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Origami-inspired radiator from NASA could change shape to warm or cool tiny satellites

By |January 31st, 2017|

 The devices we’re sending into space are getting smaller and lighter, which means there’s less room for bulky and static components. Flexibility and compactness are coming into vogue, and this prototype satellite radiator is inspired by that most compact and flexible of arts: origami. Read More Source: News

Raising a $32M Series A, Knock seeks to stand out with new model for selling homes

By |January 31st, 2017|

 Online real estate service Knock is finishing up a $32 million Series A round led by RRE Ventures. The new company, founded by former Trulia executives, promises to handle the details of home sales in exchange for the traditional six percent commissions. Unlike legacy sellers, though, Knock promises you market-rate returns on your house in advance. And if, for whatever reason, --> READ MORE

Why Piaggio built Gita, a cargo-carrying robot, to follow in your footsteps

By |January 31st, 2017|

 Piaggio, the Italian company that makes Vespa scooters and Moto Guzzi motorcycles, revealed its newest development this week: a personal delivery device or “cargo robot,” called the Gita. The robot was designed by a new “startup” within the broader Piaggio group of brands, called Piaggio Fast Forward, in Boston. Gita looks like a carbon fiber --> READ MORE

LG’s 5K MacBook Pro monitor is reportely having issues with Wi-Fi routers

By |January 31st, 2017|

 When you shell out around $1,000 for a monitor, it ought to ship with a minimal set of expectations. Like, say, being able to use the thing within arm’s reach of a router. LG’s UltraFine 5K Display, which was designed in tandem with Apple for the release of the new MacBook Pro, is reportedly experiencing --> READ MORE

Apple Services have a huge quarter as App Store sees ‘record activity’

By |January 31st, 2017|

 Apple just released its first quarterly earnings report of the new year, and the company was quick to share that it was a banner quarter for the company’s Services segment which topped $7.17 billion, growing 18 percent year-over-year from $6.05 billion in Q1 of 2016. “Revenue from Services grew strongly over last year, led by record customer activity --> READ MORE

Apple breaks iPhone sales record with 78.3 million units sold in the holiday quarter

By |January 31st, 2017|

 With another big holiday quarter behind it, Apple saw revenues from its flagship iPhone product rise to $54.4 billion, up from $51.6 billion a year earlier. That revenue growth came as Apple reported units sold rose 5 percent to 78.3 million in its fiscal first quarter of 2017. That was a record for sales, and also beat analysts expectations --> READ MORE

Apple shares up 3% after company beats earnings expectations

By |January 31st, 2017|

 Apple’s latest quarter surpassed earnings expectations, sending the stock up about 3% in initial after-hours trading. Its fiscal first quarter of 2017 saw record earnings of $3.36 per share, well above the $3.21 forecast by Wall Street. Revenue also beat, coming in at $78.4 billion, versus the $77.3 analysts were predicting. Investors were pleased that the --> READ MORE

Social video app Beme shuts down today

By |January 31st, 2017|

 When CNN picked up Casey Neistat’s Beme back in November of last year, it announced that the social video sharing app would go the way of the dodo by the end of January 2017. Now here we sit, mere hours away from the second month of the year and, lo and behold, the app is --> READ MORE

Apple’s services are buoying its return to growth as its iPhone engine stalls

By |January 31st, 2017|

 It looks like Apple’s big bet on building an array of services like iCloud, Apple Music and the App Store is starting to be the big business the company hoped it would be. Wall Street and Apple had expected to return to growth this quarter following the holiday season, though it was supposed to be --> READ MORE

Trump will announce his Supreme Court nominee tonight on Facebook Live

By |January 31st, 2017|

 Following a chaotic, divisive first week, President Trump is set to announce his pick for the Supreme Court tonight. Not one for tradition, the White House will broadcast the nomination on Facebook Live, starting at 8 p.m. Eastern. The choice to announce during a primetime TV time slot is unusual, but not entirely surprising given --> READ MORE