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An update on next-gen: PlayStation 5 launches holiday 2020

Since we originally unveiled our next-generation console in April, we know that there’s been a lot of excitement and interest in hearing more about what the future of games will bring. Today I’m proud to share that our next-generation console will be called PlayStation 5, and we’ll be launching in time for holiday 2020.These updates…

Five Takeaways From Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starship Update

The private rocket company laid out a handful of groundbreaking plans over the weekend. (Credit: SpaceX)Elon Musk gave a barrage of updates on the future of SpaceX as he stood in front of the company’s new Starship and original Falcon rockets on Saturday in Boca Chica, Texas. During the presentation, Musk touched on the details…

Compact Swytch Kit converts any bike to an e-bike for sustainable transport

Swytch switched. Following up on its successful 2017 crowd-funded e-bike conversion kit launch, London-based Swytch Technology is at it again. In designing a new model that is 50% lighter and 70% smaller than the original, CTO Dmitro Khroma says the team has created the “smallest and lightest e-Bike system that is possible with today’s technology.”…

RealTime Robotics scores $11.7M Series A to help robots avoid collisions

One of the major challenges facing engineers as they develop more agile robots is helping them move through space while avoiding collisions, especially in a dynamic environment. RealTime Robotics, a Boston-based startup announced an $11.7 million Series A inv…

Interior design startup Havenly raises $32 million

Interior design platform Havenly is raising $32 million in new funding to create its first private label brand as the startup aims to integrate its own products into its design recommendation engine. The Denver-startup is an online interior design consultanc…

Startup headed by ex-Apple engineer aims to eliminate smartphone buttons

(Reuters) - Sentons, a startup led by chip industry veterans, on Thursday began marketing technology that aims to do away with gadget buttons and said it is working with two smartphone makers in addition to an existing contract with Asus Computer Inc (2357.TW). Jess Lee, Chief Executive Officer of technology startup Sentons Inc, demonstrates the…

Apple Called Out for Sending Data to Tencent

234K Want to watch this again later? Sign in to add this video to a playlist. Sign in Like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Don't like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Published on Oct 15, 2019Oct.15 -- Apple Inc. came under fire on Monday…

These are the Under Armour-designed suits for Virgin Galactic’s space tourists

A day after NASA debuted the space suits set to be worn by the first woman on the moon, Virgin Galactic showed of its own gear at an event in New York. Created in collaboration with fitness wear company, Under Armour, the gear is designed for wear by Virgins …

Canva, now valued at $3.2 billion, launches an enterprise product

Canva, the Australian-based design tool maker, has today announced that it has raised an additional $10 million to bring its valuation to $3.2 billion, up from $2.5 billion in May. Investors in the company include Mary Meeker’s Bond, General Catalyst, Bessem…

Google is testing memory reducing Tab Freeze functionality in Chrome

Google is testing a new memory reducing feature in the company's Chrome web browser currently that freezes background tabs to reduce memory consumption of the web browser. Chrome is the most popular desktop browser currently; while it is doing really well in many fields, e.g. performance or web compatibility, it lacks when it comes to…
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Gates, Bezos bet on flow battery technology, a potential rival to big bets on lithium-ion

ESS, which makes long-duration, iron flow batteries, secured $30 million in a Series C investment round from Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV), the group of private investors led by Bill Gates and fellow billionaires Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg, Richard Branson and Jack Ma, among others.ESSA UN report on climate change released Nov. 26 amounted to a…
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Witness Spooky Evidence of Snapchat’s New Face-Swapping Feature

Gif: SnapSometimes social media dipsomania comes into harsh relief, as it did today when the technology wars manifested themselves as the ability to superimpose your face on a cat: aka, Snapchat’s new social drug “Cameos.” It’s terrifying.As TechCrunch first reported, Snapchat has selectively released a beta version of a feature which allows users to scan…

Here is what is new in Windows 10 version 2004

The next version of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system is Windows 10 version 2004 (formerly known as Windows 10 20H1). While it won't be released for a while, it is more or less feature-complete already. The following information is based mostly on Insider builds but also on information that Microsoft provided, e.g. on its development…

Facebook sells virtual-reality tool used in movies, video games

California investigates FacebookMorning Business Outlook: California details an 18-month investigation into Facebook's privacy policies and says the social media network is not cooperating.Facebook is selling Oculus Medium, a 3-D virtual reality sculpting tool used in filmmaking and video games, to software giant AdobeFacebook founder Mark Zuckerberg bought Oculus, a technology and virtual reality company, in 2014 for $2…

Someone found a way to bypass Windows 7 Extended Security Updates checks

Someone discovered a way to enable Extended Security Updates on all machines running Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system. Support for Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system ends after the January 2020 Patch Tuesday. Small businesses and Enterprises may extend support by up to three years for a price. Small businesses pay Microsoft up to $200 per…