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Fitbit Cuts Guidance As Sales Continue to Slow

Fitbit Cuts Guidance As Sales Continue to Slow

You probably know someone who has a Fitbit—or maybe you have one yourself—but the company is, apparently, not doing as well as you might think. Actually, the whole of the wearables market is slowing and Fitbit’s numbers simply... 
Toshiba To Sell Western Digital A Stake of Its Memory Business

Toshiba To Sell Western Digital A Stake of Its Memory Business

Toshiba has made the official announcement of its plans to sell some of its flash memory business to Western Digital. The exact details are yet to be determined, but we do know that this will include its SSD business of the Storage... 
Apple Sues Qualcomm Over Approximately $1B in Royalties

Apple Sues Qualcomm Over Approximately $1B in Royalties

Apple Inc is suing Qualcomm for “charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with;” something that the telecom chip maker explicitly denies. This suit, though, comes on the heels of unfair patent licensing practices... 
Apple To Raise AppStore Prices in Britain This Week

Apple To Raise AppStore Prices in Britain This Week

It looks like Apple plans to raise the prices of mobile apps in the App Store, at least in the United Kingdom, arguing it is a safety net against the falling value of the British pound. Indeed, apps in the iOS App Store now cost roughly... 
EPA Holds Strong Against Automaker’s Bid to Lessen Fuel Efficiency Standards

EPA Holds Strong Against Automaker’s Bid to Lessen Fuel Efficiency Standards

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has rejected a bid from US automakers to soften fuel efficiency standards, that demand mileage increases, by 2025. This is a measure set forth by the Obama Administration which determined... 
Can A Simple Editing Feature Help Put Twitter Back on Top?

Can A Simple Editing Feature Help Put Twitter Back on Top?

In the Gig Economy, simplicity is key. Or, rather, distilling something somewhat complicated down to a few, easy-to-follow ideas, is key. Take Twitter, for example: when the company first hit the market it was obviously a streamlined... 
Is Nintendo Prepping to Release a mini Classic SNES Edition?

Is Nintendo Prepping to Release a mini Classic SNES Edition?

The massive popularity of Nintendo’s miniature NES Classic edition demonstrates great consumer enthusiasm all things retro gaming. Of course, if you look at the indie game dev market it is also pretty easy to see just how much... 
Amazon Dominates Holiday Sales With Branded, In-House Gadgets This Year

Amazon Dominates Holiday Sales With Branded, In-House Gadgets This Year

Amazon always sees a major jump in business during the holidays but that is typically due to increased online shopping. The website, of course, is a major crossroads for online retailers looking for a way to increase visibility and... 
With User Uprise, Evernote CEO Reverses Recent Privacy Policy Update

With User Uprise, Evernote CEO Reverses Recent Privacy Policy Update

Cloud computing and online storage is a big thing these days; and if you actually use them, even at a very basic consumer level you can understand the massive appeal. There is something pretty great about being able to save your files... 
New Primate-Inspired “Jumping” Robot is Off the Wall, Literally

New Primate-Inspired “Jumping” Robot is Off the Wall, Literally

Scientists and engineers have been working hard over the past few years, it seems, to develop more robotics that mimic animal movement. From a robot cheetah to robot fish and even robot insects, these teams have successfully developed... 
Google Brain AI Has Developed its Own Language To Help it Translate Between Human Languages

Google Brain AI Has Developed its Own Language To Help it Translate Between Human Languages

Google’s AI research continues to find new ways to encourage computer thinking and this week the Google Brain Neural Networks AI seems to have done something that would have been largely impossible not that long ago. According... 
Is Russian Government Behind Several Election-Related Spear Phishing Attacks?

Is Russian Government Behind Several Election-Related Spear Phishing Attacks?

It looks like think tank organizations and NGOs have been the victim of a massive spear phishing attack. Lipman chair of emerging technologies at the Council on Foreign Relations, Adam Segal, tweeted: “Think tanks being targeted... 
Facebook Lets Developers Advertise Through Chat Bots

Facebook Lets Developers Advertise Through Chat Bots

Facebook is not letting bot creators buy News Feed ads that can target specific user groups. The company reminds that beta versions of its subscription messages have been available since August and News Feed ads for Messenger since... 
Uber and Anheuser-Busch Achieve First Successful Automated Beer Run

Uber and Anheuser-Busch Achieve First Successful Automated Beer Run

So, the innovative thinkers of Silicon Valley have been known to pursue some eccentric projects but a new Uber test might not have been on anyone’s radar. That’s because, the Uber-owned self-driving vehicle operation, Otto,... 
T-Mobile Ordered to Pay $48 Million for Not Disclosing Throttling “Unlimited” Plans

T-Mobile Ordered to Pay $48 Million for Not Disclosing Throttling “Unlimited” Plans

The United States Federal Communications Commission has ordered T-Mobile to pay a fine—and offer new benefits—to customers for failing to effectively explain the restrictions on its “unlimited” data plans. The mobile communications... 
Google Aims To Make Your Holiday Travel Planning Easier with New Update

Google Aims To Make Your Holiday Travel Planning Easier with New Update

Google has just released its latest update to its Google Flights travel offering which will tell you the best time for you to book a cheap flight or a hotel room (or both, of course). As the holidays approach, we can expect that people... 
Discovery to Invest $100 Million in New Digital Media Conglomerate

Discovery to Invest $100 Million in New Digital Media Conglomerate

Discovery Communications is looking to invest in a digital media merger which will bring together Thrillist Media Group, The Dodo, NowThis Media, and both Discovery digital network properties Seeker and SourceFed Studios. This newly-formed... 
Samsung Buys Siri Developer Viv Labs To Pursue AI Virtual Assistants

Samsung Buys Siri Developer Viv Labs To Pursue AI Virtual Assistants

It appears that technology giant Samsung is shifting gears, in this case turning their attention to personal assistants. This week, the company acquired the startup founded by Chris Brigham, Adam Cheyer, and Dag Kittlaus known as Viv... 
UPS Tests Drones for Delivery of Emergency Medical Supplies

UPS Tests Drones for Delivery of Emergency Medical Supplies

The United Parcel Service said, this week, it has begun the testing of drones for use in emergency delivery of medical supplies. The inaugural flight took place in rural Massachusetts and the company hopes, of course, this is just... 
Steam Pulls Digital Homicide Games After Co-Founder Sues Users In Defamation Suit

Steam Pulls Digital Homicide Games After Co-Founder Sues Users In Defamation Suit

One of the best aspects of the internet—and the social revolution therein—is that it is easier than ever before to ensure customer satisfaction. In that, of course, I mean that consumers really do have a voice in a marketing system... 
NYC wi-fi Project Faces Vagrant Issues

NYC wi-fi Project Faces Vagrant Issues

New York City is really a city for and of the people. The Big Apple is home to people from all over the world and, as large and diverse as it is, it is this characteristic that makes it such a vibrant and beautiful place. The city... 
US Finally Prepared to Develop Offshore Wind Energy

US Finally Prepared to Develop Offshore Wind Energy

Over the past decade, the United States has fallen behind in the international race to adopt wind energy via the building of offshore wind farms. While efforts in Europe increase, the same efforts in the United States have slowed thanks... 
Mercedes-Benz Teams up with Matternet to Develop [Drone] Delivery Van of the Future

Mercedes-Benz Teams up with Matternet to Develop [Drone] Delivery Van of the Future

Drones are only now starting to pique public interest, but the commercial sector has been looking to use these machines for some time now.  Amazon, for one, is putting drones in place in many cities to provide same-day deliveries... 
comScore Says We Spend At Least Half Our Online Time in Smartphone Apps

comScore Says We Spend At Least Half Our Online Time in Smartphone Apps

Have you ever caught yourself using apps on your smartphone when you really didn’t mean to? Or going to check the time and then spending several minutes on Facebook or updating emails? Well, if this is your reality, don’t... 
Is the Future of Automobiles the Same for Tractors?

Is the Future of Automobiles the Same for Tractors?

Everyone has been so caught up in the domestic use of self-driving cars that it has been easy to overlook that mechanical autonomy has long been sought and used in various industries for better part of the last century. The automated... 
Tech Industry Unites To Support Microsoft in US Government “Sneak-and-Peek” Privacy Case

Tech Industry Unites To Support Microsoft in US Government “Sneak-and-Peek” Privacy Case

Apple Inc., Google, Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft may be both direct and indirect competitors in the highly volatile tech industry, but that doesn’t mean they are all bitter enemies. On the contrary, large companies like these... 
Can United Launch Alliance’s “Space Trucks” Compete with SpaceX?

Can United Launch Alliance’s “Space Trucks” Compete with SpaceX?

Tony Bruno is the chief executive officer at United Launch Alliance. ULA is a partnership between two major aerospace engineering companies: Boeing and Lockheed Martin. Recently, they discussed plans create a cargo carrier for space... 
Can Uber Challenge Google In Autonomous Vehicle Market?

Can Uber Challenge Google In Autonomous Vehicle Market?

Google parent company Alphabet was an early investor in the ride-sharing app phenomenon Uber through its venture capital arm—known as GV—but it looks like this relationship may be thinning, slightly. According to people close to... 
MIT Research Team Develop Shape-Memory Polymers With 3D Printers

MIT Research Team Develop Shape-Memory Polymers With 3D Printers

Through a new process called microstereolithography, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in conjunction with work from the Singapore University of Technology and Design, have been able to print micron-scale three-dimensional... 
Harvard Team Develops First Autonomous Soft Robot

Harvard Team Develops First Autonomous Soft Robot

The central character of the 2014 Walt Disney animated feature Big Hero 6 is a human assisting robot named Baymax. Of course, this robot looks like none other before it because it was made to be soft and approachable instead of metallic... 
BlackBerry DTEK50 now available through six carriers in Canada

BlackBerry DTEK50 now available through six carriers in Canada

BlackBerry has revealed that its latest Android smartphone – the BlackBerry DTEK50 has landed on more Canadian carriers – giving users the choice to get the enterprise security laden smartphone through their preferred carrier. Powered... 
OpenSSL 1.1 released; removes SSLv2 support

OpenSSL 1.1 released; removes SSLv2 support

OpenSSL 1.1.0 – a major update to the free software cryptography and SSL/TLS toolkit – has finally been released bringing with quite a few update, changes and omissions. OpenSSL 1.1 supports “pipelining”, AFALG... 
Ashley Madison data breach: Investigation blames lax security for hack

Ashley Madison data breach: Investigation blames lax security for hack

The investigation report on the Ashley Madison data breach has blamed lax security measures as one of the primary reasons behind the breach – a reason that is almost a pandemic when it comes to cybersecurity across the globe. The... 
OxygenOS 3.1 beta is out; is based Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

OxygenOS 3.1 beta is out; is based Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

With the base of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, the highly anticipated OxygenOS 3.1.0 is out in the form of a community or a beta edition providing OnePlus owners the chance to get their hands dirty. Featuring the August 1 security... 
Surface Pro 3 battery issue fix coming soon says Microsoft

Surface Pro 3 battery issue fix coming soon says Microsoft

Microsoft has revealed in ones of its latest updates that its Surface Pro 3 team has already started working on a fix for the battery degradation issue and a software update will be released soon. The update comes just days after Microsoft... 
Best Android root apps that you can’t miss

Best Android root apps that you can’t miss

If you have finally taken the efforts and rooted your Android smartphone, the next thing you will obviously be looking for is best Android root apps that will amplify the capabilities of your smartphone. Once rooted, the possibilities... 
BlackBerry DTEK50, Pokémon GO and battery saving pointers

BlackBerry DTEK50, Pokémon GO and battery saving pointers

BlackBerry has said that its DTEK50 like any other smartphone capable of running Pokémon GO doesn’t do well when it comes to battery life and that’s why it has offered some battery saving tips. BlackBerry DTEK50 reportedly... 
Surface Pro 4 being sold off for nearly $400 less

Surface Pro 4 being sold off for nearly $400 less

Discounts on consumer electronics could sometimes be quite appealing and that’s the case with one particular variant of Surface Pro 4 which has seen a price cut of nearly $400. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with 512 GB storage,... 
BlackBerry DTEK50’s battery life could be an ugly duckling

BlackBerry DTEK50’s battery life could be an ugly duckling

Reports indicate that BlackBerry DTEK50’s battery life may not be one of its assets and medium to heavy users could find it difficult to have their phones last all day without a recharge. BlackBerry’s hardware business... 
New lithium metal batteries will last twice as long, scientists claim

New lithium metal batteries will last twice as long, scientists claim

Batteries are the lifeline of consumer electronics and as scientists search for longer-lasting batteries, at least one company has found a solution that can be commercialised to make batteries last twice as long as the current ones. SolidEnergy... 
PwC: No one type of company has the secret formula for success in the cloud

PwC: No one type of company has the secret formula for success in the cloud

So what does it take to succeed in the cloud? According to PwC there is no one type of company that has the secret formula for success in the cloud. This comes as a part of PwC’s latest Global 100 Software Leaders research report... 
Android Nougat could land as early as August 22

Android Nougat could land as early as August 22

Google is most probably releasing the latest version of its Android mobile operating system – Android 7.0 Nougat – to its most recent Nexus devices in a matter of days, a new report has claimed. According to Canadian telecom... 
SGI to implement facial recognition software for licenses and ID cards from Aug 24

SGI to implement facial recognition software for licenses and ID cards from Aug 24

The Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has revealed on its website that its facial recognition software for issuance of licenses and ID cards will be operation from August 24. The move is pegged as a huge leap towards ensuring... 
At 4 GHz Samsung’s Exynos 8895 could be the fastest mobile processor around

At 4 GHz Samsung’s Exynos 8895 could be the fastest mobile processor around

Mobile processors have recently been taking major leaps as far as processor power is concerned and if a recent leak is to be believed, Samsung is working on a beast of a Exynos 8895 clocked at 4 GHz. Right off the bat we would like... 
Torrentz.eu down! Torrent search engines in danger post KickAssTorrents closure

Torrentz.eu down! Torrent search engines in danger post KickAssTorrents closure

The latest torrent search engine to wind up operations is Torrentz.eu as an aftermath of the KickAssTorrents takedown and according to analysts this could be the beginning of a chain reaction that could see torrent search engines calling... 
Ransomware wreaks havoc among businesses; 40% victims paid ransom

Ransomware wreaks havoc among businesses; 40% victims paid ransom

Through a study that reveals that scale of havoc wreaked by ransomware among businesses, researchers have said that nearly 40 per cent of businesses have been affected by ransomware attack with 40 per cent of the victims paying the... 
Canada gets its first 5G trials thanks to Bell and Nokia

Canada gets its first 5G trials thanks to Bell and Nokia

Canadians would probably be one of the first to get access to 5G mobile technology in about five to seven years’ time according to Bell and Nokia. The technology which is still being researched and tested saw its first successful... 
NIST clarifies its stand on SMS in relation to two-factor authentication

NIST clarifies its stand on SMS in relation to two-factor authentication

Time and again media companies have proved that they could be the worst when it comes to spreading half-truths and they have done it again and this time it was NIST who was the target. The National Institute of Standards and Technology... 
MSI outs Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 8G and Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 4G graphics cards

MSI outs Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 8G and Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 4G graphics cards

To provide gamers with greater graphics performance with capabilities of up to 1440p displays and virtual reality, MSI has announced two new graphics cards – the Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 8G and Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 4G. Both the... 
Wireless keyboards and mouse dongles easily hackable

Wireless keyboards and mouse dongles easily hackable

It turns out that cheap wireless keyboards and mouse dongles aren’t too secure and they can easily be hacked for the transmission of their data happens over unencrypted radio network. Researchers from Bastille Networks have shown...