As Chromebook sales soar in schools, Apple and Microsoft fight back
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As Chromebook sales soar in schools, Apple and Microsoft fight back

Few saw the Chromebook coming. When it launched half a decade ago, the category was broadly maligned for its limited feature set, middling hardware specs and operation that…

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Bourge Design’s Arc Hub is a handy 7-in-1 port hub with a design that works against it
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Bourge Design’s Arc Hub is a handy 7-in-1 port hub with a design that works against it

Anyone who has a Touch Bar MacBook Pro knows the awful truth of using it: a beautiful machine that sacrificed functionality for aesthetics. Now you’re going to need…

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Smartwatches need to distinguish themselves with software as well as hardware
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Smartwatches need to distinguish themselves with software as well as hardware

If I had to give companies looking to enter the smartwatch space in 2017 one piece of advice, it would be, simply: don’t. Failing point one, due to…

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GoPro’s financials improve thanks to Karma drone, cost reductions
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GoPro’s financials improve thanks to Karma drone, cost reductions

GoPro posted earnings in line with analyst expectations and better-than-expected sales today, reporting a non-GAAP loss of 44 cents per share on revenues of $218.6 million. That is an improvement…

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MIT’s giant mobile 3D printer can build a building in 14 hours, and some day it may be headed to Mars
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MIT’s giant mobile 3D printer can build a building in 14 hours, and some day it may be headed to Mars

At first glance, the Digital Construction Platform looks as awkward as its name. A nozzle is attached to the end of a pair of robotic arms atop a…

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Google Wifi now available in Canada
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Google Wifi now available in Canada

Google Wifi, the mesh router that Google unveiled first last October, is now on sale in Canada. The router sells either individually for $179 CDN, or in a…

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DJI adds much of Iraq and Syria to its list of no-fly zones for its drones
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DJI adds much of Iraq and Syria to its list of no-fly zones for its drones

Drone maker DJI has updated their software to turn huge expanses of Syria and Iraq into no-fly zones. DJI usually prevents users from navigating their drones over sensitive…

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LG reports ~10% sales bump in Q1, mobile revenues up 4% QoQ, 2% YoY
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LG reports ~10% sales bump in Q1, mobile revenues up 4% QoQ, 2% YoY

LG Electronics has posted its Q1 2017 results, which show a nearly 10 per cent year-over-year jump in revenue. The electronics maker is reporting KRW 14.66 trillion ($12.70BN) in revenue,…

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Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man Ozobots are on the way
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Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man Ozobots are on the way

Ozobot, a golf-ball sized toy robot that helps kids learn to code, will be available in the form of Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man characters as of…

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Desktop Metal reveals how its 3D printers rapidly churn out metal objects
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Desktop Metal reveals how its 3D printers rapidly churn out metal objects

Desktop Metal revealed pricing and other details for its 3D printers today which can make objects out of hundreds of different alloys including steel, aluminum, titanium and copper.…

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Samsung says the Galaxy S8 easily outsold the S7
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Samsung says the Galaxy S8 easily outsold the S7

The Galaxy S8 experience is something of a mixed bag – but it’s certainly not a bomb. As ever, Samsung isn’t giving out exact numbers, but the company is…

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MakerBot’s technology of the future grapples with its rocky past
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MakerBot’s technology of the future grapples with its rocky past

Seated in a chair a few feet away, you still have to strain to hear Nadav Goshen speak. He’s quiet, but thoughtful. And, from the looks of it,…

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The $999 SlingStudio makes it easy to produce multi-camera Facebook Live and YouTube streams
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The $999 SlingStudio makes it easy to produce multi-camera Facebook Live and YouTube streams

Sling Media, the Dish subsidiary you probably know for its Slingbox and Sling TV service, is announcing its SlingStudio hardware today. With this, Sling Media is entering a completely…

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Sony debuts the new Alpha 9 mirrorless camera with 20fps continuous shooting
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Sony debuts the new Alpha 9 mirrorless camera with 20fps continuous shooting

Minutes ago, Sony announced the new Alpha 9 flagship with and a new G Master telephoto lens. The Alpha 9’s cherry on top is a new digital 35mm…

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PowerRay is an underwater drone for filmmakers or fishermen
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PowerRay is an underwater drone for filmmakers or fishermen

The creator of the PowerEgg, an ovoid flying robot, has begun accepting orders for its newest creation, a submersible camera drone for home use. Dubbed the PowerRay, the…

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Shopify launches a free, in-house-designed card reader
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Shopify launches a free, in-house-designed card reader

Shopify has designed its own hardware for the first time, building out a design team and coming up with a unique approach to the simple card reader, that…

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Tesla voluntarily recalls around 53K 2016 Model S and Model X vehicles
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Tesla voluntarily recalls around 53K 2016 Model S and Model X vehicles

Tesla is issuing a voluntary recall for Model S and Model X vehicles made between February 2016 and October 2016, for a potential manufacturing issue in which the…

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to turn cloud-based AI into an extension of our brains
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Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to turn cloud-based AI into an extension of our brains

Elon Musk has been working on a Neuralink, a human-computer brain interface company, in whatever spare moments he has between running Tesla and also running SpaceX. Neuralink’s ultimate…

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Facebook will license its new 360 cameras that capture in six degrees of freedom
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Facebook will license its new 360 cameras that capture in six degrees of freedom

On day two of Facebook’s F8 conference, Facebook’s CTO Mike Schroepfer showed off designs for two new 360 cameras that the company is going to help push to…

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Facebook plans ethics board to monitor its brain-computer interface work
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Facebook plans ethics board to monitor its brain-computer interface work

Facebook will assemble an independent Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) panel to oversee its development of a direct brain-to-computer typing interface it previewed today at its F8…

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Apple vows to use only recycled materials, but Greenpeace says iPhones should also last longer
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Apple vows to use only recycled materials, but Greenpeace says iPhones should also last longer

Apple has set a lofty goal for itself: use only renewable materials in its products to protect the environment and avoid “blood minerals.” In its 2017 Environmental Responsibility…

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The Samsung Galaxy S8’s beautiful hardware deserves a more unified software experience
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The Samsung Galaxy S8’s beautiful hardware deserves a more unified software experience

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a strange beast. All at once it seems like both the culmination of several generations’ worth of solid smartphone evolution, while feeling like…

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Master & Dynamic’s MA770 is a speaker molded out of concrete with Chromecast support
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Master & Dynamic’s MA770 is a speaker molded out of concrete with Chromecast support

Master Dynamic has been making high-end headphones for a while; some of them are okay, others are great. But this is the first time they’ve entered speaker territory. The…

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HP’s new x360 laptops miss the point of 4K on the Spectre but get security right with the EliteBook
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HP’s new x360 laptops miss the point of 4K on the Spectre but get security right with the EliteBook

The Spectre 13 x360 that I strangely loved from late last year is back with a 4K screen and pen support for the Windows Creators update that went global…

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Marble and Yelp Eat24 start robot food delivery in San Francisco
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Marble and Yelp Eat24 start robot food delivery in San Francisco

Rules governing the use of food delivery robots remain to be seen across the US. But major food businesses are investigating the possibilities already. In the latest deal,…

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Smart running shoes won’t make you faster, but they could help you avoid getting hurt
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Smart running shoes won’t make you faster, but they could help you avoid getting hurt

Altra’s Torin IQ were inevitable. Sensors integrated into articles of clothing have long been acknowledged to be the next step in wearable tech, and the Utah-based footwear maker…

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Microsoft is holding a big education event in New York on May 2
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Microsoft is holding a big education event in New York on May 2

Invites have just dropped for Microsoft’s latest press conference. Details are scant for the “Learn What’s Next” event happening May 2 in New York City, but between the…

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Luminar reveals sensors that could make self-driving cars safer than human
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Luminar reveals sensors that could make self-driving cars safer than human

Cameras help autonomous vehicles read street signs and the color of traffic lights. But LiDARs, aka light detection and ranging systems, do the important work of sensing and…

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Robot tutor Musio makes its retail debut in Japan
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Robot tutor Musio makes its retail debut in Japan

A cute, robotic language tutor called Musio, has made it from crowdfunding campaign to full-fledged product with a debut in stores this week in Japan. Priced at JPY…

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Farewell, NES Classic Edition
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Farewell, NES Classic Edition

Nintendo had a bonafide – and apparent surprise – hit on its hands with the NES Classic Edition. But like all good things, its time is done. This…

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DJI’s new Phantom 4 Advanced makes their lineup even more confusing
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DJI’s new Phantom 4 Advanced makes their lineup even more confusing

DJI has announced a new drone in the Phantom 4 lineup. The Phantom 4 Advanced will take the place of the regular old Phantom 4, which will be…

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Purple, a Utah mattress startup you’ve probably never heard of, is on track to unicorndom
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Purple, a Utah mattress startup you’ve probably never heard of, is on track to unicorndom

You’ve likely never heard of this company if you live inside the Bay Area bubble, but Purple, a totally bootstrapped mattress startup, is using toxin-free, patented technology for…

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Don’t run commercials designed to trigger smart assistants
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Don’t run commercials designed to trigger smart assistants

A well-known fast food chain – let’s call them Kurger Bing – is debuting a new 15 second ad today set to start running nationally. It starts off…

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Google Home has stopped answering to that annoying Burger King ad
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Google Home has stopped answering to that annoying Burger King ad

The internet barely had time to be annoyed for that new 15 second Burger King ad before Google shut the whole thing down. A little over two hours…

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BlackBerry’s stock had a great day after the company won a big dispute with Qualcomm
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BlackBerry’s stock had a great day after the company won a big dispute with Qualcomm

Earlier today, BlackBerry’s stock hit its highest point more than a year, and all it took was a lousy $814.9 million arbitration win. It’s a healthy bounce back…

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Apple could be designing its own power management chip as well
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Apple could be designing its own power management chip as well

Apple already has planned to design its own graphics chip for the iPhone, but the company doesn’t plan to stop there. According to Reuters and German investment banks,…

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At under $60, Misfit’s Flare trims all the fat and many of the features from fitness tracking
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At under $60, Misfit’s Flare trims all the fat and many of the features from fitness tracking

Misfit’s new fitness tracker comes in at less than $60. The Flare is a device completely devoid of all bells and whistles for the sake of offering users…

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Drone Racing League’s new drone will go 0-80 MPH in under a second
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Drone Racing League’s new drone will go 0-80 MPH in under a second

The Drone Racing League just unveiled the drone that its pilots will use for the second season, which will again be airing on ESPN starting on June 20th. The…

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Adidas’ latest 3D-printed shoe puts mass production within sight
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Adidas’ latest 3D-printed shoe puts mass production within sight

Adidas unveiled their latest 3D-printed shoe last night, the Futurecraft 4D. The shoe is a huge improvement on their last 3D-printed runners, which were more of a concept than…

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An afternoon with Avegant’s prototype light field display headset
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An afternoon with Avegant’s prototype light field display headset

I’ve seen the light. A few weeks ago, Avegant showed off an early look at some of the crazy tech it has been working on that — in…

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Nvidia’s new Titan Xp top-end graphics card also offers Mac support
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Nvidia’s new Titan Xp top-end graphics card also offers Mac support

Nvidia updates its top-of-the-line Titan graphics card yearly, so it’s only natural the Titan Xp got announced Thursday. The Titan Xp’s new specs include 12GB of GDDR5X memory running at…

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A first-time wearables user reviews the Fitbit Alta HR
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A first-time wearables user reviews the Fitbit Alta HR

Fitbit has eight different fitness trackers on the market right now. And while the company’s financials are downright troubling, it’s still shipping more product that every other wearable…

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SkyX drones are half-helicopter, half-plane and built to fly long distances
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SkyX drones are half-helicopter, half-plane and built to fly long distances

A Markham, Ontario startup called SkyX Ltd. emerged from stealth today to share with TechCrunch details about its unique industrial drone designs. The company’s SkyOne drones take off and…

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Apple pushes the reset button on the Mac Pro
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Apple pushes the reset button on the Mac Pro

“If we’ve had a pause in upgrades and updates, we’re sorry for that — what happened with the Mac Pro — and we’re going to come out with…

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The current Mac Pro gets a spec bump as Apple goes back to the drawing board for the follow-up
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The current Mac Pro gets a spec bump as Apple goes back to the drawing board for the follow-up

Apple this week took the fairly unprecedented step of announcing that it was going back to the drawing board to re-envision the Mac Pro. The company invited a handful of…

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Apple has a new iMac and Pro display in the works, too
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Apple has a new iMac and Pro display in the works, too

The big news out this morning from Apple’s unprecedented sit-down with the press this week is the company’s plans to tear down and rethink the Mac Pro. But…

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Aurora’s massive LightningStrike VTOL UAV just got one step closer to reality
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Aurora’s massive LightningStrike VTOL UAV just got one step closer to reality

A vertical take-off and landing craft (VTOL) that can stand toe-to-toe with combat helicopters a concept taken directly from sci-fi – it’s almost the default futuristic military ship…

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Amazon’s retail ambitions include furniture and appliances, plus groceries in India
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Amazon’s retail ambitions include furniture and appliances, plus groceries in India

Amazon’s brick-and-mortar retail plans currently focus on its ongoing roll-out of physical book stores, as well as its very limited experiments with cashier-less convenience, but it could expand…

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Owlet updates its smart baby health monitoring sock so babies can’t kick it off
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Owlet updates its smart baby health monitoring sock so babies can’t kick it off

Owlet, a Utah-based startup monitoring your babies vitals, has a new and improved smart sock out today and we got a chance to catch up with the founders…

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Microsoft’s Creators Update wants to bring Windows 10 artists and gamers back into the fold
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Microsoft’s Creators Update wants to bring Windows 10 artists and gamers back into the fold

T he Windows Creators Update is something of a big deal for the operating system with over 400 million users, but the gist of it is taking aim…

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Samsung’s DeX proves the dream of shoving a small computer into a larger one isn’t dead
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Samsung’s DeX proves the dream of shoving a small computer into a larger one isn’t dead

Since the dawn of machines, mankind has dreamed of shoving one small computer into a larger one. The vision resurfaced last week in the form of a strange…

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Samsung adds a controller to the Gear VR, will bundle both with Galaxy S8 pre-orders
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Samsung adds a controller to the Gear VR, will bundle both with Galaxy S8 pre-orders

Samsung wasn’t going to get out of today’s Unpacked event without an update on the VR front. The company has long had the best low-cost VR headset (courtesy…

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Samsung’s Bixby lays the groundwork for the company’s smart home play
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Samsung’s Bixby lays the groundwork for the company’s smart home play

The Galaxy S8’s main selling point still isn’t fully formed. Announced the week leading up to today’s main event, Bixby is as much a key building block for…

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ are exactly what leaks suggested, and that’s a good thing
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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ are exactly what leaks suggested, and that’s a good thing

Pretty much everything you’ve already read about the Samsung Galaxy S8 is true. And that’s a good thing. Whether by accident or design, the company did a truly…

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Live from Samsung’s Galaxy S8 press conference
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Live from Samsung’s Galaxy S8 press conference

Today’s the main event for Samsung. It’s been well over a year since the company unveiled its last flagship and, well, a lot has happened to the company…

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Stealthy gaming company Wonder is ready to tease its new mystery hardware
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Stealthy gaming company Wonder is ready to tease its new mystery hardware

Wonder, the incredibly stealthy new gaming company, has quietly created a signup page for information and perks related to its plans for global domination of the gaming market…

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Your next smartphone is not going to be a revolution
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Your next smartphone is not going to be a revolution

Samsung promised a revolution today. The company opened today’s Unpacked event by contextualizing the history of mobile phones, from the 1980s to today. The conceit was simple: Today’s…

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Samsung turned the Note 7 disaster into an S8 feature
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Samsung turned the Note 7 disaster into an S8 feature

The greatest trick Samsung ever pulled was spinning its biggest misfire into a feature. And it happened right under our noses. In fact, not only did the company…

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A UK entrepreneur takes flight by attaching miniature jet engines to his limbs
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A UK entrepreneur takes flight by attaching miniature jet engines to his limbs

A YouTube collection of grainy video clips highlights the progress Gravity founder Richard Browning has made toward his outlandish dream over the past year. Each seems more terrifying…

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Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri are waging war over the hotel room
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Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri are waging war over the hotel room

As the hotel industry wages war against Airbnb, companies making voice-powered assistants are also heading to battle in the hotel room itself. Bloomberg reports that Amazon’s Alexa and…

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Razer’s acquisition of THX turned the new Blade Pro into a certified production machine
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Razer’s acquisition of THX turned the new Blade Pro into a certified production machine

We first got the hint that Razer wanted to gain the favor of entertainment power users when it bought THX last year, which became a subsidiary company and…

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Google Home adds support for Logitech Harmony, August locks and more
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Google Home adds support for Logitech Harmony, August locks and more

A slew of companies are announcing new-found compatibility with Google’s Home hub this morning, including August Home smart locks, Logitech’s Harmony line and light bulbs from TP-Link and…

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PlayStation 4 Pro’s Media Player gets 4K MP4 video support
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PlayStation 4 Pro’s Media Player gets 4K MP4 video support

The PlayStation 4 Pro just got an update that makes it an even better companion for a 4K TV set. An update to the native PlayStation Media Player app…

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Samsung will sell a refurbished version of the Note 7 to address environmental concerns
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Samsung will sell a refurbished version of the Note 7 to address environmental concerns

The final chapter of Samsung’s lengthy Note 7 saga apparently has yet to be written. Following pressure from environmental groups that culminated with a on-site protester at the…

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Airobotics scores authorization to fly autonomous drones in Israel
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Airobotics scores authorization to fly autonomous drones in Israel

A startup based in Petah Tikva, Israel, Airobotics, has scored the right to fly drones autonomously for business purposes in Israel. The Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI) was the…

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ARM’s next-gen chip design puts the focus on artificial intelligence
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ARM’s next-gen chip design puts the focus on artificial intelligence

ARM tipped its hand today with the announcement of DynamIQ, a new technology it says will lay the groundwork for its next generation of mobile processors. Like other mobile…

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Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S8
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Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S8

Next week in New York, Samsung will finally reveal the Galaxy S8. The handset has a lot riding on it — not simply because it’s a brand-defining flagship…

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Mythic launches a chip to enable computer vision and voice control on any device
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Mythic launches a chip to enable computer vision and voice control on any device

Hardware that responds to voice commands is already out there and probably in your hand or house right now. Whether it’s a smartphone, smart speaker or wearable, it…

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Tesla Model 3 will get a Performance version next year
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Tesla Model 3 will get a Performance version next year

The Tesla Model 3 will eventually get a more performance-oriented option, which Tesla CEO Elon Musk says we can probably expect in around a year or so. The…

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We got our hands on the new red limited-edition iPhone 7 Plus
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We got our hands on the new red limited-edition iPhone 7 Plus

Hi! You are about to activate our Facebook Messenger news bot. Once subscribed, the bot will send you a digest of trending stories once a day. You can…

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Samsung’s pocket watch is a weird concept that raises interesting questions about wearables
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Samsung’s pocket watch is a weird concept that raises interesting questions about wearables

Samsung’s hybrid pocket watch concept raises a lot more questions than it answers. That’s due, in part, to the fact that the company isn’t offering all that much…

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Samsung is aiming to widen access to contactless payments
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Samsung is aiming to widen access to contactless payments

While Samsung’s most high profile contactless payment push is the eponymous Samsung Pay — aka its mobile payments product, which competes with the likes of Apple Pay and Android…

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Acer’s S 13 makes the case for the inexpensive ultrabook worth having
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Acer’s S 13 makes the case for the inexpensive ultrabook worth having

A cer has made a lot of ultrabooks, but the only one worth mentioning is the current S 13. Priced aggressively even for the “high-end” model, as configured,…

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Boom Supersonic raises $33M to build the fastest airplane for passenger flight
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Boom Supersonic raises $33M to build the fastest airplane for passenger flight

Boom Supersonic has raised a new $33 million Series A round, which it says is enough to build and fly its first supersonic jet, the XB-1 demonstration and…

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Huawei starts delivering Alexa to its Mate 9 handsets
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Huawei starts delivering Alexa to its Mate 9 handsets

Two-and-a-half months after Huawei announced that its Mate 9 will be getting Alexa, Amazon’s smart assistant is finally arriving for owners of the handset as an over-the-air update.…

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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 is nice, but wait for the inevitable price drop
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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 is nice, but wait for the inevitable price drop

Two years after its last major refresh, Samsung is back with the Galaxy Tab S3. A lot has changed in tablet land in the past two years. Sales…

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The iPhone 7 goes red to help fight HIV/AIDS
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The iPhone 7 goes red to help fight HIV/AIDS

After a decade of turning products red in a fundraising fight against HIV/AIDS, Apple has finally adopted the hue for its biggest product of all. This Friday, the…

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Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad ups the processing power and lowers the price
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Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad ups the processing power and lowers the price

Apple’s got a brand new iPad this morning. The latest version of the company’s tablet is really the successor to the Air 2, announced in late 2014, but drops…

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What happened to tablet sales?
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What happened to tablet sales?

In the past month, both Apple and Samsung have refreshed their flagship tablets for the first time since 2014. A lot has changed in the space in the…

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MakerBot says its new print process reduces times and costs by around 30 percent
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MakerBot says its new print process reduces times and costs by around 30 percent

MakerBot’s MinFill arrived quietly last night as a firmware upgrade for existing customers, and the company is already calling it a “big benchmark in speed and widespread adoption of 3D…

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Formlabs retires the Form 1+ printer
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Formlabs retires the Form 1+ printer

Formlabs’ Form 1 Kickstarter project was the first stereo lithography printer that ended up on peoples’ radars. Its successor, the Form 1+, looked identical but had upgraded internals…

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The food delivery robots are coming! The food delivery robots are coming!
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The food delivery robots are coming! The food delivery robots are coming!

It’s not every day that you are wandering around your neighborhood and get a glimpse of the future. Yet there I was minding my own business when I…

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Makeblock raises $30 million for robot-building kits for kids
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Makeblock raises $30 million for robot-building kits for kids

Remember when kids could simply play with their toys? They still can. But parents are increasingly spending on toys that are chockablock with tech components, and that promise…

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LeEco said to be trying to sell its Silicon Valley property amid cash woes
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LeEco said to be trying to sell its Silicon Valley property amid cash woes

According to a new report from Reuters, LeEco is said to be seeking a buyer for the 49-acre swath in Silicon Valley set for the site of its…

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Watch sensors track a full-court basketball game in real time
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Watch sensors track a full-court basketball game in real time

Here’s your cool sports hardware demo of the week: ShotTracker, the Kansas City-based startup whose team-focused offering can track and collect analytics from an entire basketball game in real-time, is demoing…

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Carbon moves into high-volume manufacturing with SpeedCell system, and bigger 3D printers
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Carbon moves into high-volume manufacturing with SpeedCell system, and bigger 3D printers

Additive manufacturing startup Carbon is on a mission to help manufacturers and designers cut their costs, waste less energy and materials while speeding up the time it takes to…

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Qualcomm doesn’t want you to call its Snapdragon processors ‘processors’ anymore
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Qualcomm doesn’t want you to call its Snapdragon processors ‘processors’ anymore

Take note, tech writers: as of this morning, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors are no longer processors. Henceforth, the company would like you to refer to Snapdragon as a “platform.”…

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Swatch is working on its own smartwatch OS
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Swatch is working on its own smartwatch OS

At a moment when it’s hard to be bullish about smartwatches, Swatch isn’t just embracing the category. It’s going all in. Swatch, Switzerland’s biggest watchmaker, isn’t just planning…

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GoPro will cut 270 more jobs
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GoPro will cut 270 more jobs

More tough news for GoPro as it pre-announced its first-quarter earnings earlier today. While the company announced that revenue for the first part of 2017 will hit toward…

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With Alexa integration and mapping, iRobot aims to make Roomba the center of the smart home
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With Alexa integration and mapping, iRobot aims to make Roomba the center of the smart home

iRobot CEO Colin Angle has been repeating for some time now that the next step in the evolution of the company’s hit Roomba vacuum is becoming a connective…

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Evolv raises $18 million for body scanners that don’t cause long lines at security
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Evolv raises $18 million for body scanners that don’t cause long lines at security

Small venues that don’t have the resources of the TSA are looking to keep people safe at a time when attacks are on the rise. A startup called…

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Tag Heuer maintains its commitment to Android Wear with a $1,600 modular smartwatch
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Tag Heuer maintains its commitment to Android Wear with a $1,600 modular smartwatch

Emboldened by the surprise success of its $1,500 Connected smartwatch, Tag Heuer is back with something even more expensive. Starting at around $1,650, the Connected Modular 45 once…

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Luxury phone maker Vertu changes hands yet again
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Luxury phone maker Vertu changes hands yet again

Exiled Turkish businessman Hakan Uzan could have picked up around 10,000 averaged-priced Vertu handsets for the amount he reportedly just paid for the company. Though it’s tough to…

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Lemnos just raised a $50 million third fund to (mostly) focus on hardware
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Lemnos just raised a $50 million third fund to (mostly) focus on hardware

  Lemnos, a seed-stage, hardware-focused venture firm in San Francisco, is today announcing the close of its third and newest fund, with $50 million in commitments. It’s a proud moment…

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After pushing back, Amazon hands over Echo data in Arkansas murder case
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After pushing back, Amazon hands over Echo data in Arkansas murder case

Amazon’s First Amendment fight was short lived. After pushing back against investigators, the tech giant handed over data from an Echo believed to contain vital information pertaining to…

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Nvidia’s Jetson TX2 makes AI computing possible within cameras, sensors and more
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Nvidia’s Jetson TX2 makes AI computing possible within cameras, sensors and more

Nvidia has a new generation of its Jetson embedded computing platform for devices at the edge of a network, including things like traffic cameras, manufacturing robotics, smart sensors…

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Google’s Jamboard will cost $5,000, plus an annual management fee
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Google’s Jamboard will cost $5,000, plus an annual management fee

Google’s delivering on its promise of keeping its interactive whiteboard under $6,000. Priced at $4,999, the Jamboard is just a hair more expensive than the 55-inch version of…

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Snap opens second Spectacles pop-up shop in Venice, LA
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Snap opens second Spectacles pop-up shop in Venice, LA

Snap today took another step on its quest to truly become the “camera company” it says it is. Following the November 21st launch and subsequent February 20th close…

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Use Nintendo Switch controllers with the NES Classic with this adapter
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Use Nintendo Switch controllers with the NES Classic with this adapter

Nintendo Switch controllers are flexible, if flawed — the latest hardware they work with is the NES Classic, via 8bitdo’s $17 Retro Receiver, and a new firmware update…

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Kenyan startup BRCK launches SupaBRCK device to solve Africa’s internet equation
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Kenyan startup BRCK launches SupaBRCK device to solve Africa’s internet equation

Kenyan communications hardware company BRCK unveiled its SupaBRCK this week — a waterproof, solar-powered Wi-Fi box that operates as a 3G hotspot and off-grid server. SupaBRCK is the…

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