Think fast – this system watches you answer questions to make sure you’re human

 The machines are getting smarter and facial recognition may not be enough to tell you’re a human. Machines can make faces, too, but they’re not so good at answering questions with them. That could lead to a new, more effective type of CAPTCHA. Read More Source: TechCrunch

Watch Jessica Jones grapple with being a hero in Netflix’s Season 2 trailer

 Netflix’s Jessica Jones is coming back for its second streaming season very soon, and there’s a new trailer you can watch to whet your appetite for the Marvel superhero show. This season looks like it picks up right where the last one left off (it includes some clips from the first series, in fact), but ...

Mixer, Microsoft’s Twitch competitor, adds game sales

 Twitch has long since allowed its streamers to generate revenue from their channels through things like subscriptions, virtual tipping and game sales. Microsoft is adopting one of those features for its own game streaming service, Mixer, with today’s launch of “Direct Purchase.” Read More Source: TechCrunch

Ultrasound could waken a sleeping smart home

 The home of the future, we are assured, will be swarming with tiny sensors: security cameras, carbon monoxide detectors, speakers and everything else. Few need to be running all the time — but how do you wake them up when they’re needed if they’re off in the first place? Ultrasound. Read More Source: TechCrunch

Adecco Group acquires recruiting startup Vettery for $100M

 The Adecco Group, a global HR services firm headquartered in Switzerland, announced today that it has acquired Vettery. The financial terms were not disclosed, but a source with knowledge of the deal told us that the price was a little over $100 million. (It’s not clear how much of that is cash versus stock.) Read ...

Facebook’s plan to unite AR, VR and News Feed with 3D posts

 What if you could digitally sculpt a 3D object and share it on Facebook, play with it in virtual reality or insert it into your world with augmented reality? Facebook is polishing up stages one and two today after debuting posts of interactive 3D models in News Feed in October that you can move and ...

Sonos One is the speaker to beat for those who want great sound and smarts

 The connected speaker wars are upon us, and one day they will be detailed in history books for all to remember. But here, now, it can be hard to cut through the various narratives surrounding the options out there and pick a winner. Now that the cards are on the table in terms of offerings ...

Instagram Direct one-ups Snapchat with replay privacy controls

 Messaging is the heart of Snapchat, so after cloning and augmenting Stories, Instagram is hoping to boost intimate usage of Direct with privacy controls not found elsewhere. Now when you send an ephemeral photo or video from the Instagram Direct camera, you can decide whether recipients can only view it once, replay it temporarily or ...

Fox News to launch an over-the-top streaming service, Fox Nation

 Fox News is going over-the-top. The Fox News Channel officially announced today the upcoming launch of an over-the-top streaming service called Fox Nation that will include live exclusive daily programming as well as long-form content available only to subscribers. Fox Nation also will include access to exclusive events and more than 20 years of Fox ...

Tenor hits 12B GIF searches every month

 David McIntosh’s startup Tenor builds a GIF keyboard — but he actually hopes you’ll spend as little time searching on it as possible. Instead, Tenor’s aim has been to collapse the amount of time it takes you to find a GIF you like and send it to a friend. Read More Source: TechCrunch