Kimeli Emmanuel

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Apple buys tech that could take Siri offline

Apple has sort-of-confirmed that it recently snapped up another small company, called Novauris. The firm specializes in speech recognition and has historical ties to the core technology and patents underpinning Siri. <i>TechCrunch</i> reports that Novauris' experts are already working inside Apple to …

Will.i.am Is Building a Smart.Phone.Watch

Smartwatch makers have yet to find the sweet spot for replicating your phone’s functionality while also creating new uses. Musician and tech investor will.i.am is taking a different approach by ditching the smartphone entirely with a watch that’s capable of making its own calls.<p>Will.i.am unveiled …

Meet The Entrepreneurs Behind Nigeria’s Startup Revolution

Younger Nigerians like Jonathan Lawoyin prefer to point to more hopeful signs for the future, and the potential of a new tech-savvy generation to fix …

What’s Google really up to in wireless? Might not be what you think.

Is Google really considering taking on the wireless industry? According to The Information, the company has talked to Verizon and Sprint about leasing wireless capacity to launch a mobile service.<p>Earlier this week, the blog cited unnamed sources who claimed Google has had talks with Verizon and …

How Intel does 64-bit on 32-bit Android

Intel said this week that it's going 64-bit on 32-bit Android. Confused? Intel offered some clarification at its China developer conference this week.<p>Here's the initial statement Intel released this week:<p>"Intel...released Android KitKat 4.4 with a 64-bit kernel optimized for [Intel Architecture]. …

It had to happen: Jailbreaking a Tesla Model S

“Jailbreaking” used to mean, well, breaking out of jail.<p>In the modern world though, it typically refers to the process of cracking software to take greater control of applications and user interfaces.<p>It’s rife in the world of smartphones, and now it’s possible with electric vehicles too — such as …

The confidential internal slides that show why Apple is making a bigger iPhone 6

<i>Apple internal slides</i><p>There has been no shortage of rumors that the iPhone 6 will have a big screen ranging from 4.7-inches to over 5 inches. But why is Apple doing this? They just changed the display size from 3.5-inches to 4-inches and another screen size increase could present a headache for …