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Level's activity-tracking smart glasses launch this March

Even though Intel unveiled its Vaunt smart glasses earlier this month, insurance provider VSP has actually been working on its own take on smart eyewear for well over a year now. It's called Level, and while it won't offer heads-up notifications like the Vaunt, it does feature activity tracking and …

Bitcoin is nearing $10,000 for the first time in 2 weeks

LONDON — Bitcoin is climbing on Thursday morning and closing in on $10,000 per coin for the first time in just over two weeks.<p>Bitcoin is up 3.6% against the dollar to $9,825.91 at 7.55 a.m. GMT (2.55 a.m. ET). As the chart at the top shows, bitcoin slumped at the start of February but has been …

Cryptocurrency

News for our time

Giphy builds transparent GIF library for Instagram Stories

Instagram now lets users slap background-less GIFs sourced from Giphy onto their Instagram Stories. Rolling out with a partnership with Giphy, the new GIF sticker engine could further differentiate Instagram Stories from Snapchat, which has yet to embrace the animation GIF trend.<p>Giphy worked with …

Social Media

The popularity of Microsoft’s Surface is the least realistic thing on TV

The hybrid tablet/laptop device has seemingly replaced all computers in the alternate universe of Hollywood.<p>In the first episode of the first season …

TV

The best mobile photo-editing apps

There's no shortage of photo-editing apps for mobile devices. But if you want to graduate beyond Instagram filters, the sheer number of listings on the App Store or Google Play can be overwhelming. We've sifted through dozens to find the ones worth your time (and money, in some cases).<p>A word about …

Honor 8 won't be updated to Android Oreo

The Honor 8 was a truly fantastic mid-range handset when it launched in August of 2016, and following the update to Android Nougat in February of …

Android News

The Enverge is a deadly looking electric car from a company you’ve never heard of

GAC says it’s primed to enter the US market by 2019<p>You probably haven’t heard of GAC, the Chinese automaker with big designs on the US market. At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, GAC is seeking to up its profile in advance of its 2019 US launch with — what else? — an …

Detroit Auto Show

Samsung wants to transform your white board experience with the Samsung Flip

White boards may be a mainstay at startups and tech companies across the country, but just as we tired of dusty chalkboards, we are likely to soon …

Whiteboards

Casio debuts fitness hybrid watch, solar-assisted GPS watch for outdoors

At CES 2018, Casio introduced two new types of watches to its extensive collection of timepieces. Known as the GB-800 and GPR-B1000, both devices …

Wearable Tech

Vivo phone shows off first in-screen fingerprint scanner

The tech was rumored to go in the iPhone and Samsung phones, so it's kind of a big deal.<p>Using the world's first phone with a fingerprint scanner built into the display was as awesome as I hoped it would be.<p>There's no home button breaking up your screen space, and no fumbling for a reader on the …

Mobile Technology

Fisker's luxury electric car hits Tesla where it hurts

Picture the Distracted Boyfriend internet meme, where the boyfriend is a Tesla owner and the girlfriend is the Model S.<p>The other woman? That's gotta …

Electric Vehicles

TCL previews ‘re-imagined’ budget-friendly Alcatel smartphone portfolio at CES 2018

Despite losing quite a bit of money on smartphones lately, and not being able to stop shipment numbers from free-falling either, TCL remains just as …

Mobile Technology

India's Uber rival Ola is reportedly working on assisted driving tech

FactorDaily reports that Ola, an Indian ride-hailing platform that rivals Uber in the country, is developing assisted-driving technologies to improve safety standards in its cabs.<p>While the company has denied these claims in a statement, FactorDaily cited numerous sources who said that Ola has hired …

Autonomous Cars

Will.i.am’s company buys Bluetooth earbud maker Earin

i.am+ is a strange company — of course, we’d expect no less from a startup owned by Black Eyed Pea turned tech entrepreneur, Will.i.am. Probably best known for its gaudy Buttons headphones and the largely panned Puls smartwatch/wrist-band dealie, the company has been making some strange and …

Consumer Tech

Byton unveils its first EV with a focus on in-car ‘experience’

As we get closer to a world where the car is doing most of the driving, traditional automakers are trying to figure out what passengers will be doing when they're not driving. Car startup Byton thinks it already knows what people want -- and and unlike most automakers isn't burdened by tradition …

Car Tech

iHome debuts a Google Assistant-powered clock radio, the iGV1

Amazon’s Echo Spot, introduced late last year, smartly combined the power of Alexa with a more traditional clock radio type form factor and interface, complete with a screen for video viewing and calls. Now, the Google Assistant-powered competitors are starting to emerge. At CES this week, iHome is …

Smart Homes

Suicide at Chinese iPhone factory reignites concern over working conditions

A US-based Chinese workers’ rights organisation has claimed that a factory worker at a firm that produces Apple’s iPhones in China, died after jumping from a building on Saturday.<p>China Labor Watch (CLW) said that Li Ming, 31, jumped to his death from a building in the city of Zhengzhou, in the …

China