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Twitch launches Achievements and Stream Summary to help creators grow their channels

At last month’s Twitchcon, the game-streaming site Twitch’s annual conference, the company unveiled a suite of new tools for video creators on its platform designed to help them grow their online channels and make more money. Two of those tools — Achievements and Stream Summary — are today going …

Internet

Microsoft’s period of congenial cooperation could be over

A couple of years ago while a guest of Marc Benioff onstage at Salesforce’s Dreamforce customer conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said something that seemed to signal a new period of amicable cooperation for his company. Several pieces of evidence seem to suggest that the period of friendly …

'Untrained Eyes' puts an AI spin on looking at yourself in the mirror

What if you stood in front of a mirror and saw someone who barely looked like you? That's exactly what happens in <i>Untrained Eyes</i>, an interactive sculpture debuting today at the Engadget Experience, a one-day event that showcases exhibitions which mix art with technology. <i>Untrained Eyes</i>, created by …

New iPhone X Leak Uncovers An Important Feature

Tim Cook’s dream of Augmented Reality is back on course as Apple works with its component suppliers to bring the power of FaceID and its real-world sensors to the rear of the iPhone, allowing the world of AR to explode into iOS powered devices in 2019.<p>This new information comes from Alex Webb and …

How Zillow Made It Through the Housing Crisis

Zillow was just a two-year-old startup when its industry came tumbling down around it.<p>Launched in 2006, the company initially served as a tool to …

Google shares developer preview of TensorFlow Lite

Developers were pretty psyched by the announcement at Google I/O back in May that a new version of TensorFlow was being built from the ground up for mobile devices. Today, Google has released a developer preview of TensorFlow Lite.<p>The software library is aimed at creating a more lightweight machine …

Twitter's 'premium' tools let more apps use your data

Twitter hasn't exactly been known for a developer-friendly attitude, but it's tackling that issue today. The social site has unveiled a "premium" programming framework that bridges the gap between its free-but-limited standard tools and the costly tools limited to big businesses. The initial beta …

Report: Tech giants can do more to keep kids from cobalt mines

Tech companies are still not doing enough to stop kids from working in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to international human rights organization Amnesty International.<p>While tech giants including Apple, Samsung and Dell are making some progress, more needs to be done …

Twitch Achievements give streamers a roadmap to getting paid

Twitch today rolled out its Achievements feature to everyone. Now every Twitch streamer has a clear idea of what to do to start making money from their stream.<p>Twitch’s prestige classes — Affiliate and Partner — have always been shrouded in mystery. For all Twitch’s attempts to turn more of its …

Internet

Google Critic Thiel Gave Money to Official Probing Search Giant

Peter Thiel, the venture capitalist who backed Donald Trump’s presidential run, gave $300,000 to a political campaign of Josh Hawley, the Missouri …

We’re only inviting 9 speakers to TNW New York 2017. Here’s why.

This year, for TNW New York we’re going invite-only. We want to offer outstanding value to our 1,000 hand picked attendees by organising 185 round-table sessions with industry thought leaders in technology, media, and communication. But since we’re known for our content curation, and we try to …

Steve Jurvetson defends himself: ‘No such allegations are true’

Jurvetson posted a nearly 400-word statement on Facebook on Tuesday.<p>High-profile investor Steve Jurvetson vigorously defended himself a day after he left his namesake venture capital firm,asserting that his departure was due to a cratering of his relationship with his partners and not because of an …

Trump administration releases rules on disclosing cyber flaws

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration publicly released on Wednesday its rules for deciding whether to disclose cyber security flaws or keep them secret, in an effort to bring more transparency to a process that has long been cloaked in mystery.<p>FILE PHOTO: A man types on a computer …

Cybersecurity

Why do the iPhone X's Animoji work when you cover Face ID's sensors?

Ever since the iPhone X was unveiled, Apple’s Animoji have been lauded as the greatest innovation to grace smartphones since multi-touch. So advanced, in fact, that Apple had to create a fancy new sensor just to map your mug to a poop emoji.<p>Sarcasm aside, it turns out Animoji doesn’t always <i>need</i> …

Mobile Technology

Crunch Report | Facebook admits Russian meddling in Brexit

<b>Today’s Stories</b><p>Facebook admits Russian meddling in Brexit<br>• The Apple Watch can detect sleep apnea and hypertension<br>• Youtube partners with Ticketmaster<br>• Youtube also cracks down on extremists<p><b>Credits</b><p><b>Written by:</b> Sarah Buhr <b><br>Hosted by:</b> Sarah Buhr <b><br>Filmed by:</b> Joe Zolnoski <b><br>Edited by:</b> John Murillo<p><b>Notes:</b><p>Tito’s …

Apple Watch

Smartphone usage by the numbers via Deloitte

Smartphone usage and adoption has matured, but 47 percent of consumers want less of their devices.<p>Americans collectively check smartphones 12 billion …

10-year-old unlocks his mum's iPhone with Face ID

Apple says that there’s only the slimmest of chances that someone other than you can spoof your iPhone X using Face ID, thanks to its cutting-edge camera and image recognition system. But it was no match for fifth-grader Ammar Malik, who’s been able to unlock his mother’s new iPhone repeatedly – …

Essential Phone gets an Oreo treat in beta form

If you've been following the trials and tribulations of the Essential Phone, you'll know that it arrived to market with a few showstopping bugs and a …

Microsoft is building a new version of Skype for tutors and consultants

Microsoft is prepping to preview Skype Professional Account, which will make it easier for people who provide training, tutoring, consulting and counseling sessions via video chat to run their services – for free.<p>The new version will include tools to schedule sessions, add notes for individual …

US just approved a digital pill that knows whether or not you took it

Modern medicine can completely change someone’s life for the better, but only if they’re actually taking their prescriptions like they’re supposed …

Can Americans hang up on their phone addiction?

I've seen far too many people get aggressively honked at as they absentmindedly wandered onto a busy street without looking up. The culprit? That little device in the palm of their hand, consuming their attention: their phone.<p>Judging from all the people on sidewalks and buses with their eyes glued …

Flipkart's awkwardly-named Billion Capture+ is now up for sale in India

Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart has made its foray into the smartphone segment with its first self-branded phone, the Billion Capture+. Weird naming …

'Hyperloop-inspired' transportation heads to Denver

It may not be Hyperloop, but Denver residents may one day find themselves shuttled around Denver in tubes at speeds of up to 200 mph.<p>That is the promise of a partnership announced Tuesday between Arrivo, a Los Angeles-based transportation startup led by a former executive and co-founder of …

Google Doodle Celebrates Cornelia Sorabji, India's First Female Lawyer

Cornelia Sorabji broke a lot of glass ceilings. She was the first woman to graduate from Bombay University, and then became the first woman to read …

Safety commission recalls more hoverboards after another fire

It seems Hoverboards just won't stop exploding. After the US government declared <i>all</i> self-balancing scooters unsafe, eight more hoverboard brands are being recalled. The latest fire, caused by the LayZ Board, destroyed one home and damaged four others last month, according to the US Consumer Product …

Reddit became an escape room last night in its first ever interactive game

Anki’s robot, Cozmo, was the star in the social-sharing site’s first ever interactive story<p>Cozmo, the family-friendly robot, went on an adventure …

Robotics

Qualcomm announces investment in Mobike and eight other Chinese startups

Qualcomm is continuing its charm offensive in China, a critical market where it has suffered hard blows in recent years including a $1 billion anti-trust fine, after it announced a flurry of new investments.<p>These are chaotic times for Qualcomm, which is fielding unwanted acquisition interest from …

LinkedIn's new app will match you up with a mentor

<b>Editor's note Nov. 15:</b> LinkedIn said Tuesday its career advice featur is now broadly available. The social network originally announced the update in August. Our coverage of that announcement, which contains more details on the update, follows.<p>Looking for work on LinkedIn? You'll soon find …

Employment

Perkbox acquires digital rewards platform Loyalty Bay

Two companies are better than one: Perkbox, the U.K. startup that helps companies engage and reward employees and customers, has acquired London-based Loyalty Bay, which offers a SaaS platform for the automated delivery of digital rewards.<p>Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, though I understand it …

Customer Experience