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Why Insurance Companies Want to Subsidize Your Smart Home

Why Insurance Companies Want to Subsidize Your Smart Home

Insurers such USAA and American Family have lately begun offering to strike a high-tech bargain: wire your home with Internet-connected devices such as a new thermostat, and get a discount on your home insurance policy in return. Offers like that could speed …Continue reading

The Best Gadgets Coming in 2017

Here are the likely standouts among the smartphones, VR headsets, and smart watches hitting the market this year. Smartphone geeks have a lot to look forward to in 2017. Phones dominate our list of the six most significant gadgets we expect to …Continue reading

Mark Zuckerberg’s Long March to China

For U.S. Internet businesses, China is the land of moral defeat. Many people hoped that Western technology companies would loosen China’s control over information. Instead, those companies have willingly participated in efforts to censor citizens’ speech. Yahoo gave Chinese authorities information about …Continue reading

Google’s New Hardware Strategy: Actually Make Money

Technology companies like to cite computer scientist Alan Kay’s famous quote that “People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.” These days, Google’s motto could be, “People who are really serious about AI should make their own hardware—and …Continue reading

How Pebble Is Killing It on Kickstarter

On May 24, startup Pebble raised over $1 million in an hour on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter from people eager to get their hands on its latest products. Two of those products are new smart watches with heart-rate sensors, Pebble 2 and …Continue reading

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