Category Archives: Gadgets

Entire Nest ecosystem of smart home devices goes offline

For at least a few hours overnight, owners of Nest products were unable to access their devices via the Nest app or web browsers, according to Nest Support on Twitter. Other devices like Nest Secure and Nest x Yale Locks behaved erratically.

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SNK may be making a mini-console stuffed with arcade classics

If you’ve worked through the amazing selection of games provided by the NES and SNES Classic Editions, you may be in luck: SNK, the legendary arcade game creator behind the likes of Metal Slug and Samurai Shodown, is teasing what looks like its own tiny arcade cabinet.

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A hot startup that could be a model for the JPMorgan-Amazon-Berkshire Hathaway healthcare initiative just raised $110 million

Collective Health, a startup that works with self-insured employers, just raised $110 million.The company helps employers build out health plans that fit their needs by adding technology with the hope of making things like submitting claims and reading bills easier.

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A computer was trained to play Qbert and immediately broke the game in a way no human ever has

Machine learning researchers taught a machine how to play Qbert for Atari.The computer found a bizarre way to rack up 1 million points by playing the game “in what seems to be a random manner” and making the entire stage flash.

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This German grocery chain was set to send shockwaves through America — but its plan may have backfired

Lidl seemed poised to crush the American grocery scene when it opened its first US locations in 2017.The chain initially announced it would be opening 100 stores by mid-2018.

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Six top US intelligence chiefs caution against buying Huawei phones

Six top U.S. intelligence chiefs told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday they would not advise Americans to use products or services from Chinese smartphone maker Huawei.

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CIA, FBI, NSA: We don’t recommend Huawei or ZTE phones

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. The U.S. intelligence agencies aren’t thrilled about the idea of U.S. citizens using phones from certain Chinese manufacturers.

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