Daily Articles: January 20, 2017

Kickstarter suspends campaign for Adoptly, the dubious looking ‘Tinder for adoption’

Kickstarter has suspended the campaign for Adoptly, the project to crowdfund a Tinder-like app for finding children up for adoption.
No explanation was given for why the campaign was suspended, but… – The Verge

January 20th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Obama’s first act as a citizen: launching a new website

Barack Obama has stepped down as president and is heading off for a brief vacation as a private citizen. But that doesn’t mean he’s done working. In the hours before today’s inauguration, Obama and… – The Verge

January 20th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Apple sues Qualcomm for 1 billion, citing shady business practices

Apple is onto its next big legal feud: Qualcomm. The company today filed a $1 billion lawsuit against giant the chipmaker, according to CNBC. The lawsuit claims that Qualcomm withheld payments from Apple for licensing some of its patented technology in exchange for using its wireless modems. “This event was off the charts” Gary Vaynerchuk was … – The Next Web

January 20th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Apple files a billion-dollar royalty suit against Qualcomm

What started as a rough week for Qualcomm just got worse. Apple is piling onto the lawsuit train just ahead of the weekend, following in the U.S. Federal.. – TechCrunch

January 20th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

FLYR raised $8 million to change the way we buy plane tickets

Travel tech startup FLYR raised $8 million in Series A funding for technology that predicts the price of airfares by applying artificial intelligence to a.. – TechCrunch

January 20th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Lobster nets £1M to scale its user-generated content licensing marketplace

UK startup Lobster is gearing up to scale its user generated content licensing marketplace, as it closes a £1 million Series A. It’s expecting to have closed.. – TechCrunch

January 20th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Recommendations on cyber security for the 45th president… Use more hackers

2016 was an extraordinary year. A record number of security breaches affected billions of people worldwide, including cyber attacks that dramatically impacted.. – TechCrunch

January 20th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Look, a nice round candy-colored mechanical keyboard

Who likes gadgets? You do! Here’s a nice one. It’s a cute wireless keyboard with round, friendly buttons and a shiny, happy look to it. It has no agenda but.. – TechCrunch

January 20th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Follow the Bitcoin: Wikileaks.

Cryptography and radical transparency in a world of globalized politics. – Hacker News

January 20th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

The End of Enterprise IT

Two years ago, the employees at ING Netherlands headquarters – over 3,000 people from marketing, product management, channel management,… – Hacker News

January 20th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Trump’s EPA pick casts doubt on California’s power to regulate auto emissions

Donald Trump ’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency cast doubt on whether California should continue to have power to impose its own emission rules for cars and trucks, an authority the state has enjoyed for decades that is also the cornerstone of its efforts to fight global warming. – Hacker News

January 20th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Trump to target Obama’s climate initiatives: White House website

Donald Trump’s administration is committed to eliminating Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan and other environmental initiatives to help boost the oil and gas industry, according to a statement posted on the White House website on Friday. – Hacker News

January 20th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Performance: SIMD, Vectorization and Performance Tuning | James Reinders, former Intel Director

Presented at the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing, Summer 2016. Slides for this presentation are available here: http://extremecomputingtr… – Hacker News

January 20th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Show HN: Finch, Simple and Open Source Scheduler for Your Apps

Finch is a simple service that handles scheduled tasks for your apps, services. You can use the developer friendly API to create your tasks to be completed in a future date, repeated with period. – Hacker News

January 20th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

GitHub data, ready for you to explore with BigQuery

GitHub data is available for public analysis using Google BigQuery, and we’d like to help you take it for a spin.
If you’d like to find out more about what data is available and how it’s been used … – Hacker News

January 20th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Apple sues Qualcomm over unfair licensing terms

The iPhone maker also says Qualcomm punished it for helping a South Korean investigation into Qualcomm’s licensing practices by withholding $1 billion rebates owed Apple. – Hacker News

January 20th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Tesla’s latest 100D models focus on range, not power

At 335 miles, the Model S 100D is Tesla’s longest-range vehicle ever. – Engadget

January 20th, 2017 Engadget, Tech News

Kickstarter shuts down sketchy Adoptly campaign

Something about Adoptly clearly didn’t add up, so Kickstarter shut it down. – Engadget

January 20th, 2017 Engadget, Tech News

Trump at 2AM: The new Oval Office in virtual reality

‘Wide Awake’ VR experience offers a glimpse at an inevitable future: Donald Trump’s first midnight call. – Engadget

January 20th, 2017 Engadget, Tech News

Kaléo reveals the price of its Epipen alternative: $4,500

But don’t worry, the drug maker says, you won’t pay that… just insurance companies. – Ars Technica

January 20th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Netflix’s gutsy new revenge comedy has plenty of guns and vomit, plus an escape canoe

At Sundance’s post-world-premiere Q&A for I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore, first-time feature film writer-director Macon Blair told the audience that the film was essentially “a… – The Verge

January 20th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

This stream of YouTube videos with 0 views will put a smile on your face

Having a rough day? Watching an endless stream on YouTube videos might just be the pick-me up you needed. Astronaut.io is a website that provides a virtually endless stream of random YouTube videos from around the world. But rather than a simple sequential mashup, the stream looks specifically for videos that exist on the border … – The Next Web

January 20th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Trump may have the best words, but these Urban Dictionary submissions are pretty good too

Remember back to the campaign when Donald Trump famously said: “I’m very highly educated. I know words; I have the best words.”? Well, just in case, here it is. “The most awesome stage” Last year, Facebook’s VP of Design thought the TNW Conference main stage was the best she’d ever been on. FIND OUT WHY … – The Next Web

January 20th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Why Salesforce is the new BlackBerry

Remember BlackBerry? It was the gold standard of mobile business communication when it launched in 1999, and no one had a functional alternative. That was until Apple launched the iPhone in 2007 and rendered BlackBerry obsolete. Ever been to a tech festival? TNW Conference won best European Event 2016 for our festival vibe. See what’s … – The Next Web

January 20th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Amazon’s latest Dash button will send you a randomly assorted box of candy

Amazon’s latest (physical) Dash button is like a “I’m Feeling Lucky” for candy. When pressed, the button will send you a box with a random assortment of.. – TechCrunch

January 20th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch