XNOR raises $12M for its cloud-free, super-efficient AI

Between Microsoft Build and Google I/O, there are probably more people saying “AI” this week than any previous week in history. But the AI those companies deploy tends to live…

Tech devices that make for great last-minute gifts for anyone

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Tech News Today 1418: Holiday Special – Sherry Turkle

Anchor: Mike Elgan and Co-Anchor: Megan Morrone 12/30/2015: Sherry Turkle is the author of “Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age,” … source

For ScopeAR, the market is finally catching up with the technology

ScopeAR, a graduate of the Y Combinator Summer 2015 class, came to the augmented reality game very early, launching in 2011 when there was very little hardware and most people…

Google to acquire cloud migration startup Velostrata

Google announced today it was going to acquire Israeli cloud migration startup, Velostrata. The companies did not share the purchase price. Velostrata helps companies migrate from on-premises datacenters to the…

Researchers create a real cloaking device

Researcher Amanda D. Hanford at Pennsylvania State University has created a real cloaking device that can route sound waves around an object, making it invisible to some sensing techniques. From…

Tech News Today 312: WebOS Is In A Better Place

Hosts:Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Iyaz Akhtar and Jason Howell Google TV finally getting apps, Why Samsung will buy HP’s PC business, Facebook gets more … source

Tiger Global Management is killing it right now

It took some time, but Tiger Global Management is starting to wring some serious paydays out of its tech investments. In one of its biggest wins to date, the secretive,…

Monzo, the U.K. challenger bank, now lets you pay ‘Nearby Friends’

Monzo, one of a plethora of U.K. fintech startups aiming to re-invent current account banking, has launched a new feature that makes it even more frictionless to transfer money to…

Tech News Today 1618: Total Re-recall

Hosts: Jason Howell, Ron Richards Guest: Russell Holly Jason Howell and Ron Richards discuss the Washington Post’s experiment that found that Facebook’s … source

Tailor Brands raises $15.5M for AI-driven logo creation and more

Tailor Brands, a startup that automates parts of the branding and marketing process for small businesses, announced this morning that it has raised $15.5 million in Series B funding. CEO…

Walmart confirms $16B Flipkart investment, giving it 77% in India’s e-commerce leader

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, has finally confirmed that it is making a $16 billion investment into Flipkart for a 77 percent share of the online retailer. Tencent, Tiger Global,…