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Withings launches the $130 Pulse HR activity tracker, its second product since spinning out of Nokia

Health-focused wearables company Withings returns today with its second new product since cofounder Éric Carreel bought his company back from Nokia earlier this year. Its first new product, the $ 200 Steel HR Sport smartwatch which launched in September, we called a slick watch and activity tracker. Today, Withings launches the $ 129.95 Pulse HR fitness tracker. The […]

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Google launches ‘enhanced network’ for Project Fi with VPN for all connections

Google has announced a new “enhanced network” for its Project Fi mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service, one that promises extra security and more reliable connectivity. First unveiled nearly four years ago, Google’s Project Fi service flits between the Wi-Fi and cellular networks of T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and Three, ensuring that users have constant access […]

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Starship Technologies launches commercial package delivery service using autonomous robots

Starship Technologies, a robotics startup created by two of Skype’s founders, is launching what it’s claiming to be a world’s first today: a commercial, autonomous, ground-based robotic package delivery service. If that just made you blurt out “huh?,” let us recap. Founded out of Estonia in 2014 by Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, Starship Technologies has launched myriad autonomous […]

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Pentagon awards more than $2 billion in contracts for national-security-capable rocket launches

A rendering of Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket in flight. (Courtesy of Blue Origin) October 10 at 6:10 PM The Air Force on Wednesday awarded more than $ 2 billion in combined contracts to three companies to develop rockets capable of launching national security satellites. The contracts, part of an effort to increase competition, went […]