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Dating app Bumble sues rival Match Group

March 29, 2018 Alex 0

(Reuters) – Dating app Bumble Trading Inc on Wednesday filed a U.S. lawsuit accusing rival Match Group Inc of fraud and trade secrets theft, escalating a court fight that has followed failed buyout talks.

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Chemi Peres of Pitango VC joins us at TechCrunch Tel Aviv, June 7

March 29, 2018 Alex 0

TechCrunch is returning to Tel Aviv on 7 June 2018 for a day-long conference, where we will be digging into one of Irael’s biggest tech strengths: mobility and everything that implies, from computer vision to autonomous driving.

Israeli tech is at the forefront of this new industry and we plan to bring industry leaders together to discuss the key issues. You should definitely Reserve your seat on right now.

Among the speakers coming will be Chemi Peres, managing general partner and co-founder of Pitango Venture Capital, Israel’s largest VC Group.

Among his many investment is Via, which provides shared rides for an affordable flat rate. Operating in NYC, D.C. and Chicago, Via is disrupting the way people move around cities. Using Via, a ride booked on your phone costs around the same or less than a bus, but is obviously on-demand transit on a mass scale.

Peres is also chairman of Al-Bawader, Israel’s first VC fund focused on the Israeli Minorities’ Sectors, and serves as chairman of..

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GoPro’s new entry-level Hero camera is $199 and lacks 4K

March 29, 2018 Alex 0

GoPro is launching a new entry-level camera into its lineup and it looks very, very familiar.

The new camera, simply called Hero, ditches the Session form factor and takes the look of the Hero5 and Hero6 with a big touch screen display. The $199 camera doesn’t shoot 4K, making it the company’s first release since 2015 to lack that resolution.

The Hero shoots 1440p and 1080p video at 60 frames, but it appears to ditch everything else. The company is saying this camera is being marketed towards “kids, adventurous social sharers and travelers.”

Again, the camera body is the same, so you get the ruggedized look of the Hero5 and Hero6, the 2-inch touch display, a casing waterproof up to 10 meters in depth, voice controls, and video stabilization.

Essentially, the biggest difference here is the reduction on option for video and photo capture. You can grab 10MP stills, or take 60fps video at 1440p or 1080p. There’s no option to go lower or higher on resolution or grab super slow-mo footag..

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GoPro’s new entry-level Hero camera costs $199

March 29, 2018 Alex 0

GoPro CEO Nick Woodman has promised for a few months now that a new entry-level camera was coming, and today, the company delivered. A new camera has been added to the GoPro lineup that’s simply called the Hero. It looks just like the Hero 5 and Hero 6, costs $199, and is available starting today.

The main differences between the Hero and its more expensive counterparts are mostly on the performance side. It’s capped to a max resolution and frame rate of 1440p at 60 frames per second, so it can’t shoot 4K or super-slow-motion footage. It takes 10-megapixel photos, down from 12 megapixels, and it only has one burst shooting option (10 frames per second) and one-time lapse setting (0.5 seconds per shot). Unlike the Hero 6 Black, which has…

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Trump escalates attack on Amazon, slams it on taxes, shipping

March 29, 2018 Alex 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday blasted mega-retailer Amazon.com Inc with a list of complaints, a day after news website Axios reported that Trump wants to rein in the company's growing power using federal antitrust laws, causing its shares to fall almost 5 percent.

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Smart Homes: The Power, the Pleasure and the Pain, Part 2

March 29, 2018 Alex 0

Smart homes are here. Although not every home in the U.S. is tricked out with the latest technologies, they're no longer a rarity. For example, a hefty 41 percent of the people who responded to an online survey conducted last year said they already owned smart home devices. Sales of smart refrigerators and washing machines more than doubled in 2017. Meanwhile, shipments of voice-controlled devices such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home speakers were 159 percent higher in 2017 than in 2016.

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Astronomers use artificial intelligence to spot 6,000 new craters on the Moon

March 29, 2018 Alex 0

One of the biggest challenges in astronomy is also the most obvious: space is big, and it takes a long time to look at it all. This is why artificial intelligence has been such a boon to this science. It turns out that the same machine vision tools developed for tasks like guiding self-driving cars are also perfect for sorting through vast amounts of astronomical data. So, astronomers announced this month that they’d used AI to find 6,000 new craters on the Moon.

Now, this isn’t that significant in itself. The Moon is estimated to have hundreds of thousands of craters, mostly caused by impacts with asteroids and meteors. This is because of a few factors. First, because the Moon has no atmosphere, these objects have a free path down to…

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