Earlier this month, Shawn Carter (a.k.a. Jay Z) bought lossless music-streaming service Tidal--as part of a $56 million acquisition of Swedish company Aspiro--and the platform already finds itself in a sea of activity. Taylor Swift has made her back catalog available to Tidal subscribers, each of whom currently pays $20 per month to access more than 25 million tracks in the 16-bit FLAC format at a bit rate of 1,411Kbps.
Facebook's US$22 billion acquisition of popular messaging app WhatsApp last year raised some eyebrows. Facebook already has a popular messaging app, the in-house Facebook Messenger, not to mention a popular photo-sharing app, Instagram. Why did it need to bring yet another app into the fold? Wouldn't the three apps end up cannibalizing each other?
Virtual reality has been just beyond our grasp for decades. The parts to build VR headsets were too expensive, the technology too rudimentary to convince anyone that what they were seeing was real.
New study shows UK is in with a chance of winning the driverless car race, and government offers its support, despite the fact that car technology has previously had the brakes applied by the transport committee.
In a post on March 23, Google's security team explained that it had discovered that someone was delivering digital certificates to users for Google domains that weren't authorized by Google. A quick investigation discovered that a Chinese certificate authority (CA), CNNIC, had improperly given a reseller enough power to create verifiable certificates for any domain in the world.
Microsoft drew a line in the sand on Tuesday, as its Office 365 chief said that editing and viewing documents on small-screen devices would continue to be free--likely killing off the idea of a small-screen Surface Pro mini, incidentally.
Electronics manufacturer Foxconn, in partnership with internet giant Tencent, hopes to thrive where Tesla is failing.
As technology plays a bigger role in running our homes, connecting our cars, and handling our finances, the Federal Trade Commission wants to keep a closer watch on the privacy and security implications.
The Witcher series is known for pushing graphics, but this time CD Projekt Red is focusing on a topic near and dear to my heart face: Beards. According to a preview conducted by German magazine GameStar (and confirmed by Eurogamer), The Witcher 3's Geralt grows facial hair over time--after a few days you'll have to head to a barber if you want to keep that manly mane looking trim.