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LeEco collapse continues as CEO cedes control; 85% of US workforce to be cut

Enlarge LeEco, often called the “Netflix of China,” is in the news again, and again it’s because another disaster has befallen the company. After announcing a $2 billion merger with TV maker Vizio and then cancelling it , as well as purchasing a Silicon Valley property from Yahoo and then selling it , LeEco’s rapid expansion to…

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IKEA adds Google Home and Amazon Alexa support to its smart light bulbs

IKEA is betting big time on smart home appliances. In a new Swedish press release spotted by MacRumors, the popular ready-to-assemble furniture retailer announced its affordable TRÅDFRI line of smart lighting systems is slated to get support for Google Home, Apple HomeKit as well as Amazon Alexa. Among other things, the integration will enable users to pair…

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Google’s AlphaGo AI beats world’s best human Go player

Enlarge / China’s 19-year-old Go player Ke Jie (L) prepares to make a move during the first match against Google’s artificial intelligence program AlphaGo in Wuzhen, east China’s Zhejiang province on May 23, 2017. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images) DeepMind’s AlphaGo AI has defeated Ke Jie in the first round of a best-of-three Go match in China….

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Huawei goes after Apple’s MacBook with new thin-and-light Matebook X

Video shot/edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) Huawei has only been making PCs for a few years now, but the company has been paying attention to its competition. Today, Huawei announced a new laptop, the Matebook X, which looks like Apple’s MacBook with its slim profile, light metal body, and fanless design. The Matebook X…

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Surface Pro updated at last: Kaby Lake gives longer battery life, but still no modern ports

Microsoft Microsoft has announced the long-awaited refresh to its Surface Pro line of 2-in-1 tablets. The successor to the Surface Pro 4 is simply the Surface Pro—no numeric appellation to denote the hardware iteration—and it brings with it a Kaby Lake processor to replace the Skylake chip in the Pro 4. But that’s about all…