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Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Activity Tracker Reportedly Delayed Over Production Issues

The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is facing delays, as CEO Lei Jun reportedly confirmed. Faced with manufacturing issues, the highly anticipated wearable will have a one-month delay before it’s launched officially.

Wearable Tech May 5, 2016

Oculus Shuffles Execs, Taps Fitbit Operating Lead Hans Hartmann As New COO

Oculus has appointed a new chief operating officer by tapping into Fitbit's talent pool. Former Fitbit COO Hans Hartmann will be replacing Oculus founding COO Laird Malamed, who in turn will hold a new executive position within the company.

Business Tech May 5, 2016

Microsoft Band 2 Price Cut Reinstated: Now $175 At Microsoft Store, Best Buy

Consumers can now get the Microsoft Band 2 at a once-again discounted price of $175. Built with an array of health tracking features, the wearable can be used with Windows, Android and iPhone devices.

Wearable Tech May 5, 2016

Motorola Teasing Upcoming Smartphone With Fake Missing Persons Ads

Motorola teased its upcoming device via a series of tweets, using the #missing hashtag. The company’s arm in India announced that the device, which is expected to have an enhanced battery life, performance, security and camera, will be launched on May 17.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 4, 2016

Microsoft Acquires Solair To Up Its IoT Game: Here's The Deal

Microsoft acquires Italian company Solair in a move that would allow the latter’s technology to be folded into the growing Azure IoT ecosystem. Businesses in any industry can take advantage of using IoT for increased efficiency and profit opportunity.

Business Tech May 4, 2016

HTC Desire 830 Officially Launched: Specs, Price And Availability

HTC officially launched Desire 830, the company’s latest addition to its midrange lineup of handsets. Built with a 5.5-inch display , the Desire 830 is set to hit the stores in Taiwan on May 6.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 4, 2016

Fitbit CEO Says Apple Watch Had A 'Wrong' Approach For The Wearable Category

Fitbit CEO says Apple took a wrong turn with its smartwatch. The Apple Watch is a computing platform, which according to James Park, is a wrong way for the Cupertino company to approach the wearables industry.

Wearable Tech May 3, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook Still Optimistic, Says Wall Street's Take On Q2 Earnings Was A 'Huge Overreaction'

Apple CEO Tim Cook joined CNBC ‘Mad Money’ host Jim Cramer in an interview where he talked about the company’s future plans. Cook added that Apple will give its customers things they can’t live without.

Apple May 3, 2016

Judge Orders iPhone Fingerprint Unlock, A First For A Federal Case: Is This Constitutional?

A judge ordered a woman to unlock her iPhone after authorities obtained a search warrant. Just 45 minutes after being taken into custody, the woman in question had her finger pressed on the phone's fingerprint scanner so prosecutors could access its data.

Business Tech May 3, 2016

IBM Watson Supercomputer And Fashion House Marchesa Create High-Tech Cognitive Dress [Video]

IBM Watson and Marchesa collaborated on creating a cognitive dress that is ‘truly extraordinary.’ The first-of-its-kind cognitive-inspired garment will be unveiled at the Manus x Machina-themed Met Gala event.

Wearable Tech May 2, 2016

Google Doodle Celebrates 100th Birthday Of Claude Shannon, Father Of Information Theory

Google Doodle honored Claude Shannon, the ‘Father of Information Theory,’ on his 100th birthday. He’s also known for inventions such as the rocket-powered Frisbee, a flame-throwing trumpet, and an electromechanic mouse that can teach itself to navigate a maze.

Google May 2, 2016

Baker Hughes, Halliburton Terminate $28 Billion Merger Agreement After Failing To Satisfy Antitrust Concerns

The merger between Baker Hughes and Halliburton has been called off following the failure to meet global regulatory challenges surrounding the deal. Halliburton is expected to pay a hefty termination fee to Baker Hughes by Wednesday.

Business Tech May 2, 2016

Facebook Facing Class-Action Lawsuit Over Stock Scheme To Put Zuckerberg In Control

Facebook faces a class-action lawsuit over its plans to create a new class of shares. The lawsuit claimed the move as an unfair deal and called for a halt on the company’s issuance of new Class C stock.

Business Tech May 1, 2016

Beware: Samsung Galaxy S7/ S7 Edge Home Button Prone To Scratches, Gets Easily Damaged

Several users are reporting the home button on their Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge now show some scratch. In contrast, not a single scratch has been reported showing on their handsets' shiny glass bodies.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 1, 2016

Updated Apple Music For Android Brings New Features, Including Music Videos

The Apple Music app for Android got a neat new update, live now on Google Play. Music video plyback is the greatest improvement, but other new features are also in the mix.

Apps/Software May 1, 2016

'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' Collector's Edition Revealed, While New Trailer Boosts The Augments Hype [Video]

‘Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’ has a new trailer that explicitly lays out what players can actually do in the game. The game is set to release on Aug. 23 for Windows, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Video Games April 30, 2016

First-Person Psychological Thriller 'Asemblance' Ready To Hit PS4 In May: What To Expect [Video]

Psychological thriller first-person game 'Asemblance' is launching in May for PS4 users. It will be the first episode of an expansive franchise, with inspiration credited to a number of TV series that include 'The X-Files' and 'The Twilight Zone.'

Video Games April 29, 2016

US Government Wants To Hide Data Demands: Facebook Says 60 Percent Of Requests Had Gag Orders

On its latest Global Government Requests Report that covers the second half of 2015, Facebook says that government requests for user data had increased by 13 percent. Of the data requests coming from the U.S. government, 60 percent contained a gag order.

Security April 29, 2016

Google Play Store Starts Showing 'Contains Ads' Labels On App Pages

Google Play Store now informs users whether the app they intend to download contains ads. Users can now see a ‘Contains ads’ label on the app page, right under the 'Install' button.

Apps/Software April 29, 2016

Valve Turns On Steam Bitcoin Payments: Here's How This Should Help Users In Emerging Markets

Valve confirmed that its gaming and digital media platform Steam will now accept payments in bitcoin from users. The company added that the new payment feature is made possible through the processing service company BitPay.

Video Games April 28, 2016

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