Technology

Are You on Social Media? Be Ready for Surveillance
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Over the past few weeks, there has been an outcry over alleged snooping of social media handles and platforms with most top technology majors including Facebook and Google facing legal action over third-party surveillance. Now, a new report claims that nearly 90% all internet users could be on the list of people monitored by bad […]

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Balderton Capital raises new $400M fund to back European tech startups at Series A
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Balderton Capital, one of the so-called “big four” early-stage VC firms in London (the others being Accel, Atomico and Index), has raised a new $400 million fund to continue backing European tech startups at Series A. Dealroom recently released a report that pegged Balderton as the most active Series A investor in Europe (between 2014-2018), […]

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How Tech From Australia Could Prevent California Wildfires and PG&E Blackouts
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“Technology developed to combat Australia’s deadly bushfires could slash California’s fire risk and reduce the need for PG&E’s ‘public safety power shutoffs’,” reports IEEE Spectrum. “See the video to watch an advanced power diverter cut off 22,000 volts of power in less than 1/20th of a second, preventing ignition of dry brush,” writes Slashdot reader […]

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The World's First Gattaca Baby Tests Are Finally Here
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from MIT Technology Review: Anxious couples are approaching fertility doctors in the US with requests for a hotly debated new genetic test being called “23andMe, but on embryos.” The baby-picking test is being offered by a New Jersey startup company, Genomic Prediction, whose plans we first reported on two […]

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'Westworld' season three teaser brings us to Silicon Valley
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While the first two Westworld seasons were centered around the use of AI and robotics technology at a sort of vacation getaway, the teaser revealed tonight turns the lens back toward Silicon Valley tech giants. In a promotion linked to the Wired 25 e…

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A New App That Could Take Stalking to the Next Level
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A Bengaluru-based start-up TrackMyPhones.com has launched a mobile tracking innovation that helps tracing near and dear ones by means of the smartphone. “Now one can track their dependents via mobile messenger – WhatsApp, by just sending a message from their phone to the target device,” the company says in a press statement. However, the company […]

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WTF! Now Even Doorbells Can Leak Passwords
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Just about a couple of months ago, Amazon had proudly presented a whole new series of gadgets that could make our homes connected in every which way possible with the company slowly taking over the voice space like never before. Jeff Bezos now owns every part of our house, right from our spectacles to that […]

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AT&T calls T-Mobile's first responder and education pledges 'marketing stunts'     – CNET
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“We have a deep and genuine commitment to connecting first responders and using technology to enrich education, not marketing stunts contingent on getting something approved.”

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Sinclair leads $10.3M investment in rideshare advertising startup Octopus
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Octopus Interactive, a startup bringing an interactive TV and ad experience into Uber and Lyft rides, has raised a $10.3 million funding round led by Sinclair Digital Group. Backseat TVs mixing show snippets and commercials have become a common part of the taxi experience in New York City and elsewhere. Octopus is offering something of […]

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