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These sunglasses from Bose double as speakers

Bose designed a pair of sunglasses that have a built-in speaker system Stream music, connect to virtual assistants, and make calls, all while staying shady ...

DeepMind's new AI program, AlphaZero, taught itself to play and beat the world's best AI in three different board games: chess, shogi, and Go (Jackson Ryan/CNET)

Jackson Ryan / CNET:DeepMind’s new AI program, AlphaZero, taught itself to play and beat the world’s best AI in three different board games: chess, shogi, ...

FTC's Consumer Protection Bureau head cannot participate in investigations involving 120 companies like Facebook, Equifax, Uber, due to conflict of interest (Makena Kelly/The Verge)

Makena Kelly / The Verge:FTC’s Consumer Protection Bureau head cannot participate in investigations involving 120 companies like Facebook, Equifax, Uber, due to conflict of interest  ...

Since implementing its own screen time tracking tools in iOS 12, Apple has removed some 3rd-party trackers and parental control apps from the App Store (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:Since implementing its own screen time tracking tools in iOS 12, Apple has removed some 3rd-party trackers and parental control apps from ...

Google Translate's website, to combat bias, now gives both feminine and masculine translations for some gender-neutral words such as "doctor" in some languages (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:Google Translate’s website, to combat bias, now gives both feminine and masculine translations for some gender-neutral words such as “doctor” in some ...

IBM to sell seven of its software products, including BigFix and Unica, to India-based IT services company HCL for $1.8B in a deal expected to close by mid-2019 (Vibhuti Sharma/Reuters)

Vibhuti Sharma / Reuters:IBM to sell seven of its software products, including BigFix and Unica, to India-based IT services company HCL for $1.8B in a ...

Allo, goodbye: Google is killing off the messaging app

Another Google messaging app is dead. Allo, which launched back in 2016, will soon be no longer. The tech giant announced in a blog post ...

Can an 'Instagram museum' have phone-free moments? 29Rooms gives it a shot.

I got so up close and personal with a fake rock wall at Refinery29′s experiential pop-up, 29Rooms, that fuzzy little pieces of moss kept falling ...

Huawei CFO arrested, faces extradition to U.S.

Huawei’s relationship with the U.S. just took a turn for the worse.  Several months after Donald Trump signed a bill into law preventing U.S. government ...

Facebook built Portal for friends to connect, but it has more to offer businesses

Facebook Portal and Portal+ $199 ($349 for Portal+) View Product The Good Smart camera frees you up to move around • Great in the office ...

Our PlayStation Classic Review Is Here

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Taiwan-based travel startup AsiaYo raises $7M Series B led by Alibaba Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund

AsiaYo, a travel accommodation booking platform based in Taipei, Taiwan, has raised a $7 million Series B led by Alibaba Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund, a non-profit ...

Announcing the final batch of judges for Startup Battlefield Africa

Startup Battlefield Africa in Lagos, Nigeria, is coming up fast. As usual, we have a great lineup of panels that will include investors and founders discussing ...

Still a year away from launch, Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi keeps adding talent

Video won’t start rolling on Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new bite-sized streaming service with the billion-dollar backing until the end of 2019, but talent ...

Foxconn or Foxgone? Tariffs, Wisconsin and iPhone fires

First some notes on SoftBank’s rumored expansion into China and its weird fund math, then Foxconn and then quick notes on tech depression, Huawei and ...

Workato raises $25M for its integration platform

Workato, a startup that offers an integration and automation platform for businesses that competes with the likes of MuleSoft, SnapLogic and Microsoft’s Logic Apps, today announced that ...

Australia set to pass sweeping anti-encryption bill giving police power to implant malware and insert backdoors, despite opposition from experts, tech companies (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:Australia set to pass sweeping anti-encryption bill giving police power to implant malware and insert backdoors, despite opposition from experts, tech companies  ...

Google says it will stop working on Allo and instead focus on Messages; Allo will stop working March 2019 (Chaim Gartenberg/The Verge)

Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:Google says it will stop working on Allo and instead focus on Messages; Allo will stop working March 2019  —  Google ...

Sources: as Uber prepares to resume testing cars in autonomous mode in Pittsburgh, the cars still face issues, raising safety concerns (New York Times)

New York Times:Sources: as Uber prepares to resume testing cars in autonomous mode in Pittsburgh, the cars still face issues, raising safety concerns  —  SAN ...

Austin-based Aceable, which offers online training courses in driver's ed, real estate, and more, raises $47M Series B, bringing total raised to $55.7M (Brent Wistrom/AustinInno)

Brent Wistrom / AustinInno:Austin-based Aceable, which offers online training courses in driver’s ed, real estate, and more, raises $47M Series B, bringing total raised to ...

AT&T says it now supports eSIM on the latest iPhones with the iOS 12.1.1 update, making it the first major US carrier to support Dual SIM on iPhones (Chance Miller/9to5Mac)

Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:AT&T says it now supports eSIM on the latest iPhones with the iOS 12.1.1 update, making it the first major US carrier ...

Someone managed to access the PlayStation Classic's secret menu

Although the PlayStation Classic is a faithful miniaturization of the original console, it’s simply an emulator, and the people at YouTube channel Retro Gaming Arts ...

National Republican Congressional Committee emails hacked during 2018 campaign

It turns out that hackers are an equal opportunity bunch.  During the lead up to the 2016 U.S. election, much ado was made of the ...

Tom Cruise breaks silence on the 'soap opera effect' and we couldn't be happier

Hollywood chimed in Tuesday on something it actually knows a thing or two about: film and video technology. And you should be glad it did. ...

'Smart' e-scooter thinks it can fix flaws with scooter-sharing

An e-scooter is an e-scooter is an e-scooter. Right? It may seem that way, but companies are developing new designs for the two-wheeled machines. As ...

Here are the best apps to celebrate Hanukkah

The Festival of Lights is upon us. Revelers are frying latkes and lighting candles at sundown for eight nights to celebrate Hanukkah through Monday evening.  ...

Acast raises $35M to help podcasters make money

Podcasting has grown tremendously in recent years, and a Stockholm-based company called Acast is looking to help all those podcasters make money. Acast is announcing ...

Cove.Tool wants to solve climate change one efficient building at a time

As the fight against climate change heats up, Cove.Tool is looking to help tackle carbon emissions one building at a time. The Atlanta-based startup provides ...

Birth control delivery startup Nurx now offers an at-home HPV testing kit

Telemedicine startup Nurx — once dubbed the “Uber for birth control” — has launched a direct-to-consumer Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing kit. The addition means its customers can ...

New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission approves minimum wage rules for app-based drivers

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission has approved new rules designed to provide a minimum hourly wage of $17.22 (after expenses) for drivers ...

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