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Crypto and venture’s biggest names are backing a new distributed ledger project called Oasis Labs

A team of top security researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and MIT have come together to launch a new cryptographic project that combines secure software and hardware to enable pri

MIT’s Cheetah ‘bot walks up debris-littered stairs without visual sensors

After making its stage debut at TC Sessions Robotics in Boston last year, the third iteration of MIT’s Cheetah robot is back with some impressive new tricks. Associate Professor Sangbae Kim will off

New system connects your mind to a machine to help stop mistakes

How do you tell your robot not do something that could be catastrophic? You could give it a verbal or programmatic command or you could have it watch your brain for signs of distress and have it stop

AssistENT offers an anti-snoring device you stick in your nose

If you sleep next to someone who snores you know that the endless horking and honking isn’t very fun… and it makes the snorer’s life even worse. Some students and doctors in Baltimor

Tableau gets AI shot in the arm with Empirical Systems acquisition

When Tableau was founded back in 2003, not many people were thinking about artificial intelligence to drive analytics and visualization, but over the years the world has changed and the company recogn

New technology can see your body through walls

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has created a system that can see your body through walls, recreating your poses when you walk, sit, or simply stand still. It uses

Bad things happen when you train AI using ‘the darkest corners of Reddit’

MIT researchers trained an artificial intelligence using Reddit and you won’t believe what happened next. Just kidding. Of course you will. The worst things happened. Norman, who naturally gets his

Thunkable’s DIY app builder is now cross-platform

Drag-and-drop app builder startup Thunkable has launched a cross-platform version of its product that lets users create apps that work across Android and iOS. The app builder is targeted at non-coders

These schools graduate the most funded startup CEOs

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Shoe startups aren’t dragging their feet Hydrate, intoxicate, caffeinate, repeat: Meet the startups pouring the future There is no degree re

Yobe launches with $1.8M seed to pinpoint a voice in noise

There are times where voice-driven systems don’t work all that well because of background noise or other voices. That’s because it’s hard for machines (and humans) to pull out a part

With MIT launched, Learning Machine raises seed to replace paper with blockchain credentials

Transcripts, diplomas, resumes — simple documents with enormously important economic consequences for their holders. The right classes or GPA on a transcript can radically change the career prospect

The 2017 TechCrunch Include Progress Report

This is the second annual TechCrunch Include Progress Report. Covering diversity and inclusion in the tech industry cannot be done in a vacuum. As aspects of identity are intersectional, so too should

ReviveMed turns drug discovery into a big data problem and raises $1.5M to solve it

What if there's a drug that already exists that could treat a disease with no known therapies, but we just haven't made the connection? Finding that connection by exhaustively analyzing complex biomec

’90s kids rejoice! Microsoft releases the original Windows 3.0 File Manager source code

Microsoft has released the source code for the original, 1990s-era File Manager that is so familiar to all of us who were dragging and dropping on Windows 3.0. The code, which is available on Github u

MIT’s new headset reads the ‘words in your head’

There’s always been a glaring issue with voice computing: Talking to a voice assistant with other people around makes you feel like a bit of a weirdo. It’s a big part of the reason we’ve been se

MIT cuts ties with brain preservation startup Nectome

MIT is disassociating itself from Nectome, the Y Combinator-backed startup promising to preserve customers’ brains for the possibility of future digital upload. Co-founder Robert McIntyre descri

MIT’s soft robotic fish is studying real ones in Fiji

MIT CSAIL just revealed footage of SoFi, the lab’s robotic fish, which looks right at home swimming amongst the coral reefs of Fiji. The project is an attempt to create an autonomous underwater veh

MIT gadget puts multiple artificial organs into a paperback-sized connected system

If you want to see how a proposed drug affects human physiology, your options are limited — and usually you end up using mice, which are in many ways poor analogues. What's a pharmacologist to do? M

Where did venture capitalists go to college?

The educational backgrounds of VC investment professionals are in some ways surprisingly diverse, even if the population of investors generally isn’t. Still, there are some definite trends to suss o

False news spreads faster than truth online thanks to human nature

The rapidity with which falsity travels has been proverbial for centuries: "Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it," wrote Swift in 1710. Yet empirical verification of this common wisdo
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