Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is making this iPhone fan jealous

It’s been a while since I paid any serious attention to Samsung devices, but at MWC the company caught my eye. The S7, which was announced on Sunday at the company’s Unpacked event doesn’t look all that different from last year, but it’s making me jealous. Samsung’s embrace of bu … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Imagineers: Meet food delivery pioneer Jitse Groen

What do you call people who are stretching the limits of their imaginations to engineer a new future? At The Next Web, we went with imagineers.  We want to offer our favourite entrepreneurs and pioneers a platform to share the visions and insights that will shape our future. This … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

American Airlines drops its lawsuit with in-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo

Last week, we reported that American Airlines filed suit against Gogo, its in-flight Wi-Fi provider, over subpar internet speeds. In the filing, American claimed to have found a better provider, ViaSat, and wanted to nullify its existing agreement with Gogo unless it could match … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Mark Zuckerberg supports Apple, but 51 percent of Americans don’t

At MWC today, Mark Zuckerberg formally spoke out in favor of Apple’s continued battle against the FBI. His company, Facebook, issued a statement in support of Apple last week. As reported by Re/code, Zuckerberg said: We’re sympathetic with Apple on this one. We believe in encrypt … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Facebook’s ‘Birthday Video Cam’ nudges you to say something more than HBD

Facebook is practically king at reminding you when your friends are celebrating their birthdays, pushing you to say hi and wish them well. Today, the company will now encourage you to leave a video — with the ‘Birthday Video Cam.’ When you access your Facebook via mobile (iOS onl … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Skype shutting down ‘Qik’ video messaging service on March 24

Skype is announcing that on March 24, its Qik video messaging service will be shuttered. But dry your tears, the company was also quick to point out that most of the app’s features were already integrated into the core functionality of Skype. You may remember Qik as a standalone … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Bored at work? Attend the hack.summit developers conference from your desk

If you’re bored at work (or lucky enough not to be working), maybe it’s time to head to the hack.summit developers conference. You don’t even have to leave your seat. The conference is a virtual one (not VR), meaning you can ‘attend’ online. There’s still a fee to join-in, but al … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Disney deploys drone army to protect Star Wars Episode VIII film set

The latest instalment of Star Wars has already started filming in Pinewood Studios in the UK and is due to relocate to Croatia next month, where it will be shooting on-location in a busy tourist area. In order to protect the secrets of Star Wars Episode VIII, studio bosses have r … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Snapchat now lets you create your own Geofilters for parties and events

If you’re a Snapchat user, then you know the serendipitous feeling of travelling somewhere or attending an event and discovering new Geofilters – overlays for your snaps that can only be shared from that specific part of the world. Now Snapchat is letting anyone pay to create On- … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Rocket City will be the first in the US to build a new Google Fiber network from scratch

What better place to become the next Google Fiber partner than Rocket City, a.k.a. Huntsville, Alabama, so called because of its links to the space exploration sector and its high concentration of engineers. Google is already working with 20 different areas in the US to deliver F … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

ZTE stuck a tablet on the back of a projector for no apparent reason

Here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona there’s always the weird and wonderful — this year’s no different. Chinese gadget maker ZTE has a curious new device: an Android tablet attached to the back of a projector. It’s called the Spro Plus, and on the back you’ll find an 8.4-in … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

IBM’s Watson has new APIs meant to gauge how you’re feeling (and which shoes you have on)

Watson has a new set of APIs available for developers, and may be able to tell if you like them or not. The three APIs — Tone Analyzer, Emotion Analysis and Visual Recognition — are in beta, and IBM is announcing its Text-to-speech engine also has emotional capabilities, and is b … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

VMWare and IBM partnership will help companies become cloud-based and virtual

IBM is trying to push businesses into a more virtual realm. A new partnership with VMWare will help businesses utilize the cloud while still using virtualization, which will help them offload workflow from on-premise data centers to the cloud. Nearly 100 percent of Fortune 500 co … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

YouTube is looking for its next batch of vlogging stars

YouTube is searching for its next group of stars, 360 to be precise, as part of its NextUp initiative. YouTube NextUp aims to help budding vloggers up their game by offering exposure, mentorship and financial backing. Since its launch in 2011, NextUp has helped launch the careers … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

IBM’s new Swift runtime and Package Catalog will help ready the language for servers

To enable Swift for enterprise solutions, IBM is making a Swift Package Catalog and runtime available in the cloud for deployment with Bluemix. Though both are still in preview mode, IBM is hoping it s increasingly deep toolkit for Swift will make deploying apps via the could sim … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Even the trolls have abandoned Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush pulled out of the Republican race Saturday night after finishing fourth in South Carolina with just 7.8 percent of the primary vote behind Trump, Rubio and Cruz and it appears George W.’s loser brother has quickly become too lame even to prank. was never owne … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

5 productivity apps to help you single task

You, task switcher, have a lot of things going on in your head. Look, there’s that e-mail you need to send to your manager whizzing by, just missing a collision with the conference call you need to organize for the end of the week. We’re not even going to take a look at that big … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Adobe Lightroom lets you shoot RAW – but only on Android

Adobe Lightroom is probably the most popular image processing program for professional photographers, but now the company wants to be your camera too – if you own an Android phone anyway. Adobe Lightroom 2.0 for Android adds a full-fledged camera interface with a standard set of … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Morgan Freeman’s velvety pipes can now narrate your Waze directions

In a world where you’re constantly bombarded by people, social media, and endless advertisements, sometimes your only escape is the few moments you have alone driving in your car. If you want to add a little extra zen to your driving, now you can request the soothing sounds of Mo … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Google AMP is here, and Marfeel wants to make it easier on publishers

Mobile ad technology provider Marfeel wants to make Google’s AMP technology painless for publishers, so it made an out-of-the-box solution for building and maintaining mobile Web pages. With AMP, publishers are expected to keep a separate HTML page available. Those pages must als … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Virgin Galactic reveals the spaceship that aims to make space tourism a reality

Virgin Galactic is getting back into the space race after revealing its new VSS Unity spaceship, which will soon be ferrying people beyond the earth’s atmosphere. After the failure of its predecessor, the VSS Unity will undergo rigorous testing this year before any humans are abo … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Hack your work’s Wi-Fi with this anonymous messenger app

This post was brought to you by FlashChat.Everyone knows why company group chats are great. Here are TNW we love our Slack channels. General announcements, LOL and discussing the ever-important “Who’s making drinks this Friday?” convos. But sometimes, you want an app that allows … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

The awesome Android Remix OS will soon breathe life into virtually any old PC

Jide, the company behind the desktop-optimized fork of Android called Remix OS, has announced that the platform is being updated to support a whole range of old hardware, as well as bringing new features and squashing bugs. While last month’s announcement brought an alpha version … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Slinger wants to be the Snapchat Discover that anyone can post to

While the long-term benefits of Snapchat Discover are yet to be determined, there’s no shortage of brands and publishers keen to try it out. However, Snapchat is very picky about who gets access. Slinger is an app (currently iOS only) that wants to be the ‘YouTube for vertical vi … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

You’ll soon be able to pay using a selfie, your clothes or your car

Credit card providers are using their time at MWC to propose all manner of weird and wonderful new payment methods for modern shoppers. MasterCard says it will roll out selfie payments across 15 countries this summer, after a trial in the US and the Netherlands last year, where u … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Code your way to a higher paycheck: Javascript & jQuery Front-End Developer Bundle

Behind the Web that you see, there are gears turning and keeping everything running. One of the most important things running behind the scenes is JavaScript, and you can learn the language with the JavaScript and jQuery Front-End Developer Bundle, on sale now! Over the course of … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Facebook’s AI-created maps will help bring the rest of the world online

Facebook’s Connectivity Lab is using AI to create high-resolution maps of 20 countries in order for it to understand how best it can deploy internet to the 10 percent of the world that isn’t connected. As the technical side to Facebook’s project, Connectivity Labs mo … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Tim Cook says FBI’s unlock request ‘threatens everyone’s civil liberties’

Tim Cook sent an open letter to Apple employees today calling the government’s request for the unlocking of the San Bernadino’s shooter suspect’s iPhone a threat to the civil liberties of millions of US citizens. The letter runs the now well-publicised and likely long-running bac … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

There’s a match to watch in Brazil and it’s not the Olympics

Something is happening between the advertising industry and the startup scene in Brazil. The past year was weird for the economy and politics in general, even more for the creative advertising industry.  Agencies have suffered all months. Who did not hold up tight, has closed the … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Google’s trippy drawing robot makes amazing art of your face

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today Google has a number of Android experiments its Creative Lab team built to see how far it could push mobile devices. One that caught my eye, however, is this amazing little robot that creates line drawings of your face based on a photo t … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Sony’s Xperia X and XA are seriously impressive 5-inch phones

Although I still love my OnePlus One, I’ve grown tired of phones that are 5.5 inches and larger. A big screen for gaming and streaming Netflix is nice to have, but not at the expense of the ability to use your phone with one hand. That’s why I was glad to see that Sony’s all-new … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Master social media marketing and SEO with the Ultimate Package for Business Success

Despite what mom and her adorable kitten videos may believe, “going viral” is no easy feat. There’s an entire industry behind the science of promoting content on social media, and building a robust online presence takes considerable know-how and dedication. You can optimize your … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Hackers compromised Linux Mint in a way the FBI can only dream of

Hackers took control of the official website for the Linux Mint distro over the weekend, resulting in some users downloading a build of the OS that had been modified to include a backdoor that would give attackers full access to a user’s system. Announced in a blog post, the orga … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

NASA puts Microsoft’s HoloLens to work in space

NASA is bringing virtual reality to space, using Microsoft’s HoloLens aboard the International Space Station (ISS). As part of a project called Sidekick, the astronauts on ISS will be using the augmented reality headsets to aid them while carrying out repairs and tasks on-board. … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Google’s AI wants to be the ultimate gamer, then cure cancer

Google has thrown down the gauntlet in front of the top player of one of the world’s hardest games to show that an AI that it’s been developing is the most advanced, human-like algorithm on the planet. Announced by Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis, himself a former chess master … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Cyanogen mods let developers build what Google won’t allow

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, Cyanogen launched a new mod platform for its Android devices that might give it a major advantage over every other device out there. Cyanogen says that a mod is more than an app, as it can deeply integrate with the phone in ways that G … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Amazon increases minimum spend for free shipping in the US

Amazon has increased the amount of money customers in the US need to spend in order to qualify for free shipping. Previously, customers spending more than $35 in total would be offered the option of free, albeit not expedited, shipping. Now, you’ll need to spend at least $49 to h … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

5 valuable strategies to boost your e-commerce bottom line

Starting an e-commerce business is tough. Running a profitable one is even tougher. Though there’s no shortage of tips and tricks on growing e-commerce sales, most of them will prove futile if you are not familiar with the right strategies. People should not be unfamiliar with st … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

26 tech stories you missed this weekend

With another weekend down and another Monday morning bearing down on us, it’s easy to pine for the free time just passed. If you spent the last two days relaxing away from a screen, however, you’ll have missed all the latest and greatest in tech news, including the unofficial sta … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Sony’s new Xperia smartphones arrive with a range of odd connected devices in tow

Sony has launched two new smartphones today in the form of the Xperia X and Xperia XA at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona today. The two new X series are the first of the ‘new-look’ Xperia brand. Both are available in a range of colors, as well as being offered in a gold v … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Facebook brings 360 streaming video to Samsung Gear VR and invests in ‘Social VR’

Facebook’s continued fascination with VR reached new heights today, as CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke of the company’s new initiatives in VR onstage at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Specifically, he talked about the increased effort towa … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Happy 30th Birthday, ‘Zelda’! Watch this speedrunner smash ‘Ocarina of Time’

February 21 marks the 30th anniversary of Nintendo’s adventure classic, ‘The Legend of Zelda.’ Since the earnest boy Link first put on his green tunic and sought out to save the princess Zelda from the evil Gannon, the series has made an indelible mark on the adventure game world … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

HP’s monster spec Windows 10 smartphone is a brave move

With Mobile World Congress unofficially kicking off already, seeing new smartphones announced isn’t much of a surprise. Seeing a Windows smartphone from HP with a ridiculously impressive spec list was, however. Called the Elite x3, the device offers up a 6-inch Quad HD (2,560 x 1 … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Samsung’s new S7 and S7 Edge look incredible, but I’ve been burned before

Samsung has unveiled its latest flagship devices and while a short hands-on leaves me excited to spend more time with the device, I can’t help but worry about long-term durability. The new devices very much follow in the footsteps of their predecessors, keeping the larger screen … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

FBI says it reset the San Bernadino shooter’s iCloud password (and maybe royally messed up)

In the ongoing battle between Apple and the FBI that surrounds the slippery slope of manually unlocking a single iPhone, both the company and the government had a skirmish over one particular detail: who reset the phone’s iCloud back-up. Late this week, Apple had indicated that h … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Samsung’s beautiful Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge bring back features for power users

Samsung has officially lifted the lid on its newest flagship smartphones – the much-leaked Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Following the design cues of their predecessors, the two handsets keep a similar appearance to last generation, but with a few tweaks to the overall styling- such as … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Samsung outs Gear 360 camera for VR-like stills and videos

Samsung has announced a new dual sensor-equipped circular camera at Mobile World Congress that allows users to capture still images or videos in full 360-degrees. It achieves this by pairing dual 15-megapixel sensors (front and back) with a mobile app that automatically stitches … | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Watch Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked 2016 Mobile World Congress launch event right here

In a little over an hour – at around 19:00 CET – Samsung’s 2016 Mobile World Congress keynote will begin, with the company rumored to be launching a range of different devices, including new flagship smartphones. We’ve got a team on the ground at the event, but if you can’t be th … | Continue reading | 3 years ago