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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Technology

Virtual reality helps paranoia patients face their fears

19 minutes ago - Engadget
Virtual reality has vast potential for therapy, since it can put folks in stressful situations without any fear of harm. Researcher at Oxford University have demonstrated how effective it can be for treating severe paranoia in patients. The team sel by Steve Dent

eBay acquires AI-powered big data processor Expertmaker

30 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 eBay announced today that it is acquiring Expertmaker, a Swedish company that specializes in analysis of big data with a machine-learning twist. Read More by Devin Coldewey

Intel's latest light show was the first FAA-approved drone swarm

40 minutes ago - Engadget
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is hosting its annual event in New Orleans this week, and as part of the festivities, FAA administrator Michael Huerta made a few key announcements. First, Huerta revealed that the ag by Billy Steele

It doesn't matter who created Bitcoin

1 hour 5 minutes ago - Engadget
On Monday, Australian Craig Wright told journalists from the BBC, Economist and GQ that he created Bitcoin. He asserted that he was the figure behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto and presented Nakamoto's own cryptographic keys as proof. He was supp by Daniel Cooper

Amazon poaches AI guru from Xerox PARC to work on Alexa virtual assistant

1 hour 3 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 Amazon has hired Xerox PARC employee and AI researcher Ashwin Ram to head up R&D for Alexa, the e-commerce behemoth’s AI-driven virtual assistant. Ram first tweeted about his appointment on Tuesday, and a spokesperson for Amazon has now confirmed the hire but declined to offer any further comment. Read More by Steve O'Hear

Cops hacked the iPhone owned by 'Shield' actor's murdered wife

1 hour 23 minutes ago - Engadget
It might not have gotten the same amount of press as the San Bernardino case, but authorities also hacked into the iPhone of Michael Jace's wife with the help of an outside party. According to the court documents obtained by LA Times, the Los Angeles by Mariella Moon

Fintech doesn’t just disrupt banks, it makes them platforms 

1 hour 20 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 It’s easy to move your money between banks. What’s annoying is moving your apps. There’s been a recent explosion of fintech products in spaces like stock trading, wealth management, payments, loans, remittance, and insurance. That’s been fueled by a massive uptick in venture investment in private fintech companies, which hit $19 billi... by Josh Constine

Netflix adds data-saving quality controls to its mobile apps

1 hour 47 minutes ago - Engadget
Back in March, Netflix revealed that it was working on a "data saver" feature for its mobile apps. Keeping its word, the streaming service announced today that the cellular data tool that allows users to adjust video quality to save data is available by Billy Steele

Drawbridge raises $25M as it takes its cross-device tech beyond advertising

1 hour 56 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 Drawbridge, a startup that helps businesses identify when a single person is using multiple devices, has raised $25 million in Series C funding. Every time I write about Drawbridge, I’m contractually obligated to mention that the company is backed by two of the best-known venture capital firms, Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & By... by Anthony Ha

Netflix now lets you control how much data it uses when streaming from your smartphone

1 hour 56 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 Netflix announced this morning a new way for consumers to control how much data its app uses when they’re accessing the service by way of a mobile device. In the updated version of the iOS or Android application, there will be a new setting called “Cellular Data Usage,” where you’ll be able to switch off the automatic, default setting the... by Sarah Perez

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