Category Archives: Tech News

Vitamin D in our food could save lives

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Because the likes of us can’t be trusted to eat properly or go outside in the sunshine, poor old science is once again having to pick up the pieces and fix our frail, pale bodies.  The latest plan that could magically stop us all dying earlier than our plague-ridden, bow-legged ancestors, or at least stop […]

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India-based used car marketplace Truebil refills its tank with $3M raise

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Truebil, a marketplace for selling used cars in India, has closed a $3 million post-Series A funding round from China’s Shunwei Capital. Its $5.5 million Series A was raised in January 2016. Unlike more traditional rivals like CarTrade, which just raised $55 million led by Singapore’s Temasek, its sister site CarWhale and Cardekho, Truebil dis-intermediates the professional auto trader […]

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iPhone 8 could replace Touch ID with a MacBook Pro-inspired function area

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Apple could be ditching its celebrated Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the upcoming iPhone 8 in favour of a new “function area”, according to a new investor note from trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and as reported by 9to5Mac. According to Kuo, the MacBook Pro Touch Bar-inspired function area will sit underneath the display, replacing […]

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Our favorite startups from 500 Startups’ 19th class

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Almabase With federal funding for universities in a nose dive, Almabase wants to step in to be the one-stop-shop for alumni associations looking to build rapport with alumni — and ultimately raise money. Founders Sri Maneru and Kalyan Varma noticed that donation rates were considerably higher for charities than universities and figured that if they […]

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Suicide Squad 2: Mel Gibson Approached to Direct

Share. Daniel Espinosa also being considered. By Alex Osborn Warner Bros. is reportedly eyeing Mel Gibson to direct the sequel to Suicide Squad. According to The Hollywood Reporter, no official offer has been made yet, but Gibson is currently in “early talks” with the studio and “familiarizing himself with the material.” The film star’s latest […]

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Yahoo and Verizon 'near to agreeing revised sale terms'

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Image copyright Reuters Internet group Yahoo has reportedly agreed a price cut on its initial $4.8bn (£3.86bn) sale to Verizon. Verizon’s purchase of Yahoo’s core internet arm was put in doubt last year after disclosure of two cyber attacks. Several reports in the US said Yahoo has now accepted a price cut of up to […]

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Win amazing prizes with the PC Gamer Weekender Wednesday!

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The PC Gamer Weekender is only a few days away, and it looks set to be an amazing couple of days for PC gamers, with access to exclusive games, talks by industry icons and exclusive deals that could see you saving bags of cash on some of the best PC gaming peripherals. To celebrate the […]

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Is Nokia bringing back the 3310 and who would want a retro phone?

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Rumours suggest that Nokia is planning to bring back their iconic Nokia 3310 phone. Mobile users of a certain age have been getting very excited on social media about the return of this sturdy, reliable handset. If you were in the market for a new phone in the year 2000, then the 3310 may have […]

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Mobile ad startup Vungle says it’s hit a $300M revenue run rate

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Adtech startups like to announce when they’ve hit $100 million in annualized revenue, but mobile ad startup Vungle is doing a bit better than that — it says it’s now reached a $300 million revenue run rate. And while the last three months of the year tend to be the biggest quarter for advertising, CEO Zain Jaffer […]

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Review: Panasonic Countertop Induction Oven

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Panasonic gave a splashy introduction to its Countertop Induction Oven at this year’s CES, promising to get tasty dinners on the table in record time by blasting them with impressive-sounding technology. Panasonic Countertop Induction Oven 4/10 Wired Intriguing use of induction heat to power an oven that fits on your countertop. Tired It’s tiny, it […]

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