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  • Co-founder of unicorn InMobi is launching a bike-sharing startup in India
     Over in India, there are a handful of startups working to get the country’s billion-person population on bikes. One of them is Yulu, co-founded by Amit Gupta, who formerly co-founded profitable, billion-dollar startup InMobi. In the next three to…
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Nov 17, 5:19pm -
  • Tesla’s electric Semi truck starts at $150,000, reservations now live
     The Tesla Semi, the automaker’s all-electric transport truck, will retail starting at $150,000 for a version with 300 miles of range, and will also be available in a $150,000 version with 500 miles of range. Interested parties can pre-order them…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 4:38pm -
  • Putting the “AI” in ThAInksgiving
     Welcome to Thanksgiving table talk circa 2017. It’s true that AI and machine learning are changing the world, and in a few years, it will be embedded in all of the technology in our lives. So maybe it makes sense to help folks at home better unde…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 3:15pm -
  • In Israel, a blockchain and crypto hyper-cluster is just getting started
     The lunch took place just after well-known tech investor Moshe Hogeg announced he would invest in every Israeli blockchain that approached him. That investor group, called Alignment, consisted of the Singulariteam Technology Group, together with Co…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 3:00pm -
  • Lyft raising additional $500 million on top of recent $1 billion round
     Lyft is seeking to raise an additional $500 million, over and above the $1 billion it raised in a round led by Alphabet venture arm CaptialG last month. The $500 million is an extension of that round, the company told Axios, and is not yet closed.…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 2:57pm -
  • ProtonMail bolts on an encrypted contacts manager and digital signing for contacts
     Another neat addition to end-to-end encrypted email client ProtonMail: It’s added a zero-access encrypted contacts manager that also digitally signs the contact info you store in it.  Read More
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 2:39pm -
  • Twitter is testing Bookmarks, a feature to privately flag Tweets for later
     Last month, Twitter started work on a new “save for later” feature for Tweets in your timeline that you wanted to flag to refer back to in the future. Now it’s given the feature a name — it will be called Bookmarks — and is running tests…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 1:52pm -
  • Tesla completes the world’s largest battery for Australian wind farm
     Tesla has managed to deliver something on time, even if it \’s falling behind its projections for the Model 3 electric car: It has completed production of a massive battery farm in South Australia, which is designed to capture and store energy pr…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 1:28pm -

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  • It's the thought that counts.
    We hope you have a very, merry Christmas!
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  • The real reasons Google is getting into robots
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    - 9 Dec 13, 2:53am -
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  • Wirecutter's best early deals for Black Friday
    This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their continuously updated.…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 4:31pm -
  • Pornhub owner may become the UK's gatekeeper of online porn
    NSFW Warning: This story may contain links to and descriptions or images of explicit sexual acts.Mindgeek may be the most powerful company that you've never heard of, or at least, a company you'll claim never to have heard about in polite company..…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 4:01pm -
  • How 'Life is Strange' landed in Deck Nine's hands
    Idol Minds had been making video games for 20 years when it rebranded as Deck Nine in May. It's not just the studio's name that changed -- its entire mission refocused. Instead of working on titles like Cool Boarders 2001 and Pain, developers built a…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 3:00pm -
  • 'Untrained Eyes' explores how computers perceive you
    If you search for "man" on Google, most of the image results you'll get are of white males looking confidently at the camera. "Woman," meanwhile, brings up pictures of women that appear to have been taken from a male gaze -- and yes, you guessed it,.…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
  • Tesla completes its giant Australian Powerpack battery on time
    Tesla has completed its 100 megawatt Powerpack battery backup system in South Australia within 100 days (easily), as Elon Musk had promised. That means the company essentially won the "bet," and won't be on the hook for the entire cost of the project…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 12:31pm -
  • The UK Autumn Budget gets tough on tech companies and tax
    During yesterday's Autumn statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond outlined positive measures to push the adoption of autonomous and electric cars, develop new 5G networks, treble the number of computer science teachers and further research into AI and r…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 12:05pm -
  • UK watchdog tells ISPs to advertise ‘real’ broadband speeds
    Broadband packages are notoriously difficult to untangle. Prices are obscured with introductory discounts and the speeds you get are nothing like what was advertised. It sucks, and the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) knows it. So today, th…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 11:05am -
  • The Morning After: Thursday, November 23rd 2017
    Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.To go along with the Thanksgiving feast, we have the FCC's plan to kill net neutrality. It's not much of a treat but should provide some reading material if you have the day off. Otherwise, we have an alert abou…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 11:00am -