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High-end audio maker Devialet nabs €100M from Foxconn, Jay Z, Rubin’s Playground and more

phantom-gif-final-1 Make way for another startup that wants to shake up the world of music and audio technology. Devialet, the French developer of high-end speakers and the IP behind the sound systems that make them go boom, has raised €100 million ($106 million). This is a strategic growth round that is bringing in a number of high-profile new investors — and with them, a lot more audio… Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

November 28th

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High-end audio maker Devialet nabs €100M from Foxconn, Jay Z, Rubin’s Playground and more

phantom-gif-final-1 Make way for another startup that wants to shake up the world of music and audio technology. Devialet, the French developer of high-end speakers and the IP behind the sound systems that make them go boom, has raised €100 million ($106 million). This is a strategic growth round that is bringing in a number of high-profile new investors — and with them, a lot more audio… Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

November 28th

Gadgets

Tapping into photo history, the £449 Kodak Ektra smartphone puts camera mechanics front and center

ektra-camera-ui-mockup_landscape In a week where there has been much talk about a new phone vying to have world’s best smartphone camera, another device focused on photos called the Kodak Ektra is also making its public debut (after being teased earlier this month). Launching today in the UK and initially available only in Europe for £449 ($550), the Ektra is hoping to attract photo enthusiasts — in its case… Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

October 20th

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Mobile

Razer launches zVentures, a new $30M fund for IoT, robotics, VR and gaming startups

screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-09-05-09 Razer originally started as a hardware company making mice, keyboards and other peripherals optimised for dedicated computer gaming, with its mantra being “For Gamers, By Gamers.” Now, 18 years into its life, it’s changing things up a bit. While the company continues to build hardware and its newer software business, Razer is now also announcing zVentures, a new… Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

September 12th

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Mobile

Razer launches zVentures, a new $30M fund for IoT, robotics, VR and gaming startups

screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-09-05-09 Razer originally started as a hardware company making mice, keyboards and other peripherals optimised for dedicated computer gaming, with its mantra being “For Gamers, By Gamers.” Now, 18 years into its life, it’s changing things up a bit. While the company continues to build hardware and its newer software business, Razer is now also announcing zVentures, a new… Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

September 12th

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Mobile

Sirin Labs shows off $14K, super private Solarin smartphone, on sale June 1

SOLARIN-Duo-with-Forcefield Is the world ready for another smartphone? How about one that will cost $14,000 for its most basic model? Today, Sirin Labs — a startup put together by a team of founders out of Israel — used an event in London to unveil the Solarin, a privacy-first device “aimed at the international businessperson who carries a lot of sensitive information but doesn’t want to… Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

May 31st

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Mobile

UK graphics company Imagination Technologies is laying off 350 as it feels the iPhone pinch

hardware semiconductor Smartphone sales are slowing down, and it looks like Apple might see its first iPhone sales decline in the next quarter. That pinch is now being felt by one of Apple’s key suppliers. UK company Imagination Technologies announced today that it is restructuring its company. It will lay off 350 people and shutter some operations in the process — 200 announced today, on top of… Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

March 17th

Gadgets

Gartner: Device Spend To Decline For First Time, Shipments Grow Only 1.9% In 2016

computerdog The slowdown in hardware sales continues apace. Gartner today published its latest forecasts for device sales — covering PCs, tablets, ‘ultramobiles’ and smartphones — and it predicts that while end-user sales overall will continue to grow to 2.4 billion units in 2016, it will be at a snail’s pace, up just 1.9% on 2015. On top of that, those who are in the… Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

January 20th

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Mobile

IBM’s Watson Now Powers AI For Under Armour, Softbank’s Pepper Robot And More

IMG_4708 From its debut to the world as a Jeopardy champion in 2011, IBM’s Watson has made a name for itself as a powerful artificial intelligence platform for large enterprise applications, from medical research through to finance. Now IBM is aiming to take Watson to the consumer. Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

January 7th

Gadgets

Intel Says Its Button-Sized Curie Will Ship In Q1, Costing Under $10

mountain bike Computing devices are getting smaller by the day, and today at CES in Las Vegas Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich announced new details about one of its big (little?) efforts in the space. Curie, Intel’s button-sized wearable hardware module that was first unveiled a year ago, will begin shipping this quarter and will cost less than $10, he said. Amidst flashy demonstrations involving… Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

January 6th

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