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Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015

Samsung launches a Galaxy S4 Mini variant for users still stuck in 2013

Samsung launches a Galaxy S4 Mini variant for users still stuck in 2013

They dub it as the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Plus, or the Samsung Value Edition, or the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini I9195I, depending on where you are at.

Samsung gets serious about patenting foldable tablet and smartphone displays

Samsung gets serious about patenting foldable tablet and smartphone displays

Samsung seems to be a step closer to making foldable personal devices possible, if the submitted patents are any indication.

The Dot is a smartwatch that's meant for the visually impaired

The Dot is a smartwatch that's meant for the visually impaired

Normal people have tons of smartwatch options at their disposal, ranging from Sony's Smartwatch series to the Apple Watch. But what about blind people? Don't they deserve a smartwatch too? Of course they do! That's why the Dot exists!

Twitter experiments with dedicated News tab

Twitter experiments with dedicated News tab

Twitter is trying out a new "Featured News" tab in its iOS and Android apps, the latest in its efforts to keep users engaged.

Xiaomi regains top spot as China's biggest smartphone vendor

Xiaomi regains top spot as China's biggest smartphone vendor

According to a report from industry analysts, Canalys, Xiaomi has regained its top spot as China's smartphone market share leader, snagging 15.9 percent of shipments in Q2 this year, supplanting Apple, who briefly held the position in Q1 this year.

Thunderstrike 2 is the first firmware worm that attacks Mac remotely

Thunderstrike 2 is the first firmware worm that attacks Mac remotely

Security researchers have demonstrated how Macs are vulnerable to firmware worms (just like PCs) by developing the first firmware worm that attacks Macs remotely

Nokia sells HERE mapping business to Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz for US$3.07 billion

Nokia sells HERE mapping business to Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz for US$3.07 billion

Nokia has just announced that it has agreed to sell its HERE mapping business to a consortium of German automakers made up of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz for US$3.07 billion.

Let’s be clear: Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10 is not a security risk

Let’s be clear: Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10 is not a security risk

One of Wi-Fi Sense’s features is that it allows your contacts to connect to your Wi-Fi network without the need of a password. Some have wrongly viewed this as a security risk. Let us tell you why it isn’t.

OnePlus co-founder confirms new phone coming before the end of the year

OnePlus co-founder confirms new phone coming before the end of the year

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei revealed in an interview with USA today that the company will be releasing a second phone before the end of the year. He also shared his thoughts on the OnePlus 2 and the future of the smartphone market. Read on to find out more!

Monday, 3 Aug 2015

Microsoft hands a cool US$100 million to Uber for investment

Microsoft hands a cool US$100 million to Uber for investment

More quizzical than surprising, Microsoft invests US$100 million in Uber during the taxi-hailing app's latest financing round.

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