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SpotOn, which provides payment and management services to SMBs in retail, food, and hospitality, raises a $300M Series F led by Dragoneer at a $3.6B valuation (Mary Ann Azevedo/TechCrunch) May 19, 2022

Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch: SpotOn, which provides payment and management services to SMBs in retail, food, and hospitality, raises a $300M Series F led by Dragoneer at a $3.6B valuation  —  Payments and software startup SpotOn has closed on $300 million in a Series F financing that values the company at $3.6 billion.

Darth Vader returns in new 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' trailer – CNET

“The world is coming undone.” See new footage from the upcoming Star Wars prequel with the Death Star, AT-ATs, robots, Stormtroopers, would-be heroes and even the Dark Lord of the Sith himself.
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When Census fails: Girt by CNET podcast 82 – CNET

Privacy concerns, technological failures and a round of good old fashioned finger-pointing have turned the 2016 Australian Census into quite the spectator sport. ​
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Diver performs perfect metaphor for a startup – CNET

Technically Incorrect: As we sit glued to the Olympics, celebrated footage of Filipino diver John Elmerson Fabriga reminds us of all three parts of so many startups’ lives. All within a few operatic seconds.
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Clothes that heal themselves through the power of squid teeth – CNET

Researchers have invented a self-repairing mechanism for clothing using the proteins found in squid chompers.
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Robot tattoos, smart toast, VR exercise and Christian Spicer (Tomorrow Daily 407 show notes) – CNET

Guest co-host Christian Spicer joins us to chat about all the future news that’s fit to print.
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​Yes, Swedish Fish Oreo cookies are real, and 'potent' – CNET

The newest Oreo flavor from Nabisco has red gummy-flavored filling, but is this the cookie the world deserves?
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Reddit suffers 'major outage' – CNET

The site goes down for “emergency maintenance,” but Reddit says it’s bringing things back slowly.
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Microsoft releases first Windows 10 'Redstone 2' test build

Here comes the first Windows 10 ‘Redstone 2’ test build for PC testers on the Fast Ring.
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See inventor soar to mad new heights in his 360-degree swing – CNET

Colin Furze, creator of a hoverbike and other wild inventions, just built a huge, one-of-a-kind swing in his yard.
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This timing technology determines who wins the gold – CNET

For Olympians, the difference between first and second place can come down to almost no time at all. Omega Timing CEO Alain Zobrist and his firm make sure every millisecond counts.
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Gymnast, wrestler, fencer: What kind of Olympic bod do you have? – CNET

An intriguing online tool from the BBC lets you pretend to be a fencer, or wrestler, and tells which athletes share your birthday.
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Top US Marine says smartphone society has made soldiers soft – CNET

General Robert B. Neller, commandant of the US Marines Corps, says soldiers may need to leave their phones at home.
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Suck at chopsticks? Try training on a 'chork' – CNET

If you thought the spork was cool, you’ve got to see the chork, a gift to all the chopstick newbies out there.
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Facebook's ads have been defeated (again) by Adblock Plus work-around – CNET

It’s a game of cat and mouse: Can Facebook display an ad that can’t be blocked?
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Microsoft answers critics on its Azure Stack hybrid cloud reset

Microsoft is trying to comfort customers upset by its Azure Stack hybrid-cloud OS delay and delivery-vehicle changes. Plus it’s starting to roll out slowly its second technical preview.
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Samsung plays up Galaxy Note 7's iris scanner – CNET

The company’s mobile chief touts iris recognition as the “safest security technology.”
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Indian student builds real-life walking Iron Man suit — for just $750 – CNET

According to Al Jazeera, the exoskeleton can lift 330 pounds.
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Mercedes might use the prefix EQ for its electric subbrand – Roadshow

That’s bound to confuse some well-heeled audio engineers.
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Ayrton Senna Institute whips up inspirational video for Brazilian Olympians – Roadshow

The athletes might not relate to gearbox failure, but they definitely relate to the idea of pushing themselves to the limit.
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Xbox Live gets more social with Microsoft's Beam buy – CNET

The live-streaming interactive gaming service enables real-time participation by viewers.
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Rio Olympics nabs live streaming gold – CNET

More minutes of the Rio Games have already been live streamed than the entire 2012 London Olympics, says NBC.
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Here's your first look at the Karma Revero plug-in hybrid – Roadshow

The rejiggered Fisker Karma jumps out from behind the curtain ahead of its actual debut later this year.
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Intel's diversity numbers show change isn't going to happen overnight – CNET

The chipmaker showed modest improvement in the percentage of women and underrepresented minorities in its workforce.
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Microsoft extends again support for Windows 7, 8.1 Skylake-based devices

Microsoft is tweaking its support cut-off dates again for Intel Skylake-based devices so that users can continue to get security updates until Microsoft’s original end-of-support dates.
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What the hell is No Man's Sky? (The 3:59, Ep. 94) – CNET

We explore No Man’s Sky, a new high-concept video game with 18.4 quintillion planets.
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