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iPhone 7 Models May Start With 32GB Of Storage
Commentary  |  5/31/2016
The iPhone 7 might introduce a new starting point for built-in storage while also improving RAM, according to a report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 1100 Chip Targets Wearables, IoT
News  |  5/31/2016
Qualcomm's processor supports Android and the Android Wear platform. It's aiming at targeted wearables like smartwatches for kids.
Microsoft's Mobile Fail: What Happens Now?
Commentary  |  5/31/2016
Despite dwindling sales, thousands of job cuts, and billions of dollars in restructuring charges, Microsoft remains committed to the mobile market. The questions is, what happens now?
Asus Unveils ZenBook 3 Ultra-Thin Laptop, Zenbo Home Robot
News  |  5/31/2016
At a launch event at the Computex trade show on Monday, Asus unleashed a massive wave of consumer electronics products, including a home robot, an ultra-slim notebook, 2-in-1 PCs, and smartphones.
Cellphone-Cancer Link Revealed In Government Study
News  |  5/30/2016
Research overseen by the National Toxicology Program found a slightly elevated risk of cancer in male rats exposed to CDMA and GSM signals from cellphones.
10 Fun Gadgets You Can Use All Summer
Slideshows  |  5/29/2016
Summer is a time to disconnect, but that doesn't mean you have to put all gadgets aside. Here are 10 gizmos to help you beat the heat and have fun.
LinkedIn's Kafka Monitor, Apple's Siri Are Set Free: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/29/2016
LinkedIn contributes Kafka Monitor to open source. Apple prepares to open Siri to third-party developers. We have all this, plus news about Confluent and Tinkerpop, in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 29, 2016.
Google May Shame Partners Into Ending Android Fragmentation
Commentary  |  5/26/2016
Google might resort to naming and shaming smartphone makers and carriers who are behind in updating Android devices.
PayPal Update Deals Further Blow To BlackBerry, Windows Phone
News  |  5/26/2016
PayPal will end support for its popular online payment app at the end of June, dealing another blow to BlackBerry and Windows Phone. The update also eliminates support for Amazon.
Google's Paris Office Raided In Tax Investigation
News  |  5/26/2016
French investigators are seeking information about whether Google has been evading its tax obligations.
Microsoft Seals Nokia's Fate, Cuts 1,850 Jobs
News  |  5/25/2016
Microsoft is slashing up to 1,850 jobs, mostly in Nokia's home country of Finland, and taking on a $950 million restructuring charge as it streamlines its phone business.
Apple May Open Up Siri, Make Echo-Like Speaker
Commentary  |  5/25/2016
Apple is reportedly preparing its response to the Amazon Echo by opening up Siri to developers and forging a home-based speaker of its own.
Microsoft Expands Global Connectivity With Local Startups
News  |  5/24/2016
Microsoft is partnering with 12 business around the world to broaden access to Internet and cloud-based services.
Samsung Building IoT-Dedicated Network
Commentary  |  5/24/2016
Samsung and SK Telecom have partnered up to create what they say will be the world's first network specifically for the Internet of Things.
Apple MacBook Pro Refresh Will Include OLED Screen, ID Touch
News  |  5/24/2016
The MacBook Pro refresh may be coming later than expected, but Apple could include major new features like an OLED touch bar display.
iPhone 7 Could Have OLED Display
News  |  5/24/2016
Apple watchers can add "OLED display" to the list of features we're expecting in the iPhone 7, as hinted by the CEO of Applied Materials.
Microsoft Unveils Plan To Combat 'Terrorist Content'
News  |  5/23/2016
Microsoft has unveiled a two-pronged approach to fighting back against terrorists' efforts to use the Internet and social media to communicate with one another and recruit new members.
Motorola RAZR Resurrection Looks To Make 2004 Cool Again
Commentary  |  5/23/2016
Motorola suggests that its future lies in its past with a new teaser video that features the 2004-era smash hit RAZR flip phone.
iPhone 7 Rumors: Improved Camera, Quadraphonic Speakers
News  |  5/23/2016
The iPhone 7 rumor mill continues to churn out photos and information indicating a redesigned rear case and improved camera specs. Other photos point to a quadraphonic speaker system.
Surface Book 2 Vs. MacBook Pro 2016: Hardware Smackdown
News  |  5/23/2016
Reports indicate Microsoft is planning to release the Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro 5 this year, upping the competition with Apple's MacBook Pro 2016.
Apple Store Turns 15, Gets Retail Revamp
News  |  5/21/2016
This week marked the 15th anniversary of the first Apple Store opening. We take a look at the history of Apple's retail strategy and where it's headed.
Google I/O 2016: 5 Hot Takeaways
Commentary  |  5/21/2016
At this week's Google I/O annual developer conference the company revealed dramatic products that will push the boundaries of technology further into what was previously the realm of science fiction.
SAP Cloud Partnership, Feature Phone Sale: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/21/2016
This week brought news of a Windows 10 Mobile Insider preview build, a Bing Concierge Bot, plans to bring SAP HANA to Azure, and the sale of Microsoft's feature phone business.
SAP's Apple Partnership Is All About HANA
Commentary  |  5/20/2016
SAP's partnership with Apple doesn't mention HANA by name, but the in-memory database is in every part of the relationship.
iPhone Sales Slide As Chinese Smartphone Makers See Growth
News  |  5/20/2016
Chinese manufacturers like Oppo, Xiaomi, and Huawei continue their strong performance, while Apple sees a double-digit slide in iPhone sales, according to the latest statistics from Gartner.
Google's Virtual Reality Vision Comes Into Focus
Commentary  |  5/20/2016
Google makes several announcements, including its mobile virtual reality platform Daydream, that reveal its long-term strategy to bring VR to the masses.
10 Great Tech Gifts For Grads
Slideshows  |  5/20/2016
The class of 2016 is moving on to higher education or into the working world. Which new gadgets do they want or need for the big transition? Here are some gift ideas for the new grad in your life.
Android N Focuses On Performance, Productivity, Security
Commentary  |  5/19/2016
Google revealed more details about Android N at its annual Google I/O developer conference and released a beta build of the refreshed mobile operating system.
Apple iOS App Dev Accelerator To Open In India
News  |  5/19/2016
The iOS design and development accelerator will be based in India's startup center and build Apple's global ecosystem of third-party developers at a time when its sales in countries like China are plummeting.
Google I/O 2016: AI, VR Get Day In The Sun
Slideshows  |  5/19/2016
At Google I/O, it was unclear whether the company's intention was to entice programmers with its new artificial intelligence offerings, or simply fry them in the Mountain View, Calif. sunshine. Here's what we were able to see before heat stroke set in.
Google Sheets, Slides APIs Revamped To Improve Workflow
News  |  5/18/2016
Revised APIs for Sheets and Slides aim to help developers make data in Google Apps for Work more readily accessible to third-party apps.
Microsoft Sells Feature Phone Division To Foxconn, HMD Global
News  |  5/18/2016
Microsoft is selling its feature phone business to FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Foxconn, and HMD Global for $350 million. This also means Nokia will return to the phone business.
Motorola Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus Target Budget-Conscious Buyers
News  |  5/18/2016
Motorola, recently acquired by Lenovo, looks to customization and strong battery life to stand out in a crowded smartphone market. The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, along with the Moto G4 Play, are all designed for budget-conscious users in emerging markets.
IBM Storage Breakthrough May Speed Up Smartphones, Apps
News  |  5/18/2016
Advances in phase-change memory could lead to a storage technology that approaches the speed of DRAM and can retain data like NAND flash over millions of read/write cycles.
Apple OS Updates Fix Bugs, Brick Some iPads
Commentary  |  5/17/2016
Apple released new versions of its iPhone, Watch, TV, and Mac operating systems this week, but not all of the updates went smoothly for some users.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Bets $1 Billion On Apple
News  |  5/17/2016
The famed investor's firm takes a $1 billion stake in the iPhone maker, marking its first investment in the company and signaling hope for Apple's growth prospects.
Samsung Smartwatch Design Projects UI On Your Hand
News  |  5/16/2016
Samsung recently filed a patent application indicating plans to integrate a projector into its smartwatch, which could turn the wearer's hand or nearby surface into a display.
Fitbit Rules Wearables, Apple Dominates Smartwatches: IDC
Commentary  |  5/16/2016
The first quarter saw wearable shipments increase across the board, but there's now a clear division between devices like the Apple Watch and Fitbit Flex, according to IDC.
Google I/O 2016: What To Expect
News  |  5/16/2016
Updates on Project Tango, Android N, and Android Auto are among the announcements we expect at Google's annual developer conference this week. Here's what we know so far.
AWS IoT Button Lets Devs Customize In The Cloud
News  |  5/16/2016
A programmable version of Amazon's Dash Button, the IoT Button, allows developers to trigger custom actions through Amazon Web Services.
IBM Watson: Machine-Of-All-Trades
Slideshows  |  5/16/2016
From fashion to food to healthcare, IBM's Watson has many guises across different industries. Here's a look at some of the work IBM's AI system has been doing since its Jeopardy! heyday.
Apache Spark 2.0 Preview, Google's Amazon Echo Rival: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/15/2016
Apache Spark 2.0 preview is released for Databricks customers. Google preps a stationary personal assistant like Amazon Echo. MarkLogic revs up security and encryption. We have all this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 15, 2016.
Apple's $1 Billion Didi Investment: Precursor To Project Titan?
Commentary  |  5/13/2016
Apple plans to invest $1 billion in a Didi, a Chinese ride-hailing business. The move could be the first in a series of major changes at Apple, and a precursor to the company's much-rumored electric car, called Project Titan.
Google GBoard Brings Built-In Search To iOS Keyboard
News  |  5/13/2016
Google has launched the GBoard keyboard for iOS, delivering new search features not yet available to iPhone users.
10 iPhone, Android Apps For Your Summer Travels
Slideshows  |  5/13/2016
Prime vacation season is right around the corner. Use these 10 mobile apps to plan your trip, prepare for departure, and navigate new places with less hassle.
FBI Chief: Battle Over Encrypted Devices Rages On
News  |  5/12/2016
Despite dropping its fight with Apple over creating a backdoor to access the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, the FBI still plans to pursue access to other encrypted devices and data, said the agency's director.
Google 'Chirp' Aims To Silence Amazon Echo, Report Says
Commentary  |  5/12/2016
Google is preparing a competitor to Amazon's Echo, reportedly called "Chirp," which will put voice-activated Google search into a device that's similar to Google's OnHub WiFi hotspot.
Microsoft Is Shuttering Sunrise Calendar App
News  |  5/12/2016
Microsoft plans to sunset Sunrise, the calendar app it acquired in 2015, later this summer. The Sunrise team will now work on the company's mobile Outlook app.
Pebble Smartwatch Updates Include Expanded Health, Fitness Features
News  |  5/11/2016
Pebble's smartwatch has been updated with new capabilities to help users better track their fitness performance. It also now includes Smart Alarms to ease the pain of waking up.
Nvidia Car Learns To Drive By Watching Humans
News  |  5/11/2016
With a convolutional neural network, Nvidia researchers have trained a car to drive using video captured during road trips taken by people.
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