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Soccer

Watch Thalmic Integrate The Myo Armband And Oculus Rift To Get Your Hands In The Game

Waterloo’s Thalmic Labs has a new demo video out for their upcoming Myo armband, a controller that uses the electrical impulses generated when you use your arms and hands to generate input for computing devices. This time, they’ve shown how they built in-house support for the Oculus Rift virtual …

Obama’s Innovation Fellowship is bringing startup folks to the gov’t table

It’s official: the applications for the White House Presidential Innovation Fellows program are now open for the third round!<p>The program, which pairs fellows ranging from venture capitalists to all kinds of “geek” types with government agencies, launched two years ago and aims to leverage the tech …

This is How Twitch Streaming Will Work on the Xbox One

Microsoft has released a walkthrough video on YouTube detailing how the upcoming Twitch integration will work on the Xbox One.<p>Narrated by Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hyrb, director of programming for Microsoft, it offers step-by-step instructions on how to launch the Twitch app and set up a stream. As …

Too Bad! Tickle, The App That Saves You From Awkward Situations, Doesn’t Really Exist

Stuck in an awkward situation? A newly announced application called Tickle has been promising to give you an excuse to get away in the form of an urgent, but fake, phone call, which you can slyly activate just by “tickling” (rubbing your finger over) your iPhone. Sounds good, right? Well, it’s too …

Moven Takes Its Mobile Banking App Out Of Beta

Moven, a mobile banking service similar in some respects to recently acquired Simple, exited from beta this week, meaning users no longer have to request an invite to sign up for an account. Now publicly available, the company is allowing users to open a bank account directly from their smartphone, …

You Can Now Buy Nest Products on Google Shopping Express

Less than a month after completing its acquisition of Nest Labs, Google today revealed Nest products are now available for sale on Google Shopping Express. This means you can now get a thermostat or smoke alarm delivered the same day, assuming you live in San Francisco or Silicon Valley.<p>Currently …

Japan just realized that it’s now the center of the bitcoin universe

Japan has become perhaps the world’s most important locale for bitcoin, the digital currency that was supposed to liberate its users from the tyranny of geography—and its government is playing catch-up.<p>This week the creator of bitcoin has been allegedly unmasked as a Japanese-born Dorian Satoshi …

Bitcoin

Amazon's War On The House Of Otto, Germany's $18 Billion Family

Michael Otto’s family has been as omnipresent in German postwar retail as Wal-Mart, Sears and Target have in the U.S. So what does this 70-year-old patriarch of this $18 billion clan most want to talk about? A factory in Bangladesh.<p>With gusto he describes how he and Nobel Peace Prize-winner …

The Oculus Rift Will Battle PS4 And Xbox One At E3

Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo….Oculus? It’s no surprise that Oculus VR has just announced they’ll be bringing the Oculus Rift to E3, as they’ve had a presence at many, many gaming events to date, and E3 will be a can’t-miss for them.<p>But now, the situation is different. The Oculus Rift is no longer just …

PayPal adds new accelerators, incubators, and Braintree features to Startup Blueprint program

PayPal is sweetening the pot for its ambitious startup initiative.<p>Today at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, Paypal announced that it’s adding a new round of incubators and accelerators to its Startup Blueprint program, which waives up to $50,000 worth of PayPal processing fees for selected …

Mozilla works to squeeze more life out of JPEG

The Firefox developer releases a tool called mozjpeg that cuts image file sizes by about 10 percent through judicious optimization. The goal: a faster Web.<p>JPEG, the decades-old image format, shows no signs of disappearing. That's why Mozilla announced a project Wednesday to try to shave another 10 …

Software

More Details On Newsweek Journalist's Interview With Alleged Bitcoin Creator

<b>Updated 6:28 p.m. with comments from the Temple City Sheriff’s Station</b><p>In a long article that points to a 64-year-old California man Dorian Nakamoto as Bitcoin’s creator, the most compelling evidence that he is truly the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto are remarks made on his doorstep while he attempted …

Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey On Why Now Is The Time For VR, And The Biggest Hurdles Ahead

Today at SXSW, two of the cofounders of Oculus and one of its lead hardware engineers took the stage for a quick on-the-fly Q&A session about the future of their burgeoning virtual reality headset.<p>If you (like, presumably, most people watching) were hoping for an update on when they might ship the …