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Sennheiser sells off its consumer brand

Long-running German audio company Sennheiser today announced that it has found a buyer for its consumer brand. Swiss holding company Sonova — a giant in the hearing aid business — will be acquiring the brand in a deal expected to close by.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchMay 7th, 2021

Pai’s legacy lives on for now as Biden fails to nominate Democrat to FCC

Biden's failure to fill empty FCC slot has consumer advocates increasingly worried. Enlarge / President Joe Biden joins a CEO Summit on Semiconductor and Supply Chain Resilience via video conference from the Roosevelt Room at the White House on.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News6 hr. 11 min. ago

Trip to space with Jeff Bezos sells for $28 mn

A mystery bidder paid $28 million at auction Saturday for a seat alongside Jeff Bezos on board the first crewed spaceflight of the billionaire's company Blue Origin next month......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Seat On Jeff Bezos" Space Trip Sells For $28 Million

The auction has ended for a seat with Jeff Bezos and his brother on their first Blue Origin flight into space next month. Slashdot reader ytene writes that a live-streamed auction for the seat "lasted less than 10 minutes after opening at $4.8 millio.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

"CryptoPunk" NFT Sells For $11.8 Million At Sotheby"s

phalse phace writes: A non-fungible token of a digital artwork called a "CryptoPunk" was sold for $11.8 million on Thursday, according to a tweet by auction house Sotheby's. The NFT was sold as part of the Sotheby's online auction "Natively Digital:.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Netflix launches online store to sell apparel and products tied to its shows and brand

The streaming giant in its most recent quarter saw subscriber growth slow following explosive growth last year during the pandemic. There’s also a lot more competition to contend with, as services like Disney+, HBO Max and Paramount+ are taking roo.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Bacteria serves tasty solution to global plastic crisis

Researchers have discovered that the common bacteria E. coli can be deployed as a sustainable way to convert post-consumer plastic into vanillin, a new study reveals......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Tata Digital to acquire majority stake in online pharmacy 1mg

Tata Digital, the subsidiary of Tata Sons, said on Thursday it is acquiring a majority stake in digital health startup 1mg, the latest in a series of investments as the salt-to-steel Indian conglomerate enters the digital consumer space. The firms di.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

ShelfLife, a marketplace for raw materials, raises $3 million seed round

Two years ago, Lillian Cartwright teamed up with some fellow Harvard Business School students to launch a new spiked seltzer brand called Astrid. Despite all the tools that make launching a D2C brand easier than it’s ever been, the team ran int.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Taiwan IC vendors upbeat about PC, handset chip demand in 2H21

Taiwan-based IC design houses see mixed shipment momentum for different segments in the second half of the year, with PC peripheral chips to sustain strong demand, handset chips to enjoy a surge in shipments, and chips sales for general consumer elec.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Western Digital Debuts NVMe PCIe Consumer SSDs

So long SATA? The company announces new PCIe SSDs for ultra-fast storage in the mainstream consumer space......»»

Category: databaseSource:  infostorRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition Review

The ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition offers excellent performance at a better price. It’s a great first showing for the AMD Advantage Program.The brand new AMD Advantage program has a simple goal: partner with major laptop brands to synergize Ryzen.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

A men’s brand, Faculty, launches with nail polish — and seed funding from Estee Lauder

“It’s not a nail polish company,” says Fenton Jagdeo of Faculty, the startup he cofounded in 2019 with Umar ElBably. Though their Toronto-based company currently sells just three shades of nail polish along with some nail stickers &.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Apple to increase VCM orders starting June for new iPhones

Taiwan-based voice coil motor (VCM) suppliers expect order pull-ins from Apple to gradually turn strong starting from June as the US brand is expected to release its next-generation iPhones later this year, according to sources from the upstream supp.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Amid controversy, Dispo confirms Series A funding, high-profile advisors and investors

It’s only been nine months since Dispo rebranded from David’s Disposable. But the vintage-inspired photo-sharing app has experienced a whiplash of ups and downs, mostly due to the brand’s original namesake, YouTuber David Dobrik. Like Clubhouse.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Samsung is developing stretchable OLED displays for future wearables

Samsung has been working on flexible and stretchable OLED display technology for over a decade. Case in point, the first time the company showcased some of that technology was at CES 2011. Foldable displays are currently featured in consumer devices.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Amid controversy, Dispo confirms Series A funding, high-profile advisors, and investors

It’s only been nine months since Dispo rebranded from David’s Disposable. But the vintage-inspired photo sharing app has experienced a whiplash of ups and downs, mostly due to the brand’s original namesake, YouTuber David Dobrik. Like Clubhouse.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Founders must show investors that sustainability is more than lip service

Even without regulation as a stick, consumer demand is now serving as a carrot to increase sustainability’s impact on public companies’ agendas. Todd Klein Contributor Share on Twitter.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Maryland and Montana are restricting police access to DNA databases

Maryland and Montana have become the first U.S. states to pass laws that make it tougher for law enforcement to access DNA databases. The new laws, which aim to safeguard the genetic privacy of millions of Americans, focus on consumer DNA databases,.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Kafene raises $14M to offer buy now, pay later to the subprime consumer

The buy now, pay later frenzy isn’t going anywhere as more consumers seek alternatives to credit cards to fund purchases. And those purchases aren’t exclusive to luxuries such as Pelotons (ahem, Affirm) or jewelry someone might be treating themse.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Realme aims to ship 100 million 5G phones in 3 years

China-based handset brand Realme reportedly aims to sell 100 million 5G smartphones in the next three years, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021