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January 10, 2017

The Future is Here: 9 Incredible New Beauty Tools from CES that Will Blow Your Mind

CESBeauty.pngFrom the world’s first smart hairbrush to a mirror that scans your face to recommend the proper skin care routine, CES wasn’t just all about robots and cars this year.

Guurrll, you look good.

December 14, 2016

Faraday Future Steps Up Its Teaser Game With Interactive Unveiling For Its Electric Car

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Faraday Future can’t stop and apparently won’t stop teasing the unveiling of its upcoming electric car. After releasing 3 teaser images over the last week, the company yesterday launched a new version of its website with an interactive rendering of its electric car being gradually unveiled.

What a tease.

December 1, 2016

Samsung Brand Autopsy: How Can the Company Earn Back Trust?

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Now that the figurative smoke has cleared from the dozens of literal fires caused by faulty Samsung smartphones, the Korean electronics giant has entered into that most craven of corporate actions: Brand-repair mode. Its advertising — which went completely dark for much of October — is back to pre-recall levels, a date has been set for the release of a full-scale autopsy on the problem and the company is even exploring splitting into two in response to investor backlash.

The damage was rough.

November 22, 2016

This 5-Second Video Will Crash Your iPhone

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Apple's iOS software quality is being called into question again this week, following the discovery of a five-second video that will force an iPhone to lock up and freeze. Reddit users discovered the bug yesterday, and all an iPhone user needs to do is click an MP4 file and watch it to experience the problem.

Curiosity killed the cat.

November 17, 2016

How Apple Could Succeed Where Google Stumbled With Smart Glasses

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While we’ve long heard about smart glasses -- including, but certainly not limited to, Google’s early but ill-fated foray -– it’s the reported smart glasses in development from Apple that have the potential to finally go mainstream.

Textbook Apple.

November 14, 2016

GoPro Helps You Stay in the Moment, Says Brand's First Scripted Spot

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GoPro is not a brand you'd immediately associate with mindfulness, but living in the moment is the key thrust behind the wearable tech brand's new global campaign. The company's first scripted spot (it has previously relied on user-generated content) urges us: "Don't stop what you're doing to capture what you're doing," as we see people holding their phones to film amazing scenery, friends doing exciting stuff or their kids playing.

Right in the feels.

November 2, 2016

LeEco’s Smartphones and TVs Go On Sale in the US Today

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You’ve seen the hype, surely. LeEco put on a heck of a spectacle in San Francisco the other week, with a US debut that featured everything from bicycles to electric cars. The company threw a LOT against the wall when it highlighted its plan to conquer the US, but its first steps will, predictably, be in more tried and true fare – i.e. phones and TVs. And this morning marks the first time US customers will be able to get their hands on the products through official means.

The hype is real.

October 28, 2016

Why Apple Needs to Step Up Its Product Events Sooner Than Later

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Yesterday, Apple held its “Hello Again” press event at their Cupertino headquarters. It was overrun with terrible jokes and painstakingly long demos. And although the MacBook Pro is a nice innovation bump over its predecessor, it’s hard to believe Apple really needed an hour to talk about its Touch Bar and Touch ID. Even Apple’s attempts at begging customers to buy the MacBook Pro instead of the MacBook Air were embarrassing. 

The snoozefests can't continue.

October 11, 2016

Sprint Gives High School Students a Million Free Devices—So What's the Catch?

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The good news is that Sprint is donating 1 million wireless devices with service to high school students in disadvantaged areas. The bad news, of course, is that the service is with Sprint. That, and the fine print.

Unloading all the Blackberries.

September 21, 2016

China’s LeEco Raises $1.08B to Build Its Electric Sports Car

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The Chinese market for electric vehicles is as hot as the US market, and the latest indicator is a $1.08 billion raise from China’s LeEco, a Beijing-based web video company that’s targeting Tesla with its own electric sports car plans. LeEco’s big raise should help it accelerate its EV plans, which so far include the LeSEE, a concept sedan design intended to be completely autonomous

Lesee you, leraise you.

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