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5/25/2016

Shutterstock is bringing its reverse image search to iOS devices, a feature that uses machine learning technology to identify images in a picture based on pixels rather than keywords.

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Shutterstock
5/25/2016

Developers will soon be able to work with Apple's Siri voice-activated assistant and a software development kit is coming, according to industry insiders. The move comes as Apple plans a device much like Amazon's Echo.

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Apple, Siri, software development, Amazon
5/25/2016

Developers are now able to build nativelike mobile Web applications using Google's Polymer App Toolbox and Polymer library. On the Web platform, apps can be built using the browser.

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InfoWorld
5/24/2016

The company that teamed up with Disney last year on a parental control service that gave guardians insight into their children's devices is now adding a subscription service that extends parental control even when kids leave their home Wi-Fi network. Circle with Disney and the new "Circle Go" service enable parents to block websites and apps, manage hours spent on a device and see what their kids are doing on the Internet.

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TechCrunch
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Disney, WiFi
5/24/2016

Hisense has debuted several 4K TVs in its 2016 lineup, including two HDR-ready 4K sets that will retail for $599 and $699 -- prices the company calls "disruptive." The 4K Ultra HD, HDR-enabled TVs are available in 50- and 55-inch models and offer over-the-air TV tuners.

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TWICE, HD Guru
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Hisense
5/24/2016

A court case brought by Oracle against Google could clear the way for Oracle to go after Android hardware-makers. At issue is whether Google unfairly used Java programs to develop its Android operating system. If that is found to be the case, Oracle might also be able to sue such makers as Samsung and Motorola parent Lenovo.

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Boston Herald
5/24/2016

Trello's software for businesses serves a different purpose than other communications tools, acting more as a wall for sticky notes, a service that boasts 1.1 million daily active users. Trello is looking to build on that success with an international expansion as well as a focus on making its product more appealing to big businesses.

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Forbes
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Trello
5/23/2016

UPS and Zipline, a California-based medical drone delivery startup, are beginning aerial transport of health care supplies in Rwanda in July. Drone companies are increasingly looking to test in African nations that have less air traffic than the US and are adopting regulations for drone delivery.

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TechCrunch
5/23/2016

Jaybird has launched an upgraded set of Bluetooth-enabled sports headphones dubbed Jaybird Freedom. They retail at $200 per set. They can pair with up to eight devices, they have an 8-hour battery life boosted by a rechargeable clip, and the slimmed-down ear buds can fit under a helmet.

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CNET
5/23/2016

The mobile payment market is heating up in China, with Alibaba Group's Alipay service and Tencent Holdings' WeChat messaging platform grabbing part of the market while Apple and Samsung continue to vie for customers. Mobile-payment transactions in the country hit $235 billion last year, more than doubling transactions from the year before and surpassing mobile payments made in the US, data from Euromonitor International indicate.