Roku is in the ad business, not the hardware business, says CEO

Roku sells more dedicated streaming devices than perhaps any other company in the world. It’s been estimated that there are more Rokus in US households than there are Fire TVs, Chromecasts, or Apple TVs. (Amazon strongly disagrees, but has never shared any sales numbers.) But here’s something that might surprise …

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The best electric skateboard

Electric motors are in almost everything these days — bikes, scooters, cars. But one of the most fun things to ride is an electric skateboard. And as this market has grown over the last few years, some of them have gotten so good that they’re actually practical to use every …

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Why the Sprint and T-Mobile merger could be good for you

Sprint (S) is no longer the slug of the wireless industry, according to two new surveys of network quality. And their underlying data suggest that a combination of the network with that of would-be merger partner T-Mobile (TMUS) would yield even better performance than simply adding up coverage areas would …

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1.5 million affected by hack targeting Singapore’s health data

Singapore has been hit by what local media is calling the country’s worst ever cyber attack. Hackers targeting Singapore’s largest healthcare institution, SingHealth, stole the personal profiles of some 1.5 million patients, as well as the details of prescriptions for 160,000 others. Included in the latter group was Singapore’s Prime …

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Microsoft wants to win back the consumers it let down

Microsoft hasn’t exactly been winning over consumers recently, leaving many onlookers wondering if the company is switching all of its efforts to businesses and turning into another IBM. Over the past couple of years, Microsoft has killed off its Groove Music service, officially discontinued Kinect, scrapped its Microsoft Band fitness …

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These gorgeous analog watches have a secret

Here’s what’s great about smartwatches and fitness watches: They put text messages and notifications right on your wrist. They motivate you to be healthier. Here’s what’s not great about them: Their screens are blank until you lift your arm a certain way, they have terrible battery life, and they look …

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