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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Facebook-Owned WhatsApp Hits 700 Million Milestone

WhatsApp, which was bought by Facebook for $19 billion, has reached 700 million active users and handles 30 billion messages a day. Read Article

Report: Apple Watch Coming in March

A new report claims that Apple will start training employees in February to prepare them for the release of Apple Watch in March. Read Article

Say Hello to the New (Very Pricey!) Sony Walkman

A new Sony Walkman has been announced and it's quite expensive. Here's what you should know $1,120 MP3 player. Read Article

Tuesday Apple Rumors: Apple Watch May be Released in March

Tuesday's Apple Rumors include possible MacBook Air designs, a patent for bendable portable devices and a release date for Apple Watch. Read Article

CocoJet: 3D Systems, Hershey Team Up on Chocolate 3D Printer

3D Systems and Hershey are teaming up to create CocoJet, a chocolate 3D printer. Here's what you should know about it. Read Article

US Steel Layoffs: Low Oil Prices Lead to Job Cuts

US Steel has announced that it's laying off over 700 employees in March due to low demand for pipes caused by low oil prices. Read Article

Facebook (FB) Buys Voice Recognition Startup

Facebook has purchased voice recognition startup for an undisclosed sum and it moving it into its headquarters in Menlo Park. Read Article

INTC: Will Broadwell Chips Be CES’ Biggest Splash?

Intel (INTC) launched new Broadwell chips at CES 2015, with sleek notebooks that could begin a new upgrade cycle for PC owners. Read Article

You Can Now Buy an Unlocked iPhone 6 or 6 Plus From Apple

Apple is now selling unlocked iPhone 6 or 6 Plus smartphones to customers starting at $650 at Apple Stores and its online store. Read Article

Monday Apple Rumors: Apple May Not Be Working on a 4-Inch iPhone

Monday's Apple Rumors include a possible sketch for the iPad Pro, the first ad platform for Watch and a claim against a 4-inch iPhone 6. Read Article

Mark Zuckerberg Starts Facebook Book Club: 5 Things to Know

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has started a book club on the social media website that will be reading a book every two weeks. Read Article

Apple Patches Security Hole to Fix iCloud Hack Risk

Apple has fixed a security flaw in iCloud that could give hackers access to accounts with the use of a new tool released on New Year's Day. Read Article

How A $29 Phone Can Propel Microsoft (MSFT) Stock

Microsoft is betting big on emerging markets. Perhaps its newest phone, the $29 internet-connected Nokia 215, could actually be a big-money idea. Read Article

Voice Recognition Could Be the Next Tech Trend

Voice recognition technology is advancing leaps and bounds. But what's the best way to invest in our voice-recognizing future? Read Article

CES 2015: What to Expect

CES 2015 is expected to see 4K TV hit the mainstream, Chromebooks get bigger and wearables flood the market in advance of the Apple Watch Read Article

Friday Apple Rumors: Apple May Release 4-Inch iPhone Mini

Friday's Apple Rumors include the Photos beta going dark, e-straps that connect to Apple devices and iPhone mini speculation. Read Article

Kindle Fire Sales Surge, But Can Amazon Sustain the Pace?

Kindle Fire tablet sales were up in a big way on Black Friday, but don’t expect that to signal an era of Amazon tablets as serious contenders Read Article

Twitter News: TWTR Rolls Out New ‘While You Were Away’ Feature

Twitter has started rolling out a new feature called 'While You Were Away' that collects Tweets from when you weren't online. Read Article

Amazon News: What Is Kindle Unlimited?

Amazon has introduced a new feature called Kindle Unlimited that cost $9.99 a month and gives users access to over 700,000 books for free. Read Article

Apple Lawsuit: AAPL Sued Over False Advertising of Device Storage

Apple is up against a lawsuit that claims it falsely advertised space on some of its devices and that iOS 8 takes up too much room. Read Article