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July 25, 2017

Motorola’s Moto Z gets a 360-degree camera mod

 The Moto Z was a surprise hit for Motorola — they even made the swappable, modular-backed phone its flagship product. But the novel feature has always been hampered by the fact that there just aren’t that many useful Mods. Today changes the math a bit, with the arrival of the Moto Z2 Force Edition, featuring […]

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July 25, 2017

Uber is going to provide accident insurance in France for free

 Uber drivers and delivery persons in France are automatically going to get covered by accident insurance over the coming months. Uber has partnered with French insurance company Axa on this insurance product. It’ll go live this fall and it’s going to be free for independent workers. Hold your horses for a minute though. Before you […]

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July 25, 2017

Facebook reportedly building smart speaker with touch screen

 Facebook may launch its own smart-home gadget to get you messaging more friends and looking at more photos. Facebook is reportedly building a 15-inch touch-screen smart speaker. Pegatron is building the device for a Q1 2018 launch. It’s said to have been designed by Facebook’s secretive new hardware lab Building 8, using an LG in-cell […]

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July 25, 2017

Qualcomm opens its mobile chip deep learning framework to all

 Mobile chip maker Qualcomm wants to enable deep learning-based software development on all kinds of devices, which is why it created the Neural Processing Engine (NPE) for its Snapdragon-series mobile processors. The NPE software development kit is now available to all via the Qualcomm Developer Network, which marks the first public release of the SDK, and […]

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July 24, 2017

Google’s Sundar Pichai to join Alphabet’s Board

 Google CEO Sundar Pichai is joining parent company Alphabet’s board, according to an announcement Monday from the company.  “Sundar has been doing a great job as Google’s CEO, driving strong growth, partnerships, and tremendous product innovation. I really enjoy working with him and I’m excited that he is joining the Alphabet board,” said Larry Page, […]

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July 24, 2017

Apple just dropped iOS 11 beta 4 for developers

 Apple just released a new beta of iOS 11 ahead of the final iOS 11 release in September. Things are still quite rough and I wouldn’t recommend installing the beta on a production device just yet. You don’t want to risk having your phone become useless. The beta 4 is only available if you’re a […]

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July 24, 2017

NASA seeks to build a quieter supersonic plane for passenger flight

 NASA has designed a supersonic plane that it hopes will help reduce flight time for international travelers, and its design is intended to reduce the noise of the jet to well below that of the Concorde. Starting in August, Bloomberg reports, NASA will seek bids from aircraft manufacturers to bring their design to life with […]

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