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Amazon Wants To Refund Your Potentially Explosive Hoverboard

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no-hoverboards1 If you know what a hoverboard is, chances are you know that they can be dangerous. Whether it comes to pulling a Mike Tyson (taking a hard fall) on the device or the fact that they sometimes catch fire at random, the hoverboard hasn’t particularly come off as the holiday season’s safest gift.
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ForeScout Foresees IPO After $76 Million Round Led By Wellington Management

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Collection of devices. ForeScout, a security company that helps firms detect devices on their networks they might not know about, announced a $76 million investment round today on a billion dollar valuation, making it a member of the vaunted unicorn club.
The company has come a long way in a short time to attain that unicorn status, reporting it has tripled its value in just 18 months.
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Security Startup Malwarebytes Raises Another $50M From Fidelity

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Screen Shot 2016-01-21 at 11.36.45 Malwarebytes, a security company that started when its cofounder was still a teenager fixing his parents’ infected computer, has come a long way from its bootstrapped roots. Today the startup’s software is used by millions of consumers and some 70,000 businesses to protect from and clean up computer viruses, worms, trojan horses and more.

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Uber Drivers Can Now Pick Up Riders Headed In The Same Direction As Them

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#Ubergeddon Going My Way? A new Uber feature allows drivers the ability to set a destination and pick up riders headed in that same direction. Drivers traveling across town or to and from places like Palo Alto back up to San Francisco had to pick up rides near them with no guarantee they’d get another rider going back to where they came from.

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Apple’s Tim Cook: No-one Wants An iPad-Mac Hybrid

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Microsoft Surface Book Apple CEO Tim Cook has told the The Irish Independent he has no plans to converge Cupertino’s lovingly crafted iPad and Macbook hardware lines into a hybrid tablet-plus-laptop device — arguing that melding the two device types would undermine the user experience.

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Apple Releases watchOS 2

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apple-watch-weather-tight Apple just released the final version of watchOS 2. The updated operating system is now available to download for everyone. It is available as an over-the-air update. You may not see the update right away as it takes a few minutes to hit all the servers. Apple may also be using a queue system to ensure speedy downloads.

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29 Productivity Apps To Help You Rule The Office

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shutterstock_236144698 Here’s a list of 29 of apps for maximizing your productivity.

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Apple Says iPhone 6s and 6s Plus 'On Pace' to Top Last Year's Record 10 Million Sales on Launch Weekend

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iPhone-6s-ColorsApple has informed the media that iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus pre-orders are "on pace to beat" last year's record-breaking 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders sold on launch weekend in September 2014. iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus pre-orders started on Saturday at 12:01 AM Pacific.

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The Nuke Kids On The Block Are Coming To Disrupt SF

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shutterstock_142033174 Solving the nation’s energy problem is not for the faint of heart, a topic we’re excited to bring to Disrupt SF this year.
Leslie Dewan, of Transatomic Power, and Jacob DeWitt, of Upower Technologies will join us on-stage next week at TechCrunch Disrupt SF to chat about how they, are bringing innovation to an industry that’s been relatively stagnant for the past 20…

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Apple Introduces the New Apple Watch Hermès Collection

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The Apple Watch now has a timeless new look.

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How Every Brand Became A Media Company

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VideoMarketers have never faced as much competition for consumers’ attention as they do today. To stand out in a sea of messages; to get around the growth in adblockers; to be more interesting than whatever else is only a click away, brands are realizing they have to actually offer consumers [...]

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iOS 9.1 Beta Now Available To Apple Developers

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ios9 Apple didn’t make a note of it during its event this afternoon in San Francisco, but the next generation of its mobile operating system, iOS 9.1, is already being seeded to developers as of today alongside the “gold master” – or final build – of iOS 9, previously announced.

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First Look With The New, Siri-Enabled Apple TV

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AppleEvent_2015_2 Today at Apple’s media event we took a look at the new Apple TV. The new device is made for gaming and features an updated OS, dubbed “tvOS,” a touchpad remote that includes a motion sensor, and Siri voice control. The remote will let you fast-forward and rewind by pressing on the touch-sensitive trackpad and will let you move it around for playing games.

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Chipotle Delivery Option Coming To 40 U.S. Colleges Via Tapingo In The Fall

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Chipotle Mexican Grill -- the popular burrito restaurant chain -- will be offering a delivery option to over 40 college campuses in the U.S. this fall. The Chipotle delivery option is made possible through a partnership with food delivery app company Tapingo. And Chipotle delivery through Tapingo will be expanding to over [...]

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U.S. Consumers Now Spend More Time In Apps Than Watching TV

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ios8 At yesterday’s Apple event in San Francisco, CEO Tim Cook spoke about the need to bring apps to the TV’s big screen, while introducing the new Apple TV. Today, a new report from Flurry also highlights how apps have edged their way further into our lives, noting that, for the first time ever, the time spent inside mobile applications by the average U.S.

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New Stretchy Electronics Will Help Us Stay Healthy And Safe

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95996_web Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are working on a new form of electronics encased in a stretchy, bendable casing that allows you to wrap leads around body parts and even sense strain and stress in buildings, airplanes, and other vehicles.

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The 9 Worst Performing Tech IPOs Of The Last Year

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burning money On the heels of our gallery looking into the best performing technology IPOs of the last twelve months, here is the other side of the spectrum, with help from CrunchBase data.

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When The Bus Will Be Its Own Boss

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bus Thousands of cabs make their way through the streets of London. Hundreds of buses pick up and drop off passengers. Trucks carry their cargo. They are, of course, autonomous; like Google’s self-driving car, they all move without a driver. This vision is almost a cliche.

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Study Says 80% Of Apple Watch Users Are Already Using Apple Pay

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apple-watch-event0320 Well it turns out that people who are willing to drop hundreds or thousands of dollars on gadgets like to use gadgets to spend more dollars. An exclamation point-laden report released today from Wristly, an organization that Apple has cited in the past, detailed the pretty impressive impact that Apple Watch has had on adoption of the Apple Pay service.

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Company Awarded Patent For ‘Space Elevator’

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space-elevator-close-up The space game is hot and only the strongest are going to survive.

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Kik Raises $50M From Tencent To Become The “WeChat Of The West”

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kik3 Kik, the Canadian company behind the messaging app of the same name has announced $50M worth of funding from one of its partners, China’s Tencent (also the biggest internet company in China). This funding puts Kik’s total at $120.5M.

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Apple Pay Gains 18 New Participating Issuers in United States

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Apple-PayApple updated its Apple Pay participating issuers list today with 18 additional banks, credit unions and financial institutions supporting the contactless payment service in the United States. Apple Pay now has over 400 participating issuers nationwide, and several more plan to support the NFC-based mobile payment service in the future.

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Apple Watch Hacked to Display Custom Watch Faces

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Apple doesn't allow developers to create custom watch faces for the Apple Watch, preferring to maintain control over the general look of the device, but that hasn't stopped iOS developer Hamza Sood from tinkering with the Apple Watch and getting a custom watch face uploaded onto the device. In a tweet posted this afternoon, Sood shared a video of a custom animated watch face with multiple color options.

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How Google’s Networking Infrastructure Has Evolved Over The Last 10 Years

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Google data center Google today announced that it wants to fix your home Wi-Fi, but internally, it has long been working on far more complex networking issues. To connect the hundreds of thousands of machines that make up a Google data center, you can’t just use a few basic routers and switches.

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The Future Of The Web Is All About Context

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fishing Imagine a world where search engines proactively send recommended articles, people and companies to their users — and all of these recommendations are extremely helpful and relevant. This is an example of using context for discovery, and it’s the future of the Internet. Unfortunately, today’s search engines aren’t mind readers. Not even close.

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