• Hands On With The Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge
  • Mozilla’s CTO On Cars, Facebook And Why It Doesn’t Matter You Can’t Use Uber On Firefox OS

    Mozilla’s CTO On Cars, Facebook And Why It Doesn’t Matter You Can’t Use Uber On Firefox OS

    Mozilla, the open-source Internet software company that makes the Firefox web browser, has been working hard to get more critical mass on mobile with Firefox OS — key to making is platform relevant both for developers and users in the longer term as mobile becomes an ever more important way to go online. Today, it announced another wave of partnerships that will see Firefox OS make… Read More

  • PiJuice Adds Power To Your Pirojects

    PiJuice Adds Power To Your Pirojects

    If you’ve ever used a Raspberry Pi you’ll notice that it’s great until you need to unplug it. While you can add a battery (the PiPhone had one), it’s not quite as easy as all that. Now, however, you can simply plug in the PiJuice and power your Pi on the fly. The PiJuice is a “hat” that fits on top of the Raspberry Pi and includes a 1400 mAh battery… Read More

  • Transactional Flexibility Is The Future Of Payments

    Transactional Flexibility Is The Future Of Payments

    When Apple Pay went live following the release of the iPhone 6, it was quickly and unceremoniously hailed as a “credit card-killer,” and to an extent it makes sense: As a payment method, the credit card has lost whatever futuristic luster it may have once had. But here’s the problem: If you’ve ever actually used Apple Pay, you may have noticed that it isn’t… Read More

  • Firefox OS Flips Into The U.S. With Verizon Feature Phones; Enters Africa With Orange And The $40 Klif

    Firefox OS Flips Into The U.S. With Verizon Feature Phones; Enters Africa With Orange And The $40 Klif

    With its web-based, no-native Firefox OS smartphones launched only in 2013, the open-source web software maker Mozilla has been a late mover in mobile, with only 1 million devices shipped to date. But it continues to step up its efforts nevertheless: at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mozilla today is announcing new deals with several carriers, OEMs and a chipmaker that will see… Read More

  • HTC And Under Armour Are Doing A Fitness Wearable

    HTC And Under Armour Are Doing A Fitness Wearable

    HTC has announced it’s getting into wearables, drawing on a strategic partnership it announced earlier this year with fitness gear maker Under Armour — who will be supplying the tracking software that the band hooks into. Read More

  • A Leaner HTC Still Finds Room To Shine In High End Phones, With One M9

    A Leaner HTC Still Finds Room To Shine In High End Phones, With One M9

    After plentiful leaks in the past few weeks, HTC has today confirmed its new flagship smartphone at a press launch in Barcelona, ahead of the Mobile World Congress tradeshow which kicks off tomorrow. Read More

  • WebOS Shambles Back From The Grave In LG’s Latest Smartwatch

    WebOS Shambles Back From The Grave In LG’s Latest Smartwatch

    LG has officially announced the Watch Urbane and the Watch Urbane LTE, two handsome wearables that they had previously announced at the end of February. Why should you care? Well, primarily because the Urbane LTE are bucking Google and instead are running webOS and is a fully-featured phone with NFC and a bigger battery. It’s almost as if WebOS, like the old man in the wagon, is calling… Read More

  • HTC One M9 | Hands On

    Hands On Video With HTC’s New Android Flagship, The One M9

    It’s evolution not revolution for HTC’s new top-of-the-line smartphone, the One M9. But the predecessors in the range set a high quality bar so HTC evidently feels its flagship handset isn’t in need of radical revisions in the design department. Read More

  • HTC And Valve Partner To Make A VR Gaming Headset Called Vive

    HTC And Valve Partner To Make A VR Gaming Headset Called Vive

    HTC has just dropped another tidbit of news here in Barcelona, on the eve of the Mobile World Congress trade show. Namely that it’s gearing up to compete in the gaming wearable space, announcing a partnership with games publisher Valve to bring a virtual reality headset to market, called the HTC Vive — to compete with the likes of the Oculus Rift. Read More

  • The Huawei Watch Brings Serious Style To Android Wear

    The Huawei Watch Brings Serious Style To Android Wear

    A somewhat unlikely suspect might just have revealed the best-looking Android Wear-powered device: The Huawei Watch, from the gadget-maker of the same name, made its official debut onstage today at Mobile World Congress, and it’s easily one of the best looking devices ever to sport Google’s wearable software platform. Read More

  • Bargain Hunt For Tech Amid The Wreck Of Russia’s Economy

    Bargain Hunt For Tech Amid The Wreck Of Russia’s Economy

    Editor’s Note: Jeni Mayorskaya is an entrepreneur working in product management and business development with tech companies in the USA, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Russia and Europe; Kirill Belov is an angel investor, mentor and managing partner in Impulse VC based in Moscow. Over the last 6 months, Russia’s image as a lucrative investment target has been wrecked along… Read More

  • Toward Our 3D Future

    Toward Our 3D Future

    If the past couple of years have been about one theme for me investment-wise, they have been about exploring the bridge between bits and atoms with a series of bets aimed to make a path between the digital world and the physical one we populate. And no, I am not talking about ordering a pizza from my smartphone or getting a maid-on-demand to come clean my house within an hour, but rather… Read More

  • Tinder Plus Will Launch On Monday

    Tinder Plus Will Launch On Monday

    Tinder Plus, the dating app’s first step into the wonderful world of freemium monetization, will launch on Monday for $9.99, according to sources familiar with the matter. Tinder Plus includes at least one highly requested feature and a few others that are meant to add broader functionality to the service, which essentially boils down the usual online dating experience into a simple… Read More

  • A Brief History Of Yik Yak

    Yik Yak, launched back in fall of 2013, isn’t even two years old. And still, the anonymous, location-based messaging app is available on almost any campus in the United States and has raised more than $73 million to date. But how did they go from two college guys in South Carolina to being the tech sweetheart of the South? Read More

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  • The WebRTC Race Begins Today

    The WebRTC Race Begins Today

    As recently as 2012, it seemed that Web Real-Time Communication, or WebRTC, was so clandestine that the technology was a skunk works project, hidden in a back office somewhere in Silicon Valley. It is now an emerging standard of web communication which makes high definition, high resolution, low bandwidth video, audio, chat and peer to peer data transfer as simple as a single browser link. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Temporary Filling

    Gillmor Gang: Temporary Filling

    The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Topics include Microsoft squeezing Facebook and Google messaging out, or did they says John Taschek? Also Google making everything but money on Android; does it all add up to the new Search? And the chat room fears House of Cards will Eat your Weekend. Plus, the latest G3. @stevegillmor, @jtaschek, @kteare… Read More

  • Trying To Hire A Diverse Team Of Engineers? It’s Not Just A Pipeline Issue

    Trying To Hire A Diverse Team Of Engineers? It’s Not Just A Pipeline Issue

    Recently, there have been a flurry of articles discussing the lack of diversity in tech. Many reference “pipeline” issues as justification for the low numbers. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, blacks and Hispanics collectively make up approximately 18 percent of U.S. computer science graduates, yet Facebook, Yahoo, and LinkedIn are between 8 to 11… Read More

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