Startups

Twitter will finally let you turn on two-factor authentication without giving it a phone number – TechCrunch

Twitter will finally let you turn on two-factor authentication without giving it a phone number – TechCrunch

Two-factor authentication is good! SMS-based two-factor authentication? Not the best option. After countless tales of people having their phone numbers and inbound SMS hijacked by way of SIM swapping, its clear that SMS just isn’t the right solution for sending people secondary login codes. And yet, for many years, it’s been the mandatory go-to on […]

With echoes of Theranos, Truvian Sciences revives the dream of low-cost, accessible blood tests – TechCrunch

With echoes of Theranos, Truvian Sciences revives the dream of low-cost, accessible blood tests – TechCrunch

A little over a year after the dissolution of the once high-flying blood testing startup Theranos, another startup has raised over $27 million to breathe new life into the vision of bringing low-cost blood tests to point-of-care medical facilities. Unlike Theranos, Truvian Sciences is not claiming that most of its blood tests do not need […]

Logitech accessory kit makes the Xbox Adaptive Controller even more accessible – TechCrunch

Logitech accessory kit makes the Xbox Adaptive Controller even more accessible – TechCrunch

Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller was a breath of fresh air in a gaming world that has largely failed to consider the needs of people with disabilities. Now Logitech has joined the effort to empower this diverse population with an expanded set of XAC-compatible buttons and triggers. Logitech’s $100 Adaptive Gaming Kit comes with a dozen […]

Microsoft winds down its bigger plans for Cortana with mobile app shutdown – TechCrunch

Microsoft winds down its bigger plans for Cortana with mobile app shutdown – TechCrunch

At Microsoft’s Ignite conference this month, the company announced a new vision for its personal productivity assistant, Cortana — one which aimed to make it more useful in your day-to-day work, including email, but one which also saw Microsoft scaling its ambitions back from Cortana as a true Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant competitor. Now, […]

Salesforce, Apple partnership begins to come to life – TechCrunch

Salesforce, Apple partnership begins to come to life – TechCrunch

Last year at Dreamforce, Salesforce’s enormous annual customer conference, Apple and Salesforce announced the beginnings of a partnership where the two organizations would work together to enhance Salesforce products running on Apple devices. Today, as this year’s Dreamforce conference begins, the companies announced the fruits of that labor with general availability of two new tools […]

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