Amazon Prime Video will now show pay-per-view UFC fights

Amazon Prime Video will now show pay-per-view UFC fights

 If you’re a UFC fan you’ll now have another place to watch fights – Amazon Prime Video. The online retailers just announced that starting with UFC 222 on March 3rd, all pay-per-view UFC fights will be available to buy and watch on Amazon prime. Fights can be preordered and also …

Piccolo is building a gesture-based smart home ‘vision assistant’

Piccolo is building a gesture-based smart home ‘vision assistant’

 Voice assistants may be the hottest thing since sliced bread when it comes to controlling your $60 wifi light bulbs, but Piccolo is launching out of the latest Y Combinator class with a desire to put a camera in every smart home that can translate your physical motions and gestures …

Rhino is getting rid of security deposits for rental apartments

Rhino is getting rid of security deposits for rental apartments

 Arguably the most frustrating part of renting an apartment, especially in an expensive city like New York, is dealing with the security deposit. One startup wants to make renting easier by getting rid of security deposits, with a solution that is beneficial for both renters and landlords. Here’s how it …

AI will create new jobs but skills must shift, say tech giants

AI will create new jobs but skills must shift, say tech giants

 AI will create more jobs than it destroys was the not-so-subtle rebuttal from tech giants to growing concern over the impact of automation technologies on employment. Execs from Google, IBM and Salesforce were questioned about the wider societal implications of their technologies during a panel session here at Mobile World Congress.  …

Designed for enterprise, PullString Converse lets anyone create Alexa apps

Designed for enterprise, PullString Converse lets anyone create Alexa apps

 PullString, the voice technology company that began its life as ToyTalk, and counts among its customers brands like Mattel, Activision, and Samsung, is today publicly launching software that allows non-technical creative professionals the ability to design, prototype and publish voice apps for Amazon Alexa. Originally focused on helping companies build …

Apple Watch apps now track ski performance

Apple Watch apps now track ski performance

 Skiers, rejoice! It just got a lot easier to track your mountain treks. Due to an Apple Watch update that combines GPS and altimeter (altitude) measuring, ski apps are now able to quantify performance. If you’re wondering how many calories you’ve burned or how fast you were going, all that …

Baidu’s video business iQiyi to raise up to $1.5B in US IPO

Baidu’s video business iQiyi to raise up to $1.5B in US IPO

 Baidu’s iQiyi video division is set to become the latest Chinese tech company to go public in the U.S. after it filed to raise up to $1.5 billion via an IPO on the Nasdaq. The service was started in 2010 by search giant Baidu, which owns a dominant 70 percent …

Fitbit’s next smartwatch will probably look like this

Fitbit’s next smartwatch will probably look like this

 It sure seemed like Fitbit was all in on the Ionic. The company’s first true smartwatch was the result of multiple acquisitions and CEO James Park was talking up the device as a sort of lifeline for the struggle company. But the product stumbled for both hardware and software reasons, …