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.

Reduce the scramble in your life by reading our reviews and analysis on the latest tech companies and their products.

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Xbox One Update for January 2016: What to Expect

Details regarding Microsoft's Xbox One Update for January have been released and 'InvestorPlace' has a list of changes being made. Read Article

Microsoft Surface Pro Recall: What Users Need to Know

Microsoft is preparing for a Surface Pro recall for power cables that may overheat and will announce more details on Friday. Read Article

What Is Li-Fi?

Li-Fi is a new term being thrown around and you may not know what it is, but 'InvestorPlace' has a breakdown of it to help with that. Read Article

HDR TV Will Be What 4K TV Should Have Been

HDR TV offers a more compelling upgrade than 4K TV and could drive consumers to replace those older flatscreens. Read Article

Snapchat Is a Serious Threat to Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc

Snapchat see 7 billion video views per day. With rising engagement and improving ad tech, it's a threat to FB stock and TWTR stock. Read Article

Tuesday Apple Rumors: LG Display Possibly Increasing OLED Production

Tuesday's Apple Rumors include code that hints of Li-Fi work in iOS 9, a new beta for iOS 9.2.1 and possible iPhone OLED display production. Read Article

Microsoft to Launch New Minecraft Edition for Schools

Mojang has announced that Microsoft is releasing a new version of its game for schools called 'Minecraft: Education Edition.' Read Article

WhatsApp to Drop Annual Renewal Fee

WhatsApp has announced that it's getting rid of its annual renewal fee from the various versions of its app over the next few weeks. Read Article

Friday Apple Rumors: Gatekeeper Vulnerability Still in Apple Devices

Friday's Apple Rumors include possible back taxes for the company in Europe, trade-in offers from Microsoft for Apple Watches and more. Read Article

Investigation Reveals Details of 2015 Hyatt Data Breach

Details regarding the Hyatt data breach that occurred late in 2015 have been revealed by the company following an investigation. Read Article

Thursday Apple Rumors: Apple Watch 2 May Enter Trial Production Soon

Thursday's Apple Rumors include a patent for a magnetic Apple Watch wristband, a possible deal with Samsung for OLED displays and more. Read Article

FB Is Becoming More Like GOOGL, But Will Facebook Stock Follow?

An experiment with new types of feed should open up Google-like advertising opportunities, which can only be good for FB stock. Read Article

Go Home, GoPro Inc – The Growth Story Is OVER (GPRO)

It's a historically bad day for GoPro (GPRO) stock after the action camera company guided for severely disappointing holiday sales. Yikes. Read Article

Twitter Stock — Is Twitter Inc the Next Myspace? (TWTR)

Jack Dorsey has been trying new things at Twitter, such as Moments and Periscope, but is ultimately lessening the service and TWTR stock. Read Article

Wednesday Apple Rumors: Elon Musk Says Apple is Working on Car Project

Wednesday's Apple Rumors include possible AMOLED displays for iPhones, Time Warner possibily being sold to Apple and more. Read Article

You Had It Wrong – GoPro Stock Is Not a Growth Story (GPRO)

GoPro stock is likely close to a bottom, but expectations of a red-hot future for GPRO have been wildly exaggerated. Read Article

Ford Motor Company Dives Into the Digital Arena

It's not something that will boost the value of Ford stock by next quarter, but FordPass is a bold, necessary step into a new direction. Read Article

Tuesday Apple Rumors: Apple Denies Rumors of iOS to Android App

Tuesday's Apple Rumors include a possible patent for increasing audio quality in small devices, Watch 2 speculation and more. Read Article

Chinese Firm Buys 60% of Gay Dating App Grindr

Beijing Kunlun Tech, a Chinese game company, has bought a 60% stake in gay dating app Grindr, which has 2 million visitors. Read Article

A Smaller, Portable Amazon Echo May Be in the Works

Amazon may be planning to release a smaller version of the Amazon Echo that will lack some features, but be much more portable. Read Article