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Amazon purchases Mesh WiFi Company Eero

Have a Google WiFi system in your house? Or maybe another mesh network by Lenovo, Netgear, or Cisco? Well, most of that can be attributed to the launch of an independent company named Eero back in February of 2016. Eero is making a new splash in the market today but it’s not technology related. It is being bought by Amazon.

Amazon and Eero announced the acquisition in a press release today. Amazon’s SVP of Devices and Services, Dave Limp, says  [Read More…]

Amazon is buying popular mesh Wi-Fi company Eero

It’s currently unclear how much Amazon’s paying for Eero.

Mesh Wi-Fi networks are essential if you want good wireless coverage in a larger home/apartment, and while the market for these routers is huge, Eero has managed to stick out as one of the best options out there. As of February 11, 2019, it’s confirmed that Amazon is buying the company.

In a press release issued by Amazon, Senior Vice President of Amazon Devices and Services, Dave Limp,  [Read More…]

Samsung reportedly acquires Israeli company to improve its dual-camera tech

Samsung is said to have shelled out $ 155 million to acquire Israeli camera tech company Corephotonics.

Samsung has recently unveiled phones with three and even four rear cameras, and it now looks like the company is making moves to improve its multi-camera technology. The South Korean giant is said to have paid nearly $ 155 million to acquire Israeli camera tech company Corephotonics, according to Globes.

Samsung Ventures was already a key investor in Corephotonics —  [Read More…]

Essential acquires CloudMagic, the company behind Newton Mail

Newton Mail gets a fresh start under Essential.

Newton Mail was a popular third-party alternative to Gmail, and even though the service had over 40,000 paying customers, it was shut down back in December. Interestingly, the app has continued to work since then, and we now know the reason why: Essential has acquired CloudMagic — the company behind Newton Mail — for an undisclosed fee, with the email service likely ending up as an exclusive offering on  [Read More…]

A look at Corning, the company behind Gorilla Glass

There are many unsung heroes in the world of innovation. It’s full of companies helping bring us great technology on a daily basis, but many remain almost unnoticed. One such company is Corning. The “glass company” is being used in billions of smartphones, tablets, and even laptops but what do you really know about the 167-year-old institution? Allow me to help you get introduced and show you how they are used in current technology.

A Brief History Lesson

Corning was  [Read More…]

Amazon just asked Alexa to declare war on every smart home company

Anything you can do, Amazon can do cheaper. Look out.

The AmazonBasics Microwave stole many of the headlines as a wacky device that there was no way Amazon was going to actually announce. But today, it did. The microwave itself isn’t interesting in the least — it’s the most generic, cheap-looking microwave this side of a college dorm room. But it, along with the dozen other Echo-related hardware announcements Amazon just made, marks the point at which  [Read More…]

Meet Arcadia Power, the company that wants to give you clean energy

Fossil fuels aren’t just harmful for the environment, they’re more expensive than renewable, clean energy resources. Unfortunately, most people are under the impression that green energy resources are difficult to access — but with Arcadia Power, conservation-conscious people can use an online platform to not only get free access to low-cost clean energy resources, but improve how your home runs.

Arcadia Power helps you connect to less expensive clean energy plans — and you get some peace of mind knowing  [Read More…]

Kano, a company teaching kids how to code, joins forces with Sesame Ventures

Kano, an educational computer company that provides kids with the tools to build their own technology, has received an investment from Sesame Ventures.

Together, the two companies will share knowledge, insights and best practices regarding parents and children and their interaction with technology from the earliest stages of life.

Sesame Ventures is the investment arm of Sesame Workshop, the company behind the popular educational children’s program Sesame Street. It seeks to partner with companies involved in tech, health, and child  [Read More…]

Facebook isn’t the only company that plays loose with your data

Everyone focuses on the easy target when it comes to companies using your personal information, but it’s important to remember that it’s not just a Facebook thing.

Yes, it’s time for another post about Facebook, your privacy, and how everything is bad and makes us all want to hashtag things.

This time, I’m not railing on Facebook for the company’s vampiric harvesting of human dignity (I couldn’t resist) and instead want to remind us all that Facebook’s  [Read More…]

Huawei is the only Chinese company in Forbes’ 2018 Most Valuable Brands

The company’s valued at $ 8.4 billion.

Phones like the Mate 10 and P20 Pro have made 2018 an awesome year for Huawei so far, and all of that hard work appears to have paid off. The company recently announced that it was placed in Forbes’ Most Valuable Brands for the second year in the row and is the only Chinese company on the list for 2018.

Huawei made its debut appearance on the list in 2017  [Read More…]