Theranos starts 2017 by firing 40 percent of its staff

Theranos has announced its latest round of job cuts, firing 155 employees to leave a “core team” of just 220. The news was first reported by Bloomberg, and later confirmed by the startup. It says the move was “difficult,” but that it allows the company to focus on the commercialization …

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Three new iPads coming this spring, says noted Apple analyst

A new report suggests Apple will launch three new iPad models in different sizes this spring: 9.7-inches, 12.9-inches, and a middle-child that measures somewhere between 10 inches and 10.5-inches. This prediction comes from respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo at KGI Securities via 9toMac. Kuo has been predicting Apple products based on …

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Meet the world’s friendliest home robot

Kuri, developed by Mayfield Robotics, is not only a home assistant — it was designed to be a companion as well. Kuri responds to your voice, much as Amazon Echo or Google Home do, and it’s able to carry out various tasks, including a nightly security patrol. But Kuri also …

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Lenovo's Smart Assistant uses Amazon's Alexa to control your home

Lenovo’s Smart Assistant is powered by Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant.Lenovo is getting into the smart home market with its new Lenovo Smart Assistant. Available in May for $129, the Smart Assistant is powered by Amazon’s Alexa voice system, meaning it works exactly like Amazon’s own Echo and with all compatible …

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