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The 52 startups that launched at Y Combinator W17 Demo Day 1

 Today was Y Combinator’s 24th Demo Day, where the accelerator shows off its fresh companies to investors. International, AI, and hardware products were the emergent themes of the 52 companies that launched. “The international tour s.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchMar 20th, 2017

Article: US Adults Now Spend 12 Hours 7 Minutes a Day Consuming Media

Thanks to the magic (or curse) of media multitasking, US adults will fit 12 hours 7 minutes of media usage into an average day this year, eMarketer estimates. That’s 3 minutes higher than last year’s figure......»»

Category: internetSource:  emarketerRelated News1 hr. 43 min. ago

Article: Recommended Reading: May 1, 2017

eMarketer’s scan of the key developments of the day, plus data to make sense of it all. Today’s topics: Amazon makes Alexa sound more human; SoftBank to invest over $1.5 billion in Paytm; and more......»»

Category: internetSource:  emarketerRelated News1 hr. 43 min. ago

AAA launches its own app-based car sharing service

Few companies connected to the auto industry can resist the allure of starting their own car sharing service, it seems. After a brief tease, AAA's venture wing has launched Gig, an app-centric car sharing service, in Berkeley and Oakla.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News3 hr. 50 min. ago

Video Explores Scifi Trope of Women Who Are "Born Sexy Yesterday"

It’s a tale as old as time— at least in science fiction. A beautiful woman wakes up in a scary new world, unable to grasp the basic day-to-day activities of life. She could be a robot, or a mermaid, or a goddamn Messiah sent by aliens. It doesn.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News6 hr. 50 min. ago

"Car Dogs" have their day on screen

A new feature film about a day in the life of a car dealership resonated with some store employees who could identify with the long hours, the hypercompetitive atmosphere and the sense of camaraderie among stressed-out salespeople......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News11 hr. 35 min. ago

Cherry MX Board 6.0 Keyboard Review: A Most Comfortable Tank

Unlike most other hardware that gets swapped out frequently, the interaction between a user and their keyboard is a lot more intimate. It is a device that is literally touched every day and is almost an extension of the user’s personality......»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News13 hr. 35 min. ago

Climate marches draw hundreds of thousands on Donald Trump’s 100th day in office

 Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched in cities around the country marking President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office with protests against his environmental policies. In Washington, organizers of the climate march estimated so.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

NVIDIA & Netflix Now Previewing 4K Streaming Support on GeForce GTX 10 Series Cards

Way back in May of 2016 when NVIDIA launched the Pascal architecture powered GeForce GTX 10 series, one of the notable features they announced for the product family was support for Netflix’s newly launched 4K streaming option. At the time no.....»»

Category: topSource:  anandtechRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

NASA Launches Super Balloon To Detect Cosmic Particles From Near Space

"After seven unsuccessful attempts NASA has launched a stadium-sized balloon in Wanaka," reports the New Zealand Herald, adding that the super-pressure balloon will collect data from "near space" over the next 100 days. Reuters reports: The balloon,.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

Newly launched Heesen superyacht, Home, runs silently up to 9 knots

Fuel efficiency, environmental impact, and quiet operation were guiding factors in Heesen Yacht's Fast Displacement hull with hybrid power. The post Newly launched Heesen superyacht, Home, runs silently up to 9 knots appeared first on Digital Trends......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

Startups Struggle For Survival As Investors Turn "Picky"

An anonymous reader quotes The Wall Street Journal: Eighteen months ago, Beepi Inc. was rapidly expanding its online used-car business to 16 U.S. cities where people could buy cut-rate vehicles adorned with giant shiny bows. Beepi doesn't exist anymo.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

Middle East startups are growing fast, and that’s even before the flying taxis arrive

 The flight from Tehran to Dubai is about two hours, similar to the flight from New York to Chicago. The flight from Cairo to Beirut is one hour and 15 minutes. In more peaceful times, the drive from Beirut to Damascus in Syria would take you le.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

Giant companies that won’t buy your startup

 Huge companies in fast-changing, technology-intensive businesses buy startups. After all, they have the money and need fresh entrepreneurial talent to tap new markets and stay abreast of disruption. That’s the collective wisdom about M&A.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

NVIDIA & Netflix Now Previewing 4K Support on GeForce GTX 10 Series Cards

Way back in May of 2016 when NVIDIA launched the Pascal architecture powered GeForce GTX 10 series, one of the notable features they announced for the product family was support for Netflix’s newly launched 4K streaming option. At the time no.....»»

Category: topSource:  anandtechRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

How a Slack UI change sparked the Ars Technica civil war

We were fighting about emoji as “status” messages in Slack channels. Seriously. Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) Something strange happened at work the other day: internecine warfare broke out over emoji use on Slack. The psycho-nerdism le.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

Headline trauma: Making excuses for Microsoft

Anytime Microsoft has a bad quarter it’s a great time to practice your creative writing skills.Writing for the very nice people and day trading aficionados and charming contrarians and alien face-huggers at Business Insider, Matt Weinberger has.....»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

Car Dogs" have their day on screen

A new feature film about a day in the life of a car dealership resonated with some store employees who could identify with the long hours, the hypercompetitive atmosphere and the sense of camaraderie among stressed-out salespeople......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

Faster Networks Push Interface Development

Rambus' memory and interface portfolio, including its recently launched 56G SerDes PHY, is being guided by long-reach backplane requirements for 400 GB Ethernet applications, as well as 5G wireless networks.....»»

Category: hardwareSource:  eetimesRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017

John McAfee’s ‘hack-proof’ phone secures the hardware — but what about the software?

John McAfee is at it again -- this time he's launched what he claims is a "hack-proof" phone. The phone features a physical switch to turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, battery, camera, and microphone. But is it really all that hack proof? The post John McAf.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017

Auto site Carvana tumbles 26% in stock market debut

 Carvana, the site for buying and selling cars, had a rough first day in the public markets. After pricing its IPO at $15 per share, it ended the day down 26% at $11.10. Bankers typically recommend a price that would cause the shares to go up ab.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017