• Fitbit\’s Ionic smartwatch is here to take on the Apple Watch

    Fitbit\’s Ionic smartwatch is here to take on the Apple Watch0

    Fitbit’s all-new smartwatch is designed to do battle with the Apple Watch.It’s no secret that Fitbit (FIT) has been working on a smartwatch — Co-founder and CEO James Park said as much during the company’s Q2 2017 earnings call earlier this month. And now it’s official. This is the Fitbit Ionic, the company’s first “true” smartwatch.

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  • The biggest problems with putting microchips in employees

    The biggest problems with putting microchips in employees0

    Wisconsin-based Three Square Market made headlines this week when it announced that it would soon inject RFID microchips into more than half of its employees. The company says the implants, which are voluntary, will allow workers to open locked doors and pay for snacks and meals in its cafeteria similar to traditional security cards. And

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  • The Essential Phone is a beautiful alternative to Apple\’s iPhone

    The Essential Phone is a beautiful alternative to Apple\’s iPhone0

    It’s tough out there for a new phone, but if anyone has a chance at releasing one that grabs people’s attention, it’s Andy Rubin. In September 2008, Rubin’s team at Google (GOOG, GOOGL) launched Android, the wildly successful mobile operating system now running on more than 85% of smartphones worldwide. Unlike Apple’s (AAPL) walled-garden approach

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  • Google drops neo-Nazi site out of ‘immediate concern of inciting violence’

    Google drops neo-Nazi site out of ‘immediate concern of inciting violence’0

    Google (GOOG, GOOGL) is cancelling the domain for the white supremacist site Daily Stormer due to a “specific, immediate concern about inciting violence,” a spokesperson told Yahoo Finance. The search-engine giant, which hosts website domains through its Google Domains service, made the decision to cut the cord to the hate site after GoDaddy (GDDY) told

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  • Why scientists want AI regulated now before it\’s too late

    Why scientists want AI regulated now before it\’s too late0

    Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla (TSLA) and Space X, recently sounded the alarm that murderous artificial intelligence-powered robots could one day rampage through American neighborhoods. And the only way to stop them, he said, is to begin regulating AI before it destroys us all. Musk’s warnings that AI poses an “existential threat” may have been a bit dramatic, but

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  • Amazon launches a social network for spending money

    Amazon launches a social network for spending money0

    Amazon (AMZN) is virtually everywhere you look at this point; from your nightstand, to your refrigerator and, of course, your smartphone. And now the company is launching its own kind of social network called Amazon Spark. Available Tuesday for Amazon Prime members using the company’s iOS app, Spark is a Pinterest-like service that lets users

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