Tag: Hardware

Apple’s huge CES announcement means AirPlay 2 and iTunes Movies are coming to these Samsung, LG, and Vizio TVs

With revenue from iPhone sales on the decline — though that might be temporary given that 5G is right around the corner — Apple has for some time appreciated that its next big revenue driver will come from its line of services, a far-ranging category that includes revenue from the App Store, Apple Music, and […]

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Analyst: Google’s speakers and Pixel phones are turning its hardware into a $20B business

Thanks to Google’s enduring moneymaking machine, its parent company Alphabet remains a titanic force of advertising. However, according to a new analysis, a separate powerful force is likewise swelling beneath that surface. We’re referring to the fact that Google is continuing to build up a robust hardware business — one that’s growing to such a […]

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Microsoft executive says Surface hardware with all-new form factor is in the works

Some of you might consider it an upside down world that sees a high-profile Microsoft executive interviewed and praising the company’s well-regarded, successful line of hardware, at a time when the company is valued at $790 billion compared to longtime rival Apple’s $778 billion. All in all, Microsoft has certainly had a strong 2018 and […]

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Facebook’s Portal just got a slew of updates, for those of you who actually bought it

Talk about inauspicious timing. Facebook announced a bevy of new updates today for its Portal video chat hardware that already had some people a little squeamish about inviting the social network into their home via a dedicated piece of hardware with a camera. Those updates, however, quickly got overshadowed by news of yet another privacy […]

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What We Use, 2018 Edition: The stuff Rita can’t live without

Article Contents It’s been four years since I shared with you all the gadgets and quirky things that I own and love in my previous What We Use post. In the time since, a lot has changed in my personal life. I met the most awesome, weird, and pun-loving man. We got married, moved into […]

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Apple’s rumored over-ear headphones might be just as smart as the HomePod

Apple’s HomePod hasn’t quite dominated the industry in the way that its phones and tablets have (yet, anyway), but the underlying technology that powers the smart speaker is undeniably impressive. Therefore, it’s no surprise that the company is thinking about employing the same beamforming technology — which enables speakers to automatically adjust to the size […]

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A detailed technical rebuttal of Bloomberg’s “backdoored servers” article

Earlier this month, Bloomberg published a terrifying, detailed story claiming that Chinese spies had, for years, been sneaking hardware backdoors into servers used in data-centers run by companies like Apple and Amazon, as well as Congress, the Senate, the White House, Navy battleships and more. The story drew rare, detailed denials from the […]

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