Snapchat’s New Spectacles Can Do One Important Thing the Old Version Couldn’t

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Snap Inc. is determined to make its camera-equipped sunglasses a hit. The company is launching an updated version of its Snapchat-connected Spectacles that offers several improvements over the original model, including the ability to take still photos and a new water-resistant design. The refreshed Spectacles will cost $149.99 — $20 more expensive than the old […]

Starbucks Faces Image Crisis After Arrest of 2 Black Men

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Three years ago, Starbucks was widely ridiculed for trying to start a national conversation on race relations by asking its employees to write the words “Race Together” on coffee cups. The initiative, though it backfired, was in line with the company’s longstanding effort to project a progressive and inclusive image. The company is now through […]

Is Facebook Scanning Your Chats?

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Your private chats and messages on Facebook may not be as private as you think. Facebook employs a technology that scans posts and chats for criminal activity. Facebook’s Chief Security Officer, Joe Sullivan notes that, “We’ve never wanted to set up an environment where we have employees looking at private communications, so it’s really important that we use technology […]

See Which Facebook Apps Access Your Data

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As the Facebook–Cambridge Analytic scandal enters its third week, the #DeleteFacebook campaign is gaining momentum. And now big brands are joining in. The Facebook–Cambridge Analytic scandal is complex, but the simplified version of it is Facebook allows third-party apps to harvest user data when a user subscribes to those apps. But the user data Cambridge […]

Spotify Could Rack Up 96 Million Paid Subscribers This Year

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Spotify expects to reach nearly 100 million paid subscribers and around 200 million total listeners by year’s end, the music-streaming service said Monday. The company made its predictions in a regulatory filing ahead of its plan to start publicly trading shares next week. In the filing, Spotify said it expects 92 million to 96 million […]

Coca Cola Launches Its First Alcoholic Drink

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Coca Cola launches its first alcoholic drink breaking a 130-year-old tradition… but there’s a bit of a catch. Not-so-soft drink. Coca Cola launches its first alcoholic drink breaking a 130-year-old tradition… but there’s a catch. The alcopop-style drink will have an alcoholic content of three to eight per cent ABV COCA-COLA is planning to break […]

Behind the Scenes with Flo Rida @ Samsung Annual Charity Gala

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Joe Stinziano, Executive Vice President of Consumer Electronics and Enterprise IT at Samsung Electronics America, sits down with musical artist Flo Rida at Samsung’s Annual Charity Gala to highlight his philanthropic work for America’s youth with his own Big Dreams for Kids foundation.

What Investors Think of iPhone X

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The radically redesigned iPhone X was supposed to give Apple a boost following several years of sinking sales. Early sales reports were positive, and Morgan Stanley reported last week that the iPhone X is especially hot in China. But the first wave of demand among Apple fanatics seems to have passed, and analysts are skeptical […]

Hershey Buying Snack Maker for $1.2 Billion

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Chocolate and candy maker Hershey is acquiring Amplify Snack Brands for $1.2 billion as it ventures into the healthy snack aisle. The boards of both companies have agreed on the deal in which Hershey will acquire all outstanding stock of Amplify for $12 per share in cash. The deal is expected to close in the […]

Google and HTC Team Up to Challenge Apple’s iPhone

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On Wednesday, the tech giant announced that it has entered into a $1.1 billion arrangement with Taiwan’s HTC, a deal which will effectively let Google hire a sizable part of HTC’s engineering team, tapping into their hardware expertise. While it was not stated just how many HTC engineers will now be working for Google, HTC chief financial […]

Samsung`s Wireless Charging Patent

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Samsung has been using wireless charging for their devices for a long time now. It seems that they’re now getting creative with it. Samsung files a new patent showing a different and creative way of using wireless charging. Let’s check out what new technology they’re working on. From the diagram above, we can see that […]

LaFerrari Aperta Sells for Record 8.3 Million Euro

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Proceeds go to Save the Children. 1959 California fetches 7.9 million. Ferrari set yet another record this evening when a LaFerrari Aperta sold for a staggering 8.3 million euro at the RM Sotheby’s auction during the Prancing Horse’s 70th Anniversary celebrations at the Fiorano circuit. The proceeds from the sale of the car will be […]