Photography

Samsung Busted Using DSLR Photo to Market A8 Phone's Camera

Samsung has been caught trying to pass off a photo taken by a freelancer with a DSLR camera as an image taken by the company’s Galaxy A8 smartphone. The company was caught after the freelancer herself noticed the photo was emblazoned across the Samsung Malaysian website for the “A8 Star” handset. “My first reaction was […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook on privacy: 'we have to admit when the free market is not working'

APCook has previously called for self-regulation on privacy issues. In an interview with Axios, Tim Cook said that regulation was “inevitable.” On the issue of user privacy, Cook said, “we have to admit when the free market is not working. And it hasn’t worked here.” Previously, Cook urged other tech companies to self-regulate, saying Facebook […]

Gaming

How crypto mining collapse caused Nvidia to lose $23 billion in market value

Nvidia didn’t have a great week. It reported earnings that fell short of Wall Street’s expectations on Thursday, and by Friday the company’s stock price had fallen 18 percent, shaving $ 23 billion in market value and leaving the company with a $ 99 billion valuation. The reason? Crypto miners stopped buying graphics cards, resulting […]

Gaming

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ adds Black Market system to dress up your soldier

[embedded content] In case you haven’t heard yet, we really enjoy Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and if you’re anything like us, you’ve been playing a ton of competitive multiplayer and Blackout battle royale so far. If you’re looking to make your character stand out from the crowd a little more, the Black Market […]

Gears & Gadgets

PC market flat, as Surface becomes a top-5 computer brand in the US

Enlarge / Clockwise, from the top left: Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2, Surface Headphones, Surface Pro 6. Microsoft Microsoft was the fifth-biggest PC maker in the US in the third quarter of this year, according to industry advisory firm Gartner. The top spot in the US belongs to HP, with about 4.5 million machines […]

Emerging Tech

Ex-Rolls-Royce engineer looks to conquer the tiny home market with the Conker

Previous Next How will we all live in the future? If some science fiction stories are to believed, it could be in shiny and spherical pod-style homes that resemble giant soccer balls on stilts. If the year 3000 can’t come around quick enough for you, former Rolls-Royce and Bentley engineer Jag Virdie has your back. […]

Gears & Gadgets

Amazon achieved a market value of $1,000,000,000,000

An Amazon worker. Bloomberg / Getty Images After 24 years of operation, Amazon passed a market value of $ 1 trillion yesterday. It is the second company to reach that arbitrary milestone; fellow tech giant Apple became the first only a few weeks ago. The company’s value has fallen slightly below that threshold since, but […]

Gears & Gadgets

PC market appears to have grown for the first time since 2012

Enlarge Thomas Claveirole PC sales were up year-on-year in the second quarter of 2018, the first such increase since the first quarter of 2012. Market research firms Gartner and IDC both reported growth in the market, of 1.4 and 2.7 percent, respectively. The two companies track numbers differently: Gartner includes Windows-based tablets but excludes Chromebooks […]

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Apple's mistakes with HomePod will cost it a huge new market, according to a brutal Deutsche Bank analysis

AppleEven fancy ads can’t up the HomePod’s appeal. Analysts at Deutsche Bank said Apple’s HomePod smart speaker has “missed the mark” because it’s too limited and expensive compared to Google and Amazon’s competitors. This is important, because smart speakers might be the gateway for big tech firms into the growing smart home market. Amazon and […]

Mobile

Strong Debut for iPhone X as Smartphone Market Slows

Apple’s iPhone X had a strong showing during its debut quarter as the overall smartphone market slowed, according to new data from research firm Counterpoint. On Tuesday, Counterpoint said Apple’s tenth-anniversary iPhone accounted for 21 percent of total industry revenue and 35 percent of profits during the fourth quarter of 2017. That’s quite impressive, given […]

Emerging Tech

Wish you could fly? Here are the best drones on the market right now

Dan Baker/Digital Trends Dan Baker/Digital Trends In just the past few years, drones have transformed from a geeky hobbyist affair to a full-on cultural phenomenon. They’re everywhere now, and they’re available in just about any shape, size, or configuration you could ever want. The market is absolutely saturated with them now, even including some fantastic […]

Gaming

AR/VR market transition begins as startups raise record $3.6 billion

Augmented and virtual reality startups raised over $ 3.6 billion from venture capitalists and corporates in the last 12 months to the end of Q1 2018, setting a new record. Over three-quarters of a billion dollars was invested in the first three months of this year alone. A fundamental transition in the fundraising market towards […]