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The former boss of Google UK explains why he left to become a fintech investor

Cobley was managing director of Google UK for three-and-a-half years, reporting directly to Google's European head, Matt Brittin.<p>But he jacked it all in to start up a new venture capital investment fund that builds financial technology, or fintech, companies— Brightbridge Ventures.<p>Why?<p>"I was coming …

Venture Capital

AT&T Digital Life review

AT&T's home automation works wonders, but will cost you<p><b>The Good</b> AT&T Digital Life offers legit security specs, plus competitive home automation functionality. Inventing your own automation programs reminds you why sci-fi writers dreamed up the smart home in the first place.<p><b>The Bad</b> Between the …

Home Automation

Google Is Working on an AI-Powered Messaging Service

Researchers propose using patterns and icons for passwords

Researchers at Plymouth University have devised a new password input method they believe could improve security. Called GOTPass, it combines patterns, imagery, and one-time passcode to create a system that it's hoped would be both more secure and easier to remember than traditional …


Elon Musk: Tesla is 2 years away from a fully self-driving car

Dozens of automakers are working on self-driving car technology. None, however, will say when exactly the tech will be ready for the open road. …