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Non-invasive glucose monitor EasyGlucose takes home Microsoft’s Imagine Cup and $100K

Microsoft’s yearly Imagine Cup student startup competition crowned its latest winner today: EasyGlucose, a non-invasive, smartphone-based method for diabetics to test their blood glucose. It and the two other similarly beneficial finalists presented today at Microsoft’s Build developers conference. The Imagine Cup brings together winners of many local student competitions ...

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We are leaving older adults out of the digital world

Jessica Fields Contributor May is national Older Americans Month, and this year’s theme is Connect, Create, Contribute. One area in particular threatens to prevent older adults from making those connections: the digital divide. Nationally, one-third of adults ages 65 and older say they’ve never used the internet, and half don’t have internet access at ...

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Lego introduces a new STEM Star Wars kit

No one does brand synergy quite like Lego. The company’s been one of the biggest Star Wars licensers over the years, and for the first time, it’s applying one of the most valuable pieces of IP to its own line of STEM kits, Lego Boost. For this year’s Star Wars ...

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How Amazon’s HQ2 could disrupt government IT, for the worse

Giacomo Bagarella Contributor Giacomo Bagarella works for the Massachusetts Digital Service, where he leads projects to improve the way the state serves constituents. In his spare time, he thinks and writes about the impact of emerging technologies on society and national security. Follow him on Twitter @g_bagarella. When Amazon entered ...

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Daily Crunch: The end of Anki

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Cozmo maker Anki is shutting its doors No one ever said consumer robots were easy. But ...

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Daily Crunch: Spotify surpasses 100M paying users

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Spotify Q1 hits 100M paying users, 217M overall, beats on sales but loss widens to $47M ...

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