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    Oct

    Report: T-Mobile partners with Jeffrey Katzenberg’s mobile streaming service Quibi

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    On the heels of getting the FCC’s proposal to merge with Sprint, T-Mobile announced a plan to partner with the Jeffrey Katzenberg’s mobile streaming service, Quibi. According to statements provided to the L.A. Times, Quibi CEO Meg Whitman specifically called out T-Mobile’s “impressive 5G road map” as a good fit for the soon-to-launch streaming service. The partnership will give T-Mobile’s 83.1 million customers ...
  • 18
    Oct

    Watch NASA’s first ever all-woman spacewalk live

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    NASA  astronauts Christina H Koch and Jessica Meir will make history this morning, as they take part in the first ever spacewalk in the agency’s history featuring only women. The two astronauts will be venturing outside of the International Space Station in order to effect a repair on a failed power controller for the station, with coverage beginning at 6:30 AM ...
  • 17
    Oct

    Amazon’s Echo gets a decent-sounding refresh

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    Amazon seemingly didn’t realize what it had on its hands with the original Echo. Released five and a half years back for a select number of Amazon Prime users, the first Alexa device ushered in a consumer electronics revolution. According to numbers from Canalys, 26.1 million smart speakers were shipped in Q2 2019. That’s a hefty 55.4% growth from the year ...
  • 17
    Oct

    Zoho launches Catalyst, a new developer platform with a focus on microservices

    Zoho  may be one of the most underrated tech companies. The 23-year-old company, which at this point offers more than 45 products, has never taken outside funding and has no ambition to go public, yet it’s highly profitable and runs its own data centers around the world. And today, it’s launching Catalyst, a cloud-based developer platform with a focus on microservices ...
  • 17
    Oct

    TikTok makes education push in India

    China’s TikTok  today launched an education program in India as the popular short-video app looks to expand its offering and assuage local authority in one of its biggest markets. This is the first time TikTok has launched a program of this kind in any market, a spokesperson told TechCrunch. TkTok, owned by the world’s most valued startup Bytedance, said it’s working with a ...
  • 16
    Oct

    Autonomous ‘Mayflower’ research ship will use IBM AI tech to cross the Atlantic in 2020

    A fully autonomous ship called the ‘Mayflower’ will make its voyage across the Atlantic  Ocean next September, to mark the 400-year anniversary of the trip of the first Mayflower, which was very much not autonomous. It’s a stark way to dive home just how much technology has advanced in the last four centuries, but also a key demonstration of autonomous seafaring technology, ...
  • 16
    Oct

    Twitter says it will restrict users from retweeting world leaders who break its rules

    Twitter  said it will restrict how users can interact with tweets from world leaders who break its rules. The social media giant said it will not allow users to like, reply, share or retweet the offending tweets, but instead will let users quote-tweet to allow ordinary users to express their opinions. The company said the move will help its users stay informed about ...
  • 16
    Oct

    Google Nest Mini hands-on

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    Two years after the release of the Home Mini, Google’s back with the sequel. Well, “sequel” might be a bit strong. The Nest Mini is more like one of those 1.5 movies they release on home video with a little extra footage than the theatrical release. That’s not a compliant, exactly. The truth is there are some improvements here, but ...
  • 16
    Oct

    Amazon Pay users in India can now pay their utility, mobile and cable bills with ...

    Amazon Pay users in India can now use voice command with Alexa to pay their utility, internet, mobile, and satellite cable TV bills, the e-commerce giant said on Wednesday. This is the first time, the company said, it is pairing these functionalities with Amazon Pay in any market. The e-commerce giant, which competes with Walmart’s Flipkart in India, said any ...
  • 16
    Oct

    Here’s everything Google just announced at the Made By Google 2019 event

    Google  held its annual “Made By Google” hardware event this morning in New York City, where they launched all sorts of new gear back to back to back. Didn’t have time to watch the whole stream, but still want to know the bullet points of what’s new? We’ve got you covered. Stadia launch Stadia, Google’s cloud video game streaming service, will launch ...