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Synaptics' new sensors point to button-free fingerprint readers

Dec 13, 5:45PM

screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-12-42-59-pm The FS9100 name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but then, no one really chooses fingerprint scanners for their flashy name. The latest technology from Synaptics could, however, very well alter the way smartphone manufacturers approach biometric unlocking, making it possible to embed a sensor under up to one-millimeter of glass. That means, among other things, that phone makers will… Read More

Slack swipes at Skype with video calls and reaction emoji

Dec 13, 5:38PM

slack-video Slack, the workplace collaboration platform with 1.25 million paying users and 4 million overall, is adding one more key feature to its artillery of tools for people to communicate with each other, and it’s one that could help it pick up even more users away from other services like Skype and gmail: it’s adding video calling, the audiovisual complement to the audio chat… Read More

Chevrolet delivers its first Bolt EVs to customers

Dec 13, 5:30PM

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Chrevrolet has delivered its first three Bolt EVs to customers, making its success in delivering a long-range all-electric car available at a decent price official. The company’s first three customers are based in California, and all took delivery in the Bay area. Chevrolet had said that it would be delivering the Bolt by the end of 2017, and it made good on that promise by putting… Read More

Boom raises $3.5M to bring 3D live-streaming to eSports

Dec 13, 5:16PM

boom-banner-image It’s easy to forget when you’re not immersed in eSports, but the audience represented in the competitive gaming space is massive (predicted to reach nearly 292 million this year). With so many available eyeballs, streamers aim to reflect their personalities in the most animated way possible to build loyal fans and a subscriber base that follows them across platforms. Boom offers… Read More

Google's self-driving car unit spins out as Waymo

Dec 13, 5:16PM

Google's self-driving Lexus RX 450h Google is spinning out its self-driving car unit as a separate company called Waymo, the company announced today. The name is derived from its mission of finding “a new way forward in mobility.” “We’re now an independent company within the Alphabet umbrella,” Waymo CEO Jon Krafcik told an audience at a press event in California today. Krafcik also noted that they… Read More

Google launches first developer preview of Android Things, its new IoT platform

Dec 13, 5:00PM

hero Google today announced Android Things, its new comprehensive IoT platform for building smart devices on top of Android APIs and Google’s own services. Android Things is now available as a developer preview. Essentially, this is Android for IoT. It combines Google’s earlier efforts around Brillo (which was also Android-based but never saw any major uptake from developers) with… Read More

Loom.ai is building an avatar that can capture your personality

Dec 13, 5:00PM

screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-8-41-00-am Virtual reality is often a technology that can lead to some deep existential questions related to who we are and what makes us human. These questions are especially poignant as startups grapple with how humans are going to represent themselves online in VR worlds. Loom.ai is aiming to crack this problem by making it as easy as possible for users to build a realistic avatar of themselves while… Read More

DOT proposes vehicle-to-vehicle comms requirement for new cars in the U.S.

Dec 13, 4:50PM

connected-car The U.S. Department of Transportation wants all future cars in the U.S. to be able to talk to each other, with the aim of helping to prevent “hundreds of thousands” of accidents per year. The proposed rule would require that all new “light duty vehicles,” a category which includes your average consumer car, to have vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication tech built-in.… Read More

Photoshop adds MacBook Pro Touch Bar support

Dec 13, 4:37PM

screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-11-33-20-am Of all the third-party partners announced on-stage at Apple’s big MacBook Pro unveil back in October, Adobe was almost certainly the most enticing. In the two months since the Touch Bar was shown off, Apple’s mostly relied on its own proprietary software to demonstrate the appeal of the new input device, which ranges from the fairly useful (Final Cut Pro) to the kind of neat… Read More

IEEE puts out a first draft guide for how tech can achieve ethical AI design

Dec 13, 4:07PM

abstract character shattered into pieces (Image: Getty Images/ cosmin4000/iStock) One of the barriers standing in the way of ethically designed AI systems that benefit humanity as a whole, and avoid the pitfalls of embedded algorithmic biases, is the tech industry’s lack of ownership and responsibility for ethics, according to technical professional association, the IEEE. Read More

Google brings RCS, a next-gen upgrade to SMS, to Rogers customers in Canada

Dec 13, 4:07PM

messenger-app-google In November, Google announced plans to bring RCS, a next-generation upgrade to SMS, and something of an iMessage alternative for Android users, to customers with Android phones on Sprint. At the time, Google said that it planned to roll out RCS to other carrier partners in the months ahead. In just over a month since the original announcement, a second carrier is coming on board: Rogers… Read More

Doppler Labs' launches hearing health campaign as Congress pushes for OTC hearing aids

Dec 13, 4:04PM

doppler-labs_global-citizen_2014 Doppler Labs, makers of the Here One live audio tuning system, are today announcing a new campaign in conjunction with Global Citizen to build awareness around hearing health. Today, more than 1 billion young adults are at risk of losing their hearing, according to Doppler Labs’ Director of Accessibility and Advocacy KR Liu. Doppler Labs has never designated any of its products as… Read More

You can now download Adobe's new Project Felix 3D compositing tool

Dec 13, 4:00PM

projectfelix-riverflow1-720x620-1 A few weeks ago, Adobe announced its Project Felix 2D/3D compositing tool at its MAX conference in San Diego. The announcement was one of the highlights of the event but sadly, the application wasn’t actually available yet. That’s changing today with the official launch of Project Felix. Sadly, you’ll need a paid Creative Cloud membership to get access to the bits —… Read More

Velodyne's latest solid-state LiDAR design keeps costs low for production at scale

Dec 13, 3:57PM

asics Velodyne has a new LiDAR sensor design that could help bring an autonomous driving future closer than ever; it’s a small, solid-sate design that has a cost of less than $50 per system, when purchased at the kind of high volume rates needed for mass manufacturing. LiDAR’s cost has been a limiting factor in seeing it applied more broadly as part of semi-autonomous driver… Read More

Facebook launches parents portal to help folks navigate their kids' social experience

Dec 13, 3:57PM

Facebook-Kids Facebook, the social networking app used by 1.8 billion people globally, does not provide figures for how much of that audience is comprised of minors — that is, people under the age of 18 (and theoretically over the age of 13). But chances are that these days it’s a significant number, when you consider some news out from the company today: Facebook is launching a new… Read More

New streaming service BritBox brings British TV to the U.S.

Dec 13, 3:42PM

pride-and-prejudice-image BBC Worldwide is teaming up with UK broadcaster ITV and AMC Networks to launch a new streaming service called BritBox, that aims to bring the best of British TV to American audiences. The service promises to deliver the largest subscription video-on-demand library of British television anywhere on the market today, and it will be streamed ad-free, the companies said. AMC Networks has a… Read More

Google picks up the team behind an Alexa-powered smartwatch for Android Wear

Dec 13, 3:36PM

screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-10-33-45-am Google has acquired the company and team behind CoWatch‘s software, an Android-based smartwatch OS that differed from most in that it also offered Amazon Alexa access on your wrist. Cronologics announced on its site that it will be joining Google, working on Android Wear, after having developed its Android-based OS for the CoWatch hardware. It’s a time of consolidation for the… Read More

Israeli VC Pitango launches its 7th early stage fund of $175M

Dec 13, 3:28PM

pitango_partners_logo Pitango Venture Capital one of the most active VCs in the Israeli startup scene, has announced its seventh fund, Pitango Venture Capital 7. The fund will have $175 million under management, and invest from Seed upwards. The new fund focuses on IT and Life Science investments, specializing in Enterprise Infrastructure, IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Health. The new fund joins… Read More

Family friendly streaming service VidAngel found to be in violation of law, ordered to shut down

Dec 13, 3:23PM

vidangel-logo You can’t alter copyright materials, then stream those altered copies via the web to paying customers, while still claiming you’re within your legal rights. At least that’s what VidAngel has just been told. Warner Bros., Disney and Fox have won a preliminary injunction against VidAngel, a Utah-based company offering a family-friendly streaming service that filters out… Read More

Dataplicity lets you access your Raspberry Pi from anywhere

Dec 13, 3:21PM

screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-9-49-25-am Say you’re just a small town girl living in a lonely world and you took the midnight train going anywhere. How would you reconnect to your Raspberry Pi while on the road? You would go into a smoky room, fire up your laptop, and try Dataplicity. Dataplicity is essentially a a VPN for your RaspPi. It not only lets you connect to your Pi remotely but you can also “wormhole” a… Read More

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