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The ORII smart ring lets you control your smartphone using only your voice

By | Artificial Intelligence, Asia, computing, Gadgets, hong kong, origami labs, orii, smartphone, TC, Technology, wearable devices | No Comments

 ORII is a new smart ring that gives you full hands-free control of your smartphone. The device connects to your phone with Bluetooth and it can be used to provide crystal-clear audio, which makes it an interesting tool for those with sight or hea…

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We went gaming at a VR arcade in Hong Kong

By | Asia, Gadgets, hong kong, playdium, robot, TC, Virtual reality, VR, vr arcade | No Comments

 TechCrunch was in Hong Kong last week for tech conference Rise — where we watched two robots talking together on stage, among other things. The event is well-known for its after-parties and social activities, but one night we sneaked away from the crowd with a few friends to check out a virtual reality arcade. Playdium is a new entry to the city, having only opened its doors at the start… Read More

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Samsung plans to recover 157 tonnes of rare metals, including gold, from Galaxy Note 7s

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 Samsung Electronics announced today that it will recycle parts from Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, which gained notoriety last year after a battery defect caused several to burst into flame. The company said in a statement on its Korean site (via Google Translate) that it also expects to recover 157 tonnes of rare metals, including gold, from the devices. Read More

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