Silicon Valley investing slump continues, fewer startups get funded

Experts say activity isn’t likely to rebound in the near future to the highs hit in 2015, but that’s not necessarily. – Hacker News

4 L.A. County social workers to face trial in horrific death of 8-year-old boy

A Los Angeles County judge rules that four social workers can be sent to trial in the case of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy who died after months of abuse. – Hacker News

cdonohue/polychrome

polychrome – Easy color manipulation in under 2kb (gzipped) – Hacker News

Watch this guy catch a real ball in VR

Disney Research has figured out a way to let people catch real balls while wearing VR headsets. The team uses sensors to track your hands, head, and the ball, and then uses motion prediction to map… – Hacker News

Moving Toward Answers in ME/CFS

Imagine going to work or school every day, working out at the gym, spending time with family and friends—basically, living your life in a full and vigorous way. Then one day, you wake up, feeling s… – Hacker News

Egypt Set To Grow E-Commerce Sector Thanks To New Strategy Developed With UNCTAD

Egypt is set to adopt a new national e-commerce strategy which has been developed by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) together with Egypt’s Ministry for Communications and Information Technology (MCIT). It is hoped that this new strategy will spur growth of the e-commerce sector in – Hacker News

jhawthorn/ttytest

ttytest – An acceptance test framework for interactive console applications – Hacker News

Morocco Sign $10 Billion Agreement With The Chinese To Build A New Industrial And Technology Hub Near Tangiers

Morocco’s government as well as the Chinese group Haite have announced their $10 billion agreement for a project to build a new industrial and technology hub near the city of Tangiers. The agreement also includes BMCE’s Bank of Africa. The new industrial and technology hub will be a 2,000 – Hacker News

Google’s search app now has shortcuts to its popular tools

The Google app now gives you quick access to entertainment, translate, nearby sights and more. – Engadget

Facebook comments may soon look like text message conversations

Messenger features are slowly creeping into the main Facebook experience. – Engadget

Google vows to pull ads from extreme videos and sites

It includes hiring more people to review ‘questionable content.’ – Engadget

6 problems that make Iron Fist so frustrating

Marvel’s Iron Fist premiered on Netflix on March 17th, giving fans the chance to finally join the conversation critics have already been having for weeks. A weekend of binge-watching later, the… – The Verge

Would you buy a $300 audio recorder if it had three mics?

The Philips VoiceTracer DVT7500 is a new audio recorder that the company claims is specifically designed for recording music (as opposed to, say, interviews or lectures). While Philip’s other audio… – The Verge

Microsoft provided Tim Cook with a Surface Pro 4

Microsoft provided Apple CEO Tim Cook with a toaster and a refrigerator recently, neatly packaged into a Surface tablet. The software giant supplied 300 Surface Pro 4 devices for the latest China… – The Verge

Everybody knows this quote, but nobody knows where it’s from

Here’s a quiz: without searching the internet, can you name the source of this quote?
One character asks: “What does it do?” Another replies: “It doesn’t do anything. That’s the beauty of it.”
I… – The Verge

New iPad: everything you need to know

Basically it’s cheaper, thicker and a bit more powerful – TechRadar

Google redesigns its mobile app and website with tappable search shortcuts

Google this morning announced a redesign for its iOS and Android search application, as well as its Google.com site on the mobile web, which now includes.. – TechCrunch

Mode Media Japan lives on, with founder Samir Arora as chairman

Mode Media is coming back from the dead — at least in Asia. The company operated properties like Glam, Tend and Brash, as well as a broader digital.. – TechCrunch

Apple finally kills off 16GB iPhone SE, now you get 32GB for $399

Rejoicer lovers of petite-sized iPhones, for Apple is granting additional storage bounty — announcing today it’s doubling the current storage capacity of the.. – TechCrunch

Towards ELK on Security Onion: A Technology Preview

Over the last few years, we’ve had lots of folks ask for ELK ( Elasticsearch , Logstash , and Kibana ) on Security Onion.  The time has come… – Hacker News

Filtering startup news with Machine Learning | MonkeyLearn Blog

On this post we will analyze hundreds of thousands of articles from sites like TechCrunch and VentureBeat to discover insights into the industry of startups – Hacker News

Airport Codes on Placecot – Placecot

We often have a love hate relationship with airports. When we hear about them it is usually about delays with images of frustrated… – Hacker News

Apple’s App Store Gets a Makeover

By ceding some control to the app-making community, the company aims to boost services revenues and keep people in its ecosystem – Hacker News