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More layoffs at pivoting London ed tech startup pi-top

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London ed tech startup pi-top has gone through another round of layoffs, TechCrunch has learned. Pi-top confirmed that eight jobs have been cut in the...

Creators of modern rechargeable batteries share Nobel prize

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If you had to slip a couple AAs into your smartphone every morning to check your email, browse Instagram, and text your friends, chances...

DARPA aims to make networks 100 times speedier with FastNIC

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Having a slow connection is always frustrating, but just imagine how supercomputers feel. All those cores doing all kinds of processing at lightning speed,...

Alexa developers can now personalize their skills by recognizing the user’s...

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Amazon Alexa is already capable of identifying different voices to give personalized responses to different users in the household, thanks to the added support...

Amazon launches multilingual mode for using Alexa in multiple languages at...

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Amazon is launching multilingual mode for its Alexa-supporting devices, the company announced today at its Devices event in Seattle. The new multilingual mode will...

Facebook buys startup building neural monitoring armband

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Facebook is buying CTRL-labs, a NY-based startup building an armband that translates movement and the wearer’s neural impulses into digital input signals, a company...

India bans e-cigarettes citing youth health concerns

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India’s government has announced an immediate ban on e-cigarettes — citing youth-focused public health concerns. In a news statement following a cabinet meeting today finance...

FarmWise and its weed-pulling agribot harvest $14.5M in funding

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Automating agriculture is a complex proposition given the number and variety of tasks involved, but a number of robotics and autonomy companies are giving...

Apple awards another $250 million to precision glass maker Corning

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As part of Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund, Apple is investing $250 million in Corning, a supplier that has been working on glass for the...

Google is bringing data saver feature to Android TVs

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Google said on Tuesday it is bringing a set of new features to Android TVs to improve the experience of users who rely on...