Nintendo has finally released more details on their first console since they last released the Wii U four years ago. The Nintendo Switch, which is a module device that allows for multiple ways of gaming, will be releasing on March 3 for 299 US dollars. Here’s what we know for now and our thoughts on it:
One of the most-discussed acquisitions in tech is apparently still happening. As a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealed last week, Yahoo will be purchased by Verizon. However, a part of the once proud internet giant will stay behind with the name Altaba.
Last week on Friday, the Guardian published a report on a “backdoor” in WhatsApp that could allow for messages to be intercepted. Now security researchers and the company itself have explained that this is a known vulnerability and not an intended backdoor for Facebook or the government.
One of the most innovative and interesting trade shows the tech world has to offer just came to an end last weekend. And boy, it didn’t disappoint. We saw products that have the potential to change our ideas about technology in the coming years. Here are our 4 top products from CES 2017:
The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC has been having troubles for a while. At the start of 2016, the company announced a drop in sales, equal to roughly one third compared to 2015. This year, the losses appear pretty much the same, with a 35 percent loss compared to the already weak 2016.
Really, ten years? Yes, almost exactly – on January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs showed the world a product that would change the world and how we communicate. On that day, the world saw the iPhone for the first time.
Which smartphone apps had the most users in the past year? Nielsen just published the data from 2016, showing how many unique users the most popular apps had. Think you have the answer? A lot of your hunches are probably right, but a few might of the top spots surprise you.
In a case that raises some alarming questions about the Internet of Things, a police department in Arkansas has issued a warrant for the recordings from an Amazon Echo. The device, powered by Amazon's assistant, Alexa, might hold information vital to solving a murder case. But could a precedent so simple open the flood gates towards everyone being spied on?
Well that’s a surprise - Apparently Bitcoin hasn't been dead these past couple of years. Instead, the online currency has slowly been rebuilding itself. And it has been doing a good job of it. At the time of writing this article, it is creeping closer to the mark of 1,000 US dollars, a value Bitcoin last reached in January 2014.
We all know Google has been working on driverless cars for quite some time now, but a new development indicates that the tech might be ready for the market. Last week, Google announced it is spinning off its car division into a new company called Waymo. What can we expect?
Well, this is awkward. Yahoo has (once again) admitted a massive breach of security in its systems, which has affected one billion accounts. To put that into perspective, around 3 billion users use the internet. It gets worse, too – the hack happened back in 2013! Read on for the full story.
About three years ago, Amazon first told the world that it wanted to deliver goods to your home with a flying drone. What might have seemed like a crazy idea back then is slowly beginning to take form. Just last week, Amazon announced it had made its first drone-powered shipment and is beginning beta testing in Cambridge.
The sad story of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is coming to an end, slowly but surely. After multiple reports of the phone catching on fire and the company pulling it from stores and production, Samsung is making one last radical step to kill it. A new update, to be released December 19th, will stop the phone from charging and render it incapable to place calls.
Now that’s a twist. The company who helped revolutionize shopping and is at the forefront of the online retail market now wants to go offline. Last week, Amazon presented its new store, Amazon Go. The promise behind it is simple – no cashiers, no lines, just walk in and out without worrying.
Back in September, Reliance Jio, a telecom carrier, announced its plans to turn India’s phone market on its head. With plans that offer free voice calls, Jio shook up the market of nearly one billion phone users and forced its big players to act. Both Airtel and Vodafone, the two biggest carriers in the country, have now announced similar plans, just three months later.
Ok, we all knew this has been a long time coming. From the various job poachings in the last months, including former Tesla employees and reportedly staffing more than 1,000 engineers, we knew. But now it’s official. Kind of. Here’s why a letter to US regulators from Apple’s director of product integrity, Steve Kenner, provides the proof that Apple is building a self-driving car:
Pebble, what was once a company that broke all of Kickstarter’s records again and again with its smartwatches, is about to be acquired for just about 40 million dollars. The buyer is Fitbit, the company behind the number one fitness tracker band, so Pebble is in capable hands. But why did all of that happen? Here’s what lead up to the deal:
In response to the ever-growing demand for apps, Google is launching a tool that lets you make them with little programming knowledge. The service, called App Maker, is mainly focused on business solutions, but it could also suit startups or teams of freelancers.