Logitech’s new remote ditches the touchscreen for Alexa
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Logitech’s new remote ditches the touchscreen for Alexa

Logitech has a long history of serving AV nerds with its advanced line of universal remotes. In an age of eight million set-top boxes, dongles and video-on-demand services,…

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Microsoft’s more portable Surface Hub S2 ships in June for $9,000
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Microsoft’s more portable Surface Hub S2 ships in June for $9,000

We’ve known Microsoft had something new and Surfacey up its sleeve for this week. Turns out the company’s finally ready to unveil the long promised Surface 2S. The…

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Smart speakers’ installed base to top 200 million by year end
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Smart speakers’ installed base to top 200 million by year end

Smart speakers’ global installed base is on track to top 200 million by the end of this year, according to a report out today from analysts at Canalys. Specifically,…

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Notes from the Samsung Galaxy Fold: day one
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Notes from the Samsung Galaxy Fold: day one

More like day 1.5, honestly. I spent most of yesterday sick in bed, with fever dreams of flexible displays. This morning, however, I’m already at the airport. Out…

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Parrot’s latest drone targets professionals with a thermal camera
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Parrot’s latest drone targets professionals with a thermal camera

The last several years have seen an interesting pivot for Parrot, from Bluetooth headset/speakers to drones. The company’s ANAFI line is probably one of the best-positioned products to…

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Facebook accidentally shipped VR hardware with conspiratorial messages hidden inside
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Facebook accidentally shipped VR hardware with conspiratorial messages hidden inside

In the almost weekly tradition of Facebook talking about something embarrassing they did on a Friday, the company is now fessing up to the fact that thousands of…

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Acer’s ConceptD 9 is part laptop, part graphics tablet
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Acer’s ConceptD 9 is part laptop, part graphics tablet

When it comes to competing for the hearts and minds of creatives pros, some (see: Huawei) attempt to beat Apple at its own game. Others go an entirely…

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Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-orders open tomorrow
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Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-orders open tomorrow

There are early adopters, and then there are early adopters. Anyone who bites the bullet and picks up Samsung’s $1,980 and up Galaxy Fold falls into the former…

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Beats’ Powerbeats Pro could beat AirPods at their own game
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Beats’ Powerbeats Pro could beat AirPods at their own game

AirPods are far and away the leader in the world of fully wireless earbuds. New numbers out this week give Apple’s headphones a commanding 60 percent of the…

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Sonos partners with Ikea and announces $99 speaker
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Sonos partners with Ikea and announces $99 speaker

Ikea and Sonos are partnering on a new range of connected speakers that will be available in August 2019. The Symfonisk speakers aren’t just cheap Ikea speakers with…

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Oppo’s new flagship has a bit of everything
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Oppo’s new flagship has a bit of everything

It shares a name with the biggest little city in the world, and fittingly, the Oppo Reno appears to have a lot going for it. Top level, there’s…

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Don’t worry, RED’s $1,595 titanium Hydrogen One is finally shipping
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Don’t worry, RED’s $1,595 titanium Hydrogen One is finally shipping

I know it’s been tough. All the waiting. The sleepless nights. But fear not, the Titanium version of RED’s wholly ridiculous Hydrogen One is finally here. And yes,…

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Apple could release a 31.6-inch 6K external display this year
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Apple could release a 31.6-inch 6K external display this year

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new report about future Apple products — 9to5mac obtained the report. The company could be working on a new 31.6-inch external display with…

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The Agazzi backpack has internal lighting and a fingerprint reader
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The Agazzi backpack has internal lighting and a fingerprint reader

We love a good bag here at TechCrunch. Heck, it’s a dirty little secret that Bag Week can happen several times in a given year, if we’re so…

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Fleetsmith lands $30M Series B to grow Apple device management platform
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Fleetsmith lands $30M Series B to grow Apple device management platform

Fleetsmith launched in 2016 with a mission to manage Apple devices in the cloud. It simplified an IT activity that had previously been complex with help from Apple’s…

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New iPhones sport three-camera arrays in latest rumors
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New iPhones sport three-camera arrays in latest rumors

One thing we count on for sure in this unpredictable world of ours: there will, indeed, be new iPhones. Another thing that’s looking — at the very least…

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Phone shipments expected to rebound in 2020
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Phone shipments expected to rebound in 2020

After a couple of few rocky years, 2020 will mark a rebound for phone shipments, according to new projections from Gartner. But device makers aren’t out of the…

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Beats’ Powerbeats Pro could beat AirPods at their own game
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Beats’ Powerbeats Pro could beat AirPods at their own game

AirPods are far and away the leader in the world of fully wireless earbuds. New numbers out this week give Apple’s headphones a commanding 60 percent of the…

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Beats’ Powerbeats Pro could beat AirPods at their own game
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Beats’ Powerbeats Pro could beat AirPods at their own game

AirPods are far and away the leader in the world of fully wireless earbuds. New numbers out this week give Apple’s headphones a commanding 60 percent of the…

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Pi Charging rebrands as Spansive, opens up to partners but drops plans for its own padless wireless charger
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Pi Charging rebrands as Spansive, opens up to partners but drops plans for its own padless wireless charger

Pi Charging is changing course and changing names. It’ll now be known as Spansive. As Pi, the company had been working on a cone-shaped wireless charger that would…

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Daily Crunch: Apple cuts HomePod prices
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Daily Crunch: Apple cuts HomePod prices

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am…

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Trying out Beats’ fully wireless Powerbeats Pro
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Trying out Beats’ fully wireless Powerbeats Pro

Beats took its time getting untethered. The last addition to the Powerbeats line arrived in late 2016, right around the same time as the original AirPods. The product…

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AeroGarden maker says hackers stole months of credit card data
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AeroGarden maker says hackers stole months of credit card data

Bad news for home gardeners: criminals might have your credit card data. AeroGrow, the maker of the at-home garden kit AeroGarden, said in a letter to customers that…

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Beats’ Powerbeats Pro could beat AirPods at their own game
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Beats’ Powerbeats Pro could beat AirPods at their own game

AirPods are far and away the leader in the world of fully wireless earbuds. New numbers out this week give Apple’s headphones a commanding 60 percent of the…

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Palm’s tiny phone can finally be purchased as a standalone device
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Palm’s tiny phone can finally be purchased as a standalone device

The return of Palm has been a strange one. It’s the small device no one knew they needed — and to be honest, probably didn’t. When I first…

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Apple’s HomePod gets a $50 price cut
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Apple’s HomePod gets a $50 price cut

The HomePod got a healthy little price drop today, bringing Apple’s premium smart speaker down to $299. Announced in mid-2017 and released in early-2018, the Siri-powered product brought…

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Formlabs offers more accuracy and larger print sizes with latest 3D printers
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Formlabs offers more accuracy and larger print sizes with latest 3D printers

MIT Media Lab spin-off Formlabs is one of the few 3D desktop 3D-printing companies that has managed to buck the trends of a shrinking field. The startup found…

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Formlabs offers more accuracy and larger print sizes with latest 3D printers
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Formlabs offers more accuracy and larger print sizes with latest 3D printers

MIT Media Lab spinoff Formlabs is one of the few 3D desktop 3D printing companies that has managed to buck the trends of a shrinking field. The startup…

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Alcatraz AI is building Face ID for corporate badges
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Alcatraz AI is building Face ID for corporate badges

Meet Alcatraz AI a startup that wants to replace all the bade readers in your office with a Face ID-like camera system. Alcatraz has integrated multiple sensors to…

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Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 gets a processor boost
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Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 gets a processor boost

A quiet little update from Microsoft overnight, as the company bumped up a key spec on its 13.5-inch Surface Book 2. The 2017 two-in-one powerhouse is getting a…

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A look at new power banks from OmniCharge and Fuse Chicken
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A look at new power banks from OmniCharge and Fuse Chicken

When you’ve been doing this job long enough, you start to develop strange interests (though some might compellingly argue that strange interests are a prerequisite). Lately for me…

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Senators demand to know why election vendors still sell voting machines with ‘known vulnerabilities’
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Senators demand to know why election vendors still sell voting machines with ‘known vulnerabilities’

Four senior senators have called on the largest U.S. voting machine makers to explain why they continue to sell devices with “known vulnerabilities,” ahead of upcoming critical elections.…

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Watch Samsung fold the crap out of the Galaxy Fold
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Watch Samsung fold the crap out of the Galaxy Fold

We’ve not seen a lot of the Samsung Galaxy Fold. The device didn’t make its way off-stage at the Unpacked event in late February, and a week later,…

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Wyze launches a $20 home sensor system for its $20 security cam
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Wyze launches a $20 home sensor system for its $20 security cam

Wyze, they of the $20 home security camera, announced this morning the launch of a comparably priced home sensor system. The $20 Wyze Sense kit ships with a…

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Artiphon raises $2M round led by Warner Music
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Artiphon raises $2M round led by Warner Music

Artiphon, the startup behind the electronic instrument that it’s dubbed the Instrument 1, has raised $2 million in seed funding. We previously described the Instrument 1 as a…

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Apple ‘sorry’ for latest MacBook keyboard woes
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Apple ‘sorry’ for latest MacBook keyboard woes

Apple’s continued to improve the MacBook line’s butterfly switch keyboards. In fact, the technology is on its third generation, which added a rubberized membrane designed to fix ongoing…

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Magic Leap’s headset will go on sale at a few AT&T stores next week
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Magic Leap’s headset will go on sale at a few AT&T stores next week

While Magic Leap’s first augmented reality headset launch wasn’t the earth-shattering drop they had sort of pitched the world on, the company is about to see a major…

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Enterprise drone service Kespry raises new funding from Salesforce Ventures
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Enterprise drone service Kespry raises new funding from Salesforce Ventures

Kespry, a company that offers industrial users a subscription-based drone service, today announced that it has raised funding from Salesforce Ventures, marking that firm’s first hardware investment. With…

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Hackers dropped a secret backdoor in Asus’ update software
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Hackers dropped a secret backdoor in Asus’ update software

Hackers targeted and compromised “hundreds of thousands” of Asus computer owners by pushing a backdoored update software tool from the company’s own servers. The bombshell claims, first reported…

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Drone analytics startup Aria Insights suddenly shutters
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Drone analytics startup Aria Insights suddenly shutters

Earlier this year, Helen Greiner-founded drone startup CyPhy Works announced a major change. The company was rebooting and renaming itself Aria Insights, a move that arrived with a…

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