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Qonto wants to become N26 for business banking

French startup Qonto has some ambitious goals and wants to become the best bank account you can get when you start a company in France. Just like N26 wants to be a more modern bank for everyone, Qonto wants to do the same thing, but for business accounts.<p>The company recently raised $1.7 million …

23 Pictures That Prove We're Living In The Damn Future

Welcome to the future.

Harry Potter

DirecTV Now set to launch without CBS, Bloomberg says

AT&T is prepared to launch DirecTV Now without a deal in place with CBS Corp., Bloomberg reports.<p>Speaking with “people familiar with the matter,” the …

Mapping the money: LA's top 10 tech neighborhoods by funding

While tech startups in and around Silicon Beach get all the buzz, it's become apparent lately that companies don't need a view of the waves to be …

California

Apple’s iOS 10 finally, truly begins the mobile messaging war

John Koetsier Contributor<p>John Koetsier has built technology, written about it at VentureBeat, and researched it while spearheading a research venture. He now studies mobile as TUNE’s mobile economist.<p>Yesterday will be remembered as the day that the messaging war started.<p>In the immense game of …

Watch me control my Tesla with Amazon Echo

While Tesla has not released a public API for developers to date, that does not stop one from hacking on the car anyway. Over the weekend I put together a working prototype with many of my favorite technologies, including: a drone, Golang, an Amazon Echo, AWS Lambda, and, of course, a Tesla Model S.<p>…

In the Ultimate Coup, Uber Takes Over City's Mass Transit | Inc.com

At TED, Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick called parking lots a terrible waste of space and car ownership an equally wasteful practice--most of the time our vehicles are sitting somewhere parked, not actually being used.<p>Now Uber is using its considerable political influence to test its vision of a …

Urban Design

Deep Learning Is Going to Teach Us All the Lesson of Our Lives: Jobs Are for Machines

<i>(An alternate version of this article was originally published in</i> <i>the Boston Globe)</i><p>On December 2nd, 1942, a team of scientists led by Enrico Fermi …

As of today, Google, Apple and Amazon won a big battle to bring you cable TV

Big Cable has just been dealt a big — and maybe mortal — blow.<p>If you are a Comcast or Time Warner Cable subscriber, you're familiar with that trapped …

2016 will be the year of conversational commerce – Chris Messina – Medium

Nearly a year ago today, I wrote a post inventorying the forebears to what I believe has become the dominant trend of consumer computing apps in …

Lyft, Didi, Ola And GrabTaxi Partner In Global Tech, Service Alliance To Rival Uber

As Uber ramps up its business globally with yet more money, four of its regional rivals are getting closer to each other in a bid for more scale and service continuity. Lyft in the U.S., Didi Kuaidi in China, Ola in India and GrabTaxi in SouthEast Asia have now inked a strategic partnership to work …

How Uber Uses Spark and Hadoop to Optimize Customer Experience

If you’ve ever used Uber, you’re aware of how ridiculously simple the process is. You press a button, a car shows up, you go for a ride, and you …

The 6 Basic Building Blocks Of The Things In The 'Internet Of Things'

This shift to connectivity in once-inert things — the logical next step in the growing ubiquity of the Internet — will force companies large and small to transform dramatically.<p>But how are the "things" in the Internet of Things actually put together? What elevates an object or device from normal …

Internet of Things

This t-shirt will tell your phone how healthy you are

Last month, Quartz wrote about Scanadu Scout, a nifty little device that can measure your vital signs—temperature, heart rate, blood pressure and more—simply through contact with your skin. The catch was that you have to hold it up your forehead to get a reading. Stephane Marceau, founder of the …

Wearable Tech

Google Glass: What You're Not Supposed to Do

There are certain things you won't be encouraged to do wearing one of these. Those are the things I did.<p><i>Published in the December 2013 issue</i><p><b>Google Glass</b> mayor may not transform the future. But one thing is beyond question: It elicits mighty strong reactions in the present.<p>The first week I got my …

Google Glass

Nest Protect review: a smoke detector for the smartphone generation

Back in 2011, Nest did the impossible: It made thermostats sexy. Apple veterans Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers applied their iPod-designing expertise to the largely utilitarian world of home-climate control, creating the Learning Thermostat, an appliance aimed squarely at the gadget-obsessed citizens …

Vibrating shoes could be the future of navigation and wearable tech

<i>This article was taken from the September 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …

This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …

Hexoskin is putting the wearable in wearable computing with a sensor-packed shirt

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Hexoskin<p>Tracking your steps will be so 2012 if the sensor-packed athletic tank that the folks at Hexoskin have …

BitLock brings GPS tracking and keyless entry to your bicycle

Currently seeking a $120,000 investment on Kickstarter, the BitLock is a high-tech twist on the traditional bike lock. For instance, the BitLock …

iDoorCam Lets You Check Who's at the Door, Even When You're Not Home - Technabob

Are you too lazy to get the door? Have you ever lugged yourself out of bed to the sound of the doorbell ringing, only to open it and find that …

Petchatz

PetChatz is a newly presented pet communication system that enables you to interact with your pet from any place in the world throughout your day. …

Your Gift Guide to the Home of the Future | WIRED

You don't need to completely rewire your home to make it future-friendly. This holiday season, you can buy plenty of plug-and-play devices that will …

Smokio Smart e-cigarette allows users to monitor their habit via smartphone app

The Smokio e-cig uses Bluetooth Smart to connect to an Android or iOS device. From there the user downloads the free application and uses it to …

eCigarettes