There has been a lot of changes in relationship between Samsung and Qualcomm. Samsung joined the FTC in an antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm, while the latter has went with the TSMC for the future 7nm chipset, and it seems like there are even more changes.
As part of a crackdown on politically controversial content, Chinese regulators are banning livestreaming on three top sites in the country. China has contacted Sina Weibo, ACFUN, and Ifeng, ordering each to shut down their video and audio streaming services.
Uber has had a more difficult time holding onto drivers recently, according to Apptopia. In the US, the ridesharing service's driver retention rate has slipped significantly. Uber's 30-day user retention rate dropped 47% between January and May of this year.
Discover cards can now work with Samsung Pay, just two years after Samsung initially said support would be added to its mobile payment system. Discover has confirmed its users can now add their cards to the app for transactions. Its arrival has been significantly delayed.
58,000 apps have been removed from Apple's Chinese App Store in just the past two weeks, reports People.cn. That removal count is 10x higher than usual for the store. 33.5% of the removals were for games and the move overall has led to some pushback.
Just like ASUS, Lenovo is also one of the few Android manufacturers that is still investing in tablets and is about to launch a new model. The company's Tab 4 lineup, including the 8-inch and 10.1-inch models, is now available for pre-order in the United States.
As the Obama Administration learned of Russia's meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, it decided to authorize a secret cyber operation against the country. According to The Washington Post, intelligence agencies worked together to tools that hadn't been used recently.
Google has collected enough information in recent years that it no longer intends to scan Gmail inboxes for ad personalization. Gmail data has been utilized in advertising efforts since the service launched in 2004, but that practice is coming to an end this year.
Research from 360i has found Google Home's Assistant outperforms Amazon Echo's Alexa. The digital agency used proprietary software to see how the systems would respond to 3,000 questions. Overall, Google Home was 6x more likely to provide an accurate answer.
Parts of Windows 10's source code leaked online, Microsoft has confirmed. Files dealing with USB, storage, and WiFi drivers for the operating system appeared on the Beta Archive this week. Microsoft says it confirmed the files are from "code from the Shared Source Initiative."
The FCC has granted OneWeb approval to use its satellites to offer internet service in the United States. With this approval, which lets the company operate on certain frequencies, American consumers will end up having access to a new, experimental source of internet access.
Google launched its new streaming service called YouTube TV back in April, but at first, it was limited to 4 major markets. To further improve the service, the company has now announced its biggest expansion of YouTube TV, which is now coming to 10 new markets.
VR companies are slowly announcing more accessories that will give us a better experience in virtual reality. To enable full capabilities of the VR world, Oculus and HTC are already shipping their hands controllers, while others are still developing them.
Casio's latest rugged smartwatch was launched two months ago and has already received a price cut. If you live in the United States, the smartwatch can be yours for as low as $307.19, depending on the model. Amazon is currently selling all four variants, but not all have received
The FCC application for the Alcatel 6060s reveals that Alcatel is working on a new smartphone that is most likely the rumoured Alcatel Idol 5s. The device is closely related with the Alcatel Idol 5, which has been certified by the Federal Communications Commission.
Tablets are slowly dying and being replaced by the 2-in-1 devices, but some companies are still releasing new tablets. One of them is ASUS, who has partnered with Verizon to bring a new tablet called ASUS ZenPad Z8, which looks to be very similar to its predecessor ZenPad 3S 8.0.
After slow start, more and more banks are officially supporting Google's payment system. The service was released back in 2015 and Google has now announced that it has received a major bank expansion update in the US. The official number of banks that are supported by Android Pay
Three well-known Chinese smartphone manufacturers have expected to grow even more in 2017, but according to first results, they will all miss their expectations. Huawei, Oppo and Vivo have reportedly lowered their targets for 2017 due to some restrictions in increasing shipments
It looks like Samsung is raising prices of each new flagship smartphone. The Galaxy S8 was around €100 more expensive than its predecessor and according to latest reports, the company's upcoming flagship phablet, Galaxy Note 8, is going to be even more expensive.
At first, LG's flagship smartphone arrived without wireless charging support, but a few days ago, LG announced two new LG G6 variants, one of which has wireless charging. If you are not able to purchase the LG G6+, then your best bet is to wait for the LG V30.