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Fixing cities

Exciting news for people who live, well, everywhere: Incremental changes happening across tech, local news and local government are finally making the world.. – TechCrunch

May 29th, 2017 TechCrunch, Technology

Judah vs. the Machines: Kairos face recognition AI can tell how you feel, but does it know what you dream?

Instead of humanity working together on our own collective sense of caring and empathy, we have made the brave decision to build computers that can interpret.. – TechCrunch

May 29th, 2017 TechCrunch, Technology

NYU’s Sarah Kaufman talks about the shape of cities to come

On this week’s episode of Technotopia we talk to Sarah Kaufman, the Assistant Director at the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management. Kaufman.. – TechCrunch

May 29th, 2017 TechCrunch, Technology

Saluting veteran founders and their mission-driven startups

Veterans seem much more likely to found companies centered on a social good mission. – TechCrunch

May 29th, 2017 TechCrunch, Technology

Why Tom Kelley of IDEO is the ultimate disciple of ‘design thinking’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1pBhHjGKvI&feature=youtu.be In our 16th episode, we talk with Tom Kelly, a partner at IDEO, about the definition of.. – TechCrunch

May 29th, 2017 TechCrunch, Technology

Doug removes background noise from an audio file

Gadget reviewer Doug Aamoth reads selections from his wildly popular Cheers fan fiction podcast, but the background noise of the hissing fan makes the.. – TechCrunch

May 29th, 2017 TechCrunch, Technology

Asus skips robots at this year’s Computex event and flaunts super-thin laptops instead

Remember Zenbo, the cute humanoid robot that stole the show at Asus’ Computex press conference last year? Zenbo was absent from the stage this year, as were.. – TechCrunch

May 29th, 2017 TechCrunch, Technology

UK eyeing fines for social media content moderation failures

A UK minister has suggested the party is open to bringing in financial penalties or otherwise changing the law in order to encourage social media firms to.. – TechCrunch

May 29th, 2017 TechCrunch, Technology

Waze co-founder Uri Levine joins the TechCrunch Tel Aviv Meetup + Pitch-off, June 28

The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-off in Tel Aviv is drawing closer and we’re super excited to start announcing our speakers for the event. We’ve already.. – TechCrunch

May 29th, 2017 TechCrunch, Technology

Thoughts on building a bootstrapped business

Chief executive officer Yaron Ben Shaul originally launched Hometalk as an engagement platform for customers of Networx, his lead generation business for.. – TechCrunch

May 29th, 2017 TechCrunch, Technology

How not to launch a company in the U.S. — lessons learned from LeEco

After a months’ long parade of endless red flags, LeEco’s Stateside woes finally came to a head this week. The company announced that it would be laying.. – TechCrunch

May 29th, 2017 TechCrunch, Technology

The difference between smartphone gimmick and game changer

It’s hard to find a legitimately bad flagship phone these days. Sure, one peeks its head out from time to time, but on a whole most phones are pretty good… – TechCrunch

May 28th, 2017 TechCrunch, Technology

Blockchains are the new Linux, not the new Internet

Cryptocurrencies are booming beyond belief. Bitcoin is up sevenfold, to $2,500, in the last year. Three weeks ago the redoubtable Vinay Gupta, who led.. – TechCrunch

May 28th, 2017 TechCrunch, Technology

Judah Vs. The Machines: In which a robot services a hotel room

Robots remain a rare sight outside of labs in most of the world, but in Silicon Valley, they have already started taking on service jobs. In this episode of.. – TechCrunch

May 28th, 2017 TechCrunch, Technology

After beating the world’s elite Go players, Google’s AlphaGo AI is retiring

Google’s AlphaGo — the AI developed to tackle the world’s most demanding strategy game — is stepping down from competitive matches after defeating the.. – TechCrunch

May 28th, 2017 TechCrunch, Technology

Spotify settles lawsuits, adds board members as it gets ready to go public

Spotify made a few moves this week that could put them in a better position to join the stock market. On Thursday, it was revealed that the company added.. – TechCrunch

May 27th, 2017 TechCrunch, Technology

Tragedy strikes as Uber CEO Kalanick loses mother in boating accident, father in serious condition

We’ve received word from Uber that the Kalanick family suffered an unthinkable tragedy this weekend. CEO Travis Kalanick’s parents were in a boating.. – TechCrunch

May 27th, 2017 TechCrunch, Technology

British Airways extends London flight cancellations through Saturday amid IT failure

British Airways has yet to fix the IT outage that caused them to cancel all flights at London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports earlier Saturday. They.. – TechCrunch

May 27th, 2017 TechCrunch, Technology

Chasing dreams may be the next sleeper hit for venture capitalists

After decades spent funding technologies tailored to deprive us of sleep (see: streaming video, gaming, social networks and 24/7 online shopping), the venture.. – TechCrunch

May 27th, 2017 TechCrunch, Technology

Could the UK be about to break end-to-end encryption?

Once again there are indications the UK government intends to use the law to lean on encryption. A report in The Sun this week quoted a Conservative minister.. – TechCrunch

May 27th, 2017 TechCrunch, Technology