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“Immediate credibility”: Fitbit buy is Google’s latest step into gadgetry

Google’s acquisition of wearable pioneer Fitbit may be a bold plunge into health and fitness technology. But it’s also just the latest step in the internet giant’s often-halting effort to become a force in consumer hardware. Once a pure software company known for its search engine, apps such as Gmail and its Android software for…

Nannytechnology: Thanks for breaking my medical marijuana vape, Apple

Apple has decided without warning to remove all vape-related apps from the App Store, according to Axios. This decision is reportedly in response to a health crisis under investigation by the Center for Disease Control, in which 42 people have died in connection to vaping illicit nicotine and marijuana vape cartridges.   The move comes…

John Carmack stepping down as CTO of Oculus to work on AI

John Carmack, the chief technology officer of Facebook’s VR subsidiary Oculus, is stepping down this week. Carmack posted the news on Facebook today, saying he plans to focus his time instead on artificial general intelligence. He will remain in a “consulting CTO” position at Oculus, where he will “still have a voice” in the development…

Fossil’s new Hybrid HR smartwatch has an always-on display and 2+ weeks of battery life

Fossil Group executive vice president Steve Evans mused at one point a few months ago about how much the health and wellness industry has converged with modern smartwatch technology — a comment that also tracks the arc of Fossil’s new product announcements and releases of late, which include a growing line of feature-rich smartwatches for…

Samsung Gives First Look at Clamshell Design for Folding Phone

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Adobe Photoshop Camera Release Info

Adobe just announced a new app that will essentially allow users to utilize select Photoshop editing features directly through a smartphone’s camera. Aptly named Photoshop Camera, the app marks a step for Adobe towards creating product for a wider consumer audience that expands upon its core user group of professionals and designers. “The core genesis…

Microsoft can nearly eliminate background noise in video chats now

James Martin/CNET Microsoft's been using artificial intelligence technology to teach computers to automatically create closed-captions for voice chats and meetings, teach apps to create to-dos just by listening to you talk, and translate what people are saying in different languages in real time. Now, the company's taking on background noise.The software giant said Monday it's…

Microsoft Edge: Check Out the Web Browser’s New Logo

The Edge web browser gets a new logo that doesn't remind us of Internet Explorer at all, and that's likely on purpose as Microsoft shifts toward Chromium-based technology. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. The Edge web browser looks a bit different…

The Mavic Mini is the Right Drone for Most Photographers

Consumer drones were first released in 2010, and over the years, the technology, size and price have improved considerably. The DJI Mavic 2 Pro, for example, folds up to the size of a brick, features a Hasselblad-badged 20MP camera, and cost about $1550. But unless you’re a photographer who specializes in aerial photography, the cost…

Got an early iPhone or iPad? Update now or turn it into a paperweight

If you own an Apple iPhone 5, iPhone 4s or one of the early iPads with cellular connectivity, your device is about to be turned into a vintage technology paperweight by the GPS rollover problem that we wrote about in April. Before we explain why, we should say it is possible to avoid this fate…

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Ethelyn Brye is an award-winning author and blogger. Growing up in Switzerland and influenced by renowned Swiss design and a lot of fresh mountain air, she attended and completed design studies in Geneva. Post graduation she moved to Washington State to work for a design firm, but her love of writing brought her to Cyanosaur. She's highly interested in strategy rpgs, mountain climbing, board games with friends and skiing. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her lovely cat Armstrong.
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“Immediate credibility”: Fitbit buy is Google’s latest step into gadgetry

Google’s acquisition of wearable pioneer Fitbit may be a bold plunge into health and fitness technology. But it’s also just the latest step in the internet giant’s often-halting effort to become a force in consumer hardware. Once a pure software company known for its search engine, apps such as Gmail and its Android software for…
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Nannytechnology: Thanks for breaking my medical marijuana vape, Apple

Apple has decided without warning to remove all vape-related apps from the App Store, according to Axios. This decision is reportedly in response to a health crisis under investigation by the Center for Disease Control, in which 42 people have died in connection to vaping illicit nicotine and marijuana vape cartridges.   The move comes…

John Carmack stepping down as CTO of Oculus to work on AI

John Carmack, the chief technology officer of Facebook’s VR subsidiary Oculus, is stepping down this week. Carmack posted the news on Facebook today, saying he plans to focus his time instead on artificial general intelligence. He will remain in a “consulting CTO” position at Oculus, where he will “still have a voice” in the development…

Fossil’s new Hybrid HR smartwatch has an always-on display and 2+ weeks of battery life

Fossil Group executive vice president Steve Evans mused at one point a few months ago about how much the health and wellness industry has converged with modern smartwatch technology — a comment that also tracks the arc of Fossil’s new product announcements and releases of late, which include a growing line of feature-rich smartwatches for…

Samsung Gives First Look at Clamshell Design for Folding Phone

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