Tech

Preview Skype's controversial millennial-inspired redesign on desktop

Skype released its redesigned mobile app this June in what was its biggest update since adding video calls in 2006. Microsoft announced today that those changes are now available on desktop. SEE ALSO: Instagram just launched live video chat — and everyone else can watch It’s currently in preview for Mac and non-Windows 10 PC…

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Does Microsoft’s new patent mean you’re finally getting a Surface Phone?

Microsoft Surface Phone rumors have been swirling around the Internet for almost two years and a new patent for “a force sensitive device ” looks like long-sought after proof that, yes, Microsoft is working on a Surface Phone. Except that’s not exactly what the patent means and, if we’re being honest with ourselves, Microsoft will…

Science

New Image of Jupiter Is So Beautiful It's Making Us Angry

Despite our squabbles here on Earth, the universe is full of so much beauty it’s almost stupid. Jupiter is perhaps the most unreasonably beautiful thing in our entire solar system, and it’s not shy about flexing. Recently, citizen scientists/JunoCam superstars Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran created one of the most… Read more…

Start Ups

Bitcoin wallet ‘Blockchain’ adds Ethereum support

 This isn’t a game of bingo, the company called Blockchain is maintaining the world’s most popular bitcoin wallet. And starting today, Blockchain users will also be able to create Ethereum wallets and hold ethers. Blockchain isn’t a centralized exchange like Coinbase or Kraken. It is simply a wallet so that you can safely story all…

Gadgets

New feature in iOS 11 quickly and temporarily disables Touch ID

Enlarge (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Apple is slated to release iOS 11 to all users this fall, but with the public beta available for anyone to try, some previously unannounced features have been discovered. According to a report from The Verge, a feature in the updated operating system allows users to easily change settings so your fingers can’t…

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B2B platform Releaf helps African businesses by taking the guesswork out of networking

 Releaf is a new B2B marketplace that wants to help African businesses prosper by helping them find partners they can trust. The startup, which is currently taking part in Y Combinator, has signed up about 1,000 businesses since its public launch in Nigeria on August 3. Read More Read full post on techcrunch.com

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Despite crackdown, there’s a new Apple Park drone video

A new drone video shows work continuing on Apple Park, including progress on landscaping, despite reports that the company was attempting to prevent such flyovers. Over the summer, several drone operators said that Apple had hired security guards for adjacent sites to warn them not to fly their drones over the company’s new headquarters. At…