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LG turns to EyeEm to add AI to its cameras
LG today announced an updated version of the V30 smartphone and it comes with a supercharged camera powered by a third-party AI system. LG turned to EyeEm to add new features to the camera. Now, thanks to the EyeEm platform, the LG V30S ThinQ and soon the original V30 can automatically detect th...
The curious case of the LG V30S ThinQ
Welcome to LG’s new smartphone strategy. A new flagship every year, followed by an incremental upgrade six months later. It’s a strange approach that’s sure to annoy early adopters, but LG’s certainly not the first to adopt the strategy — it’s in-line with the sort of thing OnePlus, among others...
This is the Samsung Galaxy S9 launch video
And this year is all about business. While the Samsung Galaxy S9 is going to be announced tomorrow at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Slashleaks shared the official promo video for the Samsung’s upcoming flagship device. It’s a polished 3-minute video packed with information about the new ph...
What does it take to be a startup that raises huge sums quickly?
Some founders toil for years to secure a meager seed round. Others seem to go from launch to a massive fundraise in no time. Why is that, and how does one get into that second group? There’s no single formula, of course. But data indicates it helps to be famous, involved in a hot technology sect...
Liquid democracy uses blockchain to fix politics, and now you can vote for it
Abraham Lincoln famously said that “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth,” but looking around these days, you would be forgiven if you thought representative democracy had already been buried alongside Washington, Jefferson, and Roosevelt. Conf...
The Rite Press takes low-tech coffee making to high-tech highs
If coffee be the food of innovation, pour on. Give me excess of it that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die. And if you wish to pour me coffee, do so from the Rite Press, a clever hack on the traditional French press that adds a few features that even high-end models don’t have. The...
Programming as craft
Can programming be a craft? I was thinking about this as I was reading Matthew Crawford’s excellent book The World Beyond Your Head. Much like Crawford’s earlier work Shop Class as Soulcraft, he argues that craftsmanship is an activity that doesn’t just provide us with satisfaction, but also mak...
Equity shot: Dropbox is going public, and Aaron Levie has some advice
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. At long last, after many predictions and even a private filing, Dropbox dropped its S-1 today. The filing marks the public beginning of the end of Dropbox’s life as a p...
Nope, Android isn’t getting a system-wide dark mode (at least not yet)
According to a number of reports today, the next version of Android would include a “dark mode” — something that’s been a long-time feature request from those who prefer the dark-themed and power-saving option that’s already available in apps like YouTube and Twitter. Unfortunately, that’s not t...
The FCC’s revamped internet speed map lets you covet nearby exotic broadband
A big part of the FCC’s mandate is to ensure broadband is rolled out all over the country, and it issues regular reports along those lines — but there’s nothing presenting information visually to get the point across. A new FCC map of broadband access lets you browse block by block and see just ...
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A high-level North Korean delegation has arrived in South Korea for the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Games and scheduled talks with South Korean officials. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
In a stunt aimed at President Trump, this Mexican politician claims he climbed up the border fence between the US and Mexico.
UN Security Council will try to vote on Syria ceasefire after delays
The UN Security Council on Saturday will try again to vote for a temporary ceasefire in Syria after several delays this week.
Twin suicide blasts rock Yemen port city of Aden
Twin suicide blasts in Aden, Yemen, killed six people and injured 31 others, according to the health ministry office in Aden.
Following the unanimous vote for a ceasefire resolution in Syria, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley blames Russia for the delay.
It's the longest running top-flight derby in England, but how much do you know about the Liverpool-Everton rivalry?
The story of how Didier Drogba tried to bring peace to the Ivory Coast at the time of the 2006 World Cup.
COPA90's Eli Mengem discovers how Japan's interest in the game has created Asia's most successful football nation.
David Moyes is back in management, but the Scot's appointment has not gone down well with all of West Ham's fans.
International Red Cross: 21 staffers paid for sex services
The International Committee of the Red Cross said 21 staff members have been dismissed or resigned for "paying for sexual services" since 2015.