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Modern Fertility raises $15 million to sell its hormonal agent tests– and gather more fertility information from its users

Modern Fertility is a San Francisco-based company that sells fertility tests directly to consumers, but increasingly, those customers will be educating the company, too. Indeed, the two-year-old startup now plans to develop a database of anonymized data about its largely younger demographic. A fresh $15 million in funding led by Forerunner Ventures should help. Forerunner…

Facebook will not eliminate deepfakes of Mark Zuckerberg, Kim Kardashian and others from Instagram

Facebook will not remove the faked videos featuring Mark Zuckerberg, Kim Kardashian and President Donald Trump from Instagram, the company said in a statement. Earlier today, Vice News reported on the existence of videos created by the artists Bill Posters and Daniel Howe and video and audio manipulation companies including CannyAI, Respeecher and Reflect.  The work, featured in…

Tesla has a style for a submarine car simply sitting around

Tesla wants to show off a prototype of an electric pickup this year and it’s working on bringing the Model Y and Class 8 semi truck into production. But really, who cares about any of that because Tesla apparently has a design for a submarine car just sitting around collecting dust. Tesla CEO Elon Musk…

NASA moves to last planning phases for mission to explore 16 Mind’s full metal asteroid

The value of all the nickel and iron that scientists believe make up 16-Psyche’s potato-shaped asteroid in the outer reaches of the asteroid belt totals some $10,000 quadrillion. It’s an astronomical sum, but NASA’s Psyche mission, which has now received approval to enter the final design and development stages before manufacturing begins for its 2022…

Tesla might enter into the mining service to protect minerals for electrical batteries

Tesla might get into the business of mining minerals used in electric vehicle batteries if it wants to expand its product lineup and scale production, CEO Elon Musk said during the company’s annual shareholder meeting. The comments came after Musk talked about plans for an electric pickup truck and an aim to begin production of…

The majority of United States mobile banking apps have security and personal privacy defects, scientists state

You might figure the biggest U.S. banks would have some of the most secure mobile apps. Spoiler alert: not so much. New findings from security firm Zimperium, shared exclusively with TechCrunch, say most of the top banking apps have security flaws that put user data at risk. The security firm, which has a commercial stake…

Apple signs up with the open-source Cloud Native Computing Structure

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the home of open-source projects like Kubernetes, today announced that Apple is joining it as a top-level Platinum End User Member. With this, Apple is joining 89 existing CNCF end-user members like Adidas, Atlassian, Box, GitHub, the New York Times, Reddit, Spotify and Walmart. Apple, in typical fashion, isn’t…

Animal Crossing, Zelda and Gooigi – The finest of Nintendo’s E3 occasion

After a weekend of press events, E3 officially kicks off in earnest this morning. Nintendo continued its tradition of starting the show off with its customary Direct streaming event. Aside from a brief Doug Bowser/Bowser Koopa mixup at the top, there was very little executive chatter, with the company instead focusing on trailers. And that’s…