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Amazon upgrades its Fire tablet line, a rare bright spot in the struggling category

 Amazon’s continuing its month-long spree of hardware announcements by refreshing its line of low cost slates. The Fire 7 is retaining its $50 price point, while getting an improved screen resolution and increased battery life. The 8 HD, meanwhile is more or less the same as its predecessor (it just got refreshed late last year), but is getting a $10 price drop, down to $80. Amazon is… Read More

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Brian Heater

May 17th

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Bragi’s new Dash PRO headphones are true wearable head computers

 Bragi has some new headphones coming out, and they have more in common with the original Bragi Dash than with the minimal Headphone they launched late last year. The new Dash PRO and Dash PRO tailored by Starkey are more powerful wearable computers, with the Starkey variant adding tech from Starkey, which is a maker of high-end audio and hearing tech. The Starkey version is being called… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

May 16th

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EEG hardware hack uses blink detection and predictive text for hands-free typing

 Hardware is hard at the best of times. But software developer Patrick Morris-Suzuki set himself the ambitious challenge of creating a blink-detecting system for hands-free typing during an overnight hackathon here at TechCrunch Disrupt New York 2017. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

May 14th

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Apple may introduce new Siri speaker and edgeless 10.5-inch iPad Pro at WWDC

iPad Pro and Siri Speaker

With rumors regarding some new Apple hardware swirling overhead, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo put out a new research note reaffirming his belief that Apple will introduce a new piece of Siri-based hardware next month at WWDC. As for the design, Kuo maintains that the device will offer a premium auditory experience and will include a "touch panel", a design tidbit that Apple executive Phil Schiller seemingly suggested was in the works during an interview last week. It remains unclear, though, if said "touch panel" will be a full-fledged display a'la the Amazon Echo Show or if it will be more minimalistic. Price wise, Kuo anticipates that Apple's upcoming Siri speaker will be more expensive than the Amazon Echo Show's $229 price tag.

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Yoni Heisler

May 13th

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Apple may introduce new Siri speaker and edgeless 10.5-inch iPad Pro at WWDC

iPad Pro and Siri Speaker

With rumors regarding some new Apple hardware swirling overhead, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo put out a new research note reaffirming his belief that Apple will introduce a new piece of Siri-based hardware next month at WWDC. As for the design, Kuo maintains that the device will offer a premium auditory experience and will include a "touch panel", a design tidbit that Apple executive Phil Schiller seemingly suggested was in the works during an interview last week. It remains unclear, though, if said "touch panel" will be a full-fledged display a'la the Amazon Echo Show or if it will be more minimalistic. Price wise, Kuo anticipates that Apple's upcoming Siri speaker will be more expensive than the Amazon Echo Show's $229 price tag.

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Yoni Heisler

May 13th

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Apple may introduce new Siri speaker and edgeless 10.5-inch iPad Pro at WWDC

iPad Pro and Siri Speaker

With rumors regarding some new Apple hardware swirling overhead, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo put out a new research note reaffirming his belief that Apple will introduce a new piece of Siri-based hardware next month at WWDC. As for the design, Kuo maintains that the device will offer a premium auditory experience and will include a "touch panel", a design tidbit that Apple executive Phil Schiller seemingly suggested was in the works during an interview last week. It remains unclear, though, if said "touch panel" will be a full-fledged display a'la the Amazon Echo Show or if it will be more minimalistic. Price wise, Kuo anticipates that Apple's upcoming Siri speaker will be more expensive than the Amazon Echo Show's $229 price tag.

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  3. New report backs up rumors that the Galaxy Note 8 will feature a dual camera

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Yoni Heisler

May 13th

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Google-funded ‘super sensor’ project brings IoT powers to dumb appliances

 Researchers at CMU’s Future Interfaces Group reckon they’ve come up with a quicker, less expensive and less cumbersome way to create a smart home. And one that might have some privacy benefits too. Just plug in their single ‘super sensor’ and play… Read More

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Natasha Lomas

May 11th

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Bloomberg dishes new details on Apple’s unreleased Siri speaker

Apple Siri Vs Amazon Echo

A few years ago, the smart speaker market was essentially non-existent. These days, with Amazon's Echo lineup leading the charge, competition in the smart speaker space is becoming incredibly fierce. Not only does Google have an Echo competitor dubbed Google Home, but rumor has it that Apple is planning to roll out an Echo competitor of its own later this year. While nothing is set in stone just yet, reputable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo -- who has the best track record in the business with respect to Apple rumors -- recently said that Apple may introduce its Siri-based Echo rival in just three weeks at WWDC.

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Yoni Heisler

May 9th

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Amazon unveils the $230 Echo Show, with a screen for calls, shipping June 28

 Look out, world: Alexa is coming to a screen near you. Today Amazon unveiled the Echo Show, a WiFi-enabled home device with a seven-inch screen that is the newest addition to its Alexa-powered Echo range of home hubs that plays media and responds to voice commands. While previous versions of the Echo have been all about asking Alexa questions and getting responses from her, this new device… Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

May 9th

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Urban-X’s investors showcase features high-tech face masks, navigation for the blind and more

 The Urban-X investors showcase is a closed-door event that shows off eight different incubated startups to potential investors and press. I stopped by earlier this week to see what the fuss was about. Of the eight companies in Urban-X’s 02 cohort, I picked four that tackled problems relating to pollution, the visually impaired, urban deliveries and maintaining public cleanliness:… Read More

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Stefan Etienne

May 6th

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