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9455 Thai beauty platform Konvy raises Series A for international expansion
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Thai beauty platform Konvy raises Series A for international expansion
Founded 10 years ago, Konvy is now Thailand’s top beauty e-commerce platform. It plans to accelerate its omnichannel and international distribution with a new Series A of $10 million from Insignia Ventures
9449 Microsoft Surface Pro 8 for Business review: Still in love
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Microsoft Surface Pro 8 for Business review: Still in love
Pros Portability LTE connectivity Battery life Price Cons Random performance hiccups It’s heavy as a dedicated tablet During the last few years here on ZDNet, I’ve written about
9558 Trade-in your old phone to get up to £450 off Pixel 7/ 7 Pro
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Trade-in your old phone to get up to £450 off Pixel 7/ 7 Pro
(Pocket-lint) – As anyone with a smartphone knows, devices are constantly evolving, with new features and capabilities constantly added. So when a new generation of smartphones comes out, it can
9458 Amazon takes on the meerkats with own online insurance store
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Amazon takes on the meerkats with own online insurance store
(Pocket-lint) – Amazon is to launch its own insurance store soon, which will offer UK customers the ability to purchase home insurance directly through its retail site rather than individual insurers
9556 Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to in 2022
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Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to in 2022
(Pocket-lint) – The Nintendo Switch proved itself as a very capable competitor to the PS4 and Xbox One while offering something else besides – portability. It’s still just as impressive
9447 Endor Labs offers dependency management platform for open source software
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Endor Labs offers dependency management platform for open source software
Endor Labs came out of stealth mode on Monday, launching its Dependency Lifecycle Management Platform, designed to ensure end-to-end security for open source software (OSS). The software addresses three
9461 iPhone trick: How to put a call on hold
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iPhone trick: How to put a call on hold
(Pocket-lint) – There are a number of tips and tricks hidden within the iOS software, from taking a full webpage screenshot to using the back of your iPhone as a secret button.  Did you know it
9445 Blogger’s notebook: File Explorer tabs, Ignite, and Windows 11 22H2
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Blogger’s notebook: File Explorer tabs, Ignite, and Windows 11 22H2
Has Microsoft started to roll out items in Windows 11 that make us crusty old timers finally upgrade, that make us think, “Hmm, that’s kinda cool,” instead of wanting an older feature back? It’s
9568 Fujifilm X-T5 is official, equipped with 40.2MP sensor, 6.2k video and 5-axis stabilisation
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Fujifilm X-T5 is official, equipped with 40.2MP sensor, 6.2k video and 5-axis stabilisation
(Pocket-lint) – Fujifilm has unveiled its latest addition to the X-series camera range, and this one adds some serious photography and video capabilities to its usual classic, retro camera design.  For
9494 iPadOS 16: Release date and all the features coming to your iPad
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iPadOS 16: Release date and all the features coming to your iPad
(Pocket-lint) – Apple previewed its latest software for iPhone, Apple Watch, Mac and iPad during its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the beginning of June.  Plenty of features have now
824 This Week in Apps: Unreal Engine saved, Fortnite banned and TikTok talks to everyone
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This Week in Apps: Unreal Engine saved, Fortnite banned and TikTok talks to everyone
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a
9570 Amazon commits to Matter support for Echo and Eero devices
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Amazon commits to Matter support for Echo and Eero devices
(Pocket-lint) – Amazon has announced that it will be embracing smart home connectivity standard Matter for its Echo and Eero devices. It will be adding the platform to 30 devices initially, which
9497 Google Pixel 7 vs Pixel 6a: Which should you buy?
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Google Pixel 7 vs Pixel 6a: Which should you buy?
(Pocket-lint) – When the Google Pixel 6a first came out, we were keen to see just how different it was from the more expensive, but older, Pixel 6. We discovered there wasn’t really a huge
9528 Apple iPad (10th gen, 2022) review: Absolutely fabulous
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Apple iPad (10th gen, 2022) review: Absolutely fabulous
(Pocket-lint) – Apple announced the 10th generation of the standard iPad in the middle of October 2022. The tablet sits above the 9th generation model – which remains the entry-level model
9534 The Drop + Epos H3X promises unrivalled comfort and sonic performance at an affordable price
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The Drop + Epos H3X promises unrivalled comfort and sonic performance at an affordable price
(Pocket-lint) – Drop has revealed another collaboration with Epos that it claims brings audiophile quality with a market-leading price. The Drop + Epos H3X follows on from the popular Drop + Epos
9540 Everything we know about The Witcher Remake: Announcement, story and more
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Everything we know about The Witcher Remake: Announcement, story and more
(Pocket-lint) – The Witcher has become a pretty huge universe in gaming, with the massive success of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt creating oceans of goodwill and anticipation for more games in the series. CD
9544 Samsung HW-Q990B review: Maximum immersion, minimum fuss
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Samsung HW-Q990B review: Maximum immersion, minimum fuss
(Pocket-lint) – While soundbars are getting better and better at recreating the experience of a full surround sound system, they still come with some undeniable limitations to their abilities. Thankfully,
119 Startups Weekly: The world is eating tech
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Startups Weekly: The world is eating tech
Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT). Subscribe here. You could almost hear the internet cracking apart this
9554 How to change your Nest video doorbell ringtone to spooky Halloween sounds
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How to change your Nest video doorbell ringtone to spooky Halloween sounds
(Pocket-lint) – If you own a Nest video doorbell, did you know you can change its ringtone? Google offers seasonal ringtones for its doorbells, including Halloween-themed tones for the month of October.
9551 Apple Watch Series 8 vs Watch SE: Which should you buy?
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Apple Watch Series 8 vs Watch SE: Which should you buy?
(Pocket-lint) – Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 8 alongside the second generation Watch SE in September 2022. The company also announced a rugged model – called Watch Ultra, though this
598 Bracing for election day, Facebook rolls out voting resources to U.S. users
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Bracing for election day, Facebook rolls out voting resources to U.S. users
Eager to avoid a repeat of its disastrous role as a super-spreader of misinformation during the 2016 election cycle, Facebook is getting its ducks in a row. Following an announcement earlier this summer,
497 Firefox gets next-gen anti-tracking defense, stymies 'bounce' trackers
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Firefox gets next-gen anti-tracking defense, stymies ‘bounce’ trackers
Mozilla today announced a new defense against advanced tracking tactics that it will be switching on in Firefox 79 starting immediately and pushing out to the remaining user base during the next few weeks. Calling
9549 The Wheel of Time season 2: Cast, plot and everything you need to know
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The Wheel of Time season 2: Cast, plot and everything you need to know
(Pocket-lint) – Amazon Prime Video’s epic fantasy adventure has proven to be a hit with critics and viewers alike. The show is based on a bestselling series of novels, there are 14 books in
9443 Toyota discloses data leak after access key exposed on GitHub
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Toyota discloses data leak after access key exposed on GitHub
Toyota Motor Corporation is warning that customers’ personal information may have been exposed after an access key was publicly available on GitHub for almost five years. Toyota T-Connect is the
9430 How to merge data in R using R merge, dplyr, or data.table
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How to merge data in R using R merge, dplyr, or data.table
R has a number of quick, elegant ways to join data frames by a common column. I’d like to show you three of them: base R’s merge() function dplyr’s join family of functions data.table’s bracket
9439 Snapchat brings parental controls to India through in-app tool ‘Family Center’
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Snapchat brings parental controls to India through in-app tool ‘Family Center’
Snapchat is bringing an initial set of parental controls to users in India — a couple of months after its debut in the U.S. and some other markets — to deliver parents and guardians in the key oversea
685 Best Samsung phones in 2020: Galaxy Note 20 5G, S20 Ultra 5G, Z Flip, and more
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Best Samsung phones in 2020: Galaxy Note 20 5G, S20 Ultra 5G, Z Flip, and more
The latest figures for worldwide smartphone market share show that Samsung continues to lead the world, with 20% of the market. Huawei is just behind at 17%, while Apple follows with 14%.  Keep in mind
1025 Quantum startup CEO suggests we are only five years away from a quantum desktop computer
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Quantum startup CEO suggests we are only five years away from a quantum desktop computer
Today at TechCrunch Disrupt 2020, leaders from three quantum computing startups joined TechCrunch editor Frederic Lardinois to discuss the future of the technology. IonQ CEO and president Peter Chapman
9432 The four-day workweek: Why now is the best time to try something radically and new
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The four-day workweek: Why now is the best time to try something radically and new
Image: Westend61/ Getty With an economic downturn looming larger, many companies are taking this as a signal to start placing tighter controls over their staff. This includes more directive messaging
9416 Companies are still waiting for their cloud ROI
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Companies are still waiting for their cloud ROI
Most businesses have many reasons for shifting to the cloud. The most common is to save money. Sadly, it happens pretty rarely, at least in the short term. Instead, as The Wall Street Journal recently
61 Google open sources trademarks with the Open Usage Commons
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Google open sources trademarks with the Open Usage Commons
Google has announced it is launching a new organization, Open Usage Commons (OUC), to host the trademarks for three of its most important new open-source projects. These are Angular, a web application
615 Intel Tiger Lake and Microsoft’s Surface Duo/Neo: Redefining mobile hardware
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Intel Tiger Lake and Microsoft’s Surface Duo/Neo: Redefining mobile hardware
Disclosure: Most of the companies mentioned are clients of the author. There have been a series of potentially market-changing announcements this month (and some haven’t happened yet).  The two already
238 Are insurtech startups undervalued?
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Are insurtech startups undervalued?
More fun and games with Lemonade’s public valuation On the heels of Hippo’s funding round and our exploration of how the private markets appear to be more conservative than public investors
1474 Splunk acquires Plumbr and Rigor to build out its observability platform
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Splunk acquires Plumbr and Rigor to build out its observability platform
Data platform Splunk today announced that it has acquired two startups, Plumbr and Rigor, to build out its new Observability Suite, which is also launching today. Plumbr is an application performance monitoring
205 Windows 10: This new update for versions 1909 and 1903 fixes Excel, File Explorer bugs and more
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Windows 10: This new update for versions 1909 and 1903 fixes Excel, File Explorer bugs and more
Microsoft has released optional cumulative updates for Windows 10 versions 1909, 1903 and 1809, delivering its first optional updates since pausing them in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Microsoft
9420 Elon Musk buying Twitter after all, the ‘next Mark Zuckerberg’ and fare thee well, Stadia
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Elon Musk buying Twitter after all, the ‘next Mark Zuckerberg’ and fare thee well, Stadia
Hi all! Welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we quickly sum up some of the most read TechCrunch stories from the past seven days. The goal? Even when you’re swamped, a quick skim of
49 Facebook takes down fake accounts operated by 'Roger Stone and his associates'
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Facebook takes down fake accounts operated by ‘Roger Stone and his associates’
Facebook removed today a network of fake accounts that engaged in boosting each other’s content to promote Roger Stone’s public image, and which the social network said were operated by “Roger
1033 Here's how Microsoft is looking to MetaOS to make Microsoft 365 a 'whole life' experience
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Here’s how Microsoft is looking to MetaOS to make Microsoft 365 a ‘whole life’ experience
Earlier this year, some leaks about Microsoft’s “MetaOS” had a lot of us Microsoft watchers scrambling to figure out what this foundational layer is and how it will affect Microsoft’s
342 Windows 10 Insider Previews: A guide to the builds
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Windows 10 Insider Previews: A guide to the builds
Microsoft never sleeps. Even before Microsoft made the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004) generally available to users, the company began working on upcoming feature updates to Windows 10. As it
9418 What is torrenting and how does it work?
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What is torrenting and how does it work?
Overearth/Getty Images Torrenting is a term used for distributing and downloading files using the BitTorrent protocol. Because of how that protocol works, torrenting is particularly well-suited to
9428 How to turn your car into the ultimate mobile office
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How to turn your car into the ultimate mobile office
Now that you’re used to working outside the corporate office, it’s time to stretch the boundaries beyond the kitchen table or guest bedroom to the ultimate mobile office. It might lack four walls and
533 Daily Crunch: Trump bans transactions with ByteDance and Tencent
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Daily Crunch: Trump bans transactions with ByteDance and Tencent
Trump escalates his campaign against Chinese tech companies, Facebook extends work from home until the middle of 2021 and Netflix adds support for Hindi. Here’s your Daily Crunch for August 7, 2020. The
189 iPhone iOS 13.6 battery draining fast for no obvious reason? Try this fix
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iPhone iOS 13.6 battery draining fast for no obvious reason? Try this fix
Over the weekend, a reader, Keith, got in touch with me with what is these days with a common problem — rapid battery drain. And this was really rapid. So fast that a fully-charged iPhone drained
29 Mercedes opts for more screens and fewer buttons in the 2021 S-Class
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Mercedes opts for more screens and fewer buttons in the 2021 S-Class
Teaser images and leaked photos of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class suggested the automaker was moving towards a more digital-centric interior. That might have been an understatement. Mercedes-Benz revealed
151 VC Josh Stein talks power dynamics: ‘I don’t think this has been a mustache-twisting moment for investors’
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VC Josh Stein talks power dynamics: ‘I don’t think this has been a mustache-twisting moment for investors’
Josh Stein has been an investor for the past 16 years, joining the firm DFJ as a young operator, rising through its ranks, and ultimately, along with fellow managing director Emily Melton, becoming the
1190 Exotec raises $90 million for its warehouse robots
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Exotec raises $90 million for its warehouse robots
French startup Exotec has raised a $90 million Series C round led by 83North, with existing investors Iris Capital and Breega also participating. Other existing investors include 360 Capital. The company
9426 ADATA denies RansomHouse cyberattack, says leaked data from 2021 breach
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ADATA denies RansomHouse cyberattack, says leaked data from 2021 breach
Taiwanese chip maker ADATA denies claims of a RansomHouse cyberattack after the threat actors began posting stolen files on their data leak site. The RansomHouse gang added ADATA files to their data leak
587 Top 10 essential Android apps (September 2020 edition)
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Top 10 essential Android apps (September 2020 edition)
Got a new Android smartphone, or want suggestions for some new apps to check out? I’ve got you covered!  Here is a selection of some of the best apps available for Android smartphones. Must read: This
637 How to redirect a request in ASP.NET Core MVC
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How to redirect a request in ASP.NET Core MVC
ASP.NET Core is a cross-platform, open source, lean, fast, and modular framework for building high-performance web applications. ASP.NET Core MVC applications enable you to redirect a request to a specified
121 Amid the new COVID-19 ‘normal,’ the laptop and smartphone need to merge
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Amid the new COVID-19 ‘normal,’ the laptop and smartphone need to merge
Disclosure:  Most of the vendors mentioned are clients of the author. When the laptop was conceived, the tech industry was attempting to address the needs of a mobile workforce.  These workers often
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