Xiaomi sneaks into North America with Mexico launch

May 11, 2017

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is preparing toenter North America, but it isnt quitethe launch you may be waiting on. The company, it downsized its operations there last year following issues with taxation and manufacturing policies. Despite that setback, the company seems keen to expand in the region. Mexico is a really important market for us and acts as our starting point to reach the rest of Latin America,Donovan Sung, director…

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Amazon beefs up drone delivery R&D in Cambridge

May 6, 2017

Amazon is expanding its R& D facilities in Cambridge, UK, witha plan to move intoa new 60,000 sq ft locate in the city withcapacity for more than 400 staff. Cambridge University, one of the UKs top rank academic institutions, has a strong places great importance on science explaining why a raft of tech conglomerates( yesterday, Amazon enunciated staff at the site will includemachine learning scientists, knowledge engineers, data scientists, numerical…

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Shareholders pressure Intel over PAC spending

May 4, 2017

Intel isnt the only tech company with a political action committee funneling money into Congress. But some of Intels recent donations includingto politicians known for opposing marriage equality like North CarolinaSenator Richard Burr andMinnesota Representative Tom Emmer have alarmed shareholders, who are now political accountability guidelines after the November election, the sentence about explaining significant incongruencies between a candidates record and our own policies had vanished. In a recent self-described…

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Greg Mark talks about the future of 3D printing

May 2, 2017

In this episode of Technotopia I talk to Greg Mark, founder of Markforged. Mark recently made news with his new metal printing technology that heats metallic objects in a microwave, reducing by hours the time it takes to make metal parts. He believes that 3D printing is the future, but not in the low-quality, stringy and plasticky way we expect. Mark said that rapid prototyping has gotten easier and better….

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Jack Dorsey just spent $9.5M buying more Twitter stock

April 29, 2017

Jack Dorsey is at it again after purchasing $7 million in Twitter stock back in February, the Twitter CEO bought another $9.5 million today.After making his purchase, Dorsey posted the news on Facebook Twitter, sparking a one percent gain in the companys share price in after-hours trading.

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Apple offers feedback on Californias proposed driverless testing rule changes

April 29, 2017

Apple has offered feedback to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) concerning its proposed new rule changes regarding autonomous vehicle testing on state roads. The formal feedback provided by Apple is relatively short and to the point, contained in a letter submitted to the DMV and embedded below, signed by Apple Director of Product Integrity Steve Kenner (who also

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Samsungs Galaxy S8 is now on sale in the U.S., Canada and Korea with more launches to come

April 22, 2017

If youve been holding out patiently for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsungs newest flagship devices, then your wait may soon be over after the phones went on sale in an initial four markets. Samsung is starting sales in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Korea today (Friday), with expansions to other countries coming in the weeks ahead, TechCrunchs Brian Heater described the devices as yet further evidence that…

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No, the 5th Ave Apple Stores glass cube isnt going anywhere (permanently)

April 20, 2017

If you saw the same reports I did a bit earlier today you were likely shocked to hearthat Apple would be removing its iconic glass cube entrance way over the top of its 5th Ave retail store in NYC. The reports came via building permits that were likely tipped to sites like Macrumorsby Apple watchers. The permits call for the full removal of the glass cubical structure at the Apple…

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