Huawei's P9 passes 9 million in sales     - CNET  Enlarge Image  Photo by                                            Andrew Hoyle/CNET                                          Despite not being as recognisable as Apple and Samsung Huawei once against proves itself to be a big player in the mobile game.  On Friday the Chinese company announced the P9 a premium phone released in April has sold over 9 million units worldwide.   Those sales helped Huawei retain its position in Q3 2016 as the…

Huawei's P9 passes 9 million in sales - CNET Enlarge Image Photo by Andrew Hoyle/CNET Despite not being as recognisable as Apple and Samsung Huawei once against proves itself to be a big player in the mobile game. On Friday the Chinese company announced the P9 a premium phone released in April has sold over 9 million units worldwide. Those sales helped Huawei retain its position in Q3 2016 as the…

From Apple Watch to iPhone 7: The evolution of Apple's products under Tim Cook - CNET  Less than two months before succumbing to cancer ailing Apple co-founder Steve Jobs resigned from the office of CEO on August 24 2011. Tim Cook (left) who had been the companys Chief Operating Officer since 2004 took over the top spot at the worlds preeminent technology company.  In the five years since his ascension to the CEO position Cook has made a unique imprint on Apple becoming a more vocal social…

From Apple Watch to iPhone 7: The evolution of Apple's products under Tim Cook - CNET Less than two months before succumbing to cancer ailing Apple co-founder Steve Jobs resigned from the office of CEO on August 24 2011. Tim Cook (left) who had been the companys Chief Operating Officer since 2004 took over the top spot at the worlds preeminent technology company. In the five years since his ascension to the CEO position Cook has made a unique imprint on Apple becoming a more vocal social…

Samsung's reputation plummets after Note 7 debacle     - CNET Samsungs reputation got burned by the Galaxy Note 7.                                                      Crushader/Reddit                                                  While Samsungs Galaxy Note 7 was going up in smoke the companys reputation was going down in flames.  The Korean electronics giant came in at No. 49 in Harris Polls annual US Reputation Quotient Report the market researcher said Monday. Last year Samsung was…

Samsung's reputation plummets after Note 7 debacle - CNET Samsungs reputation got burned by the Galaxy Note 7. Crushader/Reddit While Samsungs Galaxy Note 7 was going up in smoke the companys reputation was going down in flames. The Korean electronics giant came in at No. 49 in Harris Polls annual US Reputation Quotient Report the market researcher said Monday. Last year Samsung was…

IKEA's affordable smart lights will dim with your voice Last month IKEA launched its own line of low-cost smart lighting called TRÅDFRI and up until now users have had to rely on a remote control or a proprietary app to use the product. But no longer.  Today the Swedish retailer announced that their IKEA Home Smart products will respond to voice commands from Alexa Siri and Google Assistant starting this summer. Additionally the product line will integrate with Apples HomeKit. With IKEA Home…

IKEA's affordable smart lights will dim with your voice Last month IKEA launched its own line of low-cost smart lighting called TRÅDFRI and up until now users have had to rely on a remote control or a proprietary app to use the product. But no longer. Today the Swedish retailer announced that their IKEA Home Smart products will respond to voice commands from Alexa Siri and Google Assistant starting this summer. Additionally the product line will integrate with Apples HomeKit. With IKEA Home…

Kodak's latest 4K action camera captures VR-ready video by itself The Kodak Pixpro SP360 4K action camera had a branding problem. Yes you could shoot 360-degree videos but they werent spherical  you needed two cameras to do that which made it less-than-practical for full virtual reality videos. You wont have to do some extra shopping with the 4KVR360 though. The newly launched cam fuses a 20-megapixel sensor with lenses on both the front and back letting one camera shoot fully immersive VR…

Kodak's latest 4K action camera captures VR-ready video by itself The Kodak Pixpro SP360 4K action camera had a branding problem. Yes you could shoot 360-degree videos but they werent spherical you needed two cameras to do that which made it less-than-practical for full virtual reality videos. You wont have to do some extra shopping with the 4KVR360 though. The newly launched cam fuses a 20-megapixel sensor with lenses on both the front and back letting one camera shoot fully immersive VR…

Pinterest highlights curated content with new Explore tool After an update last week attempted to keep us all organized Pinterest has now given its users a new way to get inspired. Following the current trend of apps pushing curated content Pinterest has jumped on the bandwagon with its new Explore section.  A lot of the features in Explore already existed on Pinterest; todays update is all about putting them in one place. Upon clicking Explore youll be greeted by a new series of personal…

Pinterest highlights curated content with new Explore tool After an update last week attempted to keep us all organized Pinterest has now given its users a new way to get inspired. Following the current trend of apps pushing curated content Pinterest has jumped on the bandwagon with its new Explore section. A lot of the features in Explore already existed on Pinterest; todays update is all about putting them in one place. Upon clicking Explore youll be greeted by a new series of personal…

Microsoft shows Apple some love in new holiday ad There are few business rivalriesmore iconic than Microsoft versus Apple and definitely not in the world of tech. But that doesnt mean the two companies arent willing to hug it out in the spirit of the holidays. Microsoft has a new ad for showing its employeesflanked by alocal youth choirwalking over from its brand new 5th avenue storein New York overto Apples iconic cube store  located just a couple ofblocks away (you can read our comparison…

Microsoft shows Apple some love in new holiday ad There are few business rivalriesmore iconic than Microsoft versus Apple and definitely not in the world of tech. But that doesnt mean the two companies arent willing to hug it out in the spirit of the holidays. Microsoft has a new ad for showing its employeesflanked by alocal youth choirwalking over from its brand new 5th avenue storein New York overto Apples iconic cube store located just a couple ofblocks away (you can read our comparison…

Bitfinder makers of the Awair air monitor inhale $4.5 million in Series A Bitfinder the company behind the Awair air quality monitor has today announced the close of a $4.5 million Series A funding round. The round was led by Altos Ventures with participation from Samsung Ventures.  Bitfinder first launched on the scene as an R/GA accelerator (powered by TechStars) company in February of 2015. The company launched the Awair air quality monitor which doubles as both a clock and a monitor. It…

Bitfinder makers of the Awair air monitor inhale $4.5 million in Series A Bitfinder the company behind the Awair air quality monitor has today announced the close of a $4.5 million Series A funding round. The round was led by Altos Ventures with participation from Samsung Ventures. Bitfinder first launched on the scene as an R/GA accelerator (powered by TechStars) company in February of 2015. The company launched the Awair air quality monitor which doubles as both a clock and a monitor. It…

Pong comes to the Apple Watch  Tennis season is coming and what better way to celebrate the sport than by playing it on your wrist? Thats the idea behind A Tiny Game of Pong a version of the Atari classic designed to run on the Apple Watch. It was created by developer Matt Wiechec in order to learn how to design apps for the wearable. Once installed you can use the watchs digital crown to push your paddle back-and-forth across the display. Should you wish you can also switch the theme colors…

Pong comes to the Apple Watch Tennis season is coming and what better way to celebrate the sport than by playing it on your wrist? Thats the idea behind A Tiny Game of Pong a version of the Atari classic designed to run on the Apple Watch. It was created by developer Matt Wiechec in order to learn how to design apps for the wearable. Once installed you can use the watchs digital crown to push your paddle back-and-forth across the display. Should you wish you can also switch the theme colors…

Hit US delivery startup Postmates is launching in London next year Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann has announced today that the company will be launching a UK operation in 2016. In conversation with Mike Butcher at TechCrunch Disrupt London Lehmann saidthat the service would launch first in London. Postmates delivers restaurant food and other items on-demand in cities across the US and has established partnerships to quickly deliver Starbucks and Apple orders in certain markets. Lehmann said…

Hit US delivery startup Postmates is launching in London next year Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann has announced today that the company will be launching a UK operation in 2016. In conversation with Mike Butcher at TechCrunch Disrupt London Lehmann saidthat the service would launch first in London. Postmates delivers restaurant food and other items on-demand in cities across the US and has established partnerships to quickly deliver Starbucks and Apple orders in certain markets. Lehmann said…

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