66 - Speakeasy Promotions

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Facebook blocks UK insurer Admiral from profiling users for discounts

When you're a first-time driver, getting a reasonable car insurance quote can be a tricky affair. Age and inexperience on the road result in higher premiums, which only come down after you've proven you're not a danger to yourself or others for a number of years. Some insurance providers have …

Atlas Recall, a search engine for your entire digital life, gets an open beta and $20M in backing

Computers have perfect memories. So why is it so hard to find stuff on them? Probably because our <i>own</i> memories don’t work the same way. Atlas Recall aims to fix that with “one search to rule them all,” indexing everything you see and do on all your devices, but organizing it in very human fashion. …

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Adobe's Experimental 3D App Adds a New Dimension to Photoshop

You may not realize it, but many of the gadget photos you see in ads and on websites are actually faked using computer graphics. It’s the easiest way …

Vinfusion wine robot blends a glass based on your taste

Take it from a former wine seller when I say that wine snobs are <i>the worst</i>, constantly trying to prove the the extent of their oenophilia. For everyone else, it's nothing but a wave of unnecessary intimidation thanks to the complexity and variety of wines and the potential risk of embarrassment. …

The 9 most impressive social good innovations from October

Solving the world's biggest problems requires creativity and perseverance — and innovators around the globe are taking up the challenge.<p>From a device …

Amazon has patented tiny drones that can ride with police

In the near future as envisioned by Amazon, little drones will sit on the shoulders of police officers like parrots on a pirate.<p>The company earlier …

UK heading towards era of parliament-approved mass surveillance

A controversial legislative framework that will strengthen and set in stone mass surveillance capabilities in the U.K. — including authorizing state agents to hack devices/services en masse and requiring ISPs to retain a year’s worth of website access logs on all users — looks set to come into …

Kenyan startup Ushahidi launches a crowdsourced campaign to monitor the U.S. election

Jake Bright Contributor<p>Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Africa Roundup: Uber says it’s staying, Konga could be epic startup fail<br>• Harley Davidson’s EV debut could electrify the motorcycle industry<p>The Kenyan software …