From the monthly archives:

August 2016

Garmin releases a GoPro clone

August 31, 2016

 Garmin has stopped trying. Meet the company’s new action camera: A clone of a GoPro. The company that innovated in the personal navigator space just announced the second generation of its action camera and it looks exactly like a GoPro. The new Virb Ultra 30 packs the goods to record at 4k and allows the user […]

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Kaspersky launches KasperskyOS

August 29, 2016

Kaspersky has launched a brand new operating system, built from the ground up for use on routers and other hardware. Very little information is available in English right now, but The Register has a brief summary of what’s been released about it in Russian. OSNews

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The API for absurdity

August 27, 2016

 Every important technology goes through a hype cycle. You’ve probably seen the Gartner Hype Cycle diagram: inflated expectations, followed by despair and eventually a pragmatic understanding of the technology’s value. World-changing promises tend to turn into mundane reality — if they don’t fall off the roller coaster entirely. Read More TechCrunch

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Android 7.0 Nougat review: do more on your gigantic smartphone

August 26, 2016

Ars has an in-depth review of Android 7.0 Nougat, so sit back, relax, and have fun. After a lengthy Developer Preview program starting in March, the final version of Android 7.0 (codenamed “Nougat”) is finally launching today. The OS update will slowly begin to rollout to devices over the next few weeks. This year, Google […]

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DroneDeploy raises $20 million to help any business put drones to work

August 24, 2016

 A San Francisco-based startup called DroneDeploy has raised $ 20 million in Series B funding to grow their drone data management platform. The drone tech startup closed its Series B deal just before the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is scheduled to implement new rules governing commercial and industrial drone use. The Part 107 rules, announced […]

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The GIF is dead – long live the GIF

August 23, 2016

Already more than a decade old and with roots reaching back half a decade before the World Wide Web itself, the GIF was showing its age. It offered support for a paltry 256 colors. Its animation capabilities were easily rivaled by a flipbook. It was markedly inferior to virtually every file format that had followed […]

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Developing a global financial architecture

August 20, 2016

 The movement of capital around the globe is of paramount importance to an increasingly globalized society. As companies, workers and jobs become more fluid across permeable borders, it will become increasingly necessary to move money freely without arduous costs or constraints. Yet no comprehensive solution exists today that resolves the issues damming the flow of […]

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* Self-driving car technology will change more than your car *

August 19, 2016

Starting later this month, Uber will allow customers in downtown Pittsburgh to summon self-driving cars from their phones, crossing an important milestone that no automotive or technology company has yet achieved. Google, widely regarded as the leader in the field, has been testing its fleet for several years, and Tesla Motors offers Autopilot, essentially a […]

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Windows 10 free upgrade ends today

August 19, 2016

If you wanted to take advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10…today is the last day to do it (July 29th 2016). Here is where you can force it to start: Windows 10 Free Upgrade For many administrators this will be the end of the nightmare, and if you want to get it for […]

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Crunch Report | Intel’s VR headset

August 17, 2016

Google’s new video calling app Duo launches today, India’s messaging app Hike raises $ 175 million, Google search now includes info on how to vote, Apple is building a super secret lab in China, Intel reveals its all-in-one virtual reality headset. All this On Crunch Report. Read More TechCrunch

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