Report: The new Macbook Pro is going to have a fingerprint sensor on its power button

Apple is pretty much the only company that can get away with selling old hardware. And by old hardware, we really mean old hardware. Not one year, not two years, but some Macbooks have hardware that is nearly four years old, which is a lifetime in the technology industry. Continue reading Report: The new Macbook Pro is going to have a fingerprint sensor on its power button

The next Nexus may have gesture-controls built into the fingerprint scanner

New Nexus phones may arrive in October with a Huawei flagship feature

Android Police reports that the next Nexus phones may have a fingerprint scanner that won’t just scan fingerprints, but may also recognize gestures. Continue reading The next Nexus may have gesture-controls built into the fingerprint scanner

One year later, Android Marshmallow finally grabs 15% of the Android market

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iOS and Android fanboys may argue for hours about which is better, but if there’s one thing where Apple definitely has a lead: Its updates often are compatible with devices several generations old, and its latest updates grab a large fraction of the userbase within days. Continue reading One year later, Android Marshmallow finally grabs 15% of the Android market

Samsung’s massive 16TB SSD costs $10,000

Last year, Samsung unveiled a massive SSD that went where no SSD has ever gone before: North of the 10TB barrier. Heck, while most HDDs in use today are around a TB in capacity, most of us use SSDs that are quite small, around 250-500 GB. Continue reading Samsung’s massive 16TB SSD costs $10,000

Report: The Apple Watch 2 will have a thinner display and a thicker battery

Apple Watch 2's thinner screen hopefully means longer battery life

Battery life is one of the qualms that many smartwatch owners face, and that’s because it is hard to fit a large battery in these devices, and so the focus is on maximizing battery efficiency. Continue reading Report: The Apple Watch 2 will have a thinner display and a thicker battery

Apple Watch sales sink like rocks in water

A few years ago, when the startup Pebble got millions from its Kickstarter campaign, and when rumors were fresh about Apple and Google entering the smartwatch market, the smartwatch was heralded as the next big thing.

But a few years later, the smartwatch isn’t as big of a hit as these companies hoped it to be, and the only company in the lead is Apple with the Apple Watch. But the Apple Watch sales are just a fraction of the sales of Apple’s other products, and doesn’t even generate meaningful revenue for Apple.

According to the IDC, Apple Watch sales have fallen by more than 55% to 1.6 million in the second quarter of 2016, compared to 3.6 million sold in the same period last year.

Part of the reason could be that Apple Watch has almost saturated its target market, and those in need of a smartwatch already have one. A more likely reason could be the impending announcement of the Apple Watch 2, which is rumored to be improved on all fronts.

In any case, the Apple Watch cannot be called as a success in any way, and Apple really has to deliver with the Apple Watch 2 if it wants the Apple Watch line to actually generate sales and revenue.

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Motorola after Lenovo: Motorola’s flagship phones are vulnerable, and it won’t do anything about it

Google has always been a software company that occasionally ventures into hardware. Its Chromecast, for instance proved to be an instant success and its Nexus line of devices have proven to be excellent, and in case of the latest generation of Nexus devices, even successful. Continue reading Motorola after Lenovo: Motorola’s flagship phones are vulnerable, and it won’t do anything about it

Report: Nintendo’s upcoming NX is going to be a portable console that plugs into your TV

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It is hard to believe that Nintendo was one of the linchpins of the videogame industy, given that its Wii U has been struggling to trade punches with Sony and Microsoft’s consoles. Its only successful console on the market is the 3DS, which has been showing signs of age. Continue reading Report: Nintendo’s upcoming NX is going to be a portable console that plugs into your TV

The fall of a giant: From $120 billion to a measly $4.8 billion, Yahoo to be acquired by Verizon

Opportunities in the technology industry are all about time. The future is unpredictable, and this is the decision that many startups face when they receive acquisition offers. Is this the best they can get, or do they see themselves being far more valuable than their current valuation in the future? Continue reading The fall of a giant: From $120 billion to a measly $4.8 billion, Yahoo to be acquired by Verizon

Pokemon Go craze makes Nintendo $7.5 billion more valuable

When you look at market trends, it has been proven time and time again that brands recognized and adored by consumers inspire higher brand loyalty and products attached to these brands are often more successful than the same products attached to less recognizable brands. Continue reading Pokemon Go craze makes Nintendo $7.5 billion more valuable

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