Plaid puts out a “request for startups” in nine underserved fintech sectors

 Plaid wants to make it easier for financial services companies to serve consumers and businesses, but it sees significant holes in the fintech ecosystem. As a result, the company has issued a Y Combinator like “request for startups” to tackle particular issues where it believes significant innovation is lacking.  Read More Source:

Autodesk Generative Design takes in constraints and makes its own 3D models

 It’s easy to see machine learning as a creativity-killing, bubble-inducing agent invading our Facebook News Feeds and dumbing-down our Netflix habits. But increasingly machine learning is finding a home helping humans break their own internal biases to enhance rather than subjugate creativity. Autodesk’s Generative Design tool in Netfabb 2018 is the latest example of this….

New In iOS 11: AR Mode In Maps App

A new feature in iOS 11 brings ARKit’s AR mode to the stock Apple Maps app. Here’s how it works on a compatible iPhone or iPad device. [ Continue reading this over at ] Source:

Volkswagen to pay $157 million for violating emissions standards in the US

Volkswagen diesel cars were emitting over 40 times the permissible levels of nitrogen oxide during normal driving. German automaker Volkswagen AG said today it reached a settlement with 10 US states on environmental and consumer claims stemming from its emissions cheating scandal. The company has agreed to pay USD 157.5 million to the states, including…

Yamaha launches FZ-S, FZ F1, Fazer FI, SZ RR in India

Yamaha says that the newly launched motorcycles and scooters are all compliant with BS-IV norms. With the Supreme Court banning sale of non-BS-IV compliant vehicles, two-wheeler company India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd on Thursday said it has launched new variants of its motorcycles and scooters. In a statement here, the company said the newly launched…

DirecTV plans to air 25 MLB games in 4K

If you're looking for more 4K sports to justify your shiny new TV, you may be in luck. DirecTV is gearing up for its second season of broadcasting MLB games in 4K, and this year you'll have a fairly wide range of games to watch in exceptional. You… Source: