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Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Kickstarter partners with Avnet and Dragon Innovation to launch Hardware Studio program, aimed at helping hardware-focused projects succeed   —  Kickstarter announced the launch of a new program today, called Hardware Studio, that's designed to help startups navigate the dizzying world of manufacturing.
May 18, 2017, 12:45 PMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Andy Rubin-backed Lighthouse unveils smart security camera that can identify people and pets, and ships in September for $399 with a one-year service   —  The team at Lighthouse, a startup out of Android co-founder Andy Rubin's Playground accelerator, doesn't see its new hardware product as a home security camera.
May 11, 2017, 10:05 AMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Amazon's FreeTime app comes to Android, the first time it's available on non-Amazon devices, and includes kid-friendly books, videos, apps, and games   —  Amazon's FreeTime service provides parents with firm controls over the content their kids consume.  The company approves books, videos …
May 3, 2017, 11:25 AMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
FBI arrests person who allegedly tweeted seizure-inducing strobe at Newsweek's Kurt Eichenwald   —  An arrest has been made three months after someone tweeted a seizure-inducing strobe at writer and Vanity Fair contributing editor Kurt Eichenwald.  The Dallas FBI confirmed the arrest to The Verge today …
Mar 17, 2017, 12:55 PMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Porsche Design's Book One has specs similar to a Surface Book, but its hinge can bend all the way over and detach; device will launch in US in April for $2,495   —  Porsche Design has announced its new 2-in-1, called the Book One, today at Mobile World Congress and it sure reminds us of a Surface Book.
Feb 28, 2017, 12:15 AMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
ZTE shuts down its Hawkeye phone Kickstarter campaign after reaching only $36K of its $500K goal   —  After a month and a half of letting its Hawkeye phone flounder on Kickstarter, ZTE is finally ending the campaign.  It received $36,245 out of its $500,000 funding goal.
Feb 20, 2017, 12:00 PMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Dropbox Pro and Business users can now save entire folders for offline viewing   —  While Dropbox has let users save individual files for offline viewing for years, the company is now building in the ability to save entire folders.  The company announced today that Dropbox Pro and Business users …
Dec 6, 2016, 11:55 PMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Just as Snapchat does, Instagram will now inform users when a screenshot of their private Instagram Direct message is taken   —  People are deeply worried that Instagram is tattling on them whenever they take a screenshot.  See this inflammatory tweet as an example:
Nov 29, 2016, 9:55 AMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Snapchat's new update animates our boring reality   —  Snapchat updated its iOS app today to include a new type of filter called “World Lenses,” as well as support for the company's yet-to-be-released AR video camera glasses, Spectacles.  This update is exciting because it essentially lets you have a fever dream wherever you are.
Nov 8, 2016, 12:15 PMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Oculus Touch controller bundle for Oculus Rift will be available on December 6 for $199; pre-orders open on October 10   —  The Oculus Touch will be available for the Rift on December 6th for $199, the company announced today.  Oculus's Input API works with three different devices …
Oct 6, 2016, 2:03 PMIn context

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