Category: Techno Babble

Babbling ’bout tech

Badass millennial women are supercharging startup investments

Patricia Nakache Contributor Patricia Nakache is a general partner at Trinity Ventures. More posts by this contributor Defensible strategies for food tech entrepreneurs facing the Amazon juggernaut How Startups Are Making Real Estate Businesses More Efficient Across the political, social...

/ September 29, 2019

Samsung Galaxy Fold take two

The Galaxy Fold comes in a nice box. It’s a thing I rarely, if ever, mention in product write-ups, because, if done right, shipping containers are generally the least interesting thing about a product. But Samsung, to its credit, has...

/ September 24, 2019

iPhone 11 Pro teardown reveals smaller logic board, larger battery

iFixit has disassembled Apple’s new iPhone models, which tells us more about the differences with last year’s phones. iFixit shot a live-stream video of the iPhone 11 Pro teardown and wrote a guide for the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The...

/ September 23, 2019

Firefox’s Test Pilot Program Returns with Firefox Private Network Beta

Like a cat, the Test Pilot program has had many lives. It originally started as an Add-on before we relaunched it three years ago. Then in January, we announced that we were evolving our culture of experimentation, and as a...

/ September 10, 2019

Today’s Firefox Blocks Third-Party Tracking Cookies and Cryptomining by Default

Today, Firefox on desktop and Android will — by default — empower and protect all our users by blocking third-party tracking cookies and cryptominers. This milestone marks a major step in our multi-year effort to bring stronger, usable privacy protections...

/ September 3, 2019

MIT’s autonomous boat robots can now shapeshift to form new structures

Work continues on developing MIT’s fully autonomous robot boats – ‘roboats’ if you’d rather – and now they have a new trick, allowing them to change configurations and reassemble with one another to form a range of new structures. When...

/ August 30, 2019

How tech is transforming the intelligence industry

Shay Hershkovitz Contributor Shay Hershkovitz is a Senior Research Fellow at The Intelligence Methodology Research Center (IMRC). At a conference on the future challenges of intelligence organizations held in 2018, former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats argued that he...

/ August 11, 2019

Google is shutting down its Trips app

Google is shutting down its Trips app for mobile phones, but incorporating many of the functionality from the service into its Maps app and Search features, according to a statement from the company. Support for the Trips app ends today,...

/ August 6, 2019

How to Transfer All Data from an Old iPhone to a New iPhone without iTunes or iCloud

iOS 12.4 and newer now allows you to migrate from your old iPhone to a new iPhone without needing an iCloud backup or an iTunes backup. If you ran out of iCloud storage and you don’t have a computer to...

/ August 1, 2019

Apple could release the Apple Card during the first half of August

According to a new report from Bloomberg, the launch of the Apple Card is imminent. Customers based in the U.S. should be able to order the new credit card at some point during the first half of August. Rumor has...

/ July 27, 2019

Q&A: Igniting imaginations and putting VR in the hands of students with Kai Frazier

When you were in school, you may have taken a trip to a museum or a local park, but you probably never got to see an active volcano or watch great whites hunt. As Virtual Reality grows, this could be...

/ July 18, 2019

Latest Firefox Release Available today for iOS and Desktop

Since our last Firefox release, we’ve been working on features to make the Firefox Quantum browser work better for you. We added by default Enhanced Tracking Protection which blocks known “third-party tracking cookies” from following your every move. With this...

/ July 9, 2019

Dott raises $34 million to build a sustainable scooter startup

European micro-mobility startup Dott is about to raise a $34 million Series A round (€30 million). Compared to many scooter companies out there, the startup is taking a careful approach when it comes to growth in order to build a...

/ July 4, 2019

Is open source the future?

Photo by Alex Holyoake on Unsplash Today open source software is used by everyone & everywhere knowingly or unknowingly. But it was not like this from the beginning. It all started around late ~60’s?—?early 70’s. This was the time when there...

/ July 2, 2019