• Tyrant in the code Crunch Network

    Tyrant in the code

    Mankind has a complex relationship with the notion of Artificial Intelligence. Tinged with both fear and fascination; the timeline for AI development is punctuated by cultural and historical events that have brought with them new speculation and theories. Mechanical men and artificial beings were a prevalent feature of Greek myth, including the golden robots of Hephaestus and… Read More

  • 2016 is the new hottest year on record – how NASA takes the planet’s temperature

    2016 is the new hottest year on record – how NASA takes the planet’s temperature

    NASA announced on Wednesday that in 2016, Earth experienced the hottest surface temperatures in modern history. Separate, independent analysis at NOAA provided the same conclusion. This makes the third year in a row that Earth experienced record high temperatures. These record years are part of a concerning long-term trend of increasing global temperatures. In fact, 16 of the 17 warmest years… Read More

  • Beeline is all about the journey to the destination

    Beeline is a handlebar-mounted gadget that uses a combination of Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS to direct you around town. Instead of giving you turn-by-turn direction like a traditional GPS, though, it simply acts as a compass to guide you to your destination. The Beeline team argues that this allows riders to be more present by letting them decide the best path to take. The project launched… Read More

  • Super Mario Run will come to Android in March

    Super Mario Run will come to Android in March

    As we’ve known for a while, Super Mario Run is coming to Android after an exclusive stint on iOS. It’s… going to be a while, though. Read More

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    Palantir HQ protest over Muslim registry fear

    Silicon Valley is no stranger to protests against tech companies. But it’s unusual when the tech workers themselves protest tech. Such was the case this morning, in front of Palantir headquarters in Palo Alto, where 50 people in the tech community came out in the pouring rain to demand the data mining startup take a firm stand against the makings of a Muslim registry.

    Palantir HQ protest over Muslim registry fear
  • Nintendo’s next mobile game ‘Fire Emblem: Heroes’ will arrive first on Android on February 2

    Nintendo’s next mobile game ‘Fire Emblem: Heroes’ will arrive first on Android on February 2

    Hot off its Switch unveiling late last week, Nintendo is dropping some key details about its next mobile title. Due out on February 2, Fire Emblem: Heroes is the latest in a series of long running tactical role playing titles published by the gaming giant. The title was first announced in April, alongside a new entry in the Animal Crossing series, but both were ultimately pushed back in favor… Read More

  • Learn how to pitch your startup with Pitchbot.vc

    Learn how to pitch your startup with Pitchbot.vc

    How much traction? What’s the market size? Who else invested? Are you the target user? These are the questions every investor will ask you, so you better build a business with the right answers and get ready to recite them. That’s what Pitchbot.vc helps you practice. Pitchbot simulates a pitch meeting with an angel, incubator, seed fund or VC firm. You respond to… Read More

  • Microsoft rolls out update to its Beam game-streaming platform

    Microsoft rolls out update to its Beam game-streaming platform

    Microsoft has been making notable improvements to the experiences on its Twitch competitor, Beam, since it purchased the startup this past August. A major update was just launched globally for the service which highlights a new faster video player, Xbox Live sign-ins, and a redesigned home page that makes the service’s various communities more visible to users. These features had… Read More

  • Mozilla gives itself a new look

    Mozilla gives itself a new look

    Mozilla is setting itself up for a big year ahead. The organization’s flagship Firefox browser, for example, is about to get a brand-new rendering engine. After a few years of missteps and misplaced priorities (remember Firefox OS and Hello?), it looks like Mozilla, which is more important to the open web ecosystem than most people realize, is back on track. To get 2017 started… Read More

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