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Razer’s Blade 14 successfully merges mobile gaming with slick hardware
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 Razer seems to have figured out how to squeeze in the most power per inch in a laptop, down to a tee. Read More






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Conan O’Brien tries VR and things get a bit scandalous
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 HTC had a pretty good PR moment this week as Conan donned a Vive VR headset on his show and got up to some antics during a tour of YouTube’s VR studio. After testing his artistic hand with a self portrait in Google’s Tilt Brush, Conan immersed himself in the world of Job Simulator and things got […]






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This security camera was infected by malware in 98 seconds after it was plugged in
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 Here’s an object lesson on the poor state of the so-called Internet of Things: Robert Stephens plugged a wi-fi connected security camera into his network and it was compromised in… 98 seconds. Read More






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BuzzFeed authorizes $200 million flat round
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 A Delaware filing has confirmed that BuzzFeed authorized $200 million in Series G financing. At $45.04, this is the same share price as their round last year, which valued the digital media company at $1.5 billion. Recode reported last month that NBCUniversal was talking about making another investment and it’s possible that this is what […]






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Debug Politics says it’s time for the tech industry to help solve political problems
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 Silicon Valley has been lampooned as the place where entrepreneurs like to declare they’re “making the world a better place” when they’re actually just trying to make money. But now a new, nonpartisan initiative called Debug Politics is encouraging the tech industry to live up to the catchphrase — by helping to fix the political […]






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Hands-on with Play-Doh Touch, the app that brings kids’ creations to life
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 Play-Doh has come to the iPad. With the newly launched toy set for kids, Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio, Hasbro has made a solid attempt at bringing the joy of Play-Doh to digital through an iOS app that brings kids’ creations to life. But the combination of physical play and digital is not a skill set […]






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Weekly Roundup: Facebook’s fake news, MacBook Pro reviewed, first human CRISPR-ed
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 Facebook’s fake news frenzy continued as the company came under scrutiny for its debated influence on the U.S. election, LinkedIn was blocked in Russia and a human CRISPR-ed for the first time. Also, the human species has about 1,000 years left according to Stephen Hawking. But do we deserve survival? The existence of Coca-Cola’s selfie […]






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Running with the Apple Watch Nike+
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 I’m not trying to brag or anything (I am), but I comfortably ran a half marathon wearing the first version of the 42mm Apple Watch with a classy, stainless steel band. So, when I heard about Nike’s version of the Apple Watch, it’s not like I thought, “Finally! I totally need this because running with […]






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Cogito closes $15M Series B to improve customer support with science
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 Cogito, a real-time feedback platform for customer service agents, added $15 million to its coffers today in the form of a Series B. This brings the company’s total fundraising to $22.5 million. The MIT Media Lab spin off is applying the principles of behavioral science to call centers around the world to improve customer experiences. Cogito […]






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