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Smart jewelry tested: do beautiful devices have the brains to compete?
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Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Technology is shrinking, but that doesn’t mean it’s getting more subtle. Smartwatches are gaining popularity in the wearable world, but most make themselves painfully known by looking like high-tech gadgets. Not all wearables are fashion crimes, though; there’s a sector of smart jewelry trying to thrive in this space by fighting […]

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EU raids banks over attempts to block financial tech rivals
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You'd think that governments were waging a war against financial technology given reports of crackdowns and tighter regulation, but the opposite is true in Europe. EU officials have confirmed that they recently raided the offices of bank authorities…

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A Small But Growing Group Of Silicon Valley Heretics Are Disconnecting Themselves From the Internet
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The Guardian reports: Decade after he stayed up all night coding a prototype of what was then called an “awesome” button, Rosenstein belongs to a small but growing band of Silicon Valley heretics who complain about the rise of the so-called “attention economy”: an internet shaped around the demands of an advertising economy. These refuseniks […]

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Digital wealth manager Moneyfarm acquires tech behind fintech chatbot Ernest
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 Moneyfarm, the U.K.-headquartered “digital wealth manager” has acquired the technology behind personal finance chatbot Ernest. Terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed, though I understand that, along with the tech, this is an acqui-hire of sorts, seeing London-based Ernest’s CTO Lorenzo Sicilia join Moneyfarm to oversee technology integration. Read More

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SoundOne Launches V8 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones With Mic In India
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Hong Kong based audio company SoundOne has today announced the launch of its new wireless headphones with microphone in India, dubbed as the SoundOne V8 for Rs 1,990. It is being touted by the company as a flagship killer in this category with the sleekest design of the year at the most competitive price. According […]

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Report: Waymo aiming to launch commercial driverless service this year
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Enlarge / Waymo is using a fleet of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to develop its self-driving technology. (credit: Waymo) Real driverless cars could come to the Phoenix area this year, according to a Monday report from The Information’s Amir Efrati. Two anonymous sources have told Efrati that Google’s self-driving car unit, Waymo, is preparing to launch “a commercial ride-sharing service powered […]

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Quantum Hi-Tech Launches Slim Power Bank With 10,000 mAh For Rs 1,899
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Indian technology company QHMPL has recently launched a new power bank dubbed as QHM 10KP, under the brand ‘Quantum Hi Tech’, for Rs 1,899, available in shades of black and white across many offline and online retail stores in India. According to a recent press release, the power bank QHM 10KP is the slimmest pocket […]

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Goldman Sachs Explores a New World: Trading Bitcoin
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Several readers share a report: Goldman Sachs is weighing a new trading operation dedicated to bitcoin and other digital currencies, the first blue-chip Wall Street firm preparing to deal directly in this burgeoning yet controversial market (Editor’s note: the link from WSJ, which originally reported this development, could be paywalled; alternative source), according to people […]

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Audio-Technica Announces Bluetooth Enabled On-Ear Headphones In India
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Audio Technology company Audio-Technica has announced the launch of its new on-ear Bluetooth headphone dubbed as ATH-AR3BT which is claimed to have inherited audio technology from the company’s award-winning MSR7 and SR series. Comparing with the award-winning headphones by the company, this new headphone is definitely an affordable variant as it comes at just Rs […]

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