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Xiaomi is unsurprisingly getting into drones too

Xiaomi is unsurprisingly getting into drones too

Is there anything Xiaomi hasn't gotten into? Short of making its own smart, self-driving car, the Chinese superstar company practically has its fingers in almost every segment in the consumer tech market, either directly or through partner manufacturers. From smartphones to smart TVs to smart air conditioning units to smart rice cookers, Xiaomi almost has it all. So when rumors and now an official teaser, show up about Xiaomi making its drone, we're not exactly shocked. Because sure, why not. Almost everyone has a drone-ish product nowadays anyway.

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Samsung’s Mirror Displays get installed in Korean salon

Samsung’s Mirror Displays get installed in Korean salon

We've seen a lot of different styles and methods people have used to create mirrors, most of them in the bathroom, that also functioned as some sort of display. Almost all of them have one thing in common however. Or two, actually. They are all DIY projects, and almost none of them are commercially available. Samsung, however, might have just taken out the excitement behind those projects. It has recently unveiled what it bills as the first public and commercial installation of its Mirror Display solution that combines both mirror and monitor into one.

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Pizza Hut sets world record for highest altitude pizza delivery

Pizza Hut sets world record for highest altitude pizza delivery

As part of its celebration for entering its 100th country, Pizza Hut has set a new Guinness World Record for the highest altitude pizza delivery on land. The pizza was delivered to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and was delivered at an altitude of 19,341 feet. General Manager of Pizza Hut Africa, Randall Blackford and a team of other employees, made the record setting delivery.

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Alexa teams up with KAYAK to help plan your next vacation

Alexa teams up with KAYAK to help plan your next vacation

Amazon's Alexa service has slowly been getting more and more new features since its launch last year. It can now control your thermostat, your lighting, and even summon your Tesla for you. And now it will help you book your travel, thanks to KAYAK.

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Keurig finally introduces recyclable K-Cups

Keurig finally introduces recyclable K-Cups

For the coffee lovers out there, Keurig may have been one of the best things to happen to the hot drink since Starbucks. The handy little pods allow you to make a single cup of Joe in the flavor of your choice, in short order. Unfortunately the pods are made from a non-recyclable plastic, which means that they continue to pile up in landfills everywhere.

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Moleskine Smart Writing Set bridges analog and digital notes

Moleskine Smart Writing Set bridges analog and digital notes

Even in this digital age, the pen is still mightier than the sword. Case in point are devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note, the Microsoft Surface, and the Apple iPad Pro that offer styluses for both drawing and writing. For avid note takers and scribblers, however, that's still a compromise that doesn't offer the unique qualities and feeling of putting physical pen on physical paper. Moleskine, whose entire empire depends on such physical products, is presenting a compromise from the other side of the fence: a Smart Writing Set that duplicates handwritten or handdrawn work on screen.

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Florida set to get its first cupcake ATM

Florida set to get its first cupcake ATM

People that know me well know that there is only one thing I like in the world more than cake. And that's a cupcake. After all, you don't have to mess with knives, forks, or even a plate with a cupcake. You just peel that wrapper off and stuff it in your face. I suppose you could do the same with regular cake, but that's a far more messy affair. Well one company wants to make sure that you have easy access to this portable treat, without having to make them yourself, or finding an open bakery.

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Starbucks rewards program to change from visits to dollars

Starbucks rewards program to change from visits to dollars

If you frequent Starbucks for your morning (afternoon, and evening) cup of Joe, then you're no doubt familiar with the company's rewards program. It's pretty simple. Once you hit gold status, you'll get a free food or drink item after every 12 visits. For some, that can easily be one free item every week or two. But the program is changing, and that might upset some people.

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Google Translate covers 99% of online population with 13 new languages

Google Translate covers 99% of online population with 13 new languages

Google Translate has now expanded to cover 13 new languages. The expansion means that Translate now covers 99% of the online population. It's taken about a decade for Translate to cover such a high percentage of online users after opening in 2006 with translations between English, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian. The 13 new languages include Amharic, Corsican, Frisian, Kyrgyz, Hawaiian, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Luxembourgish, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Shona, Sindhi, Pashto and Xhosa.

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Battling Postpartum Depression with an iPhone

Battling Postpartum Depression with an iPhone

This week begins Apple's latest "World Gallery of photography", an ad campaign that, amongst others, will spotlight entrepreneur and mother Erin Brooks' photographs on a public stage. Brooks' story is as much about battling one's way out of the difficulties of two pregnancies as it is about experiencing and capturing the world through high-quality photographs. As we've learned this week, Brooks' trials and tribulations, (along with a bit of help from her iPhone), have molded her into the skilled photographer she is today.

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Narrative opens wearable camera to inventive devs

Narrative opens wearable camera to inventive devs

Wearable camera company Narrative is throwing open its platform to developers, inviting more interesting uses for the tiny life-logging gadget. Dubbed the Narrative Open Platform, it clears the way for both hardware and software customization, as the crowdfunding success attempts to make its wearable a must-have accessory rather than a niche geek trinket.

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Starbucks, Spotify let users save what’s playing in stores

Starbucks, Spotify let users save what’s playing in stores

Starbucks is once again embracing the digital lifestyle, but this time it is dancing to a slightly different beat, almost literally. This time it won't be about ordering through mobile devices or wirelessly charging said devices. Together with Spotify, the companies will be letting customers discover and experience music in a different way, allowing them to save on Spotify the music that's currently playing in a Starbucks store or access a specially curated Starbucks playlist. Now you won't need to try to guess (or use Shazam) to find out what the catchy new tune's name is.

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