ZAGG acquires Mophie for $100 million
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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 13:37

ZAGG acquires Mophie for $100 million


Mega-merger in higher position across four accessory markets


Mobile accessory giant ZAGG, the company that makes the well-known InvisibleShield, has recently acquired Mophie, another accessory giant, for $100 million.

Apple iPhone 7 (2016) first design details leaked
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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 11:21

Apple iPhone 7 (2016) first design details leaked


Features much-needed backside corrections


The design of Apple’s upcoming tenth-generation iPhone 7, due for release later this fall, will appear very similar to the exterior design used for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S with two significant exceptions, according to sources close to the supply chain.

YouTube to support 360-degree live streaming soon
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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 10:44

YouTube to support 360-degree live streaming soon


Recommends shooting in 4K 3840x2160p

Experts at Google’s Mountain View headquarters in California have recently begun talks with camera manufacturers to get 360-degree live streaming video on YouTube, the world’s most popular video content service.

Microsoft acquires SwiftKey
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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 09:00

Microsoft acquires SwiftKey

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.

Microsoft in Iowa hot seat tonight for 2016 U.S. presidential caucuses
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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.

Star Wars Episode IX director wants to film in space, using film
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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.

Official Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge images leaked
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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.

Dells adds 27-inch U2717D IPS InfinityEdge panel to lineup
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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.

Apple long-range wireless charging tech coming in 2017
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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.

Facebook launches live streaming for iOS users in US
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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.