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Microsoft outlines future mixed reality and cellular PCs with Intel and Qualcomm partnerships

Microsoft outlines future mixed reality and cellular PCs with Intel and Qualcomm partnerships

If you weren’t anywhere near Shenzhen today, you likely missed some of the stories coming out of Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Engineering Community event (WinHEC). The company used the opportunity to highlight a number of partnerships…

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SIXA secures $3.5M as it launches its cloud computer for developers

SIXA secures $3.5M as it launches its cloud computer for developers

The promises of the cloud era have been many, but when it comes to hardware most people have preferred to…

Molotov activates the cloud DVR feature and raises $23.3 million

Molotov activates the cloud DVR feature and raises $23.3 million

French startup Molotov launched five months ago, but a key feature had yet to go live. Molotov users can now…

Sequoia-backed video chat app Tribe spammed its customers’ address books

Sequoia-backed video chat app Tribe spammed its customers’ address books

Can mobile app startups please stop building SMS invite systems into their apps already? The latest example of a venture-backed…

Inboard’s M1 electric skateboard offers stiff competition

Inboard’s M1 electric skateboard offers stiff competition

Boosted Board, long been considered the de facto electric skateboard, finally has some competition from a rival also based in California. Price…

“Bullsh*t and spin”: Autonomy founder mocks HP’s $5B fraud suit against him

“Bullsh*t and spin”: Autonomy founder mocks HP’s $5B fraud suit against him

How could Dr Michael Lynch raise a $1 billion venture capital fund while being sued for $5 billion over alleged…

GoPro releases the $299 Karma Grip handheld stabilizer

GoPro releases the $299 Karma Grip handheld stabilizer

The GoPro Karma Grip is now available. The camera maker announced today that the handheld stabilizer is for sale in…

Why Reed Hastings is the nation’s best chance for curbing the influence of money in politics

Why Reed Hastings is the nation’s best chance for curbing the influence of money in politics

Donald Trump’s election proved and disproved a lot of political gospels, but one key issue no one is talking about…

Nigeria’s Black Friday sales test the e-commerce models of startups Jumia and Konga

Nigeria’s Black Friday sales test the e-commerce models of startups Jumia and Konga

Africa’s two leading e-commerce startups, Jumia and Konga, topped their 2015 Black Friday merchandise sales in Nigeria—even as the country…

Zenefits ordered to stop offering free insurance software in Washington state

Zenefits ordered to stop offering free insurance software in Washington state

Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has ordered insurance startup Zenefits to stop distributing its software in the state. The…

AWS goes after Oracle with new PostgresSQL support in Auoroa

AWS goes after Oracle with new PostgresSQL support in Auoroa

There were a lot of jokes and comments at Oracle’s expense today at the AWS re:Invent conference, but perhaps the…

Just like Uber, Lyft launches upfront fares

Just like Uber, Lyft launches upfront fares

Lyft is launching upfront fares so that passengers won’t get any surprises once the ride ends. Although Lyft had previously…

Final Fantasy XV is finally here, celebrate with a branded Walkman

Final Fantasy XV is finally here, celebrate with a branded Walkman

What better way to celebrate the passage of a decade or so spent waiting for the new installment of a…

We’re all screwed, but let’s not be nihilists

We’re all screwed, but let’s not be nihilists

We are so doomed it’s almost funny, and always have been. Don’t worry, I’m not being political! …well, not exactly.…

Black Friday online sales to hit a record-breaking $3 billion, over $1 billion from mobile

Black Friday online sales to hit a record-breaking $3 billion, over $1 billion from mobile

Black Friday online shopping is continuing to grow, and this Friday was another record-breaking day. According to a new report…

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This new development kit makes it easier to get started with Alexa hardware design

This new development kit makes it easier to get started with Alexa hardware design

Building hardware with Alexa included is likely a smart way to go, given interest in Amazon’s voice assistant, but it’s…

Amazon Channels adds HBO and Cinemax

Amazon Channels adds HBO and Cinemax

It’s getting a lot easier to live outside the loving embrace of a cable or satellite TV subscription – Amazon…

GE puts Amazon Alexa inside a funky table lamp

GE puts Amazon Alexa inside a funky table lamp

Seems Alexa’s made her way into everything these days. Between Amazon’s own Echo offerings and an ever-growing array of third-party…

AWS X-Ray gives developers a way to look into every little operation in their applications

AWS X-Ray gives developers a way to look into every little operation in their applications

Amazon today is rolling out a tool to help developers dive deep into their existing applications to diagnose each element…