Saturday, February 23, 2019

Apple is prioritizing AR — and that’s a good thing

Until recently, it was easy to dismiss augmented reality as at best a luxury add-on to cellphones, at worst a gimmicky marketing stunt. From Pokémon Go to Android’s AR face filters to Snapchat’s Lens Studio, AR...

5 things to expect from the event formerly known as Mobile World Congress

The annual telecom industry gathering once upon a time known as Mobile World Congress but now officially known as MWC Barcelona begins next week. And while the annual gathering of telecom industry players...

Apple confirms its plans to close retail stores in the patent troll-favored Eastern District...

Apple has confirmed its plans to close retail stores in the Eastern District of Texas – a move that will allow the company to better protect itself from patent infringement lawsuits, according to...

Pinstagram? Instagram code reveals Public Collections feature – TechCrunch

Instagram is threatening to attack Pinterest just as it files to go public the same way the Facebook-owned app did to Snapchat. Code buried in Instagram for Android shows the company has...

Huawei leak shows Mate X foldable 5G phone ahead of MWC 2019

Huawei signaled earlier this month that it would reveal its foldable 5G phone at the 2019 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but the exact name and look weren’t confirmed until today. Say hello...

This feature-packed parka includes a Wi-Fi hotspot to keep you plugged in

The Norrland Parka is a winter jacket that offers more than 20 features, including pockets for storing smartphones, tablets, and earbuds, as well as a USB battery pack and a Wi-Fi hotspot for...

ProBeat: Samsung reasserts smartphone king status

Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event was jam-packed. Even if you don’t look at all the announcements and only concern yourself with phones, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10...

Opera Touch brings website cookie blocking to iOS – TechCrunch

Last fall, Opera introduced Opera Touch for iOS – a solid alternative to Safari on iPhone, optimized for one-handed use. Today, the company is rolling out a notable new feature to this...

Apple will reportedly close 2 stores to avoid an infamous Texas patent court

With over 500 retail stores worldwide, Apple’s opening or closing plans for individual stores typically aren’t noteworthy, but the company appears to have an unusual motive behind the closure of two locations in...

Ctrl-labs raises $28 million from GV and Alexa Fund for neural interfaces

“We’re at the point of the launch where … we want to get it out developers,” Berenzweig said. On the software side of the equation, the accompanying SDK is “more mature,” with built-out JavaScript...

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