Vlad Mihailescu

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Why We Need Battery Innovation—Now

<i>Guest author Larry Burgess is the wireless technical editor at Voler Systems.</i><p>Batteries are one of the biggest limitations in the advancement of wearable technology. While they continue to improve slowly, they’re still a significant constraint as we try to make them last longer or make them …

Here’s What Google’s Alphabet Businesses Might Look Like: The Qualcomm of Medical Tech

The newest company in Google's Alphabet, Life Sciences, cuts a deal to make miniaturized diabetes monitors.<p>Here are two things we can say about Alphabet, Google’s new, still-opaque parent company: CEO Larry Page had grown tired of the ads business. And he wanted Googlers to form businesses that …

Slack Decides Not To Kill Email For A Little While Longer, Integrates It Instead

Slack! The email killer! It’s going to kill email!<p>Welp, not today.<p>The team clearly listens to its users, as the company announced a new integration (for Standard and Plus plan customers) that’ll make them extremely happy. Email will probably never completely die; it’s how organizations communicate …

Why Samsung should be nervous about its premium Galaxy smartphones

With so many premium smartphones coming in at an affordable price, can Samsung continue to justify its higher prices?<p>When it comes to premium smartphones, a brave new world is coming -- and it's unclear where Samsung Electronics fits in it.<p>The change is coming slowly, but surely. You're starting to …

You probably don't want to work for Amazon

'Amazon is where overachievers go to feel bad about themselves.'<p>Amazon is known for its cutthroat efficiency and harsh tactics; it's what makes it possible to get a pack of toilet paper delivered to your door in less than 24 hours. But CEO Jeff Bezos' love of precision and data goes far beyond …

Report: Kaspersky developed malware to trip up competition

<i>Reuters</i> reports that a pair of former employees have accused Moscow-based Kaspersky Labs of building malware to trick its competition into flagging and quarantining important, non-viral, files on customers' computers. Basically the malware would inject malicious bits of code into important PC files …

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