FBI confirms that it is investigating link between Russia and Trump campaign

FBI confirms that it is investigating link between Russia and Trump campaign
 Today in a hearing with the House Select Intelligence Committee, FBI Director James Comey confirmed that his agency is in fact investigating ties between Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the Trump campaign. Read More


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Meet Lorek, the Robot That Communicates in a Remarkable Way

Meet Lorek, the Robot That Communicates in a Remarkable Way

Meet Lorek, the Robot That Communicates in a Remarkable Way

A new robot not only recognizes an object a human being is pointing at and talking about, but asks questions to clarify what they mean. The post Meet Lorek, the Robot That Communicates in a Remarkable Way appeared first on WIRED.
Source: Wired

Bixby is Samsung’s new ‘intelligent interface’ for smartphones and beyond

Bixby is Samsung’s new ‘intelligent interface’ for smartphones and beyond
 Samsung is entering the voice-powered virtual assistant game a bit later than its competitors, but it says that its forthcoming ‘Bixby’ agent will be “fundamentally different” form what’s already available, thanks to features that reduce confusion around when and where it can be used, and a general knowledge of what’s going on with your device whenever… Read More


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Announcing TC Sessions: Justice, a day-long event about diversity, inclusion & activism

Announcing TC Sessions: Justice, a day-long event about diversity, inclusion & activism
 TechCrunch is gearing up to host a one-day event focused on diversity and inclusion in tech, the criminal justice system, and activism. TechCrunch Sessions: Justice will bring together tech leaders, engineers, investors, educators, and activists engaged in a conversation with the startup community around the responsibilities to promote justice and equality in today’s business world… Read More


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Mysterious Apple device turns out to be a… badge reader

Mysterious Apple device turns out to be a… badge reader
The frenzy to uncover pre-production Apple devices is not what it used to be, but folks still go to great lengths to find secret Cupertino info. That's why a recent FCC discovery about a mysterious NFC and Bluetooth-equipped Apple device caused some…
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Got a Sock Stuck in Your Vacuum? It’s Time for Some Physics

Got a Sock Stuck in Your Vacuum? It’s Time for Some Physics

Got a Sock Stuck in Your Vacuum? It’s Time for Some Physics

What happens when you get a sock stuck in your vacuum cleaner? The motor sounds like it’s working harder, but is it? The post Got a Sock Stuck in Your Vacuum? It’s Time for Some Physics appeared first on WIRED.
Source: Wired

Facebook rolls out seasonal greetings at the top of the News Feed

Facebook rolls out seasonal greetings at the top of the News Feed
 Facebook’s News Feed is getting a little more colorful today. Its “Goodwill” team – which is behind efforts like Friends Day and various messages at the top of the feed, including the recently added Weather greetings – is now rolling out new animations to denote the changing seasons. Starting today, people may begin to see an animated message with birds… Read More


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Samsung unveils Bixby, its Siri competitor

Samsung unveils Bixby, its Siri competitor
It was only a matter of time until Samsung launched a full-fledged virtual assistant of its very own — "S Voice" just never quite cut it. Today the company unveiled Bixby, a new assistant that'll debut with the Galaxy S8 on March 29th. Naturally, it…
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An eBay for grain-trading, FarmLead, raises $6.5 million Series A

An eBay for grain-trading, FarmLead, raises .5 million Series A
 Farmers work to feed the world. Yet somehow, corn, wheat and rice sales are still happening at a local level through antiquated paperwork and phone negotiations. Now, an Ottawa-based startup called FarmLead has raised $6.5 million in venture funding to connect grain producers and buyers automatically online, and help farmers get fair prices for what they grow. The platform is something like… Read More


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