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NO.1 F7 Smartwatch Up For Pre-Order For $44.99

3 hours ago   |   Android Headlines

The NO.1 F7, a smartwatch that we've talked about quite recently, is now available for pre-order at Banggood for only $44.99. This is a promo price for this smartwatch, and the...
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Why investors pumped $133 million into “stablecoin” Basis

Why investors pumped $133 million into “stablecoin” Basis

6 hours ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / A bollard. Last week, we learned that an impressive slate of Silicon Valley investors was pouring $133 million into Basis, a company that aims to create a...
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Rather than become the next Silicon Valley, cities need to be themselves

Rather than become the next Silicon Valley, cities need to be themselves

20 hours ago   |   VentureBeat

GUEST: There's something I've noticed when I'm networking with startup founders and leaders of tech organizations across the country: Instead of working to create something new...
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Best leather cases for Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Best leather cases for Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

1 day ago   |   Phone Arena

Say what you will about the convenience of clear silicon cases, they rarely give your phone the looks and feel in the hand that a stylish leather wrapper would. Leather...
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Both the Heartland and the West Coast saw a decrease in new VC funds in 2017

Both the Heartland and the West Coast saw a decrease in new VC funds in 2017

1 day ago   |   VentureBeat

There's an oft-cited statistic that 75 percent of all U.S. venture capital goes to just three states: New York, California and Massachusetts. When three states take up such a...
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Epic calls on Silicon Valley to sign its sharing pledge

Epic calls on Silicon Valley to sign its sharing pledge

2 days ago   |   VentureBeat

Silicon Valley's tech community often brags about wanting to change the world with its latest inventions. But are the startups who stand to profit from these innovations giving...
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Why Ready Robotics moved its HQ from Baltimore to Ohio

Why Ready Robotics moved its HQ from Baltimore to Ohio

2 days ago   |   VentureBeat

EXCLUSIVE: As Baltimore's Ready Robotics was preparing to raise its Series A round of funding, the company faced a dilemma familiar to many tech entrepreneurs outside of...
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Valve Acquires The Creators Of Indie Game ‘Firewatch'

Valve Acquires The Creators Of Indie Game ‘Firewatch'

2 days ago   |   Ubergizmo

While Valve has several titles that they have developed themselves, the company has also been going about buying titles from other developers and making it their own. The...
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Valve acquires Firewatch developer Campo Santo

Valve acquires Firewatch developer Campo Santo

3 days ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / A lookout tower stands over the mountains in Firewatch . Valve has acquired Campo Santo, known for the outdoor exploration game Firewatch , the developer announced...
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Campo Santo has Joined Valve - Geek News Central

Campo Santo has Joined Valve - Geek News Central

3 days ago   |   Geek News Central

Campo Santo announced that the company has agreed to join Valve. I haven't been able to find a statement about this from Valve. Kotaku reported that three people familiar with...
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Marzipan: What you need to now about the rumored new XKit

Marzipan: What you need to now about the rumored new XKit

'Marzipan' is the reported code-name for a new, cross-platform iOS and macOS development framework Apple maybe planning to roll out as soon as WWDC 2018. Apple has a problem... Read more ...

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Best Buy 4-day Apple sale, Anker deals from $8, Bose...

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Best Buy 4-day Apple sale, Anker deals from $8, Bose SoundSport Earbuds $179, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter , RSS Feed , Facebook , Google+ and Safari... Read more ...

Hands-on: Refreshed Material Design is the delightful cornerstone of the...

Hands-on: Refreshed Material Design is the delightful cornerstone of the new, smarter Gmail

After a midnight unveil , the new Gmail is beginning to launch for the first wave of users. We've managed to enable the new design on a personal Google Account, and are quickly... Read more ...

Snapchat's new Snappables let you play augmented reality games with friends

Snapchat's new Snappables let you play augmented reality games with friends

In another step to market itself as a leader in augmented reality chat, Snap today is rolling out Snappables, AR filters for games. Snappables will begin rolling out to users... Read more ...

Amazon made an Echo Dot for kids, and it costs $30 more than the original

Amazon made an Echo Dot for kids, and it costs $30 more than the original

Enlarge Those with an Amazon Echo device in their home have likely already exposed their children to Alexa. Now, Amazon wants to give kids the opportunity to turn Alexa into... Read more ...

Amazon teases ‘Fire TV Cube,' may offer built-in always-listening Alexa to...

Amazon teases ‘Fire TV Cube,' may offer built-in always-listening Alexa to get an edge on Google

Getting media to your TV has never been as easy as it is today. For years now, we've had options with Google's Chromecast, Roku, Amazon's Fire TV and more. At this point, it's... Read more ...

Spectacles 2 reportedly coming this week as Snapchat takes second shot at...

Spectacles 2 reportedly coming this week as Snapchat takes second shot at wearables

We heard rumblings about Snapchat releasing a new version of its Spectacles two weeks ago as an FCC filing revealed a few details. Now, a new Wired interview with Snap Inc... Read more ...

IOS 11 Now Installed on 76% of iOS Devices, While Android 8 is Installed on...

IOS 11 Now Installed on 76% of iOS Devices, While Android 8 is Installed on 4.6% of Android Devices

The iOS 11 operating system is installed on 76 percent of devices as of April 22, according to statistics Apple shared today on its App Store support page for... Read more ...

Hotel door locks could have been easily hacked by fake master keys

Hotel door locks could have been easily hacked by fake master keys

Hotel door locks can be compromised by simple tweaks to their in-built security software, according to research from one of the world's biggest cybersecurity firms. A team from... Read more ...

‘Opera Touch' launches for Android, a browser designed for convenience and speed

‘Opera Touch' launches for Android, a browser designed for convenience and speed

Google Chrome is probably the browser 90% of Android users are using on a daily basis, but there are some excellent third-party options available. Opera has long been trying to... Read more ...