New laptop tech combines GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE onto single antenna

New laptop tech combines GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE onto single antenna

Smart Antenna Technologies 5-in-1 laptop antenna concept Laptop manufacturers constantly seek to shave any inch or ounce off their notebooks to make them more convenient — and attractive — to potential buyers. So a recent development in antenna design might not appear sexy, but could lead to even sexier laptops in the near future. Smart […]

Facebook tests new option that pushes users to send money on Messenger

Facebook tests new option that pushes users to send money on Messenger

Facebook is testing a new option designed to highlight the company’s ability to handle person-to-person payments through its Messenger chat application. The company confirmed it has added a new option in its flagship app’s main navigation titled “Send or Request Money.” The feature will move Facebook users into Messenger in order to manage payments, or it sends them […]

Google for Education partners with TES to expand the reach of VR Expeditions content in classrooms

Google for Education partners with TES to expand the reach of VR Expeditions content in classrooms

Next-gen edtech and virtual reality are both high-stakes platforms that have quite a bit of potential when it comes to defining our near-future. The marriage of the platforms may be far from ready for primetime, but there is a lot of flirtation happening in the space right now thanks to some major players. Today, Google for Education announced that it will be […]

Microsoft’s open source .NET Core and ASP.NET Core hit 1.0

Microsoft’s open source .NET Core and ASP.NET Core hit 1.0

It’s been over a year and a half since Microsoft first announced the open source .NET Core project, which aims to bring the core parts of Microsoft’s .NET framework (and its cousin, the web-focused ASP.NET Core) to Linux, OS X and other operating systems that the company didn’t previously support. As Microsoft announced today, .NET Core and ASP.NET Core […]

So, does anybody want Twitter?

So, does anybody want Twitter?

Twitter is in trouble. In a move out of a middle school flag football game, Microsoft selected LinkedIn to join its team. The sheer size of the transaction has reignited conversations about who will be picked next to join the super special circle of public mega-cap tech companies. Vultures have been circling Twitter for well over […]

Backblaze launches its low-cost cloud storage service out of beta

Backblaze launches its low-cost cloud storage service out of beta

Backblaze is still best known for its backup service, but the company has also set its sight on the fast-growing cloud storage market. While the company can’t compete with the likes of Amazon, Microsoft and Google when it comes to the overall feature set of its nascent cloud platform, Backblaze decided to significantly undercut its competitors […]

Oculus co-founders Palmer Luckey and Nate Mitchell on the state of VR

Oculus co-founders Palmer Luckey and Nate Mitchell on the state of VR

Before Oculus, most casual observers regarded virtual reality as somewhere between science fiction and novelty, fodder for cheesy 1990s films and overpriced, underperforming tech demos. Now it’s immediate and inevitable, and for those walking through the halls of the Los Angeles Convention Center this week, entirely unavoidable. In the space of a few short years, […]

Lenovo admits its Motorola business ‘has not met expectations’

Lenovo admits its Motorola business ‘has not met expectations’

Lenovo has admitted that it has failed to build on its acquisition of Motorola. The Chinese firm acquired the phone-maker from Google for $2.91 billion in late 2014 and, in its end-of-year earnings report published today, it said the post-deal performance “did not meet expectations.” That admission underscores why Lenovo plans to phase out the Motorola […]

Apple iOS 10, macOS: We'll ask you before we harvest your data for AI

Apple iOS 10, macOS: We'll ask you before we harvest your data for AI

Apple has explained how it will use ‘differential privacy’ to improve emojis in iOS 10. Image: Apple Apple has shed some light on how it will begin mass data collection from its users without compromising their privacy. The company announced at its developer conference that it will begin implementing ‘differential privacy’ in iOS 10 and […]