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Here's What Apple CEO Tim Cook Has To Say About Blackberry Quitting The Phone Hardware Business

Early Wednesday, Blackberry Limited announced it would be outsourcing hardware development to its partners and focus on software and services. Later …

This is Why Shares of Fitbit Are Tumbling Today

<i>This story has been updated to reflect new data from the International Data Corporation.</i><p>Fitbit reported consensus beating earnings results for the …

Wearable Tech

This New Type of Wi-Fi Uses 10,000 Times Less Power, So Your Phone Won't Die All The Time

Yes!!<p>If you’ve ever trawled the Internet for advice on how to save battery life on your phone, you’ll know that the #1 tip is pretty much always the …

Wi-Fi

These companies are leading the trend in consolidating your workflow

Establishing an effective workflow process for your company is central to how successful your business will be. Though workflows differ from one company to the next, the end goal is always the same: increased productivity and sales.<p>If your team is tangled up in emails, deadlines, meetings and …

13 AI researchers reveal the amazing facts that blow their minds

Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters<p>Everyone has that one fact they tell people when they want to blow their minds. Some of the best mind-blowing facts come from …

MasterCard unveils 'selfie' security checks, says heartbeat authentication could follow

MasterCard says it plans to bring "selfie pay" security checks to more than a dozen countries. Last year, the company started trialling the technology — which uses facial recognition to authenticate users' identity — but now says it has firm plans to roll the feature out to users after positive …

Banking

Watch this drone make the record 72-minute flight across the English Channel

Sure — short distances and quick jaunts are no problem, but lengthy drone trips rarely make the news (mostly because they just don't happen all that often).<p>But now, one British pilot has upended the drone world, guiding a custom quadcopter across the English Channel in a stunning 72-minute flight. …

Drones

Here's how to keep data on your iPhone safe from just about anyone

Last week, the tech news cycle was dominated by the standoff between Apple and the FBI over a court order that required the former to create software to aid the latter in unlocking the iPhone of one of the San Bernadino shooters.<p>While the battle seems to be dying down a bit after recent revelations …

The Cicret Bracelet puts a smartphone display on your arm with full touchscreen functionality

When Android Wear and Apple Watch launched, each device touted the ability to bring the functionality of a phone to your wrist. This has been executed with varying degrees of success. While I am able to check my notifications and carry out certain tasks on my Apple Watch, an iPhone it is not.<p>That’s …

Motorola gets active with VerveLife outdoor wearables

Consumer Tech

VR just got serious and you should be paying attention

If you haven't been paying much attention to virtual reality, now might be a good time to start. In a series of announcements at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, some of the biggest names in smartphones, consumer electronics and social media have given the technology a major boost.<p>It's …

Virtual Reality

Google human-like robot brushes off beating by puny human – this is how Skynet starts

<b>Vid</b> The next generation of humanoid robots has been unveiled by bot-building Google-stablemate Boston Dynamics. The 'droid boffins have been showing …

Stripe Atlas makes it easy to set up a US business in days

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today Stripe co-founder and CEO, Patrick Collision, announced Stripe Atlas. The new service aims to make it easier to incorporate a business anywhere in the world.<p>Atlas helps incorporate a U.S. Delaware company, open a US bank account with Silicon Valley bank, …

Microsoft is buying Xamarin in push for mobile cross-platform development

Microsoft is buying Xamarin, a company that enables cross-platform development for mobile apps.<p>Microsoft has partnered Xamarin for some time now, but the company is saying “the combination of Xamarin, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Team Services, and Azure provides a complete mobile app dev solution …

This new technology will let you download 23 movies in one second

Li-Fi technology, short for Light Fidelity, uses light from LED bulbs to transmit internet data instead of the radio waves our Wi-Fi routers currently broadcast.<p>The LED lightbulbs flicker extremely quickly to emit a frequency of light that can transmit data at incredible speeds —up to 200 gigabits …

Wi-Fi

Autonomous delivery robots will soon be roving London’s streets

Londoners are historically known for being unfazed by almost anything, but a little delivery robot that’s set to be cruising the streets is causing a bit of a stir.<p>First revealed at the end of last year, the Starship Technologies (a suitably futuristic company name) is now ready to start testing …

The LG G5 has one huge advantage over the Galaxy S7 and the iPhone

LG announced its gorgeous new flagship phone Sunday, the G5.<p>The device has all kinds of exciting, innovative features, from its attractive aluminum design, to its quirky "friends," to the modular battery slot at the bottom. But one of the most important ones that's flown under the radar is its …

Mobile Technology

'MouseJack' allows hackers to hijack computers through your wireless mouse or keyboard

With a bit of ingenuity, and a $60 USB dongle available on Amazon, hackers can now access your computer with just 15 lines of code, from more than a hundred feet away.<p>The researcher who found the ‘MouseJack’ vulnerability, Marc Newlin, recently published a report detailing his findings.<p>MouseJack is …

Virtual Reality In The Enterprise

Sean Jacobsohn Contributor<p>Sean Jacobsohn is a venture investor at Norwest Venture Partners.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Your First 10 Customers Can Make Or Break You<p>This year is already shaping up to be the year virtual reality (VR) goes mainstream. In January, Oculus Rift stole the spotlight at …

Virtual Reality

Futurist Ray Kurzweil: Here's the one scientific fact that blows my mind

The world's leading futurist Ray Kurzweil isn't shocked by much. Except for this one thing.<p>Kurzweil — one of the world's leading minds on artificial intelligence, technology and futurism — has a strategy on how to prolong his own life until science figures out how to make us immortal.<p>The futurist …

Singularity

6 IoT startups that are making your stuff smarter

Every year, The Next Web holds hundreds of interviews with young startups in order to shortlist the cream of the crop and invite them to Boost, our early-stage growth program at The Next Web Conference.<p>With the eleventh edition of our flagship Amsterdam conference coming up in May, the TNW Events …

U.S. Department of Defense Is Aggressively Upgrading to Windows 10

The DoD is planning to move four million machines to Windows 10 within a year.<p>Microsoft’s Windows 10 roll out has been going well, primarily driven by free upgrades for existing devices. While more than 200 million devices (including Xbox One consoles) are running Windows 10 after just six months, …

U.S. Department of Defense

Google making it easier to manage read/write access to shared Drive folders

Google Drive is a really easy way to allow colleagues, family or friends to share access to a set of files, but keeping track of who has what access – and changing permissions – can be a fiddly business. The company has announced in a blog post that it’ll be making life much easier in future.<p>In the …

Uber, Uber Alles? Not In Europe

Evan Rudowski Contributor<p>Evan Rudowski is the founder and managing partner of Atlantic Leap.<p>Late last year Uber announced that it was pulling out of several major German markets, the latest in a series of challenges as it attempts to expand internationally.<p>Is this just a minor misstep — or a …

Regulation

Play Store growth projected to explode at four times the rate of Apple's App Store

A few weeks back I wrote a story with the headline that the Apple App Store has the money but that Google Play owns the future. Not everyone agreed, but the latest annual app report from App Annie begs to differ. App Annie projects massive growth in the app market to 2020, with Play Store growth …

Apps