1. Robot security guard maker Knightscope shows off new multi-terrain model  |  ( the verge )
That’s half the cost of a human security guard, but Knightscope’s bots offer a pretty limited service by comparison.
2. Ripio Credit Network launches, aiming to attack bank loan fees in emerging markets  |  ( techcrunch )
The Ripio Credit Network (RCN) will be public in November and is designed to grow the product and platform outside Latin America, into the fast-emerging developing world.
3. Matternet’s autonomous delivery drones can now refuel and reload by themselves  |  ( techcrunch )
You can check out a video of the Matternet Station reload and refuel process below.
4. The first autonomous drone delivery network will fly above Switzerland starting next month  |  ( the verge )
The drone network is part of a partnership with Swiss Post, and is significant because it’s the first operational drone network flying in dense urban areas that’s not a pilot run or in testing.
5. Google: Shared duty to find terrorist material  |  ( bbc )
His interview coincides with a demand by Prime Minister Theresa May that tech firms take down terrorist material within two hours or face fines.
6. Amazon is working on smart glasses to house Alexa AI, says FT  |  ( techcrunch )
According to the FT, the smart glasses are intended to be purely an earbuds-free housing for Amazon’s Alexa AI — with a bone-conduction audio system that would enable the wearer to hear Alexa without the need to be wired in.
7. Saudi Arabia set to lift ban on internet calls  |  ( reuters )
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will remove its ban on internet phone calls on Thursday, a government spokesman said, in a bid to stimulate online business as the kingdom looks to boost non-oil revenue.
8. ABB to deliver 117 electric vehicle charging stations for German motorways  |  ( reuters )
REUTERS/David LawderZURICH (Reuters) - ABB will deliver 117 electric vehicle charging stations to German utility EnBW, the Swiss engineering company said on Wednesday.
9. Google’s AI head says super-intelligent AI scare stories are stupid  |  ( the verge )
But despite this focus on super-intelligent AI, we should remember that the technology poses much more realistic challenges.
10. Calling all international startups: sign up for a country pavilion at Disrupt Berlin  |  ( techcrunch )
Speaking of the world, we’re looking for international early-stage startups to apply for a country pavilion in Startup Alley — the heartbeat of every Disrupt event.
11. Amazon smart glasses 'to use bones instead of headphones'  |  ( sky news )
Amazon is reportedly planning to make a pair of smart glasses that transmit audio to your eardrum via the bones in your face.
12. Uber reviews Asia business amid U.S. bribery probe: source  |  ( reuters )
Uber has hired law firm O‘Melveny & Myers LLP to review its Asia operations.
13. Microsoft opens standard Xbox One X preorders worldwide  |  ( the verge )
Microsoft today announced worldwide preorder availability for the standard version of its new Xbox One X console.
14. Amazon reportedly working on Alexa-powered smart glasses  |  ( cnet )
So far, that strategy has been working pretty well for the company, with Echo devices grabbing 71 percent of the US smart speaker market, according to eMarketer.
15. Amazon working on 'smart glasses' as its first wearable device: FT  |  ( reuters )
REUTERS/Carlos Jasso/Illustration/File Photo(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is working on its first wearable device - a pair of ‘smart glasses’, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.
16. Amazon working on Alexa-powered smart glasses, says report  |  ( the verge )
“One or both” of these products may arrive this year, according to the FT's sources, alongside updated Echo products.
17. Announcing the TechCrunch Battlefield of Sub-Saharan Africa agenda  |  ( techcrunch )
TechCrunch Battlefield AfricaNairobi , Wednesday Oct. 119:00 AM – 9:05 AMOpening Remarks9:05 AM – 9:30 AMAfrica Unicorn: How Do We Produce the Next African Unicorn?
18. At U.N., Britain to push internet firms to remove extremist content quicker  |  ( reuters )
REUTERS/Brendan McDermidUNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The leaders of Britain, France and Italy will push social media companies on Wednesday to remove “terrorist content” from the internet within one to two hours of it appearing because they say that is the period when most material is spread.
19. Alibaba-backed Best Inc raises $450 million in IPO after slashing terms  |  ( reuters )
ZTO’s stock has traded below its IPO price since debuting and is down 22 percent from the listing price.
20. iOS 11 Now Available to Download  |  ( techcrunch )
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21. Meet the six finalists at the Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield  |  ( techcrunch )
It’s now offering fertility testing for men as well, with a new product called the Sperm Activity Test.
22. T-Mobile boosts data throttling threshold to 50GB per month  |  ( cnet )
But when you hit a certain data limit, your data speeds are slowed down or your data needs are sent to the back of the line.
23. Amazon mistakenly sends baby registry emails to non-parents  |  ( cnet )
The reason for the surprise: Many of those receiving the email don't have a baby registry or even plans to have a baby.
24. Facebook may appear at Senate hearing on election meddling  |  ( cnet )
James Martin/CNETFacebook representatives are expected to be called to testify at a Senate hearing examining Russia's use of social media to influence last year's US election.
25. Amazon sends accidental gift email to shoppers due to glitch  |  ( reuters )
The email displayed an image of a crawling infant and told shoppers they had received a present from their baby registry.
26. Electric scooter maker Gogoro raises $300 million for growth  |  ( techcrunch )
Electric scooter maker Gogoro has closed a massive $300 million Series C round to expand its service.
27. Boundless helps you navigate the US immigration labyrinth for your partner  |  ( techcrunch )
“My family spent five months of rent money on immigration lawyers because we just didn’t know how to do it and didn’t know any better.
28. Got a PS4? Add Virtual Reality for Only $300  |  ( wired )
We loved Sony's PlayStation VR headset when we tried it last year , giving it our recommendation.
29. Onēva expands platform for child and elder care, housecleaning  |  ( techcrunch )
Instead of making the Onēva platform available to all consumers, it’s working with companies like Microsoft to make this an employee benefit.
30. The future of urban transportation is being built today (Paid Content by Ford)  |  ( mashable )
According to a 2014 United Nations report, 54 percent of the world's population resides in urban areas; by 2050 that number is expected to rise to 66 percent.