Predictive input market competition at all-time high
Software giant Microsoft has recently acquired mobile artificial intelligence startup SwiftKey, a company that has developed a reputation for its predictive key input method software for iOS and Android mobile devices.
U.S. Presidential primary voting officially kicks off tonight in Iowa (February 1, 2016), and for tonight's Iowa caucuses, Microsoft is in the hot seat as it has offered to provide a pair of smartphone apps to help nearly 1,700 precincts report more accurate results to party headquarters.
Speaks out against "smooth motion" tech
The director of the final installment in the sequel to the original George Lucas trilogy from 1977 wants to film parts of his epic space opera in actual space, a new panel discussion from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival suggests.
Subtle color changes over S6 series
Earlier this month, mobile editor at VentureBeat Evan Blass shared some key information regarding Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphone lineup, including screen size, screen resolution, and processor components. Now, the editor has revealed the first official images of both devices to the public.
UltraSharp Series, 2560x1440p
Following its new lineup at CES 2016, Dell has just added another 27-inch InfinityEdge display to its UltraSharp series with WQHD resolution and an IPS WLED-backlit panel.
Near-field magnetic resonance (NFMR) charging
Apple is said to be developing a wireless charging technology for its next-next generation iPhone and iPad lineups in 2017 that should be able to charge the devices from over 1 meter away, sources close to Bloomberg have claimed.
Eventually wants 914 million mobile users to jump in front of live camera
On Thursday, the world’s largest social networking platform has just made live streaming available as an option to all Apple iOS users in the United States. The update marks the first time the company has made the feature widely available.
StingRay devices extract encrypted phone keys in under a second
Local police in Anaheim, California – home to Disneyland, Angels baseball and the Ducks hockey team – have been using StringRay surveillance devices to capture data on thousands of phones at once, completely unknown to local residents and theme park attendees, according to new documents released Wednesday.
All coming at mid-March event
Apple is preparing for a busy and packed hardware launch event coming in the middle of March, where it is expected to launch its third-generation iPad Air, a new 4-inch iPhone, a series of new first-generation Apple Watch bands, and new iOS and WatchOS updates, according to sources close to 9to5Mac.
New job postings suggest keen interest
It was made clear earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that 2016 would be the year that virtual reality (VR) finally becomes available in consumer formats to initial enthusiast public audiences. Some of the major competitors we’ve seen in this space so far include Facebook-owned Oculus with its Rift headset, Sony’s PlayStation VR headset and HTC’s Vive Pre headset, which we explored here.