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Canon presents strong case with the EOS 5D Mark IV’s 34MP sensor and 4K

One of the most beloved camera series out there, the Canon EOS Mark 5D was due for a refresh. Announced today, <b>Mark IV</b> of the EOS 5D brings a 30.4 megapixel full frame sensor,with 4K video capability, so this is truly an elite camera. Some of the specifications that have come to our attention …

Canon

SAP is acquiring big data startup Altiscale for over $125 million

EXCLUSIVE:<p>Enterprise software company SAP is acquiring Altiscale, a startup that offers a cloud-based version of the Hadoop open-source software for storing, processing, and analyzing lots of different kinds of data, VentureBeat has learned. News of the deal should be announced in the next few …

SAP SE

Olympics GIFs apparently did get someone banned from Twitter

You may have heard that the IOC placed a ban on media outlets using unlicensed footage from the Rio Olympics to make GIFs for their social media channels. Of course, since it's 2016 and people have Twitter, that didn't stop some from trying. One of the more popular clips on social media showed …

Olympics

Atlassian now lets you hire freelancers right from JIRA

JIRA, Atlassian’s flagship project management service, is getting a new feature today that will let you easily convert JIRA tickets into job postings on Upwork’s freelance marketplace.<p>“The smartest people will always exist outside of your company,” Atlassian’s head of growth for JIRA and Bitbucket …

Freelancing

iPhone 7 leak shows 32GB memory may be the base model

We hear a lot of good rumors about the iPhone 7, but the latest may actually be the best. A tipster says the 16GB storage option is being discontinued.<p>Instead of 16GB, Apple is sliding the 32GB option down as the base model (take that, Google). The 64GB version is also being scrapped.<p>Moving …

Apple News

Optimization startup SigOpt raises $6.6M

SigOpt, a company aiming to “optimize everything,” announced today that it has raised $6.6 million in Series A funding.<p>When startups talk about optimization, they often mean trying out a few different variations and then choosing the ones that get the best results. With SigOpt, it’s more of a …

Ben Horowitz

On Linux’s 25th anniversary, development has gone corporate

Just 7.7% of devs are unpaid—because Linux development is worth paying for.<p>The Linux operating system kernel is 25 years old this month. It was …

Linux

This all-analog DNA circuit calculates without going digital

It’s a sign that we’re living in the future when using our own genetic machinery as a form of calculator or storage is nothing new — but make no mistake, it’s still very early days in this field and there are plenty of surprises ahead. Today’s surprise, for instance, is the use of DNA to do exact …

DNA

Narrative Science can now describe your Tableau charts for you

Tableau Software‘s shares soared 13 percent on Tuesday following the announcement that the data analytics provider has partnered with Narrative Science, a Chicago-based company that develops natural language generation (NLG) tools. The result of the partnership is Narratives for Tableau, a free …

Science

Former Facebook Live product manager launches Alively for private video livestreaming

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are just some of the services encouraging us to broadcast what we’re doing at this very moment. Whether your content is live or recorded, these social networks are eager to help you share footage with the world. But what if you’re not interested in the big network …

Facebook

Pinterest acquires Instapaper to improve article discovery

Pinterest is making investments to help users discover and save articles on its visual search engine. The company announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Instapaper, the online bookmarking service that was created by Tumblr cofounder Marco Arment. In contrast to previous deals, this time …

Marco Arment

Disney and Vice, a Storybook Romance

When Vice Media held a board meeting in Las Vegas early last year, Chief Executive Shane Smith was riding high.<p>He had just won $1 million at blackjack, and now the digital media company and representatives of Walt Disney Co. were in the Bellagio Resort’s presidential suite to seal a deal that would …

Walt Disney Company

Why I Watch People Play Videogames on the Internet

When I was a kid, I watched my older brother play horror games like <i>Resident Evil</i>, or <i>Silent Hill</i>. Young me was fascinated by these, but didn’t want to …

Gaming

Media.net acquired for $900M in mega ad-tech deal

The flow of Chinese capital into foreign ad-tech companies increased this morning with the acquisition of Media.net for $900 million USD. A consortium will be paying cash for the startup with key operation centers in New York City and Dubai. Eventually the company is set to be acquired from the …

Financial markets

Twitter's dark mode has made its way from Android to iOS

Twitter’s dark mode has finally made its way from Android to iOS.<p>If you’re not clear on what a ‘dark mode’ does, it’s simple: it changes your background color to a darker grey, and tweet text to white. Check it out:<p>To activate it, Twitter says you just need to tap the Me icon at the bottom of your …

Android News

iPhone beats Galaxy Note 7 in speed test, but there's more to it

The folks over at PhoneBuff published a speed comparison between the iPhone 6S and Samsung Note 7. Spoiler: the iPhone wins, by a lot.<p>In all, it took the Galaxy Note 7 two minutes and four seconds to launch 14 apps and render a video; it took the iPhone one minute and 21 seconds to do the same. The …

iPhone

Android 7.0 Nougat review: great, but does it matter?

Google has announced that the latest version of Android 7.0 Nougat, is rolling out to newer Nexus devices starting today. It’s a good upgrade, but only available if you have a recent Nexus device like the Nexus 6, 6P, 5X, Pixel C, or Nexus 9 tablet — and it will take some time for everybody's …

Mobile

Who Won in Rio: Bloomberg’s Olympic Medal Tracker

Who Won in Rio:<br>Bloomberg’s Olympic Medal Tracker<p>Last Updated:<p>Throughout the 2016 Rio Games, Bloomberg tracked the medals won by each country. …

Olympics

Salesforce acquires data analytics company BeyondCore

Salesforce today announced that it has acquired data analytics company BeyondCore. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The team will be working on Salesforce’s Analytics Cloud.<p>In a sense BeyondCore overlaps with the Salesforce Analytics Cloud by virtue of its ability to chart data — even though …

Data analysis

Apparent PS4 Slim Leaks On Auction Site

Auction

Snapchat is down for many users

Snapchat is down. We are unable to log in to the service, and Snapchat has confirmed the disruption on Twitter:<p>What will we do now? Do we have to send our friends – gasp – <i>permanent</i> selfies now? How will I make myself look like a creepy mash up of human and emoji?<p>A fix shouldn’t take too long, but …

Snapchat

'Lifestage' is Facebook's video-first answer to Snapchat

Facebook may be ubiquitous, but it’s not cool anymore. After pivoting its main app into a newsfeed, the company has released a new app for iOS called Lifestage, but it’s just for teens.<p>More specifically, it’s for those under 21. Called Lifestage, the app is a video-first take on social networking. …

Facebook

2017 MacBook Pro Not Sporting Kaby Lake Processor

Apple is rumored to launch a refresh of its MacBook Pro line this fall.Every year, millions of Apple fans are anticipating for the release of the …

MacBook Pro

The 2016 Rio Olympics is redefining online streaming

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is the first ever to be live streamed simultaneously as the television broadcast, and the results are staggering.<p>The first 10 days of the 2016 Olympics have been streamed online more than the last two Olympics combined.<p>According to Nielsen, the …

Brazil

Intel's next-gen Kaby Lake processors: Everything we know so far

Intel's 7th-generation Core processors are nearly here.<p>Close<p>Intel turns to Overwatch to show off seventh-generation core<p>Drag<p>Intel's 7th-gen Core …

Apple News

Google is hiring Reddit users with specific accents to improve its voice recognition

Google Now, search giant Google’s eponymous voice assistant, has a surprisingly good grasp on the nuances of human speech.<p>Thanks to a killer combination of machine learning and crowdsourced data, it can parse mumbles, murmurs, and even the most garbled of phrases.<p>In August of last year, as an …

Reddit

Wikiverse turns Wikipedia into a visual universe of articles

I've spent (too) many lazy evenings hopping from one Wikipedia entry to the next, reading things that could be useful for trivia night. It's fun enough, but this website that visualizes Wiki as a universe could make the experience even better for a lot of people. You can zoom around to visit …

Wikipedia

A researcher claims 2 bank apps can be hacked using iPhone's 'Live Photos'

A researcher claims to have discovered a security vulnerability in 2 banks' mobile phone apps that lets someone get into the account with just a picture of the account holders.<p>Meaghan Johnson, director of research at fintech consultancy 11:FS, says she found that people could access her account …

iPhone

Nokia’s Ozo VR camera now more affordable, heading to China

Nokia has reduced the price of its high end VR camera Ozo by $15,000. The new global price-tag for the teardrop-shaped device, which captures 360° spherical video and 360×360 surround sound to create immersive content for viewing via virtual reality devices, is $45,000.<p>Nokia is also expanding …

Asia

Braigo launches web app to help blind people parse text on images

The internet is all about sharing information, but a lot of the information shared assumes that its users are able to rely on their senses to consume said information. That isn’t always the case, and for the more than 285 million people around the world who are visually impaired, browsing the ‘net …

Blindness