Snapdragon 835 promises better battery, more security and added AR and VR support
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Snapdragon 835 promises better battery, more security and added AR and VR support

When Qualcomm first teased the latest version of its near ubiquitous Snapdragon line back in mid-November, it was fairly light on the details. At the time, it offered…

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Alarm.com is building drones to monitor your home inside and out
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Alarm.com is building drones to monitor your home inside and out

At CES on Tuesday, Alarm.com revealed that it is developing a smart home security drone alongside its other IoT devices and software. The idea is that if you…

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UVify’s plucky little Draco drone hits speeds up to 100 miles an hour
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UVify’s plucky little Draco drone hits speeds up to 100 miles an hour

For all the grandiosity of its ancient Grecian name, the Draco is a fairly unassuming thing. It’s surprisingly small and unimposing in fact — and if it weren’t…

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Gartner spies growing opportunity for voice-driven devices
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Gartner spies growing opportunity for voice-driven devices

Analyst Gartner is projecting flat growth for worldwide device shipments; it says the combined shipments of PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones will total just 2.3 billion in 2017, the…

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LG’s Hub Robot sounds like a mobile Amazon Echo
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LG’s Hub Robot sounds like a mobile Amazon Echo

LG and Samsung have really taken advantage of the calm before the CES storm by teasing out their product announcements, one by one. LG’s certainly ahead in terms of…

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Samsung’s new curved monitor coming to CES is somewhat tailored for gamers
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Samsung’s new curved monitor coming to CES is somewhat tailored for gamers

Right before the New Year begins — and with it, CES — tech companies tend to out many of their upcoming wares before the show even starts. Take Samsung for example,…

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Samsung is bringing an Amazon Echo-compatible robot vacuum to CES
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Samsung is bringing an Amazon Echo-compatible robot vacuum to CES

Samsung surely (hopefully) has bigger and better things up its sleeve for CES, coming off a year that was, at best, pretty damn rocky for the electronics giant.…

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FDA issues new security guidelines so that your pacemaker won’t get hacked
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FDA issues new security guidelines so that your pacemaker won’t get hacked

This week, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a set of recommendations for securing medical devices that could jeopardize the safety and privacy of their users. The…

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Samsung’s CES C-Lab startups are focused on skincare and kids
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Samsung’s CES C-Lab startups are focused on skincare and kids

Samsung’s C-Lab experiments are rarely earth-shattering, but they’re usually fairly interesting. Since last year, the electronics giant has used the Creative Lab as a way to foster innovation within…

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LG is bringing a little floating speaker to CES
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LG is bringing a little floating speaker to CES

LG’s apparently not much for surprises at this year’s CES. The company has already announced a number of the devices it plans to debut at the show, including…

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Cujo adds parental controls to its home firewall device
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Cujo adds parental controls to its home firewall device

Cujo certainly felt like the right product at the right time when the smart firewall’s creators took to the Disrupt stage to debut the device back in May.…

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Amazon sold nine times as many Amazon Echo devices this holiday
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Amazon sold nine times as many Amazon Echo devices this holiday

Guess what – Amazon sold a whole bunch of Echoes this holiday. Nine times as many as last year, according to its count. Of course, the company’s never…

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Sylvania’s new smart bulb connects to Apple’s HomeKit without a hub
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Sylvania’s new smart bulb connects to Apple’s HomeKit without a hub

Roughly a week from now we’re going to be drowning in connected home product launches. It seems fairly likely that it’ll be the major story of this year’s…

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Withings products disappear from Apple stores following Nokia patent kerfuffle
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Withings products disappear from Apple stores following Nokia patent kerfuffle

As much of the rest of us were gearing up for a relatively quiet holiday season, Apple and Nokia were getting ready to go to battle, reigniting a…

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Phil Schiller says Apple is working with Consumer Reports in wake of MacBook Pro battery issues
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Phil Schiller says Apple is working with Consumer Reports in wake of MacBook Pro battery issues

In a year that’s been largely lackluster for Apple and downright bizarre for battery technologies, Consumer Reports’ refusal to recommend the new MacBook Pro feels like a too…

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TCL will be launching new Blackberry handsets soon
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TCL will be launching new Blackberry handsets soon

TCL isn’t wasting any time getting into the BlackBerry business. A week ago today, the Acatel manufacturer announced that it was officially becoming the major global partner for…

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This bed with built-in subwoofer, TV, lamp and power outlets may be your last purchase, ever
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This bed with built-in subwoofer, TV, lamp and power outlets may be your last purchase, ever

Furlenco’s new “Pod” might just be the most outrageous product hitting the market this holiday season. The Bangalore, India based furniture rental startup has always had a penchant for…

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LG takes the fun out of CES by announcing five phones ahead of time
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LG takes the fun out of CES by announcing five phones ahead of time

That’s one way avoid the CES scrum – just go ahead and start making all of your announcements before the show even starts. LG will likely still have…

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The Canary Flex is a cool little camera with some kinks to work out
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The Canary Flex is a cool little camera with some kinks to work out

The security camera space was different when Canary blew past $1.9 million in pledges on Indiegogo way back in 2013. These days, it’s a packed space with high-profile…

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What to expect from CES 2017
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What to expect from CES 2017

For most, this week marks the beginning of the holiday season. Presents and office parties and an extra day off here and there. In the tech world, it…

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Snap Inc. has a new China tech R&D office focused on Spectacles
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Snap Inc. has a new China tech R&D office focused on Spectacles

Spectacles seem to be a hit for Snapchat parent Snap Inc., thought their unconventional rollout via pop-up shops (including a new one at a Dave Busters in Illinois…

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Misfit shoots for simple with the Phase hybrid smartwatch
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Misfit shoots for simple with the Phase hybrid smartwatch

I’ve been mostly enjoying my time with the Phase, thus far. It might be all the time I spent with the Gear S3 of late, but it feels…

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Nokia reignites Apple patent battle with a spate of new lawsuits
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Nokia reignites Apple patent battle with a spate of new lawsuits

Five years after burying the hatchet with Apple, Nokia’s back at it again. The one-time phone-making juggernaut announced this week that it’s ready to go back to court…

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Revenues are down, but BlackBerry’s earnings still give investors hope as the company pivots
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Revenues are down, but BlackBerry’s earnings still give investors hope as the company pivots

It took BlackBerry a long time to get to this point, and it may take them a while to get out. But while the Canadian corporation’s most recent…

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Good luck getting an Amazon Echo for the holidays if you haven’t already ordered
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Good luck getting an Amazon Echo for the holidays if you haven’t already ordered

You’re no doubt familiar with the correlation between snoozing and losing. The law seems to be in full effect for Amazon’s wildly popular Echo offerings in these final…

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HTC is launching something just after CES
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HTC is launching something just after CES

There’s probably something to be said for skipping CES altogether – or at the very least, saving your big news for another week. After all, there’s no better…

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LG’s MacBook Pro-focused 5K display goes on sale
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LG’s MacBook Pro-focused 5K display goes on sale

It won’t arrive until well after the holiday, sure, but that fancy 27-inch display LG created for the new MacBook Pros is now officially available on Apple’s site. The…

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Sling TV set to debut the AirTV Player, which combines local channels, Sling’s service & Netflix
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Sling TV set to debut the AirTV Player, which combines local channels, Sling’s service & Netflix

Reports that streaming TV service Sling TV is launching its own TV tuner box are now confirmed, thanks to the appearance of a landing page for the “AirTV…

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Samsung’s slim Notebook 9 line gets a boost
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Samsung’s slim Notebook 9 line gets a boost

Samsung’s gone the simple route with its latest notebooks — right down to the Notebook 9 name, which likely unintentionally invokes a very Cat’s Cradle vibe. Less than…

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Samsung’s Gear S3 goes a little too big
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Samsung’s Gear S3 goes a little too big

Samsung’s never shied away from going big. Big phones, big TVs, big watches. In fact, that was one of the defining characteristics for the first few generations of…

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Motorola’s hackathon-winning Moto Mods include a gamepad and skin-care monitor
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Motorola’s hackathon-winning Moto Mods include a gamepad and skin-care monitor

You’ve got to hand it to Motorola, the smartphone maker does appear committed to its nascent modular smartphone offering. The company launched the Moto Z back in July,…

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AirPods are now up for sale on Apple’s site
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AirPods are now up for sale on Apple’s site

Apple knew it was going to take something big to help cushion the blow of its decision to drop the headphone jack from the new iPhone. For the…

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A multi-material 3D printer that can create embedded circuit boards
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A multi-material 3D printer that can create embedded circuit boards

Next Dynamics couldn’t find a print head to their liking, so they went ahead and built a new one, a fairly bold move in an industry where even…

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Amazon Echo may be listening in on your conversations in your Vegas hotel room
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Amazon Echo may be listening in on your conversations in your Vegas hotel room

The Wynn Las Vegas hotel is adding an Amazon Echo to every one of its 4,748 rooms. A first for a hotel to do and a great way…

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Photojournalists demand encryption, Light is giving it to them
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Photojournalists demand encryption, Light is giving it to them

Against the backdrop of falling bombs in Aleppo, the Freedom of the Press Foundation sent an open letter to executives at major camera companies asking them to take responsibility for…

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TCL signs an exclusive deal to build BlackBerry-branded phones
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TCL signs an exclusive deal to build BlackBerry-branded phones

BlackBerry announced the major global partner in its shift toward a solely software and service company today, and no surprise, it’s TCL. The Chinese hardware maker behind the…

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Google Home gets a bunch of new functionality, ranging from Netflix to Domino’s Pizza
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Google Home gets a bunch of new functionality, ranging from Netflix to Domino’s Pizza

Amazon infiltrated the home when no one was looking with a smart assistant loaded on some low-price hardware, and now the competition has a whole lot of catching…

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To prevent another crash, Facebook’s solar drone will get an airbrake
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To prevent another crash, Facebook’s solar drone will get an airbrake

The right wing of Facebook’s solar-powered drone Aquila failed, causing a crash landing of its first test flight, according to a new report on the incident from the…

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Motorola’s hackathon winning Moto Mods include a gamepad and skin care monitor
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Motorola’s hackathon winning Moto Mods include a gamepad and skin care monitor

You’ve got to hand it to Motorola, the smartphone maker does appear committed to its nascent modular smartphone offering. The company launched the Moto Z back in July,…

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Verizon is letting Samsung brick the Note 7 after all, but waiting until after the holidays
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Verizon is letting Samsung brick the Note 7 after all, but waiting until after the holidays

About a week ago, Samsung announced that it was finally ready to be done with this whole Note 7 situation, once and for all. The company issued a…

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