TimeLine Layout

January, 2018

  • 24 January

    Apple to take on messaging rivals with launch of Business Chat

    [ad_1] Apple is preparing to roll out a new feature in iMessage that will allow consumers to chat directly with businesses through Apple’s messaging platform. The feature, called Business Chat, was announced last year at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, and will debut this spring with launch partners including Discover, Hilton, Lowe’s and Wells Fargo. The feature will allow consumers to talk ...

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  • 24 January

    Alphabet launches new cybersecurity company, Chronicle, out of its X moonshot factory

    [ad_1] Alphabet, the company you probably still wrongly refer to as “Google,” today announced the launch of Chronicle, a new cybersecurity company that aims to give companies a better chance at detecting and fighting off hackers. Chronicle is graduating out of Alphabet’s X moonshot group and is now a standalone company under the Alphabet umbrella, just like Google. Stephen Gillett, who ...

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  • 24 January

    New Mercedes G-Class’ Development Showcased in Behind the Scenes Video

    [ad_1] Earlier this month, Mercedes showed off the brand new 2019 G-Class, the SUV’s first true redesign since it was introduced back in 1979. But as many people were quick to point out, it sure didn’t look like Mercedes had done much other than give the G-Wagen a new interior. If you watch the video below, though, you’ll see several ...

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  • 24 January

    Comcast won't sweat video customer losses with business services, smart home growth ahead

    [ad_1] Comcast’s fourth quarter earnings report and follow-up conference call highlight how the cable giant is laying out a blue print that can generate profitable growth even as it loses video customers. Here’s a key quote from CEO Brian Roberts (my emphasis added): During 2017, we continued to direct more of our strategic focus toward our connectivity business, which collectively ...

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  • 24 January

    Apple-based retail tech shows mobile at the core of commerce

    [ad_1] Jason Cipriani/CNET You may have seen iPads used in kiosks or docked inside a Square cashless register stand. But Apple mobile technology is being used in a far broader number of ways. On the heels of the NRF retail show in New York, I recently saw demonstrations of how third-party tech vendors and Apple itself are using iOS technologies ...

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  • 24 January

    Anti-piracy firm Denuvo acquired by digital security outfit Irdeto

    [ad_1] Denuvo’s anti-piracy tech has been divisive in the gaming world, with some complaining that it restricts their gaming habits or stifles modding communities. But few will dispute that it has been unusually successful in its main goal of preventing piracy, and to a certain extent, cheating. Successful enough, anyway, to be picked up by Irdeto, a broader digital security ...

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  • 24 January

    Mophie’s Powerstation AC is the only backup battery you’ll ever need

    [ad_1] Mophie’s been a solid, consistent maker of external batteries and backup power sources, but its new Powerstation AC just might top them all. The large, 22,000 mAh powerhouse has ample output options – including a crucial one that most backup batteries lack: a standard AC plug, just like you’d find in a wall in your home. The Powerstation AC ...

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  • 23 January

    Cambassy lets you be your country’s digital ambassador

    [ad_1] Cambassy is a new app that lets you share the favorite things about your town, city, or country. You can think of it as a sort of breadcrumb travelogue that you leave behind for others to find and lets you include phots, tips, and comments about your favorite locations. Created by Khalid Twaim and Omar Rabea, the company one ...

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  • 23 January

    The latest iOS update fixes a glitch that would let others crash your phone with a text message

    [ad_1] Last week, software developer and researcher Abraham Masri shared details of a bug that would allow others to freeze your iPhone with little more than a quick text message. Apple has just pushed out iOS 11.2.5, which patches that issue back up. This bug, the likes of which are often referred to as a “text bomb”, had a would-be ...

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  • 23 January

    2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee S Goes Dark in Europe

    [ad_1] Paint it, black already. No colors anymore is not a problem for the 2018 Jeep Cherokee S—a special edition model made exclusively for several lucky European markets. Jeep introduced the Grand Cherokee S recently, and we are strongly optimistic that a version should reach our shores in the near future. If not, here’s what you’ll need to convert your ...

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