Apple picks up a new space drama from the creator of ‘Battlestar Galactica’

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Don’t keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns

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Mozilla’s Mr. Robot promo backfires after it installs a Firefox extension without permission

 If you’re a Firefox user, then you may have noticed a weird new extension that suddenly showed up in your browser this week. The extension is called “Looking Glass...

Finnish autonomous car goes for a leisurely cruise in the driving snow

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Dog-walking app Wag may be raising a huge round of funding

 It looks like Wag may get another huge injection of cash following a big financing round earlier this year, according to a report by Recode, and also based on what...

Alexa skills top 25,000 in the U.S. as new launches slow

 Amazon this week officially launched the first skills for Alexa offering premium content that customers can purchase while using the voice apps – a move the company had announced...

UPS bets on blockchain as the future of the trillion-dollar shipping industry

 Freight and logistics in the U.S. alone account for nearly $1.5 trillion annually. As the world’s economies scale up, that number is only expected to increase. The industry, however,...

Live-streaming app Spotlite raises $10 million from Sequoia Capital to help singers make money

 Described to me as “American Idol meets musical.ly,” startup Spotlite recently raised over $10 million from Sequoia Capital and BlueRun Ventures. The plan is to use the funding to...

EyeEm’s new products aim to understand brand aesthetics

 EyeEm is unveiling new tools to help the brands and marketers using the site to source their images. Underlying these tools is a technology called EyeEm Vision, which we...

Fitbit is having a bad day

 Fitbit is, once again, not having a good day after spending the year in mostly middling status as it looks to prove there’s a market for fitness trackers as...

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