July 2017

Drone registration coming to the UK

By | July 22nd, 2017|Technology|

The UK government has announced a plan to require drone owners to register their devices. It says the incoming rules are aimed at ensuring safer use of the technology. Under the planned regulations, owners of drones weighing more than 250 grams will, in future, be required to register their devices — with the stated aim [...]

What it’s like to ship yourself overnight on Cabin’s sleep pod bus

By | July 22nd, 2017|Technology|

Cabin, the sleep pod-equipped charter bus, wants to be like the Ritz Carlton, but on wheels. Last weekend, I traveled from San Francisco to Los Angeles roundtrip on Cabin. When I arrived to the bus pickup location in San Francisco, a smiley attendant greeted me. She then proceeded to check me in and stow away [...]

The RealReal’s CEO says the company’s goal is to IPO

By | July 22nd, 2017|Technology|

The RealReal CEO Julie Wainwright tells TechCrunch in a video interview that she’s preparing the luxury consignment e-tailer to go public someday. “That’s the goal,” she said when asked about IPO plans. “We really aren’t in the mood to sell the business, we’re in the mood to go public at some point in the future.” It [...]

Crunch Report | Y Combinator Wants In On The 3-Comma Club

By | July 22nd, 2017|Technology|

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Playbuzz unveils a new editor for writing articles chock full of interactive content

By | July 21st, 2017|Technology|

Playbuzz helps online publishers make their content more interactive by adding elements like polls and galleries. Until recently, those elements have taken the form of widgets that publishers can embed into their stories, but that’s changing with the launch of Playbuzz’s new Storytelling platform, where writers are creating entire articles, not just one-off widgets. While it [...]

Netflix drops the full trailer for ‘Bright,’ its $90M+ potential blockbuster hit

By | July 21st, 2017|Technology|

Netflix may have its first blockbuster movie on its hands. The new, full-length trailer for the upcoming Will Smith movie, “Bright,” from “Suicide Squad” director David Ayer dropped during San Diego’s Comic-Con yesterday. The trailer gives viewers a longer look into the upcoming film, which takes place in a futuristic world where magical creatures like [...]

The Orii smart ring lets you control your smartphone using only your voice

By | July 21st, 2017|Technology|

Orii is a new smart ring that gives you full hands-free control of your smartphone. The device connects to your phone with Bluetooth and it can be used to provide crystal clear audio, which makes it an interesting tool for those with sight or hearing issues. It works using bone conduction technology so that, when [...]

Microsoft is quietly fighting a clever war against Russian hacking group Fancy Bear

By | July 21st, 2017|Technology|

While the White House mulls striking up a joint cyber program with Russia, an unlikely vigilante is taking care of business. As the Daily Beast reports, Microsoft has been waging a quiet war against the hacking entity known as Fancy Bear, which is believed to be associated with the GRU, Russia’s covert military intelligence agency. [...]

Shake Shack’s CEO is joining Square’s board of directors

By | July 20th, 2017|Technology|

Square just announced that Randy Garutti, the CEO of Shake Shack is joining the payment company’s board of directors. Garutti has been with Shack Shack since before they opened their first location in 2004, and led the company public in their 2015 IPO. Garutti has spend his entire career in the hospitality business, and will [...]

PayPal expands partnerships with Citi and Chase to include reward points and more

By | July 20th, 2017|Technology|

PayPal today announced an expanded partnership with two of the largest bank issuers, Chase and Citibank. The agreements include a number of increased integrations between the companies, including easier access to Chase and Citi bank cards in the PayPal wallet; permitting Chase and Citi customers to take advantage of cards’ rewards points anywhere PayPal is [...]