Motiv’s fitness ring can help you find a lost iPhone

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Motiv’s fitness ring can help you find a lost iPhone I was surprisingly impressed when I tested out Motiv’s fitness ring. Honestly, I’m not a ring wearer myself, but it’s nice to see a hardware start think outside the fitness band — and produce a surprisingly capable product in the process. The company’s also done a pretty decent job continuing … Read More

AWS’s Neptune graph database is now generally available

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AWS’s Neptune graph database is now generally available AWS today announced that its Neptune graph database, which made its debut during the platform’s annual re:Invent conference last Novemberr, is now generally available. The launch of Neptune was one of the dozens of announcements the company made during its annual developer event, so you can be forgiven if you missed it. Neptune … Read More

Curai picks up $10.7M to create a smarter system to help patients supply the best info for their doctors

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Curai picks up $10.7M to create a smarter system to help patients supply the best info for their doctors There’s been an explosion of medical startups centering their tools around machine learning to help doctors with predictive tools — and now Netflix’s former chief product officer Neil Hunt wants to enter the fray with one that hopes to get the … Read More

Apple releases iOS 11.4 with support for Messages in iCloud, AirPlay 2 and more

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Apple releases iOS 11.4 with support for Messages in iCloud, AirPlay 2 and more Apple this afternoon will officially release the latest version of its iOS software for your iPhone and iPad, iOS 11.4, which at last adds support for Messages in iCloud, along with other new features, including most notably, AirPlay 2 and an update that allows two HomePod … Read More

Pornography and the butterfly effect

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Pornography and the butterfly effect “Whatever happens to musicians happens to everybody,” said Bruce Sterling years ago, referring to the effects of free downloadable music on their industry; and so it has come to pass for pornographers, as depicted by the great Jon Ronson in his equal parts charming and spellbinding podcast series “The Butterfly Effect.” Pornography, however, is much … Read More

Andy Rubin’s Essential is reportedly up for sale and has cancelled work on its next smartphone

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Andy Rubin’s Essential is reportedly up for sale and has cancelled work on its next smartphone Essential, the smartphone company helmed by Android co-creator Andy Rubin is trying to sell itself and has cancelled development of its next phone, Bloomberg reports. The report states the Essential has hired Credit Suisse Group AG to advise them on potentially selling itself. The … Read More

Navigating the risks of artificial intelligence and machine learning in low-income countries

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Navigating the risks of artificial intelligence and machine learning in low-income countries Aubra Anthony Contributor On a recent work trip, I found myself in a swanky-but-still-hip office of a private tech firm. I was drinking a freshly frothed cappuccino, eyeing a mini-fridge stocked with local beer, and standing amidst a group of hoodie-clad software developers typing away diligently at their … Read More

Family claims their Echo sent a private conversation to a random contact

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Family claims their Echo sent a private conversation to a random contact A Portland family tells KIRO news that their Echo recorded and then sent a private conversation to someone on its list of contacts without telling them. Amazon called it an “extremely rare occurrence.” Portlander Danielle said that she got a call from one of her husband’s employees one … Read More

Amazon Music’s app adds hands-free listening, courtesy of Alexa

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Amazon Music’s app adds hands-free listening, courtesy of Alexa In September, Amazon announced it was adding support for Alexa voice control to its Amazon Music app for iOS and Android. However, it was implemented as a tap-to-talk function – something that didn’t quite mesh with the hands-free voice control experience Alexa is known for. Today, Amazon is addressing that problem … Read More

Ring’s Jamie Siminoff and Clinc’s Jason Mars to join us at Disrupt SF

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Ring’s Jamie Siminoff and Clinc’s Jason Mars to join us at Disrupt SF Disrupt SF is set to be the biggest tech conference that TechCrunch has ever hosted. So it only makes sense that we plan an agenda fit for the occasion. That’s why we’re absolutely thrilled to announce that Ring’s Jamie Siminoff will join us on stage for a … Read More