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Crunch Report | Creator of Android Teases Bezel-less Smartphone

The creator of Android, Andy Rubin, teases a photo of a new smartphone his company has been working on, Facebook officially launches Town Hall for contacting government reps and Spotify buys content recommendation startup MightyTV. All this on Crunch.....»»

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Google Play pilot test in US 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 Store’s best titles and encouraging users to start downloading. Google, belatedly, is following in Apple’s footsteps w.....»»

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Samsung will sell a refurbished version of the Note 7 to address environmental concerns

 The final chapter of Samsung’s lengthy Note 7 saga apparently has yet to be written. Following pressure from environmental groups that culminated with a on-site protester at the company’s Mobile World Congress press event, Samsung h.....»»

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Airobotics scores authorization to fly autonomous drones in Israel

 A startup based in Petah Tikva, Isreal, Airobotics,has scored the right to fly drones autonomously for business purposes in Israel. The Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI) was the first in the world to authorize commercial, fully unman.....»»

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TechCrunch decides: The best and worst emoji of Unicode 10.0

 The always reliable Emojipedia (they have one job and they do it well (actually it’s a complex beat)) has posted the final list of emoji that will be included in the Unicode 10.0 release this June. There’s a bunch of great stuff in.....»»

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GoDaddy doubles down on ‘The Internet’ in a marketing collaboration with Onion Labs

 Good news for fans of GoDaddy’s Easter Egg-filled Super Bowl ad: The company has launched an entire campaign the ad’s star, “The Internet.” For those of you who haven’t seen it, the ad promoted GoDaddy’s new.....»»

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See you on Wednesday in Boulder

 A reminder that I’ll 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, n.....»»

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Elon Musk’s 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.....»»

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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.....»»

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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 Store’s best titles, and encourage users to start downloading. Google, belatedly, is following in Apple’s footsteps wi.....»»

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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 of faces. Even for a company with nearly 2 billion monthly active users, hardware is s.....»»

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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 it’s downgrading the level and length of trust Chrome will place in certif.....»»

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Researchers make a spinach leaf pump like a human heart

 Just when you thought it was safe to eat a salad researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have shown that a decellularized spinach leaf can be turned into a vascular network that could help doctors regrow organs. The project, featured in.....»»

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London’s social impact accelerator BGV plans seed fund

 London-based ‘social impact’ accelerator, Bethnal Green Ventures, which backs pre-seed startups with ideas for using tech to tackle social and/or environmental problems, has taken £1.3 million in funding from three social tech and.....»»

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Android creator Andy Rubin teases first look at Essential’s bezel-less smartphone

 We finally have a peek at the smartphone that Android co-founder Andy Rubin and his team have been building. Today, Rubin tweeted out a teaser photo of the yet-to-be-named device emerging from his stealth startup. I'm really excited about.....»»

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Apple releases iOS 10.3 as well as macOS, watchOS and tvOS updates

 It’s patch day at Apple. The company just released four new versions of its four operating systems for all its devices — iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4, watchOS 3.2 and tvOS 10.2. Some of those updates are more important than others. Let&#.....»»

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Apple opens lottery registration for WWDC 2017

 Developers, let’s see if you’re in luck this year and get a ticket for Apple’s developer conference, WWDC 2017. While tickets cost $1,599, there are just too many people who want to go to the conference. For the past few years.....»»

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Wells Fargo will let you use Apple Pay and Android Pay to withdraw money

 Wells Fargo just announced that you’ll be able to use your phone or smartwatch to withdraw money from 13,000 ATMs in the U.S. As spotted by MacRumors, the bank says that it will support Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay. Five thousan.....»»

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Waymo’s self-driving van heads to Tahoe for some time in the snow

 Waymo is working on one of the key areas it still needs to tackle ahead of any general public launch of its self-driving technology: snow. The company’s vehicles still had a lot to learn in this specific realm as of late last year, and it.....»»

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GoTenna Pro meshing radio aspires to deploy next to rescue, fire, and security teams

 Keeping in touch when there’s no communications infrastructure for one reason or another is nice for you and me, but critical for disaster response, forest fire control, and military operations. GoTenna wants its new Pro device to be part.....»»

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