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Launched with $17 million by two former Norwest investors, Tau Ventures is ready for its closeup

Amit Garg and Sanjay Rao have spent the bulk of their professional lives developing technology, founding startups and investing in startups at places like Google and Microsoft, HealthIQ, and Norwest Venture Partners. Over their decade-long friendship the two men discussed working together on a venture fund, but the time was never right — until now.…

Facebook will pay $650 million to settle facial recognition privacy lawsuit

Facebook will now hand over a total of $650 million to settle a lawsuit over the company’s use of facial recognition technology. The social network added $100 million to its initial $550 million settlement, Facebook revealed in court documents reported by Fortune. The lawsuit dates back to 2015, when the company was hit with a class…

WA is spending $66.3 million on renewable energy technology

The McGowan Government has launched a $66.3 million package focused on renewable energy technologies. This new package, announced today is designed to help kick-start the State’s economy, following the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today’s announcement is part of a wider initiative by the state, focused on clean energy projects that will create jobs, reduce…
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Google Maps 18 AU/NZ Shopping Centres with Street View

Posted by Jason Cartwright on November 27, 2020 Most of us have used Street View to virtually walk down the streets of destinations we plan on visiting, or relocating to, but have you ever considered virtually walking around shopping centres? This week Google released the first 18 locations across Australia and New Zealand that have…
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Review: Unistellar eVscope reveals the excitement of astronomy with iPhone and Apple TV

Astronomy is a field that is often complex for the casual observer. In combination with the iPhone and Apple TV, the Unistellar Enhanced Vision telescope demystifies the complexities and provides an approachable viewing experience. Read more to see our experience. What is an eVscope? Technically, the eVscope is a telescope, but on the inside, it…

Black Friday Android app deals: Lumino City, Iron Marines, Pocket City, Kingdom Rush, more

Black Friday 2020 is here and the Google Play app store has now exploded with even more top-notch Android app deals. We have been seeing major price drops on the best titles for Android over the last couple days, with just about everything else going on sale this afternoon. Highlights of today’s collection include Lumino…

Review: Mecool’s KM3 Android TV box is only for the power user on a budget

Media platforms have existed for your TV for years, but Android TV is perhaps one of the most powerful. It has more potential you can unlock compared to a Roku or an Apple TV, but a lot of that depends on the hardware available. “Power users” demand a lot of ports and capable specs, and…

Government must hold technology companies to account on e-waste

MPs urge UK government and global technology companies to deal with ‘tsunami of electronic waste’, which is throwing away valuable resources vital for building a sustainable future By Sebastian Klovig Skelton , Reporter Published: 26 Nov 2020 16:00 Government action is needed to ensure multinational technology companies such as Amazon and Apple take more responsibility…