Climate change and cleantech provide unlikely first flashpoints in Presidential debate
 In the opening moments of the presidential debate, some of the first flashpoints came over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s push for clean energy and clean technology in her economic development plan. While both presidential challengers, Secretary Clinton and Donald Trump, support infrastructure spending, Clinton came out during the debates with a full-throated support… Read More ...
Online furniture retailer Dot & Bo unable to continue in business, shutters
It's hard out there for a startup. Just ask Dot & Bo, the online furniture company that alas, is no more. On Friday, the three-year-old company joined a long list of San Francisco ventures that seemed promising until they simply weren't. The post Online furniture retailer Dot & Bo unable to continue in business, shutters appeared first on Digital Trends....
Apple adds Sonos speakers to its stores as it focuses on wireless audio
 Did you hear? Wireless audio is the future — at least to Apple. And to that end, Sonos, perhaps the best wireless speakers available, are now available in the Apple Store alongside speakers from B&O, Logitech, and Apple’s Beats. Apple already sells several wireless speakers but the Sonos speakers would be the first multi-room system available. The Sonos PLAY:1 and PLAY:5… Read More ...
With iPhone 7 Plus Portrait mode, blurry photos are a good thing
The iOS 10.1 beta is out in the wild, and iPhone 7 Plus owners can get their first stab at the new Portrait mode. While it may not stack up to a "real" camera in a side-by-side comparison, the effect is actually quite good. The post With iPhone 7 Plus Portrait mode, blurry photos are a good thing appeared first on Digital Trends.
Hofstra bans private Wi-Fi, charges $200 for network connectivity during debate
 In an exciting bit of pre-debate frisson, journalists covering the presidential debate at Hofstra University are now Tweet they have to pay $200 for Wi-Fi access on site and, more importantly, the ones who have paid now have no Internet at all. Aaaaaaaaand the $200 Wi-Fi Hofstra forced the reporters to buy at the #debate? It's down. — emily (((dreyfuss))) (@EmilyDreyfuss) September… Read More ...
Pixel and Pixel XL: Rumors behind the first smartphones ‘made by Google’
Google's new smartphones are coming on October 4. They are rumored to be the 5-inch Pixel and 5.5-inch Pixel XL, and they will be marketed as the first smartphones "made by Google." Here's everything you need to know. The post Pixel and Pixel XL: Rumors behind the first smartphones ‘made by Google’ appeared first on Digital Trends....
Microsoft’s Azure platform will power next-gen connected Renault and Nissan cars
Nissan said on Monday that the Renault-Nissan Alliance has teamed up with Microsoft to create next-generation connected services and features for automobiles. These include remotely monitoring a car and automatically paying parking fees. The post Microsoft’s Azure platform will power next-gen connected Renault and Nissan cars appeared first on Digital Trends....
U.S. Department of Labor sues Palantir for racial discrimination
 The U.S. Department of Labor is suing Palantir Technologies, the software and data analysis company contracted by the federal government, for alleged racial discrimination against Asian people in its hiring and selection processes. The aim of the lawsuit is to put an end to Palantir‘s alleged discriminatory hiring practices, according to a release the Department of Labor put out today.… Read More ...
Merger pains: Lenovo lays off around 1,100 Motorola employees
Lenovo has laid off 1,100 employees from Motorola. The company says it's a part of ongoing integration efforts that have followed its 2014 acquisition of the company. The layoffs account for 2 percent of Lenovo's global workforce. The post Merger pains: Lenovo lays off around 1,100 Motorola employees appeared first on Digital Trends....
Zenly raises $22.5 million from Benchmark for its location sharing app
 French startup Zenly has raised $22.5 million over the summer from Benchmark and a few other investors. Business Insider first reported the round and TechCrunch got an official confirmation. Here’s what we know. Benchmark is leading the round with Peter Fenton joining the board of the company. Fenton has invested in a few social network companies and is also a board member of Twitter. Read More ...
Sweet Christmas! The new Netflix ‘Luke Cage’ trailer has a surprise cameo
Luke Cage meets one of his own heroes in the new trailer for the upcoming, live-action Netflix series, and it prompts him to utter a catch phrase that comic fans should know all too well. The post Sweet Christmas! The new Netflix ‘Luke Cage’ trailer has a surprise cameo appeared first on Digital Trends.
If Google buys Twitter, there’s a perfect spot for it in YouTube
 If you combined the fastest and slowest types of social media, the result could be both must-see and never-forgotten. YouTube lacks short-form, frequently updated content, but is synonymous with video and that popularity brings in lucrative ads. Twitter is struggling with growth and monetization, but it’s the pulse of the planet, generating tons of real-time content and engagement.… Read More ...
Magic Bus wins $1 million to improve commuter bus access in Nairobi
Four Earlham College students won the Hult Prize startup competition with the Magic Bus. Their SMS-based mobile payment app will help people get to work. Magic Bus tested first in Nairobi, where workers can spend half their earning commuting. The post Magic Bus wins $1 million to improve commuter bus access in Nairobi appeared first on Digital Trends....
You can use encrypted chat app Signal on desktop now
 Signal, the encrypted chat app powered by Open Whisper Systems, is finally available as a desktop app. The free app, which has earned praise from Edward Snowden and security experts like Matt Green and Bruce Schneier for its tough encryption, has long been available for iPhone and Android users.  (Signal’s cryptography is also used in many popular messaging apps, including Facebook… Read More ...
Optoma’s new GT5500 projector can display a 100-inch image from 13 inches away
Optoma’s newest ultra-short throw projector, the GT5500 can produce a 100-inch HD picture from just 13 inches away, making it well worth a look for those looking for the place-and-play experience. The post Optoma’s new GT5500 projector can display a 100-inch image from 13 inches away appeared first on Digital Trends....
How to Install and Set Up the SkyBell HD Video Doorbell
The SkyBell HD is a video doorbell that lets you see who’s at the door right from your smartphone and even talk to them without even opening your door. Here’s how to install the unit and set it up.Click Here to Continue Reading...
Yep, Disney is in talks with bankers about possible Twitter acqisition
 Disney has had talks about a potential acquisition of Twitter, we’ve confirmed. They’re working with bankers now to determine whether the deal makes sense, multiple sources have informed us. While some reports have suggested that Twitter could fetch $30 billion, we are hearing that the price tag is much lower. Twitter stock is currently trending upward on the news, and… Read More ...
Tim Cook rewards Drake for reaching one billion streams
Drake's fourth studio album 'Views' is the first album to receive one billion streams on Apple Music. Drake posted a picture on Instagram of a plaque commemorating the achievement. The post Tim Cook rewards Drake for reaching one billion streams appeared first on Digital Trends.
Software eats shipping as unsexy Flexport scores $65 million
 Freight forwarding is a multi-trillion industry, but most people don’t even know what those words mean. It’s the business of moving boats, trucks, and planes full of stuff across the world that’s recently been neglected by technology. Read More ...
Mazda’s folding-hardtop MX-5 RF begins accepting pre-orders at $33,850
Mazda's folding-hardtop MX-5 RF has been priced from $33,850 for the Launch Edition model. Only 1,000 of the Launch Edition units will be built. Pre-orders will initially be limited to invited customers. The post Mazda’s folding-hardtop MX-5 RF begins accepting pre-orders at $33,850 appeared first on Digital Trends....