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[29 Jul]    Google Straps Aclima Sensors To Street View Cars To Map Air Pollution 

Aclima GoogleIf a city knows what intersections are full of smog, it could add trees or change stop light schedules to improve the air its citizens breathe. Google Earth’s Outreach program that equips non-profits and public-benefit organizations with data wants to give the world these insights. So today, Google revealed that it’s been working with SF startup Aclima for the last year and a half… Read More

[28 Jul]    The Virtues Of Virtual Reality, Bud Light And Manchester United 

NextVRDespite being a few feet from Luis Suárez, I was only mildly concerned that he’d be lunging towards me to take a bite out of my shoulder. But then again, I wasn’t actually a few feet away. I was scarfing down free snacks in a press suite packed with a half-dozen video editors and engineers that were beaming NextVR’s live virtual reality footage of the soccer game to users… Read More

[28 Jul]    The New Moto X And Moto G Are Incredibly Cheap Yet Powerful Phones 

Moto 2015 Family Portrait[1]Motorola has just unveiled its new lineup of smartphones, the Moto G, Moto X Style and Moto X Play. While these phones are mostly updated versions of their previous iterations, Motorola is sticking with its key advantages — price, customization and less bloatware. Read More

[27 Jul]    Today’s Kids Have No Idea How The First iPod Worked 

2360448806_fc78898a68_oIt’s easy to forget that technology changes quickly when you follow this industry. When the first iPod was released in 2001, it was a much different world. Components weren’t powerful enough to create smartphones and tablets. Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and Spotify didn’t exist. Microsoft had just released the original Xbox and Windows XP. Read More

[27 Jul]    Razer Confirms Acquisition Of Ouya’s Software, Tech And Dev Teams In All-Cash Deal 

ouyaAfter raising funds at a $1 billion valuation, gaming company Razer has confirmed its first acquisition. It has bought the software assets of Ouya; and it has acqui-hired the company’s technical and developer relations teams to expand Razer’s Android TV gaming business, specifically around its Forge TV console and the Cortex gaming platform. Notably, Razer is not acquiring… Read More