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Fitbit’s second smartwatch and first wearable for kids, the Versa and Ace, go on sale in Q2 2018

Fitbit’s second smartwatch and first wearable for kids, the Versa and Ace, go on sale in Q2 2018

Fitbit announced new wearables Fitbit Versa for $200, which runs the upcoming Fitbit OS 2.0, and Fitbit Ace for $100 today. Fitbit Versa is the company's second smartwatch and Fitbit Ace is the
Cloudflare launches Workers serverless app platform out of beta

Cloudflare launches Workers serverless app platform out of beta

Cloudflare, an internet security company best known for its denial of service mitigation and content delivery offerings, announced a new service today designed to let customers run their code across
iRobot spinoff Ava Robotics launches telepresence workplace robot for $1,000 a month

iRobot spinoff Ava Robotics launches telepresence workplace robot for $1,000 a month

Ava Robotics, an iRobot spinoff that previously operated in stealth mode, today announced the launch of Ava, a mobile robot for remote employee participation in workplace activities. Available now
What tech’s Big 5 talk about during earnings calls: AI, voice, innovation, and each other

What tech’s Big 5 talk about during earnings calls: AI, voice, innovation, and each other

Earnings calls tend to be all about the numbers. But a fascinating new analysis of the words spoken during the earnings calls for Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon reveal how these
Google killed 3.2 billion ‘bad ads’ in 2017, up 88% from 2016

Google killed 3.2 billion ‘bad ads’ in 2017, up 88% from 2016

Google shared today that the company’s ads team killed 3.2 billion “bad ads” in 2017, an increase of 88 percent from the previous year, when it removed 1.7 billion bad ads. Put another way, Google
Broadcom confirms it has withdrawn its Qualcomm bid

Broadcom confirms it has withdrawn its Qualcomm bid

Broadcom has confirmed that it will withdraw its offer to acquire rival chip company Qualcomm. The news comes as little surprise after President Trump announced this week that he was blocking
Stephen Hawking’s TV show is now free to watch online

Stephen Hawking’s TV show is now free to watch online

Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places, a three-part TV series that debuted in January, has been made available to watch online for free in honor of Hawking’s life, according to tech and science video
Google: 60.3% of potentially harmful Android apps in 2017 were detected via machine learning

Google: 60.3% of potentially harmful Android apps in 2017 were detected via machine learning

Google released its Android Security 2017 Year in Review report today, the fourth installment of the company’s attempt to educate the public about Android’s various layers of security and its
Qualcomm struggles to close NXP acquisition despite sweetened offer and end of Broadcom drama

Qualcomm struggles to close NXP acquisition despite sweetened offer and end of Broadcom drama

Poor, Qualcomm. It just can’t seem to get any love from the shareholders of NXP Semiconductors, who seem to be growing increasingly reluctant to accept the company’s acquisition bid. Today, Qualcomm
How tech firms are increasing accessibility for disabled users

How tech firms are increasing accessibility for disabled users

ANALYSIS: Nearly 20 percent of people in the U.S have a disability, according to U.S. Census Bureau data, with more than half of those reporting a “severe” disability. That figure is roughly
Microsoft releases two new Windows 10 previews with High Efficiency Image File format

Microsoft releases two new Windows 10 previews with High Efficiency Image File format

Microsoft today released two new Windows 10 previews for PCs. Both builds include support for the High Efficiency Image File (HEIF) format, but they diverge from there. It’s rare for the Windows
More than half of Seattle startup investments in 2017 came from outside the city

More than half of Seattle startup investments in 2017 came from outside the city

Seattle has almost everything other startup communities dream of — two of the largest tech companies by market cap, high-profile family offices eager to invest in tech, and one of the highest
Europe needs to halt its startup brain drain to the U.S.

Europe needs to halt its startup brain drain to the U.S.

GUEST: The startup community in Europe is well accustomed to the limitations of its local investment community, which, although growing steadily, can never quite match that of Silicon Valley. In fact,
Xilinx spent $1 billion over 4 years to make adaptable computing chip

Xilinx spent $1 billion over 4 years to make adaptable computing chip

After four years of work, Xilinx is today announcing its adaptive computer acceleration platform (ACAP), which is a new kind of programmable chip that will take flexible hardware to a new level. The
France’s new cyberhate law will require Facebook and Twitter to remove racist content within 24 hours

France’s new cyberhate law will require Facebook and Twitter to remove racist content within 24 hours

As part of an ongoing effort to fight rising racism and anti-Semitism, the French government announced today that it will introduce new legislation requiring digital platforms to more swiftly remove
Apple is reportedly developing its own MicroLED screens for Apple Watch and iPhone

Apple is reportedly developing its own MicroLED screens for Apple Watch and iPhone

Apple is using a secret facility in California to develop MicroLED screens for the Apple Watch and iPhone, Bloomberg reports, with plans to replace third-party OLED screens in several years. Developed
Numerai will give $1 million in crypto tokens to Kaggle users who sign up to its crowdsourced hedge fund

Numerai will give $1 million in crypto tokens to Kaggle users who sign up to its crowdsourced hedge fund

EXCLUSIVE: You may have heard of Numerai — the unorthodox hedge fund that crowdsources predictive stock market models from data scientists around the world. It is now seeking more brain power and
LinkedIn now lets job seekers ‘ask for a referral’ before applying for a role

LinkedIn now lets job seekers ‘ask for a referral’ before applying for a role

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Or so the saying goes. It may be something of a cliché, but there is more than a grain of truth in that oft-quoted mantra. With that in mind, LinkedIn is
HTC will sell Vive Pro VR headset for $800, cuts price of Vive to $500

HTC will sell Vive Pro VR headset for $800, cuts price of Vive to $500

HTC said today it will sell the Vive Pro virtual reality headset for $800, with global preorders starting now. And it will also cut the price of the existing Vive headset by $100 to $500. VR is off to
Why it’s so hard to quit Facebook

Why it’s so hard to quit Facebook

OPINION: Eight years ago, I was among the hundreds of people gathered in a San Francisco auditorium for the Facebook developers conference. What I heard announced that day from CEO Mark Zuckerberg