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  • Netflix Tests New Rating System and a “Skip Intro” Button

    20.03.2017

    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.

  • Alexa is coming to the iPhone, threatening Siri

    20.03.2017

    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.

  • Goodbye Captcha, you won’t be missed!

    20.03.2017

    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.

  • The Latest Windows 10 Feature? Ads in your File Explorer...

    13.03.2017

    Advertising seems to be everywhere today – especially online. But a recent addition to Windows 10 gets you ads straight into the interface for your OS. As you browse your files, you might be reminded of the great deals that OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud service, offers. That’s a bit too much.

  • Recent Study Finds Bots Make Up 15% of Twitter Users!

    13.03.2017

    Automated Twitter accounts that are controlled by software rather than humans have always been a part of Twitter. A recent study by the University of South California reveals just how big of a role they play on the social network – 9 to 15 percent of all users are bots. On the high end, that equals 48 million accounts.

  • Facebook copies Snapchat… again!

    13.03.2017

    Everything seems to be getting more like Snapchat lately. Instagram did it with Stories, WhatsApp recently launched Status (pretty much Stories with encryption) and now Facebook globally launched Messenger Day, the newest feature of their chat app. What does it do? You guessed it, it’s just like Stories...

  • YouTube announces TV subscription service in USA

    06.03.2017

    YouTube is going after television even harder than it already did – Google has announced it is launching a live TV service in the next months. It will cost 35 dollars a month for six accounts and is designed to be a direct competitor to cable, urging you to cut the cord.

  • Snap IPO closes at 44% higher than starting price

    06.03.2017

    It finally happened – the biggest IPO in tech since 2014 took place on Thursday and it blew some of its competition straight out of the water. With a closing price of 24.48 US dollars per share, Snapchat is now worth an estimated 33 billion dollars, which is about three times as much as Twitter.

  • Top 3 Announcements from the World’s Largest Mobile Show

    06.03.2017

    The Mobile World Congress of 2017 just took place in Barcelona last week and the verdict is in on some of the most interesting projects that got shown there. The MWC is the biggest event for the mobile phone industry, but some other interesting gadgets are also in the spotlight. Here’s our top 3 from this year’s show:

  • Cloudflare bug might affect 5.5 million websites: Find out if you should worry

    27.02.2017

    Cloudflare, an internet infrastructure company which helps about 5.5 million websites worldwide with performance and security, has been exposed for five months due to a bug. Cloudflare hosts sites like Uber, OK Cupid, Fitbit and others. Here’s a brief explanation on what happened.

  • Google’s Waymo suing Uber over Corporate Espionage

    27.02.2017

    Stealing trade secrets and running away with them to the competition might sound like an overused Hollywood plot, but it turns out it might also be reality. Waymo, the self-driving car company which recently split off of Google is suing a former employee who now works at Uber. He allegedly copied 9.7 GB of confidential data before leaving.

  • Head of Ringing Bells, company behind 4-dollar phone in India, arrested

    27.02.2017

    Mohit Goel has been arrested on allegations of fraud in India, the BBC reports. Goel is the director of Ringing Bells, which started offering the “world’ cheapest smartphone” a year ago. The device costed 251 rupees (around 4 dollars), which is why it was called Freedom 251. Initial excitement quickly turned into skepticism, now distributors’ complaints have tipped the scales.

  • 99.6 percent of smartphones sold in Q4 2016 run Android or iOS

    20.02.2017

    The two big names of smartphone software creators now have almost the entire market to themselves. The operational systems of Apple and Android have been continuously increasing their market shares and have kept doing so in the last months of 2016, the new Gartner report reveals – the two companies accounted for 99.6 percent of all sold devices.

  • Samsung Vice Chairman and „De Facto Leader“ Arrested

    20.02.2017

    Samsung’s Lee Jae-yong, which has basically been running the company since 2014, was arrested Friday last week on bribery charges. According to the New York Times, Jae-yong is accused of paying 36 million dollars to a person close to South Korea’s president in return for political favors. The arrest might have consequences for both Samsung and South Korea as a whole.

  • Three new Nokia phones expected at the end of February

    20.02.2017

    HMD Global Oy which now has the rights to the Nokia brand is planning to go big at the Mobile World Congress later this month. According to well-known leaker Evan Blass, the Finnish manufacturer will be presenting four new models, including an homage to the old Nokia 3310, one of the most legendary phones of the brand.

  • Android Wear 2.0 is out, here’s all your smartwatch can now do

    13.02.2017

    Great news for smartwatch fans who use Android Wear – the new version is finally out! This is the biggest update after 2014 when Google’s operational system for smartwatches first launched. From more customization through Google Assistant and not relying on your phone – here’s everything the new software can do:

  • Spotify is getting huge, but its money issues are also growing

    13.02.2017

    According to the BBC, the clock is ticking for Spotify. It might be crazy to think that a company with 100 million subscribers (40 million of those paying) is having money troubles while essentially being the leader in the market of online music streaming. But it seems to be true. And it’s only getting worse.

  • „The whole world is watching Twitter“, but profits are farther than ever

    13.02.2017

    Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey recently said that the whole world is watching the platform. And he’s right. With Donald Trump being followed by probably every news station around the world and supporters and enemies alike flocking to Twitter, the company is adding users. But that’s not translating into money – it never has. And maybe it just can’t at this point.