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Apple’s iCloud user data in China is now handled by a state-owned mo...
18Jul
If you’re an Apple customer living in China who didn’t already opt out of having your iCloud data stored locally, here’s a good reason to do so now. That information, the data belonging to China-based iCloud users which includes emails and text messages, is now being stored by a division of China Telecom, the state-owned telco. The operator’s Tianyi cloud storage busines...
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Publicado el 18 de July del 2018
Online learning platform Unacademy gets $21M Series C from Sequoia Ind...
17Jul
Unacademy founders Roman Saini, Gaurav Munjal and Hemesh Singh Bangalore-based Unacademy will add more educators to its online learning platform, which claims to be India’s largest, after closing a $21 million Series C. The funding comes from Sequoia India, SAIF Partners and Nexus Venture Partners, with participation from Blume Ventures (all four firms are returning from Unacademy’s Series B l...
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Publicado el 17 de July del 2018
Elon Musk tweets he’ll “bet ya a signed dollar” that Thai cave r...
16Jul
Elon Musk seems not only intent on burning all the goodwill he earned for trying to help last week’s Thai cave rescue, but rolling around in its ashes, too. In a series of extraordinarily offensive, now deleted tweets, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO called a British diver who participated in last week’s dangerous rescue mission a “pedo guy,” adding in another tweet “bet ya a signe...
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Publicado el 16 de July del 2018
3D printed guns are now legal… What’s next?
14Jul
Jon Stokes Contributor Jon Stokes is one of the founders of Ars Technica, an author, and a former Wired editor. He currently hacks ruby at Collective Idea, and runs AllOutdoor.com. More posts by this contributor How President Trump could abuse big data and the surveillance state How Intel missed the iPhone revolution On Tuesday, July 10, the DOJ announced a landmark settlement with Au...
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Publicado el 14 de July del 2018
Disney tech smooths out bad CG hair days
13Jul
Disney is unequivocally the world’s leader in 3D simulations of hair — something of a niche talent in a way, but useful if you make movies like Tangled, where hair is basically the main character. A new bit of research from the company makes it easier for animators to have hair follow their artistic intent while also moving realistically. The problem Disney Research aimed to solve was a co...
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Publicado el 13 de July del 2018
Machine learning boosts Swiss startup’s shot at human-powered land s...
12Jul
The current world speed record for riding a bike down a straight, flat road was set in 2012 by a Dutch team, but the Swiss have a plan to topple their rivals — with a little help from machine learning. An algorithm trained on aerodynamics could streamline their bike, perhaps cutting air resistance by enough to set a new record. Currently the record is held by Sebastiaan Bowier, who in 2012 set a...
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Publicado el 12 de July del 2018
The U.S. and ZTE reach a deal that will lift export ban
12Jul
The United States government has made a deal with Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE that, once completed, will lift the ban preventing the company from working with American suppliers. The agreement eases tensions in the U.S.-China trade war because the seven-year denial order, which the Trump administration imposed in April after ZTE violated sanctions against North Korea and Iran, was a major...
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Publicado el 12 de July del 2018
¿Qué tienen de malo los alimentos transgénicos?
11Jul
Los alimentos transgénicos son tóxicos. Los ingredientes modificados genéticamente saben mal. Los alimentos modificados causan problemas de salud. Los transgénicos fomentan el uso de pesticidas. En Europa no hay transgénicos.Seguir leyendo. ...
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Publicado el 11 de July del 2018
Aspire Capital offers fast finance for SMEs in Southeast Asia
11Jul
Southeast Asia’s digital economy is tipped to grow more than six-fold to reach more than $200 billion per year, according to a report co-authored by Google, with e-commerce accounting for the dominant share. The emergence of e-commerce platforms like Alibaba’s Lazada and U.S.-listed Shopee have enabled online entrepreneurship across the region, but still financial support for online s...
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Publicado el 11 de July del 2018
Twitter’s CFO clarifies that its second-quarter user metrics won’t...
10Jul
After a Washington Post report last week that Twitter’s fake account purge might affect its second-quarter user numbers, Twitter’s chief financial officer said on Monday that the clean-up will not affect its metrics. In a tweet, Ned Segal explained that most of the suspended accounts were less than 30 days old or caught at sign up and therefore never counted. Some clarifications: most accoun...
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Publicado el 10 de July del 2018
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