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Lovely tour of Jack White’s Detroit vinyl record plant

Lovely tour of Jack White’s Detroit vinyl record plant

Tech June 23, 2017 at 2:21 pm

Kevin Dupzyk got a behind-the-scenes tour of Third Man Records’ new vinyl pressing plant in Detroit, where the art and craftsmanship of vinyl recordmaking is making a major resurgence. [via Popular Mechanics]

As vinyl has made its comeback over the …

Apple says recent Wikileaks CIA docs detail old, fixed iPhone and Mac exploits

Apple says recent Wikileaks CIA docs detail old, fixed iPhone and Mac exploits

Tech June 21, 2017 at 8:18 pm

Apple says that its preliminary assessments of the Wikileaks documents released today indicate that the vulnerabilities it details for iPhone and Mac were fixed years ago. The documents, which originated with the CIA, detailed a variety of methods for compromising …

Flipkart is acquiring eBay’s India business, report says

Flipkart is acquiring eBay’s India business, report says

Tech June 21, 2017 at 5:21 pm

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India’s largest online retailer Flipkart is in talks to acquire eBay’s domestic business, according to a report from Factor Daily. The deal is said to be structured as part of Flipkart’s ongoing $2 billion fundraising.

The Bangalore-based …

Indian Twitter is standing by Nigerian students facing racial violence

Indian Twitter is standing by Nigerian students facing racial violence

Tech June 20, 2017 at 11:17 am

Image: Association of African Students in India / FACEBOOK PAGE

Indians on social media have come out in support of Nigerian students who faced racial attacks in a Greater Noida shopping mall on Monday.

They have called out the inherent …

Give your face to the German police for an Amazon gift card worth 25 Euros!

Give your face to the German police for an Amazon gift card worth 25 Euros!

Tech June 19, 2017 at 11:19 pm

A surveillance camera is pictured as people pass by in the background in a shopping mall in central Berlin, Germany.

Federal police in Germany want you to hand over your face, but you’ll get to do a little shopping in …

MIT team urges Trump to secure electric grid, financial sector from cyber threat

MIT team urges Trump to secure electric grid, financial sector from cyber threat

Tech June 19, 2017 at 5:16 pm

In a new 50 page report, a team of MIT cybersecurity researchers asserts that the most vital economic systems in the U.S. are essentially defenseless, imploring the Trump administration to do something about it instead of just waiting for everything …

Boeing and ULA demo their Emergency Egress System for crewed space launches

Boeing and ULA demo their Emergency Egress System for crewed space launches

Tech June 18, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Speeding strapped in a chair with feet dangling free over a 1,200-foot drop, I try to imagine this isn’t a thrill ride tourist attraction, and is instead a key safety system astronauts will rely on during crewed space launches. Because …

Scientists say first ‘Brexit’ began 450,000 years ago

Scientists say first ‘Brexit’ began 450,000 years ago

Tech June 17, 2017 at 5:17 pm

A new theory says ‘Brexit 1.0’ began some 450,000 years ago.

Britain’s political separation from the European Union officially began last week. But the island’s original split from mainland Europe actually happened hundreds of thousands of years ago.

Researchers have …

Time-tracking startup Timeular raises $1.1M to help you work smarter

Time-tracking startup Timeular raises $1.1M to help you work smarter

Tech June 12, 2017 at 5:12 pm

Timeular, the Austrian startup behind the neat Zei time-tracking device that we wrote about last year, has raised €1 million ($1.1 million) in funding to develop new productivity coaching tools to help you work smarter.

The company is best known …

Cleanly raises a $5M Series A to bring profitability to the on-demand laundry space

Cleanly raises a $5M Series A to bring profitability to the on-demand laundry space

Tech June 12, 2017 at 11:10 am

Cleanly, the on-demand laundry and dry cleaning service started in NYC, has raised $5M in Series A funding. The startup had previously raised $2.3M in seed funding after participating in YC in 2015.

The round was led by AddVenture, with …