Turn Your $20s Into Tubmans With This DIY 3-D Printed Stamp

It wasn’t long ago that Phillip Torrone and Limor Fried heard the news that the United States Treasury was considering putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. It seemed like a big moment, a beacon of progress. But when it became clear that it wouldn’t happen any time soon—the Treasury said it would wait until …

EA rebuffs ‘pay to win’ loot criticism of ‘SW Battlefront 2’

The publisher noted that they’re considering changing the small-team Strike mode to best-of-three matches, toning down the Specialist’s close-quarters Infiltration ability and tuning up the First Order Flametrooper’s ‘firepower.’ While the beta had rewarded players that stuck together with bonus points, EA is also thinking about adding further rewards users in a spawn wave. The …

Omnyway raises $12.75M to connect advertising and mobile commerce

Omnyway announced today that it has raised $12.75 million in Series A funding. Previously known as OmnyPay, Omnyway has built technology around what it calls “augmented digital commerce” — basically, helping retailers stay connected to consumers through their mobile phone during the in-store shopping process. That includes loyalty programs, coupons and what CEO Ashok Narasimhan …

Sony’s Xperia Touch is here to turn your walls into touchscreens for a big price

Ever wanted your dining room table to become a big touchscreen tablet computer? That’s now possible, sort of, now that Sony’s Xperia Touch projector is finally available in the US. (It’s been available in the UK since June.) But, that said, at $1,700/£1,300 (around AU$2,185), it’s not exactly an everyman’s device. For that price you …

Uber product lead Daniel Graf explains Uber’s shifted approach to building tech

Uber’s Head of Product Daniel Graf thinks that the company’s recent problems may end up being good for the ride hailing provider’s product development in the long term; in some ways, it’s brought collaboration to the fore in a company structure that previously preferred work being done in relatively discrete silos, walled off from the …

Google Offers ‘Help’ to Industries It Helps to Destroy

Twenty-four years ago, a young Indian engineer named Sundar Pichai boarded a plane for the first time, to fly to Pittsburgh. Thursday, he returned to Pittsburgh as CEO of Google, and announced plans to give away $1 billion. The money will go to projects that offer training and career coaching to people short on skills …

Cortana may talk users through Windows settings with ‘follow me’

Microsoft tipster Walking Cat spotted a new feature that could be coming to Windows. Called ‘Follow Me,’ it will allow the voice assistant Cortana to verbally walk users through processes, like configuring settings or installing software. While the video in Walking Cat’s original tweet isn’t available to watch in some regions, another was uploaded to …

Google Home just made it easier to buy products from Target

Target has been testing the Google Express service in California and New York City for a while now, and today it announced that everyone in the contiguous US can now order its products through the service. Sorry, Alaska and Hawaii. Not only does this mean you can get Target products through the Google Express website …