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BMW 530e review: Plug-in parsimony (with a catch)

In theory, plug-in hybrid technology offers the best of both worlds: electric power for the city, backed by the range of a combustion engine. With a usable electric range and a four-cylinder gasoline engine, the BMW 530e appears to deliver

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Chuwi LapBook Air now available for pre-order — or you can win one in a giveaway!

Chuwi has been building anticipation for its upcoming LapBook Air, and the company has now opened up pre-orders for its ultra-thin laptop. Priced at just $429 the LapBook Air is described as being “a very MacBook-like device,” and it weighs

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EFF resigns from W3C in protest against Encrypted Media Extensions DRM standard

Digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has resigned from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) because of a move to standardize the Encrypted Media Extension (EME) API for controlling DRM in web browsers. The EFF is far from

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Calling all international startups: sign up for a country pavilion at Disrupt Berlin

 Before you know it, thousands of startup fans will travel to Disrupt Berlin. The event attracts the best and brightest entrepreneurs, investors and influencers. We’re looking for international early-stage startups to apply for a country pavilion in Startup Alley —

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Alexa goes hands-off for Amazon’s new Fire HD 10 tablet

After updating the lower end of its Fire tablet line earlier this year, Amazon has now refreshed the flagship model, the Fire HD 10. The new tablet sports a higher-resolution screen than its predecessor, more powerful internals, a new hands-free

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Alexa goes hands-off for Amazon’s new Fire HD 10 tablet

After updating the lower end of its Fire tablet line earlier this year, Amazon has now refreshed the flagship model, the Fire HD 10. The new tablet sports a higher-resolution screen than its predecessor, more powerful internals, a new hands-free

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Vibrating space boots could indicate ground obstacles in augmented reality

Changes in gravity can make walking difficult for space explorers, and that’s before you take into account the bulky footwear and limited field of vision. Scientists at MIT and non-profit research lab Draper are developing a sensor-equipped space boot that

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Vibrating space boots could indicate ground obstacles in augmented reality

Changes in gravity can make walking difficult for space explorers, and that’s before you take into account the bulky footwear and limited field of vision. Scientists at MIT and non-profit research lab Draper are developing a sensor-equipped space boot that

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Announcing the TechCrunch Battlefield of Sub-Saharan Africa agenda

 TechCrunch and Facebook are collaborating to bring TechCrunch’s very first Startup Battlefield to Nairobi, on October 11. The pitch-off competition will feature startups from all over Africa in three categories: Productivity and Utility, Social Good, and Gaming and Entertainment. Top

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Scorching hot Mercury looks icier than previously thought

With blistering daytime temperatures of up to 800° F (427° C), Mercury isn’t the first planet in the solar system you’d think to look for ice. But its slow spin, thin atmosphere and perpetually dark poles mean that on the

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Scorching hot Mercury looks icier than previously thought

With blistering daytime temperatures of up to 800° F (427° C), Mercury isn’t the first planet in the solar system you’d think to look for ice. But its slow spin, thin atmosphere and perpetually dark poles mean that on the

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Electric scooter maker Gogoro raises $300 million for growth

 Electric scooter maker Gogoro has closed a massive $300 million Series C round to expand its service. The company has sold scooters in its native Taiwan since 2015, and it Europe it offers them on a short-term rental basis. That’s

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Boundless helps you navigate the US immigration labyrinth for your partner

 Boundless is a Seattle based startup addressing the enormous issue of applying for immigrant status in the US. Founder Xiao Wang came to the US over when he was young from China. “My family spent five months of rent money

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How .NET Framework integrates big data

Companies of all sizes have started to recognize the value of big data collections and the need to take advantage of them. Development of software systems play a big role in big data analytics. As companies proceed on their big data journey,

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Managing customer expectations before, during and after a new product launch

Whether you are an established brand or a fledgling startup, there are a number of things to consider as you prepare to launch a new (or your first) product or service — from creating buzz and designing attractive packaging, to

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Fat alchemists turn white to beige for weight loss

In ancient times, alchemists sought to convert one substance into another more highly prized substance, such as turning lead into gold. While we now know that much of what they were attempting is impossible, the modern-day alchemists that are the

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Fat alchemists turn white to beige for weight loss

In ancient times, alchemists sought to convert one substance into another more highly prized substance, such as turning lead into gold. While we now know that much of what they were attempting is impossible, the modern-day alchemists that are the

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Build 16291 to the Fast ring

The release date for the next big Windows 10 feature update is drawing ever closer, and Microsoft is working hard to get it as complete and polished as possible. Today sees the release of the latest Fall Creators Update build

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EggXYt is bringing gene-editing to poultry farms to save chicks and resources

 When it comes to poultry farming, the dudes aren’t really that useful. The market is split up into broilers and layers, i.e. chickens for people to eat and chickens that lay eggs. Hens are obviously the only egg-layers but they’re

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Hulu’s new look and Live TV service go live on Roku

 Good news, Hulu subscribers with a Roku. (Or bad news, maybe, if you’re not a fan of Hulu’s big makeover.) The streaming service announced today its new Live TV service is now available on the Roku platform, including Roku streaming

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