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Apple will fix iPhone XS selfie-smoothing Beautygate ‘bug’ in iOS 12.1
Apple says that iOS 12.1 will fix the Beautygate "bug" that smoothed out details in some selfies, leaving some users' skin looking unnaturally blurry.
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Atmosic Technologies launches low-power wireless internet of things chips
 Atmosic Technologies is launching its M2 and M3 series wireless Internet of Things (IoT) chips which can get by on self-sustaining battery power.
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Thalmic Labs rebrands as North, launches $999 Alexa-powered holographic glasses
Thalmic Labs is rebranding as North, as the wearables company finally unveiled its second product: holographic smart glasses called Focals.
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Resolution Games raises $7.5 million for AR/VR games
Stockholm-based Resolution Games has raised $7.5 million for augmented reality and virtual reality games such as Bait! and Angry Birds FPS.
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Real-world case studies reveal the power of location data (VB Live)
VB LIVE: From foot traffic patterns to frequency analysis, location analysis offers actionable insights and a competitive edge in a crowded field. Learn how to capture new customer interest, keep old customers coming back, and boost your market share when you catch up on this VB Live event! Access on demand for free right here. “We know […]
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Uber wants all its London drivers in electric cars by 2025
Uber announced a wide-ranging "Clean Air Plan" that includes the goal of having all of its cars be fully electric by 2025.
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Team8 announces $85 million fund to build 8 cybersecurity startups
Team8 announced it has raised $85 million from a coalition of major corporate partners to develop eight security startups over the next five years.
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Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund leads $110 million investment in genetic engineering startup Synthego
Genetic engineering startup Synthego has raised $110 million from Founders Fund, 8VC, and Menlo Ventures.
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Nvidia partners with Scripps to investigate the role of AI in genomics processing and analysis
Nvidia is partnering with the nonprofit Scripps Research Translational Institute to investigate potential applications of AI in genomics.
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Spot launches workplace harassment bot for internal company use
Spot launched a conversationa AI offering for businesses to give their employees an easy, conversational way to report workplace harassment incidents.
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Berlin travel site GoEuro raises $150 million to fuel international expansion
Travel booking platform GoEuro announced today it has raised $150 million as the company continues to push its service beyond Europe.
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CompTIA: Washington, D.C. had the most job openings for IT workers in the last year
Washington, D.C. had more than 170,000 IT job openings over the past 12 months, compared to more than 112,000 in San Francisco.
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HTC’s blockchain phone Exodus 1 on sale, but can only be bought with cryptocurrencies
HTC's blockchain phone Exodus 1 is now available for purchase, but customers can only pay with Bitcoin or Ethereum: 0.15 BTC ($959) or 4.78 ETH ($965).
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Amazon and Qualcomm partner to put Alexa in more headphones
Microchip firm Qualcomm is joining Amazon to spread the use of Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant in wireless headphones, the companies said on Monday.
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Berlin’s Tier raises $29 million to expand its electric scooter sharing service across Europe
Berlin-based electric scooter company Tier announced today it has raised $29 million as the company seeks to expand its on-demand mobility service.
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Qualcomm cuts 5G millimeter wave antenna size by 25% ahead of 2019 debut
Qualcomm announced today that it has achieved a 25 percent reduction in the size of its 5G millimeter wave antennas for smartphones.
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Airbus believes its AI can eliminate flight delays
Airbus' VP of artificial intelligence spoke at VentureBeat Summit 2018 about the innovative ways the aircraft manufacturer is employing machine learning.
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Google-incubated AdLingo claims its chatbots are up to 10 times more efficient than Facebook news feed ads
Google AdLingo cofounder Vic Fatnani and Valassis Digital VP of strategy Mike Balducci spoke onstage about the efficiency of conversational advertisements.
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Google’s Fluid Annotation uses AI to annotate image datasets quickly
Google's Fluid Annotation tool leverages a combination of AI and human workers to speed up image annotation by a factor of three.
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How Pandora turns personalization into $1 billion in ad revenue (VB Live)
To learn how companies like Pandora flawlessly serve up customized advertising that always clicks, don’t miss this VB Live event.
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Razer Phone 2 addresses all my issues except for one
ANALYSIS: I liked the Razer Phone. I used it for months and came away from it impressed … for a first effort from a company that’s never made a phone before. But the device had some glaring issues that prevented me from recommending it to most people. Now, Razer is launching the Razer Phone 2. This […]
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Researchers develop offline speech recognition that’s 97% accurate
Researchers at the University of Toronto have pioneered a method of developing on-device speech recognition models that achieve state-of-the-art accuracy.
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MMO studio Trion Worlds under new ownership
Trion Worlds has been sold and jobs have been impacted. It made and runs MMOs such as Rift and Defiance 2040 and multiplayer games like Atlas Reactor.
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Oculus says future Rift hardware is coming despite Iribe’s exit
A report to the contrary notwithstanding, a company spokesperson confirmed to VentureBeat that a next-generation Oculus Rift headset is still in the works.
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A heartbreaking story of getting into the games industry
Game developers feel disposable because studios treat them like they are. Here's one person's journey to get into that kind of an industry.
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Oculus cofounder Brendan Iribe is the latest to abandon Facebook
Without providing further details, Oculus cofounder Brendan Iribe announced today that he's departing Facebook.
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Belgium’s Cowboy raises $11.5 million to start selling its electric bike across Europe
Cowboy has raised $11.5 million as the company prepares to begin selling its bikes outside its home territory of Belgium.
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Lending startup Affirm to open Pittsburgh office, with plans to hire 500 people in 5 years
Affirm, reportedly valued at nearly $2 billion, will hire for primarily operational and back-office roles in its new Pittsburgh office.
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How to watch VB Summit 2018 live
Here is how to watch the livestream for Silicon Valley's top executive event for AI -- VB Summit: Accelerating Your Business with AI.
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Disney Infinity executive producer John Vignocchi joins Gearbox for new franchise
John Vignocchi announced on his Twitter that he is joining Gearbox Publishing to become executive producer on "a new tent-pole franchise."
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Oracle debuts Subscription Management and CX Unity, updates to HCM Cloud and Data Cloud
Oracle took the wraps off of two new products -- Subscription Management and CX Unity -- at OpenWorld 2018, plus updates to HCM Cloud and Data Cloud.
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Jade Raymond leaves EA
Electronic Arts has a new shake-up in its Montreal studio today, as Motive studio founder Jade Raymond is leaving EA and a new executive is taking over.
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Inside the gamerpunk world of QC Games’ Breach
QC Games' Breach is a distillation of concepts and mechanics from RPGs and massively multiplayer online games.
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Amazon reportedly has 63% U.S. smart speaker share, eclipsing Google and Apple
Over 1,000 U.S. smart speaker users spoke on their most-used devices, picking Amazon's Echo first, but also showing interest in Bose, Sonos, and Samsung.
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Light Field Lab and Otoy team up to make Star Trek’s Holodeck a reality
Holographic display maker Light Field Lab and graphics software firm Otoy have teamed up to turn the Star Trek Holodeck into a reality.
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Financial startup frenzy has created 30 unicorns
At least 30 financial tech startups have now attained unicorn valuations, according to a new report from research firm CB Insights.
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Super Micro is checking for Chinese spy chips, but doubts Bloomberg story
The server maker says that it's undertaking a deep review of its hardware products despite a lack of evidence showing wrongdoing.
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Samsung’s Odyssey+ VR headset claims 1233 PPI user-perceived resolution
Samsung's Odyssey+ VR headset became official today with an interesting claim: a "user-perceived resolution" of 1,233 pixels per inch. But there's a catch.
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Rambus’ Vaultify Trade will secure transfer of cryptocurrencies and protect storage
Rambus' Vaultify Trade will secure transfer of cryptocurrencies, provide better security for the blockchain, and protect storage.
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Synthetic Minds raises $5.5 million to build trust in blockchain code
Synthetic Minds, a company building safer blockchain code, announced today it has raised $5.5 million in a new round of funding.
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Google Home Hub review: Basic by design
Google's Home Hub is a device designed to blend into its surroundings, and it achieves that with an RGB sensor to change its color and mediocre performance.
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Razer Phone 2 hands-on review — Holding its own against Apple’s best
The Razer Phone 2 is an Android smartphone built for gamers. It has a 120-hertz display and it compares well against Apple's newest X series devices.
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Deloitte: 42% of executives believe AI will be of ‘critical importance’ within 2 years
Deloitte's second State of the AI in the Enterprise point paints an encouraging picture of artificial intelligence (AI) adoption.
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2018 VR Awards: Star Wars, Vive Pro earn top honors
The 2018 VR Awards highlight some of the best games, social experiences, films, enterprise, and even medical uses for virtual reality.
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Why this CEO stopped calling his company a startup
It's time to rethink the definition of "startup." Here are some metrics to help you gauge when your company is no longer a startup.
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Arm’s Neoverse will span everything from tiny devices to high-end server chips
Arm's Neoverse is an edge-to-cloud infrastructure ecosystem that the company will use to support chip design and manufacturing partners across markets.
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Bermuda’s pro-crypto government is winning over startups
Blockchain innovators are finding sanctuary in Bermuda thanks to the country's forward-thinking policy initiatives.
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Anki Vector review: Big on heart, not on smarts
Anki's new Vector robot -- a spiritual successor to Cozmo -- is impressively emotive. Unfortunately, its software leaves something to be desired.
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