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Lenovo made a super thin laptop for people who travel for work

With a 4K HD display<p>Lenovo made a new business laptop that’s thinner and nearly as light as a MacBook Air, meant for people working on the go. It also made a meatier desktop replacement that will definitely challenge people’s biceps as they work out of hotels and airports.<p>The ThinkPad P1 is slimmer …

Cybersecurity startup Exabeam raises $50 million to be ‘the next Splunk’

Exabeam, a cybersecurity startup that leverages big data, machine learning, and analytics to detect and respond to cyber threats, has raised $50 million in a series D round of funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from Cisco Investments, Norwest Venture Partners, Aspect …

Venture Capital

All Apple WWDC's privacy features in one place

Apple isn't interested in learning your most intimate details.<p>Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, unveiled new features for MacOS and iOS 12 that will protect your privacy at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, on Monday. The …

7 reasons you should buy these $180 wireless earbuds instead of Apple's AirPods

To me, AirPods are the best Apple invention since the iPhone.<p>But they're not for everyone.<p>My fiancée, for instance, says AirPods don't fit her ears well. I know this is the case for many people, where Apple's one-size-fits-all earbud solution doesn't quite "fit all."<p>Also, if you have an Android …

Millionaire Murder Suspect Had Victim Dig Tunnels in Exchange for Tech Startup Investment, Prosecutors Say

A Maryland day trader has been charged with murder in the death of a 21-year-old man he allegedly hired to build a system of tunnels underneath his …

This Fund Pays 11.2% And Crushes The Market

Today I’m going to take you inside the most disrespected, criticized, lambasted and just plain ignored investments on the market today.<p>Why would I do that?<p>Simple. Because if you’re not as rich as you’d like to be, these unloved income plays are the <i>perfect</i> way to get you there.<p>I’m talking about …

You Can't Afford to Ignore This Wealth-Making Machine

Find out how you can make the most of your savings.<p>People need all the help they can get financially. When it comes to saving for retirement, a lot …

Special report: How the robot revolution is changing our lives

<b>We're entering a new,</b> robot-fueled tech boom that is already disrupting the world's balance of power, and is changing how we fight wars, stay alive, …

A closer look at RED's audacious Hydrogen One phone

In a van sitting between the high school from <i>Pretty Little Liars</i> and the Stars Hollow gazebo from <i>Gilmore Girls</i>, RED founder Jim Jannard takes out his smartphone — the Hydrogen One — and starts whipping through demos with me. We're at AT&T's Shape entertainment conference at Warner Brothers Studios …

This $4 billion company is betting big on Google Cloud as it makes its algorithms smarter and its employees more productive

Google Cloud is hustling hard to sign on large enterprise customers as the company works to close the gap with the leading Amazon Web Services and the second-place Microsoft Azure.<p>So it's a solid feather in Google's cap that Credit Karma, a well-known personal-finance service with 80 million users …

Elon Musk reveals two new Tesla Model 3 variants with AWD and dual motors

Two new all wheel drive (AWD) versions of the Tesla Model 3 will go on sale next month. Both models are pricier by far than the current Model 3, but they have an extra motor. And, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the Performance edition will gobble up a BMW M3 on the track.<p>Wasn’t Musk, just a few …

Tesla

That Awesome Switch Keyboard Peripheral Is Finally Released This June In Japan

If you remember, in the Summer of last year there was news that Cyber Gadget was working on a new keyboard peripheral for the Switch. Well, it looks like it will be finally released this June.<p>Originally, the plan was to release this keyboard peripheral in September of last year. However, it was …

Vivo X21 review: Fast and fun, but not without compromises

You’re reading a Vivo X21 review, so you’ve hopefully heard of the Chinese brand before. But mention Vivo to a random person on the street, and you’ll probably only get a blank stare. That’s a shame, because the X21 proved to me that Vivo can some make pretty solid devices.<p>The Vivo X21 is not just …

Diamond 'guitar' strings could lead to quantum computer memory

You even tune their frequencies.<p>Quantum computers need memory to perform tasks like their conventional counterparts, but it's hard to create that memory when it only takes nearby vibrating atoms to lose all their data. Scientists may have a clever solution, though: tune diamond like a guitar …

Quantum Computing

Big Tech's Fight for Net Neutrality Moves Behind the Scenes

You might not be hearing much on net neutrality from Big Tech lately. That doesn't mean the likes of Google and Facebook have walked away from the …

Artificial intelligence can take your bad whistling and make it sound like Mozart

Facebook researchers used AI to create a universal music translator.<p>Consider the sound of a human crudely whistling the theme music from the Indiana Jones movies. Then, imagine a computer listening to the whistled version of that song, and imitating it—but in the style of Bach, on an organ.<p>A small …

Artificial Intelligence

F.B.I.’s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware

Hoping to thwart a sophisticated malware system linked to Russia that has infected hundreds of thousands of internet routers, the F.B.I. has made an urgent request to anybody with one of the devices: Turn it off, and then turn it back on.<p>The malware is capable of blocking web traffic, collecting …

Routers

Holograms, campfire horror stories, and OK Go: the best VR and AR from the Tribeca Film Festival

Virtual reality hasn’t changed the world the way its creators hoped — at least, not yet. But it’s gotten a lot of traction in a slightly unexpected place: film festivals. At last month’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, curators featured nearly three dozen virtual and augmented reality …

A Swiss weedkiller robot could curb our dependence on herbicides

It takes a lot of work to keep produce aisles stocked in grocery stores — there’s the planting, tending, picking, and shipping. And even though most …

Herbicides

These are the 21 most highly-funded tech startups from the last quarter — and most of them you've never heard of

The tech startup gold rush continues, and there's no stronger sign of the times than the amount of venture capital money being raised by these young companies.<p>In the first quarter of 2018, US venture capital funding across all industries grew 49% from the year before up to $22.1 billion, according …

Apple continues work on ultra-flexible ‘living hinge’ design for MacBooks

Apple is continuing work on a new kind of hinge design for its devices. The company has been perfecting its work here since 2013 and this week, the European Patent Office published Apple’s latest patent claim additions, which emphasize the usefulness of this flexible hinge design for …

Patents

'Amazon Tax' Proposed In New Zealand

A proposed tax in New Zealand could add taxes to books and other goods bought online. The tax, known colloquially as the “Amazon Tax,” would go into effect in October of 2019 and would apply to sales under $400 completed online. It was proposed this month.<p>The tax would, of course, be a boon for …

Soon you may be able to unlock your front door with your iPhone

Your quick mental checklist of "phones, keys, wallet" before leaving the house could soon be narrowed down to "phone, wallet."<p>That's because Apple …

Near Field Communication

Tesla Starts Delivering Update to Improve Model 3 Braking Performance

Tesla has begun to issue an over-the-air firmware update that CEO Elon Musk says will improve the car’s braking performance, after <i>Consumer Reports</i> …

Tesla

Intel Invites AI Ideas For 2020 Olympics In Tokyo

Winning entries will fetch $10,000.<p>Earlier this week, Intel launched The Intel AI Challenge for the Olympic Games. The company called out to …

Artificial Intelligence

NASA shares the story of how a SpaceX launch completely melted this poor camera

On May 22, a SpaceX rocket launch left one poor, seemingly high-end camera horribly disfigured and forever ruined. Now, NASA has shared the specifics …

Vermont passes first-of-its-kind law to clamp down on data brokers

They'll face legal action for compromising your info.<p>Data brokers who trade your info behind the scenes will have to watch their step if they're doing business in Vermont. The state has enacted a first-of-its-kind law that both requires brokers to meet certain standards and punishes them if they …

Jeff Bezos outlines Blue Origin's space colony ambitions

He sees Earth's heavy industry moving to the Moon and asteroids.<p>It's no secret that Jeff Bezos wants humanity to return to the Moon and otherwise spread its wings beyond Earth. Now, though, he's offering a clearer sense of what that entails -- and it's evident that his ideas stretch well into the …

FDA approves AI tool for spotting wrist fractures

OsteoDetect helps doctors make a faster diagnosis.<p>The FDA has been approving its fair share of AI-powered medical technology, but its latest might be particularly helpful if you ever have a nasty fall. The agency has greenlit Imagen's OsteoDetect, an AI-based diagnostic tool that can quickly detect …

Medical Technology

HMD Global implies new Nokia release with May 29 Moscow event

HMD Global is telling us to get ready and get #ChargedUp for its Moscow event on May 29.<p>The event was previously teased to feature three of the …

HMD Global