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Not just for photographers anymore, Loupdeck+ now supports Adobe Premiere Pro

Video editors can now get physical with the Loupdeck+ control board. Originally for Lightroom, a software update allows the controls to adapt to video editing, including color grading, clip trimming, and navigating through the timeline.

The post Not just for photographers anymore, Loupdeck+ now supports Adobe Premiere Pro appeared first on Digital Trends.


Source: Digital trends

We tested Nvidia’s RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti. Are they a worthy upgrade?

We finally have Nvidia’s newest graphics cards, the RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti, and put them through our standard suite of benchmarks and game tests to see how they performed in a standard play of Battlefield 1 and Fornite. How do they compare to their predecessors?

The post We tested Nvidia’s RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti. Are they a worthy upgrade? appeared first on Digital Trends.


Source: Digital trends

Cloudflare wants internet route leaks to be a thing of the past

Internet outages happen all the time. If it’s not someone cutting through a cable in the street, it’s a massive denial-of-service attack pummeling a pillar of the internet with junk data.

There is another, more common cause: routing issues.

Internet routing isn’t sexy. But it’s a fundamental part of how the internet works. Routing relies on the border gateway protocol (BGP), which manages how internet traffic is routed the internet. BGP relies on trust between network operators to not send incorrect or malicious data. But mistakes happen, and malformed data can form a “route leak” that leads to confusion over where internet traffic should go, and can lead to massive outages.

Predictably, bad actors can take advantage of the overly trusting protocol in what’s known as a “route hijack.” By redirecting unencrypted traffic, it can be read and modified.

Now, Cloudflare wants routing issues to be a thing of the past by deploying a new feature to try to stop route leaks and hijacks in their tracks.

Cloudflare told TechCrunch that rolling out resource public key infrastructure (RPKI) to all of its customers for free will make it far more difficult to reroute traffic — either by accident or deliberately.

RPKI, in a nutshell, helps to ensure that traffic goes to the right place through a route that’s verified as legitimate and correct by using cryptographically signed certificates.

“When two networks connect with each other — say, AT&T and Verizon — they announce the set of IP addresses for which they should be sent traffic,” said Nick Sullivan, Cloudflare’s head of cryptography. “The RPKI is a security framework to make sure a network announces only its legitimate IP addresses.”

Cloudflare’s push in the right direction follows an effort by the National Institute for Standards and Technology, which last week published its first draft of a new standard, which incorporates RPKI as one of three components that will help prevent route leaks and hijacks. A possible approval is expected in the coming weeks.

RPKI isn’t perfect, though — it’s better at preventing leaks than hijacks, Cloudflare said, but called its move the “first milestone” in moving from trust-based to authentication-based routing.

Sullivan said pushing for RPKI will protect networks from fraudulently (or accidentally) directing traffic to the wrong place, “resulting in a safer and more stable internet.”

Right now, RPKI adoption hovers between about 8-9 percent, but less than 1 percent of networks are using strict RPKI validation.

Because it can only be effective if it’s deployed across a large swath of network operators. The company wanted to encourage a wider adoption of the technology by showing it can be done easily and cost efficiently.

With any luck, that might just be the kick that it needs.


Source: TechCrunch

Ferrari’s Monza SP1 and SP2 Mix 21st Century Tech With 1950s Cool

The first car’s in the “Icona” line offer 800 horsepower and looks borrowed from Ferrari’s post-war racers.
Source: Wired

Why Animal Extinction Is Crippling Computer Science

Opinion: As the work of biologists and computer scientists converge, algorithmic secrets are increasingly found in nature
Source: Wired

Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA 2018 in Beirut

We’re excited to head to Beirut, Lebanon, on October 3rd for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA 2018. Yes, we’re bringing our premier startup pitch competition to the Middle East / North Africa, and as well as launching 15 of the hottest startups in MENA on stage for the first time, we’ll also be joined by some leading lights of the scene.

Tickets to this event — our first in this part of the world — cost $29 (including VAT), and you can buy your tickets right here.

Startup Battlefield consists of three preliminary rounds with 15 teams — five startups per round — who have six minutes to pitch and present a live demo to a panel of expert technologists and VC investors. After each pitch, the judges have six minutes to grill the team with tough questions. This is all after the free pitch-coaching they receive from TechCrunch editors.

One startup will emerge the winner of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA 2018 — and receive a US$25,000 no-equity cash prize and win a trip for two to compete in the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2019 (assuming the company still qualifies to compete at the time).

We still have a few tricks up our sleeves and will be adding some new names to the agenda over the few weeks so keep your eyes open. In the meantime, check out these agenda highlights:

Fireside Chat
With Imad Kreidieh (Ogero Telecom) and Ari Kesisoglu (Facebook)

Startup Battlefield Competition, Session 1
TechCrunch’s iconic startup competition is here and for the first time in MENA, as entrepreneurs from around the region pitch expert judges and vie for the Battlefield Cup.

Konstantinos Papamiltiadis (Facebook)
Hear from Facebook’s Director of Developer Platforms & Programs about how his team supports Facebook’s product and platform strategy through partnerships with technology companies and programs for startups.

Startup Battlefield Competition, Session 2
TechCrunch’s iconic startup competition is here and for the first time in MENA, as entrepreneurs from around the region pitch expert judges and vie for US$25,000 no-equity cash prize and a trip for two to compete in the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2019.

Lessons 10 Years On
With Omar Gabr (Instabug), Nour Al Hassan (Tarjama) and Ameer Sherif (Wuzzuf)
Ten years ago the Middle East and North Africa’s tech ecosystem was worth perhaps tens of millions of dollars. Today it’s in the hundreds of millions, and beyond. A decade ago the societal landscape was very different from today. Let’s discuss the huge changes that have happened and challenges and opportunities ahead.

Startup Battlefield Competition, Session 3
TechCrunch’s iconic startup competition is here and for the first time in MENA, as entrepreneurs from around the region pitch expert judges and vie for the Battlefield Cup.

Fireside chat
With Magnus Olsson (Careem)
How do you scale a big startup in MENA? We hear from Magnus Olson, founder and Managing Director of ride-hailing giant Careem on how they joined the unicorn club with Lyft and Uber.

Where Will the Exits Come From?
With Henri Asseily (Leap Ventures), Priscilla Elora Sharuk (Myki), and Kenza Lahlou (Outlierz Ventures)
Both VCs and startups in MENA alike are furiously building the companies of the future. But you can’t have a startup without an acquisition or IPO, so where are these going to come from? We’ll hear from both the founder and investor perspectives.

Startup Battlefield Competition – Final Round
TechCrunch’s iconic startup competition is here and for the first time in MENA, as entrepreneurs from around the region pitch expert judges and vie for the Battlefield Cup.

MENA Content Plays
with Hussam Hammo (Tamaten) and Rami Al Qawasmi (Mawdoo3)
A little-known fact about the MENA market is the sheer lack of Arabic language content online for consumers, whether it be media, music, games or events. Arabic-specific sites have appeared, tailor-made to the market. We’ll get the perspective of key entrepreneurs in this space.

Startup Battlefield Closing Awards Ceremony
Watch the crowning of the latest winner of the Startup Battlefield


Source: TechCrunch

Vezeeta, the leading MENA healthcare startup, secures $12M Series C led by STV

One of the major structural issues in the Middle East is the lack of consistent healthcare across the region. So this market was clearly waiting to be disrupted by technology.

In 2011 Vezeeta came along to change that. Launched initially in Cairo as a sort of “Uber for Ambulances”, it has since expanded to cover a wide area of the MENA population across several cities, and now provides a much wider range of health services to both patients and healthcare professionals.

By solving the ambulance problem, it reversed backwards inside the healthcare systems to provide a free of charge medical search platform for end users by integrating information about medical practices and doctors’ individual schedules. This scheduling system is provided on a paid subscription basis for medical personnel, allowing users to find a free slot in a doctor’s schedule and make appointments. And it’s gradually going well beyond that.

Vezeeta, has today announced a Series C investment of $12M led by Saudi Technology Ventures, the largest VC fund in the region. Joining the round are existing investors: BECO Capital (UAE), Vostok New Ventures (Sweden) and Silicon Badia (Jordan), along with new investor Crescent Enterprises’ CE-Ventures (UAE). Vezeeta says the financing will be used to fund its continued expansion primarily in (the increasingly more open) Saudi Arabia and for further investments in key new products.

Competition-wise Vezeeta is in a good place with only smaller players like Dabadoc in Morocco which are usually very region-locked. Vezeeta has alone succeeded in expanding across the whole region.

Amir Barsoum, founder and CEO of Vezeeta said in a statement: “We could not find a better investment team or strategic partner to help us take Vezeeta to its next stage in the region. We also welcome to our prominent investors profile, CE-Ventures, and we are proud to receive the continuous support from our current investors BECO Capital, Vostok New Ventures and Silicon Badia.”

“Upon meeting Amir and Vezeeta’s management team, it was immediately apparent to us that they are on such a mission. We believe Amir and the Vezeeta team can truly elevate the healthcare experience in the region,” said Hani Enaya, Partner at STV.

Vezeeta claims it has managed 3 million bookings in the region, served 2.5 million consumers/patients and connected more than 10,000 doctors in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan.


Source: TechCrunch

The Case for Expensive Antibiotics

A rogue pharmaceutical company ramped up the cost of a common antibiotic by 400 percent. While the medical community is irate, could high prices make antibiotics worth investing in?
Source: Wired

The Best Accessories for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

Gear up with everything you’ll want for your iPhone—from Airpods to headphone dongles.
Source: Wired

For JavaScript Developers, More Choices Mean Hard Choices

A wave of new programming tools promises to make developers’ lives easier. But the turbulence makes it hard to stay current.
Source: Wired

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