Finding the perfect soundtrack with Google Home is a bit easier

Finding the perfect soundtrack with Google Home is a bit easier
Paralysis of choice is a real problem, and to help mitigate it, Google has updated the app formerly known as Chromecast. Next time you open Google Home, you'll see a new "Listen" tab at top of your device's screen. A post on The Keyword blog says tha…
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Burda brings its global investment fund to Southeast Asia

Burda brings its global investment fund to Southeast Asia
 German media giant Hubert Burda is diving into Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem after its investment arm opened an office in Singapore. Burda, founded in 1898, is anchored in print media. Despite publishing more than 250 titles across the world, it has forayed into digital with some success through acquisitions and new business units. Unlike other print giants, its digital… Read More


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Wie gates! Disrupt! TechCrunch takes its biggest European event back to Berlin

Wie gates! Disrupt! TechCrunch takes its biggest European event back to Berlin
 Guten Tag, European startup fans! TechCrunch is thrilled to announce that we are headed back to the Arena Berlin in the heart of Berlin, Germany for Disrupt Berlin 2017. Although Disrupt is returning to Berlin after a three-year stint in London, this is not to be thought of as a purely “Berlin” event. This is our European event, which happens to be in Berlin. So we want startups… Read More


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Twitter accounts hacked to push #NaziHollanda message

Twitter accounts hacked to push #NaziHollanda message
In a near-repeat of a hack last November, large numbers of Twitter users are suddenly pushing a disturbing spam message. This one is written in Turkish and appears to target Holland with a "#NaziHollanda" or "#Nazialmanya" hashtag, but just like last…
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Chrome 57 will throttle background tabs to save energy

Chrome 57 will throttle background tabs to save energy
If you use Chrome as a primary browser, you'll know that it can be a resource hog that eats up too much battery. The browser's latest version was designed to solve that issue by throttling background tabs using excessive power. According to the Chrom…
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Energizer's Xbox One battery charger recalled for burn hazard

Energizer's Xbox One battery charger recalled for burn hazard
Faulty parts in tech devices have always threatened a particularly explosive calamity, but the last year has seen recalls for a bizarre range of devices that set themselves on fire. Top of the list: HP laptop batteries, Samsung's washing machines and…
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Uber rival Grab expands its engineering team with new offices in India and Vietnam

Uber rival Grab expands its engineering team with new offices in India and Vietnam
 Grab, the main rival to Uber in Southeast Asia, is expanding its engineering footprint after announcing new development centers in India and Vietnam.
The company last month announced plans to open an engineering center in Jakarta, Indonesia, so the addition of bases in Bangalore, India and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, will take it to six R&D locations worldwide. The others are Singapore… Read More


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With Alexa integration and mapping, iRobot aims to make Roomba the center of the smart home

With Alexa integration and mapping, iRobot aims to make Roomba the center of the smart home
 iRobot CEO Colin Angle has been repeating for some time now that the next step in the evolution of the company’s hit Roomba vacuum is becoming a connective tissue for the smart home. This morning’s announcement from the company takes it a couple of steps closer to that dream, introducing Alexa voice integration and advances to robotic vacuum’s mapping system that lay the… Read More


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Now Roombas check in with 'Clean Map' reports to your phone

Now Roombas check in with 'Clean Map' reports to your phone
How do you know if your Roomba has cleaned every inch of your floor? If you have one of the wirelessly connected series 900 Roombas, you'll start getting "Clean Map" reports through the iRobot Home app for Android and iOS. The machines now map the pa…
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