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Fitbit turns teens off exercising, study finds

By | activity tracker, Apps, Europe, fitbit, fitness, Gadgets, Health, TC, teenagers, Teens, tracker, wearable devices, wearable technology, Wearables | No Comments

 Fitness tracker makers would have you believe that all that stands between you and the motivation to get up off your couch and get healthy is their shiny wearable device. But a new study conducted by researchers in the UK found groups of teenager…

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Devialet announces surround sound TV speaker with Sky

By | Devialet, Europe, France Newsletter, Gadgets, Sky, Startups, TC | No Comments

 French speaker maker Devialet just announced a brand new speaker in partnership with British broadcasting company Sky. The Sky Soundbox is a single speaker designed for your TV. It’s roughly the size of a gaming console and it is supposed to produce surround-like sound. This partnership is something brand new for the French startup. Most people know Devialet for its expensive,… Read More

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iRobot to acquire its biggest European distributor for $141M

By | Artificial Intelligence, Europe, Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, iRobot, Robopolis, robot, Robotics, TC | No Comments

 Consumer robot maker iRobot is to acquire its largest European distributor, Robopolis, in a cash deal worth $141 million. The company said it’s signed a definitive agreement to acquire the privately-held, French company, with the acquisition expected to close in October 2017. Read More

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US lifts laptop ban for all remaining airlines and airports

By | Europe, Gadgets, Government, Homeland Security, laptop ban, Security, TC, terrorism, Transportation | No Comments

 The U.S. has now lifted entirely a controversial ban on laptops in hand luggage for passengers flying to the country from the Middle East or via certain Middle Eastern airlines, with the Department of Homeland Security professing itself satisfied with “enhanced security measures in place”. Read More

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