloud gives healthcare organizations the ability to create patent applications to any device

TechCrunchDec 12, 2017
One month after denying it will exit China, AWS opens its second region there
 Amazon Web Services has opened its second region in China with a local partner, Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology. The launch comes just one month after Amazon denied reports that AWS is leaving China, but said the company sold “certain physical infrastructure assets” to Internet services company Beijing Sinnet, which operates its first region in the country, in order to… Read More

Gizmag Emerging TechDec 12, 2017
American, Asian and European wind farming could take a serious hit from climate change


According to new climate modeling data, the Northern hemisphere's wind farms could see a dramatic downturn in productivity over the next hundred years, as climate change disrupts some of the key drivers that shape the world's wind patterns. The news is better down South.

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Energy

Climate Change Renewable Energy Wind Power Renewables rising: Global clean energy capacity leaves coal in the dust Chinese province runs on 100 percent renewables for a week Intel goes green with power purchase The geoengineering debate: Can imitating volcanic eruptions combat climate change? UN: Climate refugees and avoidable human tragedy on tap unless we go beyond Paris Agreement Vicious cycle ties warmer cow food to higher methane emissions


GizmodoDec 12, 2017
SEC Chairman Urges Cryptocurrency Investors to Exercise Caution, Says Most ICOs Are Securities
After months of tension over what, if anything, the Securities and Exchange Commission was planning to do about cryptocurrencies and the billions of dollars people have sunk into initial coin offerings—a form of barely regulated investment vehicle in which investors trade real cash for tokens in crypto-backed…

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SEC chairman urges 'extreme caution' with cryptocurrencies - CNET (CNET News)

CNET NewsDec 11, 2017
The future of Apple Watch fitness might be GymKit - CNET
The Apple Watch can one-tap connect with cardio and fitness machines in certain gyms: this is how it works.

SlashDotDec 11, 2017
FCC Explains How Net Neutrality Will Be Protected Without Net Neutrality Rules


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The Internet Blackout for Net Neutrality Is Coming and You Can Help (Gizmodo)

TechCrunchDec 11, 2017
Max Levchin's Affirm raises $200 million at a nearly $2 billion valuation
 Affirm, the platform that helps consumers find financing, is getting some financing of its own. The San Francisco-based company confirmed that it’s raising $200 million, led by GIC, a Singaporean sovereign wealth fund. Existing investors Khosla Ventures and Spark Capital are also participating. Affirm’s valuation is estimated to be between $1.5 billion and $2 billion. Read More

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Netflix users collectively watched 1 billion hours of content per week in 2017 (TechCrunch)

TechCrunchDec 11, 2017
Google launches three new photography apps for testing experimental technology
 Google today is launching a trio of new photo apps – a part of new series of what it has dubbed photography “appsperiments.” (Get it? Ha ha.) The apps, some of which are available on both the iOS App Store and Google Play, give Google a way to test out more experimental features to see how users respond, the company explains in an announcement on its Google Research blog.… Read More

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I Spent a Week Comparing the iPhone X, Google Pixel 2 and Samsung Galaxy S8. Here's What I Found (Time: Techland)
Google's new Star Wars AR stickers put Porgs everywhere (TechCrunch)

New York Times TechDec 11, 2017
Germany Accuses of China of Using LinkedIn to Recruit Informants
A top German intelligence agency said that more than its 10,000 citizens were targeted, including lawmakers and government employees.

Reuters TechnologyDec 11, 2017
U.S. agency prepares to hand over internet oversight to FTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans to turn over oversight of internet service providers to another federal agency as it plans to vote on Thursday to revoke the landmark 2015 'net neutrality' rules.

Reuters TechnologyDec 11, 2017
Bitcoin futures suggest breakneck rise in price to slow
By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed, Jemima Kelly and Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss

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'More to come' after bitcoin futures launch: Cboe CEO (Reuters Technology)
'More to come' after bitcoin futures launch: Cboe CEO (Yahoo Tech - Apple Mac)

PC Magazine ReviewsDec 11, 2017
Seagate Premium File Recovery Suite 2.5 (for Mac)
While it's not as feature-rich as some competing tools, Seagate Premium File Recovery Suite 2.5 provides a simple, fast, and capable utility backed by one of the largest names in data recovery.

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Prosoft Data Rescue 4 (for Mac) (PC Magazine Reviews)
CleverFiles Disk Drill Pro 3 (for Mac) (PC Magazine Reviews)

GizmodoDec 11, 2017
American Astronauts Are Going Back to the Moon
President Donald Trump has signed a directive that authorizes NASA to return American astronauts to the Moon—a mission that would lay the foundation for a possible mission to Mars. The renewed emphasis on space exploration, said Trump, is to ensure America’s primacy in space, to protect its citizens, and to create…

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CNET NewsDec 11, 2017
Trump tells NASA to send astronauts back to the moon - CNET
The moon is once again on NASA's menu as President Trump signs a directive to send humans back to the surface of our lunar companion.

GizmodoDec 11, 2017
Verizon Says Exec's Joke About Installing a 'Verizon Puppet' at FCC to Kill Net Neutrality Was 'Funny'
Like bankers on a balcony, sipping champagne and sneering at a growing crowd of protesters angrily chanting from the gutters below, Verizon has taken to openly giving the finger to the throngs of Americans desperate to defend net neutrality.


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CNET NewsDec 11, 2017
Workhorse Group applies for $250M gov't manufacturing loan - Roadshow
The money will help the company build its first electric pickup truck, the W-15.

CNET ReviewsDec 11, 2017
Google Home Max Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
We got a chance to listen to Google's beefy new high-end speaker. Here are our first impressions.

SlashDotDec 11, 2017
President Trump Is Sending NASA Back To The Moon


Reuters TechnologyDec 11, 2017
New bitcoin futures suggest breakneck price gains to slow
By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed, Jemima Kelly and Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss

TechCrunchDec 11, 2017
Menlo Security secures $40 million Series C to keep malware at bay
 Menlo Security, a startup with a unique approach to protecting your company from malware and phishing attacks, announced a $40 million Series C round today. Menlo protects customers by never lets letting employees access an actual website or email containing malware. Instead, they isolate the original in a container, then display a clean mirror image in the browser, which has been stripped of… Read More

Reuters TechnologyDec 11, 2017
U.S. tech firm settles probe of Russian work on defense project
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Netcracker Technology Corp will not face criminal charges for allowing Russian nationals without security clearance to work on a U.S. defense project after it agreed to adopt enhanced cyber security measures, authorities said on Monday.

eWeekDec 11, 2017
Menlo Security Raises $40M for Malware Isolation Technology
Security startup continues to evolve its isolation technology to help protect organizations from emerging forms of malware.

TechCrunchDec 11, 2017
Babierge might just be the answer to your baby gear travel nightmares
 Traveling with a baby for the holidays? First you’ve got your own gear to worry about, then a stroller, something for the baby to sleep in, a baby carrier, toys, snacks, a diaper bag, possibly a car seat and whatever else the plane might allow you to shove into the overhead compartment or check at the gate. Then you’ve got to soothe and entertain the little one so everyone on the… Read More

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The Grapevine He Went Viral Because of Bullying, but Keaton Jones’ Mother Just Might Be a Racist Mon (Gizmodo)

TechCrunchDec 11, 2017
Former Gawker employees are crowdfunding an effort to buy Gawker.com
 Gawker may soon return from the dead. While Univision acquired most of Gawker Media’s sites last year (and renamed them as the Gizmodo Media Group), the deal didn’t include Gawker itself. Now a group of former Gawker employees calling themselves the Gawker Foundation has launched a Kickstarter campaign to buy the old domain and relaunch with a nonprofit, membership-funded model. Read More

CNET NewsDec 11, 2017
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is premiering: Everything we know so far - CNET
Luke Skywalker is full of angst and his island is full of Porgs. What the heck is a Porg? Let's examine all the clues about the upcoming movie.

CNET NewsDec 11, 2017
The 39 best holiday shopping deals right now: Dec. 11 update - CNET
With just two weeks until Christmas, some better-than-Black Friday deals are starting to pop up.

CNET NewsDec 11, 2017
Apple's pushing into gyms with GymKit: What you need to know - CNET
The Apple Watch can now tap-to-pair with new connected fitness machines. Here's how it works.

SlashDotDec 11, 2017
Microsoft Releases Free Preview of Its Quantum Development Kit


EngadgetDec 11, 2017
Apple Watch GymKit syncing arrives in exactly one US gym
GymKit syncing on the Apple Watch technically arrived with watchOS 4.1, but there's been one main obstacle to using it: actually finding a gym that supports it. Only one fitness center each in Australia and the UK have enabled it so far, while Ameri...

GizmodoDec 11, 2017
A $1,200 Graphics Card Might As Well Be Star Wars Themed
Up until last Thursday, the Nvidia Titan XP was the most powerful graphics card you could put in a PC. But being the most powerful isn’t enough for some people to justify laying out $1,200. So Nvidia used the Force. Or licensed the Force. Either way, check out this Jedi Order video card.

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Time: TechlandDec 11, 2017
Apple Just Bought Shazam. Here's What We Know
It could integrate well with Apple Music

CNET NewsDec 11, 2017
Apple buys Shazam - CNET
It's not quite $3 billion for Beats, but still: Apple confirmed it will buy music-recognition app Shazam to bolster its Spotify competitor, Apple Music.

Major GeeksDec 11, 2017
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool 32-Bit 11.12.2017
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool, or FRST, is a portable application designed to run in normal or safe mode to diagnose malware issues.... [License: Freeware | Requires: Win 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP | Size: 1.67 MB ]

SlashDotDec 11, 2017
Apple Buys Shazam To Boost Apple Music


Gizmag Emerging TechDec 11, 2017
Massive 'Rubik's Cube' will keep you twisting and turning for hours


So you like a challenge, but a run-of-the-mill 9 x 9 x 9 Rubik's Cube just doesn't melt your brain anymore... How about tackling a colossal 33 x 33 x 33 twisty cube, like this 3D-printed creation from Grégoire Pfennig of Greg's Puzzles?

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3D Printing

3D Printing Puzzles Rubik's Cube-solving robots break one-second barrier Da Vinci-inspired mechanical puzzle book makes for a challenging story Home-built robot solves Rubik's Cube in one second 3D printing puts Zeus back on his throne Giant Rubik's Cube can be solved by hand 3D printing heart parts at 30,000 feet


New York Times TechDec 11, 2017
Can Parents ‘Robot-Proof' Their Child's Job Future?
Robots may make half of today''s jobs obsolete in 20 years. What careers will be left when our children grow up?

TechCrunchDec 11, 2017
Microsoft releases quantum computing development kit preview
 At the Microsoft Ignite Conference in September, Microsoft let it be known it was going to be a player in the future of quantum computing, and today the company took another step toward that goal when it released a preview of its quantum computing development kit. The kit includes all of the pieces a developer needs to get started including a Q# language and compiler, a Q# library, a local… Read More

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Microsoft offers developers a preview of its quantum computing kit (Engadget)

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacDec 11, 2017
Mario Batali Was One of the Highest-Paid Chefs. Here's What We Know About His Money
Mario Batali has announced that he's stepping away from his food empire amid sexual misconduct allegations.


SlashDotDec 11, 2017
Google Releases Tool To Help iPhone Hackers


Reuters TechnologyDec 11, 2017
Elliott says chipmaker NXP worth 23 percent more than Qualcomm's offer
(Reuters) - Activist investor Elliott Management Corp said on Monday NXP Semiconductors NV is worth about 23 percent more than Qualcomm Inc's $38-billion offer to buy the chipmaker.

Wired NewsDec 11, 2017
Climate Change Could Take the Air Out of Wind Farms
If the Arctic gets warmer, the northern winds get weaker, possibly leading to big drops in clean energy.

WSJ TechnologyDec 11, 2017
FDA Plans New Medical-Device Approval Processes
The Food and Drug Administration plans new medical-device approval processes to speed products'' entry to the U.S. market, mirroring the desires of industry and President Donald Trump to clear barriers to new business.

EngadgetDec 11, 2017
Google's Assistant will help 'sync' your smart home devices
Smart homes can be tricky to manage, especially if you've invested in a bunch of different brands. If you have a Google Home, good news: You can now use the Google Assistant to clean up and "sync" any misbehaving devices. Let's say you have some Phil...

PC Magazine ReviewsDec 11, 2017
Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery 7 (for Mac)
While it doesn't provide the most sophisticated tools for filtering recovery results, Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery 7 offers an easy on-ramp to Mac data recovery.

GizmodoDec 11, 2017
Here's How Far The Apollo 17 Astronauts Drove On The Moon
It was December 11, 1972, 45n years ago to the day. Astronauts Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt had just stepped out of the lunar lander. And thus began one of humanity’s greatest road trips.

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EngadgetDec 11, 2017
Ford exec: Hybrids are better suited for self-driving cars than EVs
Automakers like Nissan and Mercedes-Benz, as well as Lyft, have been bundling their autonomous car experiments into electric vehicles. But Ford will keep one foot in fossil fuels, at least for now. An executive from the company told Automotive News t...

WSJ TechnologyDec 11, 2017
Want to See a World Without Net Neutrality? Look at These Old Cellphone Plans
With rules governing internet services set to be rolled back, service providers and their detractors are envisioning new models that could translate into a wider range of fees—both lower and higher.

EngadgetDec 11, 2017
FCC and FTC outline how they'll cooperate after net neutrality vote
The FCC is scheduled to vote on its proposal to roll back net neutrality protections on December 14th and ahead of that vote, the FCC and FTC have released a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding each agency's role in policing internet service...

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacDec 11, 2017
White House Calls CNN 'Fake News' After Outlet Mixed Up 2 Indian-Americans
The White House laid into CNN after the news outlet mixed up the photos of two men named Shah on Friday.


Yahoo Tech - Apple MacDec 11, 2017
How Nazi Germany Could Have Won World War II: Not Declaring War on America?
Both Hitler and Roosevelt believed that war was inevitable, and they were both probably right.  Restraining the war machine in December of 1941 might have bought some additional time for Germany in the Med and (possibly) in the skies, but would have forced the Kriegsmarine to forego an offensive that it believed could win the war.


Reuters TechnologyDec 10, 2017
Bitcoin futures surge past $17,000 on launch day
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The front-month bitcoin futures contract on the Chicago-based CBOE Futures Exchange surged past $17,000 on Monday, the first day of trading.

Reuters TechnologyDec 10, 2017
Uber heads to court in fight for London survival
LONDON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] will defend its right to operate in London in a court hearing on Monday after the app was deemed unfit to run a taxi service and stripped of its license in its most important European market.

CNET NewsDec 10, 2017
Microsoft paints politically beautiful world for the holidays - CNET
Commentary: Redmond's ad for Christmas is warm, cuddly and celebrates, of all things, Microsoft Paint. It also has a serious political message.

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Gizmag Emerging TechDec 08, 2017
MVRDV plans pixelated towers for Abu Dhabi


MVRDV has revealed a new mixed-use residential development planned for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, appropriately named Pixel. Due for completion in 2020, the project comprises a group of seven towers that sport an eye-catching pixelated design.

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Architecture

Abu Dhabi BIG Building and Construction MVRDV MVRDV's latest tower looks different from every angle Y-shaped home holds a pool in its arms MVRDV redeveloping dilapidated shopping mall into urban lagoon MVRDV rocks the block with Jenga-like Sax towers Wacky letter-shaped towers show there's no place like HOME 1970s highway starts new life as greenery-filled walkway


EngadgetDec 08, 2017
Google and ProPublica help journalists cover local elections
ProPublica and Google's News Lab are teaming up to help journalists, especially at the local level, report on all things related to elections. The Election Databot, which launched during the 2016 general election, will now offer up data on every race...

EngadgetDec 07, 2017
Tesla can sell EVs in Missouri again after court win
Auto dealership's in Missouri really don't want Tesla on their turf, and last year got a judge to ban the automaker from getting a license in the state. However, the Missouri Court of Appeals has overturned that verdict, allowing Musk & Co to res...

New York Times TechDec 05, 2017
China Will Lead an Electric Car Future, Ford's Chairman Says
Ford Motor said Tuesday that it planned to offer 15 new models in China by 2025 that run at least in part on batteries.
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