• Facebook Messenger Promises Speedy Delivery of 4K Pics

    Facebook on Tuesday raised the ante for messaging apps photo quality with the announcement of 4K support for Messenger. Starting Tuesday, "people can send and receive photos in Messenger at 4K resolution -- or up to 4,096 x 4,096 pixels per image -- the highest quality many smartphones support," wrote Facebook Messenger product managers Sean Kelly and Hagen Green. Although the need for speed in a messaging app and the size of 4K photo files would seem to be at odds with each other, that apparent
  • Facebook’s advertising tools keep improving despite efforts to halt their progress

    Now that we live in an undeniably connected world, companies like Facebook are at the forefront of our daily lives. Social media is no longer just a past-time, an option of a select few technically-minded individuals and young people. Instead, Facebook now plays a part in the lives of billions of people around the world in more ways than one might initially understand. One does not need to look further than the various political scandals which seem to have happened through the platform to get a
  • Remember Ello? It didn’t go anywhere.

    In March, 2014, the world was gripped by a new, invite-only social networking site called Ello. Ello was markedly different to the competition, as the site emphasized the need for user privacy, and said it would thrive without using the tried-and-tested advertising-supported revenue model. At its peak, it saw between 31,000 to 45,000 sign-ups each hour, and often experienced periods of downtime as its servers struggled to cope. And then the spotlight shifted. Ello ended up on the scrapheap of f
  • Demand for Nintendo’s new mobile Animal Crossing game overloads servers

    Nintendo today released its new mobile game “Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp,” a day ahead of schedule. Assuming you haven’t used the clever geolocation workaround to get the game ahead of its intended release, it’s now available to download. If you can get it to work, you’ll find a cheerful game in which you build a campsite for your and your friends. Key word there is “if.” A number of people have been having difficulty accessing the game, getting e
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  • iPhone X Review: Striking, Stunning and STUPIDLY Expensive

    Damien McFerran21/11/2017 - 4:51pmApple's most revolutionary iPhone is here, but is it worth the asking price? £1000.00 So here it is; the biggest thing to happen to the iPhone since, well, the first iPhone.
    Apple is marking the tenth birthday of its globally famous smartphone line with one of the most revolutionary designs to come out of its Cupertino design labs – not to mention one of the most expensive.
    Retailing for around £1000 SIM-free, the iPhone X – or "10" as Ap
  • Sportsnet brings their content to BBM Messenger, Maclean's and FLARE launching in the coming weeks!

    As BBM continues to expand offerings through BBM Messenger's Discover menu, Canadians now have access to content from Sportsnet with Maclean's and FLARE launching in the coming weeks.
    As BBM continues to expand offerings through BBM Messenger's Discover menu, Canadians now have access to content from Sportsnet with Maclean's and FLARE launching in the coming weeks.Read More »
  • Google is receiving Android users’ locations even location services are off

    This is bad. Google actively receives location data from Android users even when location services have been switched off. Starting from early 2017, Android phones have been gathering addresses of nearby cellular towers and sending this data back to Google, Quartz reports. The most troubling part is that this has been going on even when users have disabled location services. According to the publication, Android handsets collected location data pretty much all the time and subsequently relayed
  • This Chrome plugin lets you view your friends’ Instagram Stories anonymously

    Instagram’s Stories are a tremendous hit, allowing people to share ephemeral little snippets from their day-to-day lives, adorned with illustrations and stickers. The only downside is that when you watch someone’s story, the person at the other end is informed. Fortunately, this third-party Chrome extension solves that, allowing you view stories with complete anonymity. The tool you need is Chrome IG Story, from Alec Garcia. Unfortunately, this only works on the desktop version of I
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  • It’s the world’s smallest wireless record player, and you have to see it in action!

    If you’re a vinyl audiophile, a fan of fun, new tech, or you know someone who is, you need to get your hands on the amazingly cool RokBlok wireless record player. It’s available right now at $89, 10 percent off its retail price, from TNW Deals.
  • OnePlus 5T Hits Retail In Europe, India & North America

    Paul Briden21/11/2017 - 3:46pmThe OnePlus 5T can now be purchased from retail outlets across the world.The OnePlus 5T can now be purchased in several markets, it has hit retail in mainland Europe, the UK, India, the USA, and Canada. Buyers who stump up and grab one today, 21 November, will be able to enjoy a 50% discount off the Early Bird bundle which includes the OnePlus 5T together with a case and screen protector.
    In the US, the phone is priced at $500 for the 64GB model and $560 for the 128
  • Droplr helps you share almost anything instantly, and you can get it for life for under $30

    Making collaborative file sharing easy is the goal behind Droplr Pro. Right now, you can get access to this streamlined efficiency tool for life for just $29.99 (an over 90 percent savings) from TNW Deals.
  • Vote for the BlackBerry KEYone in the MobileSyrup 2017 Readers' Choice Awards!

    As part of the MobileSyrup 2017 Readers' Choice Awards, the BlackBerry KEYone has been nominated in the Best Flagship Smartphone category and needs your votes to take the award home.
    Over at MobileSyrup, they're currently running their 2017 Readers' Choice Awards with multiple categories to choose from such as Best Canadian Carrier, Best Budget Smartphone, Best Flagship Smartphone and more! As part of the Readers' Choice Awards, the BlackBerry KEYone has been nominated in the Best Flagship Smart
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  • Latin American startups are on the rise, here are some of the players leading the charge

    When we think of startup hotbeds, it’s easy to focus on places like Silicon Valley and Moscow, but one area that is continuing to improve and garner attention is farther south in areas of Latin America. While it still has a ways to go before reaching the notoriety level of somewhere like California, passionate entrepreneurs, startups, and VC firms are working hard to establish the necessary foundation to create a successful startup economy – and from the outside looking in, it seems
  • Fujisoft and Hitachi Industry & Control join the BlackBerry Partner Program in Japan

    BlackBerry has now announced that Fujisoft Incorporated and Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions, Ltd have joined the BlackBerry Partner Program to deliver safety-critical and secure software solutions for Japanese industry.
    BlackBerry has now announced that Fujisoft Incorporated and Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions, Ltd have joined the BlackBerry Partner Program to deliver safety-critical and secure software solutions for Japanese industry.Read More »
  • Black Friday Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ & Galaxy Note 8 $350 Savings Deal In US

    Paul Briden21/11/2017 - 2:06pmUS consumers can get up to $350 off their purchase of a new Samsung flagshipAmerican retailer Best Buy is offering customers a BIG Black Friday discount on Sprint and Verizon variants of the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 - you can save $350 on any of these premium spec phones.
    Of course this means you're signing up to a pay monthly contract on these networks - you can't get $350 off the SIM-free models.
    If you buy a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, o
  • ZTE Axon M Review - the foldable phone is here

  • Journalism’s Russian propaganda problem could be a blessing in disguise

    Russian intelligence weaponized Twitter in its successful attempt to catapult Donald Trump directly into the oval office. And now, it’s believed it did the same with the Brexit vote. Interestingly, according to research from The Guardian, these accounts were so convincing, they were even quoted in at least eighty articles published in a variety of mainstream print and digital titles. The Guardian pored through the archives of fourteen different publications — including The Telegraph
  • OnePlus 5T Does Indeed Replace OnePlus 5

    Paul Briden21/11/2017 - 12:55pmThe OnePlus 5 will be discontinued once current stock is depletedWe speculated as much before the OnePlus 5T launch, but it turns out OnePlus is indeed following the same format it did with the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T; the OnePlus 5T will replace the OnePlus 5 in the firm's catalogue. Remaining stock will be sold off but when it is depleted the handset will be discontinues and no longer available for sale via official channels.
    You'll likely still be able to pick
  • Google Home and Chromecast HEAVILY Discounted For Black Friday

    Richard Goodwin21/11/2017 - 12:52pmIf you’re looking at picking up a Google Home unit, you might want to wait until Black Friday…Black Friday kicks off in just a few days (god help us), and in the spirit of all things consumerism, Google has now confirmed its selection of offers for Black Friday.
    Sadly, there are no discounts available for the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL – guess they’re a bit too new to discount. If you’re after a Google Home or Chromecast device, h
  • Stock picking robots are here, but are they outsmarting humans?

    Although robo-advice will contribute to financial inclusion and helps financially less literate households to be able to invest, it is still not a replacement for financial literacy. Investopedia defines robo-advisers as digital platforms which provide automated, algorithm-driven financial planning services with little to no supervision. If this sounds too simple to be true, you share the views of Chris Sacca, a well-known American start-up investor, when he first heard about the first robo-adv
  • New iMac Pro WILL Feature A10 Fusion Co-Processor For iOS Features

    Richard Goodwin21/11/2017 - 11:33amIt’s apparently called BridgeOS, and it’ll bring a wealth of iOS features to Apple’s new iMac Pro – including, “Hey, Siri…”Apple’s new iMac Pro is now well and truly on the cards and the leaks and information about the new desktop PC have been coming in thick and fast since it launched at WWDC in June.
    But the latest bit of information concerns Apple’s existing A10 Fusion chip, which could be coming to iMac
  • Samsung Galaxy X Listed On Official Support Page

    Paul Briden21/11/2017 - 10:38amThe Samsung Galaxy X could be arriving very soon as it has appeared on an official support pageIt's happening! It's HAPPENING!
    The Samsung Galaxy X, the much-rumoured folding and flexible OLED handset, has previously recieved Bluetooth SIG certification, which is always a good indicator that a phone is almost ready to land, but now we've got another major appearance which is strongly indicative that things are going to get official.
    Earlier this month the Samsung G
  • Korean Bible reading app turns your Android phone into a botnet

    A mischievous band of hackers is using the spirit of Christ to infect unsuspecting users. Researchers have discovered new malware which poses as a legitimate Google Play app for reading the Bible in Korean, but ultimately turns infected Android phones into a botnet. The malicious app was discovered independently by both McAfee and Palo Alto Networks. Curiously, both companies remark that, given the similarities in the code, the malware was likely developed by members of the Lazarus cybercr
  • Cryptocurrency startup Tether claims it was robbed of $31 million in tokens

    Tether noted in a now-removed post on its site that nearly $31 million worth of tokens were stolen from the treasury in which it stored its dollar-pegged cryptocurrency. The company said that it won’t redeem any of the stolen tokens, and will attempt to prevent them from entering other exchanges. While Tether has been able to identify the address in which the hacker is holding those stolen funds, it hasn’t yet understood how the attack took place. As such, it’s temporarily sus
  • OnePlus 5T Review: Get this one!

  • Researcher informs drone maker DJI about bugs, gets called a ‘hacker’ and threatened

    Bug bounty programs are a great way for tech companies to crowdsource help in securing their products – and for skilled tech experts to make some money on the side. Sadly, that’s not how things went for researcher Kevin Finisterre when he pointed out issues in DJI’s publicly shared code. Instead of awarding him the $30,000 bounty that he had qualified for with his discovery, the Chinese drone maker dubbed him a ‘hacker’ who broke into its servers, and threatened to
  • Apple’s Swift language finds its way into Google’s secret Fuchsia OS

    Last week, a curious update to Google’s GitHub repository showed that the company had forked Swift, a programming language created by Apple for building iOS/macOS/tvOS/watchOS apps. We previously heard that the idea was for the company to contribute to the open-source language’s base, as well for Google to use it to create internal tools for iPhones and iPads. But there’s more. Android Police noted that some of the most recent code commits made to Google’s Swift reposito
  • iPhone X 2018 may go dual-SIM, HomePod Delays & more - Pocketnow Daily

  • Uber wants to wipe out car sickness with bursts of air, vibrating seats

    Uber’s all-in on self-driving cars. It makes sense. Built on the backs of its drivers, Uber’s future might very well be determined by whether or not it can replace them. Autonomous vehicles don’t get paid, don’t skip out on driving when they’re sick, and (probably) don’t film Travis Kalanick dancing to Maroon 5 in the backseat of an SUV. But, according to user experience designer Molly Nix, much of the thinking around self-driving cars has been about the abse
  • A former AT&T employee is changing the way engineers find work online

    There are a few decisions that truly redefined my life and the way I see things. Starting to work remotely was one of those. More and more people and companies are embracing remote work. Technology has enabled us to manage small to large teams online without having to meet everyone in a physical office. Technology has also enabled us to find more work online and today there are tons of options for where people can find remote or freelance work online. Recently I got the chance to talk a little
  • Tesla’s new pocket-sized battery looks nice, but that’s about it

    Tesla slipped a new product onto its website under the radar. Not a new car, I’m afraid, but a portable battery, of all things. Sporting a gorgeous black-and-red color scheme and the Tesla name, the battery is one of the same kind of lithium-ion cells that power older Tesla models. Unfortunately, the casing isn’t housing anything particularly spectacular. Tesla’s power bank is only 3,350 mAh and costs $45. You can get a 10,000 mAh power bank on Amazon for a song, so all this l
  • 5 companies dead-set on ‘shaking up’ the world of blockchain

    In case you need a quick refresher, blockchains are made up of chronological records of transactions. The information that’s stored in these ledgers is saved in verifiable chunks, which are known as blocks. Blocks are chained together to form blockchains. This technology is completely revolutionary, but it’s yet to go mainstream. That being said, blockchain technology is already proving successful for a variety of companies in various fields, from security to transportation and logi
  • Baidu’s new smart speaker is a level of weird we should all strive for

    Baidu, China’s answer to Google, recently unveiled its new smart speaker design, as well as prototype future versions. The devices look nothing like what we’ve come to expect from such devices — and I’m all for that. 'Humans & machines have been interacting w/ one another for years, but raven H aims to create a world in which this interaction is seamless.' – Cheng (Jesse) Lyu, Raven founder & Baidu GM https://t.co/2lrqrxtgUs#BaiduWorld ~*Bring #AI to Life*~
  • What’s up with iOS 11’s spinning App Store buttons?

    Google might have a penchant of including Easter eggs in every version of Android, but that doesn’t mean Apple is devoid of whimsy. Take, for example, the mysterious case of spinning buttons in the App Store. Every once in a while, the ‘Open’ button on a recently updated app will begin to rotate; the app is seemingly chosen at random. The, umm, feature appears to have been added with iOS 11, and as far as we can tell, there’s nothing triggering the spins. It just happens
  • Facebook’s nerds bested by Japan’s in the race to train AI

    Facebook this summer announced a breakthrough in neural network training. Its researchers were able to fully train an image processing AI in one hour, using 256 GPUs. Not to be outdone a group of university researchers did it in 32 minutes with 1600 Skylake processors. And a week later a team in Japan did it in 15 minutes. This is why we call it an AI race. The process of training a neural network is exactly how you’re picturing it. As long as you’re imagining it like this: Basicall
  • The company helping retailers thrive and survive in the Amazon era

    Savvy shoppers are already looking for the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. The more perceptive would argue that it would make much more sense to keep their credit card locked away rather than squandering your hard earned cash on items you want but don’t necessarily need. On the other side of the fence, how can retailers thrive and survive in the Amazon era? The ease in which consumers can order almost anything and have it delivered the following day is something that many retail
  • Nearsighted or colorblind? Here are helpful options on iOS and Android

    In the smartphone-centric world of today, it can be rough if you suffer from any kind of ocular condition which keeps you from seeing your phone clearly all the time. Meaning, if you’re visually impaired or colorblind, you might have trouble seeing the hyper-colored, tiny text many sighted people take for granted. There are, of course, hardware solutions and apps designed to help, but you’ll also be able to find some options already built into your phone. Here are a few accessibilit
  • BlackBerry: The Most Important Mobile Company of the Future?

    As BlackBerry phones left the market, the company fell out of sight. However, behind the scenes it has been moving into industries like automotive. Also, it remains the leading vendor providing mobile security to our politicians, military personnel and major corporations. As we move into an era when our smartphones become our key to everything, and when the machines around us are highly connected, mobile, and increasingly have our lives in their hands, the security of these things has become a c
  • How to expand your startup across the globe

    In the past five years, I’ve worked for and with various startups across the globe. As an English as a Second Language teacher, I’ve been fascinated to watch cultures interact, see businesses grow, and be part of a global ecosystem that didn’t exist for quite some time. With the fast rise of the Internet along with instant universal connection, the ability to scale a startup has brought both tremendous growth and opportunity. Startup capital According to a recent report from B
  • Art exhibit shows off the beauty of data

    The Art of Analytics project visualizes complex datasets as works of art. In her day-to-day work, Yasmeen Ahmad tackles immensely complex datasets, deploying an arsenal of approaches and methodologies that would sound intimidating to most lay people. From predictive modelling to text analytics, time series analysis to development of attribution strategies, few people can easily wrap their heads around what such terms mean, and even fewer are capable of drawing actionable insights form them &nda
  • Uber adds early booking feature, better location sharing

    Uber recently added a live location sharing button to its app, meaning its finally possible to show your driver exactly where you are so they know where to pick you up. TechCrunch reports its an optional feature. According to an Uber spokesperson, the company saw a decrease in riders cancelling pick-ups during the testing phase. Another update, added last week, is an upfront pricing structure that lets you lock in the price for a ride if you book well in advance. This way, you can get a reasona
  • Xiaomi is COMING To America – Just Not With Phones...

    21/11/2017 - 11:04amXiaomi's just started selling four cool new bits of tech via Amazon US, including an Action CamChinese firm Xiaomi is known for being pretty massive and hitting a multitude of tech sectors hard and fast, with a huge catalogue of gadgetsa and devices. Inside its home region of Asia it's already a well-established powerhouse, but in recent years it's been pushing more and more of a global presence too. To date, however, it hasn't had much of a stake in the US market.
    Also, rele
  • Xiaomi Gears Up Four Cool New Gadgets For US Market

    20/11/2017 - 6:05pmXiaomi's just started selling four cool new bits of tech via Amazon US, including an Action CamChinese firm Xiaomi is known for being pretty massive and hitting a multitude of tech sectors hard and fast, with a huge catalogue of gadgetsa and devices. Inside its home region of Asia it's already a well-established powerhouse, but in recent years it's been pushing more and more of a global presence too. To date, however, it hasn't had much of a stake in the US market.
    Just in tim
  • Trendy cryptocurrency startup pulls an exit scam after raising $375K in ICO [Update]

    It seems yet another fledgling cryptocurrency startup has pulled a Houdini. Distressed traders are flocking to Reddit to warn fellow cryptoenthusiasts that up-and-coming startup Confido, which recently raised $374,477 in an ICO, has vanished out of thin air. The company, which promised to bring a new decentralized trustless payment solution for online shopping, has suddenly taken down its website. Coincidentally, yesterday Confido suffered a 90-percent drop in value after informing investo
  • I’ll never get bored watching these dumb bots chat on Twitter

    I set out to find interesting tweets from the top minds in AI, but after about five minutes of reading either non-stop apocalyptic doom and gloom, or uninterrupted declarations of disrupted markets and machine learning-powered data-wizardry, I was ready to wave the white flag. You’ve won Twitter, all of my optimism for AI has been destroyed. Kill the machines, burn down Silicon Valley, and just for good measure remove all the paper from the printers. There’s no reason to believe thi
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Face Scanner & Iris Scanner Will Be SAME As Galaxy S8

    20/11/2017 - 4:42pmSamsung will use face and iris scanners on the Galaxy S9 with improved softwareWe've seen earlier reports that Samsung is going to "do an Apple" with the Galaxy S9 by equipping it with a face scanner module and now a new report is reiterating this idea. In addition, it's claimed Samsung will enhance it iris scanner tech for the new flagship as well.
    The report from Korean publication ETNews claims Samsung is planning to offer enhanced iris and face scanner modules which will b
  • Respect will.i.am

    will.i.am is perhaps best known as the frontman of insipid rap-pop group The Black Eyed Peas, and for his work on the British version of singing talent show The Voice. But did you know that the man who famously asked “where is the love?,” and coined the lyrics “I get on the floor just to make that booty twerk. Shake, shake that ass like an expert,” is also a misunderstood technological innovator and iconoclast? I’m not taking the piss. My tongue is nowhere near my
  • This AI-powered 4K action cam is ready to take on the GoPro

    REVL today announced the retail launch of its Arc 4k smart action camera, which features hybrid mechanical and electronic image stabilization. The company also claims the Arc is the smartest action camera in the world, thanks to built-in machine learning. The Arc is a camera that tries to get you to leave your editing computer at home, which is something I’ve been hoping to see in an action cam for a long time. I’m not fond of video-editing and the ability to rely on AI to find my b
  • Get a lifetime of ZenMate Premium VPN protection for just $50

    ZenMate Premium makes sure your online enemies stay on the outside looking in...and you can pick up a lifetime of their VPN protection at over 90 percent off, just $50.99 from TNW Deals.
  • iPhone X Tips & Tricks You Need To Know

    Michael Grothaus20/11/2017 - 3:57pmThere’s a lot to love–and learn–about the new iPhone.I'll admit it, when Apple first showed off the iPhone X I wasn’t too impressed.
    I felt like the firm was playing catch up to Android devices, I thought there’s no way Face ID could be as good as Touch ID, and I hated “the notch.”
    But now I’m admitting that I was wrong.
    Design-wise the iPhone X is years ahead of Android, Face ID is nearly flawless and a much bett

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