Posts Tagged “technology”

Roomba CEO Swears That He Will Never Sell Maps of Users’ Homes, So Help Him God

Roomba CEO Swears That He Will Never Sell Maps of Users’ Homes, So Help Him God
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iRobot, the maker of Roomba, made big news this week when an interview with its CEO mentioned plans to sell the map data of customers’ homes to third parties. Today, the company launched damage control measures and the CEO is spreading assurances that this is all just a big misunderstanding.

In a statement first shared with ZDNet, iRobot CEO Colin Angle wrote:

First things first, iRobot will never sell your data. Our mission is to help you keep a cleaner home and, in time, to help the smart home and the devices in it work better. read more

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The iPod Shuffle Review (2017)

The iPod Shuffle Review (2017)
All photos: Harrison Weber/Gizmodo

Apple is doing away with the iPod Shuffle, a gadget I’d eradicated from my mind until yesterday. And now I’m suddenly awash with emotion for a little white stick I hadn’t considered once in this decade. I’m going to miss the hell out of it. Damn you Apple, quit playing shuffle with my heart.

Late spring in 2006, at the ripe old age of 14, my girlfriend slid a box across the table at a restaurant we picked for our second anniversary. I unwrapped it, and what I saw packed neatly inside a sporty, lime-green box elated me: a 512 MB iPod Shuffle. The original Shuffle, about the size of a half-empty pack of gum, and glossy white; the only iPod I would ever own, until I bought an iPhone in 2009, out of shame for using a feature phone while blogging about tech. read more

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Badass all-electric truck is a step ahead of Tesla

Badass all-electric truck is a step ahead of Tesla

If you want to join the electric vehicle revolution but you’re not willing to downsize from your rugged SUV or pickup truck, your dream ride may have just arrived. 

Bollinger Motors, an independent EV startup based in upstate New York, just unveiled its first (and only) vehicle: the B1. The company claims the B1 is the world’s first all-electric, all-wheel drive sport utility truck, finally adding some grit and muscle to the EV scene.  

The truck looks like a cross between a Jeep and an OG Hummer, stripped down of any frills for a life of hard labor. The B1 has a sparse interior style and convertible setup, so you can remove the cab and doors for any job or off-road joyride imaginable. read more

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TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: Pokemon Go Fest, Strike Team Hydra, The Elder Scrolls: Legends and More

TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: Pokemon Go Fest, Strike Team Hydra, The Elder Scrolls: Legends and More

Without question, the biggest thing that happened in iOS gaming this week was the disastrous Pokemon Go Fest that took place in Chicago last Saturday the 22nd. The event was hyped to unbelievable levels in the Pokemon Go community, particularly as exclusive in-game rewards for attending were teased. This led to people from quite literally all over the world flying into Chicago to participate in what was thought to be the premiere Pokemon Go event. Having been to large Pokemon Go meetups where cellular networks were crippled by the people in attendance, I was curious to see how Niantic was going to solve inevitable connectivity problems. read more

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Microsoft And Sony Benefit From Reported Overheating Of The Nintendo Switch

Microsoft And Sony Benefit From Reported Overheating Of The Nintendo Switch

I am impressed that the Nintendo (OTCPK:NTDOY) Switch is selling well; 4.7 million cumulative sales since its debut. However, its console rivals Microsoft (MSFT) and Sony (SNE) might benefit from the reported overheating issues of some Nintendo Switch units. Going forward, an overheating Nvidia (NVDA) Tegra-powered Nintendo console might not seriously affect sales of Xbox and PlayStation consoles.

Console gaming is still a $33.5 billion/year industry. It is favorable to Microsoft and Sony if Nintendo’s new Switch gaming console doesn’t get too successful. Gaming hardware, software, and services is under the business segment that contributes the most to Sony’s top line. read more

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Cadillac Is Replacing The ATS And CTS With Just One Sedan Because You Jokers Didn’t Buy Them

Cadillac Is Replacing The ATS And CTS With Just One Sedan Because You Jokers Didn’t Buy Them
Photo credit David Tracy/Jalopnik

We at Jalopnik have screamed to anyone who will listen that the Cadillac ATS and CTS sedans are not only good, but great, especially in their high-performance V versions. But things are tough for sedans right now. That’s a problem for Cadillac, which pinned a lot of its early comeback hopes on those sedans. The solution: more crossovers, and combining the ATS and CTS into just one vehicle.

After some initial confusion over whether the larger Cadillac CT6 had a future, Cadillac boss Johan De Nysschen came clean with Reuters and explained the replacement plan: a new car called the Cadillac CT5 will replace the ATS and CTS. read more

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iPhone 8 Leak Reveals Apple’s New Problems

iPhone 8 Leak Reveals Apple’s New Problems

’s iPhone 8 looks stunning. In fact is it arguably the most significant update in iPhone history, but that only means the latest news is only going to make excited users angry… 

Two major new sources – Mac Otakara and the Royal Bank of Canada – have this week said the iPhone 8 release will be significantly delayed with the former also stating colour options will be reduced and one massive feature will be cancelled.

Nodus and Gordon Kelly

iPhone 8 render based on new Apple supply chain leaks read more

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Introducing The New Rolls-Royce Phantom, A Pinnacle In Luxury Motoring

Introducing The New Rolls-Royce Phantom, A Pinnacle In Luxury Motoring
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The new Rolls-Royce Phantom

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has taken the wraps off the much-anticipated new Phantom. This eight-generation motor car has been given a bespoke new architecture, seen a complete redesign replete with a personalized gallery and promises to be the most technologically advanced car in the British luxury maker’s portfolio.

There has been a great deal of hype leading up to this unveil, for the Phantom represents the very height of motoring luxury. Its custodian is aware of the pressures in presenting a product that performs this task for the modern patron. Yes, there are more expensive, flashier cars on the market, yet since its introduction by Sir Henry Royce in 1925, the Phantom has been the ultimate choice of transport for the world’s most influential, powerful and glamorous. read more

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Facebook shares surge as results quash fears of slowing growth

Facebook shares surge as results quash fears of slowing growth

FILE PHOTO - Facebook logo is seen at a start-up companies gathering at Paris' Station F in Paris, France on January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo FILE PHOTO – Facebook logo is seen at a start-up companies gathering at Paris’ Station F in Paris Thomson Reuters

By Sweta Singh and Sruthi Ramakrishnan

(Reuters) – Shares of Facebook Inc touched a record high on Thursday on the back of overwhelmingly positive quarterly results, adding more than $27 billion to its market value.

The world’s biggest online social network posted a 71 percent surge in second-quarter profit and a 50 percent jump in mobile ad sales, allaying investor concerns that ad revenue growth was peaking as it runs out of space to display ads. read more

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The AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 CPU Review: Zen on a Budget

The AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 CPU Review: Zen on a Budget

AMD has always promised that Zen is a core suitable for entry level x86 computers all the way up to high-performance server parts. Within that scale so far, AMD has launched EPYC for servers, Ryzen 7 for high-end desktop and Ryzen 5 for mainstream consumers. All that is left is Threadripper for super-high-end desktops, coming in August, Zen paired with graphics, coming in Q3/Q4, and Ryzen 3 for entry level desktops, being launched today. The two entry level parts are quad core Zen CPUs, targeting the $109 to $129 boundary and offering four full x86 cores for the same price Intel offers two cores with hyperthreading. read more

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