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ABC News teams up with ATTN: to produce original news videos for social media (mar., 25 juil. 2017)
 ABC News announced today it’s teaming up with digital media company ATTN: to develop original news videos that will be distributed across social media sites, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The partnership aims to produce videos targeting audiences who no longer tune into traditional news broadcasts aired on television. However, the news footage featured in the program will… Read More
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iRobot’s CEO defends Roomba home mapping as privacy concerns arise (mar., 25 juil. 2017)
 iRobot CEO Colin Angle has been talking about his company’s plans to map user homes with the Roomba for a while now, but a recently published Reuters interview has raised a number of new privacy concerns. Of particular note is a bit where the executive speculates that the company “could reach a deal to sell its maps to one or more of the Big Three [Amazon, Apple, Google] in the… Read More
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Sage Group buys Intacct accounting software for $850m (mar., 25 juil. 2017)
 British enterprise software company Sage Group has agreed to purchase Intacct, a 19-year-old accounting software company, for $850 million, the companies announced today. A cash and stock transaction, the deal aims to help build out Sage’s cloud financial management offerings. Intacct, which competes with Financial Force and Oracle’s NetSuite, said in a related statement that it… Read More
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ThinkGeek has NES Classics in stock — with a catch (mar., 25 juil. 2017)
 If you want a NES Classic Edition (and you should) but don’t want to pay hundreds on eBay (and you shouldn’t), you’re in luck. ThinkGeek has a few in stock that its parent company, GameStop, mysteriously didn’t sell back when everyone was trying to buy them. They’re on sale right now, and will probably run out within an hour. Read More
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Sling Studio makes multi-camera video production so damn easy (mar., 25 juil. 2017)
Tito Hamze gives an in-depth review of the Sling Studio, a multi-camera production studio that turns your existing cameras wireless and makes your phones into cameras with the ability to control everything from an iPad as a switcher. It’s the most portable multi-cam setup I’ve ever used — and it’s awesome! Read More
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Toyota’s new solid-state battery could make its way to cars by 2020 (mar., 25 juil. 2017)
 Toyota is touting its progress on a new kind of battery technology, which uses a solid electrolyte instead of the conventional semi-liquid version used in today’s lithium-ion batteries. The car maker said that it’s near a breakthrough in production engineering that could help it put the new tech in production electric vehicles as early as 2020, according to the Wall Street Journal.… Read More
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The Envirobot robo-eel slithers along the shore for science (mar., 25 juil. 2017)
 The next time you’re swimming in Lake Geneva, don’t be surprised when you feel something eel-like and yet artificial touch your leg. That would be Envirobot, the latest biomimetic creation from Swiss researchers that autonomously swims around bodies of water and tests them for toxins and other factors. Read More
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Netflix to debut ‘Disenchantment,’ a new animated series from ‘The Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening, in 2018 (mar., 25 juil. 2017)
 The creator of the longest-running scripted primetime series ever, “The Simpsons,” is preparing to launch a new show for Netflix. The streaming service today announced it has ordered 20 episodes of an animated comedy series called “Disenchantment,” from “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening. The first episodes are set to debut in 2018, the company says,… Read More
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Wallflower wants to prevent cooking fires by making your stove smarter (mar., 25 juil. 2017)
 The fire department responds to a home fire every 86 seconds, and many of those start in the kitchen. Wallflower is a device that easily hooks into most electric stoves, between the outlet and the stove itself, to notify users if there is risk of a fire. If the stove is on when you leave the home, the Wallflower will send a notification to the your phone to remind you to turn it off. In fact,… Read More
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ContainerShip launches its fully managed Kubernetes service (mar., 25 juil. 2017)
 ContainerShip, which launched at Disrupt NY 2015, helps developers deploy their containerized applications on virtually all of the major cloud platforms. In its early days, the company mostly bet on Docker and its own container management tools for handling its users’ containers, but it is now adding support for the Google-incubated Kubernetes container orchestration tool and launching… Read More
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Twitter confirms it is winding down SnappyTV, shifting features to Media Studio (mar., 25 juil. 2017)
 Twitter has been making an effort for some time to streamline and simplify its interface to make its social media platform more accessible to new and more casual users, and it is doing the same in the backend of its service. In the latest development, we have confirmed that Twitter is preparing to wind down SnappyTV, a service it acquired in 2014 for quickly clipping, editing and sharing… Read More
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Online consignment shop thredUp takes on The RealReal with launch of Luxe (mar., 25 juil. 2017)
 Online consignment shop thredUp is taking on The RealReal. The e-commerce site for secondhand items today announced the launch of a new luxury goods storefront, simply called Luxe, which is now available as a public beta. Via Luxe, consignment customers can request a “clean out kit” from thredUp, as per usual, and fill it with both their high-end and low-end items, which the… Read More
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Node raises $10.8 million to find you better sales leads (mar., 25 juil. 2017)
 The first step of any salesperson is to figure out who to pitch, but some of them are wasting time targeting the wrong prospective clients. That’s the premise behind Node, a startup that says its platform uses artificial intelligence to find sales leads. In “stealth mode” for the past 2.5 years, the company is now announcing a $10.8 million venture financing round. Read More
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Bigscreen VR app gets its biggest screen yet with latest update (mar., 25 juil. 2017)
 Bigscreen is living up to its name. The Andreessen Horowitz-backed virtual reality app will be receiving one of its biggest updates since launch with the Cinema Update, which brings a hulking dynamically lit IMAX-like theater environment into the app, which will allow users to watch movies, play games and do work on their PC in a pretty epic manner. Read More
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Get ready to finally say goodbye to Flash — in 2020 (mar., 25 juil. 2017)
 Adobe today announced that Flash, the once-ubiquitous plugin that allowed you to play your first Justin Bieber video on YouTube and Dolphin Olympics 2 on Kongregate, will be phased out by the end of 2020. Until then, Adobe will still partner with the likes of Apple, Mozilla, Microsoft and Google to offer security updates for Flash in their browsers and support new versions of them. Read More
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Uber driver-side updates include 24/7 phone support and paid lost item returns (mar., 25 juil. 2017)
 Uber has added a range of updates on the driver side of its service, in keeping with its ‘180 days of change’ promise to the supply side of its ride hailing equation. The new updates include 24-hour, 7 day a week live phone support, quick fixes to fare mistakes, protection against bad ratings resulting from factors beyond a driver’s control and payments for trips to return… Read More
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This new modular construction company just raised $4.2 million in Series A funding (mar., 25 juil. 2017)
 Building blocks are a fascination that most people eventually outgrow. Not Noel Maxam, an Emmy-award-winning producer, director and writer who more recently leapt into the world of modular construction with Emagispace, a company that’s looking to give stick-frame construction the brush. Read More
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Adobe accidentally leaks photo-editing app Project Nimbus (mar., 25 juil. 2017)
 Project Nimbus is not a secret. Adobe already previewed the app at its MAX conference. But MacGeneration was able to download and play around with the upcoming app. Adobe told MacGeneration that it was available to some Creative Cloud subscribers for a short time by mistake. It has been removed since then. In many ways, Project Nimbus feels like the Photos app and iCloud’s photo library… Read More
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B-Secur’s heartbeat biometric ID tech bags $4.5M (mar., 25 juil. 2017)
 Northern Ireland based B-Secur has closed a £3.5m (~$4.5M) late stage seed investment for its biometric authentication technology that utilizes an individual’s unique heartbeat pattern, known as an electrocardiogram (ECG), to — in its words — “quickly and securely authenticate identity”. Read More
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Tesla Model S regains top Consumer Reports rating after software update (mar., 25 juil. 2017)
Tesla Model S P85D Tesla’s Model S once again occupies the top rating spot in the Consumer Reports ultra-luxury sedan category, after the automaker put out a software update that brought automatic emergency braking (AEB) to highway speeds for Model S vehicles with the second-generation hardware package. Tesla had rolled back some of its automated safety and driver assistance features for vehicles… Read More
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