Gadgets, Smartphones & Tech
A consumer based economy always lends itself to technology, as members of the economy demand the newest, coolest gadgets. Because of that, it is pertinent for both consumers and investors to be aware of the current tech trends and most recent products. When everyone is scrambling to buy the newest iPhone or sort out the latest Apple rumors, investors are doing the same with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock.
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Google (GOOG,GOOGL) has surpassed Apple in Brand Finance's Most Valuable Brands of 2017. Apple held the spot for five consecutive years. Read Article
Wednesday's Apple Rumors include hints at original content plans from AAPL, possible legal action over the immigration ban and more. Read Article
Apple (AAPL) HomeKit is growing slowly, while Amazon's (AMZN) Alexa is expanding rapidly. But Apple's security focus could win out. Read Article
Apple's (AAPL) bounce-back continues. Traders went full bull on AAPL stock following its fiscal Q1 earnings report, and for good reason. Read Article
McDonald's is now testing a form of delivery called UberEATS, which uses an app to order Big Macs, and other favorites from the burger chain. Read Article
Tuesday's Apple Rumors include more Nintendo games coming to iOS devices, a new store coming to Colonge, Germany and more. Read Article
As the global middle class expands, Expedia will continue to function as the world's travel agent. Here's how to take advantage of EXPE Read Article
Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) products can now be ordered via Amazon.com, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Alexa. [ipm_caption id="831569" align="right" width="300"]
Source: Starbucks Corporation[/ipm_caption] The voice assistant that started as an add-on to the smart Echo speakers has evolved quite a bit over the months, now seeping its way into the coffee world. You can use Alexa to order your favorite Starbucks coffee, allowing you to customize your app and letting the assistant know what you like to drink frequently. "Alexa, order my Starbucks" is all you have to say in order to make it happen. Additionally, the coffee giant recently announced the release of a limited beta program surrounding a digital barista. You can choose your "usual," followed by choosing one of the 10 most recent stores you've ordered from. You can then use Amazon Echo or other Alexa-enabled devices to order your caffeinated drink, hot or frozen. The MyStarbucks Barista chatbot is a new way to order your coffee on the company's app for iOS. Artificial intelligence capabilities are engineered within the service, allowing customers to order and pay with their voice. Since the feature is in its beta testing period for the moment, only 1,000 customers of the company's app around the nation will be able to access MyStarbucks Barista. An Android version of it will follow soon after. SBUX shares fell 0.7% Monday, while AMZN stock dipped 0.9%.
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General Motors Company (GM) and Honda Motor Co Ltd (ADR) are working together to advance hydrogen fuel cell technology to power vehicles. Read Article
Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 7 sales are benefiting from the differences in the dual camera smartphone iPhone 7 Plus. Here's what you need to know. Read Article
Monday's Apple Rumors include problems with the LG UltraFine 5K Display when near a router, the first beta of watchOS 3.2 and more. Read Article
A new Pokemon Go update is now available to trainers and it solves a few of the problems that were present on Android devices Read Article
Facebook Inc (FB) is introducing a new way for users to protect their accounts with physical Security Keys that plug into computers. Read Article
Friday's Apple Rumors include the seventh anniversary of the original iPad, playing music through the Apple Watch and more. Read Article
With the official Galaxy Note 7 battery review out of the way, everyone has been waiting for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (OTCMKTS:SSNLF) to release the new Galaxy S8. Samsung still isn’t saying anything, but clues have been building that it will be later than normal. Now VentureBeat says it has the first photos of the elusive smartphone as well as an exact Galaxy S8 launch date. [ipm_caption id="873747" align="right" width="300"]
Source: Samsung[/ipm_caption] Samsung’s well-publicized disaster with the Galaxy Note 7 had a big ripple effect on the Galaxy S8. First, the company had to identify -- without question -- what had caused Galaxy Note 7 batteries to burst into flames. Then it had to pinpoint a fail-safe solution to the problem. After that, it had to hold an event where it publicly reviewed its findings and outlined the steps it had taken to ensure it never happens again. That event took place last week.
Galaxy S8 Launch Pushed Back by Battery ConcernsAs part of the battery investigation, Samsung also had to take measures to ensure the Galaxy S8 would not have similar problems, and that would have involved delayed finalization of the battery and related components. And you can bet the company has taken testing of the battery on its new flagship smartphone to new levels. As a result, it seemed likely the Galaxy S8 launch date would be pushed from it’s traditional Mobile World Congress unveiling in February. Samsung confirmed this during last week's event. [ipm_internal_ad_list ipm_ad_copy_1="7%20Stocks%20to%20Buy%20That%20Could%20Double%20by%202018" ipm_ad_url_1="http://investorplace.com/2017/01/7-stocks-to-buy-that-could-double-by-2018/"] The Guardian, citing anonymous sources close to Samsung, pointed to a late March release date. Yesterday, VentureBeat’s Evan Blass claimed to have specifics, saying the Galaxy S8 launch will take place at a Samsung Unpacked event in New York City on March 29.
Galaxy S8 DetailsThe VentureBeat report also includes many technical details about SSNLF’s new flagship handset(s), including photos. As has been speculated, it appears that this year both Galaxy S8 smartphones will feature a curved “Edge” Super AMOLED display, but both will also lose the Home button so nearly the entire front is display -- the camera remains at top. As a result, even though the overall dimensions stay roughly the same, both new smartphones will have larger displays than the Galaxy Note 7: 5.8-inches and 6.2-inches. The fingerprint sensor has been moved to the back, and high tech biometrics are supplemented by an iris scanner. The charge port is the new USB-C standard, base storage moves to 64GB (with SD card expansion still offered) and unlike Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Samsung will reportedly keep the headphone jack. Next Page Read Article
Apple (AAPL) has gone to legal war against Qualcomm (QCOM) over the modem chip market, but the costs have yet to be factored into AAPL stock price. Read Article
Thursday's Apple Rumors include the first public betas for iOS 10.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.4, as well as talk of a new Belgian store. Read Article
Fitbit Inc (FIT) used to be all the rage, but in retrospect, we can see the wrist-worn activity trackers were little more than a passing fad. Read Article
BlackBerry (BBRY) is going the low-cost route with its next device, the DTEK70. What will this device mean to BBRY stock holders? Read Article