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Vine successor Byte launches on Android and iOS

The early and mid-2010s were conquered by an app that no one really saw coming—Vine. The short video sharing platform gave creative users a...

Researchers use 3D-printed vocal cords to give 3,000-year-old mummy a voice

In a highly intriguing study, a team of researchers used a combination of 3D printing and CT scans to recreate the vocal cords of...

Uber arrives in Vancouver, last major city in North America

Uber has just accomplished something pretty remarkable. On Friday, the rideshare service made its offerings available to residents and tourists of Vancouver, British Columbia....

London police to begin using live facial recognition technology

Law enforcement officials in London are taking a big step forward with the use of live facial recognition (LFR). On Friday, the city’s Metropolitan...

23andMe lays off 100 employees, struggling to generate sales

On Thursday, 23andMe announced it is laying off 100 people. The home DNA-testing company has struggled to maintain sales, forcing leadership to cut 14...

What to consider when starting your own business

Starting your own business is a big step to take and there can be a lot of things to take into consideration, including B2B...

Ultrasonic gripper lets robots hold things without touching them

Emphasis on robots that can grasp things with a light touch is growing. When they are to be implemented in fields like packaging and...

Waymo expands autonomous semi-truck testing to New Mexico, Texas

Self-driving cars continue to grow in popularity thanks to new breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI). However, most people don’t think about the fact that...

Microsoft offers first look at Android on Surface Duo

The idea of dual-screen, folding smartphones is still in its infancy. Until a few years ago, no one dreamed of making that type of...

GM and Honda reveal self-driving vehicle with no steering wheel

GM and Honda have announced a partnership that is creating shockwaves throughout the auto industry. The longstanding competitors are working together on a new...

Texas Instruments exceeds analysts’ revenue forecasts in Q4 2019

On Wednesday, Texas Instruments revealed that its financial performance exceeded analyst expectations in the fourth quarter of last year. Moreover, the organization offered resurgent...

How technology can help keep your workers safe

From desk jobs to construction sites, safety technology is moving in leaps and bounds. Office workers and laborers alike are now using wearable technology...

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Industry & Market Watch

Texas Instruments exceeds analysts’ revenue forecasts in Q4 2019

On Wednesday, Texas Instruments revealed that its financial performance exceeded analyst expectations in the fourth quarter of last year. Moreover, the organization offered resurgent...

Report: Device shipments will increase by 0.9 percent this year

On January 21, research firm Gartner published a forecast noting global electronic device sales will increase by 0.9 percent in 2020. The organization believes...

Microchip Technology’s GestIC tech is revolutionizing car travel

Increasingly, cars are less modes of transportation and more secure and relaxed connected spaces for drivers and passengers. However, to ensure optimal in-car safety...

Samsung to build $500 million smartphone component plant in India

On Sunday, TechCrunch reported Samsung announced plans to open a $500 million production facility in India. The South Korean conglomerate will manufacture smartphone displays...

Science & Tech News

Researchers use 3D-printed vocal cords to give 3,000-year-old mummy a voice

In a highly intriguing study, a team of researchers used a combination of 3D printing and CT scans to recreate the vocal cords of...

London police to begin using live facial recognition technology

Law enforcement officials in London are taking a big step forward with the use of live facial recognition (LFR). On Friday, the city’s Metropolitan...

23andMe lays off 100 employees, struggling to generate sales

On Thursday, 23andMe announced it is laying off 100 people. The home DNA-testing company has struggled to maintain sales, forcing leadership to cut 14...

Ultrasonic gripper lets robots hold things without touching them

Emphasis on robots that can grasp things with a light touch is growing. When they are to be implemented in fields like packaging and...

Gadgets & Gaming

Fortnite is now an official high school and college sport

It’s official. Fortnite is now a real sport at the high school and college level. Thanks to the Los Angeles-based startup, PlayVS, Fortnite leagues will...

Google reportedly working on Chromebook Steam support

PC gamers on a budget are rejoicing today as it was announced that Google is reportedly working on adding support for Steam to its...

Square Enix delays ‘Final Fantasy VII Remake,’ ‘Marvel’s Avengers’ until mid-2020

Video game fans got some sad news on Tuesday when developer Square Enix announced that it is delaying two of its most anticipated games...

TIME publishes 25 Best Gadgets list from CES 2020

The annual CES tech conference can be overwhelmingly awesome. This year’s event has been no exception. In downtown Las Vegas, startups and tech giants...