Amazon already has an interest in smart-home functionality with its Key and Cloud cam offerings. But now the company is expanding on that with the acquisition of the Santa Monica company.
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The Microsoft founder is fairly outspoken on a variety of topics, and in the case of the popularity of cryptocurrencies, he makes it clear he is not a fan, mainly because of the anonymity around it.
Apple usually doesn't attend the Mobile World Congress, but given the emphasis on smartphones, it seems logical that there should be some news on what the company's plans may be, at least via sources.
The tech giant apparently is tired of supporting people that refuse to upgrade. Under the cover of "security changes," Apple will no longer grant store access to the two OSs and first-gen Apple TV.
Samsung unveiled its new flagship devices yesterday at its MWC 2018 Unpacked event, touting big changes to the camera and other improvements. Pre-orders start March 2 and wireless carriers are ready.
Net neutrality isn't officially dead yet, and AT&T is already starting to flaunt a sponsored content service that will get around data caps for users. But it still promises things won't change.
It has been rumored as one of the initial Android Go phones, and Nokia has now revealed it. The device, which will be running Android Oreo Go and will be available starting sometime in early April.
Time again for the weekly roundup of news out of the Redmond campus. This week, we have some bugs that were exposed in Microsoft software, as well as new patents that could hint at future products.
The largest mobile event each year happens in Barcelona, and this year, there are plenty of goodies announced and rumored ranging from new smartphones and tablets to AR and 5G advancements.
Android users have been clamoring for a dark mode, and Google has heard their pleas. Sort of. What is actually be adding to the next version of the OS is a toggle that lets developers test night mode.
The memorandum of understanding builds on an existing relationship between the two companies, basically meaning they have agreed to explore future deals together, including AI-powered speakers.
Intel has been taking the brunt of the consumer backlash over the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities found in its CPUs, but AMD is also starting to take some heat in the form of legal action.
The power of social media was on display today when a tweet by the influential socialite caused Snap parent shares to fall by more than 7%. The company is still reeling from a poorly received update.
Apple is apparently looking to boost the market for its wearables, and that push includes an upgrade to the company's wireless headphones. The redesign would include a new chip and water resistance.
The processor giant is teaming up with Dell, Lenovo, HP, and Microsoft to show off a new PC that will display what the new technology's capabilities are. It also has a few other plans for the show.
The FCC's decision to kill net neutrality in December has finally appeared in the Federal Register today, meaning that the ruling will go into effect in 60 days, unless Congress does something.
Doom for the Nintendo Switch was a great idea. But now Bethesda and developer id Software have taken the game one step further with an update that adds motion aiming to the console-handheld hybrid.
It took a bit longer than expected, but the remastered version of the strategy classic is now out worldwide. It comes with the base game and the Rise of Rome expansion, along with visual upgrades.
After promising that Android Pay and Google Wallet would be merged into one app, Google has started to roll out its new product on the Play Store. More features are also planned in the coming months.
While the launch of yesterday's Falcon Heavy yesterday was a huge success, it appears Starman is getting extra attention. It turns out that it is more than just a mannequin looking cool in a Tesla.
A new scam has been tracked by Malwarebytes that affects the Chrome browser on Windows. The tech support scam gets the browser to freeze, prompting users to call a fake support number to free it.
If you recently bought a smart TV, Consumer Reports want to alert you that it is capturing more information about you than you might suspect, and at least two sets can be remotely hacked and operated.
The investment banking group has been an Apple backer for some time, but a new report indicates that it wants to become a financing option for users wanting to get new watches, tablets, and iPhones.
As Microsoft continues to back away from the Windows 10 Mobile platform, more users are doing the same. Manhattan started rolling out iPhone 7 and 7 Plus units to its officers to replace Nokia phones.
It appears that France is trying to cut back on the number of accidents caused by drivers using their smartphones while behind the wheel. A judge has ruled you can't even use it while pulled over.
The update includes plenty of new features, including play time management for children, new library tabs, and enhancements to the quick menu. There is even a new supersampling mode for the PS4 Pro.
With cracked phone screens always a concern, a new company is looking to bring the hardness of diamonds to the glass by 2019. Of course, you can expect to pay more for the phones that have it.
More reports are surfacing from users that the iPhone X is having some issues answering calls. People are reporting that the phone will ring, but the call cannot be accepted until 6-10 seconds later.
News leaked out a bit early about Intel's planned smartglasses project, now known as Vaunt. An early look at some prototypes shows a lightweight design, a fairly standard look, and a laser display.
Welcome to another weekly roundup of the news out of Redmond. This week, we have lots of mobile app news, as well as an update on the what happened in the boardroom. Oh, and Windows 10, as always.
It appears that enough users were complaining about losing service on their iPhone 7 devices that Apple has now agreed to fix them free of charge or reimburse users that paid for repairs,
Microsoft and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia have joined forces to create the Cortana Intelligence Institute to study what the next steps are for the digital assistant.
The chip maker is not looking to get out of the AR business but is seeking to spin off the division to investors and keep a stake in the development of the technology it has been working on.
The Escalation expansion gets its first DLC, bringing new maps to single-player and multiplayer, as well as new units and scenarios. Players without the xpack will get the 2.7 update to the base game.
The highly anticipated Western sequel has been delayed yet again, but at least this time, developer Rockstar Games is giving us a date on which to hang our hat. Watch for it on October 26.
Several of LGs popular phones ran into a problem where the devices would constantly try to reboot. The cycle was endless and the phones effectively became doorstops, prompting the class-action suit.
Google has always had a way to book flights and check them as time got closer to travel. Now, the company has added features to ensure the cheapest flight, and show reasons why a flight is delayed.
Mozilla's Firefox and Focus mobile apps have gotten some tweaks in the last few months, but according to the company, a lot more is planned for both on iOS and Android in the coming year.
The bug has apparently been lurking in the browser's UI for some time, and no known exploits apparently had occurred, but the good news is that the fix affects build 58, beta 59, and future builds.
Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have been all the rage of late. With Bitcoin trading at more than $10,000 at the moment, plenty of people want in on the action, including those trying to scam you.