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Pinterest files confidentially to go public  TechCrunch · 12 hours
The visual search engine has confidentially submitted paperwork to the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering slated for later this year, the WSJ reports. more
German Report Says 'Apple Car' Could Arrive in Form of Electric Van  MacRumors · 18 hours
The so-called "Apple Car" may not be a car after all, but rather an electric van, according to German site Manager Magazin. LiDAR-equipped Apple... more
Pinterest has a perfect response to harmful misinformation  THE VERGE · 23 hours
Programming note: The Interface will be off Thursday as I finish up a project that I will share with you... more
Can you guess which face is real, and which is computer generated?  TechCrunch · 1 day
Computers have recently gotten much, much better at a somewhat unsettling skill: generating fake human faces. As in, creating an image of a human... more
Verified Expert Lawyer: James Alonso  TechCrunch · 2 days
While James Alonso has worked at big law firms for much of his career, he’s been working with startups the entire time. He’s also an engineer by training — and by practice. He recently founded a new startup-focused... more
Here’s how you can save $500 on Disrupt SF 2019  TechCrunch · 2 days
TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2019 returns to the Moscone North Convention Center for three action-packed days devoted to early-stage startups. On October 2-4, more than 10,000 tech founders,... more
Syfy has canceled Nightflyers after a single season  THE VERGE · 2 days
The Syfy channel has canceled its space horror series Nightflyers after a single season, according to The Wrap, just a... more
Need a primer on today's PC-build jargon? Read this.  Windows Central · 2 days
We break down all the PC jargon so you don't have to. Building your dream gaming PC or updating an older machine you currently use can be a daunting task,... more
Xage brings role-based single sign-on to industrial devices  TechCrunch · 2 days
Traditional industries like oil and gas and manufacturing often use equipment that was created in a time when remote access wasn’t a gleam in an engineer’s eye, and hackers had no way... more
Combining mechanical computing with 3D printing to create 'sentient' materials  nanowerk · 2 days
Engineers are combining mechanical computing with 3D printing as part of an effort to create 'sentient' materials that can respond to changes in their surroundings, even in extreme... more
Semiconductors - When a defect might be beneficial  nanowerk · 3 days
In the quest to design more efficient solar cells and light-emitting diodes (LEDs), a team of engineers has analyzed different types of defects in the semiconductor material that enables such devices to... more
Do you need an aftermarket CPU cooler if you're not overclocking?  Windows Central · 3 days
Best answer: If you're not overclocking, the stock CPU cooler will be fine, but if you do want to push your machine a little further, then... more
Rail firms say pre-paid ticket issue 'now resolved'  BBC · 3 days
Passengers were not able to collect pre-paid tickets from machines across the country. more
Intel Acqui-Hires Hyderabad-Based Ineda Systems to Work on GPUs  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Intel has acquired the engineering team of Hyderabad, India-based Ineda Systems for an undisclosed amount. more
Intel Aqui-Hires Hyderabad-Based Ineda Systems to Work on GPUs  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Intel has acquired the engineering team of Hyderabad, India-based Ineda Systems for an undisclosed amount. more
WSJ: Apple reorganizing engineers with Services focus, forcing some projects on hold  9to5Mac · 4 days
The Wall Street Journal is out today with a report that outlines Apple’s recent executive and personnel changes. The report covers Apple’s increasing focus... more
Updated 2020 GMC Acadia debuts new turbocharged engine, AT4 trim - Roadshow  CNET · 4 days
This refresh comes with a new midrange engine option, a new standard transmission and the latest generation GMC dashboard tech. more
Apple hires failed smart lock startup CEO to help build home products  THE VERGE · 4 days
He tried to sell a $700 smart lock. His startup went belly-up, leaving employees and contractors in the cold. But now, he’s working for... more
Machines vs. cashiers: Why shoppers are so divided over self-checkout  CBC · 5 days
Where you stand on the self-checkout debate may be influenced by your age as well your... more
How to read fiction to build a startup  TechCrunch · 6 days
“The book itself is a curious artefact, not showy in its technology but complex and extremely efficient: a really neat little device, compact, often very pleasant to look at and handle, that... more
Engineered metasurfaces reflect waves in unusual directions  nanowerk · 6 days
New metasurfaces can reflect light or sound waves into any desired direction -- or even split energy into more than one. more
How to buy a washing machine - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Dirty clothes got you down? Don't worry -- we'll help you sort through your washer options. more
The Bentley Bentayga gets a 626-horsepower Speed variant - Roadshow  CNET · 7 days
At 306 kilometers per hour -- that's 190 miles per hour -- it's the fastest SUV you can buy. more
The mixing secrets behind Cardi B’s Grammy-winning album  THE VERGE · 7 days
Leslie Brathwaite is the mix engineer for Invasion of Privacy Continue reading… more
'Replicator' 3D-prints objects like on Star Trek video - CNET  CNET · 7 days
Engineers at UC Berkeley created a 3D printer that uses light to print objects from liquid. more
ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com uses AI to generate endless fake faces  THE VERGE · 7 days
The ability of AI to generate fake visuals is not yet mainstream knowledge, but a new website — ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com —... more
ThisPersonDoestNotExist.com uses AI to generate endless fake faces  THE VERGE · 7 days
The ability of AI to generate fake visuals is not yet mainstream knowledge, but a new website — ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com —... more
Amazon’s NYC educational investments will continue, despite cancellation of New York HQ2  TechCrunch · 1 week
Amazon’s plans to invest in New York area engineering training programs and other local educational initiatives are not being canceled, despite Amazon’s announcement today... more
Atrium, Justin Kan’s legal tech startup, launches a fintech and blockchain division  TechCrunch · 1 week
Atrium, the legal startup co-founder by Justin Kan of Twitch fame, is jumping into the blockchain space today. The company has raised plenty of... more
Head gaskets and why they cost so much video - Roadshow  CNET · 1 week
We'll look at one of the last major things that go wrong in the modern engine. more
Biotech AI startup Sight Diagnostics gets $27.8M to speed up blood tests  TechCrunch · 1 week
Sight Diagnostics, an Israeli medical devices startup that’s using AI technology to speed up blood testing, has closed a  $27.8 million Series C funding... more
AWS announces new bare metal instances for companies who want more cloud control  TechCrunch · 1 week
When you think about Infrastructure as a Service, you typically pay for a virtual machine that resides in a multi-tenant environment. That... more
Photos from NASA’s lost Opportunity  THE VERGE · 1 week
This week, NASA said goodbye to Opportunity, a rover that roamed the surface of Mars for nearly 15 years before it was silenced by a planet-encompassing... more
Pinpoint grabs $13.5M Series A to bring data discipline to engineering  TechCrunch · 1 week
Sales and marketing are steeped in data to explain just how well they are doing, but engineering, the department charged with creating the products these departments... more
Pinpoint grabs $16.5M Series A to bring data discipline to engineering  TechCrunch · 1 week
Sales and marketing are steeped in data to explain just how well they are doing, but engineering, the department charged with creating the products these departments... more
Malt raises $28.6 million for its freelancer platform  TechCrunch · 1 week
French startup Malt is raising a $28.6 million funding round (€25 million) with Idinvest Partners leading the round and existing investors ISAI and Serena also participating. Overall, the company has raised $36.6... more
Gboard for iOS updated with haptic feedback on iPhone 7 and later  9to5Google · 1 week
While the Taptic Engine has been a staple of flagship iPhones since 2016, most iOS keyboards — including the system default — do not... more
Gboard for iOS updated with haptic feedback on iPhone 7 and later  9to5Mac · 1 week
While the Taptic Engine has been a staple of flagship iPhones since 2016, most iOS keyboards — including the system default — do not... more
Facebook mulled multi-billion-dollar acquisition of gaming giant Unity, book claims  TechCrunch · 1 week
Less than a year after making a $3 billion investment into the future of virtual reality with the purchase of Oculus VR, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was considering... more
Qloo acquires cultural recommendation service TasteDive  TechCrunch · 1 week
Qloo announced this morning that it has acquired TasteDive. The two companies sound pretty similar — according to the announcement, Qloo is “the leading artificial intelligence platform for culture and taste,” while TasteDive is “a cultural... more
Asteroid is building a human-machine interaction engine for AR developers  TechCrunch · 1 week
When we interact with computers today we move the mouse, we scroll the trackpad, we tap the screen, but there is so much that the machines don’t pick... more
Personal information of 14.8 million 500px users leaked in security breach  THE VERGE · 1 week
Photo-sharing website 500px says that the personal information of 14.8 million of its users... more
Engineers develop high-performance quantum dot mode-locked laser on silicon  nanowerk · 1 week
This future technology not only can massively increase the data transmission capacity of data centers, telecommunications companies and network hardware products to come, but do so with high stability, low... more
Silicon Valley Index shows the misery and triumph of the world's tech capital - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Soaring costs and soul-crushing commutes aren't stopping the economic engine. At least not yet. more
2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M arrive with as much as 503 horsepower - Roadshow  CNET · 1 week
Both of BMW's new high-performance crossovers can accelerate to 60 miles per hour in 4 seconds... more
In healthcare, better data demands better privacy protections  TechCrunch · 1 week
The use of big data and its analysis by machine learning and artificial intelligence offer unparalleled prospects for improving medical care. However... more
Using artificial intelligence to engineer materials' properties  nanowerk · 1 week
New system of 'strain engineering' can change a material?s optical, electrical, and thermal properties. more
The product of Patreon  TechCrunch · 1 week
Patreon is aggressively pursuing a new three-year product vision that is, in the words of SVP of Product Wyatt Jenkins, to build “the world’s best membership SaaS product for creators.” With about 90 engineers and product managers, the company sees... more
Nanotechnology enables engineers to weld previously un-weldable aluminum alloy  nanowerk · 1 week
Super-strong but lightweight, AA 7075 now could be more widely used in automobiles and other manufacturing thanks to nanotechnology research. more
InVision acquires design file versioning startup Trunk  TechCrunch · 1 week
InVision, the design company valued at $1.9 billion, has today announced the acquisition of Australia-based Trunk. Trunk is focused wholly on file versioning for designers. In the world of engineering, GitHub has provided a... more
Samsung Reaches Settlement Over 'Exploding' Washing Machines  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Samsung Electronics has reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit over 2.8 million "exploding" washing machines recalled in the US. more
Scientists develop AI to predict and engineer material properties  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists have developed a machine learning approach that can predict changes to the properties of materials from straining the material. more
InReach Ventures, the ‘AI-powered’ European VC, closes new €53M fund  TechCrunch · 1 week
InReach Ventures, the so-called “AI-powered” venture capital firm based in London, is announcing the first closing of a new €53 million fund targeting early-stage European technology companies —... more
Scientists use machine learning to ID source of Salmonella  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A team of scientists has developed a machine-learning approach that could lead to quicker identification of the animal source of certain Salmonella outbreaks. more
Engineers develop room temperature, two-dimensional platform for quantum technology  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers have demonstrated a new hardware platform based on isolated electron spins in a two-dimensional material. The electrons are trapped by defects in sheets of hexagonal boron nitride, a one-atom-thick... more
Dell's Presidents Day sale has big deals on computers, keyboards, and more  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Celebrate the holidays. Be a part of Dell's Presidents Day Sale where you'll find discounts on just about everything in the Dell store, including... more
Lilt is building a machine translation business with humans at the core  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The ability to quickly and automatically translate anything you see using a web service is a powerful one, yet few expect much from it... more
Next-generation optics in just two minutes of cooking time  nanowerk · 2 weeks
One of the key building blocks of flexible photonic circuits and ultra-thin optics are metasurfaces. Engineers have now discovered a simple way of making these surfaces in just a few... more
A bioengineered factory for T-cells  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Engineers and stem cell biologists have developed an injectable sponge-like gel that enhances the production T-cells after a bone marrow transplant, increasing the quantity and diversity of these key components of the immune system. more
Take your pick of discounted SoundPeats headphones and save up to 50%  Windows Central · 2 weeks
I love this song. Amazon has a couple of deals happening on SoundPeats headphones. You can save 50% on SoundPeats Bluetooth Wireless Headphones in... more
Google engineer reveals the Pixel 4 will likely have better dual-SIM support  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
According to comments from a Google engineer on code in the Android Open Source Project, Google is working on a new “2019 Pixel.” Well,... more
Campus vending machines offer emergency contraception without the stigma  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Thirteen years after a heated battle resulted in over-the-counter approval for emergency contraception, the product is finally shedding... more
2020 Alpina B7 makes BMW's flagship sedan even better - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
With 600 horsepower on tap, it's one of the quickest ways to get comfortable. more
New device simplifies measurement of fluoride contamination in water  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Seeking to address fluoride contamination in drinking water, chemical engineers have developed a portable and user-friendly device that can measure fluoride concentration accurately and reliably. more
Why some stores have pulled their self-checkout machines  CBC · 2 weeks
While retail automation appears inevitable, at least a few Canadian Tire stores in Toronto, plus a grocery chain in the... more
Sean Parker’s govtech Brigade breaks up, Pinterest acqhires engineers  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Facebook co-founder Sean Parker bankrolled Brigade to get out the vote and stimulate civic debate, but after five years and little progress the startup is splitting up, multiple sources confirm... more
Two former Qualcomm engineers are using AI to fix China’s healthcare problem  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Artificial intelligence is widely heralded as something that could disrupt the jobs market across the board — potentially eating into careers as varied as... more
Extreme weather is sucking the life from your electric car  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
As more affordable and longer-range electric cars hit the market, the long-predicted shift to battery-powered transportation... more
How to watch the 2019 Grammy Awards online  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
The 61st Grammy Awards ceremony airs tonight at 8PM ET / 5PM PT on CBS, celebrating 2018’s best music, and... more
Resin or Filament 3D printing: Which is best for you?  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Best answer: If you're looking to make large 3D printed pieces or you want to finish your prints then a filament printeris the best choice for you. If... more
Waymo CTO on the company’s past, present and what comes next  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
A decade ago, about a dozen or so engineers gathered at Google’s main Mountain View campus on Charleston Road to work on Project Chauffeur, a secret... more
New methods to create microfluidic devices with fluoropolymers  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a new rapid prototyping technique for fluoropolymer microfluidic device. This microfluidic device was fabricated by two steps: (1) cutting commercially available fluoropolymer films using a computer controlled cutting plotter... more
The music mixing secrets behind Cardi B’s Grammy-winning album
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PowerColor Mini Pro review: a pint-sized RX 570 eGPU [Video]
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Multiple users report that Adobe Premiere CC bug blew their MacBook Pro speakers [U: Video]
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How to restore specific files/folders with Time Machine on Mac
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Better interior design might keep astronauts healthier and happier in deep space
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Moog’s new analog synth is more than just a growling bass machine
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