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Giroptic’s unique take on the 360-degree camera is now shipping

Up close with the crowdfunded 360cam<p>Two years ago, a company called Giroptic held a pretty successful Kickstarter campaign for the 360cam, ostensibly the first consumer-ready camera that could shoot 360-degree photos and videos. In the time that it took the company to turn that cash into a real …

Nokia bought Withings to take on Apple's Healthkit

Nokia just reentered the consumer market by acquiring well-regarded fitness tracker manufacturer Withings for $191 million. But why now, and why wearables? Nokia President Ramzi Haidamus explains that Nokia has been developing a digital health strategy called WellCare, something that sounds similar …

Starbucks launched its own keyboard app so you can text emojis of unicorns drinking coffee

Can the latest app from Starbucks become the next Kimoji? <i>Nah</i>, probably not. But the company this week has released its first consumer-facing app that’s solely focused on entertainment, as opposed to its core business of selling food and drink. Yes, that’s right. Starbucks has its own emoji keyboard …

Focusbook helps you fight your Facebook addiction

Ever found yourself wasting hours down a Facebook rabbit hole? Of course, it happens to us all here and there. If you’re addicted to Facebook or prone to getting lost in the bowels of your newsfeed, then Focusbook is a neat Chrome plug-in that might help.<p>The concept is simple. You scale back your …

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Tim Cook cracks Time 100 list yet again 

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been named as one of Time’s 100 most influential people list that rounds up the top leaders, artists, and public figures that have shaped the world the most the last year.<p>Cook has frequently appeared on the list, but perhaps is more deserving of it than ever this year after …

30 companies are now making self-driving cars

There are now 30 companies involved in the development of autonomous vehicles, according to research from analyst firm CB Insights.<p>The companies were identified using CB Insights' investment, acquisition, and partnership data.<p>Apple, Google, and Uber are among the tech heavyweights looking to cash …

A company making Bluetooth-enabled suitcases wants to solve your biggest travel problems

Having luggage that is both durable and functional can take your trip from stressful to seamless.<p>While travel bags can often be hefty and easily lost, a new company called Raden is aiming to change this by introducing a line of design-focused and app-connected suitcase.<p>"I used to work at Aldo and …