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The Bike-Share Wars Heat Up With Latest Funding

The bike-sharing wars have escalated. What started as healthy competition between two powerful, well-funded Chinese companies and a handful of scrappy American upstarts has intensified into a trash-talking land grab involving electric scooters, electric bikes, and plenty of Silicon Valley-style ambition. In October, LimeBike the favored competitor of Silicon Valley venture firms Andreessen Horowitz and Coatue Management, raised $50 million in funding. At the time it was in 20 markets…

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This Is the Smart Home of the Future

Don’t worry: Technology may come and go, but some things never change. In the not-so-distant future, cars will drive themselves and men may become obsolete (sorry, guys), but home will always be home. It’ll just be a heck of a lot smarter. Photographer: Evan Ortiz/Bloomberg Granted, some tech is better than other tech. No one needs a Wi-Fi-connected juice press that doesn’t actually juice anything. Gadgets that offer real utility—like a…

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MITs new chip could bring neural nets to battery-powered gadgets

MIT researchers have developed a microchip designed to speed up the hard work of moving neural networks, while also reducing the capability expended when doing so dramatically- by up to 95 percentage, in fact. The basic idea involves simplifying existing microchip blueprint so that shuttling of data between different processors on the same chipping is made out of the equation. The big advantage of this new method, developed by a…

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On The Eve Of Black Panther, Let’s Give Blade Some Credit

As the world celebrates a proudly black superhero getting his own film, you may hear some fans quietly muttering, “Wait, didn’t Blade do that like 20 years before Black Panther?” And then there’s an even smaller, weirder group of people saying, “And what about Meteor Man?” But this is about Blade, and what it says about where the world is now versus 1998. (Spoiler: What it says is mostly bad.)…

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Google launches a lightweight Gmail Go app for Android

Google has added a notable addition to its line of “Go” edition apps – the lightweight apps designed primarily for emerging markets – with the launch of Gmail Go. The app, like others in the Go line, takes up less storage space on users’ smartphones and makes better use of mobile data compared with the regular version of Gmail. The app also offers standard Gmail features like multiple account support,…

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The Newest Emoji Say as Much About Us as Actual Words

Florie Hutchinson's crusade against emoji fashion started last year, on the heels of the presidential election and the 2017 Women's March. She'd been thinking about feminism, her three young daughters, the kind of world she hopes they grow up in. Then one day, thumbing a message on her phone, a predictive emoji popped up. It was a shoe. Specifically, a red stiletto. To Hutchinson, the stiletto seemed like an exaggerated,…

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How You Could Road Raceand WinFrom Your Living Room

Dave McGillivray is an improbable advocate of virtual exercise. The race director of the Boston Marathon for 30 years, McGillivray estimates he's logged more than 150,000 miles in his lifetime, the overwhelming majority of them outside, and a formidable number of those in Forrest-Gumpian feats of endurance. In 1978, he ran from Medford, Oregon to Medford, Massachusetts—a distance of 3,452 miles—for charity. In 2004, he did it again. And just…

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The best smart home hub to keep your high-tech house in check

Find out what Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri can do for you . Image: google/ amazon/ apple Heads up: All produces featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and gratify our stringent standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may give an affiliate commission. Smart homes are seriously taking over the world. Remember when Disney Channel’s Smart House premiered in 1999 and we all thought that having a…

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Facebook is coding a whole new class system | Arwa Mahdawi

Forget income the new class signifiers are internet-connected devices and home ownership, according to the social network Facebook Facebook is coding a whole new class system Last modified on Tue 13 Feb 2018 17.00EST Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Class according to Facebook Photograph: Guardian Design Team If you do your shopping on Ocado and have a penchant for avocados, youre probably fairly posh, right? In…

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