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The Orii smart ring lets you control your smartphone using only your voice
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 Orii is a new smart ring that gives you full hands-free control of your smartphone. The device connects to your phone with Bluetooth and it can be used to provide crystal clear audio, which makes it an interesting tool for those with sight or hearing issues. It works using bone conduction technology so that, when […]






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The IAB finalizes its new ad standards
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 The Interactive Advertising Bureau, a trade group representing online publishers and advertisers, has released new standards around mobile and web advertisers. Not every publisher and advertiser will follow these standards, but the standards important because they help establish best practices around what is and isn’t acceptable for the industry. If done right, they help maintain […]






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Google Cloud gets a new networking algorithm that boosts internet throughput
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 Google today announced that TCP BBR, a new congestion-control algorithm is now available to its Cloud Platform users. The general idea here is to improve on the existing congestion-control algorithms for internet traffic, which have been around since the 1980s and which typically only take packet loss into account (when networking buffers fill up, routers […]






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Cargo wants to put a vending machine in every Uber
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 How many times have you been in an Uber or Lyft and wanted a few Advil, or a 5-hour Energy? While some enterprising ridesharing drivers occasionally try to sell essentials (or non-essentials like tablets and digital cameras), there really isn’t a structured way to facilitate this… until now. Enter Cargo, a startup that wants to […]






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Apple adds Disney and Pixar characters to Clips
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 Apple’s super simple video editing app Clips just got its first significant upgrade since launching in April. There are a couple of feature updates in the mix, but the biggest additions are content — including, most notably, a bunch of licensed characters from the Disney/Pixar universes, adding animated overlays and transitions starring familiar faces like […]






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YouTube TV triples its footprint with launches in 10 more U.S. markets
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 YouTube TV, Google’s entry in the crowded market of live TV streaming services, is now available in ten more U.S. metros, the company announced this morning. In nine of the ten markets, the service will include the live local feeds from all four major broadcasters – ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. The ability to watch […]






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McDonald’s is offering branded lazywear to celebrate you truly giving up
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 McDonald’s is offering delivery across North America through UberEATS, and in case you wanted to fully embrace what it means to order McDelivery to your home instead of mustering the energy to leave your shadowy lair for 15 minutes, it’s offering a special collection of branded loungewear that says “I earned this on-demand Big Mac […]






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Dote raises $7.2 million for its mobile shopping app
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 While consumers are increasingly turning to Amazon to buy everything from home goods to electronics, a newly launched app called Dote believes there’s an opportunity to compete with the e-commerce giant’s fashion business. There are “brands that don’t want to put their stuff on Amazon because it degrades their brand,” claims founder and CEO Lauren […]






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Uber’s SVP of leadership and strategy says she hasn’t seen any toxicity
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 Uber SVP of Leadership and Strategy Frances Frei is optimistic about the future of Uber, despite the allegations of sexual harassment, greyballing and an executive accessing a rider’s medical records. In fact, Frei wears an Uber t-shirt every day and plans to wear one every day until every single one of Uber’s 15,000 employees feels […]






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