With SpaceX in the mix, check out all these modern spacesuit designs

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:05:42 +0000
 SpaceX’s new spacesuit design got photographed for the first time today, and it’s a high-fashion option for extra-atmospheric wear. But SpaceX’s suit isn’t the only option for galactic explorers – a lot of new options have been debuted recently, fueled in part by the glut of interest in commercial crewed spaceflight. Not all spacesuits are created equal, or with… Read More
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With $2.6 million in funding, Gabi wants to get you a better deal on insurance

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:00:08 +0000
 Most people are overpaying for car or home insurance, but many don’t know by how much or even how to compare different plans or carriers. That’s where Gabi comes in. The startup, which has raised $2.6 million in funding, wants to help users find the best, least expensive home and car insurance plans. Read More
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Uber promotes 7 people to the VP level

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:42:52 +0000
 It’s promotion season at Uber, as detailed in my post about Uber’s new approach to performance reviews. As part of this round of reviews, several people have received promotions to vice president levels, including U.S. and Canada Regional General Manager Rachel Holt, EMEA head Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, and Asia Pacific and Latin America Regional Manager Andrew… Read More
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Only 3 more days to save on Disrupt SF tickets

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:05:56 +0000
 Alright, would-be Disrupt attendees. We gave you an extra week to save $1,000 on Disrupt SF 2017 tickets, but this week we aren’t feeling so generous. You now have just three days left to get an early-bird ticket for $1,995 before prices jump to $2,995 after Friday. Seriously, no more extensions. This is it. This is your only chance. Get your tickets now. Read More
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Apple could announce the next iPhone on September 12

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:41:32 +0000
 Mark down September 12 in your calendar as Apple could be unveiling the next iPhone at 9 AM on that day. Mac4Ever wrote a report saying that it confirmed with telecom companies that Apple should hold a press event on September 12. This wouldn’t be a big surprise as Apple has been announcing new iPhones every September since 2012. Apple also always holds press conferences on Tuesday for… Read More
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Ollie, a purveyor of ‘human grade’ pet food, just landed $12.6 million in fresh funding

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:31:34 +0000
 Ollie, a two-year-old, New York-based subscription service that sells what it calls human-grade pet food, has raised $12.6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Canaan Partners, with participation from WME Ventures, Rosecliff Ventures, RiverPark Funds, Correlation Ventures and earlier backers Primary Venture Partners and Lerer Hippeau Ventures. It brings the company’s… Read More
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Watch the first teasers for Netflix’s ‘Big Mouth’ cartoon series from Nick Kroll

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:19:42 +0000
 NetComedian Nick Kroll has had a fairly successful track record, especially for fans of a certain kind of humor (the kind I like), so it’s exciting that he’s now creating an animated comedy series for Netflix. Kroll himself will voice many of the characters in the show, a coming-of-age tale aimed at adults, but he’s joined by a stocked cast of voice talent including John… Read More
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GraphPath’s “Knowledge Graph as a Service” could insert AI into global corporates

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:10:41 +0000
 There is no shortage of AI and machine learning startups being born today. But one of the biggest opportunities remains in turning AI into some kind of platform that others can leverage, especially businesses. In recent years a new area has been developed in relation what’s know in the tech industry as knowledge graphs, a concept which been around for quite some time, especially in… Read More
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Facebook now lets you take 360 photos in-app, use them as Cover Photos

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:00:54 +0000
 Facebook has been a big supporter of 360-degree photos and video, adding support for the immersive media formats early on Facebook itself. Now, the social tech company is adding support for capturing 360-degree photos right within the Facebook app itself. The 360 photo capability is rolling out across both iOS and Android starting today, and includes the ability to zoom and tag friends.… Read More
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Google’s Cloud Platform gets a cheaper, lower-performance networking tier

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0000
 Google is giving its Cloud Platform users a new, cheaper networking option. Developers can now choose between a premium tier, which routes traffic to their users over Google’s own high-speed networks for as long as possible to minimize hops and distance, and a standard tier, which routes traffic over the public internet, with all the potential slowdowns and extra hops this entails. Read More
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The Galaxy Note 8’s S Pen has new pen powers, including translation

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:59:31 +0000
 Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 comes with an S Pen, as have previous iterations, but it does a bit more than versions past. The new S Pen’s highlight feature might be its Live Messages ability, which creates shareable animations from handwriting and doodles so you can message and publish them wherever. The Note 8 S Pen also features a translation feature, which means you can highlight… Read More
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Musical.ly’s redesign adds video recommendations, new user profiles

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:58:52 +0000
 Musical.ly, an app best known for its lip-syncing music videos, but which has more recently begun to air shows from Viacom, NBCU and Hearst, is today rolling out an overhaul of its mobile app that will put an increased emphasis on personalization and recommendations. Most notably, the update includes a new “similar musical.lys” feature that uses computer vision to figure out what… Read More
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