Nintendo shares hit 8-year high as cult title Monster Hunter is announced for Switch
Fri, 26 May 2017 09:56:42 +0000
 Nintendo is unleasing a monster title on the Switch — quite literally — after Capcom revealed plans to bring its Monster Hunter franchise to the console with the upcoming Monster Hunter XX title. (That’s “double cross” not “XX,” by the way.) While it might not be mainstream in the West, Monster Hunter is a huge franchise in Japan. Where do we start? Read More
Raspberry Pi Foundation and CoderDojo to code club together
Fri, 26 May 2017 08:57:59 +0000
 The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced it’s merging with another code club charity, Dublin-based CoderDojo. The aim is to advance shared goals around furthering the march of computing education for young people. Read More
Payment firm Soft Space raises $5M to expand in Southeast Asia and Japan
Fri, 26 May 2017 08:39:52 +0000
 Soft Space, a payment provider in Southeast Asia, has close its $5 million Series A as it looks to expand across the region, and potentially into Japan. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based Soft Space works with large enterprise customers, typically banks, to offer customized solutions for mobile payment, both at point-of-sale and other parts of the process. Typically these solutions are white-labeled. Read More
Funding for real estate challenger Spruce shows New York’s startup scene is thriving
Fri, 26 May 2017 06:34:00 +0000
 Spruce, a new startup looking to speed up the mortgage, has raised $4.5 million in its series A financing from Bessemer Venture Partners, Omidyar Network, and Third Prime Capital along with a slew of private angel investors. Founded by two former employees of the robo-advisory wealth management company Betterment, the new startup is notable for a few reasons. First, it’s yet another… Read More
Even the world’s largest bitcoin exchange couldn’t handle this week’s cryptocurrency boom
Fri, 26 May 2017 05:11:33 +0000
 For those operating a bitcoin exchange — where people can buy cryptocoins — you’d imagine that the current surge in value for bitcoin and others like Ethereum’s ether coin is a dream come true. The answer is yes and no. Coinbase, the world’s most funded bitcoin exchange, was dragged offline by the massive increase in interest in the space. Users have… Read More
Crunch Report | Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard Commencement Speech
Fri, 26 May 2017 03:00:08 +0000
Mark Zuckerberg gives this year’s Harvard commencement speech, Uber and Lyft are returning to Austin, Ford has some leadership shake-ups and TC Battlefield company Beam (acquired by Microsoft) is now called Mixer. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
With new realities to build, Unity positioned to become tech giant
Fri, 26 May 2017 00:39:36 +0000
 There are few verticals filled with more utopian dreams than the studios and startups building VR and AR experiences. While some are looking to craft 3D experiences that integrate into the real world, others are aiming to create massive worlds we can escape to. The one thing many of them have in common, however, is that they are built on a game engine from a company called Unity. Read More
Feast your eyes on this 600-DPI e-paper screen
Thu, 25 May 2017 23:12:36 +0000
 I have to say, I really like e-paper. And it’s come a long way since the crude early Kindles — nowadays you have e-readers that are as high-resolution as the best phones and iPads. And they’re set to get even better if E-Ink’s latest screens make it into a few products, as I hope they do. Read More