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Fitbit’s new Charge brings much-welcomed features without breaking much ground

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techcrunch.com - Fitbit’s run has been an impressive one. Hard to believe, really, that the company only started life nine or so years back. In under a decade, it’s become a household name, synonymous with an entir...

Today is one of the best days of year to buy our favorite streaming stick

uk.businessinsider.com - The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase. There are a few things that sep...

Google opens up registration for its first-ever indie games festival

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techcrunch.com - Google is kicking off registration for its first-ever festival aimed at celebrating indie games on Android. The company is now taking sign-ups for those who want to attend the Google Play Indie Gam...

Mark Zuckerberg meets Pope Francis, gives him a drone

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techcrunch.com - On Monday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan met with Pope Francis, as part of Zuckerberg’s trip of Italy, announced following the devastating earthquake that hit the country...

In firing human editors, Facebook has lost the fight against fake news

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theguardian.com - Two days after Facebook announced it was replacing the humans that write the Trending Topics descriptions with robots, a fake article about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly appeared in its list of trend...

Apple sent out invitations for the iPhone 7 event on September 7

uk.businessinsider.com - September 7 is going to be the day of the iPhone 7. Apple sent out invitations to the press for a September 7 product launch event, where it's expected to announce the next iPhone model and possibl...

Google’s new app Crowdsource asks users to help with translation, transcription & more

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techcrunch.com - A new Google application called Crowdsource has quietly appeared on Google Play, asking users to perform brief tasks that will help improve the quality of Google services like Maps, translation, im...

uSens unveils VR sensor modules with hand-tracking and mobile positional tracking tech baked-in

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techcrunch.com - Startups in the VR space are increasingly growing confident that consumers will want to interact with object in the virtual world the same way they do irl—with their hands. uSens is showing off the...

T-Mobile tweaks their One unlimited plans but they still might confuse you

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techcrunch.com - Recently, T-Mobile came under fire for its new One plan. For those of you unawares, T-Mobile’s original One plan gave you unlimited on-device data, but only 480p resolution was covered for video. O...

Apps aren't dead — 13 new apps have climbed the charts this year

uk.businessinsider.com - In Silicon Valley, it's becoming accepted wisdom that all the big opportunities in mobile apps have been claimed. Since Facebook, Snapchat, Uber, and Google are so dominant, there isn't much room f...

The 7 most bizarre cars of 2016 so far

businessinsider.com - Automakers are always pushing the envelope through their concept car designs. Whether it's advancing a new idea for the general design of the car or its interior, concept cars offer an interesting ...

Here's why the EU's war against Google and Facebook could fail

uk.businessinsider.com - This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. As part of an attempt to level the playing field against Google and...

New York DMV’s facial recognition enhancements have led to more than 100 arrests since January

uk.businessinsider.com - After New York State made enhancements to how its DMV combats identity theft and fraud in January, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week that the changes have since led to more than 100 arrests and...

Fitbit just gave two of its most popular products a makeover

uk.businessinsider.com - The long-awaited successors to two popular Fitbit wristbands have finally arrived, and it looks like the company is remaking its best-selling device to be more like a smartwatch. On August 29, the ...

Everything we know about the iPhone 7 Apple will announce next month

uk.businessinsider.com - Apple announced on Monday that it will hold an event at the Bill Graham Auditorium in San Francisco on September 7th to announce this year's iPhone. If Apple sticks with its current naming system, ...

Data breaches could cripple the growth of mobile wallets

uk.businessinsider.com - This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Regardless of the platform affected, data breaches deter consumers, acco...

The creators of Pokémon Go say some players were accidentally attacking their servers

businessinsider.com - When Niantic, the developers of smartphone sensation Pokémon Go, started to ban cheaters from the game, some users who had thought that they were always playing by the rules were surprised to find ...

Apple Home will do little to spur the stagnant smart home market

uk.businessinsider.com - At this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple finalized its smart home ecosystem by announcing the upcoming release of the Home app in iOS 10. The app is built off HomeKit, which is Apple’s...

This obscure road sign mechanism could save your life in a car accident

uk.businessinsider.com - When a car hits a sign post and knocks it to the ground, most of us assume the car was going fast enough to completely uproot the pole from the ground. But falling down is exactly what many posts a...

India has launched a national mobile payments ecosystem

businessinsider.com - This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI), which makes it easier for user...

Staples has deployed a new mobile tool to make back-to-school shopping easier

uk.businessinsider.com - This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Staples has rolled out a beta test of an in-app tool to make purchasin...

Bridgewater just released a series of videos that looks like something Facebook or Google would produce

businessinsider.com - "This series of videos that we've prepared for you are to give you a window into what it's like to be here, to scare you away if you're not the right kind of person, to potentially attract you if t...

Microsoft joining China's cybersecurity council paves the way for better relations between the two largest internet markets

uk.businessinsider.com - This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. China is allowing foreign technology companies to join a key gov...

Facebook is telling the world it's not a media company, but it might be too late

uk.businessinsider.com - Mark Zuckerberg really doesn't want people to think of Facebook as a media company. The topic came up as part of his live-streamed Q&A session on Monday, when someone asked the CEO about Facebook's...

More than 86% of the world’s iPhones can still be hacked with just a text

businessinsider.com - More than 86% of Apple iPhones in the world are apparently still vulnerable to a security flaw that allows a hacker to completely take over the device with just a text message, according to data fr...

The new Apple Watch might have a longer-lasting battery

businessinsider.com - The Apple Watch is meant to be charged overnight. In fact, many of Apple's decisions were made so that the watch could last a full day. So it's not surprising that one of the big changes to this ye...

Quip CEO's comment on its $750 million Salesforce deal shows a big problem facing every business app

businessinsider.com - Quip CEO Bret Taylor had a nice pay day earlier this month when he sold his three-year old startup for $750 million to Salesforce. But more than anything, it sounds like Taylor's more excited about...

One of the oldest ways to write software is finally starting to fade

uk.businessinsider.com - The TIOBE Index, a highly-regarded resource for ranking the popularity of programming languages, is a great place to figure out the skills you should learn if you want a career in technology. By th...

Nutanix, the company driving VMware crazy, just made a brilliant acquisition

uk.businessinsider.com - On Monday, Nutanix officially confirmed that it bought a startup called PernixData. News of the deal had leaked a few weeks ago when PernixData's outgoing CTO Frank Denneman told The Register's Chr...

Michigan may let driverless cars cruise public roads without a human operator

uk.businessinsider.com - Michigan may become the first state to let driverless cars on the road without any human driver behind the wheel. State legislators have introduced a bill that would let companies developing the se...

Apple is getting serious about one of the biggest jokes in tech

businessinsider.com - The internet of things trend is the butt of many jokes in the tech world. Smart toothbrushes. Smart mattresses. Smart dog bowls. Smart belts. If you can put a Bluetooth chip and motion sensor in it...

iPhone 6 and 6s users are suing Apple over unresponsive touchscreens

uk.businessinsider.com - (Reuters) - Apple Inc has been sued by owners of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones who say a design defect causes the phones' touchscreens to become unresponsive, making them unusable. Accordi...

Democratic operatives have embraced an app that Edward Snowden says he uses every day

businessinsider.com - The Democratic National Committee has apparently embraced the one smartphone app that ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden says he uses every day, according to Vanity Fair's Nick Bilton. It's called Si...

Instagram will soon suggest Stories from people you don't follow

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mashable.com - Instagram's obvious bid to compete with Snapchat by launching a Stories feature was, apparently, just the beginning.  Now the app will harness the power of Facebook's algorithmic expertise to begin...

Remember the laptop-destroying 'USB Killer?' Now you can buy one

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mashable.com - In Oct. 2015, we wrote about USB Killer — a seemingly innocuous USB stick that fries nearly any device it's inserted into with a bolt of electricity.  Back then, it was a proof of concept, interest...

iPhone owners sue Apple over 'Touch Disease'

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mashable.com - Owners of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices are slapping Apple with a lawsuit over a so-called "Touch Disease" that makes the devices unusable. SEE ALSO: An internal defect is causing tons of iPho...

Routers Are Pretty Now, Because They Have to Be

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wired.com - Routers! They’re the blobfish of gadgets; aggressively unattractive, and hidden well out of the way. That’s changing, though, thanks to a new generation of devices that don’t just make your Wi-Fi m...

How to Use Physics to Paddle Board Like a Pro

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wired.com - Question: How do you make a stand up paddle board go straight if you only paddle on one side? Of course, I’m not an expert paddler so my usual propulsion method means I paddle on one side then swit...

Microsoft Launches New Tools For Curbing Online Abuse

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wired.com - Microsoft says it’s joining the movement to curb online hate speech. Today, the company announced two new additions to its online services: one tool for reporting hate speech so that the company ca...

Why It’s Taking Fooorever to Get Countdown Clocks in NYC’s Subway

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wired.com - Realtime countdown clocks are the ants of the public transportation system: small but mighty. If people know when exactly their train or bus is coming, they feel that their wait times are shorter (...

Inside Fitbit’s Quest to Make Fitness Trackers Invisible

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wired.com - Three wooden boxes are just sitting here, unopened, on a large conference room table inside Fitbit’s San Francisco offices. Initially, I had assumed the boxes contained the company’s two new tracke...

Apple and Sony will fight for your attention on September 7

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techcrunch.com - On September 7 at 10 AM, Tim Cook will walk on stage and start the most anticipated tech press conference of the year — the introduction of the new iPhone. In New York, two hours later and right ar...

GOAT raises $5 million to help sneakerheads buy and sell covetable kicks

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techcrunch.com - Los Angeles startup GOAT (incorporated as 1661 Inc.) has raised $5 million in new venture funding to grow its mobile-only marketplace for used and collectible sneakers. The GOAT app features everyt...

Google Cast now integrated directly into Chrome

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techcrunch.com - Google just took a big step in tying together your computing world, with full integration of its Google Cast capability directly into its Chrome browser. This is a step up from the Cast extension i...

Leak points to refreshed Roku devices sporting new names, HDR support

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techcrunch.com - Roku’s popular media players will be getting a refresh later this fall, according to a new report, as well as a rebranding which will see the device models renamed from those sporting numerical cha...

New York subway is offering free ebooks (and Wi-Fi) for your commute

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techcrunch.com - In an effort to highlight its upcoming launch of more in-train Wi-Fi (not to be confused with in-train cricket attacks), the New York MTA, Transit Wireless, and publishing powerhouse Penguin Random...

The last thing the API economy needs is copyright friction

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techcrunch.com - The Oracle versus Google verdict set a positive precedent for the future of the API economy, but will it last? What is at stake if the decision is reversed? While on the surface Oracle versus Googl...

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg hopes to show off his Jarvis-like home AI next month

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techcrunch.com - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is living at least a few years out ahead of anyone reading this post – the founding executive told an audience in Rome (via Verge) today that he hopes to demonstrate hi...

Female founders, apply now for Include Office Hours with Greylock

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techcrunch.com - It’s happening! On Friday, September 9th from 4-6 p.m, Greylock Partners will join TechCrunch in hosting Include Office Hours. Apply now. Unlike previous sessions, the upcoming office hours are sol...

Microsoft teases what looks like a black Surface Book 2

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techcrunch.com - Generally, you don’t see the first spy shots of a new device coming from the company itself, but Microsoft isn’t really following all that many of the rules with its Surface lineup of house-built W...

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