Top Stories

Report: Most Apps Don’t Respect Your Privacy

Report: Most Apps Don’t Respect Your Privacy

Amid widespread consumer anxiety about risks to privacy, here’s some disheartening news: A new report from a prominent intergovernmental group found that mobile apps are failing to provide users with basic privacy protections. The report, based on a review of 1,211 different apps over the course of a week in May, was ...

The Next Apple Watch Will Go Way Deeper With Health Tracking, Says Reuters

The Next Apple Watch Will Go Way Deeper With Health Tracking, Says Reuters

Technology pundits were quick to predict the demise of most fitness wristbands and smartwatches when Apple launched its Apple Watch. But healthcare professionals and fitness junkies were left wanting to see more. Observers say there is little evidence for now that the device's fitness capabilities surpass the competition. ...

This Ant-Sized Radio Could Power the Future of the Internet of Things

This Ant-Sized Radio Could Power the Future of the Internet of Things

Engineers at Stanford University have developed a tiny radio that’s about as big as an ant and that’s cheap and small enough that it could help realize the “Internet of things”—the world of everyday objects that send and receive data via the Internet. The radio is built on a piece of silicon that measures just a ...

Report: HTC to Launch a GoPro-Like Action Camera

Report: HTC to Launch a GoPro-Like Action Camera

HTC is developing its first camera, a waterproof model for extreme sports, as it diversifies beyond smartphones amid three years of declining sales, according to a person familiar with the plans. Featuring an ultra wide-angle lens, the camera will have a 16 megapixel sensor and connect directly to devices running Google ...

iPhone 6 Pre-Orders Sell Out at All Major Carriers

iPhone 6 Pre-Orders Sell Out at All Major Carriers

Yep, lots of people tried to order new iPhones as pre-sales began just after midnight on Friday. There were the usual reports of challenges ranging from sites not loading to error messages, with clear indications that plenty of phones were being ordered. Demand for the new iPhones is higher than that seen in either of the ...

AT&T Will Offer Wi-Fi Calling in 2015

AT&T Will Offer Wi-Fi Calling in 2015

AT&T will embrace Wi-Fi calling in 2015. That's according to Ralph De la Vega, CEO of the company's mobility and enterprise business. AT&T has long been a proponent of Wi-Fi, already partnering with companies to offer public Wi-Fi areas for customers, he said, adding that he sees Wi-Fi calling as a compliment to its ...

How to Get an iPhone 6 on Launch Day

How to Get an iPhone 6 on Launch Day

  The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be here in just over one week. If you're planning on picking up either of Apple's latest handsets, by now you probably have a good idea of which one you want. The decision might be easier than you think, but there's not much time left to pick — at least if you want to be ...

HBO Go Inches Closer to Being a Standalone Service

HBO Go Inches Closer to Being a Standalone Service

Access without a cable subscription to HBO Go, the premium cable channel's online platform with a huge library of streaming video, may be closer than ever before -- and still too far to grasp. Jeff Bewkes, the chairman and chief executive of HBO's parent Time Warner, softened his wording about the possibility that HBO Go ...

Programmatic Advertising and the Future of Radio

Programmatic Advertising and the Future of Radio

When I began selling in June of 1984, the formula for transacting media might have been summed up by five words: “The drinks are on me.” Successful media selling then was about nurturing customer relationships – and it still is in many ways today. Along the way, trends have come and gone but the actual formula for any ...

Microsoft is Working on a Way to Play Xbox One Games in Your Browser

Microsoft is Working on a Way to Play Xbox One Games in Your Browser

Microsoft is a technology company and when they see a problem that they think they can solve, they put their best and brightest minds to a solution. So when the question arises as to why cloud-based gaming hasn’t taken off and the answer is lag (to put it simply), the company sees this as a time to get to work. A few ...