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14 AI startups will compete for $1.5 million from Nvidia

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Artificial intelligence is hot, and you can tell that because both giant companies and tiny startups are excited about it. Nvidia, which had $6.9 billion in revenues last year, is in touch with more than 2,000 AI startups around the world. And this week, the graphics chip maker and AI company took a step in figuring out which ones are the best. Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of Nvidia, hosted a Shark Tank style event called Nvidia Inception to find the best AI startup... Read More
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RedZone Map™ Hits Top 10 in London

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Just Two Days Into Launch, High-Tech iOS App Surges to Number 7 in UK Navigation Category MIAMI & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 21, 2017– Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) and RedZone, creator of the RedZone Map™ app, announced today that their real-time crime mapping coverage of London, launched just two days ago, has been widely embraced by Londoners. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full releas... Read More
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Google is testing Copyless Paste in Chrome for Android, gives text suggestions in other apps

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Google has deployed the first code for a new feature called Copyless Paste in its Chrome app for Android. The feature is meant to take data from your Chrome usage and use that to improve the experience in other apps. It’s now possible to enable Copyless Paste in chrome://flags in Chrome Canary for Android, although turning it on might not do anything. The flag’s description includes an example of how this feature could come in handy. “If you looked at a restaurant website and switched to the Maps app, the keyboard would offer the name of that restaurant as a suggestion to enter into the search bar,” it says. Data is only stored locally and never sent to Google. I ... Read More
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Duolingo now offers paid subscriptions for ad-free and offline access

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Google Play Music to be the default music app on Samsung devices globally

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On the very same day that Samsung officially begins U.S. sales of its new flagship smartphone — the Galaxy S8 and S8+ — Google has now revealed a global deal with the Korean tech titan that will see Google Play Music become the default music player and service on all Samsung devices globally. The deal kicks into effect today with the aforementioned duo of Galaxy smartphones and will result in Google Play Music being pushed front and center as the main music service. This doesn’t mean that everyone will be forced to sign up for a Google Play Music streaming subscription (though that ... Read More
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Samsung Galaxy S8 review: Shiny new hardware meets old software habits

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Insta360 takes preorders for its 8K virtual reality camera for VR films

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China’s Insta360 has announced it is taking preorders for its Insta360 Pro 8K professional virtual reality camera, the Insta360 Pro, as part of its ambitions to raise the bar for 360-degree VR films. The company originally announced the 6-lens camera at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas in January. The Insta360 Pro camera is designed for shooting 360 films that can be viewed with virtual reality headsets. It sells for $3,500, and it’s on display at the National Association of Broadcasters event in Las Vegas this week.... Read More
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Wunderlist users are not impressed with Microsoft’s replacement, To-Do

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Yesterday, while the tech world was paying attention to Facebook’s many F8 announcements, Microsoft launched its replacement for Wunderlist, the task management app it acquired in 2015. To-Do, as it’s called, is available in preview on the web, Windows, ... Read More
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The Best Earbuds

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Our pick Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3 Great sound, comfortable fit, and a three-button remote/mic for iOS. Good for rock, jazz, acoustic, and anything with analog instruments. Has a two-year warranty. The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3 sounds fantastic—all four of our panelists placed this set in their top three, with half choosing the H3 as their ... Read More
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Crusaders of Light is NetEase’s latest mobile MMO

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NetEase is cruising right along. The company just released Crusader of Light, a massively multiplayer online (MMO) mobile game. Crusaders is now available in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and the Philippines as part of its soft launch. Other territories, including North America, Europe, Russia, and Brazil will follow. It is available on iOS and Android.  NetEase is one of the biggest players in the $91 billion global-gaming market: As of March, NetEase was one of the top 25 public game companies in terms of ... Read More
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Love or hate ’em, Apple’s Live Photos are coming to the web

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Get ready to see Live Photos in a lot more places. Today Apple announced the launch of LivePhotosKit JS, an application programming interface (API) that will make it possible for developers to add Live Photos into websites. Developers will be add it in just like any other image or video property as a DOM element, and they will be able to specify how the short videos should play, or let end users hover over a “LIVE” button in the top right corner of the Live Photo to make it play. This isn’t the first time it’s been possible to bring the content of a Live Photo onto the web. Last year Google introduced the ... Read More
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The Best Multiroom Wireless Speaker System

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Our pick Sonos Play:1 The Play:1 sounds great on its own and is an affordable entry point to the Sonos system. A pair in stereo mode sounds even better. Our pick... Read More
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Now That Google Home Recognizes Multiple Voices, It Can Reach Its Full Potential

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Voice-powered speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home have carved out a place on kitchen counters and nightstands in countless homes. What makes their immense popularity all the more remarkable is that they’ve achieved it without a key feature: Knowing exactly who’s talking. That changes with Google Home’s introduction of support for multiple accounts.Starting today, your Google Home device can identify as many as six voices, and summon information based on each person’s calendars, services, and preferences. In doing so, Google’s speaker-bound personal assistant becomes truly... Read More
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Google Home can now distinguish between multiple voices

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Google Assistant on Google Home is now able to support up to six user accounts and detect unique voice signatures, the company announced today. This allows Google Home users to customize a number of features, from the answer to the question “What’s on my calendar?” to the “Tell me about my day?” feature that provides specific commute, weather, and news for each user. It also includes features such as nickname, work location, payment information, and linked accounts like Google Play, Spotify or Netflix. Since its launch last fall, Google Assistant on Google Home has become able to answer questions, provide personal info (like calendar or flight information), and ... Read More
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HTC will unveil Ocean, its 2017 flagship with touch-sensitive frame, on May 16

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HTC has started teasing its next major smartphone, codenamed Ocean, ahead of a launch event scheduled for May 16. Previously revealed by VentureBeat as likely to hit retail under the branding HTC U, the handset will feature a novel method of input that enables users to control certain functions by swiping or squeezing the sides of the device. Squeeze for the Brilliant U. 05.16.2017 https://t.co/89OuHXbBlt pic.twitter.com/jLaeFD2wMW ... Read More
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DomiNations bags $100 million in revenue since its April 2015 mobile launch

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That’ll do, Big Huge Games. That’ll do. Nexon announced today that the studio’s DomiNations has brought in $100 million in lifetime revenue and has more than 32 million players since the mobile strategy game’s launch in April 2015. The South Korean publisher didn’t indicate how many of those folks are active players on iOS and Android, but this is still a success as more than 25 million of those people are in the West. The publisher also crowed about two of its other, older games: Dungeon Fighter Online and Maple Story. Both have been around for over 10 years, and Nexon claims they’re still growing. The stats are impressive. Before we dive into those games, let’s refresh ourselves... Read More
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Shopify will let gamers buy T-shirts and other real-world goods inside a game

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Shopify is launching its Custom Storefront development kit, and it’s a new way for game developers to make money from their games. It’s another sign that the way people shop continues to evolve, even in the post e-commerce world. With the new kit, developers can now create unique buying experiences on practically any interface. In the case of games, players could buy T-shirts and other merchandise from inside a game. Developers can build new shopping experiences on web, mobile, in-game, and more. The kit includes a new Unity Buy software development kit (SDK), which enables developers to add new pay options when using the Unity Technologies game engi... Read More
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Despite legal battle with Apple, Qualcomm collected some iPhone royalties

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Qualcomm continued to collect some royalties for Apple’s use of its wireless technology in iPhones last year despite dueling lawsuits between the two mobile giants, cheering Qualcomm investors who feared that the payments had entirely dried up. Qualcomm said on Wednesday that Apple’s contract manufacturers including Foxconn paid royalties, although they withheld around $1 billion from the undisclosed total amount due. The amoun... Read More
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Dear Wirecutter: Which Earbuds Have the Best Mics?

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Q: I know earbud reviews are a dime a dozen and most center around sound quality, but I would like to use earbuds to talk on my mobile phone, often for work-related calls. I have tried different recommended earbuds only to be disappointed by the mic, including the Sennheiser momentum series, the 1More Triple Driver headphones, and the BlackBerry Premium Stereo Headset I just ordered. I recently switched to an Android phone, and my tried and true Klipsch earbuds are not compatible. I am tempted to buy a gaming headset since they have a retractable boom mic. Can you recommend any earbuds with a great mic? Our pick... Read More
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Chrome 58 arrives with IndexedDB 2.0 and improvements to iframe navigation

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Google has launched Chrome 58 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Among the additions is support for the IndexedDB 2.0 standard and improvements to iframe navigation. You can update to the latest version now using the browser’s built-in silent updater, or download it directly from google.com/chrome. Chrome is arguably more than a browser: With over 1 billion users, it’s a major platform that web developers have to consider. In fact, with Chrome’s regular a... Read More
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Android just got incredibly good at helping you manage your apps

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Android just got incredibly good at helping you manage your apps - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1... Read More
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Firefox 53 arrives with new themes, separate graphics process on Windows, and compact tabs on Android

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Mozilla today launched Firefox 53 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. The new version includes two new themes on desktop, running the graphics compositor in a separate tab on Windows, compact tabs on Android, a redesigned interface for site permissions, estimated reading times, and more. Firefox 53 for the desktop is available for download now on Firefox.com, and all existing users should be able to upgrade to it automatically. As always, the Android version is trickling out slowly on Google Play. Mozilla doesn’t break out the exact numbers for Firefox, though the company does s... Read More
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Yahoo’s Mail app now works with any email address

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If you’re interested in using Yahoo Mail but have resisted because you have a Gmail, AOL, or Outlook email address, you no longer have anything to worry about. Today Yahoo announced that it has abolished the Yahoo email address requirement for its mail client. This potentially frees the app up to be used by others who find what Yahoo offers in the mail space more appealing than native apps. After downloading Yahoo Mail, tap your preferred email provider in the welcome screen and log in. You’ll have to grant Yahoo permission to sync your email messages. What’s happening is that the Yahoo Mail of old has been transformed into services like Alto, Email by EasilyDo, and other third-party clients. Yahoo boasts that... Read More
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Microsoft To-Do is a new app that replaces Wunderlist

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droidcon Italy: Security, Proximity, and Networking

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Turin greeted me with a downpour of rain. I couldn’t check in to my hotel for another 3 hours so I decided to get to know the city. And what a great city it is. Convenient metro/subway, beautiful architecture, churches, museums and piazzas (not to be confused with the delicious pizza). Spending a few hours orienting myself in Turin set a positive tone that continued for the whole conference and trip.   Tuesday night, the droidcon Italy team set up a dinner for the speakers. I had the pleasure of meeting Erik Hellman, Google Developer Expert and author of ... Read More
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Helios and Matheson Analytics and RedZone Announce the Opening of the London Market for Real-Time Crime Data

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With Violent Crime on the Rise, RedZone Seeks to Help Londoners MIAMI & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 19, 2017– Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) and RedZone, creator of the RedZone Map™ app, announced today that London is the latest addition to the RedZone Map real-time crime mapping coverage. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: ... Read More
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Send Wi-Fi companies floor plans, receive the ultimate mesh networking test

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Xiaomi unveils Mi 6 with Snapdragon 835 and 6GB of RAM, starting at $363

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At an event in Beijing today, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun unveiled the Mi 6 flagship smartphone. The Chinese company plans to start shipping the device on April 28, but only in China. There are three models: 64GB for 2,499 RMB ($363), 128GB for 2899 RMB ($421), and a ceramic edition for 2999 RMB ($436). The Mi 6 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor and 6GB of RAM. In February, Xiaomi introduced its first chipset: the Surge S1, which powers the Mi 5c smartphone. While that is a huge accomplishment, the company is sticking to third-party chipsets for its flagship phone. Samsung reportedly bought up ... Read More
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Facebook makes it easier to log back in to Android apps you uninstalled

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Anger Isn’t Enough, So the #Resistance Is Weaponizing Data

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If Jon Ossoff, a Democrat, wins today’s special election in Georgia’s 6th congressional district—a seat Republicans have held since 1979—it won’t be because he’s young. It won’t be because he’s idealistic, camera-friendly, or Star Wars-savvy. Mostly, it will be because Ossoff is lucky enough to be the first Democrat to stand a real chance of starting to claw back the ground ceded to Republicans on Capitol Hill. And so Democrats across the country, feeling helpless and maybe even a little guilty about the November election outcome, have plowed an absolutely eye-popping $8.3 million into Ossoff’s campaign.Ossoff’s in... Read More
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HBO Go finally adds an automated binge mode to its iOS and Android apps

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Apple Music is coming to Facebook Messenger

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Apple will be introducing an Apple Music chat extension to Facebook Messenger, making it possible for people to bring the music streaming app into conversations with friends and family members and share music. Chat extensions are part of version 2.0 of Facebook’s Messenger platform. Spotify, perhaps the biggest competitor to Apple Music, is also introducing a char extension. Apple Music is available on Android and iOS. Now it’s being packaged up in one of the most popular mobile apps that’s not controlled by Apple itself. Apple Music, which has no free tier and is only available through subscriptions, is one of the most prominent contributors to Apple’s fast-growing Services business, and the company has shown a wi... Read More
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Facebook’s plan to win over developers: local support groups called Developer Circles

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Ten years ago, Facebook held the first F8 developer conference where its platform debuted. Since then, a myriad of tools have been released to allow developers to build websites, apps, and bots on top of the social network and its “graph” of data. This year, however, the company is launching a new initiative with the goal of empowering developers to help one another build on its platform. Reaching the multipliers Called Developer Circles, this is a group program that brings together developers in local areas to not only build together, but also connect and learn from one another. Each chapter will have a forum from which members can share kno... Read More
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No more TouchWiz jokes: Samsung's software has caught up to its hardware

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What is Google’s Android mascot doing in North Korea?

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Mobvoi launches Chinese chatbot

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Mobvoi, the Google-backed AI company that first developed Chinese language voice recognition, has released a chatbot that can communicate with voice-activated smart home devices. The new product, which leverages Mobvoi’s advances in voice recognition and artificial intelligence, is envisioned to facilitate human-machine interaction in China much like Apple’s Siri personal assistant, or Alexa from Amazon. Li Zhifei, founder and CEO of Mobvoi, believes that the chatbot will help the company develop AI for the end user, with interactive hardware and software products.... Read More
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Samsung Galaxy S8 First Impressions: That Screen, You Guys

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The first thing I noticed about the Samsung Galaxy S8, only a moment after turning it on, was the screen. There’s so much of it. An enormous 5.8 inches of bright, crisp, super-saturated colors illuminated my face as the phone booted. I stared at the round corners and curved edges of the glass. Holding it in my left hand, it looked and felt like holding a screen and nothing more. So many phones feel like every other phone, but not this one. The Samsung Galaxy S8 feels like a prop from Ridley Scott movie. It feels like the future.The S8 offers a lot to talk about. It features Bixby... Read More
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Samsung Galaxy S8 review: Design and performance impress, but Bixby underwhelms

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Samsung’s chance at redemption is here with the release of the Galaxy S8 smartphone. The company is looking for a way to rebound after a disastrous incident over its next-generation productivity device, the Note7, which was recalled after multiple reports of battery explosio... Read More
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Samsung Galaxy S8 review: ahead of the curve

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People "aren’t excited by new phones anymore." That’s the first thing Samsung’s product manager said to me before introducing the company’s new flagship Galaxy S8 last month. He’s not wrong: the modern concept of the smartphone has been around for a decade now, and the differences between devices are exceedingly incremental. It doesn’t help that virtually every smartphone looks the same, too. So for the Galaxy S8, Samsung made an effort to do something different. It combined everything it did in the past few generations of its phones and added some new ideas to produce something different from everything else on t... Read More
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Mossberg: Samsung Galaxy S8 squeezes more into less

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If you’re a smartphone company and your last major product caused fires and explosions and had to be removed from the market, you’d want to make sure your next big phone model really stands out and is an object of desire. Samsung did exactly that with the new Galaxy S8, which goes on sale this week for the very hefty starting price of $750 at most US carriers ($720 at Verizon). The S8 is a fast, versatile phone with fine cameras. But by far its biggest benefit is this: it fits a big screen into a surprisingly small, comfortable-to-hold, easy-to-carry body. And the end result is a visual and tactile triumph. There are some trade-offs that resu... Read More
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Tumblr launches Cabana so you can video chat with up to 5 friends while watching YouTube

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Remember Tumblr? The popular blogging platform acquired by Yahoo for $1.1 billion way back in 2013? Well, amidst all the hullabaloo at Yahoo regarding its own acquisition by Verizon, you could be forgiven for letting Tumblr slip from your consciousness. But Tumblr has some notable news today — it’s launching its first ever standalone app. Arriving first for iPhone, with Android following within a few weeks, Cabana is touted as an app for “hanging out with friends and watching videos,” according to a statement issued by... Read More
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Pandora’s Spotify competitor opens to everyone in the U.S.

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Online music service Pandora has opened its on-demand music streaming service to everyone, a little more than a month after debuting the service on an invite-only basis. The news comes three months after Pandora Premium was first touted by the company, after which it was gradually opened up from March ... Read More
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Google’s Android Pay now works with PayPal

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Google is adding a new way to let you purchase goods and services through Android Pay. On Tuesday, the company announced a new partnership that lets consumers use PayPal as a payment method, be it in-store, in-app, or online. Now shoppers in the U.S., instead of using a debit or credit card, can use PayPal. Using services like Android Pay, Samsung Pay, and Apple Pay was predicated on the fact that people had to have a credit or debit card. But what about those who prefer alternative means of payment? Google has made Android Pay more accessible to those that want to experience the tap-and-go experience without linking their card by partnering with PayPal. The integration is rolling out “soon,” and at launch, consumers... Read More
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You can now use your PayPal account to buy stuff through Android Pay

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Huawei’s fitness-focused Watch 2 is now available in the US

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Huawei’s fitness-focused Watch 2 is now available in the US - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Ch... Read More
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Video analytics service Mux raises $9 million led by Accel

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Mux, a startup that provides performance analytics for video developers and media publishers, announced today that it has raised $9 million in a funding round led by Accel. The B2B product targets online video publishers who need to understand what happens when they stream out their video. Although Mux can work with any video format or player, such as YouTube and Vimeo, customers do not use the product for third-party sites, according to Mux cofounder and CEO Jon Dahl. “We focus on companies or developers hosting their own video platforms,” he wrote in an email to VentureBeat. Customers, which include PBS, Funny or Die, and Livestream, integrate Mux by insta... Read More
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Google Earth relaunches with new storytelling and exploration features

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Google is introducing today an updated version of its Google Earth service with new features designed to make it more social and interactive. The company has a splashy launch event planned this morning at the Whitney Museum of Modern Art in New York City that’s aimed at highlighting the media partnerships it has struck to leverage the new features in Google Earth. Chief among them is “Voyager,” an expanded, interactive guided tour feature that offers specialized stories created with “some of the world’s leading storytellers, scientists and nonprofits to bring the planet to life with…a showcase of interactive guided tours,” wrote Gopal Shah, Google ... Read More
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Redesigned Google Earth brings guided tours and 3D view to Chrome browsers and Android devices

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Lenovo’s next shatterproof Moto phone will bring back the headphone jack

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Lenovo’s next shatterproof Moto phone will bring back the headphone jack - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windo... Read More
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Mozilla kills Firefox Aurora channel, builds will move directly from Nightly to Beta

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Mozilla today announced plans to kill the Firefox Aurora channel on April 18, six years after it was first introduced in April 2011. The company shared that “Aurora was not meeting our expectations as a first stabilization channel” and that the decision will streamline its browser’s release process and bring stable new features to users and developers faster. The Firefox Aurora channel sat between the Nightly and Beta channels. Until now, Firefox development started with Nightly, which consists of the latest Firefox code packaged up every night... Read More
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Google agrees to open Android to other search engines in Russia

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Verizon’s Wear24 smartwatch will be available May 11th

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Google settles with Russian regulators to allow competing third-party app preinstallations on Android

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Google has finally reached a settlement in its long-standing anti-monopoly battle with local competitor Yandex and the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS). The crux of the complaint, which was initiated by Russian internet giant Yandex, was that Google was abusing its dominant market position and was breaking anti-competition legislation. Essentially, the argument was that Google was preventing third-party companies from offering competing services on Android by forcing manufacturers to bundle some Google apps, including Gmail, Google Search, and Google Play, on the devices. While it’s true that manufacturers are free to use Android without the aforementioned apps installed, as Amazon does with the Kindle Fire tablet, if p... Read More
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Velapp makes it easier to edit live video while you shoot it

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Velapp has made it easy to edit live video while you shoot it. It’s a recognition that sometimes it matters more to be fast with a video than it is to make it look perfect. Using the 3D Touch on the iPhone 7, you can press on your screen while recording a live video. The harder you press, the higher the rating. You can assign a rating anywhere from zero to 10, as you record. Velapp will automatically edit the best part of the video for you without you having to do anything. You can then turn a 10-minute video into something like a two-minute highlight reel. “This is a new way to capture film,” said David De Min, CEO and founder of Velapp, in an interview with VentureBe... Read More
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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Plus dual-camera prototype shows up in a photo

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Plus dual-camera prototype shows up in a photo - The Verge... Read More
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LifeBeam launches AI-powered and voice-activated personal trainer

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With the onset of improved artificial intelligence, fitness devices are getting a makeover. The latest example is the Vi, the voice-activated, AI-based personal trainer from LifeBeam. LifeBeam’s expertise in AI wearables comes from its experience developing technology for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the U.S. Air Force. Vi is built into biosensing earphones with sound powered by Harman Kardon. It brings consumer AI to the next level by adapting to a person’s behavior, environment, and physiology to deliver tailored, real-time coaching that makes workouts more fun, motivating, and effective, the company said. “Vi is not like anything pe... Read More
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Microsoft’s rumored CloudBook could be your next cheap computer

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In a few weeks, at its education-oriented software and hardware event in New York, Microsoft could unveil a sub-premium laptop — something more robust than a Surface but not as fancy as a Surface Book. And rather than run good old Windows 10, the new product could run something called Windows 10 Cloud, which reportedly will only be able to run apps that you can find in the Windows Store, unless you change a certain peference in Settings. The idea is this will keep your device more secure. However that does mean you won’t be able to use certain apps that aren’t in the Store, like... Read More
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Apple 2017 iPad review: Big iOS on the cheap

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Apple’s latest iPad delivers high value for a low price relative to its brethren, just like the iPhone SE. That’s kind of the whole point of the device. It lets Apple compete more effectively with Chromebooks, Windows tablets, and Android tablets. And it lets people use a full-sized iOS-flavored tablet without breaking the bank. Which is pretty cool. This thing doesn’t have the best performance, display, camera, or sound that you can get on an iPad. That doesn’t matter. You’re getting a solid iPad at $329. Cool. Accessible. For lots of people. It’s what Apple should have done maybe five y... Read More
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Look to Toronto, not India, for tech talent

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Throughout the ’90s, software development executives have considered offshore development as part of their cost management strategy to keep spending down. They did this by outsourcing many functions and projects to Ukraine, India, Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina, or Russia. On Friday morning last week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it had already reached its congressionally mandated threshold of 85,000 visas for the new fiscal year, so we could see a massive bump in offshoring. After nearly two decades of expansion, software makers have learned a lot of lessons on what works and what doesn’t in offshore software development. When it comes to outsourcing, India pione... Read More
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Ahead of F8, developers talk the future of bots on Facebook Messenger

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Last year in the lead up to F8, Facebook’s annual developer conference, the buzz was that Facebook Messenger would spark a “chatbot revolution.” Bots, some believed, would fundamentally change commerce and the nature of how businesses and customers speak to each other. There was open speculation at that time whether Facebook Messenger and its 900 million monthly active users (now 1.2 billion) would embark on a journey to kill apps and achieve some sort of digital metamo... Read More
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HP Spectre x360 15-inch (2017) review: Fantastic 4K UHD display and performance

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HP has come out with a refreshed 15.6-inch Spectre x360 laptop, one with speed and performance that essentially replaces the desktop and will appeal to any creator. With a retail price of $1,500, the 2017 edition certainly delivers, with a quality entertainment center and a touch surface to let your imagination go wild. Armed with a 4K touch display, a 3840×2160 resolution, a 7th-generation Intel Kaby Lake chip (i7-7500U processor), fast charging, and a larger battery, HP has made its 15.6-inch Spectre on par with the ... Read More
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Alphabet’s Verily reveals a concept clinical smartwatch you can’t buy

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Verily, the health technology subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet today talked about its latest project: a smartwatch packed with sensors, an always-on display, a big battery, and a long-lasting battery that’s meant for longitudinal studies. And no, it’s not for sale. “While numerous wearables exist in the market, we have a specific need outside of these offerings: namely, the scalable collection of rich and complex datasets across clinical and observational studies,” Verily technical lead David He, product manager Tushar Parlikar, and technical program manager Harry Xiao wrote in a blog post. Verily,... Read More
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The app on this performance sedan tells you when your teen is speeding

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The fast and the furious? That’s the situation that comes to mind when your teen driver punches the accelerator on your new sedan … and you get furious. There’s no way to know if you loan out your car to someone for an afternoon, either — say, to help a friend in a pinch. Maybe few of us are that willing to let someone drive a brand new car, but then again, if you’re the person who buys the car and someone else is the primary driver, it would be nice to set limits. That’s what makes a new app called Lexus Enform Remote so handy. I tested it recently in a ... Read More
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Amazon Echo vs Google Home: Which Voice Controlled Speaker Is Best for You?

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Our pick Amazon Echo Provides voice control over music, audiobooks, a wide assortment of smart home products, and thousands of unique Skills. If you care at all about smart-home controls, or if you’re a frequent user of Amazon Prime, Amazon’s Alexa platform is the best option for your home.... Read More
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Alphabet’s health division made a better smartwatch than Google could

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T-Mobile is shipping the Galaxy S8 early just like it did with the S7

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T-Mobile is shipping the Galaxy S8 early just like it did with the S7 - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoad... Read More
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Nobody agrees how the screen in your dashboard should work

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Nobody agrees how the screen in your dashboard should work - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Choru... Read More
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The Best USB 3.0 Flash Drive

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Our pick The SanDisk Extreme CZ80 is the same flash drive we’ve recommended for years. SanDisk has given it several quiet speed boosts since we first tested it, and the current version, the 64 GB Extreme CZ80, hits the sweet spot for price and capacity. Unfortunately, SanDisk is discontinuing the Extreme CZ80, but we’ll continue to recommend it as long as you can still buy it for... Read More
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AI Weekly: VB Messenger bot, DeepMind, Dropbox, and more

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Here’s this week’s newsletter: VentureBeat today announced the launch of a personalized news bot for Facebook Messenger, which follows the ... Read More
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Visbit launches beta for virtual reality video livestreams

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Visbit has launched an open beta for its 360-degree virtual reality livestreaming platform. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company enables cross-platform streaming service for VR. With it, 360-degree video and VR content creators and publishers can deliver 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) quality streaming and viewing experiences to consumers across multiple VR platforms without bringing down a network. Visbit calls its product an end-to-end platform with an all-in-one service, which includes a publisher portal, VR cloud, and VR player software development kit. ... Read More
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Even no-name Chinese brands are now trotting out bezel-less phones with dual cameras

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Even no-name Chinese brands are now trotting out bezel-less phones with dual cameras - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Ch... Read More
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Dear Wirecutter: How Can I Wipe and Restore Tablets and Phones for Travel?

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Q: I frequently travel domestically and internationally. I see more and more stories about the seizure of tablets and phones, and travelers being required to turn over device passwords. I would like to wipe my phone and tablet prior to departing on trips. Ideally I would upload the backup to the cloud and then restore it after going through customs or immigration. As of now, I have not found an Android or iOS app that will completely restore my device after wiping it. I would like to restore my phone and tablet with all of my current apps in the same location and grouping. Is there an app that can do this? For iPhones and iPads If you’re using an iPhone or iPad, Apple provides ... Read More
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Leak reveals the next Moto Z smartphone might have a dual-lens camera

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Leak reveals the next Moto Z smartphone might have a dual-lens camera - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoad... Read More
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Boomerang’s new $5 streaming service is Netflix for vintage cartoons

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Dearest cartoon dorks, Time Warner’s Boomerang TV channel now offers a $5 per month streaming service for shows like Bugs Bunny, the Smurfs, and Yogi Bear. Boomerang’s service launched yesterday in the U.S. on iOS, Android, and the web, starting with just a fraction of the channel’s massive catalog of shows. For now, Boomerang ... Read More
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Sony's new HDR camera sensor for self-driving cars eliminates LED flicker

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Sony's new HDR camera sensor for self-driving cars eliminates LED flicker - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.window... Read More
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OhmniLabs unveils a home robot for connecting families

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OhmniLabs has started an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign today to raise money for a home robot that allows families to connect with each other over long distances via video “telepresence.” The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company has designed a home robot called Ohmni  that it plans to sell this fall. Campaign supporters will be able to purchase the robot for $1,395, or about $500 off the eventual retail price when the robot launches later this year. Ohmni is a telepresence platform that can move around a home and allow distant family members to f... Read More
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VR First is creating 50 labs for virtual reality education at universities

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VR First is on a quest to jumpstart interest in augmented reality and virtual reality at schools around the world, and so the industry-supported group has pledged to create a total of 50 VR First educational labs at universities by the end of 2017. There are already 26 labs operating in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Oceania, with another 14 labs coming soon and more in development. VR and game engine maker Crytek helped start the program, which now has lots of members. The VR First Lab Initiative believes that VR and AR ... Read More
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3 ways connected cars will affect your employees

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Analysts project 380 million connected cars to be on the road by 2021, and this technology will pave the way to significant improvements in productivity. The rise of connected cars, or internet-enabled vehicles, will affect manufacturers, consumers, and, in arguably the biggest way, businesses. Underlying the adoption of connected car technology is a general industry trend toward acceptance of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as must-have components fo... Read More
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Swedish tech hub’s move to implant people with microchips makes me queasy

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Smart PR stunt or reckless experiment with the future? Swedish tech startup hub Epicenter’s offer of RFID microchip implants to members and staff made headlines globally last week, amid countless mentions of “cyborgs” and warnings of a “dystopian” future. The move has seen over 150 employees and hub members choose to have RFID microchips the size of rice grains injected into their hands, allowing them to open doors, use the printer, and pay for food items at the cafeteria just by waving their hand in front of a reader. As one of the first organizations to sponsor a body modification programme, Epicenter literally takes technology experimenting into a new... Read More
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Dropbox for Android now lets you scan and save documents

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Cloud file syncing and sharing software company Dropbox today announced an update to its core Android app. Now users can aim their Android devices at documents and scan them in, make tweaks like cropping or rotating, and then saving them to Dropbox as PDF files for later access. Dropbox introduced document scanning in its iOS app in June, and now it’s finally coming to the other major mobile operating system, Dropbox product manager Alexander Embiricos wrote in a ... Read More
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Lenovo is working on budget Moto phones even cheaper than the G5 Plus

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Lenovo is working on budget Moto phones even cheaper than the G5 Plus - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoad... Read More
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Motorola’s Moto C and Moto C Plus will target first-time smartphone buyers

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Motorola has gradually been moving downmarket with its new model lines ever since 2013’s Moto X-initiated reboot. First came the Moto G, then the Moto E, and now the Lenovo-subsidiary is working on its most affordable handsets ever, according to someone briefed on the company’s plans: the Moto C and Moto C Plus (pictured above). Like this year’s fifth-generation Moto G5 and G5 Plus, both Android 7.0 Nougat-powered C-series models feature the same size display — five inches — and are differentiated by their internal components. For instance, while the regular Moto C offers just an FWVGA resolution of 854 x... Read More
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Vitali, the smart sports bra that offers more than physical support

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You can’t always calm yourself down in the middle of a work day by doing yoga. But Cindy Gu, cofounder and CEO of Vitali, wants to support you with the next best thing: a smart sports bra. The bra tracks key stress indicators like breathing, posture, and heart rate variability (HRV), emitting vibrations when it senses your body tensing. The startup is officially unveiling its product today on Kickstarter and hopes to raise $50,000 in a crowdfunding campaign. The Vitali bra has several built-in fabric sensors that track your upper thoracic region, enabl... Read More
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Instagram: Direct Inbox is now used by 375 million people

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Four years ago, Instagram introduced Direct, for private messaging, and today the Facebook-owned company announced that 375 million people are using the feature. In addition, Direct is getting an update that merges the sections containing normal messages and ephemeral ones, with the goal of making it easier for you to communicate with friends and keep track of all your conversations. Ephemeral messaging within Direct became available in November, at which time Instagram said 300 million people... Read More
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Xiaomi's Mi 6 is coming next week

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Xiaomi's Mi 6 is coming next week - The Verge... Read More