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Series of quakes rocks Indonesia's Lombok, causing panic

MATARAM, Indonesia (Reuters) - A series of quakes including a powerful 6.9 magnitude tremor struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, killing one person and causing others to rush out of buildings in panic.<p>The quakes, which could be felt on the …

Indonesia

You can now download tickets to visit museums for free on Sept. 22nd

Choose carefully<p>Museums across the country will offer free admission on Saturday, Sept. 22nd for the Smithsonian’s annual Museum Day. The catch is that you’ll need online tickets, which are available for download now.<p>Over a thousand museums are participating, including many delightful, niche ones. …

Rhode Island

You won’t believe how cheap the world’s smallest AI chip is

Meet the Mipy chip! A team of Taiwan researchers and an integrated circuit design house are the ones who developed it, jointly. The chip is a …

Deep Learning

Klarity uses AI to strip drudgery from contract review

Klarity, a member of the Y Combinator 2018 Summer class, wants to automate much of the contract review process by applying artificial intelligence, specifically natural language processing.<p>Company co-founder and CEO Andrew Antos has experienced the pain of contract reviews first hand. After …

Artificial Intelligence

Incentivai launches to simulate how hackers break blockchains

Cryptocurrency projects can crash and burn if developers don’t predict how humans will abuse their blockchains. Once a decentralized digital economy is released into the wild and the coins start to fly, it’s tough to implement fixes to the smart contracts that govern them. That’s why Incentivai is …

Artificial Intelligence

Old Farmer’s Almanac Winter Weather Forecast 2019: United States

2019 Winter Weather Forecast & Predictions : At a Glance<p>Winter is nearing, and the Old Farmer's Almanacs' (not to be confused the Farmer's Almanac) …

Weather

Credit Karma acquires mortgage platform Approved

Credit Karma, the service best known for providing free credit score monitoring and other financial advice (mostly to millennials), is getting into the mortgage business. The company today announced that it has acquired Approved, a mortgage platform that brings modern technology to a process that …

Credit Karma

Work-Bench enterprise report predicts end of SaaS could be coming

Work-Bench, a New York City venture capital firm that spends a lot of time around Fortune 1000 companies, has put together The Work-Bench Enterprise Almanac: 2018 Edition, which you could think of as a State of the Enterprise report. It’s somewhat like Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends report, but with …

Workbenches

Hearing aids could get way smarter with official Android support

Google is making life a bit easier for people who suffer from hearing loss.<p>On Thursday, the company announced that it's working with GN Hearing to bring hearing aid streaming support to future versions of Android. This means people will be able to connect, pair, and monitor their hearing aids from …

World Health Organization

WEF warns: AI could lead to collapse in the global financial system

There’s little doubt that artificial intelligence will reshape the world as we know it. It’ll revolutionize the way we do business, communicate, and even raise our kids. Presumably, the benefits of AI will outweigh the bad, but a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) shows we might just …

Artificial Intelligence

Huawei confirms 7nm Kirin 980 and launch window for Mate 20 series

HiSilicon<p>Huawei has confirmed that its Kirin 980 smartphone chipset will feature a 7nm design.<br>• The company also revealed that the chipset will land in the Mate 20 series.<br>• The Chinese brand confirmed that the Mate 20 series will launch in October.<p>Huawei has announced that its Kirin 980 chipset will …

Mobile

Tencent Slump Shows What Happens When Beijing Flips the Switch

China long celebrated Tencent Holdings Ltd. as a national champion. Now, the tech giant is getting a taste of what it’s like to be on the other side …

Russians Buy Apple, Amazon as Sanctions Push Investment Overseas

Russian politicians may be warning that U.S. sanctions will backfire and undermine the dollar, but to the middle classes, the appeal of investing …

Karma raises $12M to let restaurants and grocery stores offer unsold food at a discount

Karma, the Stockholm-based startup that offers a marketplace to let local restaurants and grocery offer unsold food at a discount, has raised $12 million in Series A funding.<p>Swedish investment firm Kinnevik led the round, with participation from U.S. venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners, …

Selling

100 Questions Investors Will Ask Entrepreneurs Seeking Funding

Before you walk into an investor meeting or on stage to present your startup, you need to know the answers to the questions listed below.<p>Don’t expect to skate through only on the strength of your slide and a well-practiced speech. Investors want to know all the things you left out, and how you came …

Venture Capital

Brother’s iPhone-enabled Bluetooth Label Maker returns to Amazon low at $30 ($25 off)

Amazon offers the Brother P-Touch Cube Smartphone Label Maker for <b>$29.99 shipped</b>. You’ll also find it at Office Depot and Staples. That’s good for a $25 discount from the going rate at Walmart, matches our previous mention for the Amazon all-time low and is the best offer out there. This Bluetooth …

Typography

Soviet Collapse Echoes in China’s Belt and Road

What causes empires to fall?<p>According to one influential view, it’s ultimately a question of investment. Great powers are the nations that best harness their economic potential to build up military strength. When they become over-extended, the splurge of spending to sustain a strategic edge leaves …

China

Your cable company will hate you as much as you hate them after you get this $39 box

Pretty much no one likes his or her cable company. After years of overcharging, terrible customer service, and a wide range of anti-consumer …

Customer Service

Data Preprocessing With Python

“Data! Data! Data!” he cried impatiently. “I can’t make bricks without clay.”<p>Machine Learning is the hottest thing of this world. Everybody start …

Machine Learning

Binance CEO teases demo of its new decentralized exchange desk

Leading cryptocurrency exchange desk Binance has been working on a new decentralized version of its platform for a couple of months now, and it appears CEO Changpeng Zhao is finally ready to share a glimpse into the upcoming project with the rest of the world.<p>Earlier today, the Binance boss took to …

Cryptocurrency

IBM-Maersk blockchain alliance cuts oceanic shipping times by 40%

Did you just get a TV from Tokyo or flowers from France? Blockchain, that potentially disruptive but much-derided technology, might have helped deliver the goods.<p>A blockchain-based IBM partnership with global shipping colossus Maersk has now expanded to include 94 partners, Big Blue said Thursday. …

Blockchain

IBM-Maersk Blockchain Platform Adds 92 Clients As Part Of Global Launch

[id=0]<p>Some of the largest supply chain companies in the world have begun the process of moving their work to a blockchain. A previously unnamed collaborative effort between the world’s largest shipping company, Maersk, and IBM, has now grown to 92 participants and been dubbed TradeLens.<p>Far from an …

Blockchain

IBM teams with Maersk on new blockchain shipping solution

IBM and shipping giant Maersk having been working together for the last year developing a blockchain-based shipping solution called TradeLens. Today they moved the project from Beta into limited availability.<p>Marie Wieck, GM for IBM Blockchain says the product provides a way to digitize every step …

Blockchain

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questions why US pays for 'unlimited war' but not Medicare-for-all

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned why Republicans are happy to pay for tax cuts and "unlimited war" but the GOP, and some Democrats, don't see "Medicare-for-all" or other progressive ideas as financially feasible.<p>"People talk about the sticker …

Health Care

In less than 4 years, this entrepreneur built a $23 billion company and became one of the richest people in China. Here's what he knew that most entrepreneurs don't.

Colin Huang is the founder and CEO of Pinduoduo, a shopping app used by as many as 5 million people in China every day. When Huang's company went public in late July at $24 a share, it was valued at just under $24 billion, making Huang the 12th-richest person in China.<p>All of this took him less than …

China

These $79 Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones are normally $260

Everyone uses music to drown out background noise — whether because of a crying baby on a plane, loud chewing in the library, or neighbors …

Consumer Tech

IoT boom will change how data is analysed

Deluge of data generated by Internet of Things will impact machine learning and the quality of data analysis, driving the need for such devices to …

Machine Learning

Washington hit China hard on tech influence this week

After months of back-and-forth negotiations, Washington moved rapidly this past week to fend off the increasing transcendence of China’s tech industry, with Congress passing expanded national security controls over M&A transactions and the Trump administration heaping more pressure on China with …

Tariffs

World class AI experts share what their favorite algorithm is

Credit: Mr. Nobody<p>From keeping our inboxes free from SPAM to mining your favorite cryptocurrencies, algorithms are all around us. While we feel like we’re drowning in an ocean of big data, clever algorithms are actually helping us to make sense of it all. And although these algorithms are ruling …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple Watch detected blood clots, says writer, and now helping him beat diabetes

Chuck La Tournous, founder of RandomMaccess, says that his Apple Watch played a key role in identifying that he had multiple blood clots, and is now helping him beat diabetes …<p>Writing in <i>MacWorld</i>, La Tournous described what happened the first time around.<p>In May 2016, my body decided to suddenly …

Diabetes