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SpaceX successfully launches reused Dragon spacecraft for ISS resupply

Jun 03, 9:21PM

 SpaceX’s CRS-11 launch on Saturday was a success, bringing a Dragon spacecraft loaded down with nearly 6,000 lbs of supplies and research equipment on board to orbit. The twist was that SpaceX already sent this Dragon capsule up to resupply the International Space Station once before – back in September 2014, when it carried cargo to the ISS prior to being recovered and… Read More

Watch SpaceX launch a recycled Dragon capsule to resupply the ISS

Jun 03, 8:58PM

 SpaceX is getting ready for its second launch attempt for CRS-11, a resupply mission to the International Space Station that was originally set to launch on Thursday. After lightning scrubbed the Thursday attempt, a second instantaneous window will give SpaceX a chance to launch today at 5:07 PM EDT (2:07 PM PDT). The most interesting part of this launch, will ferry nearly 6,000 pounds of… Read More

The Master & Dynamic MW60 x Leica headphone collab is all about love of the look

Jun 03, 6:07PM

 This M&D x Leica collaboration is what you get when one company truly admires another’s design principles. Leica rarely licenses the use of their trademark red dot and font in products other than cameras, but Master & Dynamic gained access to the signature trade dress by launching a new brand with Leica, called 0.95. The 0.95 brand includes the MW60 wireless headphones, as well… Read More

Apple Music executive Bozoma Saint John could be leaving Apple

Jun 03, 5:05PM

 WWDC is right around the corner, but let’s talk about last year’s WWDC for a minute. You may remember that Bozoma Saint John blew everyone away with her insanely good presentation skills. According to a new report from Axios, the Apple executive could be planning to leave the company really soon. Saint John was the head of global consumer marketing for Apple Music. Last year,… Read More

What to expect from WWDC 2017

Jun 03, 4:52PM

 It’s that time of year again. Thousands of developers are set to descend upon the South Bay to get their software on. And the rest of the Apple watching world will have their eyes glued to the screen on Monday morning for the big WWDC keynote, as Tim Cook and company parade the latest upgrades to the company’s various operating systems. From the sounds of the early leaks, the show… Read More

Crunch Report | The World Is Melting

Jun 03, 5:16AM

Waymo is exploring self-driving trucks, Bumble’s meetup space, the Hive and reaction from VCs after pulling out of the Paris climate agreement. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

Storage provider Tintri's IPO filing shows mounting losses

Jun 03, 12:55AM

 Blue Apron wasn’t the only venture-backed business to announce its IPO this week. Tintri, an enterprise cloud platform company, unveiled its filing.  The stock market is doing well and there’s been a strong appetite for tech offerings, so it’s a good time to go public.  But Tintri’s mounting losses could prove to be problematic. Tintri brought in $125.1 million… Read More

HoloKit is like Google Cardboard for augmented reality

Jun 02, 11:22PM

 The revelation behind Google Cardboard was that if you put your phone close enough to your eyes, it’s basically a VR headset — but it’s not quite that simple for mixed reality setups like Microsoft’s HoloLens. Or is it? HoloKit is an extremely clever DIY solution for a quick and dirty augmented reality experience with a bare minimum of equipment. Read More

Who catches the IMSI catchers? Researchers demonstrate Stingray detection kit

Jun 02, 10:03PM

 IMSI catchers, devices used to spoof cell towers and intercept communications, are one of the most resented open secrets of law enforcement. Strict non-disclosure agreements prevent them from being acknowledged as existing, let alone being used — but researchers think they’ve found a way to spot the shady signal-snatchers. Read More

Storyzy is a quote verifier that wants to skewer fake news

Jun 02, 9:29PM

 On the internet no-one knows you’re a dog. And no-one knows whether that “fact” you’re reading — say, about President Putin’s pet dog — is bona fide truth or more nonsense FAKE NEWS doing the rounds on Facebook. Which is where Storyzy wants to help out, with a just launched quote verifier tool… Read More

Sequoia raised $4 billion across four funds, including $2 billion for its growth fund

Jun 02, 9:29PM

 Sequoia Capital has raised $4 billion in funding for a variety of funds, according to SEC filings released yesterday. That includes $2 billion for its second growth fund, the size of which had previously not been announced. Read More

MIT develops a vibrating wearable to help people with visual impairments navigate

Jun 02, 9:23PM

 For such a simple tool, the white cane has been incredibly enduring. With all of the technological advances that have been made over the past century, we haven’t come up with much better than a stick with a metal tip for helping the visually impaired get around. Researchers at MIT have been working on a wearable solution designed to augment and, hopefully, one day replace the cane. Read More

With Microsoft's Face Swap, search with Bing for your next morphing muse

Jun 02, 9:02PM

 Face-swapping — taking your image and adjusting it to fit on to a different body, creature or object — has taken the photo app world by storm, as millions of people look for new and novel things to do with their selfies. Microsoft is the latest company to enter the fray. The company’s in-house app studio Microsoft Garage has quietly launched a new app — the aptly… Read More

Evaptainers decouples refrigeration from electricity to help rural farms and families

Jun 02, 8:11PM

Snowflakes Some 1.4 billion people lack access to electricity worldwide today, most in rural areas across Southeast Asia, China, India and Sub-Saharan Africa. While others are focused on wiring up those places and developing new energy sources, a startup called Evaptainers has created a kind of refrigerator that requires no electricity, but instead runs on water. Read More

How to create the most value for the next technology wave

Jun 02, 7:34PM

 Major technology platforms shift every 10-15 years, with new platforms building on the ones they preceded. We’re due for the next major technology platform shift, and artificial intelligence, augmented reality and virtual reality are those next platforms. So how do you maximize value creation for the next wave? Read More

Weekly Roundup: Elon Musk leaves Trump's advisory councils, Blue Apron files for IPO

Jun 02, 6:27PM

 This week President Trump made the senseless decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, prompting Elon Musk and Bob Iger to leave the White House advisory councils. Blue Apron filed for IPO, and Mary Meeker’s 2017 internet trends report was released. These are some of the top events that happened in tech this week. Read More

Sherpa turns Instagram's best photos into a travel guide

Jun 02, 5:28PM

 There are many places to find travel inspiration. But a new application called Sherpa launching this week believes that some of the best travel ideas can be found on Instagram. The iOS application curates photos from top Instagram photographers and turns them into visual travel guides that are augmented with data from other services, like Foursquare and Wikipedia. Read More

Lorem raises $1.1M to connect small businesses and web developers for quick assistance

Jun 02, 5:04PM

Lorem founders When small and medium businesses want to build a website, they can take advantage of easy-to-use web tools like Squarespace — but who do they turn to when they need more technical help? New York City startup Lorem Technologies is trying to make this process easier. Read More

Launch Academy's startup visa program gives entrepreneurs permanent residency in Canada

Jun 02, 5:01PM

 As the U.S. seems to be hell-bent on making itself less attractive to immigrants and visitors, its neighbors to the north are sensing an opening and going the other way in an effort to attract the smartest tech entrepreneurs. Read More

Author Ryan Holiday will examine the legal battle between Gawker, Hulk Hogan and Peter Thiel

Jun 02, 4:15PM

 Penguin’s business-focused imprint Portfolio plans to publish a book recounting the legal dispute between Gawker Media and wrestler Hulk Hogan (whose real name is Terry Bolea). The currently untitled book was acquired by Portfolio’s Niki Papadopoulos for what the publisher said is a “significant” sum. It’s scheduled for release this winter. Read More

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