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Google announces Google Station to offer fast Wi-Fi services everywhere

Google wants every public place on the planet to have fast Wi-Fi service.<p>Less than one year after Google began connecting railway stations in India …

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Dollar Shave Club Raises $75 Million

The Venice, Calif-based company expects sales of at least $140 million this year.<p>Dollar Shave Club introduced guys to razor subscriptions and tried to make butt wipes a thing. Now it has more money, and says it will use it to get men using more stuff bearing its brand.<p>The online seller of razors …

Why Google, IBM, and Intel are backing this hot technology

A group of leading companies including Amazon, Google, Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard, and IBM are joining forces to help make an emerging data …

Swiftype Raises $13M More For Its Smarter Site And App Search

Y Combinator-incubated search startup Swiftype has raised $13 million in Series B funding.<p>When I first covered the company back in 2012, the pitch was pretty straightforward — it provided customizable search tools that didn’t suck to sites like TechCrunch.<p>On the other hand, online publishers might …

IBM Watson Is Giving Developers Five New AI Tools To Play With

After opening its impressive artificial intelligence tools to developers last year, IBM Watson has today added five new APIs for developers to take advantage of.<p>The new tools available in the Watson Developer Cloud include speech recognition, synthesizing natural-sounding language from text, image …

Kano Ships Its First 18,000 Learn-To-Code Computer Kits, Fueled By $1.5M Kickstarter

Kano Computing, a startup that plays in the learn to code space by adding a step-by-step hand-holding layer atop the Raspberry Pi single-board microcomputer to make hacking around with code and learning about computational thinking child’s play, has shipped all the hardware kits in its first batch …

Apple Co-ops Media to Spin Unsustainable Narrative

Nothing should shock me anymore about <b>Apple</b> (AAPL) and the shrewdness of its marketing department. But I will admit to being a little distressed last week at watching the technology titan sucker the investment media into covering the release of its new iPhone 6 mobile phones as if something really …

China blocks private search engine DuckDuckGo

The privacy-friendly search engine DuckDuckGo has been blocked in China, company CEO Gabriel Weinberg has told Tech in Asia. Weinberg said he was …

Take back your log-in: It’s time to move away from Facebook Connect and toward OpenID

If you are creating a new website or mobile app, one of the things you need to worry about most is user login.<p>User login is thorny. Make it too hard, …

The floodgates open: Tool lets Android apps run on computers with Chrome

Sometimes being open is a blessing and a curse.<p>Take the new App Runtime for Chrome (ARC): It’s a software beta [company]Google[/company] created to …

How The Big 5 Publishers Hobbled The Amazon Unlimited Launch

Amazon Unlimited was dubbed the Netflix of books. That is correct as long as you imagine a Netflix consisting of an endless array of low-budget indie releases and some major small-studio films. In truth, Amazon’s new $9.99 all-you-can-read service features no books by “big 5” trade publishers, an …

This startup says it can make the world’s cheapest solar panels

An eight-year-old startup that has survived hard times and a major pivot has set a new world-record goal for itself: making the world’s cheapest …

A fight is brewing over control of the smart home and APIs are the weapon of choice.

In the land rush to get their connected devices into consumer homes, device makers are pushing design, convenience and new features for their point …

Graphene, that magical material, might actually be bad for the environment, and you

While graphene might be wonderful for the future of electronics, it turns out that it might not be so wonderful for the future of the Earth’s lakes …

How to get all notifications from iOS on Google Glass

For months after Google Glass(s goog) launched, using the wearable computer with an iPhone(s aapl) was less than ideal. That changed in December when …

Now that it’s a platform, what kinds of Chromecast apps can we expect?

Google’s(s goog) Chromecast isn’t just a $35 media extender anymore. With an official SDK for programmers, Chromecast is a platform of sorts; one …

Webee: A home hub that’s all about the algorithms

The smart home is fine, but I’m still waiting for the anticipatory home. A home that not only accepts programs and can be controlled remotely, but …

Tim Cook says Apple bought back $14B in stock, is working on “new categories”

Apple(s aapl) is betting big – on itself. CEO Tim Cook told the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> on Thursday that the company has repurchased $14 billion of its …

GoPro Files For IPO As The Action Camera Maker Prepares To Go Public

Action camera company GoPro has filed the initial documents for its initial public offering, according to a press release from the company this morning. GoPro has confirmed this to TechCrunch. The announcement is brief, revealing only that the San Mateo company intends to go public as soon as the …

5 lessons for CIOs in the age of the cloud

Kevin Ledford has been CIO of Chiquita Brands(s cqb) for five years. This is the company that brings all those bananas and pineapples to your table — …

A peek inside Microsoft’s new ‘design-first’ development strategy

A few weeks ago, I highlighted a new data-analysis tool from Microsoft that automatically analyzes and visualizes data as users type into a search …

With the Nymi wristband, your heart signal is the password

What if you could unlock your car door or log into Facebook just by standing nearby? There’s a whole range of technologies that will make this …

To keep hackers away from implanted devices, researchers use the heartbeat as a password

Just like a phone or computer, devices implanted inside the body can be hacked; potentially with life-threatening consequences. It’s not a common …

Strava Run app races to use Apple’s M7 in the iPhone 5s to save battery life

What can developers do with that M7 co-processor in the Apple(s aapl) iPhone 5s? Save you some battery life, for starters. That’s what the newest …

This silver nanowire-based electronic display can be twisted, folded

Flexible electronic devices are coming, but how will we make them? A new bendable, stretchable OLED display developed at the University of …

Report: Nest will make a smoke detector

After rethinking the thermostat, connected home goods company Nest will be tackling another essential home appliance: the smoke detector. Former <i>Wall</i> …

Google Makes Quickoffice for Android and iOS Free for All

Google today announced it is making Quickoffice free for everyone. That means Android and iOS users can edit Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on the go without paying a dime.<p>You can download the free versions now directly from Google Play and Apple’s App Store. The only …

Exclusive: Google+ Hangouts goes HD as it switches from H.264 to VP8. Next up, WebRTC.

Noticed any differences when using Google’s (s GOOG) Hangouts video chat lately? If you did, then you may be one of the lucky users who has already …

Storyful and the open newsroom: Journalism gets better when more people do it

There’s been a lot of talk in the media business about concept of an “open newsroom,” one in which readers and regular citizens help traditional …