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The Best Home Security Cameras, According To Our Readers

Cameras aren’t just useful for finding intruders; they can help us keep an eye on the kids during work or make sure your dog isn’t getting into trouble behind your back. In an age where we’re stuck at home, we wanted to know the systems that they were using to keep track of their domain. Earlier this week, we asked…Read more...
Tags: Security, Video, Technology, Microsoft, Articles, Intel, Surveillance, Camera, Lifehacks, Ring, Digital Camera, IP Camera, Crime Prevention, Anke, Closed Circuit Television, Technology Internet


Polaroid Made a Pen That Lets You Draw Pieces of Candy

There are 3D-printing pens that let prolific doodlers turn their drawings into three-dimensional sculptures, but all users are really left with is a piece of art. Polaroid’s taking 3D-printing pens one step further by replacing extruded plastic with melted candy so that when your masterpiece is complete, you can eat…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Industrial Design, 3d Printing, Candy, Pens, Polaroid, 3d Modeling, 3doodler, Ballpoint Pen, Emerging Technologies, Industrial Processes, Economic Sectors, Technology Internet


Firms backed by Robert Downey Jr. and Bill Gates have funded an electric motor company that slashes energy consumption

Sometimes the smallest innovations can have the biggest impacts on the world’s efforts to stop global climate change. Arguably, one of the biggest contributors in the fight against climate change to date has been the switch to the humble LED light, which has slashed hundreds of millions of tons of carbon dioxide emissions simply by reducing energy consumption in buildings. And now firms backed by Robert Downey Jr. and Bill Gates are joining investors like Amazon and iPod inventor Tony Fadell to ...
Tags: Amazon, Energy, TC, Real Estate, Robert Downey Jr, California, China, US, Articles, Tech, Ipod, United States, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Paris, Bill Gates, Computing


Figure Out the Size of Your Next Stimulus Check With These Calculators

On Saturday morning, the U.S. House of Representatives—or, more accurately, House Democrats—passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. (Zero Republicans crossed party lines to for the bill; two Democrats voted against it.) The plan, which is expected to pass the U.S. Senate this week, would provide a wide range of…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Technology, Articles, Democrats, House, US Senate, Lifehacks, Agi, Stimulus, Science and Technology, U S Senate, U S House of Representatives, US House of Representatives, Artificial General Intelligence, Calculator, Office Equipment


Offering a service that prioritizes the highest-paying gigs in the gig economy, Stoovo raises funding

Semih Korkmaz and Hantz Févry launched Stoovo in 2019 as a way to help gig workers make the best use of their time. Févry, who immigrated to the U.S. from Haiti, knew first hand the struggles that come with part time work from his days as a student at Stonybrook University. While there bouncing from job to job, Févry would feel the sting associated with hidden fees, unkept promises, and variability of part-time labor. The time at Stonybrook was also when Févry got his first taste of entrepreneur...
Tags: Google, TC, Uber, Hong Kong, Europe, Employment, Articles, Tech, Banking, Economy, University, United States, Seattle, 500 Startups, Haiti, Gig


Microsoft launches Azure Percept, its new hardware and software platform to bring AI to the edge

Microsoft today announced Azure Percept, its new hardware and software platform for bringing more of its Azure AI services to the edge. Percept combines Microsoft’s Azure cloud tools for managing devices and creating AI models with hardware from Microsoft’s device partners. The general idea here is to make it far easier for all kinds of businesses to build and implement AI for things like object detection, anomaly detections, shelf analytics and keyword spotting at the edge by providing them wit...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Azure, Articles, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Platform, Machine Learning, Philosophy, Perception, Microsoft-azure, Cloud Infrastructure, Percept


California City Becomes First in the U.S. to Ban New Gas Stations

Officials from Petaluma, California have decided their city has enough places to fill up gas-powered cars. Last week, the local city council unanimously voted to ban new gas stations, building on a two-year moratorium passed in early 2019. Read more...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Science, Technology, Environment, Articles, Green Vehicles, Electric Car, Science and Technology, Hydrogen Vehicle, California City, Sustainable Transport, Petaluma California, The Coalition, Emerging Technologies, Sustainable Technologies, Fuel Gas


Geothermal startups get another boost from Chevron as the oil giant backs a geothermal project developer

The U.S.-based oil major Chevron is doubling down on its investment in geothermal power by investing in a Swedish developer of low-temperature geothermal and heat power projects called Baseload Capital. Oil companies are under pressure to find new lines of business as the world prepares for a massive shift to renewable energy resources to power all aspects of industry in the face of mounting climate-related disasters caused by greenhouse gas emissions warming the temperature on the planet. Joini...
Tags: Google, Energy, TC, Japan, Oil, Articles, Chief executive officer, Tech, Renewable Energy, Investment, Taiwan, United States, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Iceland, Chevron, Geothermal Energy


How to Enable Zoom's New Live Transcriptions

Zoom is bringing its Live Transcription feature to free users. Paid users have had access to the service for a while, but free users will soon also have the option to add automated, AI-powered closed-captioning to their meetings.Read more...
Tags: Google, Writing, Articles, Lifehacks, Zoom, Transcription, Closed Captioning, Assistive Technology, Web Conferencing, Human Communication, Branches Of Biology, Videotelephony, Subtitling, Transcription Software


Foresite Capital raises $969 million fund to invest in healthcare startups across all stages of growth

Health and life science specialist investment firm Foresite Capital has raised a new fund, its fifth to date, totally $969 million in commitments from LPs. This is the firm’s largest fund to date, and was oversubscribed relative to its original target according to fund CEO and founder Dr. Jim Tananbaum, who told me that while the fundraising process started out slow in the early months of the pandemic, it gained steam quickly starting around last fall and ultimately exceeded expectations. This l...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, TC, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Articles, Tech, Investment, Ceo, Economy, Innovation, Venture Capital, Machine Learning, Private Equity, Fund, Biotech


The Problem With Zoom Adding Free Captions After Getting Called Out

As a journalist and content writer, I often have to go on Zoom calls every day with clients and interview sources who request to use this platform. I am also hard-of-hearing, which makes following what people say on calls tiring, due to listening fatigue.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Microsoft, Articles, Accessibility, Disability, Social Issues, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Sign Language, Zoom, Poynter, Closed Captioning, Deafness, Shari Eberts, Deaf culture


Allbirds is investing in a plant-based leather substitute, plans faux-leather shoe drop in December

The sustainability focused shoe maker Allbirds has taken another step to green its supply chain with a small $2 million investment in a new company called Natural Fiber Welding. Announced this morning, the investment in Natural Fiber Welding will see Allbirds bring a vegan leather replacement option to customers by December 2021. It’s a natural addition for a company that has always billed itself as focused on environmental impact in other aspects of its apparel manufacturing. Allbirds these day...
Tags: TC, Leather, Articles, Supply Chain, Tech, Adidas, Sustainability, Taiwan, Culture, Porsche, Manufacturing, Tony Fadell, John Legend, Illinois, Taipei, Textiles


Allbirds is investing in plant-based leather substitute as it looks to further green its supply chain

The sustainability focused shoe maker Allbirds has taken another step to green its supply chain with a small $2 million investment in a new company called Natural Fiber Welding. Announced this morning, the investment in Natural Fiber Welding will see Allbirds bring a vegan leather replacement option to customers by December 2021. It’s a natural addition for a company that has always billed itself as focused on environmental impact in other aspects of its apparel manufacturing. Allbirds these day...
Tags: TC, Leather, Articles, Supply Chain, Tech, Adidas, Sustainability, Taiwan, Culture, Porsche, Manufacturing, Tony Fadell, John Legend, Illinois, Taipei, Textiles


How to Overcome 'Zoom Fatigue'

Throughout the pandemic, many former office workers have been necessarily glued to their computer monitors. As work migrated online, video tools like Zoom and Google Hangouts have become the rare outlet for regular face-time with colleagues. But short of an alternative for seeing your co-workers without a screen in…Read more...
Tags: Google, Video, Technology, Fatigue, Articles, Smartphones, Telecommunications, Lifehacks, Zoom, Nonverbal Communication, Jeremy Bailenson, Web Conferencing, Groupware, Videotelephony, Cancer Related Fatigue


The carbon offset API developer Patch confirms a $4.5 million round led by Andreessen Horowitz

Patch , the carbon offset API developer, has raised $4.5 million in financing to build out its business selling customers a way to calculate their carbon footprint and identify and finance offset projects that capture the equivalent carbon dioxide emissions associated with that footprint.  Confirming TechCrunch reporting, Andreessen Horowitz led the round, which also included previous investors VersionOne Ventures, MapleVC, and Pale Blue Dot Ventures. Patch’s application protocol interface wo...
Tags: Energy, TC, Y Combinator, Articles, Tech, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, President, Andreessen Horowitz, Api, Carbon Footprint, Greenhouse Gases, Patch, Sonder, Jeff Jordan, EQT, Jennifer Wagner


Iced Tea Company That Pivoted to Blockchain Has Its License Pulled by the SEC

I’ve got that deja vu feeling. In 2017, the price of bitcoin exploded, prompting a bunch of random companies to announce their business was pivoting to “blockchain” in some form or another before being forgotten when the mania subsided. Three years later, we’re seeing bitcoin’s price fall from another record high and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Bitcoin, SEC, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Decentralization, Digital Currencies, Business Finance, Tea Company, Long Blockchain Corp, Payment Systems, Economics Of Bitcoin, Draftdigibyte


Ag monitoring startup Flurostat merges with soil carbon expert Dagan to form Regrow

Flurostat and Dagan, two startups that both are tackling the monitoring and management of agricultural inputs and outputs for a better understanding of the role sustainable agriculture can play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, have merged and are launching a package of services under a new brand, Regrow. The merge, announced yesterday, will create a company that combines Flurostat’s data driven agriculture management services with Dagan’s soil biogeochemical modeling technology, the compan...
Tags: Food, TC, Microsoft, Articles, Tech, Carbon, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Machine Learning, Greenhouse Gas, Crunchbase, Salas, Carbon Sequestration, Dagan, Co-founder, Flurostat, William Salas


Y Combinator company Axle Health is bringing on-demand home testing services to telehealth providers

While usage of telehealth services have surged during the COVID-19 epidemic, there are some times when health professionals need to be around in person to conduct diagnostics tests. To help those telehealth companies bridge that gap is Axle Health, a company currently enrolled in the latest cohort from the Y Combinator accelerator. “In terms of the professionals that we send in home, they’re phlebotomists, NAs, RVNs, and RNs as well,” said Axle co-founder Connor Hailey. In a sad reflection of th...
Tags: TC, Uber, Y Combinator, Technology, Articles, Tech, Telemedicine, Science and Technology, Zocdoc, Hailey, Telehealth, Co-founder, COVID, Axle Health, Connor Hailey, Adam Stansell


Anuvia raises $103 million to commercialize its novel fertilizer

Anuvia Plant Nutrients has raised $103 million to commercialize its novel fertilizer technology. The company, backed by investors like TPG ART,  Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund , Generate Capital and Piva Capital , is now ready to roll out its tech, which is already used on roughly 1200 farms and is projected to be on 20 million acres of farmland by 2025.  Now led by longtime agriculture executive Amy Yoder, who represents the sixth generation of a Michigan farm...
Tags: TC, Florida, Technology, Articles, Tech, United States, Farmers, Agriculture, Michigan, Food Waste, Soil, Chemicals, Indigo, Yoder, TPG, Winter Garden Fla


Bringing jobs and health benefits, BlocPower unlocks energy efficiency retrofits for low income communities

Retrofitting buildings to make them more energy efficient and better at withstanding climate change induced extreme weather is going to be a big, multi-billion dollar business. But it’s one that’s been hard for low-income communities to tap, thanks to obstacles ranging faulty incentive structures to an inability to adequately plan for which upgrades will be most effective in which buildings. Enter BlocPower, a New York-based startup founded by a longtime advocate for energy efficiency and the jo...
Tags: Energy, TC, New York, Obama, NYC, Washington, White House, Articles, Barack Obama, Tech, Georgia, Chicago, Brooklyn, United States, President, Energy Efficiency


Remastered Nyan Cat Gif Sold for the Equivalent of $587,000 in a Crypto Art Auction

Nyan Cat is turning 10 years old in April (feel old yet?), and to celebrate the anniversary of one of the internet’s most wholesome memes, the artist behind the gif, Chris Torres, put a newly remastered version up for auction. On Friday, the piece sold for 300 Ether on the crypto art platform Foundation, which…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Computing, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Ethereum, Decentralization, Chris Torres, Nyan, Nyan Cat, Crypto Art, Blockchain Art, Non Fungible Token, Crypto Art Auction


This Remastered Nyan Cat Gif Sold for the Equivalent of $587,000 in a Crypto Art Auction

Nyan Cat is turning 10 years old in April (feel old yet?), and to celebrate the anniversary of one of the internet’s most wholesome memes, the artist behind the gif, Chris Torres, put a newly remastered version up for auction. On Friday, the piece sold for 300 Ether on the crypto art platform Foundation, which…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Computing, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Ethereum, Decentralization, Chris Torres, Nyan, Nyan Cat, Crypto Art, Blockchain Art, Non Fungible Token, Crypto Art Auction


Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine just got a lot easier to transport and distribute

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech now has less stringent and extreme transportation requirements than it debuted with. Originally, the mRNA-based vaccine had to be maintained at ultra-low temperatures throughout the transportation chain in order to remain viable – between -76°F and -112°F. New stability data collected by Pfizer and BioNTech, which has been submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for review, allow it to be stored at temps between 5°F and -13°F...
Tags: Health, Amazon, TC, Uber, Medicine, Articles, Tech, Medical Research, United States, President, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biotech, Biden, Clinical Trials, U S Food and Drug Administration FDA


For the first time the US DOT is carving out budget for climate and environmental justice projects

As part of the grant-making associated with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Infrastructure for Rebuilding America program, the agency will for the first time carve out some of that program’s $889 million budget for projects addressing climate change and environmental justice. The projects will be evaluated on whether they were planned as part of a comprehensive strategy to address climate change, or whether they support strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions such as deploying zero...
Tags: TC, US, Articles, America, Tech, Infrastructure, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Secretary, Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Department of Transportation, DOT Eligible


U.S. Charges North Korean Hackers in Connection with Theft of Over $1 Billion in Crypto, Cash

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged three members of “Lazarus,” a DPKR-sponsored hacker cell that, since its inception, has reportedly stolen over a billion dollars—much of which was in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and attained through various cyber campaigns. The DOJ has called the group “a criminal…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Cybercrime, Bitcoin, Security Breaches, Computing, Doj, Cyberattacks, Computer Security, U S Department of Justice, Sony Pictures Hack, Cryptocurrency Exchange, Security Hacker, Law Crime, Wannacry Ransomware Attack


U.S. Charges Members of North Korean Hacker Group of Allegedly Stealing Over $1 Billion in Bitcoin

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged three members of “Lazarus,” a DPKR-sponsored hacker cell that, since its inception, has reportedly stolen over a billion dollars in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies through various cyber campaigns. The DOJ has called the group “a criminal syndicate with a flag” for its role…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Bitcoin, Security Breaches, Computing, Doj, Cryptocurrency, Cyberattacks, Computer Security, U S Department of Justice, Sony Pictures Hack, Law Crime, Wannacry Ransomware Attack


TigerGraph raises $105M Series C for its enterprise graph database

TigerGraph, a well-funded enterprise startup that provides a graph database and analytics platform, today announced that it has raised a $105 million Series C funding round. The round was led by Tiger Global and brings the company’s total funding to over $170 million. “TigerGraph is leading the paradigm shift in connecting and analyzing data via scalable and native graph technology with pre-connected entities versus the traditional way of joining large tables with rows and columns,” said TigerGr...
Tags: Enterprise, Articles, Tech, Data, Ceo, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Machine Learning, Aws, Jaguar Land Rover, Tiger Global, Intuit, Business Intelligence, Database, Citrix


A Classic Tale of Two Prep School Friends Who Founded the Uber of Hangover IV Drips Then Somehow Started Covid-19 Testing for Cities

Shortly before Thanksgiving, the Hoboken, New Jersey city council held an emergency meeting to vote on covid-19 testing contracts, the kind of event that was doubtlessly being replicated in Zoom conference rooms around the county. Hospitalizations in the state were the highest they’d been in six months. The local…Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Technology, Articles, Science and Technology, Hoboken New Jersey, Telehealth, Assistive Technology


After raising $150 million in equity and debt, Nature’s Fynd opens its fungus food for pre-orders

Nature’s Fynd, the food technology company with a new food offering cultivated from fungus found in the wilds of Yellowstone National Park, is releasing its first products for pre-order.  Pitching both a non-dairy cream cheese and meatless breakfast patties, Nature’s Fynd had managed to attract some serious investors including Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management and the Bill Gates-backed investment fund, Breakthrough Energy Ventures. The company most recently raised $80 million in its l...
Tags: Food, TC, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Gmo, Nature, United States, Bill Gates, Food And Drink, Yellowstone National Park, Chief, Fermentation, Al Gore, Food Technology, Breakthrough Energy Ventures


Severe weather, blackouts shows the grid’s biggest problem is infrastructure, not renewables

It’s becoming harder for the U.S. to ignore the very real effects of global climate change — and despite the efforts of naysayers, it’s not a push to renewables that’s to blame for the outages sweeping the nation. It’s the country’s energy infrastructure. Severe weather conditions caused by global warming have now caused massive blackouts across some of the largest cities in the United States. The inability of the U.S. power grid to withstand the stresses caused by extreme weather events show th...
Tags: Energy, TC, Texas, California, Articles, Tech, Renewable Energy, Bloomberg, Ceo, United States, Natural Gas, Energy Storage, Princeton, Smart Grid, Power Outage, Gw



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