Apple is acquiring a popular sleep tracking system for iOS devices called "Beddit." It offers iOS and Apple Watch apps, and it also sells sleep tracking hardware, such as the 3 Sleep Monitor. That device goes underneath a bed sheet for superior tracking.
Apple has reportedly supplied some of its employees with an upcoming Siri-based speaker to try out in their homes. Bloomberg says the Echo competitor was first given to employees months ago and Apple has been working on the product for quite a while.
A day after it was teased, the Harman Kardon has officially unveiled the Invoke smart speaker powered by Cortana. The Amazon Echo rival comes with Microsoft's personal digital assistant baked in and offers 360-degree speakers, Skype calling, and smart home control through voice
As rumoured earlier, Amazon has officially introduced its next generation smart speaker. The Amazon Echo Show includes a 7-inch touchscreen that allows users to have a new way to interact with Amazon's AI personal assistant Alexa. The main highlight of the new device is ability
The official UK launch for Samsung's latest 360-degree and VR camera is set for May 12, but some customers will get it ahead of the launch. The Gear 360 (2017) is already shipping to customers in the United Kingdom who previously pre-ordered the device.
Earlier today, The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon's new Alexa-powered device is close to being official. Now, another report has more details about the new Echo model. Apparently the new device will be called "Echo Show" and will be priced at $229.
Amazon may introduce a new Echo model with a touchscreen on Tuesday. The Alexa-powered device recently showed up in leaked pictures and now The Wall Street Journal claims Amazon is close to introducing it for $200. It also has a camera and is capable of video calling.
The iPad Pro's Smart Keyboard accessory now comes with a three-year warranty. Apple revealed in an internal memo to retail stores that it would extend the warranty due to "functional issues" with the keyboard. Hardware issues have led to various problems.
As more companies enter the market, US sales of voice-controlled smart speakers are likely to double, according to eMarketer. The research firm says the number of active US users of those products is going to double this year an estimated "to 35.6 million."
We've known about Harman Kardon's Cortana speaker since late 2016 and we're getting a bit closer to a launch. The smart speaker, known as Invoke, was temporarily teased by the company with a "coming soon" product page. Included with it are Skype calling and 360-degree sound.
Alan Kipman, inventor of Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality device, believes the smartphone format is already dead. The future, Kipman told Bloomberg, will involve devices that can offer "mixed reality," such as the HoloLens. Microsoft's CEO appears to share that viewpoint.
According to Strategy Analytics reports, Apple has surpassed Fitbit in wearable shipments. The company shipped around 3.5 million Apple Watch, while Fitbit had only 2.9 million shipments. Apple Watch has been very popular since the release and the device is now getting more band
Photos of what is allegedly Amazon's touchscreen Echo have appeared online. The first image came from AFTVnews and higher quality images of the product have since become available. The device has a large touchscreen, a speaker on its bottom half, and a camera.
Huawei's Watch was one of the first smartwatches that was confirmed to get Android Wear 2.0 after the new version of the OS is officially introduced by Google. Due to some small software issue, the company had to postpone the update by few weeks, but it is now finally rolling out
Oculus is no longer focusing on internal content production to the same degree. Facebook has decided to shut down the company's Story Studio, meaning Oculus is exiting the virtual reality film production business. It'll focus on supporting external production endeavors.
As of Q1 2017, Apple is the top wearable company in the world. Strategy Analytics reports the first quarter of the year saw around 3.5 million Apple Watch shipments, enabling the company to surpass Fitbit's 2.9 million shipments. That gives it a 15.9% market share.
The security on consumer-grade devices has reached a level at which 50% of mobile devices can't be accessed, according to FBI director James Comey. During a Senate oversight committee meeting, Comey testified the agency has been unsuccessful in around half of cases.
With the help of the Apple Watch's health features, Apple CEO Tim Cook managed to lose 30 pounds, according to a CNBC interview. Cook says the smartwatch can help with staying fit because it provides an extra source of motivation. He's heard similar stories from others.
Wireless phones have become more common in US households than landlines. A report from the US Department of Health and Human Services finds that for the first time in history, the majority of households only have cell phones. The wireless-only rate is now 50.8%.
SpaceX plans to launch 4,425 internet delivery satellites and some of those satellites are set to begin launching in 2019. Patricia Cooper, SpaceX's VP of government affairs, discussed the company's plan during a Senate hearing on US broadband infrastructure.