Collider 3D printers can make shiny metal objects on demand
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Collider 3D printers can make shiny metal objects on demand

When he worked at Shapeways just a few years ago, customers constantly asked Graham Bredemeyer if they could get their designs made out of metal by the 3D…

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The HTC U11’s most compelling feature, Edge Sense, is pretty silly
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The HTC U11’s most compelling feature, Edge Sense, is pretty silly

You can’t really blame HTC for embracing a gimmick. A rough couple of years for the smartphone maker warrants some experimentation to help set its devices apart from…

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Amazon built Fire TV directly into a cheap 4K set
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Amazon built Fire TV directly into a cheap 4K set

There’s the $90 Fire TV, the $40 Fire TV Stick and now, for the dongle-averse, Amazon is giving the world its first set with the company’s streaming media…

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Amazon is helping to remove false wake words from Alexa’s vocabulary
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Amazon is helping to remove false wake words from Alexa’s vocabulary

Amazon’s smart assistant has gotten pretty good at recognizing its own name (much to the apparent chagrin of many who share it), but that doesn’t make it immune…

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EEG hardware hack uses blink detection and predictive text for hands-free typing
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EEG hardware hack uses blink detection and predictive text for hands-free typing

Hardware is hard at the best of times. But software developer Patrick Morris-Suzuki set himself the ambitious challenge of creating a blink-detecting system for hands-free typing during an overnight hackathon…

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Volans-i shows off its long-range delivery drones in Texas
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Volans-i shows off its long-range delivery drones in Texas

Whether they’re flying pizzas, burritos or medications to customers’ doors, drones for delivery have arrived. Businesses as far-ranging as UPS, Domino’s, Amazon and the hospital group Ticino EOC are testing drones,…

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Enterprise smart lock player Latch snags another $10M
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Enterprise smart lock player Latch snags another $10M

New York based Latch has topped up its Series A with a further $10 million in external funding, bringing on a new investor RRE Ventures. Existing investors also participated. The…

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Microsoft touts 500 million Windows 10 devices active monthly
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Microsoft touts 500 million Windows 10 devices active monthly

There’s nothing wrong with tooting your own horn a bit when you hit a number like 500 million, and that’s what Microsoft did this morning to kick off…

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Hasselblad’s X1D puts other medium format cameras on notice
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Hasselblad’s X1D puts other medium format cameras on notice

Back in June of last year, I previewed the Hasselblad X1D. Then, it was a pre-production model, which I had hoped would launch and become the powerful mirrorless…

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Gorilla Glass maker Corning gets $200 million from Apple’s US manufacturing investment fund
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Gorilla Glass maker Corning gets $200 million from Apple’s US manufacturing investment fund

Apple made news and scored some positive PR earlier this month when the company announced a $1 billion fund aimed at investing in US-based manufacturing. Now it’s ready to…

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Lighthouse tells you what happens in your home when you’re not there
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Lighthouse tells you what happens in your home when you’re not there

A thief, your kids skipping school or paranormal activity? That’s the question that Lighthouse aims to answer with its new interactive assistant. By combining sophisticated sensors with computer…

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Lighthouse tells you what happens in your home when you’re not there
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Lighthouse tells you what happens in your home when you’re not there

A thief, your kids skipping school or paranormal activity? That’s the question that Lighthouse aims to answer with its new interactive assistant. By combining sophisticated sensors with computer…

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Google-funded ‘super sensor’ project brings IoT powers to dumb appliances
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Google-funded ‘super sensor’ project brings IoT powers to dumb appliances

The so-called ‘smart home’ often comes across looking incredibly dumb. Either you have to shell out lots of money to replace perfectly functional appliances for their Internet-connected equivalents —…

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Google-funded ‘super sensor’ project brings IoT powers to dumb appliances
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Google-funded ‘super sensor’ project brings IoT powers to dumb appliances

The so-called ‘smart home’ often comes across looking incredibly dumb. Either you have to shell out lots of money to replace perfectly functional appliances for their Internet-connected equivalents —…

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Nectar launches ultrasound-equipped pour spouts to save bar owners money
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Nectar launches ultrasound-equipped pour spouts to save bar owners money

Restaurants depend on the sale of alcoholic beverages for 60 percent of their revenue. This means that knowing what happens to liquor after it’s put on the shelf behind the…

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Nectar launches ultrasound-equipped pour spouts to save bar owners money
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Nectar launches ultrasound-equipped pour spouts to save bar owners money

Restaurants depend on the sale of alcoholic beverages for 60 percent of their revenue. This means that knowing what happens to liquor after it’s put on the shelf behind the…

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PokitDok teams with Intel on healthcare blockchain solution
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PokitDok teams with Intel on healthcare blockchain solution

PokitDok, a healthcare API company, announced today it has teamed with Intel to offer a healthcare blockchain solution it’s calling ‘Dokchain.’ The partnership includes using Intel’s open source Hyperledger Sawtooth as…

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ShapeScale launches pre-orders for their fitness-minded 3D body scanner
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ShapeScale launches pre-orders for their fitness-minded 3D body scanner

When you hop on a bathroom scale, all you get is one number describing the weight of your entire body. That number doesn’t account for muscle, but rallies you behind…

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A new 3D printing technology uses electricity to create stronger objects for manufacturing
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A new 3D printing technology uses electricity to create stronger objects for manufacturing

Nothing actually appears to happen when the Essentium rep flips the switch to fire up the company’s demo. The change is undetectable standing a foot away from the…

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Amazon unveils the $230 Echo Show, with a screen for calls, shipping June 28
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Amazon unveils the $230 Echo Show, with a screen for calls, shipping June 28

For those who follow the company, the new device may not come as a surprise, following several leaks about the product before today, with two coming in the last…

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Stratasys thinks this wall of modular cells is the future of 3D printing in manufacturing
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Stratasys thinks this wall of modular cells is the future of 3D printing in manufacturing

Industrial 3D printing bigwig (and MakerBot owner) Stratasys took to the stage at the Rapid additive manufacturing event in Pittsburgh this morning showcase the Continuous Build 3D Demonstrator.…

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Third parties have always been the key to Amazon’s smart home domination plans
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Third parties have always been the key to Amazon’s smart home domination plans

For Amazon, hardware has always been a means to an end. From the Kindle e-reader to the Fire tablets to its TV offerings, the company has always treated…

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Gigabyte’s AERO15 gaming laptop colors me impressed with a color graded screen
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Gigabyte’s AERO15 gaming laptop colors me impressed with a color graded screen

Gigabyte is releasing a new gaming laptop this month, being part of a slowly growing list of gaming laptop manufacturers that suddenly care about color graded screens. Dubbed the AERO…

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Fortem raises $5.5 million to hunt and take down unwanted drones
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Fortem raises $5.5 million to hunt and take down unwanted drones

After drones became available to private citizens around the world, bad actors found ways to use them for nefarious purposes like spying on corporations, carrying contraband across borders…

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Inside Andy Rubin’s futuristic Playground hardware incubator
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Inside Andy Rubin’s futuristic Playground hardware incubator

With titanium 3D printers, electrostatic charge tables, and a giant slide, Playground Global lives up to it’s a name. Here we take you on a tour of Android…

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Apple started a $1 billion fund to create advanced manufacturing jobs in the US
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Apple started a $1 billion fund to create advanced manufacturing jobs in the US

In an interview with CNBC’s Jim Cramer, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed today that the hardware titans have formed a new, $1 billion fund to promote advanced manufacturing jobs…

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Amazon beefs up drone delivery R&D in Cambridge
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Amazon beefs up drone delivery R&D in Cambridge

Amazon is expanding its RD facilities in Cambridge, UK, with a plan to move into a new 60,000 sq ft site in the city with capacity for more than 400 staff.…

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Fender’s new connected amps will help beginners find the perfect tone
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Fender’s new connected amps will help beginners find the perfect tone

Fender’s second app, Tone, is far more ambitious than its predecessor. In fact, it’s the first smartphone app I can recall that’s launched alongside a trio of amplifiers.…

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Amazon’s new dev kit promises to bring Alexa far-field tech to more third-party devices
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Amazon’s new dev kit promises to bring Alexa far-field tech to more third-party devices

Back in December, component company Conexant announced that it had teamed up with Amazon to create a development kit for third-party manufacturers looking to build Alexa into their…

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TuringSense scores $3 million to build fitness trackers smart enough to train athletes
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TuringSense scores $3 million to build fitness trackers smart enough to train athletes

TuringSense announced today that it’s closed a $3 million early funding round, an investment that brings the Bay area-based sports tracker startup’s total investment to $6 million. The…

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The KeyOne is the phone BlackBerry should have made 10 years ago
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The KeyOne is the phone BlackBerry should have made 10 years ago

The KeyOne is a device from an alternative timeline where BlackBerry didn’t completely whiff and miss the touchscreen revolution. In that parallel universe, Biff Tannen wasn’t elected president…

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iPhone sales numbers dip slightly, but iPhone revenue is slightly up in quarterly earnings
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iPhone sales numbers dip slightly, but iPhone revenue is slightly up in quarterly earnings

Apple’s Q2 earnings report just dropped, and it’s a bit of a mixed bag from the hardware perspective; iPhone sales numbers dropped 1 percent year-over-over, down to around…

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Microsoft needs to open up Windows 10 S if it wants to find success outside the classroom
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Microsoft needs to open up Windows 10 S if it wants to find success outside the classroom

At first glance, Windows 10 S makes perfect sense. It’s a lightweight, stripped-down version of Microsoft’s operating system designed to avoid taxing low-cost hardware. That makes it a…

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Ecobee is building Alexa into its thermostats and light switches
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Ecobee is building Alexa into its thermostats and light switches

Ecobee unveiled its latest connected thermostat at the Collision conference today. Far and away the most interesting bit is its inclusion of a microphone that utilizes Amazon’s far-field…

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V-Moda’s Crossfade II are the all-around headphones I didn’t know I’d like, but with a catch
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V-Moda’s Crossfade II are the all-around headphones I didn’t know I’d like, but with a catch

V-Moda has been making audio hardware since 2004, but the Crossfade II is only their second over-ear Bluetooth pair. It maintains the staple traits of V-Moda audio gear: nice build quality,…

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Kobo’s Aura H2O gets an upgrade, but waterproofing is still its standout feature
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Kobo’s Aura H2O gets an upgrade, but waterproofing is still its standout feature

Kobo doesn’t upgrade its products much, because, let’s face it, the e-reader market isn’t what it once was — and what’s left of it is still dominated by…

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Windows 10 S will fuel Microsoft’s Chromebook competitors
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Windows 10 S will fuel Microsoft’s Chromebook competitors

At an event today in New York, Microsoft unveiled its plan to recapture the classroom market share the company has steadily lost to Google’s Chromebook here in the…

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Amazon’s camera-equipped Echo Look raises new questions about smart home privacy
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Amazon’s camera-equipped Echo Look raises new questions about smart home privacy

Given all of the security concerns raised by the rise of the Echo and other smart home hubs, Amazon surely knew that adding a camera to one of…

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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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