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Amazon Echo Will Continue To Dominate AI Space In 2017, Predicts Analyst

The Amazon Echo will outperform rivals and dominate the AI space in 2017 per analyst predictions. Forrester Research's estimates suggests that 6 million Echo devices were sold in 2016.

Apps/Software

Microsoft Surface Phone May Be A Phablet, Set To Debut Soon

The Microsoft Surface Phone may get unveiled very soon per new reports. The upcoming Microsoft handset could possibly be a phablet that resembles the Nokia Lumia XL.

Microsoft

The LG G6 Will Be Safe From Overheating: It Will Not Explode Like The Samsung Galaxy Note 7

LG has promised that the LG G6 will be safe from overheating issues, unlike the literally explosive Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The company is pushing the safety credentials of the smartphone, as safety is now a major concern among consumers.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech

Chinese Government Wants App Stores To Be Registered, Cites Security Concerns

The Cyberspace Administration of China has ordered the registration of app stores across the country. The new rule is aimed at developing the Internet application store industry.

Business Tech

Google Developing Autonomous Ride-Sharing Network, Watch Out Uber And Lyft

Google intends to come up with its own ride-sharing network, which may challenge Uber and Lyft. This news comes courtesy a patent filing from the company.

Google

Tesla Software Update Lifts Speed Limit Restriction For Autopilot On Undivided Roadways

With its latest software update, Tesla will remove the cap placed on the Autopilot function. Users can now exceed the speed limit by up to 5 mph while using Autopilot mode.

Car Tech

Microsoft Working With Fitbit, Garmin And More To Bring Improved Bluetooth Support For Windows 10

Windows has shared details of a tie up with wearable device manufacturers like Fitbit and Garmin, to improve Bluetooth connectivity support. This collaboration will aim to implement several new features in its Bluetooth services for Windows 10.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech

Oculus Theft Case: Mark Zuckerberg Will Testify In $2 Billion Lawsuit

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be testifying in a $2 billion lawsuit filed by ZeniMax. The lawsuit alleges that the technology for the Oculus Rift VR had been stolen from ZeniMax by some Oculus employees.

Business Tech

Samsung Galaxy S8 Leaks In Real Life Image: Is This The Real Deal?

The purported Samsung Galaxy S8 has leaked in a real-life image, allegedly showing what the smartphone will look like. The design falls in line with previous leaks, showing a curved-display smartphone with no physical home button and no side bezels.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech

Wealth Gap: These 8 Men Have As Much Money As Half The World’s Population

The eight richest persons in the world, six of which are American entrepreneurs, hold as much wealth as the poorer half of the global population, an analysis of global think tank Oxfam has revealed.

Business Tech

Meet Ekster: The Smart Wallet That You Can Trace

Ekster, the smart wallet brand has joined hands with Tile, world’s leading tracking manufacturer to make Ekster 2.0 ultra slim trackable smart wallets. The wallets come in two variants - Parliament and Senate.

Gadgets

Samsung Chief Could Be Arrested Over Presidential Bribery Allegations

Jay. Y. Lee, the chief of Samsung Group, could be arrested on charges of bribery. He may be arrested for allegedly bribing Choi Soon-Sil, who is a close friend of the impeached President of South Korea, Park Geun-hye.

Business Tech

HTC U Ultra vs iPhone 7 Plus: Should Apple Worry?

HTC has unveiled the Android-powered U Ultra smartphone which is up for preorder. With quite a few high-end features on board, the handset may pose stiff competition to the iPhone 7 Plus.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech

NVIDIA SHIELD TV (2015) Gets Android Nougat Update

NVIDIA SHIELD TV (2015) is up for an Android 7.0 Nougat update. The news was announced at the CES 2017, along with the launch of the latest SHIELD TV.

Gadgets

Tesla Owners Keep Your Keys Handy, Or You Could Be Stranded

Tesla cars cannot open through the smartphone unlock feature if there is no Internet connectivity on the phone. Tesla car owners should always keep the keys with them to access the vehicle in such an event to avoid being stranded.

Car Tech

Google Classroom Gets Numerous Updates: New Notifications For Teachers, Individualized Work For Students, And More

Apart from adding the ability to assign different workloads, both teachers and administrators can now track the progress of their students with specific notifications in Google Classroom.

Google

AirPods TV Ads Go Live: Apple Showcases How The Wireless Earbuds Are 'Practically Magic' With The iPhone 7

Apple has released the first video commercial for the AirPods. It featured the dancer Lil Buck trying to show why the wireless in-ear headphones are considered by Apple as practically magic.

Apple

ZTE ZMax Pro Android Nougat Beta Program Kicks Off In U.S.

ZTE has outed an Android 7.0 Nougat beta test program for the ZMax Pro smartphone. This beta program is available only for the handset's users in the U.S. who can enroll now.

Apps/Software

Sony Smartphones Codenamed G3112 And G3221 Could Launch At MWC 2017

Two mysterious Sony smartphones codenamed G3112 and G3221 have appeared online. Rumors hint at the possibility of the two Xperia smartphones launching at the MWC 2017 in February.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech

T-Mobile Ad Takes Shots At Verizon, Asks Why Big Red Doesn't Offer Unlimited Data Like The Un-Carrier [Video]

T-Mobile used dogs to attack Verizon's decision to impose a 200 GB data cap. The carrier touted its newer and faster LTE infrastructure to highlight its credentials as a better alternative.

Internet

Uber Begins Mapping Out Australia To Be Less Dependent On Google Maps

After mapping areas in Mexico, Canada, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, Uber is now starting to gather mapping data on the streets of Gold Coast, Australia.

Car Tech

The Chainsmokers New Song 'Paris' Is Released As ‘Closer’ Passes 1 Billion YouTube Views [Video]

The Chainsmokers smash hit ‘Closer’ has officially surpassed one billion YouTube views. The duo has also just released a brand-new song, ‘Paris.’

Internet

Google Pixel Audio Problem Is A Hardware Issue, Not Software

The audio issue found on many Google Pixel and Pixel XL handsets is a hardware issue, at least as confirmed by the Google Store Support team. Will Pixel handsets be recalled?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech

Foxconn, Sharp May Still Build An LCD Manufacturing Plant In The US: Report

Sharp states that it is carefully considering the possibility of building an LCD facility in the United States. Some sources estimate that it will cost around $8 billion if it will be as large as the similar Sharp LCD facility in Guangzhou, China.

Business Tech

Samsung Has Identified Reason For Galaxy Note 7 Explosions, Source Says: Not Hardware Nor Software, Just The Battery

Samsung has identified the reason for the Galaxy Note 7 explosions, according to an anonymous source. The culprit is the smartphone's battery, which is not a new finding but eliminates possibilities that the hardware or software were also at fault.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech

Awesome Games Done Quick 2017 Breaks Record, Raises $2.2 Million For Fight Against Cancer

The Awesome Games Done Quick 2017 was able to smash its previous record of amount raised for charity. The speedrunning event drew more than 43,000 donations overall and will benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

Gadgets

Facebook To Start Testing Anti-Fake News Tools In Germany

Facebook has announced that it will besting a fake news filtering tool in Germany in the coming weeks. The social media company is under pressure to introduce steps against misinformation that many believe is undermining democracy.

Internet January 15, 2017

Top 3 Smartphones To Watch Out For This February: LG G6, Samsung Galaxy S8 And Huawei P10

The smartphone marlet is rumored to be greeted by a slew of smartphones like the LG G6, Huawei P10 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 in February. Here's a detailed look at the smartphone's and their expected launch date.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 15, 2017

This Sticker Tells You If Your iPhone Or iPad Charger Is Safe For Use

Look for this sticker the next time you buy an Apple charger to ensure its quality and safety. Learn the dangers of using fake chargers.

Gadgets January 15, 2017

Leaked Samsung Galaxy S8 3D Renders: Reveal New Design And Curved Edge Bezel-Less Display With Embedded Fingerprint Scanner

A third-party case maker has leaked 3D renders of the Samsung Galaxy S8 based off of accurate schematics. The images provide an up close and personal look at the upcoming smartphone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 15, 2017

5 Hidden Features Of Google Chrome

Take a look at some interesting Google Chrome features that users don’t usually make use of

Google January 15, 2017

You're Charging Your Smartphone The Wrong Way: 7 Charging Mistakes That Affect Battery Life

Smartphone batteries last longer when users know how to charge them correctly. It is not yet too late to learn the right way.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 15, 2017

BEWARE: Fake Facebook Live Videos Spreading

Facebook Live is being used for spreading misleading information for the sake of likes. Is this the next tool for the dissemination of fake news?

Internet January 15, 2017

Jeep Wrangler Hybrid In Development, Hints Jeep Boss

A new hybrid version of the Jeep Wrangler could possibly hit the SUV market in 2018. Mike Manley, the Head of Jeep brand has hinted at the possibility of taking the hybrid route for the Wrangler.

Car Tech January 15, 2017

Nintendo Switch Is Not Region Locked: Great News For Importers, Developers And Gamers From All Territories

A Nintendo Switch that is not region locked is great news for importers, game developers, and gamers excited for the release of Nintendo's newest console. Nintendo fans can play from any territory.

Gadgets January 15, 2017

iPad For The Blind: $500 Blitab Translates Digital Text Into Braille

The touchscreen technology is now accessible to the blind and visually impaired as Blitab brings Braille to the digital age with their tactile tablet. Blitab’s easy access and affordability could signify a great improvement in Braille literacy.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 15, 2017

Dumb WhatsApp Scam Spreads Malware, Touting 'Free Internet' Without Wi-Fi: Beware

A new WhatsApp scam is making rounds, touting 'free internet' without Wi-Fi. The scam requires users to forward the message to 13 friends or 5 groups to activate the offer, but it just brings malware.

Security January 15, 2017

Ditching Your MacBook For Surface Book? Here's What One Apple Fan Advises

A loyal fan of Apple products shares his experience in attempting to switch to the Microsoft Surface Book. He advises others to think hard before making the switch.

Computers January 15, 2017

HTC U Ultra vs HTC U Play: Similarities And Differences

HTC has introduced its U Play and U Ultra smartphones that are powered by Android 7.0 Nougat. Here's a look at the similarities and differences between the two smartphones.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 15, 2017

Windows 10 Game Mode Will Boost Gaming Experience, Says Microsoft

Microsoft’s Creators Update will bring a new Game Mode that will optimize the performance of the Windows 10 PC. This mode will maximize the gaming performance of the PC.

Microsoft January 15, 2017

How To Install Kodi On Raspberry Pi And Build Your Own Home Media System

Kodi is a popular and free open source media player software. Together with a Raspberry Pi, you can use it to create your own home media system.

Computers January 15, 2017

Samsung Chromebook Pro And Chromebook Plus: What The Experts Are Saying

After months of making consumers anxious for a new laptop, Samsung unveiled the Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro at CES 2017. Find out how the new Samsung Chromebooks fared after a hands-on test by the experts.

Computers January 15, 2017

Motorola Will Launch New Smartphones At MWC 2017, Moto G5 Plus Launch Inching Closer?

Motorola will reportedly launch new smartphones at the impending MWC 2017. The company has an event scheduled for Feb. 26, which suggests that the Moto G5 Plus could make its debut.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 15, 2017

Space Visor VR Headset Lets You Explore Space With Your Smartphone

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center is looking to make the vistitor's experience more immersive with the Space Visor VR headset. The device lets visitors explore space realistically and can be paired with a compatible smartphone.

Wearable Tech January 15, 2017

Michael Lynton, Sony Entertainment CEO, Joins Snapchat

Sony Entertainment's CEO Michael Lynton has stepped down from the company to join Snap Inc. as Chairman instead . Lynton will be taking over his responsibilities at Snap Inc. after six months.

Business Tech January 15, 2017

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