Flytrex launches an autonomous on-demand drone delivery service in Iceland’s capital

 Flytrex wants to prove that drones are a realistic option for on-demand logistics with a new delivery program that took off in Iceland’s capital today. While other companies, including Amazon, have tested drone deliveries, Flytrex says this is the first time a fully operational on-demand drone delivery service has launched in an urban area. Drones ...

Crunch Report | Galaxy Note 8 Makes Its Return

We get a look at SpaceX’s Spacesuit, Galaxy Note 8 makes its return, a recap of YC Demo Day 2 and Apple’s latest iPhone could come on September 12th. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Source: TechCrunch

Facebook’s Andrew Bosworth is taking over the company’s consumer hardware efforts

 Veteran Facebook exec Andrew “Boz” Bosworth is taking over consumer hardware efforts at the company, including projects under groups like Building 8 and Oculus. The announcement was made internally by Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer, Business Insider reports. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the appointment to TechCrunch. Bosworth, who joined Facebook in January of 2006, has been… Read ...

Susan Fowler’s lawyers just told the Supreme Court why tech cos should eliminate arbitration agreements

 Susan Fowler, the former Uber engineer whose blog post about the company’s troubling internal workings eventually led to the ouster of its CEO Travis Kalanick, has a new message for the Supreme Court: get rid of arbitration agreements. In a development first reported on by The Recorder, Fowler’s legal team at the San Francisco-based firm ...

This algorithm cleverly recreates 3D objects from tiny 2D images

 With a lifetime of observing the world informing our perceptions, we’re all pretty good at inferring the overall shape of something we only see from the side, or for a brief moment. Computers, however, are just plain bad at it. Fortunately, a clever shortcut created by a Berkeley AI researcher may seriously improve their performance. ...

Three things that every startup should consider before the fundraising tide goes out

 Now is the time for startups to engage in strategic planning so that future liquidity needs will be met. This article discusses market trends and how debt financing and other protective measures can engineer optionality that can help a startup not only survive, but potentially thrive during a period of financial distress. Read More Source: ...

In iOS 11, Safari will strip out Google AMP links for shared stories

 Anyone haunted by annoying link cruft will be relieved to hear that iOS 11 will transform Google AMP links back into their original forms when sharing a story from Safari. MacStories editor Federico Viticci first spotted the change, which appears to be live in the new iOS 11 beta 7. Very nice: when sharing AMP ...

After Magic Leap acquisition, Dacuda founder forms PXL Vision

 Swiss startup Dacuda’s 3D scanning division was acquired by Magic Leap in February, but it seems the company’s founder, Michael Born, is just getting started with computer vision. He and three others who didn’t go over to the much-hyped and intensely secretive AR company have formed a new one: PXL Vision AG, focused on real-time ...

Judge sides with YouTubers Ethan and Hila Klein in copyright lawsuit

 Ethan and Hila Klein, the husband-and-wife team behind the popular H3H3 YouTube channel, appear to have won their legal battle against Matt Hosseinzadeh, a.k.a. Matt Hoss. A New York judge today issued a summary judgement in favor of the Kleins. Read More Source: TechCrunch

Billionaires and big ag are joining venture investors to fund lab-grown meat

 The future of food is going to get weird. Read More Source: TechCrunch