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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Google: Hackers Can’t Stalk Waze Users

Waze, which is owned by Alphabet Inc's Google, says that hackers can't track users through the app like a recent report claims. Read Article, Inc. (AMZN): Is ‘Prime Exclusive’ Smart or Outrageous?

AMZN has been designating some popular video games and movies as Prime Exclusive, off limits to those without an Amazon Prime membership. Read Article

Tinder Under Fire for New ‘Social’ Feature That Outs Users

Tinder is facing backlash from its users as a new feature on the service allows you to see what Facebook friends are on Tinder and what aren't. Read Article

Uber Tests Late Fee for Customers More Than 2 Minutes Late

Uber is adding an additional charge to your fare if you are late. Being two minutes late will cost you $5, while being five minutes late will cost you $10. Read Article

Google, Fiat Chrysler in Talks About Self Driving Cars

Google and Fiat are in talks about launching a self-driving car, which would bring Google's 7-year plan to roll out a car to a conclusion. Read Article

Thursday Apple Rumors: Apple Launches CareKit for App Developers

Thursday's Apple Rumos include updated information on death at the company's headquarters, problems with iMessage and more. Read Article

Wednesday Apple Rumors: Possible iPhone 7 Schematics Leak

Wednesday's Apple Rumors include a police investigation at Apple's headquarters, Intel looking to drop the headphone jack and more. Read Article

Minecraft Hack: 7 Million User Accounts of Lifeboat Fan Site Compromised

A hacker stole the passwords of 7 million users of a Minecraft fan site called Lifeboat in early January and users weren't told about it. Read Article

8 Things to Know About the New $399 Dyson Hairdryer

A new Dyson hairdryer called the 'Supersonic' has been announced and 'InvestorPlace' has collected a few things to know about it. Read Article, Inc. May Be Forced to Give Full Refunds for Kids’ In-App Purchases

Amazon may be forced to give parents refunds for in-app purchases made by kids from 2011 to 2014 due to a lawsuit ruling. Read Article

Alphabet Inc (GOOG): Can Google TRULY Challenge TV With YouTube Ads?

Google is making the case that television ad budgets should shift to YouTube, but it's not wholly convincing. Read Article

Tuesday Apple Rumors: iPhone 8 May See Release Next Year

Tuesday's Apple Rumors include the release of a new iOS 9.3.2 beta, an expansion to its iPhone upgrade program and more. Read Article

Starbucks Corporation Launches New Emoji Keyboard

Starbucks has launched a new emoji keyboard app that is available for download on Apple's iOS and Google Android devices. Read Article

Netflix, Inc.: Is ‘Watch Offline’ Feature the Next Big Step for NFLX?

Netflix may consider a 'watch offline' feature -- a move that would eliminate mobile data charges and spotty networks that impact streaming. Read Article

Apple Inc.: Is China About to Weigh on AAPL?

Earlier this month, Apple was forced to shut down iBooks Store and iTunes Movies in China. How much it hurts AAPL stock could depend on how long they're down. Read Article

Uber to Pay $100M to Settle ‘Driver Status’ Class Action Lawsuits

Uber is settling a class-action lawsuit that will set the transportation services company back $100 million. The move is ultimately quite beneficial for the company. Read Article

Friday Apple Rumors: AAPL May Be Prototyping Apple Car Parts

Friday's Apple Rumors include a possible price the FBI paid for its iPhone hack, a possible new Store opening in Ireland and more. Read Article

Facebook Messenger Launches ‘Group Calling’

Facebook Messenger has added a new feature called 'Group Calling,' allowing VoIP audio calls from any group chat. Here's what you need to know about it. Read Article

Thursday Apple Rumors: Apple Files Patent For New Headphones

Thursday's Apple Rumors include Qualcomm possibly losing AAPL LTE modem orders, WWDC 2016 invitations being sent out and more. Read Article

‘Billboard’ Chooses Spotify as Exclusive Streaming Partner

'Billboard' has announced Spotify as its exclusive streaming partner and it will be providing over 75 music charts for users to listen to. Read Article