WhatsApp blocked in China, though past bans proved temporary

WhatsApp blocked in China, though past bans proved temporary

WhatsApp has been widely blocked in mainland China by the country’s government, with text messaging as well as photo and video sharing not currently functional. However, WhatsApp had previously been blocked in the country and saw those blocks lifted within a few days, so it’s unclear how long the chat app may remain inaccessible. The […]

A history of HTC in 12 devices

A history of HTC in 12 devices

2016: Vive After the demise of the Re and a series of smartphones that didn’t really make a splash, HTC’s announcement that it was making a VR headset had some thinking the company had finally lost it completely. Compete with industry pioneer Oculus? In a market that’s barely gotten started? With a headset that’s even […]

Microsoft places its bets on quantum computing

Microsoft places its bets on quantum computing

At its Ignite conference, Microsoft today put its stake in the ground and discussed its progress in building a quantum computer and giving developers tools to experiment with this new computing paradigm on their existing machines. There’s a lot to untangle here, and few people will claim that they understand the details of quantum computing. […]

Researchers find that Twitter bots can be used for good

Researchers find that Twitter bots can be used for good

According to Emilio Ferrara, a USC Information Sciences Institute researcher, not all Twitter bots are born bad. He should know. Ferrara created a “large-scale experiment designed to analyze the spread of information on social networks” and found that “good” tweets spread just as quickly as bad tweets. Further, they confirmed something the we already know: […]

TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Australia joined by leading Aussie names

TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Australia joined by leading Aussie names

As you’ve probably gathered TechCrunch is headed to Australia to find the most disruptive early-stage startups, in partnership with ELEVACAO. As we like to say these days, ‘all roads lead to Disrupt’ and our focus now is to reach out internationally to find the best startups for our Disrupt stages, from all around the world. […]

Learning Digital Photography May Have More Benefits Than You Think

Learning Digital Photography May Have More Benefits Than You Think

Many people struggle with the different elements of learning photography. Mastering the technical aspects of your camera, on top of applying all of the creative and technical concepts, can make it a daunting pursuit for many. Now, with digital photography the norm for most photographers, there is also the added element of learning post-processing if […]

Logitech’s MX Ergo made me a trackball convert

Logitech’s MX Ergo made me a trackball convert

Some geeks of my vintage have a nostalgic fondness for trackballs, but I never managed to form such an association. Instead, I’ve been pretty much a dedicated mouse user since the mouse first became an option. But Logitech’s MX Ergo wireless trackball has changed all that – and I’m not sure I’ll ever go back. […]

Amazon’s new tablet doubles as a cheap Echo Show with hands-free Alexa

Amazon’s new tablet doubles as a cheap Echo Show with hands-free Alexa

Amazon doesn’t really care how Alexa gets out into world, so long as it gets out there. The smart assistant has been available on the company’s Fire tablets for some time now, but this latest implementation on the new Fire HD 10 presents an interesting new use for Alexa. Hands-free Alexa is admittedly a bit […]

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