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Bose’s all-in-one sound system is $150 off today

Looking to upgrade your sound system? Now’s definitely the time.<p>The Bose Solo 15 series II TV sound system is 33 percent off on Amazon today, that …

Mobile Technology

The best-selling Lytro Illum camera is back at a better price than ever

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Facetune is looking to prove that the subscription iPhone app model can work

The original version of the digital facelift tool was a one-time purchase.<p>The app Facetune became a hit by allowing iPhone owners to improve their selfies with softer skin and more glowing cheeks.<p>Now, Facetune is hoping to make its own alteration. With a new version being released on Friday, …

Apps

Pixel-rich VR display eliminates the 'screen door' effect

The problem with using smartphones to power VR headsets is simply that their screens weren't made for displaying virtual reality. Smartphone displays, although often high-resolution, just don't have the refresh rate that VR demands, leading to "screen-door effect," where you can make out the lines …

Stripe has raised $150 million more at a $9 billion valuation

IPO next?<p>Stripe, the online payments company that has essentially become the default acceptance service for startup companies in the U.S., has raised around $150 million in a new round of funding. The round values the company at $9.2 billion after the cash infusion, up from $5 billion last …

Venture Capital

The first smart mirror you can actually buy focuses on your flaws

Staring lovingly at your reflection in the mirror gets old, especially if it's not a magical one that tells you you're the fairest of them all. But what if all that time you already spend in front of a mirror could actually make you the most beautiful person in the land? Many smart mirrors already …

iPads help Target hit record Thanksgiving sales

Target had a record-breaking day of online sales on Thanksgiving — and Apple devices were one of the big movers.<p>The retailer singled out the iPad as a particularly hot seller. The Apple tablets helped Target achieve traffic and sales that blew past numbers for last year’s Cyber Monday event.<p>Serving …

Thanksgiving online shoppers bought twice as much through phones as through tablets

Another reminder that if your mobile website stinks, you are handing sales to the competition.<p>An annual reminder for retailers: If your mobile website looks like crap on a phone, you are increasingly handing over sales to your competition.<p>More than a quarter of online sales on Thanksgiving — 27 …

Mobile

Japan looks to create a superfast supercomputer for deep learning

Japan is reportedly eyeing a return to the top of the supercomputer ranks. The county’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to spend 19.5 billion yen ($173 million) on a new supercomputer, according to budget filings reported by Reuters, with aims of developing a machine capable of 130 …

Deep Learning

SV Angel raises $53M for its latest seed investment fund

More money for more startup seed-stage investments: SV Angel, one of the more prominent early-stage investment firms in the Bay Area, has closed its latest (sixth) fund at $53 million, according to an SEC filing (via Dan Primack). The firm had originally targeted $46 million for the fund, according …

Venture Capital

Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say

<i>Editor’s Note: The Washington Post on Nov. 24 published a story on the work of four sets of researchers who have examined what they say are Russian propaganda efforts to undermine American democracy and interests. One of them was PropOrNot, a group that insists on public anonymity, which issued a</i> …

Russia

Farewell Florence: What 'The Brady Bunch' taught me about science

Rest in peace, Florence "Carol Brady" Henderson, and thanks for mothering a generation of TV viewers. Someday we'll tackle that volcano experiment.<p>This year has already robbed the world of so many of our greats -- Prince, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie. For it to take the matriarch of the 1970s makes …

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New York City
South Asia

Xiaomi doesn't 'make a single dime' on phones

The Chinese electronics maker is laying the groundwork for direct sales to US consumers, executive Hugo Barra tells Reuters.<p>Xiaomi's phones sales may have dropped some, but the Chinese device maker isn't worried.<p>"Basically we're giving [handsets] to you without making any money," said Hugo Barra, …

Mobile

Android Nougat hitting unlocked HTC 10 on Black Friday

The new operating system brings with it Google Assistant, Instant Apps and more.<p>HTC 10 owners have one more thing to be thankful for this weekend.<p>HTC is rolling out an update that will let users of the unlocked version of the device to upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat, Google's latest operating …

Android News
Donald Trump

The 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Pictures

Pikachu

Inside the Kardashian-Jenners’ Thanksgiving: Kanye West Remains Hospitalized, Khloe Celebrated With New Boyfriend

A time for reflection. The Kardashian-Jenner clan celebrated Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24, but it was a bittersweet day as one member of the …

Payments provider Stripe has raised another $150M at a $9B valuation

Stripe — the company that lets websites and apps incorporate payments services by way of an API and a few lines of code — has raised another round of funding, a Series D of $150 million at a $9 billion valuation pre-money; $9.2 billion post-money.<p>At a time when many have questioned whether the most …

FinTech

S&P 500, Dow Hit Hit Record Highs on Black Friday

(New York) — Key stock indexes on Wall Street swept to record intraday and closing highs on Black Friday thanks to gains in consumer staple and …

Stock Markets
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United Kingdom
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