Could the next Nintendo handheld be “doughnut-shaped?”

Eric David | December 18th

Nintendo Co., Ltd. is rumored to be producing a new handheld to replace the 3DS with an unusual screen shape. According to an Osakan reporter with Japan Times, Nintendo has entered a...»

Tile launches Android app to track objects, has less features than iPhone app

Collen Kriel | December 18th

Tile Inc. announced in the fall that it had raised $13 million in funding through a combination of a seed and Series A funding. Part of that money was allocated to hiring...»

New BlackBerry Classic: a blast from the past or a breath of fresh air?

Collen Kriel | December 18th

Smartphone users want and prefer touchscreens. Or do they? BlackBerry Ltd. seems to think they don’t. Its latest smartphone, the BlackBerry Classic, sports a physical QWERTY keyboard. The new phone has a...»

Chinese phone maker Coolpad caught building backdoors into its phones

Duncan Riley | December 18th

Phones from Chinese maker Coolpad Group Ltd. have been found to have a backdoor manufactured into them. A report from Palo Alto Networks Inc.'s Unit 42 found that the phones, popular in China and Taiwan but sold globally, contained...»

Uber to implement biometric background screening as another driver accused of rape

Duncan Riley | December 17th

Uber Inc. has announced that it will implement biometric scanning to screen the backgrounds of its drivers following a number of high profile incidents of its drivers attacking passengers, including a rape in India and a new alleged...»

Two years late, Instagram adds new filters and hides the ones you never use

Mellisa Tolentino | December 17th

Instagram has recently hit a new milestone, surpassing Twitter, Inc.’s 284 million users. The photo editing and sharing service has reached 300 million users, taking the opportunity to announce five new filters and a slew of other filter updates. New...»

Sony reveals smart glass clip-on to take on Google Glass

Duncan Riley | December 17th

Sony Corp. has revealed a new display module that clips on to your existing glasses, turning them into something similar to Google Glass. The single-lens display module is powered by an ARM Cortex-A7 processor and sports a 640×400 OLED micro-display, giving a...»

Sony leak exposes ‘secret’ goings-on at Snapchat

Collen Kriel | December 17th

On November 24th Sony Pictures Entertainment’s servers were hacked. Among the many leaks to appear online since then is the content of Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton's inbox. Lynton is also a Snapchat...»

Apple suspends sales in Russia due to wildly fluctuating ruble

Duncan Riley | December 16th

Apple Inc. has suspended sales in Russia due to wild fluctuations in the value of the ruble, as the impact of declining world oil prices and Western sanctions continue to destabilize the currency. The Russian ruble dropped 19 percent in...»