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Enevo’s Waste Bins Sensors Attract $8M Funding From Earlybird And Draper Associates

You’ve heard of the Internet of Things. Well how about the Internet of Shit? Enevo is a startup which has created a ‘sensor-based’ waste collection system to track… yes, you get the idea. It’s today announced $8 million of funding from Earlybird, Lifeline Ventures, Finnish Industry Investment, Draper Associates and Risto Siilasmaa, among others. Enevo has a service… Read More

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Q&A Startup Quora Unifies Its Design Across Devices And Launches An iPad App

Quora Device Family 3@2x Quora wants to be the place where people share their knowledge with the world, and that means being on all the devices that people around the world use. Today the company is finally making its Q&A platform available on the iPad, extending its reach onto the last major device platform it didn’t have a mobile app for. Read More

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Dyson’s New Teaser Explains Why They’ve Been Spending So Much On Robots

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 8.36.45 AM Dyson is teasing a big announcement for September 4, and it released a new video teaser to get people thinking about what might be unveiled. The video shows a lab as seen from the perspective of a particularly wide-angle lens, along with quick bursts of schematic imagery that’s somewhat suggestive of robotic vacuum designs, with a circular device even depicted rolling along the floor at… Read More

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Ybrain Raises $3.5M To Fund Trials Of Its Wearable For Alzheimer’s Patients

Ybrain Ybrain, a Korean startup that makes wearables for Alzheimer’s patients, announced today that it has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding led by Stonebridge Capital, bringing its total raised so far to $4.2 million. Co-founder Seungyeon Kim told TechCrunch that the money will be used for clinical trials and the manufacturing of its wearable devices. Read More

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Samsung’s New Gear S Smartwatch Features A Curved Screen And 3G Connectivity

Samsung Gear S_Blue Black_2 Samsung officially takes the cake when it comes to launching smartwatches: It just announced the Samsung Gear S, its billionth smartwatch device launching this year. The Gear S has a few hallmarks that set it apart from the crowd, however, including a curved Super AMOLED display, which has a 2-inch diagonal measurement and 360×480 resolution, and a built-in 3G modem, which can let the… Read More

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Taiwan-Based Streaming Music Service KKBOX Raises $104M To Expand Overseas

KKBOX KKBOX, a Taiwan-based company that has provided streaming music services in Asia since before Spotify was founded, announced (link in Chinese) that it has raised $104 million from Singapore GIC (formerly known as the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation). Read More

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LG G Watch R Will Offer A Circular Smartwatch With Android Wear In Q4 2014

lg-g-watch-r LG is doubling up on Android Wear smartwatch devices in 2014, with a circular smartwatch destined for release later this year, by the end of the fourth quarter. The LG G Watch R (presumably the R is for round) will get a proper introduction at IFA 2014 this year, and will feature the world’s first Plastic OLED display, with a circular face that uses 100 percent of its screen, unlike the… Read More

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Kobe Bryant Reads TechCrunch

photo This month’s issue of Sports Illustrated is notable because it includes a long form feature by Chris Ballard on Kobe Bryant’s return to the game this fall. The story is worth reading for its support of the growth mindset and its undercurrent theme of “hard work will set you free,” whether you are a basketball fan or not. Read More

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SWAT Team Detains Popular Gamer Who Was Live-Streaming ‘Counter-Strike’

Screen Shot 2014-08-27 at 5.16.32 PM An incredible video showing the apparent swatting of a video game player who operates under the moniker ‘Kootra‘ was published today. Swatting is a prank that involves falsely telling the police of a dangerous situation so that a SWAT — special weapons and tactics (SWAT) — team is deployed in response, erroneously. The police are led to believe that they need to roll… Read More

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Microsoft Promises To Remove Scammy Apps From The Windows Store, Kills Off 1,500 Apps To Start

garbage The Windows app store has a problem: it’s full of garbage. Today, after a bit of good ol’ Internet backlash, Microsoft is pledging to fix it. Read More

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