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John McAfee’s ‘unhackable’ Bitfi wallet got hacked — again

By |August 30th, 2018|

If the security community could tell you just one thing, it’s that “nothing is unhackable.” Except John McAfee’s cryptocurrency wallet, which was only unhackable until it wasn’t — twice. Security researchers have now developed a second attack, which they say can obtain all the stored funds from an unmodified Bitfi wallet. The Android-powered $120 wallet --> READ MORE

Margin of safety in venture capital

By |August 30th, 2018|

Doug Clinton Contributor Doug Clinton is a co-founder and managing partner at Loup Ventures, a frontier tech-focused investment firm. More posts by this contributor How to create the most value for the next technology wave As a former stock analyst turned VC, I still spend time thinking about public company investment opportunities. To that end, --> READ MORE

Skip and Scoot are the only companies awarded scooter permits in SF

By |August 30th, 2018|

The great San Francisco scooter decision has been made. And Skip and Scoot have claimed the prize. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) issued one-year permits to Skip and Scoot on Thursday, a decision that ends months of waiting for 12 companies that applied to operate within the city. JUMP, which Uber acquired in April, as well as Lyft, Skip, --> READ MORE

VNTANA CEO Ashley Crowder will talk holograms at TechCrunch Sessions: AR/VR

By |August 30th, 2018|

VNTANA CEO Ashley Crowder calls the company’s technology, “the world’s first scalable, affordable and interactive hologram.” The startup’s tech has certainly wowed crowds in recent years. In 2016, it collaborated with Microsoft on HOLLAGRAM, beaming in a live hologram of MS executives during a HOLLAGRAM for a keynote at HackSC. The company’s technology has also --> READ MORE

Watchdog says 2020 Census systems are riddled with security flaws

By |August 30th, 2018|

With a census just two years away, the Census Bureau has a cybersecurity problem. That’s a key takeaway from the congressional watchdog, the Government Accountability Office, which oversees the government’s spending. In a new report published Thursday, the non-partisan agency said that the government’s Census Bureau has only a few months to fix thousands of --> READ MORE

Santa Monica will allow Lime, Bird, Lyft and JUMP to operate e-scooters

By |August 30th, 2018|

The city of Santa Monica has officially awarded Bird, Lime, Lyft and JUMP Bikes, which Uber acquired in April, permits to operate both electric scooters and/or bikes in the city as part of its 16-month pilot program beginning September 17. The city will allow Bird and Lime to each manage 750 scooters. Lyft and JUMP were granted permission --> READ MORE

Leak reveals a new Apple Watch Series 4 with an edge-to-edge display

By |August 30th, 2018|

In addition to a leak showing off photos of the new iPhone XS models, 9to5Mac also got a hold of a photo of the upcoming Apple Watch Series 4. The new Watch, which now sports an edge-to-edge display, is expected to be revealed on September 12, at the just-announced Apple press conference, along with the --> READ MORE

Huge leak shows off the new iPhone XS

By |August 30th, 2018|

Get ready for a leaked look at the new iPhone XS. 9to5Mac has gotten its hands on an image of Apple’s next generation of iPhone hardware, and the future looks pretty swanky. The leaked image showcases the new sizing of Apple’s soon-to-be-unveiled flagship bezel-less devices, which likely will have 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch screens, respectively. The --> READ MORE

Amazon is quietly doubling down on cryptographic security

By |August 30th, 2018|

The growth of cloud services — with on-demand access to IT services over the Internet — has become one of the biggest evolutions in enterprise technology, but with it, so has the threat of security breaches and other cybercriminal activity. Now it appears that one of the leading companies in cloud services is looking for --> READ MORE

Lenovo’s Yoga Book C930 swaps the keyboard for an E Ink display

By |August 30th, 2018|

Lenovo’s going all-in on IFA this year. The company announced a new Chromebook, a Snapdragon-powered Windows laptop and some smart home devices, among others. The most compelling bit from the bunch, however, has to be the Yoga Book C930. The laptop follows in the footsteps of the Yoga Book A12, the convertible that was all --> READ MORE