The Robin smartphone is no more after Razer acquires Nextbit

Nextbit, maker of the crowdfunded Android smartphone Robin, has been acquired by Razer, the companies said in a statement Monday. Though Razer plans to keep Nextbit as a separate unit within the company "focused on unique mobile design and experiences," according to Nextbit's CEO, the company stopped production for Robin and will no longer sell the handset or its accessories. ; SEE ALSO: Google's biggest Android problem is also ruining emoji Terms of the deal were not disclosed but Recode [Read Entire Story]

NBA Star Paul Pierce to Chronicle Final Season for Derek Jeter’s The Players Tribune (Exclusive)

The Los Angeles Clippers forward tells THR that he will produce first-person essays, photos, videos, podcasts and more for the site, aiming to "document the memories" and "share the stories behind the stories" of his 19th and final season as a pro.read more SOURCE: Tech - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Grammys: Spotify’s Purple Billboards Suggest Prince’s Music to Hit Major Streaming Service

The ads appeared in New York’s Union Square subway station on Monday morning. read more SOURCE: Music - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Save on the 10′ Model of Anker’s Super Durable PowerLine+ Lightning Cable

Anker’s kevlar-wrapped PowerLine Lightning cables are some of the most popular we’ve ever posted, and the 10' model of the even more durable PowerLine+ is marked down to $15 today on Amazon in red, a dollar away from the all-time low.Read more... SOURCE: Lifehacker - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Turn Cinder Blocks into Speakers with Cinder Speakers

Add some classy design, DIY flair and a damn cool pair of bookshelf speakers to your home with Cinder Speakers. Designed by Daniel Ballou (who was also responsible for those desktop ceramic cargo containers) to leverage the low resonance and vibration reducing properties of concrete without having to worry about its weight and lack of portability, Cinder […] ; ; ; ; ; ; ;Related StoriesRockit Log Speakers Are Made From Reclaimed TreesPentax’s KP Camera Shoots at ISO 819,200Fujifilm [Read Entire Story]

Jeffrey Katzenberg Raises $600 Million for New Venture, WndrCo

He stepped down from his post as DreamWorks Animation CEO after selling the company to NBCUniversal last year. read more SOURCE: Tech - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Rockit Log Speakers Are Made From Reclaimed Trees

Rockit Logs are audiophile quality speakers created with modern tech and wood that’s reclaimed from along British Columbia’s Sea to Sky Corridor. Each Rockit Log is made from Western Cedar, Fir or Hemlock logs for the organic casing before being treated and combine with a high-end speaker, amp and lithium battery. Each speaker boasts 60 […] ; ; ; ; ; ; ;Related StoriesFujifilm GF670 Rangefinder Folding CameraLofree Typewriter-Inspired Mechanical KeyboardSquarespace Lets You [Read Entire Story]

There are now as many internet users in China as there are people in Europe

China now has 731 million people online — or nearly the entire population of Europe, according to a global survey. The China Internet Network Information Center (CINIC) says that the majority of the country's internet users are online via their smartphones, at 695 million. ; SEE ALSO: China moves to stop 'internet addiction' rehab camps from using shock therapy on teens And of those, a huge proportion use their phones for payment, both online and in real life stores. 470 million of them, [Read Entire Story]

Squarespace Lets You Build Your Own Personal Website

We had brushes with web design in school (also, we’re a website) and something that struck us was how inaccessible the process can be. Squarespace simplifies the whole process, allowing you to create a website tailored to your personal needs. The platform provides plenty of customizable options and templates, so whatever you’re building your site for, be it a […] ; ; ; ; ; ; ;Related StoriesTeenage Engineering OP-Z Synthesizer8 Tips to Help You Achieve Inbox ZeroThe Griff 300 [Read Entire Story]

Lofree Typewriter-Inspired Mechanical Keyboard

Lofree is a new startup that just released details on a mechanical keyboard inspired by a typewriter. The lofree uses rounded buttons in the familiar Apple Magic keyboard layout, mechanical switches, is backlit and is available in a number of different colors. While we don’t have details about price or release date, we do know […] ; ; ; ; ; ; ;Related StoriesSquarespace Lets You Build Your Own Personal WebsiteTeenage Engineering OP-Z Synthesizer8 Tips to Help You Achieve Inbox Zero [Read Entire Story]

Snapchat Updates Discover Publisher Guidelines to Crack Down on Graphic, Inaccurate Content

The new rules affect Snapchat's Discover partners, which include BuzzFeed, CNN, ESPN and Comedy Central.read more SOURCE: Tech - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

‘La La Land’ to Dance Into Paris Theaters in New HDR Format

The film will play in a handful of EclairColor-supported cinemas in France.read more SOURCE: Tech - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Sprint Purchases 33 Percent Stake in Tidal

Jay Z's and the streaming service's many artist-owners will remain part owners as Tidal becomes available to Sprint's 45 million retail customers and the two companies partner on exclusives.read more SOURCE: Music - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Vine Stars Pay One Last Tribute as Twitter Shuts Down Video App

Vine is turning into a camera app that will post six-second videos to Twitter.read more SOURCE: Tech - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

YouTube Strikes Development Deals With Creators Following Sundance Program (Exclusive)

The streamer will continue to work with Devin Graham, Anna Akana, Jasmeet Singh and pair Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn with the goal of greenlighting new shows for subscription service YouTube Red. read more SOURCE: Tech - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Thrillist Parent Group Nine Media Appoints Richard Beckman, Suzanne Kolb to Executive Roles (Exclusive)

Beckman was previously CRO at Vice Media and Kolb hails from Group Nine investor Discovery. read more SOURCE: Tech - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Netflix Reports Its Strongest Subscriber Growth in History

The streaming giant now has 93.8 milion members. read more SOURCE: Tech - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Sofia Vergara Teams With TV Veteran For Digital Venture Raze

The company will debut a mobile platform for Latin-centric stories later this year.read more SOURCE: Tech - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

New Sex Toy Actually Smells Like Sex

I’d say it’s about time for humanity to go fuck itself. And with all the recent updates in sex robots, virtual reality porn orgy theaters, and sex toys that literally smell like sex, we fucking can. From FHM: “A new virtual reality sex toy called the OhRoma actually focuses on the sense of smell, delivering a powerful scent to the user with options like perfumes and, yep, even porn stars’ vaginas. We wish we were joking.” I really hope all those pussy grabbers out [Read Entire Story]

Teenage Engineering OP-Z Synthesizer

Teenage Engineering has made waves with their synthesizers that many in the music industry refused to believe in because of their design, user interface and small form factor. They’re doubling down on everything that made all their initial releases great with the Teenage Engineering OP-Z Synthesizer. It fits in your inner pocket. It has enough […] ; ; ; ; ; ; ;Related Stories8 Tips to Help You Achieve Inbox ZeroThe Griff 300 Drone Can Lift 500 PoundsThis Stand Turns Your Apple Watch [Read Entire Story]

Twitter Transition to Begin Friday as Obama Hands @POTUS Account to Trump

All of President Obama's tweets will be archived at @POTUS44.read more SOURCE: Tech - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Obama Sends Final Tweets From @POTUS Twitter Account

"I'm still asking you to believe — not in my ability to bring about change, but in yours. I believe in change because I believe in you."read more SOURCE: Tech - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

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