• What’s new with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8

    Samsung promised to “Do Bigger Things” with the Note 8, but the company’s new phablet isn’t exactly earth shattering. Instead, the phone is more of a refinement of the line, perhaps hampered by an abundance of caution following last year’s Note 7 debacle. Many of the updates present are adapted directly from the S8/S8+ — though the company has taken some… Read More

  • Match Group tried to acquire Bumble for $450 million

    Match Group tried to acquire Bumble for $450 million

    Match Group, the parent company of a variety of dating apps, offered to acquire Bumble for $450 million over the summer, according to sources close to the deal. A source close to the company suggests that Bumble is valued at over $1 billion. The sources independently confirm reporting from Forbes about the deal earlier this summer. Bumble reportedly has 18 million registered users, and has… Read More

  • Astropad’s Luna Display is the portable display solution you’ve always wanted

    Astropad’s Luna Display is the portable display solution you’ve always wanted

    Wireless displays have always had too many compromises to be practically useful for me: Lag, image quality, consistency of connection, on and on. But new hardware from Astropad, the maker of the popular iPad app that you can use to turn your tablet into a drawing tablet, has finally convinced me that high quality, easy and reliable wireless external display tech is within reach, and actually… Read More

  • Facebook will live stream over a dozen college football games this year

    Facebook will live stream over a dozen college football games this year

    Facebook wants you to watch more video on its site – including those you can’t see elsewhere. To that end, the social network earlier this month launched a dedicated section for original video, called Watch. Now that’s being expanded with the addition of live-streamed college football games, broadcast in partnership with sports network Stadium. The deal will bring 15… Read More

  • Live from Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 press conference

    Live from Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 press conference

    Welcome to the event many never thought would happen. After the Galaxy Note 7 turned from flagship phone to airline PA warning and tech blogger punchline, many wondered if there would be a follow up. But here we are at Samsung Unpacked in New York, and every teaser and leak points to the return of the company’s phabled phablet. As far as what to expect from the Galaxy Note 8… Read More

  • Watch Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 Unpacked event live right here

    Watch Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 Unpacked event live right here

    Today is Samsung day. The company is about to unveil its new big phone — the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. While there have been leaks of the new device, the company could surprise everyone with new software features and new components. The event will start at 11 AM in New York, 8 AM on the West Coast, 4 PM in London, 5 PM in Paris and midnight in Seoul. It is going to be live streamed by… Read More

  • Snapchat likely to begin scripted original content push by end of year

    Snapchat likely to begin scripted original content push by end of year

    Snapchat could start offering original scripted content very soon, according to its content lead Nick Bell (via Variety). Snapchat has already done a lot with creators to build shows, including tie-ins for big broadcast hits like The Voice and The Bachelor, and it’s also working with A&E on reality TV via Second Chance, a dating show featuring exes. This isn’t… Read More

  • Urban farming incubator Square Roots raises $5.4M

    Urban farming incubator Square Roots raises $5.4M

    Square Roots isn’t your normal startup incubator. Sure, the people who participate are entrepreneurs — but instead of sitting at desks building new gadgets or smartphone apps, they’re growing food in hydroponic farms housed inside long, metal containers. Founded by executive chairman Kimbal Musk (brother of Elon Musk, and board member at SpaceX, Tesla and Chipotle) and CEO… Read More

  • Amazon’s TenMarks releases a new curriculum for educators that teaches kids writing using digital assistants, text messaging and more

    Amazon’s TenMarks releases a new curriculum for educators that teaches kids writing using digital assistants, text messaging and more

    Amazon is expanding its efforts in the education technology space today with the launch of a new curriculum from TenMarks, the company it acquired several years ago which previously only focused on math lessons and related activities. Now, the business is offering an online curriculum for teachers designed to help students learn how to be better writers. The program includes a writing coach… Read More

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