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The 10 things not to do when pitching a venture capitalist
August 11, 2017

There’s a lot in the press these days about the behavior of some venture capitalists toward women entrepreneurs. The industry –…

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Bitcoin Is Splitting In Two. Now What?
August 4, 2017

IMAGINE LOGGING INTO your checking account and seeing that you now also have a second account, stocked with an equal amount…

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Does Blockchain have a place in Healthcare?
July 29, 2017

The blockchain concept is still widely misunderstood. Blockchain technology is making headlines everywhere. If you have recently attended any tech events…

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Online reviews suggest Uber’s sexism controversy isn’t an isolated incident
February 21, 2017

Former Uber engineer Susan Powell who wrote on Sunday about her experience of sexism at the company is not the only employee to report the problem, according to online reviews from former and current employees at the company.

At least eight anonymous reviews about working at Uber on Glassdoor, and one post on question and answer site Quora, refer to a sexist culture.

And the reviews echo Powell's accusations that employee reports of sexism are dismissed through the ranks of the organisation by both HR and management.

One reviewer on Glassdoor said, “There have been multiple instances in which I, or other coworkers, have reported serious issues/concerns (e.g. harassment, privacy issues, among other serious workplace violations), and not once did People Ops [HR] investigate the incident(s), nor provide actionable follow-up.”

Another anonymous Glassdoor reviewer, claiming to be a senior software engineer, posted in April 2016, “There's a culture of sexism and sexist jokes wh..

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The right way to impress someone without sounding like you’re bragging
February 21, 2017

We brag to impress. But there's a fine line between sounding impressive and sounding like a jerk. If you cross that line, you run the risk of making more enemies than friends. Here are some science-backed tips on how to brag the right way.
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How Apple CarPlay could completely disrupt the auto industry (AAPL, GM)
February 21, 2017

Automakers have given up fighting Apple and Google and are now joining the tech giants.

General Motors has made Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available on its entire model lineup, and other automakers are quickly following that lead.

We got our first real taste of Apple CarPlay a while back, spending a few days with the technology in a 2016 GM vehicle, and the experience was a mixed bag.

But that might have had more to do with the car than with CarPlay.

GM lent us a Corvette Stingray that was CarPlay-equipped. The Stingray was Business Insider's 2015 Car of the Year, and, for our money, it's just about the best high-performance bargain in the market.

So you're really supposed to be thinking about how much giddy fun you're having while driving this sleek beast, not whether you're disconnected from your iExistence while behind the wheel. My first CarPlay test might have been a bit easier had GM lent me an SUV. (Since then, I've put CarPlay through its ..

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Scientists are using Rorschach inkblots to help build better bionic eyes for the blind
February 21, 2017

Hermann Rorschach's famous inkblots are now helping fix blindness. He made 10 of them in 1921, and for a long time they were used to examine someone's personality traits and emotional capacity by analyzing what that person saw in each inkblot. Scientist Richard Taylor is now using them to increase visibility in blind people via bionic eyeballs.

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The iPhone 8 could have a next-generation selfie camera (AAPL)
February 21, 2017

Apple's next iPhone will likely have a next-generation front-facing camera that can sense 3D space as well as enable applications like facial recognition, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote in a recent note to investors.

One application for the new 3D front camera is for games that can show the user's face in the place of a character, according to the note, which was seen by Businesss Insider.

Other applications include facial recognition, iris recognition, and improved selfies.

“We think the advanced 3D front camera system will allow the new iPhone to perform 3D sensing and modeling,” Kuo wrote.

A sensor camera that can locate how far objects are away from it could enable other applications in augmented reality, an emerging technology that Apple CEO Tim Cook is fond of discussing in public.

Apple recently bought Faceshift, a company that worked on AR-related facial transformation technology. The sensor also purportedly includes technology from PrimeSense, an A..

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Google agrees to let a third party audit its ad metrics (GOOG, GOOGL)
February 21, 2017

YouTube has agreed to let a third party audit its advertising metrics amid growing concerns that platforms owned by Facebook and Google may not be reporting their data accurately.

In an announcement in The Wall Street Journal, Google, which owns YouTube, said it will allow the Media Rating Council, an ad industry group, to track ad measurements on the video network. The move will make sure YouTube is accurately reporting viewing statistics to its advertisers.

Facebook also announced it would allow the Media Rating Council to audit its ad metrics following a few recent incidents where the social network admitted it miscalculated some of its ad metrics, angering advertisers.

There hasn't been any evidence so far that Google or YouTube has miscalculated metrics, but the audit by the Media Rating Council should help alleviate concerns from advertisers.

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This personalized watercraft glides above the water
February 21, 2017

The Q2S electric watercraft by Quadrofoil allows riders to glide above the tide at certain speeds.

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