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Chinese Super League plots foray into online soccer games with deal

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s top-flight soccer league has signed a deal with a local developer to produce online soccer games in its first foray into gaming as it searches for new sources of revenue.

Geoff Lewis has left Founders Fund to start his own fund

 Geoff Lewis has left Founders Fund, where he was partner, and is starting a venture fund of his own.
This means he’ll no longer be working with Peter Thiel, directly anyway. Founders Fund will be one of his LPs.
The news was first reported by Bloomberg, which said that he intends to raise more than $100 million for the new fund. We understand that the exact amount has not been… Read More

California Proves That Environmental Regulations Don’t Kill Profits

Will California’s long-term green ambitions turn its economy as chilly as a San Francisco summer?

Spotify launches in Thailand to continue its Asia push

 While talk of Spotify’s apparent upcoming IPO continues in the U.S., the music streaming service is furthering its coverage of Asia after it launched its service in Thailand. Spotify Premium, which counts over 60 million paying users, will cost 129 THB in Thailand. That’s just over $4 and in line with its pricing across Asia. Customers in the U.S. and UK will be aware that it… Read More

‘Life is Strange: Before the Storm’ trailer showcases its story

Since Max and her time traveling powers won’t be in Life is Strange’s upcoming prequel, you might be wondering what to expect. Well, this new trailer out of Germany’s Gamescom expo can give you a pretty good idea of what Before the Storm is all about…

TD Ameritrade launches Facebook chatbot

NEW YORK (Reuters) – TD Ameritrade has launched a “chatbot”, an automated program that can communicate with the brokerage’s customers on Facebook Inc’s messaging application, to give them information about markets and their accounts.

All 50 startups from Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Demo Day 1

 Biotech and artificial intelligence have emerged as the top startup trends at Y Combinator‘s 25th Demo Day. The 124 companies presenting at the entrepreneur school’s twice-yearly graduation event compose YC’s largest batch from its 12.5 years running. YC partner Michael Seibel kicked off the event by reiterating the accelerator’s commitment to advancing diversity in… Read More

WhatsApp borrows Facebook’s colorful status updates

Now you can switch your WhatsApp status update to suit your mood. You can stitch photos and videos together to make it look like Snapchat — or you can make it look more like its parent company’s status updates. The chat application has updated its i…

Crunch Report | Google Pays Apple Lots of $$$ for Search

Google pays Apple lots of money for search, Uber’s next CEO could possibly be Jeff Immelt, Volkswagen electric Microbus is going on sale in 2022 and the Tesla Model X beat a Lambo in a drag race. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

Videos in iOS 11 beta show alternate Control Center, app switcher gestures on iPhone without Touch ID

A pair of tutorial videos found in Apple’s latest iOS 11 beta release depict what appears to be an alternate Control Center interface and app switcher swipe gestures never before previewed.

KuangChi says parent invests $600 million for 1.88 percent of Unicom

HONG KONG (Reuters) – KuangChi Science Ltd said its parent has invested 4 billion yuan ($600.3 million) in a 1.88 percent stake in China United Network Communications Ltd, becoming one of its strategic investors under a mixed ownership reform plan.

Two Minutes of Total Solar Eclipse in John Day, Oregon

Some 600 people watched the eclipse in a field in eastern Oregon. And photographer Brian Guido watched them.

Early iOS 11 Videos Appear to Depict Prototype Control Center and App Switcher Gestures

A pair of videos that appear to depict prototype iOS 11 features have been found “deep within the iOS 11 beta image” by developer Guilherme Rambo, who has recently become known for digging deep into iOS code to suss out upcoming features.

According …

Google may be readying its own smart headphones

Google might be planning a foil to smarter-than-usual headphones like Apple’s AirPods or the Bragi Dash line. After some sleuthing inside the Google app, the team at 9to5Google has found references to headphones that would use Google Assistant to aug…

Fujitsu to sell mobile phone operations: Nikkei

(Reuters) – Fujitsu Ltd is looking to offload its mobile operations as the Japanese information technology company faces stiff competition from bigger rivals in a highly lucrative mobile phone market, the Nikkei business daily reported.

Wal-Mart takes a cue from Amazon and applies for its own drone-deploying blimp patent

 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is taking on Amazon in what appears to be a copycat move — by applying for a drone-deploying blimp patent.
You may recall about a year ago Amazon filed a patent for a flying warehouse that will send drones to your door. Now Walmart wants in on Amazon’s idea. Read More

Elucd’s polling pushes for greater community accountability for police

 From his time working as the wunderkind pollster for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign to the launch of his new startup, Elucd, Michael Simon has believed in the power of community feedback. At Elucd, which is graduating from the latest batch of Y Combinator startups, Simon is looking to take the skills he’d honed on the campaign trail and apply them to one of the… Read More

Charlottesville’s Turmoil in Two Powerful Photos

Images taken days apart capture the emotions polarizing the country.

The first new ‘Age of Empires’ game in over a decade is in the works

It’s been over a decade since Age of Empires III came out in 2005, but fans of the lauded RTS franchise will once again be subject to Gandhi’s merciless wrath: Age of Empires IV is officially in development. At Gamescom today, Microsoft announced the…

Enigma ICO Heist Robs Nearly $500,000 in Ethereum From Investors

Crypto’s fine and good, but make sure you’re looking after the basics.

Google is About to Make Your Browser More Paranoid

Forthcoming version of Chrome will display more warnings for unencrypted sites.

Blue Apron hit with class action lawsuit from shareholders

 Blue Apron just can’t catch a break. The cooking kit company has seen its share price nearly cut in half since its late June IPO and now it could be in legal trouble, too.
Now law firms are coming after the company with proposed class-action lawsuits, alleging that Blue Apron failed to adequately disclose material information.
There are allegations that Blue Apron misrepresented its… Read More

Disney Research taught AI how to judge short stories

Disney researchers have been coming up with some striking new technology lately, including a method for real-time speech animation, shared augmented reality and some creepy face-projection tech for live performances. Now, researchers at Disney…

Apple Drops Price of HomeKit-Enabled D-Link Omna Camera to $149.95

Apple recently dropped the price of the HomeKit-enabled D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD camera from $199.95 to $149.95 in the United States, a $50 discount off of the launch price. Apple’s website doesn’t mention a discount, suggesting the base price of the accessory has been lowered.

The price has also been lowered in Canada from $269.95 CAD to $199.95 CAD, and it’s also been discounted in several other countries, including the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and more. It appears the price cut went live a few weeks ago.


The D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD was the first camera to include support for HomeKit, but other products have been released since then, including Logitech’s Circle 2.

The Omna is a quality in-home security camera with a wide angle lens, night vision support, and an accompanying app, but it records all content to a microSD card and does not include support for uploading to the cloud, a feature that may keep some users from wanting to buy it.

For a more complete picture of the D-Link Omna, make sure to check out our review.

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Of course Bonnie Tyler has the number one song on iTunes right now

 Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee have nothing on Bonnie Tyler and her classic song Total Eclipse of the Heart. And today that hit song from 1983 is on top of the iTunes charts, eclipsing (thank you) Despacito claim the number one song. The timing shouldn’t be a mystery. Tyler’s hit is perfect for #eclipse2017, which swept across the United States today leaving burning eyes and… Read More

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