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3/30/2017

AOC has released a gaming monitor that works with 4K. The 32-inch monitor offers a 60 hertz refresh rate and wide viewing angles for better color continuity.

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3/30/2017

Toshiba shareholders have approved management's proposal to sell the company's profitable semiconductor business, a leading supplier of NAND flash memory devices, while the company faces huge losses from its Westinghouse Electric subsidiary, which is now in Chapter 11. Management came under criticism from shareholders for the present state of affairs.

3/30/2017

Emoticast, a music-focused social networking site, recently gained $5 million in funding, with hip-hop mogul Will.i.am and producer David Guetta among the contributors. The company intends to use the money to increase content offerings and build partnerships in the entertainment industry.

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3/30/2017

Google has launched an updated version of its iPad-compatible calendar. The update will use machine-learning technology to help users better schedule meetings and locations based on co-workers' availability.

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3/30/2017

Mobile users with smartphones can now take advantage of Facebook's live-streaming 360-degree video. The feature is integrated in the app, making it easy to access and use.

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3/30/2017

Google has unveiled its Google Open Source Projects software designed to centralize projects in one space. Unlike source-code locations like GitHub this project is a "master directory to Google's open-source projects," writes Steven Vaughan-Nichols.

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ZDNet
3/30/2017

Flagging a price in an app name or screenshot could prohibit your app from entry to Apple's App Store. Developers making such submissions now may receive an error message inviting them to make a change.

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3/29/2017

Wearable devices that help female consumers manage their health and offer a bit of style are becoming a popular segment for tech companies. Bellabeat, a maker of wearable health-tracking pendants, and Omsignal, a wearable brand that puts women first, are just two of the companies looking to take wearable tech beyond the "boys' club" and just counting steps to a more holistic approach to monitoring women's health.

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Omsignal
3/29/2017

Adidas has released a beta version of its All Day fitness app on Android and iOS. The app works with Google Fit and Apple's Health Kit and offers tutorials and fitness tracking.

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3/29/2017

The House has repealed the Federal Communications Commission's privacy regulations for broadband providers, introduced under the Obama administration. The rules required providers to get consumer permission before using or selling certain data, which observers said put them at a disadvantage with websites, which did not face the same restrictions.