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Alexa Voice Service now works on connected devices in UK and Germany

int-avs-banner-_cb535474587_ Since first being unbundled back in 2015 in the U.S., Alexa Voice Service — the voice-response software that powers the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot — has been one of Amazon’s chief tools to spread its services to a range of connected devices. Now Amazon is taking its strategy international. Today it announced that AVS will now also work in the UK and Germany, and will… Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

February 7th

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Alexa Voice Service now works on connected devices in UK and Germany

int-avs-banner-_cb535474587_ Since first being unbundled back in 2015 in the U.S., Alexa Voice Service — the voice-response software that powers the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot — has been one of Amazon’s chief tools to spread its services to a range of connected devices. Now Amazon is taking its strategy international. Today it announced that AVS will now also work in the UK and Germany, and will… Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

February 7th

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Razer goes immersive with new in-room gaming projection and 3-screen laptop

project-ariana-room-view-2 Razer, the billion-dollar startup that builds hardware and software for hardcore gaming enthusiasts, is today unveiling two of its latest products aimed at ramping up the immersive gaming experience. And — surprisingly, given how much else we’ve seen in this area this week already at CES — Razer is not launching yet another virtual reality tool. Project Ariana is a… Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

January 5th

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Razer goes immersive with new in-room gaming projection and 3-screen laptop

project-ariana-room-view-2 Razer, the billion-dollar startup that builds hardware and software for hardcore gaming enthusiasts, is today unveiling two of its latest products aimed at ramping up the immersive gaming experience. And — surprisingly, given how much else we’ve seen in this area this week already at CES — Razer is not launching yet another virtual reality tool. Project Ariana is a… Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

January 5th

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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

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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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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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