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Lenovo to launch Chrome OS-powered Yoga Book in 2017

Lenovo’s Yoga Book was perhaps the most interesting 2-in-1 that emerged in 2016 thanks largely to its innovative multi-function touchscreen slate and striking design. The curious portable is currently available with your choice of Android or Windows OS but according…

Donald Trump meets with the tech elite, offers a helping hand

President-elect Donald Trump met with some of Silicon Valley's top executives to help smooth his transition into office. Prominent attendees included the leaders of Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook, Intel, Microsoft, Tesla, as well as Trump family members and other administration appointees. …

Amazon conducts inaugural Prime Air drone delivery

It’s hard to believe but it’s been more than three years since Amazon chief Jeff Bezos revealed on CBS News’ magazine program 60 Minutes his intentions to use aerial drones to deliver packages to customers. Some in the tech community…

The workplace of the future

To no one’s surprise, how and where we work matters to people. Not just the company you work for, but the physical environment, the culture, the people, and the tools you use to get things done.

Futurology: Mobile (GAFA and AI) are eating the world

Benedict Evans is a long-time mobile tech analyst who joined the Andreessen Horowitz ranks a few years ago. Not unlike Mary Meeker's annual Internet Trends report, Evans' latest revision of the presentation "Mobile is eating the world" is chock full of insight…

Spotify walks away from SoundCloud acquisition

It looked as if Spotify was about to tighten its grip on the music streaming industry back in September, following reports that the Swedish company was in “advanced talks” to acquire SoundCloud. But according to TechCrunch, the deal is now…

UPS is piloting delivery by electric bike in Portland

Aerial drones have the potential to reshape how we send and receive payloads of all sorts. As it sits today, however, technology has outpaced regulators which means companies with large-scale commercial ambitions are left sitting idly while the government (well-known…

Bluetooth 5 specification now officially adopted

The world of Bluetooth is about to get a lot more interesting. This week the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced that the latest Bluetooth 5 standard has been adopted. The core specifications were detailed back in June, but this week marks the…
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