Articles By Alex Radu

Apple acquires Shazam for $400 million

Apple is stepping up its music game once again, this time acquiring music and image recognition service Shazam for a reported $400 million USD. The intent to make this acquisition was first broken

Published on: December 11th, 2017 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Net Neutrality vote this week, Google targets Spotify and Apple Music, Top 2017 search terms on Google

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will be voting on the fate of net neutrality this week, Google is planning to create an app that will rival Spotify and Apple Music, and look out

Published on: December 11th, 2017 Alex Radu

Apple only smartphone vendor out of Top 5 to not achieve double digit growth

Global smartphone shipments were up three per cent in the third quarter of 2017, with each of the top five smartphone vendors, minus Apple, achieving double-digit growth, according to the latest report from

Published on: December 11th, 2017 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Free Emoji Keyboard’s 40 million users hacked, Vine might make a comeback, AI masters chess in 4 hours

Ai.type’s Free Emoji Keyboard has suffered a breach that has affected 40 million users, Vine might be making a comeback, and artificial intelligence has learned to master chess in 4 hours. From Google

Published on: December 8th, 2017 Alex Radu

Viewsonic Viewboard – All Hands on Tech

Smartboards are beginning to infiltrate businesses and organizations everywhere, so we've got the Viewsonic Viewboard IFP7550 here to show you how you could make use of one in your organization. This time on

Published on: December 7th, 2017 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – iPhone X too fragile? Microsoft teams up with Qualcomm, Amazon lands on Apple TV

The iPhone X may be too expensive and too fragile, Microsoft is teaming up with Qualcomm, and Amazon Prime Video lands on Apple TV. From Google Trends - Consumer Reports has finally released

Published on: December 7th, 2017 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Google wars with Amazon over YouTube, Google to hire 10,000 to fight extremism, Android 8.1

Google has once again pulled YouTube from Amazon services such as FireTV and plans to appoint a staff of 10,000 to weed out extremist content on YouTube. Plus, Android 8.1 is out today.

Published on: December 6th, 2017 Alex Radu

Google’s eSIMs on the Pixel are just the beginning

The latest Pixel smartphone from Google is one of the first to support an embedded SIM card (eSIM), but what exactly is an eSIM, and how is it going to change the device

Published on: November 28th, 2017 Alex Radu

VR is on the rise: VR headsets ship more than 1 million for the first time

Virtual reality has never looked better. According to a new Canalys report, Q3 2017 was a record-breaking quarter for virtual reality headsets, with over one million shipments recorded. Canalys credits the price drop

Published on: November 27th, 2017 Alex Radu

Sony Xperia XZ1 Review – All Hands on Tech

Sony's latest premium flagship device is another strong showing in the camera department, but is there enough here for Sony to convert users over from other premium brands? This time on All Hands

Published on: November 21st, 2017 Alex Radu

Microsoft updates its AI-powered translation service

With Google's Pixel Bud headphones hitting the streets with an artificial intelligence-powered translation service, Microsoft is upping the ante with a new update to Microsoft Translator. Last year the Redw00d, Calif.-based tech giant

Published on: November 20th, 2017 Alex Radu

Google Pixel 2 XL Review – All Hands on Tech

Is Google's Pixel 2 XL 2017's best smartphone? We certainly think so. This time on All Hands on Tech, we review Google's second-generation Pixel phone, the Pixel 2 XL. The pitch for this

Published on: November 15th, 2017 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Lyft launches in Canada, Facial recognition could come to American airports

Uber’s biggest competitor, Lyft, is expanding outside of the U.S. for the first time, facial recognition could soon find itself in airports across the U.S., and Facebook launches a new app called Facebook

Published on: November 14th, 2017 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Self-driving shuttle crashes on first day, Apple FaceID could come to the next iPad

A self-driving shuttle bus was involved in a crash on its very first day on the road, Apple’s controversial FaceID could release on the next iPad, and German police were called to shut

Published on: November 10th, 2017 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Uber & NASA team up for flying taxis, Yahoo still doesn’t know how 3 billion accounts were hacked

Uber and NASA are teaming up for flying taxis, Yahoo still doesn’t know how 3 billion of its accounts were hacked four years ago, and biotech mosquitoes will soon be loosed in the

Published on: November 9th, 2017 Alex Radu