Lux Capital closes $400 million fund to back startups “inventing the future”

Tuesday, 28/February/2017 - at 11:52 PM

 Lux Capital’s portfolio companies sound like they ripped their product concepts from the pages of science fiction. Among these are self-driving car startup Zoox, a company gathering oceanographic data from fleets of autonomously operating boats called Saildrone, Desktop Metal whose 3-D printers that can make objects out of alloys on the spot, and 3Scan, a…

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Meizu announces battery breakthrough: A full charge in just 20 minutes

Tuesday, 28/February/2017 - at 11:52 PM

Chinese phone maker Meizu might be better known in the U.S. for its patent fights with Apple than the Android phones it makes, but the company is slowly building a name for itself. And while it didn’t unveil a new phone at Mobile World Congress this year, it did bring something far more interesting: a…

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Kingston's mammoth 2TB flash drives launch and immediately sell out

Tuesday, 28/February/2017 - at 11:50 PM

The wild 1TB and 2TB DataTraveler Ultimate flash drives that Kingston first teased at CES just hit the streets, and the plus-sized (in both capacity and price) storage devices have already sold out. On Amazon, the 1TB version sells for $1,319 while the 2TB model is $2,273. That’s staggeringly expensive—but also surprisingly cheaper than we were expecting. Kingston’s…

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Hyperloop One is in early talks with the Indian government

Tuesday, 28/February/2017 - at 11:45 PM

 Hyperloop One could bring its high-speed, tube-based transportation system to India, and will make a call by the end of this year whether it’s feasible to operate in the country, based on conversations it’s begun having with the Indian government, per Bloomberg. The company was in the country at a “Vision for India” event, discussing…

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Pypestream raises $15M for its customer messaging platform

Tuesday, 28/February/2017 - at 11:44 PM

 Pypestream is announcing that it has raised $15 million in Series A funding. When the startup launched more than a year ago, founder and CEO Richard Smullen was pitching text messaging as the best way for customers to communicate with businesses — specifically, through the Pypestream app, where businesses can create their own accounts with a…

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Xbox unveils $9.99 monthly subscription for videogames

Tuesday, 28/February/2017 - at 11:40 PM

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp’s Xbox division said on Tuesday it would launch a $9.99-per-month subscription service that will allow gamers to play over 100 Xbox One and “backward compatible” Xbox 360 videogames. Xbox unveils .99 monthly subscription for videogames Source: Reuters – Technology

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No, the Samsung Galaxy S8 isn't the reason the LG G6 has an older chipset

Tuesday, 28/February/2017 - at 11:39 PM

The LG G6 doesn’t have the older Snapdragon 821 chipset because of an exclusive deal between Samsung and Qualcomm to be the first to put a Snapdragon 835 smartphone on sale. There is no deal.Rumors have been circulating that suggest an exclusive deal between chipset maker Qualcomm and Samsung for the upcoming Galaxy S8 prevented…

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