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Up Up Up

Listen Up    This was a big week for product releases, which is great if you were suddenly hit with the terrifying realization that there are only 59 days until Christmas. We’re not entirely sure how that happened, but it’s true. And just in time…AirPods Pro. We’re going to admit to some controversy here at …

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Tech for All Mankind

Simplified and Accessible This week, we’re focusing on how technology is stepping up to meet the needs of those with physical and cognitive challenges. There’s so much about emerging technology that is fun and frivolous and desirable that we often forget about those who stand to gain the most from tech advances — people whose …

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Tetherless Watch, AT&T’s $100M Smackdown and Goes Blackberry Android

Breaking the Tether  Apple Watch is only a few months old, and already we’re talking about its next incarnation, supposedly to be released in 2016 (which means someone in my life is getting a hand-me-down 1st gen for their birthday). A rumored video camera will be included so users can make and receive FaceTime calls. …

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How Apple and Google are Helping Cure Humanity’s  Diseases

  Apple announced the open-platform medical research tool ResearchKit on April 15, and while it was overshadowed by news of the Apple Watch, it’s a tool with staggering potential for… well… humanity. “We are incredibly confident that [ResearchKit] will have a profound impact on all of us,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said at WWDC in …

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The Next Billion People

The electricity-defying Gravity Light Worldwide, 1.3 billion people live without any access to electricity. That’s 18% of the world’s population. So what are we doing to bring power to these people? Jim Reeves and Martin Reddiford have made an incredible step forward with their amazing Gravity Light, a portable, low-cost light that relies on no …

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Autonomous Cars and the Sketchy NSA

The NSA hits keep on coming In the past three years we’ve learned more about the NSA than we ever thought we would. And no matter how sketchy they could be in our imaginations, the reality seems to be worse with each new tidbit we receive. But at least they never planned to infect your …

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China’s Smartphone Decline and Self-Driving Car Wrecks

Why China’s decline isn’t a big deal After four years of dominance over the US market, the Chinese smartphone market is finally slowing down. In the first quarter of 2015, smartphones shipped in China fell by 4.3% compared to a year ago. Small percentage though it may be, this decline has left analysts wondering if …

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Google gets it from all sides

Mind the Gap This week, App Annie released its findings for the first part of 2015. The results aren’t surprising, but they are important. The revenue gap between iOS and Android is steadily growing, with iOS App Store revenue a full 70% higher than Google Play. These widely diverging figures are problematic for Google. Though …

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