Banking Interests Target the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The sharks are circling around the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPB), the consumer watchdog that was created to defend consumers – and protect the economy – in the wake of the financial crash of the late 2000’s. In the last few weeks, we’ve seen a flurry of bills that seek to disempower or even abolish […]

LimeBike raises $12 million to roll out bike sharing without kiosks in the US

 A startup called LimeBike has raised $12 million in venture funding to make Chinese-style bike sharing mainstream in the US. Andreessen Horowitz led the round joined by IDG Ventures, DCM Ventures and other investors who declined to be named. In China, companies like MoBike and Ofo have raised massive amounts of venture capital and distributed […]

X-ray technique creates nanometer-scale 3D reconstructions of computer chips

 The chips in our devices are powered by transistors and circuits so small that they can barely be detected by our most advanced imaging techniques. How chip makers manage to do quality control when they can’t even see what they’re working is a really good question. A new method from Swiss researchers provides an incredibly […]

From your dorm room to your car: ethernet is back

 Wifi, DSRC, Bluetooth, NFC — there are so many ways to connect without cables that ethernet seems retro, like a flip phone. But ethernet is staging a comeback in our cars. Manufacturers like Hyundai and Land Rover are using this old-school technology to connect the sensors that allow for advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) and […]