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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Daily Crunch: The new iPad mini, reviewed
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Daily Crunch: The new iPad mini, reviewed

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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The Oculus Rift S is real and arrives in spring for $399
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The Oculus Rift S is real and arrives in spring for $399

After years of high-profile onstage announcements, Oculus has decided to quietly deliver the successor to its flagship Rift virtual reality headset, confirming most bits of our October report…

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Dyson launches a vacuum with better battery, a desk lamp and a personal air purifier
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Dyson launches a vacuum with better battery, a desk lamp and a personal air purifier

Dyson’s got a very specific way of doing things. The British company makes super-high-quality products for a world where price isn’t an option. Using their devices is a…

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Review: Apple’s new iPad mini continues to be mini
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Review: Apple’s new iPad mini continues to be mini

The iPad mini is super enjoyable to use and is the best size tablet for everything but traditional laptop work. It’s very good and I’m glad Apple updated…

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Google scores a custom AMD GPU to power its Stadia cloud gaming hardware
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Google scores a custom AMD GPU to power its Stadia cloud gaming hardware

Google’s new Stadia game streaming service may be great for people who don’t own a powerful PC or console, but those games have to run somewhere — specifically,…

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The top 10 startups from Y Combinator W19 Demo Day 1
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The top 10 startups from Y Combinator W19 Demo Day 1

Electric-vehicle chargers, heads-up displays for soldiers and the Costco of weed were some of our favorites from prestigious startup accelerator Y Combinator’s Winter 2019 Demo Day 1. If…

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Amazon updates the $90 Kindle with a front light
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Amazon updates the $90 Kindle with a front light

Cost has always been a big part of the Kindle line’s appeal at the low end. Amazon’s very good at undercutting the competition, while still managing to provide…

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Nvidia announces its next-gen RTX pods with up to 1,280 GPUs
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Nvidia announces its next-gen RTX pods with up to 1,280 GPUs

Nvidia wants to be a cloud powerhouse. While its history may be in graphics cards for gaming enthusiasts, its recent focus has been on its data center GPUs…

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Nvidia’s T4 GPUs are coming to the AWS cloud
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Nvidia’s T4 GPUs are coming to the AWS cloud

In the coming weeks, AWS is launching new G4 instances with support for Nvidia’s T4 Tensor Core GPUs, the company today announced at Nvidia’s GTC conference. The T4,…

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Apple upgrades the iMac line with boosted processors and graphics
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Apple upgrades the iMac line with boosted processors and graphics

For a company hosting a big event next week, Apple’s sure got a lot of news bubbling up these days. It kicked off the week by unveiling upgrades…

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Google filed a folding phone patent application, too
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Google filed a folding phone patent application, too

Does a patent application mean a company is particularly serious about a technology? No. Is every company that makes phones at least toying around with a folding model?…

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Looking for a $2,500 smartwatch? Garmin’s got ‘em
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Looking for a $2,500 smartwatch? Garmin’s got ‘em

Somewhere out there is a person willing to pay $2,500 for a smartwatch. Surprisingly, that individual has several high-end options from which to choose. And while the Garmin…

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Turtle Beach is buying fellow gaming accessory maker Roccat
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Turtle Beach is buying fellow gaming accessory maker Roccat

There was a nice surprise morsel for those following Turtle Beach’s financials this week. In addition to a “record fourth quarter,” the headset maker announced that it has…

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Fitbit trims the fat with the Inspire
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Fitbit trims the fat with the Inspire

If nothing else, last week’s Fitbit event showed the world that the company had learned two key lessons in the past year. One: price is possibly the largest…

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Fitbit Versa Lite review
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Fitbit Versa Lite review

It’s a tricky proposition for a product launch: last year’s model, but with fewer features. But sometimes the rules of consumer electronic update cycles were made to be…

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NVIDIA and OpenAI’s capped returns
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NVIDIA and OpenAI’s capped returns

Editor’s note: Starting as a trial, the Extra Crunch Daily newsletter is going to be delivered Tuesday-Saturday, in order to faithfully analyze the happenings in the startup and…

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Samsung’s very good Galaxy S10 is now on sale
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Samsung’s very good Galaxy S10 is now on sale

The Galaxy S10’s pre-sales were, by all accounts, quite brisk. In fact, the company ran out of the free Galaxy Buds its was bundling with the handset. That’s…

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Fitbit announces a $160 stripped-down version of the Versa smartwatch
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Fitbit announces a $160 stripped-down version of the Versa smartwatch

Last year’s Versa was at the center of Fitbit’s reversing fortunes. After two years in the wilderness, the smartwatch helped turn the tide for the flailing company. Last…

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Fitbit’s Inspire will replace the Alta, Zip, One and Flex 2 devices
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Fitbit’s Inspire will replace the Alta, Zip, One and Flex 2 devices

The Inspire’s mere existence isn’t news in and of itself. The device was actually announced a couple of weeks back. But back then, it was a corporate exclusive…

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Hammerhead raises $4.2M to build a smarter operating system for bikes
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Hammerhead raises $4.2M to build a smarter operating system for bikes

Hammerhead founder and CEO Piet Morgan is a bicyclist, and he started the company because he wanted a better navigation system. So Hammerhead crowdfunded its first product, the…

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Fitbit’s Ace kids’ fitness tracker gets a sequel
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Fitbit’s Ace kids’ fitness tracker gets a sequel

There are few things kids love more in this world than a good sequel. As such, Fitbit has returned a year after launching its children’s fitness tracker the…

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Fitbit CEO James Park talks lessons learned from the company’s struggles
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Fitbit CEO James Park talks lessons learned from the company’s struggles

Two years ago, Fitbit was in a rough spot. The company had ridden the wearables boom to an IPO and become virtually synonymous with the fitness tracker space,…

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As Meizu’s port-free phone fails crowdfunding, company says it was ‘messing about’
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As Meizu’s port-free phone fails crowdfunding, company says it was ‘messing about’

That port and button-free phone Meizu showed off earlier this year? It didn’t even get half of its $100,000 Indiegogo pre-order campaign. But that’s fine, says the company.…

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Fictiv raises $33M to be the ‘AWS of hardware manufacturing’
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Fictiv raises $33M to be the ‘AWS of hardware manufacturing’

Hardware, as the saying goes, is hard, but today a startup has raised some money for a manufacturing platform that it believes can make the prospect of starting…

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August’s View wireless doorbell arrives this month for $230
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August’s View wireless doorbell arrives this month for $230

The August View didn’t launch at CES as anticipated (the smart home maker had some slightly underwhelming brand announcements instead), but earlier leaks did seem to get just…

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Qualcomm v. Apple patent suit trial kicks off in San Diego ahead of next month’s big one
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Qualcomm v. Apple patent suit trial kicks off in San Diego ahead of next month’s big one

Apple sues Qualcomm, Qualcomm sues Apple, Qualcomm sues Apple, Qualcomm sues Apple. For the past two years, the legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm has played out much…

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Samsung finally gets Bluetooth earbuds right
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Samsung finally gets Bluetooth earbuds right

Granted, this news is maybe a bit too late. Samsung’s already sold out of the free Galaxy Buds it was throwing in with S10 pre-orders. That said, the…

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The Rodecaster Pro podcast board finally gets multi-track recording
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The Rodecaster Pro podcast board finally gets multi-track recording

Rode promised multi-track support for the Rodecaster Pro in February — and delivered with no time to spare. The Australian company dropped news about the firmware update at…

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TiVo prepares to split its business into two as it pursues sale
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TiVo prepares to split its business into two as it pursues sale

DVR maker TiVo is preparing to split its company into two businesses: one, focused on its products like its Bolt family of DVRs, and the other on its…

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The best of MWC 2019
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The best of MWC 2019

After years of promises, 5G finally arrived at MWC 2019 — kind of, sort of. Barcelona served as the launching pad for several 5G handsets, set to arrive…

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Facebook expands its internet infrastructure projects
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Facebook expands its internet infrastructure projects

Like every year, Facebook is using MWC Barcelona to focus on its infrastructure projects. While you may mostly think of Facebook as a social network, the company started…

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Bring on the mobile weirdness
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Bring on the mobile weirdness

CES 2019 was a dud. It happens. Some years are more exciting than others. The world of technology ebbs and flows. Time is a flat circle. All that…

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Taking HTC’s Vive Focus standalone headset for a spin
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Taking HTC’s Vive Focus standalone headset for a spin

It’s telling that HTC opted to set up shop in Hall 7 at MWC. Rather than holding court alongside the Samsungs and Huaweis of the world, the company…

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Hands-on with Microsoft’s new HoloLens 2
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Hands-on with Microsoft’s new HoloLens 2

Earlier this week, Microsoft used its MWC press conference to announce the next version of its HoloLens mixed reality visor. When it demoed the first version back in…

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Light is expanding from smartphone cameras to self-driving cars
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Light is expanding from smartphone cameras to self-driving cars

This year’s MWC has been very much the beginning of a new phase for Light. Until now, the Palo Alto startup has been best known for its 16-lens…

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