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  • The top ten smartphone apps of 2016 by the numbers

    02.01.2017

    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.

  • Alexa – Did your owner murder someone?

    02.01.2017

    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?

  • Bitcoin is back on track with a 3-year high of 1,000 dollars

    02.01.2017

    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.

  • Google spins off self-driving cars tech into new company

    19.12.2016

    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?

  • Yahoo reveals newest hack – happened in 2013, hit one billion accounts

    19.12.2016

    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.

  • Amazon completes its first delivery by drone, starts beta testing

    19.12.2016

    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.

  • Samsung is killing the Galaxy Note 7 for good, new update prevents charging

    12.12.2016

    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.

  • Amazon Go is an actual, physical store without cashiers

    12.12.2016

    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.

  • India’s top carriers announce free voice calling plans after Jio’s rise

    12.12.2016

    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.

  • Apple finally confirms the „secret“of its self-driving car ambitions

    05.12.2016

    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:

  • Fitbit acquires struggling Pebble for around 40 million dollars

    05.12.2016

    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:

  • Google Announces New Low-Code App Maker

    05.12.2016

    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.

  • Facebook wants to enter China, is willing to offer “censorship” tool

    28.11.2016

    Back in 2009, Facebook, along with Twitter, were banned in China. Probably since then, people at the biggest social network have scoured their heads and built plans on how exactly the company could re-enter the market with its 1.4 billion users. A controversial solution, the development of a “censorship tool”, was uncovered by the New York Times.

  • The Numbers behind this Record-Breaking Black Friday

    28.11.2016

    Black Friday came and went and to those of you who purchased something you like for a great price – congratulations! For those of you who prefer to sit back and analyze the commotion, you’re going to like this article. Sales this year surpassed 3 billion dollars, which is a lot more than previous years. Here’s how it happened:

  • After Demonetization, India’s digital payment market explodes

    28.11.2016

    Following a controversial decision of the Indian government to ban two of the major bills in circulation (500 and 1000-rupee notes), the floodgates have opened for a new tech market. Digital payment is exploding in the country right now, with one provider (MobiKwik) saying it’s seen a 75-time surge in transactions in one week.

  • Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook wants to fight fake news

    21.11.2016

    Facebook has come under a lot of scrutiny lately, mainly coming under the allegations that it is doing too little to prevent misinformation spread on the platform. What Zuckerberg previously called “pretty crazy”, namely the idea that Facebook could have influenced the presidential election in the US, now seems to be a serious issue, as outlined by this post. So what’s the strategy?

  • SpaceX wants to launch 4,425 satellites in space for global internet

    21.11.2016

    SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, has just filed its plan for satellite-delivered internet delivery from space. As an application to the Federal Communications Commission makes clear, SpaceX wants to launch 4,425 satellites. That’s more than all active AND inactive satellites currently in Earth orbit.

  • Snapchat reportedly files for IPO, could be valued at 25 billion dollars

    21.11.2016

    The much-awaited initial public offering of Snapchat might be coming as early as March next year, TechCrunch reported last week. The confidentially filed paperwork may value the messaging platform at an insane 25 billion dollars, which would be one of the biggest IPOs in recent years.