Scientists pull speech directly from the brain

In a feat that could eventually unlock the possibility of speech for people with severe medical conditions, scientists have successfully recreated the speech of healthy subjects by tapping directly into their brains. The technology is a long, long way from practical application but the science is real and the promise …

Workplace design in tech sector out of step with demands of modern work

HOK has released the second volume of HOK Forward, its annual report exploring a crucial issue in workplace design. HOK Forward: Tech Workplace Takes Center Stage investigates the distinct threats and challenges facing the tech sector and explores how these same challenges are affecting all companies, regardless of the industry in …

Walmart Grocery is expanding its $98 per year ‘Delivery Unlimited’ subscription across the U.S.

Walmart is expanding its brand-new “Delivery Unlimited” grocery delivery membership program to more stores across the U.S., with plans to reach over 50% of the country by year-end. The new program allows regular grocery delivery customers to pay either an annual fee of $98 or $12.95 on a monthly basis …

The Newest Frontrunner for Amazon’s HQ2 Is a Pricey DC Suburb. Here’s What to Know About Crystal City

Could the search for Amazon’s much-hyped HQ2 finally be coming to a close? The Seattle-based company has been on the hunt for a new home — or homes — for more than a year. If a new report is correct, it may have found one in Crystal City, Va. As …

Movo grabs $22.5M to get more cities in LatAm scooting

Madrid-based micromobility startup Movo has closed a €20 million (~$22.5M) Series A funding round to accelerate international expansion. The 2017 founded Spanish startup targets cities in its home market and in markets across LatAm, offering last mile mobility via rentable electric scooters (e-mopeds and e-scooters) plotted on an app map. …

Facebook warned over privacy risks of merging messaging platforms

Facebook’s lead data protection regulator in Europe has asked the company for an “urgent briefing” regarding plans to integrate the underlying infrastructure of its three social messaging platforms. In a statement posted to its website late last week the Irish Data Protection Commission writes: “Previous proposals to share data between …

Looking for the Perfect UX/UI Tools? Check Out These Great Ones

This sponsored article was created by our content partner, BAW Media. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. As the saying goes: "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". More companies than ever are beginning to heed this advice. They're realizing that it is …

5 ways to build a strong online presence on a shoestring budget

Wondering how you start to build a strong online presence for your business if you’ve only got a shoestring budget? We’re here to help. When it comes to business, the term “brand” is used quite often — off-brand, brand guidelines, the leading brand, personal brand … you get the idea. …

The secret to getting eyes on your Halloween gift guide

Gift guides are a sales staple for eCommerce stores, especially during the holidays. Halloween is approaching so it’s the perfect time to create a Halloween gift guide. Once customers see it, you know they’ll be drooling over every image, frantically pulling out their credit cards to buy — right? The …

Government lacks the know-how to help disabled people get into work

The Department for Work Pensions has limited evidence of what works when it comes to supporting disabled people to work, according to the National Audit Office (NAO) in a report published today. The number of disabled­­ people in work has risen by 930,000 (31 percent) in the last five years, …

Early-bird pricing to Disrupt Berlin 2018 flies away in four days

Die uhr tickt, menschen — the clock is ticking, people. Early-bird pricing on passes to Disrupt Berlin 2018 migrates to parts unknown in just four days. If you want to join us at the Arena Berlin on 29-30 November — and save up to €500 in the process — you need to …

WeWork loses its chief communications officer ahead of planned IPO

It could just be a better job offer, but WeWork’s top communications executive, Jennifer Skyler, has announced to her contacts that she is leaving the co-working giant to become the chief corporate affairs officer at American Express later this fall. Skyler joined WeWork four years ago as its first communications …

Assistive technologies will be a $26 billion dollar market, and investors are only now addressing it

Rohan Silva is obsessed with social mobility and why certain groups are so under-represented in the technology industry. He co-founded Second Home, a coworking space looking to bring together disparate civic-minded, cultural, creative and commercial entrepreneurs at sites in Lisbon, London and (now) Los Angeles, and he has spent years examining …

Staff prefer consumer digital comms platforms to corporate ones

A new report claims that the way that workers wish to communicate digitally differs from the platforms that are actually sanctioned by their employers. The research by Maintel claims a substantial proportion of employees would like to use consumer-grade tools such as Snapchat or Facebook Messenger for work. According to …

Morressier makes it easy to share early research

By the time you hear about a research project online or in the news it’s probably already gone through countless iterations and changes. Until Morressier, however, that early stage research was done separately by researchers who barely interacted with each other. Morressier is a service for early stage research. This …

Trueface raises $3.7M to recognise that gun, as it’s being pulled, in real time

Globally, millions of cameras are in deployed by companies and organizations every year. All you have to do is look up. Yes, there they are! But the petabytes of data collected by these cameras really only become useful after something untoward has occurred. They can very rarely influence an action …

Here are the game trailers from Microsoft’s E3 2019 press conference

Trailers. You love them, Microsoft’s got them. According to the company, there were a ridiculous 60 games trotted out on stage at today’s big E3 kickoff. Looks like the Xbox got a little extra love at the event since Sony’s MIA this year. Along with more information on its streaming …

Match Group records solid first-quarter revenue thanks to an increase in Tinder subscribers

Match Group’s revenue saw solid growth in the first quarter thanks to an increase in Tinder subscribers. The company, whose portfolio of dating apps also includes Match.com, PlentyOfFish, OkCupid and Hinge, among others, said in its earnings report today that total quarterly revenue grew 14% year over year to $465 …

This charming little camera prints instantly to receipt paper

I’m a big instant camera fan, but the film is expensive and the digital printers just aren’t very good. So I was delighted to see this alternative seeking funds on Kickstarter: the Alulu camera, which prints photos in black and white on receipt paper. Why did no one do this …