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Amazon brings mobile Alexa to iOS devices through its shopping app

And you don’t need an Echo, Tap, or Dot to do so. Enlarge (credit: Amazon) Move over, Siri, there's a new voice assistant coming to iPhones and iOS devices. Amazon announced today that its digital assistant Alexa will be integrated into the.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaMar 16th, 2017

Episil planning to raise epi-wafer prices

Taiwan-based Episil, which makes silicon epitaxial wafers as well as providing foundry services at its 5- and 6-inch wafer fabs, plans to revise upward its epi-wafer prices to reflect tight supply, according to a report by Taiwan's Central News Agenc.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News5 min. ago

Kinpo Electronics to add 2 factories in the Philippines

Kinpo Electronics will add to its two factories in the Philippines by establishing two more due to increased OEM orders of home-use smart appliances from UK-based Dyson, with one to start production in the third quarter of 2017 and other in the secon.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News5 min. ago

Digitimes Research: OLEDoS a display solution for HMD VR devices

For the three main technologies - OLED, OLEDoS (OLED on CMOS) and Micro LED - applied currently for the development of display products for use in head-mounted display (HMD) virtual reality devices, OLEDoS is superior than the other two technologies.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News5 min. ago

Ruined by its airbag scandal, Takata files for bankruptcy protection

Takata has filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. and Japan after its 84-year-old business was ruined by a scandal involving faulty airbags. The airbags, some of which exploded with too much force, have been linked to at least 14 deaths. The post Ruined by.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 12 min. ago

Get the Amazon Echo voice-controlled speaker for $50 off, today only

Today only, you can take $50 off the Amazon Echo smart speaker, which brings it down to just $130. The Echo features Alexa voice control, streaming capability, and a 360-degree speaker that fills your room with sound. The post Get the Amazon Echo voi.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 12 min. ago

Yoyo Wallet raises £12M Series B led by Metro Group to expand in Europe

 The race to digitise the loyalty card just got a shot in the arm with the news that Yoyo Wallet, the European-based mobile payment and customer loyalty platform, has raised a £12 million Series B round, led by the US wholesale and food retail.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 20 min. ago

Starling Bank passports to Europe, first stop Ireland

 London-based Starling Bank is continuing to gather momentum. After a staggered launch of its current account kicked off in March, the digital-only bank is announcing imminent expansion to Europe, starting with the Republic of Ireland where it h.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 20 min. ago

Box office hits and misses: ‘Transformers’ struggles while ‘Wonder Woman’ stays strong

Michael Bay's fifth installment of the Transformers franchise, Transformers: The Last Knight, has the weakest debut of the series so far, but still manages to win the box office its first weekend in theaters. The post Box office hits and misses: R.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News2 hr. 28 min. ago

Toshiba and the Parable of Flash

Spinning off its flagship NAND flash memory business could help save struggling Toshiba. But 30 years ago the company nearly squandered its leadership role in the flash revolution......»»

Category: hardwareSource:  eetimesRelated News2 hr. 56 min. ago

Article: Recommended Reading: June 26, 2017

eMarketer’s scan of the key developments of the day, plus data to make sense of it all. Today’s topics: YouTube TV expands to more markets; Facebook brings anti-terror effort to UK; and more......»»

Category: internetSource:  emarketerRelated News4 hr. 28 min. ago

Subaru is burned in attempt to refedine its image

Subaru wanted to shine at Nurburgring, but its disappointment illustrates a point: Reshaping a brand identity is tough......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News4 hr. 36 min. ago

Despite losses, used-car seller Carvana notches wins on Wall Street

The used-car retailer, known for its vending machines, says it has a clear path to profitability and a strong brand that's making an impression......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News4 hr. 36 min. ago

Turn your Chromebook into a killer workstation with the best Android apps on Chrome OS

Now that Chrome OS can officially run Android apps, we went ahead and sorted through the Google Play store for the best (and most Chrome OS compatible) Android apps currently available. The post Turn your Chromebook into a killer workstation with the.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News5 hr. 28 min. ago

Update: As Yahoo’s partnership with AT&T unwinds, users need to switch email addresses

 As part of the new corporate merger of Yahoo and Aol under the Oath brand, it looks like Yahoo accounts will no longer be accessible through AT&T email addresses (or those of any A&T subsidiaries). Read More.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 20 min. ago

By July, Verizon will block users from accessing Yahoo & Tumblr using AT&T email addresses

 In a move that’s sure to rattle net neutrality supporters and potentially points to a walled-garden future for TechCrunch’s parent company Oath (and its parent Verizon), Yahoo services and Tumblr (both Oath properties) will no longe.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News7 hr. 12 min. ago

In Towns Already Hit by Steel Mill Closings, a New Casualty: Retail Jobs

Thousands of workers face unemployment as retailers struggle to adapt to online shopping. But even as e-commerce grows, it isn’t absorbing these workers......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated News7 hr. 28 min. ago

Get your new pair of Nike sneakers using augmented reality in the SNKRS app

On Friday, Nike announced that app SNKRS "can now hide the opportunity to purchase certain coveted sneakers within a select image where the sneakers can only be seen and unlocked by viewing the image via the camera function on SNKRS." The post Get y.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News7 hr. 44 min. ago

SpaceX successfully launches its second rocket in three days [Updated]

The instantaneous launch window opens at 4:24pm ET. Enlarge / The Falcon 9 rocket on the launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base. (credit: SpaceX) 4:40pm ET Sunday update: The Falcon 9 rocket took off amid a dense canopy of fog on Sunday, but.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News10 hr. 12 min. ago

impressive on the Core i-7900X

Intel is at an important crossroads for its consumer product lines. Long accused of ignoring the gaming and enthusiast markets and focusing instead on laptops and smartphones/tablets at the direct expense of the DIY user, Intel had raised p.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News11 hr. 44 min. ago

Get the most out of your Chromebook with the best Android apps for Chrome OS

Now that Chrome OS can officially run Android apps, we went ahead and sorted through the Google Play store for the best (and most Chrome OS compatible) Android apps currently available. The post Get the most out of your Chromebook with the best Andro.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 20 min. ago