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Customers looking at laptop computers at a Best Buy in Los Angeles.Getty ImagesA lot of people and businesses are still buying PCs, extending a boom that started last year during the Covid-19 pandemic as people needed computers to work or go to school from home.PC shipments to retailers and other vendors were up 32% in the first quarter of 2021 fro...
Food and agriculture tech investor Arama Kukutai standing in a vertical farm built by Plenty in South San Francisco.Courtesy: Finistere VenturesFood and agriculture start-ups attracted a record $22.3 billion in venture funding last year -- that's twice as much as these segments raised in 2019, according to a comprehensive new study from Finistere V...
In this articleTSLAThe new Tesla Model Y is introduced. Tesla has expanded its model range to include an SUV based on the current Model 3.Hannes Breustedt | picture alliance | Getty ImagesConsumer Reports took a 2020 Tesla Model Y on a closed test track to see if the electric vehicle could operate on Autopilot, Tesla's automated driving system, wit...
The Venmo logo displayed on a smartphone.Pavlo Gonchar | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty ImagesPayPal's Venmo mobile payment app will now let users buy, hold and sell bitcoin and other digital tokens, potentially a significant step toward moving cryptocurrencies into the mainstream.Starting Tuesday, Venmo will show users a new feature that lets...
SVP and Director at IBM Research Arvind Krishna speak on stage during the 2016 Wired Business Conference on June 16, 2016 in New York City.Brian Ach | Getty ImagesIBM shares rose 4% in extended trading on Monday after the enterprise technology and services maker reported first-quarter earnings that came in better than analysts had expected.Here's h...
In this articleAAPLAMZNAmazon's second-generation Echo BudsAmazonAmazon on Wednesday announced the second version of its Echo Buds headphones that are smaller and start at $99 while promising some of the features found in Apple's $249 AirPods Pro.The earbuds are Amazon's latest effort to lure people who don't want Apple and to attract those who wan...
In this articleAAPLApple CEO Tim CookSpencer Platt | Getty ImagesFor a long time, the European Commission seemed to stand apart from the U.S. in cracking down on tech giants with antitrust fines against Google and privacy rules like the General Data Protection Regulation.But when the EU competition policy chief Margrethe Vestager announced Friday a...
Formatt-Hitech’s Firecrest ND filters are some of the best on the market, with natural IR filtering properties. Now the company has announced some ultra slim versions of the glass. At half the thickness of standard Firecrest filters, the new 4x5.65 NDs are only 2mm thick and have been designed for......
SwoopCourtesy of SwoopGroup transportation and software-as-a-service start-up Swoop won a contract with the NFL to provide rides for the 2022 Super Bowl in Los Angeles, CNBC has learned, as large-scale events are once again in sight.The company will provide transportation leading up to, during and following the Super Bowl. That could include transp...
A Darktrace cybersecurity software demonstration shows how a global problem can start with just one employee's work station.Michael S. Williamson | The Washington Post | Getty ImagesLONDON — British cybersecurity start-up Darktrace said Monday that it plans to go public in London, defying fears that Deliveroo's disappointing IPO could put other tec...
Attendees walk past televisions showing live streams of Twitch Interactive's video service during the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesTwitch, the Amazon-owned video streaming platform primarily used by gamers to livestream their games, announced a new policy Wednesday empowering the compan...