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Are Volkswagen's Electric Car Plans Overambitious, Or On The Money?

Volkswagen attempted to burnish its dieselgate-debased image by unveiling an ambitious electric car plan at the Paris Car Show, but analysts wonder if it might not only be over-ambitious but also threaten the company’s profitability.<p>At the Paris show, which closes October 16, VW unveiled its ID …

Autos

Apple Store fires staff for stealing customers' private pics

Another Apple Store in Australia is embroiled in a scandal, and this time, it involves explicit photos. According to <i>Courier Mail</i> (membership required), the Carindale Apple Store in Queensland fired four male employees for not only stealing sensitive images from customers' phones sent in for repair, …

Is Xiaomi experimenting with flexible displays as well?

Foldable smartphones always seem to be just out of reach. We know that Lenovo is working on one, having shown off a design concept ahead of IFA 2016, and a few Samsung patents and prototypes have popped up over the years. Now it’s Xiaomi’s turn to tease us with its version of the concept.<p>This …

Xiaomi Takes Its First Real Step Into The US Market

Chinese phone startup Xiaomi began taking tentative steps into the United States last year by selling accessories like headphones, battery packs and a fitness wearable. But it didn’t get the company very far.<p>Now Xiaomi <i></i>is really entering the U.S. market. This past weekend, Xiaomi’s Android TV …

Android TV

5G Is Coming, But 4G Isn't Going Away Any Time Soon

Last week I attended the 5G Americas Summit in Dallas, Texas with dozens of other analysts. There were numerous sessions about the evolution of 5G and how it will evolve into a ubiquitous wireless technology. However, one of the narratives that seemed to keep popping up in my conversations and …

BitTorrent says it's not killing its streaming media service

Last week, <i>Variety</i> published a report detailing some internal turmoil at BitTorrent: the company's CEOs had both reportedly been fired, the recently-launched BitTorrent Now initiative was dead and the company's new LA office / studio had been shut down. Today, BitTorrent has given us more details on …

Google, Facebook Partner Up to Deliver Crazy Fast Internet

An 8,000-mile cable will be the most powerful to ever span the Pacific.<p>Google and Facebook are forming a powerful alliance.<p>The two companies are going in on a project to build an internet cable that spans the floor of the Pacific Ocean, according to The Verge. The 8,000-mile cable will run from Los …