If you are fine with some extra bulk on your new iPhone 7, you can bring back the iPhone's headphone hack with a fairly nice solution. A new case called the Fuze has been unveiled which comes with both a 3.5 mm jack and a battery pack that'll extend your phone's life.
Spotify is reportedly considering an acquisition of SoundCloud and it may already be in advanced discussions with the company. According to The Financial Times, they are in "advanced talks" and an announcement of a presumably large deal could occur quite soon.
Google's Express home delivery service is opening up in 13 more states with an expansion on the East Coast. More consumers will now be able to get items from stores like PetSmart, Whole Foods, Staples, and Costco without leaving their home. Multiple delivery times are available.
The rise of cord cutters is having a significant impact on cable companies, and over the next year, they may cost cable providers another $1 billion. Consulting firm cg42 has found it is likely that around 800,000 consumers in the United States will get rid of their cable TV.
Samsung's phones aren't the only products that have run into safety issues. According to US regulators, some of its washing machines have also been exploding. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says it is aware of "safety issues" with some models.
A refresh of the Galaxy Grand Prime may be on the way, according to a filing with the US' FCC. The filing is specifically for a "Grand Prime," suggesting it will be a follow-up to the mid-range device that first appeared two years ago. A Geekbench listing is also available.
Some of the world's largest technology companies have joined forces to reduce public concerns associated with the development of advanced artificial intelligence. Facebook, Google/DeepMind, Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM are now part of the Partnership on AI.
Daniel Traeger, a former Verizon Wireless technician in Alabama, has admitted to selling customer data for years. He stole and sold location/call data over a period of five years, and he now faces up to five years in prison or a $250,000 fine based on a federal hacking charge.
Google parent company Alphabet is working on a wearable health tracker that'll include a number of sensors and be relatively low-cost. The device comes from Verily Life Sciences, which has created "more than hundreds" of prototypes of the product, according to CTO Brian Otis.
The version of macOS Sierra that is currently in development (10.12.1) will reportedly prepare the operating system for hardware found on a new MacBook Pro model, suggesting the laptop will be introduced in late October. MacRumors reports the Sierra update is on a deadline.
Sales of the Xbox One increased significantly in the UK following the launch of the Slim model. Week-over-week data reveals a 989% increase in sales in connection with the launch, giving the console a 71% share of the hardware market during the week ending September 24
While the content of your iMessage conversations may be private, your list of contacts is not. According to The Intercept, Apple logs all of the phone numbers and IP addresses associated with your iMessage contacts as soon as you enter their number. That data is held for 30 days.
Ads will become a prominent part of the Apple App Store beginning October 5. The store is receiving "Search Ads" that will take up some of the top search results when you're browsing by keyword. The sponsored results come from a new offer for developers.
Spotify has been available for years in the United States, but it is just now rolling out in Japan, the second largest music market in the world. The music streaming service has signed deals with the country's top record labels and now an invite beta for the app is available.
The advertising around No Man's Sky has frequently been said to not match the game's content, resulting in anger from some buyers. Some players were displeased to the extent that they contacted the UK's Advertising Standards Authority, which has triggered an investigation.