News

5ce5adf5f85e1611510df604 2732 1366
May 22, 2019
By Sonam Sheth
5ce2981b021b4c53f73fac55 2732 1366
May 22, 2019
By Benjamin Pimentel
5ce5785822bc8d04af455b79 1920 960
May 22, 2019
By Rebecca Ungarino
5ce459af021b4c192c78fe69 1920 960
May 22, 2019
By Akin Oyedele
5b17ef0e1ae66239008b51d5 1920 960
May 22, 2019
By Mark Matousek
58b097d401fe5823008b6964 2732 1366
May 22, 2019
By Hayley Peterson
5ce5965a18fe600d32499e25 1920 960
May 22, 2019
By Jeremy Berke
5ce47132021b4c255a561e44 750 375
May 22, 2019
By Bradley Saacks
5cb72e5a86224620ba1f1e57 1136 568
May 22, 2019
By Nathan McAlone
5ce59f2cd1f7220eed378662 2732 1366
May 22, 2019
By Dennis Green
Paintface
May 22, 2019

Mona Lisa frown: Machine learning brings old paintings and photos to life

Machine learning researchers have produced a system that can recreate lifelike motion from just a single frame of a person's face, opening up the possibility of animating not just photos but also of paintings. It's not perfect, but when it works, it is — like much AI work these days — eerie and fas…

By Devin Coldewey
Gettyimages 941399296
May 22, 2019

Spotify resets some account passwords citing 'suspicious activity'

Music streaming giant Spotify has notified an unspecified number of users that the company has reset their account password, but has left dozens of users asking why. In an email, some Spotify users were told their password was reset “due to detected suspicious activity,” but gave no fur…

By Zack Whittaker
Duplex
May 22, 2019

Google’s Duplex calls still frequently require human intervention

When Google launched Duplex with a demo at I/O last year, the audience was left wondering how much of the call was staged. The AI-based reservation booking service seemed almost too impressive to be a machine. Now that it’s been used for real-world reservations, Google has revealed that it frequent…

By Brian Heater
Playdate model shot
May 22, 2019
By Devin Coldewey
Foundation
May 22, 2019

Documentary series Foundation is back with a season 2

Paris startup campus Station F and Le Studio Next have teamed up once again for a second season of Foundation, a documentary series about building a startup. If you liked the first season, you’ll feel right at home. A video team followed the entrepreneurs working for three startups through their wo…

By Romain Dillet
Model 3@2
May 22, 2019
By Kirsten Korosec
Tcdisrupt ny16 9519
May 22, 2019

Modsy scores $37M to virtually redesign your home

Modsy has raised some new cash as the computer vision startup looks to get physical and build more of the furniture it recommends. The startup announced that they have closed $37 million in Series C funding led by TCV. They’ve now raised north of $70 million to date. The service combines comp…

By Lucas Matney
Vignette app ios
May 22, 2019

Vignette is a handy new app that keeps your iOS contact photos up to date

If there’s a special place in your heart for single-purpose utilities that solve a nagging problem, then you’re going to want to skip your daily Starbucks coffee and instead buy yourself a copy of the new iOS contacts utility Vignette. The new app is focused on doing one thing well: fin…

By Sarah Perez
Lightcycle 1 of 1
May 22, 2019

My desk doesn't deserve the $600 Dyson Lightcycle lamp

Like many of you, I’m assuming, my desk was purchased at Ikea and is the center of my life. Such as it is, the desk is littered with bits of crackers, memory cards, branded Moleskin notebooks and countless coffee cups. I’m not a slob. I just live here. The desk is clean enough. Then Dyson […]

By Matt Burns
Extra crunch roundup03
May 22, 2019

Getaround, Facebook, AI chips, Nvidia, Africa, and immigration

Who helped your startup grow? Nominate a growth marketing agency. For those who have been members of Extra Crunch for a while now, you have seen us go through two cycles of Verified Experts, covering startup attorneys and brand designers. Now, we turn our attention to our third community of startup…

By Danny Crichton
Helen sloan hbo 2
Mar 05, 2019
By EW Staff
Brightburn
May 22, 2019
By Chris Nashawaty
Ujgp 04649
May 22, 2019
By Clark Collis
Netflix2.jpg?crop=0px%2c0px%2c2700px%2c1417
May 22, 2019
By Tyler Aquilina
Got finale 1
May 22, 2019
By James Hibberd
151218 5666.jpg?crop=0px%2c0px%2c2700px%2c1417
May 22, 2019
By Samantha Highfill
000257897hr social
May 22, 2019
By Tim Stack
Bond 25 b25 ndove 20190425 ndv01240 rgb.jpg?crop=0px%2c0px%2c2700px%2c1417
May 22, 2019
By Samantha Highfill
Tldi 3
May 22, 2019
By Clark Collis
Will smith.jpg?crop=0px%2c0px%2c2700px%2c1417
Sep 25, 2018
By Derek Lawrence