Category: Technology


Is Facebook Planning to Build Its Own Chips to Create Better AI?


If there are two things Facebook is notoriously bad at right now, it’s maintaining the privacy of its users and developing cool Facebook-related hardware. Yet, according to a new job posting first noticed by Bloomberg, Facebook may start taking hardware a lot more seriously. The primary job listing to note is for a manager in charge of ASIC Development. ASIC stands...


These Are the Only Push Notifications You Should Allow on Your Phone


Our smartphone apps are constantly clamouring for our attention—whether it’s a high score that needs beating or a group chat that needs responding to, there’s often a constant stream of pings and buzzes to distract us. Take a closer look and so many of these alerts are low priority or completely unnecessary. You can mute the noise...


Startups Weekly: There’s an alternative to raising VC and it’s called revenue-based financing


Revenue-based financing is on the rise, at least according to Lighter Capital, a firm that doles out entrepreneur-friendly debt capital. What exactly is RBF you ask? It’s a relatively new form of funding for tech companies that are posting monthly recurring revenue. Here’s how Lighter Capital,  which completed 500 RBF deals in 2018, explains it: “It’s an alternative...


TikTok owner ByteDance’s long-awaited chat app is here


In WeChat -dominated China, there’s no shortage of challengers out there claiming to create an alternative social experience. The latest creation comes from ByteDance, the world’s most valuable startup and the operator behind TikTok, the video app that has consistently topped the iOS App Store over the last few quarters. The new offer is called Feiliao, or Flipchat in English,...



YouTuber’s Tiny GameCube Is a Heartbreaking Look at What Could Have Been


Unlike the low-effort PlayStation Classic, the NES Classic and SNES Classic are among the best attempts at reviving the lovable consoles from days gone by. But for some reason, despite selling millions of its retro consoles, Nintendo hasn’t continued its line of console reboots and doesn’t seem interested in taking it further, leaving fans of systems like the N64 and Gamecube to...