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How Ring went from Shark Tank reject to Amazon's $1B acquisition

HOW RING WENT FROM SHARK TANK REJECT TO AMAZON'S $1B ACQUISITION

Just five years ago, wireless doorbell company, Doorbot - now Amazon's billion-dollar Ring - was a team of eight struggling to make...

You can now play Pokémon on the blockchain

YOU CAN NOW PLAY POKÉMON ON THE BLOCKCHAIN

Developers are finding new fun ways to test blockchain technology. Software engineer João Almeida has created Poketoshi, a platform...

 
 
 
The EU's disastrous Copyright Reform, explained

THE EU'S DISASTROUS COPYRIGHT REFORM, EXPLAINED

The EU's extremely controversial Copyright Reform - which might introduce upload filters, ancillary copyright, and restrictions on...

GitHub for Unity exits beta to simplify source management in game development

GITHUB FOR UNITY EXITS BETA TO SIMPLIFY SOURCE MANAGEMENT IN GAME DEVELOPMENT

Modern software development workflows are built around Git. That said, not all projects are created equally, and depending on what...

 
 
 
Uber is experimenting with cheaper fares for those willing to wait

UBER IS EXPERIMENTING WITH CHEAPER FARES FOR THOSE WILLING TO WAIT

An account executive at Uber may have prematurely let the cat out of the bag about a new feature that rewards patient passengers. Uber...

Microsoft needs to pick a side in the ICE debate. The world is watching

MICROSOFT NEEDS TO PICK A SIDE IN THE ICE DEBATE. THE WORLD IS WATCHING

Prior to today, most of us hadn't spent a lot of time considering the logistics involved in snatching a couple thousand babies from...

 
 
 
Google says its AI is better at predicting death than hospitals

GOOGLE SAYS ITS AI IS BETTER AT PREDICTING DEATH THAN HOSPITALS

Google's Medical Brain team is now training its AI to predict the death risk among hospital patients - and its early results show it...

Pew Research shows fewer than 50 percent of Americans can tell the difference between fact and opinion

PEW RESEARCH SHOWS FEWER THAN 50 PERCENT OF AMERICANS CAN TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FACT AND OPINION

A new Pew Research Center survey found that only around one in four American adults could, practically-speaking, tell the difference...

 
 
 
OnePlus' Kyle Kiang talks OnePlus 6 and record sales

ONEPLUS' KYLE KIANG TALKS ONEPLUS 6 AND RECORD SALES

It wasn't so long ago that OnePlus was a small startup with an uncertain future. In 2014, a $300 device with specs like the OnePlus...

Apple finally lets US callers share their location with 911

APPLE FINALLY LETS US CALLERS SHARE THEIR LOCATION WITH 911

Apple today announced iOS 12 would have a new feature which enables US-based users to automatically share their location with emergency...

 
 
 
This insanely cool DIY smart home features Alexa's AI and Ethereum's blockchain

THIS INSANELY COOL DIY SMART HOME FEATURES ALEXA'S AI AND ETHEREUM'S BLOCKCHAIN

Building the perfect home involves a lot of time, effort, and Amazon Echo Dots. One family decided to create the smartest house in...

YouTube Music launches in 12 more countries, including the UK and Canada

YOUTUBE MUSIC LAUNCHES IN 12 MORE COUNTRIES, INCLUDING THE UK AND CANADA

YouTube is gradually increasing the reach of its YouTube Music streaming service. As of today, the service is available in 12 more...

 
 
 
Pokémon GO now lets you befriend other animal kidnappers

POKÉMON GO NOW LETS YOU BEFRIEND OTHER ANIMAL KIDNAPPERS

Niantic today announced it'll soon be adding Friends and Trading features to Pokémon Go, meaning you have a new reason to reinstall...

Nvidia's AI creates amazing slow motion video by ‘hallucinating' missing frames

NVIDIA'S AI CREATES AMAZING SLOW MOTION VIDEO BY ‘HALLUCINATING' MISSING FRAMES

Nvidia's researchers developed an AI that converts standard videos into incredibly smooth slow motion. The broad strokes: Capturing...

 
 
 
Google has removed the ability to order Uber rides from Maps on Android

GOOGLE HAS REMOVED THE ABILITY TO ORDER UBER RIDES FROM MAPS ON ANDROID

For a reason yet to be explained, Alphabet's removed the ability to hail Uber rides from Google Maps. The iOS version of the app lost...

Declutter your devices with 3TB of cloud storage space for under $75

DECLUTTER YOUR DEVICES WITH 3TB OF CLOUD STORAGE SPACE FOR UNDER $75

Forget maxing out drives when you can just ship it all safely to the cloud. Right now, Zoolz is promoting one of their biggest online...

 
 
 
Want a high-paying job in IT security? This $69 mega-training will get you there

WANT A HIGH-PAYING JOB IN IT SECURITY? THIS $69 MEGA-TRAINING WILL GET YOU THERE

With high-level threats at an all-time high, men and women trained to protect systems from attacks by these dark forces are in high...

Amazon has discontinued the Mayday button on its Fire tablets

AMAZON HAS DISCONTINUED THE MAYDAY BUTTON ON ITS FIRE TABLETS

Amazon has quietly discontinued the hugely popular Mayday feature on its Kindle Fire tablets, according a page on the company's website...

 
 
 
You're wrong about how the internet fuels conspiracy theories

YOU'RE WRONG ABOUT HOW THE INTERNET FUELS CONSPIRACY THEORIES

Conspiracy theories are popular and there is no doubt that the internet has fuelled them on. From the theory that 9/11 was an inside...

Why these business tools are borderline genius for new-age entrepreneurs

WHY THESE BUSINESS TOOLS ARE BORDERLINE GENIUS FOR NEW-AGE ENTREPRENEURS

As businesses are getting more sophisticated, global, and virtual in nature, project management tools are proving to be indispensable...

 
 
 



Budget friendly Panasonic P90 launched in India for around $80

Budget friendly Panasonic P90 launched in India for around $80

Panasonic has launched a new smartphone, dubbed P90. It's an entry-level device that is powered by Mediatek MTK6737 SoC with quad-core 1.25GHz processor, and sports a 5-inch HD... Read more ...

Read the letter 100 Microsoft staff reportedly sent to Satya Nadella...

Read the letter 100 Microsoft staff reportedly sent to Satya Nadella protesting the firm's $19 million deal with ICE

Microsoft staff wrote to CEO Satya Nadella calling on the firm to cancel its $19.4 million contract with the US's Immigration, Customs and Enforcement agency. They are dismayed... Read more ...

South Korean exchange Bithumb hacked for $31 million

South Korean exchange Bithumb hacked for $31 million

You know it is just a regular day when you read about a cryptocurrency heist. Today's victim is South Korean exchange desk Bithumb. The company reported that nearly 35 billion... Read more ...

Porsche buys a 10-percent stake in the Croatian brand building a 2,000-hp EV

Porsche buys a 10-percent stake in the Croatian brand building a 2,000-hp EV

Croatian start-up Rimac introduced a 2,000-horsepower electric car at the Geneva auto show. The Concept Two caught the attention of Porsche, and the firm has purchased a... Read more ...

OPPO Intros Find X Lamborghini Edition With ‘SuperVOOC'

OPPO Intros Find X Lamborghini Edition With ‘SuperVOOC'

In addition to announcing its all-new Find X flagship, OPPO has also introduced a special edition variant of that phone with Lamborghini branding. The OPPO Find X Lamborghini... Read more ...

A Galaxy S10 prototype may have just leaked, reveals extremely bezel-less design

A Galaxy S10 prototype may have just leaked, reveals extremely bezel-less design

Next year will mark the launch of the 10th generation Galaxy S smartphone, with reports claiming Samsung has a huge redesign in the works, as well as plans to launch the device... Read more ...

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro launch date announced

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro launch date announced

Xiaomi launched the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 on June 12 but the Redmi 6 Pro was missing at the event. Since the notch-ed handset had passed TENAA, launch was inevitable but it was... Read more ...

LG Stylo 4 launches at MetroPCS with 6.2-inch screen and built-in stylus

LG Stylo 4 launches at MetroPCS with 6.2-inch screen and built-in stylus

MetroPCS has offered previous models of LG's stylus-equipped Stylo phones in the past, and now the brand new model has launched at T-Mobile's prepaid brand as well. The LG... Read more ...

10 things in tech you need to know today

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. 1. An increasing number of tech CEOs are speaking out against the Trump administration's policy of... Read more ...

Google Play apps shared offline will soon receive updates and offline...

Google Play apps shared offline will soon receive updates and offline verification

In some countries where internet connectivity isn't that good, it makes the installation of apps straight from the Google Play Store "iffy." As a result, Android owners share... Read more ...