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These are the 64 startups unveiled at Y Combinator W18 Demo Day 2

Microbiome therapeutics, Photoshop for augmented reality, and cancer treatments were some of the ideas presented at Day 2 of startup accelerator Y Combinator’s Winter 2018 Demo Day. YC is increasingly using its massive class size (141 startups this time around) to fund especially risky frontier technology and biotech moonshots, while …

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This tortoise shows kids that robot abuse is bad

When humanity’s back is against the wall and the robots have us cornered I’d say I’m all for whanging a few with a baseball bat. However, until then, we must be kind to our mechanical brethren and this robotic tortoise will help our kids learn that robot abuse is a …

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Researchers find the best way to press a button

When all you have is a finger everything looks like a button . But what happens if you’re unable to press buttons or, more likely, we begin using robots and other tools to interact with the real world? That’s what researchers at Aalto University, Finland, and KAIST, South Korea wanted …

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Facebook Messenger gets admin rights for group chats

In this modern world, some days it can feel like everything is out of your grasp. So take stock on those things that you can control. Like Messenger, Facebook’s increasingly feature-rich offshoot app, which now sports admin privileges for group chats. The new feature is rolling out this week, giving …

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iPhone sales disappoint despite all the hype

Apple’s Q1 2018 results are out, and the numbers point to Apple’s mighty iPhone cash generating machine might be starting to run out of steam. Must read: How to tell if your iPhone battery needs replacing Sales of 77.3 million units makes this Apple’s second best iPhone quarter to date, …

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Warner Bros. is pre-registering people for its Westworld game

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is capitalizing on the wildly successful Westworld experience at South by Southwest and offering pre-registration for its upcoming mobile game — based on HBO’s series of the same name. Produced by the company’s WB Games in San Francisco through a collaboration with Kilter Films, the game …

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