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Trends in Israel’s cybersecurity investments
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 While global investment in cybersecurity startups may have shown signs of slowing in 2016, Israel – second only to the U.S. market – remained strong and showed impressive numbers yet again, as we witnessed a surge in funding and continued innovation. Investments in Israeli Companies Continues to Rise CB Insights estimated that the 2016 global […]






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Qualcomm stock takes a sharp hit on heels of Apple and FTC filings
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 A rough start to the week for Qualcomm stock following a week that brought some major bad news in the form of an FTC antitrust complaint and a one $1 billion or so suit from one-time ally Apple. The chipmaker was already stumbling from an FTC complaint a week back that accused the company of […]






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Twitter partners with Dick Clark Productions to live stream more red carpet pre-shows
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 More red carpet live streams are coming to Twitter, thanks to a new deal between the social network and Dick Clark Productions, announced this morning. The partners will again work together to bring live streamed programming from award shows exclusively to Twitter, including red carpet pre-shows for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards, 2017 Billboard […]






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Go tell Neil Young that he can use the JustBoom DAC to play back his audio on a Raspberry Pi
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 My, my, hey, hey lossless audio is here to stay thanks to JustBoom, a set of Raspberry Pi “hats” that connect to the mini computer and offer high fidelity audio playback and amplification. The $24 hats including a lossless DAC, a mini-amplifier, and a high-resolution audio output with COAX and optical audio out. If you, […]






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Boom completes wind tunnel testing, paving the way for supersonic airplane construction
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 Supersonic airplane startup Boom has just completed a key step on the way to building a production supersonic passenger jet; the startup finished its wind tunnel testing, verifying its first two years of aerodynamic design work and setting the stage for building the airframe that will eventually become the basis of it first flight-ready aircraft. […]






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Hanson Robotics built a Professor Einstein toy to teach kids science with a familiar face
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 Hanson Robotics is making its first foray into the consumer electronics market with an educational toy called Professor Einstein. The device is a pint-sized, shuffling Albert Einstein that uses natural language processing, and other artificial intelligence capabilities, to comprehend and answer kids’ questions about science. The Einstein toy robot works as a standalone or in […]






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Sorry Elon, driverless passenger drones will be the vehicular disruption of the future
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 Henry Ford famously said that if you asked people what they wanted, they wouldn’t have said “ a car.”  They would have said – “a faster horse.” I believe driverless cars are today’s equivalent of faster horses. A continuation of what exists – not a true category break. Predictable but not revolutionary enough. That takes […]






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Elon Musk says to expect “major” Tesla hardware revisions almost annually
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 Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk has advice for prospective buyers hoping their vehicles will be future-proof: Shop elsewhere. Musk made the comment when responding to a Twitter question about the possibility of a paid upgrade path for existing vehicle owners who want the new sensors, computer and other components now shipping in so-called ‘HW2’-equipped […]






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Gillmor Gang: Because Why
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 The Gillmor Gang — Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, Frank Radice, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, January 13, 2017. Finally, the reality is upon us, and the Gang had it pretty right from the start. What a difference a week doesn’t make. Plus the latest G3 surviving Inauguration Day with Halley Suitt Tucker, Elisa Camahort […]






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