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HTC’s next flagship smartphone will reportedly feature customizable sensors in the metal band

Edge Sense<p>Way back in September 2016, a rumored device called the HTC Ocean leaked out in a video showing off a novel feature — sensors in the metal band around the phone that allowed for customizable functions. Back then it seemed like a nice concept device, but now <i>VentureBeat</i> is reporting that …

Razer to pay people zVault currency for playing PC games like Overwatch

Who doesn’t want to get paid to play games?<p>Game hardware maker Razer is launching its “Paid to Play” initiative with zVault, a virtual currency platform that will reward gamers who use it to make payments for purchases and in-game transactions.<p>Irvine, California-based Razer sells both hardware and …

Twilio’s new feature lets you skip the answering machine

Twilio has launched a new feature that helps developers deal with pesky answering machines and voice mail. The cloud communications company has created an answering machine detection (AMD) option available for those using its Twilio Programmable Voice service.<p>Developers can use AMD in one of two …

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Watch Workflow’s original pitch in 2014

Workflow, the well-liked automation app that Apple just picked up through an acquisition, got its start in 2014 at a hackathon in Michigan, of all places.<p>Nick Frey, Conrad Kramer, Veeral Patel, and Ari Weinstein built the app in January 2014 for a Major League Hacking student member hackathon …

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PureCarbon’s smart weightlifting Delta Gloves count your reps

In a new category of wearables, PureCarbon has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for smart weightlifting gloves, dubbed Delta Gloves.<p>The wearable fitness device promise to enhance your strength training, replacing the normal gloves that weightlifters and other people wear during …

Tencent leads the top 25 public game companies with $10.2 billion in revenues

Tencent once again led the list of the top 25 public companies by game revenue. The Chinese company’s game-related sales rose 17 percent to $10.2 billion in 2016 from $8.7 billion in 2015.<p>The top 25 public game companies collectively grew revenues 17 percent to $70.4 billion in 2016, according to …

Thinfilm’s tiny printed NFC labels enable brands to connect with consumers via smart packaging

Norwegian tech firm Thinfilm figured out a way to print tiny electronics chips on plastic surfaces, creating tiny smart labels to put on the Internet of Things, or smart and connected everyday objects. While others are making extremely powerful chips, Thinfilm is instead going wide: It is adding a …

Cheese: the secret to a longer life and faster metabolism?

Good news for fromage fiends: a new study suggests a link between cheese consumption and a longer, healthier life<p>It's the best news we've had all year: a study suggests that cheese consumption could be the key to a faster metabolism and reduced obesity.<p>Scientists at Aarhus University in Denmark …