The new emoji for 2019 have been revealed, thanks to the folks at Unicode and Emojipedia. There are 230 in total as a part of Unicode 12.0, with new emoji for the sloth, otter, ice cube, drop of blood, waffle, people holding hands, and more. You’ll also find new emoji for yawning face, pinching hand, flamingo, … Continued
Mozilla is working on a new process model for the Firefox web browser to enable full site isolation in the browser once rolled out. Firefox’s current process model runs the browser user […]
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The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is likely to be one of the biggest and best flagships of 2019. Here’s what we know about it.
Researchers disguised a driver as a ‘human car seat’ to see how pedestrians would react to a self-driving van.
It’s all to play for after week one of the 2019 6 Nations. You can watch every match using a live stream – wherever you are in the world.
After strong results from Facebook and Snap this quarter, all eyes were on Twitter to see if the other big, publicly listed social network could deliver a hat trick of growth. If we judged the company on financials alone, the company did not disappoint. The company reported Q4 revenues of $909 million (up 24 percent […]
Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Partech is doubling the size of its African venture fund to $143 million Zimbabwe’s government faces off against its tech community over internet restrictions A high court in Zimbabwe […]
With traditional CRM tools, sales people add basic details about the companies to the database, then a few notes about their interactions. AI has helped automate some of that, but Gong.io wants to take it even further using voice recognition to capture every word of every interaction. Today, it got a $40M Series B investment. […]
Plus: Apple’s retail chief is leaving after five years; Snap finally had a good day on Wall Street; your new, more-inclusive emoji for 2019. No figure in corporate America is attacked more often by President Trump than Amazon founder Jeff Bezos — Trump even dubbed him “Jeff Bozo.” Yet, no one has made more money […]
Nobody likes paying taxes, but new millionaires in California’s IPO gold rush are looking to protect their money. 2019 will create a lot of millionaires in Silicon Valley. It also means it’ll create a lot of ex-Californians. The highest-taxed state in the country has long motivated the wealthy to look for cheaper states in which […]
Twitter has 126 million daily users compared to Snap’s 186 million. How big is Twitter’s daily user base? A lot smaller than Snapchat’s it turns out. For years, Twitter has been asking investors to judge the company by looking at user growth for its daily active users. The problem? Twitter never shared how many daily […]
Samsung might have upgraded the Galaxy Note 9 S Pen significantly by adding Bluetooth, but a new patent shows they aren’t stopping there. The patent describes an S Pen idea that would allow the famed Galaxy Note accessory to take pictures. The figures below show how the setup might work. The top portion of the … Continued
I don’t know what Sony is thinking here, but this new Xperia XA3 is wild as hell and I kind of like it. Look at this thing! That display sure looks like a 21:9 display, which means it’s extra long in ways we have yet to see on a smartphone. People refer to phone styling … Continued
Samsung is going to be the next phone maker to allow both wireless and reverse wireless charging. The evidence, as suggested in FCC docs and the image below, makes that obvious. But, should you care about reverse wireless charging in the Galaxy S10? To back up a minute, let’s talk about what reverse wireless charging … Continued
Opera Software released a new beta version of the company’s mobile browser for Android today that includes support for browser proxy / VPN functionality. Opera is rolling out the feature to users […]
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Many major companies, like Air Canada, Hollister and Expedia, are recording every tap and swipe you make on their iPhone apps. In most cases you won’t even realize it. And they don’t need to ask for permission. You can assume that most apps are collecting data on you. Some even monetize your data without your knowledge. […]
At the tail end of its shareholder letter for Q1 2019, Sonos disclosed that the company’s chief financial officer, Mike Giannetto, will be retiring “later this year.” Giannetto has been with Sonos for seven years, helping to guide the company through its IPO back in August of 2018. As for who will take over the […]
UK startup Fabula AI reckons it’s devised a way for artificial intelligence to help user generated content platforms get on top of the disinformation crisis that keeps rocking the world of social media with antisocial scandals. Even Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has sounded a cautious note about AI technology’s capability to meet the complex, contextual, messy […]
After a bruising year for the social media giant, longtime communications head Caryn Marooney is helping search for her replacement. Facebook’s top communications executive, Caryn Marooney, is leaving the social media giant after eight years. Her departure comes after a year in which Facebook has found itself in the crosshairs of, well, pretty much everybody, […]
Workers are demanding a fair wage, not just fair tips. Last week, Instacart — the most popular app for delivering groceries to people’s houses in the US — received widespread criticism for allegedly denying their shoppers their hard-earned tip money. It started when one Instacart shopper shared a receipt that seemed to show that the […]
Blumberg and Lieber spoke with Recode’s Peter Kafka on the latest episode of Recode Media. On Friday, Recode broke the news that Spotify was in talks to buy the popular New York-based podcast studio Gimlet Media for more than $200 million. On Wednesday, Spotify said it would buy Gimlet — and also the podcasting app […]
It has been a couple of years since we last asked about your phone buying decisions. We’ve often asked if there are features you can’t live without or which of the current crop of upcoming phones you’ve got your eye on, that sort of thing. But I’m more curious at this point, in this mature … Continued
The numerous leaks of the Samsung Galaxy S10 have led us to believe that Samsung will use an in-display fingerprint reader and ditch the capacitive touchpad versions that have been used for years. We believe that because none of the renders or device pictures show a fingerprint reader on the exterior. Today, thanks to a … Continued
It’s official – the LG G8 ThinQ will be announced at MWC later this month. LG confirmed the news tonight while simultaneously announcing that it will have a special selfie camera that uses a Time-of-Flight (ToF) image sensor. What the hell is a ToF image sensor, you ask? The chip is a REAL3 image sensor … Continued