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  • newLiquid democracy uses blockchain to fix politics, and now you can vote for it
     24Abraham Lincoln famously said that “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth,” but looking around these days, you would be forgiven if you thought representative democracy had already been burie…
    - 11 mins ago 24 Feb 18, 5:35pm -
  • newThe Rite Press takes low-tech coffee making to high-tech highs
     If coffee be the food of innovation, pour on. Give me excess of it that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die. And if you wish to pour me coffee, do so from the Rite Press, a clever hack on the traditional French press that adds a few fe…
    - 43 mins ago 24 Feb 18, 5:03pm -
  • newProgramming as craft
     Can programming be a craft? I was thinking about this as I was reading Matthew Crawford’s excellent book The World Beyond Your Head. Much like Crawford’s earlier work Shop Class as Soulcraft, he argues that craftsmanship is an activity that doe…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 18, 3:04pm -
  • newEquity shot: Dropbox is going public, and Aaron Levie has some advice
    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. At long last, after many predictions and even a private filing, Dropbox dropped its S-1 today. The filing marks the pu…
    - 17 hours ago 24 Feb 18, 1:01am -
  • newNope, Android isn’t getting a system-wide dark mode (at least not yet)
     According to a number of reports today, the next version of Android would include a “dark mode” — something that’s been a long-time feature request from those who prefer the dark-themed and power-saving option that’s already available in…
    - 18 hours ago 23 Feb 18, 11:51pm -
  • newThe FCC’s revamped internet speed map lets you covet nearby exotic broadband
     A big part of the FCC’s mandate is to ensure broadband is rolled out all over the country, and it issues regular reports along those lines — but there’s nothing presenting information visually to get the point across. A new FCC map of broadba…
    - 18 hours ago 23 Feb 18, 11:45pm -
  • newVeil is private browsing for the ultra-paranoid
     If you’re worried about someone finding out what you’re pointing your browser at, there are plenty of options for keeping it secret, with varying levels of difficulty and effectiveness. Veil takes things further than perhaps any other anonymous…
    - 19 hours ago 23 Feb 18, 10:19pm -
  • newThe intensifying battle for Africa’s burgeoning tech landscape
     Long gone are the days when Africa was disparagingly regarded as the White Man’s Burden. Today, Africa is the continent with the youngest demographic in the world, on the brink of a technical renaissance — yet the world’s tech titans are fl…
    - 20 hours ago 23 Feb 18, 10:00pm -
  • newThe Dropbox IPO filing is here
     It’s official, the Dropbox IPO filing is here. Going public is a huge milestone for Dropbox and has been one of the most anticipated tech IPOs for several years now. We knew that it had already filed confidentially, but the company has now unveil…
    - 21 hours ago 23 Feb 18, 8:43pm -
  • newTwitch’s first live game show ‘Stream On’ debuts March 8
     Twitch’s new reality show featuring up-and-coming streamers will premiere on March 8, the company announced this morning, along with the list of the 14 personalities selected to participate. The video stars will be competing over an 11-week perio…
    - 21 hours ago 23 Feb 18, 8:25pm -

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