Gadgets

  • Saudi Lifts Ban on Skype, WhatsApp: Will Censor Them
    Saudi_skype_whatsapp 2017-09-21 13:32:21 UTC
    RIYADH (Reuters) - The Saudi government is lifting a ban on calls made through online apps on Thursday but will monitor and censor them, a government spokesman said. All online voice and video call services - such as Microsoft’s Skype, Facebook...
  • Bluetooth bugs bedevil billions of android devices
    Bluetooth_bugs_bedevil_billions_of_android_devices_ 2017-09-13 17:45:53 UTC
    More than 5.3 billion devices with Bluetooth signals are at risk of a malware attack newly identified by an internet of things security company. If you're not keeping count, that's most of the estimated 8.2 billion devices that use Bluetooth, w...
  • Samsung Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee sentenced for five years
    Samsung_vice_chairman_jay_y._lee_sentenced_for_five_years 2017-08-25 07:18:22 UTC
    SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean court jailed Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee for five years on Friday. The Seoul Central District Court was delivering its verdict on charges against Lee, 49, ranging from bribery to perjury in a sc...
  • Apple to launch 'Call Watches' without needing an iPhone
    Apple_to_launch_'call_watches'_without_needing_an_iphone 2017-08-04 22:52:29 UTC
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc plans to release a version of its smartwatch later this year that can connect directly to cellular networks, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Some of the new models for the Apple Watch ...
  • Robots rebel in China
    Robots_rebel_in_china 2017-08-04 16:02:35 UTC
    BEIJING/SHANGHAI - A pair of 'chatbots' in China have been taken offline and possibly re-educated. In response to users' questions, one said its dream was to travel to the United States, while the other said it wasn't a huge fan of the Chinese Com...
  • Google’s Project Ara: Phone with interchangeable parts
    Project-ara 2016-09-04 03:40:50 UTC
    By Julia Love | SAN FRANCISCO - Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google has suspended Project Ara, its ambitious effort to build what is known as a modular smartphone with interchangeable components, as part of a broader push to streamline the company's h...
  • Niantic wants to roll out Pokemon GO in 200 markets soon: CEO
    Pokemon_go_in_san_francisco 2016-07-17 14:39:50 UTC
    The head of the developer behind Nintendo Co Ltd's (7974.T) Pokemon GO said he wanted to launch the smash-hit mobile game in roughly 200 countries and regions "relatively soon" and was working on bolstering server capacity to enable the wider roll...
  • Apple unveils smaller, cheaper products
    Iph 2016-03-21 18:33:14 UTC
    Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Monday unveiled a smaller, cheaper iPhone aimed at new buyers, especially in emerging markets and China, the world's biggest buyer of smartphones, as the technology company looks to reverse a decline in worldwide sales of its...
  • Apple muscles into streaming music market
    Apple 2015-06-09 06:26:48 UTC
    San Francisco (Reuters) - Apple launched Apple Music on Monday, a $9.99-a-month streaming music service that may not differ dramatically from competitors but comes with Apple's deep music roots, global brand and hundreds of millions of iTunes...
  • Google Chromebit packs an entire Chrome OS computer into an HDMI stick
    Google_chromebit_packs_an_entire_chrome_os_computer_into_an_hdmi_stick 2015-03-31 18:23:05 UTC
    Google's Chrome-flavored hardware portfolio continues to grow with even more slightly hidden but very palatable options for business users abound. Among the bevy of new Chromebooks and Chrome OS update is the new Chromebit, a thumb drive-sized ...
  • iPhone 6 screen could be sapphire-glass blend, says expert
    Iphone6-diaalnews.com 2014-07-22 06:19:01 UTC
    Apple has patents for a sapphire-glass blend screen that could explain why sandpaper can scratch a supposed leaked iPhone 6 screen, the Guardian has established. A new video that apparently shows a 4.7in sapphire screen from an iPhone 6 being s...
  • Amazon's New Fire Phone - What You Need to Know?
    0618-bezos-amazon-fire-970-630x420 2014-06-19 06:00:28 UTC
    It’s official: Amazon.com (AMZN) is in the phone business. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos showed off a black glass rectangle with a rubber frame called the Fire Phone. The device will be sold, starting July 25, through AT&T (T) for $199 with a two-yea...
  • Samsung ordered to pay Apple $119.6m
    Samsung-galaxy-s-ii-007 2014-05-04 06:53:50 UTC
    A jury in California delivered its verdict in a federal court in San Jose on Friday in the latest lawsuit involving the two tech giants. Apple had sought $2bn at the trial, accusing Samsung of violating patents on smartphone features. The co...
  • Apple dials up effort to meld iPhone with cars
    Iphone-car-diaalnews.com 2014-03-03 22:10:41 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is accelerating the race to make smartphone applications easier and safer to use in cars. Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo are previewing Apple's iPhone technology for cars this week at an auto show in Geneva. The ...
  • Smartphone cameras step closer to high-end power
    Smartphone_cameras_high-end_quality-diaalnews.com 2014-03-02 08:00:04 UTC
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Expect sharper, clearer selfies this year. Samsung Electronics Co. has beefed up the camera in its Galaxy S5 smartphone due for April release and added smarter camera software, following Sony and Nokia in their upgrade...
  • California leaders push for smartphone kill switch
    O-smartphone-kill-switch-facebook 2014-02-09 07:10:56 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Legislation unveiled Friday in California would require smartphones and other mobile devices to have a "kill switch" to render them inoperable if lost or stolen — a move that could be the first of its kind in the country. S...
  • Samsung, Google sign patent agreement
    Google-samsung-diaalnews.com 2014-01-27 18:35:43 UTC
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. has signed an agreement with Google Inc. to cross-license their patents, reducing the risk of costly legal disputes over intellectual property and likely fostering greater collaborate between the t...
  • Nvidia promotes new chip with crop circle
    3d891bced9df1f00480f6a7067009784 2014-01-06 09:19:03 UTC
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 310-foot "crop circle" in a California barley field that mystified locals this week was explained Sunday: it was a publicity stunt by Nvidia Corp., a maker of chips for PCs and smartphones. The crop circle near Chualar, Calif...
  • Japan robot chats with astronaut on space station
    94830debbbac6e2a460f6a706700c00e 2013-12-20 07:37:21 UTC
    TOKYO (AP) — The first humanoid robot in space made small talk with a Japanese astronaut and said it had no problem with zero-gravity on the International Space Station. Footage released by the robot's developers on Friday showed Kirobo perform...
  • SKorea court: Apple didn't violate Samsung patents
    8565cd66c45dae29450f6a7067004124 2013-12-12 06:12:17 UTC
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Seoul court rejected Samsung's claim that iPhone and iPad models violated three of its patents, another setback for the South Korean electronics giant in a global battle with Apple over rights to technologies that power...
  • Small company helps Twitter make money
    D3aeb09232e07628440f6a7067003f27 2013-11-29 09:04:11 UTC
    DENVER (AP) — Twitter just issued its IPO but a lingering question is how the popular worldwide microblog company will turn a profit. One Colorado-based company thinks it has found one way to help Twitter, and itself, make money. Wayin has part...
  • Samsung says it owes Apple $52 million
    Diaalnews.com 2013-11-14 06:14:32 UTC
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — How much does Samsung Electronics owe Apple for copying vital features of the iPhone and iPad? Apple says $380 million. Samsung counters with $52 million. It's possible a jury presiding over a patent trial in a San Jo...
  • New version of iPad Mini now available
    E0b77d9a28ffee26420f6a7067008c55 2013-11-13 07:40:17 UTC
    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple began selling a new iPad Mini on Tuesday without the usual fanfare. Apple usually announces the availability date in advance, allowing loyal customers to line up at stores overnight to be among the first to buy on...
  • Biometrics researchers see world without passwords
    F347dbf32593de26420f6a7067004442 2013-11-12 09:03:14 UTC
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — You may never need to memorize another password. That's the goal of researchers at Purdue University's International Center for Biometrics Research. Stephen Elliott is the director of international biometric research...
  • Testimony to begin in Apple-Samsung patent trial
    _71003938_71003937 2013-11-13 07:43:46 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The billion dollar patent fight between the world's two biggest smartphone makers is resuming in a Silicon Valley courtroom. Lawyers for rivals Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. were scheduled to deliver opening statem...