Atomico backs backs new vertical take-off and landing flight developer, Lilium Aviation
 Planting a flag in Europe for the development of the kind of “deep technology” companies that have long been the bread and butter of Silicon Valley, the European venture firm Atomico has invested 10 million Euros in the vertical take-off and landing plane developer, Lilium Aviation. Read More ...
The ‘world’s first sports car’ has just auctioned for $650,000
Regarded by many as "the world's first sports car," the 1914 Vauxhall Prince Henry Sports Torpedo fetched more than $650,000 at an auction in London over the weekend. The stylish-looking vehicle could hit speeds of 80 mph, twice that of other cars of its era. The post The ‘world’s first sports car’ has just auctioned for $650,000 appeared first on Digital Trends....
Michael Kors Access Bradshaw review: Behind a first-class watch hides a second-class smartwatch
It’s official: Smartwatches have moved into the realm of designer accessories. This has been on the cards for a while now, with conventional watch manufacturers (ie the TAG Heuers, Tissots and the strongly-rumoured Hublot) now getting in on the smartwatch game, that until not too long ago, was mainly the preserve of smartphone makers and fitness brands. And the Fossil Group was one of those who rolled out a series of designer smartwatches this year, across a variety of brands — ...
FCC asks Verizon and AT&T to not exempt their video apps from customer data caps
U.S. regulators are calling out AT&T and Verizon for exempting their own video apps from data caps on customers’ cellphones. This may not result in any changes in how the wireless carriers operate, however, as agency leaders appointed by Donald Trump, the incoming president, are expected to look more favorably on such practices. The Federal Communications Commission sent letters to the country’s biggest wireless carriers Thursday saying the way they handle the practice, known as ...
Red carpet roundup: Silicon Valley goes Hollywood for 2017 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony
 Covering a red carpet isn’t usually a skill in the repertoire of tech journalists, but it’s also not every day that you get to see Vin Diesel and Kevin Durant on the same stage as Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan and Sergey Brin. If the White House Correspondents’ Dinner is nerd prom, the Breakthrough Prize Ceremony is nerds taking over Ibiza. During the event, $24… Read More ...
ISRO schedules ResourceSat-2A launch with the PSLV-C36 mission on 7 December
The thirty eight flight of ISRO’s workhorse rocket, PSLV-C36 is scheduled for a December 7 launch from the First Launch Pad (FLP), at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. The XL configuration will be used for the mission, where the PSLV is strapped on with six additional motors. PSLV-C36 will place the ResourceSat-2A into 917 kilometre high polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). From left to right, PSLV-C36 second stage at Stage Processing Facility, Launch vehicle integration per...
We need new candidates to run for office, and startups can help
 This presidential election pitted two candidates who were the #1 and #2 most disliked candidates, EVER, for president. Why is this happening in our golden age of technology, when information is widespread and organizing easier than ever? Read More ...
GoPro has started selling its Karma Grip for silky smooth video shots
When GoPro's Karma drone disappeared from sale last month following a recall, the accompanying Karma Grip disappeared with it. On Sunday, however, the Grip launched as an independent device, offering GoPro users a handy option for shake-free shots. The post GoPro has started selling its Karma Grip for silky smooth video shots appeared first on Digital Trends....
e-Wallets: No prescribed security standards under Indian e-wallet laws puts your financial data at risk
By Asheeta Regidi The government is pushing very strongly for a cashless society. After the demonetisation move, several initiatives have been seen to further encourage going cashless. The latest of these is the Ministry of Urban Development’s direction for all Urban Local Bodies to shift to e-payments. While cashless transactions are a convenience and the future, it is being pushed without addressing two critical concerns – security and privacy of digital transactions. In the case o...
We need new candidates to run for office and startups can help
 This presidential election pitted two candidates who were the #1 and #2 most disliked candidates, EVER, for president. Why is this happening in our golden age of technology, when information is widespread and organizing easier than ever? Read More ...
Pune-based Deskera claims to be the first GST compliant cloud software provider in India
Reports circulating the web reveal the compulsion to roll out GST by Sep 16, 2017. With businesses gone online, and a trend inclined towards cloud and data analytics, many would look for software services to help build their business function smoothly. Pune-based Deskera is one such service provider. It is a part of the GST network, and claims to be the first GST compliant service provider in India. It has been offering services in Singapore and Malaysia. “The complete struc...
Notim.press/ed, or ‘Not Impressed,’ will tell you when your news is fake
In an attempt to make fake news a bit more ... flashy, a team from TechCrunch Disrupt London has created an algorithm that tells you when that "news" you're ready is not as newsy as you may think. It's called Notim.press/ed. The post Notim.press/ed, or ‘Not Impressed,’ will tell you when your news is fake appeared first on Digital Trends....
EU asks US tech giants to respond faster to tackle online hate speech
U.S. tech giants including Facebook, Twitter, Google’s YouTube and Microsoft will have to act faster to tackle online hate speech or face laws forcing them to do so, the European Commission said on Sunday. The European Union (EU) executive’s warning comes six months after the companies signed up to a voluntary code of conduct to take action in Europe within 24 hours, following rising concerns triggered by the refugee crisis and terror attacks. This included removing or disabling acce...
Paper is so last century — the reMarkable tablet aims to make it obsolete
Meet the reMarkable, a rather self-confidently named tablet now available for preorder geared towards folks who want the feel of paper, and the convenience of a tablet. It's slated to begin shipping next summer. The post Paper is so last century — the reMarkable tablet aims to make it obsolete appeared first on Digital Trends.
These science superstars just won the 2017 Breakthrough Prize
 Today at the 5th annual Breakthrough Prize, some of Silicon Valley’s biggest names will award more than $25 million to scientific research in departments across the globe. The event splices together research scientists far more accustomed to red tape than red carpets with tech’s deepest-pocketed and most idealistic upper echelons. The result is a flashy, hopeful hybrid event… Read More ...
5 songs you need to stream this week: Paul Simon, Fufanu, and more
Not sure what new music to listen to? We'll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week are worthy of your attention. Up this week: Paul Simon, Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam, and more. The post 5 songs you need to stream this week: Paul Simon, Fufanu, and more appeared first on Digital Trends.
Demonetisation: security experts warn that ATMs are easy targets for hackers
At a time when serpentine queues continue to grow outside ATMs across the country following the demonetisation move, a top executive of Intel Security has warned that ATMs in India are susceptible to security breaches. Intel Security, with its McAfee product line, is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. In banks, a breach can happen at multiple levels — like at an ATM, data centre, network or through mobile banking. “The ATM today is an easy target for hac...
Impraise lets you tell your coworkers what a good job they’re doing
 “We’ve come a long long way together, through the hard times and the good. I have to celebrate you baby, I have to praise you like I should using a 360-degree feedback tool sold as as SaaS by founders who went through Y-Combinator in S14 and have offices in New York and Amsterdam,” Fatboy Slim once wrote and nowhere are these words truer than when used to describe Impraise.… Read More ...
Forget speakers — just use everyone’s phones with Amplify
Who needs speakers at a party when you've dozens of guests, and all their mobile phones? The only addition you need is Amplify, a new app that wants to get everyone's smartphone playing the same tune at the same time. The post Forget speakers — just use everyone’s phones with Amplify appeared first on Digital Trends.
Buzz Aldrin is recovering in NZ hospital after evacuation from South Pole
Former U.S. astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, posted photos on Saturday of his recovery in a New Zealand hospital after he was evacuated from the South Pole due to illness. Aldrin, 86, who was visiting the pole as part of a tourist group, was flown to Christchurch, New Zealand, early on Friday local time when his condition deteriorated. He has fluid in his lungs but is responding well to antibiotics and is in a stable condition, according to his official website. Aldrin ...