Apple is going to hold an event next month that'll see the unveiling of new iPad Pro models, a 128 GB iPhone SE, and red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus units, reports Mac Otakara. There will reportedly be new 7.9, 9.7, 10.5, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.
The Galaxy Note 7's problematic batteries and eventual recall in 2016 didn't help Samsung's reputation in the US. A new Harris Poll conducted between November 28 and December 16 showed the company's ranking fell to 49th in 2016, down from 3rd in 2015.
Pakistan is the latest market to receive Xiaomi's smartphones. The Chinese tech company has been making deals to offer its phones in a range of markets outside of its home country. In Pakistan, Xiaomi is working with Smart Link Technologies for distribution and service.
A former Uber engineer, Susan Fowler, is accusing the company of ignoring sexual harassment issues within its ranks. Fowler says she faced harassment (a solicitation for sex by a superior) from her first day of training. Human resources did nothing about the situation.
Apple has reportedly acquired a startup involved in AI-based face recognition, lending support to rumors that an upcoming iPhone will offer facial recognition. The deal between Apple and RealFace, an Israeli startup, is said to have gone down for "several million dollars."
To deal with the negative impact of automation on human employment, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has proposed taxing robots. Speaking with Quartz, Gates said robots could be taxed to cover the costs of retraining and other expenses like child and senior care.
MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom could end up being extradited to the US, but not on the copyright infringement charges his case is known for. The New Zealand High Court has ruled there are enough grounds for Dotcom and three others to be extradited to the US.
BlackBerry is facing a lawsuit from more than 300 former employees who claim they illegitimately lost their employment. According to the legal action, BlackBerry "arranged to transfer over 300 employees across Canada to a business partner." It then fired those employees.
Discussions between Microsoft, Google, entertainment companies, and the UK government have led to a new code of practice for Google and Bing in the country. That code of practice will see the search engines further demote sites involved in entertainment piracy.
Apple dropped to fifth place in the Chinese smartphone market during Q4 2016, with local competitor Xiaomi taking over the fourth position. Canalys reports there were 131.6 million total smartphone shipments during the quarter, coming out to a third of global shipments.
Australia has decided Uber will be treated as a taxi service in the country. Uber had argued it's not a taxi service since drivers aren't considered employees and aren't like regular taxi drivers, but an Australian court struck down that line of argument.
Samsung wants to make sure there aren't any battery-related issues with the upcoming Galaxy S8, as well as making sure there are enough batteries available. Therefore, the company is adding a third battery supplier, Sony, alongside Samsung SDI and Amperex.
Shareholders of US auto parts supplier Harman International voted to allow the purchase of the company by tech giant Samsung. According to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, 67 percent of the shareholders of Harman International voted in favour of the merger.
Merger negotiations between T-Mobile and Sprint are going to begin again in April, reports Reuters. SoftBank, the parent company of Sprint, is said to be approaching Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile's parent, about a deal. SoftBank is looking to sell most of its shares.
Whether or not Indian government agrees to the incentives Apple has requested, the company is set to begin assembling the iPhone SE in the country. The report says that Apple will start making the iPhone SE at its Bangalore manufacturing plant in India in the coming months.
It's unlikely SpaceX or Boeing will transport astronauts to the ISS for a couple more years, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Due to the potential for even greater delays beyond 2019, alternative plans must be established.
Baron Capital's Ron Baron, a famous billionaire investor, thinks his firm's share of Tesla will grow in value significantly in the coming 13 years. Speaking on CNBC's Squawk Box, Baron explained how he anticipates Tesla's performance to turn out in the foreseeable future.
Although South Korean officials initially failed to get an arrest warrant for Samsung's vice chair Jay Y. Lee, they didn't fail in their second attempt. Bolstered by new charges of hiding criminal proceeds and violating asset transfer laws, an arrest warrant was obtained.
Joining Verizon, AT&T has announced its own unlimited data offer. The company will now let all new and existing subscribers pay for unlimited monthly data, an offer that had been restricted to DirecTV customers. Both companies had at one point offered unlimited plans.
Google Fiber is downsizing as it seemingly shifts from broadband to wireless and becomes less important for Alphabet. Hundreds of employees are confirmed to be moving out of Alphabet's Access division and into other parts of the company. This follows major budget cuts.