Apple launches online store with 10 percent discount for active military and veterans
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Apple launches online store with 10 percent discount for active military and veterans

Just in time for holiday shopping, Apple announced the launch of an online store offering a 10 percent discount off all products for active military and veterans. “At…

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Sleep-tracking ring Oura surpasses $20 million in funding
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Sleep-tracking ring Oura surpasses $20 million in funding

Oura Health, a sleep-tracking and sleep-improvement platform, just surpassed $20 million* in a funding round led by MSD Capital with participation from YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, Twitch co-founder…

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Samsung will release a 5G phone in 2019
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Samsung will release a 5G phone in 2019

Samsung tipped its hand yet again, revealing another key piece of its 2019 road map. As it did with the foldable phone a few weeks back, the company…

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The economics and tradeoffs of ad-funded smart city tech
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The economics and tradeoffs of ad-funded smart city tech

In order to have innovative smart city applications, cities first need to build out the connected infrastructure, which can be a costly, lengthy, and politicized process. Third-parties are…

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Apple Music is coming to the Amazon Echo
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Apple Music is coming to the Amazon Echo

Starting mid-December, Amazon Echo devices will be able to stream songs from Apple Music. A bit of a surprise, perhaps, given that Apple’s been a competitor in the…

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The Arlo security camera goes 4K
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The Arlo security camera goes 4K

The Arlo line was something of a surprise hit for Netgear, causing the networking company to spin it off into its own business earlier this year. The Arlo…

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E Ink debuts a new electronic drawing technology
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E Ink debuts a new electronic drawing technology

E Ink — a name synonymous with e-reader screens — just debuted a new writing display technology called JustWrite. The tech offers the company’s familiar monochrome aesthetic —…

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China leaves Huawei founder off honor roll marking 40 years of economic success
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China leaves Huawei founder off honor roll marking 40 years of economic success

In the lead up to China’s 40th anniversary of reforms and opening up, People’s Daily, the mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party, published a list on Monday commending…

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Sennheiser’s flawed headphone software opened PCs and Macs to HTTPS site spoofing
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Sennheiser’s flawed headphone software opened PCs and Macs to HTTPS site spoofing

Headphone maker Sennheiser has patched its software after the company admitted a serious vulnerability that made it easy for hackers to impersonate any website — even encrypted pages.…

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DJI goes pocket size for its latest gimbal
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DJI goes pocket size for its latest gimbal

Hand-held gimbals have largely been the realm of pro videographers. But DJI is looking to change things up with an ultra-portable take on its popular Osmo line. The…

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Following report on sluggish demand, Apple VP says iPhone XR is its most popular model
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Following report on sluggish demand, Apple VP says iPhone XR is its most popular model

In the wake of a report from the WSJ last week that detailed how low demand for Apple’s latest iPhones was prompting the company to cut orders for…

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Up close and hands-on with DJI’s Osmo Pocket gimbal
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Up close and hands-on with DJI’s Osmo Pocket gimbal

I’ll admit that I’ve warmed up pretty quickly to the Osmo Pocket. The original post from earlier today is pretty skeptical, owing in no small part to the…

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Google’s Pixel Slate arrives Thursday
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Google’s Pixel Slate arrives Thursday

Update: Looks like the Slate is actually available now. Google’s last major piece of hardware for the year is finally shipping this week. A number of pre-orders have…

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Google Pixel Slate review
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Google Pixel Slate review

First, a dirty little secret about product reviews: You’d love to integrate every product into your daily use, but it just isn’t possible. Especially when you’re dealing with…

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Logitech is reportedly offering $2.2 billion to bring Plantronics headsets into its hardware empire
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Logitech is reportedly offering $2.2 billion to bring Plantronics headsets into its hardware empire

Logitech, the manufacturer best known for its computing peripherals like keyboards and web cameras, is in talks to buy Plantronics, a maker of Bluetooth-enabled headsets, according to Reuters. The…

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Last-minute Cyber Monday deals
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Last-minute Cyber Monday deals

Listen, I know you’re tired of deals. I get it. You already woke up at 1AM on Black Friday to head to Best Buy in your pajama pants.…

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Silentmode’s PowerMask is a $200 connected relaxation mask
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Silentmode’s PowerMask is a $200 connected relaxation mask

I barely slept my second night at Chunking Mansions. The loud neighbors, the hot Hong Kong air, the landlord banging on the door after midnight: None of these…

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Soundbrenner’s wearable metronome gets a modular upgrade
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Soundbrenner’s wearable metronome gets a modular upgrade

It took all of 14 minutes for the Soundbrenner Core to hit full funding. Not too shabby. Last week, the wearable maker closed out its campaign with more…

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A closer look at Royole’s foldable display
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A closer look at Royole’s foldable display

You’d be forgiven if Royole doesn’t ring any bells. Even here in China, it’s far from a household name. Still, the Shanghai-based startup recently secured an undisclosed Series…

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Quantum Machines raises $5.5M to build control and operational layer for quantum computers
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Quantum Machines raises $5.5M to build control and operational layer for quantum computers

Quantum Machines, an Israeli startup launched by three Ph.D. physicists, wants to build the operational and control layer for quantum computing. Today, it announced a $5.5 million seed…

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Amazon Echo devices can now make Skype calls
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Amazon Echo devices can now make Skype calls

Video chat was always one of Echo Show and Spot’s biggest selling points. But until now, the products have been tethered to Amazon’s own software. This week, however,…

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Gift Guide: Black Friday tech deals that are actually pretty good
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Gift Guide: Black Friday tech deals that are actually pretty good

Black Friday is, for the most part, bad. People are awful, retailers pull all sorts of shenanigans to make it seem like you’re getting a better deal than…

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Kindred’s robots help retailers handle fulfillment centers — and take on Amazon
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Kindred’s robots help retailers handle fulfillment centers — and take on Amazon

Since taking the reins as chief executive of Kindred at the beginning of the year, Jim Liefer has been focused on commercializing his company’s autonomous robots. But unlike…

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First ever drone-delivered kidney is no worse for wear
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First ever drone-delivered kidney is no worse for wear

Drone delivery really only seems practical for two things: take-out and organ transplants. Both are relatively light and also extremely time sensitive. Well, experiments in flying a kidney…

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A closer look at HTC’s blockchain phone, the Exodus 1
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A closer look at HTC’s blockchain phone, the Exodus 1

The Exodus 1 didn’t make its global debut on stage at TechCrunch Shenzhen. That was the plan, but stuff, as the saying goes, happens. It simply didn’t make…

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The WT2 in-ear translator arrives in January, with real-time feedback coming soon
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The WT2 in-ear translator arrives in January, with real-time feedback coming soon

Timekettle was eager to show us the progress it’s made on the WT2 since it first showed us its wearable translation device at TechCrunch Shenzhen, this time last…

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Withings launches a fitness tracker for some reason
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Withings launches a fitness tracker for some reason

Withings is back with, of all things, a fitness tracker. It’s a bit of an odd addition, two months after the company re-launched, post-Nokia. The company’s first product,…

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We tried Amazon’s bizarre Alexa microwave and weren’t convinced
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We tried Amazon’s bizarre Alexa microwave and weren’t convinced

I’m a fan of Alexa and of voice computing in general. But when Amazon said it was putting Alexa into a microwave, I wasn’t so sure. The value…

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Wynd announces a new air purifier and desktop monitor
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Wynd announces a new air purifier and desktop monitor

As far as goals for hardware startups go, you could do worse than ridding the air of allergens, pollutants and the like. Launched in 2016 as a Kickstarter…

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Standard Cognition raises $40M to replace retailers’ cashiers with cameras
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Standard Cognition raises $40M to replace retailers’ cashiers with cameras

The Amazon Go store requires hundreds of cameras to detect who’s picking up what items. Standard Cognition needs just 27 to go after the $27 trillion market of…

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Roku’s voice-powered wireless speakers and tabletop remote start shipping
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Roku’s voice-powered wireless speakers and tabletop remote start shipping

In July, Roku unveiled its entry into the voice-powered speaker market with a pair of Roku TV Wireless Speakers designed to work with the company’s lineup of partner-built…

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Cryptocurrency chill causes mining speculator Nvidia’s stock to plunge
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Cryptocurrency chill causes mining speculator Nvidia’s stock to plunge

The cryptocurrency market is an exciting one, but it’s also unpredictable — and when things go south, they take related businesses with them. Nvidia, a hardware giant that…

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The Orbital 2 is like a Surface Dial that works with Mac
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The Orbital 2 is like a Surface Dial that works with Mac

This little peripheral is one of the more interesting new pieces of hardware floating around the halls of TC Tokyo this week. The product, created by local startup…

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Review: Microsoft Surface Studio 2
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Review: Microsoft Surface Studio 2

SpaceX gets FCC approval to add 7,518 more satellites to its Starlink constellation
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SpaceX gets FCC approval to add 7,518 more satellites to its Starlink constellation

SpaceX’s application to add thousands of satellites to its proposed Starlink communications constellation has been approved by the FCC, though it will be some time before the company…

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The Timbuk2 Never Check sold me on the importance of a good travel backpack
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The Timbuk2 Never Check sold me on the importance of a good travel backpack

For some who travels a lot, I can be downright reckless when it comes to packing sometimes. I’ve found myself hurling clothes, toiletries and assorted cables into bags…

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Amazon’s Fire TV Recast is a decent DVR for antenna users
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Amazon’s Fire TV Recast is a decent DVR for antenna users

Amazon’s Fire TV companion DVR, the Fire TV Recast, is available today to the public, after previously having been only offered for pre-order. The new device offers a…

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Gift Guide: 10 suitcase-friendly gifts for frequent flyers
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Gift Guide: 10 suitcase-friendly gifts for frequent flyers

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide! Need more gift ideas? Check out our Gift Guide Hub. I’ve been traveling a lot this year — more than any…

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Dolby releases branded wireless headphones
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Dolby releases branded wireless headphones

Dolby’s been making a bigger push for consumer recognition in the last few years, so it was really just a matter of time before it released a branded…

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MacBook Pro with updated GPU is now available
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MacBook Pro with updated GPU is now available

Apple recently unveiled a bunch of new products during a press event in New York. But the company also quietly shared a press release with new configurations for…

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