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VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be

In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined reasons why the Valley has “peaked.” Venture capital investors are deploying capital outside the Bay Area more than ever before. High-profile entrepreneurs and investors, Peter Thiel, for example, have left. Rising […]

Publicado em: 21/09/18

Best gaming mouse 2018: the best gaming mice we've tested

It’s time to find the best gaming mouse for your new PC, and we have the expert advice to get you there.

Publicado em: 21/09/18

PlayStation Classic pre-orders: get in time for Christmas

Walmart and GameStop are already taking pre-orders for the new PlayStation Classic mini retro console due out in December.

Publicado em: 21/09/18

Best free games 2018: the top free games to download on PC

The best free games on PC accounted for, these are our top-rated titles that don't cost a thing.

Publicado em: 21/09/18

The best gaming monitor 2018: the 10 best gaming screens of the year

With the best gaming monitors, your games will come alive in ways you can’t even imagine.

Publicado em: 21/09/18

The best cheap PS4 prices, deals and bundles in September 2018

Looking for a great deal on a PS4 or PS4 Pro?

Publicado em: 21/09/18

'Groomed aged 13 by hundreds of men on Kik'

Within seconds of setting up a profile on the mobile messaging app, Taylor (not their real name) was approached.

Publicado em: 21/09/18

Tech Tent: Do the police have your biometric digits?

Zoe Kleinman explores concerns that law enforcement agencies are collecting too much biometric data.

Publicado em: 21/09/18

Nintendo Switch Online's NES game library was hacked – in less than 24 hours

The NES game collection on Nintendo Switch is easily hackable, so easy it was done in less than 24 hours.

Publicado em: 21/09/18

Nintendo Switch Online: cloud saves, NES games, and online multiplayer

The paid online service for the Nintendo Switch is finally here, and it wants your money.

Publicado em: 21/09/18

Instagram's IGTV recommended 'abusive' videos

Sexually suggestive clips featuring children were recommended to users, an investigation finds.

Publicado em: 21/09/18

Life inside a pro-esports team house with Fnatic: streaming, training and burritos

We took an exclusive tour of Fnatic’s new FIFA team house and chatted to the guys about what it’s like to live and work with your teammates.

Publicado em: 21/09/18

Facebook stops sending staff to help political campaigns

The social network will no longer send employees to work at the offices of political campaigns.

Publicado em: 21/09/18

uBiome is jumping into therapeutics with a healthy $83 million in Series C financing

23andMe, IBM and now uBiome is the next tech company to jump into the lucrative multi-billion dollar drug discovery market. The company started out with a consumer gut health test to check whether your intestines carry the right kind of bacteria for healthy digestion but has since expanded to include over 250,000 samples for everything […]

Publicado em: 21/09/18

Best Nintendo Switch Online Games: The best online games for co-op and versus multiplayer

With Nintendo's paid online service finally live, here's our list of the Switch games truly making a case for signing up.

Publicado em: 21/09/18

PlayStation Now games can now be played offline, if you have the space for them

Sony's video game streaming service adds in offline functionality for the likes of Bloodborne and God of War 3.

Publicado em: 21/09/18

Creating 3D sculptures from 2D video and other news.

BBC Click's Stephen Beckett looks at some of the week's best technology stories.

Publicado em: 21/09/18

China blocks Twitch game-streaming service

The service's website and app is no longer reachable from mainland China, gamers report

Publicado em: 21/09/18

Amazon makes Alexa-controlled microwave

Amazon has unveiled a microwave that can be controlled using its Alexa voice assistant.

Publicado em: 21/09/18

Cleo, the ‘digital assistant’ that replaces your banking apps, picks up $10M Series A led by Balderton

When Cleo, the London-based “digital assistant” that wants to replace your banking apps, quietly entered the U.S., the company couldn’t have expected to be an instant hit. Many better-funded British startups have failed to “break America.” However, just four months later, the fintech upstart counts 350,000 users across the pond — claiming more than 600,000 […]

Publicado em: 20/09/18

uBeam wireless power’s CEO Meredith Perry steps aside amidst B2B pivot

After repeatedly missing self-imposed deadlines for progress on its wireless charging-at-a-distance phone case, uBeam’s CEO Meredith Perry has decided to shift out of the CEO position and into a board member and senior advisor role. She’d founded the company in 2011 from her dorm room and brought in over $40 million in funding by selling […]

Publicado em: 20/09/18

How China's GPS 'rival' Beidou is plotting to go global

China's Beidou is being used in everything from ploughing to precision missiles, but can it go global?

Publicado em: 20/09/18

Facebook’s Camera AR platform head is coming to TC Sessions: AR/VR

Augmented reality has the potential to change how we interact with the internet; as these technologies scale, you can certainly bet that Facebook is going to be looking to shape what’s possible. At our one-day TC Sessions: AR/VR event in LA next month, we’ll be joined by Ficus Kirkpatrick, Facebook’s head of Camera AR Platform, […]

Publicado em: 20/09/18

Eventbrite’s IPO should encourage tech companies to get out while they still can

Eventbrite is having one hell of a debut on the New York Stock Exchange this morning. Shares of the ticketing startup, founded back in 2006, have shot up over 50 percent in trading on the NYSE. After pricing its shares at $23 in its initial offering, investors have bid up the stock to a whopping […]

Publicado em: 20/09/18

Cluep, a Canadian startup that raised just $500K, acquired for $40M

Everyone loves a tale of a bootstrapped startup founder’s journey to an eight-figure exit. The team at Toronto-based Cluep have a good one. The founders of the adtech startup raised less than $500,000 from angel investors before selling their company to Impact Group for $40 million ($53 million CAD) this week. Founded in 2012, Karan Walia, Sobi Walia […]

Publicado em: 20/09/18

GoPro Hero 7 camera films smooth videos without gimbal

The latest action cam automatically stabilises footage without separate equipment.

Publicado em: 20/09/18

Meet the startups in the latest Alchemist class

Alchemist is the Valley’s premiere enterprise accelerator and every season they feature a group of promising startups. They are also trying something new this year: they’re putting a reserve button next to each company, allowing angels to express their interest in investing immediately. It’s a clever addition to the demo day model. You can watch […]

Publicado em: 20/09/18

Internet regulator considered for UK

The government is considering "all options" to keep UK citizens "safe" online.

Publicado em: 20/09/18

Apple Watch fire face was made with actual fire

With the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple introduced a new, larger display. It now has rounded edges and thinner bezels. And the company took advantage of that display to introduce new fire, water, liquid metal and vapor faces. Apple didn’t use CGI to create those faces — they shot those faces in a studio. Many […]

Publicado em: 20/09/18

Bird hits 10 million scooter rides

Bird just announced 10 million scooter rides since launching about one year ago. If this story sounds familiar to you, it’s probably because Bird competitor Lime earlier today announced it surpassed 11.5 million rides across its shared bikes and scooters. Bird, which launched last September in Santa Monica, Calif., currently operates in 100 cities and […]

Publicado em: 20/09/18

MariaDB acquires Clustrix

MariaDB, the company behind the eponymous MySQL drop-in replacement database, today announced that it has acquired Clustrix, which itself is a MySQL drop-in replacement database, but with a focus on scalability. MariaDB will integrate Clustrix’s technology into its own database, which will allow it to offer its users a more scalable database service in the long […]

Publicado em: 20/09/18

Hear about the keys to local investing at Startup Battlefield Africa with Omobola Johnson and Lexi Novitske

TechCrunch Startup Battlefield is returning to Africa in December, this time in Lagos, Nigeria. We will have a day-long program full of our flagship Battlefield competition highlighting the best startups that Africa has to offer. Not only that, we’ll have panel discussions designed to explore the continent’s rapidly developing technological infrastructure on the continent. To […]

Publicado em: 20/09/18

iOS 12.1 beta hints at new iPad Pro

iOS 12 is still brand new, but Apple is already testing iOS 12.1 with a developer beta version. Steve Troughton-Smith and Guilherme Rambo found references to a brand new iPad that would support Face ID. First, there are changes to Face ID. You can find references to landscape orientation in the iOS 12.1 beta. Face […]

Publicado em: 19/09/18

Google Home Mini was the best-selling smart speaker in Q2

Amazon’s Echo Dot may have been a bestseller on Prime Day, but Google’s Home Mini device is now the top-selling smart speaker worldwide, according to a new report out this morning from Strategy Analytics. The analyst firm says Google’s small speaker accounted for 1 in 5 smart speaker shipments in Q2 2018, edging out the […]

Publicado em: 19/09/18

Review: Apple Watch Series 4

Roughly two-and-half minutes into my run, the watch kicks in. There’s a haptic buzz on my wrist. “It looks like you’re working out,” the watch face reads. That’s followed by a big, yellow button, suggesting I start an indoor run. I tap the neon button and the clock starts, comping me a reasonable approximation of […]

Publicado em: 19/09/18

Answering its critics, Google loosens reins on AMP project

Accelerated Mobile Pages, or AMP, has been a controversial project since its debut. The need for the framework has been clear: the payloads of mobile pages can be just insane, what with layers and layers of images, JavaScript, ad networks, and more slowing down page rendering time and costing users serious bandwidth on metered plans. […]

Publicado em: 18/09/18

Apple has finished paying $15 billion European fine

Apple has finished wiring billions of euros to pay back illegal tax benefits to the Irish government according to Reuters. Overall, Apple has paid $15.3 billion (€13.1 billion) for the original fine as well as $1.4 billion (€1.2 billion) in interests. In August 2016 the European Commission ruled that Apple benefited from illegal tax benefits […]

Publicado em: 18/09/18

Spire Health Tags are now on Apple’s shelves

Spire’s Health Tags, the dark and tiny devices you stick on your clothes to gather all sorts of health data from your steps, heartbeat and stress levels is now available at your local Apple Store. The company started out with a breath tracking device to detect when you are feeling tense and help calm you down. […]

Publicado em: 18/09/18

Review: iPhone XS, XS Max and the power of long-term thinking

The iPhone XS proves one thing definitively: that the iPhone X was probably one of the most ambitious product bets of all time. When Apple told me in 2017 that they put aside plans for the iterative upgrade that they were going to ship and went all in on the iPhone X because they thought […]

Publicado em: 18/09/18

Apple’s iBooks revamp, Apple Books, is here

Apple’s new and improved iBooks app, now called Apple Books, has popped up on iPhones across the world today with the release of iOS 12, the software update available to download as of this morning. The new app has five tabs: Reading Now, Library, Book Store, Search and, for the first time, a dedicated Audiobooks tab. […]

Publicado em: 17/09/18

Viewpoint: UK Prime Minister mentions of certainty and policy could ultimately affect Europe’s marine energy industry

In a portion of her statement delivered yesterday to the European Union, United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May said, “I hereby notify the European Council in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union of the United Kingdom's intention to withdraw from the European Union.”
 

Publicado em: 30/03/17

FORESEA awards US$11.8 million to develop offshore renewable energy technologies

The user selection board of the €11 million (US$11.8 million) Funding Ocean Renewable Energy through Strategic European Action (FORESEA) project has awarded “Recommendations for Support” to 15 offshore renewable energy technologies, according to an announcement today from FORESEA.  

Publicado em: 22/03/17

European marine energy Cofund Joint Call 2017 set for March 20

A European marine energy project program under the new Ocean Energy ERA-Net Cofund (Oceanera-NET Cofund) is proceeding with stage two, Cofund Joint Call 2017, on March 20.  

Publicado em: 15/03/17

Increased cost, delayed commissioning date announced for 695-Keeyask hydropower plant in Manitoba

The partnership between Manitoba Hydro and four First Nations via the Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership (KHLP) announced a significant increase in its control budget and a revised commissioning date for the 695-MW Keeyask Generating Station in a statement on March 7.
 

Publicado em: 08/03/17

10.6-MW Pulanai hydropower plant being constructed in Philippines suffers attack

The Philippines Department of Energy (DOE) released a report today saying its US$133.4 million 10.6-MW Pulanai hydropower plant being constructed in the southern province of Bukidnon on the Island of Mindanao, was attacked by armed individuals on Feb. 25.

Publicado em: 01/03/17

Indian Cabinet approves US$854.4 million investment for 900-MW Arun 3 hydropower project located in Nepal

India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs announced today it has approved investment for the generation component of the 900-MW Arun 3 hydropower project on Arun River in Sankhuwasabha district of eastern Nepal, for an estimated Rs. 5723.72 crore (US$854.4 million).
 

Publicado em: 22/02/17

U.S.-led Power Africa initiative to invest US$1 billion in Nigeria for energy including hydropower

Power Africa and Trade Africa Coordinator, Andrew Herscowitz, announced on Feb. 14 during the Abuja Electricity Distribution Co.’s two-day Distribution Company Workshop in Abuja, Nigeria, that the U.S. will invest US$1billion in the country through the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).

Publicado em: 15/02/17

Manitoba Hydro announces workforce cuts, rate increases as debt rises

Manitoba Hydro has announced that it will eliminate more than 15% of its workforce while raising rates by at least 10% as the provincial utility's efforts to cut expenditures continue.

Publicado em: 06/02/17

N.C. Attorney General files injunction against Woodlake owners amidst prolonged dam safety concerns

The North Carolina Attorney General's Office has filed a court injunction against the German ownership group that owns the damaged Woodlake Dam in an effort to make it pay for dam safety repairs.

Publicado em: 01/02/17

Aquila Capital opens office in Norway ahead of merger

Germany-based entrepreneurial firm, Aquila Capital, opened an office this month in Oslo, Norway, to coordinate investment and transaction management as well as operations in the hydropower sector.

Publicado em: 25/01/17