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  • Google Home is a worthy competitor to the Echo

    07.11.2016

    The verdict on Google’s smart home speaker is in. The first Google Home devices have started arriving and reviewers were not disappointed. Unsurprisingly, the Google Assistant shows off that, when it comes down to search, the company is difficult to beat. For 130 dollars, the Home offers an intriguing glimpse into the smart home of the future.

  • Facebook made 100 million dollars in Q3 by fighting ad blockers

    07.11.2016

    Back in August, Facebook decided to put a stop to ad blocking software that is costing the social network a significant amount of revenue. And although the Adblock community initially kept finding workarounds, Facebook has managed to stay on top. And it has paid off. If Facebook’s numbers are correct, they made around 100 million thanks to that.

  • After MacBook controversy, Apple reduces dongle price for 2016

    07.11.2016

    Apple made a lot of people confused and angry when it announced the new MacBook Pro. The newest laptop featured only USB-C ports. While it is the newest technology, the vast majority of peripherals don’t support it yet. For Apple consumers that means buying a ton of dongles. The company is trying to reduce consumer dissatisfaction by reducing dongle prices. Is that the right way?

  • What’s up with the new Macs: Touch Bar, Port Changes and Pricing

    31.10.2016

    After a long 500 days without an update to the MacBook Pro lineup, Apple has finally unveiled its new products. Three different models were included, but we’ll focus on the two main ones: the 15” MacBook Pro (starting at 2,400 US dollars) and the the 13” MacBook Pro (at 1,800 dollars). These are the flagships that have the Touch Bar, one of Apple’s main selling points. So, let’s get into it:

  • In a creative event, Tesla introduces solar roof-tiles

    31.10.2016

    It’s strange to think that, when talking about renewable energy, about making homes greener, there is one point that still matters a lot – how it looks. But that’s just how it is. And Tesla thinks it just came up with an answer to that issue. Instead of the usual big panels, it designed solar-powered roof-tiles that look beautiful to the naked eye and can feed your home with electricity.

  • Vine is getting shut down

    31.10.2016

    Almost exactly four years after Twitter bought Vine, it has now announced the end of the video-sharing service. The parent company Twitter is having some troubles of its own, as it recently announced a 9% cut in workforce amidst stagnating user and revenue growth.

  • New Macs to be unveiled on October 27

    24.10.2016

    According to Recode and TechCrunch, new Macs are about to hit the market. Both sites expect a full rehash of the lineup, including the MacBook Air, Pro and iMacs. Is the announcement really coming this week and what can you expect? Here’s our breakdown:

  • The Mega-Deal: AT&T buys Time Warner for 85 Billion Dollars

    24.10.2016

    One of the biggest deals in media has just been confirmed: mobile carrier AT&T is acquiring Time Warner for 85 Billion Dollars. AT&T is the largest provider of fixed phone services and the second-largest provider of mobile phone services – and now it has acquired a ton of content production opportunities. Time Warner CNN, HBO and Warner Bros, among others.

  • Nintendo Switch: the new hybrid console that does it all

    24.10.2016

    Four years after the release of the Wii U, Nintendo is making a play to revolutionize the gaming console market again. Its newest console, the Nintendo Switch, is a hybrid setup that can, apparently, do just about everything: handheld, big-screen, multiplayer, you name it. Here’s what we know so far:

  • Twitter takeover: Nobody seems to want it

    17.10.2016

    There were many speculations about who is interested in buying Twitter. From Microsoft to Verizon all the way to Disney almost every big tech, communication or media company´s name has fallen at one point since Twitter hired Goldman Sachs to advise it on a sale. But now it appears that no one really seems to be interested in taking over the Social Media Platform.

  • Flying with a Galaxy Note 7 is now a federal crime

    17.10.2016

    After several replacement phones caught fire as well, Samsung was forced stop the production of its new flagship and a few days later the company even discontinued its product. Consumers were urged to power their phones down and return them. It should be clear by now that keeping the combustible phone is not a good idea but taking it with you on a plane might be even worse.

  • Snapchat is changing the way its Stories work

    10.10.2016

    In a new update the app is changing the way the Stories screen works. Users will be able to create customized playlists of their friend’s Stories as those will no longer be auto advancing.

  • Tesla will reveal unexpected new product

    10.10.2016

    CEO and founder Elon Musk announced a new Tesla product unveiling on Twitter. According to Musk the product that is to be unveiled on the 17th of October is to be “unexpected by most”. Furthermore, another Tesla/SolarCity product shall be revealed on the 28th of October.

  • Samsung stops production of the Galaxy Note 7

    10.10.2016

    Samsung officially decided to put the production of the Galaxy Note 7 to a hold after several replaced phones caught fire. Yonhap, a Korean news agency reports that the halt in production was done in cooperation with safety regulators from the US, Korea and China.

  • Competing Tech Companies Combine Efforts on AI

    04.10.2016

    AI technology is advancing at a never before seen pace. This is largely due to the advances that we have made in other aspects of science, neuroscience, programming, and technology. Truly, fully functional AI is so sought after that many of the major players in tech are banding together to merge both their efforts and their databases in an effort to accomplish further advances in AI more quickly.

  • Avast Finally Buys Out AVG

    04.10.2016

    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.

  • The Android 7.0 Nougat Update

    04.10.2016

    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.

  • Toxic culture of workaholism in IT companies

    26.09.2016

    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.