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

Where the f**k is this pointing at?

For developers not using javascript as their main language this is a very very very common question. Sadly there is no single answer to… – Hacker News

Abel Prize 2017: Yves Meyer wins ‘maths Nobel’ for work on wavelets

Frenchman wins prestigious prize for theory that links maths, information technology and computer science – Hacker News

Architectural Flaws: The Enemy of Software Security

Security software architectural design is an often overlooked aspect of software development. Overly complex software can introduce security vulnerabilities. – Hacker News

Foursquare is getting better at selling your location data

The “Analytics” dashboard can tell brands about store foot traffic in scary detail. – Engadget

Watch plant roots grow in extreme close-up 3D

This is probably one of the most interesting videos of a growing plant you’ll ever see. – Engadget

Engadget giveaway: Win a smart home package courtesy of Stringify!

The mobile app can help tie all your disparate smart devices and services together. – Engadget

Astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly on NASA’s twin experiment and the future of space travel

Mark and Scott Kelly are the only twins that have ever traveled to space — and their experience will be invaluable if we want to get to Mars one day.
The brothers are taking part in what NASA… – The Verge

Apple releases spring Watch bands in cheery colors

Apple has made a few announcements already today (including a red iPhone 7 and an iPad refresh!), but it turns out Apple Watch is also getting some love. Every type of Apple Watch band, including… – The Verge

If you mix NBA Jam and League of Legends, you get Dunk Lords

Indie game developers aren’t waiting on publishers to revive classics – The Verge

Laptops and tablets are now banned in cabins on some US-bound flights [Updated]

US-bound flights from eight Middle Eastern and North African countries will bar passengers from carrying electronics larger than a cellphone on board. – The Next Web

Apple’s new video sharing app is called Clips

lips, which was first announced last summer, is almost like the unholy lovechild of Snapchat, Instagram, Vine, Prisma, and iMovie. – The Next Web

Google.org grants $50 million to nonprofits striving for equal access in education

According to a report from Google.org, the search giant’s philanthropic arm, 74% of students globally have little or no internet connectivity, 221 million.. – TechCrunch

The top 7 startups from Y Combinator W17 Demo Day 1

A Fitbit for cows, USB ports for bionic limbs, and microbatteries were amongst the most promising companies of the 52 that launched at Y Combinator’s winter.. – TechCrunch

Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad ups the processing power and lowers the price

Apple’s got a brand new iPad this morning.The latest version of the company’s tablet is a really the successor to the Air 2, announced in late 2014, but.. – TechCrunch

BlackBuck closes $70M to digitize freight and logistics across India

BlackBuck, a startup that is digitizing logistics and cross-country freighting in India, has closed out a $70 million Series C round. The deal is led by new.. – TechCrunch

Apple’s learn to code app Swift Playgrounds adds 5 more languages

Along with the reveal of a new 9.7-inch iPad and new red iPhone, Apple also announced today that its learn-to-code app Swift Playgrounds is now available in.. – TechCrunch

In New York, data breaches shot up 60% last year

On Tuesday, the office of New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released a summary of the year 2016 in data breaches. Collecting any breach.. – TechCrunch

LinkedIn steps closer to CRM as it gives Sales Navigator an enterprise boost

LinkedIn, the social network for the working world that is now owned by Microsoft, is quietly adding more features to fill out some of its bigger ambitions.. – TechCrunch

There and back again: SpaceX to make history by re-flying orbital rocket

Ars has confirmed that the reused Falcon 9 booster will attempt a drone ship landing. – Ars Technica