Crunch Report | Comcast Launches Xfinity XFi

 Today’s Stories  Comcast invests in mesh router maker Plume, launches Xfinity xFi for managing your home’s wireless network John Oliver reminds us that Net Neutrality is still under siege Facebook culls ‘tens of thousands’ of fake accounts ahead of UK election Amazon to control 70 percent of the voice-controlled speaker market this year Food startup Maple shuts… Read More

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Shopify launches a free, in-house designed card reader

 Shopify has designed its own hardware for the first time, building out a design team and coming up with a unique approach to the simple card reader, that most basic tool in the real-world merchant’s arsenal. The new chip and swipe card reader makes its official debut at Shopify’s Unite developer conference in San Francisco today, and it’s device with a superficial simplicity… Read More

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Google launches the first developer preview of Android O

 It’s been just about a year since Google unexpectedly announced the first preview of Android Nougat. Today, the company is launching the first developer preview of the next version of its mobile operating system, currently code-named Android O (but we’re really hoping it’ll become Android Oreo once it’s released). Read More
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Jaguar launches in-car payments at Shell gas stations

imgp5939-edit-edit-edit-2-edit-2 In a first for in-car convenience features, Jaguar is teaming up with Shell to launch a new payment feature that lets you use Apple Pay or PayPal (with Android Pay coming later on) to easily pay for gas right within their vehicles at the pumps. The feature is coming to the UK first, but will roll out around the world after that. The feature requires installation of the Shell app to make… Read More
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Google launches the fifth and final dev preview of Android Wear 2.0 ahead of February launch

google-android-blog-post-iphone_1200x675px_v3 After a bit of a delay, the launch of Android Wear 2.0 is finally drawing near. Today, Google launched the fifth and final developer preview of Wear 2.0 ahead of its consumer launch in early February. There aren’t any major surprises here, but with this release, Android Wear 2.0 is finally getting full iOS support, too, which was missing from the previews — but not Wear 1.x… Read More

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