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[31 Oct]    This Ambulance Drone Can Fly Into Trouble With First Aid 

Screen Shot 2014-10-31 at 11.14.40 AMA Dutch engineer has created a flying defibrillator for emergency situations. The drone, called the Ambulance Drone, would be stationed at various points in the city. In an emergency, people on the scene can call it in and it arrives a few seconds later. The built-in defibrillator unit can be used by anyone and it allows doctors to monitor the situation after the shocks are administered. The… Read More


[31 Oct]    Jony Ive Is So Focused On Design He Doesn’t Know Apple’s Key Financial Numbers 

Jony IveApple design lead Jony Ive spoke to an audience at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art last night, the Wall Street Journal reports, addressing the difficulties in designing an Apple smartwatch. The Apple Watch design process was “difficult and humbling” because of the expectations consumers have with regards to wearable tech and fashion, Ive said, but perhaps his most… Read More


[31 Oct]    Amazon’s Fire Phone Product Efforts Will Continue Despite Early Stumbles 

Amazon Fire PhoneAmazon is taking the long view on the Fire phone, despite poor early sales, a huge price cut and $83 million in surplus inventory that resulted in a $170 million charge for the excess hardware and supplier costs combined. Amazon’s SVP of Devices David Limp told Fortune the big issue was a miscalculation on pricing, which later resulted in Amazon slashing the price of the device from $199… Read More


[31 Oct]    HTC Reports Slim $19.7M Profit For Q3 2014 As Its Rebuilding Efforts Continue 

HTC-One-M8-4Things are better for HTC these days, after the Taiwanese phone company eked out a slim $19.6 million (NT$0.6 billion) profit for the third quarter of 2014. That figure represents a drop on the previous quarter’s $75 million profit, but is a big improvement on October 2013: when it suffered a $102 million loss, its first negative quarter as a public company. Read More


[31 Oct]    Sony Writes Off $1.5B From Its Mobile Division As It Cuts Smartphone Sales Target Again 

sony logoSony replaced the head of its mobile division yesterday, and today its latest earnings report gave a clearer indication of why. Sony’s mobile unit increased its revenue in the last quarter of business (its Q2 2014) by 1.2% to $2.83 billion, but the company wrote down the valuation of the business by a whopping $1.58 billion. Read More