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Snapchat Explores Image-Recognition Tech for Ads

By | Jul 15, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Snapchat has filed with the United States Patent and Trademark office for technology allowing it to use image-recognition to apply filters or assorted types of ads to a relevant image within its image-sharing social platform. The patent, released today, was initially filed in January 2015….

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6 Major Failure Points for the Internet of Things

By | Jul 15, 2016 at 11:05 am

Deployment failures are often experienced by enterprises when they are exploring and implementing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. This phenomenon has been experienced in various industries from healthcare, automotive to industrial equipment manufacturers. We try to point out some key issues that cause it….

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Learning to Code Just Got Easier with Swift Playgrounds

By | Jul 15, 2016 at 9:04 am

With the need for experts in tech-focused fields on the rise, it’s important that those in the workforce and in school place more emphasis on technical skills to meet the demand for these skills. But there’s only so much that coding bootcamps and workshops…

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Z-Wave Labs Competition to Push Entrepreneurs Forward

By | Jul 14, 2016 at 2:30 pm

The tech industry has many ways of disrupting from the inside – whether it’s with competitions used to raise awareness to those underrepresented in the industry, or with programs to help guide marginalized entrepreneurs through the beginning phases of their startups. But that’s not…

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BitTorrent Launches Online TV News Network

By | Jul 13, 2016 at 3:42 pm

Streaming tech company BitTorrent will launch a live streaming news channel next week, BitTorrent News. The channel’s first event: The Republican Convention. They’ll hire Harrison Bohrman, former CNN and Vice producer, as their director. You know the media world is going nuts over live video when…

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Hyperloop Co-Founder Is Suing Former Colleague For Harassment

By | Jul 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Brogan Bambrogan, the colorful cofounder of futuristic travel startup Hyperloop, left his position as CTO at the company less than two weeks ago. Today, he’s suing a former colleague for harassment. Buzzfeed broke the news, offering an explanation of the Hyperloop lawsuit: “In mid-June Bambrogan…

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Here’s How Grand Central Tech Is Changing The NYC Startup Scene

By | Jul 12, 2016 at 4:40 pm

For many emerging startups, the most challenging thing to secure is finding the support to keep your business going. Even when you’re just starting out, it’s important to have the support you need through other entrepreneur-focused services. And for New York City, where entrepreneurs…

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Scientists Teach Robots How to Hunt Other Robots

By | Jul 7, 2016 at 10:15 am

A team of University of Zurich scientists recently taught a robot how to track and hunt another, human-controlled robot. The results are expected to offer valuable data that could help future robotics assess environments in order to track subjects in real time. Robot tracking isn’t…

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Comcast Will Let People Watch Netflix on Its X1 Platform

By | Jul 5, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Cable company Comcast is set to allow the video streaming service Netflix on its set-top box platform “X1,” Recode reported earlier today. The deal is expected to place a Netflix app within the X1 platform, letting users simply log in and watch from within the Comcast platform. With…

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Restricting Internet Access Is Now a Human Rights Violation

By | Jul 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm

At this point in history, internet access is a necessity. You need it to go to work. You need it to hang out with friends. You even need it to see what’s happening in the news. And while many of us freak out when our…

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Google’s DeepMind to Use AI Algorithms to Spot Eye Disease

By | Jul 5, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Deepmind, a British artificial intelligence company acquired by Google in 2014, will be partnering with the UK’s National Health Service to develop algorithms designed to combat eye disease by catching it early. According to The Guardian, the process is a “machine learning system which will eventually…

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The Associated Press Will Automate Minor League Coverage

By | Jun 30, 2016 at 4:40 pm

The most data-driven sport just got the most data-driven reporting process: The Associated Press will start using automated writing in order to write on over 10,000 minor league baseball games a year. The service is provided with tech from Automated Insights and data from MLB Advanced Media. Automated Insights has…

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Airbnb Sues San Francisco Over New Rent Law

By | Jun 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Airbnb is suing the city of San Francisco over a new law requiring the startup to verify that the hosts offering their homes up as hotel rooms have officially registered with the city prior to putting their ads online. The law goes into effect August…

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360fly Slams Trump in New Ad by Being More Offensive Than Him

By | Jun 28, 2016 at 12:30 pm

When utilized correctly, satire can change the world. It can point out flaws in societal thinking, start discussions about cultural differences, and alter the way people see particular issues. But when improperly employed, satire can come off as crude, rude, and offensive. Unfortunately for…