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Gillette’s New Heated Razor Sharpens Your Shave

For years, innovation in men’s razors seemed to center on adding more blades. More recently, with the advent of upstarts like Dollar Shave Club and …

Tech Trends

A Modern Bachelor Pad With Smart Glass Space Dividers

The perfect bachelor pad doesn’t exist….or does it? Looking at these images we’re tempted to give a positive answer to this question. This marvelous …

Interior Design

Everything Apple announced at its iPhone XS event

Today was Apple’s big hardware event, and the trillion-dollar company had quite a lot to share about the future of some of its most profitable product lines.<p>While Apple boasted how its products had been completely redesigned and re-engineered, in reality, what was most notable about today’s Apple …

Apple Watch

Hong Kong-based OneDegree gets $25.5M Series A to make coverage more accessible, starting with pet insurance

OneDegree, a Hong Kong-based insurance technology startup, announced today that it has closed a Series A totaling HKD $200 million (about $25.5 million). Half of that amount was pledged by investors to OneDegree pending regulatory approval through the Hong Kong Insurance Authority’s new fast-track …

Hong Kong

Warm light bulbs vs cool light bulbs: Which should you buy?

When replacing light bulbs around your home, you may not put a ton of thought into <i>which</i> bulbs you buy beyond wattage. More specifically, you may overlook the color temperature of the bulbs -- or maybe you pick one color over the other because you prefer it.<p>The fact of the matter is, the color of …

Home Automation

Smart blinds by Ikea? FCC filing suggests they're coming soon

One of the fanciest, most ooh-and-aah-worthy tricks in the CNET Smart Home goes a little like this:<p>"Hey Alexa (or Google or Siri) -- open the shades."<p>"OK!" (<i>*all of the blinds slowly rise at the same time, filling the room with light*</i>)<p>Automating those shades and controlling them with voice commands …

How Apple Watch Series 4 will raise the bar for wearables [UPDATED]

Apple’s biggest keynote of the year is just days away and while the iPhone XS will be the main attraction of the event, Apple Watch Series 4 could steal the show with a bevy of new features.<p>Rumors about the Apple Watch Series 4 have been heating up leading up to next week’s event. Leaked images of …

Apple Watch

Forethought looks to reshape enterprise search with AI

Forethought, a 2018 TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield participant, has a modern vision for enterprise search that uses AI to surface the content that matters most in the context of work. Its first use case involves customer service, but it has a broader ambition to work across the enterprise.<p>The …

Artificial Intelligence

MasterClass raises $80M after doubling sales last year

MasterClass, the website that brings celebrity-taught classes to the public, like tennis lessons from Serena Williams and photography instruction from Annie Leibovitz, has raised $80 million to expand internationally.<p>The Series D funding, led by IVP, will also be used to bring more celebrities to …

J K Rowling

Deep-linking startup Branch is raising more than $100M at a unicorn valuation

Branch, the deep-linking startup backed by Andy Rubin’s Playground Ventures, will enter the unicorn club with an upcoming funding round.<p>The four-year-old company, which helps brands create links between websites and mobile apps, has authorized the sale of $129 million in Series D shares, according …

Venture Capital

Inside Macallan's new, one-of-a-kind, £140 million subterranean distillery

Imagine a single-malt distillery and you’ll most likely conjure up somewhere nestled in a lush green glen, with a tall pagoda roof slowly bellowing peat smoke into the air, while casks lie around, awaiting clear spirit that will slowly mature into whisky.<p>This image is typical of the many …

Introducing Daizoh Makihara: a new Japanese Independent set to rock haute horlogerie

DEPLOYANT - the watch magazine for collectors, by collectorsChances are, unless you are well versed in the Japanese independent watchmaking world, …

Japan

Cigar Glass

Corkcicle, the same guys behind the ingenious Whiskey Wedge, are back again with another unique and functional creation. Cigar Glass is a particular …

Cigars

You can now sign into a Microsoft Account with an Apple Watch, no password required

Approve from your wrist<p>Microsoft first introduced password-free sign-ins to its accounts with an Authenticator app for iOS and Android last year. The app lets you approve requests to sign into a Microsoft Account without a password. Microsoft is now extending this same functionality to a new Apple …

Apple Watch

Windows 95 is now an app you can download and install on macOS, Windows, and Linux

An electron version of Windows 95<p>Windows 95 is the operating system that’s now used as a yardstick for what’s possible on modern devices and platforms. We’ve seen Microsoft’s popular OS appear on the Apple Watch, an Android Wear smartwatch, and even the Xbox One. Today, someone has gone a step …

Apps

Your smartphone can see anywhere with this wireless camera, and it’s back down to its best price

The Depstech WiFi Borescope Inspection Camera has been one of the most popular products we cover for about two years now, and we don’t see that …

Tech Trends

Dame's compact Fin vibrator slots between two fingers

This small sex toy has grooves on either side of its silicone bulb, for fingers to grip onto while providing clitoral stimulation.<p>Fin is a compact …

Stereotypes

First Samsung 8K TV may launch this month

Many of us haven't even upgraded to 4K yet, but Samsung may be preparing to launch the first 8K QLED model during IFA at the end of August. That's based on the really big sign the company's already posted in Berlin, where the show is taking place.<p>Twitter poster @LeogringoD mentioned last week, with …

Skyline AI raises $18M Series A for its machine learning-based real estate investment tech

Skyline AI founders Iri Amirav, Or Hiltch, Guy Zipori and Amir Leitersdorf<p>A mere four months after coming out of stealth mode with $3 million in seed funding, real estate investment startup Skyline AI announced that it has raised an $18 million Series A. The round was led by Sequoia Capital, a …

Twelve South’s new AirPods holder clips onto your backpack so you never lose track of the earbuds

A company called Twelve South knows the plight of the messy bag owner. Today, it launched a new product called AirSnap, which is a small, leather holder for your AirPods case. The idea is that you can snap it onto your bag and then never have to rummage through your stuff to find your earbuds. It’s …

This Smart Ceramic Mug Is The Busy Coffee Lover's New Best Friend

It’s Monday morning, and you plan to start your day on the right foot: a warm cuppa Joe in hand, a quiet half hour to go through emails. But after an unexpected sales call and a semi-frantic search for that file you forgot was due today, you finally sit down at your desk to find… an ice-cold cup of …

Heating System

Best and craziest high-end wireless speakers

For a cashed-up audiophile, a $200 portable Bluetooth speaker isn't always going to cut it. And in response in recent years, the "high-end" wireless speaker category has blossomed. These speakers have taken inspiration from the likes of Sonos and the original Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin, and can cost …

Audiophile

Best Smart Locks that Support Amazon Alexa

Making your home smarter seems to be all the rage these days. There are smart speakers, smart TVs and other accessories to let you control your life …

Samsung The Wall MicroLED TV Is Headed To Your Home

The Samsung The Wall TV has launched as a commercial device and now Samsung is planning to bring their MicroLED TVs to their home.<p>The device is made …

These 2018 MacBook Pro models are the best values

You need a 2018 MacBook Pro, but there are a bunch of configurations to choose from, with the top model more than twice as expensive as the base one. Of course, Apple is asking you to pay extra for a faster processor, but is the additional cost worth it?<p>We took benchmarking scores for all the …

MacBook Pro

Australia-first development to have 12 homes that share solar power

Australia is about to be home to the first housing development outside Europe to be built sharing solar power between all 12 homes on a single estate.<p>…

Sony's portable projector tech displays perfect images on curved surfaces

It also makes 4K more feasible for small projectors.<p>The future of portable projectors just got a whole lot clearer, as Sony launches two bits of tech that will give gives portable projectors both HD capabilities and the ability to provide a distortion-free picture even on curved surfaces. This …

MacTrast Deals: Magnetic 3-in-1 Charging Cable

- Jul 15, 2018<p>The Magnetic 3-in-1 Charging Cable is a tough nylon-braided cord that offers the ability to charge Lightning, micro USB and USB-C …

CeramicSpeed Chainless Drivetrain

Yes you read the title right, this revolutionary drivetrain eliminates the need for derailleurs and chains! The award-winning Driven Drivetrain by …

Audi e-tron will ship with mounted video cameras instead of traditional side view mirrors

If we go back a few years, you might recall that early prototypes of Tesla’s Model X featured a design without traditional side view mirrors. …