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Daily Crunch: Netflix hikes prices for U.S. subscribers
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The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. Netflix will raise prices for US subscribers, with its most popular plan going up to $13 per month For the most […]

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DerbyCon Will Hold Its Last InfoSec Conference in September This Year
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DerbyCon 9.0, the upcoming edition of the popular InfoSec conference in September, will be its last. From an official announcement: When we first started DerbyCon, our goal was to create a conference where we could all come together to collaborate and share as a community, but most importantly as a profession. DerbyCon 1.0 was a […]

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A Neural Network Can Learn To Recognize the World It Sees Into Concepts
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from MIT Technology Review: As good as they are at causing mischief, researchers from the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab realized GANs, or generative adversarial networks, are also a powerful tool: because they paint what they’re “thinking,” they could give humans insight into how neural networks learn and reason. [T]he […]

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President Bolsonaro should boost Brazil’s entrepreneurial ecosystem
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Romero Rodrigues Contributor Romero Rodrigues is a managing partner at Redpoint eVentures, the Brazilian-focused arm of the Silicon Valley venture firm Redpoint. More posts by this contributor Brazil’s fintech boom offers new vertical opportunities for investors Brazil’s tech-sector bright spots beckon as it begins to emerge from long economic crisis In late October following a significant […]

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Global VC market sees highest-ever concentration of supergiant dollar volume in Q4 2018
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Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor SoftBank’s Vision Fund inches closer to $100B The top 10 cities for $100M VC rounds in 2018 so far For the global VC industry, 2018 was a supergiant year. Crunchbase projects that 2018 deal and dollar volume […]

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Our dystopian cyberpunk here and now
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We in the West love our apocalyptic science fiction, in which cartoonishly evil authorities ruthlessly oppress all who so much as wonder about its absolute power, enforced via ubiquitous surveillance technology. Think The Hunger Games, Blade Runner 2049, V for Vendetta, just to pick a few. Well — to trot out that infamous William Gibson […]

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Ask Slashdot:  Is Today's Technology As Cool As You'd Predicted When You Were Young?
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“How does the actual, purchaseable consumer technology available in 2019 compare to what you — back in the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s or ’90s — thought consumer technology might look like around the year 2020?” asks Slashdot reader dryriver. Is today’s consumer technology as advanced, inventive, groundbreaking and empowering as you imagined it would be 30, […]

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World’s most valuable AI startup SenseTime unveils self-driving center in Japan
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The world’s highest-valued artificial intelligence startup SenseTime has set foot in Japan. The Beijing-based firm announced on Friday that it just opened a self-driving facility in Joso, a historic city 50 kilometers away from Tokyo where it plans to conduct R&D and road test driverless vehicles. The initiative follows its agreement with Japanese auto giant Honda in […]

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Procter and Gamble Unveils New Device That Aims To Remove Signs of Aging
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In a video for the BBC, technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones uses Procter and Gamble’s new device to maker him look younger. Called Opte, the device scans the skin and precisely applies tiny amounts of make-up to remove age spots, burst blood vessels and other blemishes. Opte has a camera in it that captures 200 frames […]

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