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Amazon buys Blink wire-free connected camera startup

Amazon has acquired Blink, the wireless security camera company that launched back in 2014 and then subsequently closed a million-dollar Kickstarter campaign. The deal was announced today, and for the moment will see Blink continue to operate as-is, with no changes to the company’s line-up.

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Bitcoin price down today: Here’s why

Several factors played into today’s fall in the most popular cryptocurrency pair: Bitcoin to USD. The headlines this morning were just about the opposite of what they were at the start of December, when several all-time-high prices for BTC/USD were achieved

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Coinbase Disabled and Down: BTC reacts by tanking [Update: it’s back]

Coinbase was down for some users starting early this morning, and as of 8:35 AM PST, the Bitcoin sales site made an official announcement. As a result of Bitcoin prices falling this morning, Coinbase went down

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Insta360 Pro 12K VR update V2.0 brings features galore

This morning the folks at Insta360 revealed their newest major update for their professional-level spherical camera. With the update, this device was given the ability to capture massive 12K media.

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Sequel to Netflix’s ‘Bright’ already in the works

It’s been clear for some time now that Netflix has been going all-in on its original content, with the streaming service gradually making it the primary focus of its business over licensing existing shows and movies.

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Here’s Elon Musk’s Tesla that SpaceX will launch into Mars orbit

Earlier this month, Elon Musk teased that the upcoming first launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket would feature a test payload that includes his own Tesla. Now he’s back with the proof, sharing several photos on Instagram of the car being prepped and loaded into the payload container that will sit atop the rocket.

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Google poaches a key Apple chip designer

Google is still snapping up Apple's chip design talent as part of its ongoing quest to create custom processors. The Information has learned that the search giant has hired John Bruno, the designer who founded and ran Apple's silicon competitive ana...

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Ricoh Theta V Review

Ricoh arguably created the consumer 360-degree camera market, and now the Theta V wants to retake the crown from those that followed it. Making a welcome move to 4K Ultra HD, it adopts a new Android-based architecture that Ricoh promises should deliver far greater flexibility down the line, too.

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TuneIn Premium unlimited audiobook plan will end next month

If Audible’s fairly pricey monthly credit system is too expensive for your tastes, TuneIn’s premium unlimited audiobook subscription is no doubt appealing. Unfortunately, it also appears the plan may not be sustainable — the company has quietly announced that it will get rid of the offering next month. TuneIn hasn’t given its customers a reason for getting rid of the … Continue reading

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Snowden’s Haven app turns phones into home surveillance devices

Edward Snowden has released his own Android app that transforms a cheap smartphone into a home surveillance device. The app, called Haven, uses the phone’s existing hardware, such as its cameras and microphone, to keep an eye out for intruders who could tamper with computers, hide cameras, and more. The app enables more surveillance options than you’d get with a … Continue reading

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