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By: Jon Russell

 Orii is a new smart ring that gives you full hands-free control of your smartphone. The device connects to your phone with Bluetooth and it can be used to provide crystal clear audio, which makes it an interesting tool for those with sight or...

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By: Nick Statt

Facebook’s Building 8, the secretive skunkworks division led by former DARPA director Regina Dugan, is looking into developing modular smartphones, according to a report from Business Insider. The company filed for a patent, published today, that ...

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By: Taylor Hatmaker

 While the White House mulls striking up a joint cyber program with Russia, an unlikely vigilante is taking care of business. As the Daily Beast reports, Microsoft has been waging a quiet war against the hacking entity known as Fancy Bear,...

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By: Khaled "Tito"...

Legendary Pokémon come to Pokémon GO, Elon Musk says he has verbal OK to build tunnel on the East Coast, YouTube Live launches in 10 more markets and Intel launches deep learning on a stick with Movidius technology. All this on Crunch Report! Read ...

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By: Catherine Shu

 When news recently broke that multiple women have accused 500 Startups founder Dave McClure of sexual harassment, I felt like I’d been punched in the stomach. In 2015, I was propositioned and groped by a 500 Startups venture partner...

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By: Matt Burns

 Alright, sub-Saharan African startups, if you want to get in on our inaugural Startup Battlefield Africa, the time to act is now. Seriously. Right now. Tomorrow is the last day to submit an application to the Battlefield, so be sure to get...

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By: Fitz Tepper

 Square just announced that Randy Garutti, the CEO of Shake Shack is joining the payment company’s board of directors. Garutti has been with Shack Shack since before they opened their first location in 2004, and led the company public in...

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By: Brian Heater

 Samsung’s next Unpacked event is arriving right on schedule — and all signs about to it bringing the Galaxy Note 8 along for the ride. The big show lines up with the phablet’s traditional release schedule, and the graphic...

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By: Chris Chavez

We received an invite today for Samsung's Unpacked event in New York where they say they'll be introducing their "newest mobile device": the Galaxy Note 8.

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By: Shara Tibken

The company is expected to launch its big-screen phablet, the follow up to last year's ill-fated Note 7.

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Fortune
By: Julia Zorthian

Invitations to the next Galaxy launch event went out on Thursday

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Samsung's next large-screened phone is on its way, as invites have just gone out for the company's Unpacked event on August 23rd. A teaser image promises to "Do bigger things," which is about what we'd expect from the...

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By: Chaim Gartenberg

Samsung has officially sent out invitations for an Unpacked event on August 23rd in New York City, where it will presumably reveal the next Galaxy Note device. While Samsung hasn’t quite outright confirmed the Note 8 will make an appearance, the...

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By: Andrew Myrick

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been rumored to be launching by the end of August, so we take a look at everything regarding the device to determine what's going to be coming.

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By: Raymond Wong

Mark your calendars! Samsung's just sent out invitations for when it will likely announce its next flagship Android phone, the Galaxy Note 8. As previously reported, the Note 8 will likely be announced next month on August 23 at Samsung's usual...

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By: Gordon Gottsegen

New unofficial images of the Note 8 pop up about a month before the phone's official unveiling.

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By: Fitz Tepper,Matthew...

 Shyp, the on-demand shipping service launched in 2013, has announced in a blog post that they are withdrawing from all but one city and “reducing headcount at headquarters” in an effort to “prove their business model and ...

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By: Brian Heater

 Earlier this week, we were honored to host many of the greatest minds in the field on the MIT campus — the birthplace of much of this robotic innovation. Industry and university leaders joined us at TC Sessions: Robotics, including...

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By: Brian Rich

 Fundraising is a stressful process. You do all you can to impress prospective investors by honing the story, optimizing key metrics and making your company look as attractive as possible. But before you decide the amount of money you raise and ...

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By: Taylor Hatmaker

 Google’s big experiment in digital counter-terrorism begins rolling out today. Collaborating with its own in-house think tank Jigsaw, the new effort seeks to bury ISIS-related propaganda on YouTube. Now, when a potential ISIS recruit...

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By: Frederic Lardinois

 Following its longstanding tradition of reporting quarterly earnings for its fourth financial quarter of the year in July, Microsoft today announced non-GAAP revenue of $24.7 billion and GAAP earnings per share of $0.83 (and non-GAAP earnings...

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By: Katie Roof

 EBay shares were down about 4% in initial after hours trading, after posting second quarter financial results. But in terms of revenue and net income, the company’s results were in line with expectations. According to Yahoo!...

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By: Jonathan Shieber

 Acorns is quickly turning into an oak tree in the financial services space. The company now boasts more than 2 million investment accounts (with 600,000 opened in 2017 alone) and is on track to do 1 billion trades in 2017 through the...

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By: Darrell Etherington

 Your next ride could be a huge, amazing combat robot designed to fight monsters: That’s the message behind this new teaser for Pacific Rim: Uprising, the sequel to Guillermo Del Toro’s 2013 Kaiju movie. The new instalment is set to ...

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By: Chaim Gartenberg

The first teaser for Pacific Rim: Uprising — the upcoming sequel for 2013’s glorious giant robots vs. kaiju masterpiece, Pacific Rim — is here, and it provides the first look at John Boyega’s Jake Pentecost (the son of Idris Elba’s...

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By: Megan Rose Dickey

 Uber SVP of Leadership and Strategy Frances Frei is optimistic about the future of Uber, despite the allegations of sexual harassment, greyballing and an executive accessing a rider’s medical records. In fact, Frei wears an Uber t-shirt...

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By: Sarah Perez

 This spring, Amazon introduced Alexa to a wider audience by making the virtual assistant a feature that could be accessed within the retailer’s main shopping app. However, that integration – which allows you to ask Alexa about...

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By: Nick Statt

Amazon’s Alexa-everywhere approach to its digital voice assistant means the company has aggressively been pushing its AI companion onto every app and inside every device it can. Starting next week, that ever-growing list will include every Android ...

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By: Katie Roof

 While consumers are increasingly turning to Amazon to buy everything from home goods to electronics, a newly launched app called Dote believes there’s an opportunity to compete with the e-commerce giant’s fashion business. There...

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By: Brian Heater

 Apple’s super simple video editing app Clips just got its first significant upgrade since launching in April. There are a couple of feature updates in the mix, but the biggest additions are content — including, most notably, a...

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Apple's Clips is a neat experiment in video creation, and it seems pretty popular, too -- the company says "millions" of people use it each month. For Apple's sake, here's hoping a lot of them are Disney fans. The company...

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By: Dieter Bohn

Today, Apple is releasing a small update to the Clips app that will let you add little animated Disney and Pixar stickers (Apple calls them “Overlays”) to your short videos. There are a handful of other new features, like a dedicated button for...

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Cnet
By: Scott Stein

Your next home movie can have Mickey perched over your shoulder.

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By: Stephen Shankland

The app can stabilize shaky video from your phone or produce a fast-forward version -- all designed for easy sharing on social media, of course.

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Motion Stills has existed in a strange space for the past year. It's a Google-made app but it's been available only on iOS, piggybacking off Apple's Live Photos function to create dramatic, stabilized GIFs and short videos. Android...

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By: Paul Thurrott

Released over a year ago on iPhone, Google's experimental Motion Stills app has finally come to Android. The post Google Motion Stills Comes to Android appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Fitz Tepper

 How many times have you been in an Uber or Lyft and wanted a few Advil, or a 5-hour Energy? While some enterprising ridesharing drivers occasionally try to sell essentials (or non-essentials like tablets and digital cameras), there really...

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By: Frederic Lardinois

 Google today announced that TCP BBR, a new congestion-control algorithm is now available to its Cloud Platform users. The general idea here is to improve on the existing congestion-control algorithms for internet traffic, which have been...

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By: Darrell Etherington

 McDonald’s is offering delivery across North America through UberEATS, and in case you wanted to fully embrace what it means to order McDelivery to your home instead of mustering the energy to leave your shadowy layer for 15 minutes,...

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By: Sarah Perez

 YouTube TV, Google’s entry in the crowded market of live TV streaming services, is now available in ten more U.S. metros, the company announced this morning. In nine of the ten markets, the service will include the live local feeds from...

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By: David Katzmaier

The $35-per-month live TV streaming service is now an option for cord cutters in Dallas, Atlanta, Washington DC and seven other new cities.

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By: Josh Constine

 Drones are a threat to both military and public safety, whether flown by a terrorist or just a reckless pilot. SkySafe’s radio wave technology can detect and stop rogue drones from entering unauthorized areas like military bases,...

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By: Ingrid Lunden

 Apple has yet to make any moves to expand the Apple SIM to devices beyond the iPad (despite occasional flurries of rumors to the contrary), but the number of carriers that work with the Apple SIM is growing, potentially laying the groundwork...

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By: Darrell Etherington

 Pokémon Go’s getting Legendary Pokémon, those ultra rare, ultra powerful pocket monsters that typically figure prominently in the narrative arc for the main series console games. The Legendary Pokémon will appear as Eggs at gyms, and...

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By: Anthony Ha

 The Interactive Advertising Bureau, a trade group representing online publishers and advertisers, has released new standards around mobile and web advertisers. Not every publisher and advertiser will follow these standards, but the standards...

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By: Natasha Lomas

 End-to-end encrypted messaging platform Wire is targeting Slack’s territory with a new messaging for teams product, called Teams. Read More

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By: Sarah Perez

 PayPal today announced an expanded partnership with two of the largest bank issuers, Chase and Citibank. The agreements include a number of increased integrations between the companies, including easier access to Chase and Citi bank cards in...

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Cnet
By: Andrew Gebhart

PayPal's two new bank partnerships will help bring the online payment service to more stores, while making it easier for Chase and Citi customers to make online purchases.

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By: Lucas Matney

 Movidius and Intel have put deep-learning on a stick with a tiny $79 USB device that makes bringing AI to hardware a snap. In April of last year, Movidius showed off the first iteration of this device, which they then called the Fathom Neural...

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By: Catherine Shu

 Unless you literally wear a mask all the time, it is almost impossible to completely avoid cameras and face recognition technology. Not only is this a privacy concern, but it also presents a potential liability for companies that need to...

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By: Darrell Etherington

 Elon Musk said on Twitter that he received “verbal government approval” to build an underground Hyperloop transit network connecting New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC, with stops connecting each city center, and a ...

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By: Brett Williams

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By: Andrew J. Hawkins

Elon Musk just tweeted that his Boring Company tunnel project has just received “verbal [government] approval” to build a hyperloop connecting New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. Just received verbal govt approval for...

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By: Kevin J. Ryan

There are no guarantees that a handshake deal on such an expensive endeavor will pan out.

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By: John Beltz Snyder

Filed under: Etc.,Green,Transportation Alternatives,United States,Emerging Technologies,Technology,Future NYC to D.C. in 29 minutes.Continue reading Hyperloop approved between NYC and D.C., says Elon Musk Hyperloop approved...

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Elon Musk's latest venture, The Boring Company, has certainly been a source of amusement. Now, the billionaire visionary has tweeted that he's received verbal government approval to build an New York-Philadelphia-Baltimore-DC Hyperloop,...

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By: Jordan Crook

 Slidebean, the app that wants to take on Prezi and PowerPoint, is launching version 3.0 of the service on the heels of an $850K seed round from 500 Partners. The idea behind Slidebean is relatively simple. Presentations/decks are a fact of...

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By: Ryan Lawler

 Today Affirm has announced that it has more than 1,000 merchants signed up to offer its financing options at checkout, helping to reduce the friction around making large purchases and, by extension, increasing sales for its partners. Read More

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By: Ingrid Lunden

 After raising $55 million last year to build its business beyond its existing help desk services, today Freshworks (the parent company of Freshdesk) has made an acquisition to help it fill out that strategy. The company has acquired Joe Hukum, ...

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By: Ron Miller

 For a long time, traditional IT resisted the cloud, but that has changed in recent years as companies have come to realize that they can’t survive without the agility, scalability and economics that only a public cloud approach can...

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By: Sarah Perez

 Google last year introduced an app called Motion Stills that aimed to help iOS users do more with their Live Photos – including being able to crop out blurry frames, stabilize images, and even turn Apple’s Live Photos format into...

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By: Brian Heater

 It’s hard to see this move as anything but a temporary reprieve for the once-mighty Sears brand. The mall mainstay has fallen on hard times in recent decades as online retail has taken over — and now, the company is signing on with ...

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Sears will start selling its Kenmore refrigerators and stoves on Amazon.com, marking the first distribution of its kitchen appliances outside of its own stores.

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By: Sarah Perez

 Twitter today offered an update on how its improvements to user safety and its newer anti-abuse measures are having an impact. The company declined to share any hard numbers related to abuse on its network, including how many abuse reports...

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By: Catherine Shu

 Dynamic Yield, which uses machine learning to help online marketers personalize customer experiences on their site, has added $9 million to its Series C, bringing it to a new total of $31 million. Its new investors are DTCP (Deutsche Telekom...

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By: Anthony Ha

 PebblePost, a startup that uses online data to target consumers with printed mail, has raised $47 million in a combination of equity and debt. That includes the $15 million, RRE Ventures-led Series B that the company announced in February. The ...

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By: Ryan Lawler

 IAC-owned streaming video site Vimeo has a new CEO: Anjali Sud, who previously led the company’s creator business. The appointment comes as the company has scrapped plans to launch a subscription video-on-demand service and decided...

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By: Ingrid Lunden

 Messaging app Viber earlier this year made its first foray into shopping services with Instant Shopping, a feature that suggested items for sale based on your chats and a keyboard to help you navigate this. Today, the company is announcing...

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If you owned Viber and saw Facebook make a big deal of in-chat shopping, what would you do? Bake shopping into the very heart of your messaging app, apparently. A few months after including an Instant Shopping feature in Viber, parent company...

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By: Mike Butcher

 Well the TechCrunch London Meetup + Pitch-Off in London is over for another year, and this one was arguably the best vintage ever in terms of quality of startups and the sheer enthusiasm from the attendees! Hundreds of startups entered the...

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By: Frederic Lardinois

 Google Street View now lets you explore the International Space Station (ISS). This marks Street View’s first foray into space and gives those of us who will likely never get to visit the ISS a chance to explore all of its 15 modules....

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By: Thuy Ong

If you’ve always wanted to poke around inside a spaceship but don’t ever wish to leave the safety of Earth, Google Street View now lets you explore the International Space Station (ISS) right from your computer. Astronauts have been working and...

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Cnet
By: Andrew Gebhart

This 360 degree tour makes it easy to feel like an astronaut.

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By: Brian Heater

 Having mastered the ability to distinguish hot dogs from not hot dogs is truly one of mankind’s greatest achievements. Attempting to one-up that sort of masterstroke would surely be flying too close to the sun — but researchers at...

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By: Ingrid Lunden

 As web hosting and domain registration business GoDaddy prepares to report its quarterly results in a couple of weeks, the company is making some moves to reorganise its business. Earlier this week it confirmed that it would sell its European...

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By: Darrell Etherington

 Citymapper has long been a top option for navigating in major urban centers thanks to its app, but now it’s getting even closer to the heart of the problem – by operating its own buses, starting with its first commercial bus route...

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By: James Vincent

Earlier this year, transport app Citymapper started running an experimental bus route in central London. Today, the company announced that its service is now fully-licensed — meaning it can start charging customers. Citymapper’s first route will ...

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Citymapper's brief bus experiment in London was more than a one-off. The company, which runs an independent transport and navigation app, is now planning a permanent bus route in the middle of East London. Like its two-day trial in May, the new ...