Octopus Typewriter

Recycled 1938 Underwood typewriter turned into unique Octopus sculpture. “Octopus Typewriter” mechanical sculpture created by Courtney Brown. Also check out: Chromatic Typewrite
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VC-backed CloudBees buys Electric Cloud

CloudBees has acquired Electric Cloud, a provider of continuous delivery and application release automation solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. CloudBees is backed by Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Verizon Ventures, Delta-v Capital, Golub Capital and Unusual Ventures. PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO & SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CLOUDBEES DAYS–CloudBees, the enterprise DevOps leader powering the continuous economy, today announced the acquisition of Electric Cloud, a ma...
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ProcessOut improves payment data visualization

ProcessOut has grown quite a lot since I first covered the startup. The company now has a ton of small and big clients, from Glovo to Vente-Privée and Dashlane. The company has become an expert on payment providers and payment analytics. The core of the product remains the same. Clients sign up to get an overview on the performance of their payment systems. After setting up ProcessOut Telescope, you can monitor payments with expensive fees, failed payments and disappointing payment service pr...
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Imandra, Innovapptive, Nesh, Kroger Delivery Robots & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—Austin-based LiveOak Venture Partners is one of three organizations that led a $5 million investment in Imandra, an artificial intelligence startup based in London, according to a press release. With the funding, Imandra says it will open a US headquarters in the Texas state capital. Other investors were AlbionVC and IQ Capital, based in London and Cambridge, England, respectively. The four-year-old startup makes AI software with tools to...
Tags: National blog main, Texas, Texas blog main, Texas top stories, AI, AlbionVC, Amplo, Analytics, Aparthotel, Aristos Ventures, Artificial Intelligence, Austin, Autonomous Vehicles, Big Data, Blake Rosenthal, Cambridge

Is It Safe to Leave My Smartphone on My Wireless Charger?

Welcome to another edition of Lifehacker’s tech-advice column, brought to you by copious amounts of DayQuil—thanks to whoever gave me the terrible cold I’ve been dealing with the last week or so. Since I still feel like I could easily pack eight more hours of sleep into my schedule today, I’ll cut right to this week’s…Read more...
Tags: Charging, Wireless, Iphone, Android, Cable, Power

AI-based WeaponLogic Ecosystem presented at LAAD 2019

Good news: your agency has just ordered a long-awaited batch of rifles and pistols to complement and eventually replace the current inventory in use. Bad news: you are given the Herculean task of keeping a detailed track and record of the weapons’ use, both in training and in actual operations, so that an adequate maintenance […] Read More … The post AI-based WeaponLogic Ecosystem presented at LAAD 2019 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Daily News, Guns & Gear, News, Other Gear & Gadgets, Pistols, Rifles, LAAD 2019, RFID, Tech, WeaponLogic Ecosystem

Bitcoin Couldn't Hide Russia's Operatives From Mueller's Investigation

"Russian operatives used cryptocurrency at almost every stage in their online efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report on his investigation." So says CNN, adding that "Systems used in the hacking of the Democratic Party were paid for using Bitcoin, as were online hosting services that supported websites which published hacked materials and were used in the targeting of disinformation at American voters." The Russian...

MIUI Global Beta update brings Screen Time Feature [Update: Now rolling out with MIUI v9.4.18 beta]

[Update: April 19 - The Screen Time feature is now rolling out with new MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM v9.4.18] Google announced Digital Wellbeing feature with Android Pie aimed at being responsible with smartphone usage. Digital Wellbeing helps you understand your phone usage better, app usage timers so that you can limit the usage, visuals detailing how many times you unlock your phone per day and how many notifications you receive. The Wind Down feature limits notifications and also gradually tur...
Tags: India, MIUI, News, POCO, Xiaomi, MIUI Digital Wellbeing, MIUI Screen Time, Xiaomi Digital Wellbeing, Xiaomi Screen Time

Instagram Hides Like Counts In Leaked Design Prototype

Instagram's Android code is hiding a design change that hides the number of likes your posts get. "During this test, only the person who shares a post will see the total number of likes it gets," the company says. TechCrunch reports on the seemingly small design change test and the massive potential impact it'll have on users' well-being: Hiding Like counts could reduce herd mentality, where people just Like what's already got tons of Likes. It could reduce the sense of competition on Instagram,...

Amazon is looking for an Industrial Design Engineer for their Robotic Fulfillment division!

You’ve heard of Amazon, right? One of the world’s largest retailers? Run by the world’s richest man (even after his divorce settlement!)Amazon is an absolute behemoth. Going from being a book-selling service in 1995, to being one of the biggest names in online retail, and even reaching a trillion dollar valuation along the way, Amazon is famous for investing heavily in research and development. For the longest time, all of Amazon’s profits went right into their research and development team, all...
Tags: Job Board, Product Design, Robots/Drones, Amazon, Delivery, Design Engineer, Drones, Fulfillment, Industrial-design, Lead, Logistics, Robots, YD Job Alert

No one knows how to hire, plus brand design and African tech

Editor’s Note: No one knows how to hire Hiring is the lifeblood of the world. Few people do truly singular work; instead, nearly every facet of our civilization is built by groups of humans (and increasingly machines) working in tandem. Image by PeopleImages via Getty Images That presents quite the puzzle though: if teamwork is so critical to the functioning of, well, everything, why are we so god awfully bad at building teams? Minus a couple of high functioning teams of course, the evidence ...
Tags: The Extra Crunch Daily, Bitmoji, Iterable, Jumia, Mozilla, Scaleworks

Netflix says it’s testing a shuffle feature for when you don’t know what to watch

Netflix is testing a new feature that can help you start streaming when you don’t know what to watch. The company confirmed it’s testing a shuffle mode of sorts, which will allow you to easily click on a popular show to start playing a random episode. The idea with the feature is to offer an experience that’s more like traditional TV — where you could just turn the set on, and there would be something to watch. With today’s streaming services, that sort of seamless experience is more difficult t...
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HDD Shipments Fell Nearly 13% in the First Quarter of 2019, 18% Since Last Year

Suren Enfiajyan writes: HDD shipments are continuing to decline. This is about all major HDD vendors with WDC with the most decline yearly -- 26.1% against 11.3% (Toshiba) and 14.4% (Seagate). Desktop HDD shipments are said to have fallen to just 24.5 million units, a drop of nearly 4 million units from the previous quarter. Laptop HDD shipments dropped more than 6 million units to hit the 37 million mark. Enterprise HDDs are said to have rebounded by nearly 1 million units, however, to around 1...

'Some Cheers, A Few Sneers For Google's URL Solution For AMP'

The Verge explains what all the commotion is about: AMP stands for "Accelerated Mobile Pages," and you've probably noticed that those pages load super quickly and usually look much simpler than regular webpages. You may have also noticed that the URL at the top of your browser started with "" instead of with the webpage you thought you were visiting. Google is trying to fix that by announcing support for something called "Signed Exchanges." What it should mean is t...

Startups Weekly: Zoom CEO says its stock price is ‘too high’

When Zoom hit the public markets Thursday, its IPO pop, a whopping 81 percent, floored everyone, including its own chief executive officer, Eric Yuan. Yuan became a billionaire this week when his video conferencing business went public. He told Bloomberg that he actually wished his stock hadn’t soared quite so high. I’m guessing his modesty and laser focus attracted Wall Street to his stock; well, that, and the fact that his business is actually profitable. He is, this week proved, not your aver...
Tags: Startups, Venture Capital, Adam Fisher, Alex Wilhelm, Artificial Intelligence, ATG, Bessemer Venture Partners, Ceo, Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder, Economy, Editor-in-chief, Entrepreneurship, Eric Yuan, Fastly, Finance

Ransomware Attack Knocks The Weather Channel Off the Air

A computer attack knocked the Weather Channel off the air for more than an hour Thursday morning [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source], and federal authorities are investigating the incident, WSJ is reporting. From the report: After its broadcast was disrupted, the weather news service sent a tweet saying it had been the victim of "a malicious software attack," adding that federal law-enforcement officials were investigating the matter. A spokesman for the Federal Bureau...

Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine is considering book-themed subscription boxes

Reese Witherspoon’s media company Hello Sunshine already has its hands in movies, television, Apple TV+ shows, podcasts, Audible originals, books and more. Now it’s weighing an entry into the subscription box business to further capitalize on its brand and its appeal to women. The subscription boxes under consideration would operate out of Reese’s Book Club — the curated selection of book recommendations whose focus is on titles with strong female leads. The club, which some believe may one day ...
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Cat Laptop

Scratching toy laptop with computer mouse that looks like the real animal. Cat Scratch Laptop – computer shaped scratching mat designed for cats in modern world. Made out of cardboard. Scratchy gift for your nerdy cat. Also check out: Armor for Cats and Mice
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West Virginia Will Allow 'Blockchain Voting' In the 2020 Election

Military voters stationed overseas will be able to cast their votes for the 2020 presidential election via a mobile app that uses a private blockchain. MIT Technology Review reports: Donald Kersey, West Virginia's elections director, tells the cryto news website LongHash that he believes the app, created by a startup called Voatz, can enhance participation by overseas voters. Turnout among this group is very low, in part because the process of receiving a ballot and securely returning it on time...

Bacteria Use Viruses To Differentiate Themselves From Their Competitors, Study Finds

schwit1 shares a report from UPI: Normally, bacteria and viruses are enemies, but new research suggests a viral infection can offer bacteria some benefits -- chiefly, the ability to distinguish friend from foe. Scientists discovered the phenomenon after observing a stark demarcation line between two strains of the bacteria Escherichia coli K-12, but no such divide between identical clones. The related rivals steered clear of one another, while the identical strains swam toward one another. To fi...

From lab-grown meat to fermented fungus, here’s what corporate food VCs are serving up

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor A record $2.5B went to US insurance startup deals last year, and big insurers are in all the way Space tech rockets higher In a foodie’s ideal world, we’d all eat healthy, minimally processed cuisine sourced from artisanal farmers, bakers and chefs. In the real world, however, most of us derive the lion’s share of calories from edibles supplied by a handful of giant food conglomerat...
Tags: Column, Food, Startups, TC, Venture Capital, Acre Venture Partners, Cultured meat, Eighteen94 Capital, Food Tech, Ginkgo Bioworks, Meat, Memphis Meats, Spoiler Alert, Synthetic Biology

CIA Allegedly Told Allies That Huawei Is Funded By Chinese State Security, Army

The Central Intelligence Agency has accused Chinese tech giant Huawei of accepting funding from the “People’s Liberation Army, China’s National Security Commission and a third branch of the Chinese state intelligence network,” the Times of London reported on Saturday, citing a “UK source.”Read more...
Tags: Huawei, Espionage, Cia, Cybersecurity, Spying, Hackers, Hacking, Peoples Liberation Army, Technology, 5g, Wireless

Millions of Rehab Records Exposed on Unsecured Database

Records for potentially tens of thousands of patients seeking treatment at several addiction rehabilitation centers were exposed in an unsecured online database, an independent researcher revealed Friday. From a report: The 4.91 million documents included patients' names, as well as details of the treatments they received, according to Justin Paine, the researcher. Each patient had multiple records in the database, and Paine estimates that the records may cover about 145,000 patients. Paine noti...

Smoke 'Seen For Miles' as SpaceX Crew Dragon Suffers Anomaly at Cape Canaveral

An anonymous reader quotes Florida Today: A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule suffered an anomaly during a routine test fire at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Saturday afternoon, the 45th Space Wing confirmed today. "On April 20, 2019, an anomaly occurred at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station during the Dragon 2 static test fire," Wing Spokesman Jim Williams told FLORIDA TODAY. "The anomaly was contained and there were no injuries." SpaceX's Crew Dragon, also referred to as Dragon 2, is designed to t...

Utah Bans Police From Searching Digital Data Without a Warrant

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Forbes: In a major win for digital privacy, Utah became the first state in the nation to ban warrantless searches of electronic data. Under the Electronic Information or Data Privacy Act (HB 57), state law enforcement can only access someone's transmitted or stored digital data (including writing, images, and audio) if a court issues a search warrant based on probable cause. Simply put, the act ensures that search engines, email providers, social media, c...

'Pi VizuWall' Is a Beowulf Cluster Built With Raspberry Pi's

Why would someone build their own Beowulf cluster -- a high-performance parallel computing prototype -- using 12 Raspberry Pi boards? It's using the standard Beowulf cluster architecture found in about 88% of the world's largest parallel computing systems, with an MPI (Message Passing Interface) system that distributes the load over all the nodes. Matt Trask, a long-time computer engineer now completing his undergraduate degree at Florida Atlantic University, explains how it grew out of his wo...

Tulips and Apples

Tulips and Apples  Oil on wood, 10" x 8,"  $410. The simplest items can be so fascinating to paint.   [Author: Diane Hoeptner]
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Netflix Is Testing a Feature to Serve Up Random Episodes If You Don't Know What to Watch

Many of us are by now familiar with the Browse Endlessly Plan, a system in which scrolling knows no end and absolutely nothing of interest populates no matter how many times you refresh or toggle between genres. Netflix may have something close to an answer for it.Read more...
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French Government Releases In-house IM App To Replace WhatsApp and Telegram Use

A year ago, the French government unveiled its plan to build its own encrypted messenger service to ease fears that foreign entities could spy on private conversations between top officials. That app, named Tchap, is now official for Android handsets and the iPhone. From a report: A web dashboard is also in the works. Only official French government employees can sign-up for an account; however, the French government also open-sourced Tchap's source code on GitHub so other organizations can roll...

26 States Now Ban Or Restrict Community Broadband, Report Finds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: A new report has found that 26 states now either restrict or outright prohibit towns and cities from building their own broadband networks. Quite often the laws are directly written by the telecom sector, and in some instances ban towns and cities from building their own broadband networks -- even if the local ISP refuses to provide service. The full report by BroadbandNow, a consumer-focused company that tracks US broadband availability, ind...

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