• Google Play Store and Android Apps are Probably Coming Soon to Chromebooks

    Google Play Store and Android Apps are Probably Coming Soon to Chromebooks

    Would you be interested in a Chromebook if it ran all of your favorite apps?But this move, Android apps running on Chrome OS the way it is, makes a hell of a lot of sense, at least to me.
  • Tony Fadell's Nest Exit: What's Next?

    Tony Fadell's Nest Exit: What's Next?

    He said in his blog post he plans "to pursue new opportunities to create and disrupt other industries…" Nest's new leader is Marwan Fawaz, who previously worked as EVP at Motorola Mobility.] As it happens, Nest has reportedly been working on a wireless hub for home security called Flintstone.
  • Microsoft Moving Skype To Azure, Ditching P2P

    Microsoft Moving Skype To Azure, Ditching P2P

    Although Pall's blog did not mention Microsoft's cloud platform specifically, he told ZDNet that most of Skype consumer will be migrated to Azure in the near future.2016, according to its Skype support page.
  • Microsoft Moving Skype To Azure, Ditching P2P

    Microsoft Moving Skype To Azure, Ditching P2P

    Although Pall's blog did not mention Microsoft's cloud platform specifically, he told ZDNet that most of Skype consumer will be migrated to Azure in the near future.2016, according to its Skype support page.
  • Report: Airlines Combat Exploding Phone Risk With Fire-Containment Bags

    Report: Airlines Combat Exploding Phone Risk With Fire-Containment Bags

    According to The Guardian, three US airlines — Virgin America, Delta, and Alaska Airlines — are installing fire-containment bags capable of withstanding 3,200-degree temperatures to fight on-board blazes caused by smartphones and other mobile devices.At $1,800 each, they're not exactly cheap, but can you really put a price on safety—particularly when dummies abound?
  • Apple Delays AirPod Shipments

    Apple Delays AirPod Shipments

    Removing the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 wasn't about making life harder for the Apple faithful: the wireless AirPods were intended to fill the void (and at $159 a pair, also to make Apple a little extra cash).AirPod shipments, which were supposed to begin by the end of October, have been indefinitely delayed.
  • Canadian Immigration Site Overwhelmed After Trump Victory

    Canadian Immigration Site Overwhelmed After Trump Victory

    On Tuesday night, as polling results rolled in, the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website was temporarily forced offline.Apparently, it was overwhelmed by Americans considering a move up north over a Donald Trump presidency.
  • Question of the Day: Buy Any New Tech Toys During Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

    Question of the Day: Buy Any New Tech Toys During Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

    There has been no shortage of deals this holiday shopping season, so we wanted to circle back and see if you picked up any new toys while all of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday madness has been taking place.Did you buy your partner a tech goodie?
  • Report: Foxconn Manager Steals $1.5M Worth of iPhones

    Report: Foxconn Manager Steals $1.5M Worth of iPhones

    A former manager at Apple manufacturer Foxconn apparently had a lucrative iPhone theft scheme going on for some time, but is now the one about to pay.From 2013 to 2014, the man and his accomplices reportedly stole around 5,700 iPhones and sold them to stores, raking in nearly $2.
  • Report: Senior VW Execs Advised Against Leaving Germany

    Report: Senior VW Execs Advised Against Leaving Germany

    To avoid the latter scenario, senior managers at the company have been advised to avoid traveling to the US, Reuters reported on Friday.On the list of those charged is Oliver Schmidt, head of VW's regulatory compliance office from 2014 to early 2015, who was taken into custody by the FBI on Sunday while visiting Miami, and appeared in federal court there Monday.