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Everything we know about Google's upcoming smartphone, the Pixel 2

Google revealed plans to unveil new Pixel smartphones at an October 4th event. Here's everything we know about the phones so far. Join the conversation about this story »

TalkIQ raises $14 million Series A to give enterprises AI insights into voice communication

There’s no shortage of startups building their brands around AI for enterprise. And within the enterprise, few spaces are as competitive as AI-powered voice analytics. TalkIQ is the latest company in the space to carry home a large round of financing with promise. Show More Summary

How to RGB: A system builder’s guide to RGB PC lighting

With the right set of components and Asus Aura, a fully-synced RGB system is within reach.

You can now play 'bestie,' 'turnt,' and 'hangry' in Words With Friends

One of America's most popular word-game apps just got a huge injection of new vocabulary. Words With Friends, the Scrabble-like game developed by Zynga, added more than 50,000 words to its dictionary on Tuesday, including modern-dayShow More Summary

The Food Network wants its own version of BuzzFeed's Tasty

Scripps is rolling out Genius Kitchen, a social-centric media brand aimed at foodie millennials. The move comes on the heels of huge growth in food video from BuzzFeed and others. Scripps plan echoes recent moves by media companies like CNN and Time Inc. Show More Summary

Take a look inside Alibaba's smart warehouse where robots do 70% of the work

Take a look inside Alibaba's smart warehouse where robots do 70% of the work. They can carry up to 500 kilograms above them around the warehouse floor. They have special sensors to avoid colliding into each other and they can be summoned using wifi. When they run out of battery, they can take themselves to a charging station. Show More Summary

8fit, a health and fitness app that offers tailored workout and meal plans, closes $7M Series A

8fit, a popular health and fitness app that offers tailored workouts and meals plan, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. Backing the round are VCs Creandum and Eight Road Ventures. It brings total funding for the Berlin and Palo Alto-based startup to $10 million. Read More

Real-time data analytics startup Incorta raises $15M Series B led by Kleiner Perkins

Incorta, the startup that wants to make big data analytics faster by eliminating the need for data warehouses, has raised a $15 million Series B led by new investor Kleiner Perkins. Existing investors GV and Ron Wohl, former executive vice president of applications development at Oracle, also participated. Read More

Finnish marketing automation startup targets U.S. growth after $20M secondary funding, a Helsinki-based company that makes automated marketing software for Facebook advertisers, announced today that it has raised $20 million by selling existing stakeholder’s shares to venture capital firm Highland Europe. Read More

iOS 11, thoroughly reviewed

Wide-ranging update is full of changes, but iPad benefits the most.

This record-breaking drone could spark a revolution in American healthcare

A record-breaking drone being tested by Johns Hopkins University could spark a revolution in American healthcare by reaching people in remote areas. Join the conversation about this story »

REVIEW: The iPhone 8 is incredible, but you should wait for the iPhone X instead (AAPL)

For the first time in the ten-year history of the iPhone, I can't recommend buying the newest models. That's not because the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are bad phones. They're actually great. But there's an even better phone on the...Show More Summary

Threat Stack snares $45 million investment as spotlight shines brightly on security

Threat Stack, the Boston-based security startup that helps companies stay protected in the cloud, reeled in a $45 million investment today. It seems that they are in the right place in the right time as news of the Equifax breach swirls on mainstream media. Show More Summary

How Qi wireless charging works, and why it hasn’t taken over yet

Qi has been an Android staple for a while, and now it’s coming to iPhones, too

Raise gets $60 million for gift card marketplace

Have you ever gotten a gift card for a store you don’t shop at? Or have you made a purchase and don’t know what to do with the remaining balance? It turns out you can sell and trade unwanted or partially unused gift cards on a marketplace called Raise. Show More Summary

The guys behind OkCupid and SparkNotes are making an encrypted competitor to Slack

Maxwell Krohn and Chris Coyne, a cofounder duo behind OkCupid and SparkNotes, are launching a competitor to Slack. In 2015, the pair cofounded Keybase, an encryption-focused startup. On Monday, it announced an early version of Keybase...Show More Summary

Amazon's latest CAPTCHA idea tests your understanding of Newtonian physics (AMZN)

Amazon has landed on a curious way to determine whether you're human or bot during a CAPTCHA test — by testing your understanding of physics. The company has filed a patent application for a new CAPTCHA method which would show you a 3D simulation of something about to happen to a person or object. Show More Summary

A 40-year study finds Generation Z is avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never before

Today's teenagers don't seem to care much about hitting the open road, scoring a six-pack with a fake ID, or asking their peers out on dates. According to a new study from psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, teenagers instead...Show More Summary

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