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Nest is coming to four more European countries in the Alphabet-owned home automation firm’s continued push to take its technology global. As of Feb. 15, Nest products in the appropriate language will be available for purchase both in-store and online in Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain. Until now, Nest was only available for purchase in the U.S., Canada, […]

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Facebook is gearing up to take its fake news filtering tools to Germany. The social network last month announced a number of updates to its News Feed to deal with bogus news stories to make the reporting of hoaxes and the flagging of stories as disputed easier.  The updates, which are still in the testing phase, have rolled out only in the U.S. […]

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Google has a new tool to help you be as careful as possible with your mobile data plan. The tech giant’s new technology, dubbed RAISR, uses machine learning to produce high-quality versions of low-resolution images. “Traditionally, viewing images at high resolution has also meant using lots of bandwidth, leading to slower loading speeds and higher data costs. […]

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YouTube has launched a new way for viewers to be heard during a livestream; one that is profitable for channel owners. Dubbed Super Chat, the new tool enables viewers to pay to make their comment stand out in the chat stream. Anyone watching a live stream will be able to purchase a Super Chat. Once paid for, the person’s  message is […]

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Pinterest is bringing artificial intelligence (AI) to its platform to offer up better pin recommendations to its users. Related Pins, which appear beneath pins, will now have deep learning applied to them, making them more relevant by using the data, such as saved pins, from a person’s most recent visit. That will be combined with the person’s interactions to […]

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Norway-based software firm Opera today launched a concept browser for Mac and Windows that offers new ways to interact with Web content. Dubbed Opera Neon, the browser, just like the original Opera browser,  is built on top of the Blink engine. What’s different is, Opera Neon was built from the ground up to put focus on offering “cool effects and […]

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Apple, it seems, is planning to follow in the footsteps of Netflix and Amazon by producing its own original television content. The Cupertino company “is planning to build a significant new business in original television shows and movies,” according to a report today from The Wall Street Journal. Original content would be available to Apple Music subscribers. Apple has […]

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Amazon has pledged to bring more than 100,000 new full-time jobs with benefits to the United States over the next 18 months. The jobs will be open across the country to people of varying levels of experience, education and kill, Amazon said. Many of the job openings will be at the fulfillment centers that are currently under construction in Texas, […]

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Facebook wants to help ensure quality journalism is reaching its users. To that end, the social networking firm has started the Journalism Project, a bid to have stronger relationships with trusted news organizations as well as doing more to manage the content posted on its site. The goal? To eliminate fake or low quality news […]

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Tesla is adding Apple’s Chris Lattner to its team to shore up its autopilot engineering team. Lattner, who will take over as vice-president of Tesla’s autopilot software division, led Apple’s developer tools department and is credited with the creation of Swift, the programming language for building apps on Apple platforms. “We are very excited that Chris is […]

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A Las Vegas-based data storage firm has beat out large tech companies for the top spot on the annual Greenpeace ‘Clicking Clean’ report. Switch received a perfect score on the Greenpeace report card for its commitment to running on 100 percent renewable energy, beating out Apple, Facebook and Google to name a few. The grades published in the 2017 […]

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Yahoo will change its name to Altaba Inc. if Verizon goes ahead with the purchase of the tech firm’s Internet division, according to a SEC filing. The name, seemingly, was inspired by the company’s 15 percent stake in Chinese e-retailer Alibaba. The SEC filing also revealed CEO Marissa Mayer and board chairman Maynard Webb will resign from the company’s board of directors […]

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Israeli company Team8 has landed two big new investors: Microsoft and Qualcomm. The tech firms are joining a number of their peers — Google chairman Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavours, Cisco, Nokia and AT&T to name a few — by investing in Team8, a cyber-security firm led by three former members of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Citigroup is also […]

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LG introduced an entire line up of robots at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, including a cute home robot that acts  as a smart home gateway and intelligent home notification center. Other robots, meanwhile, use IoT and Smart technology for use in airports and other public spaces. “LG has been involved in Smart technology […]

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It might not look much like a person, but Panasonic says its new desktop “companion” robot has many human-like qualities. Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, the egg-shaped robot, developed as a proof of concept, can move and communicate much like a real person, even though it is the size of a […]

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