Category: Tech

The Morning After: Tuesday, June 27th 2017

The Morning After: Tuesday, June 27th 2017

Welcome to Tuesday. Nintendo is reviving the SNES, Amazon’s Echo with a screen is here and we look at how iOS 11 is shaping up.

The mini console will include the never-before-released ‘Star Fox 2.’
The SNES Classic is real, …

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Microsoft launches a new AI startup program at Station F in Paris

Microsoft launches a new AI startup program at Station F in Paris

Microsoft is rethinking its strategy when it comes to startup acceleration in Paris. The company is going to focus on artificial intelligence. This will lead to a new program for AI startups at Station F.

Microsoft has had a startup …

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Retro tech provides a brief escape from the depressing nightmare of the present

Retro tech provides a brief escape from the depressing nightmare of the present

Just admit it.

Is sticking your head in the sand still frowned upon if you discover a buried mini Nintendo NES while you’re down there?

How about a rad keyboard styled like it was yanked straight off a vintage typewriter?…

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Pittsburgh’s Kerf Cases enrobes your phone in fine wood

Pittsburgh’s Kerf Cases enrobes your phone in fine wood

One iPhone case is much like the other unless it’s made of figured walnut wood from a retired woodworker in California and feels like the surface of a finely-sanded and well-made piece of antique cabinetry. That’s why Kerf Cases, a …

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Haunting is the new ghosting is the new…you know what? We gotta stop this.

Haunting is the new ghosting is the new…you know what? We gotta stop this.

Social media is now spookier than ever.

Do you have lost loves lurking on your Instagram feed? Do you feel a spooky shiver whenever you use Snapchat? You’re probably being haunted.

Yes, haunted. Basically it’s when someone you’ve ended things …

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The augmented reality gold rush is afoot

The augmented reality gold rush is afoot

Who will be the Pixar of AR? Someone oughta be rounding up Hollywood special effects engineers and animated character designers to build an augmented reality content startup.

This week’s launch of Facebook’s Camera Effects platform means there’s suddenly 1.8 billion …

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Daughter tweets her mom’s ‘next-level petty’ plan to mess with a Trump rally

Daughter tweets her mom’s ‘next-level petty’ plan to mess with a Trump rally

Sometimes moms can be even more petty than their children. And when they are, it’s OK, because they’re moms and they can do whatever they want.

Becca Mayo, a 21-year-old junior at the University of Minnesota, took a screenshot …

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Etsy names Josh Silverman as its new CEO

Etsy names Josh Silverman as its new CEO

There’s been a shakeup in Etsy‘s leadership with CEO Chad Dickerson and CTO John Allspaw departing.

Josh Silverman, the former Skype and Evite CEO who joined Etsy’s board last fall, is taking over as CEO, while VP of Engineering Mike …

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Harman Kardon’s Cortana-powered Echo rival makes Skype calls

Harman Kardon’s Cortana-powered Echo rival makes Skype calls

If last year was all about the rise of Alexa and Google Assistant, 2017 could be reserved for Cortana and Siri. Apple is reportedly due to launch its oft-rumored connected speaker at its WWDC conference next month, but Microsoft has …

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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel is here to lose money and earn your trust

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel is here to lose money and earn your trust

Image: bloomberg/getty images

"Just cause Yahoo has a search box, it doesn’t mean they’re Google."

In this case, Snapchat is Google, and Facebook is Yahoo. It takes guts to lob a line like that in your first-ever earnings call as …

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