Everyone in the antivirus and personal security industry knows that Avast and AVG have been circling one another much like predatory sharks awaiting one another’s greatest moment of weakness for years. This past summer, Avast publicly announced its’ intentions to acquire AVG within the year. True to their word, Avast and AVG will function as one entity beginning October 3rd of this year.
It seems like we’re constantly waiting for the next Android Update. No matter how great the last one was, there’s always been room for improvement and Android hasn’t slacked or disappointed users with any of their updates so far. The 7.0 Nougat update is no exception; and is chock full of new and impressive features.
A toxic work environment is usually the result of a company’s desire to excel by putting in long hours and holding to strict policies and deadlines that are largely self-imposed and not truly necessary. As many studies are showing however, this kind of work environment is actually detrimental to the work being done.
We tend to assume that the geniuses behind our favorite software, hardware, or tech gadget received a higher education. We assume that they had to pour over books, cram, test, and test again. This isn’t always the case however.
You may have noticed the seemingly recent increase in tech related business that is focused primarily in Indiana. Salesforce, a San Francisco based company is largely responsible for people’s growing awareness of the expanding tech community in Indiana. They’re far from being the only tech-related business a-buzz in the community however.
The new tariffs of internet and telephony provider Reliance Jio have attracted quite the attention in India. The company recently started offering SIM cards with unlimited voice calls and the cheapest 4G connection in the world at 50 RS (75 US cents). Since you can even buy them without a device, massive queues have been forming in front of stores and the provider is running low on SIM cards.
A phenomenon that has been taking the computer world by storm since 2012 has reached a significant milestone. The stripped-down computer that doesn’t have anything more than the essential parts, not even a case, has been bought 10 million times. The Raspberry Pi’s price tag of 35 dollars might hint at the reasons for its success.
As you might have heard in case you haven’t been hiking in the mountains without an internet connection, Apple has finally unveiled its new phone(s). The iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus are both out and… people are upset with some things. Here, we’ll look at the new features with a small sprinkle of criticism.
A couple of weeks ago we told you how Samsung’s newest flagship, the Galaxy 7 Note was being celebrated as possibly the best phone out there. Well, to put it lightly, a problem has emerged. After reports of batteries catching on fire, the company has recalled every single unit sold.
Europe’s biggest tech fair which attracted almost a quarter million visitors last year, is currently running – and it’s full steam ahead for the IFA in Berlin. All kinds of companies showed off their coolest gadgets. The list is long and very exciting, so here’s a sneak peak of the best stuff so far:
After months of internal and public testing, Reliance Jio has unveiled its new plans for internet in India. Its owner, also the richest man in the country, according to Forbes, gave the news last week. Mobile internet will start at 50 RS (75 US cents), which has been touted to be the cheapest internet in the world. Many of the plans also offer unlimited calls, which could rattle up Jio’s competitors.
India, one of the most growing tech markets, and thus very interesting for the industry as a whole, is going against the trend in regards to PC shipments in the second quarter of 2016. It saw a 7,2% increase compared to the last quarter, but still fell down 2,2% when compared to last year. Lenovo took a big hit in shipments, which helped HP get on top of the charts.
Snapchat has been on quite a run recently – it’s outpacing huge social networks like Twitter and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. According to the analysts of Emarketer, that’s going to continue in the next couple of years. The app can expect not only huge growth, but a diversifying user base, which is good for monetization efforts.
Millions of external cameras connected via USB have been rendered useless after Microsoft’s newest update of Windows 10, 1607, also known as the Anniversary update. The news was first reported by the Microsoft-focused tech site Thurott.com. The makers of Windows apparently tried to push a new video format, leading to other, more established formats, freezing up after a minute of use.
An MIT researcher has come up with a way to speed up our transition to cyborgs combining old traditions with new technology. The PhD student Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao created tattoos that are simple to apply and can measure temperature, relay information such as train tickets or create a trackpad for your phone on your skin.
The newest Samsung device has captured the hearts of reviewers. It’s bigger than the Galaxy S7 and has the curved display of the Samsung Edge and the first ever iris scanner, but it’s still as fast as the other two. Some have been quite impressed with the premium phone, even calling it the best phone out there. So is it?
Supermarket chain Walmart is acquiring what people saw as a big possible competitor of Amazon last year. Jet.com achieved around 1 billion dollars gross merchandise in the 13 months since launching and currently has around 400,000 shoppers each month. Walmart, on the other hand, has seen online sales growing too slowly, especially when compared to Amazon.