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Tuesday, 17 Jan 2017

A patent for a foldable phone-to-tablet device has been filed by Microsoft

A patent for a foldable phone-to-tablet device has been filed by Microsoft

Microsoft has filed a patent for a 2-in-1 foldable device that can function as a smartphone and a tablet.

MWC 2017: The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will have bigger screens

MWC 2017: The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will have bigger screens

Precise measurements of both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus were obtained by GSMArena and it looks like both phones will have bigger screens than their predecessors.

MWC 2017: LG G6 has heat pipes to prevent overheating

MWC 2017: LG G6 has heat pipes to prevent overheating

Lee Seok-jong from LG Electronics’ mobile communication operation group reportedly told the Korean Herald that the upcoming G6 flagship smartphone will be undergoing stricter safety tests and use heat pipes to minimize overheating.

App.net will cease to exist in March, long live Micro.blog

App.net will cease to exist in March, long live Micro.blog

App.net, an alternative to Twitter, has announced that it will shut down the service on March 14, 2017. If you’ve never heard of App.net, we won’t blame you.

Monday, 16 Jan 2017

The creator of Android has a new company and is building a premium smartphone

The creator of Android has a new company and is building a premium smartphone

Andy Rubin has started a new company called Essential, just over two years since leaving Google. The company has plans for a premium smartphone, with high-design elements like an edge-to-edge display and ceramic back.

The PC market is on the decline for the fifth year running

The PC market is on the decline for the fifth year running

In 2011 365 million PCs were sold worldwide, but within the last five years, that number has shrunk to a quarter of that.

Razer's Project Valerie concept notebook pops up on Chinese auction site

Razer's Project Valerie concept notebook pops up on Chinese auction site

Seems that one of Razer’s massive three-display Project Valerie notebook that was stolen at CES 2017 has seemingly popped up on the Chinese auction site Taobao, but some have deemed the auction as fake. Find out more after the jump.

Lyft lost US$600 million in 2016, but its revenue is growing

Lyft lost US$600 million in 2016, but its revenue is growing

According to leaked financial data, Lyft lost US$600 million last year in its battle for ride-sharing supremacy with Uber.

Apple's App Store generated an estimated US$5.4 billion revenue in 2016

Apple's App Store generated an estimated US$5.4 billion revenue in 2016

Research firm Sensor Tower estimates that Apple's App Store generated US$5.4 billion revenue in 2016, a growth of 60 percent compared to 2015.

MWC 2017: Huawei and Motorola have launch events scheduled

MWC 2017: Huawei and Motorola have launch events scheduled

Both Huawei and Motorola have launch events scheduled for Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017.

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