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Data Ethics — The New Competitive Advantage

Gry Hasselbalch Contributor<p>Gry Hasselbalch is a founder of dataethics.eu and an author of Data Ethics - The New Competitive Advantage.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Privacy is still alive and kicking in the digital age<p>Pernille Tranberg Contributor<p>Pernille Tranberg is a founder of dataethics.eu and …

The REAL reason your startup shouldn’t have an office

Offices are dead — at least in the way we use them today. Why? Because they limit your resources.<p>Let me explain.<p>Offices are about proximity. You pull all your employees together into one building where they can interact and share resources. Of course, we don’t need physical proximity anymore due to …

Startups

iOS 10.2: Here are all the new features

Emojis, a TV app and a lot more gifts in time for the holidays.<p>Apple released iOS 10.2 new features and bug fixes for your iPhone. It's a big midyear update that includes news emojis, a TV app and much more. Here's everything the update includes.<p><b>Editors' note:</b> <i>This post and above video originally</i> …

TV shows

Apple Pay is live in Japan and works on public transport

The release of iOS 10.1 has brought with it support for Apple Pay in Japan, one of Apple's largest markets and a country where mobile payments have been commonplace for well over a decade. The expansion into Japan required significant work from Apple to get its payment system working on the …

Samsung Pay will support online purchases from early 2017

Samsung Pay users around the world will soon be able to use the service to buy items online. The company announced today that it has signed a deal with Mastercard to use Masterpass, a digital payment system already supported by hundreds of thousands of online retailers in 33 countries, starting …

Qualcomm is spending $47 billion to become the 21st century Intel

Qualcomm, the company already responsible for providing the majority of the world with its mobile processors and wireless modems, is endeavoring to make itself even more indispensable to our future with today’s announcement that it’s acquiring NXP Semiconductors for $47 billion. NXP is a Dutch …

Internet of Things

Samsung runs full-page apology ads over Galaxy Note 7 recall

In an effort to restore some consumer goodwill after the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung ran full page apology ads in three major US daily newspapers today. The letters, which appeared in Monday editions of <i>The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times</i>, and <i>The Washington Post</i>, were aimed …

Galaxy Note

You can now send people money on PayPal by shouting at Siri

“Hey Siri, send what’s-his-face that money I owe him for that thing.”<p>PayPal has introduced Siri support, letting users send and request money using voice commands on iOS. The new feature is available in 30 countries (see a list of supported markets here), and works just like you’d expect. Just …

Facebook wants to make you secure no matter how hard you make it

When you have a billion people using your service, you have an obligation to keep your users secure, even when they behave in unsafe ways.<p>Alex Stamos, Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Facebook, speaking at Web Summit last week, told a quick story to show what his company was up against when it came …

Social Media

Samsung wants you to say hello to Bixby

Samsung announced this week that it will be incorporating digital assistant technology, named Bixby, into its upcoming products. This AI assistant was trademarked by Samsung last month and is created to act as a digital assistant for managing personal information.<p>Vice Chairman of Samsung …

Samsung starts Nougat firmware development for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

The official Android 7.0 Nougat beta program for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge is underway, and we are all hoping that Samsung will bring out the …

Android Phones

Samsung releases November Android security patches for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

The update is seeding for unlocked devices in Europe.<p>Samsung is rolling out November security patches for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users in Europe. The …

Everything we know about the iPhone 7

Rumors about the iPhone 7 started emerging even before the iPhone 6s was released last September.<p>Since then, new rumors have been flowing thick and fast — like a lava flow, constantly moving forward and plowing through everything in its path.<p>Some of these rumors are more credible than others. But …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft Edge can now scrub the web with AdBlock and AdBlock Plus

AdBlock and AdBlock Plus are now available from the Windows Store for Microsoft's Edge browser, letting Windows 10 users browse the way Microsoft intended while giving them the option to control the ads they see. Microsoft opened up Edge browser extensions to testers in March, paving the way for …

Ad Blocking

Microsoft won't bug you to upgrade to Windows 10 after July 29th

Now that Windows 10's free upgrade period is nearly over, you're probably wondering how soon those seemingly inescapable upgrade prompts will go away on Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs. According to Microsoft, you won't have to wait <i>too</i> long. The developer tells <i>WinBeta</i> that it will start disabling the Get …

People in Sweden are using Duolingo to learn... Swedish

The people behind Duolingo have been trying to discover what the most popular languages are according to what people choose on its app.<p>With a user base of more than 120 million, this dataset can provide significant insights into what language people are most eager to acquire.<p>“75% of European …

Language

Microsoft will reportedly unveil its last Lumia phone on February 1

Less than two weeks ago, we confirmed the specifications and design of Microsoft’s Lumia 650. Now we’re learning that the device will be officially unveiled on February 1, according to Windows Central.<p>Final details of the device, including pricing and availability, will be announced via a blog …

Google wants Glass-like headsets with holographic displays

Google Glass (aka Project Aura), as cool as it is, isn't very immersive: you're still looking at flat pictures superimposed on a 3D world. You may see some added depth in the future, though. Google has filed for a patent on a "head wearable display" that would show holograms. The hope is that this …

Why an Indian film has never won an Oscar

Around this time last year, the makers of <i>Court</i> had just returned from Italy. The multilingual film had premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and won two awards—for the best first-time director and the best debut film.<p>Now, after many more screenings at film festivals and many more …

Film Festivals

Xiaomi launches the Mi 4c: high-end specs for sub $240

Xiaomi has released a number of new phones this year and CEO Lei Jun has just announced the company’s latest Mi 4c handset. The Mi 4c is another high-end smartphone with a very competitive price tag, in fact it might just be the company’s best value smartphone that we have seen so far.<p>Jumping right …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft Office 2016 review

Today’s release of Office 2016 marks almost three years since the last major version of Microsoft’s productivity apps. More than 1.2 billion people use Office, for everything from simple word processing and personal finances, to powerful number crunching at large enterprises. It’s as ubiquitous as …

Here's how Microsoft can make the next Windows Phone a hit and put Apple on notice

The Surface Pro 3 is an unqualified success, raking in $888 million for Microsoft in the last quarter and growing fast, which will only get accelerated by reseller arrangements with the likes of HP and Dell.<p>This means that the new model is likely going to be a refinement of the Surface Pro concept, …

Windows Phone

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BlackBerry

Microsoft wants you to scan in 3D using only your phone

If you want to do some 3D scanning, you usually have to get either a dedicated scanner or a less-than-elegant add-on. Microsoft Research and the University of Oxford think there's a better way, though. Their MobileFusion project captures 3D models using only an app on your smartphone. The software …

Android Pay could launch this Wednesday

One of the big announcements back at Google I/O a few months ago was the introduction of Android Pay, Google’s mobile payment solution which hopes to rival Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. According to an internal notice that’s being passed around McDonald’s in the US, the launch of Android Pay could be …

Android Pay

BlackBerry Venice will come with BB10 features

The upcoming BlackBerry Venice slider has leaked several times and based on previous leaks, the handset appears to be running a close-to-stock version of the Android OS. However, all is not as it seems as the handset could marry the stock Android interface with some of the features from the …

Mobile Technology

NASA technologies star in One Direction's music video

Ah, pop stars. They can be anyone they want in their music videos: spies, goddesses and, in One Direction's case, astronauts blasting off to space. The boy band's latest music video for the single <i>Drag Me Down</i> features a number of NASA tech, which is why the agency's been promoting it in its social …

Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 "Active" Brings One Major Improvement

Samsung is preparing to launch an improved Galaxy Note 5 under its long-running ‘active’ line.<p>As was the case with the Galaxy S6, and previous Samsung flagships, an active version could be on the way this November according to a source speaking to Phonearena.<p>The source claims that there’s likely to …

Phones

Samsung is tempting iPhone users with a 30-day trial of its new phones

With the launch of the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5, Samsung has Apple in its crosshairs.<p>Samsung is now offering iPhone owners a 30-day trial of …