Category Archives: Tech News

Facebook Messenger just beat Snapchat at its own game

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Update: Facebook announced that its big Messenger update has rolled out globally today and, right on time, we’re seeing version 108 in the App Store. Your Facebook Messenger conversations are about to undergo a big visual upgrade and it even has new features that aren’t available on Snapchat just yet. “Messenger is becoming more real-time […]

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CurrencyCloud, maker of APIs for remittance startups, raises £20M led by GV

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Another fintech startup has raised a growth round to tap into the estimated $25 trillion dollar market for money transfers. London-based CurrencyCloud, which builds tools for payment companies to use by way of an API to enable remittances and money exchanges across borders, has raised £20 million ($25 million) in a Series D round of funding led by […]

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Looking for New Headphones? Try a Set From Across the Pond

Asked to name some hotbeds of audio innovation, the casual headphone buyer probably will not mention the United Kingdom. But fans of serious high-end gear recognize the British Isles—home to the likes of Bowers & Wilkins, RHA, Rega, Spendor, Linn, and Naim Audio—as a veritable land o’ plenty. One British brand you may not be […]

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My journey from fleeing Iran to making the internet safer

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Image copyright RSA Image caption Howe travelled to the US on her own as an 11-year-old after the Iranian revolution Niloofar Howe is a rare woman working in internet security. Her path to being the chief strategy officer of internet security firm RSA started when she travelled on her own to the US at 11-years-old. […]

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Download of the day: Hotspot Shield Free

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Hotspot Shield Free You’re in a coffee shop or a takeaway, and you’re connecting to the wireless hotspot so you can do a bit of online banking or update your top secret plans for world domination. But do you know where that router has been, or the company it’s been keeping? Can you trust that […]

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Safaricom and mSurvey launch Consumer Wallet to map Africa’s cash economy

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Jake Bright Crunch Network Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor: Kenya’s leading mobile provider, Safaricom, is teaming up with data collection startup, mSurvey, to launch Consumer Wallet―an online platform using mobile and SMS to map Africa’s cash-based […]

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It’s a Clackdown: Top Mechanical Keyboards, Rated

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It was a sad realization recently that I spend more of my life typing than I do sleeping, and I know I’m not alone. As such, if you’d even think about dropping five figures on a mattress, doesn’t it make sense to upgrade your computer keyboard, too? The thin sliver of plastic you got for […]

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Breathe easy? Air pollution trackers put to the test

Lara Lewington finds out if air pollution gadgets can help her pick the healthiest route to take. Source link

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Download of the day: VirtualDJ

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Virtual DJ Virtual DJ is much more than a simple music player or audio editor – it puts you behind the virtual decks and lets you mix multiple tracks, matching their speed, crossfading and adding special effects. You can also scratch songs and perform all the other actions you’d expect from a real DJ deck, […]

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Researcher finds bug that allowed free Uber rides

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Uber has patched a bug in its code that allowed a researcher — and anyone else who might’ve discovered the problem — to hail Uber rides without paying for them. Anand Prakash, a security researcher, discovered the bug in August and received permission from Uber to test it in the U.S. and India. He was able […]

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