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For advertisers, Snapchat's got the kids
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:43

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Social network Instagram has come to look more like rival Snapchat after copying some of its features, but marketers say Sna...

14 worms pulled from woman's eye after rare infection
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:49

Doctors pull 14 worms from eye of Oregon woman in rare case of infection spread by flies ABC News: Technology

Homebrew closed $90 million fund
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:41

 Homebrew is announcing the close of its third fund. This time they’ve raised $ 90 million, an increase from $ 50 million in 2015 and $...

The best smart home devices that work with Alexa
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:49

Amazon’s Echo smart speakers are most powerful when paired with third-party smart home hardware. These are our favorites. Rob Schultz / IDG ...

Researchers use nanorobots to kill tumors in mice
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:51

Our current methods of fighting malignant tumors are wildly inadequate. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments, while sometimes successful, come with m...

Boston Dynamics' robots are the politest 'pets' you'll meet
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 06:49

We hope you weren't planning on sleeping tonight. Boston Dynamics has posted a video showing that its SpotMini robot can hold the door open for ...

Amazon cutting hundreds of Seattle jobs in its consumer business: source
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:41

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is cutting hundreds of jobs in its consumer business in Seattle, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday, as the ...

YapStone is raising $100M to take on PayPal, Stripe in marketplace payments, nabs $71M so far
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 03:43

 While a part of the fintech world remains abuzz with crypo-talk, a startup that’s built a business around the more traditional world of pa...

Singapore ‘smart’ waste bins alert cleaners when full
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 23:41

SINGAPORE: After a successful pilot for solar-panelled “smart” trash bins, industrial property developer JTC has put up more than 40 of these bins...

Amazon reportedly paid around $90 million for security camera maker Blink
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:41

 Amazon acquired Blink late last year, a maker of affordable, easy to use security cameras powered by AA batteries. The acquisition was reportedl...

Traeger’s wi-fi connected grill is delicious overkill
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:43

 As a fan of both meat and fire, the Traeger Timberline 850 hits right in my rib zone. This powerful – and expensive – smoking grill ...

Microsoft makes it easier to preview Windows apps
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:42

If you're looking to get a peek at what cool features are coming to Windows apps in the future, then you pretty much need to run an Insider build...

Amazon to take on UPS, FedEx via “Shipping with Amazon”
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 19:50

Enlarge Amazon's plans to take on UPS and FedEx are reportedly coming to fruition. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, the online ret...

The Morning After: Cryptocurrency's security problem
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:45

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome back! Over the weekend, you may have missed the cost of Apple HomePod repairs (they're not cheap) ...

Online mortgage advisor Burrow pivots to B2B, cites unit economics issue
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:49

 Burrow, the U.K. startup founded by ex-VC Pradeep Raman and backed by Passion Capital, is shutting down its online mortgage brokerage service, T...

Winter Olympics 2018: Why I Love Watching Curling
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:46

Silence your phone, flip it over, and enter the alternate Curliverse where you can gently slide your worries down the ice on a cushion of tranquility....

Alibaba invests another $1.3 billion into its offline retail strategy
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:51

 Alibaba has furthered its physical retail footprint after it invested another billion dollars into projects to develop its so-called “new ...

Energy riches fuel bitcoin craze for speculation-shy Iceland
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:42

Virtual currencies like Iceland for its renewable energy sources and cool climate but the 2008 banking crisis left locals wary of financial speculator...

What Microsoft’s Antitrust Case Teaches Us About Silicon Valley
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:46

Twenty years after the US tried to break up Microsoft, a new crop of giants rule technology in an uneasy balance. And the government seems unable to s...

Instagram is testing screenshot alerts for stories
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:42

 Instagram is testing a feature that will show users when someone else takes a screenshot of their story. Users included in the test are getting...

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