Saturday, August 19, 2017

Former GE CEO Jeff Immelt close to becoming Uber’s CEO

 The long and dramatic process for naming a new Uber CEO may be coming closer to an end. First reported by Kara Swisher, our sources are also telling us that former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt is still being seriously considered and the board vote is expected to happen soon. The talks were first reported several weeks ago. Co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick was asked to resign in June… Read More

Solar eclipse: Desperate brands leap on the sunny side - CNET

Commentary: So many brands squeezing their products into the solar eclipse frenzy, hoping to make a buck. But a small brand does something delightful.
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For speakers or headphones, how much bass is enough? - CNET

Bass is the guiltiest of guilty pleasures for audiophiles.
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Google brings video previews to search results on phones - CNET

In Google's Android app and in Chrome for Android you'll now have an idea of what's in a clip before you bother playing it.
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This McLaren 720S is a flying purple people eater - Roadshow

Grimace, your ride has arrived.
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Leaked image suggests a new Nest thermostat is on the way

 Alphabet-owned Nest has taken some pretty safe choices in the IoT space, building products that rely on a their Internet connectedness to function. Their most recognizable product, the Nest Learning Thermostat hasn’t gotten a cosmetic upgrade since it was released nearly six years ago, though it has received some hardware tweaks to make setup and connection more simple. A leaked image… Read More

Here’s a pint-size speaker with a big sound - CNET

The little Vanatoo Transparent Zero speaker has a big heart, says the Audiophiliac.
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Here's how Porsche builds its unique braided carbon wheels - Roadshow

Spoiler alert: There's a lot of carbon fiber involved.
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Here are the top schools among founders who raise big dollars

 You don’t need a fancy university degree to launch a startup and secure venture capital. But looking at the data on who gets funded, alumni affiliation sure seems to be a big contributing factor. Read More

The Huger Tech Racer electric skateboard proves fast doesn’t mean first place

 The pursuit of finding the best electric skateboard continues, with a startup based out of Orange County, California called Huger Tech. The board in question, named the Racer, is supposed to be the most bang for your buck, but with better performance than the two current leading electric skateboards — the Boosted Board and Inboard. Read More

Prisma shifts focus to b2b with an API for AI-powered mobile effects

 The startup behind the Prisma style transfer app is shifting focus onto the b2b space, building tools for developers that draw on its expertise using neural networks and deep learning technology to power visual effects on mobile devices. Read More

How to photograph the eclipse with your phone - CNET

Not sure how to go about shooting photos of the solar eclipse? We got you.
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The movies we had to leave before the end - CNET

Every week we ask folks around the CNET offices a question about pop culture. This week we wanted to know which movies they simply had to walk out of or turn off because they couldn't take it anymore.
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