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4 Surprising Ways to Build Wealth

Buy a modest house in a modest neighborhood.<p>You likely already know the standard advice about building wealth: Live below your means. Max out your …

International version of Galaxy A9 Pro gets Bluetooth cert

Back in March Samsung released the Pro version of its Galaxy A9 (2016) in China. It features a 6-inch Full HD (1920X1080) Super AMOLED display with a 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 652 SoC, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage. It also has a 16 megapixel rear camera and 8 megapixel front camera …

Mobile Technology

Britain's internet minister insists that she isn’t trying to clamp down on people’s freedoms

Shields, who wants to try and protect people, particularly children, from online pedophiles and terrorist groups, said regulation is "never the right solution."<p>The former managing director at Google and Facebook gave a talk at the Brilliant Minds conference in Stockholm last Friday, where she …

Privacy

Chat app Line makes over $270 million a year from selling stickers

You may have heard of stickers, the cutesy, cartoonish version of emojis, but did you know that they can also be a money-spinner?<p>Japanese mobile messaging app Line is banking more than $20 million per month selling sticker packs, which typically trade for $1-2 for sets of 12-18, according to data …

Apps

German fintech company builder FinLeap raises €21M at €121M valuation

Berlin-based FinLeap, which is a German-style company builder specialising in fintech, has raised €21 million in new funding. Backing is said to come from original investor HitFox Group along with institutional investors from the insurance industry, including Hannover Re, the third largest …

Apple iOS 10 review: iOS 10: What we like, and what needs to get better - CNET

<b>The Good</b> iOS 10 introduces fun and convenient new features -- like an updated iMessages and raise-to-wake -- that make it worth the upgrade, especially if you have a HomeKit-compatible device or a Mac running MacOS Sierra software.<p><b>The Bad</b> Some features are clunkier and take more steps than they …

Apps

Google Apps gets an injection of artificial intelligence, with more to come

Springboard searches the contents of your Google Drive, and Google Sites gets a revamp.<p>Google today hinted at a near future where its artificial intelligence capabilities underpin its collection of cloud-based applications aimed at the workplace, Google Apps.<p>At an event in Tokyo, the Internet giant …

How much extra would a US-made iPhone cost? MIT has done the sums …

With two Presidential candidates saying that Apple should be making more of its products in the USA, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has done the sums to see just how practical it would be for Apple to manufacture iPhones in its home market.<p>The question, of course, isn’t a simple one: you …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

AR startup Meta raises $50M at around $300M valuation, eyes up China

The market for augmented and virtual reality technology continues to heat up, and now one of the more promising startups making both AR hardware and software has raised a $50 million round to keep up the pace.<p>Meta, which makes an AR headset/glasses of the same name, as well as software to run on …

Augmented Reality

What exactly is modularity and is the Moto Z really modular?

With the arrival of the Moto Z the discussion about modularity has fired up again. But there’s a side of the question that goes beyond the simple extrapolation that Moto Mods are <i>modules</i>. What exactly is modularity and are the LG G5 or Moto Z truly modular phones like the Project Ara phone? Or are …

Mobile Technology

Uber’s China rival Didi Chuxing nabs cool $600M after taking on $1B from Apple

Didi Chuxing, Uber’s main rival in China, has received a $600 million investment from state-owned China Life Insurance, one of Asia’s biggest insurance companies. The fresh cash influx constitutes an equity investment of $300 million and a “long-term” debt investment of $305 million.<p>Didi Chuxing …

Tim Cook

Verizon and AT&T Are Reportedly Through to the Final Round of Yahoo Bidding

U.S. telecommunications rivals Verizon Communications and AT&T are set to go through to the third and final round of bidding in the auction for …

Apple expected to showcase new powers for Siri at developer event

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc is opening its popular Siri digital assistant to outside developers, which means iPhone users could soon be able to hail rides with Uber, publish photos on Shutterfly or make a call on Skype with voice commands.<p>Craig Federighi, Senior Vice President of Software …

WWDC

Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

You probably didn't expect your week to start this way: Microsoft has acquired LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. The company plans to integrate the career-oriented social network into many of its apps and services, including Office, Skype and Cortana. You'd get the details of the person you're meeting …