Cameron Wall

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This Teenage IBM Employee Got His Job By Buying An Old Mainframe Computer

19-year-old Connor Krukosky has been collecting computers for years. His latest relic helped land him a job.<p>The IBM z890 Mainframe computer weighs 1,500 pounds and stands over five feet tall. When it was first unveiled in 2004, it cost over $300,000. At that time, the z890 was a cutting-edge …

iPhone 7 event live: Latest updates as pictures of new Apple phone and release date leak hours before launch

Apple is about to launch its newest phone, shockingly called the iPhone 7 – and potentially other things that might be even more important. It will …

Apple iPhone 7 review: Refining the design rather than ripping it up and starting again - Pocket-lint

"It is the best iPhone yet", proclaimed Tim Cook on the stage at Apple's Special Event in San Francisco at the beginning of the September last …

How Mobile Today Is Like TV Six Decades Ago

All of the growth in advertising right now is targeted at that little screen people carry with them everywhere.<p>In the early 1950s, television was popular, but unsophisticated. This was a common sentiment, even among the people who produced it—"a hybrid monstrosity derived from newspapers, radio …

Samsung Leak Reveals 'Smart Glow' Rear-Side Notification System for Phones

An interesting leak has emerged online this morning that suggests Samsung is about to bring a new type of light notification technology to the rear case of its smartphones.<p>Android phones often come with a separate notification LED on the front of the handset that alerts users to missed messages and …

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iPhone 7 Leak Reveals Significant Feature Removed

Do you want an iPhone 7? In past years this would’ve been a rhetorical question. <i>Of course millions and millions</i> of Apple customers wanted the latest and greatest iPhone. But doubts are growing about what users might get in 2016…<p>And now according to the usually reliable Macotakara, Apple’s latest …

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How Android gets to 100% market share

Matt Heiman Contributor<p>Matt Heiman is an investor at Greylock Partners.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Predicting success in startup consumer brands<br>• Why ‘TAM’ doesn’t matter to me<p>Android already commands over 80 percent of the mobile OS market share globally, and just under 60 percent in the US. But …

Carl Icahn sells entire Apple stake on China worries, warns Wall Street of 'day of reckoning'

"We no longer have a position in Apple. Tim Cook did a great job. I called him this morning to tell him that, I told him it's a great company. He …

Google reportedly building live streaming app dubbed YouTube Connect

The report goes on to note that videos would be viewable either from the YouTube Connect app or on the YouTube website via the streamer's channel. …

A battle for the future of the App Store is brewing

Developers embraced the store because it meant that Apple took care of a lot of the most banal and difficult parts of the software business — including payments, piracy prevention, and software updates.<p>Plus, it gave inroads directly to Apple's iPhone customers, which even then was a lucrative and …

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The Next Big Tech Revolution Will Be In Your Ear

Experts in UX, AI, and product design weigh in on the next big modality in computing.<p>“I wish I could touch you,” Theodore says, laying in bed. He’s met with silence. Rejection. Until she speaks up, tentatively. “How would you touch me?”<p>It’s a famously poignant scene from the movie <i>Her</i>, as the …

Get ready – 5G will create waves of innovation that disrupt every industry

The launch of ultrafast mobile broadband discussed at Mobile World Congress will require a shift in how businesses think<p>It’s easy to focus on technology and not the behaviours it makes possible and the expectations it changes. The internet seemed decent in the early dial-up age. We didn’t pine for …

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Encrypted Messaging App Telegram Hits 100M Monthly Active Users, 350k New Users Each Day

That didn’t take long. Telegram launched just two and a half years ago and is today announcing at Mobile World Congress 2016 it has 100,000,000 monthly active users.<p>Shortly after launching, the messaging app claimed it had 100,000 users communicating on its encrypted platform and then in December …

Mobile World Congress Day 1 in Pictures

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China's Future Submarine Could Go The Speed Of Sound

Thanks to a gas bubble and a liquid lubricant<p>The submarine of the future may come to America in a super fast bubble, traveling under water. Researchers at China's Harbin Institute of Technology developed a new concept for submarine “supercavitation,” where an underwater vessel creates a pocket of …

Military

I got my hands on that $4 smartphone everyone’s talking about. Here’s what I think

The $4 smartphone launch might be a marketing gimmick to catapult into the limelight by a new brand and capture a pie of the Indian smartphone market.

Mobile

Microsoft Brings Red Hat Enterprise Linux To Azure

Microsoft is now selling Red Hat Enterprise Linux licenses. Starting today, you will be able to deploy Red Hat Linux Enterprise (RHLE) from the Azure Marketplace and get support for your deployments from both Microsoft and Red Hat.<p>In addition, Microsoft today announced that it is now offering …

Apple will not build a backdoor to the iPhone, says Tim Cook in response to FBI court order

Apple CEO Tim Cook has responded to a court order that stipulated Apple must help the FBI break into a phone belonging to one of the San Bernardino killers, saying it would set a “dangerous precedent.”<p>“The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens …

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China bought nearly half of the world's luxury goods last year

Consumers in China spent $116.8 billion on luxury goods abroad in 2015, according to <i>China Daily</i>.<p>This translates to 46% of the global volume of …

Media goes gaga over study showing women code better than men. The truth’s more nuanced.

The media ran amok last week with a research study which looked at gender bias on Github, a site where programmers can submit open-source code vetted …

Turn any app into Whatsapp with the SaaS toolkit these guys built

Last year, I had four messaging apps on my phone, and it didn’t seem excessive. I have family members who live in different countries. I am also more …

Are You Suffering From Text Neck?

Is your smart phone secretly damaging your spine? Recent research suggests that this is in fact the case. Text neck is affecting more and more people (especially teens), causing a multitude of problems including neck pain caused by adopting a posture that in turn removes the neck's natural …

Messaging Service WhatsApp Tops 1 Billion Monthly Users

The multi-platform mobile messaging service WhatsApp has crossed a billion active users a month, the company announced on its blog Monday.<p>“That’s …

Why Facebook’s Parse shutdown is good news for all of us

As Jim Barksdale famously said: “There’s only two ways I know of to make money: bundling and unbundling — most people spend half their time adding and other people spend half their time subtracting, so that’s what works out.”<p>Yesterday, Facebook put a bullet in Parse, its “unbundled” …

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Venmo Opens Its Payment Service To Third-Party Apps

Venmo, the peer-to-peer payment service operated by PayPal, has now become a payment platform after it opened up to third-party apps and services.<p>The feature is as simple as it sounds. Venmo users can pay inside other apps using the service, much like they might shop and pay using a PayPal button …

IDC: Samsung shipped more smartphones than Apple in 2015, but the gap is narrowing

Because Apple dominates the smartphone market in the U.S., it’s easy to forget that the company only has the silver medal worldwide. Even with 74.8 million iPhones sold last quarter, Samsung continues to dominate the worldwide market. In Q4 2015 and in all of 2015, the South Korean company shipped …

An "iPhone 5SE" might come as soon as March

Apple is believed to be working on a new 4-inch iPhone, and now <i>9to5Mac</i> claims to have details on what we should expect. The new phone is reported to be an improved version of the iPhone 5S: Apple is essentially said to be taking the guts of the iPhone 6 and stuffing them into the 5S's smaller body. …

Apple underestimated how many people were using its News app

Eddy Cue says 'we don't know what the right number is'<p>Apple News only launched last September, but the app might have more users than the company previously thought, Apple's Eddy Cue said yesterday — Apple has been underestimating the number of people who read stories on its Apple News app since …