Saturday , 20 July 2019

Technology

iPhone XS vs iPhone XS Max vs iPhone XR

There are slight differences between the iPhone XS vs iPhone XS Max vs iPhone XR, at least at first glance. But as we reviewed each and crafted an in-depth comparison, we developed an informed idea of how they are truly unique in their own way.It’s the first time Apple has released three new iPhones at once, giving us a trio ... Read More »

This 56% Echo Dot price drop is still the Amazon Prime Day deal to beat

Amazon Prime Day has been rolling for a while now, and we’re seeing all manner of deals come out – but this one for the Echo Dot still remains one of the best.This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen for the Echo Dot (3rd generation), and for more than 50% less you can grab this attractive little nugget to ... Read More »

We were wrong: this Bose SoundSport Free deal WAS beaten on Amazon Prime Day

The Bose SoundSport Free headphones are true wireless earbuds from a respected brand – but they’re usually a little on the expensive side. We posited a month ago that they could get a decent price drop on Amazon Prime Day this year, but we’d thought we’d found a far cheaper way.Directly from Bose, you could get a pair of SoundSport Free ... Read More »

Amazon Prime Day 2019: the best deals listed

We’re in the thick of Amazon Prime Day deals for 2019, including spotlighting a rare Apple AirPods 2 discount for $30 off the MSRP. Now is the time to get the best prices on 4KTVs, new DSLR, and mirrorless cameras, and headphones of all sorts.We’re specializing in curating a Prime Day deals list, because while we could list all of ... Read More »

Curve, the ‘over-the-top’ banking platform, raises $55M at a $250M valuation

Curve, the London-based “over-the-top banking platform,” has raised $55 million in new funding. The startup lets you consolidate all of your bank cards into a single Curve card and app to make it easier to manage your spending and access other benefits. Curve’s Series B round is led by Gauss Ventures, the U.S.-based fintech investor, alongside Creditease, IDC Ventures and ... Read More »

Pokémon GO battles will soon be less tappy, more Fruit Ninja-y

At the end of last year, Pokémon GO finally got a player-versus-player battling system. While it was a very much welcomed addition, it has always seemed a bit… monotonous. It just requires so… much… tapping. You repeatedly tap the screen to make your Pokémon attack, simultaneously building up its “Charge” move with each tap. Once it’s time to unleash the ... Read More »

SpaceX and NASA detail cause of Dragon test failure, crewed flight this year looks ‘increasingly difficult’

SpaceX held a press conference on Monday to discuss the results of a months-long investigation conducted by itself and NASA into an anomaly that took place during a static fire test in April. The investigation found that the “anomaly” which occurred during the test was the result of oxidizer mixing at very high pressure with the helium component of the ... Read More »

Facebook snags former Vine GM to run product for its new experimental app division, NPE Team

Is Facebook preparing to launch a serious competitor to TikTok? If so, the company just picked up some key talent to make that happen. Last week, Facebook announced plans for a new division, called the NPE Team, which will build experimental consumer-focused apps where it will try different ideas and features, then see how people react. Now, Facebook has picked ... Read More »

What to expect from tomorrow’s antitrust hearing featuring big tech

Tomorrow, representatives from Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple will testify before Congress in the second hearing organized as part of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust investigation into the world’s largest technology companies. While the first hearing focused on the ways technology companies busted the traditional news business, this one promises to look at the “impact of market power of online ... Read More »

Computing pioneer and LGBT icon Alan Turing will grace the £50 note in 2021

Alan Turing, one of the pioneering figures in modern computing, and also a tragic one in LGBT history, will soon appear on the U.K.’s £50 note. He was selected from a shortlist of scientists and bright minds so distinguished that it must have made the decision rather difficult. The nomination process for who would appear on the new note was ... Read More »