Warren Mascarenhas

27 Added | 4 Magazines | 2 Likes | 3 Followers | @Warren4p | Keep up with Warren Mascarenhas on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Warren Mascarenhas”

Oil might be the reason dinosaurs are extinct

iStock<p>What killed the dinosaurs? It’s a question as old as – well the dinosaurs themselves, and one that everyone from school children to scientists have been asking for decades. Movies like Jurassic Park and the Land Before Time only heighten that sense of wonder and raise the stakes behind that …

Paleontology

The 13 cities with the highest startup growth in the last year

Each year, the Kauffman Index study measures entrepreneurship growth in 40 cities nationwide. The study is focused on output rather than input, which means it's looking at factors like business density, new companies, and growth rates. The study also measures entrepreneurship at the national, …

San Francisco

Sleeping immune cells in tumours can be 'woken up' to fight cancer

Sleeping immune cells which are already in tumours can be ‘woken up’ to fight even the most deadly cancers, scientists have discovered.<p>In order to evade the body’s defence mechanism, cancer cells have learned to flick a switch in immune cells which switches them off.<p>The switch is there to stop the …

Chinese home buyers are invading Vancouver

The Chinese economic elite are worried about a devaluation of the yuan. They're worried about getting rolled up by their own government. They're worried about markets collapsing. They're worried about pollution. They're worried about a million things. They have one foot out the door. If push comes …

Real Estate

Indian smartphone startup Creo releases more details about its new take on Android

Creo, the Indian startup that recently received $3 million in funding to create a new twist on Android, has unveiled its first smartphone, called the Mark 1. A promotional video has been posted, but the company hasn’t released hardware details yet. Founder Sai Srinivas tells TechCrunch that leaked …

Mobile

Messaging app takes on Skype, WhatsApp with killer advertising

If you are unfamiliar with the messaging app SOMA, you will soon learn about them through a confrontational advertising campaign that implores people to give up on Skype, WhatsApp and Viber.<p>It’s for your own good, the company says.<p>SOMA Messenger encrypts data end-to-end and auto-deletes messages, …

Facebook accused of deliberately breaking some of its Android apps

Social network ran experiment to see how long users would wait before giving up and going elsewhere, but people ‘never stopped coming back’<p>Facebook’s habit of experimenting on its customers has again led to anger, following allegations that it deliberately broke its app for a small number of users …

Google Play

Samsung files patent for new Smart Ring

Samsung could be set to launch a new smart ring accessory that would allow you to control various smartphone, TV and home automation system features directly from your finger.<p>A new patent filed with the US Patent & Trademark Office reveals one potential use which is a smartphone recognising the …

Electronics Industry

Creating Pure Black and White Images in Adobe Lightroom

<i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Click here.</i><p>If you’ve ever tried creating a black and white image in Adobe Lightroom, most of the advanced …

Netflix Created Socks That Turn Off Your TV When You Fall Asleep

Netflix Created Socks That Turn Off Your TV When You Fall AsleepFinally, some wearable tech we can get behind.Shortly after releasing their Netflix …

TV

Google vs. Uber and the race to self-driving taxis

It's an old-fashioned, autonomous face-off between two Silicon Valley giants<p>You won't be able to have a fully autonomous car of your own for at least a few more years, but the race to develop the best technology is already tearing up the asphalt. Google is reportedly interested in spinning off its …

Autonomous Cars

This Flying Car Just Got Approval to Move Into Test Mode

The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized flying car company Terrafugia to start testing out prototypes of a flying car that could some day …

Flying Car

Macedonian PM open to dialogue on name dispute to end 24-year row with Greece

Nikola Gruevski says he is ready to discuss changing country’s name, which Athens feels was stolen from northern Greek province<p>The Macedonian prime minister says he would be open to changing his country’s name, raising hopes of an end to one of the world’s most unusual diplomatic spats – a 24-year …

Europe

Ford Announces $4.5 Billion Investment In "New" Electrified Vehicles

At Ford Motor Company’s annual December media briefing this week, CEO Mark Fields took to the stage to announce that “Ford would be investing $4.5 billion to bring 13 new electrified vehicles to market by 2020.” While that seems like a pretty clear statement of intent, the reality is that …

Electric Vehicles

At $68 Billion Valuation, Uber Will Be Bigger Than GM, Ford, And Honda

It only took Uber five and a half years to surpass the valuation of 107-year-old General Motors.<p>As Uber plans a $2.1 billion funding round that would bring its total capital raised to almost $10 billion, the ride-hailing app is hoping to fetch a valuation as high as $68 billion. That’s a …

General Motors

8 Whiskeys Perfect for a Neat Celebration

8 Whiskeys Perfect for a Neat CelebrationBourbonGetty ImagesNo rocks needed.You have amazing news–you’ve just been promoted over your nasty colleague …

Flavors

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

As software continues to eat the world, there's more demand than ever for mobile apps in every facet of our lives.<p>But while the consumer app market just keeps growing and growing, the number of business apps just isn't keeping pace. Meanwhile, users are stuck using their old legacy software, tied …

Apps

U.S. new home sales rebound strongly in October | Reuters

WASHINGTON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - - New U.S. single-family home sales surged in October and the inventory of properties for sale was the highest since early 2010, which could allay concerns of a significant slowdown in housing.<p>A real estate sign advertising a new home for sale is pictured in Vienna, …

New Home Sales

Vancouver, Toronto, Hamilton see eye-popping home price increases in past year

Home prices up<p>If you needed more evidence of where the action is, the latest reading of Canadian home prices spells it out.<p>Values rose in Vancouver by 0.6 per cent in October from September, and in Toronto by 0.3 per cent, according to the Teranet-National Bank home price index released today.<p>But …

Why FM Radio Could Be the Solution to Slow Wi-Fi

You will never be able to escape those Pearl Jam deep cuts.<p>It's happened to all of us. You're sitting around the house, trying to stream some video or cruise through Facebook, when suddenly, KA-CHUNK; your internet screeches to a halt for a few irritating seconds. It might not last long, but it …

Wi-Fi

Temp tech tattoos can monitor your health and location

Chaotic Moon, a start-up known for conjuring fun projects like a shark-punching virtual game, has a wide range of applications in mind for the temporary tattoo technology it's developing. Called "Tech Tats," they're quite literally stick-on tattoos that look a bit embossed against the skin, since …

UC San Diego

UK tech start-ups hit by targeted 'insider' Phishing scam

Start-ups and tech companies across the UK are being conned out of thousands of pounds by a phishing scam.<p>Scammers registering domain names, which …

Identity Theft

YouTube launches much-hyped Music app

Finally, YouTube Music is coming out to play. After launching ad-free subscription service YouTube Red last month, users will now get a chance to download and stream music via iOS and Android.<p>Simply called YouTube Music, the app allows users to scan the platform’s deep catalogue of music videos and …

Elon Musk Says 500-Mile Electric Cars Are Just 10 Years Away

The cost of batteries is dropping as we write. This kind of range could be possible soon.<p>With battery technology evolving as quickly as it is, an electric car that could drive round-trip between New York and Washington, D.C. on a single charge could be just 10 years away, according to Elon …