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Samsung posts record quarterly profit despite scandals

Samsung posts record quarterly profit despite scandals  Despite being slammed by scandals, Samsung just recorded a record quarter of business with a net profit of $9.9 billion for Q2 2017. The Korea firm has been rocked by the recall of the Galaxy Note 7...
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iRobot to acquire its biggest European distributor for $141M

iRobot to acquire its biggest European distributor for 1M  Consumer robot maker iRobot is to acquire its largest European distributor, Robopolis, in a cash deal worth $141 million. The company said it’s signed a definitive agreement to acquire the...
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How to fix a Mac with a flashing question mark

How to fix a Mac with a flashing question mark Few things strike as much fear into the hearts of Mac users as the dreaded flashing question mark. Here's how to save the day How to fix a Mac with a flashing question mark Source: Mac World How...
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Elon Musk says Mark Zuckerberg’s understanding of the future of AI is ‘limited’

Elon Musk says Mark Zuckerberg’s understanding of the future of AI is ‘limited’  It’s fascinating to imagine the conversations that happened behind closed doors between the world’s richest and most powerful, so when they occur in the open — and over...
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How to avoid iPhone data roaming charges

How to avoid iPhone data roaming charges Simple tips and cost-saving measures that will save your from costly iPhone roaming charges while on holiday outside the UK or EU. Plus: how do the new EU regulations (and Brexit) affect your roaming charges? ...
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How to get Flash on iPhone and iPad

How to get Flash on iPhone and iPad While trying to access Flash websites and videos on an iPhone or iPad isn't a glamorous experience, it is possible. How to get Flash on iPhone and iPad Source: Mac World How...
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Kakao is putting speech recognition tech into cars from Hyundai and Kia

Kakao is putting speech recognition tech into cars from Hyundai and Kia  Less than a month after announcing plans to spin out its transportation and mobility business, Korean tech firm Kakao has inked deals to put hands-free systems inside cars from...
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Alibaba and Tencent are carving up Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem

Alibaba and Tencent are carving up Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem  Two global tech forces are putting their mark — and money — into Southeast Asia’s nascent startup ecosystem, but they may not be the Western names that you expect. Rather than Google,...
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Elon Musk says Mark Zuckerberg’s understanding of the future of AI is ‘limited’

Elon Musk says Mark Zuckerberg’s understanding of the future of AI is ‘limited’

 It’s fascinating to imagine the conversations that happened behind closed doors between the world’s richest and most powerful, so when they occur in the open — and over topics that impact the future of the world — it’s hard to do anything but grab the popcorn and watch intensely. Billionaire business icon Elon Musk — of Tesla, SpaceX and more fame —… Read More

Elon Musk says Mark Zuckerberg’s understanding of the future of AI is ‘limited’
Source: TechCrunch

Kakao is putting speech recognition tech into cars from Hyundai and Kia

Kakao is putting speech recognition tech into cars from Hyundai and Kia

 Less than a month after announcing plans to spin out its transportation and mobility business, Korean tech firm Kakao has inked deals to put hands-free systems inside cars from Korea’s second largest automotive firm Hyundai and its Kia affiliate.
Kakao is best known for operating Korea’s top messaging app, Kakao Talk, which is installed on over 95 percent of the country’s… Read More

Kakao is putting speech recognition tech into cars from Hyundai and Kia
Source: TechCrunch

Alibaba and Tencent are carving up Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem

Alibaba and Tencent are carving up Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem

 Two global tech forces are putting their mark — and money — into Southeast Asia’s nascent startup ecosystem, but they may not be the Western names that you expect. Rather than Google, Facebook or Microsoft, increasingly Chinese duo Alibaba and Tencent are the driving forces behind the importing of large sums of capital and vast business experience into Southeast… Read More

Alibaba and Tencent are carving up Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem
Source: TechCrunch

The Orii smart ring lets you control your smartphone using only your voice

The Orii smart ring lets you control your smartphone using only your voice

 Orii is a new smart ring that gives you full hands-free control of your smartphone. The device connects to your phone with Bluetooth and it can be used to provide crystal clear audio, which makes it an interesting tool for those with sight or hearing issues. It works using bone conduction technology so that, when wearing the ring, simply putting a finger to your ear will give clear and… Read More

The Orii smart ring lets you control your smartphone using only your voice
Source: TechCrunch

Microsoft unveils a Cortana-powered thermostat

Microsoft unveils a Cortana-powered thermostat

 The latest addition to the smart thermostat space is a product that includes Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant.
We’re all familiar with the rise of the internet-enabled thermostats, thanks to the development of companies like Nest, and now Microsoft is entering the space after it partnered with Johnson Controls to develop a product called GLAS.
The rather stunning looking… Read More

Microsoft unveils a Cortana-powered thermostat
Source: TechCrunch