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Cuba opens its first computer factory

Cuba is slowly opening up to technology, but it hasn't actually been making technology. Its exports are dominated by natural products like nickel, sugar and tobacco. The nation is about to diversify, however: it just inaugurated its fir.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetDec 27th, 2016

Microsoft 3Q17: Cloud, Office, Windows strong, Surface slumps

Phone revenue is basically wiped out. (credit: Julien GONG Min) In its third quarter of its 2017 financial year, Microsoft posted revenue of $22.1 billion, up 8 percent year-on-year, with an operating income of $5.6 billion, up 6 percent on a.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News6 min. ago

Apple may launch a person-to-person payment service this year

Mobile payments are nothing new, but Apple may try its hand on a service that takes a note from Venmo. Mobile payments are nothing new, with the likes of Apple, Samsung, and even LG putting their own spin on phone-based wallets, but Apple may h.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News21 min. ago

Acer equips its gaming arsenal with a 4K HDR monitor and student-savvy laptops

Despite the back-to-school theme, Acer isn't forgetting the PC gaming crowd in its lineup of devices arriving late this summer. The new batch includes one Nitro 5 laptop, two Predator-branded laptops, and a Predator desktop with HDR support. The post.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News50 min. ago

Verizon 1Q17 Earnings Performance: Rocky Start to 2017

On April 20, 2017, Verizon released its 1Q17 earnings report. The company reported revenue of $29.8 billion, a decline of 7.3% over 1Q16 revenue. The company's adjusted EPS has also declined YoY from $1.06 in 1Q16 to $0.95 in 1Q17. However, excluding.....»»

Category: consumerSource:  idcRelated News57 min. ago

Inside Formula E’s push for ever-better electric motors with Andretti and TE Connectivity

Even a tiny difference in the position of a sensor can make all the difference. Enlarge (credit: LAT Images / Formula E via Getty Images) Now in its third season, Formula E has yet to shake some of its detractors. Sure, the batteries in each.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News58 min. ago

Microsoft Surface revenue falls by 26 percent

Microsoft's third quarter earnings are mostly rosy -- except when it comes to sales of its Surface laptops. The company reports that Surface revenues fell 26 percent compared to last year, reaching $831 million down from $1.1 billion. I.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News1 hr. 5 min. ago

The FCC doesn"t care what you think about net neutrality

By now, you've probably heard what FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has in store for the internet in the United States. If not, here's the short version: Pai wants to strip the internet of its current status as a "common carrier" until Title.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News1 hr. 5 min. ago

Hands on with the unusual Acer Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop

To prove it's going big in PCs, Acer held a product launch event at world's largest IMAX screen in New York City. It made a big statement with the Predator Triton 700, a super-thin laptop with some unusual features.At first glance, the Triton 700.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News1 hr. 5 min. ago

Acer flaunts improved Swift, Switch laptops during its Next event

On Thursday, Acer held its 2017 Next@Acer event, where it introduced a number of new and updated products. In terms of PCs, Acer was focused on making things thinner without sacrificing performance or capabilities. The post Acer flaunts improved Swif.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 5 min. ago

Apple Is In Talks To Launch Its Own Venmo

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Recode: The company has recently held discussions with payments industry partners about introducing its own Venmo competitor, according to multiple sources familiar with the talks. The service would allow iPho.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News1 hr. 13 min. ago

Smartphone shipments are still on the rise, says IDC

Samsung topped Apple for the title of "world's largest smartphone vendor" during the first quarter, according to IDC's latest data......»»

Category: blogSource:  betweenthelinesRelated News1 hr. 21 min. ago

How to fix the blockchain ‘fail whale’ problem

 If you’ve spent any time on the internet over the past several years, you’re no doubt familiar with the “fail whale” that plagued Twitter in its formative years. Users would log in, only to be shown a graphic of a whale.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 21 min. ago

Alphabet’s efforts beyond search are ballooning into their own huge businesses

 Alphabet’s advertising business seems to be following the same pattern these days — but its operations beyond that look like they are beginning to grow into strong businesses in their own right. The company reported its first-quar.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 21 min. ago

Amazon blows past earnings expectations

 Amazon reported first quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday. The company shattered earning expectations, reporting $1.48 per share, when Wall Street was expecting $1.12. Net income stood at $724 million. Revenue came in at $35.71 billion,.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 21 min. ago

SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ Review

SAPPHIRE is our first time with the refreshed Radeon RX 580, but the RX 580 Nitro+ leaves us with some questions." ... [PCSTATS].....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News1 hr. 21 min. ago

Riotoro CR480 Gaming Case Review

Enter the Riotoro CR480, a budget friendly, mid-tower, gaming computer case that can be had for just under $50. How does it stand up against the competition? That’s what Benchmark Reviews will find out.... [PCSTATS].....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News1 hr. 21 min. ago

Ancient Sea Monster with 50 Legs Discovered in Canada | Video

A marine creature dating to 508 million years ago, with two claws and 50 legs, is the first known arthropod on record to have mandibles......»»

Category: scienceSource:  livescienceRelated News1 hr. 29 min. ago

Watching Someone Make a Camera Lens From Scratch Explains Why No One Makes Camera Lenses From Scratch

The next time you complain about spending thousands of dollars on a precision camera lens, stop and think about all the all hard work that went into its design and creation. As camera maker Mats Wernersson reveals, were you to make a lens yourself, y.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  gizmodoRelated News1 hr. 29 min. ago

Facebook finally lets creators claim ad revenue when their videos are stolen

Facebook is cracking down on video pirates. The social network updated its policy on Thursday to allow original creators to claim any ad revenue made when other users steal their videos for clicks — a practice known as "freeboating."  SEE.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 29 min. ago

Chrome Will Start Marking HTTP Sites In Incognito Mode As Non-Secure In October

Reader Krystalo writes: Google today announced the second step in its plan to mark all HTTP sites as non-secure in Chrome. Starting in October 2017, Chrome will mark HTTP sites with entered data and HTTP sites in Incognito mode as non-secure. With th.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News1 hr. 29 min. ago