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Scientists use magnetic fields to remotely control biologically inspired soft robots

By |March 31st, 2017|

 The field of soft robotics has been the subject of increasing interest in recent years for the alternatives it presents to the rigid machines we tend to associate with the space. A team of scientists at North Carolina State University is offering an interesting take on the space, utilizing magnetic fields to move around the --> READ MORE

Robinhood stock trading app valued at $1.3 billion with big raise from DST

By |March 31st, 2017|

 Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood has added to its coffers, raising another big round of funding. According to sources, the round was led by Yuri Milner investment vehicle DST Global and values the company at $1.3 billion dollars. Read More Source: News

April Fools’ 2017: Here’s the best and worst of this year’s pranks (so far)

By |March 31st, 2017|

 April Fools’ Day falls on a Saturday this year. Seemingly worried that the internet goes away on weekends, a bunch of companies rolled out their April Fools’ jokes a few days early. Some of them are really, really good. Some of them… are not. Here’s our round-up of the ones worth a laugh, chuckle or, --> READ MORE

If it talks like a government and acts like a government, it must be a tech giant

By |March 31st, 2017|

 The ACLU reported last year that law enforcement teamed up with Geofeedia, a software company that uses social media data to track and monitor protesters. Many were outraged. Facebook and Twitter cut off Geofeedia’s access to their data. These new rules have far-reaching implications for companies whose business models revolve around utilizing social media data --> READ MORE

On-demand dog walking startup Wag quietly raised funding from General Catalyst and Sherpa Ventures

By |March 31st, 2017|

 Earlier this week we wrote about how two big players in the pet-care business, Rover and DogVacay, decided to merge. Well, sources tell us that over the past two years Wag, another player in the dog-walking space, raised two rounds of funding to support expansion into new markets. Read More Source: News

SpaceX’s first Falcon Heavy launch could attempt upper-stage recovery

By |March 31st, 2017|

 Elon Musk suggested Friday that when SpaceX does its first demo flight of the Falcon Heavy large payload rocket later this year, it might also include an attempt to return the upper stage back to Earth. The goal is to make sure the upper stage on the Falcon Heavy is reusable, which is part of --> READ MORE

Job satisfaction survey says tech, while bad, is better than other industries for women

By |March 31st, 2017|

 Tech may grab headlines for its misogyny and racial biases, but when it comes to job satisfaction, professional women still rank it as the best industry to work in, according to a survey by the company InHerSight. Read More Source: News

Cloudera posts long-awaited IPO filing

By |March 31st, 2017|

 Cloudera, the enterprise big data company that’s received significant backing from Intel, has unveiled its much-anticipated IPO filing. Read More Source: News

NASA tests robotic tools to crack the surface of icy moons

By |March 31st, 2017|

 While the Mars rovers are searching the red planet for water over the next decade, there are whole moons full of the stuff just waiting for us to come visit. At least, that’s the theory. But missions to Europa and Titan are still hypothetical, so in the meantime NASA is toying with ideas about how --> READ MORE

How Stories Search makes Snapchat a real-time YouTube

By |March 31st, 2017|

 Snapchat is shifting from a social network limited to content shared by people you follow to an ephemeral, real-time database of what’s going on now everywhere. Today Snapchat launched Search for Stories submitted to its public Our Stories. It makes Snapchat as deep as whatever the world is sharing, creating near-infinite rabbit holes to go --> READ MORE