TravelPerk grabs $44M to take its pain-free SaaS for business travel global

Only six months ago Barcelona-based TravelPerk bagged a $21M Series B, off the back of strong momentum for a software as a service platform designed to take a Slack-like chunk out of the administrative tedium of arranging and expensing work trips. Today the founders’ smiles are firmly back in place: TravelPerk has announced a $44M Series … Continue reading TravelPerk grabs $44M to take its pain-free SaaS for business travel global

Mekamon 2.0 is here to give AR gaming a dose of personality

Reach Robotics has launched the second generation of its augmented reality (AR) fighting robot, Mekamon – and it’s weirdly adorable. In February, TechRadar visited the company’s new UK office, where we spoke to chief operating officer John Rees and chief technology officer Chris Beck about the history of Mekamon and the future of AR gaming. … Continue reading Mekamon 2.0 is here to give AR gaming a dose of personality

This robot uses lasers to “listen” to its environment

[embedded content] A new technology from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University will add sound and vibration awareness to create truly context-aware computing. The system, called Ubicoustics, adds additional bits of context to smart device interaction, allowing a smart speaker to know its in a kitchen or a smart sensor to know you’re in a tunnel … Continue reading This robot uses lasers to “listen” to its environment

Facebook is banning misinformation about voting ahead of the midterms

The company will not be removing all untrue posts regarding the electoral process, a line in the proverbial sand which Facebook has long be reticent to cross. Instead the company will direct its corps of human moderators to take down only false content relating to the voting method itself. That means posts about long lines … Continue reading Facebook is banning misinformation about voting ahead of the midterms

Diablo 3 Nintendo Switch bundle packs a custom console, the game and all its DLC

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner, console makers are starting to roll out their best bundles that pack hit games and custom hardware all in the box. The latest of these is the new Diablo III Nintendo Switch bundle that includes a download code for Diablo III Eternal Collection (Diablo III, … Continue reading Diablo 3 Nintendo Switch bundle packs a custom console, the game and all its DLC