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  • Watch Google’s I/O keynote live right here

    Watch Google’s I/O keynote live right here

    Are you ready for some major news on all things Google? Google is kicking off its annual I/O developer conference today. The conference starts at 10 AM Pacific Time (1 PM on the East Cost, 6 PM in London, 7 PM Central European Time) and you can watch the live stream right here on this page. We have a team on the ground ready to cover the event, so don’t forget to read our live blog to… Read More

  • Apple Pay is now available in Italy

    Apple Pay is now available in Italy

    Apple’s wireless payment system Apple Pay is now up and running in Italy. The company partnered with a handful of banks and popular retailers. Italian customers can now add their payment cards to the Wallet app on their iPhone and Apple Watch. Apple Pay currently supports Boon, Carrefour Banca and UniCredit. In the coming months, other financial institutions are also going to add Apple… Read More

  • Despite a fickle market for fancy home appliances, new investors get behind Brava Home

    Despite a fickle market for fancy home appliances, new investors get behind Brava Home

    Customers are notoriously fickle when it comes to sophisticated kitchen devices. On the one hand, there’s undoubtedly a market for items that are deemed useful and priced appropriately. Consider, for example, the Anova Precision Cooker, a $145 WiFi- and Bluetooth-enabled device that managed to get its parent company sold to the appliance giant Electrolux in February for $250… Read More

  • Amazon upgrades its Fire tablet line, a rare bright spot in the struggling category

    Amazon upgrades its Fire tablet line, a rare bright spot in the struggling category

    Amazon’s continuing its month-long spree of hardware announcements by refreshing its line of low cost slates. The Fire 7 is retaining its $50 price point, while getting an improved screen resolution and increased battery life. The 8 HD, meanwhile is more or less the same as its predecessor (it just got refreshed late last year), but is getting a $10 price drop, down to $80. Amazon is… Read More

  • Bragi’s new Dash PRO headphones are true wearable head computers

    Bragi’s new Dash PRO headphones are true wearable head computers

    Bragi has some new headphones coming out, and they have more in common with the original Bragi Dash than with the minimal Headphone they launched late last year. The new Dash PRO and Dash PRO tailored by Starkey are more powerful wearable computers, with the Starkey variant adding tech from Starkey, which is a maker of high-end audio and hearing tech. The Starkey version is being called… Read More

  • Apple could release MacBook updates soon

    Apple could release MacBook updates soon

    According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is about to release updated MacBook and MacBook Pro models. The company could announce the refresh at its WWDC keynote on June 5. The 12-inch MacBook with a retina display hasn’t been updated in a year. The design still works quite well, so I wouldn’t expect anything more than a specification bump. Maybe Apple is going to add a… Read More

  • Apple could stop updating the iPad mini

    Apple could stop updating the iPad mini

    Rumor has it that Apple is about to unveil a brand-new iPad in just a few weeks. But what about the iPad mini? According to a new report from BGR, the iPad mini is not going to receive an update. In fact, the iPad mini could be reaching the end of the road. At WWDC, Apple could be unveiling a new iPad with a 10.5-inch display and smaller bezels. This iPad is going to be roughly the footprint… Read More

  • Amazon to bring opt-in notifications to Alexa

    Amazon to bring opt-in notifications to Alexa

    Amazon is going to be adding notifications to its Alexa service, so that skills can provide you with information as it becomes available, unprompted, as opposed to only in response to active voice queries made by a user. Read More

  • Lost item finder Tile grabs another $25 million in funding

    Lost item finder Tile grabs another $25 million in funding

    Tile, the company that makes connected devices in order to track items when they go missing, today announced it has raised a Series B-1 round of new funding, led by Bessemer Venture Partners. In addition, Tile noted it has now hit two major milestones for its business: $100 million in revenue in 2016, and 10 million total units sold. Read More

  • Intel could be about to release a very expensive Core i9 CPU

    Intel could be about to release a very expensive Core i9 CPU

    Computex is right around the corner. While we don’t generally cover PC component updates, this leak about Intel’s plan is interesting. The company is apparently about to unveil a new lineup of desktop CPUs with a new high-end Core i9 CPU with 12 cores. Intel’s plans leaked on AnandTech’s board. It looks like some employee or partner took a photo of a PowerPoint… Read More

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