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Pokémon GO creator Niantic closes $190M funding round

Mobile AR gaming startup Niantic has closed a $190 million round of funding according to newly filed SEC docs. The filing comes after a WSJ report last month suggested the company was in the process of closing a $200 million raise from investors, including IVP, aXiomatic Gaming and Samsung, at a $3.9 billion valuation. The…

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Sony adds Alexa to its noise-canceling headphones

Just imagine, a pair of noise-canceling headphones without a smart assistant on-board. What is this, 2017? Thankfully, Sony used its CES press conference today to announce that it’s finally addressing its well-received WH-1000XM3’s lack of Alexa. The headphones will be getting Amazon’s smart assistant via a firmware update at some point during the first quarter…

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Thanks to Hulu, Disney lost $580 million last fiscal year

The streaming media business is difficult. Disney, which has a 30 percent post Hulu, witnessed loss of $580 million last most recently completed fiscal year, according to an SEC filing. This was, the SEC filing districts,” primarily due to a higher loss from our investment in Hulu, partially offset by a favorable comparison to a…

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Epic Games buys 3Lateral, maker of super-realistic ‘digital humans’

Epic Activity announced this morning that they’ve acquired Serbia-based 3Lateral, a game studio concentrate on designing more realistic computer-generated human characters. The team of 60+ will be continuing their work with existing collaborators and to continue their existence in Serbia. 3Lateral benefactor Vladimir Mastilovic will guide Epic Games’ worldwide digital humen exertions, the company says.…

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See you tomorrow in Las Vegas

We will be holding a small contest during CES in Las Vegas and we want to see you! We’re looking to meet some cool hardware and crypto startups, so the very best kinfolks at Work In Progress have opened up their gap to us and 200 of you all to hold a meetup and pitch-off.…

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D-Link thinks 5G will cut your cords forever

Network gear maker D-Link really announced a 5G router that mails high-speed Wi-Fi through your mansion without cables. The router, called the DWR-2 010, should allow users to get big speeds over 5G networks without flowing cable. Don’t expect to pick this up at the local Best Buy, nonetheless, as the 5G router is very…

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Blue launches a $100 XLR mic

Blue has done a find enterprise carving a niche for itself in the burgeoning life of amateur podcasters. The company’s USB microphones like the Yeti and Snowball have become a stable among those establish pictures with limited experise and budgetary questions. This week at CES, the company( now a part of Logitech) offered an interesting…

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Samsung CES 2019 liveblog

It’s not really CES until Samsung has taken the stage. The company’s annual keynote is one of the tentpole episodes for the giant buyer electronics depict. Sure, the company restrains its portable gunpowder bone-dry until Mobile World Congress rotations around, but CES is the time when the rest of company’s businesses can shine. It’s hard…

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