Fitbit Crushes Expectations In Q3, But A Follow-On Equity Offering Drags Its Shares Down

 Following the bell, Fitbit announced its third quarter financial performance, including revenue of $409.3 million, and earnings per share using normal accounting methods of $0.19. The company’s adjusted profit totaled $0.24 per share. The results are notably strong. Investors had expected the company to report a far-slimmer $0.10 adjusted per-share profit off of revenue of… Continue reading Fitbit Crushes Expectations In Q3, But A Follow-On Equity Offering Drags Its Shares Down

Google Self-Driving Car Update From October: No Crashes, Halloween Helpful

 Today, Google shared their self-driving car project monthly report. Good news, there were no accidents. There were however, some interesting learnings that the team shared about how they’re training their software. Apparently, Halloween was a big help: Halloween’s a great time to get some extra learning done. This week, lots of little ghouls, superheroes and… Continue reading Google Self-Driving Car Update From October: No Crashes, Halloween Helpful

Google: Chrome OS Is Here To Stay

 By now you have probably seen the WSJ report that says Google plans to fold its Chrome operating system into Android and phase it (and the “Chromebook” name) out over time. Google today published a story on virtually every blog it owns that denies this. “While we’ve been working on ways to bring together the… Continue reading Google: Chrome OS Is Here To Stay

Apple TV App Store Tops 1,000 Apps: Games And Video Apps Dominate, But Discovery Is A Challenge

 Developers have been digging into the Apple TV App Store data in the absence of category listings and a Top Charts section on Apple’s newly launched version of its media player device, which now, for the first time ever, has opened up to third-party applications. Apple had “hundreds” of applications live at the time of… Continue reading Apple TV App Store Tops 1,000 Apps: Games And Video Apps Dominate, But Discovery Is A Challenge

The Czur Scanner Can Build A Digital Library Five Minutes At A Time

 When the Visigoths burned Library Of Alexandria you can bet that old Ptolemy I Soter would have loved to have had a Czur (pronounced “Cesar”) scanner in his palatial marble-clad staterooms. The Czur is basically a book scanner on steroids that allows you to scan a 300-page book – or priceless scroll of ancient knowledge… Continue reading The Czur Scanner Can Build A Digital Library Five Minutes At A Time

This Cube Robot Can Climb Up Little Hills Thanks To Its Springy Tongues

 Imagine you’re a squishy cube. Imagine you need to climb a hill. How do you do it? With your tongue(s), of course. Researchers at CSAIL at MIT have created a little cube robot that can propel itself around by swiping at surfaces with metal tongues. The tongues turn around an axis and stick out briefly,… Continue reading This Cube Robot Can Climb Up Little Hills Thanks To Its Springy Tongues