Month: February 2017

TCL has two more BlackBerries planned for this year

The BlackBerry KEYone is only one (rolling eyes emoji) of a number of BlackBerry models expected to roll off TCL production lines this year. Nicolas Zibell of TCL Communications has disclosed to Cnet that the brand’s portfolio will likely be...

/ February 28, 2017

Glossier’s Emily Weiss and Outdoor Voices’ Tyler Haney to talk shop at TC Disrupt NY

Disrupt NY is fast approaching, and the agenda is shaping up to be a real doozy. Alongside speakers like Handy’s Oisin Hanrahan, Managed By Q’s Dan Teran, WayUp’s Liz Wessel, Ford’s Raj Nair and AngelList’s Naval Ravikant, we’re also pleased...

/ February 28, 2017

Volvo’s new XC60 will automatically steer as well as brake to avoid crashes

The new Volvo XC60 does more on behalf of the driver in order to prevent accidents, moving the SUV further along the continuum toward full autonomy. The new model of the car, which is making its debut at the Geneva...

/ February 28, 2017

Intel’s diversity efforts are somewhat paying off

It became clear in last year’s mid-year diversity report that Intel had a leaky bucket, meaning that even though it had increased the number of underrepresented minorities it was bringing in, its overall minority representation was on the decline. Based...

/ February 28, 2017

Google’s note-taking app Keep joins G Suite, now integrates with Google Docs

Google Keep, a competitor to note-taking apps like Evernote and Microsoft’s OneNote, is today being integrated into Google’s suite of applications aimed at businesses, G Suite (previously, Google Apps for Your Domain). This allows Keep to become a part of users’ workflow for...

/ February 28, 2017

Nokia 5 and Nokia 3310 (2017) camera samples

The long-awaited Nokia Android smartphones are here and we got to spend some time with the Nokia 6, 5, and 3 at MWC. We also handled the new Nokia 3310, and you bet it sent us on a trip down...

/ February 28, 2017

BMW says ‘nein’ to Android Auto

Like CES, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona also now attracts its fair share of car makers. Ford was an early adopter a few years ago, and now others are joining the fray, too. I sat down with Dieter May,...

/ February 28, 2017

WorkJam raises $12 million to communicate with hourly workers

There is plenty of enterprise software for the white-collar workforce, but there still isn’t an ideal way to communicate with employees who aren’t sitting at a desk. That’s the thesis behind WorkJam, which is announcing $12 million in funding from Lerer...

/ February 28, 2017

Google calls ‘time’ on the Pixel laptop

In a small meeting with journalists at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, Google’s senior vice president for hardware Rick Osterloh dropped a little bit of news: It looks like the Pixel laptop — Google’s premium Chromebook and the...

/ February 28, 2017

NASA’s support of SpaceX’s moon voyage highlights bigger ambitions

NASA released a statement in support of SpaceX following that company’s surprise announcement that it will be sending two people around the moon sometime next year. The comment actually says a lot despite not saying very much, and could be...

/ February 28, 2017