Tag Archives: Smartphones

18May/16

Google unveils Google Home, looks to compete with Amazon’s Echo

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (MAY 18, 2016) (GOOGLE) – Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc, unveiled a new hardware device called Google Home at the company’s annual conference on Wednesday(May 18).

The device, a portable speaker powered by the company’s search engine, would offer competition to Amazon.com Inc’s Echo.

The device will be launched later this year, Google said.

Amazon launched “Amazon Echo” in November 2014, a speaker one can leave on all day and give it voice directions, like Siri on an Apple iPhone.

29Mar/16

Poll: Apple’s security reputation

Apple doesn’t get extra credit for security despite its standoff against the government, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Fred Katayama reports.
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29Mar/16

U.S. drops legal action against Apple over encrypted iPhone

The U.S. Justice Department says it successfully accessed data stored on an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters and asks a court to withdraw an order compelling Apple to assist.

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01Mar/16

Brooklyn judge denies government’s request to unlock iPhone in drug case

A federal judge denies the U.S. government’s motion to compel Apple to provide access into an iPhone used in a drug case, according to court documents.

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07Jan/16

Wall Street swoons on China shock, oil slide

U.S. stocks down sharply in midday trade with investors unnerved by China volatility and the continuing slide in oil prices.

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25Oct/15

A smartphone that keeps getting smarter

Sharp Corporation hopes that RoBoHoN changes the future of smartphones, by turning them into mobile robots. Sharon Reich reports.
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13Oct/15

Tapping into plant energy to charge phones

A trio of Chilean student engineers have developed a biocircuit device that can harness plant energy and convert it into small charges of electricity to power smartphones. Ben Gruber reports.
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