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Microsoft awards hardware startup ENTy the 2016 Imagine Cup

By |July 29th, 2016|

 The festivities have wrapped for Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, a global competition among students and young people to create new software and devices. The winner this year was ENTy, a polished and highly practical hardware solution for tracking posture, helping with diagnosis and possibly treatment of diseases that affect balance. Read More Source: News

Clinton campaign breached by hackers

By |July 29th, 2016|

 Hillary Clinton’s campaign network was breached by hackers targeting several large Democratic organizations, Reuters reports. Clinton’s campaign spokesperson Nick Merrill confirmed the hack in a statement. “An analytics data program maintained by the DNC, and used by our campaign and a number of other entities, was accessed as part of the DNC hack. Our campaign --> READ MORE

There won’t be an ‘Uber for healthcare’ anytime soon

By |July 29th, 2016|

 The passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act created a perfect storm of disruption in the healthcare industry. All at once came massive systemic changes, from the expansion of Medicaid to minimum essential benefits. But healthcare is a stubborn space. Think of it like a Rubik’s Cube, where every move has a ripple effect, --> READ MORE

Instagram to roll out anti-harassment tools

By |July 29th, 2016|

 Online harassment is a big problem, with 40 percent of all people on the internet having reported experiencing some form of harassment online, according to Pew Research Center. In order to combat harassment on Instagram, the photo-sharing platform is gearing up to let people with “high volume content threads” filter their comment streams, or just turn them off --> READ MORE

Gilded as charged

By |July 29th, 2016|

 The threat of advertising skulks outside the periphery of every free site or service, but the more terrifying thought is that, to paraphrase “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” the ads are coming from inside the house. That’s what Reddit may be facing with a new form of advertising announced by the social news --> READ MORE

Soylent founder’s abandoned “eco-living experiment” could land him in jail

By |July 29th, 2016|

 Soylent’s Rob Rhinehart is facing criminal charges and fines up to $4,000 for allegedly refusing to remove a shipping container he placed on top of a hill behind his home in the Montecito Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. The head of the meal replacement startup weirdly named after a movie where they ground up and served people --> READ MORE

Ticwatch 2 is a slick smartwatch that raised $500K on Kickstarter in just 3 days

By |July 29th, 2016|

 If you haven’t been tempted to buy a smartwatch yet, or have been disappointed by your purchase of an Apple Watch, one of Samsung’s (many) Gear wearables or others, there may yet be salvation for you. Read More Source: News

Pokémon Go’s paying user base has reached a plateau

By |July 29th, 2016|

 Pokémon Go may be the most downloaded app in its first week post-launch ever, and is said to be raking in some $1.6 million daily on iOS alone, but a new report out on Friday suggests that the popular game’s paying user base may have already shrunk. According to data from Slice Intelligence, the app’s paying --> READ MORE

The Freewrite is the ultimate distraction-free writing tool

By |July 29th, 2016|

 riting on a computer is awful. Without discipline – in my case, at least – an effort to get out 1,000 words of non-fiction usually ends up consisting of thirty minutes of web browsing before writing, intermittent Facebook trips while tapping out a few hundred words, and a nice jaunt through Hacker News at the --> READ MORE

Square Enix’s new RPG comes to the Apple Watch

By |July 29th, 2016|

 Because if someone builds a screen, Square Enix is going to bring an RPG to it – no matter how small or seemingly difficult such a proposition might ultimately be. Cosmos Rings is the gaming company’s first crack at the prohibitive form factor – and it’s an exclusive no less. The title utilizes an accompanying --> READ MORE