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Kevin Rose launches free rapid meditation app Oak

By | 2017-10-31T22:57:00+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: Mobile|

If it’s tough to find even five minutes of quiet in your busy day, Oak could be the meditation app for you. Launched today by Digg founder and True Ventures partner Kevin Rose, the free Oak app offers quick and simple breathing exercises as well as longer guided and DIY meditations. While apps

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GM’s Cruise sets special self-driving event for November 28

By | 2017-11-01T01:22:31+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: Android|

GM’s Cruise self-driving unit is hosting a special event at the end of November, the company revealed today via invites to select media. The tagline for the event is “Come experience our vision of a self-driving future,” and while advance details are scarce, it sounds likely that Cruise will take the opportunity to

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Instagram now supports right-to-left languages like Hebrew and Arabic

By | 2017-11-01T00:10:10+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: Android|

Instagram is finally rolling out native support for Hebrew, Arabic and Farsi – three popular languages that are all written right-to-left. They join 36 other languages that Instagram supports natively. And just like all other language options on Instagram, everything besides someone’s username will be translated. Why did this take so long? Because

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CircleUp announced $125 million venture fund

By | 2017-10-31T22:32:19+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: Android|

CircleUp, which has been a marketplace for consumer and retail investing, is announcing that it now has a $125 million growth fund to invest in companies directly. Using machine learning technology called Helio, CircleUp Growth Partners says it will be able to identify potential investments using data about companies to predict success. CircleUp co-founder

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Target store staff can now create online orders for customers when local merchandise is unavailable

By | 2017-10-31T21:26:35+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: Android|

Amazon and Walmart aren’t the only major U.S. retailers looking to better merge online with brick-and-mortar operations. Today, Target announced a new app called “myCheckout” for its store staff that will allow them to process online transactions on the customer’s behalf, including taking payments, right from the store’s floor when merchandise is unavailable

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Comodo Sells Certificate Business to Private Equity Firm

By | 2017-11-02T01:55:49+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: CyberSecurity|

Francisco Partners Acquires Comodo's Certifiate Authority Business  Tech-focused private equity firm Francisco Partners announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Comodo CA Limited, Comodo’s certificate authority business, for an undisclosed amount. Comodo CA is the world’s largest provider of SSL certificates, with more than 91 million certificates issued to over 200,000 customers in

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Google launches a new $1,999 hardware kit for Hangouts Meet

By | 2017-10-31T18:48:30+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: Google|

Hangouts Meet, Google’s service for running video and audio meetings, is getting a few new hardware companions. The company today announced the Hangouts Meet hardware kit that includes a touchscreen controller, speaker microphone, 4K camera and an ASUS Chromebox to control it all. The Chromebox (an Asus CN62) is the nerve center of this

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Google gives large businesses more options to connect directly to its cloud

By | 2017-10-31T17:33:08+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: Google|

In September, Google launched the beta of its dedicated interconnects for Google Cloud enterprise users. These direct connections to the Google Cloud Platform essentially give enterprises a private on-ramp to the Google Cloud, which is especially important if they want to mix and match their own data centers with applications that run in

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Deal: Sony Xperia XZs gets discounted in the US

By | 2017-11-01T11:59:24+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Earlier this year, Sony released the Xperia XZs, a colorful phone with a 5.2-inch IPS LCD, a Snapdragon 820 with 4GB of RAM, IP68 and Sony's Motion Eye 19MP camera. And while all of that sounds great the XZs was a bit too expensive at launch - something Sony is remedying now. In

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Google to Remove Support for PKP in Chrome

By | 2017-11-01T23:44:34+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: CyberSecurity|

Google is planning to deprecate and eventually completely remove support for public key pinning (PKP) from the Chrome web browser. The first step in this direction would be to remove support for HTTP-based PKP (“dynamic pins”) from the browser. This is currently planned for Chrome 67, which is set to be released to

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