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Some Google Pixel 2 XL phones are reportedly shipping without Android

Google’s Pixel 2 smartphone has had a trail of problems following its launch. From software patches to fix audio issues to screen burn-in, the issues keep cropping up, leading the internet titan to extend warranties to make up for everyone’s trouble. So, here’s another: A small number of users are reporting that their Pixel 2 …

Vetted buys VetPronto in yet more on-demand consolidation

Consolidation continues to dog the world of on-demand startups — literally and figuratively. In the latest development, Vetted, a startup focused on veterinary services is acquiring VetPronto, an almost identical peer. A few months ago we covered the launch of Vetted, an on-demand veterinary startup that raised $3.3M from investors like Amplify LA, Sterling.VC and …

iPhone X isn’t out yet, but Apple iPhone sales are still up

iPhone X  launches worldwide at 8am local time on Friday, but Apple still enjoyed a successful financial quarter on the back of older iPhones, Mac computers, and even the shaky iPad. Apple sold 46.7 million iPhone devices in the last three months, up 14% in phones sold from the quarter previous and 3% from the …

62 Insane Facts About Bitcoin [Infographic – Updated October 2017]

Bitcoin is a virtual currency that uses Blockchain technology for secure payments and storing money electronically, without requiring a bank or a person’s name. Satoshi Nakamoto created this cryptocurrency back in 2009. The biggest advantage of Bitcoin is that it’s not under control of central authority, government or private company, so people are free from …

RCA’s 4K Roku TVs start at $600

Not surprisingly, the 4K model range starts where the regular HD models leave off: it begins with a $600 50-inch model, and you can spring for 55-inch ($700) and 65-inch ($1,099) models if you want more visual real estate. They should be available today through Walmart’s online and retail stores as of today. These aren’t …

YouTube Kids update gives kids their own profiles, expands controls

YouTube Kids, the kid-friendly, more filtered version of YouTube first introduced in 2015, is getting a notable upgrade. The updated app is adding several new features designed to reflect the app’s now aging user base, including profiles that are customized based on the kid’s date of birth, as well as additional security controls for parents …

Opioids Haven’t Solved Chronic Pain. Maybe Virtual Reality Can

When someone walks or rolls into the emergency department at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles with food stuck in their throat, the ER staff calls someone like Brennan Spiegel. As a gastroenterologist, food-pulling-out is something he’s uniquely equipped to do. So when he got the call one day to see a young man admitted with …

GoPro will release a new entry-level camera sometime next year

Image credit: GoPro We really like GoPro’s entry-level Hero5 Session camera, but according to statements from GoPro CEO Nick Woodman in an earnings call yesterday, the line won’t be around for much longer. Instead, it’s going to be replaced by a new, unnamed entry-level GoPro device sometime next year. Apparently this new device will definitely …