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Democratic senators question Juul about its Altria deal

By | altria group, ecigarettes, Gadgets, Government, Health, juul labs, Startups, TC

Eleven democratic senators, led by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), have penned a letter to Juul Labs, asking a series of questions around the product’s marketing, its effectiveness as a tool to help people quit smoking combustible cigarettes, sales figures and, perhaps most importantly, more information on the deal that gave Altria a minority stake in […]

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Apple announces new AirPods

By | AirPods, Apple, Gadgets, TC

Apple has just announced the second-generation AirPods. The new AirPods are fitted with the H1 chip, which is meant to offer performance efficiencies, faster connect times between the pods and your devices and the ability to ask for Siri hands-free with the “Hey Siri” command. Because of its performance efficiency, the H1 chip also allows […]

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Juul Labs hires former Apple employee to lead the fight against counterfeits

By | adrian punderson, altria group, Gadgets, Health, juul, juul labs, Personnel, Startups, TC

Juul Labs, the e-cig company under fire for its product’s popularity with young people, has brought on a new VP of Intellectual Property Protection with Adrian Punderson, formerly of PwC and Apple. Punderson’s job is all about working alongside government agencies, as well as Juul Labs Intellectual Property VP Wayne Sobon, to combat the sale […]

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What the FDA’s restriction of e-cig flavors means for Juul

By | fda, Gadgets, Government, Health, juul, juul labs, Startups, TC

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has revealed his plans to combat underage use of e-cigs and nicotine, which has grown 78 percent among high school students from 2017 to 2018. The commissioner today announced a plan that would remove all flavored electronic nicotine delivery system products — with the exception of tobacco, mint, menthol or non-flavored […]

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Sony filed a patent for a touchscreen-equipped PlayStation controller

By | Gadgets, Gaming, playstation, Sony, TC

According to a patent application continuation filed in 2017 and published recently, Sony may have tentative plans to build out a touchscreen-equipped PlayStation controller. Whether the value added from having a touchscreen right on the controller will be worth the added cost is not yet clear. Right now, PlayStation controllers have a touch-enabled center button […]

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