15 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools You Can Use in 2017 [infographic]

Social Media and its evolution into an effective digital marketing medium have changed the face of marketing big time. | Continue reading

@digitalinformationworld.com | 6 years ago

Facebook AI researchers are teaching bots to have human-like expressions

Facebook doesn't just want its AI-trained bots to know how humans speak—it wants them to understand our faces, too. In a newly published paper, the company's AI researchers detail their efforts to train a bot to mimic human facial expressions during a conversation. SEE ALSO: Let' … | Continue reading

@mashable.com | 6 years ago

Miami Heat sign guard Larry Drew II

MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Heat have signed guard Larry Drew II, who will be heading to training camp with the team for the third time in five years. | Continue reading

@nba.com | 6 years ago

Here We Go Again: Akilah Hughes Sues Sargon of Akkad Over Copyright Infringement

Just two days after h3h3Productions won a monumental fair use trial against Matt Hoss (aka Bold Guy), Akilah Hughes has sued fellow YouTuber Carl Benjamin (aka Sargon of Akkad) over copyright infringement. Hughes, who produces YouTube videos on the channel “Akilah, Obviously,” cl … | Continue reading

@telapost.com | 6 years ago

The new 2018 Nissan Leaf offers 150 miles of EV range

 Nissan unveiled its new 2018 all-electric Leaf at a special event on Tuesday, and the much-anticipated successor to one of the earliest production EVs had some interesting tricks up its sleeve. Most of these focused on intelligent driver assistance features, including ProPILOT s … | Continue reading

@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

Researchers propose Iron Man style flight for humanoid robot

 The way Iron Man flies may be cool, but it’s also impractical. Even if your core strength is off the chart, as I assume Tony Stark’s is (you’re basically planking the whole time), putting jets on your hands and feet is just asking for broken bones. But the seeming foolishness of … | Continue reading

@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

Atlant ICO: World’s Real Estate Blockchain Platform

It is a dream of many people to own property, but in today’s day and age of extremely expensive properties and tough markets, many will not. Until ATLANT came around, that is. The team at ATLANT is building a blockchain-based real estate platform, which looks to change the world … | Continue reading

@newsbtc.com | 6 years ago

This is the new Nissan Leaf

150 miles of range, no brake pedal needed Continue reading… | Continue reading

@theverge.com | 6 years ago

Only Six Days Left to Apply for Startup Battlefield Australia

 Ready to give your Startup the global recognition it deserves? Founders, there are 6 more days to apply for the inaugural Startup Battlefield Australia. The deadline for submission is September 11th at midnight AEST. When you apply, you’re giving your startup the opportunity to … | Continue reading

@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

23andMe is raising about $200 million, led by Sequoia

 23andMe is raising close to $200 million in a funding round led by Sequoia, multiple sources tell us. We’re also hearing that Fidelity is looking to participate. We’ve heard for a while the personal genetics company was looking for more money to expand its genetics research arm … | Continue reading

@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

Latest report says Google Pixel 2 will launch with the existing Snapdragon 835

The latest report by an “extremely reliable source” is despite previous claims that the Pixel 2 phones will be powered by a more powerful Snapdragon 836. | Continue reading

@androidauthority.com | 6 years ago

Google’s Pixel 2 will likely use same processor as every other 2017 flagship Android phone

A pair of reports today have essentially negated early rumors that Google’s next Pixel smartphones would be the first devices powered by a brand new processor from Qualcomm. It was previously suggested that both the Pixel 2 and the larger Pixel 2 XL, rumored to debut on October 5 … | Continue reading

@theverge.com | 6 years ago

Apple, Microsoft, and Google CEOs vow to fight for employees affected by DACA

US officials today announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program designed to aid children brought into the country illegally by granting them temporary legal immigration status. This could mean potential deportation for the 800,000 people who are c … | Continue reading

@thenextweb.com | 6 years ago

PAX West Roundup: 'Reigns: Her Majesty,' 'Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition' and Much More

Sitting at my gate at SEA-TAC waiting for my flight back to Chicago, I was thinking we posted so much so quickly from PAX this weekend that it's possible folks missed some of the games we covered. (It being a holiday weekend probably didn't help.) If you weren't paying attention … | Continue reading

@toucharcade.com | 6 years ago

EventChain ICO – Decentralizing Event Ticketing Using Blockchain

Ticketing to get streamlined with Eventchain Have you ever tried to buy concert tickets, only to find them all sold out or exorbitantly priced? You’re not alone. Transparency in event ticketing has been a major issue for a while, with several artists attempting to fight ticket se … | Continue reading

@newsbtc.com | 6 years ago

Chill: Robot-related job loss won’t be that bad (probably)

Automation now threatens as much as 40 percent of the job market. And unfortunately for many of us, we’re on track to hit this target by 2030. But maybe it won’t be that bad. The Wall Street Journal today delivered an engaging look at the history of other major disruptions throug … | Continue reading

@thenextweb.com | 6 years ago

UK’s FiveAI gets $35M to build a taxi service powered by its own self-driving car platform

 The race is on for autonomous vehicle technology, and now a startup out of the UK is the latest to throw its hat into the ring to help build it. Cambridge-based FiveAI — a partner in the UK’s StreetWise self-driving project — has raised £14 million ($18 million) and £12.8 millio … | Continue reading

@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

What are the top 5 Mario spinoffs? GamesBeat Decides

We’ve spent a lot of time talking about Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle on the GamesBeat Decides podcast the last couple of weeks, and that led hosts Jeffrey Grubb and Mike Minotti into a conversation about the best Mario spinoffs. For this list, we only considered games starring … | Continue reading

@venturebeat.com | 6 years ago

Adobe Event Focuses on DITA for Marketing and Technical Communication

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@thecontentwrangler.com | 6 years ago

Chrome 61 arrives with JavaScript modules and WebUSB support

Google has launched Chrome 61 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Additions in this release include JavaScript modules and WebUSB support, among other developer features. You can update to the latest version now using the browser’s built-in silent updater or download it directly from go … | Continue reading

@venturebeat.com | 6 years ago

The secret, illicit underside of Google Drive

Turns out that Google Drive is a whole lot less buttoned up than you may have thought. The file-sharing service typically associated with spreadsheets and office life has a dirty little secret, and it's one that our Mountain View overlords may not be so stoked on. Namely, the ser … | Continue reading

@mashable.com | 6 years ago

SimpleFX Expands Its Cryptocurrencies Offering!

SimpleFX, the leading online trading service provider has announced the expansion of its services. The platform has added two new cryptocurrency pairs alongside its existing trading options including Forex CFDs on Bitcoin, Litecoin, indices, precious metals, and energy. The two-n … | Continue reading

@newsbtc.com | 6 years ago

'Tavern vs Lich King' Is This Month's 'Hearthstone' Fireside Brawl

Blizzard recently announced that it was overhauling its Hearthstone [Free] Fireside Gatherings with the purpose of giving players there a reason to go there beyond just playing against each other. One of the ways to make Fireside Gatherings more fun will be Fireside Brawls, speci … | Continue reading

@toucharcade.com | 6 years ago

Smile, you’re in augmented reality dentistry

 For someone getting major dental work or reconstructive surgery, it can be hard to visualize what they’ll look like afterwards. You can do casts and make wax molds, but that’s a bit… 19th century, isn’t it? A Swiss startup brings the in retrospect obvious solution of augmented r … | Continue reading

@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

Britain’s Bra Baroness will sell apartments in her new $326 million Dubai tower for bitcoin

Michelle Mone rose from a working-class Scottish background to become one of Britain’s most renowned entrepreneurs thanks to the runaway success of her unique bra designs. Mone exited the lingerie business a few years ago and was recently named a Baroness and given a seat in the … | Continue reading

@venturebeat.com | 6 years ago

Betterview just raised $2 million to analyze drone footage for insurers

 Betterview, a 2.5-year-old, San Francisco-based company whose software can analyze detailed aerial footage captured by drones to help insurers better understand a property’s condition, has raised $2 million in funding from a long list of investors. Compound Venture Capital led t … | Continue reading

@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

Mirage: Arcane Warfare is free to keep if you download it later today

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare developer's spiritual successor, Mirage: Arcane Warfare, will be free for 24 hours on Steam beginning 6th September at 6pm UK time.That's not just a limited time trial either, as anyone who downloads it later today will get to keep it forever. Furthermo … | Continue reading

@eurogamer.net | 6 years ago

FiveAI raises $18 million to power autonomous cars on busy urban streets

Fledgling U.K.-based driverless car startup FiveAI has raised £14 million ($18 million) in a series A round of funding led by Lakestar Capital, with participation from existing seed investors Notion Capital, Amadeus Capital Partners, and Kindred. Founded out of Bristol in 2015, F … | Continue reading

@venturebeat.com | 6 years ago

Calling the Crypto-Wealthy: Celebrity Baroness Unveils Luxury Bitcoin Condos

A notable UK celebrity is launching a new real estate venture – one that is targeting cryptocurrency investors in its marketing and branding. | Continue reading

@coindesk.com | 6 years ago

The Fast and Furious Empire-Builder 'Eight-Minute Empire' Is Now Available

If you want to feel like an emperor who's accidentally pushed the fast-forward button on the world clock, then you should grab the just-released Eight-Minute Empire [$4.99], the port of the award-winning game with the same name. The game's name gives away the idea behind it: you … | Continue reading

@toucharcade.com | 6 years ago

The Atlantic Daily: Dreams Deferred

What We’re FollowingDismantling DACA: Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program with a six-month delay, a decision that strongly aligns with the attorney general’s personal views on immigration. Supporters of … | Continue reading

@theatlantic.com | 6 years ago

Esports’ future is female

GUEST: The esports industry is one of the fastest growing segments in sports and entertainment, on pace to generate as much as $5 billion in revenue by 2020 — and advertisers obviously want in. One of the primary reasons that esports has such tremendous growth potential? The invo … | Continue reading

@venturebeat.com | 6 years ago

Why Gen Z is choosing to skip school in favor of entrepreneurship

Generation Z is the most entrepreneurial generation in history. Over 60% of high school students say they would rather be entrepreneurs instead of employees, as do 43% of college students. Indeed small businesses rule the economy these days, and this youngest generation of adults … | Continue reading

@thenextweb.com | 6 years ago

Word Game 'Letteral' Mixes Word Knowledge With Tactical Play, Is Looking for Beta Testers

The upcoming word game Letteral makes me want to make quite a few jokes about things being letterally letteral, but I'll try and control myself. This upcoming game will remind you a lot of Letterpress, if you've ever played that very entertaining word game. Letteral splits the bo … | Continue reading

@toucharcade.com | 6 years ago

How to Take Total Control of Your Data

“Our identities are being targeted because they are valuable,” Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure’s Chief Research Officer explains. “Everybody’s information is valuable online.” Everyone from your search engine to your social network to your ISP can collect your data and analyze it to fin … | Continue reading

@FSecure | 6 years ago

Hurricane Irma: What You Need To Know

As Hurricane Irma approaches the U.S., here's what you need to know about one of the strongest storms to hit the Atlantic ocean. Photo: NOAA | Continue reading

@live.wsj.com | 6 years ago

Watch Nissan debut its new 2018 Leaf electric car live right here

 Nissan’s new Leaf is making its official world premiere today at 5:30 PM PDT (8:30 PM EDT). That’s when we’ll get the first detailed look at the car, though we’ve seen some teasing images of headlights and tail lights thus far. This should be a major revamp of the Nissan all-ele … | Continue reading

@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

Uurnog Uurnlimited pairs its Super Mario Bros. 2 style with dynamically generated tunes

Uurnog Uurnlimited is a colorful platformer starring a main character with googly eyes and a shock of neon hair. It will unleash on Steam and the Nintendo Switch later this year thanks to Raw Fury, the publisher of the adorable hellscape of Gonner. Nicklas Nygren, who made Uurnog … | Continue reading

@venturebeat.com | 6 years ago

Star Wars: Episode IX just lost its director

Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi doesn’t hit theaters until December 15th, but it appears that the movie’s sequel is already running into problems. Director Colin Trevorrow, who directed the runaway success Jurassic World, has stepped down from the project. The news comes … | Continue reading

@theverge.com | 6 years ago

Here’s what $500 could’ve gotten you in tech stocks and Bitcoin 5 years ago

In September of 2016 Bitcoin was selling for $572 a token. One year later that same coin is worth $4,472 at the time of this writing. That’s a substantial return of investment (ROI), and it’s hard to come up with anything else even remotely as lucrative, at least in the short ter … | Continue reading

@thenextweb.com | 6 years ago

Call for proposals for ERC Proof of Concept Grant

Identifier: ERC-2018-PoCPillar: Excellent SciencePlanned Opening Date: Deadline: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:00:00 (Brussels local time) | Continue reading

@ec.europa.eu | 6 years ago

On Voyager’s 40th anniversary, here are 20 of the mission’s best images and discoveries

 It’s been 40 years to the day since the Voyager mission commenced with the launch of Voyager 1 on September 5, 1977, with its twin Voyager 2 launching two weeks later. This groundbreaking and incredibly ambitious mission touched on practically every aspect of our solar system an … | Continue reading

@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

Microsoft extends free Windows 10 S upgrade until March

Microsoft is giving Windows 10 S users a bit more time to decide whether they want to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. The company today announced it is extending the upgrade promotion until March 31 2018, three months longer than originally anticipated. Windows 10 S was met with mixed … | Continue reading

@thenextweb.com | 6 years ago

7 Essential apps for tinkerers moving to Android

You've got some tech experience, you've got your first Android phone, and you need apps. Here are awesome Android apps for the experienced smartphone owner? | Continue reading

@androidauthority.com | 6 years ago

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Wake Me Up When September Ends

Today in 5 LinesAttorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump is ending DACA, the Obama-era program shielding undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children from deportation, with a six-month delay. Former President Barack Obama denounced the decision in … | Continue reading

@theatlantic.com | 6 years ago

The Boston Red Sox used Apple Watches to cheat against the Yankees, report says

It looks like Major League Baseball may have to rethink its stance on Apple Watches. The Red Sox have been using Apple's wearable as part of an elaborate cheating scheme to intercept their opponents' hand signals, according to The New York Times.SEE ALSO: Apple sets iPhone 8 laun … | Continue reading

@mashable.com | 6 years ago

Kinguin to Offer Decentralized Game-Trading Platform Built on Blockchain Technology

Kinguin aims to build a platform that will create greater transparency and increase security from fraudulent transactions. Gamers will still collect & trade game keys, items, and other collectibles on a platform designed to be a one-stop-shop for their digital buying & trading ne … | Continue reading

@newsbtc.com | 6 years ago

As trial begins, GrubHub looks to defend itself as a 1099 employer

 In day one of GrubHub v. Lawson, the first-ever case to go trial in California regarding the debate involving 1099 contractors and W-2 employees in the gig economy, lawyers for both sides presented their opening statements. In a packed court room (with limited air conditioning) … | Continue reading

@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago