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Iam+ EPS Headphones Arrive At Apple Stores

I.am+, the technology company founded by global music artist and entrepreneur will.i.am, has launched i.am+ EPs Bluetooth earphones. The earphones, available at Apple Stores, retail for $229.95.

Garmin Launches Vívosmart HR+

Garmin has launched the Vívosmart HR+, an activity tracker with wrist-based heart rate and GPS functionalities. The wearable provides 24/7 heart rate monitoring and tracks steps, distance, calories, and floors climbed, as well as activity intensity. The Vívosmart HR+ also includes Garmin Move IQ,...

Samsung’s Latest Fridge Comes With A 21.5-Inch LCD Touchscreen, Cameras

Samsung introduced its first touchscreen fridge in 2014. The refrigerator had a 8-inch touchscreen which was wifi-enabled. The latest models from the company - part of Samsung's Family Hub fridge line - comes with a 21.5 inch LCD touchscreen. The...

Qualcomm Releases Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine SDK

Qualcomm has released the first deep learning software development kit (SDK) for devices powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processors. The SDK, called the Qualcomm Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine, is powered by the Qualcomm Zeroth Machine Intelligence Platform, and is optimized...

Oculus Rift Headsets Hit The Stores

Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets will be hitting retail shelves for the first time, starting this May. A limited number of Oculus Rift headsets will be available for purchase from Best Buy stores around the country staring May 7th. The Oculus...

Rovi To Acquire TiVo For $1.1 Billion

Digital entertainment company Rovi is acquiring DVR-maker TiVo for roughly $1.1 billion in a cash and stock deal. A new company combining TiVo and Rovi will be led by Rovi CEO Tom Carson, and be known as TiVo. The transaction, subject to customary...

Starbucks Launches Its Own Emoji Keyboard

Starbucks has launched its own set of emoji characters. The coffeemaker's Keyboard for mobile features icons for Starbucks beverages, and people holding Starbucks beverages, among other characters. There is also a purple unicorn sipface emoji, because, lets face it, sometimes we...

Garmin Launches Golf Activity Tracker

Garmin has launched the Approach X40, a golf band that combines daily activity and heart rate tracking, with pre-loaded golf data for roughly 40,000 international courses. The X40 measures distances to the front, middle and back of the green as well as...

Send Photos, Emojis With New LinkedIn Messaging

LinkedIn has begun rolling out a new messaging system that lets users send photographs, as well as emojis, stickers and GIFs, in a chat-like interface. Users will also able to easily reference the last conversation they had right within the thread, says the...

PayPal To Acquire Xoom

PayPal and Xoom have inked a definitive agreement under which PayPal will acquire Xoom for $890 million. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, as well as the board of eBay, PayPal’s parent company. Xoom...

Nintendo Working With Universal On Theme Parks

Nintendo characters are coming to a theme park near you, as part of a collaboration between Universal and the game-maker. The two companies say they are still working on exact details, but immersive experiences will include major attractions at Universal's...

UMass Amherst Opens Large-Scale MakerBot Innovation Center

UMass Amherst is teaming up with MakerBot to deploy a large-scale 3D printing Innovation Center in New England, the first ever at a university library, according to the 3D printing company. The innovation center includes 50 Replicator 3D printers, 35 Replicator Desktop 3D...

HP Machines Will Sport Bang & Olufsen Audio

HP devices will now sport Bang & Olufsen audio as part of a collaboration between the two companies. The first HP personal computing systems with Bang & Olufsen and B&O PLAY audio will be available this spring.

SuperShuttle Launches Mobile Self Check-In

SuperShuttle has launched an airport mobile self check-in feature that lets user check-in from their mobile devices. Customers with a prepaid reservation will receive an online invitation, and can follow on-screen prompts to let the ride-sharing service know where they are in the airport...

HTC Appoints Cher Wang CEO, Peter Chou To Head Future Development

HTC has named Cher Wang, chairman and co-founder of HTC, as chief executive officer. Former CEO Peter Chou will transition to a new role as head of HTC Future Development Lab, where he will be leading product innovation for future...