toggle VIEW:

Latest News

(0)

Macworld gems: Prong PWR case, Hidden BT speaker

2 hours ago | Posted in:

Continuing our look at some of the more interesting devices and services we ran across at Macworld in San Francisco last month, MacNN and Electronista staffers will periodically write about items and vendors that caught our eye at the show that we thought our readers would like to know about, particularly as they start accepting pre-orders. This week, we check out the Hidden Bluetooth portable speaker, and the new Prong PWR case for the iPhone 5 and 5s.

more

(0)

Briefly: QiPack inductive charger, Hulu Plus remote control

2 hours ago | Posted in: gadgets, accessories, iPhone apps, mobile phones, iPad apps

Today marks the official launch of QiPack, a mobile inductive charger that charges without the need for cables or wires. Available for pre-order through its Kickstarter, the QiPack can inductively charge enabled devices, such as the Google Nexus, by placing the device on top of the charger. For devices that are not equipped with inductive charging capabilities can use the QiPack in conjunction with a coil receiver. "Early bird" pricing begins at $45, with shipping anticipated for next month.

more

(0)

Mac Pro ship times improve, drop to 3-5 weeks for all configurations

7 hours ago | Posted in: computers, Apple

On Tuesday, Apple surprised analysts by noting a modest increase in Mac sales in the March quarter, improving them by some 100,000 units over the year-ago quarter. The feat was impressive, as the PC market generally has suffered a major decline in demand which has also affected Mac sales. Though it was the company's MacBook line that lead sales, one factor that may have played a significant role was the demand for the company's latest Mac Pro.

more

(0)

Tenative jury form for Apple-Samsung patent trial released [U]

8 hours ago | Posted in: iPhone, industry, mobile phones, Apple

[Update: both sides file arguments against the form] On Wednesday, US District Court Judge Lucy Koh published a draft form that jurors in the second Apple-Samsung patent trial will fill out to assign damages and royalties due -- if any -- to both Apple and Samsung as warranted by their findings of infringement. Apple is suing Samsung over its alleged copying of five patents, while Samsung is countersuing over claims Apple infringed on two patents the Galaxy S5 maker purchased after the first Apple-Samsung patent trial.

more

(0)

Amazon posts 23 percent increase in net sales for first quarter 2013

8 hours ago | Posted in:

Amazon today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31. Net sales increased 23 percent to $19.74 billion in the first quarter, compared with $16.07 billion in first quarter of 2013. Net income increased to $108 million in the first quarter, or $0.23 per share, compared with $82 million, in the same time period in 2013.

more

(1)

Editorial: The US judicial system versus modern technology

9 hours ago | Posted in: industry

It can be argued that we're always on the cutting edge of technology -- every day there are new advances, and new techniques developed to do legacy tasks some other way. Likewise, hardly a day goes by without a new lawsuit from an entrenched company, claiming that this new way somehow infringes upon, or unfairly penalizes, an old-guard way of doing business. This seems to be the way of things, but as technology marches on, our judicial system doesn't seem to be able to keep in step.

more

(0)

Deal potentially reached in Silicon Valley employee poaching suit [u]

11 hours ago | Posted in: industry, Apple

[Update: possible pricetag revealed] According to court filings before the Northern District of California, Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe have made a settlement offer to conclude the antitrust investigation against the quartet, as expected earlier this month. The four tech companies were accused of conspiring to not poach each others' vital employees to prevent escalating salaries and employee demands, but protested the limiting advancement opportunities and salaries was not its intention.

more

(0)

Head of Google+ Vic Gundotra announces departure from Google

12 hours ago | Posted in: industry

Vic Gundotra has announced he is leaving Google, after close to eight years with the tech giant. Revealed in a Google+ post, the social network Gundotra helped create, he praises the company he is parting from and the people he's met, though neither his post nor that of Google CEO Larry Page hint at whether Gundotra is leaving of his own accord or if he was pushed.

more

(0)

Russian President Vladimir Putin calls Internet 'CIA project'

14 hours ago | Posted in: industry, security

Russian president Vladimir Putin appeared before the press earlier today. In his pre-prepared remarks, he called the Internet "a CIA project," slammed the country's largest search engine Yandex, and noted that the Russia parliament has recently signed into law a requirement for all social media websites operating in Russia maintain servers in Russia, as well as retain all data about users for at least six months.

more

(0)

Industry bigwigs launch OpenSSL-fixing Core Infrastructure Initiative

14 hours ago | Posted in: industry, security

The Linux Foundation today announced it has formed a new project to fund and support critical elements of the global information infrastructure, namely, OpenSSL. The newly formed Core Infrastructure Initiative enables technology companies to collaboratively identify and fund open source projects that are in need of assistance, while allowing the developers to continue their work under open source community norms. Founding backers of the Initiative include Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Dell, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NetApp, Rackspace, VMware and The Linux Foundation.

more

(0)

Samsung Galaxy Beam2 launches in China with improved projector

14 hours ago | Posted in: mobile phones

Samsung has launched a follow-up to the Galaxy Beam in China. The Galaxy Beam2 is a budget-specification smartphone running Android 4.2 with a 4.66-inch 480x800 WVGA display, but just like the original and the revised versions, the phone has a pico projector embedded in the top, allowing users to project a WVGA-resolution image onto a screen, wall, or other nearby surface.

more

(3)

Apple tops 2014 JD Power rankings for smartphone satisfaction

16 hours ago | Posted in: iPhone, industry, mobile phones, Apple

Apple has topped a 2014 JD Power ranking of customer satisfaction among US smartphone owners. Each smartphone maker is scored according to metrics for performance, physical design, features, and ease of use, and relative to each of the four major US carriers: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Apple is in first place with all four carriers, but trailed closely by Samsung.

more

(0)

Sony announces Vaio Fit repairs for battery fault will begin in May

16 hours ago | Posted in: computers

Sony has issued an update to its Vaio Fit 11A overheating warning, advising the company is starting to accept reservations for repairs from customers. Starting from May, Sony will be working with its third-party supplier, previously identified as Panasonic, in order to replace the non-removable battery inside the notebook at no charge.

more

(1)

Facebook buys out Moves fitness app for iOS and Android

17 hours ago | Posted in: iPhone, industry, iPhone apps, mobile phones

Facebook has bought out Finnish firm ProtoGeo Oy and its signature product, Moves, a health and fitness tracking app for iOS and Android. ProtoGeo says it will start contributing to Facebook's own services in an unspecified capacity. Moves will continue to exist as a standalone app though, and ProtoGeo adds that there are "no plans to change that or commingle data with Facebook."

more

(0)

Verizon reports revenues of $30.8B in first quarter financial results

17 hours ago | Posted in: Investor

Verizon is reporting revenues of $30.8 billion and an adjusted profit of $0.84 per-share in its first quarter financial results. While the quarter takes into account a full five weeks of ownership of Verizon Wireless, following the acquisition of Vodafone's holdings in the company, the results are slightly under the $0.87 per-share earnings analysts expected from marginally lower revenues of $30.7 billion.

more

(2)

New MacBook Airs could debut as soon as next week, sources claim

18 hours ago | Posted in: computers

Apple could be planning to update the MacBook Air as soon as next week, according to sources for French site MacGeneration. This includes refreshes of both the 11- and 13-inch lineups. It's unclear which processors they might use; lower-end models could use recent options like the 1.4 GHz i5-4260U, 1.4 GHz i5-4350U, or 1.5 GHz i5-4360U, but Intel hasn't announced a replacement for the i7-4650U used in more expensive Airs.

more

toggle VIEW:

Previous News

Briefly: Uber in Beijing, Madame Tussauds creates Zuckerberg waxwork

19 hours ago | Posted in: industry

Transportation service Uber has launched its service in its 100th market, with Beijing, China being the milestone location. The new addition to Uber's roster comes just under four years after the service first started in San Francisco, with the company also launching a commemorative page showing all locations it currently operates and highlighting Uber stories posted on Twitter.

more

Amazon Pantry launches with flat-rate deliveries of grocery orders

20 hours ago | Posted in: industry

Amazon is taking on warehouse clubs and wholesale retailers, by offering another grocery service alongside its existing AmazonFresh efforts. Amazon Pantry, first surfacing in a rumor at the end of last year, will allow Prime subscribers in the United States to purchase a large number of different household items in one order, and have them delivered for a flat fee.

more

Sony launches 4K Media Player for older European 4K Bravia televisions

22 hours ago | Posted in: gadgets

Sony has launched a third iteration of its 4K Media Player, this time aimed at the European market. The FMP-X5 media streamer is said by Sony to be intended for models of its Bravia 4K televisions sold in 2012 and 2013 that do not have a built-in HEVC decoder, allowing those televisions the ability to watch Ultra HD-resolution streaming content.

more

Cook answers analyst questions on China, carriers, Apple

Thu April 24, 2014 | Posted in: iPhone, Investor, industry, mobile phones, Apple, iPad

Beyond the "big story" about Apple's analyst-beating earnings, profits and surprise stock split, financial analysts got a chance to ask some probing questions during Wednesday's Apple conference call discussing the company's fiscal Q2 results. In a Q&A session accompanying the announcements, Apple CFO Lucas Maestri and CEO Tim Cook revealed some details and their thoughts on diverse areas of the business, ranging from specifics on China to the changing US smartphone landscape.

more

Briefly: 'Bing in the Classroom', Codecademy redesigned

Thu April 24, 2014 | Posted in: education, developer

Microsoft has launched an ad-free search engine for school classroom use, dubbed as "Bing in the Classroom." A specialized search tool, the classroom-designed Bing has no advertisements, and offers strong privacy controls and parental settings to filter out adult content. Bing's ad-free search is available to all eligible K-12 schools for free.

more

Briefly: Sceptre's Color Series LED HDTV, Instagram's Explore tab

Thu April 24, 2014 | Posted in:

Sceptre has announced the release of its newest 32-inch LED HDTV, as part of its Color Series. Available in pink, purple, white and black, the LED HDTV features three HDMI ports that deliver digital video and audio from external sources through single cable. Its USB port allows for viewing content directly from a flash drive, and its LED panel offers 720p, 1366x768 resolution. Weighing 12.32 pounds including its optional stand, the HDTV can be easily wall-mounted. Priced at $500, Sceptre's Color Series 32-inch LED HDTV can be purchased from various online retailers.

more

Facebook quarterly income climbs 72 percent in a year to $642 million

Wed April 23, 2014 | Posted in: Investor, industry

Facebook today reported financial results for the quarter. The company posted $2.5 billion in revenue beating analyst expectations, with an operating margin of 43 percent. Net income hit $642 million, with earnings per share of $0.25, an over 70 percent gain in profit in a year. Notably, mobile daily active users increased to 609 million, an increase of 43 percent from 2013.

more

Founder Mark Pincus leaving Zynga, Alex Garden hired as president

Wed April 23, 2014 | Posted in: industry, gaming, hacks

In conjunction with Zynga's quarterly results, new CEO Don Mattrick revealed that founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer at the embattled game producer. Mattrick also announced that Alex Garden, ex-general manager of Xbox Live, has been hired as president of Zynga Studios.

more

FCC distributes new 'Open Internet' rules internally ahead of May vote

Wed April 23, 2014 | Posted in: Investor, industry

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will circulate new "open" Internet regulations internally on Thursday. The new proposal will allow companies to pay Internet providers a fee for "special access" to customers and boosted speed of delivery of the paid content, on a "commercially reasonable" basis, paving the way for more deals like the one Comcast struck with Netflix. The FCC will determine what the terms will be on a case-by-case basis.

more

Apple touts $45.6 billion in Q2 2014 revenues

Wed April 23, 2014 | Posted in: iPhone, Investor, computers, Apple, iPad

Apple has posted $45.6 billion in revenues in its second fiscal quarter, up from $43.6 billion the same period a year ago. Net profits rose from $9.5 billion to $10.2 billion, or from $10.09 per share to $11.62. The company sold 43.7 million iPhones, an increase from the 37.4 million in Q2 2013. iPad sales came in at 16.3 million units, below a Wall Street consensus forecast of 19.7 million. The company also recorded 4.1 million Macs.

more

Electronista Sponsor

Electronista Newsletter

Free Technology and Gadgets Newsletter

  • We will not share your email address with anyone.

    toggle

    Most Popular

    Sponsor

    Recent Reviews

    Samsung Galaxy S 5

    The Samsung Galaxy S5 might be the phone that Android users have been craving for some time. Information coming out of Mobile World Co ...

    STM Trust technology bag

    The search for a good messenger bag that doubles as a laptop bag is something many travelers find themselves facing at least once. Bet ...

    PenClic Bluetooth mouse

    Windows 8 aside, computer users have been trained that a mouse is the proper way to navigate through the desktop for many years now. T ...

    Sponsor

    toggle

    Most Commented

     
    toggle

    Popular News