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Crunch Report | First Day YC S17 Wraps Up

LinkedIn now allows anyone to upload video to the platform, Databricks raises $140 million and Druva raises $80 million, the first day of Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Demo Days wraps up and Verizon throttles down to 480p for its unlimited plan. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
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What’s on TV: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’

We're back! This week the big event doesn't occur until Sunday night (unless it leaks early), when Game of Thrones wraps up its penultimate season with another super-sized episode clocking in at 79 minutes, 43 seconds. Until then we can check out Mad...
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Super-powered bacteria can harness light for fuels and plastics

Researchers have been working on improving the photosynthetic process for some time -- trying to use light to create energy but doing so in a way that's much more efficient than chlorophyll. For plants, chlorophyll works well, but to use photosynthes...
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Seinfeld’s first Netflix stand-up special premieres September 19th

Earlier this year, Netflix announced that Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee series would be moving to it over from Crackle and that Seinfeld would have two stand-up specials appear on the streaming service as well. The first of those...
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LinkedIn opens video uploads to all as part of a bigger video push

 Video is the name of the game in social networking: sites like Facebook and Twitter have been doubling down on the medium in recent years to drive more traffic and engagement from users, and also as a platform to snare in more premium advertising away from traditional television broadcasters; Snapchat put video at the core of its service from day one. Now Microsoft-owned LinkedIn is hoping… Read More
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Uber’s more flexible driver policies promise fewer cancelled rides

If you've used Uber long enough, you've probably encountered drivers who've canceled trips simply because they weren't convenient. They didn't want to travel far or had an appointment to make, for instance. You might not have to put up with those sur...
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Home and factory robots can be hacked to harm humans

Last month, cybersecurity firm IOActive let everyone know that Segway MiniPro hoverboards were vulnerable to hacks and outside control via their Bluetooth connections. Now it has revealed that industrial robots from Universal Robots and consumer mode...
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Watch one family’s impressive timelapse of the total solar eclipse

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A family gathered in Broken Bow, Nebraska, shared an awesome timelapse video Tuesday of their rare experience watching yesterday's total solar eclipse.

People lucky enough to be in the path of totality were treated to a few moments of darkness as the moon blocked the sun. This timelapse shows that exact moment. Because this is such a rare event, members of the McNeil family came from far away just to witness it.

“My sister-in-law has been planning this trip for 5+ years, and family from as far as China flew in for it,” video uploader Andy McNeil told Storyful. “I came from NYC.” Read more...

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‘Final Fantasy XV’ comes to your phone this fall

Square Enix is bent on bringing Final Fantasy XV to every platform imaginable, and that includes the phone in your pocket. It just unveiled a Pocket Edition of the road trip role-playing game that will hit Android, iOS and Windows 10 (yes, despite i...
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‘Stranger Things’ is already headed for a third season

Netflix is releasing the second season of Stranger Things on October 27th, but the show is already set to come back for a third season. In an interview with Vulture, Matt and Ross Duffer, the creators of Stranger Things confirm that a third season is...