Google is close to a deal to sell robotics division Boston Dynamics to Toyota. Alphabet executives did not believe that Boston Dynamics will be able to create a consumer product within the next few years, prompting the sale.
According to Apple Pay Vice President Jennifer Bailey, Apple is 'working rapidly' to expand the mobile payments service in Asia and Europe. The service is now available in six countries.
HTC will be unveiling its first internally created video game for the HTC Vive next week. Titled 'Front Defense,' the game will have players battle through waves of enemies using different kinds of weapons.
Video Games May 28, 2016
Verizon and two unions have tentatively agreed to a four-year deal to end a six-week strike. Among the contents of the deal are higher wages and solutions to issues of worker relocations and pensions.
Business Tech May 28, 2016
Acer's Liquid Zest Plus, featuring a massive 5,000 mAh battery, will be released in the United States in July. Previously carrying a price tag of $250, the smartphone will instead sell for $199.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 28, 2016
Huawei has launched a 60-day money back guarantee for the Honor 5X and Honor 7, with the company even offering free pickup for devices to be returned. The offer, however, is not for customers in the United States.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 27, 2016
Google is setting up a facility in the Greater Detroit area that will focus on developing self-driving car technology. The structure covers 53,000 square feet, with Google expecting to move into the structure before the year ends.
Google May 27, 2016
Twitch has started to roll out the new Clips feature, which will allow viewers to save and share their favorite video clips from the streams that they watch. Using the feature is as easy as clicking a button.
Internet May 27, 2016
The court has ruled that Google does not infringe on Oracle's copyrights for using Java APIs in the development of Android. This is important news not just for developers, but also for consumers.
Business Tech May 27, 2016
Plunging deep into industrial automation, Apple supplier Foxconn has replaced 60,000 workers in one of its factories with robots. The robots will be doing repetitive tasks, while humans will handle the more complicated parts of the manufacturing line.
Business Tech May 26, 2016
The third episode for 'Hitman,' entitled 'Marrakesh,' will be launched on May 31. The episode will feature two new targets located within the digital version of the bustling Moroccan city.
Video Games May 26, 2016
Samsung's Galaxy Note 6 is shaping up to be a groundbreaking smartphone. However, it might not be named the Galaxy Note 6 after all, with Samsung deciding to skip a number to name it the Galaxy Note 7.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 26, 2016
Reddit has launched an in-house image hosting platform that will separate itself from other services such as Imgur. The in-house system can accept images of up to 20 MB and gifs of up to 100 MB.
Internet May 26, 2016
Blizzard is offering gamers a chance to replace their regrettable BattleTags on the Battle.net platform. The move comes along with the upcoming release of 'Overwatch.'
Video Games May 25, 2016
According to a Reddit user, 'Titanfall 2' will be launched in October. In addition, the game will be featuring grappling hooks, and players on Reddit have expressed their excitement about using such an equipment.
Video Games May 25, 2016
LG has confirmed the expansion of availability of the G5 Friends accessories in the United States. They can now be purchased in participating retail stores, carrier outlets and on the online LG store.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 25, 2016
Reports claimed that Samsung is turning its back on Android Wear to focus on its proprietary Tizen operating system for its wearable devices. The company responded to the reports, but did not necessarily answer all the questions.
Wearable Tech May 25, 2016
B&H Photo has launched a 24-hour offer for the 128 GB Wi-Fi only model of the iPad Air 2. The tablet is being sold at a $200 discount for only $499, with a free BlooPro Case worth $19.99.
Apple May 25, 2016
The new MacBook Pro models, expected to be unveiled next month, are said to feature an OLED display touch bar to replace the physical function keys. The new models will also be thinner and lighter compared to their predecessor.
Apple May 24, 2016
Ares Capital has agreed to purchase American Capital at $14.95 per share, for a total value of $3.4 billion. The total investments of the merged company would come in at over $13 billion.
Business Tech May 24, 2016
Amazon has ended its policy of allowing customers to be refunded if the price of the product they purchased drops within days from the transaction. The company, however, is acting as if the policy never existed.
Business Tech May 24, 2016
Facebook initially rejected an advertisement by an Australian feminist group featuring a plus-size model wearing a bikini. The social network has since apologized, with the image for the ad now reinstated.
Internet May 24, 2016
Xiaomi will unveil its first entry into the drone market on May 25. Not much is known so far about it, but here are a few tidbits on what drone enthusiasts can expect from Xiaomi's offering.
Gadgets May 24, 2016
An alleged leaked case for the upcoming iPhone 7 reveals a few pieces of unknown information. One new tidbit is that the iPhone 7 will apparently have four speakers, with the case having four speaker grilles in total.
Apple May 23, 2016
There have been speculations that UFC star Conor McGregor will step into the boxing ring with retired unbeaten champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. What are fans dreaming for the match, and will it happen?
Life & Style May 23, 2016
Patch 1.2, also known as the Conflict update, will be coming to 'Tom Clancy's The Division' on May 24. The update will revamp the game's loot system, but will it be changing for the better?
Video Games May 23, 2016
Toyota has teamed up with Segway inventor Dean Kamen to develop advanced wheelchairs for the disabled and elderly population. The partnership will also relaunch the iBOT wheelchair, which stopped sales in 2009.
Gadgets May 23, 2016
A new Best Buy deal offers a free Samsung LED Smart HDTV to customers who purchase the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge. The promo can be availed through Best Buy's online store or physical retail outlets.
Business Tech May 23, 2016
Apple will be expanding the optical image stabilization feature to both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. In addition, LG will help in supplying camera modules for the smartphones.
Apple May 22, 2016
Xiaomi will also be entering the drone market, which is not surprising as the Chinese company has been expanding wider into the tech industry. More details on the Xiaomi drone will be revealed on May 25.
Gadgets May 22, 2016
Microsoft has teamed up with NetEase to finally bring 'Minecraft' into China. Why did it take so long for the game to penetrate the country?
Video Games May 21, 2016
The Project Ara modular smartphone has suffered from delays, but Google claims it will be ready for a consumer launch next year. No price has yet been set for the device though.
Google May 21, 2016
Samsung is offering a buy one, get one deal on the Level Box Mini wireless speaker for $80. It can easily fit into backpacks and can quickly connect to Samsung Galaxy devices using NFC technology.
Gadgets May 21, 2016
In the inaugural Google Play Awards, interior design app Houzz was named the overall best Android app of the year. Other winners include Clash Royale, Table Tennis Touch and NYT VR.
Google May 20, 2016
Uber will be testing its self-driving Ford Fusion hybrid in the streets of Pittsburgh in the coming weeks. While the technology is for a good cause, here is why it is a confusing business decision for the company.
Car Tech May 20, 2016
Google has revealed more details regarding the upcoming Android N at this year's I/O Conference. Among the new features that will be included in the new operating system are a split-screen mode, the new Google Assistant and Instant Apps.
Google May 20, 2016
IMAX has teamed up with Google to create a new high-resolution virtual reality camera suited for cinemas. The company has also created a partnership with Starbreeze to offer virtual reality content in certain locations through the StarVR headset.
Business Tech May 20, 2016
'X-Men: Apocalypse' has been getting mixed reviews, with many saying that it is a step back from its predecessor, 'X-Men: Days of Future Past.' That might not be entirely true though, especially for entrenched fans of 'X-Men' lore.
Movies/TV Shows May 20, 2016
The release date for 'Gran Turismo Sport' has finally been revealed to be on Nov. 15. Those looking forward to the title can also receive a variety of bonuses when they preorder the popular racing game.
Video Games May 20, 2016
Xiaomi has unveiled the new Mi Box, an Android TV-powered device that will be launched in the United States. The Mi Box will pack a quad-core ARM Processor, a Mali 450 GPU and 2 GB of RAM.
Gadgets May 20, 2016
SwiftKey is working on Swiftmoji, a predictive keyboard that uses artificial intelligence to suggest the best emoji for users to insert into their messages. The app will also suggest words with personalized predictions.
Apps/Software May 19, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation has permanently banned e-cigarettes from checked baggage on airplanes. The reason behind the move is the fire risk associated with the electronic devices, which has recently worsened.
Business Tech May 19, 2016
EgyptAir Flight MS804 disappeared from radar at the dawn of May 19, with a total of 69 people onboard. All communications with the aircraft has been lost, and search and rescue operations have been initiated.
Business Tech May 19, 2016
BitTorrent has unveiled its first dedicated app, named BitTorrent Live, which will feature free content from over a dozen channels. The app will use BitTorrent's proprietary live streaming technology, which aims to massively reduce lag issues.
Apps/Software May 18, 2016
The iTunes deletion bug was first brought to light by blogger and freelance composer James Pinkstone, who lost 122 GB worth of his own music. Apple then sent two senior engineers to Pinkstone's house to take a look at the issue.
Apple May 18, 2016