The rear camera is one of the most hotly-contested (and ruthlessly-promoted) features in today’s premium smartphones — a fact driven home by the constant jousting for top spot in DxOMark’s renowned best mobile camera rankings. The competition has become so close that, even when vendors like Apple, Google, Samsung or Sony launch a new phone […]
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The BBC has a rich history in radio, after having been founded as a wireless broadcaster back in the 1920s. But now, the corporation is embracing the world of interactive audio stories with the release of The Inspection Chamber, a sci-fi comedy drama that you use your voice to participate in. The experience can be […]
Paytm, India’s top digital wallet and payment service, has introduced a chat feature to amp up its appeal among an increasingly competitive market. The new ‘Inbox’ feature, which was first outed in August, is initially available on Android, which accounts for the bulk of Paytm’s claimed 200 million users, and not iOS. It allows users to share […]
Two weeks after announcing $164 million in funding, mapping data startup Mapbox has made its first acquisition. The company has acquired MapData, a neural network-based mapping startup based out of Minsk in Belarus. It will be using the deal spearhead the opening of a new office in the city and the hiring of more engineers; and to […]
In case you were wondering, yes, the ongoing legal battle between Apple and chipmaker Qualcomm can, in fact, get worse. A new report from Bloomberg reveals that Qualcomm is now suing Apple for breach of contract, specifically by allegedly sharing proprietary information about its chips with competitor Intel. As evidence, Qualcomm claims Apple asked for confidential information […]
Logitech’s latest peripheral invention is a keyboard that’s designed to be used in virtual reality. As those who have tried to type with a VR headset on will know, it’s a rather odd and somewhat challenging experience – even for those who know the keyboard layout so well they never have to look at the device – […]
Black Duck Software, a 15-year-old company whose products automate the process of securing and managing open-source software — including detecting license compliance issues — is being acquired by Synopsys, the publicly traded maker of semiconductor-design software. Under the terms of the definitive agreement, 31-year-old Synopsys will pay approximately $565 million, or $548 million net of cash acquired, meaning the […]
Some changes are underway at Stack Overflow, the online community where some 50 million developers and others converge to talk programming and many other things. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that the startup has conducted a substantial number of layoffs across the company as it looks to steer the business more towards its core Q&A products and […]
Pets are great, but in our modern hectic lives it’s increasingly difficult to give them the love and attention they deserve without paying someone else to do it. But what if you never needed to feed them, walk them or worry about them tearing up the house? Maybe that’s why Sony is bringing its robotic dog […]
OnePlus is on the charm offensive with its upcoming OnePlus 5T and social media accounts are heavily hinting toward lots of features and even the name of the new phone. A new teaser on the OnePlus Twitter account seems to confirm there will be a 3.5mm headphone jack on the 5T. You can see the tweet below […]
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