Valtti Piilola

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Battery problems are holding back Apple's big plans for the Apple Watch

Apple is running into serious difficulties in its attempts to add cellular support to its next-generation wearable, according to a new report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, a reporter with an extremely good track record on news regarding future Apple products.<p>The problem? Battery life.<p>Apple …

Ticwatch 2 team clarifies which apps its Kickstarter smartwatch will initially support

The team behind Ticwatch 2, the Chinese smartwatch project that has crossed $1.5 million on Kickstarter, has confirmed which apps and services its wearable device will initially support.<p>Mobvoi, the Google-backed company behind the project, uses its own modified version of Android to power the $139 …

Ex-prisoner reveals horrific abuse in notorious Syria jail

A former inmate of Syria’s Saydnaya Military Prison has spoken to FRANCE 24 about his experience inside the notoriously brutal jail.<p>Shyar Khalil Khalil's first-hand account is one of several detailed in a recently released Amnesty International report.<p>The report, which took nearly a year to …

Middle East

Whyd announces its voice-controlled connected speaker for $299

French startup Whyd started off as a social network for music lovers but recently announced that it would switch its focus for a hardware project. The company just unveiled this secret hardware project — it’s a high-fidelity connected speaker that combines voice recognition with all music streaming …