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BlackBerry races ahead of security curve with quantum-resistant solution
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Quantum computing represents tremendous promise to completely alter technology as we’ve known it, allowing operations that weren’t previously possible with traditional computing. The downside of these powerful machines is that they could be strong enough to break conventional cryptography schemes. Today, BlackBerry announced a new quantum-resistant code signing service to help battle that possibility. The […]

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Honda Will Use GM's Self-Driving Technology, Invest $750 Million In Cruise Startup
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Honda announced today that it is investing $750 million in Cruise, the self-driving car startup whose majority shareholder is General Motors. The automotive company is also planning to invest $2 billion over the next 12 years to develop and manufacture self-driving cars based on Cruise’s software. Ars Technica reports: Honda has been working on autonomous […]

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SoftBank leads $35M investment in sports engagement startup Heed
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Heed, a startup looking to create new ways for sports leagues and clubs to engage with fans, is announcing that it has raised $35 million led by SoftBank Group International. As laid out for me by CEO Danna Rabin, the company sits at the intersection of sports and IoT — which makes sense, since it was […]

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Vital Labs’ app can measure changes in your blood pressure using an iPhone camera
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If a twinkle in the eye of a venture capitalist could predict the longevity of a startup, Vital Labs is going all the way. During a quick demo of the Burlingame, Calif.-based startup’s app, called Vitality, True Ventures partner Adam D’Augelli’s enthusiasm was potent. The company, which emerges from stealth today, is pioneering a new era of […]

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The Transportation Revolution: Self-Driving Cars Are Only the Beginning
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The autonomous car has thrown the automotive industry — an industry that is notoriously slow to change — into the forefront of technology. The autonomous car has become a technology catalyst because it requires innovation in many areas, ranging from processor and sensor technology to AI. As with all new technologies, the industry rushes to […]

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Solve, MIT’s take on social innovation challenges, may be different enough to work
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Since McKinsey released a report on how best to use prizes to incentivize innovation nearly a decade ago, an entire industry has grown around social innovation challenges. The formula for these “save the world” competitions has become standard. Drum up a lot of buzz around an award. Partner with big names to get funding and […]

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Putting the Pentagon $10B JEDI cloud contract into perspective
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Sometimes $10 billion isn’t as much as you think. It’s true that when you look at the bottom line number of the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract, it’s easy to get lost in the sheer size of it, and the fact that it’s a one-vendor deal. The key thing to remember as […]

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Tile names GoPro vet CJ Prober new CEO, adds Comcast as investor and new product partner
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There’s a changing of the guard, and a new strategic partnership, over at Tile, the startup that helps you keep tabs on the location of your things by way of small tracking devices. Today, the company is announcing that CJ Prober — a longtime exec at GoPro who had most recently been the COO, and […]

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IAU Ad Hoc Committee Publishes Revised Set of Definitions For SETI Terms
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RockDoctor writes: An ad hoc committee of the International Astronomical Union has been working for 5 months on revisions and clarifications to the definitions of various terms used in technical and popular discussions of SETI — the Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence. They’ve published their draft report. The terms of reference — to account for existing […]

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