• Fitbit\’s Ionic smartwatch is here to take on the Apple Watch

    Fitbit\’s Ionic smartwatch is here to take on the Apple Watch0

    Fitbit’s all-new smartwatch is designed to do battle with the Apple Watch.It’s no secret that Fitbit (FIT) has been working on a smartwatch — Co-founder and CEO James Park said as much during the company’s Q2 2017 earnings call earlier this month. And now it’s official. This is the Fitbit Ionic, the company’s first “true” smartwatch.

    READ MORE
  • The Essential Phone is a beautiful alternative to Apple\’s iPhone

    The Essential Phone is a beautiful alternative to Apple\’s iPhone0

    It’s tough out there for a new phone, but if anyone has a chance at releasing one that grabs people’s attention, it’s Andy Rubin. In September 2008, Rubin’s team at Google (GOOG, GOOGL) launched Android, the wildly successful mobile operating system now running on more than 85% of smartphones worldwide. Unlike Apple’s (AAPL) walled-garden approach

    READ MORE
  • Why scientists want AI regulated now before it\’s too late

    Why scientists want AI regulated now before it\’s too late0

    Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla (TSLA) and Space X, recently sounded the alarm that murderous artificial intelligence-powered robots could one day rampage through American neighborhoods. And the only way to stop them, he said, is to begin regulating AI before it destroys us all. Musk’s warnings that AI poses an “existential threat” may have been a bit dramatic, but

    READ MORE
  • Amazon\’s Echo and other smart speakers do much more than you realize

    Amazon\’s Echo and other smart speakers do much more than you realize0

    When Amazon first debuted its Alexa-powered Echo smart speaker in 2014, expectations for the device were relatively high. More than two years later, the Echo’s success has spurred a new war of the tech titans: Companies including Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Microsoft (MSFT), Samsung and a slew of their Chinese counterparts have either released their

    READ MORE
  • What you need to know about the new ransomware ravaging the internet

    What you need to know about the new ransomware ravaging the internet0

    A new form of malware hit the internet Tuesday, shutting down systems across Europe and impacting companies from the U.S. to Russia. Unfortunately, the attack, which early reports indicate seems to have hurt Ukrainian organizations and agencies more in particular, is still largely a mystery for security researchers. A form of ransomware, the malware encrypts a victim’s

    READ MORE
  • Why Apple would need to use ex-NSA workers to stop leaks

    Why Apple would need to use ex-NSA workers to stop leaks0

    Apple (AAPL) is tired of leaks. And according to a report by The Outline’s William Turton, the company is employing individuals with experience through the likes of the N.S.A., F.B.I. and the U.S. military to stop its confidential information from being tomorrow’s big headline. But in the irony to end all ironies, the information that

    READ MORE