Donald Trump is likely still gloating after his double-digit win in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday night. Unlike Iowa a few days ago, where Trump had to admit defeat, he came out strong in New Hampshire and gave his rivals a beating to remember. Let’s just hope we won’t see a repeat of that in the coming battles.
Armed with little more than a fitness tracker, an iPhone app and will power, I was able to lose 50 lbs in three months. I’ve even lost another 20 lbs since then, having gone from being one of more than 600 million obese adults to being in the best shape of my life. There’s no magic trick and there’s never going to be a single solution that works for everyone, but there is also little question that connected fitness devices and the apps that accompanies them have the potential to change lives. I know because they changed my life.
While dozens of companies have jumped into the fray in an effort to get a piece of this young market, one has already emerged as a clear leader in the space — and it hasn’t even been shipping its devices for a full month yet. More →
Bob Berry has been waiting for this moment.
For years, he’s been among the crowd of geeks that’s anticipated a time when the technology and resources finally catch up to the promise of virtual reality — when graphics, processing power, hardware size, affordability and more all combine to create a breakthrough moment for VR and launch the next wave of computing.
Based on the flurry of VR products now on the way from major players like Oculus, Sony, Microsoft and the like – plus the just-announced new investment from GV for Berry’s Bellevue-based virtual reality startup Envelop VR, which has brought in a funding haul of $7.5 million so far – it’s safe to say the moment Berry’s been waiting for has arrived. More →
2016 is going to be a very interesting year for Apple, and for Apple investors. The iPhone is obviously the core of Apple’s business, and after the smartphone’s meteoric growth finally tapered off in the holiday quarter last year, negative growth appears to be imminent. Apple bears say it’s the beginning of the end, while Apple bulls say Apple bears are being ridiculous and the company still has plenty of room to grow. Both groups have made reasonable arguments in recent weeks, but it’s the bulls who have a new reason to cheer on Monday morning. More →
Almost exactly four years ago, Samsung’s marketing boss sat down for an interview and made a claim that seemed almost comical at the time. There was a bit of a language barrier, but the gist of Young-Hee Lee’s bold claim was this: People had been obsessed with Apple’s iPhone line for long enough, and Samsung was going to shift their obsession to Galaxy phones.
If forced to choose one word to describe Amazon, I think “unpredictable” would be a strong contender. Jeff Bezos and co. are never content to sit still and are always up to something interesting. From producing original and award-winning programming like Transparent to out-of-left-field ideas like delivery drones, Amazon is anything but boring.
The most recent interesting news concerning the world’s largest online retailer is that it may be planning to open up 400, count em’, 400 bookstores nationwide. Of course, the irony here is terribly thick given that the emergence of Amazon eventually spelled the end for any number of brick and mortar bookstores, not the least of which was Borders. And so now, apparently, Amazon may be coming back to reap the rewards of what they helped destroy.
Two of the biggest names in the smartphone accessory world are joining forces in a rather sizable 9-figure deal. Earlier today, Zagg confirmed their plan to acquire Mophie for more than $100 million. While Zagg is primarily known for its line of impressively effective InvisibleShield protective displays for iPhones and Samsung devices, Mophie is well-regarded for its wide selection of battery packs and smartphone battery cases.
While not necessarily a blockbuster deal as far as tech acquisitions go, the deal does bring two of the more widely known and reputable accessory makers on the planet under the same roof.
Here’s a fun little tidbit for you: If you took Amazon’s total cumulative profit since the company went public and added it all up, it wouldn’t even come close to being enough cash to afford to purchase one of everything Amazon sells on its website.
Question and answer site Quora is a goldmine of interesting content if you know where to look, and we recently came across a very interesting topic on the site. A question was posed that seems almost impossible to answer from outside the company — how much would it cost to buy one of everything on Amazon? — but one user did a tremendous job of providing a well-researched and well-thought out answer. More →
If there’s one reason to subscribe to Hulu over Netflix, it’s the ability to watch the latest episode of a TV show just hours after it airs. Streaming current seasons of shows has been one of Hulu’s biggest draws from the outset, but as talks are heating up between Hulu and Time Warner, the future of current-season streaming could be on the line. More →
Despite an unfortunate typo in the subheading of market research firm Juniper Research’s press release that reads million with an “M,” the company has found that smartphone shipments for the full year last year reached 1.4 billion units. That figure is up from the estimated 1.2 billion smartphones shipped in the prior year, but you wouldn’t know it to look at Juniper’s breakdown by company.
In fact, the only major global player in the smartphone market that saw any real growth at all in 2015 was… you guessed it… Apple. More →
Cable industry lobbyists who represent big names like Comcast and Time Warner Cable are furious right now, which obviously means Washington is cooking something up that stands to benefit consumers rather than help big cable line cable companies’ pockets. Last time lobbyists were this angry, the Federal Communication Commission ended up passing new net neutrality laws. This time around, the FCC may end up tackling one of the biggest scams in pay TV. More →
And the war wages on. Tesla and Apple have been openly battling for more than a year now. These two companies are not direct competitors — at least, not yet — but the notion that Apple is working its way toward releasing an electric car, or at least toward diving head-first into the automotive industry in some capacity, is the worst kept secret in tech. Even Tesla CEO Elon Musk said so.
As a result, Apple and Tesla have developed something of a rivalry that has manifested itself in the form of trading talent. Or should we say, stealing talent from each other. Both companies have been hiring staff away from each other for quite some time now, and Tesla’s latest score could be one of its most significant victories to date. More →
Apple on Thursday announced a voluntary recall of AC wall plug adapters included in the box along with some Macs, Apple World Travel Adapter Kits, and a few iOS devices from 2003 to 2015. A large number of markets are impacted, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Continental Europe, New Zealand and South Korea.
Why is Apple recalling this tiny piece of equipment that you’ve been taking for granted for many years? Well, it looks like they might electrocute you.