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Solar Impulse 2 takes off the final leg of its round-the-world flight

In the wee hours of the morning, the Solar Impulse 2 took from Cairo, embarking on the last leg of its round-the-world journey. The 17th and final part of the trip is set to end in Abu Dhabi, where it first set off from in March 2015. The last leg of the journey is anticipated to take...

Daimler hits the gas on electric and autonomous driving tech

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler intends to up its spending on research and development, the company revealed during its quarterly earnings call on Thursday. The high-end car maker is going to route a lot more money towards areas key to the future of driving, including autonomous driving tech, a brand new generation of batteries for...

Inkbox’s short-term tattoos raise $1M from Alison Sweeney, Jeff Probst and more

Inkbox’s two-week tattoos made waves when the company debuted its product on Kickstarter last year – Toronto-based founders Tyler and Braden Handley raised nearly $300,000 for their organic limited-time body art invention, which was a refinement of their original product offering that cut application time to just 10 minutes. A year later, they’ve raised $1...

Google unleashes DeepMind on energy-hungry datacenter, cutting cooling bill by 40 percent

DeepMind may be a master at one of the most complex games on Earth, but can it handle the day-to-day energy concerns of a Google datacenter? Yes, as it turns out, and with a vengeance. The power needs of a datacenter depend on lots of factors, from demand to the weather, and adjusting to or...

SAP beats analysts’ expectations, reports “record-setting” revenue and profit

German IT services and enterprise giant SAP reported encouraging numbers for Q2 2016, beating analysts’ expectations and spiking its share price by nearly five percent in pre-market trading Wednesday as its non-IFRS EPS increased 2 percent to €0.82 ($0.90). Analysts had predicted a quarterly EPS of $0.78. The leap is owed in part to the strength of the company’s increasing cloud and...

Google launches new API to help you parse natural language

Google today announced the public beta launch of its Cloud Natural Language API, a new service that gives developers access to Google-powered sentiment analysis, entity recognition, and syntax analysis. This new API joins Google’s other pre-trained machine-learning APIs like the Cloud Speech API, which is now also available in public beta, the Vision API and the...

After 3 weeks, Worldpay still fumbling millions of Etsy transactions

Etsy users had another bad week as payment processor Worldpay continues to cause problems. Late last week, some Etsy users began reporting that they had experienced duplicate charges. The forum on Etsy for duplicate charges is approaching one thousand posts. In a statement, Worldpay admitted to causing the duplicate charges for Etsy users in its attempts to...

Car sharing leads to reduced car ownership and emissions in cities, study finds

Cars are one one of the top contributors to greenhouse gas emissions globally, and cars in cities can be especially heavy with their contributions, owing to traffic and population density. And while encouraging everyone to bike or use public transit probably isn’t going to convince everyone to ditch car ownership, car sharing services seem to be...

Army Special Operations Command reportedly ditching Android for iPhone in the field

While the ordinary proving ground of the smartphone may be the mean streets of the city, devices are to be found on the field of battle, too — and if a report from DoDBuzz is to be believed, Android may soon be giving way to iOS for some special operations forces....

Facebook’s new ad tool helps target people who will actually use, not just install, mobile apps

Getting people to download apps on their phone is hard enough. Getting to use them and return is even harder. And getting valuable users who spend money in the app or take other actions that the developer wants to encourage, is the most difficult task of all. Today, Facebook announced plans...