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Making sense of recent 5G news, or why we can’t just skip 4.5G

Making sense of recent 5G news, or why we can’t just skip 4.5G

ANALYSIS: Even if you’re a daily smartphone user, you might not have heard that the big carriers are launching next-generation “5G” cellular networks this year, or that the last two months have been
Nokia may consider selling or closing its digital health business

Nokia may consider selling or closing its digital health business

Nokia’s ambitious attempt to reinvent itself continued to unravel today when the company announced it had “initiated a review of strategic options for its Digital Health business.” In a short
Microsoft promises to help startups sell their products … if they’re on Azure

Microsoft promises to help startups sell their products … if they’re on Azure

Microsoft announced today that it’s ditching many of its massive giveaways of cloud credits in exchange for helping startups sell their products through the company’s sales team, in partnership with
Indian character crashes iOS 11.2.5, may require full device restore (Updated)

Indian character crashes iOS 11.2.5, may require full device restore (Updated)

Sending a specific Indian character in a text message can crash an iOS device’s Messages app and potentially require the device to be restored from a backup, Italy’s Mobile World reports. The bug
Chris Messina: Alexa leads the ‘god bot’ wars because Amazon gets the most interest from developers

Chris Messina: Alexa leads the ‘god bot’ wars because Amazon gets the most interest from developers

A little over two years ago, before Facebook Messenger or iMessage opened to third-party bots, and before the arrival of Google Assistant, conversational AI champion Chris Messina helped coin the term
Auctus is bringing blockchain tech to the $36 trillion retirement plan market

Auctus is bringing blockchain tech to the $36 trillion retirement plan market

Retirement planning is not the sexiest topic in the world, but we all have to think about it at some point. And it is a significant business. Depending on which research firm you quote, we’re talking

Tetra’s call recorder and AI-powered transcription app now works for inbound calls

Nobody really enjoys taking notes, but it is an unavoidable fact of life for many in business and academia. During phone calls, specifically, it can be hard to focus on what’s being said while
Redlock: Hackers used Tesla’s public cloud for cryptocurrency mining

Redlock: Hackers used Tesla’s public cloud for cryptocurrency mining

Mega cybersecurity breaches have left the public and companies feeling vulnerable, and, according to a new report by cloud security firm RedLock, Tesla is one of the latest victims to have its public
Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 845 heralds powerful standalone VR/AR headsets with eye and body tracking

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 845 heralds powerful standalone VR/AR headsets with eye and body tracking

Qualcomm has revealed its Snapdragon 845 Xtended Reality (XR) platform for both mobile virtual reality and augmented reality mobile headsets. The new platform will be the brains of standalone mobile
Jeff Bezos’ 10,000 Year Clock offers a dash of tech optimism

Jeff Bezos’ 10,000 Year Clock offers a dash of tech optimism

Almost two decades in the making, the Long Now Foundation’s 10,000 Year Clock is finally being built deep inside a giant hole in the Middle of Nowhere, Texas. The nonprofit has received $42 million in
Facebook Messenger now lets you turn one-to-one calls into group chats

Facebook Messenger now lets you turn one-to-one calls into group chats

Facebook has announced a notable update to the group audio- and video-chat feature within Messenger. Previously, to initiate a video or audio call with more than one person you’d have to start the
Amazon launches second Alexa Accelerator for voice-driven startups

Amazon launches second Alexa Accelerator for voice-driven startups

Amazon today announced the launch of its second Alexa Accelerator. The 13-week program for creators of voice experiences is held primarily in Seattle and is managed by TechStars. For the first time,
Shapeways hires new CEO to shape the future of 3D printing

Shapeways hires new CEO to shape the future of 3D printing

3D printing service Shapeways has named Gregory Kress as CEO as the company tries to figure out its future. Kress replaces Tom Finn, who served as interim CEO since August 2017, when cofounder and
Facebook’s first in-house incubator, LDN_LAB, launches in London

Facebook’s first in-house incubator, LDN_LAB, launches in London

Facebook has officially opened its first in-house incubator, which will be held in its London headquarters. The company first announced LDN_LAB back in December when it opened its new HQ in the U.K.
Lighthouse uses AI and voice command in its home security camera

Lighthouse uses AI and voice command in its home security camera

Lighthouse is launching a new home security camera powered by voice commands and artificial intelligence. It lets you ask who was jumping around in the living room after you find a broken vase on the
Indianapolis tech community sees lack of funding and diversity as its biggest challenges

Indianapolis tech community sees lack of funding and diversity as its biggest challenges

Entrepreneurs can pull up plenty of data about the business conditions in Silicon Valley. But tech companies outside of the coasts often don’t have access to the same level of information about how

Uber and Citymapper show how technology is blurring the line between public and private transport

ANALYSIS: When is a bus not a bus? Give up? When it’s an eight-seater private hire vehicle designed to bypass strict city regulations. If that punchline didn’t have you laughing out loud, well, you
Intel partners with Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft to develop 5G-enabled PCs for late 2019

Intel partners with Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft to develop 5G-enabled PCs for late 2019

Intel today announced a wide-ranging partnership with a consortium of leading PC makers to begin developing personal computers that can fully leverage the power of 5G networks. The intention is to use

Period time? Femtech app Clue launches on Fitbit’s Ionic smartwatch

Period-tracking app Clue announced today that it is launching on Fitbit’s Ionic smartwatch, thereby allowing women to track their period, PMS symptoms, sexual activity, energy, and fertility windows
Shareaholic: Search overtook social for referral traffic in 2017 as Google passed Facebook

Shareaholic: Search overtook social for referral traffic in 2017 as Google passed Facebook

Google passed Facebook as the top referral traffic driver in 2017 as the search giant doubled down on mobile and the social giant cleaned up its News Feed. That move resulted in an even bigger change