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Friday, March 24, 2017
  

The Implications of 5G

With the news that the solar industry is being hit hard by the recent U.K. budget (800% TAX increase for businesses if using solar power, businesses include state run schools but...

Apple tries to reassure after WikiLeaks dump points to CIA hacking, plus other reaction

The day after the massive WikiLeaks document dump that calls into question the security of our tech products — the CIA supposedly can hack into our iPhones, Android, smart TVs —...

How many iPhones are in use? Analyst estimates 715 million and counting

So, just how many iPhones are being used around the world? It’s commonly accepted that the Apple iPhone is the most popular smartphone in history. Apple itself has said it has sold...

Finally Stop Your Netflix Buffering

Help, Netflix buffering, slow loading, stopping? We have all had this issue at some point before, if you are a regular Netflix user of course. Well, if the news is to be...

Mozilla Pockets a new app

Mozilla, maker of the Firefox browser, now has a bookmarking app in its Pocket. The not-for-profit corporation announced Monday that it’s acquired Read It Later, the startup behind Pocket, an app and...

Apple looking into iPhone 7 that caught fire

Apple is looking into claims that an iPhone 7 Plus caught fire after a video and photos showing the smoking phone went viral on Twitter. https://twitter.com/briannaolivas_/status/834556234166448128 Brianna Olivas tells Mashable that her phone “caught...

Samsung To Test Run 5G In The UK

Struggling to get your phone to show that 4G symbol is something we have probably all experienced at some point here in the U.K. A recent report from the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC)...

Verizon jumps into unlimited wireless data game

The battle for wireless phone customers became more heated Monday as Verizon Communications joined the unlimited data plan crowd and looked to sweeten its program with something that might be hard...

Apple said to have met Chinese officials over iPhone 6S battery issues

Apple recently reported fiscal first-quarter sales of $78.4 billion. Of that amount, $16.2 billion came from China, making it Apple’s third-largest geographical region for sales. That total from China was nothing to...

FCC kills investigation into ‘data-free’ plans

Broadband companies who want to give their own sites and services a leg up on the competition can now do so without worrying about getting any hassle from the Federal Communications...

Super Bowl 51 Trailers: Guardians Of The Galaxy 2, Fate Of The Furious, Pirates...

Super Bowl LI is happening right now. In addition to what is expected to be a great game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, there will be the...

How Facebook is approaching its ‘video first’ strategy

Facebook has been making big bets on video and this year won’t be an exception. “I’ve said before that I see video as a mega trend on the same order as mobile,”...

Report: Many millennials shunning pay TV

The traditional TV industry has a big problem, and it’s called millennials. Americans aged 18 to 34 are more likely than any other age group to not have pay TV, according to...

Exploding smartphones: Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 problems on the battery

Running as fast as it can to put Note7Gate behind it, Samsung says those cursed Galaxy smartphones that kept spontaneously combusting were the victims of bad battery design. The South Korean tech giant,...

Lawsuit wants Apple to stop iPhone users from texting while driving

Apple has a patent on technology that would prevent texting while driving. A new lawsuit is demanding that the iPhone maker use it. Julio Ceja, of Costa Mesa, was involved in a car accident...

Google’s high-end Pixels scarce for buyers, but firm plans lower-end phones for U.S.: reports

Google’s new high-end Pixel smartphones are mostly out of stock, and meanwhile the firm plans to bring lower-cost Android phones to the U.S. market, two new reports said. In October, Google splashily announced...

Andy Rubin To Start Smartphone Firm Essentials

Andy Rubin, famed for the creation of Android, one of the most popular Operating systems on the planet is preparing to take on the industry he helped to create. Moving away from...

AT&T, Verizon likely violating net neutrality, FCC says

AT&T and Verizon are likely violating net neutrality rules, the Federal Communications Commission has determined, but don’t expect the agency to do anything about it. Thanks to Donald Trump’s election, the FCC will be...

On Topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s going on in tech on Wednesday… —Data from Flurry Analytics shows Apple devices are still doing well, with 44 percent of worldwide mobile device activations the week before Christmas being...

Amazon’s last Christmas delivery: A heated mattress pad at 11:59 p.m. on Christmas Eve

Amazon played Super Santa, one with an extra boost of stamina, in the weeks and hours leading up to Christmas. The internet retail giant shipped more than 1 billion items with Prime,...