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Norwegian P2P Car Rental Marketplace Nabobil.no Pulls In $600K Seed

Europe seems to be creating peer-to-peer car rental marketplaces at a rate of knots. There’s heavily-funded Drivy in France, Snappcar in the Netherlands, GoMore in Denmark, and Rentacarlo in the U.K., to name a few.<p>The latest is Norway’s Nabobil, which opened its doors four months ago and today is …

Windows 10 passes 10% market share, overtakes Windows 8.1 and Windows XP

Six months after its release, Windows 10 has finally passed 10 percent market share. Not only that, but the latest and greatest version from Microsoft has also overtaken Windows 8.1 and Windows XP, according to the latest figures from Net Applications.<p>Windows 10 was installed on over 75 million PCs …

GE is phasing out CFL bulbs so that LED can take off

Someday soon, your home will probably be lit by the glow of LED light bulbs. The transition is already taking place, but GE wants to see it happen even faster. This morning, it's announcing plans to phase out the sale of CFL bulbs in the US over the next year as it begins to position LED bulbs …

Samsung hints at its 'next galaxy' with VR-focused teaser

Samsung has announced that its next flagship smartphone will be unveiled on 21 February at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.<p>In a move that is …

Sundance 2016: Nine new VR pieces you need to know

In just a few short years, virtual reality has gone from novelty to staple at the Sundance Film Festival. Dozens of VR exhibits line the floors of New Frontier, the festival's emerging art section, to the point that it can be hard to remember a time when the space <i>wasn't</i> filled with people queueing …

Bill Gates recalls rivalry with 'genius' Steve Jobs on Desert Island Discs

Microsoft co-founder chooses the Beatles track Two of Us in memory of Apple boss and talks about his charity work and how he met his wife<p>Bill Gates speaks about his relationship with the late Apple founder Steve Jobs and chooses a song in memory of their work together shaping the technology of the …

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Architect Of Apple A-Series And AMD K7 and K8 Chip Designs, Jim Keller, Lands At Tesla Motors

If you’ve followed technology and the processor industry for any length of time, the AMD K7 and K8 – which ushered in an era of high-performing Athlon and Opteron processors – and Apple’s A-Series SoC will undoubtedly be familiar to you. Both the AMD K7 and K8, and Apple A-Series were powerhouses …

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How The Growth Of Mixed Reality Will Change Communication, Collaboration And The Future Of The Workplace

Pete Sena Contributor<p>Peter Sena II is an entrepreneur, angel investor and Yale University Venture Mentor who founded Digital Surgeons.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>What the coming educational VR revolution teaches us about the tech’s future<br>• How marketers and brand managers can prepare for the …

Spotify video is now on Android and iOS

Though you'll have to go in through the back door on your iPhone.<p>Spotify's new video content section, dubbed Shows, hit Android devices this week. And though the feature wasn't supposed to make it to iOS devices until sometime next week, there is a way for you to access it right now. You won't be …

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Apple asks FCC to recognize Made For iPhone hearing aids to encourage accessibility innovation

Apple recently has filed a new document with the Federal Communications Commission in which it argues that Made for iPhone, or MFi, accessories should be acknowledged by the organization as alternatives for hearing aid compatibility compliance. Recently, the FCC has proposed that all phones and …

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VR games Audioshield, Hover Junkers lead latest wave of HTC Vive stunners

Stealth adventure, quarter-munching twin-gun blaster round out a thrilling list.<p>SEATTLE, Washington—How many times can a publication attend a virtual …

New Sony Xperia C6 render shows off bezel-less display, looks drop dead gorgeous

A high-quality render of Sony’s unannounced Xperia C6 smartphone has been released by a reliable tech leaker on Twitter. The Xperia C6, if the newly released render is to be believed, looks a lot like Xperia C5 Ultra, which was introduced back in mid-2015. Just like the C5 Ultra, the new Xperia C6 …

Onfleet Has Powered Over 1 Million On-Demand Deliveries

Onfleet, the company that provides infrastructure for on-demand delivery, recently powered its one millionth delivery. More than half of those deliveries occurred within the last four months, Onfleet CEO Khaled Naim told TechCrunch. Onfleet powers deliveries and logistics for companies like …

Lincolnshire County Council hit by £1m malware demand

Lincolnshire County Council's computer systems have been closed for four days after being hit by computer malware demanding a £1m ransom.<p>Ransomware encrypts data on infected machines and unscrambles it only if victims pay a fee.<p>The council said it was working with its computer security provider to …

This gun can stop small rogue drones without destroying them

We've seen a couple of brute force anti-drone devices designed to snatch the tiny machines out of the sky, but Battelle's DroneDefender is one of the …

Chess is Too Easy - MIT Technology Review

Computer science is of two minds about artificial intelligence (AI). Some computer scientists believe in so-called “Strong” AI, which holds that all …

Budget Cuts aims to take the puzzles and humor of Portal into VR (hands-on)

We’re not sure if Valve is making a version of Portal for the HTC Vive virtual reality headset, which is powered by Valve’s own Steam VR technology. But at least one developer has been inspired to make a Portal-like game in VR.<p>Neat Corporation from Stockholm, Sweden, showed off Budget Cuts at …

Obama: Computer Science as Basic as '3Rs'

In his weekly address, President Obama called upon America to make computer science "a basic skill, right along with the three 'Rs.'" He pointed out that nine out of ten parents want it taught at their children's schools, "yet right now, only about a quarter of our K through 12 schools offer …

Watch PlayStation VR in Action on Headset and TV at the Same Time; Dylan Cuthbert: "a System Seller"

One of the most interesting features of PlayStation VR is its ability to have a game run at the same time on the headset and on a TV, with multiple …

Lucasfilm Brings ‘Star Wars’ To Sundance With Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality And Flying Whales

The virtual reality story at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah majorly reflects the recent virtual reality history itself. A couple of years ago, …

Still Tired? There’s Help to Outsmart the Snooze Button

The snooze button represents technology that can work against our best interests. For those apt to bash the button, recent connected products can ensure that chronic oversleepers are awake and even prove them to do so.<p>Temptation, thy name is the snooze button. Dating back to at least 1959 with the …

Downcast for iPhone adds CarPlay integration for enhanced podcast playback

There’s a new podcast app option for CarPlay fans out today: Downcast. The popular iOS and Mac podcast player updated today to add CarPlay integration, enhanced VoiceOver features, scrubber improvements, and lots of battery life and bug fix improvements.<p>Downcast wrote a bit on the app blog to talk …

Facebook has banned person-to-person gun sales

The move is an effort to stymie background-check free sales of firearms.<p>Apparently you could buy and sell guns on Facebook before today. Note the past tense there. <i>The New York Times</i> says that this change is in response to President Obama's recent push for Zuckerberg and Co. to cull the …

How Twitter could be 10X bigger, 100X more profitable, and 1000X more awesome

I’ve spent many years studying, writing about, building, and funding companies (such as Bottlenose, Klout, and The Daily Dot) in Twitter’s ecosystem.<p>Despite the media chatter, I am still bullish on Twitter – as should be any investor who understands the social network’s fundamentals and true …

Searching for the Next Silicon Valley: Alec Ross Forecasts the Industries of the Future

Alec Ross was Hillary Clinton’s Senior Advisor for Innovation when she was Secretary of State, and he helped craft her groundbreaking open internet agenda. Since leaving the State Department, Ross has traveled the world advising businesses and governments on technology and innovation policy. Now, …

Vuforia announces augmented reality support for Windows 10

AR for enterprise is coming, and PTC-backed Vuforia is hoping to make it cross-platform.<p>Vuforia, creator of one of the most widely developed …

360 Videos and Virtual Reality for Everyone

<i>Geoff Peters is a 34-year-old software developer, musician, and vlogger from Vancouver Canada. He attended film school at Langara College and studied</i> …

Graphene shown to safely interact with neurons in the brain

Researchers have successfully demonstrated how it is possible to interface graphene – a two-dimensional form of carbon – with neurons, or nerve …

Microsoft HoloLens UK release date, price and specs: When will the holographic computer hit the consumer market?

Wondering what HoloLens is good for? Here’s a breakdown of Microsoft's AR headset<p>With its formidably futuristic name, the Microsoft HoloLens is …

President Obama Launches Initiative To Bring Computer Science To All Students

The Computer Science for All Initiative would provide funding for states and school districts to bring computer science to the classroom.<p>In his final State Of The Union address earlier this month, President Obama called for providing hands-on computer science classes for all students to make them …