Vape tracking tech is here to weed out counterfeit THC products

As the CDC looks into the cause behind hundreds of possible cases of vaping-related illnesses in 36 states, people are (rightly) thinking twice about vaping. While the Trump administration has moved to ban flavored e-cigs in the wake of the outbreak, it’s unclear whether the rash of illnesses and deaths are due to vaping itself, which the FDA has scarcely regulated so far, or if the CBD, THC, or nicotine product that was vaped was counterfeit or tampered with in some way. One cannabis company is not waiting around to find out. Akerna, the…

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CES 2019: The PC gear and smart home tech we can’t wait to see

More than 4,400 exhibitors showed off their hardware at CES 2018. That’s a lot of gadgets, and the show can become an unmanageable circus if you don’t enter with a game plan—and that counts for people following the action at home, as well. To give you a little head start, here’s our cheat sheet on what to look for at CES 2019. We’re focusing solely on PC gear, home entertainment and smart home gadgets—because that’s our bread and butter at PCWorld and TechHive. AMD’s 7nm CPUs, including Ryzen 2 It’s…

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Nissan unveils ‘See the invisible’ tech at CES

– Technology maps a 360-degree virtual space around the car – It can also monitor the people inside the vehicle by using interior sensors Nissan has been making huge waves when it comes to autonomous and connected car technologies and this time at the upcoming CES trade show, Nissan will unveil its future vision for a vehicle that helps drivers “see the invisible” by merging both real and virtual worlds, creating the ultimate connected-car experience. Invisible-to-Visible, or I2V, is a future technology created through Nissan Intelligent Mobility. I2V aims to…

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Chinese tech firms lay lower at CES 2019 amid trade tensions

The CES 2019 gadget show, which kicks off on January 6, will showcase the expanding influence and sway of China’s rapidly growing technology sector. But some of its firms are stepping back from the spotlight amid rising US national-security concerns over Chinese tech and a trans-Pacific trade war launched by President Donald Trump. Last year, a top executive of the Chinese telecom firm Huawei delivered a CES keynote address critical of AT&T’s abrupt cancellation of plans to sell a Huawei phone following espionage concerns raised by the US government. This…

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