Month: January 2017

Origami-inspired radiator from NASA could change shape to warm or cool tiny satellites

The devices we’re sending into space are getting smaller and lighter, which means there’s less room for bulky and static components. Flexibility and compactness are coming into vogue, and this prototype satellite radiator is inspired by that most compact and...

/ January 31, 2017

Raising a $32M Series A, Knock seeks to stand out with new model for selling homes

Online real estate service Knock is finishing up a $32 million Series A round led by RRE Ventures. The new company, founded by former Trulia executives, promises to handle the details of home sales in exchange for the traditional six percent commissions. Unlike legacy sellers, though,...

/ January 31, 2017

Why Piaggio built Gita, a cargo-carrying robot, to follow in your footsteps

Piaggio, the Italian company that makes Vespa scooters and Moto Guzzi motorcycles, revealed its newest development this week: a personal delivery device or “cargo robot,” called the Gita. The robot was designed by a new “startup” within the broader Piaggio...

/ January 31, 2017

LG’s 5K MacBook Pro monitor is reportedly having issues with Wi-Fi routers

When you shell out around $1,000 for a monitor, it ought to ship with a minimal set of expectations. Like, say, being able to use the thing within arm’s reach of a router. LG’s UltraFine 5K Display, which was designed...

/ January 31, 2017

LG’s 5K MacBook Pro monitor is reportely having issues with Wi-Fi routers

When you shell out around $1,000 for a monitor, it ought to ship with a minimal set of expectations. Like, say, being able to use the thing within arm’s reach of a router. LG’s UltraFine 5K Display, which was designed...

/ January 31, 2017

Apple Services have a huge quarter as App Store sees ‘record activity’

Apple just released its first quarterly earnings report of the new year, and the company was quick to share that it was a banner quarter for the company’s Services segment which topped $7.17 billion, growing 18 percent year-over-year from $6.05 billion in Q1...

/ January 31, 2017

Lenovo Tab3 8 Plus oficial renders leak alongside full spec details

We are clearly getting ever closer to the official introduction of Lenovo’s next Android tablet, the Tab3 8 Plus. This model first surfaced online last September, belive it or not, but it’s still not been announced. Yesterday we saw it...

/ January 31, 2017

Apple breaks iPhone sales record with 78.3 million units sold in the holiday quarter

With another big holiday quarter behind it, Apple saw revenues from its flagship iPhone product rise to $54.4 billion, up from $51.6 billion a year earlier. That revenue growth came as Apple reported units sold rose 5 percent to 78.3 million in its fiscal...

/ January 31, 2017

Apple shares up 3% after company beats earnings expectations

Apple’s latest quarter surpassed earnings expectations, sending the stock up about 3% in initial after-hours trading. Its fiscal first quarter of 2017 saw record earnings of $3.36 per share, well above the $3.21 forecast by Wall Street. Revenue also beat, coming...

/ January 31, 2017

Social video app Beme shuts down today

When CNN picked up Casey Neistat’s Beme back in November of last year, it announced that the social video sharing app would go the way of the dodo by the end of January 2017. Now here we sit, mere hours...

/ January 31, 2017