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Google brings its Jacquard wearables tech to Levi’s Trucker Jacket

By |September 30th, 2019|

Back in 2015, Google’s ATAP team demoed a new kind of wearable tech at Google I/O that used functional fabrics and conductive yarns to allow you to interact with your clothing and, by extension, the phone in your pocket. The company then released a jacket with Levi’s in 2017, but that was expensive, at $350, --> READ MORE

‘Stranger Things 4’ takes Netflix’s hit retro sci-fi show beyond Hawkins

By |September 30th, 2019|

“Stranger Things 4” got its first teaser today, courtesy of the official Stranger Things Twitter account. The Netflix series, which is in its fourth season (although the creators, brothers Matt and Ross Duffer, maintain that each installment isn’t really a “season” in the traditional TV sense, but rather more like a movie broken up across --> READ MORE

Hyundai is getting into the flying car business

By |September 30th, 2019|

Hyundai Motor Group has launched a new air mobility division aimed at developing technology for the commercialization of flying cars, the latest company to dive into the emerging industry. The division will be led by Dr. Jaiwon Shin, an aeronautics engineer who most recently led the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate at NASA. While at NASA, --> READ MORE

Instagram launches a ‘creators’ account to encourage more… creation

By |September 30th, 2019|

Instagram deployed a new tool today that should help it continue to build a more viable alternative to YouTube for individual creators looking to try a different platform. It’s a dedicated account called @creators, which will deliver tips and tricks for people hoping to become more active on the platform. Based on the pinned FAQ --> READ MORE

SmartNews’ head of product on how the news discovery app wants to free readers from filter bubbles

By |September 30th, 2019|

Since launching in the United States five years ago, SmartNews, the news aggregation app that recently hit unicorn status, has quietly built a reputation for presenting reliable information from a wide range of publishers. The company straddles two very different markets: the U.S. and its home country of Japan, where it is one of the --> READ MORE

Microsoft’s Windows Virtual Desktop service is now generally available

By |September 30th, 2019|

Microsoft today announced that Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD), its Azure-based system for virtualizing the Windows and Office user experience it announced last September, is now generally available. Using WVD, enterprises can give their employees access to virtualized applications and remote desktops, including the ability to provide multi-session Windows 10 experiences, something that sets Microsoft’s own --> READ MORE

PayPal to enter China through GoPay acquisition

By |September 30th, 2019|

The People’s Bank of China has approved PayPal’s acquisition of a 70% equity state in GoPay (Guofubao Information Technology Co. [GoPay], Ltd.), which will make PayPal the first foreign payment platform to provide online payment services in China. GoPay has licenses for online and mobile transactions, and mainly provides payment products for industries including e-commerce, --> READ MORE

WeWork withdraws its S-1 filing, will delay its IPO

By |September 30th, 2019|

WeWork’s parent organization The We Company just announced that it’s withdrawing the S-1 filing for its IPO. The co-working company has had a turbulent month since the filing went public, around both the general state of its finances and the behavior of co-founder/CEO Adam Neumann. As a result, Neumann stepped down down as CEO last week (he --> READ MORE

Kickstarter darling EcoFlow Delta battery generator is not what it seems

By |September 29th, 2019|

The Delta EcoFlow is a new battery generator available on Kickstarter with incredible claimed features. Most are true, some are not. Device like the Delta offer incredible battery storage capacity. Designed for more than just recharging phones and tablets, these can run refrigerators, pumps, power tools and medical equipment. They’re great for emergencies, camping and --> READ MORE

Why is Dropbox reinventing itself?

By |September 29th, 2019|

According to Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, 80% of the product’s users rely on it, at least partially, for work. It makes sense, then, that the company is refocusing to try and cement its spot in the workplace; to shed its image as “just” a file storage company (in a time when just about every big --> READ MORE