• The TechCrunch Podcast: Augmented reality’s promise
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     Welcome back to the TechCrunch Podcast, where we take a deeper dive into the hottest topics coming down tech’s pike. In this episode, Founders Fund partner Cyan Banister and Super Ventures managing partner Matt Miesnieks joined TechCrunch editor-in-chief Matthew Panzarino to talk the past, present and future of augmented reality. Read More ... Read more »
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 refurbished batteries get recalled due to overheating concerns
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     This is probably the last bit of news Samsung wanted to pop up in headlines in the weeks leading up to the Note 8 launch. Though, to be fair, this latest battery recall isn’t on Samsung. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for refurbished Galaxy Note... Read more »
  • Protecting 3D printers from cyberattacks could be as simple as listening carefully
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     As 3D printers grow smarter and continue to embed themselves in manufacturing and product creation processes, they are exposed to online malefactors just like every other device and network. Security researchers suggest a way to prevent hackers from sabotaging the outputs of 3D printers: listen very, very carefully. Read More ... Read more »
  • Digital Ocean and Cloudflare ditch neo-Nazi client, The Daily Stormer
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     Following the violent far right demonstrations in Charlottesville at the weekend, another two web services companies have terminated their business relationships with the Nazi propaganda website, The Daily Stormer. Read More ... Read more »
  • Google acquires AIMatter, maker of the Fabby computer vision app
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     Computer vision — the branch of artificial intelligence that lets computers “see” and process images like humans do (and, actually, often better than us), and then use those images to help run programs — is at the heart of how the next generation of tech is developing, and this week... Read more »
  • Nvidia invests in Chinese autonomous trucking startup TuSimple
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     Nvidia has invested in TuSimple, the graphics card maker revealed today. It’s investing in a $20 million round led by Sina, the Chinese check giant behind Weibo, and it’s also providing TuSimple with Nvidia tech to power its self-driving platform, including NVIDIA GPUs, its Drive PX 2 autonomous computer, Jetson... Read more »
  • Roku cracks down on private channels
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     Roku has begun to crack down more on private channels – a feature originally intended to allow developers to test their channels ahead of submission to Roku’s channel store, but which soon became a means for channels streaming pirated content to reach Roku’s user base. According to several reports, the... Read more »
  • Ofo comes to the US, joining the bike-share fray in Seattle
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     Seattle seems like an unlikely venue for a duel between bike-sharing companies: it’s rainy, hilly, its residents can’t drive and another bike-share program recently went belly-up publicly and ignominiously. But Ofo, one of several Chinese giants in the space, is the third company to launch in the city in a... Read more »
  • Confirmed: Color Genomics is in the final stages of an $80 million Series C financing round
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     Genetic health screening startup Color Genomics has raised $52 million so far in what could end up totaling just over $81 million in equity financing, according to a recent SEC filing. Color is similar to other genetics startups in that it provides information to you based on the DNA given... Read more »
  • Only 3 days left to save big on Disrupt SF tickets
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     Time to pay attention, would-be Disrupt SF 2017 attendees. Time is quickly running out if you want to get your hands on some deeply discounted tickets to the best startup show in the Bay Area. Now through Friday, August 18, tickets will run you just $1,995 each, a cool $1,000... Read more »