Friday, July 31, 2015

Surgeons practice on 3D-printed models for kids' operations

By Engadget:



Surgeons at Boston Children's Hospital started using 3D-printed copies of patients' affected body parts to prepare for procedures last year. Now, that move has helped save the lives of four children aged two months to 16 years old who suffered from...

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Why Homejoy Failed … And The Future Of The On-Demand Economy

By TechCrunch:

Homejoy On the heels of Homejoy’s failure, the fundamental “on-demand marketplace” model has come into question by investors, the media and even consumers. That questioning is very relevant, as there has been an overload of VC money that has been injected in the on-demand service platform space over the past few years ($4 billion-plus in 2014). Read More




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Texting while strolling makes you walk funny, study confirms

By CNET:

The good news: walking texters did a fine job adapting their movements to avoid mishaps. The bad news: the rest of the world was stuck behind them and late to an appointment.

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These robot bugs don't just walk on water, they jump on it

By CNET:

An international team has developed robot water striders. Is this more evidence of a coming awesome robot apocalypse?

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Yahoo Will Acquire Fashion Startup Polyvore

By TechCrunch:

polyvore-yahoo Yahoo just announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire style-focused community startup Polyvore. In a blog post about the deal, Yahoo’s senior vice president of publisher products Simon Khalaf highlighted “Polyvore’s expertise on community-driven experiences and retailer-supported commerce” and wrote that the deal “will accelerate Yahoo’s… Read More




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Marine Corps finally declares the F-35B ready for combat

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After years of testing and development, production setbacks and cost overruns and more than half a trillion dollars invested, the F-35B fighter jet has finally passed its biggest milestone to date: it's achieved initial operational capability (IOC) w...

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Uber Is Investing $1B To Grow Its Business In India To 1M Rides Per Day

By TechCrunch:

money cash Not content with raising $1 billion to fund a major expansion in China, Uber has announced that it is putting aside another billion dollars in resources to grow its business in India. Read More




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'Endless Space 2' hopes to sate your space-faring strategy thirst

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The million-selling Endless series of strategy games is expanding with the fourth entry, Endless Space 2. It takes place in the same universe as the previous releases, but at the "space colonization age of different civilizations" within it. If you s...

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Hisense to buy Sharp America in $23.7M deal

By CNET:

Chinese manufacturer Hisense is making a play at the American TV market by buying out Sharp America, taking over the Japanese company's Mexican factory and gaining rights to the Sharp brand in North and South America.

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Google is launching a new version of Glass, but only for workers

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Good news, wearable fans: there's a new version of Google Glass on the way. Only... it's not really meant for you. Both Recode and the Wall Street Journal hear that Google is handing out a new, work-oriented version of its smart eyepiece to its enter...

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Wasting Time With The Joneses

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shutterstock_116263732 Starting a company is like attempting to bend the world to your will. There are obstacles at every turn, and it’s never easy. Fundraising is one of those huge obstructions. Not only is the process of finding the true believers akin to finding the proverbial needle in the haystack, it’s also incredibly distracting. Read More




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Tickets to Earth 'cousin' Kepler-452b now on sale

By CNET:

A Chinese site is already selling the right to migrate to the planet dubbed "another Earth." Unfortunately, you probably won't survive the trip.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Virgin Media's superfast broadband network heads to Leeds

By Engadget:

After breaking ground in its first UK city last month, Virgin Media has chosen its the next location for its £3 billion broadband expansion: Leeds. The company confirmed today that it's investing £40 million to deliver superfast broadband, TV and lan...

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Vaniday, Rocket Internet’s Beauty And Wellness Marketplace, Scores €15M Backing

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Introducing Vaniday (1) Vaniday, the online marketplace for beauty and wellness professionals co-founded by e-commerce behemoth and ‘startup builder’ Rocket Internet, has bagged its first major round of funding. Read More




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NASA's Ceres maps show color-coded features and new official, mythical names

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The geological features on dwarf planet Ceres are now named after agricultural gods and goddesses, while we're still waiting to hear about the sci-fi names chosen for features of Pluto's moon.

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TechStuff Takes Manhattan (Project)

By Tech Stuff:

What was the Manhattan Project all about? What went on during the Manhattan Project and who were the influential people involved? Ben Bowlin joins the show to talk about it.

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Twitter's Windows 10 app shows you top tweets right from the start

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You're going to see a lot of apps rushing to take advantage of Windows 10 post-launch, but one of them will be particularly important if you're a social networking maven. Twitter has released a new app for Windows 10 right alongside Microsoft's shiny...

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Lyft Line Gets Into Perpetual Ride Territory With New Triple Match Service

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lyft line Lyft is adding even more riders to its multiple ride-sharing service Lyft Line. Called Triple Match, the feature works like the regular Line service but allows drivers to pick up three or more riders going on similar routes along the way. Triple Match is only available in San Francisco for now but accounts for 20 percent of all Lyft Line rides, according to Lyft. The new feature sounds a lot… Read More




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