Jack Fernald

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Amazon Echo Teardown

Amazon Echo: World's smartest speaker, or world's tallest Siri? Tech specs include:<p>2.5" woofer, with a reflex port to drop a little extra bass<p>2.0" …

Toshiba joins other tech giants in growing super-clean vegetables

The name "Toshiba" conjures images of stacks of laptops piled high and maybe the occasional television, but the Japanese electronics giant is turning its attention to something just a little more humble: lettuce. Well, spinach too. And swiss chard. <i>Quartz's</i> Dan Frommer tells the tale of a …

Here’s what you missed at Gigaom’s ‘Future of AI’ meetup

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Last week, Gigaom held a sold-out meetup in San Francisco featuring some of the biggest names in artificial intelligence and …

Apple sold more than 10 million iPhones in three days. Half are missing in action.

Apple announced Monday that it sold more than 10 million new iPhones over the first three days of sales — defying some analysts’ predictions and …

There’s A Looming Threat To The Way Uber And Other Rich New Startups Do Business

New York Magazine's Kevin Roose just wrote a story exposing a big threat to a whole host of successful startups.<p>Lately, there's been a rise in a new type of startup: "on demand" startups.<p>Basically they are like Uber, but instead of summoning taxi drivers, they summon other service providers — food …

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Google's easing back on G+ sign-ups for new email accounts

Need to make a new Gmail account but don't want to deal with creating a mandatory Google+ profile to go with it? Don't sweat it, because Mountain View's removed that requirement to join its ailing social network, and once again signing up for the search giant's email service takes you directly to …

Oculus Reveals Its New Developer Kit Crescent With Faster Frame Rate And 360 Degree Tracking

Oculus gave the world the first look at its new prototype Crescent Bay today at the Oculus’ Connect conference (livestream), and I got the very first hands-on demo. Crescent Bay has a faster frame rate, 360-degree head tracking, and integrated headphones, plus it’s lighter.<p>Oculus also announced the …

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Use 20-Nanometer A8 Processor From TSMC

Apple's 20-nanometer A8 processor in the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus was fabricated by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), according to <i>Chipworks</i> (via <i>iFixit</i>). <i>Chipworks</i> has been analyzing the various parts in the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 plus following its release today.<p>While the iPhone …