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Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Pebble updates iOS and Android apps, decoupling smartwatches from dependency on cloud services so watches can work normally after Pebble servers shut down   —  One of the biggest questions for Pebble owners following the company's acquisition by Fitbit last year has been how long their watches would keep working going forward.
Apr 6, 2017, 8:35 AMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Facebook Stories now shows friends who haven't posted, creating the impression of a ghost town on the little-used feature   —  Facebook launched a new story feature in its main app last week, adding a Snapchat-esque feed of ephemeral pictures and videos to the top of the News Feed.
Apr 5, 2017, 4:45 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Roundup of April Fools' Day gags by tech companies   —  Topsy-turvy day  —  April 1st — a day colloquially known as “April Fools' Day” or “the worst holiday ever” — isn't even until tomorrow, but because the month of April starts on a Saturday this year, all the #brands are already …
Apr 1, 2017, 12:50 AMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
IKEA's Trådfri system for smart home lighting goes live on Swedish website, available in Swedish stores on March 31 starting at about $85   —  Smart lights on a budget  —  Ikea is finally getting into the home automation game with its own system for smart lighting.
Mar 28, 2017, 5:05 AMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Facebook opens Live streaming up to PC users using built-in or third-party cameras, expanding it beyond Pages to all accounts   —  Taking on Twitch  —  Facebook Live is making the jump from phones to computers, as Facebook announced today that it's opening up its live-streaming service …
Mar 22, 2017, 1:10 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Airbnb, Lyft, Dropbox, and 55 other tech firms file brief opposing Trump's revised travel ban, but Apple, Google, and Microsoft don't sign, unlike in February   —  A group of 58 companies, including Lyft, Airbnb, and Dropbox, are protesting the revised travel ban on majority-Muslim countries …
Mar 15, 2017, 1:50 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Spotify says it has 50M paying subscribers, up from 30M in March 2016   —  Spotify continues to cement its place as the leader in music streaming, and today the company announced that it just hit another milestone of 50 million paid subscribers. … It's impressive growth for the company …
Mar 2, 2017, 4:40 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
How competition from T-Mobile forced bigger carriers to offer “unlimited” data plans again, and how those plans compare   —  It's been a weird week in the world of major cell providers.  After years of moving away from offering unlimited plans after the rise of data-hungry smartphones …
Feb 18, 2017, 4:15 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Verizon debuts Wear24 smartwatch with a 1.39" circular screen, LTE, Wi-Fi, NFC, and Android Wear 2.0, available next month for $300 with a two-year contract   —  Today saw the official announcement of LG's first Android Wear 2.0 watches, the LG Watch Sport and Style.
Feb 8, 2017, 4:30 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
KDE Slimbook is a 13-inch Linux laptop with Intel Core i5 or i7 CPU, up to 16GB RAM and a 500GB SSD, running KDE Neon, priced from $780   —  Ships with the Linux-based KDE Neon OS  —  KDE is one of the bigger Linux projects out there, and today the dev team behind it announced …
Jan 27, 2017, 1:55 PMIn context

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