Late Thursday, a report from the Shanghai Evening News suggested Apple would not be producing a less expensive iPhone despite reports to the contrary. That story, and what happened after its publication, is shaping up to be one of the most bizarre technology stories in recent memory.
It was expected, but still impressive. Nvidia unveiled its quad-core Tegra 4 mobile processor at CES 2013, and many products with the next-generation chip are already planned. One of them was a the show: The 10.1-inch model in Vizio's new Android tablets, and I got a little one-on-one time with it.
Say what you want about Snooki, but she attracted among the most hype and commotion at 2013 International CES conference this week while promoting the launch of her new headphones line. Based on the amount of buzz around her arrival, you'd never guess
Irritated by your car's built-in GPS? You're not alone. More car owners are less happy with their factory-installed navigation systems than in the past, says a report out today from J.P. Power and Associates. A survey of drivers conducted late last year found satisfaction with their navigation systems down 13 points from the prior year.
Behind all the dazzling mobile-ready electronics products on display at the International CES in Las Vegas this week is a looming problem: how to make the networks that support all these wireless devices function robustly and efficiently.
IBM has always been known for raking in more U.S. patents than any other company, but this year signals a landmark: not only is it IBM's 20th consecutive year of earning more patents than any other company, it also made a single-year record with 6,478 issued patents, according to the annual tally published today by IFI Claims Patent Services.
Is Apple finally getting close to cutting a distribution deal with China Mobile? While Apple has deals to sell the iPhone through other carriers the company has long sought a deal with China Mobile, the largest wireless carrier in the largest wireless market in the world. This morning, according to Reuters, Apple CEO Tim Cook met with China Mobile Chairman Xi Gouhua.
It’s been a tough couple of years for Research in Motion. The BlackBerry maker still has a faithful following of physical-keyboard loving users, but Apple, Samsung and cheaper smartphone makers from Asia have smashed RIM’s market share. Its stock has fallen almost 90% in the last five years; last quarter it posted another weak set of financial results.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised Chinese customers an iPad Mini with cellular by the end of the month. Speaking to news outlet Tencent (translation), Cook said the iPad Mini with cellular functionality will be coming to China "in late January." He declined to provide an exact release day.
Pebble got a ton of attention for its smart watch at CES this year. It wasn’t the only smart watch company, however, to have a major announcement. Originally announced at last year’s CES, Italian-based I’m watch announced the next iteration its smart watch. Reminiscent of the iPod nano watches you may have seen walking around, the I’m watch consists of a bulky square watch face with an even bulkier strap attached.
Samsung unveiled at the 2013 International CES on Wednesday its latest processor for smartphones, the Exynos 5 Octa. The company says this new processor delivers twice the performance of its predecessor, Samsung's Exynos 4 Quad. This means new phones from Samsung are going to be noticeably faster.
In a hopeful sign for embattled telecom company Research in Motion , three top U.S. wireless carriers said they would support BlackBerry 10 products. RIM's newest mobile operating system is slated to launch alongside two smartphones on Jan. 30 , and the company's comeback depends on the success of BlackBerry 10.
Companies like Apple and Google are positioning voice recognition services as personal assistants, but any information shared with them is tied to the specific platforms. Nuance is trying to change that Project Wintermute, a platform agnostic voice recognition service that lives in the cloud. The Next Web took a look at Nuance’s new service in action, with Wintermute intelligently saving search queries and context across platforms.
When it comes to leak testing, modern manufacturing requires flexible and fail safe systems, which is the topic of a new design report from InterTech Development Company. Automotive, industrial and medical applications are renowned for the use of flexible automation such as robots and machine vision for improved time-to-market and quality; however, some parts just cannot ship without leak testing.
Running your electronics can get pricey. You already know about Vampire energy and how simply having your TV or DVR plugged in can cost you money. But do you have any idea how much it actually costs to run those devices? A new gadget being shown at the International CES – MeterPlug — will not only tell you how much your new flat screen TV costs to run, it will send the data to your smartphone via Bluetooth .