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  • Microsoft pledges $500M to build homes in Seattle – CNET
    Donnerstag 7:43 Aloysius Low at CNET News
    The Redmond-based software giant is planning to address homelessness and develop affordable housing for residents in the area.
  • Ciitizen raises $17 million to give cancer patients better control over their health records
    Donnerstag 7:09 Jonathan Shieber at TechCrunch
    Ciitizen, the company founded by the creators of Gliimpse (an Apple acquisition that’s been incorporated into the company’s HealthKit) which is developing tools to help patients organize and share their medical records, has raised $17 million in new funding. Ciitizen, like Gliimpse before it, is an attempt to break down the barriers that keep patients […]
  • Flutterwave and Visa launch African consumer payment service GetBarter
    Donnerstag 7:00 Jonathan Shieber at TechCrunch
    Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Harley Davidson reveals more about its push into electric vehicles Venture capital, global expansion, blockchain and drones characterize African tech in 2018 Fintech startup Flutterwave has partnered with Visa to launch […]
  • India’s Ola is adding a monthly billing option for its ride-hailing customers
    Donnerstag 6:30 Jon Russell at TechCrunch
    Ola, the ride-hailing service battling Uber in India, is introducing credit services to its users as it moves closer to a major new funding round. Today the company took the wraps off Ola Money Postpaid, a service that builds on Ola’s existing payment service — which can be used to pay rides and also third-party […]
  • Microsoft pledges $500M to create affordable housing around Seattle
    Donnerstag 5:53 Catherine Shu at TechCrunch
    At a time when tech companies are being blamed for creating housing shortages in cities across the country, Microsoft told the Seattle Times it will make a $500 million pledge, its largest ever, to create affordable housing around Seattle. The company is currently in the middle of a multi-billion dollar expansion of its Redmond, Washington […]
  • AWS launches Backup, a fully-managed backup service for AWS
    Donnerstag 5:23 Frederic Lardinois at TechCrunch
    Amazon’s AWS cloud computing service today launched Backup, a new tool that makes it easier for developers on the platform to back up their data from various AWS services and their on-premises apps. Out of the box, the service, which is now available to all developers, lets you set up backup policies for services like Amazon EBS […]
  • New pre-seed fund powered by First Round Capital will target recent graduates
    Donnerstag 2:48 Kate Clark at TechCrunch
    Graduate Fund has written „angel-sized“ checks to five companies so far, including Spellbrush and Ally Shoes.
  • The Best Meal Kit Delivery Services of 2019 – CNET
    Donnerstag 2:47 Pamela Vachon at CNET News
    These convenient meal kit services deliver weekly menus and preportioned ingredients to enthusiastic but time-poor home cooks.
  • Disability rights group sues scooter companies over clogged sidewalks – CNET
    Donnerstag 2:15 Dara Kerr at CNET News
    People with disabilities say they’ve tripped on scooters and nearly been hit by riders.
  • Sen. Marco Rubio is latest lawmaker to propose federal privacy law – CNET
    Donnerstag 2:01 Laura Hautala at CNET News
    Rubio introduced his take on privacy regulations Wednesday.
  • Ace Combat 7: Can it match flying in real-life?
    Donnerstag 1:58 BBC News – Technology
    The latest version of the game Ace Combat 7 has a new VR mode for more realistic aerial acrobatics.
  • LG will launch a phone with a second screen attachment – CNET
    Donnerstag 1:56 Roger Cheng at CNET News
    It’s one of multiple phones launching at the Mobile World Congress trade show next month. But none of them will fold.
  • LG’s upcoming G8 flagship may have an attachable second screen
    Donnerstag 1:50 Nick Statt at The Verge – All Posts
    LG is known for trying outlandish smartphone designs to stick out in the ever-crowding mobile marketplace. Last year’s G7 introduced an extra-loud, so-called Boom Box speaker that let you blast music at high volumes, as well as some rather excellent vibration and haptic technology. The V40 after it packed in not three or four, but five cameras. Now, according to a report from CNET, the next LG device will come equipped with a second screen — but not because it will bend or fold like a next-gen Samsung device, or roll up like LG’s recently unveiled Signature OLED TV R. Apparently, the second sc …
  • Fitbit, NIH launch initiative to advance precision medicine study – CNET
    Donnerstag 1:41 Abrar Al-Heeti at CNET News
    Fitbit users can opt to share their data for scientific research.
  • Google raises the price of G Suites by 20 percent – CNET
    Donnerstag 1:32 Steven Musil at CNET News
    Two flavors of the productivity tools get their first-ever price increases.
  • Fortnite dominates gaming industry after making $2.4B in 2018, says analyst – CNET
    Donnerstag 1:27 Marrian Zhou at CNET News
    Insert desired dance move here.
  • US pursuing charges against Huawei for alleged trade secret theft, report says – CNET
    Donnerstag 1:26 Marrian Zhou at CNET News
    An indictment is expected soon.
  • Facebook urged to give users greater control over what they see
    Donnerstag 1:00 Natasha Lomas at TechCrunch
    Academics at the universities of Oxford and Stanford think Facebook should give users greater transparency and control over the content they see on its platform. They also believe the social networking giant should radically reform its governance structures and processes to throw more light on content decisions, including by looping in more external experts to […]
  • US government pursues criminal charges against Huawei
    Donnerstag 0:50 James Titcomb at Technology Intelligence
  • 22 video games we can't wait to play in 2019 – CNET
    Donnerstag 0:27 Mark Serrels at CNET News
    2019 is creeping up, and it’s looking like a spectacular year for video games. Here are the games we’re most excited to play next year.
  • Airbnb apologizes to guest for how it handled undisclosed security camera – CNET
    Donnerstag 0:01 Alfred Ng at CNET News
    The guest says the company’s initial response was that a photo of the camera on the home’s listing was proper disclosure.
  • Google raises its G Suite prices
    Donnerstag 0:00 Frederic Lardinois at TechCrunch
    Google today announced that it is raising the price of its G Suite subscriptions for the first time. In the U.S., the prices of G Suite Basic and G Suite Business editions will increase by $1 and $2 per user/month, respectively, while increases in other regions will be adjusted according to the local currency and […]
  • Ford’s iconic F-Series trucks are going electric
    Mittwoch 23:55 Devin Coldewey at TechCrunch
    Ford’s iconic and popular F-series pickup line will soon have electric options, the company announced today. The move is intended to „future-proof“ the enormous truck business against rising gas prices and regulations favoring electric vehicles over internal combustion.
  • Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is going to teach Democrats how to be more popular on Twitter
    Mittwoch 23:34 Makena Kelly at The Verge – All Posts
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made a stir on the campaign trail for her effective use of social media, and tomorrow she’ll be sharing her knowledge with her fellow Democrats, according to USA Today. Ocasio-Cortez will be leading a session with the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Thursday “on the most effective ways to engage constituents on Twitter and the importance of digital storytelling.” Her colleague, Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) will be sharing his insights as well. Ocasio-Cortez has over 2 million followers on Twitter, and 1.8 million on Instagram. Himes, who runs …
  • Microsoft could unveil the HoloLens 2 on Feb. 24 – CNET
    Mittwoch 23:27 Scott Stein at CNET News
    An invite to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona hints at a new product to rival the Magic Leap.
  • Resolute Ventures sticks to its knitting with $75 million fourth fund
    Mittwoch 23:24 Connie Loizos at TechCrunch
    Resolute Ventures, an early-stage firm with offices in San Francisco and Boston, just closed its fourth fund with $75 million. It’s an almost shockingly conservative amount of capital in today’s era of big-is-better funds. And with valuable companies like the real estate startup OpenDoor, the applicant tracking system company Greenhouse and the dog products company […]
  • Apple reportedly plans to slow down hiring after weak iPhone sales
    Mittwoch 23:15 Shannon Liao at The Verge – All Posts
    Apple will slow down its hiring in some divisions after holiday iPhone sales came in lower than expected, according to a report from Bloomberg. That’s not quite as severe as a full-blown hiring freeze and far from layoffs. But it does indicate the company that was, just six months ago, valued at over a trillion dollars is entering a period of financial uncertainty, as the success of the iPhone has begun to visibly falter. Apple CEO Tim Cook disclosed the hiring slowdown to employees in a meeting earlier this month, Bloomberg reports. Cook reportedly elaborated that he had not decided which div …
  • The smart kitchen may soon be more app than appliance, and I'm not thrilled – CNET
    Mittwoch 23:10 Molly Price at CNET News
    Commentary: The connected kitchen is getting crowded and confusing. And this is just the beginning.
  • Apple’s new battery cases are its most powerful ones yet
    Mittwoch 23:02 Shannon Liao at The Verge – All Posts
    Apple’s newly launched battery cases for the iPhone XS and XS Max have more battery capacity than any of Apple’s prior cases. The Verge initially reported that the cases’ battery capacity was the smallest yet, but that information was incorrect. Strictly speaking, the new Apple cases have the lowest mAh rating, at 1,369mAh. But that’s because instead of using a single large cell (like the iPhone 7 battery case’s 2,365mAh battery or the iPhone 6 case’s 1,877mAh), Apple is using two battery cells wired in series, which keeps the net amperage the same but lets it boost the voltage to 8.7V, dramat …
  • Trump's Space Force: Here's what you need to know – CNET
    Mittwoch 22:50 Eric Mack at CNET News
    The Trump administration sees space as a war-fighting domain, and it wants the US to be ready.
  • Android Q leak reveals system-wide dark mode and bigger emphasis on privacy
    Mittwoch 22:43 Chris Welch at The Verge – All Posts
    If the usual cycle holds, it’s going to be a few months before Google is ready to share anything about Android Q. But XDA Developers apparently managed to spend some time with a very early version of Android’s next big update, and although it doesn’t offer the full view, it does provide a look at some of what Google might have planned. The biggest visual change (for now) is a system-wide dark mode. Android 9 Pie’s “theme” can be changed from light to dark, but it only really applies to the notification shade and the app launcher. XDA’s screenshots suggest that Q will extend dark mode to more p …
  • Apple reportedly working to bring Watch to seniors with private Medicare plans – CNET
    Mittwoch 22:40 Abrar Al-Heeti at CNET News
    People over 65 would then use the Watch as a health tracker, according to CNBC.
  • Huawei could face charges over trade secrets in new federal investigation
    Mittwoch 22:37 Makena Kelly at The Verge – All Posts
    Federal prosecutors are pursuing a criminal investigation into the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei for reportedly stealing trade secrets and misappropriating technology from its US partners, including T-Mobile, according to The Wall Street Journal. According to the Journal, this investigation is in its final stages and arose out of several civil lawsuits targeting Huawei. An indictment could come soon. One of these civil lawsuits was posed by T-Mobile. In 2017, a Seattle jury found that Huawei had misused the technology behind T-Mobile’s smartphone testing robot “Tappy.” At the end o …
  • Largest US twin study probes whether nature or nurture makes us sick
    Mittwoch 22:37 Angela Chen at The Verge – All Posts
    Data from a private insurance company has given scientists a new way to study whether nature or nurture matters more when it comes to staying healthy in the face of disease. Though the answer isn’t definitive or exact — it varies according to each of the 560 diseases that were studied — the technique holds promise for bringing more insights in the future. The traditional way of studying nature versus nurture relies on twins. Because identical twins share the same genetic code, comparing the health of twins can help determine whether genetic or environmental factors play more of a role in their …
  • T-Mobile execs are frequent visitors to Trump-owned DC hotel, report says – CNET
    Mittwoch 22:25 Marguerite Reardon at CNET News
    A Washington Post report says CEO John Legere and others have booked rooms at the Trump International Hotel at least 38 times since T-Mobile’s deal with Sprint was announced.
  • US will reportedly seek criminal case against Huawei for stealing tech secrets
    Mittwoch 22:24 Taylor Hatmaker at TechCrunch
    According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, U.S. federal prosecutors are preparing a criminal indictment against Huawei for stealing trade secrets. The report, which cites sources with knowledge of the indictment, specifically mentions Huawei’s actions surrounding a T-Mobile smartphone testing tool known as “Tappy.” The report notes that the current investigation is far […]
  • Spotify is testing a simplified Car View for controlling your music while driving
    Mittwoch 22:23 Chris Welch at The Verge – All Posts
    Spotify has started rolling out a new Car View mode to let users more easily control their music when behind the wheel. The feature is automatically enabled when the app detects a Bluetooth connection with a vehicle, according to 9to5Google. Car View basically just supersizes the song info, track controls, and other critical buttons like shuffle. Album art is not displayed in Car View. Spotify has been testing an in-car mode for some time now. In July 2017, the company was toying with an early version that added a microphone icon for voice commands alongside the enlarged playback icons. (There …
  • SpaceX opts for Texas over LA to build Starship prototypes
    Mittwoch 22:10 Devin Coldewey at TechCrunch
    SpaceX will center its largest-scale operations not in its Los Angeles-area headquarters but in south Texas facilities, the company said today. Development of its next-generation Starship and Super Heavy launch vehicle will take place in Texas, while Falcon 9 and Dragon work will remain at Hawthorne.
  • Michigan Technological University is making autonomous boats a lot smarter – Roadshow
    Mittwoch 22:05 Kyle Hyatt at CNET News
    It’s got a tricked-out water scooter at the Detroit Auto Show that will let autonomous surface craft navigate rough seas much more efficiently.
  • NASA educates Captain Kirk on weird blue light in Mars InSight photo – CNET
    Mittwoch 22:00 Amanda Kooser at CNET News
    William Shatner from Star Trek asked the question on Twitter. Spoilers: it’s not aliens.