Lakshay Solanki

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iPhone 7 won't have a major design change

The Wall Street Journal corroborates what analysts and rumors have said for months: Apple's next iPhone will ditch the headphone jack, but other major design changes will wait till 2017.<p>Do you like the current Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus? Good, because a new report suggests the iPhone 7 won't be …

Mobile Technology

Twitter is making a huge video push — and moving beyond Vine’s six second limit in the process

Vine is expanding its video limit to 140 seconds.<p>There are a lot of places you can go on your phone to watch videos — Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat are a few popular options. Twitter wants to join that group.<p>So Twitter is rolling out a few significant changes in the hope that users will watch (and …

Microsoft adds tap to pay via Wallet for Windows 10 Mobile Insiders

Microsoft is starting its rollout of tap-to-pay to certain U.S.-based Windows Insiders; general availability in the U.S. is 'later this Summer.'<p>Yes, …

Report: Facebook is paying more than $50 million to publishers and celebs for live streaming

Facebook's live streaming platform is proving to be a significant source of cash for some media companies.<p>The social network is paying out more than …

Welcome to the future, where bots make the bad dates go away

Dating is a bleak, bleak endeavor. Between seemingly endless swipes, missed IRL connections, and no one being emotionally available, it’s dark out there — and sometimes, it can even be dangerous, especially for women. Burner — a company that lets people create temporary phone numbers — markets …

Amazon and Google's drone delivery plans hit snag with new US regulations

In the not-too-distant future, Amazon could use a drone to deliver a package from a country warehouse all the way to … a nearby farm.<p>And that, the government said on Tuesday, is about it.<p>The Obama administration green-lit commercial drone flights but said it wasn’t ready to let Google and Amazon …

Obama Administration

Russian Hackers Believed to Have Breached Clinton Foundation Computers

Russian hackers are believed to have breached the computers of the Clinton Foundation — and appear to be the same cyber spies who swiped confidential files from the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton campaigns, officials familiar with the investigation told NBC News.<p>Three private security firms …

Clinton Foundation

NIH grants $2.3M to development of FeverPhone, a portable disease diagnosis kit

Quick diagnosis of bloodborne diseases can very much be a matter of life and death, but bouncing results off a hospital can take hours or days — so the National Institutes of Health and Cornell University are working on a device called the FeverPhone that could cut that time to as little as 15 …

Hyperloop may be the new silk road between Russia and China

"The Russia-China intergovernmental council will convene in a month. I will suggest that my counterpart consider this project, in particular in terms of investments," Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov told journalists, as reported by Russian TASS news agency.<p>According to TASS, the high-speed …

Microsoft leads the pack in cloud computing for the enterprise

Almost three quarters (74%) of global organizations across a range of industries are planning to move even more of their systems to the public cloud, according to a new study from HyTrust. Public cloud refers to cloud computing that allows companies to build, operate, and store software and data in …

Hybrid Clouds

Google's former top sales guy says that everyone is afraid of Google and Facebook

As everyone in the advertising world gathers in the south of France for the annual Cannes festival, Google and Facebook are at top of everyone's mind.<p>More specifically, everyone's talking about how they're afraid of the two online giants' advertising-market dominance, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong tells …

Advertising

Austin police are now impounding drivers in the peer-to-peer ridesharing group

Austin’s transportation saga just keeps getting more interesting.<p>Last week, we wrote about a 30,000 member Facebook group that had formed in Austin to help facilitate ride requests in the absence of Uber and Lyft. Riders posted requests, drivers responded, and people got where they needed to go. …

Peer-to-peer

Japan is deploying pirated anime-hunting human personnel

Japan's automated bootleg-hunting software isn't quite as effective as its government would like. So, it's boosting its anti-piracy campaign by hiring human employees to manually scour forums, torrents and video-streaming websites for illegally distributed anime and live video content. See, it's …

​Hackers hit central banks in Indonesia and South Korea

The central banks of Indonesia and South Korea have been hit by distributed denial of service attacks on their public websites, with officials …

Google Spreads Its Cloud Into Universities

Google is trying to spread its cloud into universities.<p>The search giant said on Tuesday that it would give university students free access to some of …

E-book lover? Check your Amazon account — you might have money from a class-action suit

Ticketmasterisn't the only site giving out freebies this week.<p>Thanks to a class-action lawsuit,<p>Appleis paying for Amazon account credit for people who bought certain e-books between April 2010 and May 2012.<p>You can check here to see if you've got any settlement money in your account. Amazon emailed …

Class Action

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is the best rugged phone, except for one thing

Your options are extremely limited if you want a flagship smartphone that's also rugged.<p>There's only one real tough phone to consider: the Samsung …

Samsung’s global plans for its mobile wallet strategy are a big threat to Apple

For Apple, offering users the ability to tap their iPhones on sales terminals to buy a coffee, snack or train ticket is a fresh revenue stream, like its iTunes music and entertainment service. The banks it works with cough up a small charge for each transaction - reportedly 0.15 percent in the …

Mobile

India opens up to Apple retail stores

Apple could begin opening branded stores in India after Indian officials announced changes to the rules governing foreign direct investment on Monday, according to Reuters.<p>The new rules exempt foreign retailers from the regulation that formerly required at least 30% of the device goods from their …

Apple Store

Uber isn't just for cars

Uber, the largest privately held tech startup, is set to offer its users a new form of transportation around Cannes. Operated by Wajer, UberBOAT will ferry users from Cannes to St Tropez, Monaco or the Lerins Islands.The service will be available from 21 to 26 June, 9am to 9pm within the existing …

Faraday Future cleared to test self-driving cars in California

Faraday Future isn't waiting for Michigan to get its act together before it starts testing self-driving cars in the US. <i>Reuters</i> has confirmed that the fledgling company has received approval to try autonomous vehicles on California roads later this year. It's still not saying just when there will be …

10 best office apps for Android

Office apps have been a valuable center of productivity for many years. We use them for a variety of purposes, including drafting documents, creating spreadsheets and presentations, and keep track of what’s going on. No productivity suite is complete without them and virtually everybody uses them, …

Apps

Apple Pay adds over 40 new banks and credit unions in the United States

Just two weeks after coming to over 30 new banks and credit unions, Apple Pay today has added an additional 44 new institutions in the United States. The new banks come a few days after Bank of America announced that it was rolling out support for ATM withdrawals using Apple Pay and come as Apple …

FinTech

Elon Musk Is Not the First CEO To Buy His Other Company

Silicon Valley is strange enough that entrepreneur Elon Musk’s electric car company just made an offer to acquire the solar company where Musk is …

Segway miniPRO is the best Segway ever

The Ninebot by Segway miniPRO is not a hoverboard. Instead, it’s a true descendant of the original revolution in personal transportation, the …

Ringleader Pleads Guilty in StubHub Ticket Cybertheft Case

A Russian ringleader of a group that fraudulently bought some of the hottest tickets in music, sports and theater by sneaking into StubHub users' accounts pleaded guilty Monday in a scheme involving over $1 million worth of tickets.<p>Vadim Polyakov is expected to get a 4-to-12-year prison term after …

Corruption

Ex-Apple engineers want to make your dumb car smart

It will be years before we get to see how simple and amazing a car designed by Apple will be, but for now a new hardware startup created by ex-Apple engineers is ready to give us the next best thing.<p>Pearl Automation, an autonomous car tech startup co-founded by Apple veteran Bryson Gardner, …

Startups

Mozilla's next logo will be shaped by its users

It's time for Mozilla to get a new look and, true to its open-source roots, the Firefox developer is turning to the community for feedback on what its redesign should entail. The nonprofit has launched an Open Design process to "modernize [its] brand identity."<p>Mozilla is kicking things off with a …

Twitter pushes out four top executives in surprise restructuring

Twitter went through a major shakeup on Sunday as its heads of engineering, media, product and Vine have exited the company.<p>After hours of …

Spotify goes beyond music into video this week

<b>Update January 26:</b> One day after publishing this, Spotify activated the feature for Android users. There’s still no timeline for an iOS update though. A subscription isn’t required to watch the videos.<p>Spotify will start showing video content from selected third-party partners this week as the …

Wall Street