Apple and Nokia are no longer locked in legal battles. Instead, they're cooperating and signing agreements. Nokia agreed to drop its lawsuit against Apple in order to sign a multi-year patent license agreement instead. Nokia will provide some "infrastructure" tech to Apple.
Amazon isn't just selling TV channel subscriptions in the US anymore. The company is now offering channels in the UK, Austria, and Germany. Its Amazon Channels service includes various local and global channels. The service grew out of an expansion to Amazon Video.
Nearly a quarter of global smartphone sales during the first quarter of 2017 came from just three Chinese companies: Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo. Together, they took 24% of the market, according to Gartner's data. The quarter had a total of 380 million unit sales.
AlphaGo, an artificial intelligence system built by Google's DeepMind, has won against the best Go player in the world. It's already won the first of three matches against Ke Jie, who's considered the top human player. AlphaGo beat another well-known champion last year.
To enable the release of many electric vehicles over the next few years, Daimler has begun constructing a $562 million lithium-ion battery factory in Germany. The automaker plans to release 10 new electric models within three years. The batteries will also be used for storage.
At the end of 2016, Sony reached 26.4 million paying PlayStation Plus members, the company announced during a Corporate Strategy Meeting briefing. It also now has 70 million monthly active users on PlayStation Network. Sony didn't say when it considers a user "active."
For people who are unsure about keeping up a post on Instagram, the social network has added an "archive" option. The new feature is a bit less severe than outright deleting your post. When you archive something, Instagram lets you restore it whenever you like.
Archit Bhargava, global marketing lead at Niantic, teased the upcoming availability of legendary Pokemon in the developer's Pokemon Go mobile game. During an acceptance speech at the 21st Annual Webby Awards, Bhargava said, "this summer will be legendary."
Amazon has released an app to go along with the Echo Look, a recently introduced device that can judge your style. The Echo Look is powered by Alexa and features a camera. With the app, you can see live previews from the camera, take a picture, and compare styles.
The next iteration of Nest's home security camera could be an even greater threat to burglars. Android Police reports the Alphabet-owned company is working on a camera model that offers 4K technology and the ability to zoom when motion is detected in its field of view.
Pandora's latest logo is a copycat of PayPal's, alleges a lawsuit filed on Friday. The music streaming service's logo was updated last year and PayPal believes Pandora is copying its look, which could confuse users. The lawsuit is for trademark infringement.
Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption 2 isn't going to be out this year as had originally been planned. The game has been pushed back and given a new "spring 2018" release date. Rockstar confirmed the delay in a Twitter post. It was supposed to be out this fall.
Shortly after the announcement of Xiaomi Mi 6, rumours that the device is facing a supply shortage appear online, which appeared to be true as it is very hard to purchase it, especially the flagship Ceramic version. The good news is that the Mi 6 Ceramic Edition will go on sale
Last month, Nike and Apple announced another special NikeLab version of the Watch Series 2. The limited edition version features a Space Gray Apple Watch Series 2 with a unique Light Bone/Black Nike Sport band, and the company has now unveiled four new bands for the wearable.
The technology for mobile devices with bendable displays is not quite there, but we are approaching that date very fast. Panels that are bent in the factory already exist, and Samsung Display is now getting ready to unveil a screen that you can bend yourself.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor are known for great performance, which improves with every new generation. Sometimes the performance bump is bigger, but sometimes it is only marginal. The Snapdragon 660 is built using a 14nm process for efficiency and uses eight Kryo 260 cores
Many flagship smartphones are ditching the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of a single connector, which is very often the latest USB Type-C port. However, for all those that can't imagine having a phone without the 3.5mm jack, OnePlus's co-founder Carl Pei has confirmed
Google is going to dedicate more resources towards looking for poorly performing Android apps and encouraging developers to make improvements. At Google I/O, it confirmed it'd look at things like crash rates, slow rendering, frozen frames, and excessive wake-ups.
Certain markets no longer appear to have access to Apple Music's three-month free trial. If you want to try out the music streaming service in Australia, Spain, or Switzerland, you'll now have to spend $0.99. That's still better than the $30 that'd normally be charged.
Facebook's moderation team disabled over 14,000 accounts just in January 2017 for guideline violations involving revenge porn and sexual extortion. The Guardian, which gained access to leaked Facebook moderator documents, reports 33 of the cases involved children.