Roberto Garcia

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Brazil's Petrobras graft probe expanded

Brazil's Supreme Court has given prosecutors the go-ahead to investigate dozens of top politicians, including a former president and leaders of Congress, for alleged links to a kickback scheme at the state-run energy company.<p>The inquiry will now focus on a former president, the leaders of the lower …

Brazil

Anything you do on the Apple Watch should take less than 7 seconds, says app design firm

Many tech companies are still struggling to find what types of apps work best on a smartwatch, especially now that the Apple Watch is coming next month.<p>Robbie Abed, director of marketing at app design firm Y Media Labs, says some of his clients are starting to think about whether or not they should …

Smartwatches

Root achieved for Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact with locked bootloader

Owners of Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact Android handsets that have a locked bootloader, it is your lucky day. At least, it is if you’ve been hoping to root your device.<p>A clever dev over at the XDA-Forums has scored himself a touch of bounty for working out the xploit. Sorry… exploit. The …

Phones

Box jumps 66% in first big IPO of 2015

Welcome to Wall Street, Box. What took you so long?<p>A year after it first began the process of going public, Box made a big splash in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday morning.<p>Box, trading under the ticker symbol "BOX," opened at $20.20. That's a big bump from its initial public …

Venture Capital

HP teamed up with a fashion designer to make a stunning smartwatch

As beautiful as the look of the Moto 360 is, there are people who would prefer something that's styled more like a traditional watch. For this, the MB Chronowing, created by fashion designer Michael Bastian and engineered by HP, could be the perfect solution. The new wearable, which will be …