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Amazon Interested In Buying Slack For More Than $9 Billion

Amazon is reportedly interested in buying Slack for over $9 billion and the idea isn't as strange as it looks. Here's why Amazon might be interested in the cloud-based messaging service.

TECH June 15, 2017

Amazon Dash Wand Reinvents The Barcode Scanner With Alexa, And It's Free For Prime Subscribers [Video]

Amazon launched a new Dash Wand barcode scanner with Alexa tricks up its sleeve, aiming to be a trustworthy kitchen assistant. The Dash Wand is essentially free for Amazon Prime members and the deal gets even sweeter with free AmazonFresh.

TECH June 15, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Reportedly Codenamed 'Gr3at,' Expected At IFA 2017: What We Know So Far

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaks have started to intensify, and the latest one reveals the codename 'Gr3at.' The device is expected to debut at IFA 2017 in September, and here's what we know so far about its purported specifications.

TECH June 15, 2017

Facebook Finally Rolls Out GIF Button For Comments: Here's How To Reply To Posts With GIFs

Facebook has finally rolled out the GIF button for comments, allowing users to reply to posts with the animated GIFs. The social network launched the feature as part of its commemoration of the GIF's 30th birthday.

TECH June 15, 2017

New iPad Pro Models Beat High-End MacBook Pro In Some Benchmark Tests: How Did That Happen, Apple?

The new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models surpassed the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro in some benchmark tests. Does this mean that MacBook Pro owners should replace their laptops with the Apple's new tablets?

TECH June 15, 2017

Uh-oh, Siri: Smart Speaker Users Value Price Above All Else But Sound Quality Comes In Second

A poll conducted by Morning Consult has revealed that shoppers consider price as the most important factor in smart speakers. In other words, Apple's HomePod will be facing more than just a tough competition.

TECH June 15, 2017

Facebook Is Teaching AI Chat Bots How To Negotiate With Real Humans

Facebook has announced a new kind of bot that can negotiate and even bluff just to get the best possible outcome in a deal with the help of artificial intelligence. Those bots could soon help users conduct complex business negotiations.

TECH June 15, 2017

You Can Back Up Your Entire PC Using Google Drive Soon

Google will release a tool called Backup and Sync late June, a dedicated backup tool for Drive which can monitor files wherever they’re stored. The move stands to make Google Drive a more attractive cloud storage option than rival services.

TECH June 14, 2017

Uber's Top Is Looking Empty: Here Are The Vacancies The Company Needs To Fill

With Travis Kalanick taking some time off as Uber’s CEO, in addition to unfilled top executive roles, the ride-hailing company’s path forward is unclear. That said, a corporate restructuring is exactly the chance Uber needs to change its workplace culture.

TECH June 14, 2017

Apple Supplier Confirms iPhone 7s Plus Will Be Waterproof With Wireless Charging Support: What About The iPhone 7s And iPhone 8?

The CEO of iPhone assembler Wistron let slip that the iPhone 7s Plus will be waterproof and support wireless charging. Will the two features also be present in the two other upcoming models, the iPhone 7s and iPhone 8?

TECH June 14, 2017

Gamers Now Obsolete: Microsoft AI Achieves Perfect Score In 'Ms. Pac-Man'

An artificial intelligence system created by Microsoft achieved the perfect score in the 1980s arcade game 'Ms. Pac-Man.' The feat has not been achieved by human gamers, even after so many years of trying.

TECH June 14, 2017

Instagram Will Make influencers Tag Paid Promotional Posts Going Forward

Going through the posts of social media celebrities and influencers, it can be difficult identifying paid posts. Instagram is trying to offer more transparency to users by having influencers tag what posts are paid for.

TECH June 14, 2017

Galaxy S8 Tops iPhone 7 In Consumer Smartphone Ratings

While there are plenty of smartphones available today, the two powerhouses are undoubtedly the Samsung Galaxy and Apple iPhone. Both are driving forces in the market, but according to new consumer ratings, the Galaxy S8 tops the iPhone 7.

TECH June 14, 2017

HTC U11 Durability Test Fail: You Might Want A Sturdy Protective Case [Video]

The HTC U11 went through JerryRigEverything's scratch, burn, and bend test, but it didn't go so well. Owners might want to invest in a solid protective case to keep the smartphone safe and sound.

TECH June 14, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus Rule The Market: Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports released its latest stats about the smartphone market and the Galaxy S8+ ranks top, followed by the Galaxy S8. Apple's iPhone 7 Plus, meanwhile, ranks fifth.

TECH June 14, 2017

Tesla Model X Rated As Safest SUV Ever By NHTSA: Here's What Happens When It Crashes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave a perfect five-star crash rating on the Tesla Model X after the electric SUV was subjected to a series of crash tests. This makes it the safest SUV in the market.

TECH June 14, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 May Still Launch At IFA: Does Samsung Have Time To Fix The Galaxy S8's Worst Feature?

Samsung may launch the Galaxy Note 8 at IFA 2017 for more time to apply the final touches. Does Samsung have enough time to fix the worst feature of the Galaxy S8 before carrying it over to the upcoming smartphone?

TECH June 14, 2017

Uber Meeting About Sexism Goes Awry As Board Member Makes Sexist Joke (UPDATE: David Bonderman Resigns)

The all-hands meeting of Uber regarding CEO Travis Kalanick and the rampant sexism in the workplace took a hard turn toward the wrong way when board member David Bonderman inappropriately made a sexist joke.

TECH June 13, 2017

Sprint Offers New Customers Unlimited Data For An Entire Year: Here's What You Need To Know

As part of its plan to take on Verizon, Sprint has a new promotion meant to entice new customers. Until the end of June, new Sprint customers can get free unlimited data for one year.

TECH June 14, 2017

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Will Take Leave From Company Due To Scandals

Uber has been through a trying few months from the Waymo lawsuit and the workplace scandals that emerged. Amid all this chaos, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will be taking a leave of absence from the company for an undisclosed amount of time.

TECH June 13, 2017

It's Official: Verizon Purchases Yahoo For $4.5 Billion, Marissa Mayer Resigns From The Company

After months of negotiations, Verizon has completed its purchase of Yahoo. The wireless cell phone carrier purchased Yahoo for $4.5 billion, with plans to include it as part of its Oath brand.

TECH June 13, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Users Get Ads As Push Notifications: How To Disable Them

Frustrated Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners took to Reddit to complain about gaming-related ads served as push notifications. If you're among those annoyed by such ads, here's how to disable them.

TECH June 13, 2017

Samsung S8 Active: New Benchmark Reveals Specs And Details Of Samsung's Upcoming Smartphone

The Samsung S8 Active has appeared on Geekbench and given us the details on the upcoming device. From battery life to RAM, and software, here's everything we know about the newest member of the S8 family.

TECH June 13, 2017

Tim Cook: Apple Is Focusing On Autonomous Cars

Apple has spent the last few years toiling away on a car project but hadn't announced what it was. Tim Cook has finally revealed what it is, and unsurprisingly, it's autonomous cars.

TECH June 13, 2017

Google Pixel XL 2 Reportedly Dropped In Favor Of Larger 'Taimen' Smartphone From LG

Google has apparently dropped the smartphone codenamed 'Muskie,' rumored to be the Pixel XL 2. Instead, the company will reportedly release an LG-made 'Taimen' handset as the Pixel XL successor.

TECH June 13, 2017

Sony Sells More Than 60 Million PlayStation 4 Units Worldwide

Sony revealed that it sold 60.4 million PlayStation 4 units worldwide. The company also shared that it sold 487.8 million copies of games through its retail and digital stores.

TECH June 13, 2017

Leak: iPhone 8 Front And Rear Panels, iPhone 7s And 7s Plus Rear Glass Panels Show Upcoming Design

Alleged panels of the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, and iPhone 7s Plus have now leaked, giving a hint of what Apple’s flagships might look like. Rumors say Apple will unveil all three handsets this fall.

TECH June 13, 2017

Alienware Inks Exclusivity Deal For AMD's Ryzen Threadripper: Area-51 To Be The Only PC With The 16-Core Beast In 2017

Alienware's Area-51 gaming PC will be the only prebuilt machine that'll come with AMD's 16-core Ryzen Threadripper in 2017. DIY desktop builders don't have to worry, though.

TECH June 13, 2017

CRASHOVERRIDE: Malware That Took Down A Ukraine Power Grid?

In 2016, a malware attack knocked out the power grid in Kiev, Ukraine for an hour a week before Christmas. Cybersecurity researchers may have now discovered the malware that was used in the attack - CRASHOVERRIDE.

TECH June 12, 2017

With Sprint Exclusivity, Andy Rubin's Essential Smartphone Is Rendered Moot

Andy Rubin's Essential smartphone will now be a Sprint exclusive. If Rubin is hoping to repeat the success of the first iPhone, then he may be in for a rude awakening.

TECH June 12, 2017

Motorola Says Its New E4 Plus Smartphone Will Last 2 Days Without A Charge

Lenovo and Motorola have announced new versions of the Moto E series of budget smartphones. In addition to a larger screen, the E4 Plus will feature a massive 5,000-mAh battery.

TECH June 12, 2017

Andy Rubin's Essential Phone Will Be Sprint Exclusive In US, But Why?

Andy Rubin's Essential Phone has already gone up for preorder, but those looking for carrier options will have only one choice: Sprint. Why did Essential choose a Sprint exclusivity rather than teaming up with a bigger carrier?

TECH June 12, 2017

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Leave Of Absence Under Discussion

Travis Kalanick, Uber’s CEO, might be asked to take some time off following the results of an independent investigation by former attorney general Eric Holder. That report allegedly paints an ugly portrait of Uber’s workplace culture.

TECH June 12, 2017

Nokia Smartphone Drops By FCC, Could Be The Mighty Nokia 9 With 8 GB RAM: US Release Imminent?

An unannounced Nokia smartphone dropped by the FCC and it's likely the much rumored Nokia 9. Previous leaks revealed a powerhouse with Snapdragon 835 and 8 GB of RAM, and the FCC listing suggests an imminent U.S. release.

TECH June 10, 2017

Apple iOS 11 Developer Preview Introduces Business Chat: What Does It Bring?

Apple has been busy working on its iOS 11 and a new iMessage feature called Business Chat is among the highlights. Here's how it works and what perks it has to offer.

TECH June 10, 2017

FAAMG Stock Has A Sharp Drop, Could It Lead To Another Tech Bubble?

Despite companies such as Google and Facebook leading the stock market for several years, the members of FAAMG saw a surprising stock drop on Friday, June 9. Is it possible that this could lead to a second tech bubble?

TECH June 10, 2017

Apple's 10.5-Inch iPad Pro And 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Now Up For Preorder At Sprint, Shipping Next Week

Sprint has officially started taking preorders for Apple's latest 10.5-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablets. Here's what you need to know about pricing, options and availability.

TECH June 10, 2017

Google Pixel XL 2 Benchmark Reveals All Core Specs: What To Expect

The upcoming Google Pixel XL 2 has surfaced on the GFXBench database, revealing its core specifications. If this turns out to be accurate, the Pixel XL 2 will be a powerful flagship all around.

TECH June 10, 2017

Attention, GameStop Online Shoppers: Cybercriminals May Have Stolen Your Credit Cards, Company Says

Some GameStop customers may have had their credit cards stolen along with their names and addresses. Those who placed an online order between Aug. 10, 2016, and Feb. 9, 2017, are likely to have been affected.

TECH June 10, 2017

Apple's Latest Ads Highlight The iPad Pro's Power, The Apple Pencil's Lag-Free Experience

Apple has released two new iPad Pro ads which highlight the tablet’s A10X Fusion chip and lag-free experience when drawing with the Apple Pencil. The upgraded iPad Pro models will ship this June 14.

TECH June 10, 2017

Apple Legalizes Tips In App Store Update, In Exchange For A 30 Percent Cut

Apple solved the issue of in-app tips by legalizing the feature in the latest update to its App Store. In exchange for activating a new revenue stream for developers and content creators, Apple will take a 30 percent cut.

TECH June 10, 2017

Apple's iPhone 7s, iPhone 8 Won't Maximize LTE Network Speeds

The upcoming batch of iPhone models won’t support gigabit connection speeds because Apple doesn’t want to welcome Qualcomm with open arms. On paper, it’s a bummer, but it might not even be that important.

TECH June 9, 2017

Intel Doesn't Like The Upcoming Snapdragon 835-Powered Windows 10 Machines, Indirectly Warns Qualcomm

Intel has sharply but indirectly called out companies who might be infringing on its patents over x86 architecture. Reports say Intel’s subtle reprimand could be in reference to Microsoft and Qualcomm’s new Windows 10 ARM PCs.

TECH June 9, 2017

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