The startup bubble is bursting: Report
While one of the hottest topics of discussion in the startups space has been the tech bubble. Now, a new report by The Wall Street Journal says the era of high tech valuations is already over. The report points out how startup investments have cooled off, valuations are falling and initial public offerings have disappeared. However, the quarter is believed to have seen venture capitalist raise a record amount. WSJ spoke to Keith Rabois, a partner at Khosla Ventures. who ...
Uber is facing a nationwide class-action lawsuit
 Less than a month after Uber settled two class-action lawsuits in California and Massachusetts, another one has popped up. This time, the suit pertains to all current and former Uber drivers in the United States, except for those in California and Massachusetts. The suit, filed yesterday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Chicago division, asks the court to… Read More ...
Harman and Lufthansa team up to offer flyers a more peaceful experience
One of the best purchases frequent flyers can make is a pair of noise-cancelling headphones, but for those who don't bring their own, Harman and Lufthansa are teaming up to offer AKG N60 NC headphones in-flight. The post Harman and Lufthansa team up to offer flyers a more peaceful experience appeared first on Digital Trends....
India’s first doctor consultation chatbot goes online on Facebook Messenger
After all the hullabaloo about bots at Microsoft Build 2016. Facebook at F8 also announced its own ‘chatbots’ that lets users accomplish simple tasks by communicating with automated programs. While there are already a plethora of bots available online, an online doctor consultation platform from India has taken things to the next level. Lybrate is an online doctor consultation service from India that through its app lets users contact and communicate with over 1,00,000 doctors on its...
Brazil orders cell phone carriers to block WhatsApp for 72 hours
 WhatsApp, Facebook’s messaging service that recently rolled out end-to-end encryption to its users, will be blocked in Brazil for 72 hours, starting this afternoon. A Brazilian judge ordered telecom providers in the country to block WhatsApp today in a dispute over access to encrypted data. Judge Marcel Montalvao has ordered WhatsApp to turn over chat records related to a drug… Read More ...
Berlin puts pressure on Airbnb as new restriction goes into effect
Looking to Airbnb in Berlin? You'd better be alright with having flatmates. Total privacy in someone else's home is now illegal in the capital of Germany, as officials implemented a new law that makes renting out an entire apartment a crime. The post Berlin puts pressure on Airbnb as new restriction goes into effect appeared first on Digital Trends....
How to Turn Off the LED on Your Sonos Player
Bright white LEDs have progressively made their way onto all kinds of electronic devices. If you own a Sonos player, you’re already aware that they too come with a bright white LED on top, which can be distracting in dimly-lit rooms.Click Here to Continue Reading...
Oculus Rift demos are coming to select Best Buys May 7th, with a ‘small number’ available for purchase
 Elvis Costello once famously said that writing about music was like “dancing about architecture” — or maybe it was Martin Mull or Laurie Anderson or Frank Zappa, but that’s beside the point really. Reporting on VR carries a similar caveat. You just really have to try to get it. Retail is likely to be a large part of the technology’s outreach, and there’s… Read More ...
New audio CAPTCHA asks users to identify nonsense words
Humans are pretty good at knowing when a word is gibberish; computers are not. Audio CAPTCHA research takes advantage of this, and could help the blind prove that they're human much faster than before. The post New audio CAPTCHA asks users to identify nonsense words appeared first on Digital Trends.
The new face of data leaks is fuzzy
 I dare say that nobody wants to be the target of malicious hackers, and certainly doesn’t want private data out there in the hands of unknown third parties. As individuals, we keep secret our most personal information — bank accounts, passwords and medical information — because we know it can be used against us. We trust organizations to keep this and other personally… Read More ...
Watch robots go medieval on one another at the FIRST competition
The 25th annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship was held in St. Louis, and the entire show culminated in a battle royale among four teams in front of a crowd of over 40,000. The post Watch robots go medieval on one another at the FIRST competition appeared first on Digital Trends....
How to Set Custom Ringtones for Specific Contacts in Android
Everyone likes to know who’s calling before they actually pick up the phone, and the easiest way to achieve that is with custom ringtones for specific callers. That way, when your phone starts blasting “Cherry Pie,” you know it’s your wife. Or when it’s “Roll Out (My Business),” you know it’s your boss. Fortunately, this is a simple process in Android. Here’s how to do it.Click Here to Continue Reading...
The startup bubble is bursting: Report
While one of the hottest topics of discussion in the startups space has been the tech bubble. Now, a new report by The Wall Street Journal says the era of high tech valuations is already over. The report points out how startup investments have cooled off, valuations are falling and initial public offerings have disappeared. However, the quarter is believed to have seen venture capitalist raise a record amount. WSJ spoke to Keith Rabois, a partner at Khosla Ventures. who ...
Hulu to compete with Sling TV via new cable TV-like service
 Sling TV may have some new competition. According to a Sunday night report from The WSJ, Hulu is nearing agreements to license channels from its co-owners Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox, in order to flesh out a new, cable-TV like service. Hulu is aiming to launch this service in Q1 2017, the report said, which would include channels like ABC, ESPN, Disney, Fox, Fox News, FX and… Read More ...
Give me the finger — L.A. judge orders woman to unlock phone with fingerprint
It's not you the judge wants -- it's your fingerprint. That was the message the girlfriend of an alleged Armenian gang member received from a Los Angeles judge, who authorized a search warrant for naught more than her fingerprint. The post Give me the finger — L.A. judge orders woman to unlock phone with fingerprint appeared first on Digital Trends....
Torturing the ghost
 So we probably have our Satoshi. The Economist, GQ, and the BBC have all posted semi-breathless stories on their personal interactions with Craig Steven Wright, an Australian computer scientist and inventor. Dr. Wright was unmasked last year by Wired and Gizmodo who pointed to leaked emails and keys. Now Wright himself has come forward to claim the mantle of the most mysterious instrument… Read More ...
Box office hits and misses: The Jungle Book roars again, but Keanu has a good debut
The Key & Peele duo's new comedy Keanu had the best weekend of this week's new releases, but it was Disney's live-action remake of The Jungle Book that dominated the box office once again. The post Box office hits and misses: The Jungle Book roars again, but Keanu has a good debut appeared first on Digital Trends.
How to Find a Lost iPhone’s Owner by Asking Siri
You found somebody’s lost iPhone. They were cautious enough to enable a passcode, so you can’t root around in their contacts looking for the owner. If Siri is enabled, though, she can help you get the iPhone back to the right person.Click Here to Continue Reading...
Vimeo acquires VHX to boost its video-on-demand business
 Vimeo, which has been moving over the past several months to further invest in its orginal content and creator community, announced this morning it has acquired VHX, a company providing a platform for premium over-the-top subscription (OTT) video channels. Deal terms were not revealed, but Vimeo will bring on the entire 22-person VHX team, including co-founders and a large number of biz dev… Read More ...
Are Sofia and Broxton just the first casualties in an Intel Atom cull?
In the wake of an announcement by Intel that Sofia and Broxton chips are being cancelled, reports are circulating that the company plans to kill off its Atom line of low-cost processors. The post Are Sofia and Broxton just the first casualties in an Intel Atom cull? appeared first on Digital Trends.