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Fitbit could be looking to get into the blood sugar tracking game

Fitbit has just invested for the first time in a start-up, dedicating more than $6 million into a company called Sano.
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Keep pirating content and you may lose control of your thermostat, ISP warns

ISP Armstrong Zoom is suggesting that pirates could not only have their internet privileges revoked, but might also risk their Nests.
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Weekly Rewind: Tech trends in 2018, what to expect from CES, an Apple refund

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of this week's top tech stories.

The Populele is a gamified smart ukulele that promises to make music (more) fun

Of the many legions of smart devices that will be making their debut at CES 2018, few are likely to be as smile-inducing as the Populele.
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Bosch’s Black Stainless Steel kitchen suite keeps yours sleek and smudge-free

Keeping your kitchen clean is no small task, but here to help you just a bit is Bosch and its new Black Stainless Steel kitchen suite.
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AI-powered Dragon Drive will turn your car into a roving genius

At CES 2018, Nuance announced its new AI-powered Dragon Drive features that promise to transform the driving experience. 
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RCA enters the smart home space with a new smart camera and doorbell camera

RCA has now announced its first foray into the smart home monitoring space by way of a new Wi-Fi Camera System and Wi-Fi Doorbell Camera. 
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Keep an eye on your home’s interior with the mobile Hive View

The Hive View's most defining characteristic is the "Grab and Go" feature, which allows it to be placed anywhere in your home.

ConnectSense’s Smart In-Wall Outlet smartens up your dumb appliances

You really need only to plug your existing appliances into the In-Wall Outlet from ConnectSense to make them smart.

Stop handing out your keys to strangers — use the Danapad from Danalock instead

Thanks to the new Danapad keypad from Danalock, homeowners and business owners alike will be able to manage secure access.

Sens8 smart security system protects your home without costly subscription fees

Meet Sens8, the smart home security system that promises to be affordable from start to finish without monthly fees.

Ditch the gym and fulfill your New Year’s resolutions at home with Aaptiv

Fitness goals were likely part of your New Year's Resolutions, but getting fit doesn't mean going to the gym. Not if Aaptiv is involved.

Get fit on a budget with the Vivo app and its army of personal trainers

Thanks to Vivo, you'll be able to access thousands of workout classes and a veritable army of personal trainers and nutritionists.
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A hospital in Japan is getting some help from a fleet of robots

Robots, who have made themselves useful in restaurants, in supermarkets, and in our homes, are now going into Japan's hospitals as well.

Lab-grown SuperMeat may be the vegetarian option of the future

Thanks to companies like SuperMeat, even those who have sworn off of meat can still have the occasional piece of fried chicken.
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C-Reach bridge lets you control your GE smart bulbs with your voice

Thanks to the new C-Reach bridge for C by GE lights, you can now control these GE bulbs using naught but your voice.

Germany can now fine social media sites $60 million for allowing hate speech

Germany began enforcing regulations that could result in fines of up to $60 million if hate speech on social networks is not removed.
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GE is fast becoming the light of your life with more smart lighting options

GE is pledging "easy-to-use, voice-centric lighting products for every room of the home" thanks to new C by GE innovations.
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Microsoft officially draws the curtain on its Groove Music streaming service

As of today, the Groove Music app from Microsoft no longer offers the option to stream, purchase, or download music.

Samsung C-Lab debuts smartglasses, portable speakers, and a breathing device

Samsung's C-Lab debuts a portable directional speaker, a device to help folks breathe better, and a pair of smart visual-aid eyeglasses.
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OkCupid insists on real names, and its users are not happy

OkCupid is removing OkCupid usernames, beginning with a test group, and then rolling out to all users. You'll have to use a real name.
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Weekly Rewind: The best of 2017, the truth on eggnog, the future of photography

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of this week's top tech stories.
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Standing desks are so 2017 — the Deskcise Pro is a biking desk

FlexiSpot Deskcise Pro is a desk that doesn’t just get you on your feet, but has you working out while working.
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WhatsApp may not work with older BlackBerry or Windows phones in 2018

WhatsApp has determined that it will no longer support BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone 8.0 and older beginning December 31, 2017.
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Redbox speeds up its rental process for new films from Universal Pictures

Redbox will now be able to offer Universal Pictures' movies the same days these films are released in retail locations.
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Your tweets will no longer be archived by the Library of Congress

If you have often passed the time perusing the Twitter archives of the Library of Congress, you're going to need to find a new hobby.
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Charge your phone from three feet away with the new WattUp from Energous

The new WattUp from Energous is said to be able to charge your devices from up to three feet away. No word yet on price or availability.
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Uber has shut down Xchange Leasing after learning it’s seriously in the red

The latest casualty at Uber is Xchange Leasing, its American auto-leasing business. Luckily, it has found a buyer in
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Faraday Future avoids failure with a $1 billion investment

Problem-plagued Faraday Future has managed to avoid its demise for the time being thanks to a $1 billion cash influx.
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With $40 million, you could book a trip to a luxury hotel on the ISS

Russia is looking to build a luxury hotel in outer space, slated to be stationed on the International Space Station

Start downloading your music: Amazon is shelving its music storage service

Amazon is doing away with its Music storage subscription service, which allowed customers to upload their music to Amazon's servers.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 chip promises to make budget smartphones better.

Qualcomm gets the green light from California to test self-driving technology

Qualcomm might not be a car company, but that doesn't mean it's not testing the future of car technology in California.
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Sorry iPhone X fans, Face ID won’t work for approving family purchases

A number of iPhone X users have discovered that Face ID isn't a viable authentication method for Apple's "Ask to Buy" feature.
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Apple patent may improve self-driving cars and their navigation systems

Apple is still keeping tight-lipped on its self-driving project, but we may have gotten a peek at what's to come in the form of a patent.