Syte.ai, a visual search startup just for fashion, closes $8M Series A

 Syte.ai, a visual search startup focused on fashion products, announced that it has raised an $8 million Series A. The lead investor is NHN Ventures (the investment arm of Korean internet services giant NHN), with participation from Naver Corp., messaging app Line Corp., Magma VC, Remagine VC, KDC Ventures, and NBM Ventures. Read More

Self-driving truck startup Embark raises $15M, partners with Peterbilt

 Self-driving trucking startup Embark has raised $15 million in Series A financing, the company announced on Tuesday. Embark first broke cover back in February, when it revealed trucks equipped with its neural net-based deep learning approach to autonomous trucking. The startup’s also revealing a team-up with heavy equipment manufacturer Peterbilt today, which will help it roll out its… Read More

Doggie DNA startup Embark raises $4.5 million in seed to find your puppy’s breed

 Ever wanted to know the genetic mix of your mutt? Embark, a doggie DNA startup has raised $4.5 million in seed to expand its offering of genetic kits for your pup’s pedigree. Embark launched in Austin, Texas two years ago with its “Embark Dog DNA Test Kit” that tell dog owners their pet’s pedigree, where in the world their dog comes from and if they have a genetic… Read More

Jake the extremely good waterboy is the star of minor league baseball

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You know what would make professional baseball more exciting? If it were played with puppies instead of people. But alas…

Minor league baseball is getting something right, however, by having Jake the Diamond Dog be the best damn waterboy we’ve ever seen. Monday night at the Fort Wayne TinCaps game, the incredibly good Golden Retriever brought water to thirsty umpires between innings. Zach Groth, sports anchor at ABC21 WPTA News, posted this video of the pup doing his very important job.

Jake the Diamond Dog is at the @TinCaps game, and he’s still amazing.

cc: @Lana pic.twitter.com/nB4bpRO8Z3

— Zach Groth (@Zach_ABC21) June 27, 2017 Read more…

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The new ‘Metroid’ game on 3DS feels super modern in the best way

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Samus is back, baby, and she’s looking better than ever.

The galaxy’s favorite bounty hunter returns to the 2D space after 13 years in Metroid: Samus Returns for the 3DS, a re-imagining of 1991’s Metroid II: Return of Samus for the Game Boy. I had a chance to play the upcoming Metroid game Monday and it’s shaping up to be the perfect blend of classic 2D Metroid gameplay and modern Metroid aesthetic with a couple new twists to set it apart in the Metroid series.

Samus Returns begins with a short but beautifully illustrated recap of the events of the original Metroid game, and then Samus emerges from her ship ready to run, jump, and shoot her way through the alien planet’s Metroid population with a couple new tools under her belt. Read more…

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