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HP debuts Elitebook Dragonfly 2-in-1 with ultra-light chassis, 24-hour battery life

The new HP Elite Dragonfly 2-in-1. Valentina Palladino Its “dragonfly blue” exterior is a refreshing break from the blacks and silvers that adorn most PCs. Valentina Palladino Despite its slim frame, the Dragonfly includes a USB-A port on its edge. Valentina Palladino HP also found room for a full-sized HDMI port. Valentina Palladino The keyboard […]

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Google Debuts 53 Gender-Fluid Emoji

Google plans to launch 53 “gender ambiguous” emoji this week, according to Fast Company. The emoji “have been designed to live between the existing male and female emoji and recognize gender as a spectrum,” Fast Company reports. The emoji will first arrive in a beta release for Pixel handsets, and should make their way to […]

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Google debuts “next-generation” Assistant, coming to next Pixel phones

Enlarge Google/Screenshot Google on Tuesday debuted an updated version of its Google Assistant platform during the keynote of its Google I/O developers conference. The company said it is internally calling this the “next-generation” Assistant and that it will first become available on Google’s “new Pixel phones” later this year. (Not to be confused with the […]

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Medtronic debuts first apps to let heart patients monitor their pacemakers

Clinicians have been able to remotely monitor pacemakers for years thanks to a combination of near-field and remote wireless technologies, but until now, patients haven’t been able to access the data from their own implanted devices. That’s about to change thanks to pacemaker developer Medtronic, which has officially launched MyCareLink Heart — a free iOS and […]