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Snap reportedly bought its very own 3D game engine
Snapchat’s parent company bought a web-based 3D game engine startup out of the UK this past May, Business Insider (paywalled) reports. PlayCanvas is a development tool focused on letting people easily design rich 3D environments. Unlike products from companies like Unity and Epic Games, PlayCanvas’s game engine was entirely browser-based and was optimized to run on low-power devices. ...
Publicado el 24 de March del 2018
Southern California needs to find its hub for it to develop its own te...
Recognizing the tens of billions of dollars that the Southern Californian region leaves on the table, because it hasn’t taken its rightful place in the American technology industry, a new group called  the Alliance for Southern California Innovation has just released a report to analyze how SoCal can work to assume its pole position. Through interviews with 100 leaders of the technology e...
Publicado el 23 de March del 2018
Golpes al techo de cristal
Un test rápido: más allá de Marie Curie, ¿cuántas mujeres científicas le vienen de sopetón a la cabeza? Haberlas, las hay, y son muchas e importantes. Pero durante generaciones, han sido invisibilizadas. Como Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958), la química y cristalógrafa que capturó la foto que demostró que el ADN era una doble hélice, pero que quedó fuera del premio Nobel de Medicina q...
Publicado el 22 de March del 2018
Zuckerberg on #deletefacebook: ‘You know, it’s not good’
Following what felt like years of silence on a plethora of issues, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has gone on an interview rampage (but not us — was it my editorial?). Although he mainly plugs away at the points he made in today’s blog post, there are a few items worth noting. Regarding the company’s acceptance at face value that Cambridge Analytica had deleted the data t...
Publicado el 22 de March del 2018
Twitter violates womens’ human rights, according to Amnesty Internat...
Twitter has found itself under fire again. This time, it’s coming from Amnesty International, a non-governmental organization that focuses on human rights. Amnesty International’s new report, “#ToxicTwitter: Violence and abuse against women online,” details Twitter’s failures to ensure safety online and prevent violence and abuse toward women. What Amnesty Internati...
Publicado el 21 de March del 2018
Tempe police chief says Uber “preliminarily…would likely not be at...
The chief of police in Tempe, Arizona, where an Uber self-driving car just hit and killed a pedestrian, has told the San Francisco Chronicle that “I suspect preliminarily it appears that the Uber would likely not be at fault in this accident.” Chief Sylvia Moir explained after viewing the car’s own video of the event that “she came from the shadows right into the roadway,&...
Publicado el 20 de March del 2018
Report: Police are now asking Google for data about all mobile devices...
According to a new report from Raleigh, N.C. television affiliate WRAL, Google might have quietly helped local detectives in their pursuit of two gunmen who committed separate crimes roughly one-a-half years apart. How? According to the story, Raleigh police presented the company with warrants not for information about specific suspects but rather data from all the mobile devices that were within...
Publicado el 19 de March del 2018
Facebook’s latest privacy debacle stirs up more regulatory interest ...
Facebook’s late Friday disclosure that a data analytics company with ties to the Trump campaign improperly obtained — and then failed to destroy — the private data of 50 million users is generating more unwanted attention from politicians, some of whom were already beating the drums of regulation in the company’s direction. On Saturday morning, Facebook dove into the semantics of ...
Publicado el 18 de March del 2018
Tinder owner Match is suing Bumble over patents
Drama is heating up between the dating apps. Tinder, which is owned by Match Group, is suing rival Bumble, alleging patent infringement and misuse of intellectual property. The suit alleges that Bumble “copied Tinder’s world-changing, card-swipe-based, mutual opt-in premise.” It’s complicated because Bumble was founded by CEO Whitney Wolfe, who was also a co-founder at T...
Publicado el 17 de March del 2018
Lyft is testing monthly subscriptions for riders
Lyft is testing a monthly subscription plan for people who tend to take a lot of rides, The Verge first reported. This is no surprise, given Lyft CEO and co-founder Logan Green said earlier this week Lyft would like to achieve in transportation what Netflix achieved in streaming media with subscriptions. There seems to be a couple of plans Lyft is testing out. One costs $199 up front to get 30 fr...
Publicado el 15 de March del 2018
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