Gadgets, Smartphones & Tech

smartphone,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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Wednesday Apple Rumors: iPhone 7 Cases Available for Preorder

Wednesday's Apple Rumors include images of possible iPhone A10 chips, the new MacBook not showing up in September and more. Read Article

M&A News: Intel Corporation (INTC) Buys AI Startup Nervana Systems

Intel (INTC) has announced that it is planning to purchase AI startup Nervana Systems in a deal valued at over $400 million. Read Article

TSLA Says Driver at Fault in Second Tesla Autopilot Crash

Tesla Motors (TSLA) isn't taking any of the blame for a car crash that occurred in China while its Autopilot feature was in use. Read Article

Samsung Pay Warning: How Hackers Can Intercept Credit Card Info

Samsung Pay may be susceptible to hacks, but the company notes that these cyberattacks are unlikely and hard to pull off. Samsung PayIn a presentation that took place at hacking conference Defcon, Salvador Mendoza shared a vulnerability on the company's online payment system that would allow hackers to tap into your phone and steal your payment info. When making payments, smartphones and other devices sometimes ask you to enter a code, or payment token in order to complete a transaction. Mendoza notes that hackers can intercept or fabricate these tokens for malicious purposes. One method of doing so involves a wrist-mounted device that could access devices that authenticate a mobile payment without completing it. In a different case, hackers can generate their own unique tokens by implementing a "guessing method." Mendoza did not disclose whether or not he was able to create his own tokens. Samsung responded to the warning by saying it is aware of the flaw, and the company also recognizes that these cyberattacks are quite hard to pull off. In a lot of cases, the hacker would have to be in close proximity to their target. The company adds that Samsung Pay's vulnerabilities are not unlike the holes that exist in credit and debit cards, making such a hack as likely or unlikely as credit card fraud. More serious vulnerabilities have been exposed in certain devices recently, including 900 million Android devices that run on Qualcomm security chips. There has also been a recent case of Bitcoin fraud caused by a Bitcoin exchange hack in Hong Kong, which caused the cryptocurrency's price to decline earlier this month. Additionally, popular online game Clash of Kings was hacked recently, exposing the personal information of about 1.6 million accounts.

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Tuesday Apple Rumors: 2017 iPhone May Have Glass Case

Tuesday's Apple Rumors include a possible battery partner for Apple Car, a patent for a steering system in articulated vehicles and more. Read Article

‘Pokemon Go’ Tracking: ‘Sightings’ Replaces Old ‘Nearby’ Tracker

'Pokemon Go' received an update on Monday and it included a test for a new way to track nearby Pokemon for certain people. Read Article

Qualcomm ‘Quadrooter’ Flaw: 900M Android Users at Risk of Being Hacked

About 900 million Android devices that are powered by Qualcomm chips have four major security flaws that could allow hackers to tap into your device. Read Article

Monday Apple Rumors: iPhone 7 May Not Use Gorilla Glass 5

Monday's Apple Rumors include Touch ID possibly coming to the next MacBook, the iPhone 7 not having a physical Home button and more. Read Article

Yahoo View: 7 Things to Know About the New Hulu-Powered TV-Watching Site

Yahoo View is a new streaming website powered by Hulu that offers community interaction and extra content for its visitors. Read Article

Apple Inc. (AAPL): What We Think We Know About the iPhone 7

Here’s the most up-to-date info on what we’re expecting to see from the iPhone 7 when Apple finally unveils it in September. Read Article

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Issues Continue: What to Know

Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows 10 Anniversary Update is causing problems for several users with computers freezing after it installs. Read Article

Pokemon Go: Iran Is First Country to Completely Ban the Wildly Popular App

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Twitter Inc Trolling Is Dampening The Olympics (TWTR)

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Thursday Apple Rumors: Possible Working iPhone 7 Appears in Video

Thursday's Apple Rumors include Britney Spears' 'Glory' being an Apple Music exclusive, the iOS 9.3.4 security update and more. Read Article

New Twitter Inc Ads Will Lure Users With Incentives

Twitter (TWTR) wants its users to engage in more activities on its website and it now has tools to lure them in with Conversational Ads. Read Article

GTA 5 Outage: Why Grand Theft Auto V Was Not Working

A GTA 5 outage occurred this morning due to a group of hackers known as Poodlecorp launching a DDoS attack on Rockstar servers. Read Article

Wednesday Apple Rumors: Apple Partner Leaks iPhone 7 Details

Wednesday's Apple Rumors include a Kickstarter campaign for a wireless charging platform, upgraded RAM in the iPhone 7 and more. Read Article

Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA): Can a Tesla Heavy-Duty Truck Pull Its Weight?

TSLA's recently-unveiled Master Plan Pt. 2 mentions heavy-duty trucks, and Tesla stock could do well, if Musk can successfully develop them. Read Article

Tuesday Apple Rumors: Exploding iPhone 6 Battery Burns Cyclist

Tuesday's Apple Rumors include new public betas for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, leaked iPhone 7 and 7 Plus images, and more. Read Article