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Flo announces its sophisticated new water leak sensor

Water seems an innocuous element; we bathe in it, swim in it, wash things with it, and drink it. We even use it to generate power. But water is not a friend to your home. It can cause damages that can run into a

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MediaProjection vulnerability leaves 77 percent of Android phones open to screen and audio recording attacks

More than three quarters of Android phones are vulnerable to screen and audio recording by attackers. By exploiting the MediaProjection service, an attacker can easily trick a user into granting the relevant rights to a malicious app. Although the vulnerability

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Tencent becomes the first Chinese tech firm valued over $500B

 Tencent has became the first Chinese company to be valued at more than $500 billion. Shares of the 19-year-old company, which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, rallied to reach HK$418.80 to give it a market cap of HK$3.99

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Geio Review: FPV robot fighting in the living room

Giant robot fights sounded cool in theory, but in reality they were a little… underwhelming. But there’s another robot fighting league in the works by Chinese company GJS, and it’s one that the average joe could participate in. Meet Geio,

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Geio Review: FPV robot fighting in the living room

Giant robot fights sounded cool in theory, but in reality they were a little… underwhelming. But there’s another robot fighting league in the works by Chinese company GJS, and it’s one that the average joe could participate in. Meet Geio,

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Last chance to get your tickets for TechCrunch China in Shanghai November 27-28

 TechCrunch is excited to be returning to China this month! Fresh from the success of our first event in Shenzhen in June, we’ll be back in more familiar surroundings for the TechCrunch China event in Shanghai from November 27-28. The theme

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Southeast Asia’s aCommerce lands $65M led by KRR-backed Emerald Media

 Southeast Asia-based aCommerce, a startup that helps brands get into e-commerce and digital media in the fast-growing region, has pulled in $65 million in new funding led by Emerald Media, an Asian firm backed by global investor KKR. The Series B

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Lotus takes another leap forward with Exige Cup 430 Unlimited Edition

Lotus has increased the power of the Exige Cup, providing zero to 60 mph (97 km/h) and a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h) while weight is reduced by 26 lb (12kg) and aerodynamic advances create maximum downforce of

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Lotus takes another leap forward with Exige Cup 430 Unlimited Edition

Lotus has increased the power of the Exige Cup, providing zero to 60 mph (97 km/h) and a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h) while weight is reduced by 26 lb (12kg) and aerodynamic advances create maximum downforce of

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Google donates £1 million worth of computer training to U.K. teachers

It is imperative that students learn about computing in school — the earlier the better. The problem? Sometimes teachers aren’t very knowledgeable about computers. In other words, some of these educators simply aren’t qualified to teach young people about computing.

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The best smartwatches of 2017

While it’s fair to say smartwatches have yet to really hit the mainstream and become a must-have accessory for the masses, these wrist-based mini computers are making solid strides forward with each passing year. In 2017 we’ve seen some compelling

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The best smartwatches of 2017

While it’s fair to say smartwatches have yet to really hit the mainstream and become a must-have accessory for the masses, these wrist-based mini computers are making solid strides forward with each passing year. In 2017 we’ve seen some compelling

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Pact Coffee founder steps down from CEO role as London startup looks to B2B for growth

 Pact Coffee, the U.K. subscription service that delivers freshly roasted “specialty coffee” to your door, has seen a change of leadership as the company plans to focus more on the B2B side of its business. After 5 years running Pact,

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Authorities serve Apple a warrant for Texas shooter’s iPhone

 Two weeks ago today, 26 people were killed by a gunman at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Two phones were discovered at the scene: older push-button LG and what local news described as a “blood spattered” Apple iPhone

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Cultural accumulation vs. cultural decay

 Don’t worry; I’m not getting all moralistic on you here. When I talk about cultural decay I’m talking about something I think we need more of. We have too much culture to have a culture, you see, and that’s basically

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Great Mysteries of Art and Literature, Explained

Henry Alford imagines humorous suggestions for what great works of art and literature, such as the “Mona Lisa” and “The Great Gatsby,” really mean. Go to Source

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Privacy: Germany bans kids’ ‘spying’ smartwatches

Regulators in Germany have introduced a ban on children’s smartwatches citing privacy concerns. Telecoms regulator the Federal Network Agency (FNA) describes the wearables as “spying devices” and advises parents to destroy them. The FNA said that parents had been using

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Sunday Reading: Pulp Fiction

Erin Overbey and Joshua Rothman on The New Yorker’s reporting on misdeeds ranging from mob hits to elaborate kidnappings. Go to Source

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Voice-activated Siri could be coming to iMac Pro thanks to A10 Fusion chip

It seems as though Apple’s upcoming iMac Pro will feature an A10 Fusion chip as a co-processor. The inclusion of the chip — the same one used in the iPhone 7 — has led to speculation that “Hey, Siri” support

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"Escape from New York" watch merges ’80s grit with modern smartwatch functionality

What self-respecting action film fan hasn’t wanted a giant LED watch like the one worn by fictional soldier of fortune Snake Plissken in the 1981 classic Escape from New York? Filling this need is Lifeclock One, a fully functional replica

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