Gadgets

Sony should do more to boost cross-platform gaming

Halfway through 2017, gamers have a new console from Nintendo to enjoy, a high-end option from Microsoft to look forward to, and increasing interest in VR titles. With these advances in hardware, it seems silly that Sony is pedaling backwards with its decision to keep PS4 gamers away from enjoying cross-platform titles. Speaking to Eurogamer…

Tech

Ethereum price drops 20% after a pile of fake and old news reports

Ethereum has quickly recovered from a flash crash last week, in which the cryptocurrency went from the price of $317 to $0.10 in a few seconds.  But now, after several unsubstantiated — or just plain old — news reports over the weekend, Ethereum seems to be experiencing a real correction.  SEE ALSO: This ethereum-based project…

Cloud

Israel’s position at cutting edge of global tech is at risk due to talent shortage

(Reuters) — When Alexey Chalimov founded software design firm Eastern Peak in Israel four years ago he knew he would not find the developers he needed at home. He went to Ukraine and hired 120 people to develop mobile apps and web platforms for international clients and smaller Israeli startups. “I worked for years in…

Start Ups

Starling Bank passports to Europe, first stop Ireland

 London-based Starling Bank is continuing to gather momentum. After a staggered launch of its current account kicked off in March, the digital-only bank is announcing imminent expansion to Europe, starting with the Republic of Ireland where it has attained a so-called “banking passport”. Read More Read full post on techcrunch.com

Culture & Gaming

ThermoReal lets you feel heat, cold, and pain in virtual reality

Virtual reality takes your eyes and ears into another world. But it isn’t quite truly immersive, yet. So, Tegway wants to take you one step closer into the immersion by making you feel new sensations like heat, cold, and pain. The company demonstrated its ThermoReal technology at the HTC Vive X accelerator event last week in…

Tech

‘One size fits all’ investing is limiting innovations in East Africa and India

GUEST: If you’ve been reading startup tech blogs and news outlets, you might think it’s an exciting time to be a fintech startup in East Africa and India. There are some notable exits coming out of India, like the 2016 acquisition of Citrus Pay by Naspers’ PayU for $130 million, one of the largest-ever acquisitions…