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Pitchero, a platform for amateur and grassroots sports, scores £3.1M Series A

Pitchero, a U.K. startup that makes it easy for amateur and grassroots sports clubs to build a web presence and move communities online, has scored £3.1 million in Series A funding. ICM, a global fund manager with numerous other sporting interests including Harlequins Rugby Club, led the …

Microsoft Expands Artificial Intelligence Footprint in Montreal

Microsoft seems to be besotted with Montreal’s robust artificial intelligence community—so much so that the tech giant plans to double the size of …

Can 'Coding Bootcamps' Fix The Shortage of Engineers?

Most tech executives agree that there’s a shortage of talented software engineers and programmers, but can the so-called “coding bootcamps” that have …

Can Microsoft Follow Amazon's Cloud Trajectory?

A rosy research note helped boost Microsoft shares Monday morning, signaling what bulls hope will be a resurgence in the stock which, over the past …

Getting Started with the HoloLens

Get started now with HoloLens development! The HoloLens team has started shipping dev units to developers in multiple waves. Maybe you haven't …

Microsoft Canada offers free Lumia 950 with purchase of Lumia 950 XL

Starting today, Microsoft Canada is offering a free Lumia 950, if you purchase a Lumia 950 XL. The offer is available at Microsoft’s seven stores in …

How to get ripped with Apple Watch weightlifting apps

Fitness is not just about walking, running and cycling, despite what your Apple Watch may have you believe. Strength training is also important. Without it, your fitness routine is like a one-hand clap. Whether you are aiming for a ripped beach body or just to improve your overall health, you need …

In over our heads: Why we need to clear our cluttered minds

Recognizing the problem with multitasking, and how to cope with decision fatigue<p><i>Updated Jan. 18, 2018</i><p>If the world feels like it’s getting more …

Reciprocal living and working rights backed in UK, Australia, NZ and Canada

A new poll has found “overwhelming support” within Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom for granting nationals reciprocal rights to live and work freely in each other’s countries, as new immigration policies shortly to take effect in the UK have the opposite effect.<p>The Royal …

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Sale: $40 Off at $99.99 for Students

Any student Prime members out there? Amazon has launched a sale on their Kindle Paperwhite for student members, discounting the e-reader by $40 to …

Tim Sweeney: Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform Must, And Will, Die

Strong words coming from Epic Games’ Tim Sweeney today. Microsoft has recently been making a push to unify the Windows platform across PC, Xbox and mobile, and Sweeney is not a fan. In an editorial in The Guardian, the veteran game developer argues that Microsoft is trying to close down the Windows …

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SimpleTelly Smart DNS Lifetime Subscription on Sale for 67% Off [Deals]

Tired of being limited to Canadian content or other regional shows? Well you can unlock a whole new world with a Smart DNS service like SimpleTelly, …

OpenEmu for OS X Lets you Enjoy 16-bit Video Games on your Mac [Free]

OpenEmu, the open source multiple video game emulator for OS X, has finally been released as a free download, combining some of the best emulation …

Android vs. iOS Development: Fight!

The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android’s market share exceeds 80%. But never mind the managers and non-technical founders: what do <i>developers! developers!</i> think of that divide? Whoever makes life easier for them gains a sizable edge.<p>And by …

Keeping Your Laptop Plugged in All the Time Will Kill Its Battery Faster

Laptops are our indispensable lifeline to the majesty that is the Internet. We use them to work and play from anywhere in the world. But if you're …

GripGo Universal Car Mount Sale: 51% Off at $13.99, Free Shipping [Deals]

If you’re looking for a car mount for your iPhone, our <i>Deals Store</i> is currently featuring the GripGo Universal Car Mount for 51% off at $13.99 …

YC-Backed One Month Rails Teaches You How To Build Your Startup While You Learn To Code

If you build it, they will come. But what if you don’t know how to build it?<p>That was the problem facing Mattan Griffel, founder of a new YC-backed startup called One Month Rails that is launching today.<p>“I didn’t study computer science or anything, but I had this great idea for a startup,” he said. …

Witnesses to crimes have no obligation to hand cameras to police

When Toronto police confronted a knife-carrying Sammy Yatim on an empty streetcar early Saturday, bystanders grabbed their cellphones, turned on the video function and hit record.<p>What they captured – images of police ordering Mr. Yatim to "drop the knife"; Constable James Forcillo appearing to fire …

Use Siri To Add Relationships To Your Contacts For More Natural Interactions [iOS Tips]

If you’ve tried to use Siri to call or text someone, you know it’s pretty simple. Just say, for example, “Call Joe Smith,” and Siri will call the person named Joe Smith in your Contacts App.<p>But did you know that Siri can also identify people via their relationship to you? You can say, “Call my …

UPS finally releases iPad app for tracking & scheduling deliveries

UPS announced today that it is finally rolling out a native iPad app that brings the ability to track and schedule deliveries as well as access to features of UPS My Choice® and enhanced mapping features. These features were previously available to users in the free UPS Mobile app for iPhone, but …

LanguageTwin: A New Way For Language Students To Practice What They’ve Learned

Learning a language is never easy. One thing that’s usually missing in the way students learn a new language is the ability to use their new skills while talking to a native speaker. LanguageTwin, a startup I met at the Willamette Angel Conference in Corvallis, Ore., last week, aims to do just …

Get an iPhone 5 Bumper Case for $0.01

If you’re looking for an iPhone 5 bumper case and want to spend the least amount of money possible, then check out the eForCity bumper case from …

Watch this: Google explains how to create Glass experiences

Google is taking the mystery out of writing services for Glass. Today, the company posted its SXSW presentation on the topic (video below), in which senior developer advocate Timothy Jordan walks us through a high-level overview of the Mirror API, the interface that developers will use to get their …

Developers can now port over their Android apps to work on the BlackBerry Q10

BlackBerry announced last week that they crossed over the 100,000 available BlackBerry 10 apps. In an interview today it was revealed by Martyn …