News: Technology

Spotify and Tencent Music to buy stakes in each other

Saturday  05:20,   09 december 2017
Reuters

Music streaming company Spotify and the music arm of China's Tencent Holdings Ltd will buy minority stakes in each other ahead of the Swedish firm's expected stock market listing next year, the companies said on Friday. The deal will help[...]

Honda to roll out robots at CES

Friday  19:36,   08 december 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

Rather than bring an autonomous car, Honda will be using its stand at the 2018 CES in January to unveil a new AI-powered fleet of robots that are pre-programmed to empower. The 3E Robotics Concept will consist of four cute-looking intelligent[...]

Ericsson may make Digital goodwill impairment after revamp

Friday  19:36,   08 december 2017
Reuters

<p>Ericsson said on Friday it may have to book a goodwill impairment in its struggling digital services and media businesses, potentially hitting the Swedish mobile network equipment maker's operating income but not its cashflow.</p>Once[...]

How laptops are evolving into VR-enabled gaming monsters

Friday  19:35,   08 december 2017
Engadget

There's something of an arms race going on in the world of gaming notebooks right now.&nbsp;At the same time, notebooks are getting leaner and lighter, making them more practical on the move, while the technology is becoming more finely[...]

Six apps and trackers to find your lost gadgets

Friday  15:21,   08 december 2017
Popular Science

Never misplace your phone again.Losing any similarly essential device, like your laptop, creates an equally huge headache. To rediscover these lost gadgets, we've collected tech that finds your tech. These six apps and trackers can plot your devices [...]

Here’s how Apple can figure out which emojis are popular

Friday  15:21,   08 december 2017
Popular Science

Welcome to the fascinating world of differential privacy.&nbsp;This guy is so[...]

YouTube reportedly plans to take on Spotify with a streaming music service next year

Friday  15:21,   08 december 2017
MSN

YouTube is gearing up to launch a paid streaming music service by March 2018, reports Bloomberg.&nbsp;That could help the company take on the likes of Spotify and Apple Music – but given that YouTube already has a Music app, as well as a paid[...]

Instagram testing standalone Direct messaging app

Friday  15:21,   08 december 2017
Reuters

Facebook Inc's Instagram said on Thursday it was testing a standalone messaging app called Direct, making it the company's third chat tool alongside its hugely popular WhatsApp and Messenger. The move is similar to what Facebook did with its [...]

HomeKit is the latest Apple product to have a serious security flaw

Friday  09:51,   08 december 2017
BGR

A zero-day vulnerability with Apple's HomeKit exposed users' smart door locks and garage-door openers to hackers, 9to5Mac reports. The serious security issues have already been fixed via a server-side patch by Apple, and an update to iOS[...]

Qualcomm made a USB-C DAC to show off its hi-fi audio tech

Friday  08:51,   08 december 2017
Engadget

If you're familiar with the name Qualcomm at all, you may know them best as the maker of Snapdragon processors that power many, if not most, of the market's leading smartphones.Of course, per Qualcomm's usual way of doing business, the[...]

SpaceX's Elon Musk to launch his own car into deep space

Friday  08:51,   08 december 2017
AFP

SpaceX confirmed Wednesday its CEO will blast his cherry red electric car off toward the Red Planet.Many wondered if Musk was joking last week when he tweeted his plans for the Falcon Heavy's inaugural payload to be his "midnight cherry Tesla[...]

The world's smallest Mona Lisa is made from DNA

Friday  08:51,   08 december 2017
Engadget

Genetic origami promises breakthroughs in tiny patterns.The Mona Lisa is divided into squares, each of which is folded by using one long DNA strand manipulated by "staples" (short, custom-designed strands) that bind to and pull on it. After that,[...]

Apple's favorite app of the year wants you to unplug

Friday  08:50,   08 december 2017
USA TODAY

Be calm. Apple's choice for iPhone app of the year is all about meditation, soothing music and getting to sleep.&nbsp;Apple's choice for iPhone app of the year is all about meditation, soothing music and getting[...]

The best gaming laptop 2017: T3's top picks for playing games

Thursday  17:26,   07 december 2017
T3

T3 rounds up the absolute best gaming laptops available to buy in 2017It's unashamedly expensive in terms of price point, but it is simply the best gaming laptop you can buy right now, and to get the best you have to pay for[...]

Amazon and Google are fighting, and that means consumers lose

Thursday  17:26,   07 december 2017
The Washington Post

Amazon Prime Video may finally be on Apple TV, but another feud means YouTube is no longer on Echo Show or Fire TV.Google on Tuesday said it would pull its YouTube apps from Amazon's Fire TV and Alexa-powered Echo Show starting next month. Why?[...]