Global warming is a hotly debated topic around the world, as many people are still not convinced Earth’s climate is being affected by human activity. Business Insider has put up a collection of 17 gorgeous pictures that tell an infuriatingly sad story: global warming is affecting our lives in various subtle and not-so-subtle ways. More →
Staples is getting ready to kick off its Black Friday 2014 sales, but the company has also prepared special offers for December 1st, or Cyber Monday. Just like its Black Friday deals, available starting with Thanksgiving Day, Staples’ Cyber Monday offers will actually begin a day earlier on November 30th, when buyers will be able to buy various discounted gadgets on Staples.com. More →
In addition to publishing its crazy Black Friday 2014 deals, eBay has also spilled the beans on some if its upcoming Cyber Monday deals, revealing some of its plans for December 1st. According to the company, the “Cyber Monday Frenzy” will start on Sunday, November 30th, at 9:00 p.m. PST, with deals coming up every hour, “while supplies last.” More →
Just like Best Buy, Walmart has kicked off Black Friday 2014 online sales on Thanksgiving Day and is offering buyers the chance of purchasing various products for a discounted price from the comfort of their own homes. The retailer has already published its massive Black Friday offer, revealing it has prepared some interesting tech deals for customers looking for electronic devices on Black Friday. More →
Amazon isn’t only offering its customers countless special Black Friday 2014 online deals on physical goods right now, as the giant retailer has also put together a collection of 39 paid Android apps and games, a combined value of over $130, and is offering them all free of charge to Android users during Black Friday. More →
Samsung will reportedly increase the number of components it supplies to Apple, as the South Korean giant will apparently provide additional iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch parts, according to Business Korea.
Specifically, Apple has apparently discussed NAND flash memory supply with Samsung, looking to do away with the triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash used in 128GB iPhone 6 versions and SK Hynix, Toshiba and SanDisk TLC NAND modules in 64GB iPhone 6. These modules are believed to be causing certain performance issues for some users. More →
While in-store Black Friday 2014 sales will start on Thanksgiving evening, many of them will begin selling products at Black Friday prices throughout Thanksgiving Day. Such is the case with Best Buy, which has already started taking Black Friday orders on its online store and is even selling out online stock for some items already. More →
After showing off the gaming and Continuity features of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in a couple of new ads featuring voice overs from Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon earlier this week, Apple on Wednesday released one more similar commercial, the seventh in the series, which highlights a different feature, voice texting, which is available on iOS 8-compatible devices. More →
Apple’s Apple Pay mobile payment app available on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus saw huge popularity after launch, injecting new life into the NFC-based payments business. Google, and others, have included such features in Android devices for years, but they never really took off. In fact, only recently, Apple’s competitors confirmed they witnessed an increase in Android smartphone-generated transactions after Apple Pay became available on this year’s iPhones. More →
Even though Samsung and Apple have settled their international patent disputes, the lawsuits in the U.S. are far from being a distant memory. Apple has largely won the two major trials in American courts, with Samsung having to pay more than $1 billion in combined damages; though both sides have appealed various verdicts in these trials.
Following the second, less-successful, win against Samsung, Apple has also asked the court to rule in its favor regarding ongoing royalties for Samsung products found to infringe three specific patents that a jury already found to have been infringed by older Samsung devices. More →
Dirt-cheap Android tablets from Best Buy, Walmart, elsewhere found to ship with major security flaws
Many retailers are ready to offer buyers various interesting deals on smartphones and tablets this year on Black Friday, but not all products are safe for consumers, new research from security company Bluebox Labs reveals. Apparently, certain dirt-cheap Android tablets might come with major security vulnerabilities on board. More →