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Eero’s acquisition by Amazon creates a financial catastrophe for investors and employees

Last month Amazon announced that it acquired the mesh Wi-Fi router company, Eero for $97 million. However, this deal, which sounded full of potential, struck...

Apple officially cancels AirPower; says it couldn’t meet hardware’s ‘high standards’

Apple announced last week that it has canceled its AirPower charging mat over concerns related to its inability to achieve “high standards” for the...
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Android Things is now more inclined towards smart displays and speakers than general purpose...

The Android Things platform was launched in 2018 to power third-party smart displays and other speakers. Last year, a number of major manufacturers, including,...
Five developer centric sessions at IoT World 2018

CES 2019: Top announcements made so far

CES 2019, the annual consumer electronics show in Las Vegas will go from Tuesday, Jan. 8 through Friday, Jan. 11. However, the conference has...
Programming languages for 2019

IEEE Computer Society predicts top ten tech trends for 2019: assisted transportation, chatbots, and...

IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) released its annual tech future predictions, earlier this week, unveiling the top ten most likely to be adopted technology trends...
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What if buildings of the future could compute? European researchers make a proposal.

European researchers have proposed an idea for buildings that could compute. In the paper On buildings that compute. A proposal published this week, they have made...
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Google launches new products, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Pixel Slate, and...

Yesterday, Google announced a series of consumer hardware products. This included two new variants of their flagship Pixel smartphones—Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL....
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Facebook introduces two new AI-powered video calling devices “built with Privacy + Security in...

Yesterday, Facebook launched two brand new video communication devices. Named Portal and Portal+, these devices let you video call anyone, with more richer, hands-free...
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It’s Day 1 for Amazon Devices: Amazon expands its Echo device lineup, previews Alexa...

Amazon has unveiled a range of Echo devices at the Amazon Devices Event hosted in their Seattle headquarters, yesterday. The products announced included a...
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Google to allegedly launch a new Smart home device

In the midst of all the leaks related to Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL regarding whether Google will embrace iPhone like notch or...