Apple voices opposition to Clean Power Plan repeal

Apple voices opposition to Clean Power Plan repeal

The Clean Power Plan is shaping up to be the latest Obama-era legislation on the Trump administration chopping block. In fact, Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt has been quite open in his intentions to kill the plan focused on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Apple is among the first — but likely not the last…
Under a millimeter wide and powered by light, these tiny cameras could hide almost anywhere

Under a millimeter wide and powered by light, these tiny cameras could hide almost...

As if there weren’t already cameras enough in this world, researchers created a new type that is both microscopic and self-powered, making it possible to embed just about anywhere and have it work perpetually. It’s undoubtedly cool technology, but it’s probably also going to cause a spike in tinfoil sales. Engineers have previously investigated the…
Confirmed: Six months after leaving DFJ, Steve Jurvetson is starting new venture firm

Confirmed: Six months after leaving DFJ, Steve Jurvetson is starting new venture firm

Last year, renowned VC Steve Jurvetson parted ways with his longtime firm, DFJ, in what appeared a painful split. Six months later, he’s back with a new firm, Future Ventures, Jurvetson tells us via email. (Recode was first to take notice of its new site.) Says Jurvetson: “I am incredibly excited about the future — the…
Twitter will publicize rules around abuse to test if behavior changes

Twitter will publicize rules around abuse to test if behavior changes

As part of Twitter’s efforts to rid its platform of abuse and hate, the company is teaming up with researchers Susan Benesch, a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and J. Nathan Matias, a post-doc research associate at Princeton University, to study online abuse. Today, Twitter is…
Postmates launches pick-up feature

Postmates launches pick-up feature

Postmates, the startup that offers on-demand delivery for anything in your city, now lets people order ahead for pickup. This comes about one year after Square’s Caviar expanded into pickups, following the acquisition of OrderAhead’s pickup business. Postmates started testing Pickup in San Francisco earlier this week, and plans to officially launch it in the next…
Facebook demands ID verification for big Pages, “issue” ad buyers

Facebook demands ID verification for big Pages, “issue” ad buyers

Facebook is looking to self-police by implementing parts of the proposed Honest Ads Act before the government tries to regulate it. To fight fake news and election interference, Facebook will require the admins of popular Facebook Pages and advertisers buying political or “issue” ads on “debated topics of national legislative importance” like education or abortion…
MIT’s new headset reads the ‘words in your head’

MIT’s new headset reads the ‘words in your head’

There’s always been a glaring issue with voice computing: Talking to a voice assistant with other people around makes you feel like a bit of a weirdo. It’s a big part of the reason we’ve been seeing the technology start to take off in the home, where people feel a little less self-conscious talking to…
Skype targets podcasters and live streamers with a new feature for recording video calls

Skype targets podcasters and live streamers with a new feature for recording video calls

Microsoft is hoping to capitalize on the popularity of podcasts and videos to make Skype more appealing to content creators. The company is now testing a new “Skype for Content Creators” mode for its desktop app that will allow creators to place and record calls using Skype software, which can either be streamed live or…
Making policing more responsive, Spidr Tech raises $2.5 million

Making policing more responsive, Spidr Tech raises $2.5 million

Across the country, police brutality and the series of fatal shootings of mostly black men have soured many on the role that police officers play in the community. To combat those negative assessments, police forces are turning to an array of new technologies, such as body cameras, new communications technologies and social media monitoring services…
Alibaba and Foxconn led a $350 million funding round in Chinese electric car maker Xiaopeng

Alibaba and Foxconn led a $350 million funding round in Chinese electric car maker...

The latest injection brings the startup company's total funding to 5 billion yuan, Xiaopeng said in a statement. Xiaopeng is one of several Chinese start-ups looking to speed up development of battery-powered technology and compete with global leaders including Tesla. Xiaopeng says its first vehicle, the 'G3', will hit the market this year. Wang HE…

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