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2017

With Apple's 'iPhone 8' rumored to ditch home button, 'Galaxy S8' leak suggests Samsung following suit

Thursday January 05, 2017

As rumors continue to suggest Apple will ditch the home button on this year's flagship "iPhone 8" redesign, a newly leaked image claims to show Samsung's next-generation "Galaxy S8" handset also deleting its own home button.

Apple's negotiations with India continue, government officials reluctant to give more tax breaks

Thursday January 05, 2017

More information regarding Apple's possible entry into India's manufacturing and retail markets has emerged, with government officials making statements before a full ruling suggesting Apple would not receive any special tax incentives to do business in the country that wouldn't also apply to other companies.

CalDigit launches Thunderbolt Station 3 dock with dual 4K support, Lite model

Thursday January 05, 2017

CalDigit's follow-up to the Thunderbolt Station 2 dock consists of two docks, with one aimed at providing expansion over Thunderbolt 3, while the higher-specification version intended for providing charge to MacBooks and legacy drive connections.

Earin combats Apple's AirPods with new M-2 truly wireless earbuds

Thursday January 05, 2017

Not long after the release of the M-1 --and Apple's own AirPods -- Earin has unveiled its new M-2 completely wireless Bluetooth earbuds, adding a touch interface to the tip of the earpiece.

Apple celebrates monumental 2016 App Store growth, $240M on New Years Day alone

Thursday January 05, 2017

Apple on Thursday announced that the App Store's biggest single day yet was on New Years Day, capping a year that saw Apple pay out $20 billion to developers in 2016 alone.

August Home announces mortise kit for smart lock, Logitech POP switch integration

Thursday January 05, 2017

August Home, a leading manufacturer of connected home devices, on Wednesday announced a new mortise lock compatibility kit for its Smart Lock product, as well as platform integration with Logitech's POP switches.

Hands-on: AirBar turns MacBook Air into a touchscreen laptop

Thursday January 05, 2017

AirBar on Wednesday showed off a prototype "plug-and-touch" USB device that turns Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air into a touchscreen laptop, a feat accomplished through infrared light, sensors and other proprietary technology.

Yale smart locks get HomeKit integration with $75 module

Thursday January 05, 2017

Lock maker Yale on Wednesday announced a $75 HomeKit module that plugs directly into existing hardware, offering owners the ability to control select smart locks with Siri and Apple's Home app.

Nvidia announces GeForce Now gaming service for Mac, $25 for 20 hours of play time

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Computer graphics giant Nvidia on Wednesday announced the upcoming Mac and PC launch of GeForce Now, a cloud-based game streaming platform previously limited to the company's Shield tablet and TV devices.

Vine to transition from social network to camera app on Jan. 17

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Twitter-owned Vine on Wednesday laid out an official timeline for its transition from social video sharing network to dedicated camera app, saying the conversion will take place on Jan. 17.

HomeKit Withings Home Plus smart security camera launches at CES

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Withings on Wednesday unveiled the Home Plus, a HomeKit-enabled security camera capable of streaming video over a home network to a mobile device.

Apple yanks New York Times app from China App Store at government's behest

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Apple in December was served, and complied with, a request from Chinese authorities to remove all instances of the New York Times news app from its regional App Store for violating unspecified local laws.

Hands-on: LEVLpro measures your fat burning state with one breath, connects to iOS

Wednesday January 04, 2017

A new health-focused, iOS-connected device claims to be able to measure a user's fat burning state with just one breath, helping make real-time decisions about diet and exercise to optimize fat loss. AppleInsider went hands on this week at CES and offers a first look.

Apple to reveal fiscal Q1 2017 results on Jan. 31

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Apple on Wednesday announced it will on Jan. 31 report quarterly earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2017, revealing performance metrics for the new iPhone 7 series and the lucrative holiday shopping season.

New HDMI 2.1 specification brings support for 4K at 120Hz, 8K, 10K resolutions

Wednesday January 04, 2017

The HDMI Forum has released the latest HDMI specification, HDMI 2.1, with the new protocol variation able to drive 4K at 120Hz, 8K at 60Hz, and 10K across a new cable capable of 48 gigabits per second of data transfer.

Griffin expands BreakSafe magnetic cable lineup with 100W USB-C model, car charger, more

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Accessory maker Griffin on Wednesday added four new models to its BreakSafe charging lineup with the 100-watt BreakSafe Hi-Power Magnetic USB-C Breakaway Cable, BreakSafe USB Breakaway Adapter, BreakSafe Car Charger and BreakSafe Wall Charger.

Energous CEO makes tenuous reference to future iPhone as leading platform for wireless charging

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Wireless charging company Energous has declared at the Consumer Electronics Show that its first wireless transmitters will ship before the end of 2017, and be embedded in "one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world."

LaCie teams with Seagate for new MacBook Pro compatible Thunderbolt 3 external drives

Wednesday January 04, 2017

LaCie has teamed up with Seagate Technology to produce a new LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C drive and d2 storage solution, compatible with Apple's latest generation of Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pros.

iOS-compatible Ring Floodlight Cam features 110 decibel siren, cloud camera recording

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Ring, the manufacturer of the connected Video Doorbell, is giving homeowners another way to secure their home. The Ring Floodlight Cam is a combination of a security camera and motion-sensitive outdoor light, which can be used to monitor an area remotely via a mobile app or a computer, alerting users if suspicious activity is detected nearby.

Apple confirms $1 billion investment into SoftBank's 'Vision Fund' for tech business growth

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Apple has confirmed its $1 billion investment in SoftBank's $100 billion SoftBank Vision Fund, of which, the upcoming Trump administration has claimed that $50 billion will be spent on U.S.-based businesses.