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pi-top outs a new laptop for budding coders and hardware hackers

By | computing, Education, electronics, Europe, Gadgets, Hardware, hardware hacking, learn to code, pi-top, Raspberry Pi, Robotics, STEM, TC | No Comments

 U.K. edtech startup pi-top has a new learn-to-code-and-tinker machine. It’s another modular Raspberry Pi-powered laptop but this time they’ve reduced the number of steps needed to put it together, as well as adding a slider keyboard design so the Qwerty panel can be pulled out to provide access to a rail for mounting and tinkering with electronics. Read More

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Microsoft confirms plans for a new flagship store in Regent Street opposite Apple

By | apple store, eCommerce, Europe, Gadgets, Microsoft, microsoft store, physical commerce, retail, stores, TC, TCUK | No Comments

 Shopping may be turning into an increasingly virtual experience, with people buying goods online and through apps, but there is no denying the power of a physical in-store experience — a lesson Microsoft is taking to heart. Today the company announced it will be opening a new flagship store in London — just a stone’s throw from the Apple flagship store. Read More

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Android newbie HMD’s Nokia 8 flagship lets you livestream ‘frontbacks’

By | Android, Europe, frontback, Gadgets, HMD Global, Livestreaming, Mobile, Nokia, Nokia 8, nougat, smartphones, Social, TC | No Comments

 Rebooting the venerable Nokia smartphone brand has not been a rush job for HMD Global, the Foxconn-backed company set up for the purpose of licensing the Nokia name to try to revive the brand’s fortunes on smartphones. But after starting with basic and mid-tier phones, it’s finally outted a flagship Android handset. Read More

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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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