• Microsoft Surface Book 2 is a well-rounded portable powerhouse

    Microsoft Surface Book 2 is a well-rounded portable powerhouse

    It’s well past time to put to rest any doubt surrounding Microsoft’s hardware ambitions. Over the past few years, the company has transformed the Surface line from boutique proof of concept to one of the more innovative and forward-looking PC brands on the market. The Surface Book is one of the best examples of the line — Microsoft took the wraps off the Surface Book 2… Read More

  • What’s new in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

    Announced roughly this time last year, Creators Update was Microsoft’s attempt to capture the creative types who have long been considered a core part of the Mac ecosystem’s userbase. The update brought simple 3D content creation tools to Windows 10 and additional gaming functionality, among other things. The new Fall Creators Update, which is set to roll out to all users today… Read More

  • Microsoft’s Panos Panay discusses the past and future of Surface

    Microsoft’s Panos Panay discusses the past and future of Surface

    In the earliest days of the Surface, it was hard to shake the notion that the line was something of a reference design for Windows 8. Things have evolved quite a bit. The line has grown to include two convertible tablets, a pair of laptops, a 28-inch all-in-one and a high-tech whiteboard, while the devices themselves have become some of the most capable and compelling in their respective spaces. Read More

  • Polkadot passes the $140M mark for its fund-raise to link private and public blockchains

    Polkadot passes the $140M mark for its fund-raise to link private and public blockchains

    Polkadot is a project which has emerged from the Blockchain world, and was designed to do something increasingly important. In effect, Polkadot is the interchange and translator between multiple blockchains which creative people developing on the Ethereum blockchain have been looking for in order to build a wealth new projects and infrastructure. As companies develop their own side-chains… Read More

  • Spain’s biggest companies are charging into crypto

    Spain’s biggest companies are charging into crypto

    The global adoption of blockchain technology is starting to feel like an inevitability. Following on the news that Moscow is launching a cryptocurrency (creatively called the CryptoRuble… because of course it is), a consortium composed of the top technology officers at some of Spain’s largest companies in finance, energy, and telecommunications has launched to develop a… Read More

  • Cruise’s self-driving Chevrolet Bolts are coming to New York next year

    Cruise’s self-driving Chevrolet Bolts are coming to New York next year

    GM’s Cruise Automation will expand its test pool, while keeping a focus on city driving, something it has said gives it an edge in the autonomous driving space. What better city to use for testing, then, than New York, one of the densest and most hectic traffic nightmares in North America. Cruise will test its self-driving fleet in New York in a five-mile square section of Manhattan… Read More

  • Venmo users can now shop online anywhere PayPal is accepted in the U.S.

    Venmo users can now shop online anywhere PayPal is accepted in the U.S.

    PayPal this morning announced its mobile payments service Venmo is now available at over 2 million online U.S retailers, allowing Venmo users to shop on the mobile web at almost everywhere PayPal is accepted today. This includes popular retailers like Lululemon, Forever21 and Foot Locker via the mobile web, the company says. As with PayPal, eligible purchases bought using Venmo online… Read More

  • Feedzai closes $50M Series C to help banks and merchants identify fraud with AI

    Feedzai closes $50M Series C to help banks and merchants identify fraud with AI

    Feedzai is announcing a $50 million Series C this morning led by an unnamed VC with additional capital from Sapphire Ventures. The six year old startup builds machine learning tools to help banks and merchants spot payment fraud. In today’s rapidly maturing world of fintech, Feedzai is trying to thread the needle between turnkey solution and customizable platform. With 60 clients… Read More

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