This app teaches your kids how to save money (because you suck at it)

This interview is part of our series of Growth Stories. We interviewed the founders and CEOs of 20 of the fastest growing startups in Europe. We asked them about their companies, their companies’ culture, and their lives, trying to understand how these three factors played a role in the achievement of such impressive growth. The two most important things in the life of a parent are probably kids and family finance. There’s a startup that combined both those things and created quite a fortunate product. The startup is called GoHenry, and it’s a British company that provides pocket money solutions for children. With GoHenry,…

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Blizzard revives Warcraft III after 15 years with major update and tournament

Although it’s been focused on its smash hit multiplayer shooter Overwatch lately, Blizzard Entertainment has managed to keep its blockbuster real-time strategy game Warcraft III up-to-date since 2002 with annual patches. Now, it’s set to make waves again with a tournament. The first-ever ‘Warcraft III Invitational’ will see well-known players from around the world go up against each other at Blizzard’s headquarters this weekend. It’ll be streamed live on Twitch, and hosted by casters from the Back2Warcraft site that continues to air and encourage competitive Warcraft III matches. Announcing the Warcraft III Invitational! See the latest PTR changes in action…

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15 steps to protect your company from a cyberattack

With last year reporting the highest level of cyberattacks yet, this year is a year of prevention. Companies are taking the time to understand how to keep their customer information safe from a cyberthreat and putting in place solid measures that can thwart any attack to their data. As a business owner, you need to consider the importance of protecting your customers’ confidential information to prevent it from getting into the wrong hands. To understand how your company can assess its cybersecurity and repair any potential sources of risk, entrepreneurs from YEC weighed in. Name one step business owners can…

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Google is one step closer to bringing ARCore to 100 million phones

Ahead of the Mobile World Congress expo in Barcelona that will take place next week, Variety reports that Google plans to make a splash with its ARCore framework for augmented reality at the event. First up, ARCore (which was announced back in August 2017) has now hit version 1.0, which means it’s ready for prime time. That’s evident from the update to its app, which Android Police has got a hold of and made available on APKMirror. Next, a source at Google told Variety that the company intends to carry out its plan of bringing ARCore to 100 million phones…

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Apple is reportedly adding hands-free Siri and water resistance to its next AirPods

Bloomberg reports that Apple has a couple of interesting features in store for upcoming versions of its AirPods wireless earbuds. We heard back in December 2017 that Apple had plans for new AirPods; this year, they’re slated to get a new wireless chip for improved wireless chip. That’ll allow for access to Siri without having to physically tap the earphones; you’ll be able to invoke the assistant with just a voice command. Next year, they’ll also be water resistant, so they won’t go kaput if you’re caught in the rain. That’s good news for Apple fans and people who are…

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SpaceX’s satellites for beaming internet access to earth are now in orbit

SpaceX is now one step closer to delivering broadband access via satellite, as it’s successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket (seen above) that delivered two Starlink demo satellites into low-earth-orbit. The company’s been working on this for some time now, and the two Starlink satellites will help it test its systems for beaming internet access down to earth before more of them are deployed into space. The launch was slated for last weekend and then delayed to allow for more stringent testing of the updated fairing. First two Starlink demo satellites, called Tintin A & B, deployed and communicating to…

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Researchers are wirelessly charging devices by blasting them with lasers

Even the most futuristic of devices start to feel dated when you plug them into charge. Sure, there’s wireless charging, but it’s just plugging in your device without actually plugging it in, right? I mean, you’re still plugging in the mat that it sits on to charge. You know what sounds futuristic? Lasers. Researchers think so too. A team of scientists recently discovered a way to charge our favorite devices using laser beams. Using a narrow, invisible beam from a laser emitter, the researchers discovered they could successfully charge a smartphone from across the room — and potentially just as…

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