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Two global tech forces are putting their mark — and money — into Southeast Asia's nascent startup ecosystem, but they may not be the Western names that you expect. Rather than Google, Facebook or Microsoft, increasingly Chinese duo Alibaba and Tencent are the driving forces behind the importing of large [...]
Just a quick bit of news for anyone paying attention to all the hubbub out of Pokémon Go Fest: Legendary raids — the hardest form of the massive co-op battles that have players gather in the real world and team up to catch the game's rarest Pokémon — will begin in [...]
The UK government has announced a plan to require drone owners to register their devices. It says the incoming rules are aimed at ensuring safer use of the technology. Read More [...]
A student at Monday's TC Sessions: Robotics event in Cambridge asked me “How do I launch a successful startup?” I explained that I might not be the person at the show best equipped to answer, but I offered some simple advice nonetheless: find a problem that needs solving, address a [...]
ready player one
If you're wondering how Steven Spielberg will bring the dystopian, VR-heavy world of Ready Player One to life, you can get your first real glimpse in the trailer (technically, a teaser for San Diego Comic Con) above. The film is based on Ernest Cline's novel — a book that's been [...]
Heading into Niantic's Pokémon Go Fest — a gathering of roughly 20,000 Pokémon Go players in Chicago's Grant Park — everyone seemed to have the same concern: the weather reports said a thunder storm was coming. The weather turned out fine. Most other things, unfortunately, did not. Read More [...]
At first blush it may seem like insurance and venture capital make an odd couple. Venture capital is all about taking big risks for the potential of even bigger payouts down the road, while insurance is all about quantifying and mitigating risk. But make no mistake, there are vast sums [...]
Last weekend, I traveled from San Francisco to Los Angeles roundtrip on Cabin. When I arrived to the bus pickup location in San Francisco, a smiley attendant greeted me. She then proceeded to check me in and stow away my bag. Upon entering the bus, I saw the social lounge, [...]
Lyft launches new self-driving division, Shyp is having some issues and Y Combinator wants in on the 3-comma club. All this on Crunch Report. Read More [...]
The RealReal CEO Julie Wainwright tells TechCrunch in a video interview that she's preparing the luxury consignment e-tailer to go public someday. “That's the goal,” she said when asked about IPO plans. “We really aren't in the mood to sell the business, we're in the mood to go public at [...]

SLASHDOT

Kevin Poulsen writes on the Daily Beast: It turns out Microsoft has something even more formidable than Moscow's malware: Lawyers. Last year attorneys for the software maker quietly sued the hacker group known as Fancy Bear in a federal court outside Washington DC, accusing it of computer intrusion, cybersquatting, and infringing [...]
cdreimer writes, "According to a report in the New York Times, 'nondisparagement agreements are increasingly included in employment contracts and legal settlements' to hide abuses that would otherwise be made public." The Times reports: Employment lawyers say nondisparagement agreements have helped enable a culture of secrecy. In particular, the tech start-up [...]
An anonymous reader quotes IEEE Spectrum's annual report on the top programming languages: As with all attempts to rank the usage of different languages, we have to rely on various proxies for popularity. In our case, this means having data journalist Nick Diakopoulos mine and combine 12 metrics from 10 carefully [...]
periklisv writes: I daily receive emails from adult dating sites, loan services, government agencies, online retailers etc, all of them either asking me to verify my account, or, even worse, having signed me up to their service (especially dating sites), which makes me really uncomfortable, my being a married man with [...]
An anonymous reader quotes Mashable: Mozilla is building a massive repository of voice recordings for the voice apps of the future -- and it wants you to add yours to the collection. The organization behind the Firefox browser is launching Common Voice, a project to crowdsource audio samples from the public. [...]
Slashdot reader KiloByte warned us about new exploit for .MSI files named "bad taste". Neowin reports: A now-patched vulnerability in the "GNOME Files" file manager was recently discovered which allowed hackers to create dodgy MSI files which would run malicious VBScript code on Linux... Once Nils Dagsson Moskopp discovered the bug, [...]
Long-time Slashdot reader yzf750 shares sad news about the facility where NASA conducted the Apollo moon landing in 1969: Mission Control at Johnson Space Center is a wreck and this Kickstarter project is trying to save it. The nearby city of Webster, Texas has promised to match Kickstarter funding up to [...]
An anonymous reader quotes CNN's report on a new project from Pulitzer Prize-winning librettist Mark Campbell: "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs" is set to open on Saturday night at the Santa Fe Opera, home to the largest summer-opera festival in U.S. The high-tech production, which runs until August 26, jumps in [...]
100 million HTTPS certificates were issued in the last year by Let's Encrypt -- a free certificate authority founded by Mozilla, Cisco and the Electronic Frontier Foundation -- and they're now issuing more than 100,000 HTTPS certificates every day. Should they be performing more vetting? msm1267 shared this article from [...]
Baron_Yam shared an article from Science Daily: Researchers from MIT and the Technical University of Munich have developed a new technique that could lead to cameras that can handle light of any intensity, and audio that doesn't skip or pop. Virtually any modern information-capture device -- such as a camera, audio [...]

TheVerge

Thor: Ragnarok is looking like the roadtrip movie of the fall, and Marvel definitely delivered at Comic-Con today. In the movie's latest trailer, Thor starts out saying he's been on a “journey of self-discover.” He's been reunited with Bruce Banner, who vanished after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, [...]
Marvel Studios finally took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con today, and president Kevin Feige started things off my talking about the sequel Ant-Man and The Wasp. The standout news was several casting additions: both Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne will be joining the cast. Pfeiffer be playing the character Janet [...]
Westworld's Season 2 trailer was just shown today by HBO at Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, and the host uprising has finally come. The spot starts with a player piano starting up and Bernard Lowe (Jeffrey Wright) staring at the body of a dead tiger, all while “I Gotta [...]
Today at San Diego Comic Con, Netflix premiered a new trailer for it's highly anticipated second season of its supernatural show Stranger Things. And from what we've seen, there's plenty more ‘80s nostalgia. But the Upside-Down — and the monsters within it — is coming for Will Byers and everyone [...]
The Comic-Con trailer for Star Trek: Discovery just landed, and it's the best look yet at the new series. Here, the Federation is on the verge of a cold war with a resurgent Klingon Empire, and Starfleet Commander Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), the first officer aboard the USS Shenzhou, finds [...]
At San Diego Comic-Con today, Fox Television released a new trailer for its upcoming space comedy from Seth MacFarlane, The Orville. It shows off plenty of interstellar gags, and comes with a release date: September 10th. This new trailer doesn't show off much more than the trailer released back in [...]
San Diego Comic-Con International is about a lot of things. It's about movies, TV shows, comics, books, and the fans that love them all. But this year, it's also been about hats. Yes, that's right: the things you put on your head to avoid glare, sunburn, or in this case, [...]
Warner Bros.'s Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con is pulling out all the stops for the DC Extended Universe. For the latest trailer for Justice League, the world is still in mourning after the death of Superman. Now, it's up to the newly formed League to face Steppenwolf (Game [...]
We're far removed from the days when you'd see people at every city street corner being guided around by their smartphones to catch pokémon. But some people have loyally stuck with the hit mobile game months and monts after its popularity waned. Pokémon Go Fest was supposed to be a [...]
Coming off Wonder Woman's success at the box office this summer, Warner Bros. has officially confirmed that Wonder Woman 2 is now in the works. Word came via a sizzle reel shown during the studio's Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con. The timing couldn't be better for a Wonder Woman [...]

 

BBC TECH NEWS 

The disposable robot is made from cardboard and powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero computer. [...]
Drone owners will also be required to pass a safety awareness test. [...]
Moneysupermarket has been fined £80,000 for emailing people who had opted out of receiving messages. [...]
People looking for extremist Islamist propaganda will be shown clips denouncing terrorism instead. [...]
Researchers in the US develop an algorithm that appears to have a penchant for desserts [...]
Fraudulent site takes personal details and course payments for fake university. [...]
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories. [...]
How live streaming of player data is giving sports fans unprecedented levels of analysis. [...]
Sources have said the car giant is leaning towards the UK, despite concerns over Brexit. [...]
The guide is being investigated by the Federation Against Copyright Theft. [...]

LIFEHACKER

When I headed off to college (longer ago than I care to admit), my dad and I made a deal where he would cover 90% of the cost of tuition and room and board, provided I maintained a 3.0 GPA, didn't move in with any boys, and we sat down [...]
Sometimes you end up in a position, for instance, Press Secretary at the White House, that you're not exactly cut out for. Everyone has to quit a job at some point. Whether you've found a new gig or just get the feeling (perhaps from watching news reports) that your seconds [...]
To be successful in any career path you choose, it is important to not only have ideas but to know to sell them as well. Half the battle is won when you have convinced your boss and colleagues about your idea. One technique you should try next time you want [...]
While Indian entrepreneurship is on an all-time high, there are some who stuggle a lot and yet fail miserably. They make irreparable mistakes on their way to success, something they could have easily avoided from the beginning. "When on a mission with unknowns, you might not have all the answers, [...]
It's graduation season, which means there are hundreds of thousands of recent graduates itching to use their degrees out in the real world. So, grads, this post is dedicated to you. We know that finding what may be your first job can feel like an insurmountable task, but we're ready [...]
Image credit: Blue/FlickrTelecommuting is pretty easy now. Skype, Slack, and good ol' Gchat-excuse me, Google Hangouts-make communicating with your colleagues down the hall or around the world a breeze whether you're in the office or not. But if you're concerned about starting a telecommute program, or want to start a [...]
Image credit: Herval/FlickrWrapping up the work week on a beautiful summer day sometimes feels like a slog, and for good reason. The days are hotter, you aren't getting much done, and your weekend plans are getting closer by the minute. It might sound inefficient, but the increasingly popular early dismissal [...]
There are 10+ million job listings on LinkedIn. That means there are 10+ million opportunities for you to advance your career. The No. 1 thing you, professionals, tell us everyday is that you want to get ahead in your career but you don't know how. We are here to help [...]
Image from fulkrum.If you're in a job that's clearly awful in at least one aspect, there's at least one upside: it's a lot easier to know that you want to quit. But if you like your team and have good benefits, a decent salary, and a reasonable manager, you'll likely [...]
A bad Increment invokes mixed emotions among employees. While some take bad increment in their stride and work harder for better results next year, some cry over it and start looking out for options outside the organization. However, do you know of people who visit therapists to deal with a [...]