Arthena uses data science to find the best investments in art

Arthena uses data science to find the best investments in art
art We all have our opinions about art (even if that opinion is just I don’t get it) — but what about art as an investment? Arthena, which is part of the current batch of startups at Y Combinator, says it can help investors make money reliably from art. Founder and CEO Madelaine D’Angelo said Arthena first launched as an equity crowdfunding platform for purchasing… Read More


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FBI apprehends troll for seizure-inducing Twitter attack

FBI apprehends troll for seizure-inducing Twitter attack
The perpetrator who tweeted a seizure-inducing image to a journalist has been apprehended by the FBI. In December a troll sent Vanity Fair and Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald, who is epileptic, a flashing, auto-playing image. Earlier this morning, Ei…
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MuleSoft soars 46% on first day of trading

MuleSoft soars 46% on first day of trading
 It’s the first enterprise tech IPO of the year and it’s off to the races. MuleSoft, which helps businesses like Netflix and Spotify with their APIs, closed at $24.75, a 46% premium to its IPO price of $17. This was after pricing above the expected range of $14 to $16. The company was able to raise $221 million in the IPO, but they could have raised a lot more if they priced it… Read More


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Watch sensors track a full-court basketball game in real time

Watch sensors track a full-court basketball game in real time
 Here’s your cool sports hardware demo of the week: ShotTracker, the Kansas City-based startup whose team-focused offering can track and collect analytics from an entire basketball game in real-time, is demoing for all 31 games of the NAIA D1 Men’s National Championship tournament this week in Kansas City. It’s the first time automated, real-time stats have been available… Read More


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Tesla co-founder and CTO JB Straubel explains its new solar storage facility

Tesla co-founder and CTO JB Straubel explains its new solar storage facility
 Tesla’s new solar energy storage facility on the Hawaiian island of Kauai does what most solar power plants cannot: it stores energy from the sun during peak times for use when the grid (and its customers) needs it most. The facility is a unique one, with 52 MWh of storage capacity and 13 MWh of generation via its field of panels.
We spoke to Tesla CTO and co-founder JB Straubel, who… Read More


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Infrared light could someday deliver super-fast WiFi

Infrared light could someday deliver super-fast WiFi
WiFi has become essential to our everyday lives, which is why slow speeds piss us all off. Luckily, a PhD student in the Netherlands has come up with a potentially groundbreaking idea: using infrared rays to carry wireless data to your laptop or smar…
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Weekly Roundup: Intel buys Mobileye for $15.3B, Uber’s navigation for drivers improves

Weekly Roundup: Intel buys Mobileye for .3B, Uber’s navigation for drivers improves
 This week four people were accused of hacking at least 500 million Yahoo accounts, Spotify partnered with Waze and Intel bought computer vision company Mobileye. These are the top stories of the week, and you can also get this post as a weekly newsletter in your inbox, if you prefer. 1. The U.S. Department of Justice accused of two Russian FSB officers and two criminal hackers of… Read More


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Owners of bricked G4 and V10 phones sue LG

Owners of bricked G4 and V10 phones sue LG
It's been years since LG's G4 and V10 smartphones launched, but the people burned by a flaw that made those devices non-functional haven't forgotten. Four G4 and V10 owners filed a class-action lawsuit against LG earlier this week, alleging that the…
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LeEco said to be trying to sell its Silicon Valley property amid cash woes

LeEco said to be trying to sell its Silicon Valley property amid cash woes
 According to a new report from Reuters, LeEco is said to be seeking a buyer for the 49-acre swath in Silicon Valley set for the site of its future US headquarters. The Chinese electronics polymath highlighted its plans for EcoCity back in October, during its ambitious stateside debut, but a number of recent financial setbacks may have changed those plans.
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LG sweetens its G6 deal with a free TV

LG sweetens its G6 deal with a free TV
LG wants you to take a look at its upcoming G6 smartphone so badly that it's partnered with Sprint and Verizon to offer a fairly ridiculous deal. When you pre-order the G6, each carrier will give you a free big screen TV. That's in addition to the fr…
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