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PayRange, A Startup That Enables Vending Machines To Take Credit Cards For Payment, Raises $12Mview story

http://techcrunch.com –  PayRange, which makes a small device that plugs into vending machines that enables customers to pay with credit cards, said that it has raised $12 million in venture financing. The company produces a device that plugs into vending machines that interacts with an app. It uses Bluetooth to connect to the app, wherein customers can make a purchase. (IT news)

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LittleBits Raises Big $44.2 Million Roundview story

http://techcrunch.com –  LittleBits, a 3.5-year-old, New York-based maker of electronic components that both children and designers can snap together to create everything from toy robots to lightweight industrial products, has raised $44.2 million in Series B funding led by DFJ Growth, with managing director Barry Schuler joining the board. Morgan Stanley, Alternative Investment Partners, Grishin Robotics and Wamda& (IT news)

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HTC reported to ship 43% fewer One M9 handsets than previous M8view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Looking back, HTC might well regret announcing the One M9 handset on the same day that Samsung unveiled its metal and glass Galaxy S6 and S6 edge devices at MWC. Samsung’s devices stole the show, and HTC is struggling to recover. (IT news)

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Qi wireless charging is getting a speed increaseview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Do you find wireless charging very slow? Well that is all about to change very soon. The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) announced today that a new Qi wireless power standard is coming. It is similar to Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology meaning it should be very fast. Wireless chargers are great for convenience, but really suck to use. (IT news)

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NetApp AltaVault + Veeam = Cost-Effective, Simple Hybrid Cloud Data Protectionview story

https://thevarguy.com – Offsite disaster recovery can involve a complex architecture and exorbitant costs. It’s an intimidating task to ensure that your business has a disaster recovery plan, so many businesses put it on the back burner because they foolishly believe disasters are something that happen to someone else. The VAR Guy Blog read more (IT news)

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Xiaomi Mi 4i expands beyond India, now available worldwideview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Xiaomi’s Mi 4i is now available to buy across the globe. Originally the device was only available in India, but there seems to have been enough demand for Xiaomi to expand its availability. It has a 5-inch 1,920 x 1080p display at 441ppi. (IT news)

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Watch Mac OS 7.5.5 Running On An Apple Watchview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Nick Lee, a dedicated programmer with access to WatchOS 2.0, has ported Mac OS 7.5.5 to his wrist. That’s right: the OS you used in the 1990s to make your zine can look keel can now boot – albeit slowly – on your Apple Watch. He used Mini VMac, an “early Mac emulator,” and recompiled it for the Watch. Can the Watch actually run these sorts of programs well? (IT news)

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Myanmar welcomes Android One with the Cherry Mobile Oneview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Google’s initiative to bring affordable, capable devices to emerging markets is not going away any time soon. (IT news)

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Tango Card And Snapcard Partner To Bring Bitcoin To Rewards Programsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  People can now add loyalty rewards programs to the way they can acquire bitcoin thanks to a new partnership between the online rewards system Tango Card and the bitcoin wallet Snapcard. Traditionally, bitcoin was acquired either by mining — solving complex algorithms with a computer to unlock new bitcoin — or buying it (the price is now roughly $250). Read More (IT news)

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Beautiful Material Design-Inspired Papyros Linux Distro Getting Closer to Releaseview story

http://spd.rss.ac – Papyros is getting closer to working release, and the developers are putting the final touches. We'll soon be able to play with the new distro, even if it's going to be just a development version. The Papyros is a Linux distribution that follows the guidelines from Material Design, which have been implemented in the latest Android 5.x Lollipop from Google. (IT news)

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New Unity 8 Landed in Ubuntu Touch, the Calendar App Makes a Comebackview story

http://spd.rss.ac – Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak is back at work after a short break at the end of last week, and he just informed us about the new features implemented in the development version of the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system for Ubuntu phones. Among the most interesting things that landed in Ubuntu Touch, we can mention a brand-new Unity 8 user interface for which we wrote a (IT news)

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Microsoft Drops Another Windows 10 Buildview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Today, Microsoft released another Windows 10 build for PC, numbered 10159. The company indicated that it is similar to yesterday’s release, with one change aside from normal bug fixes. According to Neowin’s Brad Sams, the operating system iteration contains a new desktop background. Read More (IT news)