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Tesla will move to open Richmond store after DMV win

By |November 30th, 2016|

 Tesla has won the right to open and operate its own dealership in Virginia, after the state Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner reversed a ruling from September denying it a license. In his decision, the commissioner cited overwhelming public support, as well as unique sales and service requirements as reasons for his finding that “no --> READ MORE

Motorola ‘likely’ to launch a Project Tango module for the Moto Z

By |November 30th, 2016|

 Slowly but surely the Moto Z is getting an ecosystem. The promising handset launched with some solid specs and a handful of add-ons that made it the most fully formed modular handset to date — which, granted, isn’t saying a whole heck of a lot. And Motorola’s been working to add to those offerings by --> READ MORE

Skillz wins two new patents, is now helping brands sponsor e-sports tournaments

By |November 30th, 2016|

 Game tech startup Skillz today launched a service that allows brands to easily sponsor and host mobile e-sports tournaments for any game titles that they like, as long as they are already part of the Skillz platform. As we’ve previously reported, Skillz enables developers to turn mobile games into tournament-playable titles without writing a ton --> READ MORE

Oldest surviving Nikon fetches $406K at auction

By |November 30th, 2016|

 A fabulous piece of photographic history just sold at auction for $406,000, more than twice the estimated haul. This Nikon One was the third production camera — as in the third actual camera it built — from the now-famous company, and it’s the oldest one known to still be around today. Read More Source: News

Referees will wear hats with built-in GoPros during the Big Ten Championship Game

By |November 30th, 2016|

 Are you upset your team isn’t playing in a championship game this weekend and need a reason to watch? Well here’s a reason to watch at least one game on Saturday: Referees will wear hats with built-in GoPros during this weekend’s NCAA Football Big Ten Championship Game between Penn State and Wisconsin. The project is part of --> READ MORE

Apple acknowledges the new Calendar spam problem, says it’s working on it

By |November 30th, 2016|

 If you use iCal and have noticed a weird, sudden influx of calendar invites suggesting you buy bootleg purse knockoffs… you’re not alone. Just before Black Friday, spammers started tapping a relatively new technique: sending spam as event invites to iCloud email addresses, rather than sending standard emails. By default, iCloud processes these and tries --> READ MORE

Dusk’s new app lets you live stream anonymously

By |November 30th, 2016|

 Online anonymity can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it can give people a voice when they’d otherwise be afraid to speak up — whether that’s because of fear of government surveillance, discussing a topic that’s known to provoke cyberbullying or because the topic itself is sensitive — like a personal confession or health --> READ MORE

Founder Collective easily finds $75 million for fund three

By |November 30th, 2016|

 Founder Collective, the seven-year-old, Cambridge, Ma.-based seed-stage venture fund, has closed its third fund with $75 million in capital from a small group of limited partners whose anchor investors are the the firm’s three partners: David Frankel, Micah Rosenbloom and Eric Paley. “Unlike most funds, the partners are, in fact, the single-largest investor in [our --> READ MORE

MusicNet aims to give machine learning algorithms a taste for Beethoven

By |November 30th, 2016|

 We’ve got machine learning systems captioning images, synthesizing speech and translating between languages, but it seems we’ve been neglecting their cultural development. Would you believe the future rulers of this planet are largely ignorant of classical music? A new project looks to change that with a data set of pieces from great composers, annotated so --> READ MORE

Amazon has a shiny new startup accelerator to advance conversational AI

By |November 30th, 2016|

 Big tech companies have been creating accelerators left and right to evangelize their brands and get developers engaged with APIs and other open-source efforts. Today, Amazon joined the crowd by announcing a new program for startups developing conversational AI. This is Amazon’s first foray into the world of accelerator programs, though its $100 million Alexa Fund has --> READ MORE