Sony reboots Aibo with AI and extra kawaii

The rumors had it right: Sony is rebooting its robot dog, Aibo, announcing a new four-legged companion AI-powered bot incoming with the same brand name but more rounded corners and visible facial features for extra kawaii, including a pair of expressive, puppy-dog eyes. Deep learning tech, fish-eye cameras and a series ...

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InVision picks up $100 million Series E

InVision , the design collaboration tool based out of New York, has today announced the close of a $100 million Series E funding round. The financing was led by Battery Ventures, with participation from existing investors Accel, Tiger Global Management, Firstmark and ICONIQ Capital, along with new investors Spark Capital ...

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Kevin Rose launches free rapid meditation app Oak

If it’s tough to find even five minutes of quiet in your busy day, Oak could be the meditation app for you. Launched today by Digg founder and True Ventures partner Kevin Rose, the free Oak app offers quick and simple breathing exercises as well as longer guided and DIY ...

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Apple releases iOS 11.1 with shiny new emojis

New emojis. Do you need to hear anything else? Apple just released an iOS update. iOS 11.1 is the first feature update for iOS 11 . It adds a couple of new things, starting with dozens of new emojis. Apple already previewed some of the new emojis, but they are ...

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Quip raises $10 million for electric toothbrushes

There are venture-backed shoes , razors, and glasses. So why not, toothbrushes? Quip has raised a $10 million round for its dental care business. Sherpa Capital and other unnamed fashion and entertainment investors participated. The New York-based startup is “a lot more than just an electric toothbrush,” said Simon Enever, ...

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Diesel cars may have just been saved by an innovative new tech

Diesel cars have been condemned since the revelation that they create a lot of noxious emissions.  British drivers were encouraged to buy diesel cars in 2001 as they were thought to be more efficient and they, typically, emit less CO2 emissions.  Noxious emissions, however, can cause heart disease, strokes and ...

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