It’s getting harder and harder to squeeze more performance out of your phone’s camera hardware. That’s why companies like Google are turning to computational photography: using algorithms and machine learning to improve your snaps. The latest research from the search giant, conducted with scientists from MIT, takes this work to
Apple on Wednesday issued beta updates across the board, including iOS, macOS, and watchOS, which are available to developers right now. iOS 11 beta 2 is, of course, the more exciting software of the bunch, as the iPhone is Apple’s most important product. iOS 11 beta 2 is still meant
Microsoft unveiled a radical redesign for Skype earlier this month, with a new look that has Snapchat-like features. While the company has overhauled its Skype apps, there’s also a new Skype logo that ditches the fluffy cloud aspects of the past. Brand New has a closer look at the new
Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know this Thursday.
1. Amazon is interested in buying work messaging app Slack, Bloomberg reports. The deal could value it at $9 billion or more.
2. A top Apple exec is denying an unflattering story from an upcoming book. Phil Schiller says
Five years ago, when Social Media Week launched in Lagos, it was the first event of its kind in Africa on that scale. At the time, social media seemed mostly a fun and useful marketing communications platform.
Looking back, that was only partly right. Social media is undoubtedly a lot of
Walk around any phone store or browse online, and you'll find rows of similar looking rectangular shaped smartphones. Compared to some of the crazy designs pioneered by Nokia, Ericsson and the rest in the early days of mobiles, things look pretty tame now.
It's also an age when sub-$200 smartphones are
Waze on your 5-inch smartphone screen is so last year. The hot new thing is Waze on the 8-inch screen in your dashboard.
The crowdsourced traffic and navigation app owned by Google is joining the SmartDeviceLink Consortium and working with automakers and developers on open source protocols for connecting smart phones to
With the arrival of USB-C, it’s finally possible to charge your devices faster than ever before. The pocket-friendly Nifty C PowerPod Battery Pack takes full advantage of the technology, supercharging USB devices new and old wherever you go. Utilizing Qualcomm 2.0 Fast Charging technology, the PowerPod is able to deliver
Asking if it’s a laptop replacement means we’re overlooking the real future of computing
by Lauren Goode
When Apple’s iPad was first announced seven years ago today, some people wondered whether it would work as a giant phone. It’s hard to imagine now, given that talking on the phone is a