According to The Wall Street Journal, Google is thinking about introducing an adblocker to its Chrome browser on both the mobile and desktop versions. As the most powerful player in the browser game, the move might shake up the ad industry quite a bit – even more than the prevalence of software like Adblock Plus already has.
Juicero, the 400-dollar internet-connected juicer, managed to make it to the top of the internet’s blacklist last week. Apart from being unnecessarily expensive and featuring a strange tech spin, Juicero apparently doesn’t do much, Bloomberg revealed. In a test, they showed that a reporter could actually squeeze out juice from the Juicero packages faster than the expensive machine.
On its annual developer conference, F8, Facebook shared some pretty amazing technology that the company has been working on. In particular, its Research and Development division has been developing interface that lets you type “with your mind” and ways to hear from your skin. Sounds crazy? It is. But it’s also real, so keep reading…
In what was one of the most successful tech startups at the New York Stock Exchange as of late, Yext became the newest tech startup that is now worth a billion dollars. Although it’s based on a simple concept – becoming the next yellow pages – the six-year-old company has been winning the hearts of big clients and investors alike.
One of the most iconic Japanese companies, Toshiba, may be on the brink of financial collapse. After it separated itself from its medical unit two years ago, its nuclear subsidiary is filing for bankruptcy and it is looking to sell its memory chips business. Toshiba is looking at a 9 billion USD loss for the financial year.
Nintendo Switch, the hybrid console that does it all, is selling pretty well to say the least. In the US alone, the company has sold almost one million consoles already, Nintendo said. Whether or not it will reach the 100 million Wii U consoles sold remains to be seen, but Nintendo do have a calculated strategy to keep the figures rising.
You often read about the rising importance of mobile - in fact, you often read about it here! But even for us, its mind-blowing how quickly mobile internet has become popular. According to the latest figures, if you’re online, it’s more likely that you’re on an Android mobile device than on PC with Windows.
In what definitely isn’t an everyday move, Apple launched a standalone app. Clips can customize your photos and videos. Is it like Snapchat? Kind of, but without the social network around it, the ephemeral messaging and the emphasis on stories.
There is far more to Samsung than just their mobile division. Even though Apple took over as the biggest smartphone company in the world temporarily last year, Samsung as a whole is doing better than ever. The company has just published its estimates for Q1 (January to March), predicting a jump close to 50%.
After the Note 7 fiasco, Samsung needs something to alleviate its woes. Last week, the company presented what it thinks is the solution: two new flagships, the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The two handsets feature some very interesting decisions, here’s a summary:
It’s the first of April again, the perfect time for tech companies to embrace their inner geeks and make some pranks, jokes or fake announcements. As is tradition, an unnecessary amount of effort was put into some of these and we would like to honor them in an article - some of them are pretty funny!
Elon Musk’s space rocket company has revolutionised its market. It became the first privately funded company to launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft and now it has managed to launch an already used rocket. It’s the first-ever re-flight and it might significantly change space travel in the future.
Another digital assistant enters the fray. After Cortana, Google Home, Siri, Alexa (to name a few) have all been trending for years, Samsung has now revealed its own ambitions in the field of digital assistants. Whether out of necessity or born from genius, “Bixby” is a new approach to voice assistants on phones.
Apple had a busy week and announced some pretty interesting stuff. For all of you who heard about a Red Phone and a new iPad, but aren’t exactly sure what the Cupertino company is bringing to the table, here's an explanation of the three most important Apple announcements from last week.
Just about a year ago, Google surprised everyone by releasing the first preview of Android Nougat ahead of time – and the company has just done the same with the latest Android iteration. Code named Android O, it will be focusing on tweaking notifications and improving battery life.
Netflix has been revolutionizing television for a while now. The biggest “Internet television network”, as it calls itself, has expanded almost globally, is creating its own content and comes with freedoms that were never possible in offline television. The newest changes it is testing shows that it also keeps its ears open to what the consumers really want.
Just two months ago, the Wired covered the CES 2017 by saying Alexa is conquering the world. Amazon’s digital assistant was in every device you could imagine at the CES – including fridges, smartwatches and much more. Now, Amazon is taking a stab at bringing Alexa to iOS by integrating it in its shopping app. Apple is likely not very amused.
Captcha, AKA that annoying thing on the internet that always makes you doubt the fact whether you’re a real human or a robot, is going away. But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean that robots have finally taken over – Google has just improved the Captcha technology so much that now it will be invisible for normal users, while automated software will still have to go through it.