• Sikur launches high-security phones based on Sony hardware

    The XZ1 (above), as the name implies, is based on 2017’s Xperia XZ1. That nets you a 5.2-inch display, a still speedy Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of built-in storage, a 19-megapixel rear camera and a 13-megapixel front cam. It may feel slightly outdated next to the XZ3,...
  • Five times Facebook messed with Instagram

    Instagram’s co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger abruptly announced their departure last night after a New York Times report cited tensions between the duo and Instagram’s parent company Facebook as the reason for their exit. Bloomberg has since corroborated those rising disagreements between Systrom, Krieger, and Mark Zuckerberg as...
  • Insights as a Service: 3 Principles for Making the Most of This New Opportunity

    Insights as a service is a model experiencing supersonic growth, so it’s natural to wonder where it’s headed. Fortunately, there are some clues that can give us a sense of where and how it is likely to evolve. Consider what is fueling its growth. That starts with determining its...
  • Mercedes A-Class First Drive: Top-level tech comes to an entry-level car

    With MBUX, drivers and passengers aren’t limited to random questions, they can also control aspects of the vehicle, including navigation and climate controls. All of this happens with natural language. No scripts and no need to push a button. Just say the wake words, “Hi Mercedes” or “Hey Mercedes”...
  • Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL leak yet again

    Google’s upcoming Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones may be among the most leaked devices in modern consumer electronics history. With just two weeks to go until the official October 9th press event, where both devices will be unveiled presumably alongside some other Google-made hardware products, we’re getting...
  • Solve the Tech Talent Shortage by Turning to Contingent Workers

    Once upon a time, “tech company” referred exclusively to a business working in a science or engineering field. Today, nearly every company relies heavily on tech talent to create, market, distribute, or interact with its product or service in some way. With tech jobs so widely distributed among different industries, many...
  • Netflix's Halloween lineup includes 'The Shining'

    Netflix has certainly touted its Halloween shows before, but this year you may have a particularly good reason to pay attention. The streaming giant has outlined all the horror movies and thrillers you can expect to see in the run-up to October 31st, and the highlight this year might...
  • Remembering Telltale Games

    Six years ago, on a cold November day, I was forced to make the most difficult decision a video game had ever presented me with. I was playing the fifth and final episode of The Walking Dead’s debut season, and though I had long predicted how things would play...
  • 5 IoT Trends Reshaping the Industry & Driving New Business Models

    Once a wild frontier, the Internet of Things (IoT) has gone mainstream. Business scenarios once dreamed of have become a reality for companies of all types and sizes. And the momentum is just ramping up. As things become more connected, here are five trends that are reshaping the IoT...