Hearsay Systems is announcing that it has acquired technology and intellectual property from Mast Mobile. The Mast service allowed businesses to manage work and personal numbers on a single mobile phone, and to connect those phones to their customer database. It was backed by Samsung, FirstMark Capital and others. Hearsay, meanwhile, offers marketing and communication tools for the… Read More
Starting next year, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will begin installing electronic fare readers at hundreds of subway stations and bus stops across New York City, kicking off a laborious, multi-year effort to replace the iconic MetroCard with a more modern, high-tech way to use mass transit.
A key committee at the MTA will vote to approve a $573 million contract for a new fare payment system, which is adapted from the one in use for several years in the London Underground, The New York Times reported today. The agency hopes to have e-readers installed in 500 subway turnstiles and 600 bus stops by the end of 2018.
And if everything goes according to plan, the entire system will be updated by the end of 2020. That means...
Currently women only make up about 5-7% of cryptocurrency users. With many saying cryptocurrency is one of the best opportunities for wealth creation in the near future, why are women not getting involved and how can we fix this? Tech has notoriously had problems with gender balances, but this gender gap is the worst yet. The Divi Project is a token launching its ICO soon and is aiming to use its resources to solve this societal problem. They have organized a panel with Coin Telegraph co-founder Toni Lane Casserly, publicist Heidi Krupp, and entrepreneur Kelsey Matheson. As Matheson says, “As…
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It's not next generation, which is why the imminent release of the Xbox One X may have slipped under your radar. Still, the Xbox One-Point-Five doesn't sound as catchy as the One X, so you can forgive the slightly deceptive name.
Anyway, what exactly is so special about this not-quite-next-gen console?
I went to a preview in London to find out...That look
Starting with the superficials, the machine is very sleek. Minimalist, black, and slimmer than ever, the Xbox One X looks like the Bond villain of consoles.
The One S (left) next to the One X (right)
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Influential games forum NeoGAF is in disarray after a woman accused owner Tyler Malka of sexual misconduct in 2015. In a Facebook post that’s preserved here, the woman — identified by Kotaku as a film director who has worked with Malka — said that he followed her naked into a shower against her wishes while the two were in New Orleans on a road trip. While she initially didn’t name Malka, she followed up with a comment reading “Google Evilore,” which is his NeoGAF handle. Kotaku reports that since then, more than half the site’s moderators have quit, and a number of users have written inflammatory posts in protest, hoping to get themselves banned.
This isn’t the first red flag around Malka. As Kotaku and Glixel note, he wrote in a 2012...
TiVo is nearing the launch of a new product in its BOLT family of DVRs, which can either be swapped in place of your cable company’s DVR, or, in the case of the original BOLT, be used by cord cutters who want a way to record over-the-air broadcasts. Now, ahead of any official announcement, a new BOLT product is appearing on Amazon, called the BOLT VOX. The device comes with a new… Read More