Google Merges Nest and Home Brands, Debuts $229 Nest Hub Max

At its Google I/O developer conference today, the company announced that Google and Nest are combining into a single smart home brand aptly called Google Nest. For now, the newly announced Google Nest Hub Max and Google Home Hub, which will now be called the Google Nest Hub, are the only products that will carry the new name in their official branding. CNET reports: Other products are expected to be…

May 7, 2019
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3D Systems Q1 misses estimates due to low sales, high inventory

3D Systems on Tuesday published first quarter financial results that fell well below market expectations. The company reported a non-GAAP earnings loss of 9 cents per share on revenue of $152 million. A year prior, it reported a non-GAAP net loss of 3 cents per share on revenue of $165.9 million.  Wall Street was looking for a non-GAAP loss of a penny per share on revenue of $164.69 million. Shares…

May 7, 2019
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Panama Canal draft restrictions limiting container ship loadings

The Panama Canal is facing a brutal dry season and has draft restrictions in place. Not a good position to be in considering that it takes 55 million gallons of fresh water to bring ships through the waterway. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Shallower Panama Canal drafts will force some container lines to reduce the amount of cargo loaded onto vessels from Asia by as much as 15 percent as the waterway…

May 7, 2019
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IBM’s Red Hat acquisition moves forward

Just ahead of Red Hat Summit in Boston on May 3, the US Department of Justice concluded its review of IBM’s proposed Red Hat acquisition and essentially approved the IBM/Red Hat deal. This means the IBM/Red Hat acquisition is still on track for the second half of 2019. At Red Hat Summit, Red Hat released the results of a commissioned IDC study, which concluded software and applications running on Red…

May 7, 2019
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Google expands UI framework Flutter from just mobile to multi-platform

More Google I/O About six months after the 1.0 release of Flutter, Google’s open source UI framework for building both Android and iOS apps, Google is taking a major step to expand the framework. In addition to mobile apps, developers will be able to use Flutter to build apps for the web, desktop and embedded devices — all from a single code base. Also: The Pixel 3A is official: Here’s what…

May 7, 2019
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