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E Ink debuts a new electronic drawing technology

By |November 30th, 2018|

E Ink — a name synonymous with e-reader screens — just debuted a new writing display technology called JustWrite. The tech offers the company’s familiar monochrome aesthetic — albeit in negative this time, with white on black. The key here, as with most of E Ink’s technology, is minimal power consumption and low cost, the --> READ MORE

Facebook adds free TV shows Buffy, Angel, Firefly to redefine Watch

By |November 30th, 2018|

Facebook hasn’t had a hit show yet for its long-form video hub Watch, so it’s got a new plan: digging up some deceased cult favorites from television. First up, Facebook is making all episodes of Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly free on Facebook Watch. There’ll be simultaneous viewing Watch Parties where --> READ MORE

PayPal: Black Friday & Cyber Monday broke records with $1B+ in mobile payment volume

By |November 30th, 2018|

Black Friday broke records in terms of sales made from mobile devices, according to reports last week from Adobe. This week, PayPal said it saw a similar trend during the Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday shopping event. PayPal saw a record-breaking $1 billion+ in mobile payment volume for the first time ever on Black Friday — a --> READ MORE

The International Space Station’s new robot is a freaky floating space Alexa

By |November 30th, 2018|

Meet Cimon. The 3D-printed floating robot head was developed by Airbus for the German Space Agency. He’s been a crew member of the International Space Station since June, though as Gizmodo notes, this is the first time we’re seeing him in action. Really the floating, Watson-powered robot face is like an extremely expensive Amazon Echo --> READ MORE

Niantic confirms that Pokémon GO is getting PvP battles ‘soon’

By |November 30th, 2018|

Two and a half years after the launch of Pokémon GO, it’s still missing one major staple of the main series games: player versus player battling. That’s about to change. In a series of teaser tweets this morning, the company confirmed that the battle system is on the way, noting only that it’s “coming soon.” --> READ MORE

The Arlo security camera goes 4K

By |November 30th, 2018|

The Arlo line was something of a surprise hit for Netgear, causing the networking company to spin it off into its own business earlier this year. The Arlo ecosystem is one of the most robust in the smart security camera space, and now it’s getting something it had never had before: 4K. The new Arlo --> READ MORE

AT&T details its streaming service plans as it weighs a sale of its Hulu stake

By |November 30th, 2018|

AT&T may be ready to sell its stake in Hulu, the company revealed in an analyst presentation on Thursday. The company currently owns a 10 percent stake in the service by way of WarnerMedia, as a result of its Time Warner acquisition. But AT&T today is running its own streaming services, including live TV service --> READ MORE

Toyota taps Docomo 5G to remotely control its humanoid robot

By |November 30th, 2018|

Toyota introduced T-HR3 to the world right around this time last year. The humanoid robot is capable of mimicking the motions of a plugged-in human, à la “Pacific Rim” and countless other sci-fi franchises. The ‘bot has learned a few new tricks in the intervening year, including, notably, untethered control via 5G. Using the next-gen wireless --> READ MORE

And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2018 is… Legacy

By |November 30th, 2018|

At the very beginning, there were 13 startups. After two days of incredibly fierce competition, we now have a winner. Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. They all presented in front of multiple groups of VCs and tech leaders serving as judges for --> READ MORE

US mobile app stores had their biggest day ever on Black Friday 2018

By |November 30th, 2018|

Black Friday wasn’t just a boon for e-commerce retailers, it helped the mobile app stores break new records, too. According to a new report from Sensor Tower, the combined consumer spending across the U.S. Apple App Store and Google Play on Black Friday 2018 reached $75.9 million — a record for the most ever spent in --> READ MORE