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The Roomba Could Soon Invade Your Privacy: iRobot Wants To Sell Your Home's Maps

Colin Angle, the CEO of Roomba maker iRobot, revealed plans to sell the home mapping data collected by the cleaning robot to tech companies. The data will help improve smart home devices but possibly at the cost of user privacy.

TECH July 25, 2017

Rumor: Google Pixel 2 To Become The First Phone With A Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 Chip

Rumors already plague Google’s forthcoming follow-up to the Pixel, and the newest one suggests something interesting in terms of the phone’s power that conflicts with other reports. New rumors now say the Pixel 2 will ship with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 836.

TECH July 25, 2017

Mysterious Mac Malware Goes Undetected For Several Years: With FruitFly Around, Apple Fans Are Not As Safe As They Thought

Synack chief security researcher Patrick Wardle shed more light on FruitFly, a mysterious malware that has infected Mac computers for at least five years. According to Wardle, the malware was created probably for 'perverse reasons.'

TECH July 25, 2017

Microsoft Will Build A Second-Generation HoloLens With An Artificial Intelligence Chip Focused On Machine Learning

Microsoft plans to make the next HoloLens a heck of a lot smarter. The second-gen mixed reality device will feature a standalone AI-powered chip onboard, which will focus on machine learning and neural networks.

TECH July 25, 2017

Google Rolls Out Last Android O Developer Preview: When Is The Android O Public Release?

Google has rolled out the fourth and final developer preview for Android O. The last beta version of the operating system does not contain any major changes, but it signals that Android O will be launched very soon.

TECH July 25, 2017

Apple Rolls Out iOS 11 Beta 4: Revamped Icons, Updated Notification Center, And Everything New

Heads up, developers: Apple has officially rolled out beta 4 of iOS 11, bringing over several much-needed features to the notification center, settings, and more. A public beta release is expected later this week.

TECH July 25, 2017

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update To Remove Several Features: MS Paint, Screen Savers On The Chopping Block

Microsoft will remove or deprecate 22 Windows 10 features upon the release of the Fall Creators Update, expected to be in September. Among the features that are on the chopping block are MS Paint and screen savers.

TECH July 24, 2017

Moto Z2 Force Looks Stunning In Leaked Real-Life Photos, But Here's Why Not Everyone Wants It

Leaked images of the Moto Z2 Force have now surfaced ahead of its official reveal, showcasing the handset’s key specs. Some aspects of the phone, however, might be a dealbreaker for many.

TECH July 24, 2017

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Confirmed In Apple Lawsuit Documents: When Will The Chipset Be Ready?

Qualcomm has not officially announced the Snapdragon 845, but the processor has been inadvertently confirmed in a document that supports the chipmaker's complaints against Apple. Qualcomm and Apple are currently locked in a legal battle, with no end in sight.

TECH July 24, 2017

Verizon Throttled Netflix And YouTube Due To 'Video Optimization Test,' Company Admits

Verizon has officially admitted to capping speeds of video services on its network, shrinking it down to 10 Mbps for some customers. Though it calls them optimization tests, people have expressed how this is one effect of net neutrality’s dissolution.

TECH July 23, 2017

iPhone 4S Started Fire At Wisconsin Home: Serious Issue For Apple, Or Isolated Incident?

A woman has filed a lawsuit against Apple for a fire in her Wisconsin home that was allegedly started by an iPhone 4S. Should current iPhone 4S owners start to worry, or is this just an isolated incident?

TECH July 24, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Leaked In Photos: Is It A Good Alternative To The Galaxy Note 8?

Leaked photos of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active provide a closer look at what the rugged smartphone looks like. For users who are always outdoors, the device could be a good alternative to the upcoming Galaxy Note 8.

TECH July 24, 2017

VR Application Simulates Infant Emergency Scenarios For Medical Training

Virtual Reality transforms medical training with a new application that aims to prepare doctors for infant emergencies. Oculus wants to continue doing similar educational projects.

TECH July 24, 2017

This Week's Top Samsung Galaxy Note 8 News: Aug. 23 Launch, Closer Looks, Bixby-Powered Accessory, And Possible Colors

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 finally has an official launch date, further intensifying the hype surrounding the device. What else did we find out about the upcoming smartphone this week?

TECH July 23, 2017

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Might Come With A Bixby-Powered Bluetooth Headset: Will It Become An Apple AirPods Rival?

Samsung is working on a Bluetooth headset powered by its digital assistant, Bixby. The accessory could be ready in time to be bundled with the Galaxy Note 8, which will be unveiled on Aug. 23.

TECH July 22, 2017

Silent Echo Lets You Chat With Amazon's Alexa On Slack

A company called Bespoken has made a Slackbot called Silent Echo, which is perfect for users who don’t like talking to their Alexa device that much. That’s right, Silent Echo lets you make commands to Alexa just by typing.

TECH July 22, 2017

New Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Renders Give A Closer Look At The Upcoming Phablet

A new set of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 renders have now surfaced, showing the handset’s alleged final design. The Infinity Display is pretty much a shoo-in, as is the S Pen and what looks to be the Bixby key.

TECH July 22, 2017

Here's Your First iPhone 9 Rumor: Apple Taps LG To Supply L-Shaped Batteries

The iPhone 8 is not yet out, but we already have our first rumor on next year's iPhone model, the iPhone 9. A report claims that Apple has tapped LG as the device's exclusive supplier for L-shaped batteries.

TECH July 22, 2017

Razer Reportedly Planning To Make A Phone For Gamers, But IPO Plans Need To Push Through First

The next big gadget from Razer might be a gaming smartphone, reports say. The phone will focus on the company’s audience of hardcore gamers, which seems to suggest it will pack pretty powerful specs.

TECH July 21, 2017

The Essential Phone Hits A Delay, But Andy Rubin Promises It's Coming In A 'Few Weeks'

Andy Rubin's Essential smartphone hit a few snags along the way, but its release date is almost upon us. Rubin has said the phone will ship within a few weeks.

TECH July 22, 2017

Users Claim Verizon Is Throttling Their Streaming Speeds On Netflix And YouTube

Is Verizon placing data caps on users who use Netflix and YouTube? Verizon says no, but some users have reported speed caps when accessing Netflix or YouTube.

TECH July 22, 2017

Here's How You Can Save $300 On An Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 Or S8+

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the best smartphones money can buy, and it goes even further. Here's how to save $300 on the S8 or S8 Plus.

TECH July 21, 2017

Lyft Is Now Working On Its Own Technology For Self-Driving Cars

Lyft has announced that it will begin work on technology for use in self-driving cars. Previously, the company said it would allow self-driving cars on its network, but would not develop the technology itself.

TECH July 21, 2017

China Seeks Leadership In Artificial Intelligence By 2030

Last Thursday, July 20, China announced its intention to be the world leader in artificial intelligence by 2030. Learn more about this ambitious plan in the Chinese AI industry to challenge the dominance of American AI companies.

TECH July 21, 2017

YouTube To Keep Online Terrorist, Extremist Videos Away From You With The Redirect Method

As promised, Google has unveiled one of the first few steps in its fight to halt the spread of extremist and terrorist propaganda videos on YouTube. It’s called the Redirect Method, and it’s just going to get better over time.

TECH July 21, 2017

The Moto Z2 Force Is Thinner At The Expense Of Battery Capacity: US Version Also Gets Lower RAM And Storage

The Moto Z2 Force comes with an upgraded processor and a dual-camera setup. However, the smartphone has reduced battery capacity compared to its predecessor, with lower RAM and internal storage for its United States version.

TECH July 21, 2017

Atari Unveils A Hat With Speakers, Aptly Calls It 'Speakerhat'

Atari has formally unveiled the Speakerhat, which is something one certainly doesn’t see every day. Atari has made no mention of pricing and availability yet, although it’s currently looking for beta testers.

TECH July 21, 2017

You Can Now Create GIFs With Google's Motion Stills App On Your Android Phone

Google has finally rolled out Motion Stills, a sophisticated GIF creator app, to Android users. The app now comes with a redesigned streaming pipeline that ensure users can have their GIFs at a moment’s notice.

TECH July 20, 2017

Android Amazon App To Get Alexa Integration Via Latest Update

After rolling it out for iOS devices, Amazon has finally brought Alexa to Android users via the Amazon mobile app, enabling the use of certain voice-capable functionalities. There’s no reason to get too excited, however.

TECH July 21, 2017

Save The Date: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 To Go Official On Aug. 23 At Unpacked Event

Samsung has officially announced that it will hold another Unpacked event on Aug. 23 in New York City. The company made no mention of the Note 8, but many believe it’ll be the star of the show.

TECH July 20, 2017

Microsoft Sees Strong Earnings This Quarter Thanks To The Cloud

This quarter has turned out to be a good one for Microsoft. The company's cloud and productivity divisions saw strong growth even though its personal computing departments were pulled down by lagging phone sales.

TECH July 21, 2017

Twitter Has Updated Its Harassment Policies, But Are They Working?

Twitter says it is winning the war against harassment, but some are skeptical. What are Twitter's policies regarding online harassment and have they been effective?

TECH July 21, 2017

Elon Musk Says He Has Verbal Approval To Begin Work On Hyperloop Train Tunnel From New York To DC

He's conquered space and electric cars, so what's Elon Musk's next step? Well, it looks like the billionaire will begin work on high-speed rail to connect two of America's largest cities.

TECH July 21, 2017

Microsoft Confirms That Older PCs May Lose Windows 10 Support

Microsoft has confirmed that certain PCs may lose Windows 10 support as time goes on. The reason has to do with its Windows as a service policy.

TECH July 20, 2017

Microsoft Unveils Cortana-Powered GLAS Smart Thermostat: Here's What We Know So Far About The Nest Challenger

Microsoft has unveiled the GLAS smart thermostat, a Cortana-powered device created with Johnson Controls. From what we know so far about it, the GLAS smart thermostat will give the Nest Learning Thermostat a run for its money.

TECH July 20, 2017

Apple Rolls Out iOS 10.3.3: Here's Why You Need To Download It As Soon As You Can

Apple has released iOS 10.3.3, the latest version of the operating system that patches up several vulnerabilities in mobile devices. The update is considered a minor one, though, as Apple starts to shift its focus on the upcoming iOS 11.

TECH July 20, 2017

Amazon Spark Is The New Instagram-like Social Network Designed For Online Shoppers

Amazon just launched its new tool, Spark, for Prime members in the United States, with the aim to make online shopping a more social experience. Think of it as Instagram, but with things you can buy.

TECH July 20, 2017

Facebook Launches Instant Articles Analytics Tool, Lets Publishers Compare Traffic With Mobile Web Content

Facebook is trying to convince publishers that Instant Articles generate more readership that plain stories presented as links. To that end, it has unveiled a new tool for publishers to see how their Instant Articles perform.

TECH July 20, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S9 To Have The Same Screen Size And Infinity Display As The Galaxy S8: Report

Customers expecting Samsung to put larger screens on the Galaxy S9 might be sorely disappointed. Rumors now claim that the Galaxy S9 will sport the same Infinity Display as the S8, but that might not be bad news at all.

TECH July 19, 2017

Apple vs Qualcomm Lawsuit Intensifies: Four Major iPhone Suppliers Join The Fight

Four major iPhone suppliers have filed counter claims against Qualcomm, further intensifying the legal battle between the chip maker and Apple. The suppliers allege that Qualcomm is trying to force them to pay excessive licensing fees.

TECH July 20, 2017

Bixby Voice Chat Is Now Available For U.S. Users. How Does It Compared To Siri And Google Assistant?

After several months of delays, the voice features of Bixby are finally available on the S8. How does Samsung's digital assistant compare those offered by Google and Apple?

TECH July 19, 2017

Google Introduces Feed, A News Stream Built Around Your Personal Interests

Today marks the end of Google Now and the beginning of the Feed. Google's personalized take on the news feed will make it easier for users to find stories of interest.

TECH July 19, 2017

New Panic Command Feature By Apple Will Allow Users To Quickly And Discreetly Call 911: Is It On The iPhone 8?

A published Apple patent depicted an iPhone panic command feature that will allow users to quickly and discreetly call 911. Will it be available on the iPhone 8, and will it really help improve the safety of iPhone owners?

TECH July 19, 2017

No, Bluetooth Mesh Is Not Going To Replace Wi-Fi Or Take Zigbee Out Of The Picture

Bluetooth Mesh is set to become another smart home standard, but just to be clear, it won't replace Wi-Fi. It's not taking Zigbee, another mesh networking player, out of the game either.

TECH July 19, 2017

China's 'Great Firewall' Starts Blocking WhatsApp Messages, Censors Facebook's Only Working Product In The Country

China appears to have tightened its internet crackdown, and the latest victim is WhatsApp. Several users have experienced disruptions with the app recently, with speculation suggesting that it will be blocked in the country eventually.

TECH July 19, 2017

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