Chinese smart-home product maker Viomi jumps 5% in trading debut

Viomi website Chinese smart-home product maker Viomi opened for trading at $ 9.50 a share. It priced shares at $ 9 apiece, raising $ 102.6 million through its initial public offering. The company said it returned to profit in 2017 and generated $ 10.6 million of net income in the first half of 2018. Chinese hardware giant Xiaomi […]

This all-in-one coffee maker costs less than many of us spend per month at the coffee shop

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Amazon This well-loved 3-in-1 system from Mr. Coffee makes cappuccino, espresso, and lattes with just a few simple steps. Unlike the complex devices found at the coffee shop, this […]

Lawsuit brings $289 million verdict against maker of Roundup weed killer

Enlarge / A weedkiller has gotten its manufacturer in very large legal troubles. (credit: Erich Ferdinand / Flickr) On Friday, a California jury hit Monsanto with $ 289 million in damages in a lawsuit brought by a patient suffering from terminal cancer, accepting the plaintiff’s claims that his disease was caused by the company’s popular […]

Supreme Court to rule on whether B.C. has to give health data to cigarette maker

The Supreme Court of Canada will rule Friday on whether British Columbia has to hand millions of patients’ health information over to tobacco giant Philip Morris International in the newest chapter in the province’s legal fight to force cigarette makers to compensate the province for the cost of treating tobacco-related illnesses.

THQ Nordic buys Germany’s mobile game maker HandyGames

THQ Nordic said it has acquired German developer and publisher HandyGames for an undisclosed price. The Vienna, Austria-based publisher THQ Nordic, which in February acquired Koch Media and its Deep Silver division, will gain control of HandyGames and its game properties. But the Giebelstadt, Germany-based company will retain its existing managemen…Read More

Paris’ Usine IO pivots its maker business to focus on coaching and Station F accelerator

Riding a maker movement wave, Paris-based Usine IO opened in 2014 to help entrepreneurs pursue their hardware startup dreams. Since then, the company has often been touted as one of the French Tech ecosystem’s crown jewels by those eager to demonstrate the growing momentum and creativity of France’s entrepreneurial scene. But after thre…Read More

Porsche buys stake, plans to partner with EV supercar maker Rimac

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The best drip coffee maker

By Cale Guthrie Weissman and Liz Clayton This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here. Since 2014, we’ve spent 71 hours brewing in 19 coffee makers to find our top home […]

Flight-sim maker threatens legal action over Reddit posts discussing DRM

Enlarge (credit: FlightSimLabs) The last time FlightSimLabs made news outside of the insular community of high-end flight simulator fans, it was for some invasive password-extractor malware included with a recent add-on package as an ostensible “anti-piracy” measure. Today, the company is again making waves for what many see as overzealous legal threats in response to […]