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The top 10 startups from Y Combinator W19 Demo Day 1
TechCrunch

Electric vehicle chargers, heads-up displays for soldiers, and the Costco of weed were some of our favorites from presitigious startup accelerator Y Combinator’s Winter 2019 Demo Day 1. If you want to take the pulse of Silicon Valley, YC is the place to be. B… more…

Here are the 85+ startups that launched today at Y Combinator’s W19 Demo Day 1
TechCrunch

Y Combinator’s incubator classes have gotten huge. With over 200 companies, the Winter 2019 class is by far YC’s largest yet. Meanwhile, the incubator prepares to shift its headquarters from Mountain View to San Francisco. It’s so large, in fact, it’s had to … more…

Smartphone-like software finally heads to space - ABS-CBN News
Abs-cbn.com

Once a traditional satellite is launched into space, its physical hardware and computer software stay mostly immutable for the rest of its existence as it orbits the Earth, even as the technology it serves on the ground continues to change. more…

Here's What We're Hearing About Google's Plans For Gaming
Kotaku.com

Tomorrow, the tech giant Google will reveal its newest plans for entering the video game world. What we’re hearing suggests that the main focus isn’t on a console, as has been speculated, but instead a streaming platform with all sorts of bells and whistles. … more…

The VR headset market is about to get way too crowded and confusing
Venturebeat.com

With so many new and confusing options coming out soon, this would be a great time to hold off on buying new VR hardware. But where's the fun in that? more…

Sony VR patent points to a pricier but wireless PSVR2
Venturebeat.com

If you've been waiting for a wireless Sony VR headset, good news: the company has been working on a practical and robust solution. But it won't be cheap. more…

Nvidia makes autonomous vehicle simulator Drive Constellation generally available
Venturebeat.com

Nvidia today announced that Drive Constellation, its cloud-based driverless vehicle simulator, is now generally available. more…

Nvidia’s new $99 pocket-sized AI computer is designed for DIY projects
The Next Web

Nvidia has just released a $99 pocket-sized computer named the Jetson Nano, targeted towards “embedded designers, researchers, and DIY makers” who want to tinker with a system for offline AI development. The developer kit is powered by a 64-bit quad-core ARM … more…

Nvidia’s new $99 pocket-sized AI computer is designed for DIY projects
The Next Web

Nvidia has just released a $99 pocket-sized computer named the Jetson Nano, targeted towards “embedded designers, researchers, and DIY makers” who want to tinker with a system for offline AI development. The developer kit is powered by a 64-bit quad-core ARM … more…

Microsoft, UW demonstrate first fully automated DNA data storage
Microsoft.com

Researchers encode the word “hello” in fabricated DNA, convert it back to digital using fully automated DNA storage system. more…

This supercomputer will perform 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 operations per second
Popsci.com

Technology Understanding Aurora, by the numbers. Aurora will be able carry out a quintillion operations each second—a billion billion. more…

The Ratings Game: Nvidia stock rallies to highest close in four months as convention unfolds
Marketwatch.com

Nvidia Corp. shares rally following the kickoff of the chip maker’s annual convention where the company announced several new partnerships including the placement of new data center chips with Amazon.com Inc. more…

Within Google Cloud, a computer is muttering: Shall we play a game? Wouldn't you prefer a nice game of SaaS?
Theregister.co.uk

Come for the on-demand servers, stay for the sweet documentation On a rainy Wednesday morning in San Francisco, Google pitched its Cloud Platform (GCP) to power games, and brought friends along to sing its praises at the annual Games Developer's Conference.… … more…

Kicking neural network automation into high gear
Sciencedaily.com

Algorithm designs optimized machine-learning models up to 200 times faster than traditional methods. more…

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 vs 845: Worth the upgrade?
Androidauthority.com

Everything you need to know about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 vs Snapdragon 845. more…

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 22nd, 2019
Highscalability.com

Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Van Gogh? Nope. A satellite image of phytoplankton populations or algae blooms in the Baltic Sea. ( NASA ) Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon. Know anyone who needs cloud? I wrote… more…

The Basics of CircuitPython for Rapid Microcontroller-Based Prototyping and Development #CircuitPython #Python @DigiKey
Adafruit.com

A new article by Steve Leibson on digikey.com discusses using Python, specifically CircuitPython, for rapid development on microcontrollers:While the Python language has made programming more accessible, it was designed to run on PCs and other machines with p… more…

Talk Like Boba Fett With an Raspberry Pi Zero Amplified Voice Changer #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
Adafruit.com

via RasPiHub While researching possible upgrades for my son’s Star Wars Bounty Hunter costume I came across an excellent blog post by Dave Shevett over at Planet-Geek.com on using a Raspberry Pi to create a voice changer for a halloween costume. This looked l… more…

New Music Holly Herndon And Her A.I. Spawn #MusicMonday
Adafruit.com

via Synthopia“For the album, she assembled a contemporary ensemble of vocalists, developers, guest contributors (Jenna Sutela, Jlin, Lily Anna Haynes, Martine Syms) and an inhuman intelligence housed in a DIY souped-up gaming PC to create a record that encomp… more…

Develop Kodak’s Super 8 with Dogfish Head’s SuperEIGHT #celebratephotography
Adafruit.com

This is hilarious and weird and maybe a little overwhelming…and I think I’m into it! Well, at least I have until April to really figure out if I will be purchasing to drink or to develop. Via Dogfish Head:Insert SuperEIGHT (the beer). This sessionable super g… more…