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Dorm Living for Professionals Comes to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — In search of reasonable rent, the middle-class backbone of San Francisco — maitre d’s, teachers, bookstore managers, lounge musicians, copywriters and merchandise planners — are engaging in an unusual experiment in communal living: They are moving into dorms.<p>Shared bathrooms at the …

Real Estate

A Biohacker Regrets Publicly Injecting Himself With CRISPR

“There’s no doubt in my mind that somebody is going to end up hurt eventually.”<p>When Josiah Zayner watched a biotech CEO drop his pants at a biohacking conference and inject himself with an untested herpes treatment, he realized things had gone off the rails.<p>Zayner is no stranger to stunts in …

Food delivery startup Deliveroo expands with Business tier for corporate accounts

Fresh from raising $275 million this August at around a $1 billion valuation, Deliveroo is now taking the next step in its bid to corner the market in Europe and other markets for high-end, high-concept restaurant food delivery; and turn the Deliveroo business profitable in the process. The startup …

Startups

Open casting call posted for Apple’s ‘Planet of the Apps’ reality TV show

Earlier this year it was announced that Apple was planning to launch its first original TV series about the “app economy.” Now, Apple has posted an open casting call for the unscripted reality series, which we now know is called Planet of the Apps.<p>The show is being co-produced with Propagate, a …

Apps

With gold and rat heart cells, scientists make a robot stingray

Here's a critter that would be a showstopper in your aquarium: By layering rat heart cells over a gold skeleton, scientists have built tiny swimming artificial stingrays that can be driven and guided by light.<p>These little ray-bots, described in the journal Science, may offer insight into building …

Robotics

These maps show you how far $50 of gas will take you

In years past, exorbitant gas prices threw a bit of a damper on the romance of the Great American Road Trip.<p>This year, with the cost of fuel on a downward slide, $50 in the tank will get you pretty far. Using the average price of gas and the assumption that a car gets 24 miles to the gallon, the …

Buffer, the company known for public 'open salary' docs, just laid off 11% of its team

Buffer is a popular social media management tool that also offers a great marketing blog on the side, but you may know it best for is its open salary formula that the company’s co-founders shared publicly in order to be transparent about how each employee’s salaries are calculated.<p>And transparent …

Startups

Digify can set Gmail attachments to self-destruct, Mission Impossible style

Digify is announcing a security technology that makes it possible to track, unsend, and even self-destruct email attachments sent through Google’s Gmail.<p>The Digify tracking allows Gmail users to see when and where their content is forwarded, and they can choose to unsend attachments at any time. …

Apps

Silicon Valley VC firm Clear Ventures launches with $120M fund for early-stage startups

A new Silicon Valley venture capital firm has launched with a $120 million fund aimed at backing “bold teams from the earliest stages of company creation” through to market leadership.<p>Founded out of Palo Alto, Calif. in 2014, Clear Ventures was created by Chris Rust and Rajeev Madhavan, who have …

Venture Capital

Square's Register API is now available for Android

Businesses that don’t want to run their point-of-sale system through an iPad no longer have to: Square is making its Register API available for Android.<p>With Register, Square customers can create custom point-of-sale applications that utilize card swipes, NFC payments like Apple Pay or Android Pay …

This app automatically schedules Slack messages

Slack is great for communicating with your entire team no regardless of whether you’re in the same room together or working remotely. But if you use a common chat channel to ping your group, there’s a chance that your message will get buried amongst all the others and go unread.<p>Schedul aims to fix …

Jeep Concepts Hide New Wrangler Pick Up And Grand Wagoneer Design Cues

Jeep recently showcased seven concepts at the Easter Safari Event, and some of them might hide a few details about the upcoming Wrangler Pick-Up and …

Introducing the Hikari Box Tiny House Plans

Introducing the Hikari Box Tiny House Plans from Shelter Wise: Bright, Spacious and UncomplicatedIf you’re looking for a tiny house design that’s …

Tiny House Movement

Waze update will predict traffic conditions before you leave

Waze is putting its traffic-predicting superpowers to good use.<p>The Google-owned app is adding a new feature, called planned drives, which makes it …

Truecaller’s new SDK lets third-party apps verify phone numbers to onboard new users

Truecaller has launched a new software development kit (SDK) that lets third-party apps sign up new users with their existing Truecaller profile and associated verified phone number.<p>Founded out of Stockholm, Sweden, in 2009, Truecaller is like a crowdsourced telephone directory that lets users flag …

This Brooklyn Apartment Building Has Its Own Slack Channel

A trendy apartment building in Brooklyn, N.Y. is offering its tenants a surprising feature as part of their monthly rent checks: Slack.<p>Common, which …

Sad about Parse shutting down? This GitHub repo has a handy list of replacement services

Yesterday, Facebook made developers collectively throw their hands up as it announced it was discontinuing Parse. If you’re looking for a replacement for Parse, there’s a GitHub repo that can help.<p>While there’s no silver bullet for replacing Parse, the aptly named ‘Parse alternatives‘ repo has some …

Software Development

Why Apple CarPlay Fails In Cars

It’s time automakers stopped presenting Apple CarPlay as if it is the answer to all our in-car infotainment dreams. It is not even close. Sure, Apple makes a decent smart phone but CarPlay is far from a well-considered vehicle interface. Part of the problem is that Apple is notoriously reluctant …

Automotive Industry

After 500,000 Apps Built, Bizness Apps Launches Apex, A New White-Label App Builder

Founded in 2010 as a DIY app and website development platform, Bizness Apps has quietly turned its attention to resellers and digital agencies, becoming one of the largest providers of white-label app development software on the market.<p>In fact, over 500,000 total mobile apps have now been created …

Boxy transforms Google's Inbox into a Mac app

Ever since the impending death of Mailbox was announced, I've been looking for a new email app to replace it. The one I've been spending the most time with is Inbox, Google's attempt at building a smarter interface for Gmail. There's a lot to like — and dislike — about Inbox, but one thing that's …

Apps

LiquidTalent Launches On-Demand Marketplace For Designers And Developers

LiquidTalent has today launched out of beta, offering companies a marketplace to find high-quality developer and designer talent on-demand both on the web and mobile.<p>The company was founded by Alex Abelin, Google’s former public affairs manager, and Scott Annan under the premise that developers and …

Startups

An ex-Facebook exec just launched a $70 million fund for tech startups

It's White Star's first institutional fund and has been raised from backers including the Canadian government, the chair of auction house Christie's, and the founder of Cirque du Soleil, among others.<p>White Star will invest between $500,000 (£428,500) and $5 million (£3.3 million) in tech startups …

Apple has published a great free learn to code course for Swift — on GitHub

<i>TL;DR: Apple has apparently, via some sort of collaboration with a university professor, published last week — during WWDC — a really solid-looking</i> …

Want your Gmail messages to self-destruct? There’s a Chrome extension for that…

Dmail is a Chrome extension which allows you to un-send, or revoke any emails you send through your Gmail account. The service was launched by the same brainiacs that brought us the Delicious social bookmarking tool.<p>Self-destructing email isn’t exactly a new thing. Google itself rolled out a …

Apps

Business Phone Systems | Virtual Phone Numbers | Phone.com

Sign Up<p>Learn what Phone.com can do for your business by signing up today.<p>Pick Your Number<p>Get a brand new virtual number or toll free phone number …

Newbie to Node Developer Course Bundle | TNW Deals

<b>Node.js for Beginners Course</b><p>Use JavaScript to Create Fast, Scalable Network Applications<p>Over 30 lectures and 5 hours of content<br>• Learn how Node allows you to use Javascript across both the front and back ends<br>• Understand the foundation of the Node.js command line<br>• Use the "Share" function between …

JavaScript

Drone deployed to catch cheating Chinese students

The latest weapon in the fight against cheating for China's all-important university entrance exam is a six-propeller drone.<p>The drone flew over two testing centres in Luoyang city in central China's Henan province to scan for any unusual signals being sent to devices smuggled by students taking the …

Drones

Connected-Car Startup Vinli Raises $6.5M From Samsung, Cox Automotive, And More

Vinli launched at TechCrunch Disrupt SF last September by promising to bring the car into the smartphone age. The company is making a small sensor that plugs into a vehicle’s OBD port and allow the driver to access a suite of apps on their smartphone, providing additional functions not currently …

Dot is a quirky location app for mapping anything from trash cans to watering holes

When you want to search for something, you more than likely go to Google and to check what your friends have been up to, you go to Facebook. Dot is a new iOS app that wants to bridge the gap between the two.<p>Dot works by letting you place a dot on any location you’ve visited on the map within the …

Apps

Breathalyzers in steering wheels could save thousands of lives each year

The Department of Transport has partnered with car manufacturers to develop the technology<p>Can you imagine breathing into your car's steering wheel to prove you're sober enough to drive? It sounds far-fetched, but it's a technology that the US Department of Transport (DOT) is seriously investigating …

Autonomous Cars