How to take Great Flower Photos without a Macro Lens

Are you interested to try some flower photography but you get discouraged by guides telling you to get a macro lens? I was too at first, but macro is not the only way to get some amazing pictures. Keep reading for some tips on how to take great flower photos without a macro lens or […]

China’s Transsion and Kenya’s Wapi Capital partner on Africa fund

China’s Transsion and Kenya’s Wapi Capital partner on Africa fund

Chinese mobile-phone and device maker Transsion is teaming up with Kenya’s Wapi Capital to source and fund early-stage African fintech startups. Headquartered in Shenzhen, Transsion is a top-seller of smartphones in Africa that recently confirmed its imminent IPO. Wapi Capital is the venture fund of Kenyan fintech startup Wapi Pay—a Nairobi based company that facilitates digital […]

The smartwatch category is growing, as Apple remains dominant

The smartwatch category is growing, as Apple remains dominant

Fitbit and Samsung have capitalized as well — can Google do the same? Brian Heater @bheater / 1 day Last week Samsung and Fossil kicked off the week by announcing new smartwatches. On the same day. At the same time. For a brief moment, it felt like 2015 all over again, when the world of […]

What leading HealthTech VCs are investing in

We often hear how tech just doesn’t get the healthcare industry but how is it helping where government and big pharma can’t? Sarah Buhr @sarahbuhr / 1 day Why is tech still aiming for the healthcare industry? It seems full of endless regulatory hurdles or stories of misguided founders with no knowledge of the space, […]

What to expect from Samsung’s Galaxy Note event

Samsung’s never been particularly good at keeping things under wraps. That’s no doubt, at least in part, by design. The company loves priming the rumor pump ahead of product announcements, and like clockwork, we’ve already seen plenty of what we expect is planned for next Wednesday’s Unpacked event in Brooklyn. Earlier this week, Samsung announced […]

AWS revenue growth slips a bit, but remains Amazon’s golden goose

Like Azure last week, AWS reported some slippage in its cloud earnings growth numbers today, dropping from 49% growth last year at this time to 37% this year. Total revenue increased from Q2 last year, from $6.105 billion to $8.381 billion this year. Today’s report puts the company on an astonishing run rate of more […]

Apple releases GPS 'rollover' fix for iPhone 5, 4S, and old iPads

Is Apple cutting corners in order to cut prices? The storage drive in the new MacBook Air is significantly slower than the earlier model. ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes and TechRepublic’s Karen Roby discuss why, and will customers notice? Read more: Apple doesn’t even repair 2012-era devices like the iPhone 5, now classified as “vintage”. However, […]

Chinese space station Tiangong-2 is about to burn up over the Pacific

Update: Deorbit complete. RIP Tiangong-2. The final hours for China’s Tiangong-2 space station are at hand, as the eight-ton piece of hardware will fall to earth, or rather sea, some time in the next 20 hours or so in a controlled deorbit maneuver.  But unlike with its predecessor, it isn’t a mystery where this particular […]

The safest way to free up storage space on your iPhone or iPad

Running out of space on your iPhone or iPad? You could run out and buy a new one with more storage — and a bigger price tag — or you could take some time to free up some space for the things that you want to carry with you. Must read: iPhone, iPad, and Mac […]