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With a $16M Series A, Chorus.ai listens to your sales calls to help your team close deals

Just about everyone can benefit from an extra ear listening in at the right time. And while an ear dedicated to helping me remember the items my housemate asked me to pickup at the store last week has yet to be commercialized into a startup, Chorus.ai is riffing off the concept to deliver a …

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Rubikloud Raises $1 Million To Drive Conversion Rates With Big Data

E-commerce companies rely on a number of signals to tell them when customers are likely to make a purchase and where they might drop off. But in many cases, they rely on several different backend systems that all measures different parts of the business.<p>A new startup called Rubikloud seeks to …

Bunkr Unveils New Major Version Of Its PowerPoint Killer

French startup Bunkr just released a new major version of its presentation web app in partnership with Etamin Studio. It still is a fully responsive HTML5 web app that works seamlessly on your computer, phone or tablet. Yet, it was redesigned from the ground up and the new user experience should …

HP first to embed Leap Motion tech into a computer

From the beginning, Leap Motion's founders were certain their gesture-control technology was a natural to be embedded directly into computers.<p>That bet paid off Thursday when Hewlett-Packard became the first computer maker to build Leap Motion's technology into one of its machines. Starting in a few …

Augmented Reality

9to5Toys Last Call: Gamer bundle $6, Powerbags $35&up, 40% off Logitech gear, free music/Dropbox storage/audiobooks, more

<i>From 9to5Toys.com:</i><p>A large majority of the deals we cover each day come from a variety of ‘Daily Deal’ websites or are so popular that they don’t even last 24 hours. We know you can’t be at your computer every second, so we’re going to round up the best deals each day to make sure you have a fair …

The Samsung Galaxy S4 extra battery kit

Removable batteries in smartphones are becoming less common, but Samsung still includes a removable juicer with each of its handsets, allowing a …

Sony Xperia Z Ultra review (video)

There’s no question about it – the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is one might impressive ‘smartphone’, though some may consider the 6.4-inch display a tad too large. However, that doesn’t stop the Z Ultra from being a really nice and slick device.<p>One of the most impressive things about this handset is that …

iPhone-Enabled Home Security System 'Canary' Offers HD Camera, Environmental Sensors and More

'Canary' is a small tabletop device that, according to its designers, will make your home safer and more secure from a variety of issues. The Canary includes a number of features and sensors that are accessible through the cloud from an iPhone:<p>- HD camera with a wide-angle lens and microphone<br>- …

Lost-and-Found Bluetooth Accessory 'Tile' Passes $1 Million in Pre-Orders

Tile is a Bluetooth Low Energy device that connects to the iPhone to assist users in finding lost items like keys, wallets, computers and more. The company is offering Tiles for $19 each via a Kickstarter-like preordering process.<p>The company has more than 18,500 backers and just passed $1 million …

ChargeCard iPhone 5 Charger Fits in a Wallet

The ChargeCard began as a Kickstarter project that was funded last summer. At the time, the product only offered support for Apple's 30-pin connector and Micro USB as Apple's new Lightning connector had yet to be introduced, but a new version for the iPhone 5 that supports Lightning is now …

Any.do Launches Calendar App Aimed at Helping You Find More Time

Any.do, maker of popular list-making app Any.DO, has today launched its new calendar app <i>Cal</i>, which is aimed at helping people make time for things to do rather than just scheduling things they have to do.<p>The app syncs with Facebook Events, Google Calendars, Exchange calendars and iCloud calendars …

10 Hidden Gems In iOS 7

The messages app now displays time stamps next to each message, sent and received. You may not notice the new addition as the times are hidden off …

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Online Productivity Tool IFTTT Goes Mobile, Gets iPhone-Specific Channels

IFTTT, which stands for "If This Then That," is a terrific tool for automating personal notifications and social media actions online. The service …

Compact mobile storage for your tablets and smartphones (pictures)

Looking to add more storage to your mobile devices? A compact mobile storage device is the way to go. Apart from extra storage space for backing up user-generated content, they can also be used as regular portable drives as well as mobile media streaming servers -- especially for on-the-road …

Gear & Gadgets

WD My Passport Ultra review: Compact, easy-to-use, and superfast - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The compact and good-looking <b>WD My Passport Ultra</b> offers fast data speeds, has helpful bundled software, and comes in stylish color options.<p><b>The Bad</b> At launch, the drive's suggested price is slightly higher than those of its peers, and its 2TB-capacity model is not yet available.<p><b>The Bottom</b> …

Computer Hardware

Seagate Backup Plus review: Seagate Backup Plus - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Seagate Backup Plus</b> is fast, flexible, and good-looking. The drive's included backup software works well and is easy to use.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Seagate Backup Plus caps at just 1TB, and its price could be lower.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> Seagate Backup Plus carries the flexibility of the GoFlex portable …

Seagate Technology

Patriot Aero Wireless Mobile Drive review: Fast and capable but not innovative - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Patriot Aero Wireless Mobile Drive</b> is compact, delivers very fast speeds via USB 3.0, and has decent battery life.<p><b>The Bad</b> There's no car charger included, and you can't use the mobile app to search, preview, or organize content.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The Patriot Aero is a fast and competent …

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