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Google Selling Robotics Division Boston Dynamics To Toyota

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.


Apple Is 'Working Rapidly' To Make Apple Pay Available In All Significant Markets

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 Moves From VR Headset Maker To Game Developer: 'Front Defense' To Be Unveiled Next Week

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 Reaches Tentative Agreement With Unions To End Six-Week Strike

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 To Release Liquid Zest Plus In July: 5.5-Inch Display, 2 GB RAM, 5,000 mAh Battery For $199

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 Launches 60-Day Money Back Guarantee For Honor 5X, Honor 7: Sorry, Not For Americans

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 Setting Up Facility In Detroit For Self-Driving Car Technology

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 Unveils 'Clips': New Feature To Save And Share Your Favorite Streams

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

Google Wins Case Against Oracle Over Java Use In Android: Why This Is Important For Everyone

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

It Has Begun: Apple Supplier Foxconn Replaces 60,000 Employees With Robots

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

'Hitman' Episode 3: Marrakesh For Xbox One, PS4 And PC Arrives May 31

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

Forget Galaxy Note 6: Next Samsung Flagship Phablet Will Be Called Galaxy Note 7 And Here's Why

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 Breaks Up With Imgur, Introduces Image Uploading Beta

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 Offering Free One-Time Name Change: Time To Replace That Regrettable BattleTag!

Blizzard is offering gamers a chance to replace their regrettable BattleTags on the platform. The move comes along with the upcoming release of 'Overwatch.'

Video Games May 25, 2016

Titanfall 2 Rumors: Grappling Hooks, Bigger Multiplayer Maps And October Release Date

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 G5 Friends Accessories Now On Sale In The US: Here's How Much They Cost And What They Do

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

Samsung Denies That It Is Turning Its Back On Android Wear, But Here's The Catch

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

24-Hour iPad Air 2 Offer: 128 GB Wi-Fi Model For Only $499 With Free Case

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

Apple Plans To Release Thinner And Lighter MacBook Pro With Touch ID Support, OLED Display Touch Bar

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 Will Acquire American Capital In $3.4 Billion Cash-And-Stock Deal

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

Blame Customer Security: Amazon No Longer Gives Customers Price Adjustment Refunds Except For TVs

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 Says Sorry, Reverses Decision To Ban Ad That Features Plus-Size Model

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 Drone Is About To Fly: Here's What We Know So Far

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

Purported iPhone 7 Case Hints Of 4 Speakers, Larger Camera Aperture

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

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor: What Excites Fight Fans About This Boxing And MMA Clash?

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

The Division Conflict Update Arrives May 24 On PS4, Xbox One And PC: What Loot System Changes To Expect

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, Segway Inventor Join Forces To Improve The Wheelchair

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

Best Buy Samsung Galaxy S7 Deal Gives You Free 32-Inch LED Smart TV

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

iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus To Have OIS, Samsung And LG Splitting Camera Module Orders

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 Is Also Getting Into The Drone Game: Details To Be Revealed On May 25

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

Minecraft Is Finally Coming To China: Why Did It Take So Long?

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

Google Project Ara Modular Smartphone Is Still Alive, And It's Coming Out Next Year

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

Buy One, Get One Offer: Samsung Level Box Mini Wireless Speaker For $80

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

Google Play Awards: Houzz Is Best Android App Of The Year

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 Test Its Self-Driving Hybrid Ford Fusion In Pittsburgh: Why This Is A Confusing Move

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

Android N New Features: Split-Screen Mode, Google Assistant, Instant Apps And More

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 Ventures Into VR: From Really Large Movie Screens To Screens In Front Of Your Eyes

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' Spoiler-Free Review: This One's For The Fans

'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

Gran Turismo Sport Nov. 15 Release Date, Preorder Details Announced

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 Mi Box With Quad-Core Chip, Android TV 6.0, 4K Video At 60 FPS Is Heading Stateside: Will It Bump Off Apple TV?

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 Unveils Swiftmoji, A Predictive Keyboard That Will Give You The Best Emoji To Use

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

US Permanently Bans E-Cigarettes In Checked Baggage

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 From Paris To Cairo Goes Off Radar

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 Live Streaming App For Apple TV Aims To Solve Lag Problems

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

Apple Sends Two Senior Engineers To Customer's House To Investigate iTunes Deletion Bug

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

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