Tag: Mobile

Google’s Safe Browsing service gets its own Chrome extension

Google today released the Suspicious Site Reporter Extension. As its name implies, the extension lets users report suspicious sites to Google’s Safe Browsing service. Google also highlighted that Chrome recently started warning users about sites with deceptive URLs. Google’s Safe Browsing service provides lists of URLs that contain malware or phishing content to Chrome, Firefox, […]

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Magic Leap accuses Nreal founder of stealing AR glasses tech for China

Chinese startup Nreal shocked CES attendees in January by revealing impressively compact augmented reality glasses that had serious potential to redefine the stagnant market for AR hardware. Now rival Magic Leap is accusing Nreal’s founder of stealing its proprietary information to rapidly bring the headset to market in competition with its own product, Magic Leap One. As noted […]

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U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders supports video game workers unions

U.S. Senator and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has taken to Twitter to throw in his support for video game workers unions. In his message, Sanders gives shout-outs to IATSE (the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) and Game Workers Unite, two organizations that have been working to help game creators organize. He also links to […]

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Newzoo: U.S. will overtake China as No. 1 gaming market in 2019

For the first time since 2015, the United States is the top gaming market in the world. So says market research research firm Newzoo in its 2019 Global Games report, which it published today. It will be the first time since 2015 that the U.S. has been the No. 1 country, and this forecast isn’t […]

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Sensor Tower: Apple App Store’s top publishers earn 64% more than Google Play’s

Mobile market analyst Sensor Tower looked at the 100 top app publishers on Apple and Google and found that those on the iOS side made 64% percent more compared to Android during the first quarter of 2019. Combining both platforms, the top 100 made an average of $130.4 million. The top 100 on Apple made […]

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Telemedical startup Cara Care raises $7 million to treat digestive symptoms

It’s estimated that annually, gastrointestinal diseases expenditures in the U.S. total $136 billion, exceeding the nation’s yearly spending on heart disease ($113 billion), trauma ($103 billion), and mental health ($99 billion). And gut ailments affect an estimated 60 to 70 million Americans each year, resulting in over 4 million hospitalizations, 72 million ambulatory care visits, […]

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U.S. Cellular wins 690 mmWave 5G licenses, but plans 600MHz launch first

Fifth-place U.S. telecommunications carrier U.S. Cellular confirmed today that it was one of the bigger winners in the FCC’s recently concluded millimeter wave auctions, successfully securing enough high-band 5G spectrum to cover 98% of its existing subscribers. But it says it still plans to roll out 5G first on slower, low-band 600MHz spectrum, while deployment […]

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GoTenna raises $24 million to help people connect off-grid via mobile mesh networks

Mobile mesh networking platform GoTenna has raised $24 million in a mix of equity and debt funding. Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund led the series C equity element, with backing from Comcast Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Walden VC, MentorTech, and Bloomberg Beta, while Silicon Valley Bank served as the debt financier. Founded out of […]

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Sweeping changes: How iRobot evolved from military robots to autonomous vacuums

Perhaps no company is as synonymous with robot vacuums as iRobot. To date, the Bedford, Massachusetts-based firm has sold more than 25 million units to customers around the world, and it has an estimated 88% share of the robot vacuum market. But beyond the iconic Roomba, iRobot counts in its sprawling portfolio Mira, a pool-cleaning […]

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Optimizely raises $50 million to expand its A/B testing and experimentation platform

Optimizely, a testing platform that helps businesses experiment with new features inside their websites and apps, has raised $50 million in a series D round of funding from Goldman Sachs Private Capital investing and Accenture Ventures. The company also announced it has extended an existing line of credit with Bridge Bank by an extra $55 […]

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Empires & Puzzles gets Hunters Lodge expansion

Zynga’s Small Giant Games division is announcing an expansion to its popular Empires & Puzzle mobile game. The expansion features significant updates to bases, including an increase of the stronghold’s max level from 20 to 21 as well as advanced versions of mines, farms, storage units, and houses. A brand new building, the Hunter’s Lodge, […]

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SK Telecom signs 5G and 6G R&D deals with Ericsson, Nokia, and Samsung

While 5G networks are just beginning to go live across the world, South Korean carrier SK Telecom is already working to guarantee its role in the next-generation cellular technology expected in 2030: 6G. Today, the carrier announced that it has signed memorandums of understanding with network hardware providers Ericsson, Nokia, and Samsung to conduct joint […]

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Roli’s Lumi Keys is a compact keyboard that teaches musical theory

Roli, the London-based company behind high-tech MIDI controllers like Seaboard and Blocks, today turned its attention toward budding musicians with Lumi Keys, a fully illuminated and modular portable keyboard that weights less than an iPad Pro (1.3 pounds). It’s launching on Kickstarter, where it starts at $249 (€249). Roli CEO Roland Lamb says that Lumi […]

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Palm opens preorders for its unlocked standalone smartphone for $350

Palm announced today that you can now preorder an unlocked standalone Palm smartphone through its website. For a limited time, customers who preorder a device for $350 will also get a free palm leather case with neck and wrist lanyards ($30 value). This unlocked version of Palm will be available for U.S. customers only and […]

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NewtonX raises $12 million to help companies find expert consultants

NewtonX, a New York-based company developing search solutions that connect companies with subject-matter experts, today revealed that it’s secured $12 million in a series A funding round led by Two Sigma Ventures, with participation from Third Prime Capital and Xfund. The fresh funds come as NewtonX attracts big-name clients like Microsoft and 23andMe, and they’ll […]

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Synative lets game developers build playable Google Play demos

Synative has announced that developers can use its Synative Playable Studio to create playable game demos — a relatively new form of advertising — for a free trial. Hong Kong-based Synative allows developers to build their own “try now” demo for the Google Play Store. These demos are like ads for the games. They let […]

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Intel, Qualcomm, and Xilinx quietly lobby to ease Huawei ban

(Reuters) — Huawei’s American chip suppliers, including Qualcomm and Intel, are quietly pressing the U.S. government to ease its ban on sales to the Chinese tech giant, even as Huawei itself avoids typical government lobbying, people familiar with the situation said. Executives from top U.S. chipmakers Intel and Xilinx attended a meeting in late May […]

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tvOS 13 beta 2 adds iOS-style picture-in-picture feature

Apple spotlighted only a handful of updates to the Apple TV’s operating system, tvOS 13, at WWDC two weeks ago, and one didn’t make the list: picture-in-picture support, a feature introduced in iOS 9 four years ago. With today’s release of tvOS 13 beta 2, however, a picture-in-picture viewer has appeared out of nowhere (via […]

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Kuo: Only 2 iPhones will get 5G in 2020, but all will use OLED screens

While 2019’s iPhones are expected to be relatively conservative upgrades from 2018’s iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max, early reports have suggested that Apple’s 2020 models will be substantially different. Respected supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors) is adding additional color to the 2020 reports today, reinforcing claims of three devices with […]

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Comcast’s inclusive web remote lets users control TV with their eyes

It’s estimated that tens of millions of people in the U.S. suffer from disabilities that impair mobility, such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and spina bifida. In fact, every day about 15 people are diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks cells in the brain and spinal cord. Those with […]

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