Dropbox employee’s password reuse led to theft of 60M+ user credentials

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Adobe_Dropbox_iPad (3) Dropbox disclosed earlier this week that a large chunk of its users’ credentials obtained in 2012 was floating around on the dark web. But that number may have been much higher than we originally thought.
Credentials for more than 60 million accounts were taken, as first reported by Motherboard and confirmed by TechCrunch sources. The revelation of a password breach at Dropbox is an… Read More

August 31st 2016 Mobile

Detroit’s music chops and auto shops could drive connected-car entertainment

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Downtown Detroit, Michigan On a recent podcast called “The Watch,” one of the hosts made a joke about “grabbing the aux cord” in a friend’s car to play new music. When self-driving cars could be whizzing us around cities in the next decade, it’s strange to think that we haven’t yet come up with a great solution for a much simpler problem — how to make listening to… Read More

August 31st 2016 Uncategorized

Apple adds a 2TB iCloud storage option for $19.99 per month

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iCloud_Drive iCloud users can now access up to 2TB of storage, as Apple just added a new tier that provides 2TB for $19.99 per month. As a refresher, iCloud storage can be used by Mac and iOS users to store and sync photos and videos, documents, device backups, music, emails and more between their devices. Apple also offers a Dropbox-like service called iCloud Drive which uses also iCloud storage,… Read More

August 31st 2016 apple, iphone

Happy birthday Iris Apfel, and thanks for making our messages mod

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Iris Apfel designed emojis as a digital accessory to her Macy's INC 2016 fall line. Nonagenarian cover girl, designer and fashion icon Iris Apfel turned 95 yesterday, and spent part of her birthday sharing with TechCrunch her thoughts about creativity and technology. If you think you’re not familiar with Apfel, you probably are. Her influence in textiles, interior design and fashion is longstanding. As The Metropolitan Museum of Art wrote of her: “Her originality… Read More

August 31st 2016 Uncategorized

Cozy raises $8.5M Series B to simplify life for property managers and renters

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Lazy woman and dog watching TV in messy living room Cozy, a platform to streamline interactions between property managers and renters, closed an $8.5 million Series B today led by American Family Ventures, with participation from Social Capital, General Catalyst and all other investors that participated in the company’s $1.5 million Series A in 2012.  Despite the fact that our homes are becoming “smarter” by the day, the… Read More

August 31st 2016 Uncategorized

California regulators warm up to the idea of driverless cars sans steering wheel

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self-driving car Proposed rules that would allow for testing of truly driverless cars on roads in California are gaining steam in the state’s legislature. Specifically, Assembly Bill 1592 in California was revised on Monday to soon allow: “the testing of autonomous vehicles that do not have a driver seated in the driver’s seat and are not equipped with a steering wheel, a brake pedal, or… Read More

August 31st 2016 Uncategorized

Pusher pulls in $2.5M to push live web and app content everywhere

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three London-based Pusher, the company powering The NY Times’ live election results and DraftKing’s fantasy scoring results, just raised $2.5 million to up its stakes further. The money came from SaaS Capital, which focuses on debt financing aimed at the Software as a Service (SaaS) space. Read More

August 31st 2016 Uncategorized

VR on the battlefield, to the couch and back again — sort of

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Caucasian soldier using holographs in combat zone VR is widespread in design, education and entertainment. But before VR hit the mainstream, it was first and foremost an important resource for our armed forces. After decades of perfecting VR in military applications, we are finally making this concept of “inhabiting” a computer-generated environment work for home users. And, VR is going back to the battlefield — to save… Read More

August 31st 2016 Uncategorized

A few dozen Nest Labs employees just headed to Google; here’s why

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nest Nest Labs, the maker of smart thermostats and smoke detectors, is parting ways with a few dozen employees who work on its Internet of Things platform. According to a Fortune report that we’ve independently confirmed, those employees are joining Google per a restructuring. Both companies are subsidiaries of parent company Alphabet. The move would seem to make sense. Like Nest, Google… Read More

August 31st 2016 Google

Google said to undercut Uber with expanded ride-share service in San Francisco

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waze800 Google is running its own ride-sharing service in San Francisco, The Wall Street Journal reports. The move would put Google in direct, immediate competition with Uber, which helps explain even further the recent departure of Alphabet executive David Drummond from Uber’s board. Google’s new offering piloted in May, according to the WSJ, and uses the Google-owned Waze app to… Read More

August 31st 2016 Google