• New tech can spot small faces in the crowd

    New tech can spot small faces in the crowd

    Spotting faces in a scene is easy when the punims are nice and close to the camera. But what about group shots where the faces are tiny? That, I fear, robots have a harder time with. A new research project by Deva Ramanan, associate professor of robotics, and Peiyun Hu, a Ph.D. student in robotics at Carnegie Mellon, fixes that problem by assessing the context of images. Instead of just… Read More

  • For those about to tune, we salute you

    For those about to tune, we salute you

    The first Roadie tuner was a miracle in a plastic case. This little device connected to your phone and then turned the machine heads (the little tuning knobs) on your guitar to exactly the right position. It worked wonderfully. Now the Roadie 2 intends to tune your guitar all night and tune your guitar every day. The Roadie 2 and the Roadie Bass are standalone tuners with an app component… Read More

  • UK wants tech firms to build tools to block terrorist content

    UK wants tech firms to build tools to block terrorist content

    U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd is holding talks with several major internet companies today to urge them to be more proactive about tackling the spread of extremist content online. Companies in attendance include Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook, along with some smaller internet companies. Read More

  • Ledger grabs $7 million for its cryptocurrency hardware wallets

    Ledger grabs $7 million for its cryptocurrency hardware wallets

    Things are going incredibly well for Ledger these days. People find bitcoins, ethers and other cryptocurrencies exciting again. And the French startup just raised a $7 million Series A round to make hardware security devices ubiquitous. MAIF Avenir, XAnge, Wicklow Capital, GDTRE, Libertus Capital, Digital Currency Group, The Whittemore Collection, Kima Ventures, BHB Network and Nicolas… Read More

  • At Disrupt NY, hear top investors talk about what to expect in 2017 and beyond

    At Disrupt NY, hear top investors talk about what to expect in 2017 and beyond

    The world’s gone topsy-turvy since President Trump was elected. How is his administration impacting the world of startups? Who will deregulation benefit the most? And how do investors feel about Jay Clayton, who has been nominated to head the SEC? We’re excited to announce that an investor panel at Disrupt NY will tackle these questions, and many more. Read More

  • Facebook introduces personal fundraising tools, donate buttons in Facebook Live for Pages

    Facebook introduces personal fundraising tools, donate buttons in Facebook Live for Pages

    Facebook today announced it’s expanding its set of online fundraising tools to include its own GoFundMe competitor, with the added support for personal online fundraisers. The new tool will allow Facebook users to raise money for personal crises and other campaigns. Facebook also is adding the ability for Facebook Pages to add a “donate” button to their live broadcasts. Read More

  • Ford taps BlackBerry talent to double its in-house mobile engineering team

    Ford taps BlackBerry talent to double its in-house mobile engineering team

    Ford has made 400 new engineering hires, the company announced, and will create a new Research and Engineering Centre in Ottawa (yes, it’s a ‘centre’ because it’s Canadian). The majority of the hires come from BlackBerry, where they have extensive experience working with QNX, the operating systems that powers Ford’s SYNC 3, and is used by a large number of the… Read More

  • Disney just launched the new mobile-only version of Club Penguin

    Disney just launched the new mobile-only version of Club Penguin

    Club Penguin Island, the mobile-only replacement for the original Club Penguin (which shut down last night) has launched. Started in 2005, Club Penguin was one of the first successful virtual worlds for children and, as they grew up, teens and adults. At its peak the platform had 200M users, and a few months ago was still seeing upwards of 5M visitors to the Club Penguin website each month. Read More

  • Looker catches the fancy of CapitalG, Goldman and Geodesic with $81.5M Series D

    Looker catches the fancy of CapitalG, Goldman and Geodesic with $81.5M Series D

    Business intelligence platform Looker is announcing an $81.5 million Series D today led by CapitalG. Rather than compete in segmented markets against visualization and data preparation startups, Looker wants to own the vertical of business intelligence. The company supports the adoption of enterprise machine learning by providing a source of clean and reliable data. Read More

  • OneLogin brings some smarts to multi-factor authentication

    OneLogin brings some smarts to multi-factor authentication

    Multi-factor authentication or MFA is designed to protect your identity by forcing you to enter a second independent security method to determine it’s really you. Yet like every security system, there is a fine-line between usability and safety. That’s why OneLogin rolled out a new version of its mobile MFA tool today that uses machine learning to determine your typical usage… Read More

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