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Canonical ends development of its phone to focus on cloud and IoT

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, long had aspirations to become a player in the mobile phone and tablet world, too. You can’t easily buy...

ffVC and NYU are mixing researchers with investors in the name of machine intelligence

The timing was perfect. Just as startups were settling into NYU and ffVC’s new brains-meet-money accelerator, “AI Nexus Lab,” Uber acquired Geometric...

Microsoft launches ‘Who’s In,’ a social event planning app for iMessage

Microsoft’s name isn’t exactly synonymous with social networking, though that hasn’t stopped the company from finding angles into this space – generally, with...

GM’s Maven car sharing service launches in Baltimore

GM’s car sharing brand has expanded to another U.S. city – Baltimore, Maryland. The new city will offer 20 pick-up points and 40 vehicles across the downtown area,...

Udacity spin-out Voyage aims to build a full self-driving taxi business

Udacity’s self-driving car program has been focused on training engineers and helping progress the field with open source contributions, but now Udacity Vice President...

You can now draw with a thicker brush in Snapchat

Yesterday Snapchat tweaked their drawing tool so you can draw thicker lines on your snapsterpieces. To change your brush size all you have to do is select a color to...

Unpaywall scours the web for free versions of scientific papers

The science publishing world is a complex one, but the pendulum is currently swinging away from the paywalled mega-journals of the last decade to a more open model —...

SpaceX spent ‘less than half’ the cost of a new first stage on Falcon 9 relaunch

Just how much is SpaceX actually saving with its reused Falcon 9 rockets? You might expect it to not be much, given that the SES-10 launch is the first time they’ve...

Utah becomes the first Power Five school to give scholarships to video gamers

Kids everywhere are thanking the University of Utah for giving purpose to their video gaming addictions. The school is now offering scholarships to compete in its...

Google invests in new subsea cable that connects Singapore to Australia

Google today announced that it will invest in a new subsea cable that will connect Singapore to Perth and Sydney in Australia (with a branch to Jakarta, Indonesia). The...