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

Microsoft finalizes its custom version of Windows 10 for China

Microsoft has finished developing a custom version of its Windows 10 operating system for the Chinese government. Microsoft worked with the China Electronics Technology Group (CTEC) on the joint… – The Verge

Apple’s new Clips app makes social videos for other social networks

Apple wants in on social video sharing — just not with its own social network.
The company just announced a new Apple-made app called Clips, which borrows features from Snapchat, Instagram, Vine,… – The Verge

Apple launches red iPhone 7

Apple is introducing a new color option for its iPhone 7 lineup today: red. While the iPhone maker has offered special product red cases for the iPhone previously, this is the first time the actual… – The Verge

Apple replaces iPad Air 2 with cheaper 9.7-inch iPad

Apple has refreshed its iPad line-up, dropping the 9.7-inch iPad Air 2 and replacing it with a device simply called the iPad. The specs of the tablet remain largely the same as that of the Air 2,… – The Verge

After Breath of the Wild, I just want to play Mass Effect: Andromeda and Persona 5 on Switch

The realm of Hyrule goes wherever I go. So far, I’ve played The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on a plane, a train, and a bus. It’s usually stuffed — along with the Nintendo Switch — into a… – The Verge

Google is adding an app launcher to its mobile app

Google loves tweaking its mobile app to add additional features beyond regular search. The Google app on both iOS and Android was updated with two-factor authentication support last year, and today… – The Verge

Samsung Galaxy S8 video shows TouchWiz no longer looks that horrible

TouchWiz has long attracted the heckles of tech aficionados from across the globe, but it seems Samsung has finally made it look half-decent with Galaxy S8. – The Next Web

Bootstrapped, profitable, and proud: Our journey to $1,000,000+ ARR

If you’re a long-time reader of Basecamp‘s Signal vs Noise, chances are you have probably read one of their Bootstrapped, Profitable and Proud (BPP) articles. Those articles tell the stories of startups that have made $1,000,000+ in annual recurring revenue (ARR) without taking any VC investments. Inspired by those stories, we made it one of … – The Next Web

Bragi Headphone review: Comfy wireless buds with enough stamina for a long day

Looking for a good pair of wireless earbuds? Bragi’s The Headphone offers up to six hours of battery life in a smartly designed package for $150. – The Next Web

Apple launches ‘special’ new red iPhone and revamped iPad

Apple unexpectedly took down its online store and promised ‘something special’ is on the way: meet the new red iPhone and the revamped iPad. – The Next Web

Leak shows an Intel 32-core monster CPU to keep up with AMD

Alleged Skylake ‘Purley’ flagship boasts some storming benchmarks – TechRadar

Apple offers its own take on Snapchat and Instagram Stories with the simple Clips video editing app

It won’t arrive in the App Store until next month, but Apple’s already offering up a preview of its new mobile video app. The company is positioning Clips.. – TechCrunch

The iPhone 7 goes red to help fight HIV/AIDS

After a decade of turning products red in a fundraising fight against HIV/AIDS, Apple has finally adopted the hue for its biggest product of all. This Friday,.. – TechCrunch

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies starts building its first full-size passenger pod

In the world of Hyperloop, the race is on to see who can produce the first viable commercial system. Hyperloop Transportation technologies announced a key.. – TechCrunch

Conversocial buys live chat and in-app messaging startup HipMob to bolster customer care platform

Conversocial, the U.K.-headquartered social customer care platform, has acquired Silicon Valley startup HipMob. – TechCrunch

Telco Altice to acquire video ad tech player Teads for $308M

Another telco is buying an ad tech firm — today it’s been confirmed that video ad player Teads is being acquired by Dutch telecom Altice, which has some 50.. – TechCrunch

Hootsuite acquires Snapchat analytics tool from Naritiv

Hootsuite, a platform that helps enterprises and brands manage their presence on social media, has made an acquisition to help those customers track their.. – TechCrunch

Making PostgreSQL Realtime

Easily create realtime mobile apps using PostgreSQL with the Realm PostgreSQL Data Connector. – Hacker News

WikiLeaks Won’t Tell Tech Companies How to Patch CIA Zero-Days Until Its Demands Are Met – Motherboard

A partnership between the secret-spilling group and Google, Microsoft, and Apple has already hit its first road block. – Hacker News

How to Calculate and Manage Your Startup’s Risk with a Simple Spreadsheet

Risk management is not exactly the hottest of topics. Just thinking about it reminds me of Ben Stiller in “Along Came Polly.” In the movie… – Hacker News

Gay men and lesbian women less likely to be employed in a leadership position

Gay men and lesbian women face discrimination when seeking leadership positions due to the sound of their voice, a new study says.Image Credit: Flickr/Juanky Pamies Alcubilla Gay men and lesbian wo… – Hacker News

Air travel: How will the new US electronics rules affect me? – BBC News

Laptops, e-readers and games consoles are among the items banned from cabin luggage on some flights. – Hacker News

Z Grills Elite 900: Affordable Wood Pellet Grill

Grills, Smokes, Bakes, Roasts, Braises and BBQs. Digital Heat Control & Perfect Temperature Smoking. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today! – Hacker News

Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems

Financial meltdown, environmental disaster and even the rise of Donald Trump – neoliberalism has played its part in them all. Why has the left failed to come up with an alternative? – Hacker News