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Amazon is buying home mesh router startup, Eero

2019-02-16T09:56:07+00:00February 18th, 2019|TechCrunch|

Amazon is about to expand its smart home offerings in a big way. The company just announced its intention to acquire Bay Area-based home mesh router startup, Eero. It’s a pretty clear fit for the online retailer as it pushes to make Alexa a feature in the connected home. Source

Digital snow days gain steam as schools seek to melt learning loss

2019-02-09T10:17:49+00:00February 15th, 2019|EducationDrive|

Under its digital snow days program, Random Lake School District in Wisconsin had parents pick up digital devices on Sunday — in case their children didn't take them home for the weekend — after deciding to cancel school on Monday ahead of a forecast winter storm, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Source

Best Valentine’s gifts for gadget lovers

2019-02-09T10:26:06+00:00February 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Tech might not immediately seem like the most romantic thing you could buy your significant other as a Valentine's gift, but with a bit of thought it can be a great way to give them a gift they'll really want - so here are our favourite gadget gifts for him and her. Source

iOS 12.2 beta includes new Animojis and fake 5G logo

2019-02-09T10:15:34+00:00February 13th, 2019|TechCrunch|

Apple released a new beta version of iOS 12.2 yesterday. While the final version isn’t available just yet, here’s what you should expect: new Animojis and a fake 5G logo if you’re an AT&T customer. If you have an iPhone X, XS, XS Max or XR, you’ll see new animals in the Animoji collection. As [...]

The Raspberry Pi store is much cooler than an Apple Store

2019-02-12T08:32:10+00:00February 12th, 2019|TechCrunch|

The Raspberry Pi Foundation just unveiled a brand new project — an actual store. If you live in Cambridge in the U.K., you can now buy a bunch of sweet Raspberry Pis with which to tinker and develop some cool stuff. The Raspberry Pi has always been about making coding more accessible. And a physical [...]

Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer of blackmailing him — and publishes the details himself

2019-02-09T10:10:49+00:00February 11th, 2019|TechCrunch|

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he is being blackmailed with nude selfies by AMI, owner of the National Enquirer and reportedly protector of the president’s reputation, over claims the publisher has acted as a political operative. The events feel almost as if they have been arranged by mysterious forces as a microcosm of the “tech [...]

Nintendo to open its first official store located in Japan

2019-02-02T11:14:46+00:00February 8th, 2019|TechCrunch|

Fourteen years after unveiling its first location in New York, Nintendo is finally opening an official store in Japan, too. Nintendo Tokyo will be located in Shibuya Parco, the new flagship of the Parco department store chain. Nintendo Tokyo is scheduled to open at the same time as the shopping center (autumn 2019). Source

Step targets teens and parents with a no-fees mobile bank account and Visa card

2019-02-02T11:04:40+00:00February 7th, 2019|TechCrunch|

A new mobile banking startup called Step wants to help bring teenagers and other young adults into the cashless era. Today, cash is used less often, as more consumers shop online and send money to one another through payment apps like Venmo. But teenagers in particular are still heavily burdened with cash — even though [...]

This light-powered 3D printer materializes objects all at once

2019-02-02T11:02:39+00:00February 6th, 2019|TechCrunch|

3D printing has changed the way people approach hardware design, but most printers share a basic limitation: they essentially build objects layer by layer, generally from the bottom up. This new system from UC Berkeley, however, builds them all at once, more or less, by projecting a video through a jar of light-sensitive resin. Source

You can pre-order Meizu’s crazy phone with no port for $1,299

2019-02-02T10:38:54+00:00February 5th, 2019|TechCrunch|

If you’re interested in Meizu’s insane smartphone that doesn’t have any port or button, you can now pre-order it on Indiegogo for $1,299. Supply is limited as the company is only selling 100 units for now. Source

We dismantle Facebook’s memo defending its ‘Research’

2019-02-02T10:32:00+00:00February 4th, 2019|TechCrunch|

Facebook published an internal memo today trying to minimize the morale damage of TechCrunch’s investigation that revealed it’d been paying people to suck in all their phone data. Attained by Business Insider’s Rob Price, the memo from Facebook’s VP of production engineering and security Pedro Canahuati gives us more detail about exactly what data Facebook [...]

Autonomous subs spend a year cruising under Antarctic ice

2019-01-26T11:42:42+00:00February 1st, 2019|TechCrunch|

The freezing waters underneath Antarctic ice shelves and the underside of the ice itself are of great interest to scientists… but who wants to go down there? Leave it to the robots. They won’t complain! And indeed, a pair of autonomous subs have been nosing around the ice for a full year now, producing data [...]

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