IFTTT’s powerful new initiative connects up with government data streams
 Today, all around cool internet thing IFTTT is hooking all kinds of useful public data into its powerful platform. With the launch of its new Data Access Project, IFTTT will add support for a broad selection of government agencies, organizations and research and cultural groups. That includes public data from federal and state government feeds on down to municipal transit information. The new… Read More ...
Unnamed WD worker claims WDLabs may close, end production for Raspberry Pi
An alleged Western Digital worker jumped on Reddit claiming that WDLabs may close, a branch of the company dedicated to Raspberry Pi. He also said Western Digital will cease producing dedicated hard drives for the popular board. The post Unnamed WD worker claims WDLabs may close, end production for Raspberry Pi appeared first on Digital Trends....
Do Megapixels Matter When Buying a Camera?
Tech companies love to wave big numbers and fancy sounding words around in their ads, and camera manufacturers are no exception. Although it isn’t as bad as it was a few years ago, “megapixels” is normally their go-to buzzword. But what is a megapixel and does more really mean better? Let’s find out.Click Here to Continue Reading...
Elastic enters APM space with Opbeat acquisition
 Today, at Elastic’s customer event in London, the company announced it has acquired Opbeat, a SaaS-application performance management vendor for an undisclosed amount. All 15 employees have already joined the Elastic team. Opbeat focuses on monitoring applications written in Javascript. What’s more, it maps production application issues directly to the relevant developer source… Read More ...
Breakthrough lens-less camera tech may mean the end of the smartphone camera bump
Scientists at Caltech have been working on a lens-less camera, which digitally replicates how a traditional camera works, only in a super-thin chip without any glass. In the future, it may mean thinner phones without a camera bump on the back. The post Breakthrough lens-less camera tech may mean the end of the smartphone camera bump appeared first on Digital Trends....
How to Root Your Android Phone with Magisk (So Android Pay and Netflix Work Again)
Android users have been rooting their phones since the beginning of the operating system, but in recent years it has gotten much more complicated. More recently, a new method for handling root management has emerged, and it’s called Magisk.Click Here to Continue Reading...
You wouldn’t want to meet these robot sumo wrestlers in a dark alley
Robot sumo wrestling is a thing in Japan, with dedicated tech geeks building super-quick machines to take on others at special events across the nation. YouTuber Robert McGregor has compiled a video showing some of the best bouts. The post You wouldn’t want to meet these robot sumo wrestlers in a dark alley appeared first on Digital Trends....
Sign up for 2-4-1 tickets to Disrupt Berlin by June 29
 So you missed the first round of deeply discounted tickets to Disrupt Berlin 2017? It’s cool; we’ve got you. On June 29, we’ll be releasing another batch of two-for-one Disrupt tickets, giving you not just one, but two whole tickets to the best startup show in Europe for the same price. Read More ...
‘Nex Machina’ hands-on review
'Nex Machina' is an intense and creative twin-stick shooter bolstered by brilliant level design, boss fights, and fast-paced action. The post ‘Nex Machina’ hands-on review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Construction tech company Aproplan closes €5 million Series A
 Not so long ago the administration needed to run a major construction project relied almost entirely on pen, paper, excel spreadsheets and faxes. That has provided a huge opportunity for startups to take a stab at digitising the construction industry. Brussels-based Aproplan, which bills itself as akin to “Salesforce for construction,” is one such company, and today is disclosing… Read More ...
You wouldn’t want to meet these robot sumo wrestlers in a dark alley
Robot sumo wrestling is a thing in Japan, with dedicated tech geeks building super-quick machines to take on others at special events across the nation. YouTuber Robert McGregor has compiled a video showing some of the best bouts. The post You wouldn’t want to meet these robot sumo wrestlers in a dark alley appeared first on Digital Trends....
The next stop for the driverless bus is the University of Michigan
Students and staff at the University of Michigan will soon be getting around campus on a driverless shuttle bus. The free service starts in the fall and will use two buses built by French firm Navya. The post The next stop for the driverless bus is the University of Michigan appeared first on Digital Trends.
JD.com invests $397M into luxury marketplace Farfetch as part of a new strategic partnership
 JD.com, China’s second-largest e-commerce company after Alibaba, is pumping $397 million into Farfetch, a marketplace for luxury brands, as part of a new strategic partnership. JD.com founder and CEO Richard Liu will take a seat on Farfetch’s board as part of the deal, which makes JD.com one of its largest shareholders. Read More ...
The Visio urges you to imagine the possibilities of outdoor projection
The Visio is a mobile projector that can throw huge images onto large outdoor surfaces. The team behind it hopes it can help "to bring still projection out of the shadow of animated projection." The post The Visio urges you to imagine the possibilities of outdoor projection appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tantan, China’s top dating app, raises $70M for monetization and overseas expansion push
 Chinese startup Tantan, which is probably most comparable to Tinder, has raised $70 million in new capital as it looks to monetize its business for the first time and explore overseas expansion options. Three-year-old Tantan claims 60 million ‘validated’ users — i.e. not fake accounts — of which six million are active on a daily basis. Of those active users, 75 percent… Read More ...
Etsy will cut 15 percent of its workforce in a new round of layoffs
 Etsy has announced its second round of layoffs in as many months. In a statement today, it said it will cut 140 positions, or about 15 percent of its current workforce. When combined with an earlier downsizing announced in early May, this round brings total eliminated positions to about 230, or about 22 percent of what Etsy’s total workforce was at the end of 2016. Read More ...
By request, Linksys adds web-based interface to its Velop networking kit
The latest firmware released for the Velop mesh networking system adds a web-based interface to manage the network from a desktop or laptop. The update also provides new settings to tweak and more via the web-based interface. The post By request, Linksys adds web-based interface to its Velop networking kit appeared first on Digital Trends....
Kalanick is out, but Uber’s VCs royally screwed up, too, say industry watchers
 Travis Kalanick, who last night resigned from his post as CEO of ride-share giant Uber, has taken the blame for the company’s very long list of problems, from allowing a culture of sexual harassment to thrive, to skirting the law with its Greyball program, to mishandling the medical files of a customer raped by one of the company’s drivers (for starters). But many view the VCs… Read More ...
Mercari hires John Lagerling from Facebook’s management team to guide its U.S. strategy
 When Mercari became Japan’s first startup unicorn with a $75 million round last year, the funding was earmarked to fuel its goal of becoming the top secondhand marketplace app in the U.S. Now Mercari is doubling down on its efforts to succeed where no other Asian e-commerce company has. Today it launched a refreshed version of its American app and announced the hiring of John Lagerling… Read More ...
‘Nex Machina’ hands-on review
'Nex Machina' is an intense and creative twin-stick shooter bolstered by brilliant level design, boss fights, and fast-paced action. The post ‘Nex Machina’ hands-on review appeared first on Digital Trends.