Pavlos Bitilis

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Lumia Camera works on non-Microsoft phones, with a catch

Microsoft vowed earlier this year that Lumia Camera would become the default camera app on all Windows 10 phones, but you won't have to wait for the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade to give it a shot. The company has released a version of Lumia Camera that should run on any Windows Phone 8.1 device, not …

Windows 10's face detection isn't easily fooled by twins

Windows 10's facial recognition is supposed to make it easy to sign into your PC while maintaining security, but just how good is it? Good enough that even your doppelganger might not get in, apparently. <i>The Australian</i> has conducted an informal test where it tried to fool Windows using sets of …

Software

The One Time Silicon Valley’s Herd Mentality Comes In Handy

For a part of the world so obsessed with iconoclasts, Silicon Valley is awfully susceptible to the herd mentality. The same venture firms funnel billions into the same app ideas, the same plutocrats defend the status quo on the same social network (hello again, Twitter), and all the startups figure …

Silicon Valley

European VC firm Lakestar launches new $400M fund for local and U.S. startups

Europe’s Lakestar has announced a fresh €350 million ($400 million) fund, as the Guernsey-based venture capital (VC) firm looks to plow more cash into European and U.S. startups.<p>Founded and chaired by European VC Klaus Hommels, who was an early investor in Skype, Spotify, Facebook, and other …

Included.co helps independent workspaces take on the giants of the coworking world

Coworking spaces have seen something of a boom in recent years; you only have to look at the burgeoning empire that is WeWork or its Europe-based rivals TechHub and Central Working to see that. But there are plenty of independent spaces serving the enormous demand for shared workspaces.<p>Since late …

Microsoft's Windows 10 privacy headache extends into gaming

Is Windows 10 going to disable pirated games? Probably not<p>Windows 10 launched nearly three weeks ago, and while millions of people are upgrading there have been a number of privacy concerns around the new OS. Default settings send information to Microsoft, enable bandwidth sharing to distribute …

Wildcard relaunches as a beautiful way to get the news you care about

Wildcard, which launched in late 2014 as a way to browse the Web as cards instead of webpages, is launching version two of its app today and it looks <i>very</i> different (in a good way).<p>The original vision was a type of browser that presented data as cards, to help users decipher the information that …

You Can Buy Glasses Inspired By Famous Typefaces

Any competent print designer can name a typeface at a glance. But can they name a typeface hidden in a pair of eyewear? That’s the question.<p>Because a new collection of glasses by ad agency Wieden+Kennedy’s Tokyo arm and retailer Oh My Glasses turns Eurostile, Optima, Friz Quadrata and Serif Gothic …

Will an 'Alexandria Quartet' Adaptation Ever Happen?

<i>Justine. Balthazar. Mountolive. Clea</i>.<p>In certain readers, this particular litany of names will induce pangs of recognition and longing, but for most …

Literature

Manchester United Transfer News: Big-Money Targets Linked in Red Devils Rumours

Manchester United look set to seal the long-rumoured signing of Barcelona forward Pedro but not until the Spaniard has appeared in the European Super Cup against Sevilla on August 11.<p>With Angel Di Maria set to depart Old Trafford for Paris Saint-Germain, United need a new attacker who can operate …

Former Mt. Gox CEO arrested in Japan over missing bitcoin

It's been months since Tokyo police revealed their belief that the Mt. Gox bitcoin heist was an inside job, and tonight they arrested its former CEO, Mark Karpeles. Some 650,000 bitcoin still remain unaccounted for since the exchange shut down in 2014, which Karpeles blamed on a computer flaw. …

Wall Street