Apple vs. Samsung Ends up in the Supreme Court

One of the most captivating patent infringement cases in recent times—the Apple vs. Samsung case—is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) this week. The Lowdown on Apple vs. Samsung The Apple vs. Samsung case originally went to trial back in 2012. Because the case made some of the inner workings of two of the world’s most secretive companies matters of...

Now Replacement Galaxy Note 7s are Exploding Too

Samsung recently announced that it has recovered over 60 percent of the exploding Galaxy Note 7s. The recalled products were replaced with supposedly safe Note 7s. If you thought the replacement smartphones were any better, think again. Earlier this week, a Southwest Airlines flight was evacuated because of a “smoking” Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. Panic on the Plane Authorities evacuated a...

Email Hack May Cost Yahoo a Billion Dollars

Yahoo’s millions of users were not happy about the recently unveiled major email hack, which put data of 500 million users at serious risk. Now there’s one entity that’s even less happy than the affected users: Verizon. Earlier this year, Verizon won a bid for $4.8 billion to acquire Yahoo’s core businesses. Now Verizon wants about a billion shaved...

Drone Surfing Looks as Cool as It Sounds

Drones can deliver food and even paint dot pictures. Now, drones can carry a grown man on a wakeboard across the waves! Here’s your introduction to drone surfing, a hot new watersport that might come to a beach near you very soon. Freefly Alta 8 Drone surfing is made possible by a custom-made drone called Alta 8 by the cinematographic company...

Makers of Tiny Nano-Machines Awarded the Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry this year was awarded to three scientists who have pioneered the invention of the nano-machine. That’s right, they are real. Scientists Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Bernard L. Feringa have developed an artificial molecular machine a thousand times smaller than a strand of hair. These tiny machines could be used in the...

Google Unveils Slew of New Hardware

Google’s hardware event held in San Francisco this week introduced close to a dozen new products. While the highly anticipated Pixel and Pixel XL smartphone reveal took center stage, Google’s cool new VR and smart home gadgets also grabbed attention. Here are the biggest reveals from the event. Google Home Google’s own smart home device is a direct competitor to Amazon’s...

Microsoft Assembles New AI Team

Microsoft spent years and billions of dollars trying to get the company’s search engine, Bing, to catch up with Google. That never happened, so the iconic software company refocused its efforts on an emerging field: artificial intelligence. Just recently, Microsoft announced creating a shiny new engineering and research team with 5,000 personnel to create products based on AI. It Started...

Scientists May Have Found a Way to Make Smartphone Batteries Last Longer

What if the battery on your smartphone could last a whole week? Better yet, what if it never needed expensive replacements? Scientists have long struggled to make lithium-ion batteries safer and last longer. While these batteries may not be close to getting any safer, they might be able to last longer thanks to an accidental discovery at a lab...

Blackberry to Stop Making Own Phones

Iconic Canadian company Blackberry recently announced plans to can its internal hardware development efforts. Blackberry will no longer make the company’s titular phones. But this is not the end to Blackberry devices. The company plans to outsource all internal hardware development to save costs. Moving from One Era to Another The announcement came from Ralph Pini, the head of BlackBerry’s device...

Beyoncé: The Tech Investor

She’s stackin’ money, money everywhere she goes. Beyoncé is now officially a tech investor. The “Formation” singer has invested $150,000 in an app startup called Sidestep. Slaying in the Silicon Valley Sidestep is an app for buying concert merchandise online. Beyoncé invested in the startup with her management company Parkwood Entertainment. Beyoncé had first partnered with Sidestep during her Formation World Tour....