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Royole unveils FlexPai, a hybrid device that measures 7.8 inches in tablet form and becomes two Android phones when closed; available now in China for…

Vlad Savov / The Verge : Royole unveils FlexPai, a hybrid device that measures 7.8 inches in tablet form and becomes two Android phones when closed; available now in China for ~$1,320   —  You asked for this  —  The Royole FlexPai is the sort of device that companies rush out when they feel the absolute imperative to be first with some new technology.

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Report: VC funding in US startups reached $99.5B in 2018, the highest since 2000, in a total of 5,536 deals, the lowest since 2013 (Taylor…

Taylor Soper / GeekWire : Report: VC funding in US startups reached $99.5B in 2018, the highest since 2000, in a total of 5,536 deals, the lowest since 2013   —  U.S. startups are raising investment dollars at levels unseen since the dot-com era.  —  Venture capital funding in U.S. companies reached $99.5 billion in 2018 …

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Twitter says it is launching a program to let a limited set of users try out new conversational features with their followers in the coming weeks…

Edgar Alvarez / Engadget : Twitter says it is launching a program to let a limited set of users try out new conversational features with their followers in the coming weeks   —  Twitter is launching a new program to let users reshape how conversations on its site look and feel, the company announced today in an interview with Engadget at CES 2019.

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Customers have been annoyed by Samsung’s deal to pre-install Facebook on devices, including Galaxy phones, because the app can only be disabled, not…

Sarah Frier / Bloomberg : Customers have been annoyed by Samsung's deal to pre-install Facebook on devices, including Galaxy phones, because the app can only be disabled, not deleted   —  - Galaxy owners take to Twitter to complain about permanent app  — Pre-install deals are common, but privacy concerns are rising

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Comcast now offers Xfinity customers additional security protection on home networks for $5.99/month with xFi Advanced Security, which can quarantine…

Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge : Comcast now offers Xfinity customers additional security protection on home networks for $5.99/month with xFi Advanced Security, which can quarantine devices   —  Better internet protection, for a price  —  Comcast has announced a new service as part of its Xfinity xFi internet platform at CES 2019 …

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Mark Zuckerberg says his challenge for 2019 is to host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society (Mark Zuckerberg)

Mark Zuckerberg : Mark Zuckerberg says his challenge for 2019 is to host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society   —  Every year I take on a personal challenge to learn something new.  I've built an AI for my home, run 365 miles, visited every US state, read 25 books, and learned Mandarin.

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Google debuts Interpreter Mode in Google Assistant for smart displays and speakers to translate languages in real time for people in the same physical…

Lauren Goode / Wired : Google debuts Interpreter Mode in Google Assistant for smart displays and speakers to translate languages in real time for people in the same physical space   —  OVER THE PAST year Google has been making its virtual assistant, the eponymous Google Assistant, more capable of handling …

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Report: German authorities seek help from NSA after finding that hackers had released private data linked to Chancellor Merkel and hundreds of other…

Patrick Donahue / Bloomberg : Report: German authorities seek help from NSA after finding that hackers had released private data linked to Chancellor Merkel and hundreds of other politicians   —  - German politicians criticize technology security agency  — Interior minister pledges to get to bottom of data dump

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A look at Finland’s strategy to become a leader in practical AI applications, starting with a grassroots program to teach 1% of its population the…

Janosch Delcker / Politico : A look at Finland's strategy to become a leader in practical AI applications, starting with a grassroots program to teach 1% of its population the basics of AI   —  Inside Finland's plan to train its population in artificial intelligence.  —  HELSINKI — Jaana Partanen is not your typical AI programming geek.

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Masayoshi Son believes Arm’s chip blueprints could someday be in 1,000 internet-connected devices per human; his strategy for Arm is revenue growth,…

The Economist : Masayoshi Son believes Arm's chip blueprints could someday be in 1,000 internet-connected devices per human; his strategy for Arm is revenue growth, not profit   —  The British company's pre-eminent position in chip design helps him predict tech's future  —  On the outskirts of Cambridge …

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UK’s Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health says that there is little evidence to support claims that screen time is harmful for children’s…

Tom Chivers / New Statesman : UK's Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health says that there is little evidence to support claims that screen time is harmful for children's health   —  Correlation does not equal causation when it comes to screen time.  —  How much should we worry about our children using screens?

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Bob Iger on Disney’s streaming efforts, BAMTech acquisition, and challenges like changing compensation models as the company’s new services get closer…

Jack Hough / Barron's Online : Bob Iger on Disney's streaming efforts, BAMTech acquisition, and challenges like changing compensation models as the company's new services get closer to launch   —  Burbank, Calif.—At Walt Disney (DIS) headquarters in this studio-filled city, Suite 3H in the original animation building holds stacks …

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