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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
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Bragi's $150 The Headphone wireless earbuds are finally shipping   —  Bragi announced today that the company's latest Headphone earbuds are finally available for immediate shipping.  The news comes after a series of delays in shipping the Headphones, including a mid-December announcement …
Jan 16, 2017, 1:25 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Nintendo Switch's Joy-Con motion controllers have haptic feedback, can be used separately; left Joy-Con has a screen capture button; right one has an IR camera   —  Nintendo is finally sharing details on the upcoming Switch console, starting with the modular Joy-Con controller.
Jan 13, 2017, 12:15 AMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Originally set for launch in June 2016, BitTorrent Live is now available on iOS   —  Half a year after its initial release back in May, BitTorrent Live is finally making its way to iOS.  BitTorrent Live is already available on the Fire TV, Apple TV, and macOS, and is now coming …
Dec 22, 2016, 6:05 PMIn context

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