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In memory of TV siblings cut from classic shows and forgotten forever

In memory of TV siblings cut from classic shows and forgotten forever

On a day that honors the unbreakable bond of siblings, we gather to mourn our brothers and sisters lost to the whims of TV writing staffs across Hollywood.

For TV siblings suddenly written off shows, we bow our heads. They …

by June 15, 2017 0 comments Tech
Surfing’s most terrifying competition is featured in a new documentary

Surfing’s most terrifying competition is featured in a new documentary

Russell Bierke performs during the Red Bull Cape Fear in 2016.

It’s been a year since surfers tore through Cape Solander, a.k.a. Cape Fear, in what is arguably the world’s most terrifying surfing competition.

Taking place on the coast of …

by June 10, 2017 0 comments Tech
Cognata receives $5 to speed up autonomous testing

Cognata receives $5 to speed up autonomous testing

Rand Corporation reported in 2016 that autonomous cars would need to be tested over 11 billion miles in order to prove that they’re better drivers than humans. With a fleet of a hundred cars running 24 hours a day, that …

by June 8, 2017 0 comments Tech
A twitterbot that turns Trump’s tweets into official presidential statements is usefully jarring

A twitterbot that turns Trump’s tweets into official presidential statements is usefully jarring

I’m skeptical of the project to keep Trump "not normal" — not because he’s not abnormal, but because the human psyche is a relentless normalizer, able to make everything from extermination camps to death row to slavery "normal" and trying …

by June 6, 2017 0 comments Tech
Dear smartphone companies, please give us smaller phones

Dear smartphone companies, please give us smaller phones

Bigger isn’t always better.

Let’s face it: Phones have gotten too large.

Ever since the advent of the smartphone, the dimensions of our pocket-sized communication devices have increased at a rate that would suggest cargo pants are roaring back into …

by June 2, 2017 0 comments Tech
Zuckerberg tells Harvard we need a new social contract of equal opportunity

Zuckerberg tells Harvard we need a new social contract of equal opportunity

Mark Zuckerberg believes we can fix the world through big projects, equal opportunity, and building both local and global community. In his Harvard commencement speech today, he outlined a plan “to create a world where every single person has a …

by May 26, 2017 0 comments Tech
Planning the dangerous journey from Havana to Texas

Planning the dangerous journey from Havana to Texas

I’d been living in Cuba for about a year when I met Marta. She was sitting in her friend Mita’s car, a woman I was shooting a project for. Marta was smoking a cigarette and had long nails. I took …

by May 24, 2017 0 comments Tech
Kreditech raises €110M from Naspers’ PayU in strategic financing partnership

Kreditech raises €110M from Naspers’ PayU in strategic financing partnership

Kreditech, the German startup backed by Peter Thiel, Rakuten and the IFC that creates credit ratings and provides finance to people who may not otherwise have credit histories, has raised another round of funding from one of its strategic partners. …

by May 22, 2017 0 comments Tech
After WannaCry, ex-NSA director defends agencies holding exploits

After WannaCry, ex-NSA director defends agencies holding exploits

There’s not much more topical than cyber security right now. And who better to talk about it than former director of the NSA and ex-chief of the Central Security Service, general Keith Alexander?

On stage here at TechCrunch Disrupt New …

by May 21, 2017 0 comments Tech
Google Lens offers a clear view of the company’s future

Google Lens offers a clear view of the company’s future

Google Lens is both a return to form for the search giant, and a tantalizing glimpse into what lies ahead. Google’s early claim to fame was its ability to efficiently index the web and fetch search results quickly, bringing some …

by May 21, 2017 0 comments Tech