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Kickstarter staff announce their intention to unionize, potentially becoming the first major US tech company with union representation (Bijan Stephen/The Verge) March 19, 2019

Bijan Stephen / The Verge: Kickstarter staff announce their intention to unionize, potentially becoming the first major US tech company with union representation  —  The company’s staff plans to unionize with the Office and Professional Employees International Union  —  The staff of Kickstarter announced plans to unionize today. Kickstarter staff announce their intention to unionize, […]

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Kickstarter staff announce their intention to unionize, potentially becoming the first major US tech company with union representation (Bijan Stephen/The Verge)


Bijan Stephen / The Verge:

Kickstarter staff announce their intention to unionize, potentially becoming the first major US tech company with union representation  —  The company’s staff plans to unionize with the Office and Professional Employees International Union  —  The staff of Kickstarter announced plans to unionize today.

Kickstarter staff announce their intention to unionize, potentially becoming the first major US tech company with union representation (Bijan Stephen/The Verge)
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Mojo Vision, an under-the-radar AR startup that hasn't publicly revealed what it's building, raises $58M Series B from Google's Gradient Ventures and others (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)


Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:

Mojo Vision, an under-the-radar AR startup that hasn’t publicly revealed what it’s building, raises $58M Series B from Google’s Gradient Ventures and others  —  Mojo Vision, an under-the-radar augmented reality (AR) startup that has yet to reveal exactly what it’s building …

Mojo Vision, an under-the-radar AR startup that hasn't publicly revealed what it's building, raises M Series B from Google's Gradient Ventures and others (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)
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Google has partnered with AMD to power Stadia, using a custom GPU for its data centers that delivers 10.7 teraflops, far more than the Xbox One X's 6 teraflops (Tom Warren/The Verge)

Tom Warren / The Verge:

Google has partnered with AMD to power Stadia, using a custom GPU for its data centers that delivers 10.7 teraflops, far more than the Xbox One X’s 6 teraflops  —  Stream games to your PC, tablet, TV, or phone  —  Google is launching its Stadia cloud gaming service at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco.

Google has partnered with AMD to power Stadia, using a custom GPU for its data centers that delivers 10.7 teraflops, far more than the Xbox One X's 6 teraflops (Tom Warren/The Verge)
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Google's Stadia GDC 2019 game streaming and controller announcement: Watch here live – CNET

Google announced its Stadia streaming service as the “future of gaming.” Google's Stadia GDC 2019 game streaming and controller announcement: Watch here live – CNET
Source: CNet

Visit to nearby asteroid Bennu reveals rubble trouble and the seeds of life – CNET

NASA’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft and Japanese counterpart Hayabusa2 reveal interesting findings from two near-Earth asteroids. Visit to nearby asteroid Bennu reveals rubble trouble and the seeds of life – CNET
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Google unveils its controller for Stadia, which connects directly to the data center and looks like Sony's Dual Shock, but says you can use your own controllers (Andrew Webster/The Verge)


Andrew Webster / The Verge:

Google unveils its controller for Stadia, which connects directly to the data center and looks like Sony’s Dual Shock, but says you can use your own controllers  —  Earlier this month, a patent surfaced that revealed a possible design for a forthcoming Google game controller.

Google unveils its controller for Stadia, which connects directly to the data center and looks like Sony's Dual Shock, but says you can use your own controllers (Andrew Webster/The Verge)
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Alamo Drafthouse movie subscription to launch nationwide this year, report says – CNET

The theater chain wants to offer a movie a day for a “low monthly price.” Alamo Drafthouse movie subscription to launch nationwide this year, report says – CNET
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Google unveils Stadia, its game streaming service for Chrome, Android, and TVs that will support cross platform play and 4K at 60FPS with HDR, launching in 2019 (Abner Li/9to5Google)


Abner Li / 9to5Google:

Google unveils Stadia, its game streaming service for Chrome, Android, and TVs that will support cross platform play and 4K at 60FPS with HDR, launching in 2019  —  With Project Stream in October, Google’s rumored work on a game streaming service was all but confirmed.

Google unveils Stadia, its game streaming service for Chrome, Android, and TVs that will support cross platform play and 4K at 60FPS with HDR, launching in 2019 (Abner Li/9to5Google)
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Review: The Huawei Matebook X Pro (2019) is the best laptop I’ve ever used… ever


Comparing gadgets to their Apple equivalent is the oldest (and arguably laziest) trope in the tech journalism handbook. Android phones are inevitably compared to iPhones. Windows laptops are contrasted against MacBooks. In this piece, I’m going to try and refrain from doing that, because it’d be unfair on the Huawei Matebook X Pro. Simply put, it’s in a league of its own. In that sense, the Huawei Matebook X Pro is a bit of a black swan. I had a hunch it would be good, but I didn’t think it would be this good. I’ve been using it as my…

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Review: The Huawei Matebook X Pro (2019) is the best laptop I’ve ever used… ever
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MoviePass brings the $10 unlimited plan back with new twists – CNET

New subscribers to the movie theater subscription service will pay for a year in advance using their bank account. MoviePass brings the unlimited plan back with new twists – CNET
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What the huge loss of old Myspace music means for Internet culture

The loss of digital artifacts highlights the impermanence of the Web, and the ease with which files and posts that helped define Internet culture and history can be so readily discarded. What the huge loss of old Myspace music means for Internet culture
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We finally get a glimpse of System Shock 3 — and it was worth the wait

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The Game Developers Conference began yesterday, and it got off to an unexpectedly good start by finally revealing footage of a game long-rumored to be in development, System Shock 3. Previously glimpsed only in bits, it’s good to finally see the return of one of the old masters of gaming in full glory. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, showing the series’ trademark desolate space location and a glimpse of creepy antagonist SHODAN, in glossy new graphics. Given that it was shown during the Unity conference, it’s a given it’ll be made in that engine. Director Warren Spector described it as…

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We finally get a glimpse of System Shock 3 — and it was worth the wait
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Skies Aren’t Clogged With Drones, but Don’t Rule Them Out Yet

A host of regulatory issues have slowed the progress of drone-delivery companies but they are making some progress and lots of tests are underway. Skies Aren’t Clogged With Drones, but Don’t Rule Them Out Yet
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Norsk Hydro, one of the world's largest producers of aluminum, has shut down several metal extrusion plants as it deals with a ransomware attack (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)


Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:

Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s largest producers of aluminum, has shut down several metal extrusion plants as it deals with a ransomware attack  —  Norway’s Norsk Hydro said a cyber-attack on late Monday night crippled its IT systems.  —  Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s largest aluminium producers …

Norsk Hydro, one of the world's largest producers of aluminum, has shut down several metal extrusion plants as it deals with a ransomware attack (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)
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Firefox 66 arrives with autoplaying blocked by default, the ability to search through open tabs, and smoother scrolling, even when there are slowly-loading ads (Emil Protalinski/VentureBeat)


Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:

Firefox 66 arrives with autoplaying blocked by default, the ability to search through open tabs, and smoother scrolling, even when there are slowly-loading ads  —  Mozilla today launched Firefox 66 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.  The release includes autoplaying content (audio and video) …

Firefox 66 arrives with autoplaying blocked by default, the ability to search through open tabs, and smoother scrolling, even when there are slowly-loading ads (Emil Protalinski/VentureBeat)
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Ford boosting Expedition, Navigator production by 20 percent – Roadshow

This move should add 550 jobs at the Kentucky facility where the two are built. Ford boosting Expedition, Navigator production by 20 percent – Roadshow
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Adobe and Moleskine team up, launch digital drawing notebook for creatives – CNET

The notebook can simultaneously convert hand-drawn works to digital images and upload it to Adobe’s Creative Cloud. Adobe and Moleskine team up, launch digital drawing notebook for creatives – CNET
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The best Nintendo Switch deal right now: $267 – CNET

Plus: Two bonus deals and three chances to win cool prizes! The best Nintendo Switch deal right now: 7 – CNET
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Arlan Hamilton's diversity-minded investment fund Backstage Capital falls through, after two "anchor investors" pulled out and other deals failed to materialize (Axios)


Axios:

Arlan Hamilton’s diversity-minded investment fund Backstage Capital falls through, after two “anchor investors” pulled out and other deals failed to materialize  —  Arlan Hamilton seems to be everywhere.  Keynote interviews at conferences like SXSW and the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit …

Arlan Hamilton's diversity-minded investment fund Backstage Capital falls through, after two "anchor investors" pulled out and other deals failed to materialize (Axios)
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HP Reverb, a lightweight $600 VR headset that's slated to arrive late April, has ~24 pixels per degree vs. ~14 on the Vive Pro, but pixels are still discernable (Scott Stein/CNET)


Scott Stein / CNET:

HP Reverb, a lightweight $600 VR headset that’s slated to arrive late April, has ~24 pixels per degree vs. ~14 on the Vive Pro, but pixels are still discernable  —  Virtual reality headsets are going through a hardware evolution, slowly, with eye tracking, wireless connections, wider fields of view and higher resolutions.

HP Reverb, a lightweight 0 VR headset that's slated to arrive late April, has ~24 pixels per degree vs. ~14 on the Vive Pro, but pixels are still discernable (Scott Stein/CNET)
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Apple's new iPads: Save $25 when you preorder – CNET

It’s not a huge discount — but it’s still $25 in your pocket. Apple's new iPads: Save when you preorder – CNET
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Amazon's Rekognition software lets cops track faces: Here's what you need to know – CNET

Amazon wants to provide facial recognition software to law enforcement and businesses. We have questions. Amazon's Rekognition software lets cops track faces: Here's what you need to know – CNET
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In iMac Pro's build-to-order options Apple now includes a $5,200 option for 256GB RAM and Radeon Pro Vega 64X graphics with 16GB dedicated video memory for $700 (Benjamin Mayo/9to5Mac)

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:

In iMac Pro’s build-to-order options Apple now includes a $5,200 option for 256GB RAM and Radeon Pro Vega 64X graphics with 16GB dedicated video memory for $700  —  Apple has quietly updated the iMac Pro build-to-order options to include new Radeon Pro Vega 64X graphics and a 256 GB RAM option.

In iMac Pro's build-to-order options Apple now includes a ,200 option for 256GB RAM and Radeon Pro Vega 64X graphics with 16GB dedicated video memory for 0 (Benjamin Mayo/9to5Mac)
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Microsoft Teams turns two; now has 500,000 organizational users

Microsoft is adding customized backgrounds, secure private channels, additional camera support and live captions to Teams in the coming months. Microsoft Teams turns two; now has 500,000 organizational users
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Firefox 66 is out: Block on auto-playing video with sound, Windows Hello support

Firefox 66 will automatically prevent autoplay videos with sound from playing unless users want them to. Firefox 66 is out: Block on auto-playing video with sound, Windows Hello support
Source: ZDNet Microsoft

Instagram adds in-app shopping to let users buy from 20 beauty and fashion brands including Kylie Cosmetics, Nike, and Huda Beauty (Emma Sandler/Digiday)


Emma Sandler / Digiday:

Instagram adds in-app shopping to let users buy from 20 beauty and fashion brands including Kylie Cosmetics, Nike, and Huda Beauty  —  Shopping on Instagram is about to change forever.  —  On March 19, the social platform announced in a blog post it was launching a beta shopping program …

Instagram adds in-app shopping to let users buy from 20 beauty and fashion brands including Kylie Cosmetics, Nike, and Huda Beauty (Emma Sandler/Digiday)
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Japan tightens grip on cryptocurrency margin trading


Japan, the home of the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox, is establishing stricter rules for cryptocurrency margin trading to prevent investors from getting scammed. Margin traders typically use borrowed funds from a broker to trade a financial asset, which in turn, forms the collateral for the loan supplied by the broker. According to a report from Nikkei Asian Review, the new rules will come into place in April 2020, after the Japanese Cabinet approved draft amendments relating to payment services and financial instrument laws last Friday. As a result, all cryptocurrency exchanges offering margin trading in the country will need…

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Japan tightens grip on cryptocurrency margin trading
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Apps are the unexpected savior of dying indigenous languages


In a globalized world, “global languages” have come increasingly to the fore, often at the expense of smaller, regional tongues and dialects. Of all the world’s languages — around 7,000, by best estimates — only a few hundred are represented online, and a very small number predominate. English — long dubbed the “language of business” and latterly known as the lingua franca of the web — has seen its influence diminish, but it is still thought to account for 30 to 40 percent of all webpages on the internet. Mandarin has been steadily growing in its online presence, which impacts upon its offline influence, too; so have fellow linguistic…

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Apps are the unexpected savior of dying indigenous languages
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The GOSPACE SuperCharger, a wall plug and portable wireless power bank, is now half off


Most power batteries are still old-school chargers using wires and cables and hookups and dongles and stuff. You can update your power game in one grand move with the GOSPACE SuperCharger, which is on sale now for over 50 percent off, just $38.25 from TNW Deals with limited time promo code: MADNESS15.

The GOSPACE SuperCharger, a wall plug and portable wireless power bank, is now half off
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Netflix boss reportedly says it won't be part of Apple's video streaming service – CNET

Reed Hastings revealed that Netflix won’t integrate with Apple’s platform, multiple outlets reported. Netflix boss reportedly says it won't be part of Apple's video streaming service – CNET
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Watch Nvidia’s new AI turn MS Paint-style doodles into photorealistic masterpieces


Researchers at Nvidia have developed a deep learning model that can take shitty digital sketches – like the ones you’d create with a trackpad, zero talent, and Microsoft Paint – and generate beautiful photorealistic landscapes in an instant. It’s called GauGAN (named after post-Impressionist Paul Gauguin, and Generative Adversarial Networks), and it works like a simple digital painting tool. But instead of a palette of colors, it has a collection of natural elements, like sand, snow, and sky, each represented by a different hue, to choose from and use in your basic artwork. Draw something, and GauGAN will use that…

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Watch Nvidia’s new AI turn MS Paint-style doodles into photorealistic masterpieces
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Amid a noticeable uptick in Mirai botnet activity, a Palo Alto Networks report says a new Mirai malware variant targets signage TVs and presentation systems (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)


Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:

Amid a noticeable uptick in Mirai botnet activity, a Palo Alto Networks report says a new Mirai malware variant targets signage TVs and presentation systems  —  Security researchers spot new Mirai botnet with an enhanced arsenal of IoT exploits.  —  Security researchers have spotted …

Amid a noticeable uptick in Mirai botnet activity, a Palo Alto Networks report says a new Mirai malware variant targets signage TVs and presentation systems (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)
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Amazon Prime Video Channels: Everything you need to know – CNET

Prime subscribers can add HBO, Showtime, Starz, PBS, Britbox and more than 100 other “channels.” Is it a good deal for cord cutters? Amazon Prime Video Channels: Everything you need to know – CNET
Source: CNet

iPad Mini 2019 vs. iPad Mini 4: New specs, same design – CNET

The iPad Mini lives again, this time with new components and Pencil support. iPad Mini 2019 vs. iPad Mini 4: New specs, same design – CNET
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Retired Rideshare Scooter Skips the Reverse Engineering to Ride Again

[Adam Zeloof] (legally) obtained a retired electric scooter and documented how it worked and how he got it working again. The scooter had a past life as a pay-to-ride electric vehicle and “$1 TO START” is still visible on the grip tape. It could be paid for and unlocked with a smartphone app, but [Adam] wasn’t interested in doing that just to ride his new scooter.

His report includes lots of teardown photos, as well as a rundown of how the whole thing works. Most of the important parts are in the steering column and handlebars. These house the battery, electronic speed controller (ESC), and charging circuitry. The green box attached to the front houses a board that [Adam] determined runs Android and is responsible for network connectivity over the cellular network.

To get the scooter running again, [Adam] and his brother [Sam] considered reverse-engineering the communications between the network box and the scooter’s controller, but in the end opted to simply replace the necessary parts with ones under their direct control. One ESC, charger, and cheap battery monitor later the scooter had all it needed to ride again. With parts for a wide variety of electric scooters readily available online, there was really no need to reverse-engineer anything.

Ridesharing scooter startups are busy working out engineering and security questions like how best to turn electric scooters into a) IoT-connected devices, and b) a viable business plan. Hardware gets revised, and as [Adam] shows, retired units can be pressed into private service with just a little work.

The motors in these things are housed within the wheels, and have frankly outstanding price-to-torque ratios. We’ve seen them mated to open-source controllers and explored for use in robotics.

Retired Rideshare Scooter Skips the Reverse Engineering to Ride Again
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‘Drug-dealing’ football coach sues Bitcoin fund manager over $14M loss


In Australia, a suite of high-profile cryptocurrency investors (including accused drug trafficker and former football coach Mark “Bomber” Thompson) are preparing to take their Bitcoin fund manager to court over $14.2 million (AU$20 million) in losses. Stefanos Papanastasiou (39), founder of what claims to be Australia‘s first online bed retailer, is under fire by a number of disgruntled investors who had been convinced of his power to reduce volatility in the cryptocurrency markets, reports The Age. Under the name Stefan Papas, he reportedly told clients he had spent $355,000 (AU$500,000) to develop a special computer algorithm capable of providing massive…

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‘Drug-dealing’ football coach sues Bitcoin fund manager over M loss
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Devin Nunes Sues Twitter for Allowing Accounts to Insult Him

The defamation lawsuit by the Republican congressman over accounts like @DevinNunesMom seeks $250 million in damages. Devin Nunes Sues Twitter for Allowing Accounts to Insult Him
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CEO of Exactis talks about the fallout after the marketing company exposed 230M personal records on a public server, says he plans to focus on another startup (Andy Greenberg/Wired)


Andy Greenberg / Wired:

CEO of Exactis talks about the fallout after the marketing company exposed 230M personal records on a public server, says he plans to focus on another startup  —  STEVE HARDIGREE HADN’T even gotten to the office yet, and his day was already a waking nightmare.

CEO of Exactis talks about the fallout after the marketing company exposed 230M personal records on a public server, says he plans to focus on another startup (Andy Greenberg/Wired)
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How to book train tickets in India straight from the Google Pay app


Google Pay (earlier named Tez) has recently rolled out the ability to book train tickets in India straight from the app – both on iOS and Android. The money will be deducted directly from your bank account, so you won’t need any additional apps for train booking. Before we tell you how you can book a train ticket, make sure that you have a working IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) account. If you don’t, you can create one during the booking process or sign up here. Open Google Pay app on your phone, scroll down to the Business section,…

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How to book train tickets in India straight from the Google Pay app
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European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager on why breaking up big tech should be a last resort measure, GDPR favoring large companies, and more (Recode)


Recode:

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager on why breaking up big tech should be a last resort measure, GDPR favoring large companies, and more  —  Vestager spoke with Recode’s Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at South by Southwest.  —  On the latest episode of Recode Decode …

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager on why breaking up big tech should be a last resort measure, GDPR favoring large companies, and more (Recode)
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Mining Bitcoin on the ESP32 For Fun, Definitely Not Profit

Bitcoin’s great, if you sold at the end of 2017. If you’re still holding, your opinion might be a little more sour. The cost to compete in the great hashing race continues to rise while cryptocurrency values remain underwhelming. While getting involved at the top end is prohibitively expensive, you can still have some fun with the basic concepts – as [Jake] did, by calculating Bitcoin hashes on the ESP32.

It’s a project that is very much done for fun, rather than profit. [Jake] notes that even maxing out both cores, it would take 31 billion years to mine one block at current difficulty levels. Regardless, the underlying maths is nothing too crazy. Double-hashing the right data with the SHA256 algorithm is all that’s required, a task that is well within the ESP32’s capabilities. There’s hardware acceleration available, too – though this is weirdly slower than doing it in software.

Overall, you’re not going to get rich hashing Bitcoin on a cheap microcontroller platform. You might just learn something useful, though. If this isn’t weird enough though, you could always try the same thing on a 1970s Xerox Alto. 

 

Mining Bitcoin on the ESP32 For Fun, Definitely Not Profit
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Mark Bittman Is Starting a Food Magazine at Medium

Salty will be among the new publications from the online platform led by Ev Williams, a former chief executive of Twitter. Mark Bittman Is Starting a Food Magazine at Medium
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Nvidia’s new $99 pocket-sized AI computer is designed for DIY projects


Nvidia has just released a $99 pocket-sized computer named the Jetson Nano, targeted towards “embedded designers, researchers, and DIY makers” who want to tinker with a system for offline AI development. The developer kit is powered by a 64-bit quad-core ARM processor, and a 128-core Nvidia Maxwell GPU with 4GB of RAM to deliver processing speeds up to 472 Gflops. It hosts a bunch of ports like USB-A 3.0, HDMI, DisplayPort, and ethernet to plug in external hardware devices like camera modules and displays, and connect to the internet. The computer can run Linux out of the box, and supports…

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Nvidia’s new pocket-sized AI computer is designed for DIY projects
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A roundup of the 85+ companies that launched at Y Combinator's Winter 2019 Demo Day 1, including medical, AI, on-demand, e-commerce, and robotics startups (TechCrunch)


TechCrunch:

A roundup of the 85+ companies that launched at Y Combinator’s Winter 2019 Demo Day 1, including medical, AI, on-demand, e-commerce, and robotics startups  —  Y Combinator’s incubator classes have gotten huge.  —  With over 200 companies, the Winter 2019 class is by far YC’s largest yet.

A roundup of the 85+ companies that launched at Y Combinator's Winter 2019 Demo Day 1, including medical, AI, on-demand, e-commerce, and robotics startups (TechCrunch)
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Google’s reportedly making the cheaper Pixel 3 I’ve always wanted


9to5Google reports that Google is working on cheaper versions of its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL handsets from last year, with some compromises to bring down the price – but with most of the good stuff from the 2018 flagship. That’s great news for folks like me who are interested in a compact phone that doesn’t cost the earth. I’ve been using and reviewing large Android phones for the past few years, and I’m growing tired of it – I don’t particularly care for the additional screen real estate, and I hate not being able to use them comfortably…

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Google’s reportedly making the cheaper Pixel 3 I’ve always wanted
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FPGA NES Looks Sharp On Perfboard

FPGAs are wonderful things, packed with logic cells that can be reconfigured as your heart desires. They excel at signal processing, anything requiring speed, and recreating vintage hardware. In that vein, [Jon Thomasson] decided to bring back the original Nintendo Entertainment System, in perfboard form.

The build uses a Spartan 6 from Xilinx, which [Jon] uses in the form of his own development board design. The NES core is courtesy of code by [Brian Bennett], sourced from Github. Games are loaded from an SD card by a Parallax Propeller, which passes the data to the FPGA over a serial connection. Display is on a sharp 800×480 LCD, with the 4:3 video output of the NES being displayed in a pillarboxed fashion.

The project is assembled on perfboard, with a pleasing handheld formfactor. Control is via tactile pushbuttons in the classic NES layout. Current draw is approximately 400 mA, giving a runtime of around 5 hours when running off four AA batteries.

We’ve seen the venerable NES implemented on FPGA platforms before. As development boards get cheaper and devices get more capable, expect to see ever more complex systems being implemented. Video after the break.

FPGA NES Looks Sharp On Perfboard
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AOC, Bill Nye and the apocalypse: The insanity of SXSW 2019 – CNET

From blood drives to cheese to 2020 politics, here are a few highlights from SXSW 2019. AOC, Bill Nye and the apocalypse: The insanity of SXSW 2019 – CNET
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Politicians call for crackdown on social media 'toxic swamp' after mosque shooting – CNET

Australia’s top politicians say tech companies are not doing enough to stop extremist content, with one saying Facebook has “gone missing” on hate speech. Politicians call for crackdown on social media 'toxic swamp' after mosque shooting – CNET
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Scientists build a self-healing, stretchable electronic skin – CNET

Taking inspiration from jellyfish, researchers have developed a touch-sensitive skin that could be used to help humans interact with machines. Scientists build a self-healing, stretchable electronic skin – CNET
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Indian ride-hailing company Ola raises $300M from Hyundai and Kia for exploring mobility solutions and developing electric vehicles (Manish Singh/VentureBeat)


Manish Singh / VentureBeat:

Indian ride-hailing company Ola raises $300M from Hyundai and Kia for exploring mobility solutions and developing electric vehicles  —  India’s ride-hailing company Ola, which made its international debut last year, is getting more serious about its smart mobility solutions and electric vehicles efforts.

Indian ride-hailing company Ola raises 0M from Hyundai and Kia for exploring mobility solutions and developing electric vehicles (Manish Singh/VentureBeat)
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