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Microsoft’s Productivity Segment and AWS Share a Common Characteristic

What makes these — divisions from different companies so similar?Related Stocks: MSFT,...

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Facebook’s new video app hits Samsung Smart TVs

 Facebook’s new video app is now available on Samsung Smart TVs – which makes Samsung the first platform to feature the social network’s latest application. Facebook had announced earlier this month that...

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New Windows 10 update warns users against installing apps from outside the Windows Store

Windows users, take note: a potentially annoying update is headed your way.  Microsoft is currently testing an update to Windows 10 that will prevent you from installing apps from outside the Windows Store, MSPowerUser reports. The feature is...

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Facebook's Telecom Infra Project is a year old

Facebook's Telecom Infra Project is already pulling in a significant proportion of the world's telecommunications industry, just a year after it launched with the goal of dramatically cutting the cost of building networks needed to get the...

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Google at MWC: Daydream trees, cherry blossom, and nougat smoothies

 Every year, Google mixes up its presence at MWC a bit. After a few years of handing out smoothies and Android pins inside one of the halls here in Barcelona, Google made the move outside in recent years. That works great when it’s...

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On Facebook, love reactions triumph over hate

Ever since Facebook introduced reactions a year ago, there's been a lingering question: which reactions rule? At last, we know... although you can probably guess the answer. Facebook tells Select All that "love" dominated the...

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Facebook's new video app launches on Samsung smart TVs

Facebook recently confirmed that rumors of a video streaming app were real, and now owners of Samsung's 2017 QLED 4K TVs can download it. As the company said on Valentine's Day, it's focused strictly on video content and...

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Apple Inc. Likely To Hit Trillion-Dollar Valuation Before Berkshire Hathaway: Buffett

Apple is a technology stock, and we know that billionaire investor Warren Buffett rarely likes such stocks. The chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway has readily admitted that he does not understand technology, so he has avoided making investments...

1.9 hours on valuewalk.com

Warren Buffet increases Apple stake in 2017 to $17 billion

Legendary investor Warren Buffett told CNBC on Monday that his Berkshire Hathaway group nearly doubled its stake in Apple to 133 million shares worth around $17 billion. Apple is Berkshire Hathaway's second-largest holding. Video provided by...

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Apple shares up after Buffett boosts stake to $17 billion

Warren Buffett has been on a Apple stock buying...

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Warren Buffett talks up stocks and his big Apple stake while bashing bonds and hedge funds

Buffett trumpeted stocks and bashed bonds in his CNBC interview. He also detailed three ways he plans to judge...

2.3 hours on cnbc.com

Android struggling in tablets as Windows 10 2-in-1s come on strong

In 2010, Apple's Steve Jobs welcomed the post-PC era when it introduced the iPad. Now in 2017, PCs are still around and on their way to recovery, while slate-style tablets are struggling. Apple remains the top tablet seller, but its shipments...

2.8 hours on pcworld.com

New Windows 10 feature blocks desktop apps, points to Windows Store instead

If you’re worried about Microsoft locking down Windows 10 PCs and locking out traditional desktop apps, this story won’t make you feel any better. Microsoft quietly added an interesting feature to Windows Insider build 15042 that can...

2.9 hours on pcworld.com

Apple: Mizuho Ups Target to $150 on Rising iPhone Estimate

Shares of Apple (AAPL) are up 63 cents, or half a percent, at $137.29, after Mizuho Securities‘s Abhey Lamba reiterated a Buy rating, and raised his price target to $150 from $135, after research into suppliers to Apple suggested the number of...

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More Insider Selling at Apple Inc. (AAPL) as Shares Trade Near Record Highs; Plus Other Insider Trading

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a record high 11 consecutive days this Friday, the longest streak in decades. Are there any signs that the daily winning streak will come to an end? There may be some signs, but insider trading metrics appear to...

3.5 hours on insidermonkey.com

Buffett Becomes One Of Apple’s Largest Shareholders, Talks Investment Mistakes, Airlines And More

Warren Buffett is doing his annual 3 hour CNBC interview with Becky Quick today following the release of his 2016 letter yesterday  – see below for links to videos, as well as video embeds. Get The Full Warren Buffett Series in PDF Get...

5.6 hours on valuewalk.com

Warren Buffett, on CNBC, says bought about 120 million Apple shares in 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc , told CNBC on Monday that his conglomerate had purchased about 120 million shares of Apple Inc. in 2017 and that U.S. stocks were not in a "bubble...

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Warren Buffett's bite of Apple even bigger than was thought

Buffett's aggressive buying spree at Apple caught many off guard because he has historically steered clear of technology...

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Facebook digs into mobile infrastructure in Uganda as TIP commits $170M to startups

 While Google is using MWC to show off some of its advances in native apps on mobile devices — specifically in chat apps — the world’s biggest chat app company is doing something completely different. Today,...

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iPhone 8: Battery Life, Storage Options, Camera Specs And Other Leaks

With several other big smartphone releases due in the next couple of months, the iPhone 8 is beginning to take shape behind the scenes. Apple is developing its flagship smartphone diligently, with the Californian company expected to produce a...

6.8 hours on valuewalk.com

Billionaire Warren Buffett more than doubled his holdings in Apple in 2017

The Berkshire Hathaway CEO tells CNBC that his stake in Apple between the start of the year and Apple's earnings...

6.9 hours on cnbc.com

Get Bill Gates '411' On Robots, Best Human Job Creators Ever

John Tamny, ForbesThe surest sign of a jobs-abundant future is technological destruction of the work of the...

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Uber and Google's plans for self-driving may get hit by state laws

As written, the laws restrict autonomous vehicle operation to automakers, Recode...

21.4 hours on cnbc.com

Listen to Andy Hertzfeld on Steve Jobs movie, General Magic, and his time at Google

 Last week I caught up with Andy Hertzfeld, a Silicon Valley legend who really shouldn’t need an introduction. Read More ...

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Samsung takes a swipe at Apple iPads launching a tablet with keyboard and stylus

Samsung launched the Galaxy Book, a tablet with a keyboard that runs Windows, and the Tab S3, an Android flagship tablet on...

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Samsung mulls iris scanners on smartphones to log into Windows PCs

Soon, your Samsung phone may be able to recognize your iris and log you into your Windows PC. Iris-scanning via phone is not yet a feature available for Samsung's latest Galaxy Book 2-in-1s, which were announced at Mobile World Congress. But the...

24.2 hours on pcworld.com

Samsung unveils Galaxy Book, a Windows 10 tablet aimed at the Surface-curious

If Samsung can beat Microsoft’s pricing, then it may just have a wily competitor to the Surface Pro line. On Sunday, Samsung announced Galaxy Book, a 2-in-1 Windows 10 tablet that’s packed with productivity and entertainment features, and...

24.3 hours on pcworld.com

Samsung's new tablets are out to destroy the iPad Pro and Surface Pro 4

With no Galaxy S8 announcement at Mobile World Congress this year, Samsung turned to its Android and Windows 10 tablets to fill the void.  The Korean electronics giant announced two new tablets at the trade show in Barcelona: The Android-powered...

24.3 hours on mashable.com

Nokia returns with 3 Android smartphones to challenge Apple, Samsung

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona HMD Global took the wraps off the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia...

25.5 hours on cnbc.com

James Gleick: “Time Travel: A History” | Talks at Google

Published on Feb 16, 2017 In his previous books Chaos: Making of a new Science and The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood, bestselling author James Gleick became known for lucid and accessible explanations of complex issues. Now he turns his...

27.5 hours on valuewalk.com

iOS 11: What To Expect In Apple’s New Operating System

Apple will launch its latest update to its most important software product at the Worldwide Developers Conference later this year, as iOS 11 is unveiled. The annual Apple conference is due to take place in San Jose this year in June, and here the...

27.9 hours on valuewalk.com

Google Assistant expands beyond Pixel to other phones

The virtual Google Assistant is going to spread its voice beyond Google’s Pixel...

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HP’s Elite x3 Windows phone gets a job with Mobile Retail and Mobile Scanning Solutions

HP’s Elite x3 Windows phone is getting a job, with two similar scanning accessories designed to turn it into a workhorse for vertical industries such as retail and healthcare. Announced Sunday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, these...

28.3 hours on pcworld.com

HP’s Pro x2 convertible takes on the iPad with vertical accessories

HP’s Pro x2 convertible would normally be a bit too corporate for PCWorld, but we’re covering it for two reasons. Announced Sunday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, it’s among the first Surface clones to appear sporting a...

28.3 hours on pcworld.com

Apple Reigns as Dow’s Best Performing Stock in 2017

Apple shares have gained nearly 18% to date in 2017, making it the leading gainer among the 30 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial...

28.6 hours on 247wallst.com

Google will start adding Assistant to Nougat and Marshmallow phones this week

Assistant might be the future of voice-controlled intelligence on our Google devices, but Google hasn't made it easy to get it. There are versions of it on Google Home, the new LG watches, or in Allo chats, but if you wanted the full mobile...

28.7 hours on pcworld.com

Huawei launches P10 smartphone n as it continues challenge to Samsung, Apple

The Huawei P10 comes in two variants - the regular 5.1 inch P10, and the 5.5 inch P10...

28.8 hours on cnbc.com

Google Assistant Moves To Wide Range Of Android Phones

Alphabet’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Google Assistant will move to a large number of Android based phones. The blog announcement: Everyone needs a helping hand sometimes. Enter the Google Assistant,...

29 hours on 247wallst.com

Buffett and Gates: America Is Already Great, Thanks to Immigrants

Bill Gates, the world’s richest man, and Warren Buffett, the third richest, are—not entirely coincidentally—two of the most unremittingly optimistic men on the planet. So when I met the two of them in New York recently to talk about the...

29.3 hours on theatlantic.com

Google's digital assistant comes to new Android phones

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google announced on Sunday that it will bring its digital assistant to smartphones running the latest versions of its Android operating system, vastly expanding its reach. ...

30.2 hours on reuters.com

Google Assistant is finally coming to a lot more Android devices

You no longer need a Pixel to use Google Assistant on your smartphone. Google is finally expanding its Assistant to phones beyond the Pixel line. The company is starting to roll out the intelligent assistant feature to nearly all phones running Android...

30.3 hours on mashable.com

Google Assistant, its AI-based personal helper, rolls out to Nougat and Marshmallow handsets

 Google continues its march to expand its place in the mobile ecosystem, anchored by the fact that its Android OS is by far the most ubiquitous smartphone platform in the world. Today, the company announced that it would be...

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Google Assistant comes to recent Android phones

Yes, the leaks were true: you no longer have to buy a Pixel (or launch Allo) if you want official support for Google Assistant on your Android phone. As of this week, the AI helper will start rolling out to Android phones running Marshmallow or...

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iPhone muggers turn to phishing to access the device

If your phone was stolen or got lost somewhere, keep an eye out for any suspicious texts or emails: thieves and muggers could have a high-tech trick up their sleeves. A Brazilian woman who got robbed began receiving phishing attempts not long after...

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Bill Gates wants robots to be taxed

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has proposed a levy on robots to make up for the income tax lost from the jobs they...

44.6 hours on dailymail.co.uk

This week in apps: 'Alto' gets a sequel, Instagram gets more like Facebook and Google's SMS reboot

With Uber's never-ending drama, Twitter's somewhat confusing new harassment policies, and Facebook's technical error, you may have lost track of some of the best new apps.  Luckily, we're keeping score for you for you. Each...

47.7 hours on mashable.com

iPhone 8, Galaxy S8, LG G6, Galaxy Note 8, Pixel 2: Major Smartphone Release Dates

There is an exciting raft of smartphones due for release in 2017, with the iPhone 8, Galaxy S8 and LG G6 at the top of the list. With Samsung and LG having confirmed the release dates of these latter two devices, we are closer to knowing what the mobile...

2 days on valuewalk.com

Massive Technology Trades Highlight Insider Selling: Microsoft, Broadcom, Pepsico, Humana and More

The sellers came out in full force, as they have been ever since the year started. And with stocks as overbought as they have been in years, you can count on them continuing to...

2 days on 247wallst.com

iPhone 8 vs. Galaxy S8: Pre-Release Comparison

2017 will be an exciting year for smartphones, with Apple releasing a tenth generation iPhone 8, and Samsung attempting to get back on track with an outstanding Galaxy S8 handset. Apple will be particularly determined to deliver something revolutionary...

2 days on valuewalk.com

Apple, Airbnb, Box sign up to back transgender student's court case

Gavin Grimm's legal battle to use the bathroom of his choice at school is slated to be heard before the Supreme Court next...

2 days on cnbc.com

The iPhone H8: Gonna be so boring

The Macalope is sorry to report that Apple will be shipping another iPhone this year. Ugh. Sorry.Writing for the Forbes contributor network and cut-rate bar mitzvah DJ training academy, Ewan Spence tells us how the “Disappointing iPhone 8 Leaks...

2 days on macworld.com

The Week in Apple News: iPhone 8 rumors, March iPad events rumors, Apple Park opening in April, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending Feb. 24, 2017Image by AppleThere are rumors of an iPad event next month, and we’re seeing more speculation about the next iPhone as the year progresses. But besides anything i-related, there are plenty of...

2 days on macworld.com

Apple, other tech giants will support transgender student's case

Several tech titans plan to sign an amicus (friend of the court) brief in support of a 17-year-old transgender student's fight in court, according to Axios. Apple, Microsoft, IBM, PayPal, eBay, Airbnb, Box, Yelp, GitHub, Salesforce, Slack and...

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Wireless Apple CarPlay will finally come to more cars

Apple's CarPlay in-vehicle infotainment system has been around since 2014 — and since then, it's been tethered to car dashboards by a Lightning connection like any another anonymous AUX cord.   It's not for any lack of...

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Apple, Airbnb, Box sign amicus brief in trans case

The case of a teen's right to use the bathroom of his chosen gender is headed to the Supreme...

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Al Gore just sold $29 million of Apple stock (AAPL)

Former US Vice President Al Gore sold 215,437 shares of Apple this week at an average price of $136.72 per share — a transaction netting him about $29.4 million.  This transaction was disclosed in a filing...

3 days on businessinsider.com

Facebook claims a technical error automatically logged users out

Were you logged out of Facebook earlier today? You weren't alone. A rash of folks were signed out of their account and some were told that their accounts may have been compromised. As such, the social network locked access and sent out password...

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Hackers didn't lock you out of your Facebook account. Facebook did.

No, it wasn't the Russians.  A number of Facebook users today reported being randomly locked out of their accounts, and some immediately feared the worst. Was this proof of hackers looking to steal precious vacation photos? Or maybe...

3 days on mashable.com

This liquid shell for the iPhone makes it practically indestructible

Liquid nano glass from ProtectPax won't let your smartphone...

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The Google v. Uber lawsuit is confusing, until you watch 'Silicon Valley'

Google and Uber are set to duke it out in court, and the fight is far from simple. The good news is, though, that as art imitates life which then often imitates art, HBO's Silicon Valley can help you understand this quarrel.  On Thursday,...

3 days on mashable.com

Google is shutting down Spaces

Google's oh-so-brief Spaces experiment didn't even last a year before the company decided to shut it down. According to a note from the Spaces team today, they've made a "tough decision" and the group-sharing...

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Google shuts Spaces, the content-sharing app you probably never heard of

Last year Google announced a new app called Spaces with a simple goal: simplify the way we share things with people online. Sort of like a virtual room where you could connect with people to engage in specific topic of conversation, the experimental...

3 days on macworld.com

Facebook’s mobile prodigy launches video charades game

 Michael Sayman was just 17 when Facebook hired him, but he’d already built 5 apps. Now 7 years after his first launch, the Facebook product manager has just released Show & Tell, which turns selfies and visual communication...

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Goldman Sachs Group Inc Buys NVIDIA, Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase, Sells iShares iBoxx $ ...

Related Stocks: NVDA, MSFT, JPM, RAI, QQQ, JNK, FTI, SMH, EHIC, AGNC, VXX,...

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Google’s Waymo Sues Uber For Stealing Autonomous Driving Tech

Google has been working on self-driving car technology for almost a decade. Its autonomous driving car project was recently renamed Waymo. One company that has been catching up fast with Waymo is Uber. On Thursday, the Alphabet company filed a lawsuit...

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Microsoft Store has slashed the Asus ZenBook Flip's price by $200

If all you need is a portable laptop that’ll easily handle streaming video, browsing the web, and chatting on Skype, you’re in luck. Right now, the Microsoft Store is offering the 256GB version of the Asus ZenBook Flip for just...

3 days on pcworld.com

Apple is investigating an iPhone 7 Plus that ‘blew up’

A Twitter video of a smoking iPhone 7 Plus has gone viral, prompting Apple to investigate. On Friday, Apple said that it was working with Brianna Olivas, who shared the video of her iPhone 7 Plus after it “blew up,” to try to find out the...

3 days on macworld.com

Snapchat IPO vs. Facebook IPO vs. Twitter IPO: What You Must Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

Snapchat’s IPO filing has been accompanied by plenty of chatter surrounding Snap’s profitability, potential stock prices, growth, and plans for the future. And with that comes the inevitable comparisons to the notable IPOs of Facebook and...

3 days on valuewalk.com

Universal Display Jumps 20%: iPhone X Just the Beginning, Say Bulls

Shares of OLED technology maker Universal Display (OLED) are up $13.65, or 20%, at $81.10, after the company yesterday afternoon comfortably beat Q4 expectations, and forecast revenue this year roughly in line with consensus, and initiated a...

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Google discloses unpatched IE vulnerability after Patch Tuesday delay

Google's Project Zero team has disclosed a potential arbitrary code execution vulnerability in Internet Explorer because Microsoft has not acted within Google's 90-day disclosure deadline.This is the second flaw in Microsoft products made...

3 days on pcworld.com

SNS Financial Group, LLC Buys Pfizer, Facebook, C.H. ...

Related Stocks: PFE, FB, HON, MMM, XLE, MSFT, GPP, CHRW, CAG, XLF, XLI, LW,...

3 days on gurufocus.com

iOS 10.2.1 might be the cure for your iPhone 6 and 6s battery woes

If your iPhone 6s, 6s, 6 Plus, or 6s Plus randomly shuts itself off, you probably thought a faulty battery was to blame. Widespread reports of this problem led to Apple launching an iPhone 6s Battery Replacement Program, but not all iPhones were...

3 days on macworld.com

Apple: Why Is Its Discount to S&P So Much More Than MSFT, GE? Asks BMO

BMO Capital’s Tim Long today reiterates an Outperform rating on shares of Apple (AAPL), and raises his price target to $160 from $142, after raising his estimate for the company’s average sales price for the iPhone, and buried in the...

3 days on blogs.barrons.com

Apple: Random iPhone battery shutdowns are way down

Good news for iPhone users fed up with infuriating battery-shutdown woes: There might just be a solution to your problem. Chances are, it's already at work in your phone. Frustrated iPhone users have reported unexpected system shutdowns for months....

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ZeniMax Asks Court To Block Facebook From Using Its VR Code

Facebook’s Oculus virtual reality unit could be in trouble again. ZeniMax Media has now asked a federal judge to block Oculus from using its code in its products. A few weeks ago, the video game publisher won a $500 million verdict against...

3 days on valuewalk.com

Super Micro Computer, Inc. Tumbles After Report That Apple Inc. Severed Ties

Apple reportedly ended its relationship with Super Micro Computer, which triggered a massive drop in the latter’s shares in late trading on Thursday. The iPhone maker was said to have ended the relationship after it discovered a...

3 days on valuewalk.com

Google rebrands Messenger as Android Messages in a move toward a universal texting app

If you fired up your Google Messenger app this morning, you might have noticed something different: It’s now called Android Messages. And while the new name doesn’t actually change anything about the way we use it, it could lead to big...

3 days on pcworld.com

Barack Obama hasn't updated his LinkedIn page and now we're even more depressed

Even Barack Obama can't handle the truth. I'd been waiting for the LinkedIn notification, "News about Barack Obama," or "Congratulate Barack Obama on his new position." But there's been nothing. SEE ALSO: Barack Obama...

3 days on mashable.com

Apple’s Smartphone Lead Over Huawei Falls Below 5%

Research firm TrendForce forecasts Samsung, Apple and Huawei as top three vendors of smartphones in 2017, with Huawei moving to just four points behind Apple in global market...

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Google snafu signs users out of accounts, wreaks havoc on OnHub and Wifi routers

The good thing and the bad thing about the cloud is, well, the cloud. The latter part of that trueism was brought home late Thursday when some Google users were suddenly signed out of their accounts and devices. The problem affected Google Wifi mesh...

3 days on macworld.com

iPhone 8 rumors include a feature that lets you take 3D selfies

The 10th anniversary iPhone reveal is (very) slowly approaching, and we've been collecting rumors about what Apple might have in store for it. Read more...More about Real Time Video, Real Time Video, Real Time, Real Time Video, and Real...

3 days on mashable.com

Google helps put aging SHA-1 encryption out to pasture

The decades-old SHA-1 encryption used to protect websites is already dying, but a discovery from Google and security researcher CWI Amsterdam could be the killing blow. For the first time, they've found a way to generate a...

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Apple Inc. Launches Investigation Into An iPhone 7 Plus Explosion

The Galaxy Note 7 horror is still fresh in most users’ minds. Whenever there is a report of a smartphone explosion, it reminds people of Samsung’s ill-fated Galaxy Note 7. On Wednesday, Brianna Olivas from Arizona tweeted a video of...

3 days on valuewalk.com

How Microsoft Will Help To Track Legalised Marijuana Sales

Image source: Pixabay ShareTweetPostFlip Marijuana is one of the most abused drugs in the world. It comes from the Indian hemp plant, and the part that contains the “drug” is found primarily in the flowers. The chemical...

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iPhone 8: This Innovative Technology Could Replace Touch ID

One of the most consistent rumors about the iPhone 8 is that it would ditch the physical home button. Eliminating the home button would allow Apple to increase the display without increasing the phone’s size. While some analysts believe that...

3 days on valuewalk.com

Latest version of iOS solves iPhone 6's shutdown issues

Some iPhone 6 and 6s devices have been randomly shutting down over the past several months. iOS 10.2.1 was designed to fix the issue, and Apple says it has successfully solved the problem for most people who've already installed it. Cupertino...

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Will Apple add facial recognition or iris scanning to the next iPhone?

It’s never too early to start speculating about the next iPhone—even if it’s not due out for more than six months. We’ve got the usual “edge-to-edge display” and “virtual Home button” rumors that seem to...

3 days on macworld.com

Can iTunes do...? Sometimes the answer is no

In this column, I generally present questions from readers and offer solutions or workarounds to resolve their problem. But this isn’t always possible. Sometimes, when I receive a question about iTunes, such as “Can I do...?” my...

3 days on macworld.com

Cerise Circular review: This Mac Pro wannabe gets sidetracked by gaming

Cerise’s Circular computer wants to be like Apple’s Mac Pro. The company, which primarily makes Windows PCs for digital content creators, has brought the same cylindrical “hot air rises” concept to a system that’s...

3 days on pcworld.com

Google wants businesses to text with its Android Messages service

The company is continuing to expand the reach of its next-generation texting...

3 days on cnbc.com

Google Allo's desktop client is in the works

Google just can't stop when it comes to messaging apps. While its texting software for Android has a new name, the AI-powered Allo is coming to a new platform soon. VP Nick Fox teased a desktop web client for the service in a tweet, while saying...

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RCS, Google’s answer to iMessage, expands to 27 more carriers and OEMs

 While messaging apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, Snapchat and WeChat rake in ever more users, features and relationships with key brands, and Apple’s iMessage continues to play strong with iPhone users, Android and search...

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Google to launch a desktop version of Allo messenger

Google's Allo messenger will soon be easier to use at work, thanks to a new desktop version to complement the mobile app.  SEE ALSO: iMessage is the only thing keeping me on an iPhone The company's VP of communications products, Nick...

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Google's Android texting app has a new name

Despite how common texting is, its integration on Android has always lagged slightly behind, as Google appeared to focus on other things. Sometimes it wrapped the feature into other services/apps like Google Voice and Hangouts, but lately, the main...

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Google's Immerse VR series debuts with exploration of racial identity

Google's virtual reality offerings are taking off. While their engineers develop techniques to simulate user faces hidden behind headsets that will make streaming VR less clunky, the NBA recently released an original show for Daydream VR. But...

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Facebook's new emoji are finally available to everyone

No longer a company that prioritizes moving fast and breaking things, Facebook has finally finished rolling out new emoji across its desktop and mobile sites.  Those of you excitedly awaiting the latest rendition of that instant classic, Man in...

4 days on mashable.com

Apple to investigate iPhone 7 that 'blew up'

A dramatic video of a smoking iPhone 7 Plus is really freaking Twitter out. Brianna Olivas says her rose gold iPhone 7 Plus exploded and began smoking Wednesday morning when her boyfriend grabbed his phone and began recording. The video, which Olivas...

4 days on mashable.com

Google WiFi, OnHub routers inexplicably crashed today

Google's smart router projects are supposed to provide hassle-free networking, but today many owners are experiencing just the opposite. Reports are streaming in of nonfunctional Google OnHub and WiFi units pushing little more than a flashing...

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Why Apple and Intel don’t want to see the conflict minerals rule rolled back

The White House is considering a suspension of the law, part of President Trump’s pledge to cut regulations and a long-held goal of the U.S. Chamber of...

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Google goes after Uber in court over self-driving car secrets

Silicon Valley giants seem to be stepping on each other's toes in the race to bring self-driving cars to the road. Waymo, the autonomous car arm of Alphabet (which owns Google), filed a lawsuit against Uber on Thursday accusing the ride-hailing...

4 days on mashable.com

This weekend, Android prepares for the iPhone X

It's Android's time to shine. In less than a week, Mobile World Congress (MWC), an annual event that brings together the phone and telecom industries, will kick off in Barcelona, and as is customary, a lot of new Android smartphones will make...

4 days on mashable.com

Apple says iOS 10.2.1 has reduced unexpected iPhone 6s shutdown issues by 80%

 Apple has been working on a very annoying iPhone shutdown bug and it says that it has come up with a fix of sorts that should mitigate the problem on a majority of iPhone 6 and 6S devices. Read More ...

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Game company seeks to block Facebook from using virtual reality code

(Reuters) - Video game publisher ZeniMax Media Inc., which earlier this month won a $500 million verdict against Facebook Inc.’s Oculus virtual reality unit for unauthorized copying of computer code, has asked a federal judge to block Oculus from...

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Apple Stands Up To Trump’s Anti-Transgender Bathroom Policy

On Wednesday, President Trump rescinded an Obama-era protection that allowed transgender students to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity instead of biological sex. This change means transgender students must face the...

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Facebook is inserting ads midway through videos

Facebook's ambitions for video have been pretty explicit. And now the social network is (officially) introducing a way for its publishing partners to get paid for them. Rather than front-loading ads the way YouTube and so many others do, these...

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Google’s iOS Keyboard gets the one feature it really lacked: voice typing

 I really like Gboard. It’s been my primary iOS keyboard since Google launched it back in May of 2016, and it’s pretty much the only third party iOS keyboard that I’ve stuck with for more than a week. But it was...

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Google's new AI aims to end abusive online comments using 'Perspective'

The internet is a tough place to have a conversation. Abuse has driven celebrities and ordinary folks from social media platforms that are ill-equipped to deal with it, and some publishers have switched off comment sections.That’s why Google and...

4 days on pcworld.com

Will Apple Outperform Samsung This Year?

The upcoming Galaxy S8 could hurt iPhone salesRelated Stocks: AAPL,...

4 days on gurufocus.com

Google updates Gboard for iOS with new emoji and voice-typing

Apple upgraded Messages in iOS 10 to include a ton of new features, but that doesn’t mean that Google is giving up on Gboard, its third-party iOS keyboard. On Thursday, Google updated Gboard to support new emoji, voice-typing, 15 additional...

4 days on macworld.com

Facebook will give you a chance to fly your own flag in your profile pic

Facebook just added almost 200 national flags to its Profile Frames feature, giving users an extra chance share their national pride with all their friends—or just make everyone quickly scrolling through their feeds double-check if their phone...

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Google is donating $11.5 million to racial justice causes

Google will invest $11.5 million to support racial justice, the company announced in a blog post today. The funds are split between 10 different causes, with $5 million going to the Center for Policing Equality. "CPE's National Justice...

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Facebook Stock Pulls Back After Touching Another Record High

Facebook Inc (FB) stock apparently hit a ceiling when it touched yet another record high — the second record high in less than a month. Shares soared to $136.79 on Wednesday before retreating on Thursday. The previous all-time high for Facebook Inc...

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Google pledges $11.5M to fight racial bias in policing, sentencing

Grants target organizations that use data to combat racial disparities in criminal justice...

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